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Switzerland: Communication and knowledge management specialist

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Nov 022018
 

Organization: Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Nov 2018

Job vacancy

Job title: Communication and Knowledge Management specialist

Duty Station: GANHRI Head Office, Geneva, Switzerland with possible travels abroad

Duration of appointment: 3 years with possibility of renewal (starting January 2019)

Employment type: full-time (40 hours/week)

Direct supervision: GANHRI Operations Manager

Background Information

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) (previously known as the International Coordinating Committee of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights –ICC) is a membership-based network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) which works in close cooperation with the United Nations (UN). GANHRI promotes and strengthens NHRIs to be in compliance with the Paris Principles and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights. GANHRI provides a framework for NHRIs to work together and cooperate at the international level through a wide range of activities, including annual meetings, international conferences, networks, training and capacity building. GANHRI works in close partnership and cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and specifically with the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS) and also with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The GANHRI Head Office is located in Geneva and is currently composed of three permanent staff: (i) the Geneva Representative; (ii) the Operations Manager and (iii) the Finance and Adminsitration Officer. Recruitements for a further staff, Human Rights Officer, is underway.

To learn more about GANHRI visit our website: www.ganhri.org

About the position

GANHRI intends to strengthen its capacity to support its members and to enhance the communication with them and other stakeholders. Based on in-depth consultations with its members, GANHRI has identified the needs and expectations of its members and the four regional networks of NHRIs. GANHRI has also prepared for an overhaul of its website to better serve its stakeholders. The results of a CI and CD process are yet to be fully implemented. The Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist will play a central role in the development of targeted communication as well as in the development and maintenance of GANHRI’s communication tools and online knowledge management system, hosted by Fuse Universal.

GANHRI is therefore seeking highly qualified applicants for the position that will lead the implementation of GANHRI’s communications and knowledge management strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

As to communications, the incumbent shall:

  • Set internal and external communications standards, guidelines, processes and protocols in line with the adopted communication strategy;
  • Maintain, feed and improve the GANHRI website and social media presence;
  • Take the lead on content development (research, write and post communication pieces) for the website and social media and advise on effective strategies for reaching internal and external audiences on events, opportunities, news, and new resources;
  • Lead the copyediting and proofing of GANHRI’s publications;
  • Support development of videos, slide shows and any other communication material;
  • Collaborate with the other team at the GANHRI Head Office in appropriate documentation and archiving of communication and knowledge outputs, including identify data, stories, photographs, infographics, and articles for communications materials;
  • In collaboration with the other team at the GANHRI Head Office draft or edit, finalize and ensure publication and dissemination of written materials and content for various communication media. Materials and content may include content for project reports, newsletters, website, and social media channels, photographs, conference abstracts, reports, presentations, technical briefs, and other communication products as deemed appropriate;
  • Ensure compliance with all projects/contract requirements (including branding and visibility) that relate to reporting (projects reports and annual activities reports);
  • Provide support to the team at the GANHRI Head Office in maintaining effective communications with members, partner organizations, and stakeholders, including timely response to requests for information;
  • Create and keep up-to-date the mailing list of NHRIs and relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide strategic and programmatic advice on communications and knowledge exchange to the GANHRI Head Office to strengthen programme design, work plans and implementation;
  • Oversee the management of the organisation’s photo and video library as well as of the institutional memory to ensure that information and materials are stored on SharePoint and any other documents management system and are easy to access;
  • As needed, organize communication training to build the capacity of the rest of the team to effectively document activities and achievements and improve basic communication skills;
  • Work with the rest of the team to organise events such as institutional meetings, workshops, side-events, conferences and provide advice on outreach, communications and support with related reporting;
  • Support staff in designing and formatting communication and knowledge papers/documents;
  • Oversee the translation of communication materials and coordinate the work of translators;
  • When needed and in collaboration with external consultants, prepare graphic designs, layout and dissemination strategy of communication materials;
  • Ensure the compliance of messages, publications, videos, communications with GANHRI’s branding and policies;
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.

