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HR Assistant

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Mrz 092021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Interpeace
Closing date: 15 Mar 2021

Fixed term – 3 months

Background

Interpeace is an international organisation for peacebuilding. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that its work is locally designed and driven. Through local partners and its own local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes based on extensive consultation and research. Interpeace helps establish processes of change that promote sustainable peace, social cohesion and resilience. The organisation’s work is designed to connect and promote understanding between local communities, civil society, governments and the international community.

Interpeace also assists the international community – especially the United Nations – to play a more effective role in peacebuilding based on the organisation’s expertise in field-based work at the grassroots level. This is achieved primarily through contributing innovative thought leadership and fresh insights into contemporary peacebuilding policy. This assistance to the international community is also achieved through its ‘peace responsiveness’ work, in which Interpeace provides advice and practical support to other international organisations (especially those in the security, development and humanitarian aid sectors) so that they adapt systemically in order that their own work simultaneously addresses conflict dynamics and strengthens peace dynamics.

Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

Position within the Organization

The HR Assistant is a member of the Global Operations Unit which encompasses Finance, IT, Administration, Legal, and HR. The Global Operations Unit is led from the Headquarters office in Geneva, although team members are based in different locations around the world.

The HR Assistant reports to the Global HR Manager and assists and supports the Global HR Manager on day-to-day HR administrative operations alongside the HR & Administrative Assistant.

Purpose and General Overview

The HR Assistant in collaboration with the HR & Administrative assistant are responsible for the HR administration in Geneva office and for supporting HR administration in offices outside HQ.

Duties and responsibilities

Specific Duties

HR Administration

  • Support the Global HR Manager with day-to-day HR operations duties and provide support for all HR admin related queries;
  • Assist with HR documentation processes including hiring, recruitment, onboarding; enrollments;
  • Support for the onboarding and offboarding of staff in Geneva, including supporting in drafting the work certificates;
  • Support in collecting and coordinating documents for HR audit purposes;
  • Support the recruitment process of staff and interns in Geneva and in countries without dedicated HR support:
    • Assist with shortlisting of candidates
    • Coordinate selection activities (e.g. tests, interviews)
  • In collaboration with the HR & Administrative assistant, manage the employee, leave and holiday modules of the HR online platform:
    • Enter employee data and upload documents
    • Maintain employee files up to date
    • Train staff on the use of the modules when requested
  • In collaboration with the HR & Administrative assistant, manage the insurance portfolio:
    • Manage the membership and enrolments of the health insurance, life insurance and the war risk insurance
    • Coordinate the renewal of insurances managed from Geneva and payment of insurance premiums

Qualifications

Education

  • Completion of secondary school education or commercial, vocational school or Certificat Fédéral de la Capacité (CFC), the swiss HRSE certification as assistant in employee management is a plus.

Experience

  • At least 2 years in HR administration within an international organisation

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Thorough knowledge of practices and procedures for preparing HR administrative documents and maintaining file systems
  • Good understanding of Swiss HR administration
  • Advanced organization and coordination skills
  • Diligence and attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments, perform routine work independently, meet deadlines and adapt to changing demands
  • Ability to determine relevant background and reference materials for others, and to screen for urgency and priority
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender-responsive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment

Interpeace Competencies

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

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to recruitment@interpeace.org no later than 15 March 2021. “HR Assistant” must be included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest
  • an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:

  • Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:

  • Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g. contract termination, dismissal, non-renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse?

  • Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?

Confirming the following declaration of understanding:

  • I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that Interpeace will conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.
  • I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, of if I am employed, I may be dismissed.

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

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and promoting a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

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Diversity & Inclusion Advisor @ Stop TB Partnership

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Mrz 052021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 25 Mar 2021

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership’s mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Stop TB partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

Currently, the Secretariat consists of individuals from more than 40 countries. In order to bridge cultural differences, prevent racism and all forms of discrimination and harassment, ensure that each person is respected, has a safe work environment and is protected against retaliation. The Secretariat, Board and host organization, will expand and improve training on cultural awareness, diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination, which will be required for all staff annually, at a minimum. The Board is committed to participating in and supporting this effort. To ensure this work is mainstreamed and prioritized, a Secretariat position will be built to bring expertise and advice on diversity, equity and inclusion to its leadership team.

STBP currently has 85+ permanent personnel and 150+ retainers home-based. Most of the permanent personnel are based in the secretariat in Geneva, but 10+ are based abroad in the field. The colleagues are from more than 40 different countries.

