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Switzerland: Associate Research & Information Officer (RSD)

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Jan 192019
 

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jan 2019

TERMS OF REFERENCE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

VN NUMBER: 01/PLA/DIP/2019

Organisation: UNHCR/Policy and Law Service

Job Title: Associate Research & Information Officer (RSD)

Duty Station: Geneva/Switzerland

Duration: 15 February 2019 to 31 December 2019

Contract Type : UNOPS International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)[1]

Contract Level: IICA – 1

Estimated gross salary per month: US$ 6,435.00 – US$ 7,319.00 (depending on experience)

Closing date: 29 January 2019

BACKGROUND:

This position is situated in the protection information team within the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Section in the Division of International Protection. The protection information team is responsible for supporting and enabling high-quality RSD decisions in national asylum systems and within UNHCR Mandate RSD operations, by providing high-quality country of origin information (COI) and UNHCR country guidance.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director of the Division of International Protection and the Chief of the RSD Section, and the direct supervision of the Senior Research and Information Officer, the Associate Research and Information Officer (ARIO) is responsible for the commissioning of COI products to UNHCR’s expert partner organizations. The ARIO is also responsible for conducting research on country of origin conditions and drafting country-specific policy papers.

The incumbent maintains and fosters relevant external contacts/networks and participates in relevant external meetings to represent UNHCR.

OVERALL PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT

Under the supervision of the Senior Information and Research Officer, the ARIO will carry out the following tasks:

  1. Conduct country of origin research for the purposes of drafting UNHCR country-specific policy guidance (Eligibility Guidelines, International Protection Considerations, and Positions on Return), in accordance with set research and publication standards.

  2. Prepare written responses to requests for information received from UNHCR operations or Regional Bureaux. Share relevant information in a timely manner with colleagues within Headquarters and in the field, and with external partners.

  3. On an ongoing basis, identify COI needs in the UNHCR’s Mandate RSD operations, and take appropriate steps to address these needs. Decide on priorities for the external commission of COI products.

  4. Liaise with the Regional Bureaux and other parts of UNHCR to identify and address COI needs arising in operational contexts, and to identify trends in the use of COI in UNHCR Mandate RSD Operations.

  5. Develop terms of reference for COI products for external commissioning; manage the relationships with UNHCR’s external partner organizations; provide feedback on draft products submitted to UNHCR; and guide the publication process for these products.

  6. Maintain the External COI Commissioning page on UNHCR’s RSD Practitioners Platform.

  7. In collaboration with the Resource Management Unit in the Division of International Protection, manage the contracts and payments to UNHCR’s external COI partner organizations.

  8. Prepare and facilitate training sessions and webinars on country of origin research methodologies to UNHCR staff. Develop/adapt training resources as necessary.

  9. Perform other duties as required, including regular reporting and administrative duties.

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Regular reporting to the supervisor on assignments, to ensure timely completion of specific outputs;
  • Mid-year and end-of-year performance appraisal;
  • Weekly participation in RSD team meeting.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:**

Education:**

Master’s degree in international law, international relations, political sciences or related field. Proven knowledge of international refugee law and international human rights law is a clear advantage.

[2]Experience**:**

Required:

· Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience;

· Excellent (legal) research, analytical and drafting skills.

Preferred:

· Experience with basic project and resource management.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.

Managerial competencies

  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Strategic planning and vision

Functional competencies

  • Protecting refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR
  • Liaising with other functions
  • Providing protection information
  • Providing legal support and advice
  • Promoting refugee law/protection principles

Cross-functional competencies

  • Analytical thinking
  • Policy research & development
  • Political awareness
  • Organizational awareness

Languages

  • Fluency and excellent drafting skills in English are essential;

  • Working knowledge of other UN languages is highly desirable;

[1] Please refer to “Important Information” part of this advertisement on the status of Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality with regard to Swiss law.

[2] 1 As a general rule, work experience is credited for its real-time value (100%, 75%, 50%, etc.). This includes relevant and well-documented self-employment and free-lance work. The count of years of work experience starts from the date on which the required minimum education level was attained. Work experience in the following categories counts at 50% of its real-time value: General Service category at level 5 and below, National United Nations Volunteer (NUNV), Internship.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality are granted a carte de légitimation H by the Swiss authorities and do not benefit from any privileges and immunities from a Swiss tax, social security, and health law point of view. These individuals bear responsibility for paying tax and complying with all legislation applicable in the duty station. In Switzerland, they are subject to Swiss tax and social security law as well as Swiss mandatory health and accident insurance as per below. More detailed information notices can be sent upon request. Individuals are expected to calculate their own estimated “net” pay, taking into account these obligations under Swiss law.

TAX: Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality should register themselves with the tax authorities of their canton of residence, declare their (worldwide) incomes and wealth and pay taxes on such incomes and wealth. The applicable tax rate may vary. It depends in particular on the amount of the annual salary and the wealth of the Individual, on their place of residence, on their deductible expenses (such as social security contributions, professional expenses, etc.) and their marital/family status. A tax calculator available online might assist the Individuals in the estimation of the amount of their income tax and wealth tax. The 2018 tax calculator for the canton of Geneva is available on the following webpage: https://ge.ch/afcaelp1dmapublic/2018/nouvelleSimulation.do;jsessionid=FBB8D36F0C0D5EAFEBC79E7AC3911FFE.6098e0e5bfa06a6cd6f44d90d0c3356b

SOCIAL SECURITY: individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality are subject to the following first pillar and associated insurances of the Swiss social security system (the “First Pillar Insurances”): Old Age and Survivors’ Insurance (AVS); Invalidity Insurance (AI); Loss of Earnings Insurance (APG); Unemployment Insurance (AC); Family Allowances (AF); Geneva Cantonal Maternity Allowance (AMat) / Vaud Family Supplementary Benefits (PCFam). Because of its status, privileges, and immunities, UNHCR is not subject to the obligation to register its personnel with the Swiss social security authorities, nor to pay any social security contributions. In this context, the Individuals residing in Switzerland should register themselves with the relevant Swiss social security authority, i.e., the AVS compensation fund (Caisse de compensation AVS) of their canton of residence, and pay the employee and employer portions of the social security contributions.

ACCIDENT INSURANCE: individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality residing in Switzerland should register themselves with an authorised accident insurance provider and pay the employee and employer parts of the contributions in accordance with obligations under Swiss social security law. A list of authorised accident insurance companies is available on the website of the Office federal de la santé Publique (OFSP) https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/versicherungen/unfallversicherung/uv-versicherer-aufsicht.html

HEALTH INSURANCE: individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality should register themselves with an authorised health insurance provider within three months of their arrival in Switzerland/the beginning of their activities in Switzerland, or seek an exemption from the relevant Swiss authorities. They are free to choose a health insurance provider among the health insurance providers authorised to offer so-called “LAMal coverage”. A list of authorised health insurance companies is available on the website of the Office federal de la santé Publique (OFSP) https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/versicherungen/krankenversicherung/krankenversicherung-versicherer-aufsicht/verzeichnisse-krankenundrueckversicherer.html

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 29 January 2019

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Qualified and interested applicants should submit the required documents listed below by e-mail to HQDIPVAC@unhcr.org referring to Vacancy Number 01/PLA/DIP/2019 – “Associate Research & Information Officer (RSD)” in the subject of the email:

· Letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;

· Completed UN Personal History Form (P11) signed, including testimonials/degrees/certificates.

