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Social Media Project Officer (50%)

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet  Kommentare deaktiviert für Social Media Project Officer (50%)
Feb 272021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Closing date: 12 Mar 2021

Location: Remote
Project period: April 1st – Dec 31st 2021

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is looking for a creative and ambitious person to join us part time (50%) , to support a new digital campaign project that aims to find new and engaging ways to educate people about nuclear weapons and the urgency of eliminating them.

About the organisation

ICAN is the Nobel Peace Prize winning coalition of non-governmental organizations in over one hundred countries committed to prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons. ICAN advocates for governments to join and implement the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, organizes global days of action, holds public awareness-raising events, and engages in advocacy at the United Nations and in national parliaments. We work with survivors of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and of nuclear testing across the world, helping share their testimonies with the public and decision makers.

About the position

The social media project officer will be responsible for creating dynamic and engaging social media and web content that supports ICAN’s campaign strategies. We want someone with creative ideas and 1-3 years of experience in content creation and community management, who can identify and make use of storytelling opportunities that arise on social media. This role will require demonstrated experience in copywriting, photo and video editing, and an ability to work swiftly and autonomously.

This position is for someone who loves social media, knows the latest trends and has an eye for recognizing what makes for engaging content. It will be perfect for someone who wants to use their social media skills to make a difference and contribute to a better, safer world. It is a chance to use savvy social media skills to help empower people across the globe to take action to end one of the most dangerous threats to our planet.

Reporting to the Digital Campaign Coordinator, the social media project officer will work together with different members of our small but dynamic team to create engaging content that supports the goals of ICAN’s different campaigns. We operate in a fast-paced and multicultural environment, and as a small team, we are proud of our team spirit, our flexible and collegial work culture, and of course our joint mission to make the world a better place.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create regular instagram feed posts, instagram stories, tweets and facebook posts in line with our digital project strategy and post this content across all ICAN platforms.
  • Create and manage a content schedule with a regular presence online across our various channels (instagram, ig stories, facebook, twitter) that is aligned with our campaign messages and strategy to amplify our reach
  • Respond to comments across all platforms
  • Shoot/edit video, reels and tiktoks
  • Increase engagement and audience on all the social platforms
  • Support the sharing of materials with the campaign time and inspire campaigners all over the world to share and use what is created

Requirements

For this position, you must:

  • Love social media and be current on pop culture, internet, political trends and able to translate that knowledge into sharp, engaging, educational content. We’re looking for someone who thrives on the fast pace of content on social media and can quickly turn new and creative ideas into content that reaches and engages people.
  • Have a good eye for images and content that will stand out and engage.
  • Have 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role, e.g., social media or community manager and a proven track record of creating content that drives engagement and leads to channel growth.
  • Have proven editorial skills and be a compelling, concise and fast writer with flawless spelling. Our working language within the organisation is English but as we operate globally, additional languages will certainly be an asset.
  • Able to analyse and report against key KPIs.
  • Be able to work with editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Canva, etc.
  • Have a strong interest in the ICAN Campaign and disarmament issues.

This position can be carried out from ICAN’s office in Geneva or remotely, in which case some overlap in terms of time zone with CET/CEST office hours will be required.

ICAN is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.

Salary range

For a 50% position, the monthly salary is CHF 2’500.

How to apply:

Please send your CV, including two references outlining how you meet the specification and why you should be considered for this role to jobs@icanw.org.

Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.

Closing date

12 March 2021

Interviews will be scheduled with shortlisted candidates immediately after the closing date.