Objectives of this role:

  • Ensure that STBP implements its host recruitment and retention policies in a way which promotes diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Build capacity of staff and management to ensure a workplace that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, with diverse staff contributing optimally to the mission of STBP.

Under the direct supervision of STBP’s Executive Director, the incumbent will work under the leadership and in close coordination with the team leaders as well as the agency hosting STBP. With delegated authority, the following will be the responsibilities:

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion within the partnership:

  • Serve as a subject matter authority on diversity, equity and inclusion to assure visibility and accessibility of tools, training, and inter-organizational dialogue on cultural awareness, diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination;

  • Identify, promote and implement anti-racism, diversity and inclusion related policies and strategies of the hosting agency of STBP;

  • Define and implement Standard Operating Procedures that build upon STBP’s vision and Operational Strategy and the host’s policies and seek to reinforce diversity, inclusion in the workplace and address all kinds of harassment, and protect all individuals in STBP;

  • Revise and update the partnership’s documents related to personnel and Human Resources and provide guidelines for the partnership to ensure the use of equal opportunity language in these documents as well as in internal communications;

  • Create and implement metrics to measure and assess progress on diversity and inclusiveness. Provide recommendations and advice on how to improve the metrics.

Contribute to establishing a working environment of equal opportunities for all personnel and potential candidates

  • Works closely with the human resource policies unit of the agency hosting the Stop TB Partnership to design and promote standard methodologies and strategies for talent management and employee engagement; Additionally, coordinates and contributes – if needed – to the host’s agency policy development on diversity and inclusion

  • Build capacity of STBP’s personnel, management and governance bodies on diversity and inclusion by developing and implementing training and other learning opportunities;

  • Train hiring managers and personnel working on human resources on how to select, handle, evaluate and retain a diverse group of employees;

  • Organize regular capacity building sessions to boost personnel’s’ communication abilities and team spirit;

  • Partner with the HR Manager to resolve internal misunderstandings and act as the “go to” person when Stop TB Personnel have concerns related to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion;

  • Provide advice on how to improve diversity and inclusion practices at the recruitment, onboarding and developmental stage of STBP personnel.

Consolidate STBP’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy:

  • In collaboration with STBP’s hosting agency, organize, conduct and disseminate results of periodic staff surveys and implement actions as needed to address the findings and recommendations and contribute to the D&I strategy of STBP.

  • Work with the hosting agency to ensure that ample support mechanisms are available and accessible to personnel and aligned with the STBP strategy;

  • Serve as liaison between personnel, team leaders, Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director regarding the organization’s climate, personnel well-being, related project updates, proposals, and planning;

  • Build and develop relationships with all personnel for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help to define new Diversity & Inclusion operational strategies;

  • Contribute to planning and organizing annual retreats making sure the elements of the D&I strategy are present and personnel have a good understanding and the tools to endorse it in the workplace;

  • Ensures that advice and information on cross-cutting issues are communicated to and coordinated with the management and the hosting organization.

Education Requirements:

An advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in one of the following disciplines: human resources, organizational psychology, organizational development, psychology, international relations, political science, business administration, public administration, management, law, or relevant field.

A University Degree (Bachelor’s degree or undergraduate) with additional two (2) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Essential Experience:

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, ideally within the area of change management, with at least five (5) years of experience in leading diversity and inclusion efforts in an international setting;

Working experience in multicultural settings, including coordination of interdisciplinary teams.

Experience in direct interaction with senior stakeholders on sensitive issues is required.

Desirable Experience:

Knowledge and experience of human rights legislation;

Hands-on experience designing staff policies like anti-discrimination and equal employment opportunity.

Language Requirements:

Excellent knowledge of English.

Knowledge of another UN official language would be considered an asset.

Contract type information

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA)

Contract level: ICS11 – P4

Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link:

https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

How to apply:

If interested, please kindly follow the link below and apply with your updated UNOPS Profile:
https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21379

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Manager, REAP (Head of REAP Secretariat)

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Mrz 022021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 12 Mar 2021

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

There are currently disparate communities and pockets of good practice across the spectrum of Early Warning and Early Action (EWEA), but there is no international mechanism that brings together the relevant actors from the development, humanitarian and climate communities. Further, while advances in science, technology and institutional coordination mean that it is often possible to anticipate a severe event and take action before it occurs, investments in early warning systems have focused on equipment and technology to predict the event, without ensuring the next step is taken to allow for early action in the most at-risk communities.

