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Disarmament Intern (CHEG21.057)

 Derecho, FULL TIME, Hoteles, Informatica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Disarmament Intern (CHEG21.057)
Mrz 042021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Closing date: 21 Mar 2021

Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. You may find more information in the Additional Information section below.

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is currently recruiting a Disarmament intern.

The internship as a whole will be a learning and development opportunity for the successful candidate, giving them a chance to experience life in a busy multilateral mission and to delve deep into the political and technical issues involved in disarmament negotiations. Continuous on-the-job training, guidance and feedback will be provided by the line manager and other team members. Internship objectives will be agreed between the intern and line manager at the start of the internship, with regular evaluations of progress.

The intern will be required to complete some mandatory online training courses, and will be encouraged to complete additional online training courses when work requirements allow. They will also have access to formal learning opportunities provided by the Diplomatic Academy.

As well as observing and reporting on debates and negotiations, shadowing experienced members of staff at meetings, and generally participating in the life of the Mission, the intern will have the opportunity to establish relationships with members of the disarmament community in Geneva and to talk to visiting officials from London about their work.

Main purpose of job:

To provide administrative and policy support to the Disarmament team; including attending and reporting from meetings of the Conference on Disarmament and other disarmament and arms control treaties, monitoring the academic and civil society debate.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Attending and reporting on meetings of the Conference on Disarmament, other major disarmament treaties and other events on disarmament, arms control and related issues.
  • Monitoring the disarmament debate in academic and NGO publications and online, bringing interesting and relevant contributions to the attention of the team and carrying out small research projects on relevant issues.
  • Providing general administrative and logistical support to the Disarmament team, including by monitoring the disarmament general inbox, organising side events, liaising with the Press and Public Affairs team on comms.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluent written and spoken English (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  • Organisational skills, an open, co-operative attitude;
  • General interest in international relations, the multilateral system and / or disarmament issues are essential;
  • IT literacy.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Some academic or previous work experience of disarmament or related issues would be desirable, but not essential. Similarly, some level of French would be helpful, but it is perfectly possible to do the job without it.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline

21 March 2021

Grade

Internship

Type of Position

Full-time, Intern

Working hours per week

40

Region

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory

Switzerland

Location (City)

UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva

Type of Post

International Organisation Delegation

Number of vacancies

1

Stipend / Allowance

1,450 CHF

Start Date

10 May 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment

All applicants should have permission to live and work in Switzerland. Applicants must hold a full passport valid for at least 12 months for any EU / Schengen country.

EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship.

The UK Mission will offer the intern a monthly training allowance of 1,450 CHF. Please note that interns will need to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and mandatory health insurance, as well as any other living costs. This internship will be for a period of 6 months.

The cost of a monthly travel card within Geneva will be reimbursed.

The final appointment will be dependent upon successful security clearance. Please note that selected candidates need to submit the security forms before the internship starts.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet any cost during the Recruitment and Selection process, Security Check nor the costs connected with relocation.

Information due to COVID-19:

  • You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;
  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;
  • Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.

*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it. Please apply through our website : https://fco.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/user-4564310/candidate

How to apply:

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it. Please apply through our website : https://fco.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/user-4564310/candidate

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Cash (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #149918

 Almacen, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Kommentare deaktiviert für Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Cash (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #149918
Feb 252021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 1 Mar 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the System-wide Approaches Section (SWAPS), Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch, Coordination Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. 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.
The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of SWAPS.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments and cash coordination arrangements in assigned country/area; regularly updates list of countries with active cash coordination arrangements.
•Provides support on a diverse range of issues related to inter-agency humanitarian coordination (e.g. cash coordination, localization, learning and knowledge management, field coordination).
•Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues, and in particular on coordination arrangements related to cash and voucher assistance and localisation; linkages with social protection; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues and aligns them to the priorities of the IASC Principals.
•Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian coordination arrangements and helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
•Assists in maintaining contacts with other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc related to cash and localisation.
•Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance (e.g. training and guidance) and field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country coordination mechanisms.
•Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc related to inter-cluster coordination, cash and voucher assistance and localisation.
•Serves as the focal point on specific topics related to cash and voucher assistance, social protection linkages, localization, inter-cluster or global cluster coordination and designated geographic areas; 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.
•Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance, and in particular inter-cluster coordination.
•Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
•Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Excellent drafting skills in English. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, achieving results and providing high-quality work; 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.
•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.
•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 political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
At least two years of experience in the field in implementing and/or coordinating humanitarian programmes is required.
At least two years of experience with the use of cash and/or its coordination in humanitarian response is required.
Familiarity with social protection systems and data registration is desirable.
Experience in developing training, guidance and tools is desirable.
Experience in inter-cluster, inter-sectoral and/or cluster coordination is desirable.
Experience in working on localisation issues is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This temporary appointment/assignment is until 28 February 2022. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidate may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.
• 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.
• 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, 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

