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Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100584

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100584
Jul 142018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS), Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch (PRMB) in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Head of the External Relations Unit in Geneva.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area.
  2. Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues.
  3. Develops key strategic partnerships with new partners to achieve a broader partner base for OCHA. This would entail devising specific and tailor-made strategies for outreach to a number of partners, and prepare and maintain partner profiles as relevant. If required, partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
  4. Strengthens existing relationships with and serve as a focal point for a group of priority partners (Member States, Regional and Inter-governmental entities) to achieve a stronger strategic engagement in humanitarian action and support for OCHA’s mandate.
  5. Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  6. Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  7. Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc. Develops and contributes to a central database of partnership profiles.
  8. Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
  9. Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
  10. Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
  11. Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
  12. Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
  13. Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. 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 & 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.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. A minimum of two years of experience in external relations or partnerships with Member States, Regional or Inter-Governmental entities is required. At least two years of field experience in humanitarian affairs in a complex emergency or natural disaster context is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2018; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible from 1 September 2018.
  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira accountholder homepage.
  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Switzerland: Climate Change and SDG Financing

 Diseño Grafico, Finanzas, FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Climate Change and SDG Financing
Jul 142018
 

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: The consultant will work in the International Development Programme of the Division of Programmes of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In performing her/his duties, the consultant will report to the Programme Manager for International Development. The position will focus on climate change activities of the IPU as well as on SDG implementation with a focus on financing, development cooperation and resource mobilization.

Accountabilities: Within delegated authority, the Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop strategies to promote action on climate change and support capacity building in parliaments to implement the Paris Agreement.
  • Organize and implement, in cooperation with UN Environment and targeted parliaments, the various activities to strengthen parliamentary capacities and engagement in climate change.
  • Support organization of the Parliamentary Meeting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24).
  • Support organization of the Parliamentary Workshop on SDG Financing.
  • Support organization of IPU’s activities in the context of the 2018 World Investment Forum.
  • Ensure distribution and promote use of the updated IPU-UNDP Guidance Note on Effective Development Cooperation.
  • Assist with preparations for the Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit at the G20.

This work will include, inter alia, preparing work plans and terms of reference for project activities, identifying experts/consultants for various activities, organizing seminars for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, conducting analyses and producing relevant reports, preparing lists of participants and handling other administrative tasks.

Other accountabilities:

  • Monitor project expenditures within approved funding and keep administrative records in respect of project activities.
  • Draft activity reports on the implementation of the project for submission to donors and IPU governing bodies.
  • Provide material for publication on the IPU website and in other media on project activities and results.
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation with relevant entities and projects and propose steps to implement such opportunities.
  • Provide, as requested, other assistance in areas relevant to IPU’s work on international development.

Key deliverables:

  • Capacity building activities on climate change are conducted in at least four parliaments.
  • The Parliamentary Meeting at COP 24 is organized.
  • The Parliamentary Workshop on SDG Financing is organized.
  • The IPU side event at the World Investment Forum takes place in close cooperation with UNCTAD.
  • Parliamentarians’ participation in the World Investment Forum is facilitated.
  • Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit at the G20 is organized.
  • Reports on the implementation of the activities are prepared and submitted to IPU governing bodies.
  • Lessons learned are identified and good parliamentary practices on climate change and SDG financing are documented.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Parliamentarians, Secretaries General/Clerks of parliament, parliamentary staff;

  • Officials from the United Nations and other partner organizations;

  • Members of the IPU Secretariat.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Good knowledge of global development issues and current political affairs. Knowledge of the functioning and structure of national parliaments is desirable.
  • Planning and organizing: Demonstrated organizational skills; ability to establish priorities and to plan and monitor own work plan and meet deadlines. Demonstrated use of initiative in facilitating the production of a complex work product. Personal attributes of self-motivation, tact, sound judgment and a preparedness to accept responsibility.
  • Communication: Ability to write and to communicate orally in a clear and concise manner.
  • Technological awareness: Advanced knowledge of MS Office; advanced use of the Internet.
  • Teamwork: Aptitude for human contacts and resourcefulness. Team spirit. Adaptability to varying working environments and conditions.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the relevant fields and to develop own skills.

Requirements:

  • University degree in political science, law, international relations, or related fields.
  • Good knowledge of project management tools and techniques.
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in managing projects in an international environment. Demonstrated ability to achieve expected results and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated awareness about key global climate change and financing concepts and their place in international development/SDGs.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Excellent reading, writing and speaking skills in English and a working knowledge of French.
  • Work experience with projects involving parliamentarians is a distinct advantage.

