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Switzerland: Consultant: health and peacebuilding

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May 222019
 

Organization: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

Terms of Reference

15 June 2019 – 15 July 2018

Health Diplomacy and Sustaining Peace through Health

APW: Develop a corporate framework outlining and defining how WHO can contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict affected settings through its interventions.

Background:

On 27 April 2016, UN General Assembly and UN Security Council unanimously adopted identical resolutions on “sustaining peace” (A/RES/70/262 and S/RES/2282), requesting all UN entities and the World Bank to mobilize their capacities for mediation and conflict resolution to prevent the “outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict”. UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes have been given a mandate by UN Member States to develop strategies that respond to the sustaining peace resolutions. WHO is already mandated by the World Health Assembly to perform this work, through WHA Resolution 34.38 (1981) reaffirming “the role of physicians and other health workers in the preservation and promotion of peace as the most significant factor for the attainment of health for all”. Health as a Bridge for Peace was later adopted -at the 1998 World Health Assembly (WHA 51/A5) as part of the “Health for all in the 21th century”

WHO already undertakes activities in fragile contexts that are supportive of the sustaining peace agenda (UHC in FCV, Polio, IHR reporting/surveillance, mental health and psychosocial support, reintegration of medical personnel of former militias), with 80% of WHO’s humanitarian caseload and 70% of diseases outbreaks in conflict settings, it is all the more important for WHO to develop a global Health and Peace programme and articulates its contribution to social cohesion, mediation reconciliation and post-conflict peacebuilding) clearly.

In June 2019, WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) will convene a Technical Meeting to:

  1. Develop a shared understanding and agree on key principles of how health contributes to peace and peacebuilding and its significance to the implementation of WHO’s 13th Global Programme of Work.
  2. Develop a corporate framework defining how WHO intends to contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict-affected settings through its interventions.

Objectives of the Project:

In line with the recommendations from a technical meeting organized in WHO in June 2019, the consultant will produce a draft corporate framework that defines how WHO can contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict affected settings through its interventions.

The main objective is to produce a document that will guide WHO in carrying-out its mandate in its areas of competence and comparative advantage (as outlined in the Global Programme of Work 13) towards a more deliberate impact on violence reduction, social cohesion and ultimately peace.

Description of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Head of the unit Humanitarian Policy & Guidance and Technical officer in charge of this area of work, the following tasks will be undertaken:

  1. Desk review (estimated at 5 working days equivalent) of existing documentation on the topic. Develop a supporting document summarizing past experiences where health workers and health organizations have been active in efforts to foster peace through their interventions by 20 June 2019;

  2. Consultations with key Stakeholders (estimated at 10 working days equivalent):

  3. Help preparing and attending the two-day Technical Meeting to be held in Geneva in late June. This includes producing the summary record and action points stemming from the meeting and following up with one-on-one interviews with meeting participants.

  4. Phone, Skype and email consultations with WHO regional offices, selected WHO country offices, and inter-agency stakeholders by 05 July 2019;

  5. Drafting the Global Framework (estimated at 10 working days equivalent): produce a draft corporate framework that defines how WHO can contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict affected settings by 15 July 2019.

Main Outputs/ Deliverables:

  1. Document 1: Summary Record of the Technical Meeting.
  2. Document 2: Global Framework for WHO Health and Peace activities.
  3. Document 3: Compendium of past experiences in the area of health and peacebuilding.

Duration: 25 working days

Start date: 15 June 2019 – 15 July 2019

Level: P4 (expert- 8 years of relevant professional experience) for 25 days @ 450 per day = 11,250 USD

Qualifications: Masters level Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or International Relation

Experience Required:

  1. Experience in policy development and/or working in peacebuilding programmes
  2. Demonstrated experience in producing corporate frameworks and other strategic documents
  3. Demonstrated capacity to bring together diverse perspectives and disparate point of views
  4. Strong project management skills and experience working with other agencies
  5. Experience in Knowledge Management processes, and capturing of best practices
  6. Field experience in fragile, conflict affected and vulnerable countries

Languages:

English is essential. French will be considered an advantage.

How to apply:

Send CV and cover letter to the supervisor of the position: Dr. Rudi Coninx: coninxr@who.int
copy to sharonc@who.int

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Switzerland: Portfolio Specialist

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May 212019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.The Portfolio Specialist reports directly to the WASH UP Senior Portfolio Manager and will work as integrated member of the Portfolio Management Team (PMT) delivering a range of implementation services on behalf of its clients in areas of project management, fund administration, grants support management, procurement, human resources administration, as well as finance and general administration.

