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Switzerland: Deputy Director (Resettlement and Complementary Pathways)

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Jan 232018
 

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The role and profile of resettlement has strengthened considerably as it has come to play, more than ever, a crucial role in international efforts to assist refugees. UNHCR must be well positioned to respond to both an increase in states¿ demands, requiring new ways of doing business and to the interest of new state actors seeking to establish programs. It is particularly important that UNHCR is able to actively influence resettlement policy setting at the international and national level, to support states to grow capacity for resettlement, to respond to and monitor UNHCR activity against targets; and to maintain the integrity of its case processing systems.
It is also particularly important that UNHCR is able to actively promote and support Complementary pathways, i.e. safe and regulated avenues by which refugees are provided with lawful stay in a third country where their international protection needs are met, while they are given learning and working opportunities including through family reunification, education opportunities and labour/regional mobility schemes.The Deputy Director will lead this work under the management and direction of the Director DIP.

The Deputy Director engages comprehensively with staff across the Division and all parts of UNHCR, in particular with the Bureau. Frequently, these contacts are made to discuss thematic and operational issues so as to further the development of operational or policy guidance.

External stakeholders include traditional as well as new and emerging resettlement countries and resettlement service providers and other relevant stakeholders for the identification, development and promotion of resettlement and complementary pathways including, States, host governments, local authorities, NGOs, refugees and diaspora organizations, international organizations, academics and the private sector.
The Deputy Director may be called upon to serve as a member of various steering committees and working groups as the need arises, including but not limited to the following functions and in the following fora:

  • As necessary, represent the Director on SMC during her/his absence, or at her/his request (internal);
  • Prepare and coordinate in the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement and its associated Working Groups on Resettlement processes and other global or regional resettlement fora and relevant international conferences;
  • Foster and maintain relationships with high level Governments officials, NGOs, other UN organizations, to collaborate on resettlement policy and practice.
  • Facilitate annual protection planning and programming including support in the APR.
  • In consultation with DER, develop fundraising strategies to support resettlement/complementary pathways.

The Deputy Director is responsible for the work of the Resettlement Service which is structured in cross-cutting small teams that cover liaison with operations by region and with individual resettlement states and states supporting other pathways, as well as activities to support the following objectives:

  • The Service regularly provides targeted and implementable policy and operational guidance to the field and to States¿ to inform policy processes related to the design and composition of their national programs.
  • The Service plays a role in mobilising resources for resettlement and complementary pathways, both centrally and supporting fund-raising by regional and field offices as needed.
  • The Service pursues the continuous improvement of processing modalities as a priority in partnership with States, including through an emphasis on innovation.
  • The Service has a role in the tracking and analysis of data and frequent reporting internally and to states to demonstrate that UNHCR is providing effective and timely delivery against global resettlement quotas and other offers of humanitarian pathways.
  • The Resettlement Service works on ensuring high quality casework through effective training design and delivery. It also co-leads, together with the Global Learning Centre, the implementation of training activities for UNHCR resettlement staff, as well as government officials where relevant.
  • As confidence in the resettlement processing arrangements is critical to the sustainability of States¿ programmes, the Service focuses on strengthening the integrity of the resettlement process to mitigate against fraud.
  • The Service ensures access to a high quality and versatile affiliate workforce through the coordination of the Resettlement Deployment Scheme together with relevant NGO partners that are part of the scheme.
  • The Service is active in shoring-up the utility of the resettlement stakeholder architecture and its related processes which includes the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) involving States, NGOs and UNHCR; its associated thematic Working Groups on Resettlement; and caseload specific Core and Contact Groups.
  • At a more operational level, the Processing Unit in the Resettlement Service, leads on the effective facilitation of the submission of urgent and emergency resettlement cases on a dossier basis to ensure protection for those most in need.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability

  • UNHCR¿s global resettlement and complementary pathways strategies are consistent with the organization’s overall comprehensive approach to solutions for refugee populations.
  • Role of UNHCR in coordinating the global refugee resettlement program and negotiating complementary pathways is enhanced and global resettlement places and other legal pathways are allocated equitably to benefit those most in need of resettlement.
  • UNHCR is in the forefront of new policy and operational areas relating to resettlement and complementary pathways.
  • The global capacity for resettlement is maintained and its humanitarian emphasis ensured; complementary pathways are also expanded through increased access to family reunification, labour mobility schemes, education opportunities.
  • All resettlement quotas and complementary pathways opportunities are met by UNHCR in and efficient and timely manner.
  • Field operations capacity to deliver on resettlement targets and other pathways targets is supported and strengthened.
  • Integrity of resettlement processes and selection processes for complementary pathways worldwide is enhanced and fraud mitigated.
  • Momentum is developed in relation to new and effective processing modalities for resettlement and complementary pathways.
  • DIP is engaged in all key internal and external forums in which resettlement and complementary pathways or related issues feature prominently, whether at the policy or operational level.
  • Operations and Bureaux are engaged in planning how and when resettlement can be used strategically and as part of a broader solutions approach and in advocating for and supporting other pathways.

