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Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 95939

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 95939
Apr 142018
 

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

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to a senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Strengthens existing relationships with a group of current donors and serves as a focal point within the Donor Relations Section to ensure consistent flow of information on OCHA activities and programme requirements.
  • Drafts and prepares project proposals; review of funding agreements/MOUs and ensures timely narrative and financial reporting on OCHA’s activities and programme requirements.
  • Monitors and provides advice on resource mobilization strategies and interaction with those donors; facilitates the Office’s inputs for donor consultations/annual meetings as required.
  • Develops key strategic partnerships with new donors to achieve a broader donor base for OCHA. This entails devising specific and tailor-made strategies for outreach to a number of new donors, preparing and maintaining donor profiles as relevant.
  • Supports the preparation of the donor specific funding submissions and reports on OCHA’s activities and extra-budgetary requirements; monitors follow-up to pledges from donors and ensures proper reporting as stipulated in respective funding agreements, including USAID, DFID and ECHO (DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, European Commission).
  • Serves as the focal point in the Section for one of the cross-cutting thematic issues and drafts policy papers as requested by the Chief of Section; replaces or provides support to one of the Donor Relations Officers in the Section as necessary.

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.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

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 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. Knowledge and understanding of USAID, DFID, and ECHO grant management procedures is desirable. Field experience in development or humanitarian response in desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• Please note that this is a temporary job opening, open to internal and external candidates. This position is available for six months with possibility of extension; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. The duration of the appointment is subject to the availability of funds.
• 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, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Provide support for Acute Emergency Management and EOC-NET

 Electricidad, Electronica, FULL TIME, Informatica, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Provide support for Acute Emergency Management and EOC-NET
Apr 112018
 

Organization: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Apr 2018

Background:

The WHO HQ Acute Emergency Management (AEM) team was established recently and requires support to summarize, analyse and track its activities. Within AEM, the EOC team requires business analysis support and the Public Health EOC Network (EOC-NET) requires technical support.

Deliverables:

  • Provide support for Acute Emergency Management (AEM), by writing a summary and analysis of each daily AEM meeting, registering assigned tasks, and following up on task achievement progress with emergency focal points.

  • Design and document functional requirements for incident management and document management, based on previously mapped business processes.

  • Provide technical support for EOC-NET, specifically to update the EOC-NET Sharepoint and correspond with EOC-NET members.

Timelines:

Start date: 23/04/2018 End date: 31/08/2018

Work Effort and Remuneration

Equivalent to 94 working days at a daily rate of US $295

Specific requirements

  • Qualifications required:
    University degree in Communications, Business Administration, English Language or Public Health.
  • Experience required: Three years in business administration, public health or related area.
  • Skills / Technical skills and knowledge: Experience writing Standard Operating Procedures related to use of emergency response or software. Good written and business analysis skills. Graphic design experiences a plus.
  • Language requirements: Expert oral and written English, Advanced French a plus.

How to apply:

Send your CV to shoc@who.int, with the subject “Application for consultancy: Provide support for Acute Emergency Management and EOC-NET”

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Switzerland: Individual Consultant – Remote Field Support Officer / Help Desk / Convener for Community of practices

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Hoteles, Servicio al Cliente, Telemarketing, Help Desk  Comments Off on Switzerland: Individual Consultant – Remote Field Support Officer / Help Desk / Convener for Community of practices
Apr 062018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

1. Background:

The global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) is the global level forum for coordination of child protection activities in humanitarian settings as part of the broader Global Protection Cluster (GPC). The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and other partners under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies. The mandate of the CP AoR is to ensure quality and coverage of child protection services through inter agency coordination, headed by UNICEF, the cluster lead agency.

The Child Protection AoR, along with Nutrition, Wash and Education clusters, provides a help desk function to augment deployable field support. Remote support is provided to members of coordination groups on technical issues, linking practitioners to resources and peer to peer support. CP AoR Annual Surveys in 2016 and 2017 of field level coordination groups indicate consistently high levels of appreciation for the outreach and support.

Since the inception of the role, there have been significant refinements and advancements in the role. Recently instigated tracking of requests is being compiled in a quarterly update to identify global gaps in technical guidance and direct resources to locations most in need in order to boost efficiency. The help desk is then able to rapidly initiate a process of developing interim guidance to fill the gap. This was done, for example in 2017, in response to an identified gap in guidance for mobile programming, relevant to settings of mass displacement due to conflict. Responding in such a way is critical to UNICEF meeting cluster lead responsibilities and demonstrating leadership.

