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Switzerland: Advocacy Assistant – Geneva

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Advocacy Assistant – Geneva
Apr 172018
 

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for an Advocacy Assistant to support the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack with its work on advocacy to support the process of promoting the endorsement and implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.

The Safe Schools Declaration is an inter-governmental political commitment championed by the governments of Argentina and Norway. The Declaration provides countries the opportunity to express political support for the protection of students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of armed conflict; the importance of the continuation of education during armed conflict; and the implementation of the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.

The role is a fixed-term assignment from June 2018 until December 2018.

In order to be successful you will bring:

· An understanding of the advocacy/policy environment of the UN and other international organizations in Geneva, particularly the Human Rights Council and OHCHR.

· An understanding of international humanitarian law, and education and protection in armed conflict.

· A proven ability to work in a professional manner in a multilingual, multifaceted, international setting with limited supervision and a willingness to learn new skills.

· Highly organized and able to anticipate needs, with experience in providing logistical support to events planning.

· Strong sense of responsibility coupled with teamwork skills.

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Fluency in English (spoken and written) required, with a working knowledge of Spanish, French, and/or Arabic desirable.

· Computer skills including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Ability to maintain simple websites.

· The right to live and work in Geneva, a valid Swiss work permit is required.

On a personal level you will have an energetic and flexible approach, cultural awareness and excellent interpersonal skills.

The organisation

Save the Children employs approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

Application information

Please apply via our online recruitment system, providing a cover letter and up-to-date CV. In your cover letter, please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c3R1YXJ0LjM0NzEwLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

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Switzerland: Senior Operations Assistant

 Finanzas, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Operations Assistant
Apr 142018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : Senior Operations Assistant

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G6

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 25 April 2018

Established in 1951, 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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Movement Operations Manager and overall supervision of the Chief, Resettlement and Movement Management, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordination and implementation of Movement Management Policies and Procedures; provide training and technical support to Operations staff, monitor the application the regulations outlined in the Handbook of Airline Tariffs (HIT) and the Movement Management tools and manage the regular Charter operations for all movements managed by the Humanitarian Air Evacuation (HEC).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor the correct implementation of the Movement Management procedures and guidelines outlined in the Movement Management Manual (MMM) and IOM negotiated fares as defined in the Handbook of Airline Tariffs (HIT) while providing guidance to the Operations staff in Country Offices (COs).

  2. Assist with movements for the Swiss Voluntary Returns (SWISSREPART) and the Swiss Family reunification programmes while verifying and ensuring the recording of costs submitted by Country Offices in a timely manner.

  3. Prepare relevant documentation related to specific transportation arrangements made, including Advance Booking Notifications (ABN), departure notifications, iGATOR Ticket Order Records (TORs) and dossiers.

  4. Coordinate movements for confidential and sensitive cases as determined by the Programme Managers and on behalf of Country Offices.

  5. Record charter movements in the relevant Movement management systems including MSys, MiMOSA and iGATOR as well as importing data from manifests in coordination with the relevant Country Office.

  6. Assist in the preparation of training materials for the Movement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the Handbook of International Tariffs (HIT) as well as iGATOR & MiMOSA, and provide the required post training support or assistance to Operations staff as required.

  7. Conduct Movement systems trainings for eligible operations staff, organized in coordination with the respective managers.

  8. Prepare and revise Amadeus training manuals as required, including developing training contents, distributing agendas and other administrative tasks.

  9. Liaise with the Amadeus service provider to coordinate access credentials and system user roles and troubleshoot all Amadeus-related issues.

  10. Verify that all fares as negotiated in airline agreements are correctly filed in the Amadeus Global Distribution System (GDS) and available for use as required by IOM booking staff.

  11. Perform other such duties as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• University degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Humanitarian and Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant experience; or

• Completed High school / Secondary school education with six years of relevant experience.

Experience

• Experience in IOM operation with specific focus on movement/travel management; and application of the HIT procedures;

• Operational or field experience in refugee and migration related issues an advantage;

• Good writing, communications and negotiation skills; good analytical skills;

• Good organizational and administrative skills;

• In-depth knowledge and use of movement management Systems; Amadeus, MiMOSA and iGATOR;

• Experience in using Airline reservation system;

• Advanced knowledge and understanding of computerized information systems.

Languages

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

Note

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only qualified candidates residing in

Switzerland and holding a valid residence/ working permit will be considered.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• 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.

Other:

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.

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 25 April 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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 12.04.2018 to 25.04.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/04 (GS) – Senior Operations Assistant (G6) – Geneva, Switzerland (55391151) Released

Posting: Posting NC55391152 (55391152) Released

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Switzerland: Emergency Roving Logistics Officer

 Diseño Grafico, Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: Emergency Roving Logistics Officer
Apr 142018
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jun 2018

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. You will also be a key member of Medair’s Global Emergency Response Team (G-ERT) and available to deploy to emergency responses within 24 hours for a specific period of time. When deployed the Logistics officer will have specific responsibility for ensuring standard logistics and related administrative systems are established and implemented within Medair country programmes or emergency response and that an effective supply chain is in place at all times. The Logistics Officer is responsible for all aspects of establishing logistics systems (procurement, warehousing, transport, fleet, equipment, facilities) including staffing and coordination with other functions.