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Applikationsmanager/-in SAP MM/SD, Frauenfeld

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Feb 272021
 

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Applikationsmanager/-in SAP MM/SD (80*%) Aufgaben Sicherstellung des aktuellen Betriebs der SAP Module MM/SD Betreuung und Support (First und Second Level) der SAP MM/SD Anwender/-innen Beratung interne Kunden bei der Optimierun…
Spital Thurgau AG – Administración

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SERVICE MITARBEITENDE, AUSSENDIENST (30-60%), Zürich

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Feb 272021
 

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Start: nach Vereinbarung, 30 – 60% DAS CUSTOMER MERCHANT TEAM & DEIN IMPACT: Unser Merchant-Team ist verantwortlich, dass bei unseren über* Firmenkunden alles rund läuft und die Hygienevorgaben bei allen FELFEL Kühlschränken eingeh…
FELFEL AG

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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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Finance Assistant Geneva

 FULL TIME  Kommentare deaktiviert für Finance Assistant Geneva
Feb 252021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
Closing date: 8 Mar 2021

BACKGROUND

LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights lawyers working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We have a particular focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, natural resource exploitation, rule of law and accountability, and transformative justice, working to bring justice to those who need it most. LAW’s ground-breaking work has received international and local media coverage, and recognition.

The Finance Assistant will support the Global Head of Finance to ensure all the relevant financial procedures and transactional documents across all our LAW offices are accounted for and the office is functioning efficiently.

He or she will provide assistance, support and guidance to internal stakeholders to ensure the financial processes are embedded and implemented with the correct supporting documentations for processing and audit requirements.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Global Head of Finance

Duration: 6 months – possible extension subject to funding

Location: Geneva office, Switzerland

Hours: Flexible – up to 20 hours a week

Functions/ Key Deliverables:

The following activities will be carried out by the Finance Assistant who is providing administrative support on financial procedures:

· Focal point in assisting with financial transactions and queries; processing expenses, invoices, procurement, tracking receipts; ensuring proper authorization;

· Accurate posting of transactions in the accounting system;

· To coordinate and receive time sheets from LAW staff ensuring these are accurately completed and prepared for submission;

· Support the Head of Finance with filing the monthly Journal Vouchers entered into Navision.

· Recording, scanning and filing all supporting documents to be reported to the Donors along with monthly financial reports;

· Assist and conduct in preparations for the Audits carried out by Donor’s auditors.

· Support and assist in updating trackers for global staff and consultant contracts

· Prepare and draft letters as necessary for the authorities;

· Collate the necessary documents and checks these are correctly completed including approval/signed by relevant and appropriate authorities;

· Perform any other duties assigned to smooth running of the team.

Required Skills, Qualification and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience;

· Demonstrated work experience in a similar role within a national or complex finance department or team, administration, or procurements management

· Two years track record working with office management and Microsoft packages including MS Excel and MS Word;

· Experience of working with accounting packages would be desirable

· Excellent relationship building skills and a proactive approach to problem solving;

· Strong organization skills and attention to detail;

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French

· Experience of working in the NGO sector is preferred but not essential

Deadline for applications: 8th March 2021**

Start date: Immediate start

To learn more about us visit our website: www.legalactionworldwide.org.

How to apply:

If have the right financial background and experience that will add value to LAW we would like to hear from you. Join us and be part of the LAW family by making a positive difference to support justice and empower our beneficiaries.

To apply please send an email with your CV and a statement of interest (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) in English before 8th March 2021 to: recruitment@legalactionworldwide.org.

The subject of the application should read ‘Finance Assistant Geneva’ and you must have the ‘Right to work in Switzerland’.

· Only shortlisted candidates who meet the criteria will be invited for interviews.

· LAW is an equal opportunity employer.

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PPasP Initiative Officer

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Feb 252021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Closing date: 15 Mar 2021

Patients and Populations as Partners initiative officer

Context

Coming from a period in which health care provision was decided almost exclusively by medical staff and delivered to patients, evolving toward one in which patients are put in the centre of the medical decision, OCG is aiming to intervene using the notion of patients and populations as partners; partners in the definition and understanding of their needs as well as partners during the healthcare activities. OCG is aiming to co-construct the care that patients and populations expect to receive and the care we have the capacity and expertise to deliver.

P&P as P is a major & ambitious objective that will need a culture change, a shift in the way OCG approaches patients and population in the various contexts we work, to be attained during the current strategic plan 2020-2023.

