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Finance Assistant Geneva

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Feb 252021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
Closing date: 8 Mar 2021

BACKGROUND

LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights lawyers working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We have a particular focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, natural resource exploitation, rule of law and accountability, and transformative justice, working to bring justice to those who need it most. LAW’s ground-breaking work has received international and local media coverage, and recognition.

The Finance Assistant will support the Global Head of Finance to ensure all the relevant financial procedures and transactional documents across all our LAW offices are accounted for and the office is functioning efficiently.

He or she will provide assistance, support and guidance to internal stakeholders to ensure the financial processes are embedded and implemented with the correct supporting documentations for processing and audit requirements.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Global Head of Finance

Duration: 6 months – possible extension subject to funding

Location: Geneva office, Switzerland

Hours: Flexible – up to 20 hours a week

Functions/ Key Deliverables:

The following activities will be carried out by the Finance Assistant who is providing administrative support on financial procedures:

· Focal point in assisting with financial transactions and queries; processing expenses, invoices, procurement, tracking receipts; ensuring proper authorization;

· Accurate posting of transactions in the accounting system;

· To coordinate and receive time sheets from LAW staff ensuring these are accurately completed and prepared for submission;

· Support the Head of Finance with filing the monthly Journal Vouchers entered into Navision.

· Recording, scanning and filing all supporting documents to be reported to the Donors along with monthly financial reports;

· Assist and conduct in preparations for the Audits carried out by Donor’s auditors.

· Support and assist in updating trackers for global staff and consultant contracts

· Prepare and draft letters as necessary for the authorities;

· Collate the necessary documents and checks these are correctly completed including approval/signed by relevant and appropriate authorities;

· Perform any other duties assigned to smooth running of the team.

Required Skills, Qualification and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience;

· Demonstrated work experience in a similar role within a national or complex finance department or team, administration, or procurements management

· Two years track record working with office management and Microsoft packages including MS Excel and MS Word;

· Experience of working with accounting packages would be desirable

· Excellent relationship building skills and a proactive approach to problem solving;

· Strong organization skills and attention to detail;

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French

· Experience of working in the NGO sector is preferred but not essential

Deadline for applications: 8th March 2021**

Start date: Immediate start

To learn more about us visit our website: www.legalactionworldwide.org.

How to apply:

If have the right financial background and experience that will add value to LAW we would like to hear from you. Join us and be part of the LAW family by making a positive difference to support justice and empower our beneficiaries.

To apply please send an email with your CV and a statement of interest (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) in English before 8th March 2021 to: recruitment@legalactionworldwide.org.

The subject of the application should read ‘Finance Assistant Geneva’ and you must have the ‘Right to work in Switzerland’.

· Only shortlisted candidates who meet the criteria will be invited for interviews.

· LAW is an equal opportunity employer.

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Financial Oversight Coordinator

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Feb 232021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 4 Mar 2021

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Financial Oversight Coordinator is the primary day-to-day link between external auditors (United Nations Board of Auditors) and UNHCR¿s management and staff both at Headquarters and in the Field. The incumbent plays an active role in ensuring that UNHCR¿s management addresses and responds to external audit recommendations in a timely manner with actions that effectively strengthen the Organization’s internal control system and business processes. The incumbent will also be entrusted with assisting in the coordination and implementation of the recommendations issued by other oversight mechanisms, as well as in addressing financial matters arising from various donors¿ reviews or in relation to donor funding agreements.

The Financial Oversight Coordinator will contribute to policy research, review, and will analyse and propose improvements to the existing financial management practices, for fraud prevention and detection and internal control mechanisms with the aim to ensure good functioning and integrity of the financial systems in UNHCR.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Coordinate UNHCRs external audit function to enhance the Organisation¿s control environment and financial management function and ensure the UNBOA has the information and tools needed to perform its function.

  • Prepare research and analysis on significant and recurring external audit matters for senior management, both at Headquarters and in the field.

  • Advise the supervisor and other managers on effective application of financial management policies and practices; and highlight weaknesses in the internal control system within UNHCR.

  • Develop and maintain working contacts with the external auditors to promote a favorable and efficient work environment, transparency and a high level of collaboration in order to ensure the effective delivery of audit work plans.

  • Act as the focal point within UNHCR for external audit matters and coordinate audit missions.

  • Ensure that appropriate and timely response is provided to the external audit recommendations, queries, documents and information requests addressed to UNHCR, inform Senior Management of the status of implementation of such recommendations and follow-up on the measures taken at corporate level in respect of external audit reports.

  • Ensure that appropriate and timely response is provided to the internal audit and other oversight recommendations addressed to the Division.

  • Provide information and analysis to DFAM management on audit recommendations related to financial and administrative management matters and their root causes.

  • Participate in regular meetings in relation to the status of oversight issues with, inter alia, auditors, Regional Bureaux, Divisions, IGO.

  • Contribute to the development of new or revised financial, accounting and administrative management policies, procedures, processes and systems at the corporate level, ensuring that these are addressing the needs and reflect the realities of the Organization and are line with IPSAS, UN Financial Regulations.

  • Contribute to development and improvement of the internal control system and the mechanisms related to the issuance of the annual Statement of Internal Control.

  • Together with the supervisor, prepare conference room papers, statutory reports and presentations for UNHCR¿s governing bodies (member states), including for informal consultations, on external audit reports and measures taken by the Organization in this respect.

  • Prepare analysis of the findings and contribute to formal responses in relation to financial audit matters raised as part of various reviews, verifications or due diligence exercises conducted by donors and other external parties.

  • Assist the supervisor in reviewing donor funding agreements and other administrative MOUs.

  • Contribute to the larger efforts and initiatives led by DFAM in respect of fraud prevention and detection within UNHCR, including in developing training materials, manuals for use by field offices and fraud risk assessments.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Finance; Business Administration; Accounting;

or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Auditing;

Accounting;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Minimum 7 years of previous job experience in the areas of administration, audit, finance or programme in UNHCR.

Good knowledge of the UN system, its rules, procedures and processes.

Good understanding of internal and external audit functions and objectives.

High level of understanding of UNHCR policies and activities and knowledge of internal control systems.

Clear judgment and tact in the frequent contacts within and outside UNHCR.

Excellent communication skills, and the capacity to communicate complex issues in easy to understand terms.

