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Switzerland: Consultancy (3 months): Programme Donor Matching Team, Financial Services Unit, Finance, Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

 FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (3 months): Programme Donor Matching Team, Financial Services Unit, Finance, Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland
Nov 132018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Nov 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.

For every child, hope

The Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to drive income growth. The Programme Donor Matching team of the Financial Services Unit serves as a broker between fundraisers and programme colleagues to encourage private sector donors – especially corporates, foundations and major donors – to provide UNICEF with the highest quality income. A range of services and products are provided, which ensure that funds are strategically allocated, that UNICEF is in a position to deliver the highest quality programme results, and that donors receive high-impact and meaningful donor reports that meet their expectations.

How can you make a difference?

The post is responsible for management oversight of the Programme Donor Matching team that reviews and manages earmarked contributions (Other Resources – OR) from the private sector donors ensuring that they are aligned with quality income principles and that the intent of donors and recipient offices is correctly captured in UNICEF financial system. One of the key tasks is to oversee the team and provide additional technical training on grants management of received contributions from National Committees, PSFR country offices and global private sector partners as well as streamline and document financial processes.

It is also responsible for overseeing a broad portfolio of statistical analyses for internal and external stakeholders; for monitoring the utilization of high-value grants; for producing data analyses for global reports such as the annual Report on Regular Resources, Schools for Africa and Schools for Asia report; and for monitoring Emergency appeals.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Oversees Programme Donor Matching team and provides additional technical training on grants management, streamline and document financial processes as required.
  • Monitors the utilization of high-value grants, grants expiry timelines with unspent balances and advices office to expedite utilization or request for grant extension before grant expires.
  • Manages the grant closure coordinating with NatComs to approve unspent balances to be reprogrammed to RR or repurposed for programs.
  • Reviews complex funding agreements to ensure adherence to UNICEF financial rules and regulations, policies and directives.
  • Provides guidance to COs/RSC, NatComs and PFP stakeholders, responds to NatComs and country offices general questions about UNICEF programmes and financial data including ad hoc revenue and expenditure analysis from fundraisers.
  • Oversees preparation and assures high quality of a range of financial donor reports for private sector contributions:
  • Annual report on Regular Resources,
  • Global Thematic and Thematic reports,
  • Annual Emergency Thematic reports.
  • Coordinates the team’s response to Emergency appeals, including monitoring private sector income, promoting quality funding, and preparing weekly income data during high-profile emergencies.
  • Any other ad hoc task as may be required by the manager.
  • DELIVERABLES:

  • Technical training on grants management provided to the team, financial processes documented.
  • Grant utilization and grant closure monitored monthly and unutilized balances reprogrammed as requested by donors.
  • Donor’s agreements reviewed and revenue recorded in compliance with UNICEF revenue management policy.
  • Guidance to COs/RSC, NatComs and PFP stakeholders provided on a timely basis.
  • All UNICEF reports that include private sector revenue data reviewed and reconciled.
  • Response to Emergency appeals monitored weekly.
  • ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

    3 months.

    REPORTING TO:

    Finance Manager, Financial Services Unit, Finance, PFP.

    WORK PLACE:

    Geneva, Switzerland.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in other UN languages considered an asset.

  • Technical Knowledge
  • Advanced university degree in marketing, economics, social sciences, fundraising, international relations, communication, law, business administration or equivalent. A first level university degree, with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and seven (7) years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in data analysis and reporting, programme management, or similar.

    Experience from UNICEF or other development agencies of work in the field an asset.

    Understanding of ERP systems such as SAP highly desirable.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity.

  • Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication (II)

    Working with People (II)

    Drive for Results (II)

  • Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Analyzing (II)

    Planning and Organizing (II)

    Relating and Networking (II)

    Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)

    Persuading and Influencing (II)

    Entrepreneurial Thinking (II)

    Applying Technical Expertise (II)

    View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

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

    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=517823

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    Switzerland: Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy

     FULL TIME, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy
    Nov 122018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

    Background Information – Job-specific

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

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy leads communication and media services that project the vision, work and impact of the Council to all partners and stakeholders. Managing internal staff and contracted experts, the CO oversees corporate communications and media activities and products including strategy, outreach campaigns, publication materials and social media. Working across programme, technical, policy and advocacy teams, including National Coordinators, membership and donors, and in concert with resource mobilization efforts, the CO develops the compelling stories, information and visibility reaching WSSCC’s essential audiences to influence their decisions and generate their support.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Under the guidance of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director, develop, maintain and update the corporate communication and advocacy strategy and related workplan.
    • Manage the communication and advocacy team, ensuring appropriate contribution to organizational outputs and activities (global, regional and national) while upholding quality and standards in communication and advocacy.
    • Facilitate global partnership engagement to advance advocacy for WSSCC’s principles and priorities.
    • Work closely with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to design, implement and measure WSSCC’s societal engagement and harnessing of social movements.
    • Work with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to agree corporate messaging and to ensure consistent use across all aspects of WSSCC’s internal and external work; and provide authoritative advice on media relations and positioning of WSSCC.
    • Promote through media and other communication channels, WSSCC’s principles to assist a better understanding of the right to sanitation and hygiene (SDG6.2); gender, equity and the concept of leave no-one behind.
    • Oversee WSSCC’s social media platforms, ensuring quality, timeliness and relevance of the WSSCC’s image on relevant platforms; and monitors reach and impact.
    • Establish and maintain a broad, collaborative network of traditional and social media contacts, seeks out opportunities to position WSSCC’s principles and priorities and monitors value added of engagement.
    • Identify and manage external media and communication contractors ensuring quality, cost effectiveness and timely creation of externally produced work.
    • Act as spokesperson for the Executive Director as appropriate
    • Undertake the function of member of the Senior Leadership Team; and Unit Head, displaying management excellence and corporate citizenship throughout
    • Prepare periodic budget projections for the Unit and once approved, oversee its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS; and undertake all aspects of management, administration, planning and human resource supervision to ensure a well-functioning Unit.
    • Other related duties as assigned by Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director.

    Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16716

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, international relations or a related field is required.