Project Overview

The role will be required to fill gaps for key logistics positions across the organisation, in non-emergency programmes, existing chronic emergencies and will be required to respond to sudden onset emergencies with the G-ERT. It is also envisioned that the role may be asked to assist in the field in a mentoring/coaching capacity for new staff.

The Logistics Officer will be deployed to various country programmes for varying time periods ranging from 3 weeks up to 2 months. It is estimated that the role will be deployed to a maximum of 60% of the time. In between deployments the role may work from home whilst also expected to spend time in our Headquarters in Ecublens, Switzerland. A specific Terms of Reference will be written for each assignment to detail the specific tasks and responsibilities during deployment.

Workplace

Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland, with up to 60% travel time.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

May 2018. Part time: 80%. Open-ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Logistics Management

  • Act as the logistics manager/officer in the country when filling a position gap by providing the technical oversight and ensure proper supply chain management practices and procedures are in place and maintained according to Medair standards – to include sourcing and procurement, warehousing, transportation and management of logistics resources in fleet, equipment and facilities. Provide logistical support to all field bases by regular communication and, if required, field visits.
  • Participate in programme planning, and advise on logistics considerations. Provide input for project design and budgeting to ensure adequate logistics capacity and resource needs are identified to meet project requirements. Provide support for assessments. Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of logistics operations.
  • Ensure that all standard logistics tools are in place and used within the countries and relationship is in place with HQ logistics advisors.

Staff Management

  • Manage all staff and ensure that all logistics and relevant programme staff are adequately trained. If necessary, create possibilities for capacity building, mentoring and coaching. Provide cross training to project managers and other staff.

Emergency Response

  • Deploy within 24 hours on the wave 1 of emergency response team for sudden onset disaster.
  • Assess the logistical environment of the visited areas.
  • Assess potential suppliers and design a supply chain option for the procurement & stock management of goods and the implementation of potential quick impact project
  • Identify potential GIK or procurement options for NFIs required for the distribution To participate to need assessments and set-up distribution of NFIs
  • Set up a base, communication, warehouse, transportation and hire local staff.
  • Build up a strong network in the field with the main stakeholders who can advise Medair in terms of logistics and participate to the logistics cluster.
  • Coordinate with the emergency team leader and HQ logistics manager on a daily basis.
  • Ensure proper supply chain management practices and procedures are in place and maintained according to Medair standards as well as financial procedures (human safe).
  • Provide logistical input and recommendations for a possible Medair intervention in line with Medair’s strategy focusing on the implementation of quick impact actions (QIA).

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.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or a related field.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written). French is an asset.

Experience / Competencies

  • Minimum two years relevant logistics and management experience in humanitarian emergency context and/or development context at a coordination level.
  • Experience in humanitarian logistics systems, policies and procedures.
  • Work with large institutional donors and being familiar with their rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards.
  • Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Leadership and project management skills. Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating.
  • Good numerical and report writing skills with attention to detail. Communications skills.
  • Technical understanding of mechanical and communication equipment including VHF, satellite phones.
  • Represent Medair with UN organizations, other international NGO’s and local authorities worldwide.

Working Conditions

  • 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.

How to apply:

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
  • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/roving-emergency-logistics-officer-ch-hq/, then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Switzerland: Content Marketer

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Content Marketer
Apr 142018
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jun 2018

Coordinate the creation, production and distribution of valuable, relevant, and consistent communications to attract and retain Medair’s core audiences in Switzerland — and ultimately, to drive donations.

Project Overview

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*.*

The Marketing and Relationships department consists of a marketing and product development team as well as a relationship team. Together they maintain relationships with individuals as well as the masses.

Workplace

Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Develop Content Strategy

  • Analyze content strategies and tools employed by similar organizations. Be aware of marketing & fundraising trends in Switzerland.
  • Connect with Medair audiences and deepen knowledge on needs, wants, etc.
  • Create and implement strategy for connecting with Medair audience through different channels (print, website, email, social media, events, offline and online advertising, etc.).
  • Manage incoming content requests from channel owners (print, social media, email, website, events, key accounts, etc.).
  • Plan and map campaigns and projects on an editorial roadmap.

Create Content

  • Organize brainstorm sessions at the start of campaigns.
  • Coordinate the creation of copy, design, and video needs for each project.
  • Manage freelancers for the creation of specific copy, design or video needs.
  • Coordinate the approval of content, visuals and videos.

Publish & Promote Content

  • Coordinate the publishing of the content throughout the different channels.
  • Coordinate the promotion of content through online and offline advertisement.
  • Analyse performance of created content/campaigns.

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.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Communication, Fundraising, Marketing or equivalent job experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written). German/Dutch an asset.