In his/her role, the Portfolio Specialist will focus on internal portfolio planning and coordination, project management advice, support client relationship management and grant support process and guidance with internal and external stakeholders.

Functional Responsibilities

Portfolio Planning and Coordination

  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of workplans for different components of the portfolio, including establishment of resource requirements and cost implications.
  • Establish portfolio goals and targets by actively supporting coordination within the team work streams to achieve results;
  • Create tools and establish working systems or guidance to facilitate improved collaboration between functions within the Portfolio Management Team (PMT);
  • Initiate and actively support learning activities for PMT members, as required, on methods, tools and practices that facilitate effective planning, coordination and implementation;
  • Actively and regularly liaise with the Portfolio Finance Analyst and the Finance Officer to ensure work is aligned with budget plans in an effort to drive implementation results and support financial management of projects;
  • Monitor implementation of the portfolio activities, including the identification of potential gaps, proposing solutions for improved implementation support;
  • Establish systems and planning tools to be used by the PMT to enhance collaboration, information sharing and oversight;
  • Input and update accurate data and information to facilitate monitoring of the projects under the portfolio, contribute to Quarterly Assurance and provide this information to the Project Management Office (PMO) as required;
  • Support the Senior Portfolio Manager in the development of written legal, policy and oversight documents related to governance, guidance, hosting terms, SOPs, risk management etc. to support strategic hosting approaches;
  • Attend internal UNOPS meetings with the Senior Portfolio Manager and to represent him/her, when requested;
  • Supervise, coach and mentor junior team personnel as required.
  • In support of the Senior Portfolio Manager, support business development work for the Portfolio, as required.

Advice on Project Management, Implementation and Operation Models and best practices

  • Provide advice to partners on UNOPS project management standards, implementation models/practices and operational with focus on planning;
  • Act as direct client(s) focal point for project management providing oversight advice to ensure activities are carried out providing clear ‘value for money’ and be in compliance with UNOPS PM policies and best practices;
  • Constantly acquire knowledge of all new developments in policies, guidelines and tools and ensure that appropriate interpretations and compliances exist in the portfolio. Act as direct focal point for new Project Management Manual (PMM)/oneUNOPS Projects.
  • Lead implementation debates and exercises related to planning, systematic management of data needs, results reporting and coordinate responses to requests for information from other internal units and external parties;

Support Client Relationship Management and Capacity Development

  • Manage client relations at authorized level to ensure constant responsiveness to client(s) needs and monitoring of portfolio implementation progress to proactively address all issues arising;
  • Regularly liaise with Senior Managers and Deputy Director providing regular inter-face to the clients, directing client colleagues to the correct experts for advice in the UNOPS Geneva office or at HQ level as required;
  • Initiate and lead organizational and client(s) capacity-building of high performance delivery of project objectives through formal training, coaching and mentoring of internal clients and partners;
  • Actively understand the context of client(s) needs, conduct independent investigation to ensure all factors are understood before providing appropriate advice;
  • As requested, support business development initiatives and other client(s) engagement activities beyond those in the Portfolio.

Grant Support Process and Guidance

  • Review, prepare/draft and finalize a) award documents, and b) final agreements, i.e. grant support agreements, UN2UN agreements, Project Cooperation Agreements, and related amendments, when needed;
  • Prepare and support submission documents for higher level award review/approval, i.e. GVA Deputy Director, ECR Director or EAC;
  • Review and support guidance with agreement budgets and revisions/amendment prior to final submission to Senior PM;
  • Provide day-to-day support to new and already approved grantees, as required;
  • Maintain working-level contacts with NGOs, governmental institutions, donors, other stakeholders, as required.
  • Maintain clear monitoring and tracking update of all grants, along with planned payments for smooth implementation, constant delivery overview, expiration alerts and advise of revisions as necessary.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education
Master degree equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, and Political Sciences/International Relations, Social Sciences or related field and five years of relevant experience required.
Experience

  • Five years of relevant experience in the area of project management support including but not limited to project management, advisory support, operations, and/or communications work is required.
  • Three years of experience in operations is required, including but not limited to the area of procurement and grant-management.
  • Experience in operational and/or strategic planning is desirable.

Language

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Competencies

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.

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.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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: International Contractor Agreement
  • Contract level: International Specialist Level 2
  • Contract duration: ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

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.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

*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.

Diversity

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:

Please apply following the link below.

