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

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

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

Org. Setting and Reporting

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

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

Work Experience

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

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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

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Switzerland: Consultant (Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration)

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultant (Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration)
Jul 142018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Position Title : Consultant (Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Five months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 27 July 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, 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.

Context:

Nature of the consultancy:

Assessing the continued relevance and contribution of inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration (ISCMs) to migration governance at all levels (national, regional and international) and synergies among ISCMs and with other regional actors.

Background:

Migration governance includes legislation, policies, practices, common principles and approaches for facilitating orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people. While States are the primary actors in national governance, international partnerships and cooperation on migration are vital to migration governance beyond national borders.

ISCMs are State-led, ongoing information-sharing and policy dialogues at the regional, inter-regional or global level for States with an interest in promoting cooperation in the field of migration. Among ISCMs, those at the regional level are referred to as regional consultative processes on migration (RCPs), those connecting two or more regions interregional forums on migration (IRFs) and ISCMs at the global level global processes on migration.

ISCMs emerged in many regions from the mid-1990s onwards to address specific migration issues within identified regions and contexts. Over time, they have expanded in number and diversified geographically and in focus. While some remain informal and non-binding, some are officially associated with established institutions. Both the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (paragraph 54) and the Global compact for migration Modalities Resolution (paragraph 22) refer to ISCMs as valid existing mechanisms contributing to the preparatory process and negotiations towards the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. ISCMs are referenced in the global compact for migration zero draft as “platforms to exchange experiences on the implementation of the Global Compact, share good practices on policies and cooperation, promote innovative approaches, and foster multi-stakeholder partnerships around specific policy issues.”

The increasing recognition of the importance of concerted approaches to migration calls for a review of ISCMs’ practices and partnership models and a reassessment of their role in current migration governance setting.

Objective:

To assess inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration and prepare its analytical report. The assessment will seek to meet the following aspects:

(A) Thematic focus and contribution to migration governance.

• provide an updated overview of the ISCMs’ work; where possible, compare developments of individual ISCMs with earlier assessments (e.g., 2010, 2013) .

• Assess ISCM contribution to migration governance at (i) the national level for those States which are members of ISCMs, (ii) regional level; (iii) interregional level and (iv) global level.

• Develop case studies highlighting ISCM’s contributions to regional / interregional policies on free movement (including labour mobility schemes, skills recognition and equal treatment), assisted voluntary return and sustainable reintegration, etc.

• Outline regional governance elements and possible indicators to measure ISCM contribution to migration governance.

• Articulate ISCMs’ possible role in the global compact for migration implementation and follow-up; ISCMs’ comparative advantages vis-à-vis other regional actors, including the UN Regional Commissions.

(B) Structures

• Analyse ISCM structures, such as effective membership, observership, administration

(including knowledge management) and operating modalities.

• Analyse ISCM funding modalities, including their cost-effectiveness and sustainability. (C) Synergies and partnerships:

• Identify ISCMs’ effective practices and partnership models (by theme, type and region).

• Assess synergies among ISCMs.

• Assess synergies with other regional actors (e.g. regional or multi-stakeholder organizations, UN Regional Commission, African Union regional economic communities).

The assessment will include: desktop review of existing literature and reports ; data collection and analysis; interviews; survey among ISCM Chairs and Secretariats. An analytical report cataloguing each ISCM and highlighting effective practices and partnership models will reflect the findings of the assessment. The report should offer a comprehensive summary of the diverse approaches among ISCMs on how they operate administratively and thematically, the challenges identified and recommendations arising from interviews and surveys. The assessment report will have a shorter, external version. An IOM Inter-departmental review panel on the Report will oversee the production.

Target:

IOM, ISCMs, Governments, also intergovernmental organizations, academia, migration practitioners, and interested public.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Become familiar with the background materials provided by IOM.

• Develop the assessment methodology and questionnaire and structure of the assessment report and share it for approval with IPD.

• Conduct face-to-face or tele- interviews. Where necessary travel for face-to-face interviews.

• Take own notes at interviews.

• Conduct a survey among ISCMs.

• Produce assessment analytical report based on the desktop research, interviews and survey questionnaires. The report should address at minimum:

-Introduction.

-Sections on each ISCM.

-An analysis of ISCM contribution to migration governance with breakdown by global, inter-regional, regional and national levels.

-Analysis of selected ISCM effective practices per area of migration management, region and type of practice.

-Analysis of synergies among ISCMs and with other entities.