· The UN personal History Form is mandatory;

Ø P 11 forms are available on www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc;

ANY APPLICATION RECEIVED WITHOUT A P 11 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

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Switzerland: Head, Transition and Recovery Division (TRD)

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Jan 192019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jan 2019

Position Title : Head, Transition and Recovery Division (TRD)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P5

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 30 January 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, 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

  1. External female candidates.

Context:

Within the Department of Operations and Emergencies, the Transition and Recovery Division provides institutional strategy and guidance, policy development, and technical support to IOM’s efforts to prevent and resolve displacement by focusing on underlying causes and drivers of crisis-related migration including conflict, instability and risk. The Transition and Recovery portfolio focuses on innovation and context-specific design to address crisis-related and large-scale population movements and represents long-standing work of IOM in the areas of community stabilization, return and reintegration, peacebuilding, elections, livelihoods and durable solutions, as well as risk reduction.

Building on the Organization’s efforts to link relief, recovery and development (LRRD) and the more recent outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit, the Transition and Recovery Division operationalizes IOM’s work within the Humanitarian-Development nexus, and supports the global initiative for a “New Way of Working” to reduce humanitarian need, to mitigate longer-term impacts of protracted displacement, to support host communities and to promote solutions to displacement including through IOM’s policy on the Progressive Resolution of Displacement Situations.

In accordance with the overall guidance of the Director of the Department, the Head of Division leads the Organization’s work on prevention to reduce and mitigate crisis-related displacement and irregular migration, and to promote solutions to displacement within the framework of IOM’s crisis response. The Head of TRD manages the Division across four thematic areas of work, including (1) Disaster Risk Reduction and Environmental Degradation, (2) Transition and Peacebuilding programmes facilitating conflict to peace transformation and electoral processes, (3) Stabilization and Recovery programmes including social cohesion and reconstruction, and (4) the Organization’s work to build Resilience and provide Durable Solutions to the displaced.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and develop institutional expertise within IOM’s crisis operations, specifically addressing drivers of vulnerability, instability and displacement toward preventing crisis, mitigating protracted crisis impacts, and promoting transition out of crisis and solutions to displacement.

  2. Provide technical expertise and direction for flagship programming areas, including inter alia Community Stabilization, Demobilization-Disarmament & Reintegration (DDR), and Peacebuilding, ensuring that technical support and guidance promote innovation, effectively manage risk, and sustain IOM leadership in relevant sectors.

  3. Formulate and implement the substantive programme of work for the Transition & Recovery Division, establishing clear priorities for the coherence, visibility, resource mobilization and partnership requirements for the four thematic areas and related programming of the Division.

  4. Manage, develop and train staff under the TRD Division and respective DOE RTS’, as well as key programme management staff; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organizational structures, stressing the interface of TRD work with key thematic areas such as Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC), Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR), Diaspora engagement and migrant labor schemes (LHD) and the development of complementary pathways for resettlement and durable solutions (ERCM).

  5. Oversee the development and implementation of institutional tools, policies and strategies to ensure that clear and consistent transition processes from relief to recovery encompass solutions to displacement and instability within IOM’s migration crisis management cycle; strengthen support to Country Offices through improved conflict and context analysis.

  6. Within the Organizational structure, strengthen institutional capacities, knowledge and accountabilities for IOM’s post-crisis engagement for effective crisis transition through early investment in longer-term initiatives, increased capacity for new concept development at country and regional office levels, and an improved capacity for joint analysis and planning with humanitarian and development counterparts; lead in advancing IOM capacities in emerging practices relating to HDN, PVE, Sustaining Peace, Reintegrating FTF’s, and 3rd generation DDR.

  7. Lead and manage key aspects of IOM’s migration crisis management cycle relating to drivers of vulnerability, promoting close collaboration with emergency humanitarian relief efforts to ensure integration of early onset transition and stabilization activities to prevent, reduce, mitigate, and resolve crisis-related migration, with a focus on IOM’s specific capacities for implementing in the Humanitarian-Development Nexus.

  8. Ensure regular coordination with, and integration of, the work and priorities of the UN’s Peace and Security Pillar, integrating the UN’s Reform Agenda for sustaining peace, improved partnership and coordination with the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI)/Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the development of partnership priorities with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO and PBF), and all related inter-agency fora.

  9. Ensure that programmes relating to Prevention / Countering Violent Extremism are developed and implemented in line with Organization’s mandate, strategy and policies; convene and co-chair the Organization’s internal “CT/CVE Task Force” in conjunction with DMM/IBM toward regular updates and awareness of key institutional interlocutors on all aspects of the global P/CVE agenda.

  10. Formulate, coordinate and implement policy guidance for the Organization and related work on P/CVE; promote strategic approaches to P/CVE in IOM’s programmatic and external engagements, providing direction to coordination with relevant bodies of the UN system such as the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED), UN Counter-Terrorism Office (UN CTO) and sub-bodies (UNCTITF).

  11. Develop and maintain key strategic inter-agency partnerships including representation and relevant initiatives at the Global level within the IASC Global Cluster on Early Recovery, with key development institutions engaged in crisis contexts such as the World Bank and UNDP, and HDN-related bodies including support to Principal-level participation at the Joint Steering Committee for Humanitarian-Development Collaboration.

  12. Lead effective partnership-building efforts with donors, private sector, academia, regional bodies and civil society counterparts to advance crisis management and the work of the Division; consistent with the goals of the Humanitarian-Development Nexus and promoting a

‘New Way of Working’, formulate and develop guidance and methodologies for new development partnerships including work with national authorities on national budget, planning and crisis management priorities.

  1. Direct and coordinate the Organization’s work on Elections, including partnership with the UN Electoral Assistance Division; convene organizational capacity, and ensure stop/go planning and analysis with Regional and Country offices on elections support programmes and initiatives including Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) programmes.

  2. In close conjunction with Regional Offices, provide HQ-level consultation, oversight and final endorsement of programme initiatives relating to Elections, DDR programmes, and organizational initiatives related to Preventing / Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE), including stabilization programmes addressing conditions conducive to the spread of violent extremism.

  3. Perform such other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Humanitarian Affairs or a related field from an accredited academic institution with ten years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• Working experience comprised of operational and/or field experience in migration emergency and post emergency related interventions;

• Demonstrated sound understanding of the inter-relationship among international humanitarian as well as development organizations, and national stakeholders in the migration crisis and specifically in transition, stabilization and recovery processes;

• Demonstrated knowledge of key stabilization programme methodologies and objectives, as well as key counterpart donor strategies and approaches;

• Excellent knowledge of migration crisis management, transitional processes, peacebuilding

and recovery issues, and proven ability to conceive and implement technical assistance programmes that address conflict dynamics, risk, root causes and drivers of displacement. In particular: (i) comprehensive knowledge of Interagency humanitarian policies, technical cooperation procedures and emergency operations on the ground; (ii) familiarity with the New Way of Working, stabilization methodologies and approaches aimed at mitigating and resolving displacement; Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), Stabilization Plans, UNDAFs and UNDAF-bridging plans aimed at coordination, planning and resourcing of humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus; strong knowledge of global DDR guidance and operations including new approaches to 3rd-Generation DDR in active conflict contexts; and the gender dimensions of recovery and peacebuilding processes including Security Council Resolution 1325 (iii) demonstrated ability to represent the Organization in technical and related policy discussions with senior officials in governments, international and regional organizations, civil society and at conferences and other meetings; demonstrated background and experience on programmes developed and funded by donor counterparts with specialization in Transition Initiatives and stabilization; and (iv) demonstrated ability to use standard computer applications;

• Ability to manage complex and fast evolving operational activities and to remain calm and motivating during complex and demanding operational situations.