Responsibility

  • Provide strategic guidance on thematic areas concerning durable solutions, and develop policy and operational guidance.
  • Work closely with the bureaux on the integration of resettlement and complementary pathways in protection and solution agendas.
  • Lead bilateral relations with countries on policy and operational resettlement/complementary pathways issues.
  • Lead the coordination of the yearly ATCR processes including the Working Group meetings on resettlement; present key UNHCR¿s policy and operational positions as well as resettlement needs and challenges.
  • Interact regularly with all key resettlement countries to promote expansion of resettlement places, new countries joining the resettlement community, flexibility of intake profiles, and generally advocate for resettlement as a tool of protection, durable solution and burden sharing as well as the strategic use of resettlement.
  • Ensure up to date knowledge of developments in key resettlement operations, gaps and challenges, both from the point of view of field offices as well as from the perspectives of resettlement countries, and seek solutions to problems.
  • Support operations to deliver on resettlement targets and complementary pathways through adequate deployments, and other related resources, and seek to ensure countries receive timely and quality submissions of cases.
  • Enhance knowledge and skills to identify resettlement needs, and to produce timely and quality submissions through training programs and development of relevant tools and guidance.
  • Promote with resettlement countries the development of integration strategies relevant to the country concerned; promote sharing of good practices, and support development of tools which help in a better understanding of integration of resettled refugees.
  • Manage oversight of addressing resettlement fraud, ensuring field offices implement fraud risk assessments, that fraud incidents can be monitored globally, and investigations into alleged fraud incidents and other responses to resettlement fraud are based on UNHCR¿s standards; ensure a joined-up approach with the IGO.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Authority

  • Speak for DIP/UNHCR on the role and value of resettlement and complementary pathways in protection and solutions agendas in internal and external for a.
  • Negotiate globally with resettlement/complementary pathways countries and as appropriate with host governments and other resettlement/solutions partners on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Approve UNHCR’s global resettlement strategy.
  • Direct allocations of resettlement places across operations.
  • Liaise with Bureaux and field operations on all matters relating to resettlement/complementary pathways, and organize meetings and discussions to address problems.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Graduate degree (equivalent of Master¿s) with minimum 16 years of job experience relevant to the function, including experience in international protection, strategic policy and operational design and delivery. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of BA/BS) plus 17 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of PhD) plus 15 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • High level skills in stakeholder engagement including in a multilateral context.
  • Articulate and possess strong advocacy and public speaking skills.
  • Experience in resource management and effective leadership of teams.
  • Computer literacy essential.
  • Superior policy drafting skills essential.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Organisational and external relations skills.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining broad partnership networks.
  • Well-developed understanding of States’ migration and visa programs.
  • Knowledge of French language an asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their online application on the UNHCR Career Page here:

http://bit.ly/2DvgdJq .

Closing date: 25 January (midnight Geneva time)

All UNHCR vacancies are available here: http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html

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

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Switzerland: IAS Executive Director

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Jan 232018
 

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Feb 2018

Executive Director

About the IAS:

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

In addition, the IAS programmes advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

Details of Employment:

The Executive Director position is based in Geneva, Switzerland and reports to the IAS President. The position is open-ended and full-time to start ideally in July 2018.

Purpose of the Position:

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer for International AIDS Society and an ex-officio member of the Governing Council and Executive Committee. S/he is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including its financial sustainability and is charged with implementing its strategic plans under the direction of the governance and membership of the organization. The Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Governing Council, who is accountable to the Governing Council (GC).

In the Executive Director, the IAS requires someone who understands the major issues in development, global health and in the HIV/AIDS response today. S/he is a credible and persuasive player at the highest levels and is recognized as a peer by senior colleagues in government; multi-lateral, scientific and civil society contexts.

Along with the leadership characteristics described below, the Executive Director also requires a flexibility of style and understanding of the Secretariat’s role vis-a-vis the President and Governing Council of the IAS. A sophisticated appreciation of the complexities and processes, including diplomacy, firmness and conflict resolution skills involved in multi-partner initiatives is necessary. The Executive Director is expected to be a strategic steward of the organization who is exemplary of its overall membership.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the development of the overall vision and strategic planning of the organization, including financial strategic planning
  • Overseeing the implementation of the vision and strategic plan of the organization
  • Overseeing all activities of the IAS with support from all the respective members of the Executive Team
  • Overseeing fundraising for the organization, with support from the Resource Mobilization & Development department
  • Ensuring the development and maintenance of strong partnerships internationally, regionally and nationally where appropriate, including with the UN family, public/private initiatives, research organizations, governments and civil society organizations
  • Financial oversight of the organization with the support of the other members of the IAS Executive team
  • Ensuring transparency of financial reporting and accountability to GC members, donors, with the support of the Executive team
  • Moving forward the organizational principles of diversity and social responsibility
  • Overseeing the organization’s Human Resources
  • Leading and empowering the secretariat; managing the performance and development of staff and organizational change with the support of the other Executive team members after consultation with the Officers
  • Representing the IAS in the governing bodies of IAS hosted conferences and in other collaborative initiatives and projects with partners
  • Representing and advocating for the IAS externally, including to the media (along with the President and/or other GC members)
  • Maintaining strong technical knowledge and staying current with issues pertinent to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and response and to other Global Health issues.

Perform any additional activities requested by the IAS President.

Academic Qualifications:

  • A university degree in the public health, business administration, international development or a related field is a minimum requirement
  • An advanced degree in any of the above is preferred.

