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

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: Office of the Director-(OD); Inter-Agency Standing Committee-(IASC) secretariat; Coordination and Response division-(CRD); Emergency Services branch-(ESB); Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch-(PRMB) and; Programme Support branch-(PSB).

This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.

Responsibilities
The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.

In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely: Office of the Director collaborates extensively with Member States, non-governmental actors and operational humanitarian agencies/ partners based in Geneva, including the Red Cross Movement and the International Organization for Migration, and provides managerial direction to Geneva-based entities. In particular, the intern shall provide assistance in connection with OCHA’s coordination and collaboration with humanitarian institutions.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).

As OCHA’s operational hub, the Coordination and Response division (CRD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). CRD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.

Situated within the Coordination and Response division, the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening unit (HLSU) works on one of the top issues on the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership – and it aims to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The IASC has identified three levels at which progress needs to be made to improve humanitarian coordination leadership: the individual level, relating to Coordinators’ knowledge, skills, and experience; the management level, relating to the way Coordinators are managed and supported and; the institutional level, relating to the institutional environment in which Coordinators are placed within the IASC and the UN system. The Unit carries out this agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. In particular, the intern shall participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership as well as assist in the drafting of documents and analysis on key leadership related matters.

The Emergency Services branch (ESB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, as well as the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance. Specifically ESB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure the availability of humanitarian specialists, environmental experts, and technical modules to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions in regard to natural disasters, environmental emergencies and technological accidents. ESB consists of: the Civil-Military Coordination section- (CMCS), Field Coordination Support section-(FCSS), Emergency Preparedness and Environment section-(EPES), Surge Capacity section-(SCS) and the Activation and Coordination Support unit-(ACSU).

The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with three sets of partners: (i) Member States, (ii) regional and inter-governmental bodies, and (iii) the private sector. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, as the custodian of OCHA’s corporate partnership strategies with these three sets of partner, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations and the private sector (partners); support OCHA’s Regional and Liaison Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS), Partnerships Coordination section-(PCS), Private Sector section-(PSS), Resource Mobilization Support section-(RMSS), and Liaison offices-(LO); African Union-(AULO), Brussels-(BLO) and Gulf-(GLO).

The Programme Support branch (PSB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses both on the architecture (clusters and other coordination platforms at the field and global levels, e.g. Humanitarian Country Teams, Global Cluster Coordinators, etc.), and the substance -needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning, monitoring, etc. – of coordination. PSB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. In particular, the intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. PSB consists of: Coordinated Assessment Support section-(CASS), Inter-Cluster Coordination section-(ICCS), Planning and Monitoring section-(PAMS) and HPC-Information Services unit-(HPC-IS).

Competencies
CLIENT ORIENTATION: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.

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

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

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

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
  • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
  • IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice
Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Return and Reintegration Officer

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

Position Title : Return and Reintegration 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 : 25 January 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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) and the direct supervision of the Senior Specialist on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support for the development, and implementation of IOM’s return and reintegration activities and services falling under MAD’s responsibility at the global level. This will entail the provision of strong leadership in needs assessment and strategic planning functions in support to regional and field offices in the field on return and reintegration.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the substantive development and implementation of the AVRR portfolio, including through the development of overall policy frameworks, implementation strategies and action plans, taking into account regional and national priorities.

  2. Support the implementation of the Division’s global strategy in the thematic areas of AVRR, through the formulation or update of manuals, standard operating procedures and guidance notes of relevance for AVRR.

  3. Strengthen overall coherence of IOMs approach on return and reintegration, through the identification of common practices in other thematic areas (such as Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants (AVM), Labour Migration and Human Development Division (LHD), Transition and Recovery Division (TRD), International Cooperation and Partnerships (ICP), Migration Environment and Climate Change (MECC), Migration Health Division (MHD)) and the development of targeted training tools.

  4. Provide technical input to the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) and IOM missions in planning, designing and implementing projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to regional and field offices.

  5. Support regional strategic planning exercises (for instance under the EU Trust Fund Reintegration Facility), and provide support to country level strategic planning as required and in collaboration with the RTSs.

  6. Identify emerging issues relevant to the thematic area and contribute to the development of thematic background papers, analysis, reports and studies, and inputs to publications.

  7. Promote evidence base programming on AVRR, by supporting systematization of internal data management systems (such as the Migrant Management & Operational Systems Application) and by developing global research and evaluations.

  8. Support efforts in resource mobilization and reinforce strategic partnerships with donors and external stakeholders, including through the development of programmes and projects of global nature.

  9. Enhance overall visibility of AVRR, through the continuous update of AVRR’s communication strategy, the development of new communication tools and the provision of technical guidance to IOM offices.