As to Knowledge Management, the incumbent shall:

  • Manage and popularize the GANHRI Knowledge Management Platform;
  • Work with providers and partners to support the functioning of the knowledge management platform;
  • Strengthen and coordinate information and knowledge for GANRI’s thematic communities of practice;
  • Regularly encourage the use of the communities of practice among NHRIs, including by supporting the training activities and by making presentations during institutional meetings and other relevant gatherings;
  • Ensure the use of information and results generated by the knowledge management platform and other initiative into capacity building, training and exchange of experiences;
  • Coordinate and organize the knowledge management activities within GANHRI, setting clear objectives and deliverables as part of the organisational annual work plan;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

  • Solid knowledge and experience in communications, including strategic communication; knowledge sharing, including e-platforms;
  • Experience in developing communication products, including technical briefs, program updates, newsletters, etc. for a variety of audiences including members, donors and external partners;
  • Solid experience with managing and maintain websites and social media;
  • Experience in working in capacity development and quality assurance in big decentralized networks;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of specialized software, including e-learning platforms, WordPress, InDesign, and others;
  • Demonstrable interest in communication, including evidence of uptake and use.

Other Desirable Skills

Initiative, strong conceptual abilities, sound judgment, liaison skills, management skills, strong interest in human rights, especially related to the mission of GANHRI.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information and communication technology, public policy, economics, political science, social development or other related field.

Work Experience

A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in the area of communications. Experience in the human rights sector is desirable.

Languages

English, French, Spanish and Arabic are the working languages of GANHRI. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is needed. Proficiency in at least one of the other GANHRI working languages languages is also required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Salary

Commensurate to the work experience and in line with Geneva standards for non-profit organisations.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Send cover letter, CV, a short writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references.

Deadline for applications: 27 November 2018. Please send the required material by email with the name of the position in the subject to: recruitment@ganhri.org

Interviews will tentatively take place during the second week of December 2018.

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be

contacted. GAHNRI also reserves the right not to make an appointment.

GANHRI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply. Applicants should hold or be eligible for a valid work permit for Switzerland.

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Switzerland: Human rights officer

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Nov 022018
 

Organization: Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Nov 2018

Job vacancy

Job title: Human Rights Officer Duty Station: GANHRI Head Office, Geneva, Switzerland with possible travels abroad

Duration of appointment: 1 year with possibility of renewal (starting January 2019)

Employment type: full-time (40 hours/week)

Direct supervision: GANHRI Geneva Representative

Background Information

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) (previously known as the International Coordinating Committee of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights –ICC) is a membership-based network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) which works in close cooperation with the United Nations (UN). GANHRI promotes and strengthens NHRIs to be in compliance with the Paris Principles and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights. GANHRI provides a framework for NHRIs to work together and cooperate at the international level through a wide range of activities, including annual meetings, international conferences, networks, training and capacity building. GANHRI works in close partnership and cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and specifically with the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS) and also with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

GANHRI also closely collaborate with the four NHRIs Regional Networks (APF, ENNHRI, NANHRI and RINDHCA) to support the NHRIs.

The GANHRI Head Office is located in Geneva and is composed of three permanent staff: (i) the Geneva Representative; (ii) the Operations Manager and (iii) the Finance and Adminstration Officer. In view of consolidating its structure, GANHRI Head Office aims at enlarging its staff and create two new positions: a Communications and knowledge management specialist and a Human rights officer, this last one at the subject of this vacacy announcement.

To learn more about GANHRI visit our website: www.ganhri.org

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the GANHRI Geneva Representative the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Research and write a variety of documents, including statements, reports, communications and submissions;
  • Prepare background briefing notes relevant to GANHRI’s and NHRIs’ engagement with the UN;
  • Provide support and advice to NHRIs in their engagement and advocacy with UN mechanisms (treaty bodies, special procedures, UPR, etc.);
  • Review and analyze UN reports; compile input from members in view of submissions to UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Attend and report on meetings and events at the UN ;
  • If required, represent GANHRI at working level meetings;
  • Assist in organizing and implementing training and workshops;
  • Provide support in preparing and organizing GANHRI’s institutional meetings (General Assemblies, Conferences, Bureau meetings, side-events, etc.);
  • Liaise and be the focal point with GANHRI Working Groups and task forces;
  • Conducts human rights-related legal analysis and research on various human rights related legal matters;
  • Ensures legal accuracy in drafting of different documents, including reports, submissions, press releases etc. prepared by the rest of the team;
  • Draft and help translate, if needed, various documents;
  • Provide guidance to interns and volunteers, when required;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

  • Strong commitment to the promotion of human rights;
  • Demonstrated ability to think legally, analytically, strategically and effectively;
  • Capacity to appropriately plan and prioritize and to manage multiple, sometimes competing demands efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment;
  • Previous experience in situations where flexibility, patience and open-mindedness are required;
  • Experience of working in a position that provides support and advice to multiple stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the role of a head office of a member-based network;
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and e-mails; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the organizational goals.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law or related field. Excellent knowledge of human rights and UN human rights mechanisms is also mandatory.

