Marketing & Communications Specialist

 FULL TIME, Marketing, Recursos Humanos  Kommentare deaktiviert für Marketing & Communications Specialist
Feb 192021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: MSC Foundation
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021

The MSC Foundation

The MSC Foundation is an independent non-profit organization established to pursue the values of the family owned MSC Group, and specifically to focus and intensify its longstanding work dedicated to:

o Protecting the marine environment and Conserving the earth’s natural resources and wildlife in general

o Advancing quality education opportunities for those most in need

o Supporting communities struck by disaster and vulnerable populations around the world

Reporting to the MSC Foundation board, a small and specialized team is responsible for, managing, coordinating and funding projects and initiatives in partnership with public and private institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the MSC Foundation values.

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Location: Geneva – Switzerland

Reports to: Executive Director

The Marketing & Communications Specialist works closely with:


Graphic agency, WEB agencies, Social media, video/photo team, Partners, donors, grant seekers, volunteers


MSC Group: Marketing & Communication, Web, IT, Social media, Employees Engagement, On Board Cruise and Product Development, MSC Local offices

Role Purpose

The Marketing & Communications Specialist is in charge of overall @MSC Foundation marketing strategy and annual plan to increase the Foundation’s brand awareness which includes the development of all concerned tools and channels and stakeholder’s engagement.

Key Responsibilities

· Manages all marketing campaigns for the Foundation;

· Keeps MSC Foundation channels up to date (web, social media, internal and external comm); **

· Develops a CRM strategy and lead acquisition for stakeholder’s engagement;**

· Supports local MSC offices in MSCF communication content management and events;

· Analyses and identifies new trends and opportunities in the international environment.

Key Activities

Graphic services

· BTL annual plan (annual review, brochures, projects sheets, presentation) communication kit, sundry content creation);**

· Video and photo content development.**

Digital & Social media

· Develops the digital strategy of the MSC Foundation, increasing the digital engagement, web traffic and build online community;

· Oversees the maintenance, growth and continuous updating of all MSC Foundation website content, ensuring that all information is always correct, up-to-date and displayed in a dynamic, innovative and attractive manner, in line with MSC Foundation strategy;

· Ensures the full workflow of the web content delivery, from the brief (providing guidance to the creative/design/development agencies) to the go-live (directly creating/editing/publishing the web pages through the Content Management System, featuring texts, graphics, videos, audios, SEO optimizations…);

· Tracks the web issues/change requests and manage the providers;

· Manages search engine marketing activities and other digital advertising efforts;

· Develops and implements the social media calendar, ensuring visibility and engaging with the MSC Foundation community.

CRM & Survey

· Leads acquisition and nurturing, email and direct marketing (monthly newsletter) managing the Salesforce platform;

· Monitors on effectiveness of marketing activities, identifying needs/to get insights on donation flow, communication, triggers.

Internal Communication

· Develops and implements the internal communication calendar, ensuring visibility and engaging with MSC Group employees, update the MSC Foundation session on intranet;

· Supports employee engagement initiatives.

Partnership & Events

· Ensures that the MSC FOUNDATION brand is fully and correctly implemented across all partners, projects and events.

Job-Requirements: skills, competencies, experience

· Excellent writing English skills and Fluent in English. Any other language is an advantage;

· A Master’s degree, preferably with a concentration in marketing, web design, new media technologies or communications;

· 8-10 years‘ experience in marketing /communication;

· Proven experience related to area of assignment (Digital marketing experience, as well as managing web developers and managing websites, management of revenue/fundraising strategies, etc…);

· Organizational and project management skills;

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;

· Working experience in the non-profit environment will be a plus;

· Creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and a “can do” attitude.

How to apply:

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Communications Specialist, P4, Temporary Appointment

 Creatividad, Diseño, Multimedia, Finanzas, FULL TIME, Marketing  Kommentare deaktiviert für Communications Specialist, P4, Temporary Appointment
Jan 262021


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

Terms of Reference
Communications Specialist
Cloud ERP Project
Business Transformation Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties and responsibilities

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

  • Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools.

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

  • Additional desired skills and experience include:

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

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

  • Certification in communications or media production.

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

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

  • Experience in digital analytics and communications performance metrics.

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

Closing Date

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

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Programme Manager (Communications)

 Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME, Hoteles, Informatica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Programme Manager (Communications)
Jan 222021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 17 Feb 2021

Position Title : Programme Manager (Communications)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 17 February 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the overall supervision of the Director, Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships, direct supervision of the Head, Media and Communications Division (MCD) based at Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and in close coordination with the Head of Online Communications Unit based at the Manila (Global) Administrative Center in Manila, Philippines, the successful candidate will coordinate global communication activities, which facilitate two-way communications, awareness raising and information exchange across various thematic areas and regions where IOM works.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead a team developing innovative communications strategies and digital tools to support program and project implementation globally.

