Switzerland: Technical Advisor, Urban Clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices

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Apr 052018

Organization: Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018


Geneva, Switzerland (with regular travel)

Closing date for applications

12 April 2018

Start Date

As soon as possible.
This is a project-based 12-month fixed-term contract.


The GICHD assists countries to develop and improve their own national mine action strategies, which in turn promote more effective, efficient and inclusive mine action operations. Through our strategic planning, training and advice we foster and strengthen national ownership and increase awareness of relevant strategic challenges. Ultimately, the implementation of strategic plans strengthens the ability of affected states to clear their territories of explosive hazard contamination.

The Strategies and Standards division is one of three divisions under the Director of Operations Management. It focusses its services and technical expertise in strategic planning, standardisation and quality management in support of national authorities in mine action and the wider mine action and human security sector. In addition to being the GICHD Division responsible for the development of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)[1], emphasis is placed on: providing technical assistance, training and capacity development, conducting research, producing publications, developing tools and work methods, supporting the development, improvement and implementation of national mine action strategies and developing and improving national mine action standards (NMAS). All components of the Strategies and Standards division work in synergy with each other as well as with the other divisions under the Director of Operations (Risk Management and Information Management). GICHD brochure

[1] The GICHD acts as the secretariat for the IMAS review board, a responsibility delegated by UNMAS.

Purpose of the role

The Advisor, Urban Clearance of IEDs will provide the necessary additional resources for the development of documentation, strategic direction and content to enhance the current guidance within the IMAS Standards that relate to IED contamination.


The incumbent will give technical support for the clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and will be dedicated to the supporting the development of new and improved guidance material on the theme of IED clearance.

Her/his key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and propose new technical content on IED search in an urban environment that can be used to amend IMAS and other guidance materials for the mine action sector;
  • Work with information management focal points within GICHD to develop templates for reporting of survey and clearance operations in an urban environment;
  • Produce templates for the planning of building clearance operations;
  • Provide technical input on the use of mechanical clearance to the GICHD’s project on mine action in an urban context;
  • Provide technical input on the use of animal detection systems (ADS) as a tool for building clearance from explosive hazards;
  • Draft training and evaluation protocols for building clearance operations;
  • Provide technical support to the Advisor, Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Standards in the drafting of a threat analysis technical note for the clearance of IEDs in an urban setting;
  • Produce a methodology for a quality management system that will be used to provide assurance standards for urban search;
  • Plan and provide technical support to workshops with national authorities and mine action operators on the clearance of IEDs;
  • Produce technical notes supporting the transfer of knowledge on IED clearance within the mine action sector, with a special focus on National Mine Action Authorities and mine action operators that have on-going urban clearance operations taking place;
  • Produce informative material that will be used in the promotion of IMAS/NMAS standards and good practice through a defined communications strategy media (presentations, workshops, publications, and targeted information- sharing).

In order to ensure a coordinated comprehensive support to mine/ERW-affected countries, members of the Strategies & Standards division also work in close collaboration with the Advisors in the Risk Management, Information Management and Regional Cooperation Programmes divisions. The Advisors are also expected to represent GICHD in international fora; provide general or technical presentations to partners and diplomatic representatives.

Profile requirements Essential requirements

  • Substantive experience in IED search operations in an urban environment
  • Several years of experience with the management of ERW survey and clearance operations
  • Minimum of 2 years operational experience in Iraq or Syria on an IMAS compliant clearance project
  • Advanced EOD and Search Advisor certifications
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the relevant International Mine Action Standards, including their application in various countries and settings
  • Applied experience in revising and drafting Standards, Standard Operating Procedures or technical notes based on field operational needs as well as desk research
  • Experience working with mechanical and ADS operations
  • Competence in the design of training courses to adults and/or in capacity development of local counterparts
  • Fluent English, verbal and written
  • Ability to communicate clearly and constructively with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Proven team-player with service-minded attitude
  • Understanding and experience in mainstreaming gender and diversity topics throughout programmes and services

Desirable characteristics

  • A post-graduate degree or equivalent studies in Engineering, Risk Management or in another relevant field of study
  • Working knowledge of either, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese or another language practised in mine/ERW affected countries.

How to apply:


To apply please click on this link GICHD Job Application Portal and submit your candidacy through the online platform. Your application must be presented in English and include a CV of maximum 5 pages, a letter of motivation, your earliest date of availability and any other additional material you wish to present in support of your candidacy.

The GICHD is an equal opportunities employer, as defined in the Gender and Diversity policy. As such, women and men of all ages and origins, including persons with disabilities, who meet the above requirements, are encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Migrants Health Assistance Programme Coordinator

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Apr 052018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Apr 2018

Position Title : Migrants Health Assistance Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 10 April 2018

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

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

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

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

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

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

  1. External female candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Migration Health Division (MHD), and in close coordination with relevant migration health colleagues at Headquarters (HQ) and Regional Offices (ROs), the successful candidate oversees and coordinates all MHD’s programmes in the programmatic area “Health Promotion and Assistance to Migrants (H2)”. In this capacity s/he provides technical guidance and support to IOM’s Regional and Country offices, liaises with external partners in agencies, government, international community and civil society, and ensures that relevant migration and health issues are integrated in IOM programmes research, dialogues and policies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide thematic advice and project management backstopping, as well as monitoring and evaluation guidance for Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) and Migration Health Project Managers in the field, in line with global health and development goals and IOM institutional policy frameworks, on various topics of relevance to the health promotion and assistance for migrants area of work, including but not limited to communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, health workforce migration, health service delivery and access for migrants, etc.,

addressing health vulnerabilities and needs of migrant populations throughout all phases of the migration process; and strengthening the capacity of national health systems and related actors to deliver migration-sensitive health services.

