Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 106370

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Nov 022018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 07 Nov 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the System Wide Approaches and Practices Section, Coordination Division, Geneva The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Inter Cluster Coordination unit.


Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian coordination (including inter-cluster), disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area.
• Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues.
• Advises on specific issues related to the Global Clusters Coordination; supports the unit on issues relevant to the inter-agency humanitarian coordination, ensuring linkages with related areas (e.g. protection in humanitarian action).
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
• Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance missions as well as other missions to the field, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country coordination mechanisms.
• Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
• Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
• Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
• Performs other duties as required.


• Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues (including guidance and policies, protection principles), including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Three years working in humanitarian emergencies in the field, including at least two years of hands-on coordination experience in humanitarian emergency settings, are required.
Experience in implementing coordination architecture reviews, by applying relevant IASC guidelines and procedures and implementing the New Way of Working (NWoW) at the field level is desirable. Experience in organising and coordinating workshops, training and field missions is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 23 February 2019, with possibility of extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible from 24 November 2018.
  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at:

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


How to apply:

Apply now

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Systemtechniker Gebäudeautomation (m/w), Luterbach

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Oct 312018

Referenznummer:**/1 Startdatum: asap Projektdauer: 24 MM++ Ort: Luterbach Meine Aufgaben: Programmierung von Gebäudeautomationsanlagen sowie Gebäudemanagementsystemen Erstellung von Funktionsbeschreibungen und allgemeine Dokum… – Administración

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Switzerland: Directeur/trice Communication & Recherche de Fonds – Lausanne

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Oct 262018

Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Nov 2018

Nous recherchons pour notre siège à Lausanne, un/e

Directeur/trice Communication & Recherche de Fonds


Terre des hommes (Tdh) est la plus grande organisation suisse d’aide à l’enfance. Depuis 1960, Tdh contribue à bâtir un avenir meilleur pour les enfants démunis et leurs communautés grâce à des solutions innovantes et durables. Active dans plus de 45 pays, Tdh travaille avec des partenaires locaux et internationaux pour développer et mettre en place des projets sur le terrain qui permettent d’améliorer la vie quotidienne de plus de trois millions d’enfants et leurs proches, dans les domaines de la santé, de la protection et de l’urgence. Cet engagement est financé par des soutiens individuels et institutionnels, avec des coûts administratifs maintenus au minimum.

Responsabilités principales:

Sous la responsabilité du Directeur Général, le/la Directeur/trice du Département, membre du Conseil de Direction de Tdh, a la responsabilité de conduire les différentes activités du département Communication et Recherche de Fonds (50 personnes) et contribue activement au pilotage ainsi qu’aux développements stratégiques et organisationnels de l’ensemble de l’Institution.

La Fondation Terre des hommes se trouve dans une phase de forte croissance et de professionnalisation en lien avec sa nouvelle stratégie, et vous arrivez dans ce contexte avec le défi de trouver l’équilibre entre la consolidation des processus et outils et une augmentation continue de nos recettes. Le département Communication et Recherche de Fonds contribue fortement à l’atteinte des ambitions de Tdh pour les enfants vulnérables dans le monde.

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du plan stratégique de Terre des hommes (Tdh), vous êtes responsable de l’évolution et du développement du département Communication et Recherche de Fonds, avec pour principal objectif un positionnement fort en tant que leader suisse de l’Aide à l’Enfance et une augmentation durable des fonds à libre disposition, en lien avec nos valeurs.

Vous êtes responsable de la conduite de votre département. Vous êtes le garant du respect des politiques, règlements et processus en vigueur de la Fondation, dans toutes les activités stratégiques et opérationnelles déployées par vos collaborateurs/trices.

Détails de la fonction:

  1. Vous assurez la coordination et la cohérence des secteurs sous votre responsabilité, à savoir la Communication, les Relations media, les Relations bénévolats, ainsi que la Recherche de fonds privée, avec l’appui d’une adjointe, qui gère en direct les secteurs Philanthropie, Grand public et Relations Donateurs. La Recherche de Fonds Institutionnels est gérée en collaboration avec les Opérations.

  2. Vous êtes responsable d’amener vos équipes vers une étape supplémentaire pour consolider et améliorer les acquis, en terme de quantité (recettes) et de qualité des livrables (campagnes, publications, appels aux dons, etc)

  3. Vous définissez les principales lignes stratégiques de votre département dans le cadre institutionnel défini et en assurez une mise en œuvre conforme aux décisions prises.

