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Switzerland: Consultancy – AAP, CHS and Community Engagement in Chad (Home-based with Support Missions)

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Jan 102018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Jan 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.

Global Cluster Coordination Section, EMOPS

Duty Station: Home-based with support mission(s) to Chad (N’djamena and field trips in Lake Region and Logone Occidental)

Start date: 1 February 2018

Duration: 31 days over February-March 2018 (3 days of preparation, 21 days in Chad and 7 days remote support)

Type of contract: Consultancy

Summary

Following the recommendations of a STAIT mission in 2016, the humanitarian community in Chad has stepped up its efforts to implement the IASC AAP commitments throughout its interventions. An AAP Steering Committee has been established, which has developed the first national AAP Strategy and Action Plan endorsed by the HCT in June 2017. This consultancy will provide technical support to Clusters and their partners to operationalize the AAP Strategy and Action Plan.

The work is part of UNICEF EMOPS’ Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU)’s work plan priorities, and is supported through an OFDA-funded project “Ensuring Quality Programming and Accountability to Affected Populations.”

This work will contribute to and be part of the broader communication and community engagement initiative, a partnership between UNICEF, OCHA, the IFRC, CDAC Network and several other stakeholders, which seeks to establish more timely, systematic and predictable collective service for communication and community engagement with affected communities throughout all phases of the humanitarian program cycle.

Context and Rationale

Following the recommendations of a STAIT mission in 2016, the humanitarian community in Chad has stepped up its efforts to implement the IASC AAP commitments throughout its interventions.

In September 2016, an AAP Steering Committee composed of UN as well as of national and international NGOs[1] was set up. Under the direct leadership of the HCT, this committee is tasked to elaborate a strategic vision for AAP implementation throughout the humanitarian operations in Chad.

In February 2017, this steering committee conducted a basic mapping exercise in order to identify gaps and opportunities regarding AAP implementation in current humanitarian operations. A number of shortcomings were revealed: while most humanitarian actors reported to already have some AAP practices in place, not even half (only 40%) reported to systematically engage with affected communities. In addition, while 67% of organizations stated to have complaint mechanisms in place, less than half regularly inform communities about these mechanisms. Areas of improvement also exist regarding Chad’s clusters. While each cluster has made commitments on AAP, for example, in the 2017 HRP, these commitments now need to be operationalized, in order to translate into concrete actions.

In June 2017, the Chad HCT endorsed its first national AAP strategy and Action Plan. Based on the five IASC AAP commitments[2], the strategy aims to strengthen collective commitment to AAP while also providing for concrete actions, mainly at strategic and technical levels, to be implemented through the HCT, the ICCG and the Clusters. With the endorsement of the AAP strategy, momentum for AAP in Chad has been reinvigorated. Collective efforts are now needed to ensure the implementation of the AAP action plan, and the roll-out of the IASC commitments also at the field level. In addition, at a more strategic level, the development of the 2018 HRP (starting in late summer), offers an opportunity to integrate concrete aspects of AAP, Communication with Communities/Community Engagement and CHS into this important humanitarian planning process.

Consultancy Objectives

In order to further operationalize the IASC AAP commitments in Chad, and to ensure their full integration into humanitarian activities, the development of a set of jointly agreed-upon, practical “minimum AAP commitments” is proposed. There is need to create consensus among partners and clusters around the precise content of such concrete minimum steps for each of the five IASC AAP commitments which each humanitarian actor shall pledge to respect and implement into humanitarian field activities. The development and operationalization of such minimum commitments will require a strong involvement of Chad’s Clusters as well as capacity-building at a field and (Ndjamena) capital level but also a sharing of good practices as well as tools, as necessary. At the same time, elements of an IA CBCM (yet to be set up in Chad) need to be linked into this process.[3] There is need to ensure that these minimum commitments are realistic, concrete and provide clear guidance on the most relevant actions for the context of Chad. This may entail support through the provision of tool/mechanisms, as needed.

Chad’s HRP which already includes references to AAP consists of a multi-year strategy (2017-2019), to be implemented through annual plans. [4] In particular, the 2017 HRP includes a strategic objective focusing on Protection and AAP, and each cluster has committed to take action on AAP. However, cluster level commitments need to be operationalized. The process of elaborating the 2018 annual plan will be a formidable opportunity to ensure that each Cluster re-commits and concretizes actions to be taken on AAP, community engagement/Communication with affected Communities and Core Humanitarian Standards.