Work Experience:

  • At least 8 years international experience including substantial experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience working with a Board of Directors or a Governing Council
  • Demonstrated track record of progressive management experience including multi-layered teams and matrixed organizations
  • Demonstrated budget authority and budget management for complex, multi-donor programmes
  • Successful year-to-year fundraising from diverse donors including government, philanthropy and industry
  • Experience working in partnership with global civil society actors and advocates
  • Experience acting in a representative capacity.

Skills/Competencies:

  • A thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS, this will include the social and political context in the response to HIV/AIDS, as well as an appreciation of the evolving clinical and scientific dimensions of the epidemic
  • Appreciation for core principles related to HIV programmes and advocacy including the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and AIDS (GIPA) principle
  • In-depth knowledge of the global health architecture and its leaders
  • A track record of achievement and leadership in the field and an active network among the partners of IAS
  • Strong visionary leadership with demonstrated ability to foster integration and teamwork
  • Ability to identify and attract talented professionals to manage IAS programmes
  • Ability to lead, develop and retain a diverse team of professionals
  • Strong management, negotiation and delegation skills
  • Ability to inspire and engage with a wide range of relevant audiences; personal presence; excellent influencing skills
  • Demonstrated financial literacy; with the ability to set clear financial direction
  • A thorough understanding of fundraising and the capacity to engage with non-traditional sources of funding
  • Strong knowledge of the commercial world and ability to nurture industry partnerships

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, this person will be an inspiring presenter and ambassador for the IAS

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 40%

  • Sincerity and integrity – the genuine and selfless nature of the Executive Director’s commitment to the work for the IAS must be palpable.

Languages:

  • Proficient in English – knowledge of other languages an asset.

How to apply:

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Monday 26 February 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The applications must include the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A short bio
  • A current CV including the names of three referees*

* Please note that the referees will not be contacted until later in the process. The shortlisted candidates for in-person interviews will be asked to provide three letters of reference.

IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Catherine Berner at catherine.berner@iasociety.org.

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Switzerland: Resources Management Assistant (DRM Emergency Support)

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Jan 232018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : Resources Management Assistant (DRM Emergency Support)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G6

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 31 January 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the overall guidance of the Director, Department of Resources Management and direct supervision of the Senior Resources Management Officer and in close coordination with the Resources Management Officer, the successful candidate will support the DRM Emergency Support Unit in managing the administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources functions for the emergency operations, Headquarters (HQs) based project/programme activities in response to Level 3 Emergency crisis.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide overall support to the DRM Emergency Support Unit in resource management matters related to the activities in monitoring, assessing and evaluating the administrative, financial, personnel, procurement, logistics and other administrative activities of the Country Offices involved in implementing Level 3 Emergency projects, including: (a) Analyse variances between budget and actual expenditures. Communicate on the coordination the preparation of financial requirements and project budgets; (b) Perform quality assurance in monitoring the financial management for the projects and assist with the preparation of financial reports in accordance with IOM regulations and established procedures; (c) Assist in staff deployment and human resources planning; and, (d) Support procurement and logistics operations in close coordination with Global Procurement and Supply Unit (GPSU) Manila and in accordance with Level 3 Emergency SOPs.
  2. In full coordination with RMO, work closely with relevant units in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at Headquarters and undertake budgetary review, financial monitoring and reporting of projects implemented by DOE and provide required Resources Management support.

  3. Provide support to Resources Management staff in accordance with the Organization’s regulations and procedures, particularly Level 3 Emergency SOPs.

  4. Facilitate the verification and monitoring the utilization of Crisis Management Support budget lines including review of monthly projectization of staff funded from these lines.

  5. Liaise with relevant units at HQs, Administrative Centres and Regional Offices, regarding accounting and financial activities of IOM Offices; report regularly on the financial situation and provide other financial information as necessary.

  6. Assist in preparing and regularly updating Level 3 emergency related procedures and templates.

  7. Organize the activities of the DRM Emergency Support Unit and calendar management activities including responding to meeting requests and rescheduling. Tasks include the preparation of relevant briefing kit and logistical administrative support for RM staff deploying on TDY/STA.

  8. Assist in the management of information and serve as channel of communication between the DRM Emergency Support Unit and other Divisions: receive/clarify all incoming documents/correspondence; register incoming/outgoing correspondence to/from the office of the DRM Emergency Support Unit; prepare responses to incoming communications, ensure the accuracy and correct format of outgoing correspondence.

  9. Assist in organizing special events related to L3 and emergencies such as IOM-facilitated workshops, trainings, consultation meetings, etc.

  10. Undertake official duty travels to provide Resources Management support to the Country Offices as requested.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related field from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant experience; or,

• Completed High school / Secondary school education with six years of relevant experience.

• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.

Experience

• Experience in administrative and finance functions and programme activities;

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills;

• Excellent computer skills and proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications;

• Sound knowledge of IOM’s administrative, budgetary, financial, and business rules and practices;

• Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all personnel-related information by implementing control procedures in line with IOM standards of conduct and data protection rules;

• Proficiency in Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, Internet Explorer, Web based applications; and,

• Knowledge of Costing of Travel Arrangement and computerized Travel Reservation System is highly desirable.

Languages

Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.

Note

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only qualified candidates residing in

Switzerland and holding a valid residence/ working permit will be considered.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

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.

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 31 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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.

