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Switzerland: Administrative Assistant to the Director of Programmes, G5

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Administrative Assistant to the Director of Programmes, G5
Nov 142018
 

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Programmes’ Division, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to the Director and the Programmes’ Division. He or she will be responsible for the following duties:

Administrative and logistical assistance to the Director

  • Provide administrative and logistical support in the organization of the Director’s activities. This includes, managing the Director’s timetable; setting appointments; preparing monthly calendar of events; keeping the Director’s official engagements, missions and absences, resolving scheduling conflicts;
  • Relay information between the Director and the staff of the Division (in both directions). Inform and remind responsible staff of follow-up dates and deadlines for response and specific actions;
  • Manage correspondence for the Director; channel mail to and from the Director: Analyse and redirect mail and correspondence. Receive and refer inquiries to appropriate staff members. Respond, in the absence of division staff and as appropriate, to enquiries from outside partners;
  • Draft correspondence for the Director’s signature in English and French; check that correspondence passed on for the Director’s signature is in order, edit when necessary;
  • Attend to travel arrangements for the Director and other staff of the Division or Consultants as requested, including itineraries, accommodations and visas. Prepare the Director’s missions files;
  • Maintain an electronic database of the Director’s contacts.

General administrative support to the Division

  • Organise and document weekly coordination meetings within the Division; take minutes and keep records of meetings;
  • Prepare calendars of events; missions and absences for the Division. Maintain a spreadsheet on missions and experts travelling for the IPU and provide statistics for the IPU Annual report;
  • Propose and develop project management tools aimed at facilitating the coordination of the Division’s work, its organization and the implementation of its activities;
  • Assist in the preparation of the division budget and work programme and maintain budget control records and results. Prepare payment authorizations for services purchased by the Division. Review the status of the relevant expenditures and compare with approved budgets;
  • Assist in the preparation of conferences, meetings and events by making the necessary practical arrangements such as overseeing logistical preparation, liaising with participants, local counterparts and hotels and overseeing preparation of working documents;
  • Provide general clerical and administrative support services for the Division. Provide secretarial support for the preparation of documents and facilitate contacts with various officials in connection with Committee sessions organized on the occasion of IPU Assemblies;
  • Assist in the creation and management of online surveys to support research carried out within the Division;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work implies interaction with the following

  • IPU staff
  • Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff
  • Research institutes, international and non-governmental organizations.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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. Incorporates gender perspectives and equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Knowledge of the Organization: Is able to demonstrate knowledge about the Organization and takes on board its objectives.
  • Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; actively seek to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
  • Team work: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others’ ideas and expertise; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Client orientation: Establishes and maintains effective relations with Members of Parliament, external collaborators and colleagues.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: Actively seeks to keep abreast of new developments in the relevant field and to develop own skills.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of secondary education with secretarial training or equivalent. Higher education in international relations or languages is desirable;
  • Five years’ experience in administrative support;
  • Sound experience in working in an international setting. Familiarity with the work of parliament is desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing meetings and events;
  • Complete fluency and excellent reading and writing skills in English or French, and working ability in both languages, some knowledge of additional languages (particularly Spanish and Arabic) is desirable.

Duties applicable to all staff

Actively work towards the achievement of the IPU’s strategic objectives. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Secretary General.

Compensation

The Inter-Parliamentary Union offers an attractive salary and benefits package comparable to that of other international organizations headquartered in Geneva. The net salary for this position starts at CHF 74’343 commensurate with education and experience.

How to apply:

Applications should be received on or before 30 November 2018. In order to ensure prompt and efficient processing of your application, you are required to provide, along with your resume and IPU Job application form (available at https://www.ipu.org/ipu-job-application-form), a detailed covering letter explaining how you meet each of the requirements of the position with concrete examples.

Applications should be addressed to the:
Director, Support Services
Inter-Parliamentary Union
5, chemin du Pommier
Case postale 330
CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Tel: 41 22 919 4150
Fax: 41 22 919 4160
E-mail: job@ipu.org

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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Switzerland: Head of Programmes – PROG.201802

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Nov 132018
 

Organization: CHS Alliance
Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 02 Dec 2018

Are you an experienced professional in the aid sector? Have you worked in membership organisations? Do you enjoy harnessing people together to find collective solutions to difficult issues? Do you want to be part of a small, dynamic team who are intent on raising quality, accountability and people management in how organisations support people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to stimulate and improve the support and expertise we offer to our members and the engagement around the Core Humanitarian Standard?