Therefore, this consultancy aims to:

  • Actively engage with Clusters and individual member organisations to create consensus around a set of practical minimum AAP commitments,” i.e. minimum steps for each of the five IASC AAP commitments, which partners pledge to integrate into all humanitarian field interventions.
  • Build capacities of humanitarian actors (Cluster leads, co-leads, and staff of humanitarian organizations, including the AAP steering committee) and facilitate the exchange of good practices on AAP, Community Engagement, CHS, in particular in view of integrating concrete, measurable commitments for each cluster into the different aspects of the Chad HRP 2018.
  • Provide, as necessary, implementation support in the form of tools and good practices.
  • Ongoing engagement with and support from the communication and community engagement initiative will ensure that the approach is supported beyond the duration of the consultancy, and that lessons from this consultancy are captured and benefit other countries. The integration of this consultancy’s results into the HRP will also contribute to the sustainability of the approach.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    Initiated upon request from the AAP steering committee, this project will be conducted in close collaboration with the PSEA working group, and will target Cluster coordinators, co-coordinators, as well as staff from humanitarian organizations (national and international). The consultancy includes both in-country as well as remote support aspects.

    The consultancy includes the following key elements

  • Remote support to the AAP Steering Committee for the initiation of drafting of minimum AAP commitments” to be endorsed by the AAP Steering Committee and which will be further enriched by and guide the workshops at field level
  • Training and Good practice sharing workshops to support clusters and partners at national and sub-national level to operationalize the minimum AAP commitments (in Ndjamena, Gore and Bagasola)
  • Support to cluster coordinators and their partners on a bilateral basis as needed, in particular to include concrete commitments into their HRP sections as well as workplans
  • Remote support focusing on the implementation of the minimum AAP commitments
  • Support the clusters and partners in the design of collective plan for the implementation of the minimum AAP commitments (to be connected with the forthcoming CHS/Ground Truth project)
  • Deliverables

  • Building on the 2018 HRP, a set of Minimum AAP commitments to guide field-level action are adopted by the humanitarian community in Chad and approved by the HCT.
  • Clusters and operational partners obtain a good understanding on AAP, CHS and community engagement and receive practical guidance and support in order to implement the minimum AAP commitments .
  • Each cluster has a clear vision on the integration of AAP, CHS, and Community Engagement into their ToRs, workplans, cluster-specific tools and approaches
  • The members of the AAP steering committee are able to effectively measure and evaluate progress on the implementation of these AAP commitments, based on the improvement plan
  • Opportunities for linkages with the PSEA CBCM mechanisms are identified and built upon
  • Good practices regarding tools or methodologies are available and owned by Cluster members in the implementation of commitments
  • Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of experience in humanitarian response, including operational experience.
  • Proven knowledge of the subject area and experience working on AAP, CHS, CWC (Community Engagement) in operational settings.
  • Masters degree, or equivalent experience in international relations, humanitarian law, social anthropology or related fields.
  • Experience of partnership approaches and environments – governments, national and international NGOs and UN
  • Experience in capacity building and the communication of complex concepts to a diverse audience
  • Ability to work on short time lines, under pressure, and managing multiple priorities simultaneously with minimum supervision
  • Fluency in French is essential.
  • In your cover letter, please indicate your availability and daily rate (in US$) as well as estimated travel costs (including accommodations) to undertake the terms of reference above. The training and consensus-building workshops in N’djamena and in Gore and Bagasola can either be done as part of one field mission to Chad, or through two separate missions, depending on the consultant’s availability. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

    [1] UNICEF, Protection Cluster, WFP, OCHA, COOPI, CRS, Chadian Red Cross, Help-Tchad

    [2] Leadership / governance; Transparency / information sharing; Feedback and complaints; Participation; Design, monitoring and evaluation

    [3] The Chad HCT endorsed a PSEA roadmap in June 2017, with an IA CBCM training planned for late August 2017, to be implemented by IOM

    [4] https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/chad/document/tchad-…

    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=510034

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    Financial & Product Controller (M/W), Kanton Zug