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Values

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

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

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 30 January 2019 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 17.01.2019 to 30.01.2019

Requisition: VN2019/14(P)-Head,TransitionandRecoveryDivision(TRD)(P5)-Geneva,Switzerland

(55790164) Released

Posting: Posting NC55790165 (55790165) Released

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Director of Marketing, Public Relations & Quality, Vitznau

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Jan 172019
 

Wenn Nostalgie und Moderne durch Perfektion verschmelzen, ent­steht ein makelloses Juwel: Das Park Hotel Vitznau. Eine Oase für alle Sinne! Die exquisiten Räumlichkeiten bestechen durch hohen Komfort, die luxuriöse Ausstattung mit erlesenen…
Park Hotel Vitznau – Administración

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Switzerland: Civil Society Action Committee – Coordinator

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Jan 152019
 

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Jan 2019

Terms of reference

Coordinator – Civil Society Action Committee

JOB TITLE

Action Committee Coordinator

LOCATION

Geneva

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) – Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE)

TYPE OF CONTRACT

Initially six months, extension subject to funding

STARTING DATE

As soon as possible

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

21 January 2019

CONTEXT

As an outcome of the United Nations (UN) High-Level Summit in September 2016, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was adopted unanimously by the 193 UN Member States. This landmark document elaborates states’ commitments to address current and possible future issues regarding human mobility, in particular the commitment to develop a Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). A key aspect of the Declaration and its annexes is the need for cooperation between governments and civil society at the global level.

Since May 2016, global civil society has been organising itself around these processes through the Civil Society Action Committee, initiated by ICMC and co-convened with ICVA (the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, in Geneva) and the NGO Committee on Migration (New York). For the first time ever, the Action Committee brought together 11 of the leading refugee protection NGOs worldwide with 11 of the global leaders among NGOs in migrant rights work. ICMC staffed the Action Committee with a full-time expert following the negotiation of the New York Declaration from June to August, supported by ICMC staff in Brussels, in particular the advocacy and communications officers, and ICMC’s Head of Policy in Geneva.

Initially, the Action Committee aimed to work only towards the 2016 Summit. However, Action Committee members strongly and unanimously insisted on continuing together until the end of 2018, with the adoption of the Compacts. It was argued forcefully that the Action Committee fills a huge gap in civil society communication, collaboration, capacity and collective advocacy. Of special value, it was said, the Action Committee, bridges the refugee protection and migrant rights divide that exists among civil society actors, which reflects the deeper, and much entrenched institutional, policy and action divide in UN architecture and governments—a divide out of sync with the Summit’s focus on both refugees and migrants.

The Action Committee Coordinator was based in New York from February to July 2018 to follow the Global Compact for Migration negotiations, and then continued to work to foster collective civil society advocacy within the process.

In 2018 the main work was structured around the following areas:

  • convene and connect civil society in strategic consultations, briefings, global meetings, and negotiations directly with states
  • share information and analyses, e.g. through the dedicated MADE website and other communications
  • organize joint civil society advocacy pieces and common messages, with a distinct and consistent emphasis on protection of children in migration.

The Action Committee’s attention was tailored to the development of both Compacts. However, given that this is the first time that states, agencies and civil society actors have together committed to work on global governance of migration*,* and the relative dearth of organized or resourced civil society networks working on global governance of migration, the work in 2018 emphasized particular support to organizing civil society perspectives, common messages, strategies and advocacy on the Global Compact on Migration.

At the end of 2018, the Action Committee members agreed to extend the Action Committee’s mandate through 2019, giving it the mandate to move from a follow-up of the different commitments of the New York Declaration in 2016 – 2018 to a space for civil society collective strategy around the global governance of migration, particularly in view of the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration. At the same time it will remain a ‘bridging’ function with civil society groups working on the Global Compact for Refugees and the Internally Displaced People Work Programme 2020 (IDP WP 2020).

This Action Committee 2019 will conduct 3 main activities:

  • Action Committee calls to foster info sharing, and discussion of collective advocacy strategies towards shared milestones.

  • Accompanying the AC ‘working stream’ on the Development of ‘Collective Civil Society priorities:*** this stream has the objective to develop a collective and global** civil society priority framework** in the new era of migration governance. The Action Committee members have expressed the need for collective thinking around key issues civil society want to collectively accomplish. The objective of this working stream would be to guide the Secretariat on the development of such a framework, including on how this can be accomplished in a way that is transparent and inclusive.

  • Accompanying the AC ‘working stream’ on ‘Structures and Reform’ and providing a platform to define and consolidate how civil society engagement can be structured going forward. The work of this working stream will focus on defining process and mechanisms.

In this direction, ICMC is hiring a Coordinator to support the work of the Action Committee during 2019.

PRINCIPAL TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Action Committee Coordinator will form part of a dynamic team of the ICMC MADE team in Geneva. The MADE programme covers ICMC’s work in the area of Global Governance of Migration, including the Action Committee and the Global Forum in Migration and Development, working in close partnership with a range of civil society organisations worldwide.

She or he will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Policy.

Working for ICMC and on behalf of the Action Committee, the Coordinator will:

  • Work closely with Action Committee co-conveners ICVA and the NGO Committee on Migration to discuss priorities and upcoming activities.
  • Co-convene the Action Committee to discuss strategies and steps to assert civil society priorities to states in order to influence the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration.
  • Facilitate and coordinate collective activities coming out of the two working streams (see above) and the Action Committee conference calls. This might include: the development of key collective documents, the organisation of civil society in person gatherings, etc.
  • Coordinate dissemination of information to broader civil society, including through the coordination of the publication of frequent newsletters, through convening, hosting and moderating civil society open Webinar, and the development of a website and social media strategy, this all in close coordination with the ICMC Communication team.
  • Attend strategic civil society meetings ahead of the key UN events on either of the two Global Compacts, with particular attention to the Global Compact on Migration and outcomes of the Intergovernmental Conference on International Migration in 2018.
  • Represent ICMC at conferences and meetings as relevant for the work of the MADE programme.
  • Develop a Plan of Resource Mobilization in close collaboration with ICMC’s Director of Policy.

The Coordinator will work full time, and will report directly to the ICMC Director of Policy. She or he will have a first evaluation of expected tasks and responsibilities versus actual workload after the first three months of the contract period.

QUALIFICATIONS

o post-graduate degree in migration studies, law, international relations, diplomacy, public policy and administration or a related field

  • at least 3 years of work experience in the migration field; experience with migration-related NGO, labour and other civil society organizations and networks a major plus
  • active participation in at least one of the official civil society programmes of the Global Forum on Migration and Development since 2011 or in high level meetings of the UN General Assembly regarding international migration from 2006 – 2018.
  • Ability to organize, work collaboratively with, and upon request, lead a diversity of civil society partners in strategic thinking, messaging and advocacy towards governments and intergovernmental entities
  • excellent written and spoken English; proficiency in French, Spanish or other languages a plus
  • strong public speaking, presentation and computer skills
  • ability to work on a team in an international environment, independently and under pressure, and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality

How to apply:

This position is initially for six months with the possibility of extension. Applications (including CV and letter of motivation) should be sent to jaquemet@icmc.net, copying skupien@icmc.net. The deadline is Monday 21 January 2019.