  1. Facilitate close collaboration with IOM service areas at HQ, such as Labour and Facilitated Migration, Migration and Development, Migrant Assistance, Immigration and Border Management, and Climate Change, in order to integrate and mainstream health into programme strategies, project proposals. Integrate migrants’ health into the work of the Organization through close collaboration with the Organizations’ departments and units at HQ and field level.

  2. Review, endorse and monitor the implementation of multi-country and multi-regional project proposals developed by Country Offices and Regional Offices, to ensure that they are: (I) consistent with IOM policies, thematic guidance notes, and any relevant global or regional/national strategies, (II) coherent, relevant, feasible, and take into account good practices in the area of migration health, (III) developed according to IOM project development procedures as established by the IOM project handbook and relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  3. Lead the information sharing, communications, including innovative technological solutions for timely information sharing and documentation of good practices and lessons learned from IOM’s projects in the ‘health promotion and assistance for migrants’ area of work, with the network of MHD RTS. Constantly develop and/or update thematic guidance on evidence-based approaches to IOM migration health projects in this area for sharing with Regional and Country Offices.

  4. Develop, strengthen and expand collaborations with partners, especially those present in Geneva, such as UN bodies, other international agencies, as well as member governments to contribute towards strengthening the migration health agenda across sectors with a particular focus on health promotion and assistance for migrants.

  5. In coordination with the Global Migration Health and Epidemiology Coordinator based in the Manila Administrative Centre, synthesize and interpret relevant research data on migration health topics, conduct secondary research on programmatic data generated from IOM projects and make relevant information available to colleagues and outside audience including partners and States. Ensure that analysis and sharing of health data of significant relevance stemming from IOM programmes in the area of ‘health promotion and assistance for migrants’ are based on scientific evidence. Apply this research to programme enhancements and generate new project ideas in coordination with Regional Thematic Specialists.

  6. Coordinate closely with the global health assessment Programme Coordinator, the emergency health Operations Coordinator and Migration Health Officer in MHD HQ to ensure synergies and common approaches across different areas of work, and provide technical inputs for joint action. Work jointly with migration health colleagues at HQ and Regional Offices to build the capacities of IOM staff in the ‘health promotion and assistance for migrants’ area of work through a combination of formal training and on-the-job mentoring on relevant health topics related to migration.

  7. Coordinate closely with the Head of IOM Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and

Intercultural Communication section (MHPSS), based in Regional Office in Brussels in the

‘health promotion and assistance for migrants’ area.

  1. Analyze and regularly share critical developments and good practices within MHD HQ and with RTS and contribute to annual and other periodic reporting for internal and external audiences. Represent the MHD and promote the health of migrants in meetings, workshops, international conferences and IOM missions; on behalf of MHD, write reports, presentations for international audience, achievements, background IOM documents, guidelines, policies, and other publications for internal and external use.

  2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Medicine, Social Sciences or other relevant Health Sciences from an accredited academic institution plus a Masters level degree in Public Health, International Health or related field with seven years of relevant professional experience; or,

• University degree in Medicine, Social Sciences or other relevant Health Sciences from an accredited academic institution plus nine years of relevant professional experience.


• At least seven years of combined national and international experience in establishing and leading migration health programmes with rights-based approaches, migrant-sensitive health services delivery, monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions and analytic report writing, including in low and middle income settings.

• Experience in managing relevant public health programmes and engaging with multiple sectors of governments and other partners (with international organizations, regional organizations, ministries of health and other governmental entities, the private sector and civil society).

• For international experience, experience in international organizations, such as UN agencies and international NGOs or institutions in similar positions is strongly preferred.

• For national experience, at least five years should be hands-on experience in developing and implementing migration health programmes at national level, incorporating ethnically sensitive and human rights approaches to the delivery of health services for vulnerable populations.

• Strong programme development and management experience in the health field, Knowledge and skills in project planning, management and evaluation, including resource mobilization and grant management.

• Proven experience in communicating with multiple audiences including governments, health and non-health sectors, UN agencies, donors, through technical guidance briefings and writing briefing notes, as well as clearly communicating on public health matters to a general audience, experience developing and delivering trainings in the public health domain.

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills; Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

• Demonstrated capacity to adapt experiences, tools and approaches developed in other settings to the local context.

• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with international, governmental and non-governmental officials.