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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Human Resources Specialist (Re-advertised)

 Formularios / Solicitudes, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Marketing  Kommentare deaktiviert für Human Resources Specialist (Re-advertised)
Feb 242021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

Background information- ECR

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

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

ECR strategy is to:

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

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

** Background Information – Job-specific

Launched in September 2010, the purpose of the SUN Movement is to catalyse collective action and create an enabling environment to end malnutrition in all its forms. With 62 SUN Countries and four Indian States at the helm, the SUN Movement represents an unprecedented country-led effort to bring together stakeholders – from governments, national and global civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – and provide them with a collaborative space to convene, mobilise, share, learn, advocate, align and coordinate actions and approaches to improve nutrition.
SUN countries, supported by all stakeholders in the Movement, are committed to creating an enabling environment for scaling up nutrition by strengthening four strategic processes as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020: expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment; prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition; implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks; and effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.
2020 marks the last year of the second SUN Movement’s Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020). In late 2019, a team of independent consultants began the process of a strategic review of the SUN Movement, to help chart the course of the next phase of the SUN Movement (2021-2025). The new strategy of the Movement is currently being developed.
The SUN Movement Secretariat has developed as a coordinating mechanism hosted by UNOPS. It has a catalytic role and seeks to link together countries and networks in the SUN Movement to ensure that support, requested in countries to intensify actions and achieve nutrition objectives, is received in a coordinated and coherent way. It also ensures that the Movement’s progress is tracked efficiently and communicated clearly.
A Chief of Staff manages and leads the Secretariat. With its 32 staff members, the SUN Movement Secretariat is undergoing a functional review of its current set up to ensure that it is aligned with the new Strategy and fit for guiding the progress on the new strategic objectives of the Movement.

** Functional Responsibilities

The UNOPS Portfolio Management Team (PMT) is looking for a Human Resources Specialist to effectively provide human resources (HR) administration and management for the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) and the SUN Movement Pooled Fund team. The Human Resources Specialist will work closely with the SUN Senior Operations Manager and SUN Chief of Staff, as well as team leads, to provide Human Resources support and strategic advice to SUN management, as well as support the functional review process and lead on the implementation of the final recommendations.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Human Resources Specialist will closely work with the Portfolio Manager and and Senior Operations Officer. He/she will be a key member of the team that provides a range of implementation support services to ensure rapid and compliant delivery of all aspects of the programme. In particular, the HR Specialist will focus on HR support to the SUN Movement Secretariat and Pooled Fund personnel (ICA and TA/FTA), including recruitments, support and guidance on HR policies, entitlements and benefits, performance management systems, leave requests and monitoring, etc.

**
Functional Responsibilities**

  • Actively work with the Senior Operations Officer and the PMT to ensure full compliance of HR activities with UN rules and regulations, UNOPS policies, procedures and strategies; help establish effective implementation of the internal control and functioning of the SUN Movement Secretariat’s (SMS) and Pooled Fund HR workstream

  • Provide HR advice to senior management on issues related to staff and organizational set up;

  • Review and coordinate incoming requests relating to SMS and Pooled Fund recruitments, contract extensions, transfers, exchange or loan, and onboarding and separation of staff, consultants, or contractors, ensuring documentation is complete and in conformity with HR policies and procedures.

  • Within delegated responsibility, manage the daily SMS and Pooled Fund’s human resource activities, e.g.: recruitment, drafting job descriptions, obtaining job classification, posting vacancy announcements, assisting hiring managers with screening of candidates, organization of interview panels, placement, training.