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Switzerland: Stop TB Partnership – Project Manager for “Out of Step Report”

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Jan 152019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Jan 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. Our network of nearly 2000 partners includes international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

For the first time, the world has a united vision to End TB by 2030, as agreed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by all countries in September 2015. Governments also held a historic UN High-Level Meeting on TB in September 2018, which resulted in the first ever UN Political Declaration on TB endorsed by UN Heads of State and Government. The Declaration commits governments to diagnose and successfully treat 40 million people with TB by 2022 and provide 30 million people with preventive treatment by 2022.

While there have been substantial and important innovations in the fight against TB, including faster, more accurate diagnostic tests and the first new medicines in nearly 50 years, deadly gaps remain in implementing and providing access to these advances. Outdated policies, practices and tools are key barriers to turning around the TB epidemic.

In response, the Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have partnered to produce the Out of Step report, a survey of national TB policies and practices. The most recent 2017 Out of Step report surveyed 29 countries and revealed that many still lag behind in ensuring full implementation of international TB guidelines and policies. The ‘Step Up for TB’ campaign was also launched in support of the report’s recommendations, which was signed by over 30,000 supporters around the world.

While countries have made progress since previous Out of Step reports, much more work needs to be done to make sure that these policies are fully implemented across all communities, so that they will make a real difference to people affected by TB. The Stop TB Partnership and MSF are commencing work on the Out of Step 2020 report and are seeking a candidate to coordinate and lead work on the report.

Brief Description of the Project:

This project will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work at the intersection of policy, project management, and advocacy and to employ research, analytical, and advocacy skills to produce a report for two of the world’s leading organizations in the fight against TB.

In partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), this project will document national Tuberculosis policy that needs to be improved in TB endemic countries in order to make substantial progress in the global fight against Tuberculosis. The results will feed into advocacy and accountability efforts related to the targets and commitments of the UN Political Declaration on TB.

The candidate will serve directly under the STBP Deputy Executive Director as the project manager to coordinate the report. Tasks will include finalizing tools for country surveys, collecting and analysing results from the survey, report writing, coordinating inputs from technical experts and advocacy and communication leads, organizing regular partner calls, and regularly monitoring and updating the project work-plan. The incumbent will work closely with other teams in the Stop TB Partnership.

The successful candidate will also work with advocacy and communications focal points in efforts to advocate for countries to implement the recommendations in previous Out of Step reports, and to promote visibility of the Step Up for TB campaign through communications and publicity activities alongside the STBP communications team. The candidate will also help monitor and dissemination of news relevant to TB policies and document country successes in adopting and implanting new TB policies.
The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial period of one year with the possibility for an extension of the contract as needed. The 2020 Out of Step report will be launched during the period of March-May in 2020.

Functional Responsibilities

The functional responsibilities of the project manager will include:

Stakeholder management:

  • Establish solid working relationships with the project board, client and key stakeholders.
  • Manage reporting to ensure Stakeholders are aware of project activities and progress.
  • Interact with partners in countries (National Tuberculosis Programmes NTPs and others) to facilitate the data gathering process, feedback, and corrections, and ensure all data is delivered by the deadline.
  • Liaise with MSF and other contributors/partners to keep them informed about progress and seek input when needed, while advising on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes.

Delivery and Performance:

  • Coordinate and Oversee the process of gathering data for the Out of Step 2020 report.
  • Search and secure as much data as possible from open sources, while implementing and maintaining project plans.
  • Organize and tabulate the data for analysis.
  • Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action when needed.
  • Organize regular meetings with key Stop TB and MSF staff to coordinate progress of the report.
  • Lead the drafting and approval process of the Out of Step report.
  • Provide the designer with a detailed brief with clear deadlines and ensure that elements such as finalized copy, images, and branding assets are provided in order to execute the layout. Oversee the approval and sign-off process.
  • Liaise with the printer to ensure quality and delivery in accordance to the timeline/deadline.
  • Coordinate the launch of the report including dissemination to partners and stakeholders as well as STBP audiences.

Knowledge Management:

  • Support advocacy engagement and policy change in line with the recommendations in the 2017 Out of Step report, including working with advocacy focal points on the ‘Step Up for TB’ campaign”.
  • Contribute to Stop TB Partnership’s advocacy efforts on the UN Political Declaration and its commitments.
  • Some travel may be required to be undertaken during the assignment to gather and/or disseminate knowledge accordingly for the purpose of the project.

Procedures:

  • Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure along with the Portfolio Management Team of UNOPS that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions).
  • Prepare/adapt: I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
  • Prepare the following reports:

i. Highlight Reports

ii. End Stage Reports

iii. Operational Closure Checklist

iv. End Project Report

v. Handover Report

  • Maintain all project related files.
  • Ensure along the Portfolio Management Team of UNOPS that all expenditure comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR).
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Manage along the Portfolio Management Team of UNOPS expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports).
  • Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others – UNOPS’ Portfolio Management Team – to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Data successfully received by deadlines
  • Comprehensive organization and tabulation of data to facilitate analysis.
  • Regular briefings and updates to partners.
  • Ensure all data has been validated and accurately reflected.
  • Write and edit the Out of Step report content, including management of review process from first draft through to final sign off.
  • Developing and disseminating key advocacy messages related to the report.

Education:

  • Required: Undergraduate Degree in health, medicine, project management, statistics, epidemiology, political science, humanities, communication, journalism, social sciences, economics, science, or similar. In addition to 2 years of relevant experience (on top of the minimum experience requirements specified below).

  • Preferred: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in public health, medicine, project management, statistics, epidemiology, political science, humanities, Communications, Journalism, social sciences, economics, science or similar. A Bachelor’s degree in one of the subjects above in combination of 2 extra years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in one of the following areas: public health; advocacy; project management; or policy (ideally some experience in all four areas).

  • Excellent writing skills in English and previous report writing experience would be considered an asset.

  • Experience in data collection is a strong advantage, including: knowledge of data analysis and command of Excel.

  • Basic knowledge of social media and digital communications is considered an advantage.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language would be considered an asset.

Competencies

Strategic Perspective – 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 (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above).

Integrity and Inclusion – 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.

Leading Self and Others – Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering – 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).

Results Orientation – 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.

Agility – 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.

Solutions Focused – 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.

Effective Communication – 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 Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: IICA-2 (ICS10 – P3 Equivalent)
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘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.

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

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=17100#4

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Switzerland: Chief Human Resources Business Partner

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Jan 132019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2019

Position Title : Chief Human Resources Business Partner

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P5

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 January 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, 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

  1. External female candidates.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources Management (HRM) (and the general supervision of the Director for Resources Management) and in coordination and consultation with the Head/Talent Management Unit, Chief/Manila HR Operations and Administrative Services, Head/Human Resources Advisory Services, Panama, and HR Business Partners and focal points, the Chief Human Resources Business Partner will actively support the Director HRM in the management of human resources in IOM, with a particular responsibility for the effective and efficient management of HR Business Operations.

The Chief Human Resources Business Partner will play a key role in supporting leadership to embed IOM’s organizational values and reinforce its commitment to orderly and humane migration. S/he will support the Director in ensuring that HRM is a trusted and valued partner within IOM, represented in key internal business processes, and that client needs are met through timely, consistent and effective HR services and support. S/he will also ensure that HRM in IOM remains at the forefront of leading HR practices through effective engagement with partners within the HRM community both in and beyond the UN.