This partnership seeks to fill that gap and bring action at scale, bringing together existing governance and partnership mechanisms to better consolidate efforts by all stakeholders to leverage increased financial commitments, improve the way money is spent and aggregate and monitor targets along the spectrum of national and global frameworks, early warning systems, disaster risk reduction (DRR), domestic capacity building and early action. REAP ( Risk informed Early Action Partnership) will strengthen efforts in countries to develop early warning systems linked to early action, contributing to scaling up or building on for example the CREWS initiative and WISER and ARRCC programs to ensure investments are serving people most at-risk.

This Partnership was launched at 2019 Climate Summit in New York by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies will host the Secretariat at their offices in Geneva, Switzerland, with the REAP Secretariat being fully independent of the IFRC.

The IFRC, a convening member of REAP, is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. 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.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The partnership will work in line with the principles and ambitions of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and the World Humanitarian Summit’s Agenda for Humanity. The Global Commission on Adaptation’s Action Track on Preventing Disasters will be a key delivery mechanism for the Partnership.

Job Purpose

It is envisioned the Manager, REAP (Head of REAP Secretariat) will lead, oversee, and strategically drive REAP forward and will represent REAP in its engagements with senior government members, the international system, private sector, and civil society. The Manager REAP (Head of REAP Secretariat) will lead the team of three: two Technical Leads representing stakeholders and one Policy Coordinator. All will be based in Geneva and will report directly to the Manager, REAP (Head of REAP Secretariat).

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities of the Manager, REAP (Head of REAP Secretariat):

  • Strategic Leadership and Direction

  • Lead on working with thematic leads and strategic stakeholders to develop a long-term plan for the partnership and Secretariat, ensuring the plan is agreed by the board at COP26.

  • Oversee the establishment and implementation of working group(s).

  • Develop and operationalize plans and policies for complementarity between REAP and existing international arrangements/organizations and oversee their implementation at a global level.

  • Deliver REAP Strategic Vision; Implementation plan and Commitments as per Strategic Vision document

  • Ensure the partnership works in line with the principles and ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the World Humanitarian Summit’s Agenda for Humanity.

  • Lead and manage effective stakeholder engagement:

  • Be a lead representative for REAP with high-level government officials, iinternational/national. organizations, embassies, donor governments and international/national media and develop effective advocacy & communications.

  • Continue to increase global support for REAP and manage financial commitments from organizations and governments to ensure all targets are met, maintaining focus on vulnerable people and communities.

  • Oversee development of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework to track progress towards REAP targets, ensuring stakeholders deliver on commitments and share best practice and learning within and across the spectrum of EWEA activities.

  • Ensure contributing activities are harmonized as far as possible, prioritizing empowerment and inclusion of civil society and local communities to enable information reaches at-risk communities and can be acted upon appropriately.

  • Set direction and manage a team.

    • Line manage and support the technical leads and coordinator in fulfilling their roles.
    • Develop and motivate members of REAP team to support culture of continuous improvement and delivery of high-quality service.
    • Plan, manage and monitor the use of resources (people, budgets etc) to deliver the agreed activities for area of responsibility.

Education

Required

  • University degree

Preferred

  • Post-graduate degree

Experience

Required

  • Over 10 years of experience in working in humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on working in a multicultural environment, with developing countries and/or with an international organisation at technical level
  • Relevant experience in development and implementation of early warning systems, vulnerability/resilience analysis, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster and crisis response preparedness
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders across many disciplines, to achieve societal impact, institutional and policy change
  • Demonstrated professional credibility in the sector and experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment.
  • Building and maintaining strong contact networks and relationships at international levels to facilitate rapid access to information, leveraged through networks at home and internationally

Knowledge, skills and languages

Required

  • Ability to see the bigger picture and lead a pragmatic approach to build understanding and consensus
  • Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations.
  • Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills. An ability to be proactive and persuasive.
  • Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and new approaches to engaging partners.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic individual, engaging, brokering and facilitating learning and dialogue among diverse groups.
  • Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation
  • Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Fluently spoken and written English

Preferred

  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

How to apply:

Please apply via IFRC website.

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Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist – International Consultant (Level II)

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Feb 262021
 

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Countries: Australia, China, India, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: World Food Programme
Closing date: 11 Mar 2021

Do you want to help delivering our mandate of Zero Hunger to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce ? We are hiring a Talent Sourcing Specialist and the opportunity is for you!