  4. Vous contribuez activement aux travaux et aux prises de décision du Conseil de Direction ainsi qu’à la définition des stratégies des autres départements de l’institution.

  5. Vous assumez le leadership lié à votre fonction en incarnant les Valeurs de Tdh et selon les principes du « secure base leadership ».

  6. Vous assurez l’encadrement, l’accompagnement et le soutien des collaboratrices et collaborateurs sous votre responsabilité, du recrutement à la fin des rapports de collaboration. Vous veillez aux bonnes pratiques d’un management respectueux des valeurs de Tdh.

  7. Vous coordonnez et gérez le processus budgétaire du Département Communication et Recherche de Fonds et veillez à sa correcte utilisation.

  8. Sur délégation du DG, vous représentez la Fondation Tdh auprès de différentes instances.

  9. Vous collaborez activement et de manière ouverte et constructive avec les autres départements.

  10. Vous développez des réseaux métiers dans le but de maintenir le département Communication et Recherche de Fonds en lien avec les réalités et pratiques d’autres organisations similaires (développement et « best practices »).

  11. Vous assurez le reporting synthétique et régulier du département Communication et Recherche de Fonds au Directeur général et aux Organes de gouvernance de l’Institution.

Compétences générales:

  1. Vous faites preuve d’autonomie et de capacité de décision.

  2. Vous coopérez et contribuez à l’atteinte des résultats.

  3. Vous maîtrisez les outils et applications usuelles et spécifiques à votre activité.

  4. Vous faites preuve de courage, vous prenez des risques pour tester de nouvelles approches.

5. Langue maternelle allemande ou suisse-allemande, ou niveau C2, maîtrise du français et de l’anglais

Profil souhaité:

  1. Formation universitaire en Communication et/ou Marketing, ou formation équivalente
  2. Capacités de leadership reconnues tant à l’interne qu’à l’externe. Expérience au sein d’organisations matricielles un plus
  3. Au moins 10 ans d’expérience professionnelle en lien avec le poste, dont 3-5 ans dans une position similaire
  4. Connaissance du milieu ONG un atout
  5. Capacité d’analyse, de synthèse et d’évaluation des tendances
  6. Vous aimez les défis, avez envie d’avancer en amenant vos équipes avec vous, et dans le respect de vos équipes. Pour cela, vous osez prendre des risques, en les mesurant
  7. Bonne compréhension des enjeux actuels et à venir du développement et de l’humanitaire
  8. Excellentes aptitudes relationnelles, sachant s’adapter à ses interlocuteur
  9. Capacité et motivation à travailler dans un univers multiculturel

Conditions :

Entrée en fonction: Décembre

Durée: Contrat à durée indéterminée

Taux d’activité: 100%

Lieu de travail: Lausanne (Suisse)

Délai d’envoi des candidatures: Terre des hommes ne fixe pas de délai de candidature pour ce poste, le recrutement est ouvert jusqu’à ce que la position soit pourvue.

Politique de Sauvegarde de l’Enfant:

  • Eveiller les consciences au sein de la Fondation sur la violence envers les enfants
  • Fournir des orientations aux employés et autres et définir les attentes lorsqu’il s’agit de prévenir, soulever, dénoncer et réagir aux problèmes de violence envers les enfants
  • Réduire le risque de violence envers les enfants par le recrutement et la sélection d’employés et autres
  • Réduire le risque de violence envers des enfants en élaborant une culture de direction ouverte et informée au sein de l’organisation et dans notre travail auprès des enfants


Merci de bien vouloir directement postuler sur notre site :

Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne, complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.

Votre candidature doit comprendre un CV complet et une lettre de motivation. Les documents supplémentaires comme les diplômes et certificats de travail seront uniquement demandés en cas d’entretien.

Une fois votre dossier posté, vous recevrez par courrier électronique un accusé de réception automatique.

Si vous êtes présélectionné, un premier entretien aura lieu à notre Siège de Lausanne ou par Skype pour les candidats résidant hors Europe. Les frais de déplacements pour un premier entretien sont à la charge du candidat.

Les dossiers non retenus sont détruits par nos soins, suivant les règles sur la protection des données.