Experience / Competencies

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in a Content Marketing or similar position.
  • Very familiar with Office365 tools (Word, Excel, PPT, etc.)
  • Familiar with online task management tools (Jira, Trello, Box, etc.)
  • Creative marketer.
  • Excellent communication skills, passionate about storytelling.
  • Strong project management skills. Good time-management skills, able to define or focus and deliver according to set targets. Ability to plan ahead, execute, monitor and review objectives.
  • Maintains positive attitude in stressful circumstances.
  • Provide guidance, expertise, support and share information internally and provide training when needed.
  • Capable of working in a multi¬cultural environment. Honest and trustworthy, precise and organized. Flexible to adjust with internal and external changes, comfortable with dealing with different colleagues as projects require.

Working Conditions

  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.
  • This is a HQ based position in Lausanne Switzerland.

How to apply:

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
  • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/content-marketer-ch-hq/, then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Head of New Software Product mit Ownership-Mentalität (m/w), Zürich

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet  Comments Off on Head of New Software Product mit Ownership-Mentalität (m/w), Zürich
Apr 092018
 

Wir sind seit 25 Jahren auf dem Markt und gehören zu den führenden Standardsoftware-Anbietern im Bereich Projektcontrolling. Wir entwickeln und implementieren praxisnahe Lösungen für betriebswirtschaftliche Aufgabenstellungen.Im Zuge unsere…
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Switzerland: Individual Consultant – Remote Field Support Officer / Help Desk / Convener for Community of practices

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Hoteles, Servicio al Cliente, Telemarketing, Help Desk  Comments Off on Switzerland: Individual Consultant – Remote Field Support Officer / Help Desk / Convener for Community of practices
Apr 062018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

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.

1. 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 Child Protection AoR, along with Nutrition, Wash and Education clusters, provides a help desk function to augment deployable field support. Remote support is provided to members of coordination groups on technical issues, linking practitioners to resources and peer to peer support. CP AoR Annual Surveys in 2016 and 2017 of field level coordination groups indicate consistently high levels of appreciation for the outreach and support.

Since the inception of the role, there have been significant refinements and advancements in the role. Recently instigated tracking of requests is being compiled in a quarterly update to identify global gaps in technical guidance and direct resources to locations most in need in order to boost efficiency. The help desk is then able to rapidly initiate a process of developing interim guidance to fill the gap. This was done, for example in 2017, in response to an identified gap in guidance for mobile programming, relevant to settings of mass displacement due to conflict. Responding in such a way is critical to UNICEF meeting cluster lead responsibilities and demonstrating leadership.

Advancements have also included the establishment of language specific sub help desks to reach colleagues at regional levels who make up the majority of coordination groups, working in languages other than English. This is critical to reach local actors who are providing the majority of services. Arabic, Spanish and French help desks are being established, housed in local organizations and linked to UNICEF regional offices, for example in Colombia and Lebanon. This represents a global-led initiative to extend the reach and support of child protection services.

The Global Help Desk will continue responding to global requests directly, which account for 25% of requests received. In addition day-to-day coaching and technical support will be provided to the regional help desks on all requests received, with due to significantly increase in terms of both number of countries as well as those who can access this service. Currently, national-level Country Coordinators in HC and some early warning contexts access the help desk; however, the language-specific help desks will widen the target audience to CP Coordination Group members at the national and sub-national level (average 40- 60 WG members per country) and include additional early warning countries where there will be greater focus on preparedness. The Global Help Desk will also facilitate and follow up on global referrals from language-specific help desks to global networks.

2. Expected results:

The purpose of this consultancy is to consolidate the position of the established Help Desk within the global level CP AoR team to provide field based child protection coordinators and coordination groups with technical assistance, mentoring, training and knowledge management services. Greater results and impact are expected as the help desk moves to a new level of global coverage and technical support, including rapid response to technical gaps identified through analysis, increased global reach to local actors, and an upgrade of communications mechanisms such as the UNICEF managed global website. The following expected results include details on tasks to be undertaken, although the evolving nature of this work and the high level of experience and expertise of the consultant may mean that, on the consultant’s or the CP AoR’s recommendation, tasks are modified or added, on mutual agreement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIITIES AND DELIVERABLES

1. Engage the field-based coordinators and IMOs in peer to peer support, discussions and sharing of best practices through the Child Protection AoR Community of Practice (CoP)

