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

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

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

Org. Setting and Reporting

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

Responsibilities

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

Competencies

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

Education

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

Work Experience

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

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

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

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Lehrstelle Kauffrau/-mann Dienstleistung & Administration (Lehrbeginn 2019), St. Gallen

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Jul 052018
 

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Raiffeisen – Administración

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Switzerland: Visual Communications intern

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Visual Communications intern
Jul 042018
 

Organization: International Service for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Geneva office is offering an internship with the communications team.

The preferred starting date for the internship would be Monday 3 September 2018.

ISHR is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, etc.

Background

This internship with ISHR offers a unique opportunity for communications students to be involved in and learn about the communications activities of a leading international human rights non-governmental organisation.

The intern will be based at ISHR’s Geneva office and will receive exposure to the international human rights non-governmental community.

Objective

To develop the NGO experience of a visual communications student.

The intern will:

· Apply their skills, knowledge and experience in the area of visual communications

· Acquire experience working for an international human rights NGO

· Broaden their professional competencies

The opportunity

The communications team is now offering an internship in which the incumbent will apply and develop a range of visual communications skills through practical exposure to the daily activities of a human rights NGO.

Responsibilities and duties may include:

· Video production, editing, posting

· Event photography, photo editing and publishing

· Website maintenance

· Drafting, editing, publishing online articles on human rights issues

· Production of publications and marketing materials

· Graphic design

· Event planning, coordination and management

· 10-15% of administrative tasks

The applicant will also be required to perform the following:

· Database management

· Administration support to the communications team

· Translation and proofreading (if applicable)

The ideal applicant

To be considered, applicants should be undertaking studies in the field of communication, marketing, graphic design or similar, or have recently completed such studies. They should also possess:

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency). French and/or Spanish are an advantage.

· Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

· Good command of InDesign and Photoshop

· Interest in social media

· Excellent social skills and ability to multi-task

· Desire to acquire experience working in a multicultural environment and interest in the work of a human rights NGO

· Full or part-time availability for a period of two to three months

· Swiss or EU citizen/Permit B or C

ISHR welcomes applications from candidates without any or with limited work experience.

Please note:

This is an unpaid internship. Travel costs, travel arrangements and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern. ISHR covers the cost of the Geneva public transport card, and accident insurance. ISHR also offers a strong professional development and training plan. For more information, please visit our website: www.ishr.ch/internships

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following by email to communications@ishr.ch:

· A cover letter including ideal internship duration and possible start date

· A current CV

· A sample of communications work is also welcomed (graphic design, writing, photography, short video, …)

IMPORTANT:Your email subject should be “GENEVA Visual Communication Internship”. If you use a different subject line, your application may not be considered.

The deadline for application is Friday 3 August 2018, 23:59 pm, Geneva time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to take place between 7 and 10 August 2018.

Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is important to ISHR. Please check our website for more information on our Privacy Policy, which tells you what we do with your personal data, how they are used and what your rights are as an individual under the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Assistent / Sekretär (m/w) 50% – Empfang und Administration, Zürich

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Jul 042018
 

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Switzerland: Programme Management Officer (TJO), P4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99940

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Programme Management Officer (TJO), P4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99940
Jul 012018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergency. As part of the Change Implementation Team, the Programme Management Officer reports directly to the Director of Change Implementation Team.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, under the supervision of the Director, including preparing inputs for and coordinating overall workplan of the Change Implementation Team in collaboration with the Director and Team Members.; monitors and analyzes Change Implementation Team programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Ensures close liaison with OCHA’s Office of the Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General, the Executive Management Committee (EMC), OCHA’s Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Guidance Section (SPEGS), Executive Office, and other parts of OCHA so that progress of the change implementation process is fully communicated and informed by the ongoing work of OCHA and that the outcomes of the change implementation process work are fully reflected in OCHA’s planning, budgeting and other relevant processes for 2018 and beyond.
  • Manages change process work-streams and provides direction to change agents, other OCHA staff and, if applicable, consultants; monitors progress of change implementation processes against plans, requirements, quality measures and standard processes, and evaluates progress for continuous improvement of plans, strategies and other change implementation documents.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; monitors UN reform processes, their impacts on OCHA and advises the Director on necessary changes to internal change implementation processes and plans; and supports the Director in her interaction with UN Secretariat departments on reform plans, processes and measures.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to change agent and other meetings, workshops, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • On behalf of the Director, coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Knowledge of UN rules, regulations, and reforms. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Knowledge of OCHA field and headquarter operations is required. Experience in organizational management, design, and reform projects, preferably with the UN system, is desirable.

Languages

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

This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is through 31 December 2018 and the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

  • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
  • Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.
  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
  • Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

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

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Switzerland: HQ Coordinator (volunteer)

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: HQ Coordinator (volunteer)
Jun 302018
 

Organization: Seeds
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

CONTEXT

Seeds is a nonprofit organization based in Switzerland, with presence in Spain and France. We operate since 2013 in various developing countries and various areas including from social enterprises and health to certain environmental issues, but always through micro-finance solutions.