  • Coordinates the entire onboarding and separation cycle of personnel (onboarding/exit agenda, welcome message, farewell message, badge, office equipment, office set up, etc); briefs staff and consultants regarding entry/exit details, office management and procedures, conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, benefits and entitlements, and quick action to facilitate their taking up the assignment or separating on a timely basis;

  • Support the planning and running of the functional review process of SMS and Pooled Fund and lead on the implementation of the HR recommendations.

  • Initiate recruitment outreach activities, to improve the quality of applications, gender parity and geographical diversity.

  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of SMS and Pooled Fund HR work plans, budgeting, and progress monitoring and reporting.

  • Develops and implements HR plans and tracking tools to monitor recruitment status and other indicators for management and recruitment purposes.

  • Monitors and tracks status of requests, initiating follow-up action to ensure selection review submission is timely, accurate, and contains complete documentation.

  • Reviews and prepares Requests for Personnel Action (RPA) forms to ensure correct budget allocation, and for separating staff, verification that no financial obligations are due to UNOPS.

  • Reviews consultants’ qualifications and experience and drafting of Terms of Reference; conducting desk reviews minutes; determining daily remuneration to be paid in accordance with the established fee schedule.

  • Performance management: coordinates the performance appraisal process ensuring that mid-term review and annual performance reports are duly completed. Support supervisors and supervisees in performance and under-performance management;

  • Prepares offer of appointment as well as the salary/fee computation for review.

  • Administration of contracts in online systems, including monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, HR data, etc. within delegated responsibility.

  • Acts as focal point for SMS and Pooled Fund for the transition and implementation of the HR modules of the new OneUNOPS ERP platform, and perform related training needs.

  • Liaison with UNOPS HQ HR and BSSC as required for contract administration.

  • Coordinate the leave and absences management system for the SMS and Pooled Fund personnel, ensuring that leave records are always correctly maintained and up-to-date (an Audit requirement).

  • Support for effective learning management and individual learning plans in collaboration with the senior management.

  • Development and secure maintenance of the HR recording and archiving systems in accordance with UNOPS record retention policies.

  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in human resources.

  • Performs other related duties as instructed.

**
Monitoring and Progress Controls**

  • A work plan including a timeline will be formulated and agreed with the supervisor with clearly defined outputs, milestones and reporting requirements.

  • Successfully meeting deadlines based on work plan

** Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

** Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • An advanced degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Marketing, Business Administration or other related field is required.

  • Alternatively, a combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with master’s degree or 7 years’ relevant experience with bachelor’s degree at the national or international level in providing Human Resources support services is required.

  • A proven track record of successful Human Resources and project/programme support is required.

  • Previous work experience with the United Nations is strongly desirable.

Language

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Fluency in another UN language is desirable.

** Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement

Contract level: I-ICA 2
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

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

**

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.**

** Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

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

** Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

Working with us

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

Diversity

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

Work life harmonization

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

How to apply:

Please follow the link below to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21259#7

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Senior Social Media Officer

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Feb 232021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

Senior Social Media Officer
DER/Global Communications Service

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a Temporary Assignment (TA) as a Senior Social Media Officer (P4) within its global Social Media Section, which is a geographically diverse team working from different time zones. The incumbent reports to the Head of Social Media, and is part of UNHCR¿s Global Communications Service (GCS), which sits within the Department of External Relations (DER).

Title: Senior Social Media Officer
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 12 months

Organizational context

Social Media is one of UNHCR’s most important channels of public communications. UNHCR’s global Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and TikTok channels have over ten million followers worldwide. Expert management of social media ¿ including UNHCR’s own global social media accounts ¿ is essential to meeting the objectives of the Global Communications Strategy and UNHCR’s broader objectives, including fundraising.

The global Social Media Team is responsible for developing and delivering the organization¿s social media strategy and managing its global accounts. It nurtures a diverse refugee-supporting community of tens of millions of people worldwide, leads on social media content partnerships, and provides strategic and operational support to UNHCR¿s leadership, national account managers, regional bureaus and partners.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the day to day decision making and management of UNHCR¿s global social media accounts, creating content, engaging existing audiences and reaching new ones, in order to continue to build awareness and support for people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes because of war, violence or persecution.