  10. Support the preparation of the Division’s contribution to the Organization’s reports to IOM member and observer states (such as IOM Global Results Framework, Director General’s Report and IOM Migration Initiatives).

  11. In consultation with relevant parties, develop and deliver capacity building activities for internal and external capacity building on AVRR.

  12. Represent IOM and promote its policy vision and strategy with United Nations, governments, civil society, and private sector partners, as well as media organizations.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Administration/Relations 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

• Keen understanding of IOM’s role in assisted voluntary return and reintegration, including suite of comprehensive pre-departure and post-arrival processes;

• Experience in complex programme development and implementation experience on return and/or reintegration, including budget management, monitoring and evaluation;

• Strong communication, research and writing skills;

• Professional experience with a UN agency, or an international organization, with preference in developing countries;

• Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with donors, and with internal and external counterparts, both at the national and international level;

• Ability to interpret new and multifaceted information/data, identify issues, analyse problems and propose solutions.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and 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 25 January 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 12.01.2018 to 25.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2017/274 (P)- Return and Reintegration Officer (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55295599) Released

Posting: Posting NC55295608 (55295608) Released

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Switzerland: Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions

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Jan 142018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Position Title : Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 January 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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

  3. External female candidates.

Context:

As part of IOM digital transformation and to ensure Migrants have easy access to secure, pertinent and comprehensive information using their mobile devices, ICT is establishing a mobile development platform to create systems of engagement for beneficiaries and the IOM staff. The platform will allow the organization to leverage on the fast growth of mobile technology to deliver products and services for staff and people on the move.

Under the direct supervision of IOM’s Chief Information Officer, and in close collaboration with representatives from relevant divisions at IOM Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall development and management of IOM Mobile development platforms and projects for internal and external applications (apps).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Design, implement and manage the overall mobile development platform and corporate mobile apps and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical implementation and monitoring, in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as donor requirements.

  2. Develop and maintain work plans, implementation strategies, and expenditure plans to ensure timely implementation and achievement of project activities and results.

  3. Design and implement a structure to support the demand for new mobile apps. Identify, select and ensure the availability of necessary support and authorize the use of internal and external resources.

  4. Coordinate and manage all activities at the global level and in target countries, if applicable. Provide direction, leadership, technical advice and guidance, monitoring and oversight support to participating IOM offices and divisions, in close coordination with and with the support of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department.

  5. In collaboration with the other divisions and team, ensure the development of roadmap and the production of mobile applications with an emphasis on efficiency of exchanges and corresponding program delivery.

  6. Advise and support Regional Offices, Country Offices, departments and divisions to develop roadmaps related to mobile apps, and ensure compatibility with the IOM mobile enterprise platform and other institutional solutions.

  7. Regularly review and consult with the Director of ICT on the overall direction and strategy of the mobile development platform and projects for effectiveness, coherence and integrity, and work to build linkages and synergies with other IOM projects and programmes, where relevant.

  8. Select and recruit staff and/or consultants to carry out project activities, in close coordination with the Director of ICT and relevant IOM Division Heads. Supervise staff and consultants assigned to the project.

  9. Lead the effort to mobilize resources for all corporate mobile projects, in close cooperation with ICT and other relevant partners. Establish and maintain effective communication channels with project stakeholders, including existing and potential partners.

  10. Conduct a technical review of existing initiatives that offer related or similar services within the technology domain. Define the process of risk management for the apps and prepare a risk management plan, in coordination with internal stakeholders.

  11. Identify obstacles to the smooth implementation of the project, devise solutions, take action and consult the ICT Department and relevant HQ units in a timely manner.

  12. Prepare project reports and ensure timely submission, in line with project requirements and IOM procedures and standards. Prepare regular briefings, summaries, press releases and other relevant information materials, as required.

  13. Develop and implement a visibility/marketing and communications strategy when launching news mobile apps.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

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

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

Experience

• Eight years of professional experience;

• Knowledge of IOM and the global migration context;

• Strong technical understanding of cloud technology and services, security, and mobile technologies;

• Demonstrated experience with project development and liaison with private sector stakeholders, UN agencies and international cooperating partners;

• Demonstrated experience in project coordination and management;

• Strong management, leadership and facilitation skills;

• High level of competent in use of computer resources.

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 24 January 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 11.01.2018 to 24.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/14 (P) – Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions (P4) – Geneva, Switzerland (55312116) Released

Posting: Posting NC55312161 (55312161) Released

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Switzerland: Chief, Information Management Branch, D1

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Chief, Information Management Branch, D1
Jan 142018
 

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

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, advocate the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Chief, Information Management Branch will work under the overall strategic guidance of the Under-Secretary General / Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) and the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General / Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC).

