JPO Programme, Volées 2013-2018, Humanitarian Aid HA

Projekt abgeschlossen

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.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Besetztes Palästinensisches Gebiet
Konflikt & Fragilität
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
Konfliktprävention und -transformation
Steuerung und Reform der Sicherheitssysteme
Materielle Nothilfe
Schutz, Zugang & Sicherheit
Zwangsvertreibung (Flüchtlinge, Binnenvertriebene, Menschenhandel)
01.09.2013 - 31.12.2019
CHF  6’130’000

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.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

The new JPO programme is proposed as a tool to promote Switzerland's presence in United Nations agencies, funds and programmes.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • 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)

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    6’130’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    4’388’933
Projektphasen Phase 11 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2028   (Laufende Phase)

Phase 8 01.09.2013 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)