As part of the development of its activities, Seeds is looking for a highly motivated, flexible self-starter HQ Coordinator.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The HQ Coordinator will serve as the focal point for the coordination of the organization’s projects, management of daily activity in its headquarters and monitoring the various activities of all volunteers working in Switzerland. He/She will offer guidance to the field project coordinator and will work in conjunction with our board members.

Tasks will include:

  1. coordinating the work of all Seeds NGO’s departments, by acting as the primary focal point in HQ, planning actions/projects that relate to different departments including both field & HQ teams, and organising regular team meetings

  2. monitoring the tasks of all HQ various volunteers by ensuring that individual actions and projects are timely implemented.

  3. ensuring that proper and regular internal communication circulates is spread properly across the various departments (newsletters, emails …etc)

  4. other tasks as assigned

WHAT DO WE OFFER

This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting programs and socio-economic changes in Uganda as well as to develop internal management skills as applied to the nonprofit sector. Taking part in Seeds’ activities will also provide you with a better understanding of microfinance programs and issues affecting rural Africa. You will obtain hands-on experience in the field of international development within a cooperative and intercultural environment.

For more information about what you could gain from volunteering with Seeds, please read testimonials of recent volunteers http://www.seeds-ngo.org/volunteer

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

· First experience in business administration. Prior experience with nonprofit organizations is an asset

· Knowledge of project management, especially as applied to international development and micro-finance programs

· Ability to work independently and to be proactive

· Strong interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to manage people effectively

· Ability to identify needs and priorities and respond accordingly

· Working knowledge of English. French knowledge is an advantage

START DATE: ASAP

TIME COMMITMENT: Min. 50% of time in Seeds office

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and letter of motivation to: hr@seeds-ngo.org Thank you!

As this is an unpaid position, the willingness and ability to work without remuneration is required. A valid permit to work in Switzerland is also required.

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Switzerland: Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)

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Jun 272018
 

Organization: Interpeace
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

About Interpeace

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

General Position Summary

Reporting to the President, the VP/COO is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, optimizing Interpeace’s performance and executing the organisational strategy to achieve Interpeace’s strategic objectives.

The VP/COO harmonises and aligns the operating strategies and plans of all Interpeace functions (i.e. programme implementation, programme development, policy, learning and knowledge management, strategic partnership management, finance, human resources, communications, information technology and administration) to the strategic plan of the organization. S/he manages the coordinated and integrated execution of the latter and in alignment with Interpeace’s strategic direction and core values.

The VP/COO takes direction and priorities from the President and manages the Global Management Team (GMT) to implement initiatives and strategic imperatives required to build and achieve greater organisational agility, responsiveness and operational excellence.

Duties and responsabilities

Programme and Operational Management

The VP/COO raises the level of accountability, transparency, performance, agility, and responsiveness of the organization. More specifically, the VP/COO

  • Oversees the organizational development and enforces frameworks that achieve the standards of excellence of a well-managed and responsibly governed organization
  • Is responsible for achieving and surpassing the strategic goals of the functions under his/her purview
  • Coordinates the process of design, implementation and periodic review of the operational and programmatic frameworks, policies and strategies
  • Is responsible for the measurement and collective performance of the functions under her/his purview and reports to the President on the programmatic and operational performance of the organization
  • Briefs the President and ensures the President is kept regularly informed, on ongoing trends and developments of Interpeace’s work
  • Facilitates organizational adaptation and change through effective development of integrated risk and threat assessment frameworks
  • Assesses the organisational capacity to implement initiatives pursuant to Interpeace’s strategic goals, measuring and evaluating the programmatic, financial, human and operational implications of key opportunities
  • Develops a culture of high performance and professional development at Interpeace
  • Monitors and manages compliance with local laws, donor rules and regulations, enforces the organisation’s internal policies and procedures, and makes recommendations on policy changes to the President
  • Approves exceptions to Interpeace’s internal policies and procedures

People Management and Leadership

  • Creates an enabling work environment where staff members can achieve their potential
  • Guided by the mission and core values of the organization together with integrated talent management strategies, recruits, leads, motivates, develops, inspires and builds a high performance and cohesive GMT
  • Monitors, evaluates and documents the individual performance of GMT members through a staff development lens
  • Mentors and coaches staff members

Integrated Planning, Coordination, and Execution

The VP/COO is directly responsible for operationalizing the organisational strategy and delivering coordinated and harmonized programmatic and operational functions. More specifically, the VP/COO

