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Switzerland: Consultant (Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration)

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Jul 142018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Position Title : Consultant (Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Five months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 27 July 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context:

Nature of the consultancy:

Assessing the continued relevance and contribution of inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration (ISCMs) to migration governance at all levels (national, regional and international) and synergies among ISCMs and with other regional actors.

Background:

Migration governance includes legislation, policies, practices, common principles and approaches for facilitating orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people. While States are the primary actors in national governance, international partnerships and cooperation on migration are vital to migration governance beyond national borders.

ISCMs are State-led, ongoing information-sharing and policy dialogues at the regional, inter-regional or global level for States with an interest in promoting cooperation in the field of migration. Among ISCMs, those at the regional level are referred to as regional consultative processes on migration (RCPs), those connecting two or more regions interregional forums on migration (IRFs) and ISCMs at the global level global processes on migration.

ISCMs emerged in many regions from the mid-1990s onwards to address specific migration issues within identified regions and contexts. Over time, they have expanded in number and diversified geographically and in focus. While some remain informal and non-binding, some are officially associated with established institutions. Both the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (paragraph 54) and the Global compact for migration Modalities Resolution (paragraph 22) refer to ISCMs as valid existing mechanisms contributing to the preparatory process and negotiations towards the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. ISCMs are referenced in the global compact for migration zero draft as “platforms to exchange experiences on the implementation of the Global Compact, share good practices on policies and cooperation, promote innovative approaches, and foster multi-stakeholder partnerships around specific policy issues.”

The increasing recognition of the importance of concerted approaches to migration calls for a review of ISCMs’ practices and partnership models and a reassessment of their role in current migration governance setting.

Objective:

To assess inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration and prepare its analytical report. The assessment will seek to meet the following aspects:

(A) Thematic focus and contribution to migration governance.

• provide an updated overview of the ISCMs’ work; where possible, compare developments of individual ISCMs with earlier assessments (e.g., 2010, 2013) .

• Assess ISCM contribution to migration governance at (i) the national level for those States which are members of ISCMs, (ii) regional level; (iii) interregional level and (iv) global level.

• Develop case studies highlighting ISCM’s contributions to regional / interregional policies on free movement (including labour mobility schemes, skills recognition and equal treatment), assisted voluntary return and sustainable reintegration, etc.

• Outline regional governance elements and possible indicators to measure ISCM contribution to migration governance.

• Articulate ISCMs’ possible role in the global compact for migration implementation and follow-up; ISCMs’ comparative advantages vis-à-vis other regional actors, including the UN Regional Commissions.

(B) Structures

• Analyse ISCM structures, such as effective membership, observership, administration

(including knowledge management) and operating modalities.

• Analyse ISCM funding modalities, including their cost-effectiveness and sustainability. (C) Synergies and partnerships:

• Identify ISCMs’ effective practices and partnership models (by theme, type and region).

• Assess synergies among ISCMs.

• Assess synergies with other regional actors (e.g. regional or multi-stakeholder organizations, UN Regional Commission, African Union regional economic communities).

The assessment will include: desktop review of existing literature and reports ; data collection and analysis; interviews; survey among ISCM Chairs and Secretariats. An analytical report cataloguing each ISCM and highlighting effective practices and partnership models will reflect the findings of the assessment. The report should offer a comprehensive summary of the diverse approaches among ISCMs on how they operate administratively and thematically, the challenges identified and recommendations arising from interviews and surveys. The assessment report will have a shorter, external version. An IOM Inter-departmental review panel on the Report will oversee the production.

Target:

IOM, ISCMs, Governments, also intergovernmental organizations, academia, migration practitioners, and interested public.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Become familiar with the background materials provided by IOM.

• Develop the assessment methodology and questionnaire and structure of the assessment report and share it for approval with IPD.

• Conduct face-to-face or tele- interviews. Where necessary travel for face-to-face interviews.

• Take own notes at interviews.

• Conduct a survey among ISCMs.

• Produce assessment analytical report based on the desktop research, interviews and survey questionnaires. The report should address at minimum:

-Introduction.

-Sections on each ISCM.

-An analysis of ISCM contribution to migration governance with breakdown by global, inter-regional, regional and national levels.

-Analysis of selected ISCM effective practices per area of migration management, region and type of practice.

-Analysis of synergies among ISCMs and with other entities.

-Analysis of selected successful partnership models per region and per partner organization.

-Analysis of ISCM operating and funding modalities and structures, including their cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

-Recommendations on the role of ISCMs in the current migration governance environment

-Conclusions.

-Attachments.

• Consult with the Organization on appropriate and agreed approaches to the specified tasks prior to assumption of the tasks. Incorporate inputs by Review panel conveyed by IOM IPD.

• Upon completion of the tasks provide to the Organization a final report on the consultancy assignment and its outcomes, offering observations on the impact of the consultancy for the national/regional programme it is supporting and any future assignments by the Organization.

• Meet the deadlines set for the assignments.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

Analytical report that includes recommendations supported by the material obtained.