Then please consider this exciting new role to work with a highly motivated and skilled team to support the membership in key areas related to the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), accountability to affected people, strengthening complaints mechanisms and people management. Other topics may be developed over time.

What we expect from you

You will work closely with the CHS Alliance Policy team and the members themselves to identify the areas where common challenges are found in implementing the CHS and find creative and forward-looking means to play a supportive role in finding collective solutions to work better with and for people affected by crisis. Specifically, you will:

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Find creative mechanism with the members to share experiences and progress learning and find solutions to improving how organizations can meet the CHS.
  • Support the Head of Policy in the strategic analysis of data showing how organizations are meeting the CHS and where and how the CHS Alliance and other partners can support.
  • Coordinate engagement with external partners to further the support provided to members.
  • In close interaction with the other senior staff including the Head of Policy and the Executive Director, be part of the public face of the CHS Alliance.
  • Support the Executive Director on strategic engagement with donors and identify fundraising strategies that benefit the organization.

To view the full job description, please click here.​

Your profile

You are a seasoned professional with 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible experience in leading programmes for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach; and more specifically:

  • You have experience in finding the means to engage members around collective goals.
  • You have proven experience as NGO programme director or other senior managerial position, including in the field.
  • You fully understand the NGO sector and humanitarian action.
  • You have expertise in working with and for communities.
  • You embrace a spirit of problem-solving, communication and entrepreneurship to work with and adapt to multiple stakeholders around the world.
  • You have valuable relationship skills and are able to convene people to find common collective solutions.
  • Your colleagues describe you as an exceptional communicator and advocate, and you would be comfortable representing CHS Alliance at the highest level.
  • You enjoy working in small teams and guiding others in their work.
  • You have excellent oral and written English skills that are articulate and succinct, with other working languages as an asset.
  • You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

Terms and conditions

Reports to: Executive Director Responsible for: Accountability Manager and PSEA Manager, plus possible interns and consultants as required
Location: Geneva or London
Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)
Start date: early 2019

Background

Formed in 2015 by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid, the CHS Alliance aims at improving the effectiveness and impact of assistance to people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives.

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), which sets out Nine Commitments that the humanitarian sector can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assistance, is at the heart of the CHS Alliance’s mission.

How to apply:

You shall submit your application by email to: recruitment@chsalliance.org

Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 9 December 2018 (23:59 GMT)

Interviews will take place in w/c 7 January 2019.

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Switzerland: Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for an Intern for its Department of Communication & External Relations

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Nov 132018
 

Organization: Geneva Call
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.

ROLE

Geneva Call has a vacancy for an intern to assist the Communication and External Relations Department.

ACTIVITIES

Internal Communication

Improve multimedia and key documents management (e.g. selection of best images, uploading to and classifying in the database)

Participate in COMRELEX meetings and activities generally

External Communication

Contribute to website updates and to posts on social media

Conduct media monitoring on Geneva Call’s presence in the press locally and internationally

Assist with writing and editing articles, letters, press releases and news posts

Translation between English and French, as required

Maintain Geneva Call’s contact database

Assistance with event organization and management for communication and fundraising purposes

Support the department’s other activities, as required by the Director of Communications and External Relations

MAIN QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have a background in communication, marketing, international relations or a related field

Candidates having already completed their first degree are preferred

Fluency in French and English (mother tongue in one and advanced level in the other)

Advanced writing, analytical and communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills

MAIN CONDITIONS

The position is offered at 80% maximum

Based in Geneva

Duration: 3 months minimum

Preferred start date: ASAP

Candidates should hold a Swiss work permit or be eligible for one

The candidate must meet one of the following 3 conditions to be eligible for the internship.

  • The internship must be offered as part of a training certificate (with an “attestation” from the training institute). This may be a mandatory or optional placement.

  • The internship must enable interns who are completing a degree (e.g. a Bachelors decide on the subject of their next degree (.g. Masters). The value of the first degree in doing so must be attested by the training institute organizing the second degree.

  • The internship has the goal of professional or social reintegration and falls under a federal or cantonal legal system.

