Switzerland: Knowledge Generation Officer

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Jan 132019

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Jan 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UN Environment, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), serves as the joint host of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Secretariat ( on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee (UN Environment, GGGI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of 50 international organisations, research institutes, and think tanks focused on promoting a green economy transition by:

  • identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated knowledge generation; and

  • using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The GGKP knowledge generation programme is organized around a number of collaborative expert working groups, established on priority topics identified as being crucial in a green economy transition but where knowledge and data are lacking. The expert working groups are tasked with assessing the state of knowledge, identifying and prioritizing knowledge gaps, and promoting a broader research agenda to address the identified gaps.

The primary role of the Knowledge Generation Officer is to coordinate the GGKP knowledge generation activities and support the expert working groups with a particular focus on the natural capital expert working group. S/he will provide strategic guidance to the Head of Secretariat in defining the vision and strategy for the knowledge generation programme of work.

The role requires frequent interaction with senior officers and technical staff from GGKP partner institutions and representatives and officials in national governments, international organizations, and research institutes.

The Knowledge Generation Officer will be responsible for keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in green growth and natural capital research. S/he will have a key role to play through the GGKP web platform, assisting the GGKP Knowledge Manager in the gathering and curation of new research and producing thought pieces, or syntheses, of important papers and developments. The Knowledge Generation Officer will manage the web content on pages specifically dedicated to the natural capital and other expert working groups.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Functions:

  • Strategy and planning

  • Knowledge generation management

  • Partner engagement

  • Knowledge management

  • Fundraising

1. Strategy and planning

  • Manage the development and implementation of the GGKP knowledge generation work programme, including providing strategic advice to the Head of Secretariat

  • Monitor and analyse work programme development and implementation

  • Identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions, liaise with relevant parties, and identify and track follow-up actions

2. Knowledge generation management

  • Oversee the nomination and selection of co-chairs and expert working group members, including obtaining GGKP Steering Committee approval for the selections

  • Ensure that key milestones and deadlines are met by the expert working groups

  • Work with the expert working group co-chairs to organize committee calls and meetings as required

  • Prepare background materials and meeting summaries as needed by the expert working group co-chairs

  • Commission research based on the recommendations of the expert working groups

  • Supervise preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, working papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

3. Partner engagement

  • Liaise with GGKP partner institutions in the development and delivery of the collaborative knowledge generation work programme

  • Serve as an effective spokesperson for the knowledge generation activities and establish collaboration and partnerships with key institutions and experts

  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships, including knowledge partners, affiliated programs, or engagement with other programs of interest

4. Knowledge management

  • Assist the GGKP Knowledge Manager in the gathering and curation of new research and produce thought pieces, or syntheses, of important papers and developments

  • Manage the research committee sections of the GGKP web platform and ensure these sections are comprehensive and up-to-date

5. Fundraising

  • Prepare fundraising strategies and proposals to support the collaborative knowledge generation work programme

  • Identify and engage potential funding partners for the work programme

  • Identify possible research funding institutions and facilitate their engagement with the expert working groups


A Master’s degree in economics, environment, public policy, or related field is required.

Work Experience

Minimum five (5) years of accumulated work experience in an international organisation or public institution is required.

Experience in empirical research, data analysis and writing evidence-based reports and policy materials with practical recommendations is desirable.

Solid understanding of organizations and research institutions producing research on green growth internationally is desirable.

Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.

Strong project management skills and ability to deliver ideally across multiple international stakeholders;

Proven track record of managing collaborative, multi-disciplinary research programmes.

Proven ability to work in a ‘virtual’ team across multiple locations.

Strong existing network in the green growth/green economy field preferred.Experience in organizing conferences, events and workshops preferred.

Language (s)
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Strategic Perspective – Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above).

Integrity and Inclusion – Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others – Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering – Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Results Orientation – Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility – Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solutions Focused – Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication – Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract Type, Level and Duration:
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Contract level: ICS10/P3
Contract duration: one year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability’For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:*

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Research Associate – IDMC

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Jan 062019

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Jan 2019

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.

With a team of 23 people in Geneva and an annual budget of 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database ( Our flagship report,
the Global Report on Internal Displacement (, published every year in May, is the world reference on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.


  • Contract type: 1 year fixed-term contract
  • Expected level of effort: 100%
  • Reporting to: Head of Policy and Research

Main Tasks

In close coordination with the Head of Policy and Research, the Researcher will support research on selected thematic areas in alignment with the department’s research priorities, with a particular focus on internal displacement in the context of slow-onset disasters and on the dynamics of internal displacement to cross-border movements. This includes, drafting research concept notes, developing methodologies for primary data collection, coordinating fieldwork logistics, training and supervising local enumerators, and conducting interviews and other data collection in selected fieldwork locations. Drawing upon quantitative and qualitative analysis of primary and secondary data, the Researcher will draft and publish briefing materials, presentations and publications under the guidance of the Head of Policy and Research.