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Chief, Information Management Branch formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Branch under his/her supervision. The Chief, Information Management Branch provides technical leadership for all of OCHA’s internal and inter-agency information management tools, platforms, and processes, ensuring stakeholders have appropriate access to the information they require. S/he oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Branch and Department, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. Specifically, the Chief, Information Management Branch will be responsible for the following:

  • Leads, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Information Management Branch under his/her responsibility. Co-ordinates the work carried out by different work units under the Branch and by other agencies and bodies of the United Nations system; provides programmatic/substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others. Oversees the development and execution of a new or revised data architecture and business workflow for OCHA to ensure that staff have access to key data for their work. Ensures that sound methodologies are used to support analysis and decision-making. Provides strategic and technical leadership across OCHA to ensure: authoritative, comprehensive information, and analysis on humanitarian needs and response; common, adaptable tools and services to manage information in humanitarian crises; and common analysis of risk, vulnerability, and capability.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate. Ensures the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC have high quality and comprehensive information and data to make informed decisions – both decision-making internal to OCHA and those affecting the broader humanitarian community. Develops and implements common risk and vulnerability assessment methodologies and tools.
  • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports. Provides consolidated information and analysis on crises and high-risk countries (e.g., multi-stakeholder inter-sectoral analysis outputs). Produces reports and information products on humanitarian needs and response. Gathers and shares quality-assured data for use by operational partners.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Branch maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Sections under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates. Develops and implements integrated information/data services and platforms to manage information in humanitarian crises. Develops information management service standards, reporting templates, and guidance, including shared data standards amongst operational partners. Offers technology solutions for optimal internal staff functioning and engagement with external clients in the humanitarian sector. Ensures the Branch’s work programme meets objectives laid out in the “Creating a Better OCHA” document, the OCHA Strategic Plan and the results Framework.
  • Develops and prepares the strategy and the work programme of the Branch, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Promotes an open data policy for the humanitarian community by leading or helping to set policy. Contributes to the formulation of OCHA’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG; contributes to the overall management of the Department’s activities and operations. Advises the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC on OCHA’s proactive engagement in information management for the humanitarian community.
  • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Branch, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting.
  • Recruits staff, taking due account of geographical balance, gender balance and other institutional values.
  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision. Provides leadership to the development of innovative and/or change management programmes.
  • Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Branch and across organizational boundaries.
  • Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues. Manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
  • Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on information management issues, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.
  • Represents the Branch at international, regional or national meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.

Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

• CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

• TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

• LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

• MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information technology, data science and management, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in information services, web and mobile services or related field, is required. At least five years of senior managerial experience is required. Experience in the design, delivery and marketing of information, data and technology services to clients, is desirable. Experience in the latest approaches to information technology solutions in a humanitarian context is desirable. Experience in information services or a related field in a humanitarian context is desirable. At least five years of experience at the international level with the United Nations organization or other comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Director, Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilisation Division, D2

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Jan 142018
 

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

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, advocate the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Director of the Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division will work under the overall strategic guidance of the Under-Secretary General / Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) and the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General / Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC).

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Director will drive OCHA’s resource mobilisation strategy and activities and supervise the mechanisms for humanitarian funds (e.g., Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF, and Country-Based Pooled Funds, CBPF), ensuring that all standards and requirements for operation of these entities are met. The Director will also oversee OCHA’s wider work on humanitarian finance issues, including providing thought leadership and building effective partnerships. Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Directs and manages the Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilisation Division of OCHA. Provides strategic and technical leadership across OCHA to ensure: consolidated data, analysis, and coordinated inter-agency strategy and advocacy to address financing needs; effective and accountable pooled funds to support humanitarian leadership, coordination, and response; and transformative and innovative initiatives for an efficient and transparent global humanitarian financing system.
  • Contributes to the formulation of OCHA’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG; contribute to the overall management of the Division’s activities and operations; Develops and implements global resource mobilization strategies and conducts outreach for priority crises, including carrying out pledging conferences. On behalf of the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC, provides strategic direction and engagement with OCHA’s Donor Support Group and to the broader humanitarian financing community; Advices the USG/ERC and / or ASG/DERC, represents OCHA at governmental and institutional meetings concerned to humanitarian aid.
  • Provides leadership to the development of innovative and/or change management programmes.
  • Formulates and implement the substantive work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Ensures the Division’s work programme meets objectives laid out in the ‘Creating a better OCHA” document, OCHA Strategic Plan and results Framework. Leads OCHA’s engagement in the global governance of pooled funds, including through the CERF Advisory Group, the CBPF-NGO Platform, and engagement with Member States and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Develops pooled fund policies, strategies, guidance, and tools; Manages resource mobilization and communication for pooled funds, inter alia, to reach 15% of Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) funding requirements through CBPF and a $1 billion CERF; Provides strategic, coordinated, prioritized, transparent, and timely CERF allocations. Provides operational support to pooled fund operations at country-level, training, technical advice, corporate oversight of pooled fund operations, and professionalization of pooled fund stakeholders.
  • Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and within OCHA, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate. Provides results and performance communications, including through CERF Grants Management Systems, websites, and business intelligence platforms. Develops corporate strategies to coordinate and ensure complementarity of diverse funding mechanisms, and their linkages to the broader humanitarian financing system. Leads efforts for improved humanitarian financing practice and management standards of pooled funds.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.
  • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the office/division under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates. Oversees a team to provide accurate and timely data and analysis on humanitarian funding, both within OCHA and within the broader humanitarian landscape.
  • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates. Develops and implements accountability, risk management, and oversight frameworks to ensure transparency and efficiency in the use and management of pooled funds.
  • Oversees the recruitment of staff for Division taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organisational boundaries. Works closely with OCHA’s Coordination Division to align priorities and needs.
  • Chairs meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference; provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions. Forms strategic partnerships with key actors and processes in international financing such as International Finance Institutions, the insurance industry, and other financial institutions. Represents OCHA at strategic engagements with international financing partners. Engages in a broad range of aid financing forums, including development financing, peacebuilding, domestic resources, and public-private partnerships.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Shows ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