Advancements have also included the establishment of language specific sub help desks to reach colleagues at regional levels who make up the majority of coordination groups, working in languages other than English. This is critical to reach local actors who are providing the majority of services. Arabic, Spanish and French help desks are being established, housed in local organizations and linked to UNICEF regional offices, for example in Colombia and Lebanon. This represents a global-led initiative to extend the reach and support of child protection services.

The Global Help Desk will continue responding to global requests directly, which account for 25% of requests received. In addition day-to-day coaching and technical support will be provided to the regional help desks on all requests received, with due to significantly increase in terms of both number of countries as well as those who can access this service. Currently, national-level Country Coordinators in HC and some early warning contexts access the help desk; however, the language-specific help desks will widen the target audience to CP Coordination Group members at the national and sub-national level (average 40- 60 WG members per country) and include additional early warning countries where there will be greater focus on preparedness. The Global Help Desk will also facilitate and follow up on global referrals from language-specific help desks to global networks.

2. Expected results:

The purpose of this consultancy is to consolidate the position of the established Help Desk within the global level CP AoR team to provide field based child protection coordinators and coordination groups with technical assistance, mentoring, training and knowledge management services. Greater results and impact are expected as the help desk moves to a new level of global coverage and technical support, including rapid response to technical gaps identified through analysis, increased global reach to local actors, and an upgrade of communications mechanisms such as the UNICEF managed global website. The following expected results include details on tasks to be undertaken, although the evolving nature of this work and the high level of experience and expertise of the consultant may mean that, on the consultant’s or the CP AoR’s recommendation, tasks are modified or added, on mutual agreement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIITIES AND DELIVERABLES

1. Engage the field-based coordinators and IMOs in peer to peer support, discussions and sharing of best practices through the Child Protection AoR Community of Practice (CoP)

  • Define the purpose, audience and goals of CP AoR Community of Practice and regularly assess if it is accomplishing its stated purpose
  • Facilitate the community of practice for field-based child protection coordinators and Information Managers through existing communication channels (google group, skype group and others); if other communication channels are required, liaise with the CP AoR Coordinators for approval – this will be maintained for some time after the language-specific help desks are first launched in mid 2018.
  • Provide tailored support for individual requests received through the Global Help Desk, including responses that require in-depth technical support, creating connections for peers/colleagues across countries to peer learning, assistance in locating and applying global guidance and country level examples, and other forms of support. Ensure coordination with the CP AoR RRT Regional Focal Point on requests.
  • Keep track of various learning opportunities and share F2F and online opportunities through the community of practice and with local help desks and support local help desks in becoming more integrated in learning opportunities for their language and/or within their region
  • For long term support identified through the Community of Practice, divert the requested support to the regional focal points and /or the Alliance WG/TF as applicable 
  • Maintain a log of the requests; conduct analysis of the inquiries’ nature and trends as well as gaps in available guidance, and, on a regular basis, present the key findings to the CP AoR Coordinators
  • Maintain the list of potential child protection coordinators, working closely with the RRT and CP AoR coordinators and add the new CP coordinators in the google group membership if there is an interest.
  • In order to ensure field coordination group needs and wishes are taken into account, promote field to global feedback on global guidance and act as liaison between global working group and field coordination groups to promote streamlined communication. Participate in and/or ensure familiarity with working groups/task forces, to stay up-to-date with and/or feed into global / regional initiatives, work plans, new resource development and roll-out, etc… in order to increase field – global connections and awareness.
  • 2. Train, coach, mentor, and supervise four local help desks in day-to-day as well as longer-term functions, such as strategic planning and evaluation:

