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Switzerland: Technical Expert, Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.The Technical Expert, Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptations the Council expert on Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation adapting and developing new thinking and promoting successful approaches that improve the relevance of country and regional initiatives. The Technical Expert adapts and develops new thinking into practical applications for ease of utilization by WSSCC membership, National Coordination Mechanism and programme teams. The Technical Expert contributes to all teams of the WSSCC elevating their collective knowledge and capacity.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Adapt and refine sector-specific WSSCC technical approaches that advance the Council strategy and has practical utility for National Coordinators and membership.

  • Provide technical guidance to WSSCC’s country programme teams and in-country engagements, collaborating with and advising National Coordinators and other partners and implementing agencies ensuring WSSCC supported activities are strategically aligned, evidence based and results focused.

  • Support GSF country programme development and implementation in selected countries, with a specific focus on *Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation*is and hygiene behavior change that enhances local capacity for sustainable knowledge management.

  • Authors components to reports with guidance from the Head, Technical Unit or other lead experts, for the Global Policy and Innovation team with evidence based results demonstrating impact of sustainability and climate change adaptation in WSSCC’s work.

  • Develop practical partnerships with other organizations/programmes towards further thematic learning, capacity development, networking and knowledge management.

  • Build a peer network of experts across national, regional and international organizations and academia that keeps the sustainability area relevant, showcases the work of the Council and attracts interest in, and collaboration with, WSSCC.

  • Facilitate expert knowledge exchange and policy enhancement through strategic engagement in practitioner workshops, regional conferences and sector events.

  • Support in-country, theme-related learning events in technical area, collecting feedback data on relevance of new initiatives that informs continuous improvements to learning initiatives.

  • Develop learning products and tools in collaboration with National Coordinators, Membership and prgrammme teams that reflect specific country requirements while promoting global policy.

  • Design and support theme-related capacity development for WSSCC programme staff.

  • Collaborates with other Council Technical Experts on coordination, alignment and integration of work, identifying areas for cooperation and learning that synergistically improves the work and contributions of the entire technical team.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as development studies or environment science or international relations or social science or political science or other relevant areas is required.

  • A bachelor’s degree in any of the above relevant areas with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.**Experience**

  • with master’s degree minimum five years working on development or humanitarian or climate change sectors or related areas within international development is required. Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

Click on the link below:

https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14753

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Switzerland: Innovation Officer

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Head, Global Policy and Innovation, the Innovation Officer seeks to nurture novel ideas and make relevant to the Council’s work the latest research. From a constant flow of national, regional and global data and dialogues the IO synthesizes relevant lessons learnt and innovations in technical, methodological and institutional approaches to sanitation and hygiene that would improve globally the effectiveness of the Strategic Plan’s implementation by the Council and the relevance of its approach to all stakeholders.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Technical Support Unit of the Programme Division, gather relevant trends and new sets of experiences and synthesize them, through communities of practice and other channels, as methodological tools than can be disseminated globally for the benefit of the Council and its partners in the achievement of SDG target 6.2

  • In collaboration with Programme teams and National Counterparts, gathers result relevant to new policy adaptation and methodological approaches in different operating contexts, deepening WSSCC’s understanding of emerging issues and improving overall relevance.

  • In collaboration with the Communications cluster, gathers and selects innovative breakthroughs achieved by WSSCC worth global dissemination through web based tools and other forms, including publications.

  • Partners with Knowledge Management and Learning contributors on creating learning activities and tools that amplify successes of new approaches across the Council and among membership.

  • In collaboration with the Communications cluster, gathers and selects innovative breakthroughs achieved by WSSCC worth global dissemination through web based tools and other forms, including publications.

  • Develops peer network of work planning experts across similar organizations testing and recommending to management new modalities for the Council.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in international relations, economics, international politics, public relations, or related fields is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.

  • Experience

  • With master’s degree minimum of five years of relevant professional experience project management, knowledge management or related fields is required.

  • Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

Click on the link below:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14776

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Switzerland: LEGAL INTERN – Latin American Programmes

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Jan 112018
 

Organization: WaterLex
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background:

WaterLex is an international public interest development organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a UN-Water Partner with UN ECOSOC special consultative status. Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights standards to improve water and sanitation governance worldwide, particularly regarding consistent water law and policy frameworks. It works with an alliance of interested parties to improve water-governance frameworks, bringing them in line with country obligations under international human rights law. The organization has a secretariat in Geneva, a supervisory board of directors, and a large pool of members and expert advisors.

The International Secretariat (IS) is responsible for the implementation of WaterLex projects and the involvement of members and volunteers in the Organization. It also acts as the organization’s focal point for external stakeholders.

Job: Legal intern 4-6 months

WaterLex would like to hear from potential legal interns who have a strong focus on human rights and ideally water governance, as well as law to support our current research programme.

The following is required:

Qualification:

  • University Master’s Degree, with specialisation in water law, human rights law, national or international law, or similar.
  • Experience and/or strong knowledge of economic, social and cultural rights, ideally with a focus on the rights to water and sanitation or related human rights
  • Experience with research related to governance, policies, and legal frameworks;
  • Candidates who do not have practical experience on these elements, but have written papers or assignments are encouraged to highlight these in their application
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Knowledge of Civil Legal System
  • Fluent Spanish is required, and French will be considered as an advantage

Other details:

  • This position is 100%, based in Geneva
  • Start date: As soon as possible

How to apply:

To apply: Candidates interested in the role may send CVs and cover letters as follows:

Name of CV file should be in the format of
LTI- LA_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV

Name of Cover Letter should be in the format of
LTI- LA_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Cover Letter (not more than one page**)**

to Ms. Sharon Wallis at info(at)waterlex.org.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Switzerland: Programme Manager, Africa Region

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Jan 112018
 

Organization: WaterLex
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Job Description: Programme Manager, Africa

Background

WaterLex is an international public interest development organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a UN-Water Partner with UN ECOSOC special consultative status. Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights standards to improve water and sanitation governance worldwide, particularly regarding consistent water law and policy frameworks. It works with an alliance of interested parties to improve water-governance frameworks, bringing them in line with country obligations under international human rights law. The organization has a secretariat in Geneva, a supervisory board of directors, and a large pool of members and expert advisors.

The International Secretariat (IS) is responsible for the implementation of WaterLex projects and the involvement of members and volunteers in the Organization. It also acts as the organization’s focal point for external stakeholders.

Job Purpose

The Programme Manager role is to develop and manage WaterLex programmes supporting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation.

Responsibilities

The Programme Manager reports directly to the Director General.

The Programme Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Programme Management of water governance projects in the African Region, including WASH and water resource management aspects

  • Advancing WaterLex’s Africa region work with international human rights systems and its mechanisms and relevant international legal and political processes

  • Policy advisor on water governance, both internally and externally to the organisation

  • Organisation of capacity enhancement workshops, including facilitation and preparation of materials

  • Development of new projects in water governance and reform, building on existing work, and contributing to proposal development in liaison with the Director General

Qualifications

Education

University Degree in International Law, environmental studies or water governance.

Professional Experience

At least 5 years of experience in programme management related to water governance, and/or economic, social and cultural rights.

Experience with international organisations and/or inter-governmental processes.
Stakeholder engagement with governments, and water governance and human rights actors.

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English and French is a requirement. Knowledge of additional languages especially Arabic is considered an advantage.

Other details

This position is 100%, based in Geneva, and will require some international travel.

The candidate needs to have the legal right to work in Switzerland.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Candidates interested in the role may send CVs and cover letters as follows:

Name of CV file should be in the format of PM_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV

Name of Cover Letter should be in the format of PM_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Cover Letter

Please send a cover letter of not more than one page, with your CV, to Ms. Sharon Wallis at info(at)waterlex.org before end of day 31st January 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Switzerland: Senior Legal Advisor

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Jan 112018
 

Organization: WaterLex
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Job Description: Senior Legal Advisor

Background

WaterLex is an international public interest development organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a UN-Water Partner with UN ECOSOC special consultative status.

Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights standards to improve water and sanitation governance worldwide, particularly regarding consistent water law and policy frameworks. It works with an alliance of interested parties to improve water-governance frameworks, bringing them in line with country obligations under international human rights law. The organization has a secretariat in Geneva, a supervisory board of directors, and a large pool of members and expert advisors.