In addition to supporting research on selected thematic areas, the Researcher will contribute to the production of the Global Report on Internal Displacement and to other research themes as appropriate. The Researcher will also identify funding opportunities and support the development of research proposals in line with the department’s identified research priorities.

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Lead research on the dynamics, patterns and impacts of internal displacement and cross-border movement in the context of slow-onset disaster, environmental and climate change.

  2. Conduct research in case study countries and lead research assistants in primary data collection and analysis.

  3. Draft and publish results from primary and secondary research in line with IDMC’s thematic research priorities and policy agenda.

  4. Identification of opportunities for positioning IDMC’s analysis and drafting of blogs, news items and analytical pieces, in coordination with the Communications Department.

  5. Contribute to the production of the Global Report on Internal Displacement and to other research themes as appropriate.

  6. Identify funding opportunities and support the development of research proposals in line with the department’s identified research priorities.

  7. Perform other duties in the department as appropriate.


Generic professional competencies:

  • Master’s degree related to international development, displacement and migration, disaster risk and climate change adaptation, humanitarian affairs or a related field
  • Experience of designing research programmes and developing methods for primary data collection using mixed methods from qualitative and quantitative research
  • Strong writing skills and ability to condense large amounts of data and analysis in an efficient manner
  • Strong initiative and collaborative working style
  • Excellent communication skills and good team worker
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal – knowledge of another official UN language a plus

Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of human mobility issues in the context of slow-onset disasters and climate change, conflict, or development
  • Experience of conceptualising, planning and conducting primary research on displacement drivers and impacts
  • Proven experience of conducting primary research in Africa, Asia or Latin America
  • Experience of processing and analysing large amounts of data and qualitative information into concise and communicable briefing papers and information pieces
  • Ability to question, understand and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research on internal displacement
  • Ability to convey complex problems in accessible concepts and terms, both verbally and in writing and to adapt language and messaging for different audiences
  • Ability to clearly communicate research findings and their global and regional policy relevance

How to apply:

Deadline for applications is the 22nd January 2019. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Switzerland: Communications Officer (Private Sector)

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Dec 212018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Dec 2018

Position Title : Communications Officer (Private Sector)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 December 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, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic

Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,

Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Donor Relations Division (DRD), the direct supervision of the Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer, and in close coordination with the Media and Communications Division (MCD) the successful candidate will be responsible for effective and targeted communication/fundraising campaigns in support of the implementation of IOM’s Resource Mobilization Strategy (2019-2022) and IOM’s Private Sector Partnership Strategy 2016-2020.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of and coordinate global online fundraising campaigns in close coordination with MCD, relevant departments and concerned field offices, as well as USA for IOM.

  2. Facilitate the mainstreaming of fundraising initiatives into IOM communications campaigns.

  3. Monitor and report on the impact of fundraising campaigns.

  4. Provide technical support and training to field offices based on communication campaign best

practices and emerging trends.

  1. Build and maintain a loyalty programme that encourages sustained engagement and repeat donations to IOM.

  2. Produce communications materials including regular social media pieces, newsletters, blogs, photo albums, human interest stories, videos as well as brochures and fliers on IOM’s impact on the ground to support resource mobilization efforts.

  3. Contribute to the development of and coordinate system-wide submissions to IOM’s private sector webpage and global donation page.

  4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned, including duty travel, as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, International Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

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


• Demonstrated experience with online fundraising and fundraising campaigns;

• Strong command of social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.;

• A record of producing high-impact communication materials;

• Experience in outreach and communication to companies, foundations, and individuals as well as private sector fora and platforms;

• Experience in corporate communication an advantage.


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

Desirable Competencies:


Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes

responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


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 23 December 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 10.12.2018 to 23.12.2018

Requisition: VN2018/271(P)-CommunicationsOfficer(PrivateSector)(P2)-Geneva,Switzerland (55752059) Released

Posting: Posting NC55752060 (55752060) Released

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Switzerland: Visual Communication Internship – Geneva

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Dec 192018

Organization: International Service for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Jan 2019

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Geneva office is offering an internship with the communications team.

The preferred starting date for the internship would be Monday 4 February 2019.

ISHR is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, etc.


This internship with ISHR offers a unique opportunity for communications students to be involved in and learn about the communications activities of a leading international human rights non-governmental organisation.

The intern will be based at ISHR’s Geneva office and will receive exposure to the international human rights non-governmental community.


To develop the NGO experience of a visual communications student. The intern will:

  • Apply their skills, knowledge and experience in the area of visual communications

  • Acquire experience working for an international human rights NGO

  • Broaden their professional competencies

The opportunity

The communications team is now offering an internship in which the incumbent will apply and develop a range of visual communications skills through practical exposure to the daily activities of a human rights NGO.