  • In conjunction with the local help desks and regional offices, develop an information sheet and advertising scheme to launch the local help desks
  • Conduct help desk orientations for the 2 new help desks to start up later in 2018 (Spanish and Arabic have been trained in March & April 2018)
  • Develop improved request log tracking sheet for use by local help desks
  • Provide technical support, coaching, and oversight to language-specific help desks (4) on individual requests received through their help desk by reviewing draft responses, with particularly close monitoring and support in the first 3 – 6 months as help desks develop / become more familiar with the role, resources, networks, etc.
  • Provide outline of necessary report content and support each local help desk in organizing and completing their monthly analysis and report, providing feedback on successes and areas for improvement. On a regular basis, review analysis with each local help desk and relevant RRT regional focal point to determine learning and development needs for coordination groups per country/region.
  • Support local help desks in maintaining their language-specific and/or regional contact lists, with local coordination actors and CPiE experts.
  • Provide oversight and technical support to the Arabic, English (covering Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and East and Southern Africa), French, and Spanish Help Desks in organizing and maintaining their language-specific, decentralized communities of practice forums
  • Collaborate with the help desks to design newsletters and other news updates for use at the local level
  • Facilitate monthly calls with all four help desks to review successes and challenges across the help desks
  • Organize quarterly calls with the four help desks, help desk organization supervisors, and CP AoR team members to review and assess progress to date, identifying any recommendations or modifications per help desk
  • Assist with the design of a mid-project evaluation
  • 3. The Help Desk consultant will need to coordinate with a Web Design Consultant on revamping the existing Child Protection AoR website to promote greater user-friendliness, accessibility, and visibility of the CP AoR’s and UNICEF’s initiatives, products, and support to coordination groups. The new website is critical to ensure UNICEF delivers support services globally, including to local actors.

  • In collaboration with CP AoR Team, create and/or edit new written and visual content for the new websit
  • Update outdated but relevant content from the current websit
  • Develop and provide oversight on the website layout and feature
  • Re-organize and re-tag/classify essential resources and ensure linkages with existing resource centres
  • Collaborate with the Education Cluster to promote coherence across UNICEF-supported Clusters
  • Maintain the website upon completion of the new website by posting new resources, RRT mission highlights and achievements, country statistics and publications, learning opportunities, job opportunities, and other relevant content – after receiving approval from CP AoR Coordinator
  • Create, write, and disseminate the CP AoR Newsletter
  • 4. Support and/or manage the organization of high-quality training

  • Support the organization aspect of a training for coordinators, with content to be provided by the full AoR team, including the help desk
  • Support the organization of the CP AoR Retreat, including agenda-setting and facilitation support
  • In coordination with RRT Coordinators and IMOs, update, maintain and promote the starter pack for child protection coordinators
  • Provide recommendations on ways to address learning needs identified through help desk analysis of global and language-specific help desks, coordinating with CP AoR and other global thematic experts
  • 5. Support to the 2018 Annual Survey work

  • Lead the refinement and editing of the 2018 survey questions, working with the CP AoR team to get their inputs
  • Upload the final survey to the survey Monkey in English and French
  • Clean the data of the Annual Survey (requesting the Coordinators for correction) and compile the results of the 2018 Annual Survey
  • Present the survey results and analysis
  • Draft the final report of the survey
  • 6. Development of interim technical guidance when thematic global gap areas have been identified, while awaiting more formal guidance developed by the Alliance.  This will be similar to the Mobile Programming Key Considerations developed in 2017 and involves collaboration with field-based coordination groups and language-specific help desks.  This is critical to UNICEF fulfilling its role as cluster lead agency on child protection.

  • Based on identified gaps within the help desk analysis at both global and local levels, collaborate with relevant coordination groups and global bodies to develop interim resource compendiums and/or key considerations based on promising practices to date
  • Ensure translation in core languages and disseminate, tracking feedback receive
  • 3. Required qualifications and competencies:

    This term of reference requires the consultant to have very specific areas of knowledge and experience, along with key competencies. Both are outlined in the first list below:

    Essential

  • At least 8 years of experience in child protection in emergencies programming or child protection in emergencies coordination or related fields.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent understanding of the humanitarian architecture at global and field level and the transformative agenda
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills
  • Familiarity with the work, working methods, and members of the CP AoR
  • Desirable

  • Established relationships with field based coordinators of child protection in several key emergency affected settings
  • Experience of coordination of child protection responses
  • Experience in designing and implementing knowledge management initiatives for the humanitarian sector
  • Experience in strategic planning, preferably in the area of capacity building
  • Experience of working in an NGO in a child protection or child protection coordination capacity
  • Experience of facilitation of child protection and child protection coordination training to interagency groups
  • Timeframe:

    Start date: 01 May 2018 (desirable) End date: 31 January 2019

    Cost:

    The consultant will be paid at an agreed monthly rate for 9 months (average of 21 days/month).