Si vous ne parvenez pas à poster votre dossier en ligne, merci de nous envoyer un mail en précisant à quelle étape le système dysfonctionne au département RH:

Terre des hommes applique des conditions de travail égales entre hommes et femmes. Par ailleurs, à compétences équivalentes et pour des postes à responsabilités, les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.

Les procédures de recrutement et de sélection de Terre des hommes sont le reflet de notre engagement pour l’aide et la protection de l’enfance.

Qu’est-ce que Terre des hommes :

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Multilateral Appointments & Elections Officer

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Oct 262018

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Nov 2018

Multilateral Appointments & Elections Officer, Geneva (CHEB18.636)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

The UK Mission in Geneva forms part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas.

We are seeking a motivated Multilateral Appointments and Elections Officer. The main purpose of the job is to increase the level and influence of UK representation in the UN and a broader range of international organisations. This is a high-profile issue, in which UK Ministers take a close interest, particularly in the context of the UK’s Global Britain agenda.

The jobholder will need to liaise closely with senior officials in the UN system, in the UK Mission in Geneva and in London. They will act as a point of contact for British nationals interested in careers in international organisations, and will work to build up a diverse talent pipeline of future influencers for the UK. The jobholder will also work with colleagues in the Mission and in London to implement a more strategic approach to international appointments. The job provides excellent opportunities to develop project and programme management skills; and gain exposure to and understanding of a wide range of UN and British organisations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sustain a network of multilateral institution HR contacts to help anticipate trends and opportunities;
  • Identify jobs of potential interest and importance to the UK to deliver its Global Britain agenda;
  • Provide analysis and regular reporting of the “job market”;
  • Assist with lobbying and associated specific election campaign tasks;
  • Provide support to candidates supported by the UK Government;
  • Build and sustain a community of British nationals working at multilateral institutions in Geneva.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Confident networking skills and experience of working with senior officials in a range of settings;
  • Analytical and report writing skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Understanding of the UN system and experience of working in a multilateral environment;
  • Knowledge and/or experience of project management and strategy development.

Application deadline

4 November 2018


B3 (L)

Type of Position

Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week


Duration of Post

24 months



Location (City)

UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva

Type of Post

UK Delegation

Number of vacancies


Estimated start date

1 December 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment

All applicants should have permission to live and work in Switzerland. Applicants must hold a full passport valid for at least 12 months for any EU / Schengen country.

The final appointment will be dependent upon successful security clearance. Please note that selected candidates will have to visit the Mission (around 4-6 weeks before starting) for a security interview, which is also at their own cost.

Additional information

Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, security check nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

How to apply:…

Other benefits and conditions of employment

All applicants should have permission to live and work in Switzerland. Applicants must hold a full passport valid for at least 12 months for any EU / Schengen country.

The final appointment will be dependent upon successful security clearance. Please note that selected candidates will have to visit the Mission (around 4-6 weeks before starting) for a security interview, which is also at their own cost.

Additional information

Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, security check nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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Fachperson Gesundheit EFZ ab November 18 – Januar 19 für die Spitex, Basel

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Oct 122018

Referenz Nr.**-14-24 Für einen äusserst renommierten Spitex-Kunden im Raum Basel suchen wir eine Fachfrau/-mann Gesundheit EFZ 80-90% ab November, welche aus verschiedenen Gründen temporär Arbeiten möchte. Eine anschliessende Festans…

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Switzerland: Shelter and Settlements Support Intern – Paid Internship

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Oct 102018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018


Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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 has played a major role in humanitarian shelter operations for many decades. IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental organization allows it to work at scale in both natural disasters and conflict / complex contexts. In this capacity IOM works in both operations and coordination, and plays a strong role working with partners in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented Shelter and NFI projects in more than 40 countries.

Over the course of 2016, IOM’s Shelter and NFI programmes reached over 5.2 million individuals affected by various types of disasters, working in 52 countries overall. Additionally, IOM had a significant coordination role under both formally activated clusters and in country shelter coordination mechanisms in 24 countries. IOM also takes an active role in the Global Shelter Cluster and the shelter sector at the global level.