    Experience

    • Minimum seven (7) years of progressive professional experience in communications, public relations, media or journalism or related fields is required.
    • Experience is required in development agencies and building linkages between communication, social and behavior change communication and societal engagement to establish new social norms**Language**

    • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

    How to apply:

    • Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2018
    • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16716
    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Switzerland: Project Officer (MIDAS)

     FULL TIME, Hoteles, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Project Officer (MIDAS)
    Nov 122018
     

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Nov 2018

    Position Title : Project Officer (MIDAS)

    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

    Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

    Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 21 November 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.

    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

    1. Internal candidates

    2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

    Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland,

    Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

    Context:

    Under the overall supervision of the Senior Specialist Border and Identity Solutions and the direct supervision of the Identity and Border Management Officer, and in coordination with relevant units at Headquarters, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing support and contributing to the implementation, monitoring and development of project(s).

    In order to support governments to meet today’s complex migration and border management challenges, the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division at IOM has developed a border management information system: The Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS).

    MIDAS is a border management software programme which allows States to collect, process and record information for identification of travellers, data collection and analysis. It supports evaluation of cross-border traffic, helps determine the optimum deployment of human resources at border posts and supports a better understanding of migrant movements.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Assist in the further development and testing of the MIDAS application, MIDAS database, MIDAS data exchange service, and other MIDAS modules.

    2. Create, update and test web-based solutions and web services to support the issuing of residence permits, visas and ID cards, conduct data verification, and print visa stickers.

    3. Participate in the integration and testing of Advance Passenger Information Systems (APIS), Fixed INTERPOL Network Database (FIND) and Mobile INTERPOL Network Database (MIND) databases, and other systems into MIDAS.

    4. Provide remote and onsite MIDAS technical support to IOM Missions (including hardship locations) and immigration officers from States in which MIDAS is or will be installed.

    5. Prepare and deliver MIDAS Installation, Administration and User training.

    6. Review and update the MIDAS User Guide, MIDAS Installation Guide, and MIDAS Data Exchange service description.

    7. Lead the preparation and review of templates and questionnaires for MIDAS technical assessments, MIDAS hardware and software lists, and other technical templates and questionnaires.

    8. Assist with the formal Headquarters (HQs) review and endorsement process of projects that contain MIDAS elements, including budget verification.

    9. Assist in the development and testing of the MIDAS web-based data management application.

    10. Assist in the testing of a web-based e-Visa application and the synchronization of the information with the MIDAS database.

    11. Develop an interconnectivity between MIDAS and other border management information systems to ensure interoperability.

    12. Implement an advanced biometric matching solution for MIDAS.

    13. Develop a web service solution, through which MIDAS can check national travel documents against a national travel document database.

    14. Act as the Deputy to the Lead Developer as required.

    15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Education

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

    Experience

    • Experience in .NET software development (particularly on C#), developing client-server applications and SQL Server 2008/2012/2014 (Stored Procedures, Functions, Views, Indexes, Relational Database Design);

    • Demonstrated experience in building Windows Forms and Web based applications solutions

    using the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2010/2015, knowledge of object-oriented architecture and design patterns for building highly scalable applications using .NET framework;

    • Demonstrated proficiency in back, middle and front-end development based on SQL Server

    2012/2014 and data replication techniques;

    • Experience in version control systems such as Visual Studio Team System/Team Foundation

    Server (TFS) and/or GitHub is desirable;

    • Knowledge of Web services, SOAP, REST, Web API, MVC.NET, ASP.NET, WCF, JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery, CSS, HTTP, TCP/IP, web authoring software and PKI/PKD.

    Languages

    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:

    Values

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

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

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

    Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

    Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

    Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

    Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

    Other:

    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

    The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are

    nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 November 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 31.10.2018 to 21.11.2018

    Requisition: SVN 2018/277 (P) – Project Officer (MIDAS) (P2) – Geneva, Switzerland (55707495) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55707510 (55707510) Released

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    Switzerland: Treasury Officer

     FULL TIME, impuestos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Treasury Officer
    Nov 122018
     

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 26 Nov 2018

    Position Title : Treasury Officer

    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

    Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 26 November 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.

    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

    1. Internal candidates

    2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

    Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

    Context:

    The Treasury Division forms part of the Department of Resources Management (DRM) and is responsible for the custody and investment of IOM’s cash resources and all banking relationships and services.

    Under the overall supervision of the Director, DRM and the direct supervision of the Chief of Treasury, and in cooperation with other colleagues in the Country Offices (COs) and Headquarters (HQs); the successful candidate will focus on supporting the Treasury Team to modernise Treasury Management Systems and review its global banking operations commencing in Europe.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Plan, coordinate and implement treasury activities in a timely manner and within the confines of the budget.

    2. Develop reports, presentations, talking points and briefings on treasury activities and for internal training.

    3. Manage the implementation of new banking solutions in IOM Country Offices, initially in Europe.

    4. Maintain negotiations and discussions for the provision of Country Office specific services to be provided by banks in the context of Treasury banking partners.

    5. Manage Automation Project to maintain Bank Master data in SAP.

    6. Lead the Change Management process within Country Offices regarding the new banking solutions, initially in Europe, including liaising with Country Offices on a regular basis.

    7. Act as Technical Administrator of a Treasury Management System (TMS) and connectivity with partner banks, using both SWIFT and Host to Host interfaces.

    8. Act as Technical Administrator of all other HQs Treasury platforms.

    9. Administer the Treasury Business Continuity Policy.

    10. Operate the Treasury Management System while providing high-level user support and assistance to colleagues working with the TMS.

    11. Provide high-level user support and assistance to colleagues operating various banks propriety software and interfaces.

    12. Operation of SWIFT Alliance Lite2 software and interfaces.

    13. Manage the control of Country Office bank and cash levels, including overseeing daily work of Treasury Team member.

    14. Develop and manage guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, including Work Instruction Manual (WIMs) for TMS.

    15. Prepare presentations for the quarterly Treasury Risk Committee meetings, including assembling all necessary performance and market data and current Treasury activities.

    16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Education

    • Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

    Experience

    • Experience in a Treasury department preferred;

    • Experience in finance/banking and related project management;

    • Experience in working with bank platforms and interfaces;

    • Experience in change management is an advantage;

    • High Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office;

    • Very good communication, negotiation and organizational skills are required.