High ethical and professional standards.

Computer literate in MS Office applications.

Excellent drafting skills.

Desirable

Several years of field experience in UNHCR.

Good knowledge of UN Financial Regulations and Rules and UNHCR Financial Rules

Functional Skills

FI-Financial auditing

FI-International Auditing Standards

IG-Fraud prevention policy and activities

IG-Fraud risk assessment

CO-Drafting and Documentation

CO-Strategic Communication

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on ‚Vacancies‘ and entering job ID

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on ‚Vacancies‘ and entering job ID 25090.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for vacancies advertised in this addendum is Thursday 4 March 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).

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ICT Assistant (Programme Support and Resource Planning)

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Feb 192021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 3 Mar 2021

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : ICT Assistant (Programme Support and Resource Planning)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G6

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 03 March 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Director, Division of Information and Communications Technology and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager (MiMOSA Ecosystem), the successful candidate will be responsible for the administrative support and resource planning for the operations of IOM’s global Migrant Management Operational Systems Application (MiMOSA). He/she will assist in the development and implementation of the unit’s resource mobilization and stakeholder engagement functions, support the donor reporting and fundraising actions, and assist in internal co-ordination. He/She will be responsible for the preparation of relevant project documents, monitoring, analysis of the budgets, strategic events planning for various projects within the ecosystem.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare the relevant project documents for fundraising for the system development projects and corresponding financial monitoring and periodic reports and coordinate the donor financial reports in accordance with IOM regulations and established procedures as well as specific donor requirements.

  2. Prepare, in coordination with the Programme Manager, the annual budget for the unit and in coordination with the relevant business unit focal points; prepare reports and documentation for the monitoring and oversight of the financial management for all activities including the financial expenditure and accountability.

  3. In coordination with the Migrant Solutions Project Managers, assist in the preparation of budgets for new projects and undertake financial analysis of projects.

  4. Review the monthly staff projectization to ensure staff salaries are allocated to the relevant budgets and undertake review and analyse project receivables versus expenditure making sure projects do not reach deficits and initiate timely remedial action if necessary.

  5. Coordinate with the IT Procurement Unit the purchase of IT equipment and Software licenses; and, prepare the relevant purchase and payment documents and coordinate for endorsement and track inventory of software licenses for the unit including renewals and termination, as necessary.

  6. Prepare and maintain the documentation required for vendor sourcing and outsourcing of projects for the unit and coordinate with relevant procurement units for the RFP processes

  7. Verify that the information on invoices/credit note(s) issued by vendors is correct and process for approval by the Supervisor. Forward approved invoices to financial units for further processing and respond to queries on the status of payment of invoices.

  8. Participate in stakeholder engagement meetings and workshops and provide administrative support

  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• A University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Management, Procurement and Logistics or any related field from an accredited academic institution with four years of professional experience; or

• Completed High school / Secondary school education with six years of relevant experience;

• Professional certification in any of the above fields such as CIPS, Prince 2, Project management is a distinct advantage.

Experience

• Advanced experience in computerized systems, such as MS Office suite and SAP/PRISM;

• Excellent knowledge of procurement and logistics rules and procedures in IOM or a similar organization;

• Experience in project management and regulations as per the Project Handbook.

Skills

• Excellent report writing, oral and written, communication skills and ability to build and maintain effective working relationships; and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills;

• Strong organizational skills and able to prioritize and effectively manage competing demands without any loss of quality or service;

• Knowledge of accounting system, software and procedures in IOM or a similar UN organization is an added advantage.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internal candidates of the Organization will be considered as first-tier candidates.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only qualified Swiss nationals or candidates residing in Switzerland or neighbouring France will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 March 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 18.02.2021 to 03.03.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2021 02 (GS) ICT Assistant (Programme Support and Resource Planning) (G6) Geneva, Switzerland (56864019) Released

Posting: Posting NC56864020 (56864020) Released

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Head of Finance

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Feb 182021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Closing date: 18 Mar 2021

Head of Finance

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1915, working worldwide for peace and security (www.wilpf.org for more information). WILPF International Secretariat has international offices in Geneva, New York City and London with an annual budget of approximatively CHF 7 million.

Job Purpose

The Finance Manager (FM)’s primary responsibility as the Head of Finance is to maintain the financial management of the organisation. The FM maintains the organisation budget, manages accounting and audits, oversees grants management and reporting, and supervises the finance team of 4 members. The FM has responsibility for financial strategy and management. The FM is the highest compliance authority of the International Secretariat for the Geneva office, in terms of financial regulations, and is part of senior management. As a priority project in 2021, the FM will have responsibility to procure and implement a new cloud-based Accounting System.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Change Management

  1. Procure and implement a new cloud-based Accounting System, including overall management of the process and delegating tasks including assessment of needs, design of transfer process, organise adaptation framework, design and implement training for staff, and conduct regular reviews. (This is a 2021 priority project, temporary in nature);
  2. Revise, develop and implement Financial Manual, Policies and Systems.

Financial strategy and management

  1. Develop and analyse information to assess the current and future financial status of the organisation;
  2. Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk;
  3. Develop and implement improvements to the reporting system, accounting practices and internal processes and to maintain the financial health of the organisation and ensure compliance;
  4. Manage organisational cash flow and forecasting;
  5. Administer the payment process and authorise expenses to provide reasonable control.

Budgeting/Reporting

  1. Develop the annual organisational budget in consultation with the programme directors and WILPF NY office;
  2. Administer and review all financial plans and budgets, monitor progress and changes, and produce short-term projections;
  3. Produce accurate and timely financial reports, collate financial reporting materials for the various bodies of the organisation and several donors.

Grants Financial Management

  1. Supervise financial management of grants;
  2. Administer monitoring and reporting to donors;
  3. Provide financial planning & forecasting, fundraising support;
  4. Oversee capacity support to staff and sub-grantees.

Internal Control/Auditing

  1. Maintain an effective internal control environment. Improve the overall financial policy, procedure manual, for adequate financial controls to mitigate the risks;
  2. Implement the internal controls. Ensure that applicable laws, regulations and donor requirements or restrictions are complied with; manage and guide employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used;
  3. Oversee financial review and assessment regarding funds forwarded to partners;
  4. Review outgoing partner and section contracts (sub-grants);
  5. Coordinate and lead the annual audit process liaising with the auditor, programmes and donors;
  6. Lead project and grant audits liaising with the auditor, programmes and donors.