JOB TITLE: Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

TYPE OF CONTRACT: International Consultant (Level II)

UNIT/DIVISION: Human Resources Unit

DUTY STATION: Bangkok, Thailand /or working remotely

DURATION: 3 months

ABOUT WFP

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.

JOB PURPOSE

We are looking for a full-time inclusive Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist to join our team on an initial 3-month contract. In this role, you will partner with Recruiters and Hiring Managers to craft recruitment strategies that will help WFP to hire local & international female talent. You will proactively assess Gender gaps for specialized and hard-to-fill roles for WFP’s Asia and Pacific regional operations.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Your goals will be to create strong, diverse, gender balanced talent pipelines, design new strategies to increase hires from female and underrepresented groups. You’ll be responsible for partnering with recruiters and hiring managers for understanding the hiring needs and building the souring plan. You will create new approaches and ideas of sourcing methods and can demonstrate innovation in diverse candidate sourcing approach. Understand how inclusion, belonging, diversity, disability affect hiring processes and ensure greater, more equitable outcomes for women and underrepresented minorities.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Education: Minimum Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management, or other relevant field.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 6 years of continuously progressive work experience in diversity talent sourcing in an international environment.
  • Full cycle recruitment and sourcing experience with focus on developing diverse pipelines of talent.
  • Experience developing complex search strategies to identify & attract diverse passive talent.
  • Advanced research/sourcing skills, social media and alternative search techniques.
  • Direct experience of sourcing for female talent for gender parity acceleration is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience hiring across Asia and Pacific region is preferable.

Languages:
Fluency (Level C) in both written and spoken English.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Thursday 11 March 2021, Midnight, Bangkok Time.

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WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination.

All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

How to apply:

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website Click here

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

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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.

How to apply:

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Human Resources Specialist (Re-advertised)

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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 Inter-Agency Coordination Officer

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Feb 232021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 4 Mar 2021

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer is located in Country Operations, Multi-Country Offices, Regional Bureaux, Regional Refugee Coordinator¿s Office or in the Partnership and Coordination Service (PCS) in Headquarters. S/he plays a crucial role in ensuring UNHCR¿s approach to partnership and inter-agency processes are consistent, strategic and coherent. The main aim is to ensure that UNHCR can fulfil its role to support the Government to lead the refugee response, coordinate other actors in the initial stages of a refugee emergency and adhere to UNHCR inter agency commitments in IDP situations.

This should be done in line with UNHCRs Mandate, the Global Compact for Refugees, the IDP policy, and agreed inter- agency commitments. More specifically, s/he advises the senior management on inter-agency processes and related positioning, coordination, advocacy, information, resource allocation, fundraising, reporting, and communication with government entities, other UN agencies, NGOs, civil society actors, private sector media, other relevant actors through strong engagement in humanitarian inter- agency processes, but also with a focus on development processes as they impact on UNHCR. The overall goal of the position is to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of UNHCR¿s leadership roles and responses to situations affecting people of concern to UNHCR (refugees, IDPs, stateless persons, returnees, host communities) through an open and transparent partnership approach.

All UNHCR staff members 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, staff members 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

  • Proactively lead and/or participate in inter-agency fora to ensure that UNHCR¿s Mandate and programmes are given due attention and reflected in linkage at the country level, bureaux and at the policy levels of humanitarian and development coordination systems.

  • Formulate UNHCR inter-agency positions and ensure senior management endorsement for internal and external consumption and provide briefing notes, talking points and issue papers for relevant discussions in-house with partners, including UN agencies and NGOs, donors, and in inter-agency fora.

  • Promote UNHCR’s policies and linkages within multilateral processes, including humanitarian and development processes as elaborated by the humanitarian working groups, the Inter -Agency Standing Committee, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), as well as in regional intergovernmental fora (IGAD, ASEAN, ECOWAS, etc) .

  • Contribute or lead the effective establishment and maintenance of coordination mechanisms and tools, in line with the refugee coordination model and globally-agreed arrangements applicable in various situations (refugee-only; mixed refugee-IDPs; refugee and migrant movements), ensuring timely and effective needs assessment, appropriate planning, prioritization, implementation, reporting and evaluation, including through the development of joint appeals, regional refugee response plans, regional refugee and migrant response plans, refugee and resilience plans, comprehensive responses.