    Languages

    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    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:

    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

    The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 November 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 08.11.2018 to 26.11.2018

    Requisition: VN 2018/199 (P) – Treasury Officer (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55616124) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55616129 (55616129) Released

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    Switzerland: Administrative Assistant 100%

     FULL TIME, Hoteles, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Administrative Assistant 100%
    Nov 122018
     

    Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Nov 2018

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

    DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch

    For our Operations Middle East and North Africa Division, we are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to be our next:

    Administrative Assistant (100%)

    Location: Geneva

    Starting date: 1st December 2018 or as soon as possible

    Duration: unlimited

    THE ROLE

    Reporting to the Head and Deputy Head of Division, the administrative assistant is responsible for the administrative aspects of the day to day functioning of the division. This includes:

    • Organize overall logistics support for the Division meetings, including acting as Secretary for weekly and other staff meetings

    • Act as personal assistant to the Head of Division by managing communications between the Head of Division and external stakeholders and by organizing travel and meetings

    • Coordinate and support hiring and induction of incoming staff in collaboration with HR

    • Ensure the Division’s compliance of all DCAF policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to administration and human resources

    YOUR EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar position

    • Excellent administrative and organisational skills

    • Fluent in English and French

    • Ability to proactively plan and implement work, including managing multiple priorities

    • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience of working as part of an international team

    • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is required

    WE OFFER

    • a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience

    • the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people

    • the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

    How to apply:

    If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to menarecruitment@dcaf.ch by 21 November 2018 with the subject heading ‘Administrative Assistant’, enclosing:

    • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF

    • a concise CV (maximum two pages)

    • the completed DCAF Application Form to be downloaded from our website: https://dcaf.ch/administrative-assistant-100

    DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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    Switzerland: Global Focal Point for Technical Coordination

     Arquitectura, Construccion, FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Global Focal Point for Technical Coordination
    Nov 122018
     

    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 15 Nov 2018

    Purpose of Project and Background

    The following are the Terms of Reference for the IFRC Shelter Cluster Global Focal Point (GFP) for Technical Coordination.

    The 2005 Humanitarian Response Review identified a number of areas in which urgent action was required to enable a more effective, predictable and accountable humanitarian system. The resulting Humanitarian Reform Process was overseen by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). The cluster approach, aimed at providing adequate capacity and predictable leadership in key sectors of humanitarian response, was one of the agreed four pillars of the reform process. The other pillars comprised effective leadership and coordination in humanitarian emergencies through the UN Humanitarian Coordinator role; adequate, timely and flexible humanitarian financing; and strong partnerships between UN and non-UN agencies.

    Through a Memorandum of Understanding with OCHA, signed in 2006, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) agreed to take on the responsibility of convening the Shelter Cluster for natural disasters.

    The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is a very diverse and broad network of humanitarian operational agencies, research and academic institutions, donors, service providers and other stakeholders encompassing a wide range of disciplines and expertise, with the shared objective of strengthening the shelter response to humanitarian crises. The GSC is co-led by UNHCR (for conflict situations) and IFRC (for natural disasters).

    The delivery of effective shelter response to disasters and crises requires timely, predictable, and widely accessible shelter coordination services at field level. This can only be achieved through strong capacity at the global level to mobilize and maintain the required human and financial resources and provide ongoing support to in-country teams. The Global Focal Points (GFPs) are a key element of the GSC capacity to provide shelter coordination services. They strengthen the link between global capacities and local coordination of shelter response efforts in the immediate aftermath of disasters and crises.

    Predictable, timely and consistent shelter cluster coordination at the country level calls for the immediate availability of dedicated, trained, and experienced staff to deploy within 72 hours of cluster activation. A dedicated team of GFPs enhances the standing capacity of suitably qualified individuals to provide strong leadership and coordination of the shelter response at field level through Shelter Coordination Team (SCT) deployments .The “surge capacity” model for the Shelter Cluster is based on the sustained availability at global level of these GFPs with the required expertise in areas such as shelter coordination, information management, and technical support, who can be deployed at short notice to support the rapid establishment of a country level cluster after a disaster, or to support the scaling-up or gap filling of existing country-level clusters. The required coordination services can be provided immediately to responding shelter agencies whilst shelter coordination personnel from the cluster leads and partner agencies can be identified through existing rosters and deployed for the required duration. The GFPs also provide on-the-job training and mentoring to other SCT members deployed, whom they support remotely when the scale of the emergency and its response does not or no longer requires in-country presence of a GFP.

    Outside of disasters, the GFPs contribute to enhance shelter cluster preparedness activities, by capturing best practice and feeding it back into SCT deployments and trainings, developing or updating guidelines and tools, and supporting GSC initiatives and priorities. The GFPs will also enable the GSC to consistently engage with and be represented in other relevant clusters, inter-cluster initiatives and IASC subsidiary bodies as applicable.

    Alignment to the IFRC’s objectives and strategy

    (IFRC’s Strategy 2020)

    This project aligns with strategic aim 2 of IFRC Strategy 2020, to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crisis. It will provide human resources to the IFRC co-led GSC that may be deployed within Shelter Coordination Teams to provide shelter technical coordination services at the country level. Through improved shelter coordination, Shelter Coordination Teams strengthen the humanitarian shelter response to disasters.

    Project objectives

    The overall objective of the IFRC Shelter Cluster Global Focal Point (GFP) for Technical Coordination is to improve the shelter response of humanitarian actors by strengthening the GSC surge capacity and shelter preparedness system. This initiative mainly contributes to pillar 1 of the GSC Strategy, by supporting a predictable, effective, and timely response through coordination capacity.

    Desired outcomes

    In close coordination with the GSC Support Team and the IFRC Shelter Unit, the GSC Global Focal Point for Technical Coordination will contribute to the following outcomes:

    1. Support remotely or in-country as required shelter coordination at country level on technical coordination issues, either in the role of Technical Coordinator in SCTs or through remote support to SCT members.

    2. Contribute to developing enhanced shelter preparedness at global level.

    Key functions

    Outcome 1: Support as required shelter technical coordination at country level.

    Output 1.1: Provide technical coordination services at country level. This will be done by ensuring surge capacity to respond to the initial coordination needs of the shelter response during the first days of major disasters or to support the scaling-up or gap filling of existing country-level clusters.

    • Activity 1: When requested, be deployed within 72 hours to a disaster in the role of Technical Coordinator in country, typically for a period of 3 to 4 weeks and potentially for up to 3 months.

    • Activity 2: Collaborate in the selection and deployment of Technical Coordinators in SCTs that will provide shelter technical coordination services of the Shelter Cluster at country level.