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17954#6

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Switzerland: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICER

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May 192019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

The Portfolio Management Officer reports to the Portfolio & Partnerships Manager of the Global Fund portfolio, ECR, and will be a key member of the portfolio management team delivering a range of implementation and advisory services on behalf of its clients in areas of project management, funds administration, grants management, human resources administration, as well as finance and general administration.

In particular, the Portfolio Management Officer will be responsible for day-to-day operations management and coordination in support to the advisory services delivered to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) under the Local Fund Agent project. The Portfolio Management Officer will supervise the work of the Portfolio Analyst for the LFA project on a daily basis.

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) does not have a country-level presence outside of its central Secretariat based in Geneva. Instead, it hires third party Local Fund Agents, who are selected through a competitive bidding process, to oversee, verify and report on grant performance. UNOPS serves as Local Fund Agent (LFA) to TGF in a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. The LFA is a crucial part of the Global Fund’s system of oversight and risk management. Its principal role is to provide informed and independent professional advice about the capacity of fund/grant recipients to manage the implementation of activities funded by grant funds (including the recipient’s capacity to oversee implementation of activities by implementing parties), to make recommendations concerning periodic disbursement of grant funds, to review grant performance when a grant is being considered for renewal, and to provide the donor with relevant information on issues or risks which might affect grant performance on an on-going basis. In this context, the Portfolio Management Officer supports the Portfolio Manager in coordinating the teams of experts across the countries where UNOPS acts as an LFA, identifying suitable experts, ensuring quality of operations and of deliverables submitted to the donor, and expanding the programme through new LFAs or replication of similar services with other donors.

The incumbent will be actively involved in internal portfolio planning, implementation and coordination of the Global Fund portfolio, analysis of existing work streams, support client relationship management and follow up on portfolio specific work packages with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the Local Fund Agent activities.

Portfolio planning, coordination and reporting Support in design and formulation of the overall work-plan for GF/LFA portfolio, including setting of goals, targets and performance standards for the portfolio or distinct projects; Contribute to the preparation of detailed work plans for different work packages of the portfolio, including establishment of resource requirements and cost implications; Reflect agreements with the client in OneUNOPS through creation and regular amendments of engagements in UNOPS systems; prepare and review project budgets, budget revisions and forecasting of cash flows, in consultation with the appropriate parties; Under delegated authority, report to the partners and the supervisor on portfolio and/or project performance, ensuring consistency with both external requirements such as legal agreements and contractual obligations as well as UNOPS internal reporting; Manage client relations at authorized level to ensure constant responsiveness to client needs and monitoring of portfolio implementation progress and proactively address all issues arising; Alerts the Portfolio manager of any irregularities or deviation from portfolio/project delivery targets or UNOPS administrative rules and procedures. Portfolio management support and service delivery Actively work with the portfolio management team to coordinate and implement the different work streams; under supervision of Portfolio Manager, take independent and timely day-to-day administrative and operational decisions to meet delivery and performance objectives; Conduct regular in-depth review the operational aspects of the portfolio activities, and provide practical, result-oriented guidance and coordination in order to optimize workflows and standardized processes with regard to the partner needs and UNOPS administrative rules and procedures; Support in the administration and monitoring of all budgetary, financial, procurement and routine administration aspects of service delivery; Under delegated authority, assist the portfolio management team on HR, procurement and grant support services, ensuring upkeep of UNOPS’ credibility in delivering highly visible projects. Prepare, as required, terms of reference for contractors, subcontractors and consultants; run adequate procurement processes, and make recommendations for contract awards; help negotiate with successful bidders and prepare contracts and letters of agreement; Draft service, cooperation or project agreements with partners and donors for review by the Portfolio Manager, as well as project communications, documentation, reports and contracts, checking documents for accuracy and compliance with UNOPS standards and procedures. Provide operational support to Global Fund portfolio resources based outside of Geneva, with particular attention to: administration of LFA offices and assets in countries; development and maintenance of effective asset management registers and tools; compliance with all UN and UNDSS security-related instructions and use of all other relevant mechanisms to ensure maximum level of security of portfolio personnel in countries; facilitation of visas for missions of consultants and coordination of travels; Supervision of the work of the Portfolio Analyst, making sure that travels, purchase orders, receipts and requests for payments are duly managed according to established procedures and practice; Maintain accurate records, and help the Portfolio to adopt and mainstream new filing, knowledge management and sharing systems and tools across its teams; Perform other related duties as required. Support in coordination and oversight of LFA activities and other projects Support development of yearly budget in negotiation with the client and ensure that work orders are received and updated; Coordinate LFA services invoicing process with LFA in-country teams, Finance Department and the GF LFA Cordination Team; Update the Global Fund LFA portal with, and in support to, LFA country Team Leaders and produce required progress reports on LFA invoicing; Monitor progress in the delivery against work orders, advising and guiding respective country teams on effectively carrying out all activities as agreed with the client. This includes reviewing/revising and clearing LFA country team prepared selected deliverables before official dispatch to the client; As requested by Portfolio Manager help coordinate the work of the LFA Team Leaders and Quality Assurance experts; Upon request of Portfolio Manager share any new guidance received from the Global Fund and provide technical assistance and backstopping to LFA country teams, ensuring cross-country collaboration for a coherent methodology of work across country teams and knowledge sharing; Undertake monitoring missions to visit teams in the field, both for administrative compliance and to ensure optimal delivery of services to the Global Fund; Help identify, attract and retain experts suitable to the needs of the client and portfolio; and Coordinate requests for assessments from the Green Climate Fund. Support in client relationship management, quality assurance and knowledge management Contribute to effective client relationship management and the development, set up and initiation of new projects and business lines, in particular in relation to monitoring, capacity assessments and optimisation of performance and cost efficiencies during grant life-cycles; Contribute to capacity building to enhance high performance delivery by educating partners or portfolio personnel on UNOPS practices and procedures, as well as best management practices, as relevant ; Contribute to the development and use of quality assurance and monitoring tools within the portfolio, with a view to ensuring quality of services and meeting of targets; Capture portfolio, project or country level lessons learned and best practices; provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UNOPS; Ensure the necessary follow up of audit recommendations and their due implementation; Identify of sources of information related to policy-driven issues, funding landscape and operational matters; Develop and present information about UNOPS services, project concept notes and briefs promoting UNOPS capabilities in supporting partners’ needs; support the Manager in preparation of bids to expand the programme.