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    Jan 082018
     

    Stellenangebot Wir bieten Financial & Product Controller (M/W) veröffentlicht 21. November*7 Ort Hünenberg / Risch-Rotkreuz Sektor Finanz & Buchhaltung Jobtyp Festanstellung Referenznummer*31 Kontakt Simon Reiser, Zürich Professionals…
    Randstad Schweiz AG

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    Switzerland: Resource Mobilisation Internship (REF: 2018-03)

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    Dec 302017
     

    Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

    Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    • Research and prepare background briefing papers prior to meetings with donor representatives and external stakeholders;

    • Research work on donors’ funding streams and funding opportunities for GCERF;

    • Update and maintain donor-specific information and internal contacts database;

    • Support administrative tasks of the unit related to donors’ management;

    • Contribute to update relevant dashboards and communication materials;

    • Collaborate with colleagues in the External Relations team to develop and update GCERF promotional materials;

    • Assist with the organisation of specific events organised by the Unit; and

    • Any other task requested by the Supervisor.

    Experience

    Previous experience or demonstrated interest for the non-profit sector or fundraising activities will be an asset.

    Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;

    • Attention to detail and working systematically;

    • Ability to plan and work independently, and as part of a team;

    • Commitment to continuous learning and a desire to keep abreast of new developments in relevant field of thematic.

    Qualifications

    Current or undergraduate/advanced university degree in business, public administration, international relations, marketing, communication or another related field.

    Languages

    Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of French will be considered as an advantage.

    General

    Internship duration: 12 months (full-time or part-time).

    Location: the position is based in Geneva

    Remuneration: Stipend provided.

    How to apply:

    We encourage you to check the details of the mentioned positions on our career page: http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ .

    Please note that interested candidates should always apply through our career page. Applications submitted by email or other websites than GCERF will not be considered.

    GCERF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

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    Switzerland: Grants Manager, Capacity Building

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    Dec 292017
     

    Organization: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

    About UICC Capacity Building

    Capacity Building is one of the three key pillars of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC’s work, alongside Advocacy and Convening. Through the development of specific capacity building initiatives and programmes, UICC seeks to strengthen the cancer community, supporting organisations to do a better job tomorrow than they already do today and increasing their impact. Within the Capacity Building portfolio, there are four key workstreams; leadership development; education and training; grants and fellowships; and regional engagement.

    Summary of position

    As part of the UICC Capacity Building team, UICC is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Grants Manager to oversee our unique SPARC capacity building grant and expand our overall grant portfolio.

    The Grants Manager is responsible for implementation, planning, communication and partnership development.

    Main responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee UICC’s grants portfolio, in particular, the ‘Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge’, working closely with other UICC teams and external partners to ensure all activities are completed in a timely manner, within budget and to a high quality.
    • ​Develop and coordinate the writing of funding partners reports and proposals to expand the grant portfolio.
    • Sustain and further develop partnerships with the support of the Members and Partners team, serving as the primary point of contact for partners regarding the UICC grants portfolio.
    • Manage and monitor the grants budgets and contractual agreements, including quarterly review of expenditures and annual reporting for partners.
    • Ensure the alignment of the grants portfolio with the high-level capacity building plans and UICC priorities, and identify new strategic opportunities to develop the portfolio.
    • Work alongside the UICC communications team to promote the grants portfolio, including planning of communication activities and development of relevant resources and material, for both online and printed media.
    • Administer grant applications according to agreed timelines and deadlines, managing the review process and award documentation to ensure a rigorous selection of the highest quality applicants.
    • Provide and facilitate necessary oversight and support to successful grant applicants, ensuring where possible individual projects are in turn implemented within the specified timeframes, in budget and to a high quality.
    • Develop and enforce policies, guidelines and application processes related to UICC grants.
    • Review and improve grants processes, toward greater simplification, relevance, quality and cost effectiveness, supporting the development of a sustainable business model for all grants.
    • Liaise, manage and extend relationships with the reviewers, partners and collaborating institutions.
    • Identify and explore opportunities for cross-team collaboration within UICC to maximise impact of the grants and awarded projects.
    • Contribute to other initiatives of the capacity building team and UICC as requested, including World Cancer Day, the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and the World Cancer Congress.