    • Activity 3: Provide a handover to the Technical Coordinator in the SCT.

      Output 1.2: Provide training, mentoring, and distance support to Shelter Coordination Teams for the duration of the project.

    • Activity 1: Provide mentoring and support, either remote or in place, for deployed Technical Coordinators in coordination with other Global Focal Points and the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination.

    • Activity 2: Participate in and give active support to training and awareness initiatives related to shelter technical coordination.

    • Activity 3: Support other GFPs and the Senior Officer for Shelter Cluster Coordination in the preparation and delivery of the annual Global Coordination Workshop and other regional and country-level workshops as appropriate.

      Output 1.3: Support sector-based preparedness and contingency planning at country level.

    • Activity 1: In coordination with other GFPs, Regional Focal Points (RFPs) and the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, support priority countries for the development or updating of the technical component of sector-based preparedness and contingency planning for shelter response.

    • Activity 2: In coordination with country-level shelter clusters, support the preparation and organization of the technical component of the contingency planning process.

    • Activity 3: Support country-level clusters in carrying out hazard and risk analysis, scenario building and developing planning assumptions.

    • Activity 4: Contribute to the development of sector/cluster response plans and support country-level clusters in the implementation of shelter technical preparedness actions.

      Output 1.4: Lead or participate in country-level shelter cluster reviews and evaluations.

    • Activity 1: At the request of the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, carry out internal reviews of the technical component of IFRC-led SCT deployments.

    • Activity 2: Consolidate the end of mission reports, lessons learnt, independent reviews and feedback related to technical coordination from different SCT deployments and prepare a management plan to address the resulting recommendations.

    • Activity 3: In agreement with the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, participate in country level inter-agency shelter cluster impact evaluations and SCT deployment evaluations.

      Outcome 2: Contribute to developing enhanced shelter preparedness at global level.

      Output 2.1: Ensure that SCTs have the appropriate technical coordination tools, with special emphasis on the continuous revision and updating of the technical related content of the Shelter Coordination Toolkit.

    • Activity 1: Provide technical inputs to the constant revision and updating of the Shelter Coordination Toolkit.

    • Activity 2: Identify with the Shelter & Settlements Team, other GFPs, the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, and deployed coordinators and technical coordinators other tools that need to be developed and/or improved.

    • Activity 3: Develop or improve the identified tools in close consultation with deployed coordination teams.

      Output 2.2: Contribute to the review, development of content, and facilitation of the Humanitarian Shelter Coordination Training and other regional or country level trainings as required.

    • Activity 1: Provide inputs to the continuous revision and updating of the Humanitarian Shelter Coordination Training.

    • Activity 2: Develop additional content for specific modules and/or sessions of the distance and residential components of the Humanitarian Shelter Coordination Training and other regional or country level trainings as required, in coordination with the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination and other GFPs.

    • Activity 3: Contribute to the organization and delivery of the Humanitarian Shelter Coordination Training and other regional and country level trainings as required.

      Output 2.3: Participate in the maintenance and development of the Shelter Cluster website.

    • Activity 1: In close coordination with the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, and the Global Focal Point for Information Management, contribute to the continuous improvement and design of the website.

    • Activity 2: Provide relevant technical coordination-related content for the website. Ensure that all the tools and good practices developed are captured in the website for the benefit of the technical coordinators.

    • Activity 3: Regularly monitor the website both at the global and country level sites to provide inputs and additional content as necessary.

    • Activity 4: Provide support to the GFP for Information Management in maintaining the website as required.

      Output 2.4: Contribute to advance the Global Shelter Cluster strategy and annual priorities.

    • Activity 1: In agreement with the Global Shelter Cluster Coordinator and the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, chair and/or participate in selected GSC Working Groups and Communities of Practice, as well as support specific SAG activities as required.

    • Activity 2: Participate in and contribute to the preparation, organization, design, and facilitation of the Global Shelter Cluster meetings as required.

    • Activity 3: Contribute to global level inter-cluster initiatives to strengthen inter-cluster linkages and participate in relevant IASC subsidiary bodies in agreement with the Global Shelter Cluster Coordinator and the Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination and in coordination with UNHCR in its capacity as GSC co-lead agency.

    • Activity 4: In coordination with the GFP for Information Management, contribute to the development and maintenance of global information management products (global 3Ws).

    • Activity 5: As member of the GSC Support Team, contribute to activities in the GSC Support Team annual work plan.

    • Activity 6: Any other tasks that may be required to achieve the objectives of these terms of reference.

    The priority focus of the GFP function is to ensure the achievement of outputs 1.1 and 1.2. The contribution to the other outputs will depend on the number and magnitude of disasters that occur during the timeframe of the project and funding available to support related activities.

    Method of delivery and reasons for selecting that method

    In order to effectively meet their global responsibilities, the GSC partners have agreed to organize and coordinate their activities through a management approach that allows participation and at the same time streamlines decision making. The GSC management structure has been informed by the experience of country-level shelter clusters since 2006 and the Transformative Agenda.

    The GSC is organized as follows:

    Strategic Advisory Group (SAG): a permanent body that works to advance the Cluster’s strategic direction and overall work plan. The SAG is elected by and composed of agencies and institutions that are part of the GSC.

    Global Cluster Lead Agencies: The GSC is co-chaired by UNHCR and the IFRC. The IFRC convenes the Shelter Cluster in natural disaster situations, while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations. The Global Cluster Lead Agencies are responsible for establishing a broad partnership base to advance the Cluster’s aim and objectives. The Lead Agencies call and chair the Global Shelter Cluster Meeting and the SAG. They coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the Global Shelter Cluster core functions.

    Working Groups: task-oriented and time-bound structures with clear executable deliverables that are established by the SAG to address particular identified priorities.

    Communities of Practice: thematic groups of expert individuals that provide technical support to the global or country level clusters, develop good practice, and address critical issues within their areas of expertise.

    Support Team: a team of dedicated personnel seconded by different cluster partners. This team is the support cell or secretariat of the GSC and is responsible for its day to day functioning. The team provides technical and surge support to country level clusters and facilitates the work of the SAG, working groups, and communities of practice. It also provides inputs to inter-agency discussions and inter-cluster coordination at the global level and contributes to building capacity and enhancing preparedness.

