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Human Rights Intern (CHEG21.028)

 Derecho, FULL TIME, Informatica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Human Rights Intern (CHEG21.028)
Feb 042021
 

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

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

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

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

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

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

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

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

Required competencies

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

Application deadline

18 February 2021

Internship

Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week

40

Duration of Post

7 months

Region

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory

Switzerland

Location (City)

UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva

Type of Post

International Organisation Delegation

Number of vacancies

1

Starting monthly salary (CHF)

1250

Start Date

1 May 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment

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

EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship.

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

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

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

Additional information

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

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

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

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

Additional Information (due to Covid 19):

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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Health Digital Challenge Manager

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Health Digital Challenge Manager
Jan 262021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 7 Feb 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.

Purpose of the position

The ICRC Digital Health Challenge 2021-2022 will map the opportunities, risks and threats in the digital health space; build on existing good practices/projects; and, integrat into ICRC’s operations new health digital tools that are evidence-based, scalable by design and relevant for the low-resource settings where the ICRC operates. Furthermore, the Challenge provides guidance towards supply, demand and sustainability goals to improve ICRC operational impact.

The orientations and work streams outlined reflect ICRC Institutional strategy 2019-22, and more specifically by embedding its people-centric, sustainable humanitarian impact and partnering ambitions, and those embracing its digitalization ones.

In the Health domain, the Health Strategy 2020-2023 outlines ICRC’s commitment to maintaining essential services in situations of armed conflict and other violence (SO1). Where physical access is restricted to and for patients and communities confronting health threats, the use of digital tools and new technologies might be life-saving. Moreover, they enable the transfer or knowledge and the building of local capacity in a range of fields -including a priority area for the ICRC and the humanitarian sector: hospital and surgical care- which ultimately contributes to sustainable health outcomes (SO2).

Main duties & responsibilities

Within its global remit, the Digital Health Manager, in close collaboration with all ICRC stakeholders concerned -and in particular with the Health, Innovation and Data Protection teams- will:

  • Maintain a strategic and global view of the Challenge including finances, escalating relevant cross-cutting decisions to the Challenge Steering Committee (co-chaired by the Deputy Head of Health and the Head of Innovation). Ensures that any changes in project scope are studied and validated by the Innovation Board after their impact has been weighed against the constraints on scheduling and costs.
  • Maps stakeholders and needs.
  • Through consultations presents a Digital Health definition for the ICRC – including setting the cursor in the right place (somewhere between sending an SMS to robotic surgery!).
  • Defines a multi-year plan of action with the necessary requirements (public targets, milestones, resources, possible partners, etc) explicitly framing ICRC’s ambitions, added value and implementation options (direct implementation, partnership, influencing, etc).
  • Develops and nurtures a network of specialized contacts, including those from the corporate and academic sector, and sets up a Digital Health Network with relevant partnerships arrangements in place.
  • In collaboration with HQ & field teams, organizes and oversees the testing of solutions and identification of contexts for a wider roll-out. Ensures the integration of validated solutions into the PfR planning processes.
  • Ensures that the program’s progress is effectively monitored, controlled and reported on and the realization of benefits tracked according to the Innovation Board requirements and institutional financial procedures.
  • Promotes communication initiatives and change management plans to support effective adoption of targets and benchmarks.
  • Facilitates regular communication with multiple audiences and represents the Challenge in various internal and external capacities -including with potential funding donors.
  • Proactively support and contributes to the ICRC’s Health Partnership Network to identify and build upon best practices.

Education and experience required

  • University degree in medicine, nursing or other health clinical field areas with a demonstrated interest in digital health or digital health specialist with sound humanitarian experience.
  • Typically, 12-15 years‘ professional experience with a minimum 5 years of experience in complex humanitarian settings. ICRC experience is an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in successfully managing large projects or programs with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in leading organizational change.
  • Financial management experience, budgeting and resource management.
  • Languages: Excellent command of spoken and written English. Fluent French is a strong asset.
  • Computer proficiency.

Desired profile and skills

  • Strong leadership, with highly-developed internal and external networking and negotiation skills.
  • Solid representational and communication skills.
  • Consolidated ability to work transversally with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Able to work independently but within a team structure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel on short missions.
  • Additional language skills are an asset.