    Skills and competencies

    • 7-10 years’ work experience in grants and projects management, or a related field, preferably in an organisation working internationally.
    • Graduate/Master’s degree in a related field (for example: health sciences, public health, international development, medicine, etc.) with familiarity and exposure to the field of cancer and non-communicable diseases preferred.
    • Ability to think strategically and contribute to high-level discussions regarding development of the grants portfolio.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong emotional intelligence, including demonstrated relationship management experience.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, with strong verbal and written communications skills, and at ease representing UICC with external audiences.
    • Excellent ability to work independently, across cultures, with multiple stakeholders and changing circumstances to achieve deliverables.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with proven ability to work efficiently and effectively to meet tight and competing deadlines.
    • Experience in data management, with experience of working with a customised grant management system and administrative processes an asset.
    • Good knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Fluent in English (written and spoken); other languages are an asset.

    How to apply:

    Applications

    Applicants should hold or be eligible for a Swiss work permit.

    Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position to careers@uicc.org

    Deadline for applications: 21 January 2018

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    Frühstückskellner (m/w), Zermatt, Wallis

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    Dec 292017
     

    Seit*9 empfängt das Grand Hotel Zermatterhof illustre Gäste mit 5-Sterne-Komfort. Daran hat sich auch im 21. Jahrhundert nichts geändert. Das traditionsreiche Luxushotel in zentraler aber ruhiger Lage bietet Eleganz und modernen Komfort …
    Grand Hotel Zermatterhof – Turismo, Hostelería

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    Switzerland: Emergency Operations Health Officer

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    Dec 232017
     

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 03 Jan 2018

    Position Title : Emergency Operations Health Officer

    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

    Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 03 January 2018

    Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

    UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

    non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

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

    1. Internal candidates

    2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia

    (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi,

    Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

    1. External female candidates.

    Context:

    IOM’s health response to humanitarian and public health emergencies is an integrated component of IOM’s overall humanitarian response, recognized by the IOM Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF) as one of the key sectors of assistance before, during and after crises. Through projects in this area of work, IOM delivers health care and psychosocial support for crisis-affected populations, facilitates medical referrals, arranges medical evacuations for individuals as needed and assists in rebuilding community-based services and strengthens health systems. In these projects and initiatives globally, IOM MHD teams work closely with i.a. the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the Global Health Cluster (GHC), the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), and the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.

    Under the direct supervision of the Director of MHD in coordination with the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), as well as in close collaboration with other IOM Headquarters (HQs) Departments and Divisions, Regional Offices (ROs), Missions, and IOM staff engaged in emergency health operations worldwide, the selected candidate will be responsible to participate in, coordinate and support IOM’s health response to humanitarian emergencies and respective population mobility globally, encompassing the various stages of emergency preparedness, response, transition, and early recovery.

    Accordingly, the successful candidate will take the lead role in delivery of migration health

    assistance for crisis-affected populations; in setting up and ensuring adherence to global standards within IOM’s health response to emergencies in field operations; as well as ensuring synergies of IOM’s emergency health programming with all other sectors of humanitarian assistance under the mandate of IOM led by DOE, and in liaison with relevant donors and external partners.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Act as global focal point for emergency migration health operations response to humanitarian and public health emergencies, in coordination with the MHD colleagues at HQ and field level, DOE and other Departments and Divisions, IOM field locations, and with key humanitarian, emergency and health partners;

    2. Working closely with Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS), and the global MHPSS unit (Brussels), the incumbent will lead and support the development and/or integration of MHD health projects with other sectors of humanitarian response programming. This would be part of the global migration health programmes, notably working with IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), WASH and Protection programmes as well as IOM’s involvement in Disaster Risk Reduction fora; and IOM’s overall role as Global Co-Lead in the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster;

    3. Participate in and coordinate the implementation of IOM’s large-scale health response to humanitarian emergencies, particularly for L3 operations by analyzing trends and gaps in system-wide and IOM-specific health responses; and putting forward recommendations to address such gaps, as well as design programmes;

    4. Travel regularly to support RTS and Mission field emergency health operations, including, but not limited to, conduct and update detailed needs and resource assessments for health response; design or review technical and operational IOM Mission plans; facilitate IOM participation in health clusters and other essential emergency health response partner mechanisms at the country level, and engage in communications with health authorities and donors;