    The IFRC GFP for Technical Coordination is a member of the GSC Support Team and works together with shelter cluster partners and UNHCR to advance the work of the GSC.

    To coordinate the Shelter Cluster at the country level, the IFRC deploys a Shelter Coordination Team (SCT). The shelter coordination team serves as a ‘secretariat’ of the country level Shelter Cluster. Its dedicated, full-time staff work exclusively on coordination services to shelter agencies. The SCT does not engage in any IFRC operational activities, and thus is able to provide independent and neutral coordination services to the Shelter Cluster members. The IFRC establishes a firewall between its role as Shelter Cluster convener, and its operational role as shelter implementer.

    The SCT is a flexible coordination mechanism. Its composition varies depending on the size and needs of a disaster. The IFRC typically deploys a dedicated team of 3-4 people, but if a disaster response requires additional support from the Shelter Cluster, the SCT can incorporate several additional roles. In large scale disasters, the team can exceed 20 people. The key positions of the SCT ensure that core services are provided to shelter agencies, delivering consistent and predictable support that is easy for partners to understand.

    SCT key positions include a Coordinator, and Information Manager, a Technical Coordinator, and a Recovery Advisor. The deployment of IFRC-led SCTs is funded through a globally managed project within the IFRC country-level Emergency Appeal.

    When the GFP is deployed as Shelter Cluster Technical Coordinator or in any other capacity as a member of a SCT, he/she will ensure at all times when carrying out the assignment that he/she adheres to the conditions of the International Federation commitment to undertaking a leading role in emergency shelter in natural disasters, namely:

    1. the Federation shall at all times adhere to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, its policies, procedures as well as those of the Movement, relevant to international disaster response (including the Seville Agreement);

    2. the Principle of Independence will be upheld in respect of extra funding required to exercise this lead role;

    3. the Federation will not accept accountability obligations beyond those defined in its Constitution and own polices; and

    4. the responsibilities of such leadership will be clearly defined, leaving no room for “open ended” or unlimited obligations.

    At the global level, the IFRC GFP for Technical Coordination reports to the IFRC Shelter Lead. When deployed at the country level as a member of a SCT, the GFP will report to the Shelter Cluster Coordinator. The SCT maintains a reporting line to the IFRC Country Representative for administrative and security purposes.

    As instructed by the IFRC Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, and in coordination with UNHCR, the IFRC GFP for Technical Coordination will work closely with other members of the GSC Support Team, OCHA, Shelter Cluster partners, and other global clusters carrying out coordination functions in other sectors/areas.

    At the country level, the IFRC Country Representative is the primary authority on issues regarding security and safety. The IFRC GFP for Technical Coordination will function as other Federation delegates in this regard and will comply with all security and safety guidelines.

    Support to be provided to the GFP for Technical Coordination

    The Senior Officer, Shelter Cluster Coordination, will brief the GFP and provide backstop in dealing with any issues that may raise during the assignment. He will be the main focal point for the GFP and available throughout the assignment period to provide support as required.

    The Global Focal Point for Information Management and other GFPs from IFRC, UNHCR and other GSC partners will provide support to the GFP as required. Other members of the Global Shelter Cluster Support Team will also provide support in their respective areas of expertise.

    At the country level, the IFRC Country Representation will provide logistics and administration support to the GFP as required.

    Timeframe

    This assignment is for a period of one year, starting on January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this consultancy and how your experience, qualifications and skills make you an ideal candidate for the role. Please also include your daily fee.

    Applications are to be sent to ela.serdaroglu@ifrc.org and pablo.medina@ifrc.org before the deadline.

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    Switzerland: Head of Membership & Communications – COM.201802

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    Nov 072018
     

    Organization: CHS Alliance
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 26 Nov 2018

    Are you a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach. Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team who are intent on raising quality and accountability in how organisations support people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to galvanise a large and diverse membership around meeting the Core Humanitarian Standard?

    Then please consider this exciting new role to work with a highly motivated and skilled Communications team, to lead the vision for communicating effectively about the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability (CHS) and support our work in engaging our members and partners around the Standard.

    You will be responsible for leading the promotion and engagement for the CHS and supporting the team to engage members, including outreach, recruitment, retention and implementation of plans designed to cultivate, maintain and strengthen the use and effectiveness of the CHS.

    What we expect from you

    MEMBER RELATIONS – You will manage the engagement of new members as well as retention of the CHS Alliance members.

    1. Oversee the continued process for identifying membership needs for the CHS Alliance.

    2. Implement and review as necessary the membership strategy.

    3. Promote membership and member benefits and services.

    4. Solicit new members and manage their application process as well as renewing membership.

    5. Support the CHS Alliance team in building strong relationships with members.

    6. Plan and manage membership events in coordination with other staff, including special workshops, networking events, the CHS Alliance General Assembly, and other events.

    7. Support the Governance related to membership, providing support to the Governing Board and the Membership and Nominations Committee.

    8. Ensure that membership data and information is always up-to-date.

    COMMUNICATION – You will lead the planning, development of, implementation and monitoring of the CHS Alliance strategic communications. Specifically, you will work with the team to:

    1. Develop and implement CHS Alliance’s communications strategy, reinforcing clear and compelling key messages.

    2. Find creative ways to engage the membership and broadly promote the Alliance’s work.

    3. Oversee the continued development of a new and engaging CHS Alliance website.

    4. Expand CHS Alliance’s social media presence.

    5. Oversee the production of the monthly e-newsletter, annual report and other special reports as needed.

    6. Support the development of the Annual Humanitarian Accountability Report.

    7. Engage with the other CHS copyright owners and further key partners to develop and implement communications strategy, tools and key messages to promote the Standard.

    To view the full job description, please click here.

    Your profile

    You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach; and more specifically:

    • You have at least ten years of experience in communications, in increasing seniority for leading and delivering on strategic communication strategies.
    • You previously worked for a global membership organisation and have experience of governance issues and administration.
    • You are a natural problem solver and embrace a spirit of communication and initiative to work with and adapt to multiple stakeholders around the world.
    • You are organized and can relate organizational structure to the communication.
    • Your colleagues describe you as an exceptional communicator and advocate, and you would be comfortable representing the CHS Alliance at the highest level.
    • You enjoy working in small teams and guiding others in their work. Previous managerial position is an asset.
    • You have excellent oral and written English skills that are articulate and succinct, with other working languages as an asset.
    • You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

    Terms and conditions

    Reports to: Executive Director
    Responsible for: Communications Manager, Communications Officer
    Location: Geneva
    Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)
    Start date: ASAP

    Background

    Formed in 2015 by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid, the CHS Alliance aims at improving the effectiveness and impact of assistance to people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives.