TO VIEW THE FULL VACANCY AND TO APPLY ONLINE PLEASE VISIT: https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17939#1

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17939#1

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Switzerland: Education and Partnerships Associate (China)

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May 192019
 

Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

Organization’s Overview:

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of around 100 United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of members. We are the largest international network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

WFUNA has offices in Geneva, New York and Seoul. https://wfuna.org/

Position Overview:

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is responsible for organizing training programs relevant to the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on Chinese students as well as for conducting fundraising and outreach efforts to expand the existing offer of WFUNA.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) also assists with the implementation of WFUNA’s educational offer in general as well as with the establishment of new programs.

He/she will work under the supervision of the Education Officer also based in the Geneva Office.

Overview of Programs Relevant to the Position:

Training Programs at the UN

WFUNA’s “Training Programs at the United Nations” are weeklong training sessions organized at the Palais des Nations. They offer participants a unique chance to engage with the work of the United Nations and involve lectures, interactive sessions and quizzes, group work sessions, visits as well as presentations by participants. They are divided into Advanced Training Program (ATP) and Youth Training Program (YTP). The Advanced Training Program targets university students while the Youth Training Program is for elementary, middle school and high school participants.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) has the responsibility to conduct the sessions dedicated to Chinese students. This includes the pre-training phase, planning, implementation, facilitation, and follow-up. The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is also in charge of constantly improving the organization’s pedagogical objectives. He/she is also responsible for outreach and promotion of the offer of Training Programs (China) as well as follow-up with Chinese partners and educational institutions.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and facilitating the weeklong Training Programs at the United Nations (China).
  • Contacting speakers and liaising with partners involved in WFUNA’s Training and Education programs dedicated to Chinese students.
  • Budget and financial management of those programs.
  • Being responsible for the logistical support for the Training and Education programs for Chinese students in Geneva (ordering supplies / brochures, booking rooms, etc.).
  • Establishing course materials (presentations, quizzes, tests, etc.).
  • Conducting outreach and promotion for those programs vis-à-vis new Chinese educational partners.
  • Drafting project proposals (detailed budget, project narrative, results and indicators, risk assessment, etc.) and fundraising for the Training and Education (China) programs.
  • Monitoring and evaluating those programs including reporting to donors.
  • Using data management tools (Salesforce, Excel).
  • Contributing to the communication and social media strategy in relation to WFUNA’s Training and Education programs (China); creating and updating web content.
  • Supervising the work of an intern.
  • Regular reporting on duties to the supervisor.
  • General staff duties related to WFUNA’s work and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Previous Work Experience (required):

The candidate should be at minimum a holder of a Master university degree in International Education.

The candidate should justify at least one year of relevant professional experience in the education sector (setting up educational programs) and in particular with the Chinese education market. The candidate should have previously worked in an English-speaking environment.