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.

The position

This role is responsible for the day-to-day management and overall content curation for UNHCR¿s global social media accounts. Daily tasks include oversight of the editorial calendar and decision making about the daily line-up with a focus on news and emergencies, using social listening to inform editorial choices, and ensuring daily conversations and audience insights are central to decisions about what to post, tweet, message and share.

The incumbent will have stellar copywriting skills, and is the team lead when it comes to articulating UNHCR messages in a clear, simple and accessible way that appeals to a variety of general public audiences across platforms. They will ensure our visual content formats, from social videos to graphics to photos, are accompanied with SEO copy, wording which can grab attention, inspire compassion and mobilize action. Where possible they will create action-orientated social content, working closely with the relevant Private Sector Partnerships and fundraising teams.

They will collaborate with members of the social media team on content creation, telling, sharing and amplifying stories that showcase the value and impact of UNHCR¿s work, ensuring they are centered on UNHCR values and the people we serve. They will also take the lead on a select number of special projects per year, such as World Refugee Day, or thematic campaigns. They will maintain an overview of community management, supporting the team members who carry out this task and making sure guidelines are regularly updated and strategic

Reporting to the Head of Social Media, the incumbent will stay on top of whether the team have access to the best social media management tools and software and are regularly trained on optimal use. They will also support the Head of Social and other members of the team with platform and content-specific strategies, providing analysis and recommendations based on audience insights, to nurture existing communities and engage new ones, in support of the Global Communications Strategy.

This role is the team focal point for reacting to and managing misinformation, disinformation, hate speech, imposter accounts and rumours relating to UNHCR and its work, working closely with the Crisis Communications Unit and Head of Social Media. Responsibilities include triaging and reporting problematic social media posts and accounts, providing advice to country-level social media managers, and liaising with platforms and stakeholders to improve reporting processes.

The incumbent will also work on paid social, liaising with the Digital Engagement Team on UNHCR¿s paid strategy for the global accounts, from ads to boosted organic content, and advising country operations on the best approach for their local channels. They will identify appropriate content for boosting, along with target audiences and A/B testing, maintain a steady process of clearance, ensure community management for ads is carried out, and also look for opportunities to link up paid and organic social and enhance the user journey for supporters.

Above all, the incumbent, along with the rest of the team, will be dedicated to ensuring a diverse, participatory and inclusive approach to how we talk about and represent affected people in social media, and all communications adhere to our ethical guidelines, working closely with teams across the Global Communications Service, as well as Private Sector Partnerships, Divisions and UNHCR¿s six regional Bureaux, to deliver on the above-mentioned responsibilities.

Qualifications and professional experience

Essential:

  • Care about humanitarian causes and UNHCR¿s mission to protect people forced to flee.
  • A university degree in social media, digital journalism, communications, digital marketing, media or a related field.
  • Minimum of six years¿ experience in social media and a track record of managing large branded corporate accounts, preferably for an international organization, as well as building and growing social media communities.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Extensive experience working with and on diverse social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Experience in social reporting, from analyzing metrics and adjusting your strategy and tactics accordingly, to making results-based recommendations.
  • A love of internet culture and a passion for social media trends, with the ability to keep up to date on best practices and apply and share that knowledge in your day-to-day work.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), design and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, great time management skills, and proven ability to work in a highly organized way and meet deadlines.
  • Personable team player who thrives on working in a diverse team, and spending time every day engaging and building relationships in a digital workspace.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and working with colleagues across different regions and time zones.

Desirable:

  • Fluency in a second language.
  • Experience of anti-bias training and a level of comfort in examining your own bias in the social content you create and the communication decisions you make.
  • Knowledge of creating and delivering social media strategies against set KPIs an asset.
  • Experience developing and conducting training workshops on social media and speaking about social media in relevant public forums.
  • Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of using paid advertising on social media platforms.
  • Experience working in an international non-profit context, and some knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community.

Location
The successful candidate will be based at UNHCR¿s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply on the UNHCR career page at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on “Vacancies“ and entering job ID 24938.