How to apply:

APPLICATION

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in English in PDF format to hr@genevacall.org, Ref: “Intern:COM” no later than 30 November . All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy

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Nov 122018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy leads communication and media services that project the vision, work and impact of the Council to all partners and stakeholders. Managing internal staff and contracted experts, the CO oversees corporate communications and media activities and products including strategy, outreach campaigns, publication materials and social media. Working across programme, technical, policy and advocacy teams, including National Coordinators, membership and donors, and in concert with resource mobilization efforts, the CO develops the compelling stories, information and visibility reaching WSSCC’s essential audiences to influence their decisions and generate their support.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director, develop, maintain and update the corporate communication and advocacy strategy and related workplan.
  • Manage the communication and advocacy team, ensuring appropriate contribution to organizational outputs and activities (global, regional and national) while upholding quality and standards in communication and advocacy.
  • Facilitate global partnership engagement to advance advocacy for WSSCC’s principles and priorities.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to design, implement and measure WSSCC’s societal engagement and harnessing of social movements.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to agree corporate messaging and to ensure consistent use across all aspects of WSSCC’s internal and external work; and provide authoritative advice on media relations and positioning of WSSCC.
  • Promote through media and other communication channels, WSSCC’s principles to assist a better understanding of the right to sanitation and hygiene (SDG6.2); gender, equity and the concept of leave no-one behind.
  • Oversee WSSCC’s social media platforms, ensuring quality, timeliness and relevance of the WSSCC’s image on relevant platforms; and monitors reach and impact.
  • Establish and maintain a broad, collaborative network of traditional and social media contacts, seeks out opportunities to position WSSCC’s principles and priorities and monitors value added of engagement.
  • Identify and manage external media and communication contractors ensuring quality, cost effectiveness and timely creation of externally produced work.
  • Act as spokesperson for the Executive Director as appropriate
  • Undertake the function of member of the Senior Leadership Team; and Unit Head, displaying management excellence and corporate citizenship throughout
  • Prepare periodic budget projections for the Unit and once approved, oversee its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS; and undertake all aspects of management, administration, planning and human resource supervision to ensure a well-functioning Unit.
  • Other related duties as assigned by Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director.

Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16716

Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, international relations or a related field is required.

Experience

  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressive professional experience in communications, public relations, media or journalism or related fields is required.
  • Experience is required in development agencies and building linkages between communication, social and behavior change communication and societal engagement to establish new social norms**Language**

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16716
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Treasury Officer

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Nov 122018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Nov 2018

Position Title : Treasury 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 : 26 November 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, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

The Treasury Division forms part of the Department of Resources Management (DRM) and is responsible for the custody and investment of IOM’s cash resources and all banking relationships and services.

Under the overall supervision of the Director, DRM and the direct supervision of the Chief of Treasury, and in cooperation with other colleagues in the Country Offices (COs) and Headquarters (HQs); the successful candidate will focus on supporting the Treasury Team to modernise Treasury Management Systems and review its global banking operations commencing in Europe.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Plan, coordinate and implement treasury activities in a timely manner and within the confines of the budget.

  2. Develop reports, presentations, talking points and briefings on treasury activities and for internal training.

  3. Manage the implementation of new banking solutions in IOM Country Offices, initially in Europe.

  4. Maintain negotiations and discussions for the provision of Country Office specific services to be provided by banks in the context of Treasury banking partners.

  5. Manage Automation Project to maintain Bank Master data in SAP.

  6. Lead the Change Management process within Country Offices regarding the new banking solutions, initially in Europe, including liaising with Country Offices on a regular basis.

  7. Act as Technical Administrator of a Treasury Management System (TMS) and connectivity with partner banks, using both SWIFT and Host to Host interfaces.

  8. Act as Technical Administrator of all other HQs Treasury platforms.

  9. Administer the Treasury Business Continuity Policy.

  10. Operate the Treasury Management System while providing high-level user support and assistance to colleagues working with the TMS.

  11. Provide high-level user support and assistance to colleagues operating various banks propriety software and interfaces.

  12. Operation of SWIFT Alliance Lite2 software and interfaces.

  13. Manage the control of Country Office bank and cash levels, including overseeing daily work of Treasury Team member.

  14. Develop and manage guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, including Work Instruction Manual (WIMs) for TMS.

