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Switzerland: Consultant – Procurement Officer for Global Insurances

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May 222019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Jun 2019

Position Title : Consultant – Procurement Officer for Global Insurances

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 June 2019

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:

The Human Resources Management (HRM) has embarked on a review of insurance coverage offered to staff and non-staff employees and a tender will be undertaken.

IOM seeks an experienced professional consultant who is (a) specialized in the area of group insurance in international organizations and (b) possesses in-depth knowledge of the group insurance market world-wide and in Switzerland for international Organizations working in diverse remote areas.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Procurement and Supply Division (PSD), the successful candidate in close collaboration with Staff Insurance and Standards Specialist of Human Resources Management Division, will be responsible and accountable for procurement strategy, planning and activities for the renewal of the global insurance package (including health insurances) for IOM. S/he will undertake all activities according to IOM general principles of:

• Best value for money

• Accountability, integrity and transparency

• Fairness and effective competition

• Best Interest of IOM.

The Consultant may be required to also conduct a tender for the selection of a professional and specialize consultancy firm, to assist works such as industry and market analysis, benchmarking, prepare relevant documents and carry out all relevant activities to ensure best possible outcome through renewal of all IOM’s insurances that cover staff and non-staff. This includes medical insurance for the various employee categories (regular staff, short-term staff), compensation plan for service-incurred injury and death, incapacity and partial disability insurance, malpractice, loss of personal property, Occupants of IOM Vehicles/Motorcycles, war risk for cases where UNDSS).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In close coordination with the Insurance Specialist review IOM’s existing insurance plans to understand IOM’s unique needs and requirements for insurance coverage.

  2. Conduct industry analysis and advise on global group insurance market of underwriters that are capable of meeting IOM’s requirements.

  3. Conduct Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis and identify risk and benefit opportunities as part of the renewal process.

  4. Work with licensed health insurance brokers and/or companies to research the market for available plans that provides coverage that meet IOM’s requirements for active staff, non-staff and former staff who are eligible to after service coverage, and their eligible family members.

  5. Explore all available options to meet IOM’s insurance needs; by develop a comprehensive specifications and scope of work, including advanced technologies and solutions to ensure highly efficient and effective health insurance claim process, minimizing risks of losses and misconducts.

  6. Develop sound sourcing plan to ensure timely execution of the renewal of the global insurances.

  7. Assist in obtaining clarifications on technical aspects and services from vendors and advise on possible technical and service problems if any.

  8. In close coordination with the Insurance Specialist and Procurement Evaluation Committee (PEC) perform an objective and independent technical and financial evaluation of all tenders received.

  9. Provide advice on the roll-out plan in case the contract is awarded to a new service provider.

  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Tangible and Measurable Outputs of the Work Assignment

Identification, selection and contracting of service provider for IOM global insurances.

Realistic Delivery Dates and Details as to how the work must be delivered

Target Timing

December 15th, 2019

Detailed workplan to be developed by the consultant upon selection in coordination with HRM Specialist, and approved by Chief, Procurement and Supply Division.

Deliverables and Timelines

Phase I (first 1 month): The consultant will develop a detailed workplan and key milestones in consultation with HRM specialist; familiarize with IOM rules and regulations, including and not limited to relevant HR policies, Procurement policies, and Financial Management regulations; review all existing insurance policies and conduct analysis such as market trend analysis, benchmarking, and vendor analysis.

Phase II (1-2 months): The consultant will map out the desired outcome of the global insurance tender, and prepare a detailed workplan to achieving it, this include the definition of the TOR, source select plan, tender package, recommendation of evaluation criteria and approach, in accordance with IOM rules and regulations.

Phase III (estimated 3 months): The consultant will carry out the tendering process, evaluation, selection and contracting the service providers, in close coordination with HRM Specialists and IOM internal stakeholders.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in this ToR.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

• Certification in Procurement, Logistics or Supply Chain management is an advantage.

Experience

• Professional experience – Seven years for candidates with a completed Bachelor’s Degree and five years for candidates with a completed Master’s Degree – in the respective insurance sector world-wide and in Switzerland including at least five years at the international level working on social security issues for staff in multinational business or international organizations dealing with global benefits;

• Specialization in insurance area, employee benefits and health insurance schemes

(international and in Switzerland);

• Knowledge and experience of healthcare market;

• Understanding of insurance-related economics and project management skills;

• Strong organizational, and communication skills;

• Ability to work independently against a tight deadline, with strong analytical, research and

(written and oral) communication skills;

• Previous experience working in an insurance company can be advantageous.

