UN OHCHR Junior Professional Officer Program 2019 in Switzerland

UN OHCHR Junior Professional Officer Program 2019 in Switzerland

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Applications are open for the United Nations OHCHR Junior Professional Officer Program in Switzerland. The program is for Candidates from developing countries. The JPO program provides young professionals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of multilateral international cooperation. Further, have the opportunity to learn from other Human. Rights Officers in the team on issues related to the human rights-based approach. Also, on integrating human rights into UN development policies and programs. As well as gaining exposure to the international human rights system and its mechanisms in Geneva.

Moreover, As the SDGs is a priority engagement area in OHCHR Organizational ManagementPlan for 2018-2021, this JPO will buttress the capacity of Sustainable Development Section to support this priority across the Office, including in the field, as well as ensuring that human rights are a central part of UN support on SDG implementation at the global, regional and country levels.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Branch and the direct supervision of the Chief, Middle East, and North Africa Section, the incumbent will, inter alia:


On completion of the assignment, the JPO will have/be able to The JPO will be expected to, inter alia:


The JPO will sign a labor contract with the organization concerned. Further,  Salary and terms of employment are under an arrangement between the Minister for Development Co-operation and the organization.

Additionally, The JPO will initially get a contract for 12 months which can continue to a maximum of three years in total. Also, an assignment is limited to one posting, irrespective of the length of the posting.


Provider: UN OHCHR

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