  15. Prepare presentations for the quarterly Treasury Risk Committee meetings, including assembling all necessary performance and market data and current Treasury activities.

  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration 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 a Treasury department preferred;

• Experience in finance/banking and related project management;

• Experience in working with bank platforms and interfaces;

• Experience in change management is an advantage;

• High Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office;

• Very good communication, negotiation and organizational skills are required.

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 26 November 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 08.11.2018 to 26.11.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/199 (P) – Treasury Officer (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55616124) Released

Posting: Posting NC55616129 (55616129) Released

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Nov 122018
 

Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Dec 2018

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse is a politically and religiously neutral humanitarian aid and development organisation headquartered in Berne. The organisation supports the most vulnerable populations in the Horn of Africa and West Africa whose livelihoods and survival depend on livestock farming.

As the current holder of the position goes will retire, we are looking for a new

Executive Director (80-100%)

for our head office in Berne

Mission:

A strong leader, the executive director is responsible for the implementation of VSF-Suisse’s vision, strategy and goals as well as for the further development of the organisation. In close cooperation with the Board of Directors, he/she manages the head office in Berne and the VSF-Suisse country offices in Africa.

Tasks

  • Overall management and responsibility of the organization
  • In close cooperation with the Board of Directors and the Head of Programmes, design of the strategy of VSF-Suisse and responsibility for its implementation
  • Financial supervision
  • Monitoring communication and fundraising
  • Staff management and development, responsibility for the safety of employees in the field
  • Representation of the organisation vis-à-vis partners, donors and the public

Requirements:

The executive director has a proofed management experience, extensive knowledge and experience in development cooperation and humanitarian aid, as well as a strong ability to communicate with employees, partners, donors and the public.

  • University degree in social, veterinary or agricultural sciences or in another relevant field, preferably with management training.
  • Solid management experience, preferably in the NPO/NGO area
  • Strong skills in leadership and in human resource development
  • Extensive experience in financial management
  • Skilled communicator and negotiator
  • Experience in project management in development cooperation and humanitarian aid, preferably in an African context
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Willingness to travel regularly to our project countries
  • Mother tongue German, French or English with very good knowledge of the other two languages
  • Swiss work permit

What we offer:

  • A skilled, dynamic and highly motivated team at the office and in the 7 country programmes
  • A unique and very relevant project portfolio
  • Opportunity to actively shape the future of a medium-sized NGO
  • An exciting and international working environment
  • Contemporary remuneration
  • Modern office space

Location:

In the „Matte“ neighbourhood in Bern, 10 min. by bus from Bern railway station

Start date:

June 1, 2019

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Ueli Kihm, President

ulrich.kihm@vsf-suisse.org / Phone: +41 79 301 73 84

Ms. Nicole Litschgi, Deputy Executive Director/ Head of Programmes

nicole.litschgi@vsf-suisse.org / Phone: +41 31 332 77 67

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your application (letter of application, CV with 3 references) by e-mail (ulrich.kihm@vsf-suisse.org) with subject “Application GL” or by post until 20 December 2018. Interviews are expected to take place in January 2019.

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Switzerland: Head of Membership & Communications – COM.201802

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Nov 072018
 

Organization: CHS Alliance
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Nov 2018

Are you a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach. Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team who are intent on raising quality and accountability in how organisations support people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to galvanise a large and diverse membership around meeting the Core Humanitarian Standard?

Then please consider this exciting new role to work with a highly motivated and skilled Communications team, to lead the vision for communicating effectively about the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability (CHS) and support our work in engaging our members and partners around the Standard.

You will be responsible for leading the promotion and engagement for the CHS and supporting the team to engage members, including outreach, recruitment, retention and implementation of plans designed to cultivate, maintain and strengthen the use and effectiveness of the CHS.

What we expect from you

MEMBER RELATIONS – You will manage the engagement of new members as well as retention of the CHS Alliance members.

  1. Oversee the continued process for identifying membership needs for the CHS Alliance.

  2. Implement and review as necessary the membership strategy.

  3. Promote membership and member benefits and services.

  4. Solicit new members and manage their application process as well as renewing membership.

  5. Support the CHS Alliance team in building strong relationships with members.

  6. Plan and manage membership events in coordination with other staff, including special workshops, networking events, the CHS Alliance General Assembly, and other events.

  7. Support the Governance related to membership, providing support to the Governing Board and the Membership and Nominations Committee.