The International Secretariat (IS) is responsible for the implementation of WaterLex projects and the involvement of members and volunteers in the Organization. It also acts as the organization’s focal point for external stakeholders.

Job Purpose

The Senior Legal Advisor role is to develop and manage legal aspects of WaterLex programmes supporting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Responsibilities

The Senior Legal Advisor reports directly to the Director General

The Senior Legal Advisor is responsible for the following:

  • Advancing WaterLex’s work with international human rights systems and its mechanisms and relevant international legal and political processes, providing recommendations on relevant draft papers, resolutions and concept notes for WaterLex

  • Programme Management and expert advisor to legal research and legal reform projects, and the management of programmatic activities

  • Development of new projects in legal research and reform, building on existing work, and contributing to proposal development in liaison with the Director General.

Qualifications

Education

University Law Degree, with specialisation in human rights law. Water and/or environmental law is an additional asset.

Professional Experience

At least 7 years of experience in water governance and human rights related to economic, social and cultural rights. At least 5 years of programme management experience, including proposal development and strategic thinking.

Experience with international organisations and/or inter-governmental processes. Stakeholder engagement with governments, and water governance and human rights actors.

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English and French is a requirement. Knowledge of additional languages especially Spanish is considered an advantage.

Other details

This position is 100%, based in Geneva, and will require some international travel.

The candidate needs to have the legal right to work in Switzerland.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Candidates interested in the role may send CVs and cover letters as follows:

Name of CV file should be in the format of SLA_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV

Name of Cover Letter should be in the format of SLA_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Cover Letter

Please send a cover letter of not more than one page, with your CV, to Ms. Sharon Wallis at info(at)waterlex.org before end of day 31st January 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Switzerland: Consultancy – AAP, CHS and Community Engagement in Chad (Home-based with Support Missions)

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Jan 102018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Jan 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Global Cluster Coordination Section, EMOPS

Duty Station: Home-based with support mission(s) to Chad (N’djamena and field trips in Lake Region and Logone Occidental)

Start date: 1 February 2018

Duration: 31 days over February-March 2018 (3 days of preparation, 21 days in Chad and 7 days remote support)

Type of contract: Consultancy

Summary

Following the recommendations of a STAIT mission in 2016, the humanitarian community in Chad has stepped up its efforts to implement the IASC AAP commitments throughout its interventions. An AAP Steering Committee has been established, which has developed the first national AAP Strategy and Action Plan endorsed by the HCT in June 2017. This consultancy will provide technical support to Clusters and their partners to operationalize the AAP Strategy and Action Plan.

The work is part of UNICEF EMOPS’ Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU)’s work plan priorities, and is supported through an OFDA-funded project “Ensuring Quality Programming and Accountability to Affected Populations.”

This work will contribute to and be part of the broader communication and community engagement initiative, a partnership between UNICEF, OCHA, the IFRC, CDAC Network and several other stakeholders, which seeks to establish more timely, systematic and predictable collective service for communication and community engagement with affected communities throughout all phases of the humanitarian program cycle.

Context and Rationale

Following the recommendations of a STAIT mission in 2016, the humanitarian community in Chad has stepped up its efforts to implement the IASC AAP commitments throughout its interventions.

In September 2016, an AAP Steering Committee composed of UN as well as of national and international NGOs[1] was set up. Under the direct leadership of the HCT, this committee is tasked to elaborate a strategic vision for AAP implementation throughout the humanitarian operations in Chad.

In February 2017, this steering committee conducted a basic mapping exercise in order to identify gaps and opportunities regarding AAP implementation in current humanitarian operations. A number of shortcomings were revealed: while most humanitarian actors reported to already have some AAP practices in place, not even half (only 40%) reported to systematically engage with affected communities. In addition, while 67% of organizations stated to have complaint mechanisms in place, less than half regularly inform communities about these mechanisms. Areas of improvement also exist regarding Chad’s clusters. While each cluster has made commitments on AAP, for example, in the 2017 HRP, these commitments now need to be operationalized, in order to translate into concrete actions.