Languages

Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.

Note

The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data

Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.

The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 June 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 20.05.2019 to 02.06.2019

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CON2019/22-Consultant–ProcurementOfficerforGlobal Insurances-Geneva,Switzerland

(55986355) Released

Posting: Posting NC55986358 (55986358) Released

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Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy to finalise the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2019-2022 Strategic Plan (45 days between May and December 2019)

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May 032019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 09 May 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, protection

Background:

The global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) is the global level forum for coordination of child protection activities in humanitarian settings as part of the broader Global Protection Cluster (GPC). The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and other partners under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies. The mandate of the CP AoR is to ensure quality and coverage of child protection services through inter agency coordination, headed by UNICEF, the cluster lead agency. The CP AoR represents the interests of the entire humanitarian child protection community and are accountable both to the IASC, through the Protection Cluster; and to Humanitarian Coordinators and their country coordination teams; all of whom are ultimately accountable to children and their families who are affected by conflict, natural disasters or other humanitarian crises.

Over the last few years, the humanitarian operating environment has changed significantly. There has been a proliferation of complex and protracted emergencies, with levels of displacement not seen since the Second World War. The World Humanitarian Summit outcomes aimed to generate a renewed commitment to address this unprecedented scale of humanitarian needs through new partnerships, stronger participation of affected people and to better link humanitarian and development initiatives. Considering this evolving environment, the CP AoR needs to reassess its strategic focus, building on key elements of the CP AoR 2018-2020 Work Plan and considering areas that require enhanced effort and focus.

Purpose of the Consultancy:

The purpose of this consultancy is to facilitate the finalization of the CP AoR revised global strategy for 2019-2021, based on a previous draft, literature review and consultations with key stakeholders. In addition to the finalization of the global strategy and packaging for dissemination, the consultancy will also include the editing of documentation including the Needs Identification and Analysis handbook as well as the drafting and layout of three 2-pagers on different topics as described below.

How can you make a difference?

Key Deliverables:

Under the supervision of the Global CP AoR Coordinator and with inputs from the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Deliverable (10 days):

  • Review Literature and Current Draft. Review other cluster strategies, relevant CP AoR documents (such as the 2018 Annual Survey), wider humanitarian strategy (Grand Bargain updates, cluster reviews), review current draft of CP strategy.
  • Interviews. Develop semi-structured interview. Conduct remote interviews with 12 to 15 selected stakeholders to determine priorities within the CP AoR strategy. Analyze and distil findings from interviews, discuss findings with AoR Leadership.
  • Re-write First Draft. First draft of strategy completed and shared with small group (members determined by AoR Leadership).
  • Consolidate comments and write second draft. Take on board comments, feedback and clarification with key stakeholders and AoR team. Complete second draft. This draft is to be presented to the Strategic Advisory Group via a conference call.
  • Deliverable 2 (7 days):

  • Final draft. Complete final draft, include both a final review and comments of a technical nature followed by a copy-edit review for spelling, typos, etc.
  • Editing, design, layout and printing. Professional printing (and shipping to Geneva of 200 copies.
  • Deliverable 3 (22 days):

  • Editing of the Needs Identification and Analysis handbook.
  • Drafting and layout of three 2-pagers on Government system strengthening, localization and integrated needs analysis, among other.
  • Deliverable 4 (6 days):

  • Write up of outcomes of global events as requested, based on documentation, recordings and material provided for by the AoR team.
  • Criteria for the evaluation of deliverables: Timely delivery of solidly written deliverables, presenting all provided information in succinct but comprehensive way, edited and designed.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    The following qualifications are required to undertake this assignment:

    Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in field relevant to the assignment.

    Work Experience: Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the humanitarian sector, including experience in the field, of which at least five conducting reviews, assessments and/or evaluations of humanitarian issues.

    Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in English is essential.

    Other Skills: Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies, guidelines and recent developments pertaining to humanitarian assistance and coordination. Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Timeline and conditions of work

    The Strategic Review and additional tasks will be conducted over 45 days of work in a 7-month period by an individual consultant, from mid-May to end of December 2019.