  • Define the purpose, audience and goals of CP AoR Community of Practice and regularly assess if it is accomplishing its stated purpose
  • Facilitate the community of practice for field-based child protection coordinators and Information Managers through existing communication channels (google group, skype group and others); if other communication channels are required, liaise with the CP AoR Coordinators for approval – this will be maintained for some time after the language-specific help desks are first launched in mid 2018.
  • Provide tailored support for individual requests received through the Global Help Desk, including responses that require in-depth technical support, creating connections for peers/colleagues across countries to peer learning, assistance in locating and applying global guidance and country level examples, and other forms of support. Ensure coordination with the CP AoR RRT Regional Focal Point on requests.
  • Keep track of various learning opportunities and share F2F and online opportunities through the community of practice and with local help desks and support local help desks in becoming more integrated in learning opportunities for their language and/or within their region
  • For long term support identified through the Community of Practice, divert the requested support to the regional focal points and /or the Alliance WG/TF as applicable 
  • Maintain a log of the requests; conduct analysis of the inquiries’ nature and trends as well as gaps in available guidance, and, on a regular basis, present the key findings to the CP AoR Coordinators
  • Maintain the list of potential child protection coordinators, working closely with the RRT and CP AoR coordinators and add the new CP coordinators in the google group membership if there is an interest.
  • In order to ensure field coordination group needs and wishes are taken into account, promote field to global feedback on global guidance and act as liaison between global working group and field coordination groups to promote streamlined communication. Participate in and/or ensure familiarity with working groups/task forces, to stay up-to-date with and/or feed into global / regional initiatives, work plans, new resource development and roll-out, etc… in order to increase field – global connections and awareness.
  • 2. Train, coach, mentor, and supervise four local help desks in day-to-day as well as longer-term functions, such as strategic planning and evaluation:

  • In conjunction with the local help desks and regional offices, develop an information sheet and advertising scheme to launch the local help desks
  • Conduct help desk orientations for the 2 new help desks to start up later in 2018 (Spanish and Arabic have been trained in March & April 2018)
  • Develop improved request log tracking sheet for use by local help desks
  • Provide technical support, coaching, and oversight to language-specific help desks (4) on individual requests received through their help desk by reviewing draft responses, with particularly close monitoring and support in the first 3 – 6 months as help desks develop / become more familiar with the role, resources, networks, etc.
  • Provide outline of necessary report content and support each local help desk in organizing and completing their monthly analysis and report, providing feedback on successes and areas for improvement. On a regular basis, review analysis with each local help desk and relevant RRT regional focal point to determine learning and development needs for coordination groups per country/region.
  • Support local help desks in maintaining their language-specific and/or regional contact lists, with local coordination actors and CPiE experts.
  • Provide oversight and technical support to the Arabic, English (covering Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and East and Southern Africa), French, and Spanish Help Desks in organizing and maintaining their language-specific, decentralized communities of practice forums
  • Collaborate with the help desks to design newsletters and other news updates for use at the local level
  • Facilitate monthly calls with all four help desks to review successes and challenges across the help desks
  • Organize quarterly calls with the four help desks, help desk organization supervisors, and CP AoR team members to review and assess progress to date, identifying any recommendations or modifications per help desk
  • Assist with the design of a mid-project evaluation
  • 3. The Help Desk consultant will need to coordinate with a Web Design Consultant on revamping the existing Child Protection AoR website to promote greater user-friendliness, accessibility, and visibility of the CP AoR’s and UNICEF’s initiatives, products, and support to coordination groups. The new website is critical to ensure UNICEF delivers support services globally, including to local actors.

  • In collaboration with CP AoR Team, create and/or edit new written and visual content for the new websit
  • Update outdated but relevant content from the current websit
  • Develop and provide oversight on the website layout and feature
  • Re-organize and re-tag/classify essential resources and ensure linkages with existing resource centres
  • Collaborate with the Education Cluster to promote coherence across UNICEF-supported Clusters
  • Maintain the website upon completion of the new website by posting new resources, RRT mission highlights and achievements, country statistics and publications, learning opportunities, job opportunities, and other relevant content – after receiving approval from CP AoR Coordinator
  • Create, write, and disseminate the CP AoR Newsletter
  • 4. Support and/or manage the organization of high-quality training

  • Support the organization aspect of a training for coordinators, with content to be provided by the full AoR team, including the help desk
  • Support the organization of the CP AoR Retreat, including agenda-setting and facilitation support
  • In coordination with RRT Coordinators and IMOs, update, maintain and promote the starter pack for child protection coordinators
  • Provide recommendations on ways to address learning needs identified through help desk analysis of global and language-specific help desks, coordinating with CP AoR and other global thematic experts
  • 5. Support to the 2018 Annual Survey work

  • Lead the refinement and editing of the 2018 survey questions, working with the CP AoR team to get their inputs
  • Upload the final survey to the survey Monkey in English and French
  • Clean the data of the Annual Survey (requesting the Coordinators for correction) and compile the results of the 2018 Annual Survey
  • Present the survey results and analysis
  • Draft the final report of the survey
  • 6. Development of interim technical guidance when thematic global gap areas have been identified, while awaiting more formal guidance developed by the Alliance.  This will be similar to the Mobile Programming Key Considerations developed in 2017 and involves collaboration with field-based coordination groups and language-specific help desks.  This is critical to UNICEF fulfilling its role as cluster lead agency on child protection.

