Switzerland: INTERN – HUMAN RESOURCES, I (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114007

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Mar 212019

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Dec 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
The Learning and Development Unit is the focal point for the implementation of the OCHA Organizational Learning Strategy (OLS) and supports all aspects of staff learning and development. LDU mobilizes a learning culture in OCHA and increases staff access to learning opportunities through communications and engagement strategies and activities. It also develops training for staff in accordance with organizational need and monitors and evaluates learning results. The use of learning technologies is central to LDU approach. The facilitation of coordination across OCHA training providers is another LDU responsibility with a focus on information exchanges, developing and implementing common systems and guidance for enhanced coherence and synergies.
This internship shall be located in the Learning and Development Unit of the Human Resources Section based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern shall be under the general guidance and supervision of the Head of unit. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.


In general, the intern will support the OLS and provide specific support in relation to the Unit’s work. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and may include but are not limited to assisting in the design and preparation of learning opportunities on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief, and related issues; assisting in the coordination of communities of practice (CoPs); contributing to the preparation of communication material, e.g. brochures, posters and newsletters; helping to develop and maintain learning resource information on OCHA Learning Management System (LMS); responding to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally for staff learning opportunities; assisting in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, WebEx, etc. to facilitate learning; assist in establishing and maintaining platforms and systems for OCHA staff development courses and training providers; assist in tracking, monitoring and reporting on learning activities through learning management systems and other data collection methods; and performing tasks as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.


CLIENT ORIENTATION: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


To qualify for an internship with the UN Internship programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
-Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be in the area of adult education, social sciences, international relations, management, public administration or in a related field.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Experience in designing and delivery of learning / training programmes. Use of learning technology is desired. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage .


Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover note included in the PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
-Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
-Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
-IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
-Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/ his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office. For this position in particular, applicants should indicate in the cover letter their earliest availability (date/period) to start the Internship.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
In line with the UN Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break.
Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at:
For more information on the United Nations Internship programme, please visit:

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


How to apply:

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Switzerland: Finance and Accounting Assistant

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Mar 212019

Organization: International Cocoa Initiative
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Mar 2019

Under the supervision of the Finance Officer, the Finance and Accounting Assistant is responsible for providing financial and accounting services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial operations.


Payment Management

  • Collect, record and prepare invoices for payment process end-to-end, including preparation of journal vouchers and input into e-banking;
  • Control signature authority, and compliance with ICI policies and contract terms before payment submission;
  • Follow-up with country offices’ cash needs and cash advances requests;
  • Contact with local staff and consultants where applicable for travel advances needs, per diems, and payment of expense statements;
  • Monitor bank transactions and prepare journal entries as needed;
  • Manage petty cash;

Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Prepare and input bookkeeping entries into the general ledger;

  • Follow up on staff credit card expenses;

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations per project account;

  • Maintain organized, up-to-date filing of electronic and hard copies of all financial documentation and reports

Budget and Cash flow

  • Input project and office budgets to financial system, and update as necessary;

  • Maintain analytical codes in financial system for project and office budgets;

  • Create and send invoices for contributions and project funding based on agreed contract schedules, and track and follow-up on receivables;

  • Provide information to programme team about projects’ budget and cash flow situation;

  • Perform other finance related relevant duties as assigned by the Finance Officer and/or Director Finance & Support Services

  • Occasional back-up support for office administration during vacation or absence of Head of Administration



  • Degree in business management, brevet fédéral en finance et en comptabilité or equivalent
  • Solid experience in finance and accounting
  • 3 years of similar experience, ideally within a non-profit environment.


Technical Skills:

  • Good knowledge of financial and accounting practices in Switzerland.
  • Knowledge of accounting software (SunSystem a plus)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, in particular Excel
  • Fluency in English and French

Personal Traits:

  • Proactive, flexible, at ease working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized, conscientious, precise, high attention to detail.
  • Team player, helpful, proficient at successfully handling multiple tasks.

How to apply:

Only candidates with the possibility of acquiring a work permit for Switzerland should apply

Please send applications in English (including a cover letter and your CV) at by the 29th of March 2019.

Only those candidates who match the above requirements and who have been selected for interview will be contacted.

NB: *ICI has zero-tolerance for all forms of child neglect, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological) and exploitation (sexual and commercial).*

ICI commits to put the best interest of the child first, and at the centre of its work, irrespective of a child’s ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality and culture.

ICI recognizes its responsibility to ensure and to promote a safe and secure environment for children. To effectively manage risks to children, ICI requires the commitment, support and cooperation of all staff, associates, partners, suppliers, service-providers and visitors. By applying at ICI, you automatically agree to the above term and uphold the principles described herein

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Switzerland: Coordinator, Advocacy

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Mar 212019

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Apr 2019

Advocacy Department
Application Deadline: 3 April 2019

The Advocacy Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Coordinator to provide research, advocacy and administrative assistance to the United Nations Advocacy team based in Geneva. This position reports to the Geneva Director and Deputy Director and also supports other members of the advocacy department.