-Analysis of selected successful partnership models per region and per partner organization.

-Analysis of ISCM operating and funding modalities and structures, including their cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

-Recommendations on the role of ISCMs in the current migration governance environment

-Conclusions.

-Attachments.

• Consult with the Organization on appropriate and agreed approaches to the specified tasks prior to assumption of the tasks. Incorporate inputs by Review panel conveyed by IOM IPD.

• Upon completion of the tasks provide to the Organization a final report on the consultancy assignment and its outcomes, offering observations on the impact of the consultancy for the national/regional programme it is supporting and any future assignments by the Organization.

• Meet the deadlines set for the assignments.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

Analytical report that includes recommendations supported by the material obtained.

The findings of the assessment will be addressed at the 8th Global RCP Meeting. The report is meant to input the process leading to the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and specifically the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Morocco on 10 – 11 December 2018.

It is expected that the assessment report will published under IOM Migration Research Series

(MRS) in English and possibly also in French and Spanish.

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

• Detailed workplan > 15 August 2018

• Draft assessment methodology > 15 August 2018

• Draft survey and interview questionnaires > 20 August 2018

• Conduct interviews with ISCM Chairs and Heads of Secretariat > August – September 2018

• Administer survey among ISCMs > August – September 2018

• 1st draft of the report to be submitted to IOM for discussion and feedback > 1 October 2018

• 2nd draft of the report incorporating IOM comments to be submitted for discussion and feedback > 20 October 2018;

• Final report incorporating all comments from IOM > 15 November 2018.

• External (abridged version) of the Assessment Report > 30 November 2018

Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost).

• Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in these ToR-s.

• Quality of the elaborated analysis.

• Adequate and prompt provision of the technical inputs. Timely delivery of drafts and deliverables as indicated these ToR-s. Periodic and regular updates on the progress of the assessment provided to IOM.

• Level of adherence to the objectives.

• Compliance with the IOM Guidelines on Research Report Writing; IOM House Style Manual and IOM Data Protection Principles.

• Delivery of any other tasks indicated above.

Payment Methodology

Payment will be made in two 50% instalments, the first upon submission of the first draft report and the second after submission and approval of the Final assessment report and all tasks mentioned in this call and under the Consultancy contract and its annexes.

Duration of the contract

The Consultancy Contract will be for a duration of five months.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Advance university degree in relevant social sciences field; preferably in Political science, International relations, Law, Economics or Social Sciences.

Experience

• Experience in policy dialogue on migration;

• Experience in conducting assessments of regional structures;

• Proven experience in reports on migration.

Languages

• English fluency is required.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Note

• The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 July 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 13.07.2018 to 27.07.2018

Requisition: CON2018/39-CNLST(Assessing Inter-State Consultation Mech. on Migration-Geneva,CH (55567453) Released

Posting: Posting NC55567454 (55567454) Released

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Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100643

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100643
Jul 142018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Dec 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities with OCHA in Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: the Coordination Division; the Operations & Advocacy Division; and the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division.
This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.