Responsibilities and duties may include:

  • Video production, editing, posting

  • Event photography, photo editing and publishing

  • Website maintenance

  • Drafting, editing, publishing online articles on human rights issues

  • Production of publications and marketing materials

  • Graphic design

  • Event planning, coordination and management

  • 10-15% of administrative tasks

    The applicant will also be required to perform the following:

  • Database management

  • Administration support to the communications team

  • Translation and proofreading (if applicable)

The ideal applicant

To be considered, applicants should be undertaking studies in the field of communication, marketing, graphic design or similar, or have recently completed such studies. They should also possess:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency). French and/or Spanish are an advantage.

  • Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

  • Good command of InDesign and Photoshop

  • Interest in social media

  • Excellent social skills and ability to multi-task

  • Desire to acquire experience working in a multicultural environment and interest in the work of a human rights NGO

  • Full or part-time availability for a period of two to three months

  • Swiss or EU citizen/Permit B or C
    ISHR welcomes applications from candidates without any or with limited work experience.Please note:

This is an unpaid internship. Travel costs, travel arrangements and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern. ISHR covers the cost of the Geneva public transport card, and accident insurance. ISHR also offers a strong professional development and training plan. For more information, please visit our website:

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following by email to :

  • A cover letter including ideal internship duration and possible start date
  • A current CV
  • A sample of communications work is also welcomed (graphic design, writing, photography, short video, …)

IMPORTANT: Your email subject should be “GENEVA Visual Communication Internship”. If you use a different subject line, your application may not be considered.

The deadline for application is Sunday 13 January 2019, 23:59 pm, Geneva time. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to take place between 21 and 22 January 2019.

Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is important to ISHR. Please check our website for more information on our Privacy Policy, which tells you what we do with your personal data, how they are used and what your rights are as an individual under the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Switzerland: Internship: Social Policy and Development

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Dec 182018

Organization: UN Research Institute for Social Development
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Jan 2019

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Through our work, we aim to ensure that social equity, inclusion and justice are central to development thinking, policy and practice.

UNRISD is now accepting applications for a three-month full-time internship position, starting in February 2019, to assist with work related to its Social Policy and Development Programme. This will include assisting with publications and new research on the topic Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization, following the UNRISD international conference that brought together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars from around the globe.

While at UNRISD, the intern will be asked to:

  • provide research assistance for ongoing work in the programme conducting library and internet searches, in particular for the Overcoming Inequalities project;
  • assist in event organization;
  • assist with editing and formatting of publications;
  • produce a short draft paper, literature review, article or another similar output, on a subject related to the Social Policy and Development Programme.

Qualifications, skills and competencies

Education in political science, public policy, development studies, development economics, sociology, or a related field at an accredited university, with academic and professional experience in issues related to social policy in developing countries. Candidates with strong expertise in one or several of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: social policy, inequality, elites, politics of progressive transformative change (related, for example, to redistributive and social policies, gender, environment, local lifeworlds), and social movements;

  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Editing;
  • Teamwork;
  • Communication;
  • Planning and Organizing.

This UNRISD internship is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme.

At the time of application, applicants must meet one of the following requirements (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns);
(i) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(ii) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or;
(iii) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (i) and (ii) above) and, if selected, commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;

  • Interns are not financially remunerated;
  • UNRISD is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for mandatory medical insurance during the period of the internship.
    The deadline for applications is 6 January 2019 (23:59 Central European Time), with a preferred start date of February 2019. The usual duration of the internship is three months, with the possibility of extension.

How to apply:

If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this position, please apply online by clicking here. In your cover letter, please specify your interests and qualifications, making clear how your expertise relates to the ongoing and planned work in the Social Policy and Development Programme, as specified in the above text. Kindly note that, due to limited staff resources, only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

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Switzerland: DTM Big Data System Intern – Paid Internship

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Dec 142018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Dec 2018

I. Organizational Context and Scope

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.

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations since 2004. It has been systematically deployed in medium to large-scale humanitarian response operations in the last four years, including in all Level 3 emergencies. As of the end of 2015, DTM was active in 22 countries, tracking and monitoring over 14 million IDPs.

The DTM Support Team, based in headquarters, assembles expertise in operations and coordination, methodology and concept development, mapping and Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis, database and application system development, and data and information management. The support team has been critical in providing remote and onsite support to DTM field implementation. The team provides a full range of support from the initial development and setup to continuous support on operations, staff deployment, data management, mapping, database systems, and development of information products. At the global level, the team is also striving to enhance the DTM by working on a multitude of initiatives exploring further integration of innovative technologies, improving capacity building components, and designing more streamlined processes.

