Switzerland: Project Assistant Middle East (100%)

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Jan 172018

Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) assists partner states in developing laws, institutions, policies and practices to improve the governance of their security sector based on international norms and good practices. Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF has a global portfolio and employs over 170 highly qualified international staff with operational activities in over 70 countries.

The Middle East and North Africa Division is seeking a highly dedicated professional for the following position at its headquarters in Geneva:

Project Assistant Middle East (100%)

Location: Geneva with travel to the region

Starting date: 1 March 2018 or as per agreement

Duration: 24 months, with possibility of extension

Your mission

The Project Assistant will support the Middle East Division in the development, follow-up and coordination of activities in one or more countries in the Middle East.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of security sector reform projects in the Middle East region

  • Contribute to the organization of workshop and events

  • Assist the editing and layout review of publications

  • Conduct research on issues relevant to security sector governance and reform in the Middle East

  • Drafts quality narrative and financial reports, within established deadlines

  • Carry out logistical and administrative tasks for the smooth running of the Middle East desk

Your profile

  • University degree in law, political sciences, international relations, development, security studies or related field

  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in project management, preferably within security and/or justice reform, or for an international organization

  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset

  • Capacity to write and edit reports in English for publication

  • Strong communication and organisational skills

  • Cultural sensitivity, ideally familiarity with the Arab world

  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland

How to apply:

Are you interested in joining us? Are you inspired by this position?

Please send your dossier with the reference «*PA2018*» to by 24 January 2018,


  • a one-page cover letter in English describing your story and what you would bring us

  • a CV (maximum length 2 pages)

  • the completed DCAF Application Form to be downloaded from › About DCAF › Work with us› Project Assistant Middle East

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Switzerland: Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions

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Jan 142018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Position Title : Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 January 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

  3. External female candidates.


As part of IOM digital transformation and to ensure Migrants have easy access to secure, pertinent and comprehensive information using their mobile devices, ICT is establishing a mobile development platform to create systems of engagement for beneficiaries and the IOM staff. The platform will allow the organization to leverage on the fast growth of mobile technology to deliver products and services for staff and people on the move.

Under the direct supervision of IOM’s Chief Information Officer, and in close collaboration with representatives from relevant divisions at IOM Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall development and management of IOM Mobile development platforms and projects for internal and external applications (apps).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Design, implement and manage the overall mobile development platform and corporate mobile apps and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical implementation and monitoring, in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as donor requirements.

  2. Develop and maintain work plans, implementation strategies, and expenditure plans to ensure timely implementation and achievement of project activities and results.

  3. Design and implement a structure to support the demand for new mobile apps. Identify, select and ensure the availability of necessary support and authorize the use of internal and external resources.

  4. Coordinate and manage all activities at the global level and in target countries, if applicable. Provide direction, leadership, technical advice and guidance, monitoring and oversight support to participating IOM offices and divisions, in close coordination with and with the support of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department.

  5. In collaboration with the other divisions and team, ensure the development of roadmap and the production of mobile applications with an emphasis on efficiency of exchanges and corresponding program delivery.

  6. Advise and support Regional Offices, Country Offices, departments and divisions to develop roadmaps related to mobile apps, and ensure compatibility with the IOM mobile enterprise platform and other institutional solutions.

  7. Regularly review and consult with the Director of ICT on the overall direction and strategy of the mobile development platform and projects for effectiveness, coherence and integrity, and work to build linkages and synergies with other IOM projects and programmes, where relevant.

  8. Select and recruit staff and/or consultants to carry out project activities, in close coordination with the Director of ICT and relevant IOM Division Heads. Supervise staff and consultants assigned to the project.

  9. Lead the effort to mobilize resources for all corporate mobile projects, in close cooperation with ICT and other relevant partners. Establish and maintain effective communication channels with project stakeholders, including existing and potential partners.

  10. Conduct a technical review of existing initiatives that offer related or similar services within the technology domain. Define the process of risk management for the apps and prepare a risk management plan, in coordination with internal stakeholders.

  11. Identify obstacles to the smooth implementation of the project, devise solutions, take action and consult the ICT Department and relevant HQ units in a timely manner.

  12. Prepare project reports and ensure timely submission, in line with project requirements and IOM procedures and standards. Prepare regular briefings, summaries, press releases and other relevant information materials, as required.

  13. Develop and implement a visibility/marketing and communications strategy when launching news mobile apps.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

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


• Eight years of professional experience;

• Knowledge of IOM and the global migration context;

• Strong technical understanding of cloud technology and services, security, and mobile technologies;

• Demonstrated experience with project development and liaison with private sector stakeholders, UN agencies and international cooperating partners;

• Demonstrated experience in project coordination and management;

• Strong management, leadership and facilitation skills;

• High level of competent in use of computer resources.