Work Experience

A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in human rights. Experience as human rights officer for the UN or for non-profit organisations is desirable.

Languages

English, French, Spanish and Arabic are the working languages of GANHRI. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required for the job. Proficiency in at least one of the other GANHRI working languages languages is also required. Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates includes a written exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Salary

Commensurate to the work experience and in line with Geneva standards for non-profit organisations.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Send cover letter, CV, a short writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references.

Deadline for applications: 27 November 2018. Please send the required material by email with the name of the position in the subject to: recruitment@ganhri.org

Interviews will tentatively take place during the second week of December 2018.

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. GAHNRI also reserves the right not to make an appointment. GANHRI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply. Applicants should hold or be eligible for a valid work permit for Switzerland.

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Reinigungsmitarbeiter/in, Münchenstein

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Oct 282018
 

Stellenbeschreibung Geschirr spülen und verräumen Bodenreinigung Abfallbeseitigung rutschfeste Schuhe und Kochhose Datum und Startzeit 27. Oktober (UTC+2), 12:00 (UTC+2)-22:30 (UTC+2) | 9 Stunden 30 Minuten Lohn CHF*.50 – C…
Coople

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Switzerland: Consultancy: Impact Content Writer (2 months), Programme Coordination Unit, Country Relations, PFP (remote working)

 FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, Marketing, Servicio al Cliente, Varios  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy: Impact Content Writer (2 months), Programme Coordination Unit, Country Relations, PFP (remote working)
Oct 262018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Oct 2018

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens and addressing inequity, will not only give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but will also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries.This 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 and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For every child, hope

UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division drives UNICEF’s engagement with the private sector through global support in Geneva, regional support through Regional Support Centres (RSCs) or small units supporting seven Regional Offices, and through a network of 34 UNICEF National Committees.The Programme Coordination Unit within PFP enables colleagues across the organisation to leverage game changing partnerships with UNICEF’s prioritized strategic private sector partners through development of “Impact Content” and by strategically connecting the “field” with the private sector.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy job is to support Pillar 1 of UNICEF’s Programme Coordination strategy, which is “Impact Content”. Impact Content is defined as a new set of investment cases and Accelerator Propositions for the private sector. These describe how Business, Key Influencers, and other Impact Plan audiences can create sustainable impact through partnership with UNICEF. Impact content is UNICEF’s strategic work for children “translated” for the private sector audience, using language that is compelling, investment-focused and easily understandable by corporations, individuals, and foundations.

The consultant(s) will provide writing services with a focus on tone and language, to produce compelling, quality products for Impact Content. It includes investment cases for each of the 5 Goal Areas of UNICEF’s Strategic Plan including an overview of each Goal and modular content focusing on specific areas of the Goal (e.g. quality education).

Main Tasks:

In this context, the Programme Coordination team is seeking one or more independent consultants to provide creative writing services to produce compelling, quality products, that can be used to engage the private sector and secure partnerships and quality income. The scope of the consultancy will include writing impact content in the following categories:

  • investment cases on UNICEF Strategic Plan goal areas (e.g. Education);
  • modular content that provides additional information on key themes of a particular goal area (e.g. skills development under the Education goal).
  • The Investment cases and modular content will need to resonate across all four audiences of the private sector (Business, high net worth individuals, foundations and individuals).

    Deliverables:

    Timeline: 01 November – 31 December 2018 (tentatively)

    Impact content: investment cases, modular content, and strategic propositions

  • Investment case brochure of between 8-12 pages; request sample.
  • For each investment case, between 2-4 related “deep dives” into sub-themes of 4 pages each.
  • Report to:

    The consultant will report to the Programme Specialist in the Programme Coordination Unit, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Work Place:

    The assignment is home-based with no expected travel.

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

  • Advanced university degree in international development, marketing, or social sciences A first level university degree in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum 12 years of relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience as a writer and with significant experience in writing and/or marketing for the private sector.
  • Extensive experience writing human interest materials, including the ability to rewrite initial content by audience.
  • Track record of writing for private sector audiences, including fundraising proposals, reports and knowledge products
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex international development concepts for a broad audience of public and private sector donors.
  • Exceptional English writing skills.
  • Experience in living and working in a development context, is a plus.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity.