  • Supports the development of Interpeace’s strategic plan
  • Develops the integrated operational strategy to execute Interpeace’s strategic plan
  • Guides the development of methodologies, action plans, and function-specific operational strategies that constitute the integrated operational strategy necessary to effectively carry out Interpeace’s peacebuilding mandate
  • Plans, develops and establishes the GMT’s collective and individual workplans and key performance indicators
  • Coordinates and aligns Interpeace’s activities and resources to the strategic direction of the organization – set by the President – prioritizing areas of impact, resource development and talent management
  • In discussion with the President, takes decisions for programmatic disengagement
  • Uses a centralised reporting and knowledge management system to disseminate relevant information across units and to relevant stakeholders

Budget Management

The VP/COO is responsible to the President for the financial health of the organization, and more specifically, for all budgets within Interpeace (with exception of the Innovation Fund managed directly by the President). The VP/COO:

  • Prepares and manages the organization’s annual budget and financial report, adhering to the highest standards of transparency and resource stewardship. In close collaboration with the Director of Global Operations, the VP/COO monitors organisational spending, budget compliance and anticipates and mitigates financial risk
  • Assesses and approves project budgets and programmatic and operational design for proposals to be submitted to potential funders
  • In line with the budget framework laid out by the President and Governing Board, approves funds allocation for activities that are not funded by projects
  • Implements the organization’s investment strategy developed by the President

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration
  • At least 12 years of relevant experience with at least 7 years of progressive leadership and management experience internationally and in cross-cultural, international organizations
  • Demonstrated experience managing organizations with financial operations of a medium size organizations with diverse funding models. Broad knowledge of best market practices in budget management
  • Experience leading successful organizational development and change management initiatives
  • Understanding and knowledge of public donors’ rules, regulations and operational guidelines
  • A proven capacity to build, lead, inspire, advise and motivate cross-functional teams towards delivery of goals
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results: interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model, translating strategic priorities into deliverable operational plans, and leading implementation of strategic plans
  • Track record of improving organizational performance and organizational performance evaluation processes
  • Track record of solving complex problems
  • Track record of recruiting and developing high performance staff globally, building frameworks that create a culture of clear accountability and employee engagement
  • A proven capacity to build strong interpersonal relationships and systems that foster trust, open dialogue, and full transparency
  • Ability to communicate powerfully, persuasively and prolifically
  • Fluent in English and excellent communication skills in Spanish and/or French
  • Background in peacebuilding or development or humanitarian work a strong asset

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Success Factors

  • A master integrator, proficient at tying together multiple functions
  • A creative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to Interpeace’s mandate
  • Strategic with a focus on details
  • Has an eye out for ways to improve the organization by deepening the pipeline of talent, constantly raising the level of talent through strong hires, and providing opportunities to develop existing team member skills

How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to recruitment@interpeace.org open until filled.

“Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be notified.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website www.interpeace.org.

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Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P4 Job ID: 98827

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Jun 272018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 09 Aug 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of the IASC secretariat.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Leads preparation of policy papers and identifies operational issues of strategic concern for consideration by the IASC Emergency Directors Group (EDG), with a view to addressing operational challenges and gaps.
•Supports the preparation, monitoring, implementation and revision of the annual EDG workplan, in support of the overall IASC workplan.
•Serves as a senior policy officer; advise on overall policy direction on specific issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas. Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations.
•Organizes, prepares for, reports on and/or participates in EDG operational support missions and EDG donor missions, as required.
•Organizes EDG meetings, including the annual horizon scanning and operational reviews, gathering relevant inputs from partner organizations, Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams; ensures necessary support is provided; prepares reports; and liaises with OCHA Operations and Advocacy Division (as well as other relevant Divisions) and IASC partners to ensure follow-up on EDG recommendations.
•Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follows-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
•Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.; with respect to the latter, takes the lead in providing support and information to relevant councils or other entities on specific issues.
•Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
•Establishes and maintains contacts with Member States, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system.
•Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics related to the EDG; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
•Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
•May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program.
•Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Knowledge of inter-agency mandates, policies and procedures in particular as pertains to emergency operations in the field. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• 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.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area, is required. A minimum of two years of recent field experience is highly desirable. A minimum of four years of experience in supporting inter-agency processes or coordination is desirable. Prior experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting is desirable. Experience supporting senior humanitarian officials is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

The extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

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

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Switzerland: Internship – Human Resources, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99646

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Jun 232018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

Located within the Executive Office (EO), the Human Resources Section (HRS) Field sub-units are responsible for the coordination of human resources administration for OCHA staff which includes: recruitment and placement of staff, management of contracts, entitlements and benefits, reassignments and separations as well as policy guidance. This internship will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the respective head of the Unit.
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, starting as-soon-as-possible.