Posting period:

From 18.01.2018 to 31.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018 / 01 (GS)-ResourcesManagementAsstant(DRMEmrgncySprt)(G6)-Geneva,Switzerland (55320750) Released

Posting: Posting NC55320756 (55320756) Released

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Switzerland: Training Officer

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Jan 202018
 

Organization: World Trade Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill a position of Training Officer in the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.

The Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) coordinates the WTO’s technical assistance and training to assist beneficiary countries in enhancing trade capacity, addressing trade policy issues, integrating into the multilateral trading system, exercising the rights of the WTO membership and fully participating in multilateral trade negotiations.

General Functions

Under the overall supervision of the ITTC Director and the direct supervision of a more senior professional in the Geneva-based Courses Unit, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities:

  1. Participate in the design and delivery of training activities by developing materials, lecturing and tutoring participants, helping conduct revision sessions and contributing to activities organized in collaboration with other ITTC Units or WTO Divisions.

  2. Lead course participants in study tours and visits.

  3. Assist in developing and using evaluation tools to monitor and assess training activities.

  4. Perform other tasks requested by the Director or the Head of Unit including the preparation of reports on training-related subjects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

An advanced university degree in Law, Economics, International Relations or other relevant areas.

Knowledge and Skills:

Solid knowledge of the economic and legal principles underpinning the WTO Agreements and system.

Familiarity with adult learning principles. Good knowledge transfer and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and interact with course participants.

The following interpersonal capabilities are required: present technical facts to knowledgeable specialised audiences; persuade others to a point of view using facts; face and cope with conflict situations with colleagues; work as a member of a team, relating to others, while working independently to achieve his/her objectives; initiate and build relationships with a variety of people both inside and outside the organization; communicate complex abstract ideas to an audience of informed people and understand ideas when communicated by others.

Work Experience:

A minimum of two years of professional experience in an area related to trade policy, preferably in a multilateral environment, is required. Trade-related work experience in a national administration and a practical understanding of the situations confronted by LDCs and/or African countries will be significant assets.

Languages:

French mother tongue and excellent knowledge of English are required; working knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

How to apply:

Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.

The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks.

APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIT A WRITTEN EXAMINATION

APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form.

To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at: https://erecruitment.wto.org.

The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has
been posted and well before the closing date – Central European Time (CET) –
stated in the vacancy announcement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE

CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

The WTO is a non-smoking environment.

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Switzerland: Programme Officer, Preparedness and Response Division

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Jan 202018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer, Preparedness and Response Division

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 : 31 January 2018

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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Preparedness and Response Division, the successful candidate will be supporting Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) core functions, with a focus on results based management within the division, as well as monitoring and reporting the use and application of core funding earmarked towards humanitarian capacity development, including all institutional and administrative aspects of core support from the UK.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support reporting and monitoring elements of the management of Department for International Development (DFID) core support earmarked towards the enhancement of IOM’s humanitarian response capacity. In particular, provide timely reporting on activities following the project documentation and donor requirements.

  2. Coordinate and lead regular project implementation monitoring meetings with relevant colleagues.

  3. Provide strategic advice, analysis and input to Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) management, relevant to all issues that may arise in relation to the use of DFID core funding.

  4. Advice on progress made towards implementation of relevant activities and take necessary steps to ensure efficient planning and resource management.

  5. Coordinate and advise on the implementation of the work plan and accomplishment of agreed targets/outputs. Advice on the review of the work plan to track implementation and to ensure that implementation is on schedule. Reflect any adjustments or changes and take corrective action as needed.

  6. Liaise and act as the focal point with relevant interlocutors to ensure efficient implementation. Facilitate information exchange and promote DOE-implemented initiatives.

  7. Identify best practices and formulate lessons learnt at implementation level to feed into the formulation of new projects and as inputs into IOM’s strategies.

  8. Support the DOE portfolio and contribute to project development efforts for the continuation of existing and new initiatives linked to emergency response capacity development.

  9. Oversee and coordinate timely submission of implementation reports, including ad hoc, monthly, interim, quarterly, annual and end-of-project reports.

  10. Support the production of PRD reports and analyses, including in relation to the PRD annual report, as well as division inputs into the Director General (DG) Annual Report

  11. In coordination with the Donor Relations Division, liaise with donors and stakeholders globally in direct relation to initiatives relating to core funding.

  12. Undertake duty travels with the aim of project/programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and development of new initiatives, as required.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law 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

Experience

• Experience in IOM emergency programming with strong knowledge of IOM/UN project life cycles;

• Strong combination of training and experience in the field of operations, and working experience in complex environments;

• Experience in liaising with government authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;

• Experience of working in conflict situations and heading field offices or sub-offices is a distinct advantage;

• Familiarity with IOM/UN administrative and financial management.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

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.

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 31 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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.

Posting period:

From 18.01.2018 to 31.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/19 (P) – Programme Officer, PRD (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55320528) Released

Posting: Posting NC55320530 (55320530) Released ”

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Switzerland: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Jan 182018
 

Organization: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

Organization:

FIND is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies, and to build global capacity for diagnostic testing for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. FIND’s vision is a world where diagnosis guides the way to health for all people. The FIND team is devoted to driving the development, clinical trialing, and early implementation of innovative diagnostic solutions that can have a high impact on patient care and disease control in low-resource settings. The position will contribute to a growing performance measurement practice at FIND.