    5. Draft IOM inputs as focal point to the Global Health Cluster’s policies and standards on emergency health operations;

    6. Ensure inclusion of health components in country-based MCOF strategies such as needs and risk assessments, essential health service packages, coordination and information management;

    7. Write, disseminate and regularly update MHD guidelines and position papers for projects on migration health assistance in crises, for field operations, encompassing all stages of the project management cycle, in collaboration with Migration Health Programme Coordinator, MHD and DOE Regional Thematic Specialists, IOM Protection Officer, Gender Coordination Unit, and relevant staff in Regional and Country Offices;

    8. Act as focal point for global reporting on MHD emergency health projects, and write inputs for annual reports and other periodic updates. Work closely with MHD HQ team and RTS’ to ensure that reporting is carried out systematically, properly and timely with quality information and data collection;

    9. Identify training needs and facilitate capacity strengthening of IOM staff engaged in health responses to humanitarian emergencies, including through development and implementation of training courses targeting IOM staff, health and non-health, in collaboration with MHD RTS, DOE and other HQ Departments and Divisions, as well as key health partners, such as WHO GHC and national/regional governmental and NGO partners;

    10. Support the MHD Director to establish and maintain close relationships with relevant health and humanitarian partners at the global level, such as the WHO Health Emergency Programme, the US CDC, the ECDC, DG-ECHO, NGOs, academia and donors, etc. on all aspects related to IOM’s health response to humanitarian emergencies;

    11. Represent IOM and deliver presentations on IOM’s health response to humanitarian emergencies during external high-level meetings, workshops and international conferences; and,

    12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Education

    • Master’s degree in a health related field (such as: Medicine, Health sciences, Public health administration) from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University degree in health related field (such as Health sciences, Public health administration) from an accredited academic institution with nine years of relevant professional experience.

    • Highly desirable: professional/formal training certificate in disaster management, or field epidemiology training.

    Experience

    • Field experience in design and implementation of health projects in emergency settings, both conflict and natural disasters and in different regions in the world ;

    • Experience in working or liaising with global health partners and the international humanitarian and cluster system, as well as with national and international health authorities and institutions in emergency settings;

    • Familiarity with project management cycle; and,

    • Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration and human mobility issues.

    Languages

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

    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.

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

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

    How to apply:

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 January 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 21.12.2017 to 03.01.2018

    Requisition: VN 2017/272 (P) – Emergency Operations Health Officer (P4) – Geneva, Switzerland

    (55292603) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55292604 (55292604) Released

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    Switzerland: Innovation Portfolio Manager

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    Dec 192017
     

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

    Background

    To accelerate the adaptation of the humanitarian needs of people affected by crises and to changes in its environment, the ICRC has adopted a series of measures to support and lead innovation.

    The ICRC approaches innovation as a shared responsibility distributed across the organization and is taking concrete steps to strengthen related practice at three distinct levels:

    • First level innovation: reinforced and mainstreamed across the entire organization in the spirit of continous improvement, so as to become a reflex, and part of ICRC’s practice and culture;
    • Second level innovation: bottom-up innovative ideas and solutions, originating at the point of needs, whether field or HQ, are to be better captured, tested and supported, with a view to being rapidly adopted and scaled when and where appropriate;
    • Third level innovation: strategic challenges are to be addressed purposely, in a top-down manner, through dedicated Research&Developement (R&D) efforts.

      To that purpose, it has created an Innovation Board (InnoBoard), and an Innovation Facilitation Team. Chaired by the Director-General, the InnoBoard drives the organization’s overall innovation agenda. The Innovation Facilitation Team, a three-person team led by the Head of Innovation supports the InnoBoard in the implementation of its mandate. Ad hoc Challenge Teams are set up by the InnoBoard as needed, with specifically defined ToRs and timeframes, to address strategic innovation challenges in an “out-of-the-box” mode.

    Purpose of the post

    The Portfolio Manager reports to the Head of the Innovation and supports him/her in driving the innovation agenda and more specifically in coordinating innovation efforts across the organization. This includes ensuring proper alignment between different initiatives, the timely implementation of action plans, the efficient flow of information between key stakeholders, as well as supporting and mobilizing colleagues across HQ and the field.