    Instructions for applicants:

    Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal to undertake the terms ofreference above. The financial proposal should be presented as a monthly rate (in US$). Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512142

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    Switzerland: Project Officer – Democratic parliaments

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Project Officer – Democratic parliaments
    Apr 052018
     

    Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

    Full Terms of Reference are available at https://www.ipu.org/about-us/work-with-ipu/vacancies/2018-03/project-officer-democratic-parliaments

    Within delegated authority, the consultant will be entrusted with the following:

    • Organize and implement, in cooperation with parliaments, various activities related to standards and knowledge for democratic parliaments. This will include, inter alia, preparing work plans and terms of reference for project activities, identifying experts/consultants, producing publications, organizing seminars and expert meetings, conducting analyses and producing relevant reports, participating in missions, monitoring and evaluating results achieved;
    • Monitor project expenditures within approved funding and keep administrative records in respect of project activities;
    • Draft activity reports on the implementation of projects for submission to donors and IPU’s governing bodies;

    Deliverables:

    • Follow-up to the Global Parliamentary Report on parliamentary oversight, including production of tools, organization of joint activities with parliaments and tracking parliamentary actions
    • Organization of the IPU’s contribution to the International Day of Democracy 2018 (15 September), including creation of information materials for parliaments and organization of an event during Geneva Democracy Week.
    • Development of indicators for democratic parliaments, in relation to SDGs 16.6 and 16.7
    • Finalization of an “Issues Brief” on parliamentary initiative in law-making and initiation of one additional Issues Brief
    • Assistance to democracy-related activities at IPU Assemblies

    The consultancy is for the period 1 May to 31 December 2018. Subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funds, the consultancy may be extended through 2019.

    The consultancy will be based at the IPU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

    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
    • Expected monthly fee
    • Information about their availability to begin work

    The deadline for applications is 13 April 2018. Applications should be sent by e-mail to job@ipu.org with “Project Officer – Democratic parliaments” in the subject line.

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    Switzerland: Head Strategic Planning Unit

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head Strategic Planning Unit
    Apr 052018
     

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Apr 2018

    Head Strategic Planning Unit

    • Reporting to the Human Resources Director and closely liaising with Heads of HR Divisions and CoE.

    Purpose of the post

    The HR Department operates in a multi-disciplined environment and needs to constantly monitor a multitude of shifting developments and horizons to remain fit for purpose. The role of the Head of the Strategic Planning unit assesses these changes and ensures that the HR Department has robust strategies in place to ensure operational effort is well directed. This requires a strategic overview of the activities that are carried out by the HR Department.

    Under the overall supervision of the Director HR Department, the Head of the Strategic Planning unit is responsible for the HR Departments future planning, including overseeing that HR services, tools, systems and solutions are strategically planned, developed and implemented and tackling the right issues so that HR planning capacity is aligned to the organization’s overall strategy. It requires coordinating and monitoring change management aspects of HR transformation strategies in partnership with DIR_GEN.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Strategy

    • Support the HR Director in developing and driving HR strategies and priorities, particularly related to defining the global people strategy and vision aligned with organization strategy.
    • Collaborate with HR Leadership team to ensure alignment of the CoE strategies with the broader HR strategy and vision and help set the HR strategic direction and operational plans.

    Objectives and Planning

    • Develop and monitor the Pfr objectives to ensure they are meeting the objectives of the strategic plan and partner with HRM to ensure that HR programs support Institutional objectives with a specific focus on key institutional planning and monitoring milestones.
    • Define and maintain the overall HR planning and performance strategy and ensure alignment with HR strategies and various HR frameworks.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning of new initiatives as those interventions impact the HR transformation in close collaboration with HR colleagues.

    HR Process and Data management

    • Guide the optimization of HR functional processes in terms of process mapping & controls.
    • Coordinate and implement HR institutional activities with appropriate partners, e.g. Project portfolio board, CSN network etc.

    Change management

    • Support the Director in strengthening the department’s capacity to manage change on a continuous basis so that the pace and direction of change is coherent and effective.
    • Establish a structured change management framework which is sufficiently flexible to reflect the changing requirements of the organization and meet business objectives.
    • Identify potential people risks and anticipated points of resistance and develop specific plans to address and mitigate concerns.

    HR Department Resources and Costs

    • Contribute to the achievement of the strategic orientations by providing strategic resource guidance (including the human resource and financial dimensions), having oversight of the HR Departments input into the Headquarters, CSN, Field and Investment budgets.
    • Provide comparative data concerning current costs and projected costs that will arise from meeting Department objectives,
    • Support managers to create, develop and manage all aspects of budgets, evaluate how to efficiently distribute financial resources, and prepare reports.
    • Assists the department in managing expenses, including FTE monitoring and validation.

