Working for Development

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 Zurich 18:30 - 21:00
Career Development SLSEAA Members: CHF 40; Non-member LSE alumnae and alumni: CHF 50

When you went up to the LSE, did you aspire to work upon graduation in far-off places for the benefit of humanity but, after returning to Switzerland and after career, family, kids and other commitments have lost track of that thought. Would you like to make your own personal contribution towards ending poverty and hunger, establishing sustainable economies, promoting peace and security and combating climate change and its impacts? Are you looking for practical advice and support to make your next career stop a permanent, temporary, sabbatical or external expert position with a multilateral development organization like the United Nations or the World Bank?

Whether you are an experienced professional or at the start of your professional career, this event is for and about you.

Take this unique opportunity to

  • hear about career entry points, programmes and opportunities for all levels of work experience and seniority at the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the other multilateral development organizations
  • meet and network with representatives of multilateral development organizations, the federal government and cinfo, the Swiss center of excellence for professions in international cooperation
  • become part of a pool of potential candidates supported by cinfo and the federal government and receive further information on how to apply, interview and meet recruiters and hiring managers


Date, Venue and Programm:

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Main Building
Room D 7.1
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zurich
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18:30 - 18:35

Welcome by the Swiss Federal Government:

Holger Tausch, Head Global Institutions Division, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

18:35 - 19:40

Presentations of the multilateral development organisations, panel discussion, testimonials of alumnae and alumni from the LSE, HSG and ETH and Q&A:

Eva Mennel, Director HR, UNICEF
David Bearfield, HR Director, UNDP
Rim El Zin Dimashkieh, Manager HR Programs, IFC
Scott Fitzgerald, Head Talent Acquisition, AIIB
Michael Dahl, Chief Talent Management, UNFPA
Manuel Brakaj, Talent Pool Associate, UNV
Maria de la Luna, Head Recruitment and Staffing, UN Women
Samantha Irten, Talent Acquisition Associate, EBRD

19:40 - 19:45

Closing remarks by the Swiss Federal Government:

Stefan Denzler, Deputy Head Multilateral Cooperation, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

19:45 - 21:00 Apero and networking

Co-organized by the Swiss LSE Alumni Association, the HSG Alumni Association and the ETH Alumni Association

Places are limited. First come, first served.

Dress: Business



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