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Maximum-term contract
  • Length of assignment: 22 months
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: ASAP
  • Application Deadline: Sunday, the 7th of February 2021

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

How to apply:

Please apply via out website at: https://bit.ly/2Y8hnDo

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Flying IT – Installation Technicien

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Flying IT – Installation Technicien
Jan 232021
 

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

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

4 Open Vacancies

Context & Mission

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

The FIWI project has two main objectives:

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

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

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

Responsibilities

Preparation, coordination

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

Deployment, Monitoring, Reporting

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

Support

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

Infrastructure and equipment

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

Policy, Procedures, Standards

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

Training, Recruitment, Briefings

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

Education

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

Experience

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

Competencies

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

Languages

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

Interpersonal skills

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

Terms of Employment

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

How to apply:

How to apply

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

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The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

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MHPSS Officer

 Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME, SHIFT  Kommentare deaktiviert für MHPSS Officer
Jan 202021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Danish Red Cross
Closing date: 24 Jan 2021

(Extended application deadline) Danish Red Cross (DRC) is looking for an experienced Mental Health and Psychosocial support profile to be seconded to the IFRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The IFRC is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.

Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote humanitarian activities by National Societies to prevent and alleviate human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

The IFRC is committed to scaling up and addressing the Mental Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Armed Conflicts, Natural Disasters and other Emergencies as per the Movement MHPSS roadmap that outlines concrete steps in further establishing MHPSS as an integral part of the Movement’s humanitarian services and identity.

The MHPSS officer will work in close collaboration with the IFRC Health and Care Department and the IFRC Psychosocial Reference center with a primary focus to ensure that the overall strategic direction and operationalization of MHPSS initiatives are achieved and well-coordinated internally with National Societies, relevant IFRC departments and teams, ICRC and externally with WHO and other key actors.

The MHPSS officer will report to the Senior Officer -Care in Communities in the Health and Care Department with technical reporting lines to colleagues in the Emergency Health team and the Psychosocial Reference center.

K**ey responsibilities include**

  • Identify current priorities, achievements, challenges, needs, and required actions to strengthen existing and develop new directions, programs, and activities.
  • Provide technical support to IFRC Regional MHPSS colleagues and National Societies’ programmes and services to support piloting, implementation, and scaling up MHPSS interventions.
  • Working with IFRC PS center and regional offices, facilitate capacity building of NS staff and volunteers to develop and implement effectively MHPSS programs at community levels
  • In close collaboration with PS centre, participate and lead the working groups on behalf of IFRC as needed to support the roll-out of the roadmap (2020–2023).
  • Strengthen close professional partnerships with, and position IFRC among, key stakeholders in MHPSS at global and international levels.
  • Contribute to identifying, and engaging with potential donors and partners, and preparing project proposals and documents for IFRC and NS.
  • Ensure MHPSS integration in relevant emergency operations by technical reviewing, roll out and quality assurance of MHPSS components in DREFS, emergency appeals, operations update, and EPoAs (including COVID 19)
  • Participate and contribute to emergency Task Force meetings in Geneva for MHPSS related components in different emergencies.
  • Liaise with the IFRC representatives to the UN providing information on MHPSS to ensure MHPSS is on the global agenda and promote the Movement as a key player within MHPSS and other internal and external bodies/partners promoting the Movement MHPSS.

Experience and qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in implementing MHPSS programmes.
  • Strong experience of working in a large humanitarian organisation with multi-actor coordination experience.
  • Strong knowledge of RCRC Movement MHPSS capacities, policies, tools and practices.
  • A minimum of 5 years mission/field-based experience in disaster/post-disaster environments, preferably from multiple regions. Previous IFRC deployments desirable.
  • Excellent communication, coordination as well as networking and facilitation skills.
  • Proven experience of building the capacity of local partners, including training skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of public mental health and Psychosocial approaches and Integrated MHPSS interventions models in promotion/prevention and treatments at primary and secondary health care level.
  • Emergency roster development and management experience preferred.
  • Relevant academic degree in health and/or psychology or related.

Employment Conditions

The position is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is initially for 12 months with the possibility of extension. The starting date is February 1st or as soon thereafter as possible. There is a 3-month probationary period.

The salary including all allowances and pension payment will be between DKK 45,000 and 48,300 per month depending on qualifications and experience. Accommodation costs in Geneva will be covered by DRC.