  • Ensure UNHCR participates in line with current policy in inter- agency appeals for IDPs to allow access to pooled funds.

  • Lead cross-functional preparation of issues and follow-up within UNHCR in the relevant substantive units and services.

  • Maintain frequent formal and informal contacts with his/her counterparts in other organisations.

  • Responsible for furthering understanding within UNHCR on inter- agency issues and priorities and advising staff on policy developments and reform initiatives within the humanitarian sphere, as well as the broader UN and development processes. This includes updating key staff on the developments within the Inter-Agency frameworks, UN reforms, Global Compact, as well as promoting and stimulating UNHCR’s implementation of key reforms within the humanitarian and development architecture.

  • Ensure internal institutional coherence and coordination of actions pursued for a strong refugee coordination system under government leadership where possible, with accompanying planning instruments in the delivery of refugee responses.

  • Where there is lack of clarity as to UNHCR¿s positions and priorities, identify where there are gaps or a lack of clarity and stimulate a process whereby policy will be clearly mapped out and agreed at the highest levels in the organisation.

  • Maintain close contact with DER/PCS on emerging issues.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Law, Political Science, Economics, International Relations,

Business Administration, Social Science

or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

In future: completion of the Inter-Agency Coordination Learning Programme

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

  • Experience of working in an inter-agency environment at field or Headquarters level.

  • Experience of liaising with governments and/or the donor community.

  • Thorough understanding of UNHCR’s protection mandate and core mission.

  • Thorough understanding of humanitarian coordination processes and recent inter-agency developments related to the IASC and the broader UN.

Desirable:

  • Inter-agency coordination role.

  • Drafting joint appeal/ refugee response plan/HRP.

  • Experience with another UN agency or partner.

Functional Skills

ER-Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanisms

MG¿Coordination

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on ‚Vacancies‘ and entering job ID 25115.

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

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

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for vacancies advertised in this addendum is Thursday 4 March 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).

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Chief of Global Shelter Cluster Section

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Feb 232021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 4 Mar 2021

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Global Shelter Cluster Section belongs to the Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS) and its Chief reports to the Deputy Director in DRS and requires a unique combination of strategic vision, leadership and coordination abilities, broad operational and technical experience, managerial and teambuilding skills, as well as the capacity for strategic, creative and innovative thinking, planning and action.

As Co-Coordinator of the Global Shelter Cluster with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Chief of the Global Shelter Cluster Section plays a crucial role in ensuring that UNHCR, as Cluster Lead Agency, delivers on its interagency commitments and accountability to support preparedness and provide the technical capabilities needed for timely, effective and well-coordinated humanitarian responses to shelter and settlement needs, within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and through the Transformative Agenda. S/he advocates for shelter in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming of early recovery activities in the Global Shelter Cluster and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Global Shelter Cluster, especially age, gender and diversity. S/he is also expected to impartially represent the interests of the members of the Global Shelter Cluster.

To this end, the incumbent works in collaborative approaches and leads an interagency team in an environment that requires high standards of accountability and demonstrable leadership, coordination, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and in which the principles of partnership and collaboration are essential.

The incumbent will be responsible for sustaining and expanding partnerships with key UN and international organizations, NGOs and government agencies, foundations, academic institutions and the private sector in order to maintain and further develop research and innovative approaches to shelter solutions and settlement planning.

The position requires a comprehensive approach that brings together UNHCR’s Regional Bureaux and field operations and Headquarters units, including the Division of International Protection, the Division of Emergency, Security and Supply and the different sections within DRS, including the Technical Support Section, specifically the shelter and settlement technical team, to ensure the complementarity of coordination and technical approaches and fulfilment of the goals, as well as minimum requirements, of the IDP Policy and associated guidance. The incumbent must have the experience and skills needed to engage these stakeholders and navigate the relevant internal processes.

All UNHCR staff members 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, staff members 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

  • Ensure that UNHCR delivers on its commitments and accountability as lead of the Global Shelter Cluster.

  • Establish strong working relationships with all cluster members and take final decisions over high level running of the Global Shelter Cluster, the running of the strategic advisory group, sub and task groups, technical working Groups and ad hoc/task-related bodies for specific issues.

  • Establish and maintain strong collaboration and partnering with the CCCM and the Protection Clusters as well as the other agency lead clusters e.g. Education, Health, Logistics, and WASH.

  • Ensure a consistent interpretation and application of international law and related UNHCR and IASC legal standards and policies for the adequate provision of shelter.