The Chief Human Resources Business Partner supervises the HR Policy and Insurance teams

in HQ, the Human Resources Advisory Services in Panama, including organizational design and classification functions, and operates as Officer in Charge of HRM in the absence of the Director.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that HRM is effectively represented in internal committees, bodies and working groups through the provision of strategic HR advice and input on organizational issues.

  2. Form strategic alliances/relationships with senior managers including, but not limited to, Department, Division and Regional Directors, and act as the interface between relevant internal stakeholders and HRM on complex HR issues and global initiatives including change management.

  3. Ensure consistency and alignment of HR policies, practices and operations in keeping with the overarching goals of the IOM People Strategy and best practice in human resources management.

  4. Manage the development of HR policies, related amendments to the Unified Staff Rules and other administrative issuances to ensure effective support of the Organization’s strategies and programmes.

  5. Provide clear direction to HRM colleagues across the Organization to ensure that HR staff in HQ and the Administrative Centres, HR Business Partners, and HR colleagues in regional and county offices provide consistent advice and remain focused on delivering effective solutions to complex staffing issues.

  6. Advise the HR Director on improving and maintaining the quality of service provided by the Administrative Centres. Support the HR Director with the functional management of the Administrative Centres.

  7. Work closely with senior HR colleagues to propose and introduce innovations in HR management and direct strategic planning interventions and responses to emerging organizational challenges.

  8. Support the Director HRM in ensuring that IOM leaders are held accountable for correctly applying IOM Regulations and Rules and policies and ensuring a workplace free of harassment and abuse of authority.

  9. Ensure that complex cases are appropriately managed and that exceptions are judiciously made, justified and documented. Ensure consistency, fairness and transparency of HR decisions in line with the regulatory framework.

  10. Support the continuous development of HR systems, processes and tools, in particular SAP PRISM (IOM’s ERP platform) with an emphasis on streamlining and simplification, including related business re-engineering to improve efficiency and effectiveness of HR activities.

  11. Champion knowledge building and sharing across the HRM global community in IOM. Work with the Talent Management Unit to develop knowledge sharing networks and communities of practice and establish virtual knowledge sharing platforms. Facilitate capacity building and knowledge transfer.

  12. Manage HR aspects of appeals, grievances, performance and disciplinary matters and other potentially contentious cases in close cooperation with the Office of Legal Affairs (LEG), the Office of the Director General (ODG), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Ethics and Conduct Office (ECO), the Office of the Ombudsman and the global Staff Association (GSAC).

  13. Oversee the overall alignment of organizational structures and provide authoritative advice on organizational design and workforce planning decisions. Oversee classification of positions and ensure appropriate coordination between Administrative Centres and Headquarters in conducting classification reviews.

  14. Coordinate matters related to IOM staff insurance schemes and policies, ensuring duty of care is extended to staff members through provision of adequate insurance coverage related to health, accidents and other necessary insurance protection.

  15. Represent and act as OIC, HRM as and when necessary and assist the Director HRM in the management of the Division.

  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Human Resources, Administrative Law, Organizational Development, Management, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with ten years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• Progressively responsible experience covering various disciplines of human resources management, with a focus on policy development, administration of benefits and entitlements, administration of justice and social security benefits.

• Experience in designing, implementing, and advocating for organizational change initiatives, and of innovation in HR management.

• Demonstrated knowledge of management policies and practices, and knowledge of the broader political, economic and social climate within which an organization’s HR policies and practices must be applied.

• Proven interpersonal and influencing skills, including the ability to work effectively with senior-level stakeholders.

• Proven track record of building strategic alliances within own organization and with external stakeholders in public and private sectors.

• Experience with the human resources landscape in the UN Common System or similar international/multilateral organization an asset.

• Experience in field operations and/or emergency settings within the UN Common System a distinct advantage.

• A track record of tackling and resolving complex HR problems, while maintaining a client-focused approach to work.

• Resilience and a good sense of humour.

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Values

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

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

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 2019 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 11.01.2019 to 24.01.2019

Requisition: VN2019/11(P)-ChiefHumanResourcesBusinessPartner(P5)-Geneva,Switzerland (55764229) Released

Posting: Posting NC55764230 (55764230) Released

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Switzerland: Senior Programme Manager (MiMOSA Ecosystem)

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Jan 132019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2019

Position Title : Senior Programme Manager (MiMOSA Ecosystem)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P5

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 January 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, 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

  1. External female candidates.

Context:

Under the supervision of the Director, Division of Information and Communications Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and management of IOM’s global Migrant Management Operational Systems Application (MiMOSA). He/she will be responsible for assessing the substantive, business and operational needs for an effective MiMOSA and driving the implementation of the MiMOSA programme including supporting the design, development, deployment, maintenance, and support of MiMOSA, related modules and interfaces that facilitate and enable IOM Headquarters, Field Missions, and partners to process, deliver, monitor and report on activities and services provided to migrants.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Ensure leadership of programme implementation of and respective operational support for MiMOSA initiatives, including preparation – in consultation with stakeholders – of an annual workplan and of quarterly reports on project activities to be submitted to the Steering Committee.

• Ensure effective overall management of the programme and staff.

• Guide and oversee financial and human resource management of the programme, including procurement and logistical services, supervision of project staff and contractors for the project implementation – in line with IOM rules and regulations.

• Progress implementation and expansion of the programme, promoting thematic and sectoral synergies and coordination of programme activities.

• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders with regards to project implementation and any challenges and delays.

• Ensure knowledge building and information management with regards to the project activities.

Specific Responsibilities

a. Ensure strategic direction and leadership of the MiMOSA programme, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

• Provide overall direction and leadership to the specific projects to ensure that product is enhancing IOM’s administrative and operational capacity to manage migrant activities and services seamlessly.

• Coordinate strategic development and direction with IOM and non-IOM partners, ensuring ownership of the project activities and capacity building through all project activities.

b. Ensure effective and accurate overall management of the programme focusing on the achievement of the following results:

• Lead, effectively manage and supervise the implementation of the programme, including the supervision of staff, management of resources and development of appropriate linkages with other stakeholders involved in the programme.

• Develop annual workplans, implement the programme activities and related procurement of goods and services in accordance with IOM procurement rules.

• Coordinate with stakeholders, business process owners, subject matter experts, and operational field staff to gather, analyse, and document functional requirements; create diverse, dynamic, and realistic scenarios for testing in accordance with industry standards.

• Facilitate the collaboration, coordination, and identification of common MiMOSA features and information required for IOM, Donors, and Partners which are aligned with strategic business goals.

• Establish and provide a mechanism for effective reporting, monitoring, tracking of bug reports and change requests for improvements and new features which are prioritized for the technical team in consultation with the project stakeholders.

• Manage day to day administrative matters for the programme under the direction of the CIO

and Director ICT.

• Coordinate Change Management activities in training workshops, seminars, etc, to actively promote and maintain required corporate communication for MAU applications.

• In consultation with the IOM media team participate in communication and media activities

(ensure briefing notes and success stories are up to date at all times).

• Account for the achievement of project outputs in line with the approved work plan through the day-to-day planning, management coordination and implementation of activities.

c. Establish and maintain strategic partnership and mobilize additional resources focusing on the achievement of the following results:

• Maintain and strengthen dialogue with IOM programme heads, external partners, donors and communities to provide knowledge and understanding while ensuring accurate interpretation of the project objectives and implementation.