Main Skills & Qualifications (required):

  • Complete fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Complete fluency in Chinese (written and oral).
  • Confidence when speaking in front of an audience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience in the implementation and/or planning of educational programs or trainings.
  • Strong organizational capacity with close attention to detail.
  • Experience using social media, and specifically Chinese social media.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professional experience managing a classroom.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • Familiarity with the UN system.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Involvement in non-profit organizations and/or student affairs.
  • Good command of French.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High energy, results-oriented.
  • Flexibility.
  • Capacity to adapt to an international environment.
  • Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders.

Contract Details:

Salary: 32,000 CHF to 40,000 CHF gross, annual.

Duration: 1-year contract renewable.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and CV (maximum two-pages each in English)

to educationassociate@wfuna.org

MENTION IN THE TITLE OF THE EMAIL: “Education and Partnerships Associate (China)”

Due to high level of interest, we will only respond to selected candidates. Please note that we cannot respond to email or telephone requests about this position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from April 15, 2019 until June 29, 2019.

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Switzerland: MSF OCG : Supply Systems Referent

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May 192019
 

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 May 2019

Context

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) has over the years developed different supply systems, two of which are the Portal and Unifield.

The Portal: Created in 2010, this online platform is hosted by MSF Logistics, it:

  • Provides visibility on international orders and validated items to the Field, the HQ and MSF Logistics
  • Enables the placing of an order sourced from international suppliers (HQ/ MSF Logistics)
  • Streamlines the validations and control flow of orders With the aim of decreasing the validation time and utltimatly the global leadtime of international orders
  • Automates invoice comparison between quotation and invoice for final validation of payment release.

Unifield: ERP covering Finance and Supply activities and processes in the field. Unifield is used by all OCG missions with the exception of emergency supplies. The operational scope of UniField is to provide a common international tool for Coordinations and Projects. As a cross-Operational Centre initiative, enhancement of the tools at movement levels are a major part of the stakes.

The Operational Centre of Geneva (MSF-OCG) manages 29 missions (+/- 60 sites). MSF-OCG needs the adequate support for training, bug reporting, enhancing developments, formalising guidelines and SOPs for all its supply tools.

Mission

The Supply Tools Referent will be in charge of the support for users, the link with the different platforms and the formalisation of the related documents and processes.

Your Responsibilities

  • Supply functionalities of supply tools (mainly Unifield and the Portal but as well other relatively smaller tools):
    • Use and follow-up of the ticketing system: bug report, testing and submission of improvement functionalities
    • Suggest and centralise development request for the OCG
  • Documentation and formalisation:
    • Follow up and update of the validated processes and procedures, collect feedback and produce revised versions in collaboration with the HQ supply referents,
    • Identification and analysis of potential strategic change
    • Detect and report any risks and gaps. Propose mitigation measures and solutions,
    • In the case of Unifield, create the production data bases and maintain the training and sandbox data bases.
  • Support System:
    • Manage the users questions and provide answers (helpdesk and helpline), through ticketting systems if applicable.
  • Training:
    • Support training of the newcomers prior arrival to the field (for international and national staff),
    • Support and proper follow up of the field and HQ training.
  • Internal and External Representation:
    • Participate in the supply and/or IT meeting, if needed (depends on the context),
    • Provide insights to the implementation teams if needed
    • Ensure a good coordination with the other tools referents and participate to intern and extern working group as technical OCG representative.
    • Is the hierarchical manager of the Unifield assistant supply referent based in Dakar

Your Profile

  • Diploma, degree or certification in Supply Chain Management or related area
  • ERP certification an advantage
  • Training qualification an advantage.
  • 1+ year MSF field experience in a supply position,
  • Experience in the deployment of an IS tool is an advantage,
  • MSF experience at HQ is an advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one MSF supply tools (Unifield, Portal),
  • Experience as training of trainers an advantage,
  • Experience of an ERP an advantage,
  • Sensitivity to softwares.

Languages

  • Fluency in French and English

Personal qualities:

  • Attention to detail,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Strong organisational skills,
  • Very good communication skills,
  • Capacity to work independently,
  • Innovation oriented,
  • Team spirit.

Terms of Employment

  • Permanent contract, 100%
  • Based in Geneva, with possible travels to MSF missions.
  • Starting date : immediately
  • Gross annual salary : from CHF 90’576.- to 103’932.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply:

Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in English or in French. Closing date for application is 24th May 2019.