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

Desirable Competencies:


• 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.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment

system, by 24 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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 11.01.2018 to 24.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/14 (P) – Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions (P4) – Geneva, Switzerland (55312116) Released

Posting: Posting NC55312161 (55312161) Released

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Switzerland: Project Assistant, Business and Security Public-Private Partnerships Division

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Jan 122018

Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF has a global portfolio and employs over 170 highly qualified international staff. As part of the organisation’s mandate to promote democratic security sector governance, DCAF supports the international community in the development and implementation of norms and good practices in the field of business and security. DCAF’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) division is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to serve as Project Assistant (activity level 50-70%). For more information on the work of the PPP Division, please see:

The successful applicant will support DCAF’s business and security programme and play an active role in the planning and implementation of policy research and operational programmes that address security and human rights challenges in complex environments. Central to this role is support to DCAF’s work conducted in partnership with the ICRC, please see:

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Conduct applied policy research on security and human rights
  • Actively contribute to the planning, implementation and management of assigned projects to support the implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. This notably includes developing project proposals and budgets, monitoring and implementation of projects, liaising with project partners, and preparing operational and financial reports
  • Support the development of practical knowledge products (such as handbooks, toolkits, and training modules) Support the organisation of awareness raising and outreach activities

Experience and competencies required

  • Knowledge of international business and human rights frameworks, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • Prior experience assisting in the management of projects as well as in the organisation of conferences, workshops and training activities
  • Demonstrated ability to draft, review and edit texts
  • Fluency in English is essential; Spanish and French highly desirable
  • Effective interpersonal / team-working skills
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and budget management skills


· University graduates or currently enrolled in university studies in a relevant field, including international relations, international human rights and humanitarian law, development, economics or related fields

· Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at time of application a pre-requisite

Starting date: 15 February 2018 or mutually agreed date.

Closing date for applications: 24 January 2018

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, or ethnicity.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to e-mail their curriculum vitae and an application letter outlining how their qualifications meet the above requirements to, with the subject line “Project Assistant – Business and Security”. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Gender-Based Violence Information Management Specialist

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Jan 112018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018


The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Information Management (IM) Consultant works as part of the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) Coordination Team within the GBV AoR based in Geneva. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), as a core member of the GBV AoR, has committed to support the strengthening of the information management capacity of the AoR. To that purpose the GBV AoR and IOM are seeking a GBV IM Specialist to act as the technical focal point for all GBV-related information management initiatives. In this role she/he will represent the GBV AoR within the major inter-agency groups and provide direct remote/in person technical support to GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinators and GBV Information Management Officers (IMOs) in the field.


The GBV IM Consultant will participate in all relevant GBV-related data initiatives and provide direct technical support to GBV colleagues in the field in collecting, analyzing, sharing, disseminating and using GBV-related data. She/he will represent the GBV AoR in inter-agency groups such as the Information Management Working Group (IMWG), the Protection Information Management (PIM)/Analysis Task Team, liaise with the GBVIMS InterAgency Group and other relevant groups as well as closely work with other clusters such as the Global Protection Cluster and the CP AoR, the CCCM and the Health Cluster, among others. Moreover, she/he will be responsible for ensuring that GBV risk indicators are collected and used in different tools such as the DTM to develop and rollout GBV AoR IM products and toolkits as well as develop best practice guidance for colleagues.


Specifically, the GBV IM Specialist is expected to:

  1. Substantively contribute to internal and external guidance and policy documents to ensure appropriate reflection of the GBV AoR’s work to address GBV in humanitarian contexts and to promote common messaging around the global response to GBV;
  2. Maintain awareness and promote the use of innovative GBV IM products, systems and methodology;
  3. Provide off- and on-site support to GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinators and GBV IMOs to develop and strengthen their GBV IM products, systems and processes through guidance and capacity development;
  4. Continue to rollout the GBV AoR IM Toolkit and continue collaboration with the GPC, CP AoR and other relevant actors to complete the finalization of a global protection IM Toolkit through consultation with colleagues at global and field level;
  5. Regularly update a repository of country information; collect best practices from countries;
  6. Nurture and further develop ongoing partnerships with CCCM/IOM to further integrate and analyze GBV risk indicators in the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM); mainstream GBV prevention and risk mitigation into CCCM and shelter; REACH partnership; etc.; whilst also providing aggregate GBV data to relevant partners for analysis.

  7. Contribute to improved use of DTM data, in particular DTM data, through researching existing analysis and reporting templates used at global and field level for DTM GBV information, and recommend analysis methodologies, templates and reporting tools based on best practices and identified opportunities.