To start the journey, a Patients and Population as Partners (P&P asP) concept and framework needs to be defined, known and commonly understood by all staff as well as being supported by an appropriated and adapted set of guiding documents and tools

Your Responsibilities

  • Based on existing documentation and research in OCG and other MSF entities, propose a concept of the P&P as P approach including guiding principles to the OCG management team for endorsement
  • Mapping of existing guidelines and tools in MSF and external if relevant
  • In collaboration with relevant stakeholders within OCG define a communication strategy for dissemination of the P&P as P framework (including tools)
  • Gather input of at least two interested missions (pre-identified Mozambique, South Sudan, Yemen and DRC) in the concept, identifying tand/or testing of tools.
  • Adaptation of existing tools to support missions’ approach to P&P as P
  • Create a repository of resources

Expected deliverables

  • A document describing the Global framework for OCG: concept and guiding principles (max 10 pages)
  • P&P as P toolbox
  • Communication/dissemination strategy

Education

  • Bachelor degree in social work, health promotion, health education or similar, or in absence of an academic degree a proven record of working toward developing/implementing people centred approach or patient partnerships programs.

Experience

  • 2 years’ experience working in low-resource settings for humanitarian aid agencies (MSF experience a plus).
  • Working knowledge of health activities in humanitarian settings (primary and secondary health care) in a variety of contexts.

Languages

  • Fluent English
  • Fluent French (tbc)

Personal requirements

  • Open-minded and diplomatic
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural people
  • Ability to create adapted, practical SOPs and tools based on existing guidelines
  • Ability to formalize and synthetize findings in reports.

How to apply:

Terms of Employment

  • HQ based position in Geneva (possibility to work from another location in the current COVID circumstances)
  • Fixed-term and full-time contract (6 months, 100%)
  • Starting date: 01.05.2021
  • Gross monthly salary: CHF 7’548 to CHF 8’661.- (based on a 100% position)
  • Social Benefits according to internal regulations.

How to apply

Only applications submitted on the recruitment platform will be considered. Applications must contain: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.

Closing date for applications is 15.03.2021

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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HR Senior Officer

 FULL TIME  Kommentare deaktiviert für HR Senior Officer
Feb 242021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 1 Mar 2021

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

  1. Support to policy development and implementation
  2. Advisory Services
  3. Talent Acquisition and Administration
  4. Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing

1. Support to policy development and implementation

  • Contribute to HR policy development and corporate HR initiatives by assisting to generate and maintain data on trends, risks and opportunities and sharing local HR best practices.
  • Undertake assigned projects in support of the HR initiatives for the attainment of business objectives in line with the corporate HR strategy.
  • Generate strategic and operational workforce data for planning, including related statistical summaries and movements of UNOPS personnel within the relevant business unit/s.
  • Ensure appropriate mapping of HR business processes to enable efficient and effective services and workflows.
  • Communicate within authority HR policy changes and new HR initiatives to management and personnel, providing guidance as needed.

2. Advisory Services

  • Provide guidance on HR related systems and processes, including but not limited to, Recruitment, Contracts, Position Management, Benefits and Entitlements consistent with UNOPS rules and procedures.
  • Provide advice to personnel on HR services such as the performance appraisal process, learning & development activities, contracts, benefits, entitlements and remuneration and career development.
  • Under supervision of Regional HR Advisor, assist to provide guidance as needed on sensitive matters including grievances, potential violations in code of conduct, harassment, abuse, workplace disputes, performance improvement plans, complex employee relations matters, etc.
  • Encourage line management responsibility for implementation of HR policies and effective team management, providing guidance and coaching as needed. Foster the relationship between supervisors and personnel encouraging dialogue and two-way constructive feedback.
  • Collaborate with leadership to support institutional gender and diversity initiatives, providing education and advice on issues related to equity, compliance, inclusion, and diversity.