In June 2017, the Chad HCT endorsed its first national AAP strategy and Action Plan. Based on the five IASC AAP commitments[2], the strategy aims to strengthen collective commitment to AAP while also providing for concrete actions, mainly at strategic and technical levels, to be implemented through the HCT, the ICCG and the Clusters. With the endorsement of the AAP strategy, momentum for AAP in Chad has been reinvigorated. Collective efforts are now needed to ensure the implementation of the AAP action plan, and the roll-out of the IASC commitments also at the field level. In addition, at a more strategic level, the development of the 2018 HRP (starting in late summer), offers an opportunity to integrate concrete aspects of AAP, Communication with Communities/Community Engagement and CHS into this important humanitarian planning process.

Consultancy Objectives

In order to further operationalize the IASC AAP commitments in Chad, and to ensure their full integration into humanitarian activities, the development of a set of jointly agreed-upon, practical “minimum AAP commitments” is proposed. There is need to create consensus among partners and clusters around the precise content of such concrete minimum steps for each of the five IASC AAP commitments which each humanitarian actor shall pledge to respect and implement into humanitarian field activities. The development and operationalization of such minimum commitments will require a strong involvement of Chad’s Clusters as well as capacity-building at a field and (Ndjamena) capital level but also a sharing of good practices as well as tools, as necessary. At the same time, elements of an IA CBCM (yet to be set up in Chad) need to be linked into this process.[3] There is need to ensure that these minimum commitments are realistic, concrete and provide clear guidance on the most relevant actions for the context of Chad. This may entail support through the provision of tool/mechanisms, as needed.

Chad’s HRP which already includes references to AAP consists of a multi-year strategy (2017-2019), to be implemented through annual plans. [4] In particular, the 2017 HRP includes a strategic objective focusing on Protection and AAP, and each cluster has committed to take action on AAP. However, cluster level commitments need to be operationalized. The process of elaborating the 2018 annual plan will be a formidable opportunity to ensure that each Cluster re-commits and concretizes actions to be taken on AAP, community engagement/Communication with affected Communities and Core Humanitarian Standards.

Therefore, this consultancy aims to:

  • Actively engage with Clusters and individual member organisations to create consensus around a set of practical minimum AAP commitments,” i.e. minimum steps for each of the five IASC AAP commitments, which partners pledge to integrate into all humanitarian field interventions.
  • Build capacities of humanitarian actors (Cluster leads, co-leads, and staff of humanitarian organizations, including the AAP steering committee) and facilitate the exchange of good practices on AAP, Community Engagement, CHS, in particular in view of integrating concrete, measurable commitments for each cluster into the different aspects of the Chad HRP 2018.
  • Provide, as necessary, implementation support in the form of tools and good practices.
  • Ongoing engagement with and support from the communication and community engagement initiative will ensure that the approach is supported beyond the duration of the consultancy, and that lessons from this consultancy are captured and benefit other countries. The integration of this consultancy’s results into the HRP will also contribute to the sustainability of the approach.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    Initiated upon request from the AAP steering committee, this project will be conducted in close collaboration with the PSEA working group, and will target Cluster coordinators, co-coordinators, as well as staff from humanitarian organizations (national and international). The consultancy includes both in-country as well as remote support aspects.

    The consultancy includes the following key elements

  • Remote support to the AAP Steering Committee for the initiation of drafting of minimum AAP commitments” to be endorsed by the AAP Steering Committee and which will be further enriched by and guide the workshops at field level
  • Training and Good practice sharing workshops to support clusters and partners at national and sub-national level to operationalize the minimum AAP commitments (in Ndjamena, Gore and Bagasola)
  • Support to cluster coordinators and their partners on a bilateral basis as needed, in particular to include concrete commitments into their HRP sections as well as workplans
  • Remote support focusing on the implementation of the minimum AAP commitments
  • Support the clusters and partners in the design of collective plan for the implementation of the minimum AAP commitments (to be connected with the forthcoming CHS/Ground Truth project)
  • Deliverables