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

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Over fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance, disaster or crisis management, international affairs, resource mobilization, or a related field is required. At least five years of senior managerial experience is required. At least five years of experience at the international level with the United Nations Organization, or comparable international organization is desirable.

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

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

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

All staff at the D2 level and above are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter.

The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 September 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Please apply through this link.

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Switzerland: Director, Coordination Division, D2

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Jan 142018
 

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

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Director of the Coordination Division will work under the overall strategic guidance of the Under-Secretary General / Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) and the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General / Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC).

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Director will provide technical leadership on all inter-agency coordination-related activities. S/he will represent and collaborate on OCHA’s global support to humanitarian assistance with other entities of the United Nations system as well as other humanitarian actors and organizations in the wider international humanitarian ecosystem. The Director will lead and manage the coordination function within OCHA, working collaboratively with other functional leads. Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Directs and manages the Coordination Division of OCHA. Provides strategic and technical leadership across OCHA to ensure: coordinated international humanitarian response systems; context-specific coordination mechanisms and processes that support effective and appropriate humanitarian action; and readiness of response actors to rapidly respond to new humanitarian emergencies.
  • Contributes to the formulation of OCHA’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG; contributes to the overall management of the Division’s activities and operations. Advises the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC on OCHA’s proactive engagement in coordination efforts and to strengthen partnerships with the international humanitarian community.
  • Provides leadership to the development of innovative and/or change management programmes.
  • Formulates and implement the substantive work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Ensures the Division’s work programme meets objectives laid out in the ‘Creating a Better OCHA”, OCHA Strategic Plan and Results Framework.
  • Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Office/Division, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and throughout all of OCHA, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate. Convenes and supports inter-agency processes, including overseeing the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Secretariat.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate. Provides operational and strategic coordination with other partners – including Member States, donors, UN Secretariat entities, development actors, regional organizations, and the private sector, among others – to ensure efficient coordination mechanisms are in place to support humanitarian response and action in the field (e.g., Humanitarian Programme Cycle). Works closely with OCHA’s operational partners.
  • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports. Develops and maintains close relationships with Permanent and Observer Missions to the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as well as other humanitarian actors.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the office/division under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates. Develops and institutes inter-agency guidance, tools, protocols, trainings, and expert capacity for intern-cluster coordination; needs assessments and inter-sectoral needs analysis; evidenced-based and prioritized response planning; monitoring of humanitarian situation, needs and response; and operational readiness, preparedness partnerships and initiatives and simulation exercises.
  • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
  • Oversees the recruitment of staff for Division taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organizational boundaries. Promotes and maintains system-wide readiness networks and processes, including OCHA’s internal readiness. Coordinates and manages networks and partnerships that provide surge and rapid response capacity during emergencies; Oversees trainings for and serves in an advisory capacity to Humanitarian Coordinators; Works closely with OCHA’s Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division and OCHA’s Operations and Advocacy Division to align priorities and needs.
  • Chairs meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference; provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions. Advises the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC and represents OCHA in strategic engagements with key international instruments and agreements.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Shows ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and
comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Over fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance, disaster or crisis management, international affairs, or related fields is required. At least five years of senior managerial experience is required. At least five years of experience at the international level with the United Nations organization, or other comparable international organization is desirable.

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

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

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff at the D2 level and above are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the United Nations Secretariat as of 30 September 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Please apply through this link.