Duration:

The consultancy is for the period 1 August to 31 December 2018.

Location:

The consultancy will be based at the IPU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The work is likely to involve occasional travel, the costs of which will be covered by the IPU.

Remuneration:

The Consultant will receive a monthly fee of CHF 5,500.

Employment conditions:

The External Collaborator is an independent contractor, is not considered to be an official or employee of the IPU and is not subject to the IPU Staff Regulations and Staff Rules. The External Collaborator is not entitled to recover from the IPU any income tax payable in respect of the fee provided under this contract and shall be solely liable for the payment of any national income tax due in respect of the emoluments payable under this contract. The External Collaborator will not be included in the IPU pension scheme.

How to apply:

Candidates should provide the following:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A brief description of why they are the right person for this consultancy, including details of their personal contribution to at least two relevant projects

  • Information about their availability to begin work

    The deadline for applications is 25 July 2018. Applications should be sent by e-mail to job@ipu.org with “Consultant, Climate Change and SDG Financing” in the subject line.
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

    Recruitment principles:

    Our guiding principle in selecting candidates is to secure the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. We do not discriminate on any grounds and are committed to promoting diversity in our workforce.

    Particular attention is paid to candidates from developing countries and to achieving gender balance. We strive to provide an environment where the contribution of each individual is valued.

    We ask all our staff to agree to our Code of conduct for personnel and our Fraud and corruption prevention policy available at https://www.ipu.org/about-us/working-with-ipu.

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Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100562

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100562
Jul 142018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Jul 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Response Partnerships Section, Emergency Response Support Branch, in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area, with an emphasis on humanitarian civil-military coordination, particularly in the Asia and the Pacific region.
  2. Reviews and provides advice on guidance and norms related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
  3. Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
  4. Cooperates with other units in OCHA, in particular the wider emergency preparedness and response network, to ensure a coherent, all of OCHA’s emergency services network approach to UN Civil-Military Coordination.
  5. Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues.
  6. Participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; assists in the coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations and in ensuring the necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); drafts situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
  7. Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
  8. Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  9. Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  10. Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
  11. Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country coordination mechanisms.
  12. Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
  13. Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
  14. Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
  15. Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN or broader international response, particularly regarding UN-CMCoord and the use of Military and Civil Defense Assets (MCDA). Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. 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& 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.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. At least two years of experience working in the area of civil-military coordination is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31/12/2018; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira accountholder homepage.
  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Cash & Market Specialist

 Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Cash & Market Specialist
Jul 142018
 

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 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.

Purpose

The Geneva-based Cash and Market (C&M) Specialist reports to the EcoSec Head of Unit and covers different roles. S/he is the focal point for cash-transfer and market-analysis programmes within the EcoSec Unit and hence responsible for the overall policies, thematic and technical guidance in relation to EcoSec cash transfer programs. S/he is the reference person for all on-site technical and capacity building support in regards to cash transfers and market analysis in the Delegations under his/her remit.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Carries out short-term support assignments and provides remote support to delegations that temporarily require their expertise; conducts assessments and cash feasibility studies, and shares their expertise in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating cash-transfer programming and market assessments.
  • Provides inputs to the EcoSec Strategic and Operational plans with regards to CTP and market analysis as appropriate
  • Keeps abreast of and reports on global and regional trends and cross-cutting themes in cash-transfer programming.
  • Produces global tools and guidelines for EcoSec cash-transfer programming and market analysis with support from Cash & Market Specialist 4.
  • Develop and regularly update user-friendly EcoSec technical guidance and briefs on CTP and market analysis, as well as thematic research and reviews.
  • Supports the documentation of lessons learned and good practices.
  • Identifies training needs and coordinates the design and delivery of workshops and training modules in EcoSec cash-transfer programming and market analysis.
  • Provides technical supervision of Cash & Market Specialist 4.
  • Provides coaching to CTP specialists or focal points in Delegations.
  • Responsible for monitoring global expenditure and global reporting on EcoSec CTP.
  • Develops and leads the EcoSec CTP Community of Practice.
  • Supports recruitment of CTP Specialists and keeps track of competency levels of EcoSec staff in relation to CTP and market analysis
  • Engages with Logistics, Finance and Administration, and Management to ensure smooth coordination and sharing of information according to the ICRC CTP Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Develops linkages with organizations, networks and other mechanisms on CTP and market analysis

People management responsibilities

No

Relationships

  • Internally, interacts with EcoSec and other staff (counterparts at headquarters and delegation staff, including the Cash & Market Specialists and Economic Security Coordinators).
  • Externally, represents the ICRC to technical authorities and organizations whose work relates to the EcoSec cash and market programme.