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: 7 March 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).

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Junior Evaluation Consultant

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Feb 202021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 3 Mar 2021

Job Information

Junior Evaluation consultant to work in the Evaluation Service of UNHCR, Geneva Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Evaluation Officer consultant is situated in the Evaluation Service (ES) in UNHCR Headquarters Geneva. The Evaluation Service, commissions centralized evaluations covering vast areas and strategic themes that are important for the work of UNHCR. Working under the supervision of Snr Evaluation Officer(s), the post focuses on providing operational support to centralized evaluations. The Junior Evaluation Consultant will have to work across a wide gamut of stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization, including Headquarters Division of International Protection, Division of Resilience and Solutions, Division of Strategic Planning and Results, Division of Finance and Administration, Global Data Service Regional Bureaux and Country Officers. Some communication with other UN agencies, academic institutions, and civil society groups, participating in evaluation reference groups may also be necessary. All UNHCR personnel are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

Support to evaluation management: • Provide ‘hands on’ evaluation-related technical and project management support to Evaluation Service colleagues on centralized evaluation planning and implementation. • Support Evaluation Service colleagues in the coordination, planning and implementation and of evaluation activities with consultants/ evaluation firms and relevant stakeholders • Contribute to evaluation reports, publications and other written material produced by the Evaluation Service. • Work with Evaluation Service colleagues to design and develop evaluation-related communication material to enhance awareness and utility of evaluation products • Support capacity building initiatives by the Evaluation Service, including the development of training material. • Perform and write up information from formative data analysis and background research to prepare evaluation concept notes and Terms of Reference. • Collate internal and external resources and analysis tools/systems that Evaluation Service colleagues and consultants/firms can use to facilitate better use of UNHCR’s corporate data and information management systems. • Contribute to enhancing technical quality of UNHCR’s evaluation methodologies, tools, and procedures regarding secondary data analysis of UNHCR operational and administrative data along with external data sources. Perform other related duties as required.

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

Advanced university degree in evaluation, social and economic development or related fields. Field(s) of Education Social Sciences Economics or other relevant field.

Certificates and/or Licenses (desirable)

Research & Evaluation Methods.

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

• At least 3 years of relevant experience in evaluation research and management, preferably in a protection-related area of humanitarian or development operations. • Experience in programme/project management, monitoring or field research. • Understanding of evaluations, research methodologies and statistics. • Work experience in the UN, Inter-governmental or Government Agencies.

Desirable:

Formal qualification or certification in evaluation work. Substantial experience in a humanitarian or development context. Functional Skills Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc. MS-Research; MS-Analysis; MS-Data Collection and Analysis; Basic understanding of statistical software packages e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata, R PO-Development/Evaluation of Humanitarian Operations; PO-Policy Development, Evaluation, Research, Publication;

Language Requirement

English – fluent – required

Other UN language – desirable

Location / Contract Period

Location: Geneva – UNHCR

Full-time for 11 months

Start date: as soon as possible

How to apply:

https://www.unhcr.org/admin/jobs/602cd3414/junior-evaluation-consultant-geneva-switzerland-closing-date-03-march-2021.html

Application:

Interested applicants* should submit their completed UNHCR Personal History Form (PHF) and motivation letter with the subject “Last, First Name, Junior Evaluation Consultant” to: hqevaser@unhcr.org. Please note that applications without the correct PHF form will not be considered. Applications will not be acknowledged. Short-listed applicants may be requested to participate in a video/ telephone interview, a written exercise. Only the successful candidate will be notified the outcome of the selection process. Personal History Forms (PHF) are available at:

https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11_UNHCR.docm https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11SUP_UNHCR.docm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Midnight Geneva time Wednesday 03 March 2021.

*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.

https://www.unhcr.org/admin/jobs/602cd3414/junior-evaluation-consultant-geneva-switzerland-closing-date-03-march-2021.html

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Human Rights Intern (CHEG21.028)

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Feb 042021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Closing date: 18 Feb 2021

Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption.

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated and skilled Human Rights Intern.

The main purpose of this internship is to assist the Human Rights Team of the UK Mission in Geneva with attending and reporting from meetings of the UN Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and the human rights treaty bodies, and to provide administrative and policy support.