3. Talent Acquisition and Administration

  • Implement talent acquisition activities in line with UNOPS policies and processes covering Recruitment, Onboarding, Position Management, Job Classification, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Change Management, Salary and Benefits administration, Contract Administration, Succession Planning and Out-processing.
  • Under Regional HR Advisor guidance, oversee the administration of entitlements for all personnel and the efficient administration of contractual modalities, loans, exchanges, and secondments in the region. Inform and advise UNOPS and project personnel, consultants, partners on their conditions of service and entitlements according to their contract modality, expediting actions to facilitate their efficient, timely, and client-focused onboarding.
  • Oversee the provision of personnel reporting within the office, ensuring that systems and data are updated and in place.
  • Lead recruitment processes ensuring best practices are used for effective and efficient talent acquisition in line with UNOPS policy. Utilize and maintain recruitment plans, tools and policy guidance to efficiently and effectively recruit and retain a diverse workforce to meet the needs of the business objectives. Maintain personnel rosters.
  • Provide support in realignment exercises, including job fairs, to ensure timely competency elaboration, sourcing, selection, placement of required talent and transitions as well as due process.
  • In collaboration with Regional HR Advisor and Geneva HR colleagues, identify key talent areas and provide coherent, well-developed plans for obtaining, developing, and managing critical talent. Develop, utilize and recruitment plans, tools and policy guidance to efficiently and effectively recruit and retain a diverse workforce to meet the needs of the business objectives.
  • Liaise with Shared Service Centre units on all personnel administration matters.
  • Implement organizational changes and realignment exercises affecting personnel in UNOPS in accordance with UNOPS policy, ensuring personnel actions are taken in an efficient manner.
  • Partner with business units to take a lead role in engagement and work enrichment initiatives and development of annual training plans in collaboration with supervisors, HOSS and Regional HR Advisor (Learning Focal Point).
  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high-quality results and services of the team through effective work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development.

4. Knowledge building and Knowledge sharing

  • Organize, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for personnel on HR-related topics.
  • Contribute to HR knowledge networks and communities of practice by providing a collaborative synthesis of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in human resources management.
  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively.
  • Maintain HR analytic parameters and data.

You may find more information at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21252

Requirements

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, social or behavioural sciences is required.
  • OR a First University degree in Human Resources Management or related fields combined with 2 additional years of relevant experience may substitute for the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of professional-level human resources management experience, including HR advisory services, in a major area(s) of human resources management (HR Contract Administration, HR Reporting, Recruitment or Organizational Design) in the United Nations, international, public or corporate organization at the national and/or international level.
  • Relevant experience in a multicultural setting is desirable. Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable.
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (Google Suite) is required. Knowledge and experience in web-based management systems is an advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required.
  • Working knowledge of another, official UN language is desirable (UN Languages are Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish).

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Legal Counsel

 Administracion, Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME, Informatica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Legal Counsel
Feb 242021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 22 Mar 2021

Position Title: Legal Counsel

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade D2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 22 March 2021

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

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

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

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

  1. Internal candidates

  2. External female candidates:

  3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states:

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

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.

Context:

The Office of Legal Affairs provides legal advice and support to all activities of the Organization and gives advice on all matters of a legal and constitutional nature. It ensures that the Organization’s relationships with governments, organizations, private institutions and individuals have a sound legal basis. It also provides advice inter alia on constitutional issues, the privileges and immunities of the Organization and its staff, contractual issues and administrative matters.

The Office consists of the Institutional Law and Programme Support, General and Administrative Law, Contract Law with Units in Manila and Panama City, and the Transparency and Accountability Unit.

Under the overall supervision of the Director General and direct supervision of the Deputy Director General (Management and Reform), the successful candidate will ensure that IOM’s activities are implemented in accordance with the Constitution and other relevant provisions adopted by its Governing Bodies. He/she will manage and monitor the budgetary and human resources management of the Office of Legal Affairs. In particular he/she will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Advise the Senior Management Team, Departments, Regional Offices and Country Offices, as well as IOM’s Governing Bodies on all matters of legal and constitutional nature, including national and international law relevant for IOM.