Accounting/Bookkeeping

  1. Maintain records of all financial transactions;

  2. Oversee bookkeeping for the Geneva office transactions;

  3. Oversee project/programme and grants accounting;

  4. Oversee monthly reconciliations and accounts reconciliations;

  5. Manage fixed assets for the purposes of financial accounting and safeguard through the maintenance of the Assets Register;

  6. Lead the preparation of yearly financial statements, work in close collaboration with CPA firm;

  7. Fulfils relevant taxation obligations of the organisation.

Other

  1. Work with the Standing Finance Committee (member of the SFC);
  2. Work with the Standing Committee of Risk Management (member of the SCRM);
  3. Work with the investment committee (member).

Interdependences and Reporting

  • FM reports to the Secretary General;
  • FM supervises the Grant and Finance Coordinators, Finance Associates, part time book-keepers and other Financial consultants;
  • FM works closely with the International Treasurer, the International Office Manager, Director of Global Programmes and programmes staff and the UNO Office Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Financial and staff management and planning skills;
  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting;
  • Knowledge of Swiss GAAP accounting principles and international accounting standards;
  • Working knowledge of Swiss legislation and regulations, and knowledge of US financial legislation and regulations is a plus;
  • Ability to interpret financial information to programmatic colleagues;
  • Proven financial report drafting ability;
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to communicate arguments clearly, logically and effectively;
  • Ability to set priorities, to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of French desirable;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to form and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

  • Keen interest in WILPF‘s work;

  • Professionalism, commitment, and integrity.

Education and Experience

  • University degree in finance/accounting, business administration, public administration or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Previous relevant experience in NGOs or international organisations;
  • Experience in grant and team management;
  • Experience in applying and improving internal controls and processes;
  • Experience in committee work (preferably as a member of an oversight committee) is a plus.

CONDITIONS

Terms: Preferably full time position, part time negotiable.

Based in: For the first year the position shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland. After the cloud-based systems are implemented and if requested by the employee, there is the possibility to relocate the position, with travel to Geneva as required. This will then be done in agreement between WILPF and the employee.

Gross annual salary: range of 90’000 CHF (see note below)

Note: WILPF is currently conducting an Human Resources assessment expected to be completed mid-2021, aiming to review the current design and structure of WILPF Secretariat’s positions, aligning it with a revision of the remuneration and compensation package. The outcomes of this assessment could therefore impact the specificities of this position.

Start date: March 2021 ideally.

Other: Candidates interested in job sharing are also encouraged to apply as we envisage that this position could be split between the Financial Accounting and the Grants Management components.

How to apply:

Applications process:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@wilpf.org with “Application for Head of Finance position” in the subject for consideration.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

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ICT Assistant (Contracts and Procurement)

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Feb 102021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 21 Feb 2021

Position Title : ICT Assistant (Contracts and Procurement)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G5

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 February 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

The position is based at Headquarters in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division, headed by the Chief Information officer.

Under the overall supervision of the CIO, Director ICT and direct supervision of the ICT Contract Management Administrator, the successful candidate is responsible for providing administrative and procurement support to the ICT Contract Management Unit in the Office of the CIO.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the CIO and ICT Contract Management to monitor contractor obligations and implement contracts in the Division.

  2. Maintain electronic and hard copies of the relevant files and records, to ensure proper audit trail of the contract’s compliance.

  3. Contact vendors to submit proposals and prepare pricing comparison tables.

  4. Process HQ and Field Office procurement of ICT components as per IOM procurement procedures and ICT specifications.

  5. Coordinate within ICT and IOM Business Unit on preparation and process Request for Proposals/Quotes (RFP/RFQ) in compliance with IOM Procurement and Contraction manuals.

  6. Receive, review and follow up procurement queries addressed to the ICT procurement mailbox.

  7. Prepare purchase orders for approval by the supervisor and send to the vendors.

  8. Update and track processing of procurement actions such as orders and shipments for Country Offices.

  9. Verify that the information on invoices/credit note(s) issued by vendors is correct and process for approval by the Supervisor.

  10. Verify and forward approved invoices to Financial Units for further processing and respond to queries on the status of payment of invoices.

  11. Input all procurement related data in the SAP-based ERP (PRISM) and extract reports.

  12. Inspect delivered ICT goods and services to match the orders at HQ while ensuring appropriate tagging including in PRISM for inventory management.

  13. Assist with procurement research.

  14. Perform other such duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• A university degree in Business Administration, Finance, commerce, Logistics and procurement or Information Technology from an accredited institution1 with three years of relevant experience, or;

• Completed High school / Secondary school education with five years of relevant experience;

• Relevant Professional certification at foundation level is a distinct advantage.

Experience

• Hands on experience with the use of SAP/PRISM.

Skills

• Ability to prepare clear and concise report and coordinate administrative activities;

• Good oral and written communication skills;

• Good analytical and report writing skills;

• Knowledge and use of advanced Microsoft Suites;

• Excellent knowledge of public sector procurement and logistics rules and procedures or a similar organization such as the UN;

• Knowledge of accounting system, software and procedures.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internal candidates of the Organization will be considered as first-tier candidates.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only qualified Swiss nationals or candidates residing in Switzerland or neighbouring France will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 February 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 08.02.2021 to 21.02.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2021 01 (GS) ICT Assistant (Contracts and Procurement) (G5) Geneva, Switzerland

(56843304) Released

Posting: Posting NC56843305 (56843305) Released

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Director, Financial and Administrative Management

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Feb 052021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 25 Feb 2021

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination (NSDOC); (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization (GRHDD); and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services (MPSCS).

The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegations and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

The Financial and Administrative Management Department (FAMD) falls under the Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services (MPSCS) Division. It is responsible for managing the overall budgeting, accounting, treasury, assets, financial reporting, and financial services operations of the Secretariat. FAMD also provides advice and support on financial matters, including financial policies and procedures, to other departments/divisions at the Secretariat Headquarters in Geneva and to offices in regions, clusters, and countries around the world.