Responsibilities

On the whole, the intern will be providing continuous assistance and sustainable support to the HR Team with various human resources on-going projects, standard HR processes, and in obtaining follow-up updates relating to recruitment / selection / (re-)assignment of Geneva based staff; will be supporting the entire HR activities on the management of the OCHA Geneva internship programme; will be providing continual assistance with the maintenance of the human resources filing system by organizing and archiving the Team’s paper based and electronic documents; will be providing support to the HR Team with the entire classification processes of both P and GS positions, based in OCHA Geneva; will be providing assistance to HR Officers in different stages of recurrent issues on monthly staff payment releases, such as promptly contacting various administrative sections and unites, as well as substantive offices concerned, to obtain relevant information / data on post funding matters; will be providing continual support to an HR Officer in key HR case follow-ups and in obtaining case status updates, including direct communication with various administrative units both within OCHA and UNOG; will be engaging in direct (email) communication with relevant substantive parties and multiple administrative actors within OCHA to obtain swift and relevant information for HR cases assigned to the HR Team; will also be drafting, editing, and finalizing for signature/ approval a variety of HR correspondence, as requested; and, will also be providing general office support services and performing tasks, as appropriate.

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.

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 and French (both oral and written) is required. 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; and
-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

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.
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.

No Fee

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

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Switzerland: LEARNING CENTRE ADVISOR

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Jun 222018
 

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

1. Background

The Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (the Constitution) came into force in 2008. Chapter 4 of the Constitution establishes the Union Legislature or the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw comprising two Hluttaws, Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives) and Amyotha Hluttaw (House of Nationalities), that are generally equal in status. The term of the Union Hluttaw is 5 years from the day of the first session of the Pyithu Hluttaw. Following the Myanmar election held on 8 November 2015, newly elected MPs were sworn in as MPs of the Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday 1 February 2016, and of the Amyotha Hluttaw on Wednesday 3 February 2016. The Constitution has also established sub-national parliaments comprising one parliament for each of the fourteen states/regions.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNDP have supported the Hluttaw-led institutional change agenda focused on building the Union Parliament into a strong and effective democratic institution since 2013. The Union Hluttaw Strategic Plan 2015-2018 identifies key short and medium term priorities for institutional strengthening and to meet Strategic Plan objectives the UNDP/IPU parliamentary strengthening program (PSP) delivers a long-term, multi-faceted approach to capacity building, covering capacity building for MPs, the Parliamentary Administration as well as for the Region and State Hluttaw. IPU supports overall PSP results at the Union level, integrating the areas of ICT development and information management and support to the Hluttaw Learning Centre in helping address the Hluttaw’s institutional development priorities.

The Hluttaw Learning Centre was opened in 2015, providing a high quality facility for in-house training and learning. The Learning Centre enables the Parliament to strengthen capacity and skills of MPs and staff on a sustainable basis, and provides coherence to development partner support to training and learning. The aims of the Learning Centre are:

  • To create a world class Parliamentary Learning Centre that enhances the capacity of MPs and Staff resulting in improved performance of the Hluttaw and increased public trust in the Institution.

  • To be a fully self-sustained and managed Centre of excellence by 2018

In 2016, the Learning Centre supported the Hluttaw to lead an induction for new Union Hluttaw MPs and a leadership and professional development programme for Union and Region and State Hluttaw Committee Chairs and Secretaries. Ongoing professional development support to MPs is provided through issue-based seminars and master classes, and personalized assistance through drop in services and short skills courses.

A key objective in capacity development programmes for staff was support to Executive and Middle Managers of Union and Region and State Hluttaws. A long-term programme of support from mid-2017 aimed to strengthen institutional development and change management through more effective Executive-level decision-making and coordination, and empowered mid-level managers delegated with authority to deliver Strategic Objectives which improve services to Parliamentary leadership, Committee Chairs and MPs. Middle Managers have been supported to develop projects in their departments that implement the Hluttaw’s Strategic Plan, and to monitor and report on results achieved.

The Learning Centre has also supported sustainability of capacity development support to the Hluttaws through development of a cadre of Hluttaw staff trainers who are capable of delivering support to MPs and staff, and who can act as training focal points for technical expertise in different Hluttaw departments. An internationally accredited TTT Specialized programme delivered by Melbourne Polytechnic has created a team of 22 highly trained staff to act as dedicated Hluttaw trainers. Development of this capacity and increased Hluttaw leadership of the Learning Centre ensures sustainability of professional development services to MPs and staff and supports implementation of the institutional development and reform agendas of the Union Hluttaw and the Regions and State Hluttaws.

To work towards the achieving the Learning Centre’s aims, Strategic Priorities in 2017-2018 are:

  1. Deliver high quality and responsive support to MPs and staff

  2. Provide expertise in public education services and parliamentary self-study

  3. Develop partnerships and networks to support stakeholder engagement with the Hluttaw

  4. Support more effective Hluttaw capacity development through monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  5. Ensure the Learning Centre has the resources and capacity to address strategic objectives

The Joint Coordination Committee on Hluttaw Development are considering a permanent governance structure that will ensure that the Hluttaw Learning Centre meets its sustainability aims and is fully Hluttaw-led, managed and staffed. Under this structure, a proposed Learning Centre Office will perform duties in Curriculum and Teaching, Administration and Monitoring and Evaluation and would be staffed from the Hluttaw Offices with technical support and on-the-job training from UNDP/IPU.

