JPO vacancies for Swiss nationals

Currently, we have the following open positions with the United Nations and the International Financial Institutions:

Associate Human Rights Officer - Human Rights of Migrants (P-2)

OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights , Geneva

This position is financed by HSDHuman Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs


  • Master’s degree in law, political or social science

  • At least three years of human rights-related experience. OHCHR counts relevant internships at 50%

  • Good knowledge of procedural aspects of United Nations thematic human rights mechanisms

  • Good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to human rights

  • Good analytical and research skills.

  • Fluency and excellent drafting skills in English, with working knowledge of French and/or Spanish

  • Knowledge of two official languages of Switzerland

  • Swiss nationality

  • Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews

To apply

Carefully read

Then apply by uploading your P11, motivation letter, work certificates and university credentials as PDF document(s) to our online recruitment system.

P11 form

Application deadline: 17 January 2018
First round of interviews: 25 January 2018 in Bienne/Switzerland (or by Skype)

Online application


Junior Professional Officer (JPOJunior Professional Officer ) in Research, Coordination and Management (P-2)

Under-Secretary General of the Department of Management, New York


This position is financed by UNIODUnited Nations and International Organisations Division



  • Strong interest in a career with the United Nations

  • Master’s degree

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in research, coordination and preparation of briefings and talking points (relevant internships are counted as 50% work experience)

  • English

  • Swiss nationality

  • Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews


  • Relevant experience in an international organization

To apply

If you are interested please apply online by sending in the duly completed personal history profile (P11), a cover letter (in English) and copies of your diplomas and work certificates.
Send your application to:

Application deadline: 2 January 2018
First round of interviews: 23 and 24 January 2018

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