  8. Ensure that membership data and information is always up-to-date.

COMMUNICATION – You will lead the planning, development of, implementation and monitoring of the CHS Alliance strategic communications. Specifically, you will work with the team to:

  1. Develop and implement CHS Alliance’s communications strategy, reinforcing clear and compelling key messages.

  2. Find creative ways to engage the membership and broadly promote the Alliance’s work.

  3. Oversee the continued development of a new and engaging CHS Alliance website.

  4. Expand CHS Alliance’s social media presence.

  5. Oversee the production of the monthly e-newsletter, annual report and other special reports as needed.

  6. Support the development of the Annual Humanitarian Accountability Report.

  7. Engage with the other CHS copyright owners and further key partners to develop and implement communications strategy, tools and key messages to promote the Standard.

To view the full job description, please click here.

Your profile

You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach; and more specifically:

  • You have at least ten years of experience in communications, in increasing seniority for leading and delivering on strategic communication strategies.
  • You previously worked for a global membership organisation and have experience of governance issues and administration.
  • You are a natural problem solver and embrace a spirit of communication and initiative to work with and adapt to multiple stakeholders around the world.
  • You are organized and can relate organizational structure to the communication.
  • Your colleagues describe you as an exceptional communicator and advocate, and you would be comfortable representing the CHS Alliance at the highest level.
  • You enjoy working in small teams and guiding others in their work. Previous managerial position is an asset.
  • You have excellent oral and written English skills that are articulate and succinct, with other working languages as an asset.
  • You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

Terms and conditions

Reports to: Executive Director
Responsible for: Communications Manager, Communications Officer
Location: Geneva
Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)
Start date: ASAP

Background

Formed in 2015 by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid, the CHS Alliance aims at improving the effectiveness and impact of assistance to people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives.

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), which sets out Nine Commitments that the humanitarian sector can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assistance, is at the heart of the CHS Alliance’s mission.

How to apply:

You shall submit your application by email to: recruitment@chsalliance.org

Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Monday 26 November 2018 (23:59 GMT)

Interviews will take place on Monday 3rd or Tuesday 4th of December 2018.

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Switzerland: Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for a “Head of Finance”

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Nov 072018
 

Organization: Geneva Call
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.

Role

The Head of Finance oversees the Finance Unit and provides financial analysis, training and strategic support to the Headquarters in Geneva and to the offices in regions where Geneva Call operates.

Activities

For all tasks: The job holder respects the confidentiality of all administrative, financial and HR information

Core Responsibilities:

Responsibility for the overall finance system:

  • Manage Geneva Call’s accounting and finance activities, overseeing all tasks and procedures;

  • Work to ensure the effective implementation of the internal financial controls framework and undertake all aspects of monitoring activities, including drafting, maintaining and enhancing financial risk management plans;

  • Assume overall responsibility for the accounting system and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all financial records;

  • Manage the overall budget and monitor cash flow;

  • Ensure all financial obligations are paid in an accurate and timely manner (internal obligations towards other offices and external obligations, towards suppliers and other stakeholders);

  • Manage the treasury cycle, safeguarding Geneva Call’s funds;

  • Provide regular analysis and reports, on request from the Director or the Board;

  • Responsible for annual audited financial statements;

  • Liaise with the Geneva Call’s external auditors, tax advisors, bankers, lawyers, stakeholders and all relevant authorities; Ensure that it is possible to provide the authorities with documented proof and the numerical rationale for decisions made and financial data reported; and liaise with regulators when necessary.

  • Ensure the overall financial integrity of the organization;

  • Oversee the payroll process and ensure all salaries are correctly processed and paid, that all employee and employer obligations are properly managed and that all relevant forms are submitted to the authorities and to employees;

  • Complete and submit all donor financial reports in an accurate and timely manner;

  • Be alert and proactive with respect to all financial regulatory changes and practices which may impact Geneva Call’s regulatory status;

  • Manage the financial team;

  • Train line managers and staff with financial responsibilities;

· Review, contribute and prepare new programme budgets to be submitted to donors in close collaboration with the Programmes Manager, and the financial controllers;

· Report any information from field offices that is relevant to the Head of Regions and/or Directorate;

· Monitor the funding situation and prepare the funding grid at the end of each month;

  • Implement the anti-corruption policy.