• Identify additional areas of synergy and cooperation amongst IOM stakeholders and external partners for joint implementation of this programme.

• Provide input to communications materials to promote programme objectives.

d. Ensure efficient financial management, advocacy, organisational uptake, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and representation focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Oversee and guide gathering of information for programme and project monitoring and evaluation in compliance with UN and IOM M&E requirements.

• Facilitate proper monitoring of programme inventory.

e. Ensure knowledge building and information management focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Promote cross-unit teamwork and skills development for the project team members through coaching and mentoring.

• Capture and disseminate lessons learned and best practices to contribute to learning and development elsewhere.

• Participate in knowledge networks and other fora to draw on best practice and lessons learned in other similar contexts to apply to MiMOSA.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Relations, Anthropology, Computer Science, Community Development, Governance or a related field from an accredited academic institution with ten years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the field of migration, or related experience in development or humanitarian programmes, particularly in crisis and post conflict countries;

• Minimum seven years of Demonstrated ability to coordinate all elements of application development, especially from the business side;

• Relevant and progressive responsibility in managing teams to deliver systems; knowledge of tools and methodologies used in planning, design and implementation of business applications; data modeling preferably with experience of managing teams and software deliverables;

• Experience in managing teams in different geographical locations is an advantage;

• At least 5 years of progressive responsibility in project or programme management, including personnel management, budgetary and financial management;

• Knowledge of and experience in crisis and post-conflict contexts;

• Strong and demonstrated diplomatic skills in handling stakeholder relations; the ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;

• Previous experience with UN preferred and good knowledge of IOM rules and procedures is desirable.

Languages

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

Note

Significant travel for stakeholder liaison and coordination is required.

Desirable Competencies:

Values

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

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

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 2019 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 11.01.2019 to 24.01.2019

Requisition: VN2019/09(P)-SeniorProgrammeManager(MiMOSAEcosystem)(P5)-Geneva,Switzerland

(55779035) Released

Posting: Posting NC55779036 (55779036) Released

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Switzerland: Intern – Land Property and Reparations Division – DOE

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Jan 132019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jan 2019

Position Title : Intern – Land Property and Reparations Division – DOE

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Three months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 25 January 2019

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

Context:

Background Information

The Land, Property and Reparations Division (LPR) of the IOM’s Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), is responsible for providing expert advice, technical assistance, capacity building and operational support to states, societies and partners engaged in development and implementation of programmes and initiatives related to reparations for victims of human rights violations and other transitional justice measures, as well as restitution of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights for displaced population.

In order to respond to the rising demand for its products and services the LPR Division intends to hire an intern for an initial period of 3 months. The intern will support the work of the division across variety of topics related to transitional justice and reparations and conduct tasks ranging from research, analysis, drafting of policy and operational documents to providing daily administrative and logistical support for the Division.

Supervision

The Intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Global LPR Focal Point, and in cooperation with other colleagues of the LPR Division, relevant Field Offices and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Global LPR Focal Point, and in accordance with the overall direction of the Director of DOE the successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Follow media and other sources to identify and map stakeholders, events, initiatives, developments and publications relevant to transitional justice, reparations and HLP.

  2. Monitor and identify relevant funding opportunities such as calls for proposals related to the topics of transitional justice, reparations and HLP.

  3. Support the LPR team in development and production of research, policy, training and other materials.

  4. Support the LPR team in conducting research in variety of topics relevant for the Division

  5. Provide logistical, administrative and other support in preparations for the IOM hosted “Reparations Week” scheduled to take place in June 2019.

  6. Support the LPR team in regards to visibility and social media engagement.

  7. Provide general administrative and logistic support for the division.

  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Training components and learning elements

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with a team of experienced transitional justice, reparations and restitution professionals, contribute toward the development of interesting local and global initiatives and gain in-depth experience on practical aspects of implementing reparations and other transitional justice mechanisms.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Transitional Justice, Law, Human Rights or any related field from an accredited academic institution.

Experience

• Capability to draft research, policy and other types of papers;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;

• Can proficiently use MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);

• Can engage in various Social Media platforms.

Languages

Fluency in English language is required. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic language can be an advantage.

Note

Eligibility and Selection

In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who:

a) have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM programmes and activities;

b) are holding a scholarship for internship placements in international organizations and/or for whom internship is required to complete their studies; or

c) are sponsored by governmental/non-governmental institutions and/or academia to work in specific areas relevant to both IOM and the sponsor.

d) are either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, who have less than two years of relevant working experience.

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional enquiries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs.

• Please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

• Applications must be submitted by 25 January 2019.

Desirable Competencies:

Values

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;

encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Other:

The appointment 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.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 25 January 2019 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 11.01.2019 to 25.01.2019

Requisition: INT 2019/01 – Intern – Land Property and Reparations Division (DOE) – Geneva, Switzerland

(55783736) Released

Posting: Posting NC55783755 (55783755) Released

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Switzerland: Civil Society Action Committee – Coordinator

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Jan 132019
 

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Jan 2019

Terms of reference

Coordinator – Civil Society Action Committee

JOB TITLE

Action Committee Coordinator

LOCATION

Geneva

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) – Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE)

TYPE OF CONTRACT

Initially six months, extension subject to funding

STARTING DATE

As soon as possible

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

21 January 2019

CONTEXT

As an outcome of the United Nations (UN) High-Level Summit in September 2016, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was adopted unanimously by the 193 UN Member States. This landmark document elaborates states’ commitments to address current and possible future issues regarding human mobility, in particular the commitment to develop a Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). A key aspect of the Declaration and its annexes is the need for cooperation between governments and civil society at the global level.

Since May 2016, global civil society has been organising itself around these processes through the Civil Society Action Committee, initiated by ICMC and co-convened with ICVA (the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, in Geneva) and the NGO Committee on Migration (New York). For the first time ever, the Action Committee brought together 11 of the leading refugee protection NGOs worldwide with 11 of the global leaders among NGOs in migrant rights work. ICMC staffed the Action Committee with a full-time expert following the negotiation of the New York Declaration from June to August, supported by ICMC staff in Brussels, in particular the advocacy and communications officers, and ICMC’s Head of Policy in Geneva.

Initially, the Action Committee aimed to work only towards the 2016 Summit. However, Action Committee members strongly and unanimously insisted on continuing together until the end of 2018, with the adoption of the Compacts. It was argued forcefully that the Action Committee fills a huge gap in civil society communication, collaboration, capacity and collective advocacy. Of special value, it was said, the Action Committee, bridges the refugee protection and migrant rights divide that exists among civil society actors, which reflects the deeper, and much entrenched institutional, policy and action divide in UN architecture and governments—a divide out of sync with the Summit’s focus on both refugees and migrants.

The Action Committee Coordinator was based in New York from February to July 2018 to follow the Global Compact for Migration negotiations, and then continued to work to foster collective civil society advocacy within the process.

In 2018 the main work was structured around the following areas:

Ø convene and connect civil society in strategic consultations, briefings, global meetings, and negotiations directly with states

Ø share information and analyses, e.g. through the dedicated MADE website and other communications

Ø organize joint civil society advocacy pieces and common messages, with a distinct and consistent emphasis on protection of children in migration.

The Action Committee’s attention was tailored to the development of both Compacts. However, given that this is the first time that states, agencies and civil society actors have together committed to work on global governance of migration*,* and the relative dearth of organized or resourced civil society networks working on global governance of migration, the work in 2018 emphasized particular support to organizing civil society perspectives, common messages, strategies and advocacy on the Global Compact on Migration.