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Switzerland: Consultant: Individual Giving Specialist (364 days, 20% time)

 FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultant: Individual Giving Specialist (364 days, 20% time)
Jan 112018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Jan 2018

Background

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nation.

Purpose

In close collaboration with several UNICEF teams including, Market Development, Country Office Development and Support team (CODAS) Regional Support Centres, ICT and Division of Communication provide strategic guidance and technical support to UNICEF on issues linked to Individual Giving fundraising. This includes:

  • Power of Nutrition direct marketing test in the UK – lead on PFP planning and project management, subsequent evaluation of the test and prepare plan for further roll out in UK and other markets.
  • Individual Audience Strategy – identify and provide guidance and support on defining areas of the IA strategy that needs further development to support fundraising
  • Individual Giving Strategy – provide guidance and support on rolling out the IG strategy in priority markets
  • Provide strategic, technical and marketing support for fundraising and engagement in National Committees and Country Offices
  • Advice on global investment allocation and support the development of investment applications, as well as the subsequent implementation and monitoring of these programs;
  • Other ad hoc opportunities as they arise, but not to the detriment of core deliverables.
  • Risk management – The incumbent will remain sensitive to risk in the programs that he/she is supporting, and escalate as necessary.
  • Expected results (measurable results)

    The incumbent will have a significant impact on UNICEF private sector income from high priority markets. The overall success of private sector income generation is built upon the success of fundraising in individual markets, therefore this role directly contributes to the achievement of the overall private sector income goals for UNICEF.

    The specific, measurable results for this consultancy will be:

  • Effective project management of power of Nutrition test from the PFP Perspective.
  • Development of a roll out plan for new tests.
  • Identify and describe areas in the IA strategy that has significant impact on the IG Strategy
  • Ad hoc workshops with FRS and markets on rolling out the IG strategy
  • Production of final draft of new IG strategy
  • Implementation plans for rolling out the IG Strategy
  • High quality support on ad hoc initiatives
  • Working relationships

    Supervisor – Head of Individual Giving, Fundraising Services.

    Peer group – Individual Giving team, Fundraising specialists, Fundraising Services unit,

    Key contacts – Chief Fundraising Services, Market Development Unit, CODAS, Digital Section, DOC, Regional Support Centres, National Committees, country offices, corporate unit.

    Skills, technical background and experience required

    Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Minimum 8 years marketing and fundraising experience.

    Fluency in English is required, and with additional language competency considered an asset.

    Location and expected travel

    Location flexible. Some travel to PFP Geneva and markets will be expected.

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    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.

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

    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=510049

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    Switzerland: Organizational Development Advisor

     Administracion, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Organizational Development Advisor
    Jan 102018
     

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

    Purpose of the post

    In a global environment perceived as increasingly complex, competitive and rapidly-changing, the ICRC has managed to maintain an outstanding ability to respond to both emerging and protracted crises, providing a relevant humanitarian response to communities affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. The organization has transformed core services and programs to enable it to respond effectively and efficiently to growing humanitarian needs and ensure its continuing relevance. A number of far-reaching projects and initiatives have been launched to enable the organization to adapt rapidly to developments in its operating environment, when needed, and to work better together, both within and across teams. These efforts need to continue to further improve the organizational effectiveness and to respond to the necessities of the next institutional strategy (2019-22), which is under development.

    The Organizational Change sector and the Project Management Office (PMO) will play important roles in developing and implementing the ICRC Strategy 2019-22. They will ensure that organizational development perspectives underpin new projects and initiatives, maintaining an overview of ongoing and planned adaptations and guiding their implementation to ensure alignment and proper sequencing among them.

    The Organizational Development Advisor will play a key role within both teams, leading specific work-streams related to adapting the ICRC’s organizational model and supporting the implementation of projects with a strong impact on the ICRC’s culture and working practices. He/she will work in tandem with the Directorate of Operations to ensure that related changes are developed and implemented in a coordinated and coherent manner.