Main qualifications

  • University degree in Accounting/Finance/Management/Business Administration;
  • At least 8 to 10 years post qualification experience, preferably in a financial service or an NGO;

· Strong entrepreneurial/self-starter spirit;

· Good knowledge of internal control mechanisms, projects and process implementations;

  • Advantageous: Familiarity with securities and audit reporting procedures;
  • Working knowledge of an ERP/Navision will be an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of the financial process with donors;
  • Detailed knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including regulatory frameworks and good understanding of the Swiss and international financial regulation;

· In-depth knowledge of the financial rules and procedures of major international institutional donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, UN and others);

  • Awareness of the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements;

· English and French fluency;

· Experience with international donors highly desirable;

· Experience in finance management in the field;

· Strategic thinking, the ability to manage resources to optimise results, to empower and build trust, initiate action and change, manage performance and development, and be an influencer.

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève/Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

· Position: 100%

· CDI (open-ended) contract, based in Geneva

· Preferred start date: As soon as possible

How to apply:

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, work certificate/recommendation letter and diploma in PDF format to hr-vacancies@genevacall.org, Ref: “Headfin” no later than 30.11.2018.

All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.

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Switzerland: Special Assistant to the Director

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Nov 072018
 

Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes at country-level as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020:

  1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;
  2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
  3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
  4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

The SUN Movement Secretariat was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director.

The Secretariat is looking for a dynamic and experienced Special Assistant to provide executive support to the Director and to contribute to the efficient and smooth functioning of the Secretariat through improved internal communication, coordination and management of the workflow. He/she will report directly to the Director.

The Special Assistant is expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and results oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity. He/She should be able to anticipate the needs of the Director and tailor his/her support accordingly. We are looking for a solution finder and quick doer – escalating to the attention of the Director only those issues requiring specific guidance and/or decision. The Special Assistant will also work closely with the Strategic Management Team (SMT) when need be.

He/She will perform the following tasks – but not limited to these:

a) Provide substantive, and practical support to the Director

  • Act as first line ‘information filter’, managing information flows to and from the Director, including synthesizing and summarizing information for the Director to facilitate decision-making;
  • Advise the Director on priorities, strategically align her time with those, and revisit them regularly to assess progress. This will include screening and prioritizing all incoming correspondence and phone calls; drafting correspondence for the Director’s signature and/or for replying on her behalf;
  • Lead the planning of work commitments and engagements and maintaining a schedule of action points. Anticipate needs, flag priority issues and recommend follow up actions;
  • Manage the daily calendar, schedule and contact directories of the Director, ensuring at all times that her schedule is well planned and serviced in terms of background briefs, in-house coordination, and relevant issues addressed prior to engagements; ensure synergy between the Director and the Coordinator’s agendas and the one of the Secretariat;
  • Coordinate research, substantive reviews and critical analysis, report inputs, memos, presentations and talking points etc..
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships, as the key interlocutor for the Director with internal and external parties;
  • Arrange hospitality and documents for international/bilateral meetings as requested;
  • Support the Director in daily administrative matters including the planning and organization of the Director’s missions (travel and hotel bookings, visa applications, processing expense claims and follow-up actions) and the management of her profile in oneUNOPS;
  • Advise the Director with any other requests from SUN partners and other stakeholders;
  • Keep all documentation related to Director’s office duly filed.

b) Lead coordination, communication and workflow management

  • Coordinate the SMT meetings: lead on the scheduling, agenda setting, minutes writing and follow up actions;
  • Lead internal communications in order to disseminate information and messages on behalf of the Director;
  • Facilitate the flow of communication between teams, colleagues and also external partners;
  • Maintain an up to date plan/calendar of official missions, absences, key events, trainings and meetings for the entire Secretariat;
  • Establish and maintain effective records management, structured document retrieval and workflow management system;
  • Work closely with the Personal Assistant to the Coordinator and other assistants to provide assistance and carry out any other duties, as required to meet evolving needs;
  • Attend various internal meetings organised by teams/colleagues. Communicate with managers, team leads, personnel and partners to ensure initiatives are on track and co-ordinates realignment if necessary.
  • In collaboration with the Administrator, contribute to aligning business processes and make suggestions for rationalization of workflows where needed;
  • Anticipate, analyse and interpret internal and external opinion, attitudes and issues that might impact the operations and plans of the Secretariat;
  • Organize and manage workshops and retreats, developing objectives and agendas, coordinating with partners on substantive areas and ensuring streamlining of plans on behalf of the Director;
  • Provide backup assistance to other administrative staff, as necessary;
  • Any other tasks as required.