This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the UK Mission’s human rights work as an integral part of the UK delegation, under the guidance of senior staff. The internship will offer a chance to learn about the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and about working on human rights issues in an international context. The work will be focused on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the UN treaty bodies. The selected intern will mainly attend human rights meetings at the UN, draft reports from meetings, assist with research and summaries of reports, and participate in organising events. A supervisor will guide the intern and provide on-the-job training.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attending and taking accurate and accessible records of official meetings of the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review, human rights treaty bodies, as well as other meetings at the UN, and drafting reports from such meetings. The precise format of this attendance will be affected by the Coivd-19 pandemic;
  • Administrative support, helping out with organising events and meetings;
  • Research and analytical work, preparing background information.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluent written and spoken English (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  • The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated, flexible and a great team player;
  • Excellent skills in communication, drafting and organisation;
  • Willingness to undergo a mandatory security check.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Education: A master’s degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines would be an advantage;
  • Work experience: Prior relevant internship or work experience from the UN, human rights, NGO or diplomacy is desirable, but not essential.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline

18 February 2021

Internship

Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week

40

Duration of Post

7 months

Region

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory

Switzerland

Location (City)

UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva

Type of Post

International Organisation Delegation

Number of vacancies

1

Starting monthly salary (CHF)

1250

Start Date

1 May 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment

All applicants should have permission to live and work in Switzerland. Applicants must hold a full passport valid for at least 12 months for any EU / Schengen country.

EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship.

The UK Mission will offer the intern a monthly training allowance of 1,250 CHF. Please note that the intern will need to arrange and pay for his or her own travel, accommodation, mandatory health insurance, as well as any other costs. This internship will be for a period of 7 months.

The cost of a monthly travel card within Geneva will be reimbursed.

The final appointment will be dependent upon successful security clearance. Please note that selected candidates need to submit the security forms before the internship starts.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

The successful candidates will be invited to attend a Skype interview.

Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet any cost during the Recruitment and Selection process, Security Check nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

Additional Information (due to Covid 19):

  • You may experiment some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;

  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;

  • Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.

How to apply:

Note: We only accept applications through our software. We do not accept Cvs. To apply please go to https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/13684-Human-Rights-Intern-CHEG21-028/en-GB

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Financial Compliance Consultant

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Jan 282021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 5 Mar 2021

Demonstrated ability to provide clear and concise written guidance on complex financial issues to grantees.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian
organisation, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage,
facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters,
health emergencies and other crises.
The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organised into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalisation; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.
The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

The Global Road Safety Partnership (www.grsproadsafety.org) is a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and is a voluntary association of governments, businesses and civil society organisations. Both the IFRC and Global Road Safety Partnership are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The aim of the Global Road Safety Partnership’s work is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes in low- and middle- income countries. Globally, road crashes are estimated to cause over 1.4 million fatalities and 50 million serious injuries annually. One important way to address this humanitarian crisis is to ensure that strong, evidence-based laws are in place and effectively implemented in order to protect road users.

GRSP manages two separate competitive grants programmes: The Road Safety Grants Programme and the Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge. The Road Safety Grants Programme is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and its primary objective is to support civil society organisations and National Societies to advocate for the passage and implementation of evidence-based legislation to protect road users. This support includes the provision of funding, building the capacity of grantee organisations to effectively advocate, and broader capacity building of grantee organisations to effectively manage projects and funding. At present, the Road Safety Grants Programme is operational in 14 countries and 10 mega-cities around the world. The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (“The Challenge”), funded by Fondation Botnar, is a five-year programme designed to address locally relevant road safety problems that affect children in small- and mid-sized cities in seven priority countries (India, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam and Tanzania) with practical, innovative and evidence-based interventions. Projects involve local consortiums who are provided technical support.

The Challenge provides funding to local government agencies and civil society partners. GRSP is providing technical support under the

provides funding to local government agencies and civil society partners. GRSP is providing technical support under the Challenge and managing the grants programme.

The consultant will provide support to both programmes.