    Main tasks and responsibilities

    Planning and monitoring

    • Maintains an updated overview of the portfolio of innovation initiatives by consolidating and monitoring the action plans of the different innovation pilots and challenges
    • Ensures the optimal sequencing of activities and allocation of resources between different initiatives
    • Identifies and leverages potential synergies between initiatives
    • Helps develops and monitors key metrics and milestones and address bottlenecks as needed
    • Contributes to defining and updating lean organizational processes to streamline innovation

    Initiative selection and implementation

    • Guides and supports staff in submitting pilots and challenges to the innovation board
    • Contributes and regularly leads in researching, analyzing, and screening potential innovation initiatives
    • Supports teams to take forward the development and testing of their initiatives, and facilitates their outreach to internal and external stakeholders where needed
    • Contributes to identifying and hiring external consultants to support specific initiatives where relevant.

    Communication

    • Harmonizes internal communication related to innovation and ensures proper dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices at field and HQ level
    • Creates written content and supports the production of video content to inform, inspire, and catalyze innovation at both HQ and field level
    • Contributes to the external positioning of the ICRC related to innovation
    • Develops and maintains network of internal and external innovation champions

    Desired Profile

    • Proven project management skills;
    • Facilitator and enabler that is at ease with a transversal modus operandi;
    • Proactive communicator with a can-do attitude and strong solution-orientation;
    • Principled, detail oriented, and at ease with the implementation of innovation processes;
    • Ability to function autonomously within the limits of responsibilities granted;
    • Ability to facilitate and motivate teams to work across traditional boundaries;
    • Strategic and creative thinking with problem-solving skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to mobilize internal and external stakeholders;
    • Able to travel to the field, sometime under basic living conditions and/or unstable security environment (10-15%);
    • Capacity to work under pressure in a multicultural team, and in complex environments.
    • Intellectually curious
    • Strong analytical skills

    Background and experience

    • Advanced university degree in international development, social sciences or business.
    • At least 7 to 10 years of professional experience, with progressive responsibilities, ideally in project management and innovation
    • Proven experience working on innovation in a field related to humanitarian response or development;
    • Strong people and project management skills; proven track-record in accompanying staff
    • Strong capacity to originate, organise and deliver compelling communications on innovation.

    Additional information

    Starting date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva

    Deadline for application: 21.01.2018

    Contract: open ended

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2CA8gP8

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    Switzerland: ICT Specialist – Systems Integrator (P3), #103481, PFP – Geneva, Switzerland

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    Dec 132017
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Jan 2018

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

    There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    You are invited to review the VA below and kindly express your interest should you wish to be considered and deem yourself as meeting the required qualifications indicated below. We look forward to reviewing your candidature.

    For every child, a geographically mobile & diverse workforce

    The ICT Specialist (System Integrator) reports to the Programmer Analyst with the Regional Chief of ICT as Second Reporting Officer.The Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) division aims to target ambitious goals in its 2018-21 strategic plan and the related business activities requires the intensive use of robust, modern, and well supported business applications. This post is based in Geneva, a Headquarter duty station, and is part of the ICT Applications Support Unit, which manages and supports the analysis of business requirements for applications, the identification or development, the implementation as well as the operations of business application solutions.

    Based on the business strategies and workplans, established policies, guidelines and service level agreements, the incumbent is responsible for managing, coordinating and supporting the integration of large scale and complex information systems that support PFP’s business processes, collaboration, and management information to achieve the business objectives.

    How can you make a difference?

    1. Enhance the collaboration with PFP business owners and strategic partners, and manage the PFP business information architecture, the business applications framework and the business applications lifecycle 1.1. In consultation with business owners, develop and maintain of PFP business information architecture that defines the division’s business information assets, sources and processes, structure and classification, relationship and dependencies, and association with application framework;1.2. In consultation with business owners, develop and maintain the PFP business applications framework that maps out PFP line-of-business applications, purpose and capabilities, architecture and technology, resources and support, as well as governance and internal organization;1.3. In coordination with the ICT-Geneva Applications Support Unit, develop and maintain standards and best fit criteria within the applications framework for new requirements for applications, or changes in existing applications; 1.4. In coordination with the ICT-Geneva Applications Support Unit, manage the applications lifecycle through evaluation of applications capability, applications value and operations and technological risks;1.5. In coordination with the ICT-Geneva Applications Support Unit and ICTD-NYHQ , evaluate and review the lifecycle of legacy systems and manage the integration plan or develop retirement transition plan;