    Start date: 15 May 2019 End date: 15 December 2019

    The work is to be completed off-site at the awarded consultant’s location. Interviews and calls shall be conducted remotely.

    Printing and shipping the 200 printed copies will be the responsibility of the consultant. However, UNICEF will reimburse based on actual costs born by the consultant.

    Cost and Timeframe:

    The consultant will be paid at an agreed daily rate as per the outlined deliverables.

    To apply

  • Please complete your profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system.
  • Please provide (attach) a Personal History Form (P-11) highlighting previous engagements which meet the qualification criteria described above. Personal History Form (P11) can be downloaded from: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above
  • Please submit a writing sample
  • Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Remarks:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521876

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    Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy (with travel) on Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Shock Responsive Social Protection (13 days between May and June 2019)

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    Apr 272019
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 03 May 2019

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    Background and Rationale

    Countries in the Central Asia region face significant emergency risk and require dependable support for emergency preparedness and response. Earthquakes pose the dominant threat and the region has countries with some of the highest risk levels in the world relative to exposure and capacity.[1] Major urban areas in the region are particularly vulnerable due to high population density and continuing concerns over the seismic safety of buildings and infrastructure.[2] The nearby Nepal earthquakes in April and June 2015 resulted in over 9,000 deaths and 22,000 serious injuries.[3]

    In addition to high earthquake risk, the increasing impact of climate change is exacerbating existing hazards such as landslides, flooding and mudslides.[4] The continuing conflict in Afghanistan risks new refugee flows into neighboring countries, especially Tajikistan[5]. Across the region, political instability and ethnic flash points can easily impact communities through the disruption of vital services, sudden displacements and more.

    Altogether the risk profile of the region, especially relating to earthquakes, underlines the urgency of ensuring collaboration to strengthen national capacities, strengthening the social protection systems and policies in a prioritized, coordinated and complementary manner before new emergencies occur. This recognizes the comparative advantages of Red Cross/Red Crescent societies (RCS) as first responders, capable of operating at local levels, the related global mandate of the IFRC, and UNICEF’s global emergency response systems, core commitments for children in emergencies and country level engagement with line ministries.

    Further to the November 2016 letter of understanding and re-affirmed commitments signed between the UNICEF Executive Director and the IFRC Secretary General in late 2018, and continuing high-level discussions, it is proposed, as an immediate priority, to advance concrete, country defined actions for emergency preparedness and early-action backed up by clearly defined and coordinated regional support. IFRC and UNICEF regional offices for Europe and Central Asia are rolling out a series of joint workshops in support of national earthquake preparedness and early action for first line respondents and key government partners at national and local levels. [6]

    Cash transfers in humanitarian settings are increasingly seen as an efficient, cost-effective and timely means of strengthening resilience of affected communities in a major emergency. In addition, through cash support, the affected communities coping mechanisms will be supported towards eliminating the need to resort to negative coping mechanisms with often long term negative impact on the well-being of families and children.

    In 2016 UNICEF, along with other actors, endorsed global commitments to invest in the scale-up of emergency Cash Transfers Programmes (CTP). The commitments included efforts to make national social protection systems more ‘shock-responsive’ so they can flexibly respond to emergencies. UNICEF has a long experience working on cash transfer programmes, mainly supporting national social protection systems, but there has been less focus on systematically integrating cash transfer programming into emergency preparedness planning and response. With the increasing demand to use CTP in emergency settings UNICEF is investing in scaling-up and institutionalizing emergency cash-based programming across the organization.

    In particular, with an increasing body of feasibility assessments and local experience in emergency cash-based approaches in Central Asia, there is need to accelerate opportunities to implement this modality more predictably and systematically, and build preparedness of existing systems where relevant, hence an emerging priority area for both UNICEF and IFRC.

    Purpose of the assignment

    The purpose of the assignment is to facilitate a workshop in order to strengthen first responder capacities of national RCS staff including volunteer networks, UNICEF country office social protection and emergencies specialists and key government counterparts at national and local levels in Central Asia on standards, principles and approaches of the cash-based emergency preparedness response, different modalities of the cash transfer programmes and principles of the shock responsive social protection system.

    The workshop objective is to build understanding of the potential for humanitarian cash transfers (hCTP), and in particular of Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) in the context of Central Asia along with the identification of specific constraints, preparedness measures and possible risks to address.