The findings of the assessment will be addressed at the 8th Global RCP Meeting. The report is meant to input the process leading to the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and specifically the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Morocco on 10 – 11 December 2018.

It is expected that the assessment report will published under IOM Migration Research Series

(MRS) in English and possibly also in French and Spanish.

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

• Detailed workplan > 15 August 2018

• Draft assessment methodology > 15 August 2018

• Draft survey and interview questionnaires > 20 August 2018

• Conduct interviews with ISCM Chairs and Heads of Secretariat > August – September 2018

• Administer survey among ISCMs > August – September 2018

• 1st draft of the report to be submitted to IOM for discussion and feedback > 1 October 2018

• 2nd draft of the report incorporating IOM comments to be submitted for discussion and feedback > 20 October 2018;

• Final report incorporating all comments from IOM > 15 November 2018.

• External (abridged version) of the Assessment Report > 30 November 2018

Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost).

• Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in these ToR-s.

• Quality of the elaborated analysis.

• Adequate and prompt provision of the technical inputs. Timely delivery of drafts and deliverables as indicated these ToR-s. Periodic and regular updates on the progress of the assessment provided to IOM.

• Level of adherence to the objectives.

• Compliance with the IOM Guidelines on Research Report Writing; IOM House Style Manual and IOM Data Protection Principles.

• Delivery of any other tasks indicated above.

Payment Methodology

Payment will be made in two 50% instalments, the first upon submission of the first draft report and the second after submission and approval of the Final assessment report and all tasks mentioned in this call and under the Consultancy contract and its annexes.

Duration of the contract

The Consultancy Contract will be for a duration of five months.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Advance university degree in relevant social sciences field; preferably in Political science, International relations, Law, Economics or Social Sciences.

Experience

• Experience in policy dialogue on migration;

• Experience in conducting assessments of regional structures;

• Proven experience in reports on migration.

Languages

• English fluency is required.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Note

• The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or visa requirements and security clearances.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 July 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 13.07.2018 to 27.07.2018

Requisition: CON2018/39-CNLST(Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mech. on Migration-Geneva,CH (55567453) Released

Posting: Posting NC55567454 (55567454) Released

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Switzerland: Communications Officer

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Jul 052018
 

Organization: Franciscans International
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Jul 2018

Summary of the position

Title: Communications Officer

Department: Institutional Development

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Reports to: Executive Director

Contract: Permanent, with 3-month probation time

Full-time position: 100% (with part-time also possible but not less than 80%)

Start of contract: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible for the successful candidate

Mission

The Communications Officer is responsible for promoting FI work to new and existing audiences, and for contributing to FI endeavor to elicit structural and policy change towards wider respect of human rights and the environment. The Communications Officer works under the supervision of the Executive Director.

About Franciscans International

FI is an international non-governmental organization, with general consultative status at the United Nations, working for the promotion and protection of human rights. Since its establishment in 1989, FI has used advocacy as a tool to combat and curb human rights abuses. FI relies on the expertise and first-hand information of a large network of partners, including Franciscan groups working with the most vulnerable strata of society. From its offices in Geneva and New York, FI works together with grassroots movements and national and international civil society organizations to advocate for structural changes addressing the root causes of injustice. FI promotes human rights at the heart of all policies and processes in the area of development, environment and peace.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Implement, coordinate, review and update the 2017-2020 Communications Strategy, including closely collaborate with the Advocacy department to ensure that communications will leverage and amplify FI human rights advocacy work;

· Manage FI website, including update content, news, documents;

· Develop and execute a social media strategy aimed to increase FI presence on social media (mainly Facebook and Twitter) and update regularly FI social media channels with content related to FI advocacy work;

· Produce print & digital promotional material (including flyers and videos) and help organize events as needs arise;

· Manage contact databases and outreach tools (Mailchimp) for the effective dissemination of FI external communication material, and contribute to develop and implement routines and policies for the use of all staff;

· Support and assist FI staff in the editing and formatting of publications and other relevant documents, including printed and digital publications;

· Ensure increased promotion of FI among Franciscan leaders, orders, congregations and groups, in close collaboration with FI Executive Director;

· Support the development of material and campaign(s) to increase the visibility of FI among possible supporters and donors—in close collaboration with the Project Manager;

· Coordinate the production and be responsible for FI Newsletters and Annual Report processes: gathering relevant information, writing, designing, laying out, printing and dissemination;

· Ensure consistent branding, including updating style-guide and putting in place processes to ensure it is being applied;

· Contribute to improving internal communication by implementing existing routines and policies, and by developing new ones as appropriate.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Experience

· Minimum of 5 years of similar experience in communication in relevant institutions (e.g. non-governmental organizations, foundations, UN agencies, Church or Franciscan institutions, orders or congregations, etc.);

· Proven track record of successful communication, including printed and digital communication, and experience in coordinating and running campaigns;

· A sound understanding of the international context in which human rights NGOs are operating and promoting their work;

· Knowledge of the UN human rights system and understanding of human rights principles, especially within FI areas of work, is an asset.