Through 2017-2018, the Learning Centre will progress towards the goal of recognized status as Myanmar’s dedicated parliamentary training body. Development of a Hluttaw-led, managed and staffed Learning Centre that can effectively report on results achieved can also act as a model for internally-driven capacity development across governance institutions in Myanmar. This support helps to build robust, people-centered parliamentary institutions at national and sub-national levels that have the capacity and durability to engage in key national priorities including the peace process, federalism and constitutional reform.

  1. Purpose and Scope of work

The Learning Centre Adviser will make a substantive contribution to meeting the aims of the Learning Centre and particularly support its evolution into a self-sustained centre for parliamentary strengthening and knowledge sharing in Myanmar. The Learning Centre Adviser will work together with the Chief Technical Adviser Parliament, the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist, the Learning Centre Trainer – Parliamentary ICT Skills, UNDP/IPU staff assigned to Learning Centre activities and Hluttaw Learning Centre staff and trainers in overseeing, consolidating and scaling up gains made in MP professional development and staff capacity development programmes. The Learning Centre Adviser will also provide technical assistance to Hluttaw Executive and Middle Managers and staff from three Hluttaws assigned to a Learning Centre office to strengthen the Hluttaw’s ability to lead the development and management of the Learning Centre and provide all necessary administrative services. A key outcome will be the development of specialized Hluttaw staff assigned to Curriculum and Teaching, Administration and Monitoring and Evaluation duties within the Learning Centre.

The Learning Centre Adviser will support the following strategic objectives for the Learning Centre:

OBJECTIVE 1: Deliver high quality and responsive support to MPs and staff

Outcome 1.1: Key developmental priorities for the Hluttaw are successfully supported by Learning Centre programmes

The Learning Centre Adviser will provide technical support to ensure that MP Professional Development and staff capacity development programmes meet demand and are sustained and scaled up. The Learning Centre Adviser will work closely together with the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist in the design, delivery and evaluation of MP Professional Development delivered through seminars and master classes and drop in services. The development of accredited Hluttaw staff trainers will increasingly support the integration of Hluttaw staff in the MP Professional Development programme.

Hluttaw staff capacity development priorities will include ongoing assistance to Executive and Middle Management training. The Learning Centre Adviser will oversee the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist in designing and delivering training activities and mentoring support to Middle Managers as they continue to design and deliver projects that address the Hluttaw’s Strategic Plan objectives. The Learning Centre Adviser will identify and oversee training to Middle Managers in monitoring, evaluation and reporting to enhance reporting across departments on how Strategic Plan objectives are met and strengthen information provision to the Joint Coordination Committee on Hluttaw Development on results of all developmental activities undertaken in the Hluttaws. This will strengthen capacity in the Hluttaw to utilize available resources, promote improved and more targeted programming and lead to stronger results from capacity development support.

The Learning Centre Adviser will support the Hluttaw in 2018 to conduct an MP survey to assess needs of MPs and will ensure the staff capacity development programme corresponds to Human Resources development in the Hluttaws. The Learning Centre Adviser will be responsible for providing recommendations for programming for MPs and staff.

Outcome 1.3: Stronger Region and State Hluttaw with support coordinated through the Learning Centre

The Learning Centre Adviser will support a two-way flow of information, ideas and expertise between Union and Region and State Hluttaw and integrate MP Professional Development programmes and staff capacity development with support to Region and State Hluttaws. A key objective will be supporting Hluttaw staff trainers to develop training focal points and the future development of training offices in Region and State Hluttaws.

OBJECTIVE 2: Provide expertise in public education services and parliamentary self-study

Outcome 2.1: Broad-based knowledge and skills development of MPs and staff facilitated through self-study

Outcome 2.2: Effective use of ICT facilitates capacity development and public outreach

The Learning Centre Adviser will support sustainability of Learning Centre programmes by increasingly making training resources and material for MPs and staff available for self-study. Material will be made increasingly accessible through e-learning by integrating with the development of the Hluttaw’s intranet and combined website. This will ensure broad coverage of training and strengthen integration between the Learning Centre and Region and State Hluttaws. This will necessitate engagement with development partners to determine available training resources and support to Hluttaw Office staff including in library departments to develop effective knowledge management practices. Self-study access will be facilitated through ICT platforms under the direction of the Union Hluttaw’s ICT Steering Group.

OBJECTIVE 2: Ensure the Learning Centre has the resources and capacity to address strategic objectives

Outcome 2.1: Sustainability goals met through a Learning Centre that is Hluttaw-led, managed and staffed

The proposed next stage of the development of the Learning Centre as a self-sustained and managed centre of parliamentary capacity development excellence is for staff to be assigned to a Learning Centre office from three Hluttaws. As permanent staff from the Hluttaw are assigned to the Learning Centre and external support is reduced, assistance for development of management policies, administrative systems, work processes and skills is essential to underpin the sustainability of the Learning Centre and its permanent position within the Hluttaw’s organizational structure.