Overall Objectives:

The M&E Officer will have responsibility for all aspects of monitoring and evaluating FIND activities that are implemented by a diverse group of partner organizations.

The M&E Officer must be able to monitor progress of individual projects and assess the performance of programs comprised of multiple projects. In addition, he/she must be able to aggregate organization-wide data to monitor FIND’s progress against its own overall log frame and evaluate FIND performance overall. This work involves designing and managing studies that are either implemented by FIND staff or more commonly contracted to national and international consultants/partners. The position must also be able to provide strategic input into shaping organizational indicators for a full five year organization-wide strategy, and be able to develop and implement an M&E framework and log frames for the same.

He/she will report to the Director of Operations

Specific Responsibilities:

· Develop and refine log frames for projects that map to FIND organizational wide log frames and reporting needs, as well as project requirements

· Implement existing tools for data collection, storage, analysis and reporting, and develop new tools if needed for specific projects.

· Conduct data analysis to inform project management and contribute towards reporting of project data for internal and external purposes

· Be the focal person for routine data collection for projects and ensure this is carried out in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and FIND reporting requirements

· Write reports and analyse findings required for contributions and reporting

· Contribute toward programmatic, donor and organizational reports (requires report writing, analysis of findings etc.) in coordination with the relevant FIND staff member (either Head of Programme or Director of Operations).

· In addition, provide recommendations on planning and risk management at the project, programme and organizational levels.

· Develop close working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders; establish and maintain good working relations with the relevant partners, as well as other higher-level stakeholder groups.

· The M&E Officer will work closely with Programme teams to assess site/field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, and facilitate the collection of quality data.

Education and skill requirements/Desired qualifications and experience:

· Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Science, Statistics, Development or other

· related field is required

· 5 to 7 years of Monitoring and Evaluation experience (essential knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation principles)

· Data analysis skills using Excel and/or statistical packages

· Project Management experience

· Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others especially in low income countries.

· Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Bilingual in English and capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English

· Experience in working in the not-for-profit public health sector P

How to apply:

To apply:

Please mail a motivation letter and a detailed resume to hr@finddx.org.

Deadline to send your application: 2 February 2018

But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)

Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted. Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered.

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Switzerland: Communications Officer

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Jan 182018
 

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

WHAT WE DO

The International Catholic Migration Commission protects and serves uprooted people, including migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. In collaboration with governmental and non-governmental partners and through a worldwide network of members, ICMC implements and advocates for rights-based policies and sustainable solutions to address global migration challenges. ICMC’s operations aim to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals and communities and focus on protection, humanitarian assistance, resettlement, and migration and development.

WHERE DOES THIS POSITION FIT?

The Communications Officer is part of the Geneva-based ICMC Communications team. As such, the Communications Officer contributes to the development and implementation of ICMC’s global communications strategy. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer works to high professional standards and according to humanitarian principles, in close collaboration with ICMC program staff at headquarters, field and affiliate offices.

WHAT SHOULD THE INCUMBENT EXPECT TO DO?

· Write, edit and proofread a variety of communications materials, such as news and feature stories, interviews, social media posts, newsletters, brochures, flyers, project updates and annual reports, etc.

· Create and edit visual content such as photos, videos, infographics, etc.

· Update and maintain the ICMC website and social media channels.

· Create and disseminate newsletters and other email marketing products.

· Manage the archive of photos and videos and train staff to use the Digital Asset Management system.

· Manage the ICMC contacts database in collaboration with other relevant departments.

· Manage the “contact us” email account.

· Manage the issuing of UN badges for ICMC staff.

· Coordinate the work of service providers such as translators, copy-editors, photographers, web developers, data-analysts, etc.

· Contribute to the development of internal communications.

· Contribute to the development of media relations and to media networking efforts.

· Contribute to the organization of public events.

· Support advocacy, policy, fundraising, representation and networking efforts as required.

· Carry out administrative tasks as necessary.

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM CANDIDATES?

· University (or equivalent) degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing is preferred.

· Alternatively, University (or equivalent) degrees in fields such as international relations, complemented by experience in communications work, will also be considered.

· English-language proficiency and working knowledge of at least one additional language.

· High level of computer literacy (*).

· Ability to write compelling stories.

· Experience in web publishing.

· Familiarity with social media.

· Some notions of graphic design.

· Video-editing skills an asset.

· Proactive approach to defining priorities, setting and meeting deadlines.

· Strnog attention to detail :)

· Can-do attitude (lots of).

· Ability to work with diverse teams/departments.

· Ability to manage projects independently.

· Resilience and patience.

· Knowledge of refugee and migration issues an asset.

· Availability to travel.

(*) Writing, data-handling and presentation tools (MS suite or similar), web publishing (Drupal or similar), social media (HootSuite or similar), email marketing (MailChimp or similar); photo management (Oodrive or similar), graphic design (InDesign or similar), photo editing (Photoshop or similar) and video editing (FinalCut Pro or similar). Candidates don’t necessarily need to master all of these tools, but the more they are familiar with, the better.*

How to apply:

If the position sounds interesting to you, please send your curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to communications@icmc.net by Sunday, 4 February 2018. Samples of your work are welcome. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

ICMC is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants. ICMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status or age. Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. Applications from Swiss or EU candidates living in Switzerland or holders of a valid Swiss work permit are particularly encouraged.