Professional and personal skills

· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to promote human rights advocacy work compellingly with a wide-range of audiences;

· Proficient IT skills, Microsoft Office, the Adobe Suite (In-Design mainly, Photoshop an asset), CMS tool, and CRM tools;

· Familiarity with web analytics tools and social media;

· Enthusiastic, creative and open-minded personality, with strong aesthetic sense and attention to details;

· Proven capacity to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, sometimes competing, tasks and demands efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment;

· Strong interpersonal skills: ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, and ability to work collaboratively with a multi-cultural team;

· Understanding of GDPR legislation.

Education, Language, and other requirements

· Advanced degree in Communication, Journalism, or relevant discipline is required (alternatively, an equivalent combination of higher education and experience);

· Excellent level of oral and written English (equivalent native speaker) and a working knowledge of French are required. Knowledge of Spanish (or/and German) is an advantage;

· Candidates with a valid Swiss work permit will be given priority.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline: midnight on July 22, 2018 (Geneva Time)

Send your CV with a 1-page cover letter (in English) to Mr. Paolo Cravero at p.cravero@fiop.org. Please mention in the subject of the message “Vacancy: Communications Officer”.

With your application, please:

· Include a writing sample in English (or link to a sample) not edited by others, or one significant piece of work showing your communications abilities (publication, video, article(s), blog, printed or digital promotional material, etc.);

· Include 2 references with contact details – email, phone number and working relation;

· Indicate whether you have a valid Swiss work permit.

Interviews will be conducted in the last week of July.

Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information about the application, please visit https://franciscansinternational.org

Franciscans International is an equal opportunity employer. All interested candidates matching the requirements are welcome to apply whatever their origin, gender, age, and belief.

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Switzerland: Individual Giving Officer/ Campaign Officer

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Jun 272018
 

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Jul 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic fundraising professional with a strong marketing background and high interest in humanitarian work to join our team. The Individual Giving Officer will play an active role developing high quality mailings and digital products for Switzerland to increase the number of new donors and build engagement, loyalty and value with individual supporters. These products may also be used by other components of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Supports the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies and plans of action for individual giving fundraising in Switzerland.
  • Develops and coordinates, within the ICRC and with external communication agencies, communication tools and products, e.g. key messages, print products,audiovisual materials, digital materials and telemarketing campaigns to increase number of donors and overall revenue generated.
  • Contributes to developing marketing-oriented concepts relevant to specific audiences in cooperation/consultation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Supports the development and implementation of perception/marketing research.
  • Works with internal and external suppliers/counterparts and track direct marketing and digital campaign results for the Swiss market to inform future marketing successes
  • Manage the creation and circulation of the magazine (copywriting, validation, editing, translation, layout, production, analysis).

Certifications / Education required

  • Bachelor´s degree in marketing/communication or other relevant subject.
  • Native level of French and/or German and good command of English.Italian an asset.
  • Computer proficiency.

Professional Experience required

  • Experience in a similar position (at least 5 years).
  • Minimum 1 year digital marketing experience.
  • Demonstrable track record of content writing for various channels, content development and project management in previous employment.
  • Sound knowledge of communication campaign theory, practices and tools.
  • Familiarity with research techniques.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of print, audiovisual and online production processes.

Desired profile and skills

  • Excellent writer and communicator (in both the written and verbal form). Editorial mindset that seeks to understand what audiences consume and how to create it
  • Creative skills, with a good understanding of the production process
  • Experience of interacting and negotiating with suppliers/agencies and internal stakeholders
  • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data
  • Enthusiasm, team spirit and open minded
  • Proven project management capabilities and organizational skills
  • Personal resilience, ability to work against tight deadlines and budgets in a fast-paced environment, keeping a keen eye on detail and accuracy
  • Ability to operate in complex international organizations
  • Passion for humanitarian work and strong commitment to the mission of the ICRC

Additional information

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Maximum-term
  • Activity rate : 100%
  • Length of assignment : 2 years
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Application deadline : 22 july 2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2KlQo1C

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Segment Manager (m/w) für den Verpackungsmarkt, Altstätten

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Jun 262018
 

*8-06-22 Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams Marketing & Verkauf suchen wir einen Segment Manager (m/w) für den Verpackungsmarkt Ihre Aufgaben Erarbeiten und umsetzen von Strategien für den Ausbau des Marktanteils Analyse von Märkten u… – Administración

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Switzerland: Parliamentary Data Officer

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Jun 232018
 

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

Background

The IPU is finalizing the development of a new Open Data Platform (ODP), to be launched in 2018, that will be the central repository for the data that it collects and publishes on national parliaments.

The ODP will incorporate the revised PARLINE database (www.ipu.org/parline), launched in 1996, as well as data on gender, youth and specialized parliamentary bodies. It will initially comprise some 450 data points. The ODP should become the reference point for accurate, authoritative and up-to-date data on the parliaments of the world.

The IPU is seeking a Parliamentary Data Officer to assist with the final stages of data collection and quality control. The work will involve regular correspondence with parliaments in all countries in the world where there is a functioning parliament (currently 193 countries, comprising 272 parliamentary chambers).