The Director, FAMD, leads the Finance and Administration Team covering all financial areas. In particular, the Director, FAMD, provides strategic, operational, and programmatic support to the organization. He/she leads the organization’s global financial management team comprising the Financial Controller, the Budget and Analysis and Manager, and the Finance Information Systems and Processes Managers as direct reports as well as five regional Finance and Administration Managers as indirect reports. The Director, FAMD, may be requested to act as the chief financial spokesperson of the organization.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the USG-MPSCS, and with a dotted reporting line to the Secretary-General, the Director, FAMD, provides global leadership, strategic direction, and operational services for the effective and efficient management of Secretariat financial resources. He/she articulates and implements a strategic and operational framework relating to financial risk, planning, management, monitoring, reporting, operations, and control. In this connection, the Director, FAMD, also attends meetings of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and works with members of the Global Leadership Team (GLT) to agree on and articulate strategic and operational financial priorities to enable the achievement of the Federation’s mission.

The Director, FAMD, oversees the budgeting, accounting, treasury, assets, financial reporting and financial services operations of the Secretariat, including the following: (i) establishing policy; (ii) managing internal controls; (iii) preparing statutory accounts in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards; (iv) safeguarding the assets of the organization to minimize risk of financial loss; and (v) developing and maintaining costing systems and reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information and analysis that supports governance and management decision-making.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Governance:

  • Ensure that the Federation’s governance bodies (General Assembly, Governing Board, Finance Commission and Audit and Risk Committee) can discharge their statutory functions as these relate to Finance, Financial Contributions of National Societies, Budget, and Audit in accordance with the Constitution and Financial Regulations.
  • Build collaborative and effective relationships with all other key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the effective governance bodies of the IFRC, including serving as the Secretary to the Finance Commission.

Advice to the Secretary General directly or through the USG-MPSCS:

  • Advise the Secretary General in the discharge of his/her statutory functions as these relate to Finance, Budget, and Audit, in accordance with the Constitution and the Financial Regulations.

  • Advise the Secretary General, directly or through the USG-MPSCS, on strategic, operational, and financial risk matters, with a view to ensuring: a) Coherence and alignment between the organization’s objectives and its financial resources. b) Value for money from the effective and efficient administration of financial resources. c) Accountability and transparency regarding the management of financial resources.

Supporting Institutional Growth :

  • Participate in the growth of the Federation and of National Societies through: a) Analysis and development of strategy through engagement with stakeholders. b) Identification and materialization of new funding and service opportunities. c) Expansion of existing funding sources.

Leadership, Supervision and Capacity Building:

  • Lead, direct and motivate staff to ensure the highest level of performance in their respective areas of responsibility, ensuring quality service to operations globally.
  • Ensure that the global finance team is adequately resourced with competent personnel who are properly recruited, trained, and managed.
  • Provide technical management and leadership to a team of finance and administration managers in the field.
  • Proactively champion the relevant people priorities, including talent management and succession planning activities, and act as a mentor to staff.
  • Drive capacity building to strengthen National Society development in areas germane to finance and financial management.

Accountability and Transparency:

  • Provide regular management reports to allow budget managers to review, monitor and effectively manage cost centres and projects and make effective operational decisions.
  • Provide specific attention to the quality, completeness and accuracy of the data used in making financial decisions.
  • Provide timely, robust, accurate and reliable financial information to senior management, assisting them to interpret financial information and make decisions in the best interest of the organisation in line with strategy and in accordance with the Federation’s policies.
  • Oversee the preparation of statutory financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and oversee the external financial statement audit process.

Financial Strategy and Innovation:

  • Develop, implement, and communicate the financial strategy for the organization to ensure its sustainability.
  • Lead the development and implementation of fit-for-purpose innovative finance solutions appropriate for the Federation and its stakeholders.
  • Safeguard the financial balance of the IFRC to ensure its short- and long-term viability as well as the successful execution of its programs in accordance with its policies.

Financial Controls and Risk Management:

  • Develop and maintain financial systems and processes, ensuring they operate effectively and efficiently in support of core organizational objectives.
  • Safeguard and optimize the use of financial resources through the maintenance of an appropriate internal control environment, focusing on: a) Finance and accounting policies and procedures, which meet the needs of the organization. b) Effective budgetary control. c) Efficient and accurate financial systems. d) Effective oversight of investments as well as the bank and cash portfolio. e) Management of financial risks.
  • Oversee coordination of the budgeting process, including the preparation of program budgets.
  • Oversee the management and donor financial reporting processes.

National Society Development:

  • Provide analysis, advice and support on matters related to financial sustainability, policy, accountability, transparency, and governance vis-à-vis National Societies, as needed.

Administration, Insurances, Building and Office Services:

  • Ensure the management of all insurances and mail services as well as the effective and efficient acquisition, management and safeguarding of the Federation’s physical assets in accordance with the Federation’s policies. This includes the proper management of building and office services.

Meetings and Conference Services:

  • Ensure that IFRC statutory and other official meetings are organized and delivered to the expectations of stakeholders and that all essential corporate publications are translated in the required languages, as appropriate.

Library and Archive Services:

  • Ensure the proper management of the IFRC library and archive services.

Organizational Culture:

  • Embody the values of the organization and play an active role in strengthening the organizational culture.

Education

Required :

  • Recognised professional qualification in accounting (Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant or equivalent qualification).
  • Advanced university degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field.

Experience

Required :

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience, including managing cross-functional teams in complex organizations in finance, disaster relief and international development.
  • Experience with governance processes, general management, budgeting, administrative and financial management of global membership organizations.
  • Track record in the design and application of management-for-results.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior financial management position.
  • Experience in addressing and supporting governing boards, audit, and risk committees etc.
  • Experience in preparation of financial statements under IFRS or equivalent recognized accounting framework (IPSAS, GAAP etc.).
  • Experience in managing and integrating complex services in a global environment.
  • Experience in process, procedure, and systems development.
  • Experience in treasury management.
  • Experience in working in a multinational, multicultural environment, either in a major commercial company or for an international organization.
  • Experience in humanitarian or other not for profit organization.

Preferred:

  • Experience in IFRC Secretariat and / or a Red Cross Red Crescent National Society.

Knowledge and Skills

Required:

  • Experience at Senior Management level in the formulation and development of strategy and policy.
  • Excellent networking, collaborative and teamwork skills at the Executive Management level
  • Service mindset together with effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and collaborate with a team of people, delegate and produce results.
  • Strong influencing skills and exceptional professional credibility.
  • Ability to manage from a distance.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work at various or all levels of complexity.
  • Good computer skills – Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of complex financial systems and software including multi-currency accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of IFRC Secretariat Geneva financial systems and software (CODA; Business Objects and Apple).