APPLY HERE

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

For more details on the job offer or MSF, please visit our website: http://www.msf.ch/travailler-avec-nous/

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Switzerland: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICER

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May 162019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

The Portfolio Management Officer reports to the Portfolio & Partnerships Manager of the Global Fund portfolio, ECR, and will be a key member of the portfolio management team delivering a range of implementation and advisory services on behalf of its clients in areas of project management, funds administration, grants management, human resources administration, as well as finance and general administration.

In particular, the Portfolio Management Officer will be responsible for day-to-day operations management and coordination in support to the advisory services delivered to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) under the Local Fund Agent project. The Portfolio Management Officer will supervise the work of the Portfolio Analyst for the LFA project on a daily basis.

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) does not have a country-level presence outside of its central Secretariat based in Geneva. Instead, it hires third party Local Fund Agents, who are selected through a competitive bidding process, to oversee, verify and report on grant performance. UNOPS serves as Local Fund Agent (LFA) to TGF in a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. The LFA is a crucial part of the Global Fund’s system of oversight and risk management. Its principal role is to provide informed and independent professional advice about the capacity of fund/grant recipients to manage the implementation of activities funded by grant funds (including the recipient’s capacity to oversee implementation of activities by implementing parties), to make recommendations concerning periodic disbursement of grant funds, to review grant performance when a grant is being considered for renewal, and to provide the donor with relevant information on issues or risks which might affect grant performance on an on-going basis. In this context, the Portfolio Management Officer supports the Portfolio Manager in coordinating the teams of experts across the countries where UNOPS acts as an LFA, identifying suitable experts, ensuring quality of operations and of deliverables submitted to the donor, and expanding the programme through new LFAs or replication of similar services with other donors.

The incumbent will be actively involved in internal portfolio planning, implementation and coordination of the Global Fund portfolio, analysis of existing work streams, support client relationship management and follow up on portfolio specific work packages with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the Local Fund Agent activities.

Portfolio planning, coordination and reporting Support in design and formulation of the overall work-plan for GF/LFA portfolio, including setting of goals, targets and performance standards for the portfolio or distinct projects; Contribute to the preparation of detailed work plans for different work packages of the portfolio, including establishment of resource requirements and cost implications; Reflect agreements with the client in OneUNOPS through creation and regular amendments of engagements in UNOPS systems; prepare and review project budgets, budget revisions and forecasting of cash flows, in consultation with the appropriate parties; Under delegated authority, report to the partners and the supervisor on portfolio and/or project performance, ensuring consistency with both external requirements such as legal agreements and contractual obligations as well as UNOPS internal reporting; Manage client relations at authorized level to ensure constant responsiveness to client needs and monitoring of portfolio implementation progress and proactively address all issues arising; Alerts the Portfolio manager of any irregularities or deviation from portfolio/project delivery targets or UNOPS administrative rules and procedures. Portfolio management support and service delivery Actively work with the portfolio management team to coordinate and implement the different work streams; under supervision of Portfolio Manager, take independent and timely day-to-day administrative and operational decisions to meet delivery and performance objectives; Conduct regular in-depth review the operational aspects of the portfolio activities, and provide practical, result-oriented guidance and coordination in order to optimize workflows and standardized processes with regard to the partner needs and UNOPS administrative rules and procedures; Support in the administration and monitoring of all budgetary, financial, procurement and routine administration aspects of service delivery; Under delegated authority, assist the portfolio management team on HR, procurement and grant support services, ensuring upkeep of UNOPS’ credibility in delivering highly visible projects. Prepare, as required, terms of reference for contractors, subcontractors and consultants; run adequate procurement processes, and make recommendations for contract awards; help negotiate with successful bidders and prepare contracts and letters of agreement; Draft service, cooperation or project agreements with partners and donors for review by the Portfolio Manager, as well as project communications, documentation, reports and contracts, checking documents for accuracy and compliance with UNOPS standards and procedures. Provide operational support to Global Fund portfolio resources based outside of Geneva, with particular attention to: administration of LFA offices and assets in countries; development and maintenance of effective asset management registers and tools; compliance with all UN and UNDSS security-related instructions and use of all other relevant mechanisms to ensure maximum level of security of portfolio personnel in countries; facilitation of visas for missions of consultants and coordination of travels; Supervision of the work of the Portfolio Analyst, making sure that travels, purchase orders, receipts and requests for payments are duly managed according to established procedures and practice; Maintain accurate records, and help the Portfolio to adopt and mainstream new filing, knowledge management and sharing systems and tools across its teams; Perform other related duties as required. Support in coordination and oversight of LFA activities and other projects Support development of yearly budget in negotiation with the client and ensure that work orders are received and updated; Coordinate LFA services invoicing process with LFA in-country teams, Finance Department and the GF LFA Cordination Team; Update the Global Fund LFA portal with, and in support to, LFA country Team Leaders and produce required progress reports on LFA invoicing; Monitor progress in the delivery against work orders, advising and guiding respective country teams on effectively carrying out all activities as agreed with the client. This includes reviewing/revising and clearing LFA country team prepared selected deliverables before official dispatch to the client; As requested by Portfolio Manager help coordinate the work of the LFA Team Leaders and Quality Assurance experts; Upon request of Portfolio Manager share any new guidance received from the Global Fund and provide technical assistance and backstopping to LFA country teams, ensuring cross-country collaboration for a coherent methodology of work across country teams and knowledge sharing; Undertake monitoring missions to visit teams in the field, both for administrative compliance and to ensure optimal delivery of services to the Global Fund; Help identify, attract and retain experts suitable to the needs of the client and portfolio; and Coordinate requests for assessments from the Green Climate Fund. Support in client relationship management, quality assurance and knowledge management Contribute to effective client relationship management and the development, set up and initiation of new projects and business lines, in particular in relation to monitoring, capacity assessments and optimisation of performance and cost efficiencies during grant life-cycles; Contribute to capacity building to enhance high performance delivery by educating partners or portfolio personnel on UNOPS practices and procedures, as well as best management practices, as relevant ; Contribute to the development and use of quality assurance and monitoring tools within the portfolio, with a view to ensuring quality of services and meeting of targets; Capture portfolio, project or country level lessons learned and best practices; provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UNOPS; Ensure the necessary follow up of audit recommendations and their due implementation; Identify of sources of information related to policy-driven issues, funding landscape and operational matters; Develop and present information about UNOPS services, project concept notes and briefs promoting UNOPS capabilities in supporting partners’ needs; support the Manager in preparation of bids to expand the programme.