Certifications / Education required

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in economics or international studies, or equivalent experience in humanitarian affairs.
  • Very good command of English and French.
  • Computer proficiency.

Professional Experience required

  • 5– to 7 years field experience in managing emergency and livelihood programmes, with confirmed experience in managing complex market analysis and cash-transfer programming.
  • 12 to 15 years overall professional experience
  • Previous experience at the ICRC or the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement an asset.

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Autonomous
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Genuine interest in capacity building of colleagues
  • Availability to travel up to 60%

Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Type of contract: open-ended
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Length of assignment : 48 months
  • Estimated start date: 17.12.2018
  • Application deadline: 31.07.2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/2uij4ie

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Switzerland: MSF OCG : GIS Data Specialist (f/m)

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Jul 062018
 

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Data Specialist

for the GEOMSF Project

Context

Since 2013, MSF OCG has been providing Geographic Information System (GIS) services for their own operations and gradually for the whole MSF movement. GIS support has shown to improve programming in many areas: emergency mapping, epidemiological surveillance, natural disaster preparedness and response, program planning, logistics, and others.

To build on these successes, to accomplish the full potential of a GIS enabled environment and in order to increase the benefits of GIS for operations, existing services need to scale up. This requires a dedicated project – the GeoMSF project, which aims to leverage crosscutting geographic information to help operations and sectors gain an understanding of a situation and its spatial context.

Led by OCG, the project will draw on three years of experience of fulfilling requests for geographic data analysis, visualizations and maps to build a platform that will significantly upgrade staff members’ capacity in the field and at headquarters to easily analyse and view geo-referenced data from a) different contexts, b) sectors and c) points in time.

In order to manage its complexity and international context, the GeoMSF project will have a dedicated Program Manager and a team that will be structured around two streams:

  • GeoMSF Business stream: to manage user relationship for successful definition of user needs and GIS services, develop e-learning, administer Core geo-database and bring complementary GIS skills to IT. This stream will be managed by a GeoMSF Business Project Manager.**
  • GeoMSF Solutions stream: to define and implement different architectural aspects of the project (data, platform, and infrastructure) and to build the solutions that will support GIS services (Geoportal, GeoApps, and others) based on the clients’ inputs. This stream will be managed by a GeoMSF IT Project Manager.

Both project managers will report to the Program Manager according to the matrix of roles & responsibilities within the program.

The Data Specialist will be part of the GIS Solutions stream, with a direct reporting line to GeoMSF IT Project Manager.

Your Responsibilities

The Data Specialist is in charge of all the project steps from capturing the demand of the lines of business to proposing and delivering fit-to purpose business solutions from business and GIS architecture point of view.

The Data Specialist will focus on GIS needs and solutions closely related to MSF operations within the context of GeoMSF program. Main tasks are :

  • Collect and analyse geo-data related requirements from relevant stakeholders within MSF.
  • Capture and document the processes (as-is and to-be, in relation data collection, exchange, integration, extraction, validation and privacy).
  • Create adequate level of specifications that will suffice for overall GeoMSF project, with a focus on geodata.
  • Identify missing functionalities and requirements and identify possible solutions for the GeoMSF project.
  • Ensure quality assurance and testing of functionality developed by technical team is of the highest standards
  • Collaborate and coordinate with GeoMSF business team to structure data as needed by the GeoMSF project.
  • Provide end-user functional support during implementation phase
  • Identify the solutions existing on the market and used by other organizations, analyse their fit to GeoMSF needs and provide recommendations with appropriate justification.
  • Design or identify solutions that will fit in a tactical approach or in the long-term strategy of the GIS Unit and ensure their fit in the overall IT landscape.
  • Liaise with IT Project Manager – GeoMSF project and commission solutions.