  8. Strengthen linkages between the GBV AoR and the GBVIMS initiative, including the promotion and dissemination of tools, resources and best practices;

  9. Provide briefing and induction to GBV IM and GBV SC Coordinators surge deployees to ensure coherent, safe, and ethical GBV data management;

  10. Support the GBV Coordinators during the HNO HRP process by responding to IM questions and concerns, developing new indicators for the OCHA registry, and provide an annual guidance note for the GBV Sub-Clusters based on any changes in the requirements.

  11. Monitor emergency activations, staff deployment data and keep sub-cluster coordinator lists updated and utilise as a resource for GBV AoR information products.

  12. Coordinate IM support and follow-up with REGA deployments.

  13. Other tasks as assigned by the GBV AoR Global Coordinator or her designate.

Required Competencies:

i) Values: Exemplifying integrity; demonstrating commitment to the GBV AoR and the UN system; embracing cultural diversity; embracing change.

ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results; being accountable; developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen; thinking analytically and strategically, working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships; communicating for impact.


● Advanced University Degree or equivalent in gender studies, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, public health, demography, socio-economics, or other related field.

● 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of Gender-Based Violence gender equality, women’s empowerment, protection, and/or human rights of which 2 years at the international level in humanitarian context(s).

● Professional experience in IM and GBV for the humanitarian sector, including development of IM products, tools and processes.

● Effectively uses quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as visualization methods, software and ability to produce and disseminate regular IM products tailored to appropriate audiences.

● Familiarity with Excel, desktop publishing software and basic web management.

● Knowledge of the UN system, the Cluster Approach and the Transformative Agenda.

● Demonstrated understanding of the survivor-centered approach to GBV programming, particularly in the context of information management (i.e. GBVIMS training).

● Strong track record of programme monitoring and evaluation.

● Demonstrated skills in communication, and training and mentoring to GBV and non-GBV specialists in GBV IM standards and principles.

● Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination.

● Fluency in English. Good working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is strongly encouraged.

How to apply:

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to send a Cover letter and CV with “GBV Information Management Specialist” in the subject line to and by January 24, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: IT Applications Support for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain management Dept.

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Dec 232017

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Jan 2018

Purpose of Project and Background

IFRC Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain management has IT application to support their activities across the globe (HQ and the different regional offices). These IT applications have been developed to fit our needs. There is no further functional upgrade on those applications, however, there is a need to provide support to end-users when incidents are occurring.

The objective of this consultancy is to provide the support needed to end-users and solve incidents related to the IT applications.

The consultant will provide support to the Department to keep exiting logistics applications up and running:

  • Humanitarian Logistics System (HLS)
  • LogIC; Emergency Items Catalogue (EIC)

The consultant will act as the focal point between users and the IT support teams.

The consultant will also support Logistics business process owners with the review and improvement of some logistics business processes, in close coordination with other initiatives.

Alignment to the IFRC’s objectives and strategy

The consultant will support the different IT applications to support logistics, procurement, supply chain function, which is aligned in ensuring effective supply management to support international disaster management.

Project objectives

Critical incidents shall be solved within 4 hours, medium within 24 hours and low within 72 hours.

Desired outcomes

Minimize risk of system disruption by solving IT technical issues on the IT applications related to supply chain.

The assignment will include the following specific tasks:

  • Be LPSCM’ systems and processes technical expert and focal point for all LPSCM systems to review and streamline some of the processes, aiming to propose possible process improvement in logistics, procurement and supply chain.
  • Be the focal point for the logistics systems support as required.

Consultancy outputs

  • The main outputs of the assignment are as follows:
  • Business continuity for the current logistics systems is ensured
  • A tracking system is maintained and updated for the support of the systems HLS and LogIC
  • A proposal on possible processes improvement in Logistic Procurement Supply Chain Management (process to be reviewed to be agree by both parties)

Method of delivery and reasons for selecting that method

The consultant could be based at home (either in Geneva or in Budapest) with possible face-to-face meetings in Geneva/Budapest office. The consultant must be able to reach the office within two hours maximum.

Support to be provided to the consultant

The consultant will coordinate the resolution of incidents with the technical IT Team and end-user form Logistic Procurement and Supply Chain management department, and potentially other stakeholders from Finance.

Schedule for payment of fees

Service fees will be paid on monthly basis. Timesheet should be provided as a support of the invoice.

The service charge will be based on number of days working for the resolution of incidents and for the review of the process improvement and should not exceed 10 working days per month unless in writing agreement by the Director of LPSCM.

Time Allocation, for budget purposes

It is expected to have the consultant working part time from 15th of January 2018 to 14th of July 2018.

Management of consultancy

The consultant will report technically and managerially to the Director LPSCM.

How to apply:

Please submit your application to Thierry Balloy, Director, LPSCM at

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