Tasks

Planning

  • Prepare a workplan for data collection and quality control for the consultancy

    Data collection

  • Collect new data on:

    • newly created chambers and countries which have been through major constitutional or political changes since 2017

    • data points in the ODP that are marked for “annual updates” and selected data points following elections

    • specialized bodies on gender and human rights

  • Verify existing data with parliaments

  • Fill remaining gaps in the data set. If necessary, carry out research from available public sources (such as parliamentary websites, constitutions) and cross-check the data with parliaments

  • Enter the data into the ODP

    Quality control

  • Refine and implement ODP quality control procedures

  • Ensure the quality of the data collected as part of this consultancy

  • Work with parliaments to verify their data on ODP and update as necessary

  • Maintain a tracking file indicating the status of data collection

  • Report back to IPU regularly on progress, problems and upcoming issues

    Deliverables and milestones

    The Researcher’s main deliverables are:

  • A workplan for further data collection and quality control (two pages maximum)

  • Completed data sets, including notably data for:

  • Newly created chambers and countries which have been through major constitutional or political changes since 2017

  • Parliaments that have not responded to previous questionnaires

  • Data points in the ODP that are marked for “annual updates” and selected data points following elections

  • Specialized bodies on gender and human rights

  • Other updates to the data set

  • Documented quality control procedures

  • Data inputted in ODP after quality control

  • Electronic archive of communications with parliaments

  • Weekly progress reports to IPU

  • Daily updates to the tracking file

Timeline

The consultancy is for up to a maximum of 40 days of work, to be carried out between July and October 2018. The estimated volume of work is around 10 days’ work per month, though this may vary according to the period and activities.

Location and working arrangements

The work will be home-based. The work will be done under the overall responsibility of the IPU’s Research and Database Officer.

The work will involve frequent communication with parliaments, IPU staff and other people. IPU will provide the Researcher with an IPU e-mail address; contact details for all parliaments; feedback and advice on problems throughout the consultancy.

Payment

Payment will be made monthly, upon receipt of an invoice for the number of days worked, dependent on completion of the work to the satisfaction of the IPU.

Requirements

Education

  • Master’s Degree in international relations, political science or other relevant social science or development studies.

    Experience

  • At least five (5) years relevant working experience in research and/or comparative study in politics, parliaments or political affairs

  • Excellent knowledge of parliaments and parliamentary affairs

  • Excellent knowledge of parliamentary databases

  • Demonstrated experience in working with parliaments on data collection and quality control

    Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English

  • Ability to read and write proficiently in French

  • Knowledge of other languages, particularly Spanish or Arabic, is an asset

How to apply:

Applications

Applications should be sent to the IPU at job@ipu.org by 11 July 2018.

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A covering letter

  • The consultant’s proposed daily rate for this work

  • Contact details for three references

    For further information, please contact Hiroko Yamaguchi at the IPU (postbox@ipu.org, tel: +41 22 919 41 50).

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Switzerland: LEARNING CENTRE ADVISOR

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Jun 222018
 

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

1. Background

The Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (the Constitution) came into force in 2008. Chapter 4 of the Constitution establishes the Union Legislature or the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw comprising two Hluttaws, Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives) and Amyotha Hluttaw (House of Nationalities), that are generally equal in status. The term of the Union Hluttaw is 5 years from the day of the first session of the Pyithu Hluttaw. Following the Myanmar election held on 8 November 2015, newly elected MPs were sworn in as MPs of the Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday 1 February 2016, and of the Amyotha Hluttaw on Wednesday 3 February 2016. The Constitution has also established sub-national parliaments comprising one parliament for each of the fourteen states/regions.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNDP have supported the Hluttaw-led institutional change agenda focused on building the Union Parliament into a strong and effective democratic institution since 2013. The Union Hluttaw Strategic Plan 2015-2018 identifies key short and medium term priorities for institutional strengthening and to meet Strategic Plan objectives the UNDP/IPU parliamentary strengthening program (PSP) delivers a long-term, multi-faceted approach to capacity building, covering capacity building for MPs, the Parliamentary Administration as well as for the Region and State Hluttaw. IPU supports overall PSP results at the Union level, integrating the areas of ICT development and information management and support to the Hluttaw Learning Centre in helping address the Hluttaw’s institutional development priorities.

The Hluttaw Learning Centre was opened in 2015, providing a high quality facility for in-house training and learning. The Learning Centre enables the Parliament to strengthen capacity and skills of MPs and staff on a sustainable basis, and provides coherence to development partner support to training and learning. The aims of the Learning Centre are:

  • To create a world class Parliamentary Learning Centre that enhances the capacity of MPs and Staff resulting in improved performance of the Hluttaw and increased public trust in the Institution.

  • To be a fully self-sustained and managed Centre of excellence by 2018

In 2016, the Learning Centre supported the Hluttaw to lead an induction for new Union Hluttaw MPs and a leadership and professional development programme for Union and Region and State Hluttaw Committee Chairs and Secretaries. Ongoing professional development support to MPs is provided through issue-based seminars and master classes, and personalized assistance through drop in services and short skills courses.

