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Digital Development Project Associate (Swiss Youth Programme - UNYV)  


Guinea, Conakry, Conakry


Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation



Date of last update: 06/05/2024 (Expiry date:  24/05/2024)


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The World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. 

The UN Volunteer is expected to support the WB team and the Government of Guinea in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the West Africa Regional Digital Integration Project (WARDIP) Guinea project. The WARDIP Guinea project is part of a regional series of project aiming to increase broadband access and usage in participating countries and to promote the establishment of a single digital market in Western Africa. 


As Digital Development Project Associate you support the World Bank as follows: 

  • Ensure timely implementation of the project in partnership with the PIU: 
  • Assist in defining a dashboard of activity for increased visibility on project activities; 
  • Support the PIU with drafting and review of Terms of Reference for technical studies planned; 
  • Help monitor local development in the digital economy; 
  • Etc.  


Part of the Talent programme "Swiss Youth at the United Nations / World Bank", this position is sponsored by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). An International UN Youth Volunteer contract ensures that travel, relocation and UN health insurance costs are covered. Additionally, a monthly living allowance is paid. Find more information in the UNV "Unified Conditions of Service" and the UNV "Entitlement calculator".  


Please find the full job description here: 

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Working hours (%): 80-100%

Type of contract: Volunteer

Duration: 12 months

Education level: Master's degree

Macro-area: Sub-Saharan Africa

Level of experience: Junior Professional, 1 to 3 years

Area of work Definition: Information and Communication Technology

Area of work: Monitoring and Evaluation, Results-based Management

Area of work: Economics

Type of organisation: Multilateral Organisations

Join date: Approximately 08/08/2024

Skills required

For the programme: 

  • Swiss nationality; 
  • Master's degree; 
  • Ideally 12 months of relevant professional experience (min. 3 months - max. 24 months); 
  • Max. 28 years old at the date of application; 
  • Excellent command of English and 2 official Swiss languages (one active = C1/C2, one passive = A2/B1); 
  • Proven interest in joining the international cooperation sector.   


For this position:

  • Master's degree in ICT, Telecommunications, Finance, Economy; 
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (ideally one year) in Project Management;
  • Knowledge of the global trends in Digital Economy;
  • Knowledge of the West Africa Digital Economy market evolution may be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications sector including regulation and infrastructure;
  • Demonstrated interest for the design and implementation of digital government initiatives;
  • Fluent in English and French.  


Please find more details in the full job description. 


We are committed to gender balance and encourage applications from qualified individuals of all genders. We also welcome applications from people with different gender identities and from people with different backgrounds, including sexual orientation, disability, cultural or religious background. We value an inclusive working environment that promotes equal opportunities and a non-discriminatory culture.  


Important details regarding your application 

Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date: 

  • Motivation letter in English (not more than 3500 characters, to be inserted in the pop-up window when you click on 'apply') 
  • CV in English incl the exact length and the % of your employments 
  • Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section "documents" in your login area  


Find useful tips and resources related to UN applications on the cinfo website and read this article.   



Application deadline: apply as soon as possible - applications are continuously reviewed

First round of interviews carried out by cinfo: as soon as possible

Final selection: will be made by the host organisation based on cinfo's recommendation and an interview with them. Selected candidates will be informed around mid-June. 

Onboarding and training: The onboarding process will start after the selection. Selected candidates will have to attend mandatory predeparture training in Biel at the beginning of August.  

Entry on duty: Departure is possible after the training, i.e. from around August 8, 2024. The final departure date will be discussed after the selection and depends on several factors. 



Any questions? Contact Jennifer Hauser-Seiz, cinfo's Recruitment Specialist, 


Are you interested in the programme and positions? Do you have specific questions concerning the process and how you can apply? Join us during one of our Live Q&A. Find more information via this link. 


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