    The workshop will emphasize practical tools/steps for delivering cash assistance. Case studies from within and other regions will be presented showcasing the benefits while highlighting the risks as well. The workshop will be Central Asia-context specific.

    Intended Learning Outcomes and Follow up:

    At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of hCTP in particular SRSP, and pre-conditions for cost-effective and timely delivery of assistance, strengthened national SP systems and capacities.
  • Understand the different modalities for hCTP and delivery mechanisms, including using the modality and delivery mechanism (or part of it) of the existing social protection schemes.
  • Recall the building blocks of SRSP and exploring risk financing instruments
  • Recall the enabling factors and barriers to institutionalizing SRSP (generally and specifically to a given country) in Central Asia.
  • Understand the policy level implications for taking forward SRSP in a given country (case study)
  • Understand the potential roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders (UNICEF, IFRC/RCS, Government partners including social welfare Ministry and NDMO officers)
  • Develop the country specific operational follow up actions to strengthen emergency response capacities for cash response in major emergency settings and towards establishment of the shock responsive social protection systems in Central Asia.
  • Workshop modality:

  • A two-day workshop with the RCS, UNICEF representatives, key government partners including emergency social protection, local governance, emergency focal points from five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan)
  • The workshop will cover the principles of the cash-based humanitarian action for children in the context of a major earthquake in Central Asia, including using social protection systems in partnership with IFRC Europe Regional Office.
  • IFRC will co- facilitate the workshop.
  • The workshop will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The venue and other admin support will be provided by the CESDRR.
  • The workshop will be delivered in English with Russian translation, with a mix of PowerPoints and group work, plenary discussions.
  • Specific Tasks

    The consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Design 2 training sessionsof the 10 sessions of the two-day workshop. The training sessions should include one session on developing country level preparedness actions for the 5 central Asian countries represented (including a group exercise) and a session on challenges and opportunities in implementing preparedness measures. The consultant will use and adapt existing training materials to design those sessions, and finalize the sessions upon receiving comments/feedback from UNICEF ECARO Social Protection Specialists and IFRC Regional Cash coordinator. (02 days home-based)
  • In consultation with UNICEF ECARO and IFRC, adapt existing training material and facilitator guide for the whole workshop (02 day home-based)
  • Act as a co-facilitator for the two-day workshop with the IFRC Regional Cash Coordinator (03 days in Almaty including one day to finalize training materials with IFRC co-facilitator and two-day workshop)
  • Based on workshop discussions, develop TORs to highlight the possible roles of UNICEF, RCS and Government counterparts for joint preparedness and response and proposed customization for 5 central Asian countries in attendance (02 days, home-based)
  • Based on workshop discussions and UNICEF preparedness tool template, develop a brief preparedness action plan and roadmap for 5 central Asian countries in attendance to serve as the basis for upcoming national consultations (03 days, home-based)
  • Revise and finalize deliverables (TORs and brief preparedness plans) based on feedback and comments received from UNICEF ECARO and IFRC Europe Regional Office (01 days, home-based)
  • Duration, Deliverables and Payment schedule

    The duration of the consultancy is 13 days (full-time equivalent). The assignment should be carried out between May and June 2019. The deliverables for the assignment are:

  • Co-facilitation of workshop on June 5-7 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, including one day of joint preparation with IFRC
  • TORs for joint preparedness and response and proposed customization for 5 central Asian countries in attendance.
  • Brief preparedness action plan and roadmap for 5 central Asian countries in attendance.
  • The exact dates of deliverables and fee structure will be defined in consultation with the selected consultant.