    HR Department metrics

    • Monitor reporting on the critical aspects of the delivery of the work plans against objectives and strategies of the HR Department.
    • Develop performance metrics used in determining overall COE performance, setting KPI’s and monitoring them, and identify new questions and data options to more convincingly demonstrate HR business needs.

    Education and experience required

    • Broad knowledge of multiple HR disciplines.
    • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and/or human resource planning with experience and success in human resources strategy development, programme planning and monitoring, organizational design, and change management.
    • Experience in global projects, information systems, process reengineering, and structural transformation.
    • Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Development or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Solid analytical, statistical, project management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in an international, multi-cultural working environment desirable.
    • Field experience an asset.

    Desired profile and skills

    • Demonstrated interest in HR services with a track record of successful stakeholder engagement and have worked in complex contexts, with diverse stakeholders, at multiple levels.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills, as well as proven operational maturity, sensitivity, empathy and tact.
    • Ability to translate complex questions into practical strategies and actions.
    • Confirmed capacity to work transversally with strong management skills.
    • Excellent English writing and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate well in French.
    • Excellent presentation skills.

    Additional information

    • Location : Geneva
    • Type of contract : Open-ended
    • Activity rate : 100%
    • Length of assignment : until 31 December 2022, extendable
    • Estimated start date : ASAP
    • Application deadline : Wednesday, 11th April 2018

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2JjoFvw

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    Mitarbeiterin Telefonzentrale (30%/40% mit Ferienvertretung), Zürich

     FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Mitarbeiterin Telefonzentrale (30%/40% mit Ferienvertretung), Zürich
    Apr 042018
     

    Tip Tel Services AG in Zurich area *8-03-31 Contact Kotrba Anna Function other other, Full time Offering Equity No Tip Tel Services ist ein junges, flexibles Telefonistinnen-Team im Zürcher Seefeld und im Herzen von Zug, …

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    Switzerland: HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER (two posts) [TJO], P4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 93733

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER (two posts) [TJO], P4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 93733
    Mar 302018
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 03 Apr 2018

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officers report to the Chief of Section, Operations and Advocacy Division.

    OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

    Responsibilities

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

    • Serves as a senior policy officer; advise on overall policy direction on specific issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g. human rights).
    • Prepares policy position papers for review.
    • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in assigned country/area; develops and maintains a “watch list” of countries with potential for humanitarian crisis.
    • Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
    • Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
    • Assists member states in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators for countries of concern in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information.
    • Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to governments.
    • Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies for disaster warning/management.
    • Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follows-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
    • Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, parliamentary documents, etc.; with respect to the latter, takes the lead in providing support and information to relevant councils or other entities on specific issues.
    • Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
    • Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc.
    • 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.
    • Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
    • May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program.
    • Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. 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.

    • 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

    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 years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required, of which at least three (3) years must be at the international level. At least three (3) years of humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. Experience in the UN Common System is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

    Assessment

    The evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review of the applications, an assessment exercise and/or competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    • This is a temporary position and is open to internal and external applicants and is available for six months with a possibility of extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
    • All posts are subject to availability of funds.
    • Candidates should have no expectation of any fixed-term appointment possibility after the end of this temporary assignment. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.
    • Subsequent to the initial temporary appointment, new and successive temporary appointments may be granted for service in the same office or in a different office any number of times, for any duration, provided that the length of service does not exceed the period of 364 calendar days.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 conditions 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.
    • For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
    • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
    • 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.
    • The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on Inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

    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, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    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 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 the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 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.

    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:

    Apply now

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    Switzerland: Lead Advisor (Co-infections) HIV Programmes and Advocacy

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Lead Advisor (Co-infections) HIV Programmes and Advocacy
    Mar 272018
     

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 May 2018

    About the IAS:

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS programmes advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Lead Advisor (Co-infections), position in the HIV Programmes and Advocacy department will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy. The position is open-ended and full-time as start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department works to promote the implementation of evidence-informed and human rights-based strategies for improving the lives of people living with and most vulnerable to acquiring HIV. The Lead Advisor of the TB portfolio will build and lead IAS’s work on TB with a focus on co-infection and address policy, research and structural barriers that impede uptake of and access to comprehensive integrated services.