  2. Oversee the management of projects being undertaken with technical support of MCD.

  3. Ensure the timely and effective implementation of MCD-related project activities both at HQ and in the field.

  4. Design programmatic tools to support IOM’s campaigns aimed at reaching global audiences and influencing public opinion and leading the discourse on migration.

  5. Support the Global Migration Media Academy to ensure access to its accredited university level courses on migration for media & communications students and professionals.

  6. Support IOM missions in designing projects on awareness campaigns for target populations globally using various digital media channels.

  7. Design and develop tools to collect video testimonies and feedback of migrants, including beneficiaries of projects to enhance IOM visibility and organizational accountability.

  8. Design programmatic tools to support projects by tracking the needs and concerns of communities through appropriate digital feedback mechanisms.

  9. Engage with other key actors working in the field of cross-cutting community engagement to mainstream best practices.

  10. Support IOM’s Staff Security Unit (SSU) through the programmatic development and roll out of digital tools to improve staff security.

  11. Collaborate with HQ departments, Regional Offices and missions, particularly technical specialists, to ensure widespread adoption of relevant communications tools and workflows.

  12. Ensure timely and efficient sharing media content related to IOM’s use of innovative communications tools on the website and via other media channels, websites, social media, etc.

  13. Ensure that gender is fully integrated into strategies and tools developed by MCD.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or,

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


• Extensive experience in information campaigns and communications with unique populations, including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of communications impact;

• Experience in strategic planning processes, and organization of programmatic methodologies that utilize participatory approaches, outcome mapping and behavior changes of multiple stakeholders;

• Previous experience in project management and coordination;

• Strong writing and editing skills in English, with previous experience in publishing to the web, newsletter, and other media.


• Knowledge of international non-governmental organizations, INGOs, UN, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) network members, media development organizations and/or technology companies.

• In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;

• Ability to apply key lessons and good practice derived from previous experience in new project design;

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.


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

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

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


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


Required Competencies:

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

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

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

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

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

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

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

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

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

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

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

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

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members.

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

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 17 February 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 21.01.2021 to 17.02.2021

No Fees:

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

Requisition: VN 2021 09 Programme Manager (Communications) (P3) Geneva, Switzerland (56806432) Released

Posting: Posting NC56806433 (56806433) Released

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Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #147838

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Kommentare deaktiviert für Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #147838
Jan 092021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 6 Apr 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities with OCHA in Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: the Coordination Division; the Operations & Advocacy Division; and the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division.
This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.