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Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Jan 172018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: Office of the Director-(OD); Inter-Agency Standing Committee-(IASC) secretariat; Coordination and Response division-(CRD); Emergency Services branch-(ESB); Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch-(PRMB) and; Programme Support branch-(PSB).

This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.

Responsibilities
The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.

In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely: Office of the Director collaborates extensively with Member States, non-governmental actors and operational humanitarian agencies/ partners based in Geneva, including the Red Cross Movement and the International Organization for Migration, and provides managerial direction to Geneva-based entities. In particular, the intern shall provide assistance in connection with OCHA’s coordination and collaboration with humanitarian institutions.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).

As OCHA’s operational hub, the Coordination and Response division (CRD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). CRD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.

Situated within the Coordination and Response division, the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening unit (HLSU) works on one of the top issues on the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership – and it aims to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The IASC has identified three levels at which progress needs to be made to improve humanitarian coordination leadership: the individual level, relating to Coordinators’ knowledge, skills, and experience; the management level, relating to the way Coordinators are managed and supported and; the institutional level, relating to the institutional environment in which Coordinators are placed within the IASC and the UN system. The Unit carries out this agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. In particular, the intern shall participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership as well as assist in the drafting of documents and analysis on key leadership related matters.

The Emergency Services branch (ESB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, as well as the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance. Specifically ESB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure the availability of humanitarian specialists, environmental experts, and technical modules to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions in regard to natural disasters, environmental emergencies and technological accidents. ESB consists of: the Civil-Military Coordination section- (CMCS), Field Coordination Support section-(FCSS), Emergency Preparedness and Environment section-(EPES), Surge Capacity section-(SCS) and the Activation and Coordination Support unit-(ACSU).

The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with three sets of partners: (i) Member States, (ii) regional and inter-governmental bodies, and (iii) the private sector. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, as the custodian of OCHA’s corporate partnership strategies with these three sets of partner, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations and the private sector (partners); support OCHA’s Regional and Liaison Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS), Partnerships Coordination section-(PCS), Private Sector section-(PSS), Resource Mobilization Support section-(RMSS), and Liaison offices-(LO); African Union-(AULO), Brussels-(BLO) and Gulf-(GLO).

The Programme Support branch (PSB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses both on the architecture (clusters and other coordination platforms at the field and global levels, e.g. Humanitarian Country Teams, Global Cluster Coordinators, etc.), and the substance -needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning, monitoring, etc. – of coordination. PSB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. In particular, the intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. PSB consists of: Coordinated Assessment Support section-(CASS), Inter-Cluster Coordination section-(ICCS), Planning and Monitoring section-(PAMS) and HPC-Information Services unit-(HPC-IS).

Competencies
CLIENT ORIENTATION: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.

Work Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

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

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

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
  • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
  • IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Return and Reintegration Officer

 Finanzas, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Return and Reintegration Officer
Jan 172018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

Position Title : Return and Reintegration 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 : 25 January 2018

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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) and the direct supervision of the Senior Specialist on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support for the development, and implementation of IOM’s return and reintegration activities and services falling under MAD’s responsibility at the global level. This will entail the provision of strong leadership in needs assessment and strategic planning functions in support to regional and field offices in the field on return and reintegration.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the substantive development and implementation of the AVRR portfolio, including through the development of overall policy frameworks, implementation strategies and action plans, taking into account regional and national priorities.

  2. Support the implementation of the Division’s global strategy in the thematic areas of AVRR, through the formulation or update of manuals, standard operating procedures and guidance notes of relevance for AVRR.

  3. Strengthen overall coherence of IOMs approach on return and reintegration, through the identification of common practices in other thematic areas (such as Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants (AVM), Labour Migration and Human Development Division (LHD), Transition and Recovery Division (TRD), International Cooperation and Partnerships (ICP), Migration Environment and Climate Change (MECC), Migration Health Division (MHD)) and the development of targeted training tools.

  4. Provide technical input to the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) and IOM missions in planning, designing and implementing projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to regional and field offices.

  5. Support regional strategic planning exercises (for instance under the EU Trust Fund Reintegration Facility), and provide support to country level strategic planning as required and in collaboration with the RTSs.

  6. Identify emerging issues relevant to the thematic area and contribute to the development of thematic background papers, analysis, reports and studies, and inputs to publications.

  7. Promote evidence base programming on AVRR, by supporting systematization of internal data management systems (such as the Migrant Management & Operational Systems Application) and by developing global research and evaluations.

  8. Support efforts in resource mobilization and reinforce strategic partnerships with donors and external stakeholders, including through the development of programmes and projects of global nature.

  9. Enhance overall visibility of AVRR, through the continuous update of AVRR’s communication strategy, the development of new communication tools and the provision of technical guidance to IOM offices.

  10. Support the preparation of the Division’s contribution to the Organization’s reports to IOM member and observer states (such as IOM Global Results Framework, Director General’s Report and IOM Migration Initiatives).

  11. In consultation with relevant parties, develop and deliver capacity building activities for internal and external capacity building on AVRR.

  12. Represent IOM and promote its policy vision and strategy with United Nations, governments, civil society, and private sector partners, as well as media organizations.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Administration/Relations 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.