Responsibilities

The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely:
The Coordination Division, which comprises of the Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch, the Emergency Response Services Branch, and the Inter-Organisational Services pillar.
•The Assessments, Planning and Monitoring Branch (APMB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses on the key activities which enable effective coordination: needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning and continuous monitoring. APMB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. The intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. APMB consists of Needs Assessment and Analysis Section-(NAAS), Response Planning and Monitoring Section-(RPMS) and Monitoring Platforms and Tools Section -(MPTS).
•The Emergency Response Services Branch (ERSB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance, capacity building of responders as well as partnership building. Specifically ERSB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure effective deployment of humanitarian specialists including environmental emergencies experts, and provision of technical services to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions related to coordination of response efforts. ESB consists of: Response Partnerships Section (RPS), Response Services Section (RSS), and Readiness and Training Section (RTS).
Within the Inter-Organisational Services (IOS) pillar:
•The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).
•The Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Section (HLSS) works on one of the critical issues in the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership. The overall goal is to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. In Section aims to achieve this overarching goal through: i) selecting the right humanitarian coordination leaders, ii) broadening the pool of potential candidates including identifying and nurturing the next generation of humanitarian coordination leaders, iii) providing learning opportunities and leadership development support to sitting humanitarian coordination leaders; iv) supporting the ERC-RC/HC accountability framework and v) supporting the ERC and DERC in ensuring that humanitarian elements are adequately taken into consideration within all operational and policy fora discussing issues related to field leadership. The Section interacts on a daily basis with Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, the highest-level UN officials in crisis countries, as well as Senior officials from the IASC and broader UN community. The Section carries out its agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. Among other possible tasks, the intern will support the organization of the orientation programmes for Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators and may accompany them during their meetings with senior officials in Geneva; she/he will participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and support the organization of inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership.
•The System-Wide Approaches and Practices Section (SWAPS) promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms, through collecting and analysing information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP. It also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences. In practice, SWAPS promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms. The Section also supports – and at times leads – OCHA’s work on thematic issues impacting coordination such as: cash transfer programming, localization (local action), community engagement, private sector engagement, gender equality programming, the centrality of protection including protection-mainstreaming, urbanization, area-based coordination and the New Way of Working. SWAPS engages in these themes – ensuring their integration where they impact coordination structures and systems – and supports the collection on analysis on them as they impact other parts of OCHA’s work (E.g. on policy, operations and advocacy, etc). Furthermore, SWAPS also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences including via inter-agency partners. It collects and analyses information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP.
As OCHA’s operational hub, the Operations & Advocacy Division (OAD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). OAD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.
Located within the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with Member States and global partners, including with emerging donors, non-traditional multilateral humanitarian partners, and their political and regional organizations. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. PRMB is also leading OCHA’s corporate fundraising efforts to finance its Programme and Pooled Fund activities. It supports the organisation’s effective, timely and transparent management of resources. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations; support OCHA’s Regional Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS) and External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS).

Competencies

CLIENT ORIENTATION: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
    Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
  • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
  • IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
    In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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

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Switzerland: Fund Raising Manager (Digital), P-4, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland, # 66186

 FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Fund Raising Manager (Digital), P-4, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland, # 66186
Jul 142018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Sep 2018

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize income and drive income growth. There are five units within the PSFR section. The purpose of the Fundraising Services team is to grow income from pledge and legacy fundraising as well as supporting the other fundraising income streams through high quality fundraising content, digital fundraising expertise, best practice sharing events, database systems and other common support needs.

The Fundraising Manager (Digital) will develop the strategic plans for digital and work with the international network of fundraisers through UNICEF’s National Committees and Country Offices. The incumbent is responsible for driving the growth of, and integration of, digital fundraising and engagement in UNICEF. He/she will provide vision and leadership for UNICEF in this fast-moving area. He/she will also direct the Fundraising Officer (Digital) in his management of supportunicef.org in addition to centrally created or driven digital products and partnerships. UNICEF aims to become an industry leader in the use of digital technologies to both support and drive its fundraising and digital engagement.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Lead, manage and monitor a global digital strategy for UNICEF’s fundraising and public engagement with donors.
  • Ensure effective planning and strategic adjustments based on monitoring performance and developing key performance indicators.
  • Support the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the performance of digital activities funded by PFP investment funds.
  • Provide technical support to priority National Committees and country offices through a network of external digital consultancy. Focus investments on markets with high digital fundraising potential. Create successful pilots and programmes to provide examples of best practice and incentives for replication in the wider network.
  • Oversee the appointment of external consultants and service providers ensuring all due diligence is followed in selecting and managing external providers.
  • Ensure digital opportunities are leveraged across all channels and that fundraising and integration opportunities are seized in line with the global strategy.
  • Develop a support service to National Committees and country offices. Identify and support digital fundraising initiatives in select countries. Create successful pilots and programmes to provide examples of best practice and incentives for replication in the wider network.
  • Ensure the sharing of key learning’s and best practice through the intranet, training sessions, dedicated workshops, the Market Knowledge Centre (an on-line database) or other mechanisms such as webinars. Develop and maintain user-friendly learning modules and tool kits on key areas of digital fundraising.
  • Monitor the performance and income from the web to UNICEF centrally through supportunicef.org and manage the dedicated staff members (Fundraising Specialist Digital, Fundraising Officer Digital) to implement an on-line fundraising plan for UNICEF.
  • Follow developments globally in the field of new media fundraising securing access to cutting edge expertise within the area. Keep track of competitor performance in new media fundraising with the Market Knowledge Team and analyze trends with the Business Analysis Team. Maintain a network of leading suppliers in the area.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree in any of the following: Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Fundraising, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, or equivalent. A first level university degree (Bachelor’s) in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience

  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible marketing experience including at least 5 years in the not-for-profit sector or extensive experience in managing digital marketing in an agency environment.
  • International experience is a must.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with international digital fundraising experience and those candidates who have worked on both agency and client side.
  • Languages

  • Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, French, Chinese, Spanish or Russian) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Core Competencies

  • Communication – Level III
  • Working with People- Level II
  • Drive for Results- Level III
  • Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts- Level II
  • Applying Technical Expertise- Level III
  • Persuading and Influencing- Level II
  • Relating and networking- Level II
  • Planning and Organizing- Level III
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    Remarks:

    Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    A majority of our positions are classified as “rotational,” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514571

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

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

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

    Org. Setting and Reporting

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

    Responsibilities

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

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

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN or broader international response, particularly regarding UN-CMCoord and the use of Military and Civil Defense Assets (MCDA). Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Education

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

    Work Experience

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

    Languages

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

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

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

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

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

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    Switzerland: Consultancy – Programme Support (Individual Contractor), Global Education Cluster, GCCU/EMOPS, Geneva

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy – Programme Support (Individual Contractor), Global Education Cluster, GCCU/EMOPS, Geneva
    Jul 142018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

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

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

    And we never give up.

    Background

    UNICEF’s role in emergencies is to protect children and women, ensure the rigorous application of international standards covering their rights and provide them with assistance. UNICEF works with many partners to ensure that the assistance is reliable, effective and timely. UNICEF integrates approaches to emergency programmes and policies throughout its Headquarters divisions, but concentrates coordination within the Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), based in New York and Geneva.

    Humanitarian reform seeks to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership. The cluster approach was developed as a way to address gaps and strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian response through building effective partnerships and coordination mechanisms. The cluster approach aims to clarify the division of labor among organizations, and better define their roles and responsibilities within different sectors of the response.

    UNICEF leads/co-leads 4 Clusters and Areas of Responsibility (AORs), namely Nutrition, Child Protection, WASH and Education, the latter co-lead by Save the Children.

    The Global Education Cluster(GEC) brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics, and other partners under the shared goal of ensuring predictable, well-coordinated and equitable provision of education for children affected by humanitarian crises.

    The GEC provides support to Education Clusters and Education in Emergencies (EiE) working groups in countries before, during and after a humanitarian crisis to strengthen cluster readiness, planning, coordination and response. The GEC supports Education Clusters through a three-tiered approach: (1) Direct and remote field support to country Clusters; (2) Providing guidance and capacity through training, development of tools and procedures, and knowledge management, and; (3) Global engagement and advocacy with partners in the wider humanitarian and education sectors.

    The aim of this assignment is to deliver time-bound support for the implementation of the GEC strategic plan 2017-19, which identifies accountability, partnership and the humanitarian-development nexus as three key strategic priorities underpinning the GEC support to Education Clusters. The focus of the assignment will specifically be on the global partnership project funded by Education Cannot Wait Fund to establish an evidence base and recommendations to improve education in emergencies interventions by the end of June 2019. The assignment includes targeted project management tools, advocacy and communication outputs, and partnership deliverables.

    This is a Geneva based consultancy, anticipated to commence in mid-September, 2018 for 230 days over 11.5 months.

    Scope of work

    The Programme Support Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and deliverables:

  • Project Management Support

  • Assist with the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the GEC strategic plan and work plan for 2017-2019
  • Coordinate the development of a multi-partner communication strategy for the ECW funded Global Partners project and lead the development of associated communication products.
  • Advocacy and Communications Support

  • EiE Member State Briefings – Elevating Education in Emergencies

  • Support the development of the agenda, programme, concept notes and background papers for the second and third instalments of the series (November 2018 and June 2019)
  • Support the development of strategic messaging aligned with GEC priorities
  • Design communications products including infographics and report layouts
  • Develop key messages and communication package to be shared with partners
  • Manage online engagement with partners, attendees and other key stakeholders
  • Provide logistical support
  • Support organization of the GEC Annual Meeting

  • Assist in producing advocacy products and social media coverage of the event by drafting a communications and advocacy plan including key messages and content
  • GEC Online Presence

  • Oversees social media channels, liaise with country offices and other actors to coordinate online advocacy and communication campaigns, produce communication and advocacy materials to disseminate through online channels
  • GEC Website Re-design

  • Support management of the website re-design project, including input on the development of the country profiles webpages, icons, and input on the new GEC logo
  • Support GEC re-branding to ensure new website and messages are aligned with GEC priorities and activities
  • Country Clusters and Working Groups Support