At the end of 2018, the Action Committee members agreed to extend the Action Committee’s mandate through 2019, giving it the mandate to move from a follow-up of the different commitments of the New York Declaration in 2016 – 2018 to a space for civil society collective strategy around the global governance of migration, particularly in view of the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration. At the same time it will remain a ‘bridging’ function with civil society groups working on the Global Compact for Refugees and the Internally Displaced People Work Programme 2020 (IDP WP 2020).

This Action Committee 2019 will conduct 3 main activities:

  • Action Committee calls to foster info sharing, and discussion of collective advocacy strategies towards shared milestones.

  • Accompanying the AC ‘working stream’ on the Development of ‘Collective Civil Society priorities:*** this stream has the objective to develop a collective and global** civil society priority framework** in the new era of migration governance. The Action Committee members have expressed the need for collective thinking around key issues civil society want to collectively accomplish. The objective of this working stream would be to guide the Secretariat on the development of such a framework, including on how this can be accomplished in a way that is transparent and inclusive.

  • Accompanying the AC ‘working stream’ on ‘Structures and Reform’ and providing a platform to define and consolidate how civil society engagement can be structured going forward. The work of this working stream will focus on defining process and mechanisms.

In this direction, ICMC is hiring a Coordinator to support the work of the Action Committee during 2019.

PRINCIPAL TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Action Committee Coordinator will form part of a dynamic team of the ICMC MADE team in Geneva. The MADE programme covers ICMC’s work in the area of Global Governance of Migration, including the Action Committee and the Global Forum in Migration and Development, working in close partnership with a range of civil society organisations worldwide.

She or he will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Policy.

Working for ICMC and on behalf of the Action Committee, the Coordinator will:

  • Work closely with Action Committee co-conveners ICVA and the NGO Committee on Migration to discuss priorities and upcoming activities.
  • Co-convene the Action Committee to discuss strategies and steps to assert civil society priorities to states in order to influence the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration.
  • Facilitate and coordinate collective activities coming out of the two working streams (see above) and the Action Committee conference calls. This might include: the development of key collective documents, the organisation of civil society in person gatherings, etc.

o Coordinate dissemination of information to broader civil society, including through the coordination of the publication of frequent newsletters, through convening, hosting and moderating civil society open Webinar, and the development of a website and social media strategy, this all in close coordination with the ICMC Communication team.

o Attend strategic civil society meetings ahead of the key UN events on either of the two Global Compacts, with particular attention to the Global Compact on Migration and outcomes of the Intergovernmental Conference on International Migration in 2018.

o Represent ICMC at conferences and meetings as relevant for the work of the MADE programme.

o Develop a Plan of Resource Mobilization in close collaboration with ICMC’s Director of Policy.

The Coordinator will work full time, and will report directly to the ICMC Director of Policy. She or he will have a first evaluation of expected tasks and responsibilities versus actual workload after the first three months of the contract period.

QUALIFICATIONS

o post-graduate degree in migration studies, law, international relations, diplomacy, public policy and administration or a related field

o at least 3 years of work experience in the migration field; experience with migration-related NGO, labour and other civil society organizations and networks a major plus

o active participation in at least one of the official civil society programmes of the Global Forum on Migration and Development since 2011 or in high level meetings of the UN General Assembly regarding international migration from 2006 – 2018.

o Ability to organize, work collaboratively with, and upon request, lead a diversity of civil society partners in strategic thinking, messaging and advocacy towards governments and intergovernmental entities

o excellent written and spoken English; proficiency in French, Spanish or other languages a plus

o strong public speaking, presentation and computer skills

o ability to work on a team in an international environment, independently and under pressure, and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality

How to apply:

This position is initially for six months with the possibility of extension. Applications (including CV and letter of motivation) should be sent to jaquemet@icmc.net, copying skupien@icmc.net. The deadline is Monday 21 January 2019.

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Switzerland: Senior Country Finance Expert

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Jan 112019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

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 (SMS) 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.

Functional Responsibilities

The Senior Country Finance Expert, reporting to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat, will work closely with Country Liaision Team and Communication and Advoacy Team to support SUN member countries in understanding the nutrition financing landscape. The individual will also be a member of the Strategic Management Team and play an advisory role to the SUN Movement Coordinator.

The key objective of this role is to help the SUN Movement strengthen countries’ access to financing for nutrition and better understand and anticipate the evolving needs in nutrition financing as SUN member countries progress in their efforts. Speecifically, this will entail:

a) Serve as the in-house expert on nutrition financing in the SMS and supporting the team to develop development financing landscape literacy

  • Collate up-to-date information on the sources of nutrition financing, methodologies and issues related to financial tracking, and the broader policy dialogue regarding development financing and how it pertains to nutrition.
  • Advise and support the SUN Movement Coordinator, SUN Executive Committee, SUN Movement Secretaiat and SUN Networks on these topics and identify on strategic engagement opportunities.
  • Cultivate and develop a resource pool of other experts on nutrition financing, available to further support the Movement’s efforts.
  • Provide guidance to the Data Manager in managing the SUN Budget Analysis exercise and utilizing it for understanding and anticipating the financing needs of SUN member countries.

b) Advocate for financing sources that put nutrition at the centre

  • Develop and manage relationships with major nutrition funding sources.
  • Work with funding sources to identify ways in which they can better accommodate countries’ needs and promote better investments towards nutrition outcomes.

c) Support countries’ preparedness for funding opportunities

  • Working with the Country Liaision Team and the Communication and Advocacy Team, develop and maintain an information repository on nutrition funding sources to enable countries to prepare themselves for funding opportunities. The repository should be a ‘one stop shop’ for the broader set of nutrition financing-related information resources, e.g. the Investment Framework, donor spending analyses, etc.
  • Work with SUN Government Focal Points and SUN multi-stakeholder platforms to betters understand the financing landscape for nutrition.
  • Identify potential additional sources of finance for nutrition and advise the Movement how best to leverage these sources by mapping key entry points and partnerships.
  • Support SUN member to build sustainable nutrition financing in national budgets through stronger domestic resource mobilisation.
  • Work across teams at the SMS to identify and disseminate best practices for improving countries’ access to funding from global sources.
  • Identify countries’ technical support gaps related to nutrition financing and work with technical partners to find models to address these gaps.
  • Work with countries and partners to generate lessons and identify opportunities for increasing domestic resource mobilization for nutrition.
  • Pilot approaches to optimize country preparedness for funding opportunities in order to identify lessons on best practices, country technical support needs, and to inform global-level discussions on how to make financing sources work better for nutrition.

d) Accountability and learning

  • Set up systems to track progress in key areas of nutrition financing (in countries and globally); and capture, leverage and disseminate key lessons and opportunities for improvement.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics, Development, International relations, Nutrition or related fields is required.
  • A Bachelor degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced degree.

Experience

  • At least seven years of relevant experience in international development financing is required with a strong background in managing projects from conception to delivery.
  • At least six years of country work experience in support of SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable.
  • Recent experience with support for the successful advancement of specific agendas in complex and changing environments is desired.
  • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desired.

Languages

  • Fluency in oral and written in English is required.
  • Fluency in either Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable.

Competencies

Strategic Perspective – 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 (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above).

Integrity and Inclusion – 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.

Leading Self and Others – Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering – 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).

Results Orientation – 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.

Agility – 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.