The Learning Centre Adviser will support management training in policy development, planning, budgeting, human resources, and monitoring and evaluation, and will deliver a development programme for staff in training administration and monitoring, evaluation and reporting, utilizing available expertise within and outside Myanmar. The development of tailored training administration and monitoring and evaluation and reporting systems will help ensure consistent, responsive and high-quality support to Hluttaw MPs and staff; and strengthen reporting on how capacity development activities for MPs and staff are contributing to meeting the Hluttaw’s Strategic Objectives.

The curriculum and learning section of the Learning Centre will be supported by high performing graduates from the TTT programme, reducing reliance on externally-funded trainers. The Learning Centre Adviser will develop a system of placements for TTT staff within the Learning Centre to improve their knowledge and skills. The position will involve engaging with department managers and working with the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist to deliver ongoing support for Hluttaw staff trainers and ensure their effective utilization within HLuttaw Office departments.

  1. Objectives and Duties

The Learning Centre Adviser will be responsible for supporting the Hluttaw to meet its Strategic Objectives through the following duties:

  1. Ensure consistency, quality and expanded reach of MP Professional Development and staff capacity development programmes

In meeting this duty, the Learning Centre Adviser will:

  • Work with parliamentary leadership, committee chairs and MPs and staff in identifying areas of support and developing capacity building programmes that respond to identified needs – duties will include supporting delivery of an MP Survey and ensuring staff capacity development is in line with Human Resources development;

  • Ensure the quality and consistency of all training for MPs and staff delivered through the Learning Centre, working closely with the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist and other specialists and consultants across the Parliamentary Support Programme. Duties will include overseeing design and delivery of training programmes to implement a range of Hluttaw Development Plans, including the ICT Strategic Plan and Committee Development Plan;

  • Support stakeholder engagement with the Hluttaw through overseeing the delivery of MP professional development, and develop capacity of Hluttaw staff assigned to a Learning Centre Office to engage external support in meeting training needs of MPs and staff;

  • Identify and deliver activities to support a two-way flow of information, ideas and expertise between Union and Region and State Hluttaw, utilizing trained trainers and capacity built at Union level to support the reform agenda of the Regions and State Hluttaws and address their Strategic Plan objectives;

  • Deliver a development plan for the Learning Centre to support self-study by MPs and staff of Union and Region and State Hluttaws.

  • Strengthen Hluttaw management, operation and staffing of the Learning Centre by working with Hluttaw leadership to ensure the Learning Centre has the required operational policies and processes, and the resources and capacity to sustain its operations

In meeting this duty, the Learning Centre Adviser will:

  • Provide training and on-the-job mentoring to all Hluttaw staff assigned to the Learning Centre to develop and implement policies and;

  • Design and deliver a long-term programme of innovative training and on-the-job mentoring to Hluttaw staff assigned to the Learning Centre Office to support self-sustained management and operation of the Learning Centre, including:

  • Management skills in policy development, planning, budgeting, human resources, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • The development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for all aspects of Learning Centre operations (including in Curriculum and Teaching, Administration, Facilities Management).

  • Oversee delivery of a programme in training administration and monitoring, evaluation and reporting for Hluttaw staff assigned to a Learning Centre Office;

  • Engage with efforts to strengthen governance processes across democratic institutions in Myanmar, promoting knowledge sharing and exchange and positioning the Learning Centre as a model for sustained knowledge and skills support.

Other duties are to:

  • Oversee the deliverables of staff assigned to the Learning Centre, including the Parliamentary Capacity Development Specialist, Learning Centre Trainer – Parliamentary ICT Skills, and Hluttaw staff trainers;

  • Support ICT/IM development and launch of SharePoint intranet and integrated website by contributing to the development and delivery of training for MPs and staff, integrating Hluttaw staff trainers where required;

  • Identify, categorise and communicate access to opportunities for MPs and staff to specialized learning to meet their needs, including specialized training opportunities and overseas placements;

  • Report on results achieved and lessons learnt to strengthen consistent and sustainable Learning Centre support to parliamentary capacity development;

  • Prepare mission programmes and reports and provide advice on current and future programming;

  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

  • Qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Post graduate qualification in education, public administration, law, social sciences, international development, politics, public policy, economics or other relevant degree or Bachelor degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant management experience

  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in developing capacity building initiatives operated by the international aid, civil society or NGO sector, or other activities implemented with public servants, including in curricula development, delivery of training using participatory and learner-centred training methodology and monitoring and evaluation of training

  • Demonstrated experience in management of training programmes, including in policy development, development and implementation of Standard Operating procedures, planning, budgeting, human resources, reporting

  • Strong knowledge of democratic governance principles

  • Extensive experience of the functions and roles of parliaments and MPs and of parliamentary support services

  • Understanding of the role of the Hluttaw and the system of government in the Union of Myanmar