Languages

Required:

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

Preferred:

  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic).

Competencies and values

Values:

  • Respect for diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Accountability.

Core competencies:

  • Communication;
  • Collaboration and teamwork;
  • Judgement and decision making;
  • National society and customer relations;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Building trust.

Functional competencies:

  • Strategic orientation;
  • Building alliances;
  • Leadership;
  • Empowering others.

Managerial competencies:

  • Managing staff performance;
  • Managing staff development.

How to apply:

Please apply via IFRC website.

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Finance and Budget Assistant (TJO), G6 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #149339

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Feb 052021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 16 Feb 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Finance and Budget Section, Executive Office, at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. OCHA is 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 efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Unit.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Budget and finance:
•Provides support with respect to the review, analyses and preparation of the medium term plan and its revisions.
• Prepares supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements.
• Assists managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
• Undertakes research and provides support to higher level Finance & Budget Officers with respect to budget reviews.
• Monitors expenditures and compares with approved budget; prepares adjustments as necessary.
• Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged, and (b) availability of funds.
• Prepares financial statements and management reports.
• Reviews the monthly UNDP Inter-office Vouchers and other monthly financial reports related to HQ and field presences to ensure validity, accuracy and compliance with UNFRR prior to the upload in Umoja
• Coordinates with service units and liaises with internal team members both at Headquarters and in the field; performs other related administrative duties.
• Assists in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
• Monitors integrity of various financial databases.
• Verifies accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data in previous allotments to new allotments issued.
• Co-ordinates with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget reports.
• Periodic reconciliation of accounts.
• Prepare request to Controller’s Office on redeployment of funds and to Finance section on movement of funds
• Record in Umoja inputs on direct disbursement and miscellaneous document
• Review data on monthly staffing complement
• Process fund distribution received from HQ and input allotment advice in Umoja System
General:
• Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
• Drafts or prepares correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant financial and budget matters.
• Maintain and keep up-to-date files.
• May be responsible for providing guidance, training and daily supervision to other general service staff in the area of responsibility.
• Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment. Knowledge, skills and ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data across the full range of finance and budget functions, including programme development and database management, claims and treasury operations. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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

High school diploma or equivalent is required. GGST/ASAT is required (see Special Notice).

Work Experience

Seven years of experience are required in finance, budget, accounting, administrative services, or related area is required.
Extensive experience in working with Microsoft Excel to perform the following: designing and building scalable data models for use in reconciliation of large data sets, cleaning and transforming data, enabling advanced analytic capabilities that provide meaningful value through easy-to-comprehend reports is required.
Experience in budgeting and analyzing financial reports is desirable.
Experience in using financial functions in ERP systems such as UMOJA, SAP or Oracle is desirable.
Experience in applying UN Financial Rules and Regulations is desirable.
Experience in budgeting and analyzing financial reports is desirable.
Experience in BI tools such as Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for a duration of 364 days. . If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidate may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.
• Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
• 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.
• 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. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• 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.
• Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis, whether or not the candidate is a resident of the duty station.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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 paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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

How to apply:

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Key Account Manager Region Ost, Zürich

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Feb 022021
 

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Ihre Erfahrungen aus der CH-Automobilbranche konnten Sie in den vergangenen Jahren mehrfach unter Beweis stellen und haben in den Themenfeldern Key-Accounting oder als Verkaufsleiter erfolgreich agiert. Mit der Welt der schweren Motorwagen …
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SENIOR OFFICER, BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COVID-19

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Jan 292021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 7 Feb 2021

Purpose:
Under the leadership of the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for COVID-19, the Senior Officer, Business Improvement and Development COVID-19 will support the SRSG in capturing the lessons learnt in the COVID19 pandemic including the business continuity improvement and optimization in the IFRC, helping capture lessons to be better prepared to respond to future pandemics as well as in sustaining the advances made on the use of technologies for business continuity.

Job duties:

The Senior Officer, Business Improvement and Development COVID-19, will support the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for COVID-19 in the following activities:

  • Working closely with the relevant teams in IFRC, coordinate capturing the learnings on the implementation of Business Continuity Plan for the IFRC Secretariat and identify improvements and propose concrete actions to the SRSG about the duty of care to staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, the evolving nature of the COVID-19 response, and the challenges with regard to humanitarian operations.
  • Support SRSG to examine existing policies, rules and procedures and learnings from COVID-19, propose changes to bring greater agility to the organization to respond to the global crisis.
  • Support SRSG to ensure the global dissemination of cross-departmental/regional information as part of the COVID-19 response.
  • Coordinate efforts to identify lessons learned and knowledge sharing opportunities derived from COVID-19 across the IFRC. Coordinate the lessons learning efforts of the organization and develop a “playbook” for IFRC to respond to pandemics in the future working closely with relevant departments.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to capture the positive learning on use of technology for business continuity and delivery of services as part of the COVID-19 response and support processes to mainstream and sustain them in the organization.
  • Capture the positive Movement cooperation and coordination in the COVID-19 operation and help bring that experience to existing Movement processes to enrich the quality of the discussions and to build a further synergy.
  • Participate in the Joint Task Force Meetings for COVID-19 and perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the SRSG.

Education:

Required:

  • University Degree in finance, administration, accounting, marketing

Preferred:

  • Master’s in business administration/Finance
  • Accounting Certification

Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible professional experience in one or more of the following fields: humanitarian emergency management or disaster response; economic or social development; communications; management or public administration; partnership development; community development; organizational development and governance; strategic planning; or another relevant field.
  • 3+ years of experience in finance, administration, or accounting.
  • 5 years of experience in fundraising, especially in individual donors giving, marketing and development of business networks.
  • Demonstrated professional experience working in an international organization, NGO, or other relevant international and cross-cultural environment.
  • Red Cross Red Crescent Movement experience

Knowledge and skills:

Required:

  • Knowledge of and ability to use state-of-the-art electronic management monitoring and evaluation tools and programmes.
  • Leadership skills
  • Strategic analysis, systematic planning, and implementation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate while maintaining effective working relations.
  • Technical expertise in Financial Sustainability or business development.
  • Technical expertise in Innovative financing and building market networks.
  • Technical expertise in other areas of non-profit management and development, which could include (but not be limited to): Governance and leadership development, strategy, membership development, volunteering development, youth organisation development, branch development, integrity and accountability, volunteer programme design, relationship development.
  • Fluently spoken and written English

Preferred:

  • Experience with Movement capacity assessment and building tools and approaches (e.g. OCAC, BOCA, NSD Compact) or similar systems.
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

How to apply:

If you are interested, please apply before Sunday 07th February on our website.