  • Building on the 2018 HRP, a set of Minimum AAP commitments to guide field-level action are adopted by the humanitarian community in Chad and approved by the HCT.
  • Clusters and operational partners obtain a good understanding on AAP, CHS and community engagement and receive practical guidance and support in order to implement the minimum AAP commitments .
  • Each cluster has a clear vision on the integration of AAP, CHS, and Community Engagement into their ToRs, workplans, cluster-specific tools and approaches
  • The members of the AAP steering committee are able to effectively measure and evaluate progress on the implementation of these AAP commitments, based on the improvement plan
  • Opportunities for linkages with the PSEA CBCM mechanisms are identified and built upon
  • Good practices regarding tools or methodologies are available and owned by Cluster members in the implementation of commitments
  • Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of experience in humanitarian response, including operational experience.
  • Proven knowledge of the subject area and experience working on AAP, CHS, CWC (Community Engagement) in operational settings.
  • Masters degree, or equivalent experience in international relations, humanitarian law, social anthropology or related fields.
  • Experience of partnership approaches and environments – governments, national and international NGOs and UN
  • Experience in capacity building and the communication of complex concepts to a diverse audience
  • Ability to work on short time lines, under pressure, and managing multiple priorities simultaneously with minimum supervision
  • Fluency in French is essential.
  • In your cover letter, please indicate your availability and daily rate (in US$) as well as estimated travel costs (including accommodations) to undertake the terms of reference above. The training and consensus-building workshops in N’djamena and in Gore and Bagasola can either be done as part of one field mission to Chad, or through two separate missions, depending on the consultant’s availability. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

    [1] UNICEF, Protection Cluster, WFP, OCHA, COOPI, CRS, Chadian Red Cross, Help-Tchad

    [2] Leadership / governance; Transparency / information sharing; Feedback and complaints; Participation; Design, monitoring and evaluation

    [3] The Chad HCT endorsed a PSEA roadmap in June 2017, with an IA CBCM training planned for late August 2017, to be implemented by IOM

    [4] https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/chad/document/tchad-…

    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=510034

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    Zimmer-Reinigungskraft (m/w), Davos, Graubünden

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    Jan 102018
     

    Das Hotel Grischa ist ein 4* Superior Ferien – und Seminarhotel mit 41 Suiten, 39 Doppel – und 13 Einzelzimmern. Wir bieten unseren Gästen ein einzigartiges gastronomisches Erlebnis mit 5 Restaurants. Wir suchen per sofort bis 31. März 20…
    Hotel Grischa – Turismo, Hostelería

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    Switzerland: Head, Global Policy and Innovation

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    Jan 092018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

    Background Information – Job-specific

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Under the guidance of the Deputy Executive Director, the HGPI leads and implements the Council’s global strategic advocacy initiative. Promoting the role of sanitation and hygiene in SDG 6.2 and related sustainable development goals to all stakeholders with the most immediate, evidence based information generated from council programmatic efforts, the MGPI both informs the policy debate globally and locally while promoting the innovative approaches and relevance of WSSCC. Managing the GPI team and fostering an environment of collaboration that extends across the council, the MGPI empowers staff to ask the new questions and seek the new solutions that advance the reach, relevance and demonstrable results of the council, showcasing it as a source for boundary-breaking innovation.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Under the guidance of the DED leads the development of the Council’s global advocacy strategy especially in regards to the promotion of sanitation and hygiene as a means to achieve SDG 6.2 but and other related sustainable development goals.
    • Leads the policy dialogue between the Council and global partners, raising the profile of sanitation and hygiene issues and their relevance to the broad sustainable development agenda and promoting the opportunities for working with the council.
    • Based on evidence learned and innovations generated by the Council’s in-country work, raises the awareness of water sanitation and hygiene within the main global actors involved in the implementation of the sustainable development goals, including the UN System.
    • Advocates for a better global understanding of the linkages between the water sanitation and hygiene targets of the sustainable development goal 6, and related SDGs.
    • Engages with these organisations on high-level policy dialogue aiming at improving the use partner institutions and intergovernmental organisations understanding of the sector and the advantage of the integrated approach promoted by the Council.
    • On critical topics of global relevance, contributes to the establishment of the Council’s policies, and then ensures that staff within the Council, and its membership, are cognizant of these policies and can speak consistently on these critical topics.
    • In consultation with the Deputy Executive Director, builds the evidence and engagement from and with regional and national partners supporting the regional units’ advocacy and policy dialogue work.
    • Manages the Policy and Innovation department setting the tone for policy innovation that questions existing models, structures and approaches while generating evidence based results that attracts new, and sustains existing, partners.
    • Prepares periodic budget projections for the division for consideration by the Executive Director. Once a resource allocation is approved, is responsible for overseeing its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS.
    • Ensures WSSCC methodology and lessons learnt are known and understood by relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions, gather feedback from interlocutors and ensure it is taken in to account by WSSCC operations
    • Participates in high-level debates, workshops, and other global fora, ensuring that the voice of the Council, based on the concrete experience of its country operations, and the active participation of its membership, is understood and recognized.
    • At the request of the Executive Director, represents WSSCC in global ministerial and other high-level events
    • Leads the global lessons learnt exercises and innovation stemming from WSSCC and other organizations with potential for global reach.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