    This position will form a critical part of the IAS HIV Co-infections and Co-Morbidities (HCC) portfolio which works to advance research, advocate for sound policies that allow equitable access to care, and remove structural barriers in at least three areas: HIV/HCV co-infection, HIV/TB co‑infection and HIV/NCDs co-morbidity. HCC recognizes synergies as well as overlapping populations and service delivery needs across these diverse disease areas. In addition, this position will support work across a number of programme areas including on differentiated care that works to increase the scale up of differentiated service delivery to improve access to and quality of care services for people living with HIV. As part of this, the IAS seeks to extend the platform to support enabling policies for differentiating care for people living with HIV who are clinically unstable or have comorbid tuberculosis (TB).

    The incumbent will lead the development and implementation of activities in the TB/HIV service delivery and broader co‑infection area. This work may cover the following three areas:

    • Political commitment

    Strengthening political commitment to and policies for TB/HIV co‑infection

    • Research and science

    Addressing mission critical TB/HIV operational, implementation and service integration research gaps

    • Awareness and stigma

    Raising TB awareness among the HIV community and addressing TB stigma.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Programmatic and technical direction:

    • Lead the IAS work in the TB/HIV co-infection area, including developing clear strategic and operational plans for programme execution and identifying new opportunities for IAS to add value and maximize impact

    • Represent the IAS in relevant TB and TB/HIV meetings, maintaining appropriate bi‑directional communication with key IAS partners in the TB field to ensure IAS’s global capabilities are being fully leveraged on-the-ground and vice-versa

    • Develop and implement TB/HIV co-infection programmatic activities and campaigns (including work plans for differentiated service delivery for TB/HIV co-infected people)

    • Promote and strengthen approaches towards aligned TB and HIV service integration

    • Develop and maintain up-to-date expertise in TB products, markets and trends – including in the TB vaccine field

    • Strengthen and expand the partnerships with relevant TB-focussed organisations, United Nations agencies and donors

    • Prepare and update project work plans, concept notes, funding proposals and budgets; contribute to outline development and writing of publications; and develop evaluation surveys and reports

    • Lead and support fundraising efforts by seeking new donor relationships and creative funding opportunities, and develop additional funding proposals

    Advocacy

    • Develop and implement advocacy strategies, at global, regional and national levels, to advance the organizations advocacy goals on TB/HIV co-infection and service delivery

    • Support the IAS in designing and implementing advocacy strategies with key targets through participation in meetings and the development of policy briefs and statements

    • Create content, with input from other technical staff in the IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy team

    • Build relationships with allies (e.g., networks of people living with HIV and TB, civil society, governments, NGOs, humanitarian actors).

    The incumbent may also develop other co-infections initiatives outside of TB.

    Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • An advanced university degree in biomedical sciences, medical sciences, health sciences, public health, international development or other relevant field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 5 to 8 years’ experience in a similar management position and a background in global health including TB required

    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing HIV/TB strategies and service delivery integration

    • Experience in building and managing successful relationships with a diversity of stakeholders including members of governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and/or multi‐lateral organizations

    • Experience in project management: including budgets and work plans, management of large grants and coordination of consortiums

    • Team management experience a plus

    • Experience in scientific research and academic writing and publishing advantageous

    • Experience working in Africa and/or South Asia a strong plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent knowledge of the different aspects of the TB response and their interplay, preferably in an international context (equivalent knowledge of HIV, HCV , NCDs and/or STIs a plus)
    • Knowledge of TB surveillance, modelling, cost-effectiveness and analytics a plus
    • Strong stakeholder management and team management skills
    • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
    • Highly organized, systematic and with strong analytical skills
    • Creative and out of the box thinker, with demonstrated track record of problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges
    • Flexible with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently
    • Applied understanding of matrix management principles
    • Sense of diplomacy, cross-cultural interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments
    • Ability to travel internationally.

    Languages:

    • Advanced level of spoken and written English
    • Knowledge of other UN languages an asset.