Education

  • Required: Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) in business administration, project management, development studies, international relations or related field with 5 years of progressive relevant experience; Or
  • First level university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in business administration, project management, development studies, international relations or related field with 7 years of progressive relevant experience.

Experience

  • 5 years of progressive relevant experience combined with master’s degree or 7 years of progressive relevant experience combined with bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience working in general business administration;
  • Experience supporting the work of senior management executives is required;
  • Experience writing reports and high-level correspondence is required;
  • Experience working in international organizations is desired;
  • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desired.

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of French is desired.
  • Knowledge of other UN official language would be an asset. (UN official Languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian).

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration Contract type: International Contractor Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: International Specialist Level 2 (ICS10 equivalent)
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
*
This position is based in Switzerland and the fee is subject to taxes levied by the Swiss authorities.***

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16611#8

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Switzerland: Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy

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Nov 032018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

Job categories: Communications

Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5117/16716

Level: ICS-11

Department/office: ECR, GVA, WASH

Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland

Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract level: P4

Duration: One Year initially, with possibility of extension

Application period: 02-Nov-2018 to 16-Nov-2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy leads communication and media services that project the vision, work and impact of the Council to all partners and stakeholders. Managing internal staff and contracted experts, the CO oversees corporate communications and media activities and products including strategy, outreach campaigns, publication materials and social media. Working across programme, technical, policy and advocacy teams, including National Coordinators, membership and donors, and in concert with resource mobilization efforts, the CO develops the compelling stories, information and visibility reaching WSSCC’s essential audiences to influence their decisions and generate their support.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director, develop, maintain and update the corporate communication and advocacy strategy and related workplan.
  • Manage the communication and advocacy team, ensuring appropriate contribution to organizational outputs and activities (global, regional and national) while upholding quality and standards in communication and advocacy.
  • Facilitate global partnership engagement to advance advocacy for WSSCC’s principles and priorities.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to design, implement and measure WSSCC’s societal engagement and harnessing of social movements.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director to agree corporate messaging and to ensure consistent use across all aspects of WSSCC’s internal and external work; and provide authoritative advice on media relations and positioning of WSSCC.
  • Promote through media and other communication channels, WSSCC’s principles to assist a better understanding of the right to sanitation and hygiene (SDG6.2); gender, equity and the concept of leave no-one behind.
  • Oversee WSSCC’s social media platforms, ensuring quality, timeliness and relevance of the WSSCC’s image on relevant platforms; and monitors reach and impact.
  • Establish and maintain a broad, collaborative network of traditional and social media contacts, seeks out opportunities to position WSSCC’s principles and priorities and monitors value added of engagement.
  • Identify and manage external media and communication contractors ensuring quality, cost effectiveness and timely creation of externally produced work.
  • Act as spokesperson for the Executive Director as appropriate
  • Undertake the function of member of the Senior Leadership Team; and Unit Head, displaying management excellence and corporate citizenship throughout
  • Prepare periodic budget projections for the Unit and once approved, oversee its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS; and undertake all aspects of management, administration, planning and human resource supervision to ensure a well-functioning Unit.
  • Other related duties as assigned by Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director/Programme Director.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education
Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, international relations or a related field is required.
Experience

  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressive professional experience in communications, public relations, media or journalism or related fields is required.
  • Experience is required in development agencies and building linkages between communication, social and behavior change communication and societal engagement to establish new social norms

Language
Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to WSSCC mission, vision and values, including cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Analytical, organizational and inter-personal skills
  • Public speaking clear and focused, with ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to a non-specialist audience with little background in labour market economics
  • Formulates written information clearly and persuasively
  • Accountability for management of time, establishing clear performance goals, standards, & responsibilities
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside the Council

Contract type, level and duration Contract type: Fixed Term Staff Contract
Contract level: ICS 11 / P4
Contract duration:One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

How to apply:

Please apply at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16716#7

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Switzerland: Partnerships Officer

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Nov 032018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Programme Director, Deputy Executive Director, the Partnership Officer grows and manages WSSCC partner relationships. Develops significant knowledge of partner priorities and work together with close and frequent contacts with organizational counterparts ensuring the Council remains current in the global institutional dialogue. Developing a deep knowledge of the Council’s work, the PO continuously scans institutional partner work in related thematic areas identifying opportunities for collaboration that amplify the investment and visibility of the Council and builds enduring relationships.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head of Communications and Advocacy, and the Programme Director, to develop, facilitate and measure WSSCC’s country level work on societal engagement to raise the voices of youth, inter-faith, business and others to influence government and wider society’s commitment to SDG6.2.