    Core Competencies

  • Communication (LIII)
  • Working with People (LIII)
  • Drive for Results (LIII)
  • Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LII)
  • Planning and Organizing (LII)
  • Applying technical expertise (LIII)
  • Persuading and Influencing (LIII)
  • View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Remarks:

    The contract is expected to start on 1 November 2018 and end on 31 December 2018.

    In your cover letter, please indicate:

  • your availability
  • the financial quotes (daily fee in USD)
  • an estimated number of days to complete each deliverable
  • Please attach a writing sample to your application.

    Applications submitted without the above information will not be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=517283

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    Warenannahme-/Hausdienstmitarbeiter/in 100% – Yoojis Manufaktur, Rümlang

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    Oct 252018
     

    Die Yooji?s AG gehört zur Zürcher Gastronomiegruppe Two Spice. Die Two Spice ist ein kreatives und innovatives Gastronomie- und Lifestyle-Unternehmen aus Zürich. Seit über 27 Jahren entstehen in der Ideenschmiede verschiedene Betriebskonzep…
    Two Spice AG

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    Switzerland: Internship-Field Operations and Technical Cooperation (Africa Branch), JO-99499

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    Oct 242018
     

    Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

    BACKGROUND: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship opportunities located within the Africa Branch (AB) which is situated in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD). In collaboration with other entities of the Office and under the guidance of the Director of the Division, the Africa Branch supports the implementation of the Human Rights programme on the ground and provides assistance to six Special-Procedures mandate holders appointed by the Human Rights Council (HRC). Comprising two sections, the Africa Section II (Western and Central Africa) and the Africa Section I (Eastern and Southern Africa), the Branch leads OHCHR’s work at the country-level and in the region of responsibility, supporting the work of 27 field presences of sub-Saharan Africa.

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance and direction of the Director of the Division, the intern reports to the Chief of Branch, the respective Section Chief and/or the Human Rights Officer in the area of assignment. This internship is being offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months, with a commencement date ranging/ starting from July to December 2018.

    APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THE PERSONAL HISTORY PROFILE (PHP).

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented. In general, daily responsibilities of interns supporting the Africa Branch will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to: Assisting the respective Chief of Section and/or Human Rights Officers (HROs)/Desk Officers (DOs) in the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding the human rights situation in one or several countries of a given region and in the preparation of reports, documents and other written materials thereon such as Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) documents; Assisting HROs/DOs in researching and drafting on normative and institutional developments of human rights in the Africa region as well as on incidents or cases of alleged human rights violations; Supporting responses to requests for information relating to the human rights situation in the region or country concerned; Assisting in the preparation and updating of Country profiles, briefing packages, daily and monthly updates/reports; Assisting in the preparation of relevant documents on thematic and country specific human rights issues in the Africa region; Taking minutes of meetings, attending side-events and/or sessions of the Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies and Universal Periodic Review Working Group; and performing other duties requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

    COMPETENCIES

    Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    EDUCATION: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

    WORK EXPERIENCE: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    LANGUAGES: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English or French, and knowledge of the other is required.

    ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason it is crucial that the cover letter:

    • Specifies the area of interest and earliest date of availability;
    • Explains why you are a suitable candidate for this OHCHR internship assignment;
    • Notes the title and date of the recently earned academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and
    • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

    IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

    The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org

    For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    How to apply:

    PRIOR to applying to this internship (Job opening number: 18-HRI-OHCHR-99499-J-GENEVA) prospective candidates MUST establish an Inspira account at: https://inspira.un.org

    Other key details on the United Nations internship programme are outlined in the Secretariat administrative guidance document which is available in the Organization’s official working languages English & French at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1 & http://undocs.org/fr/ST/AI/2014/1

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    Switzerland: Internship-Field Operations and Technical Cooperation (Africa Branch), JO-99499

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    Oct 242018
     

    Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

    BACKGROUND: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship opportunities located within the Africa Branch (AB) which is situated in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD). In collaboration with other entities of the Office and under the guidance of the Director of the Division, the Africa Branch supports the implementation of the Human Rights programme on the ground and provides assistance to six Special-Procedures mandate holders appointed by the Human Rights Council (HRC). Comprising two sections, the Africa Section II (Western and Central Africa) and the Africa Section I (Eastern and Southern Africa), the Branch leads OHCHR’s work at the country-level and in the region of responsibility, supporting the work of 27 field presences of sub-Saharan Africa.