  • Provide remote communications and advocacy support to country clusters if requested
  • Organize calls with country clusters and working groups, extracting top line areas for further support from the GEC
  • Business Development Support

  • Assists with internal (UNICEF) advocacy initiatives on the work of the Education Cluster
  • Create a mapping document with potential projects and initiatives within and outside of UNICEF
  • Support in identifying new funding and project opportunities, including assistance with proposal writing
  • GEC Internship Programme Support

  • Drafts ToRs, assists with recruitment and communication between the GEC and incoming interns, and provides other assistance as requested.
  • Location and timeframe:

    Geneva based consultancy, starting mid-September 2018 for 11.5 months (230 working days)

    Supervision:

    The consultant will be reporting to theGlobal Education Cluster Coordinator

    Minimal Qualifications

  • Minimum one year of relevant professional experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, communications and advocacy support.

  • Education

  • University degree, preferably in International Relations/Affairs, Political Science, Social Sciences, Communications or Business Administration.
  • Language

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French is an advantage.
  • UNICEF competencies:

  • Technical – Very good analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts (see also communication below)
  • Managing resources – Organizes and manages information to achieve defined goals and optimum results.
  • Communication – Effectively presents thoughts and ideas including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise, and readily understood manner, both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.
  • Flexibility – Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills – able to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Please indicate your daily fee in US dollars to undertake this TOR.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514529

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    Switzerland: Cash & Market Specialist

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

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    What we do

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

    Purpose

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

    Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

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

    People management responsibilities

    No

    Relationships

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

    Certifications / Education required

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

    Professional Experience required

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

    Desired profile and skills

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

    Our operational & field constraints

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

    Additional information

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

    How to apply:

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

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    Switzerland: Traineeship in the Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Traineeship in the Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law
    Jul 142018
     

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

    What we do

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

    Reports to (role)

    The candidate will report to the Head of unit of the Advisory Service on IHL.

    Purpose

    Role of the ICRC Advisory Service on IHL

    The Advisory Service on IHL (DP_CONSULT) contributes to institutional efforts aimed to support an environment conducive to the respect for the law, in particular international humanitarian law (IHL), by promoting universal acceptance of IHL treaties and the adoption of a comprehensive domestic legal framework to fulfill States’ obligations under these treaties and other relevant international norms. Working worldwide through a network of legal advisers, the Service supplements and supports governments’ own resources by: encouraging and supporting adherence to IHL and related instruments; providing specialist advice and assistance to States as they adopt legal and administrative measures to give effect to their IHL obligations; and collecting and facilitating exchange of information between States on national IHL implementation laws and other measures adopted. It furthermore promotes and supports the work of committees on IHL established to facilitate the IHL implementation process.

    The Advisory Service multifaceted approach in the discharge of its mandate, includes bilateral contacts with relevant government authorities, hosting national workshops and regional conferences for government representatives, as well as thematic expert meetings, developing tools and other publications, working with a range of international and regional organisations, building dialogue with judicial and quasi-judicial bodies and NGOs, as well as systematically collecting national laws and case law for their inclusion into a public electronic database.

    The Service regularly shares with States parties to the Geneva Conventions information on its activities, on the steps taken by States to enhance IHL treaty participation and domestic implementation, and on the work of national IHL Committees. It produces regular updates and publishes periodic progress reports. These are in some cases submitted to member States of international/ regional organisations.

    Purpose of this traineeship

    Working under the supervision of the Head of unit, the associate supports all the activities of the Advisory Service. He/she works in support of all members of the unit and maintains regular communication with the Advisory Service’s regional legal advisers based in different regions of the world.

    The specific focus of the position and its main responsibilities are on the facilitation of information exchange, including collection and analysis of national legislation and case law. This includes the drafting of two bi-annual progress reports on national laws and jurisprudence to be published within the International Review of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the support in the management of the database on national legislation. The associate is also expected to support the drafting of other documents and contributions by the Service (internal and external) as well as the preparation and production of specific thematic guidance tools.

    Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

    Support the drafting and regular update of Guidance tools on IHL treaties and national implementation

    • Prepare and update external documents on IHL treaties and national implementation, such as tables on specific legislations, the table on national IHL Committees, fact-sheets and documents
    • Monitor and support the production process of guidance tools prepared by the Advisory Service; to this end interact as necessary with the linguistic division and other services as required

    Collection and exchange of information on IHL treaty participation and national implementation measures, including the management of the DB on national legislation

    • Search, collect, process and analyse implementing legislation and judgements and prepare a summary of the law / case to be used for the database on national legislation and to be included into progress reports
    • Prepare analysed data for use in publications such as the bi-annual report for the International Review of the Red Cross, the Commonwealth Law Bulletin and any other formal or official reporting
    • Analyse the laws / case law to establish trends and practices in the drafting of national legislation and best practices in the incorporation of international instruments into the domestic legal framework
    • Undertake research on questions relating to specific topics

    Communication and contribution to internal and external activities

    • Support communication (internal and external) on activities of the Advisory Service, in particular through the drafting of short texts to be published on the ICRC Intranet and Web sites
    • Prepare presentations, including PowerPoint presentations on IHL or specific related topics
    • Make presentations on IHL in internal events and for external publics
    • Support the organization of meetings with external interlocutors and experts
    • Participate on behalf of the Advisory Service in external events

    Certifications / Education required

    • Advanced university degree in law or diploma equivalent to a Master’s Degree
    • Good knowledge of IHL, Human rights law and international criminal law

    Professional Experience required

    • Good knowledge of domestic legal frameworks and requirements for domestic legal implementation of international law ; working experience with government administration or judicial bodies of advantage
    • Familiarity with both common law and civil law systems
    • Strong interest in humanitarian action and in the ICRC
    • Knowledge of the ICRC and the advisory service on IHL an advantage
    • Maximum one year (or two if traineeships are included) work experience on a paid contract after the last graduation.

    Desired profile and skills

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Excellent written and oral expression in French and English are required; knowledge (oral and written) of other languages would be an advantage
    • Effective communication and analytical skills
    • Creativity
    • Facility in interpersonal relations and ability to work as part of a team
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills
    • Autonomous and motivated
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other IT programmes
    • Good understanding of data management

    Additional information

    • Type of role: Traineeship
    • Length of assignment : 12 months
    • Working rate: 100%
    • Estimated Starting date: 15/08/2018
    • Deadline for applications: 18/07/2018

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/2ui88Rt

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    Switzerland: Traineeship at the Office of the Director of Communication and Information Management

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Marketing, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Traineeship at the Office of the Director of Communication and Information Management
    Jul 142018
     

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

    What we do

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

    Reports to

    This role will be reporting to two different managers:

    • 50% – Publications Manager
    • 50% – Communication Adviser

    Purpose

    The ICRC’s Communication and Information Management Department is offering a one-year paid traineeship at its headquarters in Geneva.

    The traineeship will be split 50/50 between two areas of activity as follows:

    • Firstly, in close collaboration with HQ colleagues, assist the Senior Communication Advisor in leading the development of communication strategies, tools and guidelines for the ICRC’s communication corporate services network (Digital, AV, Print, Translations) delivered by Regional Communication Centres (RCCs) in the field;
    • Secondly, work with the Publications team to support coordination between HQ production and the Regional Communication Centres in the field (through the Global Production Network). This essentially involves contributing to the planning and supervision of field budgets and policies; reinforcing production capacities in the field; and generating professional, innovative and efficient communication tools and workflow at HQ and regional level.

    Our ideal candidate is creative and motivated to strengthen their skills and experience relating to the production of communication strategies and guidelines, and the management and administration of HQ and field production activities (budgeting, planning and producing publications and PDFs) in an international and multicultural humanitarian organization.

    Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

    1. Communication support

    • Contribute to the drafting key documents such as the ‘Promotional Items Guideline’, ‘Identification items Guideline’ and other policies to be implemented at global level.
    • Contribute to the development of communication strategies with regard to the launch and promotion of such documents.
    • Support the Senior Communication Advisor in monitoring changes and implementing the RCCs’ organizational model.
    • Support the organization of internal workshops.
    • Manage the development and content of the RCCs’ intranet space on the CMS.
    • Support the RCCs’ staff on day-to-day questions in the above domain.

    2. Field Production

    • Coordinate with and support the field in the planning and supervision of their production budgets, in conjunction with the finance division.
    • Create tools and infographics to illustrate key statistics.
    • Develop new training material for production workshops and support field colleagues in implementing the revised and updated corporate Visual Identity.