  • Oversee and work towards the Shelter Cluster¿s adherence to international human rights instruments, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as well as other relevant international and regional instruments; in cooperation with the Humanitarian Country Team.

  • Ensure that coordination services, including meetings, are provided in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that cluster coordination is inclusive, consultative and results oriented.

  • Establish a functional information management strategy and mechanism for the Global Shelter Cluster to report and share information within the Shelter Cluster, with the other clusters and the overall humanitarian community including donors, with the UNHCR internal mechanisms.

  • Coordinate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Shelter Cluster, including age, gender, environment, diversity, cash assistance and mental health and psychosocial support.

  • Establish mechanisms for accountable and transparent financial resource allocation within the Cluster.

  • Ensure provision of adequate support to the country Shelter Clusters.

  • Develop, manage and lead cooperation with UNHCR’s partners for the benefit of the quality and effectiveness of UNHCR’s shelter and settlements coordination programmes.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Architectural Engineering; Architecture; Civil Engineering;

Engineering; Shelter-related sciences; or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Project Management;

HCR Learning Programme, preferably in programme management and protection

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Minimum 10 years of previous relevant work experience.

Demonstrated leadership and coordination experience and technical expertise with emergency and transitional shelter in humanitarian operations, including refugee and internal displacement situations.

Knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and humanitarian operations in a variety of geographical locations and operational contexts.

Excellent communication skills, with strong drafting skills.

Desirable

Knowledge of UNHCR’s mandate for protection and solutions and relevant policies.

Knowledge of results-based management and evidence-based planning approaches, methods and tools.

Functional Skills

*MG-People Management

*PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)

*MG-Resource Management

FI-Application of Financial Rules, Regulations and Procedures

UN-UN/UNHCR Inter-agency Policies, Standards, Programmes, and Partnerships

UN-UNHCR¿s Mandate/Policy and Global Strategic Priorities

CL-Inter-Agency Leadership/Coordination

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on ‚Vacancies‘ and entering job ID 25091.

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

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

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for vacancies advertised in this addendum is Thursday 4 March 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).

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ADVISER ON NEW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES OF WARFARE

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Feb 232021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 28 Mar 2021

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Context

The Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit is part of the Legal Division. It leads the development and promotion of ICRC positions, strategies and activities in the field of the reaffirmation, clarification and development of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), with respect to the rules governing the conduct of hostilities, the use of weapons, including treaties prohibiting or regulating weapons of humanitarian concern, and new technologies of warfare. It represents the ICRC’s positions in bilateral discussions with government and military representatives and in multilateral fora and academic settings. It notably represents the ICRC in multilateral negotiations and proposes the development of new rules or standards related to the conduct of hostilities and to weapons in response to humanitarian consequences witnessed in ICRC field operations or which may result from new scientific and technical developments.

Purpose of the position

Acting as an in-house reference, the Adviser provides scientific and policy expertise to support the ICRC’s effects-based approach to weapons and IHL. The Adviser is responsible to monitor and analyse the technological developments, in particular with regard to digital technologies, that pertain to, or may be used as, means and methods of warfare, and the concern they raise, from a multidisciplinary perspective (humanitarian, technical, military, ethical, policy and legal), and to propose policy or other positions on these issues. The analysis of the development and use of new technologies of warfare, in particular digital ones, are a priority of the Unit, and of the Department as a whole.

Relationships

  • Internally, interacts with relevant colleagues, head of units and division at headquarter and in the field, including in particular with JUR, FAS, PROT, and DTD;
  • Externally, interacts with State officials including militaries, UN representatives, movement partners, civil societies representatives, academia, think tanks, civilian and military research centres, and tech. companies.

Main duties & responsibilities

The Adviser’s main responsibilities will be:

  • To follow technological developments that pertain to, or may be used as, means and methods of warfare, with a particular focus on digital technologies;
  • To analyse the foreseeable humanitarian impact of new technologies of warfare, in particular digital technologies, and the concern they may raise, from a multidisciplinary perspective (humanitarian, technical, military, ethical, policy and legal);
  • To provide scientific and other advice in support of an analysis of these new technologies of warfare under IHL and other relevant bodies of international law;
  • To propose and develop policy or other positions, with regard to new technologies of warfare;
  • To contribute to the ICRC’s reflection on the strategies to be followed in relation to the development of new technologies of warfare and the potential need to reaffirm, clarify or further develop IHL;
  • To contribute to shaping international debate and processes on new technologies of warfare with a view to advancing the ICRC’s objectives. In particular, to promote ICRC’s views and positions in a variety of fora, such as multilateral processes, discussions with States and militaries, meetings of experts, conferences, training seminars, etc.; to initiate and organise such discussions and meetings as appropriate;
  • To maintain and develop the ICRC multistakeholder network of multidisciplinary experts and organisations, including from government, military, civil society and relevant tech companies.

