Switzerland: INGO Delegate – Geneva Conference on Afghanistan 2018

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Oct 132018

Organization: British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

The GCA Civil Society INGO Delegation Announcement


In November 2018 the UN and Afghan government are jointly hosting the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan (GCA), a donor conference to improve mutual commitments to Afghanistan and to discuss reform and development milestones for the Afghan government and international partners. A delegation of international non-governmental organisations (INGO) will be invited to the GCA in late November. They will be taking part in a series of events on the 26th – 28th November, including the main event.

An independent Advisory Committee consisting of INGO representatives supported by the British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) has be tasked with selecting a delegation that can advocate effectively and further the causes agreed by civil society (Afghan and international) in the GCA and follow up on the commitments made there.

The successful INGO delegates will play a supportive role to the 10 delegates representing Afghan civil society and complement their advocacy and policy activities in Geneva. To that end the INGO delegation will actively participate in the conference process through supporting the civil society delegation at the Geneva conferences’ side events and main event, and engage with national and international policymakers, media and other stakeholders.

After soliciting the views of INGOs and a thorough review of the INGO section process following the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in 2016 a final decision was reached on the selection criteria and process. On 12th October 2018, the Advisory Committee agreed on the following points:

  1. The delegation will be formed of international charities (non-profit). Private sector, Public sector and national diaspora groups will not be considered;

  2. The charity should have worked in Afghanistan for at least five years. Longer work period is an advantage;

  3. The charity should have current projects in Afghanistan either directly implemented or through a partnership approach;

  4. The charity should have programmes and technical expertise in at least one of the following areas: media, humanitarian, education, health, livelihoods, women’s rights, human rights, development, governance, extractives, IDPs, and peacebuilding;

  5. The charity should have a track record of influencing policy and leading advocacy campaigns;

  6. The nominees should be of a good standing in their organisation, and should have good understanding and experience of aid coordination frameworks including the SMAF and ANPDF;

  7. Afghan national INGO staff are encouraged to apply however, INGOs would need to sponsor their Afghan staff who need Swiss visas (unfortunately, BAAG will not be able to assist with this);

  8. The delegation will have gender balance.

  9. The delegation should be formed of organisations that works across all Afghan provinces; the experience of working in neighbouring countries is an advantage but not necessarily a criterion; and it is not necessary that a single organisation works in all provinces;

  10. Those who are already represented through other formal channels in the GCA will not be considered if there are more than 10 applications;

  11. The Advisory Committee will solicit applications from all INGOs engaged in the process and will make the final decision using the above criteria.

The delegation may include representatives of INGOs who are Afghan or who are usually based in Afghanistan. However, BAAG cannot support any visa applications or travel arrangements for these individuals so their organisation must take the responsibility and risk for these matters themselves.

Please note, the exact number of INGO Delegates is currently under consideration by GCA organisers. A likely figure is five to a maximum of ten.

How to apply:

If you are interested to be part of this delegation, please complete the application form and return it to by 17.30 GMT, 22nd October 2018.

Timeline for process

12th October 2018: Open call for nominations published and shared.

22nd October 2018: Call for nominations closes at 17:30 BST

24th October 2018: Advisory Committee screens all applications and selects a shortlist using the Selection Form. The Advisory Committee will deliberate and agree on the delegation.

25th October 2018: Announcement of delegation.

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Switzerland: English Translator, Language Services, P2 – Part Time (80%)

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Oct 122018

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 09 Nov 2018

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships

Reporting to the Head of Language Services and under the general supervision of the Director for Member Parliaments and External Relations, the English Translator will ensure that editing of English texts and translations into English are provided in a consistent and timely manner.


The English Translator:

  • Translates political, legal and administrative texts from French and Spanish into English
  • Edits texts drafted in English;
  • Enters requests into workflow and keeps track of translation volume and outputs for the English section;
  • Liaises with external collaborators;
  • Outsources requests into English, Spanish and Arabic as required;
  • Drafts or edits summary records;
  • Assists temporary staff attached to the service during Assemblies and meetings and briefs them on the procedures and practices of the IPU and on terminology, as required;
  • Takes minutes of meetings;
  • Other duties consistent with the role and responsibilities of the position.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following IPU Secretariat Staff

  • External Collaborators

Results expected

High-quality outputs. General language support in the servicing of governing bodies and committees.


  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audiences; uses discretion and confidentiality;
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matters. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations and has the ability to work under pressure while maintaining high levels of production and quality. Has a good knowledge of administrative procedures;
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and foster a cohesive team environment. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Supports and acts in accordance with final decision taken for the group, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Is able to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Planning & organization: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Client orientation: Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with other units within the Organization by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies their needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Keeps them informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timelines for the delivery of services;
  • Technological awareness: Proficient in Office applications and is familiar with computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools.


  • Education: University degree in modern languages, translation or a field relevant to the IPU’s activities;
  • Language: A perfect command of written and spoken English, and an excellent knowledge of French and Spanish or other UN language. Knowledge of another IPU working language will be an advantage;
  • Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience in translation, preferably in a governmental or international organization;
  • Other skills: Previous experience of working in a parliamentary environment will be a distinct advantage.

Duties applicable to all staff

Actively work towards the achievement of the IPU’s strategic objectives. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Head of Language Services and the Director of Assembly Affairs and Relations with Member Parliaments.


The Inter-Parliamentary Union offers an attractive salary and benefits package comparable to that of other international organizations headquartered in Geneva, commensurate with education and experience.

Indicative Annual Salary at the P-2 level at 80% (net of tax)

USD 37,178 at single rate (plus allowance for primary dependants if applicable).

Post Adjustment

Plus 74.6% (October 2018 rate) of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

For further information, please consult the International Civil Service Commission website:

Employment Policy

This position will be filled through an international recruitment process that will be open to internal and external applicants. From among equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to the under-represented sex and persons from countries not represented in the Secretariat.

This position will be based in Geneva and will require frequent travelling. It will be for an initial period of two years, renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

How to apply:

Applications should be addressed to the:

Director, Support Services
Inter-Parliamentary Union
5, chemin du Pommier
Case postale 330
CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Tel: 41 22 919 4150
Fax: 41 22 919 4160

Applications should be received on or before 9 November 2018 at midnight. In order to ensure prompt and efficient processing of your application, you are required to provide, along with your resume and IPU Job application form (available at ), a detailed covering letter explaining how you meet each of the requirements of the position with concrete examples.

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

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Abteilungsleitung Pflege (100%) für die Bettenstation Traumatologie, Zürich

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Oct 082018

Sicherstellung der Zielerreichung im Verantwortungsbereich (22 Betten) unter Berücksichtigung betriebswirtschaftlicher und strategischer Vorgaben in enger Zusammenarbeit mit den Fachexperten, den Berufsbildnern und der Leitung Pflegedienst …
UniversitatsSpital Zurich (USZ)

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Switzerland: WILPF opens two Communication Internships 2018/2019

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Sep 162018

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our two upcoming Communication Internships. The first internship is open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit. It runs from 22 October 2018 to 19 April 2019 (6 months). The second is open to all applicants. It will start around 15 April 2019 and last between 4-6 months.

Internship description

As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

We expect you to:

  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
  • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
  • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
  • be able to meet tight deadlines;
  • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
  • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
  • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.


  • Fluent in English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

The practical stuff

The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to by 21 September 2018 for our Winter Internship and 19 October 2018 for our Spring Internship. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2018” or “Communications Internship Spring 2019” in the subject field.

Please note that the Winter 2018 Internship is only open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

Read more about WILPF on and/or follow us on our social media.

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Production Engineer, Bülach

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Sep 162018

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