  2. Provide legal advice and support on all legal aspects of documents relevant to the functioning of IOM Departments.

  3. Ensure liaison and coordination with the United Nations and UN system organizations as well as other international organizations on legal issues.

  4. Provide legal advice and support to IOM’s programmatic and operational activities.

  5. Oversee and direct the preparation and negotiation of agreements on IOM privileges and immunities, in Member and non-member countries, and ensure their observance and implementation; provide IOM’s position in regard to tax status, and protection of IOM’s property and assets.

  6. Oversee research and direct the preparation of papers on the legal and policy aspects of IOM purposes and functions.

  7. Provide legal advice and support in the preparation and negotiation of cooperation agreements, contracts and assist Departments, Regional Offices and Country Offices in such activities.

  8. Provide legal advice and support in the preparation and interpretation of documents relating to all IOM’s management and administrative policies and functions.

  9. Provide legal guidance and advice in response to investigations by the Office of the Inspector General and other services and follow up actions.

  10. Support and provide legal advice to Departments, Regional and Country Offices to effectively implement policies, rules, and regulations.

  11. Support the development of organizational positions on data protection issues and provide advice to ensure that personal data of IOM beneficiaries are collected, used, transferred, and stored in accordance with IOM data protection principles.

  12. Represent the Administration in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings, including before the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization.

  13. Support IOM in participation in intergovernmental meetings and consultations dealing with international migration law and human rights.

  14. Direct and manage the work of the Office of Legal Affairs and ensure quality of output.

  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or doctorate) in law with emphasis on international law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with fifteen years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• At least fifteen years of progressively responsible professional legal experience is required in the practice of law either in the legal office of an international organization, or in a law firm or the legal office of a Government, with substantial experience in the law of international organizations; and,

• Minimum four years prior experience with the UN Common system organization;

• Field experience is an advantage.

Skills

• Demonstrated ability to articulate and implement high-level strategic frameworks; and,

• Demonstrated ability to liaise with and represent an organization with high-level external interlocutors.

Languages

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

For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge of French and/or Spanish are required (oral and written).

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

Notes

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

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

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

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

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

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 3

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.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 22 March 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 23.02.2021 to 22.03.2021

No Fees:

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

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Posting: Posting NC56872674 (56872674) Released

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Senior Social Media Officer

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Feb 232021
 

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

Senior Social Media Officer
DER/Global Communications Service

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

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

Organizational context

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

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

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

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

The position

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and professional experience

Essential:

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

Desirable:

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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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 Social Media 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 Chief of Social Media Section plays a lead role in developing and executing UNHCR¿s social media strategy with an aim to strengthen engagement with key audiences in support of UNHCR¿s operational, advocacy, media and fundraising objectives. This entails developing comprehensive plans to leverage social media content, platforms, networks and partners in line with the key priorities and audiences for the Division of External Relations (DER). In making these judgments, the incumbent will report directly to the Head of Global Communications Service, and work closely with other Chief of Sections within DER.

This role includes directly managing the global social media managers; working closely with the rest of the Multimedia Content Section, the News and Media Section and other teams across DER; and coordinating with all other relevant actors across the Organization, including field-based PI and social media managers for other languages and within Country,- and Regional Offices. The incumbent will also build relationships with the social media platforms themselves (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, Snap, etc.) and with social media editors at leading news and media organizations, helping to secure external placement of UNHCR content and enhance coverage of UNHCR¿s work and the plight of refugees. The Chief of Section will also support social media activities for the Senior Executive Team.

The incumbent will also lead the development and refinement of UNHCR¿s global social media presence, ensuring that our accounts are structured and used in ways that are effective at engaging target audiences and that an appropriate social media crisis communications protocol is in place to address and avert potentially damaging conversations about UNHCR. This includes strengthening coordination and editorial planning among UNHCR social media managers around the globe to support media relations, advocacy, awareness-raising and fundraising objectives as well as strengthening analytics to inform the social media strategy and work-plans. The incumbent will also lead the development of social media guidelines and training for staff, helping them to use their personal accounts appropriately and effectively to communicate about refugees and UNHCR.

