JPO Programme, Volées 2013-2018, Humanitarian Aid HA
The aim of the programme is to increase Switzerland's presence within the UN system. This measure also meets the more general aim of strengthening the influence and quality of Switzerland's political dialogue with the target agencies. The JPO programme will eventually serve to intensify this political dialogue and increase Switzerland's capacity to monitor the work of agencies through direct contact with the JPOs recruited through this programme.
Emergency food aid
Emergency and relief
Forced migration (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
Post (armed) conflict and state building
- Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk
- UN Organizations: OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, WFP; Reference skills centre: Centre for Information, Counselling and Training for Professions Relating to International Cooperation (CINFO)
To increase Swiss nationals in UN Organizations and to strengthen the dialogue with UN partner organizations.
A Junior Professional Officer (JPO) is someone aged between 24 and 32 with at least three years' professional experience, preferably in a developing country. JPOs are generally assigned temporarily to offices managed by organizations in developing countries.
The new JPO programme is proposed as a tool to promote Switzerland's presence in United Nations agencies, funds and programmes.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 6'130'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 4'388'933|
|Project phases||Phase 8 01.09.2013 - 31.12.2019 (Current phase)|