  • Well-developed organization capacities and ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the production of high quality reports

  • Adherence to high standards of political neutrality, impartiality, confidentiality and discretion

  • Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment

  • Good information management skills including ability to use and manage a range of computing software

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desired

  • Experience working in a parliament

  • Experience of delivering training or professional development support to MPs and/or parliamentary staff

  • Recognised Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification; or other training certification that demonstrates that the individual has expertise in participatory and learner-centred training methodology;

  • Experience establishing e-learning platforms

  • Knowledge and Commitment to the Common Principles for Support to Parliaments

  • Knowledge of written and spoken Myanmar

  • Expected deliverables

DELIVERABLE

DUE DATE

1st mission report outlining how objectives of the position were met with summary of key activities. Attachments to the report will include:

· Concept note and detailed programme design for management training for the Learning Centre Office

· Concept note and detailed programme design for training for Learning Centre office staff in administration and monitoring, evaluation and reporting

· Report on results achieved by Hluttaw staff trainers in meeting capacity development needs of MPs and staff at Union level with recommendations for next steps in development of training capacity in the Union Hluttaw

31 July 2018

2nd mission report outlining how objectives of the position were met with summary of key activities. Attachments to the report will include:

· Evaluation report assessing progress towards sustainability aims for the Learning Centre, outlining results achieved and recommendations from training programmes delivered for Learning Centre managers and staff

· Report on results achieved by Hluttaw staff trainers in meeting capacity development needs of MPs and staff at Union and Region and State level with recommendations for next steps in development of training capacity in the Union and Region and State Hluttaws

· Update of the Learning Centre Strategic Development Plan, developed alongside Hluttaw Office staff with responsibility for the Learning Centre

31 December 2018

Payment will be made upon verification of quality of all deliverables by line manager.

  1. Management

The Learning Centre Adviser will work under the operational supervision of the UNDP Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) who is based in Naypyitaw and provides strategic and technical support to the PSP in coordanation with the IPU Manager, Technical Cooperation Programme, who is based in Geneva.

The Learning Centre Adviser will report to the IPU Manager, Technical Cooperation Programme and will provide regular progress updates by email and Skype.

  1. Location

The UNDP/IPU Parliamentary Support Program-Project Office, the Office of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Zabuthiri Building, Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Duties will be conducted in Naypyitaw.

  1. Period of Work

1 June – 31 December 2018. Initial contracts will be issued from 1 to 30 June 2018 followed by an extension to 31 December pending confirmation of funding.

Full detail : https://www.ipu.org/about-us/work-with-ipu/vacancies/2018-05/learning-centre-adviser-deadline-extend…

How to apply:

10. Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a complete Curriculum Vitae and a financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify the fees and all costs in relation to the scope of work of the consultancy (including professional rate for services provided).

11. Additional Considerations

  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

Applications or queries should be addressed to the IPU as follows:

job@ipu.org

Inter-Parliamentary Union

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Switzerland: INTERN – INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99399

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Jun 202018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Jul 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 internship opportunity located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within the Needs Assessment & Analysis Section (NAAS) nested in Assessment, Planning & Monitoring Branch (APMB).
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 Needs Assessment and Analysis Section (NAAS) in OCHA is looking for an interested and qualified individual to assist with updating and expanding its training package on needs assessment and analysis. The intern will assist NAAS to identify, map and review existing training on needs assessment and analysis within the humanitarian sector to identify linkages and overlaps on needs assessment and analysis. Time permitting, the intern would then assist NAAS will revising and updating their Coordinated Assessment and Information Management (CAIM) training package.
NAAS is part of the Assessment, Planning, and Monitoring (APM) Branch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). APM leads on coordinating work on the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC), a series of actions undertaken to help prepare for, manage and deliver humanitarian response. It consists of five elements coordinated in a seamless manner, with one step logically building on the previous and leading to the next. NAAS is tasked with helping to ensure a coordinated approach to the assessment of an emergency and to the prioritisation of the needs of affected people which lays the foundation for a coherent and efficient humanitarian response.
Main responsibilities:
The intern will be assigned to a range of duties as determined by the assigned supervisor. The duties will include:
1 Assist in engaging with other sections and branches of OCHA to identify, collect, and map training components and modules on needs assessment and analysis; and subsequently reviewing content of trainings on needs assessment and analysis to identify linkages, overlaps, and differences in approaches.
2.Supporting coordination and Secretariat function for the Data Entry and Exploration Platform (DEEP), online software under development that supports secondary data review.
Time permitting, work may also include:
3.Assist in engaging with partners to identify, collect and map training modules on needs assessment and analysis from (b) UN Agencies such as UNICEF, UNCHR and WFP who have assessment and analysis training packages, and (c) assessment and analysis training elements from NGOs such as REACH, JIPS and ACAPS.
4.Assisting NAAS staff with determining how current OCHA Coordinated Assessment and Information Management (CAIM) training content may be modified to strengthen instruction and guidance on joint inter-sectoral analysis, taking into consideration and building upon existing training modules.
5.Assisting NAAS staff with modifying and/or developing new training content for CAIM.