  • Identify and broker partnerships, coalitions, connections and alliances with and/or between non-traditional WASH infleuncers and partners to further WSSCC’s principles and priorities; and track and monitor their engagement.

  • Cultivate and develop new partnership relationships with UN, Civil Society and other potential collaborators involved in WSSCC thematic priorities through direct outreach and targeted events.

  • Maintain a stakeholder and partnership mapping exercise, defining and classifying the various types of partnerships taking place with the WSSCC.

  • Contribute to the design, planning and monitoring of WSSCC outputs and activities (global, regional and national levels) and contribute to these through the satisfactory completion of work plans.

  • Keep abreast of the partnership landscape for SDG6.2 and identif opportunities and threats, seeking to build upon or mitigate their effect.

  • Contribute to activities that promote WSSCC as a collaborative partner, exploring different modalities and approaches, including shared value relationships.

  • Draft and finalize partnership modalities in accordance with UNOPS and WSSCC norms and standards; client manage the relationships and evaluate outputs.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master degree or equivalent in Business Administration, public health, international relations, communications or related fields.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience
Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in partnerships or related fields.
Language
Fluency in both written and spoken English. Fluency in French would be an asset.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long-term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. A role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as a positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

  • Demonstrated international experience and professional background in sanitation, hyiegine and sustainable development issues.

  • Excellent analytical skills – ability to quickly understand and internalize complex partnership topics

  • Demonstrated diplomatic skills and excellent interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural and political differences.

  • Proven background in partnership-building

  • Good knowledge and experience of outreach and internal communication tools for a wide of audience.

Contract type, level and duration Contract type: Fixed Term Staff Contract
Contract level: ICS 10 / P3
Contract duration:One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16694#7

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Switzerland: Partnerships Officer

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Nov 032018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

Background Information – Job Specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Programme Director, Deputy Executive Director, the Partnership Officer grows and manages WSSCC partner relationships. Develops significant knowledge of partner priorities and work together with close and frequent contacts with organizational counterparts ensuring the Council remains current in the global institutional dialogue. Developing a deep knowledge of the Council’s work, the PO continuously scans institutional partner work in related thematic areas identifying opportunities for collaboration that amplify the investment and visibility of the Council and builds enduring relationships.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head of Communications and Advocacy, and the Programme Director, to develop, facilitate and measure WSSCC’s country level work on societal engagement to raise the voices of youth, inter-faith, business and others to influence government and wider society’s commitment to SDG6.2.

  • Identify and broker partnerships, coalitions, connections and alliances with and/or between non-traditional WASH infleuncers and partners to further WSSCC’s principles and priorities; and track and monitor their engagement.

  • Cultivate and develop new partnership relationships with UN, Civil Society and other potential collaborators involved in WSSCC thematic priorities through direct outreach and targeted events.

  • Maintain a stakeholder and partnership mapping exercise, defining and classifying the various types of partnerships taking place with the WSSCC.

  • Contribute to the design, planning and monitoring of WSSCC outputs and activities (global, regional and national levels) and contribute to these through the satisfactory completion of work plans.

  • Keep abreast of the partnership landscape for SDG6.2 and identif opportunities and threats, seeking to build upon or mitigate their effect.

  • Contribute to activities that promote WSSCC as a collaborative partner, exploring different modalities and approaches, including shared value relationships.

  • Draft and finalize partnership modalities in accordance with UNOPS and WSSCC norms and standards; client manage the relationships and evaluate outputs.

Requirements

Education

  • Master degree or equivalent in Business Administration, public health, international relations, communications or related fields.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in partnerships or related fields.

Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. Fluency in French would be an asset.

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 14-Nov-**2018**
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16694
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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