  • Based on identified gaps within the help desk analysis at both global and local levels, collaborate with relevant coordination groups and global bodies to develop interim resource compendiums and/or key considerations based on promising practices to date
  • Ensure translation in core languages and disseminate, tracking feedback receive
  • 3. Required qualifications and competencies:

    This term of reference requires the consultant to have very specific areas of knowledge and experience, along with key competencies. Both are outlined in the first list below:

    Essential

  • At least 8 years of experience in child protection in emergencies programming or child protection in emergencies coordination or related fields.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent understanding of the humanitarian architecture at global and field level and the transformative agenda
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills
  • Familiarity with the work, working methods, and members of the CP AoR
  • Desirable

  • Established relationships with field based coordinators of child protection in several key emergency affected settings
  • Experience of coordination of child protection responses
  • Experience in designing and implementing knowledge management initiatives for the humanitarian sector
  • Experience in strategic planning, preferably in the area of capacity building
  • Experience of working in an NGO in a child protection or child protection coordination capacity
  • Experience of facilitation of child protection and child protection coordination training to interagency groups
  • Timeframe:

    Start date: 01 May 2018 (desirable) End date: 31 January 2019

    Cost:

    The consultant will be paid at an agreed monthly rate for 9 months (average of 21 days/month).

    Instructions for applicants:

    Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal to undertake the terms ofreference above. The financial proposal should be presented as a monthly rate (in US$). Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    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.

    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=512142

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    Switzerland: UNHCR CCCM Rapid Response Team Officer

     Finanzas, FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: UNHCR CCCM Rapid Response Team Officer
    Apr 052018
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

    General Background

    The FCSM (Field Coordination and Site Management) unit in UNHCR is part of the Field Information and Coordination Support Section (FICSS), providing technical site management support to country operations, and acting as the CCCM cluster lead agency for conflict-related internal displacement (with IOM as lead agency for natural disasters). The Global CCCM Cluster is one of 11 clusters established by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen system-wide preparedness and technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies. UNHCR also has the mandate for coordination in refugee emergencies, the CCCM unit convenes a range of UN, NGO, and other actors to meet the needs of the camp management and coordination sector by producing interagency tools, building capacity, and developing shared advocacy and policy.

    Learning from experience in a range of humanitarian emergencies and operations, the need for rapidly deployable CCCM staff to support inter-agency responses is a key need in both the Cluster as well as the agency. The primary role of the RRT Officer is to provide high quality, rapidly deployable CCCM coordination capacity in humanitarian situations. Large scale emergencies (level 3) will be prioritized, followed by other acute emergencies and protracted crises. With short notice, the RRT member may be deployed to UNHCR country offices taking on camp coordination and/or camp management responsibilities (e.g. CCCM Cluster lead to support the interagency coordination of camp and camp-like based responses). The CCCM RRT Officer will be deployed as requested by field operations (approx. 50% of his/her time). When the RRT member is not deployed, they support the FCSM Unit and Global CCCM Cluster by strengthening tools, capacities and policy, at the global and country level, to prepare for, respond to, and recover from humanitarian crises, as laid out in the 2017-2021 Global CCCM Cluster Strategic Framework.

    Purpose and Scope of Assignment

    Under the guidance of the Senior Policy Officer (CCCM), the ICA’s activities will be a combination of the following: Deployments (around 50%)

    • Deployments will be managed by the Head of the CCCM Unit in consultation with the global CCCM Cluster Coordinator. RRT personnel will normally be deployed for a period of up to 8 weeks, exceptionally longer. The Terms of Reference (ToR) for each mission will be specific to the given context, but will generally include key elements of the generic ToR for the CCCM Cluster Coordinators. The RRT is intended to support CCCM implementing agencies’ (regardless of cluster or sector activation) humanitarian response.
      Support to the FCSM Unit and Global CCCM Cluster (30%)

    • The RRT member will support the preparation of, and participate in, the annual Global CCCM Retreat and other selected meetings, workshops, or documents. Specific tasks will be agreed with the supervisor.

    • Capacity development and training (20%)

      • The RRT member will participate in capacity development related to CCCM leadership and coordination function. This will include information management, camp management, community outreach/organization, assessments and participatory methodologies. S/he will also support NORCAP secondees’ technical capacity by assisting in relevant trainings. The overarching aim of these activities is to strengthen CCCMCap’s contribution to the Global CCCM Cluster work plan and the objectives laid out in the Global CCCM Cluster Capacity Building Initiative.

