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Switzerland: Strategy, Evaluation and Learning Officer

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Mar 202018
 

Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Apr 2018

The Mediation Support and Policy Team (MESU) provides operational support to more than 40 HD projects, and leads strategy, evaluation and learning across the organization. This includes supporting HD mediation efforts with access to analysis and expertise, facilitating peer reviews and peer-to-peer learning, as well as engaging with the wider mediation community on both policy and practice.

Under the MESU team, the Strategy, Evaluation and Learning Officer will:

  1. Provide operational support to HD’s project teams on process design and planning;

  2. Design, organise and facilitate project reviews, critical reflections, red-team processes and evaluations;

  3. Support the management of HD’s monitoring and evaluation, strategy, and project lifecycle frameworks;

  4. Contribute to the design and delivery of HD learning workshops and peer-to-peer learning platforms;

  5. Provide occasional executive support to HD senior management and the Executive Director;

  6. Provide support to diverse HD institutional networks and partnerships;

  7. Review and provide high-quality input to project proposals and reports;

  8. Draft and edit reports to senior management and briefing papers for operational teams;

  9. Contribute to the work of the Mediation Support and Policy team, including administrative, budgetary and logistics management.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in a discipline such as political science, law or international relations;

  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience, including field experience related to peace processes;

  • Highly developed facilitation skills to promote critical thinking and divergent analyses;

  • Mastery of the English language;

  • Proficiency in French would be an asset;

  • Strong writing and analytical skills;

  • Strong organisational skills, capacity to work autonomously and deliver timely results;

  • Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate effectively across cultures.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 2 April 2018 to hrmanager@hdcentre.org. Both CV and cover letter should be in one pdf document with your full name in the title.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 2 April 2018 to hrmanager@hdcentre.org. Both CV and cover letter should be in one pdf document with your full name in the title.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org.

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Switzerland: Administrative/Finance Officer (60%)

 FULL TIME, Hoteles  Comments Off on Switzerland: Administrative/Finance Officer (60%)
Mar 172018
 

Organization: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ Association
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

Overview:

The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA), founded in September 2013, is a multi-stakeholder initiative created to promote, govern and oversee the implementation of a Code of Conduct for private security companies that operate in complex environments. The objective of the Code is to promote increased respect for human rights and humanitarian law and to raise standards of operational conduct throughout the private security industry. Membership of the ICoCA includes states, private security companies, and civil society organisations. Together, these three ‘pillars’ form the Association’s General Assembly, with each pillar having equal representation in the Board of Directors. The ICoCA Secretariat, based in Geneva, Switzerland, carries out the Association’s principal implementation and oversight functions on behalf of the Board, including certification of Member companies, monitoring of their implementation of the Code, and the operation of a complaints mechanism.

Main Responsibilities:

· Further develop and implement administrative and financial management policies and procedures;

· Oversee the Association’s accounts and payments in coordination with the Admin Assistant and the accounting firm;

· Manage the grants budgets and related contractual agreements, including financial reporting for donors;

· Coordinate the Association’s yearly budgeting process in cooperation with the Executive Director;

· Support external auditors in carrying out their annual or project-based audits;

· Support the Association in fundraising activities and in drafting new projects;

· Support and train the team in activity-based budgeting and reporting;

· Oversee the human resources functions for a small team (10 staff) such as hiring and induction of incoming staff, managing individual files, developing and implementing performance management and staff development procedures;

· Act as the line manager of the Administrative Assistant;

· Performs other tasks as directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Skills

· Graduate qualification in Finance Management, Business Administration or a related field;

· Minimum of 3-4 years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting and Finance Management;

· Experience in writing project proposals and in managing grants, ideally within an NGO or an International Organization;

· Human Resources Management skills would be an asset;

· Fluent in English and French (excellent oral and writing skills);

· Comprehensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and Accounting software;

· Ability to proactively plan and implement work, including managing multiple priorities;

· Familiarity with Swiss administrative and legal procedures;

· Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment;

· Swiss or EU citizenship, or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application, are a pre-requisite.