    2. Lead the support to the planning, coordinating, and managing the system-level integration of PFP business applications2.1. Develop and maintain the integration framework to provide the set of standards supporting the integration and interoperability between PFP business applications; 2.2. Perform gaps and overlaps analysis of the PFP business applications landscape and coordinate the development and validation of integrations requirements and integration plans;2.3. Develop and maintain the integration strategy and maintaining system integrity by defining interfaces and requirements architecture2.4. Manage the planning, quality assurance and implementation, as well as documentation of the integration plans and specifications; 2.5. Manage and maintain the integration technology components, monitor system capacity and performance, and ensure flow of information across applications;

    3. Manage the technical support to the development, implementation and operations of Supporter Relationship Management supporting the business digital strategy, marketing and fundraising operations3.1. Provide insights on the analysis of business needs and elaboration of functional requirements and quality attributes of the digital and CRM solutions;3.2. Contribute to the design, development, implementation and provision of support to enable marketing, fundraising and relationship management through the CRM platform and related tools and applications;3.3. Contribute to the technical implementation and provision of support to enable planning, reporting and monitoring PFP performances through the integrated PRM platform;3.4. Manage compliance and escalate exceptions (proactive) and deviations (reactive) on project management and change management;3.5. Ensure that organization standards as well as industry best practices are considered in the vendor and tool selection, information structure, information security, metadata, and system architecture;3.6. Monitor and produce reports and insights on the system performance and perform usage statistics analysis ;3.7. Monitor risks and threats to ICT environment or infrastructure and take appropriate action;3.8. Manage ICT-related communication materials and applications documentation internally and for ICTD-NYHQ3.9. Liaise with key resources and SMEs in ICTD-NYHQ and coordinate with the internal ICT team in defining the deployment plan and adoption strategy, and build support baselines;

    4. Foster innovation4.1. Promote creativity and innovative thinking to re-engineer work processes and make the best use of technology within PFP division, its National Committees and Country Offices partners ;4.2. Explore potential opportunities and possible risks to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in fundraising and partnership business, and share with business owners, PFP senior management and ICTD-NYHQ;4.3. Coordinate with the Chief of ICTD-Geneva for the formal review and assessment of local innovation initiatives to the ICT Steering Committee;4.4. Ensure existing strategies are incorporated in all innovation initiatives prior to approval;4.5. Ensure approved innovative projects are considered first prior to prospecting or working on new projects;4.6. Support counterparts and implementing partners to implement approved innovation initiatives;4.7. Work closely with Communication to promote to local philanthropists the benefits and rewards of innovation for their active participation, support and funding;4.8. Engage the private sector to maximize the use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) resources for no-cost innovation initiatives;

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

    Education:

    Advanced University Degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology management, business administration or other related social science field.A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

    Theoretical foundation studies in Information Management with practical applications of Business Analysis, Database Management, System and Technology Integration, Applications Development, Cloud Computing, Information Systems Design, Project Management, Digital Innovation is desirable.

    Experience:A minimum of five years of professional experience in information technology management and business operations in a large international organization and/or corporation is required, including: • Experience in systems integration techniques and tools, as well as experience in information architecture development is required• Experience with business analysis techniques and tools, as well as experience in managing ICT projects and with vendors is required;• Experience in donor management, marketing and fundraising activities and CRM processes in non-profit sector is an asset;• Experience in documenting software requirements specifications and design description is an asset;

    Experience in a UN organization is an asset including knowledge of UN/UNICEF’s rules, regulations and procedures.