Training & experience

  • Expertise in new and developing weapons’ technologies, in particular, digital technologies used as weapons, means and methods of warfare (e.g. cyber operations, autonomous weapons, use of artificial intelligence for military purpose, etc.), and in their effects;
  • Experience in policy-making in the area of arms/weapons control or disarmament, and/or technology assessment and governance; experience of multilateral negotiations and other policy processes would be an asset;
  • University or equivalent training in science, science and technology, international relations, international law, and/or another field relevant to the analysis of developments in weapons, means and methods of warfare technologies, in particular digital ones;
  • Operational experience in the use of relevant weapon’s technology (cyber operations, autonomous weapons, AI, etc.) would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law, arms control and disarmament treaties, and/or international instruments for the governance of weapons would be an asset;
  • Experience in organizing and successfully conducting expert meetings, workshop or other events, in person and online, with a variety of audiences and participants would be an asset;
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant professional experience.

Skills & qualifications

  • Well-developed research and writing skills with an ability to analyse, summarize and popularize technical aspects of new technologies;
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment and to work with concepts from other fields, in particular, legal concepts;
  • Excellent ability to communicate with diverse, lay and expert audiences, especially to present complex technical issues clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to represent the ICRC, especially in exchanging in an autonomous and efficient manner with specialized academics, technical experts, military personnel, diplomats and industry representatives;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish or Arabic, at least passive, would be an asset;
  • Openness to dialogue and good interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to work in a team.

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Open-ended contract
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: July 2021
  • Application deadline: Sunday, the 28th of March 2021

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

How to apply:

Apply through our career site here: https://bit.ly/3pAZB72

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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.

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Senior Officer, Road Safety Projects

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Feb 202021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 14 Mar 2021

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

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 organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; 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 (GRSP) is a hosted programme of the IFRC and is a voluntary association of governments, businesses and civil society organisations. Both the IFRC and GRSP are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The GRSP has full time staff based in Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and Budapest and a cadre of globally based consultants. The aim of the GRSP’s work is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. Road traffic injuries and deaths represent a manmade humanitarian crisis and GRSP/IFRC are committed to evidence-based interventions to address this global pandemic. GRSP’s work includes: • Carrying out a variety of member and non-member funded road safety projects and research throughout the world but focused primarily in Africa, Asia and Latin America. • Managing a Road Safety Grants Programme that supports civil society and Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies to strengthen legislation and policies that impact on road safety. • Undertaking projects in low- and middle- income countries to reduce road crash deaths and serious injuries. • Running road policing capacity building and training programmes in multiple cities and countries. • In conjunction with Johns Hopkins University International Injury Research Unit, running Global Road Safety and Road Policing Leadership programmes. GRSP’s work is funded by members, donors and development banks with two philanthropies contributing to two large programmes, namely; • Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) – funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. • Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (BCRSC) – funded by Fondation Botnar.

Job Purpose

This role works as part of the GRSP team, under the direction of the Manager, Road Safety Projects, to coordinate and deliver the Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (BCRSC) in selected priority countries. This includes relationship building and maintenance, grant negotiation, and programme monitoring and evaluation with in-country stakeholders. It provides technical support to projects and grantees in order to equip them with the tools, skills and core competencies to advance project objectives. The appointed person will have primary responsibilities under the BCRSC, but is also expected to contribute, as required, into other GRSP programmes, activities, and projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (BCRSC) programme coordination