Experience

• Keen understanding of IOM’s role in assisted voluntary return and reintegration, including suite of comprehensive pre-departure and post-arrival processes;

• Experience in complex programme development and implementation experience on return and/or reintegration, including budget management, monitoring and evaluation;

• Strong communication, research and writing skills;

• Professional experience with a UN agency, or an international organization, with preference in developing countries;

• Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with donors, and with internal and external counterparts, both at the national and international level;

• Ability to interpret new and multifaceted information/data, identify issues, analyse problems and propose solutions.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

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.

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 25 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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.

Posting period:

From 12.01.2018 to 25.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2017/274 (P)- Return and Reintegration Officer (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55295599) Released

Posting: Posting NC55295608 (55295608) Released

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Switzerland: Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions

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Jan 142018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Position Title : Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 January 2018

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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

  3. External female candidates.

Context:

As part of IOM digital transformation and to ensure Migrants have easy access to secure, pertinent and comprehensive information using their mobile devices, ICT is establishing a mobile development platform to create systems of engagement for beneficiaries and the IOM staff. The platform will allow the organization to leverage on the fast growth of mobile technology to deliver products and services for staff and people on the move.

Under the direct supervision of IOM’s Chief Information Officer, and in close collaboration with representatives from relevant divisions at IOM Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall development and management of IOM Mobile development platforms and projects for internal and external applications (apps).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Design, implement and manage the overall mobile development platform and corporate mobile apps and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical implementation and monitoring, in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as donor requirements.

  2. Develop and maintain work plans, implementation strategies, and expenditure plans to ensure timely implementation and achievement of project activities and results.

  3. Design and implement a structure to support the demand for new mobile apps. Identify, select and ensure the availability of necessary support and authorize the use of internal and external resources.

  4. Coordinate and manage all activities at the global level and in target countries, if applicable. Provide direction, leadership, technical advice and guidance, monitoring and oversight support to participating IOM offices and divisions, in close coordination with and with the support of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department.

  5. In collaboration with the other divisions and team, ensure the development of roadmap and the production of mobile applications with an emphasis on efficiency of exchanges and corresponding program delivery.

  6. Advise and support Regional Offices, Country Offices, departments and divisions to develop roadmaps related to mobile apps, and ensure compatibility with the IOM mobile enterprise platform and other institutional solutions.

  7. Regularly review and consult with the Director of ICT on the overall direction and strategy of the mobile development platform and projects for effectiveness, coherence and integrity, and work to build linkages and synergies with other IOM projects and programmes, where relevant.

  8. Select and recruit staff and/or consultants to carry out project activities, in close coordination with the Director of ICT and relevant IOM Division Heads. Supervise staff and consultants assigned to the project.

  9. Lead the effort to mobilize resources for all corporate mobile projects, in close cooperation with ICT and other relevant partners. Establish and maintain effective communication channels with project stakeholders, including existing and potential partners.

  10. Conduct a technical review of existing initiatives that offer related or similar services within the technology domain. Define the process of risk management for the apps and prepare a risk management plan, in coordination with internal stakeholders.

  11. Identify obstacles to the smooth implementation of the project, devise solutions, take action and consult the ICT Department and relevant HQ units in a timely manner.

  12. Prepare project reports and ensure timely submission, in line with project requirements and IOM procedures and standards. Prepare regular briefings, summaries, press releases and other relevant information materials, as required.

  13. Develop and implement a visibility/marketing and communications strategy when launching news mobile apps.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Eight years of professional experience;

• Knowledge of IOM and the global migration context;

• Strong technical understanding of cloud technology and services, security, and mobile technologies;

• Demonstrated experience with project development and liaison with private sector stakeholders, UN agencies and international cooperating partners;

• Demonstrated experience in project coordination and management;

• Strong management, leadership and facilitation skills;

• High level of competent in use of computer resources.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

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.

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 24 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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.

Posting period:

From 11.01.2018 to 24.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/14 (P) – Head, Corporate Mobile Solutions (P4) – Geneva, Switzerland (55312116) Released

Posting: Posting NC55312161 (55312161) Released

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Switzerland: Director, Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilisation Division, D2

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Jan 142018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Feb 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, advocate the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Director of the Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division will work under the overall strategic guidance of the Under-Secretary General / Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) and the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General / Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC).