    The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), which sets out Nine Commitments that the humanitarian sector can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assistance, is at the heart of the CHS Alliance’s mission.

    How to apply:

    You shall submit your application by email to: recruitment@chsalliance.org

    Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.

    Deadline for applications: Monday 26 November 2018 (23:59 GMT)

    Interviews will take place on Monday 3rd or Tuesday 4th of December 2018.

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    Switzerland: Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for a “Head of Finance”

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    Nov 072018
     

    Organization: Geneva Call
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

    In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.

    Role

    The Head of Finance oversees the Finance Unit and provides financial analysis, training and strategic support to the Headquarters in Geneva and to the offices in regions where Geneva Call operates.

    Activities

    For all tasks: The job holder respects the confidentiality of all administrative, financial and HR information

    Core Responsibilities:

    Responsibility for the overall finance system:

    • Manage Geneva Call’s accounting and finance activities, overseeing all tasks and procedures;

    • Work to ensure the effective implementation of the internal financial controls framework and undertake all aspects of monitoring activities, including drafting, maintaining and enhancing financial risk management plans;

    • Assume overall responsibility for the accounting system and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all financial records;

    • Manage the overall budget and monitor cash flow;

    • Ensure all financial obligations are paid in an accurate and timely manner (internal obligations towards other offices and external obligations, towards suppliers and other stakeholders);

    • Manage the treasury cycle, safeguarding Geneva Call’s funds;

    • Provide regular analysis and reports, on request from the Director or the Board;

    • Responsible for annual audited financial statements;

    • Liaise with the Geneva Call’s external auditors, tax advisors, bankers, lawyers, stakeholders and all relevant authorities; Ensure that it is possible to provide the authorities with documented proof and the numerical rationale for decisions made and financial data reported; and liaise with regulators when necessary.

    • Ensure the overall financial integrity of the organization;

    • Oversee the payroll process and ensure all salaries are correctly processed and paid, that all employee and employer obligations are properly managed and that all relevant forms are submitted to the authorities and to employees;

    • Complete and submit all donor financial reports in an accurate and timely manner;

    • Be alert and proactive with respect to all financial regulatory changes and practices which may impact Geneva Call’s regulatory status;

    • Manage the financial team;

    • Train line managers and staff with financial responsibilities;

    · Review, contribute and prepare new programme budgets to be submitted to donors in close collaboration with the Programmes Manager, and the financial controllers;

    · Report any information from field offices that is relevant to the Head of Regions and/or Directorate;

    · Monitor the funding situation and prepare the funding grid at the end of each month;

    • Implement the anti-corruption policy.

    Main qualifications

    • University degree in Accounting/Finance/Management/Business Administration;
    • At least 8 to 10 years post qualification experience, preferably in a financial service or an NGO;

    · Strong entrepreneurial/self-starter spirit;

    · Good knowledge of internal control mechanisms, projects and process implementations;

    • Advantageous: Familiarity with securities and audit reporting procedures;
    • Working knowledge of an ERP/Navision will be an advantage;
    • Working knowledge of the financial process with donors;
    • Detailed knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including regulatory frameworks and good understanding of the Swiss and international financial regulation;

    · In-depth knowledge of the financial rules and procedures of major international institutional donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, UN and others);

    • Awareness of the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements;

    · English and French fluency;

    · Experience with international donors highly desirable;

    · Experience in finance management in the field;

    · Strategic thinking, the ability to manage resources to optimise results, to empower and build trust, initiate action and change, manage performance and development, and be an influencer.

    Conflict of interest

    Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève/Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

    Conditions

    · Position: 100%

    · CDI (open-ended) contract, based in Geneva

    · Preferred start date: As soon as possible

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, work certificate/recommendation letter and diploma in PDF format to hr-vacancies@genevacall.org, Ref: “Headfin” no later than 30.11.2018.

    All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.

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    Switzerland: Special Assistant to the Director

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    Nov 072018
     

    Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

    Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

    SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes at country-level as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020:

    1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;
    2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
    3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
    4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

    The SUN Movement Secretariat was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

    The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director.

    The Secretariat is looking for a dynamic and experienced Special Assistant to provide executive support to the Director and to contribute to the efficient and smooth functioning of the Secretariat through improved internal communication, coordination and management of the workflow. He/she will report directly to the Director.

    The Special Assistant is expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and results oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity. He/She should be able to anticipate the needs of the Director and tailor his/her support accordingly. We are looking for a solution finder and quick doer – escalating to the attention of the Director only those issues requiring specific guidance and/or decision. The Special Assistant will also work closely with the Strategic Management Team (SMT) when need be.

    He/She will perform the following tasks – but not limited to these:

    a) Provide substantive, and practical support to the Director

    • Act as first line ‘information filter’, managing information flows to and from the Director, including synthesizing and summarizing information for the Director to facilitate decision-making;
    • Advise the Director on priorities, strategically align her time with those, and revisit them regularly to assess progress. This will include screening and prioritizing all incoming correspondence and phone calls; drafting correspondence for the Director’s signature and/or for replying on her behalf;
    • Lead the planning of work commitments and engagements and maintaining a schedule of action points. Anticipate needs, flag priority issues and recommend follow up actions;
    • Manage the daily calendar, schedule and contact directories of the Director, ensuring at all times that her schedule is well planned and serviced in terms of background briefs, in-house coordination, and relevant issues addressed prior to engagements; ensure synergy between the Director and the Coordinator’s agendas and the one of the Secretariat;
    • Coordinate research, substantive reviews and critical analysis, report inputs, memos, presentations and talking points etc..
    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships, as the key interlocutor for the Director with internal and external parties;
    • Arrange hospitality and documents for international/bilateral meetings as requested;
    • Support the Director in daily administrative matters including the planning and organization of the Director’s missions (travel and hotel bookings, visa applications, processing expense claims and follow-up actions) and the management of her profile in oneUNOPS;
    • Advise the Director with any other requests from SUN partners and other stakeholders;
    • Keep all documentation related to Director’s office duly filed.