    Master’s degree in social sciences, environmental policy, public health, international affairs, political sciences, development or related field is required.

    Experience

    Minimum ten years relevant professional experience in international development or policy and advocacy, innovation or programme/project management or related sectors is required.

    Language

    Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to apply:

    Click on the link below:

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14778

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    Financial & Product Controller (M/W), Kanton Zug

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    Jan 082018
     

    Stellenangebot Wir bieten Financial & Product Controller (M/W) veröffentlicht 21. November*7 Ort Hünenberg / Risch-Rotkreuz Sektor Finanz & Buchhaltung Jobtyp Festanstellung Referenznummer*31 Kontakt Simon Reiser, Zürich Professionals…
    Randstad Schweiz AG

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    Switzerland: Head, Resource Mobilization

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

    Background Information – Job-specific

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

    Reporting to the Executive Director the Head of Resource Mobilisation, and in coordination with Membership and Communication teams, leads specific external relations efforts increasing WSSCC’s profile among donors and key stakeholders. In close collaboration with programme staff and National Counterparts and Membership, the Head of Resource Mobilisation stabilizes and increases resource mobilization results. The RMO provides authoritative advice to the ED and senior management on new funding opportunities and approaches that reflect the unique aspects of the Council’s work and how its global reach and local relevance makes WSSCC a unique and valuable investment.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement a consolidated global strategy for resource mobilization for the Council including monitoring, analysing and documenting progress toward targets.

    • Monitor donor policies, trends and funding mechanisms for WSSCC initiatives, advising the Executive Director and senior management on the development, implementation and revision of the resource mobilization strategy.

    • Develop donor profiles and solicitation strategies and maintain relations with donors to ensure continued funding and recommend innovative funding opportunities.

    • Work continuously with the Head of Finance and Operations and Head, Planning, creating dynamic financial resources projections and scenarios and development targeted adjustments to RM strategy to facilitate secure resource streams.

    • Lead and support programme teams and national counterpart mechanisms in resource mobilization efforts and strategies collaborating with them to foster innovative approaches to donor interactions, assisting and learning from them on how to exploit potentially new resource mobilization activities.

    • Develop resource mobilization presentations, proposals, briefing notes for the Executive Director and the Steering Committee; initiate donor and membership meetings and assist the Executive Director in the finalization of donor agreements.

    • Plan and contribute to the development of WSSCC-wide capacity, processes and knowledge on resource mobilization

    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

    Master’s degree in relevant field business administration, economics, international relations or social science or political science or other relevant areas is required.

    Experience

    Minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in resource mobilization and partnership is required.

    Language

    Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to apply:

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    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14775

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    Switzerland: Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

    Background Information – Job-specific

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, leads the preparation of the WSSCC strategy and corporate workplans. The Manager leads and integrates a team of corporate planning, monitoring & evaluation and reporting professionals into a cohesive team providing the Council leadership with the compelling organizational data that informs future investment decisions by the Executive Director and Steering Committee achievement toward the long term strategic goals by the SDG deadline of 2030.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Leads the drafting of the strategic plan for the Council for review and approval by the DED and ED and subsequent updates and revisions.

    • Leads the Council-wide work planning exercise for approval by the Executive Director and the Steering Committee and is responsible for its quality and timeliness, advising managers on corporate work-planning modalities and requirements.

