Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Special Assistant, P3 Job ID: 98575

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Jul 172018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Geneva.


Within the context of the mandate entrusted to the ASG, the responsibilities of the Humanitarian Affairs Officer, herewith referred to as the Special Assistant, are as follows:

  1. Keeps abreast of the issues in need of the ASG’s attention and ensures smooth flow of relevant information; liaises with the Office of the Under-Secretary-General (OUSG) in New York and disseminates information to Branches/Units and external contacts; oversees the day-to-day management of the Office of the ASG through interaction with Office staff and ensures its ready response capacity to requirements of the ASG;
  2. Requests, collates and consolidates inputs on partnerships with the Middle-East and Central Asia (MECA) for reports and briefing notes for the USG and SG; analyses requests for information/action submitted through the office of the ASG, drafts responses and/or ensures that the requests are addressed; provides editorial and substantive inputs necessary in correspondence for the signature of the ASG;
  3. Prepares for and attends ASG’s bilateral meetings with Diplomatic Corps, Head of Agencies and Academics, as well as internal, inter-agency, external partners and donor meetings; reports on outcomes and follows up on actions as required, in particular when urgent OASG actions are needed in relation to humanitarian emergencies; coordinates and participates in Senior Staff Meetings, monitors implementation of decisions and attends other meetings as required by the ASG;
  4. Ensures the release of public information relating to Humanitarian Assistance issues as required; makes recommendations to the ASG, in consultation with OCHA’s and UNOG’s information services;
  5. Keeps in close contact with partners from the region to ensure that the partners are informed about the humanitarian-related information; organizes meetings, workshops and events with the partners;
  6. Serves as focal point for OASG on work and cost planning exercise, drafts inputs for the ASG; also serves as a focal point on other specific topics and issues relevant to OASG as required;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned by the ASG.


• PROFESSIONALISM: Professional knowledge of the Middle East or Central Asia; Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others; Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


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

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, administration or other related area in an international organization is required, of which two (2) should preferably be within the UN system, other comparable inter-governmental organisations or public administration. Experience in resource mobilization is required. Experience providing support to senior officials/management is highly desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

The extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

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

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Switzerland: Military Doctrine and Practice Researcher – Health Care in Danger Initiative

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Leyes / Abogados, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: Military Doctrine and Practice Researcher – Health Care in Danger Initiative
Jul 042018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

What we do

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


The Research and Methodology Adviser provides expertise on research methodology, presentation and interpretation on humanitarian law and action in general and conduct the research project on how different armed forces ensure that the protection of the medical mission is translated into concrete measures in their doctrine and policies, their training manuals and sanction system and other relevant documents in that regard.

The ambition is to understand the current practice and challenges that state armed forces face with this issue when operationalizing military manuals and make use of such an analysis to better shape the ICRC’s way of addressing the issue and of providing advice and guidance on preventing violence against health care.


  • Internal and external/public report that provides the analysis on how different armed forces ensure that the protection of the medical mission in armed conflict and other emergencies is translated into concrete measures in their doctrine and policies, their training, sanction system as well as practice and other relevant documents in that regard – with special emphasis on good practice and feasible and tested solutions, challenges and areas for improvement.

  • A set of recommendations for the ICRC on how it can improve its advice and guidance for arms carriers on preventing violence against health care

    Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Develops research frameworks and indicators to guide research work, synthesizes analysis and facilitates linkages and collaboration/information-sharing as appropriate and carries out comprehensive desk research.

  • Draws a detailed project plan with policy and operational contexts in mind. Incorporates quantitative and qualitative methodologies as appropriate within research aims and practical requirements.

  • Carries out field research and maintains research partnerships to ensure effective work and mutual benefit, including meetings with relevant military officials and in collaboration with head of Health Care in Danger initiative and the ICRC unit for relations with arms carriers liaises with delegations and militaries.

  • Understands available internal data and information resources. Identifies and facilitates links between relevant work areas by consulting ICRC archives, public libraries and internal databases for relevant materials.

  • Disseminates data and research findings (and associated recommendations) with a written internal and external reports.

  • Provides policy and research analysis to enhance corporate understanding and decision-making. In collaborations with the ICRC unit for relations with arms carriers recommends concrete method facilitating the inclusion of protection of healthcare into military doctrine and practice; discusses linkages between policy and operational issues/knowledge and acts as the chief subject-matter expert during potential consultative events convened within the process.

    People management responsibilities



  • Internally, interacts with colleagues from the ICRC unit for relations with arms carriers, the Department of Operations and delegations

  • Externally, interacts with relevant military officials.

    Certifications / Education required

  • University degree or postgraduate studies in law, international relations, social science or similar, covering research methodology

  • Excellent English writing and communication skills, additional languages are of benefit

  • Computer proficiency

    Professional Experience required

  • At least 5 years professional experience in analysing legal, policy and/or military issues with humanitarian or other large-scale organizations.

  • Good knowledge of the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations and IHL in particular, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and military affairs.

  • Excellent capacity to analyse and synthesis and translate observations into conclusions and recommendations.

  • Prior experience in designing and managing research approaches within complex policy/operational environments, like conducting research on organisational, structural and possibly cultural aspects of how IHL and other relevant provisions (incl. HCiD recommendations) are implemented into operational practice by armed forces.

  • Extensive knowledge of how provisions of IHL are being implemented by the military through manuals, training, sanctions and doctrine (specific knowledge on the issue of violence against healthcare is an asset).

  • Previous experience in complex stakeholder engagement and relationship management, with extensive and practical knowledge of internal functioning of armed forces. Capacity to establish working relationships with armed forces.

  • Experience in working independently and designing working tools and methods in accordance to the needs of the project; capacity to adapt working methods as appropriate.

    Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work

  • Self-motivated and able to manage deadlines

  • Available to travel extensively (up to 25%)

    Additional information

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland

  • Type of contract: Maximum term contract

  • Activity rate: 100%

  • Length of assignment : 18 months

  • Estimated start date: ASAP

  • Application deadline: 29/07/2018

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Kundenberater Contact Center m/w 80-100%, Urtenen

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Jul 032018

Ort: Urtenen-Schönbühl, Bern Jobtyp: Temporär zu permanent Publikationsdatum: Freitag, 29. Juni*8 Referenznummer: **-6 Stellenbeschreibung Du liebst den Kundenkontakt und stellst für die Kunden eine hohe Dienstleist…

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