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

Desirable Competencies:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

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

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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


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 10 April 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 28.03.2018 to 10.04.2018

Requisition: VN2018/77(P)-MigrantsHealthAssistanceProgrammeCoordinator(P4)-Geneva,Switzerland

(55420959) Released

Posting: Posting NC55420967 (55420967) Released

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Switzerland: Head Strategic Planning Unit

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Apr 052018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Apr 2018

Head Strategic Planning Unit

  • Reporting to the Human Resources Director and closely liaising with Heads of HR Divisions and CoE.

Purpose of the post

The HR Department operates in a multi-disciplined environment and needs to constantly monitor a multitude of shifting developments and horizons to remain fit for purpose. The role of the Head of the Strategic Planning unit assesses these changes and ensures that the HR Department has robust strategies in place to ensure operational effort is well directed. This requires a strategic overview of the activities that are carried out by the HR Department.

Under the overall supervision of the Director HR Department, the Head of the Strategic Planning unit is responsible for the HR Departments future planning, including overseeing that HR services, tools, systems and solutions are strategically planned, developed and implemented and tackling the right issues so that HR planning capacity is aligned to the organization’s overall strategy. It requires coordinating and monitoring change management aspects of HR transformation strategies in partnership with DIR_GEN.

Main duties and responsibilities


  • Support the HR Director in developing and driving HR strategies and priorities, particularly related to defining the global people strategy and vision aligned with organization strategy.
  • Collaborate with HR Leadership team to ensure alignment of the CoE strategies with the broader HR strategy and vision and help set the HR strategic direction and operational plans.

Objectives and Planning

  • Develop and monitor the Pfr objectives to ensure they are meeting the objectives of the strategic plan and partner with HRM to ensure that HR programs support Institutional objectives with a specific focus on key institutional planning and monitoring milestones.
  • Define and maintain the overall HR planning and performance strategy and ensure alignment with HR strategies and various HR frameworks.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning of new initiatives as those interventions impact the HR transformation in close collaboration with HR colleagues.

HR Process and Data management

  • Guide the optimization of HR functional processes in terms of process mapping & controls.
  • Coordinate and implement HR institutional activities with appropriate partners, e.g. Project portfolio board, CSN network etc.

Change management

  • Support the Director in strengthening the department’s capacity to manage change on a continuous basis so that the pace and direction of change is coherent and effective.
  • Establish a structured change management framework which is sufficiently flexible to reflect the changing requirements of the organization and meet business objectives.
  • Identify potential people risks and anticipated points of resistance and develop specific plans to address and mitigate concerns.

HR Department Resources and Costs

  • Contribute to the achievement of the strategic orientations by providing strategic resource guidance (including the human resource and financial dimensions), having oversight of the HR Departments input into the Headquarters, CSN, Field and Investment budgets.
  • Provide comparative data concerning current costs and projected costs that will arise from meeting Department objectives,
  • Support managers to create, develop and manage all aspects of budgets, evaluate how to efficiently distribute financial resources, and prepare reports.
  • Assists the department in managing expenses, including FTE monitoring and validation.

HR Department metrics

  • Monitor reporting on the critical aspects of the delivery of the work plans against objectives and strategies of the HR Department.
  • Develop performance metrics used in determining overall COE performance, setting KPI’s and monitoring them, and identify new questions and data options to more convincingly demonstrate HR business needs.

Education and experience required

  • Broad knowledge of multiple HR disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and/or human resource planning with experience and success in human resources strategy development, programme planning and monitoring, organizational design, and change management.
  • Experience in global projects, information systems, process reengineering, and structural transformation.
  • Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Development or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid analytical, statistical, project management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in an international, multi-cultural working environment desirable.
  • Field experience an asset.

Desired profile and skills

  • Demonstrated interest in HR services with a track record of successful stakeholder engagement and have worked in complex contexts, with diverse stakeholders, at multiple levels.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills, as well as proven operational maturity, sensitivity, empathy and tact.
  • Ability to translate complex questions into practical strategies and actions.
  • Confirmed capacity to work transversally with strong management skills.
  • Excellent English writing and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate well in French.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Additional information

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Open-ended
  • Activity rate : 100%
  • Length of assignment : until 31 December 2022, extendable
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Application deadline : Wednesday, 11th April 2018

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Senior Policy Advisor (Finance)

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Mar 302018

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Apr 2018


UNHCR is an international humanitarian organisation operating in approximately 128 countries with 471 offices worldwide. Some 10,800 staff are directly employed with the Organisation which has an annual budget of approximately $ 7.5 billion and annual expenditure nearing $ 3.8 billion. Approximately one third of annual expenditure is disbursed on behalf of UNHCR by partner contracting organisations. Over recent years the Organisation has repositioned itself in the humanitarian sector and has adapted its operating model accordingly. In 2012, the Organisation implemented the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Reporting to the Controller and Director of the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM), the incumbent will:

  • Contribute to the development of corporate level policies and strategies concerning financial, accounting and administrative management that meet organisational strategic objectives and operational needs, taking into account recommendations issued by audit bodies and legislative bodies of the General Assembly.
  • Support, coordinate, consolidate, and advise on the implementation of financial and accounting management policy initiatives and objectives which impact on the overall operations of UNHCR.
  • Respond to multiple requests addressed to the Controller requiring policy interpretation as well as development of processes and procedures to address day to day issues at the field level.