    Qualifications and Skills Required

    The consultant should meet the following requirements:

  • An advanced university degree in the International Development, Social Policy, or related discipline required;
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience on strengthening social protection systems and/or emergency cash transfer programming is required,
  • Previous work experience in Europe and Central Asia is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking preparedness activities, conducting assessments, design and implementation of emergency cash-based programming, preferably from a multi-sectoral perspective;
  • Demonstrated experience on facilitating training with Governments and other partners;
  • Excellent writing, facilitation and communication skills;
  • Experience facilitating workshops on humanitarian cash transfers and/or shock responsive social protection for a UN agency is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in child-sensitive social protection concepts, theories and practices;
  • Familiarity with international norms and standards for humanitarian action;
  • Familiarity with the work of the UNICEF a strong asset
  • Fluency in English; Knowledge of Russian is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Conditions of Work

  • The consultant will work under the supervision of the Regional Social Policy Specialist in close collaboration with the Regional Emergency Specialist. The Regional Social Policy Advisor or OIC will provide oversight.
  • The assignment is a combination of home-based and in-country work, with official travel to Almaty, Kazakhstan. The consultant is expected to work independently. The consultant will need to organize own travel, including ticketing and visa, and will be reimbursed expenditures based on the most direct and economical route in economy class. UNICEF will pay the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate. The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN DSS BSafe certificate, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance with hospitalisation and repatriation coverage. The dates for the travel will be June 5-7, 2019.
  • UNICEF will organize meeting logistics. The consultant will provide their own computer and communications equipment (laptop, telephones, etc).
  • All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No work or travel may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant
  • The consultant will coordinate accordingly with the IFRC co-facilitator in preparation, during and after the training
  • Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results

  • Timely delivery of sessions outlines and adapted training materials draft ahead of workshop
  • Satisfactory co-facilitation of workshop on June 5-7, 2019.
  • Timely delivery of quality TORs and preparedness action plans
  • Adequate coordination with IFRC
  • Performance will be analyzed after delivery of the workshop facilitation and associated deliverables and before final payment.

    Submission of applications:

    Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents:

    1)Resume and Cover Letter

    2)A financial proposal including fee per day as well as lump sum financial quotethat includes all expected costs for the consultancy period (including travel and allowance);

    3)Names of at least three refereesthat can be contacted and who can attest to the experience of the consultant as an experienced facilitator on humanitarian cash transfers and shock responsive social protection.

    4) Writing sample ideally of training materials developed on humanitarian cash transfers and/or shock responsive social protection

    Remarks:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    [1] Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are among the 10 countries with highest EQ risk globally. Turkmenistan is ranked 26 (INFORM 2019). At the same time, all three countries extend into the Fergana valley, a region that has as recently as 2010 been a flash point for ethnic violence, civil unrest, economic instability and cross-border disputes, often linked to land and water resources.

    [2] OCHA Regional EQ Preparedness Plan (2017)

    [3] The Saturday, 25 April 2015 earthquake was measured at magnitude-7.8 followed 17 days later by a 7.3m aftershock on 12 May. In addition to deaths and injuries, hundreds of thousands of people lost everything and faced extreme poverty. More than 600,000 homes were destroyed and 288,000 were damaged in the 14 worst-hit districts. The quakes’ strongest impact was in remote rural areas, making the response extremely challenging. (World Vision)

    [4] UNICEF/ECHO DRR Lessons Learned Workshop (Tashkent, 2017)

    [5] The Tajikistan inter-agency contingency plan identifies the risk of between 10,000-50,000 refugees entering the country from Afghanistan.

    [6] Regional Proposal for Accelerated UNICEF-IFRC Partnership for Emergency Preparedness and Early-Action (Earthquake focus) in the Central Asia region, 7 November 2018, RO Emergency

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521765

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    Switzerland: Intern for DCAF’s Latin America and the Caribbean Unit (100%)

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    Apr 242019
     

    Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 12 May 2019

    Intern for DCAF’s Latin America and the Caribbean Unit (100%)

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

    DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch

    DCAF’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Unit strives to strengthen citizen security in the LAC region by promoting the application of good governance principles. The LAC Unit is looking for a motivated individual to support its office in Geneva for a six month paid internship:

    Intern (100%)

    Location: Geneva

    Starting date: 22 May 2019 or upon mutual agreement

    Duration: 6 months

    The role

    Under the supervision of the Head of the LAC Unit, the intern will contribute to the Unit’s current and new project in the LAC region by offering support in the areas of communication and research. This internship will have a strong learning component in order to enable the candidate to develop relevant skills and knowledge in the area of SSG/R.

    Tasks and responsibilities:

    • Contribute with background research on SSG/R issues in LAC region to the Unit’s current and new projects
    • Support the drafting of communication material and knowledge products, which includes proofreading and translation work
    • Assist the Unit in communication matters and the organisation of events
    • Support the Unit in administrative matters when needed.