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.
    Required Qualifications:
    •Applicants must be pursuing an advanced degree in International Relations, Humanitarian Action, Disaster Response or other related field;
    •Strong analytical skills;
    • Experience with training programmes and/or concepts;
    •Ability to articulate complex concepts to non-experts in a clear and concise manner;

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 and French (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

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

Special Notice

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

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

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

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Head of Strategy, Operations and Resource Mobilisation

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Jun 202018
 

Organization: Medicines Patent Pool
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

Organisation Overview:

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is an independent public health foundation working to increase access to HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis treatments in developing countries through voluntary licensing and patent pooling initiatives. The foundation works with a broad spectrum of partners — civil society organisations, industry, international organisations, among others — to prioritise, forecast and license medicines and pool intellectual property to encourage generic manufacture and the development of novel formulations.

Since its creation in 2010, the MPP has signed licensing agreements with nine patent holders for 13 HIV antiretrovirals, two hepatitis C antivirals and an investigational tuberculosis treatment. Leading pharmaceutical companies have signed licences with the foundation, and the MPP has signed sublicences with 20 generic manufacturers and product developers to produce these treatments. The MPP’s generic network has distributed more than six billion doses of World Health Organization-recommended and new medicines to low- and middle-income countries and is managing more than 130 projects to develop active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations. To date, the MPP estimates that it has save the international community US $553 million in low-cost medicines through its licences.

The MPP also has forged valuable partnerships with universities, international donor agencies, and governments in support of access to medicines objectives. In 2017, the MPP launched a feasibility study on the potential expansion of its licensing activities into other patented essential medicines with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The MPP also launched its five-year strategic plan to further its standing as the world’s only patent pool and voluntary licensing mechanism in the public health space.

The MPP’s model has received positive endorsements from the World Health Organization, the Access to Medicine Index, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UNAIDS, the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines for Universal Health Coverage, the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines, the governments of Belarus, France, Morocco, South Africa, Ukraine, the United States, and others.

The MPP was founded by Unitaid and the organisation continues to fund its HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis activities.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

The Head of Strategy, Operations and Resource Mobilization at the MPP will oversee the operationalisation of the organisation’s strategy, its implementation and the mobilisation of the necessary resources, including monitoring and reporting and management of relations with funders. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Executive Director in the overall development, planning and implementation of the MPP’s public health mission and strategy.
  • Coordinating the preparation of the 2018-2022 Business Plan, the “operational road map” that will outline all outputs and activities undertaken by the MPP to implement its 5-year strategic plan, and its monitoring.
  • Ensuring that MPP’s expansion, as envisioned in its Strategic Plan, is tightly and effectively managed.
  • Creation of the Resource Mobilisation Plan in line with the Business Plan and the 2018-2022 MPP Strategic Plan
  • Leading the management of donor relations and funding opportunities, managing existing grants and preparing reports, under the supervision of the Executive Director and in coordination with the Head of Finance and Resources;
  • Leading the operational planning of the organisation including the preparation of management and team meetings, internal monitoring reports, and internal KPI report working system in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Management Team;
  • ·Leading the MPP’s annual planning process and ensure that it remains aligned to donor timelines and expectations;
  • Supporting the Executive Director in liaising with the MPP’s Governance Board;
  • Organising the agenda, coordinating the minutes, and monitoring implementation of the decisions of the Governance Board supported by the Grants and Operations Manager
  • ·Directing and supervising the work of the Grants and Operations Manager;
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Knowledge/Qualifications:

The Head of Strategy, Operations and Resource Mobilization should have:

  • Strategy development skills;
  • Planning and coordination skills, including resource allocation;
  • Risk management skills;
  • In-depth understanding of the resource mobilisation landscape in which the MPP operates;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • People management and leadership skills;
  • Capacity to have long term vision of the goals and objectives;
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Personal Qualities:

  • Organised, autonomous and able to work with short timelines and new operational areas;
  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork;
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles;
  • Demonstrable personal commitment to the public health goals of the MPP.

Education and special training:

University degree or equivalent qualification in business administration or related field.

Experience (length and nature):

Demonstrated experience working in strategic planning, program management, Board/shareholders support and resource mobilisation. Experience and knowledge in public health is essential and experience of issues related to access to medicines and intellectual property would be desirable.

Use of Languages:

Native-level fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Oral and written proficiency in another official UN language is an advantage.

MPP’s Values

The MPP respects all individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

Place of Work

This post is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

How to apply:

Suitable candidates are requested to send a C.V. along with a cover letter to:

recruitment@medicinespatentpool.org indicating “Head of strategy, operations and resources mobilisation” as reference in the subject line.

Deadline for applying is 8 July 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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