The incumbent must have demonstrated analytical skills, good management and communication skills. Within the existing supervisory management responsibility of the position, the incumbent will directly supervise the staff of the Policy and Audit Coordination Section (PACS).

The assigned responsibilities of this post include regular liaison with Senior Management of UNHCR such as Directors and Representatives and a variety of staff at Headquarters and in the field, as well as within the UN system and the internal and external auditors. The incumbent of this post, therefore, must have a superior knowledge of UN Financial Regulations and Rules and IPSAS, as well as relevant experience and accounting qualifications and superior drafting skills.


  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other related field, preferably with subject matter courses in Accounting plus minimum 11 years of previous work experience relevant to the function, of which 7 should be in an international capacity. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 12 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 10 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Professional qualification in accounting (CPA, CA or equivalent).
  • Detailed knowledge and exposure to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules.
  • Extensive working experience in formulation of financial and accounting policies and procedures at a corporate level.
  • Experience in preparing presentations and reports to UN/UNHCR’s governance bodies such as UNHCR¿s Standing Committee and Executive Committee, as well as ACABQ and the 5th Committee of the General Assembly.
  • Good knowledge of the UN systems, together with solid experience in accounting and financial management.
  • Good understanding of auditing practices.
  • Fluency in English with working knowledge of another relevant UN language(s).


  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and drafting skills.
  • Communication and negotiation skills, ability to express complex concepts orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Previous experience as an auditor and/or fraud examiner certificates.

How to apply:


Interested candidates should apply on the UNHCR Career Page/international vacancies section here:

Deadline for applications: 11 April 2018 (midnight Geneva time).

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

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Switzerland: Human Rights Officer for OMCT’s Africa Desk

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Mar 302018

Organization: World Organisation Against Torture
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the largest international coalition of nongovernmental organizations fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, is currently seeking to recruit a Human Rights Officer to work on its Africa desk. The program activities take place across Africa but with a focus on Western Africa and the Great Lakes region.

Location: International Secretariat of the OMCT, Geneva, Switzerland.


The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Program Director of OMCT’s Convention against Torture Program. Responsibilities of the position include:

· Implement OMCT’s Convention against Torture Program in relation to Africa, including shadow reporting and follow-up advocacy to the UN Committee against Torture;

· Organize and carry out fact finding and advocacy missions, draft reports and statements to the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights Council, and EU bodies;

· Support the Program Director of OMCT’s Convention against Torture Program in organizing, coordinating, and moderating NGO briefings before the Committee against Torture, support partner organizations in their engagement with the Committee against Torture, as well as in their engagement with other UN bodies;

· Support a regional litigation groups of the SOS Torture Network in Africa, together with our partner in Togo, to reinforce litigation by sharing experiences in documentation and bringing cases before domestic and international tribunals;

· Support OMCT SOS torture network in Africa on thematic focus areas, including collective research to strengthen the protection of people on the move in Africa (migrants and refugees);

· Represent the OMCT at national and international forums as well as at meetings and events by partners;

  • Monitor and analyze legal and political developments, in particular law reform initiatives, relevant to the fight against torture in Africa, actively maintain relations with the OMCT SOS Torture Network members in Africa.


· University degree in human rights law, international relations, political science, or related field. A related master or post graduate degree is an asset;

· A minimum of three years relevant work experience in an international environment, preferably with civil society organizations. Work experience in Africa is an asset.


· Excellent knowledge of international human rights law, and demonstrated knowledge of the UN procedures and regional mechanisms for the protection of human rights;

· Excellent drafting and editing skills, past experience working on civil society reports to United Nations mechanism or other human rights and advocacy reports an asset;

· Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and to adapt to multidisciplinary work in the environment of a multicultural team;

· Experience in project management, including in Africa an asset;

· Good interpersonal and communication skills;

· Excellent oral and written language skills in French and English;

· Fluency in other languages would be an asset.

How to apply:


The position is 100% and will require international travel.

Applications for this position should be sent (by email only) to Halima Dekhissi at by 12 April 2018. For consideration, please send a cover letter, a résumé and the contact details of two professional references, indicating “HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER” as your message subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the OMCT, please visit our website:

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Switzerland: Information Security Awareness Adviser

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Mar 282018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The protection and responsible use by ICRC staff of the ICRC information systems and the sensitive information it collects and manages in the field and at the Headquarters is key to protect the security of ICRC staff, partners, interlocutors and beneficiaries and to be able to work in very difficult environments.

Purpose of the post

The Information Security Awareness Adviser will lead a 2-year information security awareness project to sensitize and train ICRC managers and staff on information security and cyber hygiene, and promote the information security guidelines and best practices in order to mitigate the institutional top risk on information security.