    Candidates should meet the following criteria:

    • Currently enrolled in university or recently graduated in a relevant field (e.g. International Relations, Development, Security, Peace Studies, etc.)
    • Have not more than one year of relevant work experience
    • Good command of written and spoken Spanish and English; knowledge of French is considered an asset
    • Good intercultural communication skills and interest to learn more about SSG/R issues in the LAC region
    • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite

    We offer:

    • A rewarding and dynamic experience
    • The chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
    • The chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

    How to apply:

    If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to dcaf.lac@dcaf.ch by 12 May 2019 with the subject heading “Intern – LAC Unit”, enclosing:

    • A one-page motivational statement in English
    • A concise CV (maximum two pages)

    DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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    Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy (with travel)-Support to the Country Level Nutrition Cluster Coordination (GNC helpdesk) (6 months)

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    Apr 242019
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 May 2019

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    Job Title:

    Consultant

    Place of Work:

    Home based and two to three travels to Geneva and Brussels

    Reports to:

    Global Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

    Works with:

    Nutrition Cluster/Sector Coordinators at country level the GNC Coordination Team (GNC-CT)

    Duration

    For a period of 6 months and one week, from 24 June 2019

    Background and Justification

    At a global level, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) led by UNICEF has made significant progress since 2006 in bringing together nutrition partners to support a coherent emergency response. Operational support for effective cluster coordination is at the core of the GNC’s strategic priorities, and from 2010 to date, over 36 cluster/sector countries have benefited from this support.

    In 2014, the GNC conducted an evaluation of its support to national nutrition coordination platforms which was completed in January 2015[1]. Amongst the major recommendations proposed was the development of an operational support plan for the GNC-CT to engage and support national clusters in a systemic manner. This evaluation further confirmed the need for a dedicated remote support function to rapidly resolve coordination, IM and technical issues. Drawing on the recommendations of the evaluation, in June 2015, the GNC-CT established a GNC Help Desk that provided systematic and routine support to all field based coordinators and IMOs. The strategic relevance of this support was also articulated in the 2014-2016 GNC strategy, and currently, the GNC Strategic Priority number 1 within the 2017-2020 Strategy and the 2017-2018 workplan has also maintained this as one of the priorities of the global partnership.

    Upon establishment, the GNC-CT and the HelpDesk established a list of 36 countries with sector and cluster coordination structures to provide coordination support. During the period of 2015-2017, the HelpDesk provided the following support: induction and mentoring of newly appointed nutrition cluster/sector coordinators (NCCs) and rapid response team (RRT) members (9 persons), organization of remote orientation sessions on cluster approach for partners (129 persons trained), support to CCPM exercise (17 countries), support to HNO and HRP development (17 countries) and ad hoc support regarding cluster/sector coordination concerns (31 countries who have received from one time/easy to solve to more extensive supports). The HelpDesk has also maintained a close contact with country cluster coordinators and information management officers (IMOs) through the organization of 11 monthly NCC calls, with an average of 13 participants from different countries per call. All activities undertaken and concerns observed during the HelpDesk support to countries were shared each month with the GNC-CT through the submission of monthly reports and attendance to all relevant calls at global level. The cluster coordinators and IMOs at country level greatly supported the establishment of the HelpDesk and during the 2015GNC Annual Meeting expressed their desire to continue with such services[2]. The consultant will continue to maintain the GNC HelpDesk services to the country clusters/sectors and will draw on pre-existing relationships between the GNC-CT and nutrition cluster coordination teams.

    Objectives and Activities:

    The purpose of this consultancy is to strengthen the capacity of Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) clusters/sector coordination mechanisms at the country level to develop and deliver quality, predictable, timely, effective and integrated nutrition responses through provision of quality cluster/sector coordination-related support, mentoring and training. The following expected results include details on tasks to be undertaken, although given the evolving nature of this work, the tasks and deliverables outlined below could be modified or added to, based on mutual agreement.