    Monitoring and Progress Controls

    Provide support and advice to CCCM country programs and HQ – through document reviews, reports, field mission, and meetings

    • Document and evaluate programs and lessons learned from the field
    • Develop and document intervention strategies and methodologies
    • Assist in establishment of, and develop new, projects and programs (including start-up of new country operations)
    • Keep Global CCCM team updated on issues relevant to the CCCM sector
    • Be updated on and follow cross cutting themes and other thematic issues of interest for the CCCM cluster; such as environment, gender, site planning and HLP
    • Assist in deployment of trainers for CCCM capacity building programs
    • Deploy to start up, monitor, or strengthen CCCM cluster coordination and operations in the field

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education:

    • Advanced degree in a field of study that offers a comprehensive view of community organization, planning and design (e.g.: architecture, urban planning, anthropology, or a related field) and/or social sciences (e.g.: humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, or a related field), or the equivalent combination of camp management and humanitarian experience in a related area.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of five years of professional field experience, preferably with technical areas and/or CCCM in emergencies (natural disasters or complex), including demonstrated experience/competencies in coordination
    • Demonstrated experience with the Cluster approach

    Key Competencies

    Required:

    • Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination
    • Experience with strategic planning, funding mobilization, and advocacy
    • Demonstrated understanding of CCCM emergency programming, needs assessment, monitoring and cluster coordination
    • Excellent communication skills in English and French (oral and written) and preferably at least one other UN language (Arabic, Spanish)
    • Flexibility, diplomacy, leadership, cultural sensitivity and team-spirit are important personal features
    • Solid analytical and drafting skills
    • Ability to implement and execute
    • Personal security awareness and readiness to work in insecure locations if necessary

    How to apply:

    Please send a CV and Cover Letter to bremnath@UNHCR.org by COB (Geneva) 25th April 2018.

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    Switzerland: Consultancy for the Development of Two Country Case Studies on the use of Cash Transfer Programming in Education in Emergencies

     Finanzas, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy for the Development of Two Country Case Studies on the use of Cash Transfer Programming in Education in Emergencies
    Apr 042018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

    Education Cluster Coordination Section, EMOPS

    Duty Station: Home-based with travel to Geneva and to two countries (Democratic Republic of Congo & Somalia) where case studies will be conducted.

    Start date: 1 May 2018

    Duration: 50 days over May-August 2018

    Type of contract: Consultancy

    Objectives

    The objective of this consultancy is to undertake two in-depth case studies of current practices in CTP in EiE in DR Congo and Somalia, to capture promising practices and lessons on potential use of those practices in similar contexts. Case studies will contribute to the overall study and recommendations.

    Context and Rationale

    With global displacement at an all-time high, and complex and protracted crises affecting more lives than anytime in in recent history, identifying and promoting ways to help children and youth maintain education has increasingly been recognized as an urgent priority. The Global Education Cluster (GEC) is a partnership of NGOs, UN agencies and other organizations which seeks to improve coordination of and galvanize support for education in emergency (EiE) responses. Established in 2007 by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee under the cluster approach, the GEC is the only cluster co-led by a UN agency, UNICEF, and a NGO, Save the Children.

    The GEC is focused on strengthening the capacity of Education Clusters/coordination teams at the country level so that they can support the development and delivery of predictable, timely, effective and appropriate EiE responses.

    The use of cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian and development settings have seen significant increase over the past year, and global commitments such as the Grand Bargain are further garnering support for cash. In a time of constantly increasing humanitarian needs, CTP is positioned to lessen the gap between needs and resources through increased efficiency and effectiveness. CTP not only offers beneficiaries more flexibility and dignity to meet their needs, it also has a positive impact on local economies.

    CTPs have been used in the education in emergencies space to tackle issues around school materials and access to learning such as the payment of school and exam fees. The Education Sector is also working to identify the most appropriate way of using multipurpose cash grants to ensure necessary sectoral outcomes, and considering ways to complement CTP with other sectoral activities.

    The GEC is providing dedicated support on cash transfers in education in emergencies, including research to better articulate the understanding of how cash transfers work in education. In 2018, GEC will undertake a study on the use of CTP to achieve education in emergencies outcomes which this case-studies consultancy will contribute towards. The overall study will be centered on the following questions:

  • When is CTP the best modality to deliver education assistance, and when a combination of modalities is preferable?
  • Which elements need to be taken into account when calculating the education-related component of multipurpose cash transfers?
  • How are the education-related costs of the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) calculated?
  • The overall study will include the following components :

  • A desk review of current practices on the use of CTP in the education sector, from humanitarian and development contexts, developed by the GEC;
  • Country case studies from humanitarian contexts, including contexts with functional markets and education services, and contexts where availability of services is limited and are in protracted crises;
  • Recommendations and checklists for CTP in EiE.
  • The GEC will establish a reference group in order to ensure that the study meets the information needs of the intended audience, to provide quality assurance and technical advice.

    In support of this effort, the GEC is seeking the services of a senior consultant to conduct two distinct case studies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in Somalia. The main criteria for the selection of the two case studies are: existence of functioning education coordination mechanisms and Cash Working Groups, existence of current or recent CTP in EiE programs, well-differentiated programs between the two countries.

    Methodology & Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    Based on the multi-country desk review, the analytical framework will be contextualized for the specific studies, including country specific research questions around key criteria to be defined during the inception phase. Qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis will be used, including triangulation of findings.