Under the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator and direct supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Manager, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for providing support to the activities and services provided by DTM support team in headquarters for DTM implementation in the field worldwide, in particular to support the development and implementation of global system components for DTM big data processing and analysis.

II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks:

  1. Research, evaluate and recommend database and application system solutions and suggest best use case scenarios for big data processing and analysis.

  2. Research, evaluate and make recommendations on best practices regarding data management, data architecture and data design to ensure effective and efficient processes and quality of output in relation to big data processing and analysis.

  3. Work closely with development teams in designing and validating solutions for the suitable applications and their integration into the overall DTM global systems and platforms.

  4. Work closely with relevant technical teams to set up workplan, standards, and road maps in relation to big data information system integration and implementation.

  5. Evaluate and recommend management/monitoring tools for the recommended system solutions and regularly perform database health monitoring and diagnostics.

  6. In coordination with ICT unit, support in maintaining system performance and reliability as well as developing required effective and efficient backup and recovery procedures

  7. Ensure that the implementation of the information management systems and application adhere to IOM Data Protection Policy and Information Technology and Communication (ITC) Policies and Standards, including on system and data security.

  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

III. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies


Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines; displays awareness of relevant technological solutions. Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services.


  • Hands-on experience with Hadoop architectures (incl. YARN, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase. Oozie, Spark)
  • Thorough understanding of the capabilities of Apache Hadoop distributions such as e.g. IBM, Hortonworks, Cloudera, or MapR and their integration options with traditional data warehousing and BI tools (such as e.g. Teradata, IBM DB2 / Netezza / DataStage / Cognos, Informatica, Ab Initio)
  • Understanding of Advanced Analytics technologies & solutions (incl. SPSS, SAS, R, Tableau, PowerBI, Qlikview)
  • Knowledge in in-depth knowledge of the technology for Big Data & Analytics- including the Hadoop Ecosystem, NoSQL approaches Advanced Analytics, Cognitive Computing and Cloud Data Management
  • Experience on HDFS, and the management, compilation and In-Database ETL operations of data coming structured and unstructured data..

IV. Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution, relevant professional experience an advantage.
  • Experience in the data warehousing and BI space (incl. SQL / Data Modelling, Data Integration, Data Governance)
  • Experience across systems integration, information management business analytics and architecture
  • Experience in data warehouse environment and knowledge of existing and emerging data integration approaches
  • Experience in data architecture – experience of designing and developing logical data models

V. Language

Required: Fluent in English

Advantageous: Knowledge of additional UN language

How to apply:

For application details kindly follow this link:


Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

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Switzerland: WASH Global Support Intern – Paid Internship

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Dec 092018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Dec 2018


IOM recognizes that access to water and sanitation services, paired with hygiene promotion, is life-saving in humanitarian contexts, while sustainable access to water and sanitation services is also critical in the context of resolving displacement situations and building resilience to future shocks and stressors. As a result, the provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services has become a constant feature in IOM operations worldwide. The portfolio of programmes and geographical reach has steadily increased during the last 10 years, with current interventions in some 28 countries, positioning IOM as a leading WASH agency.

This internship is aimed to continue strengthening the capacity of IOM WASH to uphold a position of leadership, supporting the global level coordination in the development and monitoring of country programmes and contributing in the organization’s WASH knowledge management.


Under the direct supervision of the IOM Global WASH Coordinator, and overall direction of the Head of the Preparedness and Response Division, the successful candidate will:

  1. Support in the content development and final graphical production of reports, articles, technical guidance notes documents, presentations and brochures related to IOM WASH.

  2. Update and maintain the IOM WASH web-based information and communication platforms, including social media.

  3. Support in the collection and analysis of statistical data from IOM WASH interventions and contribute in the creation of global, regional and country reports to showcase the results of the various analyses.

  4. Compile lessons learnt and best practices from IOM WASH interventions worldwide and produce harmonized pieces for further dissemination to internal and external parties.

  5. Support in updating and maintaining databases.

  6. Conduct evidence-based research to inform studies and research work efforts at country level or at headquarters.

  7. Support in the planning and coordination of events (e.g. meetings, workshops, group field visits, etc), keeping track of the administrative and financial aspects. Take notes of the event proceedings and support in drafting minutes as required.

  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor or Head of PRD.


  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Public Health, or any related discipline;
  • Previous experience in the implementation of WASH related projects is desirable.
  • Experience in research projects is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy in water network analysis, computer aided engineering design and geoinformatics software is desirable. Working knowledge of graphic and web design software is an advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
  • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following core behavioral IOM competencies: Accountability

  • Client Orientation
  • Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Initiative
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technological Awareness

V. LANGUAGES Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; working knowledge of French is advantageous, Spanish and/or Arabic skill will be an asset.


Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in PDF format in one file only with name and surname) to adding Wash Global Support Intern in the subject line, no later than Sunday, December 23. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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