  1. Support the management and implementation of the shelter component of the PRM-funded program on gender-based violence risk mitigation mainstreaming, supporting the implementation of various field workshops.
  2. Support in the content development and final graphical production of tools, documents and if required audiovisual presentations relating to Shelter and Settlements.
  3. Support global capacity building efforts within shelter and settlements.
  4. Provide surge support to field staff as and when required.
  5. Support in the wider dissemination of lessons learnt from Shelter Projects 2015-2016
  6. Provide assistance in drafting project/programme proposals according to IOM and donor formats, as well as policies and tools for IOM shelter programme staff.
  7. Liaise with IOM’s field colleagues, donors and partners on relevant shelter issues, tools and initiatives.
  8. Develop best practices and lessons learned, and define platforms for the comparison of experiences and contributions to policy, innovation, and strategic thinking.
  9. Assist the shelter team in the development of humanitarian strategies and resources, including database maintenance and information management.
  10. Support the capturing, storing and sharing of humanitarian knowledge; analyse information received from IOM’s field offices.
  11. Review project proposals from field missions as part of the endorsement process when required.
  12. Generate a number of relevant documents for IOM’s field offices and Shelter Cluster stakeholders.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong and demonstrable interest in shelter and settlements in humanitarian response and recovery.

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

  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills.

  • Excellent design skills, including relevant software (for example, Adobe Creative Suite), or potentially web based presentation skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written); good knowledge of oral and written French preferred; knowledge of other languages (e.g. Spanish, Arabic) is an asset.

  • Demonstrated expertise and prior experience in working on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) issues is an asset.

  • Personal commitment, results focused, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team.

Personal Development

The incumbent will acquire practical insights into the shelter and settlements sector and the cluster system, and will gain in-site experience working in an international multi-cultural environment, with an intergovernmental organization.


Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; working knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Arabic is advantageous.

How to apply:

Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to e-mail their CV with a cover letter (in PDF format and in one file) to, explaining their interest and suitability for the position.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION: Students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, who have less than two years of relevant working experience.

NOTE: Due to the high number of applications, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Deputy Head of Protection of the Civilians Unit

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Oct 042018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Oct 2018

What we do

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


Under the Operations Directorate and within the Protection Division, the Protection of Civilians unit provides guidance on complex protection issues pertaining to all categories of populations of concern to the ICRC; it gives strategic and operational support to field delegations and other headquarters’ units in the following areas of activity: child protection, internal displacement, migration, conduct of hostilities/use of force and community-based protection. The unit is also responsible for the production of methodological and policy guidance documents in its areas of expertise. The Unit promotes good practices and develops and delivers global training on enhancing the protection of civilians.

The Deputy Head of Unit supports in developing and guiding the ICRC’s protection of civilian population strategy and in ensuring that all related activities are aligned with the Protection Division’s objectives, the regional strategic frameworks and the field delegations’ priorities. For the unit, s/he is in charge of operationalizing the protection of civilians’ strategy/vision with the field. S/he leads the development and dissemination of new tools, methodologies and approaches (including the Protection of Civilian in emergencies concept as well as digital/data considerations) to improve the overall protection response in the field. S/he provides specialist protection advice in relation to the conduct of hostilities and use of force and guides the field on protection engagement with state and armed non-state actors. S/he has managerial responsibilities for some of the team members in the unit. S/he is in charge of the unit in the absence of the Head of Unit.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

Operational support

  • Provide targeted support to delegations in the analysis and definition of their strategic priorities and operational multidisciplinary responses to enhancing the protection of civilians.
  • Monitor protection-related developments in key priority contexts to effectively contribute to the work of operations in designing prevention and protection responses in emergencies. Ensure that the ICRC’s ambitions and approaches with respect to enhancing the protection of civilians in emergencies are relevant, clearly communicated and actively supported across the Institution.
  • Maintain regular interactions with colleagues in other divisions and units (e.g. operations, assistance, policy and legal departments, prevention, communication, digital transformation), the Regions, as well as with the Protection Heads of Sector (geographic divisions, e.g. Africa, Americas, Asia, Eurasia, NAME) and mobilize their efforts and ensure their involvement in the protection reflection and response as relevant.
  • Advise the ICRC’s operations (HQ, regional and field delegations) on specific issues related to the protection of civilians during the conduct of hostilities and law enforcement operations. Includes, the strengthening of field and HQ engagement strategies and an evidenced-based dialogue with authorities and armed non-state actors.
  • Support the results-based approach to monitoring and evaluation of of protection programming in collaboration with team members and related colleagues involved in protection and prevention activities. Support a result-based protection approach to protection
  • Serve as an active member of relevant internal working groups on diverse issues of institutional importance such as sexual violence, explosive weapons in populated areas, health care in danger, urban violence, etc.
  • Draft reports including situation reports, assessments, background documents, briefing papers, talking points and other relevant protection-specific documents.
  • Brief and debrief key staff assigned to priority protection of civilian contexts.

