Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 10 Jun 2019
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 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.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization 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 Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarter is organized in three divisions: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional offices, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). Reporting to the Regional Director, and the Director, Finance and Administration, the Head, Finance and Administration is the senior-most finance and administration professional in the Region (geographic region for management purposes), overseeing the administration of 20 million to 100 million Swiss francs on an annual basis He/she is also a member of the global finance and administration management team.
Leadership. The Head, Finance & Administration leads and provides direction to regional office, country office and operational finance and administration leads across the Region. As such, the Head, Finance & Administration is responsible for the planning, management and monitoring of available resources to deliver on the agreed activities for Finance & Administration in the Region.
Policy Making. As a subject -matter expert the Head, Finance & Administration prepares regionally-applicable policies and procedures, and contributes to global policy making and decision support with an aim of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the IFRC, enabling decision-making, managing risk and maintaining a robust internal control environment while enabling humanitarian action.
Service Delivery and Improvement. He/she oversees the annual operating budget process for the Region, leads the provision of accounting services, ensuring financial control, financial reporting, budgeting & analysis, financial systems & business processes, risk management, treasury management, training and provides expert advice and support to relevant stakeholders within a comprehensive financial management structure in the region.
In addition, the Head, Finance & Administration provides leadership, coherence, management and direction to the cost effective provision of administration services (meeting and conference services, archive services, insurance services, building and office services) within the region; and technical direction and guidance to the Country and Country Cluster support teams, including advising Heads of Country and Country Cluster on the administration of the offices and services under their management.
Programme and Operational Support. The Head, Finance & Administration is responsible for ensuring timely finance and administration support to programmes and operations in the region, including the timely appointment of qualified country/operational financial professionals, and guiding implementation of cash-based programmes in compliance with standard operating procedures.
Representation. The Head, Finance & Administration represents the IFRC to National Societies – both voluntary contributing National Societies, as well as those being supported with programmes and operations, as well as external stakeholders, including in particular donors, financial partners, financial service providers, and auditors. He/she leads in the negotiation of financial terms and conditions with donors and voluntary contributing National Societies, ensuring win-win outcomes meeting donor requirements and enabling programme and operations delivery.
Risk Management, Internal Control and Regulatory Compliance. In addition to his/her role as a Trusted Advisor, the Head, Finance & Administration is responsible for establishing and overseeing a rigorous internal control environment in the Region, including in all countries and operations, including in relation to National Societies. The Head, Finance & Administration overseas regulatory compliance as it pertains to banking, taxation, and other financial regulations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Risk Management, Internal Controls and Regulatory Compliance
Ensure that a rigorous internal control environment is maintained, including:
Programme and Operational Support
frameworks address major areas of financial risk, including regulatory risk; and
Service Delivery and Improvement
Financial Management and Controllership
Knowledge, skills and languages
Competencies and values
Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust
Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others
Managerial competencies: Managing staff performance; Managing staff development Comments
How to apply:
Please submit your application to IFRCjobs
Note: this posting is for five positions which are regional and based in five different locations (not Switzerland).
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 21 May 2019
Position Title : Risk Officer
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 21 May 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading
UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and
non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cook Islands; Cuba; Cabo Verde; Djibouti; Fiji; Micronesia (Federated States of); Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Iceland; Kiribati; Comoros; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Saint Lucia; Lesotho; Libya; Montenegro; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Namibia; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Palau; Paraguay; Solomon Islands; Seychelles; Suriname; Sao Tome and Principe; Kingdom of Eswatini; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Holy See; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Vanuatu; Samoa
The role is to coordinate and manage the implementation of institutional risk management initiatives such as integrated risk management reporting system and solutions, project risk management, and risk management capability building particularly at a project management level.
Key deliverables include: Improved risk coverage and integration across the organization. Greater risk management awareness and improved risk reporting, especially at project level.
To achieve these deliverables, the successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and collaborate across departments/units, and coordinate closely with Regional Offices, Country Offices and Project Managers.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• University degree and professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or equivalent Risk Management certification from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).
• Experience in implementing a risk management information system;
• Advanced facilitation skills, particularly of risk assessment and root cause analysis;
• Complete and practical understanding of ISO 31000 and COSO framework;
• Experience in change management and project risk management;
• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international institutions;
• Experience with international institutions;
• Knowledge and understanding of IOM/UN rules, regulations and Instructions on resource management;
• Knowledge of SAP (PRISM) is an advantage.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 May 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 08.05.2019 to 21.05.2019
Requisition: VN 2019/126 (P) – Risk Officer (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55966171) Released Posting: Posting NC55966172 (55966172) Released