    The consultant will be expected to structure their work in four phases:

  • Inception phase: adaptation of the general analytical framework to the country contexts, development of research tools and protocols, followed by an inception report;
  • Data collection: review of available secondary data and collection of additional secondary data; remote and / or in-country key informant interviews, at the national and sub-national levels;
  • Data analysis based on the agreed analytical framework; and,
  • Synthesis of collected data and drafting of the final case studies.
  • Deliverables

    The deliverables for this consultancy are:

  • 1 inception report, including research and analytical tools;
  • 2 country case study reports;
  • Presentation of findings; and,
  • Contribution to the final report for the overall study.
  • The exact dates for the submission of deliverables will be defined during the inception phase.

    Supervision & Work Arrangements

    The consultant will work under the supervision of the GEC Coordinator in UNICEF, in close collaboration with the GEC Cash Advisor.

    The assignment is a combination of home-based and in-country work, with travel to Geneva and to the two countries where case studies will be conducted. The consultant is expected to work in team with the GEC Cash Adviser.

    The consultant will need to organize his / her own travel to countries, including ticketing and visa. His / her expenditures related to the travel will be reimbursed 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 the possession of a valid UN DSS Basic and Advanced Security certificate, have all the obligatory vaccinations and possess valid own travel / medical insurance with hospitalization and repatriation coverage. The dates for the travel will be determined in consultation with the two countries and the GEC Cash Advisor.

    UNICEF will provide support to schedule meetings with relevant stakeholders. The consultant will use his / her own computers and communications equipment (laptops, phones, etc.).

    Performance Indicators for the evaluation of results

  • Regular information update on work progress to the GEC Cash Advisor.
  • Timely delivery of draft and final reports according to the schedule agreed upon.
  • Satisfactory quality of the final report.
  • Performance will be closely monitored throughout the duration of the consultancy through regular conference calls between the GEC Cash Advisor and the consultant. Performance will also be analyzed after delivery of the final report and before final payment.

    Qualifications

    The consultant should meet the following requirements:

  • An advanced university degree in social sciences.
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant work experience, including in cash transfers in emergencies, multipurpose cash transfers, ideally with experience or exposure to cash transfer programming in education; demonstrated experience in emergency settings.
  • Expert knowledge of the literature pertaining to emergency cash transfers.
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • Previous involvement in research projects, with proven track-record of publications.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple stakeholders with competing schedules and to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian clusters an asset.
  • Strong English writing skills; working knowledge of French.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Timeline & Payment Schedule

    Deliverable will be conducted over 50 days of work in a four-month period by an individual consultant, from beginning of May to end of August 2018.

    Payments will be made as follows:

  • 25% upon the delivery of the inception report, including research and analytical tools
  • 25% upon the delivery of the two country case studies
  • 50% upon the delivery of the final presentation and of the contribution to the final report of the overall study, at the end of the consultancy.
  • To Apply

    Qualified candidates are requested to attach cover letter with their application, CV and P11 form & examples of previous, relevant work. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability and daily rate (in US$). Travel costs will be reimbursed as per UNICEF rules and regulations.Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

    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=512059

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    Switzerland: Advocacy Intern

     Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Advocacy Intern
    Mar 282018
     

    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

    The Opportunity

    Save the Children’s Geneva Advocacy Office works to create positive and lasting change for children by ensuring that children’s rights, health and humanitarian concerns are taken into account in global policies and processes and that States are held to account for their commitments to children.

    We are currently recruiting for an Advocacy Intern to join our Geneva office, to work 4 days per week, on a 6 month contract.

    The successful candidate will support the team in the Geneva Office in engaging with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as Permanent Missions, multi-stakeholder partnerships and civil society actors.

    This is an exciting learning opportunity for a student enrolled in ongoing Master’s level studies in Switzerland in a relevant field, particularly international humanitarian and human rights law, global health and/or international relations.

    To be suited to this opportunity you will have an understanding of the advocacy/policy environment of the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, particularly the Human Rights Council, IOM, OCHA, OHCHR, UNHCR and/or WHO. A proven ability to work in a professional manner in a multilingual, multifaceted, international setting with limited supervision and a willingness to learn new skills.

    We are looking for someone who is committed to Save the Children’s values, is highly organised, is proactive and able to anticipate needs, and also has a strong sense of responsibility coupled with excellent teamwork skills. To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in particularly fluency in written and spoken English and, ideally, have knowledge of French (spoken and written). Additionally, Spanish or another UN language would be an asset.

    Applicants need to be resident in Switzerland, with a valid Swiss work permit and the right to work in an intern role (ie a student enrolled in a Swiss university).