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance and direction of the Director of the Division, the intern reports to the Chief of Branch, the respective Section Chief and/or the Human Rights Officer in the area of assignment. This internship is being offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months, with a commencement date ranging/ starting from July to December 2018.

    APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THE PERSONAL HISTORY PROFILE (PHP).

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented. In general, daily responsibilities of interns supporting the Africa Branch will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to: Assisting the respective Chief of Section and/or Human Rights Officers (HROs)/Desk Officers (DOs) in the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding the human rights situation in one or several countries of a given region and in the preparation of reports, documents and other written materials thereon such as Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) documents; Assisting HROs/DOs in researching and drafting on normative and institutional developments of human rights in the Africa region as well as on incidents or cases of alleged human rights violations; Supporting responses to requests for information relating to the human rights situation in the region or country concerned; Assisting in the preparation and updating of Country profiles, briefing packages, daily and monthly updates/reports; Assisting in the preparation of relevant documents on thematic and country specific human rights issues in the Africa region; Taking minutes of meetings, attending side-events and/or sessions of the Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies and Universal Periodic Review Working Group; and performing other duties requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

    COMPETENCIES

    Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    EDUCATION: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

    WORK EXPERIENCE: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    LANGUAGES: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English or French, and knowledge of the other is required.

    ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason it is crucial that the cover letter:

    • Specifies the area of interest and earliest date of availability;
    • Explains why you are a suitable candidate for this OHCHR internship assignment;
    • Notes the title and date of the recently earned academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and
    • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

    IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

    The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org

    For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    How to apply:

    PRIOR to applying to this internship (Job opening number: 18-HRI-OHCHR-99499-J-GENEVA) prospective candidates MUST establish an Inspira account at: https://inspira.un.org

    Other key details on the United Nations internship programme are outlined in the Secretariat administrative guidance document which is available in the Organization’s official working languages English & French at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1 & http://undocs.org/fr/ST/AI/2014/1

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    Switzerland: Communication Volunteer (Geneva)

     FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Communication Volunteer (Geneva)
    Oct 162018
     

    Organization: Seeds
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 27 Oct 2018

    BASED IN: Geneva, Switzerland

    START DATE: ASAP

    TIME COMMITMENT: Min. 50% of time

    CONTEXT:

    Seeds is a Swiss-based NGO supporting microfinance and social business projects in Uganda. Active since 2013, Seeds has currently reached more than 6000 beneficiaries thanks to several hundred private and institutional donors and the volunteer work of more than 10 professionals.

    Seeds is now looking for a young Communication volunteer, passionate about contributing to the development of this startup: want to join us in this adventure?

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The volunteer is responsible for supporting organizational operations in the field of communications. This position offers the opportunity to develop communicative skills across a wide range of activities and requires a highly motivated individual who is passionate about promoting the work of Seeds.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Newsletters: Design and send newsletters sent to various partners (such as private, new groups etc), and measure their impact.
    • Website: Keep site up-to-date by publishing photos, news, and project information.
    • Marketing Campaigns: Design and manage a marketing campaign through social networks and other means.
    • Event Planning: Coordinate the preparation of a fundraising event in Geneva by the end of 2018.

    WHAT DO WE OFFER:

    This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting programs of a start-up NGO as well as to develop communication skills as applied to the nonprofit sector. Taking part in Seeds’ activities will also provide you with a better understanding of microfinance programs and issues affecting rural Africa. You will obtain hands-on experience in the field of international development within a cooperative and intercultural environment.

    For more information about what you could gain from volunteering with Seeds, please read testimonials of recent volunteers http://www.seeds-ngo.org/volunteer

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Proactivity and the ability to work independently
    • Ability to multi-task, remain organized, and meet deadlines
    • Good knowledge in main digital communication tools
    • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in French is desirable (minimum intermediate level)

    Please note: As this is an unpaid position, the willingness and ability to work without remuneration is required. A valid permit to work in Switzerland is also required.

    How to apply:

    Qualified applicants should submit their application by email, with a CV and a cover letter, to: hr@seeds-ngo-org

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