A key objective in capacity development programmes for staff was support to Executive and Middle Managers of Union and Region and State Hluttaws. A long-term programme of support from mid-2017 aimed to strengthen institutional development and change management through more effective Executive-level decision-making and coordination, and empowered mid-level managers delegated with authority to deliver Strategic Objectives which improve services to Parliamentary leadership, Committee Chairs and MPs. Middle Managers have been supported to develop projects in their departments that implement the Hluttaw’s Strategic Plan, and to monitor and report on results achieved.

The Learning Centre has also supported sustainability of capacity development support to the Hluttaws through development of a cadre of Hluttaw staff trainers who are capable of delivering support to MPs and staff, and who can act as training focal points for technical expertise in different Hluttaw departments. An internationally accredited TTT Specialized programme delivered by Melbourne Polytechnic has created a team of 22 highly trained staff to act as dedicated Hluttaw trainers. Development of this capacity and increased Hluttaw leadership of the Learning Centre ensures sustainability of professional development services to MPs and staff and supports implementation of the institutional development and reform agendas of the Union Hluttaw and the Regions and State Hluttaws.

To work towards the achieving the Learning Centre’s aims, Strategic Priorities in 2017-2018 are:

  1. Deliver high quality and responsive support to MPs and staff

  2. Provide expertise in public education services and parliamentary self-study

  3. Develop partnerships and networks to support stakeholder engagement with the Hluttaw

  4. Support more effective Hluttaw capacity development through monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  5. Ensure the Learning Centre has the resources and capacity to address strategic objectives

The Joint Coordination Committee on Hluttaw Development are considering a permanent governance structure that will ensure that the Hluttaw Learning Centre meets its sustainability aims and is fully Hluttaw-led, managed and staffed. Under this structure, a proposed Learning Centre Office will perform duties in Curriculum and Teaching, Administration and Monitoring and Evaluation and would be staffed from the Hluttaw Offices with technical support and on-the-job training from UNDP/IPU.

Through 2017-2018, the Learning Centre will progress towards the goal of recognized status as Myanmar’s dedicated parliamentary training body. Development of a Hluttaw-led, managed and staffed Learning Centre that can effectively report on results achieved can also act as a model for internally-driven capacity development across governance institutions in Myanmar. This support helps to build robust, people-centered parliamentary institutions at national and sub-national levels that have the capacity and durability to engage in key national priorities including the peace process, federalism and constitutional reform.

  1. Purpose and Scope of work

The Learning Centre Adviser will make a substantive contribution to meeting the aims of the Learning Centre and particularly support its evolution into a self-sustained centre for parliamentary strengthening and knowledge sharing in Myanmar. The Learning Centre Adviser will work together with the Chief Technical Adviser Parliament, the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist, the Learning Centre Trainer – Parliamentary ICT Skills, UNDP/IPU staff assigned to Learning Centre activities and Hluttaw Learning Centre staff and trainers in overseeing, consolidating and scaling up gains made in MP professional development and staff capacity development programmes. The Learning Centre Adviser will also provide technical assistance to Hluttaw Executive and Middle Managers and staff from three Hluttaws assigned to a Learning Centre office to strengthen the Hluttaw’s ability to lead the development and management of the Learning Centre and provide all necessary administrative services. A key outcome will be the development of specialized Hluttaw staff assigned to Curriculum and Teaching, Administration and Monitoring and Evaluation duties within the Learning Centre.

The Learning Centre Adviser will support the following strategic objectives for the Learning Centre:

OBJECTIVE 1: Deliver high quality and responsive support to MPs and staff

Outcome 1.1: Key developmental priorities for the Hluttaw are successfully supported by Learning Centre programmes

The Learning Centre Adviser will provide technical support to ensure that MP Professional Development and staff capacity development programmes meet demand and are sustained and scaled up. The Learning Centre Adviser will work closely together with the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist in the design, delivery and evaluation of MP Professional Development delivered through seminars and master classes and drop in services. The development of accredited Hluttaw staff trainers will increasingly support the integration of Hluttaw staff in the MP Professional Development programme.

Hluttaw staff capacity development priorities will include ongoing assistance to Executive and Middle Management training. The Learning Centre Adviser will oversee the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist in designing and delivering training activities and mentoring support to Middle Managers as they continue to design and deliver projects that address the Hluttaw’s Strategic Plan objectives. The Learning Centre Adviser will identify and oversee training to Middle Managers in monitoring, evaluation and reporting to enhance reporting across departments on how Strategic Plan objectives are met and strengthen information provision to the Joint Coordination Committee on Hluttaw Development on results of all developmental activities undertaken in the Hluttaws. This will strengthen capacity in the Hluttaw to utilize available resources, promote improved and more targeted programming and lead to stronger results from capacity development support.

The Learning Centre Adviser will support the Hluttaw in 2018 to conduct an MP survey to assess needs of MPs and will ensure the staff capacity development programme corresponds to Human Resources development in the Hluttaws. The Learning Centre Adviser will be responsible for providing recommendations for programming for MPs and staff.