The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely:
The Coordination Division, which comprises of the Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch, the Response Support Branch, and the Inter-Agency Support Branch:
• The Assessments, Planning and Monitoring Branch (APMB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses on the key activities which enable effective coordination: needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning and continuous monitoring. APMB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. The intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. APMB consists of Needs and Response Analysis Section-(NARAS), Humanitarian-Development Collaboration Section-(HDCS) and Monitoring and Tools Section -(MATS).
• The Response Support Branch (RSB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through provision of various emergency response services, rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance, capacity building of responders as well as partnership building. Specifically RSB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure effective deployment of humanitarian specialists including environmental emergencies experts, and provision of technical services to support field operations; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions related to coordination of response efforts. RSB consists of: Emergency Response Section (ERS) and Civil Military Coordination Service (CMCS).
• Inter-Agency Support Branch (IASB): The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat’s primary purpose is to support the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) in his leadership of the IASC to ensure robust collective humanitarian action and to support the IASC subsidiary bodies by ensuring that IASC decisions are acted upon and their implementation is on track, to support field effectiveness. The IASC facilitates and promotes efficient, effective, field-oriented, and inclusive IASC structures that deliver concretely on the IASC’s vision and priorities. Its work includes: Closely following up with IASC members and its subsidiary bodies to ensure that IASC priorities are achieved and decisions are actioned; Supporting the IASC structures by facilitating agenda-setting and the preparation of background material; proactively maintaining communication channels amongst organisations; Fostering connectivity between the IASC Principals, the Emergency Directors Group (EDG), the Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG), the Results Groups, and entities associated with the IASC; and, promoting outreach to non-IASC members, including Member States, civil society, and other key actors in the wider humanitarian ecosystem.
In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Operational Policy and Advocacy Group Meetings, Principals and briefings, including assisting in all preparatory processes and background documents and the meeting report; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events including with assisting with monitoring the progress in IASC Results Groups by drafting notes and identifying gaps and bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the IASC website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and while using the Salesforce as a tool manage this information and to achieve this goals and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by supporting the preparation of the IASC Newsletter.
• The Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Section (HLSS) works on one of the critical issues in the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership. The overall goal is to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The Section aims to achieve this overarching goal through: i) selecting the right humanitarian coordination leaders, ii) broadening the pool of potential candidates including identifying and nurturing the next generation of humanitarian coordination leaders, iii) providing learning opportunities and leadership development support to sitting humanitarian coordination leaders; iv) supporting the ERC-RC/HC accountability framework and v) supporting the ERC and DERC in ensuring that humanitarian elements are adequately taken into consideration within all operational and policy fora discussing issues related to field leadership. The Section interacts on a daily basis with Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, the highest-level UN officials in crisis countries, as well as Senior officials from the IASC and broader UN community. The Section carries out its agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. Among other possible tasks, the intern will support the organization of the orientation programmes for Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators and may accompany them during their meetings with senior officials in Geneva; she/he will participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and support the organization of inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership.
• The System-Wide Approaches and Practices Section (SWAPS) promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms, through collecting and analyzing information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP. It also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences. In practice, SWAPS promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms. The Section also supports – and at times leads – OCHA’s work on thematic issues impacting coordination such as: cash transfer programming, localization (local action), community engagement, private sector engagement, gender equality programming, the centrality of protection including protection-mainstreaming, urbanization, area-based coordination and the New Way of Working. SWAPS engages in these themes – ensuring their integration where they impact coordination structures and systems – and supports the collection on analysis on them as they impact other parts of OCHA’s work (E.g. on policy, operations and advocacy, etc). Furthermore, SWAPS also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences including via inter-agency partners. It collects and analyses information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP.
As OCHA’s operational hub, the Operations & Advocacy Division (OAD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). OAD is also responsible for coordinating all country level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.
Located within the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch (PRMB) is responsible for (1) Ensuring coherence across the organization in all of OCHA’s fundraising efforts, to achieve targets for its own income and pooled funds (the Central Emergency Response Fund and the Country Based Pooled Funds ) through strong relations with donors, an expanded donor base, and consistent messaging; (2) Driving coordination and implementation of a system-wide resource mobilization plan that engages relevant parts of OCHA, HCs and country teams, connects opportunities and events throughout the year in a coherent manner, works closely with other IASC partners and reflects more active donor coordination; (3) Expanding the depth, breadth and predictability of OCHA’s partnerships with member states and other key actors based on strong relationships in support of robust financial and political support. PRMB has three sections: the Donor Relations Section (DRS), the External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS) and the Inter-Governmental Policy Section (IGPS).
Tasks for the intern include but are not limited to: support fundraising for OCHA’s Programme and the pooled funds as well as system-wide resource mobilization efforts; contribute to donor visibility products and funding analysis; support the preparation of partnership and donor meetings in Geneva (including high-level meetings); contribute to background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership and donor profiles, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with Member States, UN agencies, NGOs and other partners; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments.


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.


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

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

Work Experience

Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for, is required. Please explain below how your experience meets this criterion using examples.


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


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.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
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:

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


How to apply:

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Advocacy Officer ( Maternity Leave Cover)

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Advocacy Officer ( Maternity Leave Cover)
Jan 082021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 25 May 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Advocacy Officer (Maternity Leave) for a fixed term contract. To conduct advocacy related to promoting the endorsement and implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.

The Advocacy Officer is responsible to develop and deliver advocacy messages, produce quality products and implement advocacy strategies. He/she supports GCPEA’s advocacy efforts in influencing UN and intergovernmental agenda/policies related to the Safe School Declaration and GCPEA’s implementation activities at national level.

The incumbent also contributes to Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in the policies and behaviour related to attacks on and military use of schools.


· Master’s degree in a relevant field, in particular international humanitarian and human rights law and/or international relations.


· Relevant experience of influencing and advocacy work and sound knowledge of different advocacy tools and resources, and expertise of the protection of education and children;

· Good knowledge of the advocacy/policy environment of the UN and other international organizations in Geneva, particularly the Human Rights Council and OHCHR;

· Good understanding of international humanitarian law, and education and protection in armed conflict. Knowledge of children’s rights key international agreements and conventions;

· Experience in organising and conducting field visits, including coordination with partners on the ground and managing logistics;

· Experience of external representation and effective relationship building at a senior level and a consultative, collaborative approach will be essential;

· Ability to produce a variety of written and visual communications products in a clear, concise style and to deliver oral presentations to various audiences;

· Excellent analytical and conceptual skills;

· Excellent planning, and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;

· A proven ability to work in a professional manner in a multilingual, multifaceted, international setting with limited supervision and a willingness to learn new skills;

· Strong sense of responsibility coupled with teamwork skills;

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills;

· Fluency in English (spoken and written) required, with a working knowledge of French, Spanish, and/or Arabic desirable;

· Commitment to Save the Children values;

· Computer skills including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Ability to maintain simple websites;

· The right to live and work in Geneva – a valid Swiss work permit is required.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

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