Data management and new technologies

  • In collaboration with the Data Management Unit, develop and adapt data management tools and methodologies to enhance analysis and improve protection responses in the field.
  • Responsible for the design, testing and integration of new digital solutions and approaches that may enhance ICRC’s protection of civilians’ response in the field.
  • As the unit’s focal point for all matters related to data management and evidence-based analysis, develop tools and regularly liaise with the Protection Data Unit, the new Digital Transformation & Data division, and the Innovation team to ensure a coherent and coordinated approach.

Support to policy development, communication and humanitarian diplomacy efforts

  • Develop the institutional reflection on issues related to enhancing the protection of civilians with a view to influence policy discussions and the broader debate, and inform ICRC’s policy orientations.
  • Provide technical review of position papers and strategic documents submitted by other units and external partners, including NGOs, UN agencies, and other organizations.
  • In coordination with the HoU, contribute to profiling the ICRC and its work on the protection of civilians publicly, including by initiating and/or supporting the production of public reports/ brochures/ online documents.
  • Assist the HoU to maintain and develop the network of interlocutors (UN agencies, NGOs, think tanks, academics) active on the protection of civilians. Identify and pursue partnering opportunities in areas

Capacity building and People management responsibilities

  • Manage the Protection of Civilians in emergencies pool.
  • Support HR managers with the identification and deployment of protection of civilians experts.
  • Directly manages 3 of the Unit’s advisers and the associates, and acts as the protection technical referent for the relevant regional positions and data analysts (includes GIS & Satellite imagery) in HQ and the field.
  • Replaces the Head of Unit when absent.

  • Keep ICRC staff updated of relevant developments on the protection of civilians and facilitate their access to key internal and external documents, including by organizing information sessions, webinars, and newsletters.

  • In collaboration with the Protection Training unit, ensure the delivery of relevant institutional trainings (e.g. Protection of Civilians consolidation course). Support regional protection trainers in developing contextualized sessions on protection of civilian’ related issues.

  • Support methodological development, as well as the collection and promotion of good operational practice regarding protection of civilian issues. Produce guidance documents and tools.

  • Ensure the revision and updating of relevant training modules and e-learnings


  • Internally, interacts within the other units of the Protection Division (Detention, Data, Global Affairs, Restoring Family Links, and Forensics), with the legal department, the assistance division, the communication teams, the policy and humanitarian diplomacy teams, as well as with the Regions and with the Delegations in the field.
  • Externally, interacts with other humanitarian organizations and think tanks working on the protection of civilians.

Certifications / Education required

  • University degree or equivalent in relevant subject (including but not limited to: international law, economics, international relations, anthropology.)
  • Excellent English. French, and a third ICRC working language (Arabic, Spanish or Russian) a strong asset.
  • Good data analysis and management skills.

Professional Experience required

  • 10-15 years of professional experience, including 5-7 years in the protection domain.
  • Solid field experience in conflict-settings.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Desired profile and skills

  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work.
  • Sound understanding of Protection of Civilians related issues, notably the conduct of hostilities, use of force and dialogue with authorities/ armed carriers.
  • Experience in the use of new technologies for humanitarian response (dynamic mapping tools, data management, crowdsourcing, etc.).
  • Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking, ability to apply professional and ethical standards to data collection and analysis processes.
  • Experience in undertaking research, monitoring and documentation of human rights/humanitarian violations.
  • Experience in developing and disseminating new methodologies.
  • Proven experience in the provision of technical advice and support to field programs, and ability to design and conduct training sessions for various types of audiences
  • Ability to work independently as well work as a team player – supporting other departments is essential.
  • Creative and innovative, ability to rapidly conduct pilot projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and representational capabilities (long listed candidates will be asked to provide a recent writing sample)

Additional information

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Open-ended
  • Activity rate : 100%
  • Length of assignment : 4 years
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Application deadline : 24.10.2018

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