This position will be based at the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva, but will be asked to carry out regular short field missions to delegations in contexts where the ICRC is operational. It will report to the Deputy Director of the Department of Communication and Information Management, who chairs the ICRC Information Security Board. This position will work in close co-ordination with the ICT security officer, the Data Protection Office and the Information Management Unit.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Produce a gap analysis to define a baseline (with KPIs) and a strategy/approach on which to build a sustainable information security awareness campaign;
  • Produce, follow up and update a plan of action with a set of actionable measures;
  • Animate a transversal board and report to it on a regular basis;
  • Produce or adapt an e-learning on information security hygiene for all staff;
  • Organize sessions to sensitize the ICRC managers and staff, at the HQ and in delegations;
  • Embed information security in the current managers/staff training and workshops;
  • Produce and update information security tips on a dedicated dynamic intranet page;
  • Identify a network of information security champions/relays;
  • Train the trainers & the information security relays;
  • Produce awareness and training materials (videos, leaflets, posters, presentations, training modules);
  • Carry out information security survey/assessment in the field and at HQ: Organize phishing/alert exercises. Analyze and publish results;
  • Improve the reporting and handling of information security incidents, in both managers and staff, in order to improve the institutional response;
  • Monitor KPIs and adapt the plan of action accordingly.

Education and experience required

  • At least 5 years professional experience in developing and promoting information/cyber security policies
  • Experience in leading an information security awareness campaign in a large organization.
  • Experience in communications.
  • Attested capacity to effectively engage adults / diverse audiences in learning projects.
  • University degree in computer science, engineering or a related ICT field
  • Advanced degree in ICT security or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of information security standards, frameworks and best practice (ISO 27001,NIST, ENISA, SANS).
  • Knowledge of information management standards, frameworks and best practice.
  • Security certifications, such as CISSP, GIAC, CompTIA Security+ or CEH are an asset.

Desired profile and skills

  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of English and French.
  • Excellent communication skills. Capacity to present complex information in simple terms and make it accessible to technology neophytes.
  • Analytical minded with a systematic approach, able to respond quickly to changing circumstances, challenge requests, value different perspectives and ideas.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them.
  • Adheres to a strong set of moral, ethical and professional principles.
  • Availability to do short regular missions abroad (around 20% of the time) in contexts where ICRC is operational.

Additional information

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Maximum-term
  • Length of assignment : 2 years
  • Activity rate : 100%
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Application deadline : 22.04.2018

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Lead Advisor (Co-infections) HIV Programmes and Advocacy

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Mar 272018

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 May 2018

About the IAS:

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

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

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

More information on IAS can be found at

Details of Employment:

The Lead Advisor (Co-infections), position in the HIV Programmes and Advocacy department will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy. The position is open-ended and full-time as start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position:

The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department works to promote the implementation of evidence-informed and human rights-based strategies for improving the lives of people living with and most vulnerable to acquiring HIV. The Lead Advisor of the TB portfolio will build and lead IAS’s work on TB with a focus on co-infection and address policy, research and structural barriers that impede uptake of and access to comprehensive integrated services.

This position will form a critical part of the IAS HIV Co-infections and Co-Morbidities (HCC) portfolio which works to advance research, advocate for sound policies that allow equitable access to care, and remove structural barriers in at least three areas: HIV/HCV co-infection, HIV/TB co‑infection and HIV/NCDs co-morbidity. HCC recognizes synergies as well as overlapping populations and service delivery needs across these diverse disease areas. In addition, this position will support work across a number of programme areas including on differentiated care that works to increase the scale up of differentiated service delivery to improve access to and quality of care services for people living with HIV. As part of this, the IAS seeks to extend the platform to support enabling policies for differentiating care for people living with HIV who are clinically unstable or have comorbid tuberculosis (TB).

The incumbent will lead the development and implementation of activities in the TB/HIV service delivery and broader co‑infection area. This work may cover the following three areas:

  • Political commitment

Strengthening political commitment to and policies for TB/HIV co‑infection

  • Research and science

Addressing mission critical TB/HIV operational, implementation and service integration research gaps

  • Awareness and stigma

Raising TB awareness among the HIV community and addressing TB stigma.

Main Responsibilities:

Programmatic and technical direction:

  • Lead the IAS work in the TB/HIV co-infection area, including developing clear strategic and operational plans for programme execution and identifying new opportunities for IAS to add value and maximize impact

  • Represent the IAS in relevant TB and TB/HIV meetings, maintaining appropriate bi‑directional communication with key IAS partners in the TB field to ensure IAS’s global capabilities are being fully leveraged on-the-ground and vice-versa

  • Develop and implement TB/HIV co-infection programmatic activities and campaigns (including work plans for differentiated service delivery for TB/HIV co-infected people)

  • Promote and strengthen approaches towards aligned TB and HIV service integration

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date expertise in TB products, markets and trends – including in the TB vaccine field

  • Strengthen and expand the partnerships with relevant TB-focussed organisations, United Nations agencies and donors

  • Prepare and update project work plans, concept notes, funding proposals and budgets; contribute to outline development and writing of publications; and develop evaluation surveys and reports

  • Lead and support fundraising efforts by seeking new donor relationships and creative funding opportunities, and develop additional funding proposals


  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies, at global, regional and national levels, to advance the organizations advocacy goals on TB/HIV co-infection and service delivery

  • Support the IAS in designing and implementing advocacy strategies with key targets through participation in meetings and the development of policy briefs and statements

  • Create content, with input from other technical staff in the IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy team

  • Build relationships with allies (e.g., networks of people living with HIV and TB, civil society, governments, NGOs, humanitarian actors).