Your Profile

Education & Training

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in geomatics (strongly preferred), or related field (i.e. engineering, information systems with orientation in geomatics)
  • Recognized data management / business analysis curriculum

Experience

  • 3-5 years as data analyst or business analyst
  • Experience in GIS solutions, products and implementations
  • Experience in user centric design of webapps/mobile tools
  • Experience in overall GIS data management and governance principles
    • Data migration strategy
    • Data integration tools and considerations for internal and external data sources
    • Data validation rules
    • Data privacy design
    • Data extraction
  • Experience in an international and/or humanitarian environnment

Technical competencies

  • Strong analysis skills
  • Strong capacity to capture the demands of the lines of business and transform them into solutions
  • Ability to recognize and analyze technical impact of GIS requirements within the IT landscape / architecture (Databases, datawarehouses, datamarts, BI, interfaces and integration, middleware…)
  • Experience and familiarity with various GIS tools in the industry (e.g.Esri and QGISJavascript, D3, DC, Openlayers, SQL and NoSQL data stores, PostgreSQL SQL/GIS).
  • Experience with DBMS technology such as SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, and Access
  • Expertise in mobile solutions, online/offline solutions
  • Strong business analysis skills
  • Capacity to interact and communicate with internal and external project teams/consultants/staff

Soft skills

  • Strong capacity to manage expectations and convince senior management and stakeholders in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Autonomous and very well organized
  • Strongly customer oriented
  • Outstanding capacity to deliver
  • Excellent team player/team leader
  • Quality and results oriented
  • Flexible
  • Pro-active
  • Committed to MSF values

Languages

  • Fluent in both French and English

Terms of Employment

  • Fixed-term contract of 31 months, full-time position (CDM 100%)
  • Based in Geneva, with occasional travels
  • Ideal starting date: 15th August 2018
  • Gross annual salary: from CHF 90’576.- to CHF 103’932.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested candidates should forward by email only their application (CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – French or English – 5MB max) to emploi@geneva.msf.org stating in the subject line «GeoMSF DataSpec 2018.07».

 The deadline for applications is 31st July 2018.

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: Programme Management Officer (TJO), P4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99940

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Jul 012018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergency. As part of the Change Implementation Team, the Programme Management Officer reports directly to the Director of Change Implementation Team.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, under the supervision of the Director, including preparing inputs for and coordinating overall workplan of the Change Implementation Team in collaboration with the Director and Team Members.; monitors and analyzes Change Implementation Team programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Ensures close liaison with OCHA’s Office of the Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General, the Executive Management Committee (EMC), OCHA’s Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Guidance Section (SPEGS), Executive Office, and other parts of OCHA so that progress of the change implementation process is fully communicated and informed by the ongoing work of OCHA and that the outcomes of the change implementation process work are fully reflected in OCHA’s planning, budgeting and other relevant processes for 2018 and beyond.
  • Manages change process work-streams and provides direction to change agents, other OCHA staff and, if applicable, consultants; monitors progress of change implementation processes against plans, requirements, quality measures and standard processes, and evaluates progress for continuous improvement of plans, strategies and other change implementation documents.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; monitors UN reform processes, their impacts on OCHA and advises the Director on necessary changes to internal change implementation processes and plans; and supports the Director in her interaction with UN Secretariat departments on reform plans, processes and measures.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to change agent and other meetings, workshops, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • On behalf of the Director, coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Knowledge of UN rules, regulations, and reforms. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
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.
PLANNING & 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, public or business administration, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Knowledge of OCHA field and headquarter operations is required. Experience in organizational management, design, and reform projects, preferably with the UN system, is desirable.

Languages

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

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

Special Notice

This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is through 31 December 2018 and the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

  • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
  • Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.
  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
  • Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS. **

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)

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Jun 272018
 

Organization: Interpeace
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

About Interpeace

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

General Position Summary

Reporting to the President, the VP/COO is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, optimizing Interpeace’s performance and executing the organisational strategy to achieve Interpeace’s strategic objectives.

The VP/COO harmonises and aligns the operating strategies and plans of all Interpeace functions (i.e. programme implementation, programme development, policy, learning and knowledge management, strategic partnership management, finance, human resources, communications, information technology and administration) to the strategic plan of the organization. S/he manages the coordinated and integrated execution of the latter and in alignment with Interpeace’s strategic direction and core values.

The VP/COO takes direction and priorities from the President and manages the Global Management Team (GMT) to implement initiatives and strategic imperatives required to build and achieve greater organisational agility, responsiveness and operational excellence.