    b) Lead coordination, communication and workflow management

    • Coordinate the SMT meetings: lead on the scheduling, agenda setting, minutes writing and follow up actions;
    • Lead internal communications in order to disseminate information and messages on behalf of the Director;
    • Facilitate the flow of communication between teams, colleagues and also external partners;
    • Maintain an up to date plan/calendar of official missions, absences, key events, trainings and meetings for the entire Secretariat;
    • Establish and maintain effective records management, structured document retrieval and workflow management system;
    • Work closely with the Personal Assistant to the Coordinator and other assistants to provide assistance and carry out any other duties, as required to meet evolving needs;
    • Attend various internal meetings organised by teams/colleagues. Communicate with managers, team leads, personnel and partners to ensure initiatives are on track and co-ordinates realignment if necessary.
    • In collaboration with the Administrator, contribute to aligning business processes and make suggestions for rationalization of workflows where needed;
    • Anticipate, analyse and interpret internal and external opinion, attitudes and issues that might impact the operations and plans of the Secretariat;
    • Organize and manage workshops and retreats, developing objectives and agendas, coordinating with partners on substantive areas and ensuring streamlining of plans on behalf of the Director;
    • Provide backup assistance to other administrative staff, as necessary;
    • Any other tasks as required.

    Education

    • Required: Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) in business administration, project management, development studies, international relations or related field with 5 years of progressive relevant experience; Or
    • First level university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in business administration, project management, development studies, international relations or related field with 7 years of progressive relevant experience.

    Experience

    • 5 years of progressive relevant experience combined with master’s degree or 7 years of progressive relevant experience combined with bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Relevant experience is defined as experience working in general business administration;
    • Experience supporting the work of senior management executives is required;
    • Experience writing reports and high-level correspondence is required;
    • Experience working in international organizations is desired;
    • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desired.

    Languages

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
    • Knowledge of French is desired.
    • Knowledge of other UN official language would be an asset. (UN official Languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian).

    Competencies

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

    Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Contract type, level and duration Contract type: International Contractor Agreement (IICA)
    Contract level: International Specialist Level 2 (ICS10 equivalent)
    Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
    https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
    *
    This position is based in Switzerland and the fee is subject to taxes levied by the Swiss authorities.***

    Background Information – UNOPS

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

    Diversity

    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

    How to apply:

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16611#8

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    Switzerland: Portfolio Intern

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: Portfolio Intern
    Nov 062018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 18 Nov 2018

    Background information- ECR

    Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centers, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

    ECR ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.

    ECR strategy is to:

    • Strengthen UNOPS role in operationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals with particular emphasis on health, environment and economic development.
    • Position UNOPS in the Balkan sub-region, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
    • Strengthen the implementation of ECR global and regional programmes, with revitalized partnerships in infrastructure, procurement and project management.

    ECR operates global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and country-specific programmes from its operations and project centers located in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Portfolio Manager and in close collaboration with the other Portfolio Team members, the intern will assist with the functions of a Portfolio/Operations Assistant. The intern will be exposed to various functional areas in accordance to the service lines performed in the Portfolio; his/her main tasks will be related to the Portfolio Management in the following areas:

    1. Human Resources

    • Assist in the full life cycle recruitment of personnel on behalf of a client organization.
    • Ensure timely follow up on HR contracting request received from project partners and follow up in ERP system.
    • Act as focal point for payroll activities for consultants/individual contractors.
    • Administrative support to the client personnel with regards to issuance and renewal of residency permits, certificates, badges, and other documents.

    2. Procurement of goods and services

    • Participate in planning and organization of the events (meetings, conferences etc.) for project partners.
    • Support to the drafting of Terms of Reference for subcontractors.
    • Conduct market research to identify best suitable suppliers.
    • Evaluation of proposals received and draft recommendations for contract awards.
    • Negotiations with successful bidder, for approval within the team.

    3. Travel assistance

    • Liaise with project partners on travel arrangements.
    • Process of travel requests in accordance to the requirements, policies and procedures.
    • Support to administration of the travel related documentation.
    • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

    4. Grants management

    • Assist in the establishment of new grant agreements and in the management of existing grants.
    • Support with projects’ financial transactions; facilitate approval of service payments, purchase orders and other disbursements for the projects.
    • Review of the operational aspects of the proposed projects, to meet operational objectives under the supervision of the Portfolio Manager and in collaboration with project personnel and UNOPS teams.
    • Establish and maintain working files for the projects under his/her responsibility.

    5. Administrative Support

    • Administrative and logistics support with conferences, workshops and retreats.
    • Support with the maintenance of Admin hard copy and electronic records for filing and retrieval of information materials.
    • Prepare assets’ inventories and related reports.
    • Maintain files and records relevant to assets’ management.

    The Intern will be given the following training components and learning elements:

    The intern will be part of a team and will be learning on the job on a daily basis. The supervisor will allocate dedicated time in order to improve the intern’s understanding of the functioning of UNOPS and the UN development agency world in general. The proximity of other UN agencies and UNOG offers opportunities for numerous briefings and presentations.

    Training in ERP system OneUNOPS, travel management and simple HR and procurement procedures.

    The intern will be able to participate in other different training offered by UNOPS, including online language and project management courses. Other opportunities will be discussed with the intern upon arrival. No travel missions are foreseen from the outset.

    If interested in this internship, please make sure you attach a cover letter along with your application. In the cover letter, we would like to know – in one (1) page – more about: Why do you want to work for UNOPS? and; What is it that you can bring to the team and the organization?

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education
    Applicants should be enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship.

    Experience

    Professional working experiences is not required for this internship, but previous working experience in international organizations would be a strong asset.

    Languages

    Fluency in English, written and spoken, is a requirement.
    Knowledge of another UN official language would be considered an asset.

    Functional competencies

    • Knowledge of Excel essential;
    • Experience in administrative and procurement (clerical, secretarial) services, technology and software use and application is desirable.
    • Knowledge of ERP systems is desirable.

    Competencies

    Strategic Perspective – Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above).