    Main responsibilities

    • Lead in close cooperation with the Directorate of Operations the ongoing analysis of ICRC’s organizational model informing the Institutional Strategy 2019-22 and associated projects. Develop and maintain an overview of ongoing and planned projects and initiatives, connecting them with institutional and departmental strategies and liaising with departments as needed to ensure effective coordination.
    • On this basis, compile an overarching implementation plan that sets out the time-frame and sequencing of required critical steps; monitor related progress and propose required corrective actions.
    • In a longer-term perspective, based on the Institutional Strategy 2019-22, develop and analyze options to further adapt the ICRC’s organizational model, drawing on internal lessons learned and benchmarking ICRC processes and structures against the practice of other organizations.
    • Support departments (mainly at headquarters) in implementing ongoing and planned adaptations to their own organizational model (métier transformations) and in introducing other measures to optimize functioning and simplify processes, as relevant.
    • Upon request lead initiatives implementing transversal organizational changes.
    • Monitor the implementation of business plans related to the delocalization and outsourcing of selected headquarters services, together with the Finance and Administration Division, verifying that commitments are being met and proposing required corrective actions; track the capacity of delocalized/ outsourced services to meet the requirements of clients and agreed levels of quality at lower costs.
    • In framing and overseeing adaptations to the ICRC’s organizational model, bring issues to the Organization and Management Platform/Project Board or the Directorate for decision, as appropriate.
    • Establish an internal network among those colleagues managing organizational development in different locations to identify lessons learned in setting up, refine working processes, and facilitate exchanges of good practice.
    • Use relevant change management processes and techniques to accompany the transition from the “as is” to the “to be” organizational model, minimizing the disruptive impact of changes, cultivating support for them among staff members, and preserving business continuity.
    • Contribute to ensure that appropriate frameworks are in place to inform, accompany and support affected colleagues, together with the HR Operations Division.
    • Contribute relevant and timely internal communication on adaptations to the organizational model, tailoring messages to the information needs of different stakeholders and using appropriate channels; organize the flow of communication and report on progress.
    • Identify and assess risks that could affect the achievement of planned objectives and mitigate their impact.
    • Cultivate external network among other colleagues implementing adaptations to the organizational model to identify lessons learned, refine working processes, and facilitate exchanges of good practice.

    Education and experience required

    • Advanced university degree
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
    • Experience in a large scale and international organization, including confirmed experience in managerial functions, required.
    • Specialized training in project management (PMP, Prince2 or Hermes) and/or change management (PROSCI) and organizational development
    • Experienced in process design and improvement
    • Proven track record in managing transformation processes
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in English and French)

    Desired profile and skills

    • Understanding of humanitarian sector, ideally within ICRC
    • Solid understanding of organizational processes and roles/responsibilities in an international matrix management system.
    • Inspiring and inclusive leader
    • Demonstrated capacity to lead complex change and to influence management practice
    • Solid analytical and organizational skills; adept at solving problems; results-oriented
    • Ability to translate complex questions into practical, actionable strategies and to present information in a clear and concise manner
    • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills; demonstrated “coaching” and relationship-building capacity
    • Working and communicating well under pressure, ability to convince and represent institutional interests under controversial circumstances
    • Sense of initiative and ability to work autonomously; assertiveness
    • Solid team player; confirmed capacity to work transversally

    Additional information

    Reporting line: Head of Organizational Change, and in collaboration with the Project Management Office, both within the Office of the Directorate-General

    Type of contract: Open-ended

    Length of assignment: 3 years, extendable

    Working rate: 100%

    Starting date: ASAP

    Application deadline: Sunday 11th February 2018

    How to apply:

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

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    Switzerland: Head, Resource Mobilization

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head, Resource Mobilization
    Jan 062018
     

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

    Background Information – Job-specific

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

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

    Functional Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

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

    Experience

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

    Language

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

    How to apply:

    Click on the link below:

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

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    Switzerland: Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
    Jan 062018
     

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

    Background Information – Job-specific

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

    Functional Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

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

    Experience

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

    Language

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

    How to apply:

    Click the link below:

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

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    Switzerland: Senior Information Comm. Technology Assistant G7 ,# 21929 Geneva Switzerland

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Information Comm. Technology Assistant G7 ,# 21929 Geneva Switzerland
    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Jan 2018

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

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

    The Senior ICT Assistant is accountable for the delivery of effective and efficient technical and operational assistance in the administration, maintenance, documentation, and monitoring of all business applications owned and used by Geneva based divisions and their partners. The incumbent supports that effective and efficient operation of business applications and related services, including backend database management and operational support is maintained, to ensure minimal down time and maximum productivity. The Senior ICT Assistant identifies risks and emerging faults in order to enhance performance, capacity, scalability, security, and fault tolerance.

    How can you make a difference?