    How to apply:

    How to Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org. The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    System Engineer (80-100% bis 31.12.2019 befristet), Zürich

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on System Engineer (80-100% bis 31.12.2019 befristet), Zürich
    Mar 262018
     

    Stellenwerk ist eine Personalberatung mit Sitz in Zürich und Chur. Wir vermitteln und verleihen qualifizierte Fachkräfte auf Mandats- und Erfolgsbasis in der gesamten Schweiz. Für unseren Kunden – ein innovatives KMU mit rund* Mitarbei…
    Stellenwerk

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    Switzerland: Legal Advocacy Intern – Geneva

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    Mar 232018
     

    Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

    BACKGROUND

    Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) is an independent non-profit network and think tank of lawyers who provide creative legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected areas. Our aim is to bring legal assistance to the most vulnerable and place national lawyers at the forefront of legal change. LAW uses legal advocacy, research, advice and strategic litigation to bring about change. We have three key priority areas: addressing sexual and gender based violence, accountability of security forces and natural resource exploitation/displacement. LAW’s Advisory Council and Board are comprised of senior international lawyers who advise LAW on the development of innovative litigation and legal strategies.

    Our work has received national and international media coverage and has been reported in the New York Times, the UK Times, the Guardian, Voice of America, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy and a number of UN and UK government reports. The legislation which LAW drafted to address sexual and gender based violence in Somalia was described by President Judge Vagn Joensen of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as “the most comprehensive Bill on sexual crimes [he had] seen anywhere.” It is now with the Somali Cabinet. In May 2016, Amnesty International hosted the launch of LAW’s report “Accountability for Sexual Violence committed by Armed Men in South Sudan.” Andrew Hudson, Executive Director of Crisis Action, described the report as ‘a must read.’ LAW has also held and chaired several high level roundtables on addressing sexual violence in conflict, one of which resulted in the first public statement by Ambassador to the African Union and United Nations in Somalia admitting sexual violence by peacekeepers and that efforts must be undertaken to address it. LAW also has some ground breaking legal research underway, including a new project which seeks to re-frame female genital mutilation/cutting as a form of torture and an international crime. LAW has also partnered with the Women, Peace and Security Center at the London School of Economics where we are researching sexual exploitation and abuse by security forces as an international crime. You can read more about LAW’s work on our website here.

    The Geneva office of LAW focuses on LAW’s global advocacy, fundraising and outreach with a special focus on the UN, international organisations and institutions, and Permanent Missions. LAW is currently advertising for a Geneva-based intern working full time. The position will be for three months, with the possibility of extension to six months..

    Applicants must have the right to work in Switzerland for the duration of the internship.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    Reports to

    Legal Fellow and Executive Director.

    Functions/Key Results Expected

    The Legal Intern will assist in conducting advocacy, engagement with stakeholders, legal research and drafting, management of social media, attendance at meetings and involvement in fundraising and drafting of applications. The Legal Intern will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below:

    Specific Responsibilities

    Programmatic

    • Conduct thorough legal and factual research related to human rights issues in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, as assigned by the supervisor;
    • Draft responses to inquiries from LAW stakeholders about the human rights, the relevant legal frameworks and how human rights challenges should be addressed;
    • Assist legal staff in drafting training manuals, presentations and other materials to support LAW legal program development;
    • Summarise and analyse legislation, policy documents and case law;
    • Prepare daily updates on relevant case law and reports for LAW’s work;

    Advocacy

    • Attending events and conferences as needed, with a view to raising LAW’s profile;
    • Identifying networking opportunities, especially in Geneva;
    • Working with LAW’s teams based in different offices on the development of regional advocacy strategies, and project-related advocacy strategies;
    • Assist in the implementation of LAW’s global advocacy strategy, including through the development of advocacy materials, such as infographics, and support of social media output.

    Fundraising

    • Identifying potential fundraising opportunities;
    • Assisting in the preparation of concept notes and applications for funding;
    • Assisting in the preparation of donor reports;
    • Providing administrative support to LAW’s Finance and Operations Manager, located in LAW’s Geneva Office.

    Skills and Qualifications Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law; a Masters in Law is preferred;
    • Understanding of international law, sexual violence, and accountability in conflict and post-contexts would be an advantage;
    • Experience or interest in conducting human rights or other grass-roots advocacy campaigns
    • Experience in managing social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter preferred, including designing visual content such as infographics;
    • Demonstrated experience in working with an organisation that reports to donors, preferably including experience in drafting donor reports, concept notes and funding applications preferred;
    • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage concurrent deadlines;
    • Excellent research skills and analytical ability;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy;
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on your own and take initiative; demonstrated experience working remotely.

    Deadline for submission: 31 March 2018

    Start date: April 2018

    Duration: 3 months (with the possibility of extension to 6 months)

    How to apply:

    How to apply: Kindly send all applications including your CV and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to info@legalactionworldwide.org. Please put ‘Application for Geneva internship – [YOUR NAME]’ in the subject line.

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