    Integrity and Inclusion – Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
    Leading Self and Others – Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    Partnering – Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Results Orientation – Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Agility – Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Solutions Focused – Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

    Effective Communication – Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Contract type, level and duration – Internship

    Contract type: Internship
    Contract level: N/A
    Contract duration: 6 months initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and project requirement.
    This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
    Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one-time travel lumpsum of 500 USD for successful applicants who have to travel from locations not in commuting distance to the office. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.
    For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
    https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Background Information – UNOPS

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

    Diversity

    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

    How to apply:

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16636

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    Switzerland: Support WHO HQ EOC telecommunications and implementation of WHO emergency management software (vSHOC);

     Almacen, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Support WHO HQ EOC telecommunications and implementation of WHO emergency management software (vSHOC);
    Nov 062018
     

    Organization: World Health Organization
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Nov 2018

    1. Purpose of the Consultancy

    Support WHO HQ EOC telecommunications and implementation of WHO emergency management software (vSHOC);

    2. Background

    The World Health Organization (WHO) HQ Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is a central location for WHO’s response to public health emergencies, providing support for telecommunications and emergency response information systems. WHO is currently responding to 43 public health emergencies, including an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to its support for these emergency responses, the EOC team is spearheading an overhaul of WHO emergency management information systems. The EOC team requires additional resources to perform and complete this work.

    3. Work to be performed

    The consultant’s primary responsibility will be documentation of user requirements, test scenarios and training material related to updates to WHO’s emergency management software. The incumbent will also engage in advanced configuration of the software, which includes editing HTML, CSS and Javascript, as delegated by the EOC Chief Technology Officer. A secondary responsibility will be assisting with planning and monitoring telecommunications, e-mail triage, and proximity IT support.

    Deliverables:

    a. Documentation of user requirements for emergency management software

    b. Documentation and update of test scenarios for emergency management software

    c. Upgrade the content of training material for emergency management software

    d. Test changes to emergency management software to and report bugs to developers

    e. Advanced configuration of software as delegated

    4. Timelines

    Start date: 01/12/2018 End date: 28/02/2019

    5. Work effort

    3 months

    Corresponds to a Full-Time Equivalent of: 100 %

    6. Remuneration

    Remuneration will be at the “Young Professionals” rate of 6000 USD / month, plus 3000 CHF / month per diem. Income from consultancies to UN organizations is not exempt from income tax in Switzerland.

    7. Specific requirements

    • Qualifications required:

    University degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Communication or similar.

    • Experience required:

    Minimum two years’ experience in in creating documentation for and advanced configuration of software, including HTML CSS and Javascript. Required experience with managing telecommunications. Experience with emergency operations, especially in a public health setting, will be an advantage. Experience with the specific platforms that WHO uses (WebEOC, ArcGIS and Sharepoint) will also be an advantage.

    • Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

    Demonstrated ability to document software user requirements, test scenarios and related training material. Demonstrated knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript. Good knowledge of telecommunications. Good written skills.

    • Language requirements:

    Expert oral and written English, Advanced French a plus

    8. Place of assignment

    Geneva, Switzerland

    9. Travel

    The Consultant is not expected to travel during this assignment. If the applicant is not currently located in Geneva, Switzerland, she or he will be responsible to pay for travel to Geneva.

    How to apply:

    E-mail your CV to shoc@who.int

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    Switzerland: Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy
    Nov 032018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

    Job categories: Communications

    Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5117/16716

    Level: ICS-11

    Department/office: ECR, GVA, WASH

    Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Contract level: P4

    Duration: One Year initially, with possibility of extension

    Application period: 02-Nov-2018 to 16-Nov-2018

    Background Information – Job-specific

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy leads communication and media services that project the vision, work and impact of the Council to all partners and stakeholders. Managing internal staff and contracted experts, the CO oversees corporate communications and media activities and products including strategy, outreach campaigns, publication materials and social media. Working across programme, technical, policy and advocacy teams, including National Coordinators, membership and donors, and in concert with resource mobilization efforts, the CO develops the compelling stories, information and visibility reaching WSSCC’s essential audiences to influence their decisions and generate their support.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Under the guidance of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director, develop, maintain and update the corporate communication and advocacy strategy and related workplan.
    • Manage the communication and advocacy team, ensuring appropriate contribution to organizational outputs and activities (global, regional and national) while upholding quality and standards in communication and advocacy.
    • Facilitate global partnership engagement to advance advocacy for WSSCC’s principles and priorities.
    • Work closely with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to design, implement and measure WSSCC’s societal engagement and harnessing of social movements.
    • Work with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to agree corporate messaging and to ensure consistent use across all aspects of WSSCC’s internal and external work; and provide authoritative advice on media relations and positioning of WSSCC.
    • Promote through media and other communication channels, WSSCC’s principles to assist a better understanding of the right to sanitation and hygiene (SDG6.2); gender, equity and the concept of leave no-one behind.
    • Oversee WSSCC’s social media platforms, ensuring quality, timeliness and relevance of the WSSCC’s image on relevant platforms; and monitors reach and impact.
    • Establish and maintain a broad, collaborative network of traditional and social media contacts, seeks out opportunities to position WSSCC’s principles and priorities and monitors value added of engagement.
    • Identify and manage external media and communication contractors ensuring quality, cost effectiveness and timely creation of externally produced work.
    • Act as spokesperson for the Executive Director as appropriate
    • Undertake the function of member of the Senior Leadership Team; and Unit Head, displaying management excellence and corporate citizenship throughout
    • Prepare periodic budget projections for the Unit and once approved, oversee its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS; and undertake all aspects of management, administration, planning and human resource supervision to ensure a well-functioning Unit.
    • Other related duties as assigned by Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education
    Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, international relations or a related field is required.
    Experience

    • Minimum seven (7) years of progressive professional experience in communications, public relations, media or journalism or related fields is required.
    • Experience is required in development agencies and building linkages between communication, social and behavior change communication and societal engagement to establish new social norms

    Language
    Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

    Competencies

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

    Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Functional competencies

    • Demonstrates commitment to WSSCC mission, vision and values, including cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
    • Analytical, organizational and inter-personal skills
    • Public speaking clear and focused, with ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to a non-specialist audience with little background in labour market economics
    • Formulates written information clearly and persuasively
    • Accountability for management of time, establishing clear performance goals, standards, & responsibilities
    • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
    • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside the Council

    Contract type, level and duration Contract type: Fixed Term Staff Contract
    Contract level: ICS 11 / P4
    Contract duration:One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

    For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Background Information – UNOPS

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

    Diversity

    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

    How to apply:

    Please apply at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16716#7

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