    Assist the Head of Applications Support Unit in the followings:

    1. Maintaining high standards of business application operations and services through continuous optimization, performance monitoring and standard compliance in line with business imperatives and changing needs
    2. Maintaining robust backend systems and perform database administration related tasks
    3. Maintaining management information platform to support business performance monitoring and analysis, and business intelligence management
    4. Foster innovation through technology

    1.Maintaining high standards of business application operations and services through continuous optimization, performance monitoring and standard compliance in line with business imperatives and changing needs**

    1. Participate and provide inputs to the review and analysis of business requirements for technology applications;
    2. Provide technical inputs to the design of quality attributes and development of applications architecture in coordination with ICT-Geneva Technical Support Unit as well as ICTD-NYHQ Technical Architecture;
    3. Provide technical support for applications configuration and maintenance, and in coordination with ICT-Geneva Technical Support Unit ensure the infrastructure capacity to meet the business requirements;
    4. Monitor system performance and apply proactive measures to sustain or improve performance standard; and provide regular reports regarding performance status, risks, issues, and make recommendations for remediation.
    5. Assist in providing guidance and support to business users, and perform troubleshooting analysis and resolution for application problems and liaise with vendors as and when necessary;
    6. In coordination with the other resources in ICT-Geneva Application Support Unit, assist in performing impact analysis on changes and provide technical support to the change management process;
    7. Perform applications related administration tasks to maintain applications availability, enhanced services and security; and provide regular reports regarding availability status, risks, issues, and make recommendations for remediation;
    8. Maintain the technical environment for application development, test and production landscape, and ensure proper access and permission as well as transport flow;

    2. Maintaining robust backend systems and perform database administration related tasks

    1. In coordination with ICT-Geneva Technical Support Unit and ICTD-NYHQ Technical Architecture, develop and maintain the back-end infrastructure for business applications, and apply proactive measures to sustain or improve performance standard;
    2. Assist in identifying database requirements, analyzing applications needs for database, evaluating existing systems, and translating the logical design into specific data models;
    3. Recommend database physical and logical structure as well as functional capabilities, database security, backup and recovery specifications;
    4. Maintain database performance by optimizing database parameters, completing maintenance requirements, evaluating and monitoring database server storage capacity and processing power;
    5. Enhance database availability, security and integrity as well as service levels by establishing routine maintenance procedures, and developing and managing backup and recovery plans;
    6. Assist in maintaining database documentation, including database infrastructure, data standards, procedures and definitions for the metadata;

    3. Maintaining management information platform to support business performance monitoring and analysis, and business intelligence management

    1. Assist in identifying business requirements for management information and in developing and maintaining the related conceptual, logical and structural data models;
    2. In coordination with ICT-Geneva Technical Support Unit, maintain and optimize the data warehouse infrastructure and business intelligence platform architecture for both internal users and partners (e.g. National Committee and Country Offices users);
    3. Design the integration processes and implement ETL procedures for inbound data from various applications sources and ensure data flow is regular, data is verified, and quality is checked as defined by the business requirements;
    4. Design and implement data architecture and ETL processes to ensure proper functioning of dashboard, analytics and reporting environments;
    5. Review logs and carry out monitoring and tuning related tasks as well as performance analysis, and apply proactive measures to sustain or improve performance standard;
    6. Assist in maintaining technical design and data structure specifications documentation;
    7. Assist in developing user guidance materials and in conducting user training, and as well as in supporting end-users

    4. Foster innovation through technology

    1. Assist in identifying capability gaps in the business applications landscape and business support, and exploring new ways of delivering additional values by exploring standard and emerging technologies; and by performing custom coding tasks as and when required;
    2. In coordination with members of the ICT-Geneva section, evaluate and maintain in-house initiatives and ensure maintenance and support;
    3. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and benchmarking best practices;

    Note:

    The recruitment process for GS positions is subject to local recruitment regulations. UNICEF may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status in Switzerland or who have the right to reside in neighbouring France and within commuting distance.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

    1. Commitment
    2. Diversity and Inclusion
    3. Integrity

    Core competencies

    1. Drive for Results (LII)
    2. Communication (LII)
    3. Working with People (LII)

    Functional Competencies

    1. Planning and Organising (LII)
    2. Applying Technical Expertise (LII)
    3. Analysing (LII)
    4. Following Instrutions and Procedures (LII)

    Education:

    1. Completion of Secondary education preferably supplemented with formal training at university level in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or equivalent; Business Administration, Engineering or related field with training in software development, database management, or cloud computing.
    2. Additional Information Technology related industry certification an asset.

    Experience:

    1. Seven years practical work experience in information technology, including systems administration and operations, network computing, application development, systematic methods of troubleshooting and analytical problem solving, and providing assistance to users on IT services.
    2. Experience in interpreting requirements, and designing and developing enterprise web application using .Net (C# and ASP), REST APIs, CSOM, Javascript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, XML, JSON, etc.
    3. Good knowledge and understanding of Sharepoint Designer, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server; Sharepoint add-ins and Azure hosted apps;
    4. Experience in Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (particularly Agile Scrum).
    5. Experience in data and process integration, techniques and related tools;
    6. Good knowledge of MS SQL and related services (replication, analysis, reporting, integration etc.) is a plus;
    7. A global concept of the functioning of ICT and UNICEF
    8. UN/UNICEF experience will be highly desirable