Outcome 1.3: Stronger Region and State Hluttaw with support coordinated through the Learning Centre

The Learning Centre Adviser will support a two-way flow of information, ideas and expertise between Union and Region and State Hluttaw and integrate MP Professional Development programmes and staff capacity development with support to Region and State Hluttaws. A key objective will be supporting Hluttaw staff trainers to develop training focal points and the future development of training offices in Region and State Hluttaws.

OBJECTIVE 2: Provide expertise in public education services and parliamentary self-study

Outcome 2.1: Broad-based knowledge and skills development of MPs and staff facilitated through self-study

Outcome 2.2: Effective use of ICT facilitates capacity development and public outreach

The Learning Centre Adviser will support sustainability of Learning Centre programmes by increasingly making training resources and material for MPs and staff available for self-study. Material will be made increasingly accessible through e-learning by integrating with the development of the Hluttaw’s intranet and combined website. This will ensure broad coverage of training and strengthen integration between the Learning Centre and Region and State Hluttaws. This will necessitate engagement with development partners to determine available training resources and support to Hluttaw Office staff including in library departments to develop effective knowledge management practices. Self-study access will be facilitated through ICT platforms under the direction of the Union Hluttaw’s ICT Steering Group.

OBJECTIVE 2: Ensure the Learning Centre has the resources and capacity to address strategic objectives

Outcome 2.1: Sustainability goals met through a Learning Centre that is Hluttaw-led, managed and staffed

The proposed next stage of the development of the Learning Centre as a self-sustained and managed centre of parliamentary capacity development excellence is for staff to be assigned to a Learning Centre office from three Hluttaws. As permanent staff from the Hluttaw are assigned to the Learning Centre and external support is reduced, assistance for development of management policies, administrative systems, work processes and skills is essential to underpin the sustainability of the Learning Centre and its permanent position within the Hluttaw’s organizational structure.

The Learning Centre Adviser will support management training in policy development, planning, budgeting, human resources, and monitoring and evaluation, and will deliver a development programme for staff in training administration and monitoring, evaluation and reporting, utilizing available expertise within and outside Myanmar. The development of tailored training administration and monitoring and evaluation and reporting systems will help ensure consistent, responsive and high-quality support to Hluttaw MPs and staff; and strengthen reporting on how capacity development activities for MPs and staff are contributing to meeting the Hluttaw’s Strategic Objectives.

The curriculum and learning section of the Learning Centre will be supported by high performing graduates from the TTT programme, reducing reliance on externally-funded trainers. The Learning Centre Adviser will develop a system of placements for TTT staff within the Learning Centre to improve their knowledge and skills. The position will involve engaging with department managers and working with the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist to deliver ongoing support for Hluttaw staff trainers and ensure their effective utilization within HLuttaw Office departments.

  1. Objectives and Duties

The Learning Centre Adviser will be responsible for supporting the Hluttaw to meet its Strategic Objectives through the following duties:

  1. Ensure consistency, quality and expanded reach of MP Professional Development and staff capacity development programmes

In meeting this duty, the Learning Centre Adviser will:

  • Work with parliamentary leadership, committee chairs and MPs and staff in identifying areas of support and developing capacity building programmes that respond to identified needs – duties will include supporting delivery of an MP Survey and ensuring staff capacity development is in line with Human Resources development;

  • Ensure the quality and consistency of all training for MPs and staff delivered through the Learning Centre, working closely with the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist and other specialists and consultants across the Parliamentary Support Programme. Duties will include overseeing design and delivery of training programmes to implement a range of Hluttaw Development Plans, including the ICT Strategic Plan and Committee Development Plan;

  • Support stakeholder engagement with the Hluttaw through overseeing the delivery of MP professional development, and develop capacity of Hluttaw staff assigned to a Learning Centre Office to engage external support in meeting training needs of MPs and staff;

  • Identify and deliver activities to support a two-way flow of information, ideas and expertise between Union and Region and State Hluttaw, utilizing trained trainers and capacity built at Union level to support the reform agenda of the Regions and State Hluttaws and address their Strategic Plan objectives;

  • Deliver a development plan for the Learning Centre to support self-study by MPs and staff of Union and Region and State Hluttaws.

  • Strengthen Hluttaw management, operation and staffing of the Learning Centre by working with Hluttaw leadership to ensure the Learning Centre has the required operational policies and processes, and the resources and capacity to sustain its operations

In meeting this duty, the Learning Centre Adviser will:

  • Provide training and on-the-job mentoring to all Hluttaw staff assigned to the Learning Centre to develop and implement policies and;

  • Design and deliver a long-term programme of innovative training and on-the-job mentoring to Hluttaw staff assigned to the Learning Centre Office to support self-sustained management and operation of the Learning Centre, including:

  • Management skills in policy development, planning, budgeting, human resources, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • The development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for all aspects of Learning Centre operations (including in Curriculum and Teaching, Administration, Facilities Management).