The incumbent may also develop other co-infections initiatives outside of TB.

Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy.

Academic Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree in biomedical sciences, medical sciences, health sciences, public health, international development or other relevant field.

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 to 8 years’ experience in a similar management position and a background in global health including TB required

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing HIV/TB strategies and service delivery integration

  • Experience in building and managing successful relationships with a diversity of stakeholders including members of governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and/or multi‐lateral organizations

  • Experience in project management: including budgets and work plans, management of large grants and coordination of consortiums

  • Team management experience a plus

  • Experience in scientific research and academic writing and publishing advantageous

  • Experience working in Africa and/or South Asia a strong plus.


  • Excellent knowledge of the different aspects of the TB response and their interplay, preferably in an international context (equivalent knowledge of HIV, HCV , NCDs and/or STIs a plus)
  • Knowledge of TB surveillance, modelling, cost-effectiveness and analytics a plus
  • Strong stakeholder management and team management skills
  • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, systematic and with strong analytical skills
  • Creative and out of the box thinker, with demonstrated track record of problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges
  • Flexible with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently
  • Applied understanding of matrix management principles
  • Sense of diplomacy, cross-cultural interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments
  • Ability to travel internationally.


  • Advanced level of spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of other UN languages an asset.

How to apply:

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

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

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

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Director of Sales & Marketing (m/w), Zürich

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Mar 272018

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Switzerland: Data Analyst Intern – Migrants Assistance Division

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Mar 232018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

Position Title : Data Analyst Intern – Migrants Assistance Division

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 04 April 2018

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

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

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


Background Information

The Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) of International Organization for Migration (IOM), provides life-saving services and assistance to migrants in need, particularly, those in vulnerable situations. Within headquarters (Geneva), it has the institutional responsibility of providing the necessary strategic and policy support to the IOM field missions in assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR), assistance to vulnerable migrants (AVM), including victims of trafficking and unaccompanied migrant children.

Globally, IOM has assisted over 95,000 trafficked persons and it has the largest database of its kind on victims of human trafficking. The Intern will work on IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) project and on the Division’s information management strategy more broadly.

The project’s goal is to contribute to improving anti-trafficking policy and response, by strengthening the knowledge base. IOM together with other partners launched a global

data repository for researchers, lawmakers, advocates, funders, and other stakeholders, in late

  1. The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the first primary, global data repository on human trafficking and can be accessed here: In 2018, IOM will diversify the human trafficking data sources contributing to the CTDC and further develop the analytic and research outputs produced with the data.

MiMOSA is IOM’s institutional system for managing data on the migrant cases that IOM assists. The upgrade and expansion of MiMOSA to new operational contexts to support MAD activities is one of the key pillars of MAD’s information management strategy that the Intern will contribute to.


The Intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Data Management and Research Specialist in cooperation with other colleagues in the Field Missions and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of Data Management and Research Specialist, and in accordance

with the overall direction of the Director of the Department of Migration Management, the Intern will support the data analysis, information management work and communications work of the Migrant Assistance Division, particularly in the further development of the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) and the implementation of the MAD informational management strategy.

In particular, the Intern will have the following duties and responsibilities:

• Support the analysis of IOM’s human trafficking and assistance to vulnerable migrants (AVM) data, including through statistical analysis; Respond to internal and external stakeholder data requests on data.

• Contribute to the production of research products using victim of trafficking

(VoT) case data.

• Assist in developing new lines of analysis through combining VoT case data with other relevant datasets.

• Support the statistical analysis of data sets featured on CTDC, including exploration, analysis and cleaning of data sets from potential contributing partners.

• Support the development of dynamic and interactive data visualizations hosted on the CTDC website as well as for migrant assistance data in visual analytic applications.

• Assist with the automation process for CTDC data visualizations, including devising and writing instructions and maintaining the automation files.

• Be responsible for producing communications materials for CTDC and engaging in communications activities with relevant external stakeholders.

• Assisting with activities relating to AVM data collection activities, including analysing data produced through new case management data collection tools.

• Perform other duties as may be assigned;

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Masters degree in Migration Studies, Economics, International Relations, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs, Political Science or any related discipline with a module of Quantitative Research Methods or equivalent;


• Proficiency in the use of Excel and Microsoft Office;

• Excellent knowledge of quantitative analysis and statistics;

• Excellent knowledge of the use of a statistical software, such as SPSS, R or STATA;

• Strong background in research;

• Excellent organizational skills

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

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;


• Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is highly desirable.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

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

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

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

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

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

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

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.


Personal Development

The incumbent will acquire technical knowledge in the Migrants Assistance Division. He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.


• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional queries 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, Switzerland prior to applying to any such internship position.