    Technical Competencies:

    Certification and/or proven experience in one of these several ICT technical competencies: ICT Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Security, ICT Audit and Risk Management, Software development methodology, tools and lifecycle;

    Strong knowledge in CRM platforms, digital marketing and fundraising channels;

    Advanced knowledge in systems integration technologies such as REST API, Web services (XML, WSDL, UDDI, SOAP etc.), and other related technologies,

    Advanced knowledge of Salesforce services, MS Sharepoint, MS SQL, MS Azure Cloud, .Net Framework, other related cloud services;

    Project Management Certification is an asset

    ITIL Certificate or equivalent Customer Support Certification

    Solid understanding of enterprise software management

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish)is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

    – Drive for Results (Level II)- Communication (Level II)- Working with People (Level II)

    Functional Competencies

    – Analyzing (Level II)- Applying Technical Expertise (Level III)- Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level II)- Planning and Organizing (Level II)

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

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    A majority of our positions are classified as “rotational,” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    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=509372

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    Switzerland: Senior Research Officer

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    Dec 102017
     

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Dec 2017

    Position Title : Senior Research Officer

    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

    Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 21 December 2017

    Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

    UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

    non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

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

    1. Internal candidates

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

    3. External female candidates.

    Context:

    The Migration Policy Research Division is responsible for supporting IOM’s worldwide efforts in developing and conducting policy-oriented migration research, as well as implementing global research projects in order to inform program delivery, policy development and better understanding of migration. It promotes deeper and more nuanced understanding of international migration and displacement within and outside IOM through key partnerships and collaboration with scholars and applied researchers working in the field of migration.

    The Division is responsible for IOM’s biennial flagship publication, the World Migration Report. It also convenes the Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate in support of the 2018 Global Compact on Migration. The Division also leads the provision of technical support on migration research within IOM, including by providing specialist technical advice on specific projects, reviewing and endorsing project outputs (e.g. proposals, interim reports, final reports), maintaining the RES guidance notes on the IOM Intranet and convening the migration research seminar series in Headquarters (HQs).

    The successful candidate will work under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the head of the Research Division and work closely with colleagues in the Division. As a technical specialist in migration research and head of the research unit, the Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. As the head of the research unit, lead the formulation, development, expansion and integration of research initiatives, activities and projects, manage the preparation of related documentation, such as concept notes, project proposals, donor agreements and project reporting, and develop and evaluate policy proposals based on the results of various research, studies and project activities.

    2. Support and assist the head of the Division (editor of IOM’s flagship World Migration Report series) with develop ment, design preparation and dissemination of the WMR.

    3. Provide expert advice to the head of the Division and the head of the Publications Unit on the development, feasibility, implications and applicability of other migration research publications, such as Migration Research Series.

    4. Coordinate, manage and undertake the biennial Expression of Interest process for the IOM Migration Researchers Panel.

    5. Coordinate, guide and support the work of the IOM Publishing Review Panel.

    6. Conceive, advise on and lead the preparation of regular contributions for the research section of IOM’s website and IOM’s intranet.

    7. Lead the formulation, development, expansion and integration of research initiatives, activities and projects, manage the preparation of related documentation, such as concept notes, project proposals, donor agreements and project reporting, and develop and evaluate policy proposals based on the results of various research, studies and project activities.

    8. Provide expert technical guidance, assistance and support to IOM missions globally in the design, development, review and finalisation of research projects.

    9. Coordinate and conduct the migration expert speaker series in HQ.

    10. Exercise administrative, operational, technical and financial management responsibility for relevant research projects and activities.

    11. Service intergovernmental, expert group, interagency or other regional or international meetings and present, describe and defend research work of the Division.

    12. Respond to complex and/or sensitive internal and external research queries.

    13. Supervise the work of interns and consultants (as required), including advising on the selection of consultants and other experts to conduct research and studies, monitoring and guiding their work, and preparing performance appraisals.

    14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Education

    • Master’s degree in in a field of study related to migration or other relevant social sciences (e.g. humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, international relations or a related field) from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional

    experience; or

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

    Experience

    • Experience in an international organization or migration research institute;

    • Thorough knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and sound understanding of international migration matters;

    • Excellent analytical and writing skills in English, and demonstrated experience in writing papers, briefings, articles, etc on migration (a publishing record is essential);

    • Experience in conducting research studies and capacity to present research findings in international meetings and at other events;

    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to undertake official representative duties at high levels and supervise research and administrative staff;

    • Ability to draft research proposals, fund raising for research, collaboration with other international organizations and network/partnership building considered an asset;

    • Good level of computer literacy.

    Languages

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

    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.

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

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

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 December 2017 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 08.12.2017 to 21.12.2017

    Requisition: VN 2017/264 (P) – Senior Research Officer (P4) – Geneva, Switzerland (55280645) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55280653 (55280653) Released 00_s1028″

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