The purpose of the consultancy is:

The Financial Compliance consultant is a highly technical consultancy position. It will support the Advocacy & Grants Programmes to ensure compliance with donor and IFRC requirements governing the Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge; conduct analysis of individual grants against relevant United States tax and legal codes with regard to the use of grants funds for direct lobbying activities (for the Road Safety Grants Programme); build the capacity of grantee organisations to become healthy and sustainable; and provide on-going reviews and analysis of grant application budgets, grantee financial reports, and other Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge finance-related documents.

Consultancy deliverables:

  1. Complete financial due diligence, as per IFRC/GRSP requirements, on all new grantee organisations under the Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge.

  2. Evaluate and identify lobbying and non-lobbying activities, as defined under United States tax and legal codes, for all new grants under the Road Safety Grants Programme.

  3. Review and evaluate all budgets and associated financial documents submitted with new grant applications against grant programmatic objectives.

  4. Review and evaluate all financial reports and associated financial documents submitted by grantees as part of the regular reporting and monitoring structure of the Road Safety Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge.

  5. Conduct or assist in on-the-ground grant negotiations and site visits, where requested in conjunction with relevant Advocacy & Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge staff.

    Provide training and support to Advocacy & Grants Programme and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge staff on grants financial management, budgeting, and other finance-related issues, at the direction of the Programme Manager.

Education:
Required

  • University degree in business, finance or related field
  • Professional certification in accounting

Preferred

  • Advanced degree in business, finance or related field

Experience:

  • More than 5 year’s experience providing financial compliance support to an international grants programme, including reviewing grant application budgets and grantee financial reports
  • More than 5 years of experience providing technical support, including capacity building, to civil society organisations in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent; or an NGO with a focus on policy change or another humanitarian organisation

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial regulatory environments in low- and middle-income country contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear and concise written guidance on complex financial issues to grantees.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver financial management related training
  • Able to demonstrate interpersonal skills required to communicate with and work effectively with people from diverse cultures and ethnicities
  • Demonstrated understanding of tax and legal codes related to limitations on funding of lobbying and non-lobbying activities as provided within United States Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). Preferred

How to apply:

The Consultant appointed to this role will primarily work from their home location and be called upon to conduct Financial Compliance related work on an as required basis for up to 70 working days each 12 months. At present, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, travel will not occur as part of this role. However, once travel restrictions end, travel may be required, which could include visits to low- and middle-income countries.

How to apply?

Applications consisting of a cover letter (which includes the expected daily rate of remuneration in Swiss francs) and CV, should be sent to email grsp@ifrc.org with ‘Financial Compliance Consultant Application’ in the subject line by 17:00 Central European Time (UTC +1) on Friday, 5 March 2021.

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Project Officer, Africa Department, part-time (80%)

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Jan 272021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD is currently looking for a:

Project Officer, Africa Department, part-time (80%)

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

Starting date: March 2021

HD works with all parties to the conflict to de-escalate tensions, reduce the risks of conflict and establish a conducive environment for peace negotiations. The Project Officer will contribute to a confidential mediation project by providing support to the Head of Mission. Implemented in collaboration with Switzerland’s Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, the mediation project seeks to find a negotiated solution to the conflict between the government of Cameroon and pro-independence groups from Anglophone regions referred to by the latter as Ambazonia.

The Project Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operational management of the project, including political analysis, implementation of activities in close collaboration with the Head of Mission and HD’s Regional Director;
  • Monitor the project’s compliance with the strategic framework, internal procedures and policies including financial and administrative (budget oversight, donor reporting);
  • Liaise and represent with key stakeholders, including the government of Cameroon, pro-independence armed groups, civil society actors, donor agencies and international actors in the region as well as in New York and Geneva;
  • Coordinate the work of national staff in the project area;
  • Support the Africa team in the development of new opportunities, both consolidating HD’s existing areas of work and expanding to new areas.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 years expertise and demonstrated international experience in project management in one of the following areas: mediation, peacebuilding, political affairs or humanitarian action;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to conflict resolution, as well as political and cultural knowledge of Africa, preferably Central Africa;
  • Availability to travel at least 10 days per month to Africa, Europe and/or North America;
  • Excellent ability in drafting reports, developing proposals and fundraising;
  • Hold a Master’s degree in international politics, international relations, humanitarian affairs or mediation/negotiation;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French is required.