• Previous candidates do not need to re-apply for this vacancy.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 04 April 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 22.03.2018 to 04.04.2018

Requisition: INT2018/06 – Data Analyst Intern–Migrants Assistance Division-Geneva,Switzerland

(55413882) Released

Posting: Posting NC55413883 (55413883) Released

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Switzerland: Legal Advocacy Intern – Geneva

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Mar 232018

Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018


Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) is an independent non-profit network and think tank of lawyers who provide creative legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected areas. Our aim is to bring legal assistance to the most vulnerable and place national lawyers at the forefront of legal change. LAW uses legal advocacy, research, advice and strategic litigation to bring about change. We have three key priority areas: addressing sexual and gender based violence, accountability of security forces and natural resource exploitation/displacement. LAW’s Advisory Council and Board are comprised of senior international lawyers who advise LAW on the development of innovative litigation and legal strategies.

Our work has received national and international media coverage and has been reported in the New York Times, the UK Times, the Guardian, Voice of America, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy and a number of UN and UK government reports. The legislation which LAW drafted to address sexual and gender based violence in Somalia was described by President Judge Vagn Joensen of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as “the most comprehensive Bill on sexual crimes [he had] seen anywhere.” It is now with the Somali Cabinet. In May 2016, Amnesty International hosted the launch of LAW’s report “Accountability for Sexual Violence committed by Armed Men in South Sudan.” Andrew Hudson, Executive Director of Crisis Action, described the report as ‘a must read.’ LAW has also held and chaired several high level roundtables on addressing sexual violence in conflict, one of which resulted in the first public statement by Ambassador to the African Union and United Nations in Somalia admitting sexual violence by peacekeepers and that efforts must be undertaken to address it. LAW also has some ground breaking legal research underway, including a new project which seeks to re-frame female genital mutilation/cutting as a form of torture and an international crime. LAW has also partnered with the Women, Peace and Security Center at the London School of Economics where we are researching sexual exploitation and abuse by security forces as an international crime. You can read more about LAW’s work on our website here.

The Geneva office of LAW focuses on LAW’s global advocacy, fundraising and outreach with a special focus on the UN, international organisations and institutions, and Permanent Missions. LAW is currently advertising for a Geneva-based intern working full time. The position will be for three months, with the possibility of extension to six months..

Applicants must have the right to work in Switzerland for the duration of the internship.


Reports to

Legal Fellow and Executive Director.

Functions/Key Results Expected

The Legal Intern will assist in conducting advocacy, engagement with stakeholders, legal research and drafting, management of social media, attendance at meetings and involvement in fundraising and drafting of applications. The Legal Intern will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below:

Specific Responsibilities


  • Conduct thorough legal and factual research related to human rights issues in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, as assigned by the supervisor;
  • Draft responses to inquiries from LAW stakeholders about the human rights, the relevant legal frameworks and how human rights challenges should be addressed;
  • Assist legal staff in drafting training manuals, presentations and other materials to support LAW legal program development;
  • Summarise and analyse legislation, policy documents and case law;
  • Prepare daily updates on relevant case law and reports for LAW’s work;


  • Attending events and conferences as needed, with a view to raising LAW’s profile;
  • Identifying networking opportunities, especially in Geneva;
  • Working with LAW’s teams based in different offices on the development of regional advocacy strategies, and project-related advocacy strategies;
  • Assist in the implementation of LAW’s global advocacy strategy, including through the development of advocacy materials, such as infographics, and support of social media output.


  • Identifying potential fundraising opportunities;
  • Assisting in the preparation of concept notes and applications for funding;
  • Assisting in the preparation of donor reports;
  • Providing administrative support to LAW’s Finance and Operations Manager, located in LAW’s Geneva Office.

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law; a Masters in Law is preferred;
  • Understanding of international law, sexual violence, and accountability in conflict and post-contexts would be an advantage;
  • Experience or interest in conducting human rights or other grass-roots advocacy campaigns
  • Experience in managing social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter preferred, including designing visual content such as infographics;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with an organisation that reports to donors, preferably including experience in drafting donor reports, concept notes and funding applications preferred;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage concurrent deadlines;
  • Excellent research skills and analytical ability;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on your own and take initiative; demonstrated experience working remotely.

Deadline for submission: 31 March 2018

Start date: April 2018

Duration: 3 months (with the possibility of extension to 6 months)

How to apply:

How to apply: Kindly send all applications including your CV and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to Please put ‘Application for Geneva internship – [YOUR NAME]’ in the subject line.

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Switzerland: Director (Rules Division)

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Mar 232018

Organization: World Trade Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Mar 2018

The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill the position of Director of the Rules Division.

General Functions

The incumbent will lead the Rules Division, which is responsible for all matters in the areas of subsidies, contingent trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing measures and safeguards), trade-related investment measures, state trading enterprises and trade in civil aircraft including negotiations, dispute settlement, implementation and surveillance and technical assistance. Specific responsibilities will include:

  1. Leading the Division, including defining the strategic objectives of the Division; setting the objectives for, and motivating, a multidisciplinary staff of lawyers, economists, trade specialists and support staff to meet those objectives; providing guidance to staff in carrying out their duties; reviewing the output and performance of the staff; and supporting the development of the knowledge and skills of staff, and ensuring appropriate staff training plans are in place and executed;

  2. Contributing to the goals, objectives and management of the WTO as a senior manager in the organization.

  3. Overseeing the work of the Division in respect of the operation of Committees responsible for implementation and surveillance of the Agreements within the Division’s competence;