Solutions Focused – 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.

Effective Communication – 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 3 (ICS11 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.

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

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=16851#7

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Switzerland: Senior Country Finance Expert

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Jan 102019
 

Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2019

The Senior Country Finance Expert, reporting to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat, will work closely with Country Liaision Team and Communication and Advoacy Team to support SUN member countries in understanding the nutrition financing landscape. The individual will also be a member of the Strategic Management Team and play an advisory role to the SUN Movement Coordinator.

The key objective of this role is to help the SUN Movement strengthen countries’ access to financing for nutrition and better understand and anticipate the evolving needs in nutrition financing as SUN member countries progress in their efforts. Specifically, this will entail:

a) Serve as the in-house expert on nutrition financing in the SMS and supporting the team to develop development financing landscape literacy

  • Collate up-to-date information on the sources of nutrition financing, methodologies and issues related to financial tracking, and the broader policy dialogue regarding development financing and how it pertains to nutrition.
  • Advise and support the SUN Movement Coordinator, SUN Executive Committee, SUN Movement Secretaiat and SUN Networks on these topics and identify on strategic engagement opportunities.
  • Cultivate and develop a resource pool of other experts on nutrition financing, available to further support the Movement’s efforts.
  • Provide guidance to the Data Manager in managing the SUN Budget Analysis exercise and utilizing it for understanding and anticipating the financing needs of SUN member countries.

b) Advocate for financing sources that put nutrition at the centre

  • Develop and manage relationships with major nutrition funding sources.
  • Work with funding sources to identify ways in which they can better accommodate countries’ needs and promote better investments towards nutrition outcomes.

c) Support countries’ preparedness for funding opportunities

  • Working with the Country Liaision Team and the Communication and Advocacy Team, develop and maintain an information repository on nutrition funding sources to enable countries to prepare themselves for funding opportunities. The repository should be a ‘one stop shop’ for the broader set of nutrition financing-related information resources, e.g. the Investment Framework, donor spending analyses, etc.
  • Work with SUN Government Focal Points and SUN multi-stakeholder platforms to betters understand the financing landscape for nutrition.
  • Identify potential additional sources of finance for nutrition and advise the Movement how best to leverage these sources by mapping key entry points and partnerships.
  • Support SUN member to build sustainable nutrition financing in national budgets through stronger domestic resource mobilisation.
  • Work across teams at the SMS to identify and disseminate best practices for improving countries’ access to funding from global sources.
  • Identify countries’ technical support gaps related to nutrition financing and work with technical partners to find models to address these gaps.
  • Work with countries and partners to generate lessons and identify opportunities for increasing domestic resource mobilization for nutrition.
  • Pilot approaches to optimize country preparedness for funding opportunities in order to identify lessons on best practices, country technical support needs, and to inform global-level discussions on how to make financing sources work better for nutrition.

d) Accountability and learning Set up systems to track progress in key areas of nutrition financing (in countries and globally); and capture, leverage and disseminate key lessons and opportunities for improvement.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics, Development, International relations, Nutrition or related fields is required.
  • A Bachelor degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced degree.

Experience

  • At least seven years of relevant experience in international development financing is required with a strong background in managing projects from conception to delivery.
  • At least six years of country work experience in support of SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable.
  • Recent experience with support for the successful advancement of specific agendas in complex and changing environments is desired.
  • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desired.

How to apply:

Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-3
Duration: Open-ended

Application period: 27-Nov-2018 to 31-Jan-2019
Apply here: https://goo.gl/9cECGM

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Switzerland: CHIEF OF BRANCH, HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (TJO), D1 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 109789

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Jan 092019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Jan 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch (APMB), Coordination Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva.
With delegated authority of the Coordination Division Director, the Chief of Branch will be responsible for leading the strengthening of humanitarian programme cycle management through the development and maintenance of normative guidance, procedures and tools; the training of OCHA and IASC personnel; the documentation and sharing of best practice; and, the provision of technical support to Humanitarian Coordinators, Humanitarian Country Teams and OCHA Country/Regional Offices. The Branch also manages a global, real-time database which records all reported international humanitarian aid reported by donors and recipient organizations, the Financial Tracking Service.

Responsibilities

With delegated authority, the Chief of Branch will be responsible for the following duties:
MANAGEMENT/REPRESENTATION:

  • Provides strategic vision and leadership to all sections in the Branch on each area of the humanitarian programme cycle: emergency response preparedness; coordinated needs assessment, analysis and prioritization; joint strategic response planning; resource mobilization and joint response monitoring.
  • Guides and coordinates the establishment of a work plan for the Branch, the determination of priorities, and the allocation of resources to ensure timely delivery of agreed outputs.
  • Ensures regular and effective supervision of staff, particularly by leading, managing,
    developing and training staff.
  • Fosters teamwork and communication among staff, and strengthens the linkages between staff in the field, regional and headquarters offices.
  • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Branch, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget and programme performance, evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings, and evaluation of candidates.
  • Promotes OCHA’s mandate, objectives and tools in terms of the progamme cycle through contacts with governments, diplomatic missions, UN entities, non-governmental organizations and the media.
  • Represents OCHA in the IASC in all matters related to the humanitarian programme cycle and coordinates the development of IASC policies and tools related to the cycle.
  • Leads efforts to raise awareness of the humanitarian programme cycle and efforts to strengthen it among Member States, Regional Organisations and other stakeholders.
  • Promotes gender and cross-cultural responsiveness.
    GUIDANCE AND FIELD SUPPORT:
  • Leads the development and maintenance of normative guidance, procedures and tools that enable Resident/Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country teams, with the support of OCHA Country/Regional Offices, to effectively manage all aspects of the humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Facilitates the documentation and dissemination of best practice and drives innovation around the humanitarian programme cycle, ensuring processes and tools evolve and are adaptable to different contexts.
  • Oversees and ensures coherence of efforts to strengthen the role of humanitarian coordination mechanisms in guiding and managing the cycle.
    CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING:
  • Coordinates the development and maintenance of and monitors compliance with OCHA policy on OCHA’s roles and responsibilities in coordinating and supporting implementation of the humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Works with the Coordination and Response Division and OCHA Heads of Country/Regional Offices to identify and fill technical support requirements in the field through coordinated missions.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a plan for providing comprehensive training to OCHA headquarters and field presences on the humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Supports and complements on-going efforts by OCHA Country/Regional Offices, Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator Offices and IASC subsidiary bodies’ to reach out to, partner with and build capacities within Governments, national entities, regional organisations and other stakeholders on humanitarian programme cycle components in crisis-prone areas.
    CONTRIBUTION TO CORPORATE LEADERSHIP:
  • Contributes, as a member of OCHA’s Senior Management Team (SMT), to policy development at corporate level that enhances OCHA’s overall effectiveness.
  • In support of the Director, Coordination Division, OCHA Geneva, advises the ERC and other SMT members all issues of policy and practice related to the programme cycle.
  • Provides leadership and oversight to ensure Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch adherence to relevant areas of OCHA’s Corporate Strategic Framework.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the field of international humanitarian emergency response and humanitarian programme cycle management. 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.
CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; works with others to develop new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals and meet clients’ needs; 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.
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 decisions. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender and diverse 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.
MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related field 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

A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance, disaster or crisis management or related fields, including at the international level is required. At least five years of field experience is required. Experience in working with the humanitarian programme cycle and experience with the UN common system are strongly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat; for this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2019.
  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

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.

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