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Switzerland: Education and Partnerships Associate (China)

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May 162019
 

Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

Organization’s Overview:

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of around 100 United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of members. We are the largest international network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

WFUNA has offices in Geneva, New York and Seoul. https://wfuna.org/

Position Overview:

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is responsible for organizing training programs relevant to the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on Chinese students as well as for conducting fundraising and outreach efforts to expand the existing offer of WFUNA.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) also assists with the implementation of WFUNA’s educational offer in general as well as with the establishment of new programs.

He/she will work under the supervision of the Education Officer also based in the Geneva Office.

Overview of Programs Relevant to the Position:

Training Programs at the UN

WFUNA’s “Training Programs at the United Nations” are weeklong training sessions organized at the Palais des Nations. They offer participants a unique chance to engage with the work of the United Nations and involve lectures, interactive sessions and quizzes, group work sessions, visits as well as presentations by participants. They are divided into Advanced Training Program (ATP) and Youth Training Program (YTP). The Advanced Training Program targets university students while the Youth Training Program is for elementary, middle school and high school participants.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) has the responsibility to conduct the sessions dedicated to Chinese students. This includes the pre-training phase, planning, implementation, facilitation, and follow-up. The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is also in charge of constantly improving the organization’s pedagogical objectives. He/she is also responsible for outreach and promotion of the offer of Training Programs (China) as well as follow-up with Chinese partners and educational institutions.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and facilitating the weeklong Training Programs at the United Nations (China).
  • Contacting speakers and liaising with partners involved in WFUNA’s Training and Education programs dedicated to Chinese students.
  • Budget and financial management of those programs.
  • Being responsible for the logistical support for the Training and Education programs for Chinese students in Geneva (ordering supplies / brochures, booking rooms, etc.).
  • Establishing course materials (presentations, quizzes, tests, etc.).
  • Conducting outreach and promotion for those programs vis-à-vis new Chinese educational partners.
  • Drafting project proposals (detailed budget, project narrative, results and indicators, risk assessment, etc.) and fundraising for the Training and Education (China) programs.
  • Monitoring and evaluating those programs including reporting to donors.
  • Using data management tools (Salesforce, Excel).
  • Contributing to the communication and social media strategy in relation to WFUNA’s Training and Education programs (China); creating and updating web content.
  • Supervising the work of an intern.
  • Regular reporting on duties to the supervisor.
  • General staff duties related to WFUNA’s work and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Previous Work Experience (required):

The candidate should be at minimum a holder of a Master university degree in International Education.

The candidate should justify at least one year of relevant professional experience in the education sector (setting up educational programs) and in particular with the Chinese education market. The candidate should have previously worked in an English-speaking environment.