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Financial Compliance Consultant

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Jan 282021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 5 Mar 2021

Demonstrated ability to provide clear and concise written guidance on complex financial issues to grantees.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian
organisation, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage,
facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters,
health emergencies and other crises.
The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organised into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalisation; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.
The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

The Global Road Safety Partnership (www.grsproadsafety.org) is a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and is a voluntary association of governments, businesses and civil society organisations. Both the IFRC and Global Road Safety Partnership are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The aim of the Global Road Safety Partnership’s work is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes in low- and middle- income countries. Globally, road crashes are estimated to cause over 1.4 million fatalities and 50 million serious injuries annually. One important way to address this humanitarian crisis is to ensure that strong, evidence-based laws are in place and effectively implemented in order to protect road users.

GRSP manages two separate competitive grants programmes: The Road Safety Grants Programme and the Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge. The Road Safety Grants Programme is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and its primary objective is to support civil society organisations and National Societies to advocate for the passage and implementation of evidence-based legislation to protect road users. This support includes the provision of funding, building the capacity of grantee organisations to effectively advocate, and broader capacity building of grantee organisations to effectively manage projects and funding. At present, the Road Safety Grants Programme is operational in 14 countries and 10 mega-cities around the world. The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (“The Challenge”), funded by Fondation Botnar, is a five-year programme designed to address locally relevant road safety problems that affect children in small- and mid-sized cities in seven priority countries (India, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam and Tanzania) with practical, innovative and evidence-based interventions. Projects involve local consortiums who are provided technical support.

The Challenge provides funding to local government agencies and civil society partners. GRSP is providing technical support under the

provides funding to local government agencies and civil society partners. GRSP is providing technical support under the Challenge and managing the grants programme.

The consultant will provide support to both programmes.

The purpose of the consultancy is:

The Financial Compliance consultant is a highly technical consultancy position. It will support the Advocacy & Grants Programmes to ensure compliance with donor and IFRC requirements governing the Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge; conduct analysis of individual grants against relevant United States tax and legal codes with regard to the use of grants funds for direct lobbying activities (for the Road Safety Grants Programme); build the capacity of grantee organisations to become healthy and sustainable; and provide on-going reviews and analysis of grant application budgets, grantee financial reports, and other Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge finance-related documents.

Consultancy deliverables:

  1. Complete financial due diligence, as per IFRC/GRSP requirements, on all new grantee organisations under the Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge.

  2. Evaluate and identify lobbying and non-lobbying activities, as defined under United States tax and legal codes, for all new grants under the Road Safety Grants Programme.

  3. Review and evaluate all budgets and associated financial documents submitted with new grant applications against grant programmatic objectives.

  4. Review and evaluate all financial reports and associated financial documents submitted by grantees as part of the regular reporting and monitoring structure of the Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge.

  5. Conduct or assist in on-the-ground grant negotiations and site visits, where requested in conjunction with relevant Advocacy & Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge staff.

    Provide training and support to Advocacy & Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge staff on grants financial management, budgeting, and other finance-related issues, at the direction of the Programme Manager.

Education:
Required

  • University degree in business, finance or related field
  • Professional certification in accounting

Preferred

  • Advanced degree in business, finance or related field

Experience:

  • More than 5 year’s experience providing financial compliance support to an international grants programme, including reviewing grant application budgets and grantee financial reports
  • More than 5 years of experience providing technical support, including capacity building, to civil society organisations in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent; or an NGO with a focus on policy change or another humanitarian organisation

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial regulatory environments in low- and middle-income country contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear and concise written guidance on complex financial issues to grantees.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver financial management related training
  • Able to demonstrate interpersonal skills required to communicate with and work effectively with people from diverse cultures and ethnicities
  • Demonstrated understanding of tax and legal codes related to limitations on funding of lobbying and non-lobbying activities as provided within United States Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). Preferred

How to apply:

The Consultant appointed to this role will primarily work from their home location and be called upon to conduct Financial Compliance related work on an as required basis for up to 70 working days each 12 months. At present, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, travel will not occur as part of this role. However, once travel restrictions end, travel may be required, which could include visits to low- and middle-income countries.

How to apply?

Applications consisting of a cover letter (which includes the expected daily rate of remuneration in Swiss francs) and CV, should be sent to email grsp@ifrc.org with ‘Financial Compliance Consultant Application’ in the subject line by 17:00 Central European Time (UTC +1) on Friday, 5 March 2021.

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Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations

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Jan 272021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 13 Feb 2021

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In this connection, the work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.
The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

Under the management of the Secretary General and the guidance of the Audit and Risk Commission, and led by a director, the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) provides independent high-quality internal audit, investigations, programme assurance and consulting services that are designed to add value as well as provide management with objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Federation Secretariat’s risk management framework and internal control environment. The OIAI acts as an agent for change by making recommendations for continuous improvement, thereby assisting management with the accomplishment of their assigned responsibilities and the implementation of the Federation’s approved strategy.

This position is based in the IFRC Headquarters in Geneva.

Job Purpose

As a senior member of the Federation’s leadership:

• Act as the Federation’s lead on audit and investigations issues, managing the IFRC’s work to deliver on the Federation integrity framework and to provide leadership to audit and investigations issues related to national societies.

• Provide assurance to the Audit and Risk Commission, the Secretary General, Under Secretaries General and Regional Directors over the adequacy and effectiveness of the Secretariat’s frameworks for governance, risk management and internal control.

• Support the Secretary General in fulfilling his statutory responsibilities for ensuring proper administration of the Federation Secretariat’s financial affairs in accordance with the Federation’s Financial Regulations through the provision of advice, assurance and guidance.