    • Provides leadership to all managers on the role of M&E in effective programme management and accountability ensuring meaningful integration of M&E data collection and reporting work across the Council.

    • Supervises corporate reporting, and ensures consistency of other reports within the organisation with the corporate reporting contents and layout.

    • Manages the Planning, M&E and Evaluation Department empowering staff to develop new and useful policies, approaches and tools to make the work of council staff and managers more effective.

    • Prepares and submits annual budget for Department for approval and monitors delivery.

    • Monitors the implementation of WSSCC workplans, at the corporate level and across individual divisions and units, providing regular feedback to management.

    • Oversees internal evaluations progress and supervises ad hoc evaluations when appropriate, and suggests corrective course of action at the appropriate level within the organisation

    • Supervises corporate reporting, and ensures consistency of other reports within the organisation with the corporate reporting contents and layout

    • Acts as focal point for internal and external audit coaching managers in preparation for successful audits and preparing audit responses for ED approval.

    • Oversees internal evaluations progress and supervises ad hoc evaluations when appropriate, and suggests corrective course of action at the appropriate level within the organisation

    • Develops internal learning initiatives based on manager client feedback on optimal utilization of M&E and reporting practices seeking to improve processes.

    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

    Master’s degree in international development, public health, monitoring and evaluation, environmental science, or social sciences or information science, or statistics or public policy, or business administration or related field is required.

    Experience

    Minimum ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation or results management and strategic planning or related fields is required.

    Language

    Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to apply:

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    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14777

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    Switzerland: Programme Director & Deputy Executive Director

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

    Background Information – Job-specific

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Programme Director and Deputy Executive Director is responsible for overall management of the Council’s advocacy, policy and implementation activities at the country and regional levels and fully deputizes the Executive Director for institutional leadership functions. These responsibilities include the supervision of negotiation, implementation and evaluation of all country and sub-regional activities and representing the organization. The PD provides overall direction for advocacy and policy dialogue and is responsible for monitoring and verification, field projects, and partner engagements including governments, private sector, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Ensures that the focus, mission, and technical approaches of the organisation are applied systematically throughout its normative and operational portfolio of activities, and are rooted in the specific requirements and contexts of individual countries and regions.

    • In consultation with the Executive Director and relevant managers, defines opportunities for portfolio growth and improvement, at the service of the priorities established by the national coordination committees, and endeavours to facilitate the mobilisation of resources whenever appropriate and possible, in consultation with the RM Unit.

    • Is responsible for ensuring that the Technical Unit provides the various regional units and their respective country programmes with the required technical and methodological services to ensure that their interventions are successful, and directs the head of the technical unit to intervene, directly or through the staff of the unit, in substantive support and policy dialogue at the country and regional level wherever appropriate.

    • Directs all units under the Division to consistently apply and promote in country, and at regional level where appropriate, the corporate policies, messages, communication campaigns, resource mobilisation initiatives, that are fully consistent with those of the Council, as produced or normalised by the relevant departments, and also ensures that relevant feedback, such as communication issues, or innovative country level experiences of broader relevance are promptly shared with the relevant departments. In particular, ensures that:

    • Active resource mobilisation takes place within the sub- regional and technical Units, in full consultation with the relevant division,

    • the active engagement of the Council’s membership present in the respective countries, sub regions or sectors where the division operates is facilitated by all staff in the division, and that relevant developments are shared with the office of the Executive Director

    • Ensures that all required services from the United Nations Office for Project Services, the operations’ monitoring and evaluation requirements, as well as the services of the Finance and operations Unit are provided to all units within his division, and liaises regularly with the relevant office to this effect.

    • Ensures constant feed back between the work carried out within the division, and the communication, planning, and advocacy divisions.

    • Prepares periodic budget projections for the division, for consideration by the Executive Director. Once a resource allocation is approved, is responsible for overseeing its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS.

    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

    Masters Degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Affairs, Project Management, Social Studies or related fields is required

    Experience

    Minimum twelve years of relevant professional experience progressively responsible in program implementation and management with greater independence and decision-making authority

    Language

    Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to apply:

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    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14774

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