Travelling is expected for up to 3 months per year upon the request of line manager.

Further information

If you have questions about the position, please contact Danish Red Cross HR partner Johnny Rønne Hesselholt at johes@rodekors.dk.

The deadline for applications is 24 January 2021. Interviews are expected to take place at the end of January 2021,

Your application and CV should be uploaded at DRC web page www.rodekors.dk/job

How to apply:

Apply Here

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MHPSS Officer

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Jan 122021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Danish Red Cross
Closing date: 18 Jan 2021

Danish Red Cross (DRC) is looking for an experienced Mental Health and Psychosocial support profile to be seconded to the IFRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The IFRC is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.

Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote humanitarian activities by National Societies to prevent and alleviate human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

The IFRC is committed to scaling up and addressing the Mental Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Armed Conflicts, Natural Disasters and other Emergencies as per the Movement MHPSS roadmap that outlines concrete steps in further establishing MHPSS as an integral part of the Movement’s humanitarian services and identity.

The MHPSS officer will work in close collaboration with the IFRC Health and Care Department and the IFRC Psychosocial Reference center with a primary focus to ensure that the overall strategic direction and operationalization of MHPSS initiatives are achieved and well-coordinated internally with National Societies, relevant IFRC departments and teams, ICRC and externally with WHO and other key actors.

The MHPSS officer will report to the Senior Officer -Care in Communities in the Health and Care Department with technical reporting lines to colleagues in the Emergency Health team and the Psychosocial Reference center.

K**ey responsibilities include**

  • Identify current priorities, achievements, challenges, needs, and required actions to strengthen existing and develop new directions, programs, and activities.
  • Provide technical support to IFRC Regional MHPSS colleagues and National Societies’ programmes and services to support piloting, implementation, and scaling up MHPSS interventions.
  • Working with IFRC PS center and regional offices, facilitate capacity building of NS staff and volunteers to develop and implement effectively MHPSS programs at community levels
  • In close collaboration with PS centre, participate and lead the working groups on behalf of IFRC as needed to support the roll-out of the roadmap (2020–2023).
  • Strengthen close professional partnerships with, and position IFRC among, key stakeholders in MHPSS at global and international levels.
  • Contribute to identifying, and engaging with potential donors and partners, and preparing project proposals and documents for IFRC and NS.
  • Ensure MHPSS integration in relevant emergency operations by technical reviewing, roll out and quality assurance of MHPSS components in DREFS, emergency appeals, operations update, and EPoAs (including COVID 19)
  • Participate and contribute to emergency Task Force meetings in Geneva for MHPSS related components in different emergencies.
  • Liaise with the IFRC representatives to the UN providing information on MHPSS to ensure MHPSS is on the global agenda and promote the Movement as a key player within MHPSS and other internal and external bodies/partners promoting the Movement MHPSS.

Experience and qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in implementing MHPSS programmes.
  • Strong experience of working in a large humanitarian organisation with multi-actor coordination experience.
  • Strong knowledge of RCRC Movement MHPSS capacities, policies, tools and practices.
  • A minimum of 5 years mission/field-based experience in disaster/post-disaster environments, preferably from multiple regions. Previous IFRC deployments desirable.
  • Excellent communication, coordination as well as networking and facilitation skills.
  • Proven experience of building the capacity of local partners, including training skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of public mental health and Psychosocial approaches and Integrated MHPSS interventions models in promotion/prevention and treatments at primary and secondary health care level.
  • Emergency roster development and management experience preferred.
  • Relevant academic degree in health and/or psychology or related.

Employment Conditions

The position is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is initially for 12 months with the possibility of extension. The starting date is February 1st or as soon thereafter as possible. There is a 3-month probationary period.

The salary including all allowances and pension payment will be between DKK 45,000 and 48,300 per month depending on qualifications and experience. Accommodation costs in Geneva will be covered by DRC.

Travelling is expected for up to 3 months per year upon the request of line manager.

Further information

If you have questions about the position, please contact Danish Red Cross HR partner Johnny Rønne Hesselholt at johes@rodekors.dk.

The deadline for applications is 18 January 2021. Interviews are expected to take place at the end of January 2021,

Your application and CV should be uploaded at DRC web page www.rodekors.dk/job

How to apply:

https://drk.easycruit.com/intranet/international/vacancy/2627451/209067?iso=dk

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