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

  • Establish, through a clear consultative process, a social media strategy for UNHCR that focuses on DER¿s primary audiences (news media, targeted public audiences, public and private donors, host countries, partners, etc.) and includes a forward-looking assessment of UNHCR¿s global social media presence; outline resources needed, expected outputs and clear implementation plans for proposed changes.

  • In accordance with DER¿s communications objectives, drive production of high-impact social media content that effectively informs and engages external audiences and supports media and advocacy campaigns.

  • Provide vision and leadership for the use of UNHCR¿s core social media accounts (notably the global English accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and support the Digital Engagement Section and Private Sector Partnerships with regard to social media marketing. Provide additional support where relevant and needed to social media accounts of other languages, Divisions and Teams.

  • Manage, according to clear principles, access to UNHCR¿s core social media accounts, ensuring their security and accountability.

  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in DER, an appropriate social media crisis communications protocol to address and avert potentially damaging conversations about UNHCR.

  • Establish and nurture relationships within global media partners (including news organizations, social media companies and relevant technology leaders) to strengthen UNHCR¿s social media content and help it reach a wide audience.

  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in UNHCR, guidance on the use of social media in the context of new emergencies to help UNHCR provide credible, real-time information that supports media and fundraising objectives.

  • Participate in relevant professional meetings and events to build active relationships across the industry; represent the Organization externally when required.

  • Coordinate and manage strategic consolidation of UNHCR social media accounts and update, as needed, UNHCR¿s guidance for staff use of social media.

  • Guide and support social media activities and coordination for the Senior Executive Team.

  • In cooperation with DER and GCS teams, ensure high-level message and branding consistency in social media content and platforms.

  • Establish clear performance and measurement metrics for all social media accounts and campaigns to effectively inform results-based decision making and to monitor and drive the effective use of resources.

  • Support and help shape clear social media guidelines, advice and training programmes to support the production and sharing of high-impact social media content by staff performing various external relations functions.

  • 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

Communication; Journalism; Public Information;

International Relations; Public Relations; Political Science;

or other relevant field.

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

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 8 years developing, managing and evaluating social media platforms for public engagement and communications, at least five of them in an international context.
  • Sophisticated understanding of the social media landscape, including trends in new tools and platforms, and particularly those gaining traction among news companies and international organizations.
  • Established relationships with social media editors at leading news and media organizations who can be called on to help share UNHCR content.
  • Proven track record in managing large social media accounts (over 250,000 followers, and ideally over 1 million followers), including advanced knowledge and experience with strategy, posting, influencers and evaluation.
  • Experience managing reputational risk on social media, ideally through the development of a crisis communications protocol.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit social media posts to a standard high enough for immediate publication.
  • Experience using advanced tools for social media publishing, monitoring and marketing, such as Social Flow, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, or Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio.
  • Experience producing and interpreting social media analytics to inform strategy and work plans.
  • Experience developing, launching and evaluating social media campaigns.
  • Proven experience in delivery of social media content and engagement in support of media relations, public awareness, advocacy and fundraising goals.
  • Substantial experience of working in sensitive and fast-moving news, communications, advocacy and/or fundraising contexts.
  • Strong diplomatic skills, highly developed political skills and judgment, understanding of UNHCR¿s external relationships, solid grasp of the news business, and ability to discern when the Organization¿s credibility is at stake.

Desirable

  • Experience and understanding of the role of brand in building audience.
  • Experience and knowledge of the principles of organizational change management.
  • Experience training and advising senior leadership to use social media.
  • Experience working in an international non-profit context, or ability to demonstrate experience of an equivalent working context that required delivery of both financial and non-financial objectives.

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 25111.

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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