Closing date: 28 Feb 2018
Role & Responsibilities
As part of the HQ Logistics team, you work under the supervision of the Logistics Manager and in a functional relationship with the other HQ departments. Develop and strengthen Medair’s Logistics capacity in the area of Logistics Country Program Support, Procurement, and contribute to the professional development of Logistics within Medair. Support field operations and assist in HQ functions as requested. You will also be able to deploy to emergency response within 24 hours for a specific period of time.
Medair Headquarters (HQ) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and HQ staff.
Based in Medair Headquarters, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland (with 20% of work time in field / emergency as requested by country programs).
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract.
Key Activity Areas
· Advisor- Liaison with HQ and field country team members, especially Head of Country Programme, Finance, HR, Programme Officer and Logistics Manager of assigned country programs to provide logistics support and advice.
· Ensure procurement planning is in place for all projects. Oversee the implementation of and compliance with Medair logistics procedures, policies, and management tools; when necessary, propose improvements.
· Contribute to and validate the logistics component of proposals, budgets and project reports.
· Follow developments and changes in donor procedures, requirements, and guidelines.
· Develop, organize and give training to logistics staff both at HQ and in the field.
· Carry out field visits and assess adherence to logistics procedures, identify possible areas for improvement, develop and implement changed and new procedures where needed.
· Contribute to improvements of Medair’s logistics processes.
Business Process Expert
· Act as the BPE (Business Process Expert) for logistics related processes within Medair.
· Ensuring policies and procedures are developed, improved and kept up-to-date, serve as a reference point for questions, information, and training.
· Has a technical expertise of logistic field requirements (generators, equipment management, fleet, drivers etc).
· Emergency response capacity: ability to deploy in 24 hours to emergency response wave 1 or wave 2 as logistician in close relation with the head of emergency response.
· Understanding of emergency procedures and structure in country (Cluster approach, OCHA etc).
Team Spiritual Life
· Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
· Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
· Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.
· Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Humanitarian Logistics or a related field. Certification in procurement would be desirable.
· Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written). Ideally, French.
Experience / Competencies
· Minimum two-year relevant logistics and management experience in emergency or development context at a coordination level.
· Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.
· Emergency response deployment experience as logistician and ability to work under pressure in difficult context conditions.
· Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Processes and procedures understanding and implementations (specifically procurement).
· Experience of logistics in a cross-cultural, challenging environment as well as training competency for logistics.
· Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and oversee multiple tasks.
· Excellent project management skills and strong leadership to lead cross functional projects.
· Prepared to undertake extensive field travel to country programmes for deployments; and willing to work in remote, basic conditions and insecure locations.
· Demonstrable knowledge of rules, regulations and donor policies governing the compliance / regulatory management of procurement rules from US, EU, UN and other agencies.
· Technical understanding of mechanical and communication equipment.
· Ability to communicate effectively with programme teams and be able to represent Medair with UN organizations, other international NGO’s and local authorities worldwide.
· Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.
· For more senior / technical roles, some other nationalities may be eligible to apply.
· This is a HQ based position in Lausanne Switzerland, with up to 20% field / emergency deployment.
How to apply:
Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:
a) Medair organisational values.
b) Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
c) Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.
To apply, then:
a) go to our Current Vacancies page
b) and apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile)
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 28 Jan 2018
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organisation working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than thirty-five countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.
DRC has been working on Mixed Migration for almost a decade. In 2011, the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen was established in Nairobi. The RMMS evolved into a dedicated research and analytical unit, focused on data collection, research, information management and aiming to stimulate forward thinking in the sector dealing with mixed migration. From early 2016 onwards, DRC in various different set-ups and in cooperation with various stakeholders, expanded its engagement in mixed migration, by setting up an RMMS West Africa, hosting the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP) in the Middle East and expanding its flagship and innovative data collection project 4Mi (the mixed migration monitoring mechanism initiative) from East Africa to West Africa, Libya, Southern Africa, Europe and Asia.
DRC now aims to bring together all the entities working on mixed migration data collection, research, analysis and policy development under a new coherent and recognizable brand, led from the central level in Geneva but maintaining the strong regional and field presence with teams hosted by DRC regional and country offices. This new unit will be called the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and be based in Geneva.
About the job
The overall objectives of the MMC Programme Coordinator are to provide technical support and quality assurance on mixed migration research of the MMC, engage in advocacy and policy development on mixed migration and to support the Head of the MMC in the start-up and implementation of the MMC as a deputy.
The MMC Programme Coordinator is expected to perform the following duties:
Management and organisation
Data collection and information management
Research and quality assurance
External representation and policy development
In order to be successful, you have to meet the following qualifications
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: Open ended
Gross Salary: Between 7.200 and 8.640 CHF according to experience and qualifications.
Designation of Duty Station: Family Duty Station
Start date: As soon as possible
Following Swiss regulations DRC offers accident and travel insurance, while all staff have to pay tax according to Swiss law as well as personal health insurance. Estimating tax calculators are available online, for instance: http://www.estv2.admin.ch/e/dienstleistungen/steuerrechner/2017/ge.php.
DRC does not provide additional housing or schooling or any other allowances.
How to apply:
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
Applications sent by email will not be considered.**
Closing date for applications: 28 January 2018
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact our job support at drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
For more details on this position please contact: Bram Frouws at firstname.lastname@example.org
Though no mandatory requirement, Swiss or Shengen nationals will be given a certain preference as any person with a valid work and residence permit for Switzerland.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Closing date: 28 Jan 2018
Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)
In relation to designated countries:
Grant Making and Management
Research and Communications
How to apply:
Application Deadline: Open until all open positions are filled.
Please specify in your application the specific team or team for which you would like to be considered.
GCERF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/career-opportunities/.
Please note that interested candidates should always apply through our career page. Applications submitted by email or other websites than GCERF will not be considered.
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018
This position can be based in New York, Geneva or London.
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
Working in partnership with local and national civil society organizations is fundamental to the IRC’s mission to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Effective local partnerships enable the IRC to pursue the strategic objectives set out in IRC 2020, resulting in more effective, responsive and durable assistance that reaches more people and produces better outcomes for our clients. Investing in local civil society organizations not only recognizes those organizations as allies in achieving the IRC’s core outcomes, but also as catalysts and drivers of change.
The Senior Compliance Officer of Subawards & Partnerships will contribute to IRC being a global leader in the humanitarian arena for partnerships by ensuring that the IRC Subaward &Partnership process: is executed in accordance with IRC statutory donors rules and regulations and the IRC Subaward Partner Management System (SPMS); builds the knowledge and capacity of IRC staff in developing, executing and monitoring mutually beneficial partnerships and; enhances and builds the capacity of partner organizations.
Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: AMU Sr. Director of Compliance and Policy
Position directly supervises: Compliance Officer, Subawards & Partnerships
Other Internal and/or external contacts: AMU Compliance and Policy staff, AMU Pillars, Ethics and Compliance Unit, Finance, IRC UK and other European offices, US Programs, Technical Units, and International Programs
How to apply:
Please apply on our site: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=832