  • Set up, run, record and follow-up the regular (monthly and on “needs” basis) skype calls for all field-based nutrition cluster coordinators and establish systematic information flow, experience exchange.
  • Regularly (monthly and on as “needed” basis), communicate issues raised by the NCCs to the Global Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team and the GNC SAG through monthly reports, calls and at the GNC SAG meetings.
  • Provide induction and mentoring of newly appointed nutrition cluster/sector coordinators:
  • Systematically identify the need within the various cluster/sector milestones, by supporting the implementation of the cluster coordination performance monitoring exercises (CCPM) and the development of plans of actions, which clearly articulate actions required from the GNC-CT to support the implementation of the plan of action.
  • Systematically review cluster/sector- related needs and support cluster/sector teams and partners in analyzing the situation/response in country, including factors contributing to poor nutrition outcomes and provide inputs/comments to draft Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs);
  • Systematically support country cluster/sectors in formulating integrated response plans based on evidence and provide technical inputs to the Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) developed by country clusters/sectors prior to their finalization, in an effort to ensuring quality of a comprehensive NiE response plan.
  • Systematically support and strengthen the work of the country cluster/sector Strategic Advisory Groups (SAGs) and the Technical Working Groups (TWG) by providing real time technical support to cluster/sector teams and partners.
  • Provide an orientation on the complementary roles of different initiatives (GNC/RRT, Technical RRT, Technical NiE body and other relevant technical support such as global SMART etc) jointly with NiE Technical HelpDesk Officer.
  • Provide on-site operational support to country clusters/sectors through field visits, during the critical time of development of HNO and/or HRP in high profile L3/L2 countries.
  • Collate and document country level experience and lessons learned and present them to the GNC-CT and GNC partners and during the regular Annual Meetings of the NCC/IMOs, GNC Annual report and support the revision of global level guidance and operating procedures based on lessons learned.
  • Consolidate quarterly reports outline situation analysis, needs, achievement and challenges from cluster/sector platforms coordinating NiE response
  • Produce quarterly and annual reports and share them with GNC partners and donors to inform global and country level decision-making on progress, challenges and actions needed to address them
  • Participate in GNC Annual events to provide feedback to global level partners and country cluster coordinators.
  • Any other task as assigned by the GNC Coordination Team
  • Deliverables:

  • Monthly report on the work done in a previous month;
  • GNC Bi-Annual report inputs;
  • An orientation for country clusters/sectors on the complementary roles of different initiatives – 100% of newly recruited /seconded NCC/IMOs who received orientation;
  • Regular (monthly and on “needs” basis) skype calls for all field-based nutrition cluster /sector coordinators and IMOs and global calls for major emergencies;
  • 100% of countries supported by the GNC conducted a joint analysis of needs100% of countries supported by the GNC have integrated response plans in place.
  • Ad hoc support to nutrition cluster provided within 48 hours
  • Required qualifications and competencies:

  • Advanced University degree (Master or equivalent) in Nutrition, Public Health or relevant field;
  • At least 8 years of experience in nutrition in emergencies programming or nutrition, food security programme management, including proven experience of leading coordination of nutrition in emergencies responses in a range of settings including sudden onset natural disasters and conflict settings.
  • Excellent understanding of the humanitarian architecture at global and field level and the IASC Transformative Agenda and cluster approach;
  • Familiarity with the work, working methods, and members of the GNC
  • Experience of facilitation of cluster coordination training to interagency groups is an asset.
  • Experience of mentoring in a professional setting
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic and Russian is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver results
  • Proven communication and working with people skills will be considered as an asset
  • Duration:

    The consultancy is home-based, preferably in Geneva or nearby areas. It is envisaged that the consultant will start work on24 June 2019 until 31 December 2019, full time 20-22 working days a month. Payments are to be scheduled on a monthly basis.

    Travel and Insurance:

    This consultancy is home-based and involves two to three travels to Geneva and location where GNC Annual Meetings will take place (Brussels, Belgium, 1-5 July 2019). All travel expenses will be paid by UNICEF. The consultant will travel by the most direct and economical route in economy class. UNICEF will pay the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate. The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UNDSS Basic and Advanced Security certificates, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance and an immunization/vaccination card. The dates for the travel will be determined in consultation with GNC-CT.