• Support the Audit and Risk Commission in fulfilling its governance responsibilities as set out in Article 30 of the IFRC Constitution and in the Commission’s working Procedures, through the provision of governance support and the Commission’s formal secretariat service.

• Working in conjunction with HR, the Ombudsperson and management colleagues, carry out the Secretariat’s independent investigations function through the conduct and outsourcing of investigations, on a triage and prioritised basis, that involve IFRC staff, consultants, non-staff personnel and institutional contractors covering all forms of misconduct including, but not limited to the following: fraud; corruption; workplace harassment; sexual harassment; abuse of authority; or violation of prescribed regulations, rules, relevant administrative issuances and standards of conduct..

• Lead the Federation’s global response to integrity issues, through standard setting, intellectual leadership, and delivery of federation-level investigations with CMC authorisation.

• Improve the Federation’s risk management, control and governance processes by providing management with advice and guidance as required.

• Provide effective co-operation with the external auditors and other relevant review bodies.

• Set the tone for the OIAI’s internal and external interactions by exemplifying values of high ethical standards, integrity, and fairness.

• Assess the adequacy of the audit and investigation resources that are required to meet the OIAI risk based work plans.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Humanitarian Diplomacy and Federation-wide Role

  • Lead audit and investigation work streams across the Federation, providing intellectual and policy leadership for audit and investigations issues across the Federation.
  • Represent the Secretariat to key donors and stakeholders to build their confidence and trust in the Secretariat and its capacity to work effectively through national societies and deliver on its remit with integrity, transparency, accountability, and efficiency.
  • Support the General Assembly and Governing Board in their oversight responsibilities, through support on risk, assurance, and integrity issues.

Internal/External Audits

  • Prepare the annual audit plan based on a comprehensive risk assessment of all the Secretariat’s auditable activities and processes for the approval of the Secretary General and endorsement of the Audit and Risk Commission.
  • Allocate audit resources to planned audit assignments, and supervise the work of the audit team, ensuring that assignments are conducted in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Code of Ethics and with International Internal Auditing Standards.
  • Coordinate all donors’ external audit requirements, ensuring that their requests are met on time and to budget.
  • Facilitate and oversee the external auditors’ engagement, scope of work and subsequent delivery of the financial statements audit of the Secretariat, supporting finance colleagues where required.
  • Coordinate management response to the external auditors’ management letter.
  • As and when requested by the Secretary General, perform special audit assignments.
  • As a member of leadership team, discuss the audit plans and results, and make recommendations to resolve audit findings requiring corrective action.
  • Prepare and present periodic reports to Senior Managers and the Audit and Risk Commission summarising OIAI activities and critical audit or investigations findings and recommendations.
  • Communicate with the Chair of the Audit and Risk Commission on a regular basis with updates on areas of risks and internal audit and investigations assignment progress.
  • As a member of leadership team, update the Secretary General and other senior managers on progress made by management concerning the implementation of critical audit and investigations recommendations.
  • Liaise with donors, stakeholders and partner national societies over audit and investigations issues, providing briefings when / as required.
  • Develop and update internal audit methodologies, techniques, systems and procedures in order to accomplish the long- and short-term goals and objectives of OIAI.
  • Provide support to National Societies on audit and risk matters, providing leadership across the Federation.
  • Supervise, review, and participate in the training of OIAI staff.
  • Prepare and manage the budget of OIAI.

Investigations

  • Conduct high-quality investigations of misappropriation of funds, workplace harassment; sexual harassment; abuse of authority; or failure to observe prescribed regulations, rules, relevant administrative issuances and standards of conduct involving IFRC funds, personal, including individuals and parties external to the IFRC but connected to its programmes such as National Societies and suppliers.
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with generally recognised international investigation standards ensuring that the integrity of all evidence obtained is maintained through the course of investigations, and with due respect and consideration to cultural and language differences.
  • Manage issues that are time-sensitive and highly confidential, and pose significant financial, legal and reputational risk to the IFRC.
  • Maintain a professional approach when conducting challenging or difficult conversations at all levels of the IFRC.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to investigations managed or undertaken by external resources such as consultants and forensic IT specialists.
  • Use own initiative, sound judgement and experience to reach appropriate decisions in accordance with the aims and objectives of the IFRC’s policies.
  • Prepare fit for purpose briefings and presentations to Senior Management and Audit and Risk Commission on findings including root causes and control and/or process gaps.
  • Prepare thorough and well written investigation reports that are of a consistently high quality with soundly based findings and appropriate recommendations, and present them to the Secretary General, Senior Management Team and the Audit and Risk Commission and relevant Managers, as appropriate.
  • Conduct fraud and corruption prevention and awareness training including formal presentations, workshops and written materials.
  • Contribute to fraud and corruption prevention related policies, documents, guidance, tools, procedures and directives.
  • Lead on the development of the tools to support the Federation integrity framework.
  • For each investigation, maintain and update records, protocols and fraud incident database.
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with the Office of the General Counsel and the Human Resources Management Department, law enforcement agencies and donors, including a quarterly donor call.

Risk Management

  • Support Management to develop the risk management process, and work with management to facilitate the identification and assessment of risks.
  • Promote a culture of risk awareness and appropriate mitigation amongst management and staff
  • Support management to evaluate risks in new projects (including IT projects), initiatives, processes, developments and revised procedures.

Governance Support

  • Act as Secretary to the Audit and Risk Commission.
  • Support the Chair of the Audit and Risk Commission with the preparation of the Commission report to the Governing Board.
  • Support the Audit and Risk Commission with the selection of the external auditors.
  • Support the Chairs of the Audit and Risk Commission and the Compliance and Mediation Committee with regards to investigating National Societies integrity allegations.
  • Provide logistical support to the Audit and Risk Commission and its chair to ensure its effective operation.
  • Organise and support Audit and Risk Commission members’ orientation.
  • Support the Governing Board, General Assembly, Council of Delegates, and International Conference in matters of risk management, assurance, audit, investigations and governance as required.

Education

Required

  • Masters’-level university degree
  • Internal Audit qualification (CIA) or equivalent

Preferred

  • Chartership-level qualification in internal audit or accounting (CPA, FCA, CA, FCCA)
  • Further specialist audit qualification including, but not limited to: IT assurance (CISA, ITAC), risk assurance (CRMA), IA leadership (QIAL), investigations (CFE).