  • Oversee delivery of a programme in training administration and monitoring, evaluation and reporting for Hluttaw staff assigned to a Learning Centre Office;

  • Engage with efforts to strengthen governance processes across democratic institutions in Myanmar, promoting knowledge sharing and exchange and positioning the Learning Centre as a model for sustained knowledge and skills support.

Other duties are to:

  • Oversee the deliverables of staff assigned to the Learning Centre, including the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist, Learning Centre Trainer – Parliamentary ICT Skills, and Hluttaw staff trainers;

  • Support ICT/IM development and launch of SharePoint intranet and integrated website by contributing to the development and delivery of training for MPs and staff, integrating Hluttaw staff trainers where required;

  • Identify, categorise and communicate access to opportunities for MPs and staff to specialized learning to meet their needs, including specialized training opportunities and overseas placements;

  • Report on results achieved and lessons learnt to strengthen consistent and sustainable Learning Centre support to parliamentary capacity development;

  • Prepare mission programmes and reports and provide advice on current and future programming;

  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

  • Qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Post graduate qualification in education, public administration, law, social sciences, international development, politics, public policy, economics or other relevant degree or Bachelor degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant management experience

  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in developing capacity building initiatives operated by the international aid, civil society or NGO sector, or other activities implemented with public servants, including in curricula development, delivery of training using participatory and learner-centred training methodology and monitoring and evaluation of training

  • Demonstrated experience in management of training programmes, including in policy development, development and implementation of Standard Operating procedures, planning, budgeting, human resources, reporting

  • Strong knowledge of democratic governance principles

  • Extensive experience of the functions and roles of parliaments and MPs and of parliamentary support services

  • Understanding of the role of the Hluttaw and the system of government in the Union of Myanmar

  • Well-developed organization capacities and ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the production of high quality reports

  • Adherence to high standards of political neutrality, impartiality, confidentiality and discretion

  • Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment

  • Good information management skills including ability to use and manage a range of computing software

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desired

  • Experience working in a parliament

  • Experience of delivering training or professional development support to MPs and/or parliamentary staff

  • Recognised Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification; or other training certification that demonstrates that the individual has expertise in participatory and learner-centred training methodology;

  • Experience establishing e-learning platforms

  • Knowledge and Commitment to the Common Principles for Support to Parliaments

  • Knowledge of written and spoken Myanmar

  • Expected deliverables

DELIVERABLE

DUE DATE

1st mission report outlining how objectives of the position were met with summary of key activities. Attachments to the report will include:

· Concept note and detailed programme design for management training for the Learning Centre Office

· Concept note and detailed programme design for training for Learning Centre office staff in administration and monitoring, evaluation and reporting

· Report on results achieved by Hluttaw staff trainers in meeting capacity development needs of MPs and staff at Union level with recommendations for next steps in development of training capacity in the Union Hluttaw

31 July 2018

2nd mission report outlining how objectives of the position were met with summary of key activities. Attachments to the report will include:

· Evaluation report assessing progress towards sustainability aims for the Learning Centre, outlining results achieved and recommendations from training programmes delivered for Learning Centre managers and staff

· Report on results achieved by Hluttaw staff trainers in meeting capacity development needs of MPs and staff at Union and Region and State level with recommendations for next steps in development of training capacity in the Union and Region and State Hluttaws

· Update of the Learning Centre Strategic Development Plan, developed alongside Hluttaw Office staff with responsibility for the Learning Centre

31 December 2018

Payment will be made upon verification of quality of all deliverables by line manager.

  1. Management

The Learning Centre Adviser will work under the operational supervision of the UNDP Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) who is based in Naypyitaw and provides strategic and technical support to the PSP in coordanation with the IPU Manager, Technical Cooperation Programme, who is based in Geneva.

The Learning Centre Adviser will report to the IPU Manager, Technical Cooperation Programme and will provide regular progress updates by email and Skype.

  1. Location

The UNDP/IPU Parliamentary Support Program-Project Office, the Office of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Zabuthiri Building, Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Duties will be conducted in Naypyitaw.

  1. Period of Work

1 June – 31 December 2018. Initial contracts will be issued from 1 to 30 June 2018 followed by an extension to 31 December pending confirmation of funding.

Full detail : https://www.ipu.org/about-us/work-with-ipu/vacancies/2018-05/learning-centre-adviser-deadline-extend…

How to apply:

10. Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a complete Curriculum Vitae and a financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify the fees and all costs in relation to the scope of work of the consultancy (including professional rate for services provided).

11. Additional Considerations

  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

Applications or queries should be addressed to the IPU as follows:

job@ipu.org

Inter-Parliamentary Union

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Jun 222018
 

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

The IPU has a longstanding programme of support to parliaments aimed at facilitating access of women to parliament, supporting women parliamentarians in their work and promoting gender equality through the work of parliament.

In order to support designated regional and national activities under its Gender Partnership Programme, the IPU is seeking to recruit a Project consultant.