  1. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Geneva Advocacy team such as scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements for research and advocacy trips, recording and processing departmental finances, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, uploading materials and updating relevant pages on HRW’s website, and maintaining and expanding databases and filing systems;
  2. Coordinate HRW’s Treaty Body, Special Procedures, and UPR advocacy work, including by providing teams with updated information, reviewing and submitting inputs, and participating and reporting on reviews and meetings, as required;
  3. Coordinate and support outreach to foreign embassies, UN bodies, and other relevant entities;
  4. Prepare, draft, edit, format, and/or distribute materials such as news releases, reports, letters, briefing papers, talking points, background research, dispatches, web content, op-eds and other publications, as needed;
  5. Conduct desk research on a broad range of topics and occasionally undertake larger research projects;
  6. Assist in coordinating, developing and implementing advocacy files as required, including at the HRC, in consultation with the Geneva Director and/or Deputy Director;
  7. Monitor and track key developments in Geneva, official statements and events; track key HRC debates, feed information back to relevant staff and provide an initial analysis, as required;
  8. Attend external working-group meetings and represent HRW at advocacy meetings, trainings, and events, as required;
  9. Assist with planning and organizing meetings, roundtables, trainings, workshops, and other events;
  10. Coordinate Geneva review of World Report chapters;
  11. Recruit, onboard, and assist with the supervision of interns, and assist with recruiting and hiring of other staff, as needed; and
  12. Carry out other duties as required.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in international relations, area studies, political science, journalism or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Knowledge of or experience with the UN bodies is required.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; proficiency in French or another UN language is a plus.
  4. Strong research and analytical skills, including to conduct online research, are required.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and significant level of independent judgment and discretion, as well as tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with colleagues at all levels of the organization are required.
  6. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally are required.
  7. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  8. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  9. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.
  10. Interest in international relations and/or human rights is required and knowledge of international humanitarian law or international human rights law is preferred.

Other: Applicants for this position must be Swiss or EU/EFTA nationals, or otherwise must possess current Swiss working permit.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 3 April 2019 by visiting our online job portal at and attaching a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others), preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

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Switzerland: Consultancy: Management and operationalisation approaches to ICRC’s Health Care in Danger Initiative

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Mar 212019

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Mar 2019

Consultancy: Management and operationalisation approaches to ICRC’s Health Care in Danger Initiative


The ICRC has been working on protection of healthcare from violence under the banner of the Health Care in Danger initiative since 2011 and the operationalisation of HCID recommendations and instruments by ICRC field delegations is currently its top priority. This transforms the issue of the modalities to operationalise this file at the field level and the pain points that exist in this regard into a question of key importance from the point of view of the success of the initiative.
This study will close this important gap by carrying out a methodologically sound analysis of the operating and management models deployed by delegations to address violence and attacks against healthcare under the umbrella of HCiD.



The ICRC is seeking a consultant with strong experience of working in its operations in order to undertake a series of interviews with its field staff that will form the backbone of a study on management and operationalisation approaches to HCiD. The study will analyse the operationalisation of HCiD at delegation level taking into account aspects including but not limited to: Leadership; Accountability; Resource attribution; External collaboration; Internal Structure; Operationalisation, Espoused Theory vs theory in practice, Culture
Key tasks (to be found in the ToR)


Suggested selection criteria
· Minimum of five years of experience with ICRC field operations, preferably in a management capacity (coordination or red line)
· A good educational background, qualified up to degree level or equivalent.
· Excellent writing skills in English language, preferably in media that is targeted at an educated (but non-academic) audience.
· Skilled in translating academic findings to a non-academic audience.
· Experience of writing and developing case studies.
· Experience in undertaking qualitative research particularly using semi-structured interviews.
· Able to work independently.

Duration and application modalities:

· The financial proposal shall specify the fees requested for the tasks based on the deliverables included in the ToR.
· The consultancy service is required for the duration of 6 weeks (around 20 days), starting 4th of April 2019.
· The service is home-based with occasional meetings to be organized in ICRC Headquarter / or by Skype.
· The applicant should submit a detailed action plan and financial proposal including her/his CV.
· Deadline: 26th of March 2019.

How to apply:
Please contact: to send your proposition and for any further questions.

How to apply:

Please contact: to send your proposition and for any further questions.

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Mar 212019

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Mar 212019

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Fachperson Eingliederungsmassnahmen extern (Kursleitung und Job Coaching) 60-70% (w/m), Luzern

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Mar 212019

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