    3. HQ Production

    • Support the Publication Manager in managing publications (updates or new projects) from start to finish and take full responsibility for certain projects, liaising between HQ units and external agencies to achieve timely completion of individual projects.
    • Keep an overview of the ongoing projects and update relevant supervision tools, by working with the Teamworks project management tool: open new projects, fill in key data, upload files, etc.; collect and sift information from various sources; photo correction management.
    • Support the implementation of the revised and updated corporate Visual Identity relating to HQ publications.
    • Occasional back up to the Distribution Officer to respond to publication orders in the e-shop.

    Certifications / Education required

    University degree in communications/marketing or relevant work experience.

    Professional Experience required

    • Experience in the management of communication projects
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools; excellent command of Excel mandatory
    • Knowledge of design/layout principles, including corporate visual identity
    • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro and Publisher is an advantage
    • Knowledge of online creative tools (e.g. Piktochart)

    Desired profile and skills

    • Excellent command of English and French (oral and written)
    • Enthusiast, good interpersonal and service-oriented skills
    • Sense of initiative, autonomy and organization; able to report to two supervisors in different units
    • Critical approach and keen eye for detail
    • Strong project management and coordination skills
    • A good knowledge of CMS for further training on Rhythmyx
    • Capacity to work under pressure

    Additional information

    • Type of role: Traineeship
    • Length of assignment : 12 months
    • Working rate: 100%
    • Starting date: 01/10/2018
    • Application deadline: 30/07/2018

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/2N3po51

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    Sachbearbeiter Buchhaltung & Administration (m/w) | Degersheim, Degersheim

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    Jul 082018
     

    Für unseren Kunden, ein Unternehmen welches in der Lebensmittelbranche tätig ist und weltweit exportiert, suchen wir zu Verstärkung des Teams ein: Sachbearbeiter Buchhaltung & Administration (m/w) Ihre Herausforderung Kreditorenbuchha…
    Adecco – Administración

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    Assistant Banking Support International (w/m), Vaduz

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    Jul 072018
     

    Assistant Banking Support International (w/m) Country: LIE – Vaduz Category: Support & Administration Was erwartet Sie? Im täglichen Support für unser Private Banking in Asien, Dubai, Schweiz und Österreich übernehmen sie vielfältige Abklär…
    LGT Bank AG – Administración

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    Switzerland: Procurement Officer (2 posts), P3 Job ID: 100209

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: Procurement Officer (2 posts), P3 Job ID: 100209
    Jul 062018
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 18 Aug 2018

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    These positions are located in the Supply Management and Travel Section (SMTS) of the Executive Office (EO), in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. The incumbents will report to the Chief of the Unit or the Chief of the Section.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
    1) Plans, develops and manages all procurement and contractual aspects of projects of significant complexity related to OCHA worldwide procurement of diverse services and commodities (e.g. information technology, electronic equipment and instruments, vehicles, medicines, foodstuffs, building maintenance materials, office supplies, construction, furniture, etc.), taking into account local economic and other conditions.
    2) Advises requisitioning units and recipient entities on the full range of procurement issues, providing support and guidance at all stage of the procurement cycle.
    3) Prepares/oversees preparation and distribution of the request for quotations and manages/conducts all aspects of quotations evaluation.
    4) Formulates strategies and designs innovative solutions to resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects.
    5) Establishes and maintains work program and schedule for ongoing contracts and newly-planned ones.
    6) Signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in case where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepare submissions for review and approval by the authorized official.
    7) Conducts market research to keep abreast of market developments; researches and analyzes statistical data and market reports on the world commodity situation, production patterns and availability of good and services.
    8) Identifies new technologies, and products/services, evaluates and recommends potential supply sources and participates in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program.
    9) Oversees adherence to contractual agreements, recommends amendments and extensions of contracts, and advises concerned parties on contractual rights and obligations.
    10) Prepares a variety of procurement-related documents, contracts, communications, guidelines, instructions, etc.
    11) Supports the preparation of various reports as required by management
    12) Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM
    Knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for a diverse range of goods and services. Knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex contract issues. Knowledge of quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply, market trends and pricing. Ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning units and vendors. Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    CREATIVITY
    Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
    CLIENT ORIENTATION
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Education

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

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area is required. Experience in the supply chain modules of any ERP is desirable. Experience in the procurement procedures within the UN Common System is desirable. Experience providing relevant administrative and supply chain management support to a global diverse client portfolio, mainly located in (remote) field locations is desirable.

    Languages

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

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
    Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

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

    How to apply:

    Apply now

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