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organisation, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Application information

    Please apply via our online recruitment system, providing a cover letter and an up-to-date CV. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c3R1YXJ0LjMzNTAyLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

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    HR-Fachfrau oder HR-Fachmann, mit selbständiger und verlässlicher Arbeitsweise, Wil, St. Gallen

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    Mar 282018
     

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    Elektro-/ Elektronik-Ingenieur mit Stärken in der Software-Entwicklung Maschinenbau (Stelle mit ausgezeichneten Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten), Frauenfeld, Thurgau

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    Mar 282018
     

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    Switzerland: Consultancy – Preparation of Advocacy Background Papers and Reports

     Finanzas, FULL TIME, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy – Preparation of Advocacy Background Papers and Reports
    Mar 232018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Mar 2018

    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

    The Global Education Cluster (GEC) was established in 2007 and is co-led by UNICEF and Save the Children; it is the only global cluster to be co-lead by a UN agency and an NGO. The GEC brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics, and other partners under the shared goal of ensuring predictable, well-coordinated and equitable provision of education for children affected by humanitarian crises. The GEC plays a key role in supporting the coordination of Education in Emergency (EiE) responses in a vast majority of these humanitarian crises. At the global level, the GEC has over 20 partners.

    Complex crises and displacement affect more lives than ever before. In 2018, approximately 135 million people across the world will need humanitarian assistance and protection[1]. More than 75 million children and young people aged 3-18 are currently in urgent need of educational support in 35 crisis-affected countries[2]. Interruptions to education resulting from crises have devastating consequences for children, youth and communities. Over the past few years, there has been greater acknowledgement for EiE as an urgent priority in humanitarian action and new commitments have been made, most notably the Education Cannot Wait Fund, one of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit. Donors have initiated changes as well – promoting cash, channelling more funding to national actors, and prioritizing multi-year funding modalities – which have required rethinking the coordination of and response to EiE.

    Informed by the global developments and in line with the strategic objectives of the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, the Global Education Cluster will enhance its advocacy efforts to promote the continued prioritization of EiE as a means to address important root causes and consequences of humanitarian crises. To this end, the Global Education Cluster is seeking the services of a consultant to prepare background papers to frame key issues related to EiE, with contrasting country perspectives.

    Purpose of the Consultancy

    The purpose of this consultancy is to contribute to advocacy efforts for the prioritization of EiE on key issues affecting education in emergencies, particularly under-funding and the nexus between education and protection.

    Scope of the Consultancy

    Under the supervision of the Global Education Cluster Coordinator, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Prepare an advocacy brief on the EiE financing trends over the past four years (maximum 5 pages). The aim of the paper is to analyse the degree to which pledges towards EiE are met by real commitments and demonstrate specific funding gaps in order for the GEC to more effectively advocate on behalf of EiE priorities. To this end, the paper will analyse trends based on global indicators, such as children in need of education in emergencies support, children reached by such programmes, amount of education funding request versus received. The paper will also include country specific indicators to show where education has been prioritized vs. those where it has been underprioritized. The analysis will also include trends on the amounts being requested over time, the amounts funded and the ongoing financing gap.

  • Prepare a framing paper on the protective role of education in humanitarian crisis, including two countries case studies (maximum 15 pages). The relatively low funding for EiE is symptomatic of an overall under-prioritization of the sector, which can be traced back to several factors, chief among which is the prevailing sentiment that education does not save lives, thus is less urgent than nutrition, health and WASH interventions. However, education is key from a protection perspective. EiE interventions save children and their communities from some of the root causes of crises: downward spirals of violence and poverty in particular. This paper will analysis the protective role that education plays in crises contexts, and will analyse the relationship between lack of funding and prioritization for EiE and the protection risks faced by children. The paper will also look at examples from different country contexts to compare and contrast the implications of how funding for EiE can improve the protection of children, while identifying best practices for protecting education from attack.

  • The consultant will also prepare a report of a partners briefing (5 pages maximum) on issues related to protection and education. This paper will be a summary of the discussions during the partner briefing focusing on identifying key issues and ways forward.
  • Key Deliverables

    Based on the purpose, methodology and tasks of this consultancy, the following deliverables are foreseen:

  • Paper on financing education (maximum 5 pages) [20 days]
  • Framing paper on the protective role of education in humanitarian emergencies (maximum 15 pages) [25 days]
  • Report of the first partners briefing (5 pages) [5 days including 1 day attending partners’ briefing]
  • Qualifications

    Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in a 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. Familiarity with education in emergencies and previous analytical experience relating to education and protection/education under attack. Strong knowledge of the education cluster, the issues and challenges in the field relating to the sector and the implementation of the current strategy.

    Language: For this consultancy, fluent oral and written English is essential.

    Other Skills: Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance and coordination. Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with and engage numerous, diverse set of stakeholders. Previous experience gathering and synthesizing large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data and conducting analysis at both field and HQ levels.

    Timeline

    Deliverables will be conducted over 50 days of work in a 3-month period by an individual consultant, from 10 April to mid-July 2018.

    How To Apply: Please include as attachments the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter, explaining nature of interest
  • Sample of similar reviews that have been conducted
  • Please state your proposed daily rate in USD, application submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.
  • [1] OCHA, Global Humanitarian Overview, http://interactive.unocha.org/publication/globalhumanitarianoverview/#

    [2] Education Cannot Wait, http://www.educationcannotwait.org/the-situation/

    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=511840

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