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Director will drive OCHA’s resource mobilisation strategy and activities and supervise the mechanisms for humanitarian funds (e.g., Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF, and Country-Based Pooled Funds, CBPF), ensuring that all standards and requirements for operation of these entities are met. The Director will also oversee OCHA’s wider work on humanitarian finance issues, including providing thought leadership and building effective partnerships. Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Directs and manages the Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilisation Division of OCHA. Provides strategic and technical leadership across OCHA to ensure: consolidated data, analysis, and coordinated inter-agency strategy and advocacy to address financing needs; effective and accountable pooled funds to support humanitarian leadership, coordination, and response; and transformative and innovative initiatives for an efficient and transparent global humanitarian financing system.
  • Contributes to the formulation of OCHA’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG; contribute to the overall management of the Division’s activities and operations; Develops and implements global resource mobilization strategies and conducts outreach for priority crises, including carrying out pledging conferences. On behalf of the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC, provides strategic direction and engagement with OCHA’s Donor Support Group and to the broader humanitarian financing community; Advices the USG/ERC and / or ASG/DERC, represents OCHA at governmental and institutional meetings concerned to humanitarian aid.
  • Provides leadership to the development of innovative and/or change management programmes.
  • Formulates and implement the substantive work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Ensures the Division’s work programme meets objectives laid out in the ‘Creating a better OCHA” document, OCHA Strategic Plan and results Framework. Leads OCHA’s engagement in the global governance of pooled funds, including through the CERF Advisory Group, the CBPF-NGO Platform, and engagement with Member States and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Develops pooled fund policies, strategies, guidance, and tools; Manages resource mobilization and communication for pooled funds, inter alia, to reach 15% of Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) funding requirements through CBPF and a $1 billion CERF; Provides strategic, coordinated, prioritized, transparent, and timely CERF allocations. Provides operational support to pooled fund operations at country-level, training, technical advice, corporate oversight of pooled fund operations, and professionalization of pooled fund stakeholders.
  • Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and within OCHA, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate. Provides results and performance communications, including through CERF Grants Management Systems, websites, and business intelligence platforms. Develops corporate strategies to coordinate and ensure complementarity of diverse funding mechanisms, and their linkages to the broader humanitarian financing system. Leads efforts for improved humanitarian financing practice and management standards of pooled funds.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.
  • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the office/division under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates. Oversees a team to provide accurate and timely data and analysis on humanitarian funding, both within OCHA and within the broader humanitarian landscape.
  • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates. Develops and implements accountability, risk management, and oversight frameworks to ensure transparency and efficiency in the use and management of pooled funds.
  • Oversees the recruitment of staff for Division taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organisational boundaries. Works closely with OCHA’s Coordination Division to align priorities and needs.
  • Chairs meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference; provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions. Forms strategic partnerships with key actors and processes in international financing such as International Finance Institutions, the insurance industry, and other financial institutions. Represents OCHA at strategic engagements with international financing partners. Engages in a broad range of aid financing forums, including development financing, peacebuilding, domestic resources, and public-private partnerships.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Shows ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Over fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance, disaster or crisis management, international affairs, resource mobilization, or a related field is required. At least five years of senior managerial experience is required. At least five years of experience at the international level with the United Nations Organization, or comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

All staff at the D2 level and above are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter.

The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 September 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Please apply through this link.

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Switzerland: Director, Coordination Division, D2

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Jan 142018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Feb 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Director of the Coordination Division will work under the overall strategic guidance of the Under-Secretary General / Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) and the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General / Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC).

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Director will provide technical leadership on all inter-agency coordination-related activities. S/he will represent and collaborate on OCHA’s global support to humanitarian assistance with other entities of the United Nations system as well as other humanitarian actors and organizations in the wider international humanitarian ecosystem. The Director will lead and manage the coordination function within OCHA, working collaboratively with other functional leads. Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Directs and manages the Coordination Division of OCHA. Provides strategic and technical leadership across OCHA to ensure: coordinated international humanitarian response systems; context-specific coordination mechanisms and processes that support effective and appropriate humanitarian action; and readiness of response actors to rapidly respond to new humanitarian emergencies.
  • Contributes to the formulation of OCHA’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG; contributes to the overall management of the Division’s activities and operations. Advises the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC on OCHA’s proactive engagement in coordination efforts and to strengthen partnerships with the international humanitarian community.
  • Provides leadership to the development of innovative and/or change management programmes.
  • Formulates and implement the substantive work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Ensures the Division’s work programme meets objectives laid out in the ‘Creating a Better OCHA”, OCHA Strategic Plan and Results Framework.
  • Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Office/Division, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and throughout all of OCHA, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate. Convenes and supports inter-agency processes, including overseeing the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Secretariat.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate. Provides operational and strategic coordination with other partners – including Member States, donors, UN Secretariat entities, development actors, regional organizations, and the private sector, among others – to ensure efficient coordination mechanisms are in place to support humanitarian response and action in the field (e.g., Humanitarian Programme Cycle). Works closely with OCHA’s operational partners.
  • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports. Develops and maintains close relationships with Permanent and Observer Missions to the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as well as other humanitarian actors.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the office/division under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates. Develops and institutes inter-agency guidance, tools, protocols, trainings, and expert capacity for intern-cluster coordination; needs assessments and inter-sectoral needs analysis; evidenced-based and prioritized response planning; monitoring of humanitarian situation, needs and response; and operational readiness, preparedness partnerships and initiatives and simulation exercises.
  • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
  • Oversees the recruitment of staff for Division taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organizational boundaries. Promotes and maintains system-wide readiness networks and processes, including OCHA’s internal readiness. Coordinates and manages networks and partnerships that provide surge and rapid response capacity during emergencies; Oversees trainings for and serves in an advisory capacity to Humanitarian Coordinators; Works closely with OCHA’s Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division and OCHA’s Operations and Advocacy Division to align priorities and needs.
  • Chairs meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference; provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions. Advises the USG/ERC and ASG/DERC and represents OCHA in strategic engagements with key international instruments and agreements.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Shows ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and
comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Over fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance, disaster or crisis management, international affairs, or related fields is required. At least five years of senior managerial experience is required. At least five years of experience at the international level with the United Nations organization, or other comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff at the D2 level and above are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the United Nations Secretariat as of 30 September 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Please apply through this link.

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