Personality: The successful candidate should be capable of multi-tasking and meet tight deadlines. S/he must be a flexible team player, proactive and have strong social, communication and organisational skills.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria defined above, please send a CV and motivation letter to the following address hrgeneva@hdcentre.org by February 10th 2021. Please indicate Project Officer, Africa Department in the subject line of your e-mail.

HD promotes equal opportunities in employment. For more information, please visit: www.hdcentre.org

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Flying IT – Installation Technicien

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Jan 232021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Closing date: 11 Feb 2021

This position is based in the field, traveling from mission to mission.

4 Open Vacancies

Context & Mission

The FiWi project will take place in all MSF Operational Center Geneva missions around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America. This role will consist of consecutive field missions between field sites.

The FIWI project has two main objectives:

  • Migrate and modernize the IT infrastructure of MSF sites by installing a new specially designed kit (mini DataCenter).
  • Migrate and modernize workstations from Windows 7 to Windows 10 by integrating new security elements

The mission of the Field IT Installation Technician in the FiWi project consists of:

  • Deploy the kits in the locations chosen by the project.
  • Migrate all attached workstations to Windows 10.
  • Training the local team to ensure their autonomy in dealing with first level issues.

Responsibilities

Preparation, coordination

  • Analyze the existing system and identify all the needs of the mission
  • Prepare the order for equipment and ensure its is in the mission before starting the mission.
  • Coordinate with the in-country coordination all internal movements, logistics and availability on site.
  • Prepare travel (ToR, Visa, transport)

Deployment, Monitoring, Reporting

  • With the local IS officer, migrate the existing infrastructure of targeted missions to the new FIWI infrastructure,
  • With the local IS officer, migrate mission workstations to Windows 10.
  • Migrate applications from laptops to the FiWi infrastructure.
  • Write a visit report to specify the actions carried out and suggestions for improvement.

Support

  • Provide second and third level support to IS Officers on missions deployed for a period between 3 and 6 months.
  • Ensure that Field Reference Documents are distributed and applied.
  • Report anomalies to the project for correction and suggestions for improvement

Infrastructure and equipment

  • Monitor the proper functioning of systems and networks infrastructures and the management of the computer equipment park (servers, active network equipment, client workstations and peripherals).
  • Prepare user workstations for the MSF-OCG (hardware & software) standard, including Windows images, application packaging, functional and security update packages.

Policy, Procedures, Standards

  • Ensure the dissemination and application of policies and procedures to those concerned

Training, Recruitment, Briefings

  • Organize and provide training for actors on missions, in particular the IS officer, coordinator and logistics manager.
  • Train newcomers in a similar position

Education

  • University level, engineering or computer science degree, or equivalent.

Experience

  • Field installation and IT support.
  • Windows workstation management.
  • Windows system administration.
  • NGO field activities

Competencies

  • Windows Server and virtual machines administration, knowledge of SCCM is a plus.
  • Network management. knowledge of Fortinet is an advantage.
  • Windows workstation management. experience with the migration from Windows 7 to 10 is an advantage.

Languages

  • French or English.
  • Spanish and Arabic would be an advantage

Interpersonal skills

  • Works well under pressure and in harsh and sometimes dangerous environments with a humanitarian motivation,
  • Customer focus, Methodical, analytical mind,
  • A team player and a mentor,
  • Keen to travel,
  • Adaptation and respect for cultural differences.

Terms of Employment

  • Field-based position (various missions) with visits to HQ in Geneva.
  • Practical working conditions while in the field are as per the MSF OCG volunteer handbook.
  • Fixed-term and full-time contract (18 months, 100%).
  • Starting date: 1st March, 2021
  • Gross monthly salary: CHF 5’500.- (based on a 100% position)
  • Social Benefits: Health insurance and living costs in the countries of intervention and at HQ, paid according to internal regulations

How to apply:

How to apply

Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English. Closing date for application is 11th February, 2021.

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

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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.

Responsibilities

The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely:
The Coordination Division, which comprises of the Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch, the 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.

Competencies

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

Education

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

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

Work Experience

Applicants 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.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

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

Special Notice

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

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