Main Skills & Qualifications (required):

  • Complete fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Complete fluency in Chinese (written and oral).
  • Confidence when speaking in front of an audience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience in the implementation and/or planning of educational programs or trainings.
  • Strong organizational capacity with close attention to detail.
  • Experience using social media, and specifically Chinese social media.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professional experience managing a classroom.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • Familiarity with the UN system.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Involvement in non-profit organizations and/or student affairs.
  • Good command of French.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High energy, results-oriented.
  • Flexibility.
  • Capacity to adapt to an international environment.
  • Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders.

Contract Details:

Salary: 32,000 CHF to 40,000 CHF gross, annual.

Duration: 1-year contract renewable.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and CV (maximum two-pages each in English)

to educationassociate@wfuna.org

MENTION IN THE TITLE OF THE EMAIL: “Education and Partnerships Associate (China)”

Due to high level of interest, we will only respond to selected candidates. Please note that we cannot respond to email or telephone requests about this position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from April 15, 2019 until June 29, 2019.

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Switzerland: MSF OCG : Supply Systems Referent

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May 122019
 

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 May 2019

Context

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) has over the years developed different supply systems, two of which are the Portal and Unifield.

The Portal: Created in 2010, this online platform is hosted by MSF Logistics, it:

  • Provides visibility on international orders and validated items to the Field, the HQ and MSF Logistics
  • Enables the placing of an order sourced from international suppliers (HQ/ MSF Logistics)
  • Streamlines the validations and control flow of orders With the aim of decreasing the validation time and utltimatly the global leadtime of international orders
  • Automates invoice comparison between quotation and invoice for final validation of payment release.

Unifield: ERP covering Finance and Supply activities and processes in the field. Unifield is used by all OCG missions with the exception of emergency supplies. The operational scope of UniField is to provide a common international tool for Coordinations and Projects. As a cross-Operational Centre initiative, enhancement of the tools at movement levels are a major part of the stakes.

The Operational Centre of Geneva (MSF-OCG) manages 29 missions (+/- 60 sites). MSF-OCG needs the adequate support for training, bug reporting, enhancing developments, formalising guidelines and SOPs for all its supply tools.

Mission

The Supply Tools Referent will be in charge of the support for users, the link with the different platforms and the formalisation of the related documents and processes.

Your Responsibilities

  • Supply functionalities of supply tools (mainly Unifield and the Portal but as well other relatively smaller tools):
    • Use and follow-up of the ticketing system: bug report, testing and submission of improvement functionalities
    • Suggest and centralise development request for the OCG
  • Documentation and formalisation:
    • Follow up and update of the validated processes and procedures, collect feedback and produce revised versions in collaboration with the HQ supply referents,
    • Identification and analysis of potential strategic change
    • Detect and report any risks and gaps. Propose mitigation measures and solutions,
    • In the case of Unifield, create the production data bases and maintain the training and sandbox data bases.
  • Support System:
    • Manage the users questions and provide answers (helpdesk and helpline), through ticketting systems if applicable.
  • Training:
    • Support training of the newcomers prior arrival to the field (for international and national staff),
    • Support and proper follow up of the field and HQ training.
  • Internal and External Representation:
    • Participate in the supply and/or IT meeting, if needed (depends on the context),
    • Provide insights to the implementation teams if needed
    • Ensure a good coordination with the other tools referents and participate to intern and extern working group as technical OCG representative.
    • Is the hierarchical manager of the Unifield assistant supply referent based in Dakar

Your Profile

  • Diploma, degree or certification in Supply Chain Management or related area
  • ERP certification an advantage
  • Training qualification an advantage.
  • 1+ year MSF field experience in a supply position,
  • Experience in the deployment of an IS tool is an advantage,
  • MSF experience at HQ is an advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one MSF supply tools (Unifield, Portal),
  • Experience as training of trainers an advantage,
  • Experience of an ERP an advantage,
  • Sensitivity to softwares.

Languages

  • Fluency in French and English

Personal qualities:

  • Attention to detail,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Strong organisational skills,
  • Very good communication skills,
  • Capacity to work independently,
  • Innovation oriented,
  • Team spirit.

Terms of Employment

  • Permanent contract, 100%
  • Based in Geneva, with possible travels to MSF missions.
  • Starting date : immediately
  • Gross annual salary : from CHF 90’576.- to 103’932.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply:

Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in English or in French. Closing date for application is 24th May 2019.

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The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

For more details on the job offer or MSF, please visit our website: http://www.msf.ch/travailler-avec-nous/

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SAP Application Manager SAP 2nd-Level-Support, Schweiz

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May 082019
 

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