Duties and responsabilities

Programme and Operational Management

The VP/COO raises the level of accountability, transparency, performance, agility, and responsiveness of the organization. More specifically, the VP/COO

  • Oversees the organizational development and enforces frameworks that achieve the standards of excellence of a well-managed and responsibly governed organization
  • Is responsible for achieving and surpassing the strategic goals of the functions under his/her purview
  • Coordinates the process of design, implementation and periodic review of the operational and programmatic frameworks, policies and strategies
  • Is responsible for the measurement and collective performance of the functions under her/his purview and reports to the President on the programmatic and operational performance of the organization
  • Briefs the President and ensures the President is kept regularly informed, on ongoing trends and developments of Interpeace’s work
  • Facilitates organizational adaptation and change through effective development of integrated risk and threat assessment frameworks
  • Assesses the organisational capacity to implement initiatives pursuant to Interpeace’s strategic goals, measuring and evaluating the programmatic, financial, human and operational implications of key opportunities
  • Develops a culture of high performance and professional development at Interpeace
  • Monitors and manages compliance with local laws, donor rules and regulations, enforces the organisation’s internal policies and procedures, and makes recommendations on policy changes to the President
  • Approves exceptions to Interpeace’s internal policies and procedures

People Management and Leadership

  • Creates an enabling work environment where staff members can achieve their potential
  • Guided by the mission and core values of the organization together with integrated talent management strategies, recruits, leads, motivates, develops, inspires and builds a high performance and cohesive GMT
  • Monitors, evaluates and documents the individual performance of GMT members through a staff development lens
  • Mentors and coaches staff members

Integrated Planning, Coordination, and Execution

The VP/COO is directly responsible for operationalizing the organisational strategy and delivering coordinated and harmonized programmatic and operational functions. More specifically, the VP/COO

  • Supports the development of Interpeace’s strategic plan
  • Develops the integrated operational strategy to execute Interpeace’s strategic plan
  • Guides the development of methodologies, action plans, and function-specific operational strategies that constitute the integrated operational strategy necessary to effectively carry out Interpeace’s peacebuilding mandate
  • Plans, develops and establishes the GMT’s collective and individual workplans and key performance indicators
  • Coordinates and aligns Interpeace’s activities and resources to the strategic direction of the organization – set by the President – prioritizing areas of impact, resource development and talent management
  • In discussion with the President, takes decisions for programmatic disengagement
  • Uses a centralised reporting and knowledge management system to disseminate relevant information across units and to relevant stakeholders

Budget Management

The VP/COO is responsible to the President for the financial health of the organization, and more specifically, for all budgets within Interpeace (with exception of the Innovation Fund managed directly by the President). The VP/COO:

  • Prepares and manages the organization’s annual budget and financial report, adhering to the highest standards of transparency and resource stewardship. In close collaboration with the Director of Global Operations, the VP/COO monitors organisational spending, budget compliance and anticipates and mitigates financial risk
  • Assesses and approves project budgets and programmatic and operational design for proposals to be submitted to potential funders
  • In line with the budget framework laid out by the President and Governing Board, approves funds allocation for activities that are not funded by projects
  • Implements the organization’s investment strategy developed by the President

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration
  • At least 12 years of relevant experience with at least 7 years of progressive leadership and management experience internationally and in cross-cultural, international organizations
  • Demonstrated experience managing organizations with financial operations of a medium size organizations with diverse funding models. Broad knowledge of best market practices in budget management
  • Experience leading successful organizational development and change management initiatives
  • Understanding and knowledge of public donors’ rules, regulations and operational guidelines
  • A proven capacity to build, lead, inspire, advise and motivate cross-functional teams towards delivery of goals
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results: interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model, translating strategic priorities into deliverable operational plans, and leading implementation of strategic plans
  • Track record of improving organizational performance and organizational performance evaluation processes
  • Track record of solving complex problems
  • Track record of recruiting and developing high performance staff globally, building frameworks that create a culture of clear accountability and employee engagement
  • A proven capacity to build strong interpersonal relationships and systems that foster trust, open dialogue, and full transparency
  • Ability to communicate powerfully, persuasively and prolifically
  • Fluent in English and excellent communication skills in Spanish and/or French
  • Background in peacebuilding or development or humanitarian work a strong asset

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Success Factors

  • A master integrator, proficient at tying together multiple functions
  • A creative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to Interpeace’s mandate
  • Strategic with a focus on details
  • Has an eye out for ways to improve the organization by deepening the pipeline of talent, constantly raising the level of talent through strong hires, and providing opportunities to develop existing team member skills

How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to recruitment@interpeace.org open until filled.

“Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be notified.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website www.interpeace.org.

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