  4. Overseeing the work of staff of the Division involved in dispute settlement, and ensuring the efficient management of procedural and organizational aspects of the panel process;

  5. Managing the conduct of negotiations in the Rules area, including through advice to the Chairman of the Rules Negotiating Group and to the Senior Management, support to delegations and to WTO Secretariat senior management;

  6. Building relationships with the Members in order to serve the WTO as appropriate, be it in committee work, negotiations, dispute settlement, or otherwise, while maintaining neutrality and observing the rules of conduct;

  7. Overseeing the participation of the Division in the organization’s extensive technical assistance and training programmes with regard to all matters under the Division’s purview; such oversight extends to the preparation of teaching and training materials to this end, including for practical hands-on training of investigators and further development of e-learning training tools;

  8. Working closely with the Director of the Legal Affairs Division in ensuring consistency in procedures and legal advice given to dispute settlement panels on horizontal/systemic matters;

  9. Coordinating the Division’s work with that of other Divisions, including providing substantive contributions to the work of other Divisions;

  10. Liaising with relevant international organisations, NGOs, and private sector entities, including speaking engagements; and

  11. Representing the WTO Secretariat in various public and academic functions in Geneva and abroad that address issues falling within the purview of the Rules Division.



An advanced university degree in disciplines relevant to the job functions listed above.

Knowledge and Skills:

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

The successful candidate must demonstrate an expert level of knowledge of the WTO system and of legal and economic issues in the areas within the Division’s competence, in international trade law, and the WTO dispute settlement system. He/she must have an excellent knowledge of the goals and objectives of the WTO, including on relevant economic and legal issues. He/she must also possess an expert level of drafting skills in English.

Management Skills:

The Director of the Rules Division must have the skills to guide, empower and motivate a multidisciplinary team of approximately 35 staff members to excel in their jobs. He/she must be able to build a team culture that consistently delivers high-quality results. Excellent demonstrated management and organizational skills (planning and organizing work, managing people and performance, managing resources) are essential.

In addition, the following capabilities are required: ability to interact and work with others in a diverse international setting in a harmonious and effective way; good presentation and communication skills; high level of political awareness and sensitivity; intellectual flexibility including openness to other’s views and ability to find solutions; and good political judgement.

High ethical standards and the ability to ensure adherence by others to established rules of conduct are also required.

Work Experience:

At least fifteen years relevant experience including extensive management experience with broad supervisory responsibilities, in either the public or private sectors, is required. Significant experience with trade remedy investigations will be an asset, as would experience in managing multilateral negotiations.


Fluent knowledge of English is essential, including a demonstrated ability to write accurately, concisely and quickly. A good knowledge of French and/or Spanish would also be an advantage.

How to apply:

Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.

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



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

To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at:

The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

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



The WTO is a non-smoking environment.

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Switzerland: Internal Reporting Officer – 50%

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Mar 202018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose of the post

The Internal Reporting Unit, which is under the Office of the President, is hiring an internal reporter to work half-time (50%). The reporter will be part of the team assigned to write minutes of monthly meetings of the Directorate. In parallel and depending on the time available, the reporter will assist the Unit in writing a weekly summary of operational and institutional (i.e. ICRC-specific) news and information and to circulate it internally, at headquarters and in the field, through the in-house bulletin (Bulletin interne).

In order to write the minutes of the meetings of the governing bodies, the reporter will be required to read the preparatory documents, to take notes during the meetings and to write minutes that summarize the decisions made and the key discussion points, to a deadline. They will also be required to write articles about these meetings for the in-house bulletin.

In order to assist the Unit to write the weekly news summaries, the reporter will be required to monitor developments in the places where the ICRC operates and in its main areas of work. He/she must have an understanding of advances in humanitarian diplomacy and of humanitarian and operational issues. The reporter must also stay abreast of the major decisions taken by the ICRC’s senior management and governing bodies, and of the president’s activities.

Main responsibilities

Write minutes of Directorate meetings in English and write associated articles for the in-house bulletin.

Work with the internal reporting team to write clear, concise articles for the in-house bulletin, by monitoring and analysing the situations and operations in the five regions where the ICRC operates (Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and the Near and Middle East) and consulting with the operations coordinators, and then selecting the pertinent information about the ICRC’s main areas of work and the humanitarian and operational issues encountered.

Help the team to circulate the information contained in the in-house bulletin on a weekly basis. Among other things, this involves sending out the in-house bulletin electronically and selecting five articles for publication on the intranet.

Depending on the availability of the other reporters, help the team to write the English summary of the monthly operational meeting on priority themes between Operations at headquarters and the heads of delegations in the field (convened by the Office of the Director of Operations).

Education and experience required

• University degree in the humanities or equivalent

• At least 3 years’ experience in writing concise minutes of meeting within international, diplomatic or humanitarian organisations

• Excellent writing ability in English and good understanding of French

• Good knowledge of the ICRC is an asset

Desired profile and skills

• Ability to analyse and summarize information

• Well organized and able to set priorities and meet mandatory deadlines

• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Additional information

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Open-ended
  • Type of position: Resident
  • Grade B3
  • Activity rate : 50% with flexibility in working hours
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Application deadline : 15 April 2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit:

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