Tasks:

Activities will include:

  • Support the organization of regional and national seminars and workshops for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff (focus countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Oman, Tanzania and Uganda; other countries to be determined based on requests received from parliaments);

  • Support and monitor technical assistance activities for parliaments and parliamentarians;

  • Inform needs assessments based on research and prepare work plans and documents for project activities (concept note, agenda, budget, speeches, outcome report, etc.);

  • Monitor and control project expenditure and monitor effectiveness toward results, including by applying a results-based management approach in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation;

  • Participate in missions in countries for purposes of preparing, carrying out and evaluating projects;

  • Support research projects as required by the Gender Partnership Programme;

  • Take part in meetings, consultations, group discussions and other events organized by IPU partner organizations;

  • Contribute to the preparation and smooth proceedings of IPU global events such as the Forum of Women Parliamentarians (October 2018);

  • Respond to queries and requests for information that IPU receives;

  • Prepare activity reports and contribute to the preparation of funding submissions to donors;

  • Co-operate with staff in other programmes at the IPU on joint projects as necessary.

    Qualifications and competencies:

    University degree in political science or law; specialisation in gender studies an asset.

  • Three years’ work experience in work related to gender equality and/or women’s rights.

  • Sound experience in a parliamentary setting desirable as well as familiarity with the work of international organisations.

  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation would be an asset.

  • Complete fluency in English or French, and working ability in both languages. Some knowledge of additional languages (particularly Arabic or Spanish) desirable.

  • Personal attributes of initiative, self-motivation, and sound judgement. Aptitude for human contacts and resourcefulness. Team spirit. Adaptability to varying working environments and conditions.

  • General computer skills (MS Office applications, Internet).

    Dates and conditions:

    The Consultant will undertake this work over a timeline commencing on 5 July and concluding on 31 December 2018. He/She shall be expected to work a maximum of 110 days at a daily rate of 250 CHF. The Consultant shall be based in the IPU Headquarters in Geneva.

    The IPU shall cover the expenses related to the missions that the Consultant will need to carry out for purposes of this assignment.

    Applications:

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and a covering letter describing previous experience in assignments of this kind and indicating any limitations on availability within the timeframe of this consultancy.

    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a covering letter describing previous experience in assignments of this kind and indicating any limitations on availability within the timeframe of this consultancy.

  • Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

    Applications should be addressed on or before 27 June 2018 to the:

    Director, Support Services

    Inter-Parliamentary Union

    Chemin du Pommier 5

    Case postale 330 CH-1218

    Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

    Tel: 41 22 919 4150

    Fax: 41 22 919 4160

    E-mail: job@ipu.org

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Switzerland: CCCM Support Intern II – Paid Internship

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Jun 192018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Background

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization providing services to governments and migrants in the field of migration. With 169-member states and offices in more than 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

As an important function of its mandate, IOM is the Cluster Lead Agency for Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for natural disaster-induced displacement situations under the 2005 IASC Humanitarian Reform. Additionally, in line with the commitments to the global Call to Action on Protection Against Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, and in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action (2015), IOM has been working to improve GBV prevention and risk mitigation in CCCM operations worldwide. Expanding upon pilot initiatives, IOM’s interventions are designed to reduce vulnerabilities to GBV at the onset of emergencies, by building the capacity of field practitioners to identify, prevent and mitigate GBV risks; providing innovative tools to improve the management of sectoral responses and coordination of service provision in response to identified risks; enhancing operational collaboration between CCCM, GBV and other specialized Protection actors; and improving women’s participation in camp governance structures.

Under the overall supervision of the head of Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and the direct supervision of the Global CCCM Cluster Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the CCCM team in development, implementation and review of tools and guidance being used by CCCM cluster/actors; and support the overall improvement of the quality and impact of IOM CCCM operations.

Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks:

  1. Support the capturing, writing up summaries and sharing of CCCM case studies, lessons learned, and best practices, with focus on protection and GBV mainstreaming activities in CCCM;

  2. Maintain CCCM contact list for IOM and global partners.

  3. Provide assistances in drafting project/programme proposals and reports in collaboration with the Cluster coordinator, according to IOM and donor formats

  4. Liaise with IOM’s field colleagues on relevant CCCM and global project efforts, tools and initiatives; analyse information and feedback received from IOM’s field offices.

  5. Collate weekly/monthly updates shared by the field and create summary reports on regular basis, as well as ad hoc reports when requested.

  6. Assist in efforts to consolidate and finalise the Comprehensive Guide for Planning Mass Evacuations in Natural Disasters (MEND Guide).

  7. Support planning, logistics, and implementation for Global CCCM Cluster and IOM events, including preparation of training, workshops, cluster retreat, and simulation exercises.

  8. Assist the CCCM team in the development of internal strategies and resources,

  9. Perform such duties as may be assigned

Education and Experience:

Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to migration or other relevant social sciences (e.g. humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, international relations or a related field), or the equivalent combination of humanitarian work experience in a related area.

Languages:

Excellent skills in English. Knowledge of another UN language an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (only one document/PDF format) to cccmrecruitment@iom.int adding “CCCM Support Intern II” in the subject line, no later than Friday 22, June.

NOTE: Candidates for internships at IOM must be under the age of 36 years old.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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