• Tasks

    Swiss observers in Liaison and Monitoring Teams (LMT) of SWISSCOY / KFOR and the Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT) in EUFOR are tasked in supporting the mission mandate of ensuring a safe and secure environment. The LMT and LOT provides KFOR and EUFOR with situational awareness of the mission area through monitoring and liaison activities with the local institutions, international organizations and particularly through building connections with the local population. Swiss observers are also deployed in various missions for the UN. Among the tasks of the international working teams are observing and reporting on incidents that breach the mission mandates. Furthermore, the teams patrol the mission area to monitor sensitive regions and through building connections with the local populations receive relevant information which allows for an analysis of the security situation. Additionally, Swiss officers are deployed in the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) on the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) between North and South Korea and are responsible for the monitoring of the ceasefire agreement between the two nations.

    Possible functions

    • Team Commander (TC) LMT SWISSCOY
    • Team Leader (TL) LMT SWISSCOY
    • Observer LMT SWISSCOY
    • Warrant Officer LMT SWISSCOY
    • Officer in Charge (OC) EUFOR LOT
    • Team Leader EUFOR LOT
    • Observer EUFOR LOT
    • Warrant Officer EUFOR LOT
    • Operations Officer LOT Coordination Center EUFOR
    • UN-Military Observer
    • Delegation Lead NNSC
    • Alternate Member NNSC
    • Operations Officer NNSC
    • Secretary NNSC
    • Quartermaster NNSC

    Sought after profiles

    • Individuals with completed vocational training or higher education in history, political science, cultural anthropology, international relations, etc. or comparable education.
    • Officers for commander and team leader functions (OC/TC/TL), UN-military observers as well as service members of NNSC.

      SWISSCOY in Kosovo is the Swiss Armed Forces largest peace support operation to date. 215 men and women undertake a wide variety of functions in support of Kosovo Force (KFOR).


      Since 2004, up to 20 Swiss Armed Forces personnel have been working in Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT) supporting EUFOR ALTHEA in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    • UN military observers and staff officers

      Since 1990, Swiss Officers have supported UN in various mission areas as military observers and staff officers.

    • NNSC

      The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) on the Demarcation Line between North and South Korea is the longest Swiss peace support mission to date. The NNSC is perma­nently occupied by five Swiss and five Swedish officers.

      • From application to assignment abroad

        Interested women and men can apply to the SWISSINT Competence Centre for a peace-promoting mission abroad within the framework of the Swiss Armed Forces. We are looking for experts from a wide variety of professions. The basic requirements differ depending on the mission and type of operation.

        Do you have any questions about the selection process or the scope of functions? Feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.