    Language Requirements:

    1. Fluency in English. Any other UN official language(Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) would be an asset.
    2. Knowledge of French language is desirable

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

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

    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=509880

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    Switzerland: Senior Finance Assistant (GS-7), #1914, PFP – Geneva, Switzerland

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Finance Assistant (GS-7), #1914, PFP – Geneva, Switzerland
    Jan 032018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Jan 2018

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

    There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.For every child, a geographically mobile & diverse workforce

    The Senior Finance Assistant reports to the Geneva Common Services Accounting & Finance Manager. The Geneva Common Services (COS) Finance team serves the following Geneva based entities: Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), EMOPS, Geneva Liaison Office and the Geneva Common Services. The incumbent also works closely with many UNICEF country offices that receive funds from PFP and ECARO.

    The Senior Finance Assistant is responsible for a variety of specialized tasks in the areas of finance and accounting, budget administration, payroll and entitlements. The role requires the incumbent to have a strong understanding of both programmatic and funding components of UNICEF’s work.

    How can you make a difference?

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

    1. Support Financial Planning and Management– Within delegated authority, assist the supervisor in managing Common Services finance operation, encompassing a wide variety of funding sources, a large volume of transactions, a large number of stakeholders and extensive dispersed activities.- Provide input to financial reports, contributing to the preparation of various written outputs such as drafting background papers and analytical reports.- Analyze budget expenditures according to allotment and budget codes, verify compliance with guidelines and procedures and keep stakeholders informed to ensure timely remedial action, when necessary.- Monitor open commitments and pre-commitments, reconcile Personal Advances & Recoveries (PAR) accounts for staff as well as the General Ledger accounts.- Provide guidance and training on the application, interpretation and implementation of UNICEF Financial policies, procedures and guidelines to all relevant stakeholders. – Prepare and/or monitor financial exception reports to assess unusual activities and transactions, investigate anomalies. Review transactions carried out by Geneva based entities.- Assist in ensuring that internal controls are adequately applied in the office. Ensure timely update of the Table of Authority and maintain Delegation of Authority memos.

    2. Monitor Accounts – Perform oversight function and coordinate monthly and year-end closure activities with other team members. Coordinate monthly and year-end closure processes and reporting.- Coordinate and complete monthly and year-end closure activities/reports.- Ensure that all disbursement transactions are correctly recorded by reviewing accounting entries and performing periodic and year-end reconciliation.- Review and reconcile inter-office and inter-agency transactions during the year and adjust entries as required before year-end closure. – Examine direct cash transfer (DCT) transactions and supporting documents to ensure Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditure (FACE) form has been properly entered into the system and the expenditure is broadly reasonable and in accordance with policy.

    3. Payroll management– Coordinate with UNICEF’S Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) and analyze monthly funding analysis report. – Prepare and reconcile deductions for all Geneva staff and monitor recovery of these deductions as well as follow up on any related issues;- Act as a focal point for global management of staff accounts with the La Mutuelle fund and the United Nations Staff Mutual Insurance Society (UNSMIS) account.- Respond to staff on payroll-related queries.- Ensure up-to-date information on cash position is available and timely replenishments for the Geneva payroll account. Coordinate the process with GSSC and DFAM Treasury.

    4. Relationship management: GSSC and banks– Maintain relationship with GSSC to ensure effective cooperation by having regular conference calls to address bottlenecks in the processes, identify improvements opportunities, etc.- Maintain relationship with representatives of local banks to obtain information on changes in procedures, regulations and matters pertaining to the maintenance of bank accounts and follow-up on queries/issues.- Act as a focal point for timely updating of the Geneva signatory panel and coordinate the process with DFAM Treasury and bank counterparts.

    5. Knowledge and capacity building– Interact with Geneva-based stakeholders and Country Office (CO) staff on a regular basis to share information and provide technical assistance related to budget, finance and accounts issues and transactions, including capacity building activities;- Support initiatives for management improvement by capturing, institutionalizing and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Recommend improvements in processes and procedures to enhance productivity and performance including implementation of cost saving strategies.- Participate and/or organize training events to build capacity of staff and stakeholders.

    6. Act as Officer- In- Charge in the absence of Accounting and Finance Manager.

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

    Education:

    Completion of secondary education required. A university degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration or professional qualification (i.e. CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.) from professional accounting body would be highly desirable.

    Experience:

    Seven years of general accounting experience orfinanceis required.

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency of English is required. Working knowledge of French would be an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

    – Drive for Results (Level II)- Communication (Level II)- Working with People (Level II)

    Functional Competencies

    – Analyzing (Level II)- Applying Technical Expertise (Level II)- Planning and Organizing (Level II)- Following Instructions and Procedures (Level II)

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    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=509777

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