  • Serve as the primary coordinator of the implementation of the BCRSC in a designated set of countries;
  • Provide expert technical support and guidance on child road safety and broader road safety issues to civil society, National Societies, government agencies, and private organisations to support implementation of the BCRSC in a designated set of countries;
  • Support the implementation of city-based projects by GRSP grantees under the BCRSC;
  • Contribute to the development of training resources and guidance for use by grantees under the BCRSC;
  • Contribution to the design and implementation of regular in-country workshops to build capacity of grantees and other partners;
  • Provide guidance, support and advice to potential grantees under the Botnar CRSC on the development of proposals to secure funding to undertake evidence-based road safety projects;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of research, trends and practices in global road safety, with a particular focus on child road safety;
  • Monitor programme adherence to relevant IFRC strategies, plans, policies, standards and procedures, and where relevant, National Societies;
  • Represent GRSP at relevant events, meetings and conferences within the position’s portfolio;
  • Complete regular monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of country-based activities, at the direction of the Manager, Road Safety Projects;
  • Contribute to broader GRSP strategies and activities, at the direction of GRSP Managers and CEO;
  • Regular travel to project countries and cities (up to 30%).

Communications

  • Contributes to the management and delivery of a proactive communications strategy that regularly publicises GRSP programmes, achievements and activities utilising all media platforms and opportunities;
  • In liaison with GRSP grantees and stakeholders, contribute to plans and production of the Global Road Safety Partnership annual report, BCRSC programme reporting and other printed and online communications materials;

Assists in monitoring communications processes to ensure that key objectives and deadlines are met.

Education

Required

  • University degree in road safety, policy development, international development, injury prevention, public health, or related area.

Preferred

  • Post graduate studies in a related field;
  • Relevant post graduate training in the field of road safety or injury prevention.

Experience

Required

  • At least 5 years working in the specialist area of road safety or injury prevention;
  • Experience working with agencies to develop road safety interventions, including evaluation methods.

Preferred

  • Experience working in a partnership or in a coalition;
  • Experience working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, another humanitarian organisation, or an NGO with a focus on promoting road safety.

Knowledge, skills and languages

Required

  • Knowledge of road safety interventions and evaluation processes/methodologies;
  • Ability to provide technical expertise to civil society, government agencies and private sector organisations, with specific focus on child road safety interventions;
  • Able to prepare clear and concise written reports and ability to clearly and succinctly explain complicated technical road safety issues for non-native English speakers;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team to deliver project outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Fluently spoken and written English.

Preferred

  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic).

Comments

GRSP’s work specifically contributes to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3.6 – “By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes” and 11.2 – “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.” GRSP also contributes to meeting the broader SDG sustainability agenda

How to apply:

Please apply through the IFRC website

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Sustainable Energy Finance Intern

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Feb 192021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

BASE Open Position: Sustainable Energy Finance Intern

Location: Basel, Switzerland.

Schedule: Full-time

Duration: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline for applications: Sunday 7 March, 2021

A Swiss work permit or EU citizenship is a requirement.

About BASE

The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation and a Specialised Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE was established in 2001 with the objective of mobilizing investment and finance into sustainable energy and climate change solutions. BASE is one of the few organization fully dedicated to develop innovative business models, smart financing and out-of-the box-approaches to drive investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and green solutions.

Description

We are seeking a dedicated sustainable energy finance intern to support BASE’s work on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change finance projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

The candidate will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, drafting reports and participating in stakeholder engagement efforts for sustainable energy finance projects; drafting project proposals to support BASE’s fundraising efforts; and supporting interactions with a wide range of experts and entities including development agencies, multilateral and national financial institutions, sustainable energy technology providers, enterprises and others. The role may involve some travel abroad.**

Professional requirements

  • A post-graduate university degree in a relevant field (sustainable energy systems, sustainable energy engineering, development economics, climate change, energy policy, climate finance, or similar). Masters and PhD holders (or international equivalents) are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Relevant professional experience in roles related energy efficiency, renewable energy, green investments, finance, climate change a strong advantage.

  • Experience in developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia or Latin America a strong advantage.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills in energy engineering, finance or economics a strong advantage.

  • Proven excellence in written and verbal communication.

  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Spanish or French is a strong advantage. Fluency in other languages is also an advantage.

Personal attributes

  • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, drive and the ability to contribute to a multi-cultural, team-based work environment.

  • Enthusiasm for, and commitment to international development work. Experience working in developing countries is a plus.

  • Strong networking capacity, and excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to multitask, work flexibly, creatively and under pressure in response to client needs or changing demands.

  • Extremely well organized. Highest ethical standards.

How to apply:

Application and Selection Process

Applications to be submitted electronically to: vacancies@energy-base.org prior to the deadline.

Please include the following documents in word or pdf format (applications should be a maximum of four pages):

  • Motivation letter briefly outlining your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position.

  • CV with name and contact details of 3 references

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