Experience

Required

  • An effective diplomat capable of establishing good working relationships with donors, stakeholders, and national societies, through impeccable communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly, Governing Board as well as relevant committees and advisory bodies in the development and articulation of strategic priorities.
  • Ability to lead and manage effective audit and investigations teams.
  • Ability to formulate a strategy that meets organizational and oversight requirements in a global, complex and culturally diverse setting.
  • Proven ability to deliver results that focus on key organizational goals in the context of multiple competing risks and demands.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk management, and effective internal controls.
  • Thorough working knowledge of modern risk-based audit.
  • IT literate with skills in systems and data analysis using Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAAT).
  • Good knowledge of information systems auditing and security.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with different audiences and at various levels.
  • Ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports by gathering, analyzing and evaluating facts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the Organization.

Preferred

  • Good knowledge of modern human resource management principles and practice.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of financial and management accounting.

Knowledge, skills and languages

Required

  • Fluent spoken and written English

Preferred

  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

Competencies and values

Core Competencies:

  • Communication;
  • Collaboration and Teamwork;
  • Judgement and Decision Making;
  • National Society and Customer Relations;
  • Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Managing Staff Performance;
  • Managing Staff Development.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strategic Orientation;
  • Building Alliances;
  • Leadership;
  • Empowering Others.

How to apply:

Please apply via IFRC website.

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Communications Specialist, P4, Temporary Appointment

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Jan 262021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 8 Feb 2021

Terms of Reference
Communications Specialist
Cloud ERP Project
Business Transformation Programme

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a temporary assignment within the Cloud ERP Project, Business Transformation Programme in our Geneva office.
The key role of the position is to implement a communications strategy and actions for the successful transition of UNHCR into new processes, systems, and workforce design required to realize the related 2025 Vision of enabling functions.

UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.

  • Title: Communications Specialist
  • Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration: 1 year extendable
  • Contract Type: P4 Temporary Assignment
  • Start date: 1 April 2021

Organisational context
UNHCR has started a Business Transformation Programme to improve its business and results. Within the context of the Business Transformation Programme, UNHCR¿s strategy for Financial Management, Contributions Management and Supply Chain Management (FM-CM-SCM) is to realize the vision of the functional divisions by implementing new and more agile ways of working, addressing key business challenges, and increasing capabilities.
The FM-CM-SCM component of the Business Transformation Programme (the Cloud ERP Project) is a key element of the transformation; the Project aims to provide UNHCR with new operational, planning and back-office systems using digital-era cloud technologies and modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.

The Communications Specialist will be part of a team led by the Business Coordinator and will work in close coordination and alignment with the Business Transformation Programme Change Management Service. The team will be expected to build a close relationship and a true team dynamic within the Project and stakeholders to ensure the success. The incumbent will be supervised by the Change Management Lead and will work in coordination with counterparts in and outside the Project structure.

The position
The Communications Specialist works as part of the change management team of the Project, which works towards the smooth transition from the current to the new state: new processes, systems, and skill set in relation to financial management; contributions management; and supply chain management.
The incumbent will coordinate and manage communication aspects of the Project in UNHCR¿s Business Transformation Programme.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Promote the effective widespread communication regarding benefits of UNHCR¿s business transformation, focused on the financial accounting, financial management, contributions management and supply chain management process areas;
  • Promote stakeholders¿ engagement and buy-in through the effective use of communications instruments.
  • Ensure the effective development, maintenance and use of communication outlets.
  • Support a general mind-set transformation to promote the realization of UNHCR¿s vision related to enabling functions.
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy ¿ aligned with the Global Internal Communications Strategy to ensure content reaches all UNHCR population at the appropriate level, with the appropriate message, for maximum positive impact.
  • Develop and support the development of communications material such as news articles, reports, talking points, videos, and interviews; and provide expert communications advice.
  • Maintain and support the maintenance of communication outlets, including websites, social media instruments, printed material, etc. leveraging UNHCR corporate platforms and aligned with UNHCR Brand guidelines.
  • Ensure messaging and guidance is distributed and shared with other communications colleagues and reference and interest groups in divisions, bureaus, and Operations.
  • Monitor UNHCR internal communications to detect common interests, potentially conflicting messages, and opportunities to improve coordination with UNHCR organizational units.
  • Establish partnerships with other UNHCR internal communication colleagues and focal points in divisions and bureaus to support a communications network that can support the Project.
  • Develop and implement metrics to assess performance of communications efforts; build on communications successes and propose changes to improve results where required.
  • Develop in-depth expertise on the activities, technology and changes brought in by the Project proposing and developing communications initiatives aimed at supporting the transformation process.
  • Support the Change Management Lead and Project¿s management in the preparation of management material such as meeting slides, reports, etc.
  • Support the preparation of content for learning instruments, which may include videos, posters, podcasts, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

  • University degree in journalism, communications, public information, multimedia production, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience at professional level in progressively responsible functions in communications, marketing, or media production.

  • Exposure to information and sensitization campaigns related to organizational transformation or change management; especially in the context of transformation or implementation of HCM, ERP, or CRM projects.

  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills with the ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision.

  • Experience in reporting, writing, editing magazines, newspapers and websites with full command of the English language.

  • An outgoing personality and a team player with service-oriented attitudes.

  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner, in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines.

  • Strive to live up to high ethical and professional standards.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools.

  • Ability to travel upon brief notice up to 25% of the time.

  • Additional desired skills and experience include:

  • Experience developing and implementing internal communication strategies in different UN Organizations, and/or humanitarian actors.

  • Experience in projects which have implemented large-scale ERP Finance solutions such as Oracle, SAP or Workday.

  • Certification in communications or media production.

  • Exposure to change management, brand management, customer experience, and sensitization information campaigns.

  • Prior experience in humanitarian or development sector or working in developing and/or conflict-affected countries.

  • Experience in digital analytics and communications performance metrics.

  • Knowledge of UNHCR¿s other working languages (French, Spanish).

  • Location
    The successful candidate will be based with the team in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Conditions
    The Temporary Assignment is for a period of one year and the start date is 1 April 2021. It is a full-time role with working hours from 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week).

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply on the UNHCR career page at www.unhcr.org/carers by clicking on the Vacancies tab and entering job ID 24285.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for this TA advertisement is Monday 8 February 2021 (midnight Geneva time).

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