    To apply:

    Please submit the following documents along with your application:

  • Letter of interest, including your approach to the assignment and proposed fees (monthly) and travel costs. Please note that the letter that doesn’t specify your fees will not be accepted.
  • UN P-11 Personal History form duly completed and recent CV.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    [1] “Evaluation of the support provided by the Global Nutrition Cluster to National Coordination Platforms”. Global Nutrition Cluster. Final Report, 6 February 2015

    [2] 2015 GNC Annual Meeting report, UNICEF 2015.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521625

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    Assistenz (m/w/d) im Produkmanagment/ Global Marketing, Freiburg

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    Apr 222019
     

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ist der weltweit führende Partner für die Wissenschaft mit einem Umsatz von 22 Mrd. USD und 70* Mitarbeitern in 50 Ländern. Unsere Mission ist es, unsere Kunden in die Lage zu versetzen, die Welt gesünder, s…
    Thermo Fisher Scientific – Marketing

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    Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy (with travel) for the 2019 Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Annual Meeting (50 working days)

     Administracion, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy (with travel) for the 2019 Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Annual Meeting (50 working days)
    Apr 162019
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 22 Apr 2019

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, appropriate nutrition

    The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process, which aimed to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response programmes by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership in order to reach more affected population, with more comprehensive, need-based relief in a more effective and timely manner. At global level, the Global Nutrition Cluster has about 40 partners. UNICEF is the Cluster Lead Agency for the Global Nutrition Cluster.

    The GNC annual meeting is a three-day meeting and is normally attended by 60-80 participants comprised of country cluster coordinators, country information managers, global and country cluster partners from the UN and NGO community as well as donors.

    The upcoming GNC Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place in Brussels from 2nd to 4th July 2019. The meeting is expected to be structured around country cluster presentations.

    Additionally, on 1st July, a side-event focusing on Afghanistan and DRC will be held to showcase the thematic issues being dealt with in those countries, demonstrate UNICEF leadership, as well as discuss the concerns being faced there. Based on the case studies presented during this side-event, participants will discuss, prioritise and agree actions for the three-day meeting.

    How can you make a difference?

    In this context, investment in preparation to create structured, clear presentations is critical for an effective, efficient meeting. The GNC is therefore looking for a consultant to support preparations for the GNC annual meeting as below:

  • Side-meeting on Afghanistan and DRC:
  • The consultant will support the GNC Global Coordinator and Country Cluster Coordinators to a) develop background country briefs, b) develop country presentations, c) identify key questions to inform discussions, d) provide input to the agenda development, e) document the meeting outcome. During the meeting, the consultant will support the country cluster presenters as necessary and provide support to the meeting chair and facilitators in the meeting process. The rapporteur will support the chair and facilitator to identify key points emerging from sessions and to inform concluding remarks and actions. The consultant will produce a short report as a final output.

  • Country cluster presentations development for the GNC Annual meeting
  • Modelled on previous successful approaches in 2017 and 2018, the consultant will conduct interviews with and provide necessary technical and editorial support to country cluster coordination teams to unpack and subsequently develop presentations to deliver in the main GNC meeting. Country cluster experiences to feature will be identified by the GNC Global Coordinator in consultation with the Strategic Advisory group (SAG).

  • Preparing a final report from the 2019 GNC Annual meeting
  • The consultant will also attend the 2019 GNC Annual meeting and will take notes and prepare the final report of the meeting to be shared with partners.

    The deliverables will be assessed as per timeliness and quality based on the consensus of the Strategic Advisory Group.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: University degree in Social/Political Science, International relations, Public Health/Nutrition or related field is required;
  • Work experience: at least 8 years’ experience with international agencies and organization in the field of humanitarian response, including emergency nutrition and coordination is required.Experience with coordination and group facilitation is desired. Experience in the UN system, NGO humanitarian community and cluster approach would be an advantage.
  • Language: Fluency in English and a second UN language, preferably French
  • Estimated Duration of the Contract: the consultancy is for 50 days between May and July 2019.

    Duty Station and Travel: The consultant will work remotely in consultation with countries. The consultant is expected to travel to the GNC Annual Meeting and be in Brussels between 1 and 4 July 2019.

    Payment: The consultant will be paid at the end of the contract upon successful completion of all the deliverables and submission of a final invoice.

    Applications

    Interested candidates should submit:

  • A CV and Personal history form (downloadable from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc). Alternatively, if a candidate profile in the UNICEF e-Recruitment System is available, you may download it and submit it as part of application.
  • A cover letter, in you they indicate ability, availability.
  • A financial offer,including daily fees (in USD), travel and subsistencecosts for Brussels, Belgium.
  • Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521400

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