Location: Principal location is at the ICoCA Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. Occasional travel is required for quarterly Board meetings.

Start date: ideally beginning of April.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to apply:

Individuals interested in this opportunity should send a CV and a one page motivation letter to: secretariat@icoca.ch

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Switzerland: Senior Protection Officer

 Finanzas, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Protection Officer
Mar 172018
 

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

Position Title : Senior Protection Officer

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 : 25 March 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, 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

  3. External female candidates.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) and in close coordination with DOE Heads of Division, the successful candidate will oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive humanitarian protection approach across IOM crisis and post-crisis response activities, projects and strategies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that protection mainstreaming principles are integrated into IOM crisis and post-crisis response strategies and activities, through trainings roll-out, development and sharing of reference material and technical support whenever required, across IOM operations.

  2. Build capacities and/or enhance existing ones among Headquarters (HQs) and field-based colleagues on IOM Principles for Humanitarian Action, protection mainstreaming principles, IOM protection standards, internal guidelines and practices as well as international protection standards (Sphere, Child Protection Minimum Standards, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Professional Protection Standards, etc.).

  3. Develop protection related guidance notes and internal operational tools to support IOM compliance to the above-mentioned standards and policies, when required.

  4. Participate in IOM and/or inter-agency field assessments and identify protection related considerations and activities to be included in IOM strategies and responses.

  5. Oversee and provide guidance for the implementation of the protection components of IOM response in L3 crises for which HQs has direct oversight.

  6. Build and strengthen protection workforce within IOM, through participation in staff recruitment and/or establishment of talent pools.

  7. Contribute to the review and endorsement of IOM projects, strategies and appeals including a protection component and/or activity.

  8. Liaise with other relevant IOM Departments, Divisions and Programmes regarding projects, initiatives and events which might have implications for IOM’s protection role; these include migrant assistance activities, international migration law activities, health and psychosocial support activities, gender related activities, gender-based violence prevention activities in camps, etc.

  9. Participate in inter-agency protection related fora, working groups, workshops, seminars and other meetings representing the Organization and ensuring consistent and coordinated contributions.

  10. Act as IOM’s global focal point for the Global Protection Cluster and other global protection sub-clusters or working groups in which IOM is an active and core member.

  11. Prepare reports covering protection related activities; prepare briefings, statistical or narrative reports and background notes including specific information requested by IOM, Governments and other entities.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in law, political science, human rights, international relations, humanitarianism or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• A minimum of eight years of professional experience in the humanitarian and development fields relating to migration, refugee, IDP issues, showing increasing levels of responsibility. Professional experience should include field-work in multiple duty stations.

• Specific experience working within the humanitarian protection sector, including established programme coordination, representation and managerial responsibilities.

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions.

• Extensive experience in coordinating activities with various stakeholders both at global level and in the field.

• Excellent track record of effective working relationships with private sector, government officials and UN agencies.

• Proven leadership and negotiation skills, particularly in a multi-stakeholder and multi-cultural environment.

• Demonstrated technical and operational expertise and knowledge in displacement tracking, data collection activities (assessments, surveys, and/or registration), data management, data analysis, statistical modeling, and/or development of information products.

• Knowledge and experience on innovative technology used for humanitarian and development works.

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

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

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 25 March 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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

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

completed.

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

Posting period:

From 12.03.2018 to 25.03.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/60 (P) – Senior Protection Officer (P4) – Geneva Switzerland (55392569) Released

Posting: Posting NC55401882 (55401882) Released e>

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Switzerland: Donor Relations Coordinator (80-100%)

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Donor Relations Coordinator (80-100%)
Mar 172018
 

Organization: RET International
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

Organisation

RET International was founded as an independent, non-profit organisation in 2000 by Sadako Ogata as she was ending her second term as High Commissioner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Today, we work in areas of conflict, crisis and instability around the world, from the Middle East to Afghanistan and Asia, throughout Africa and all the way to Latin America and the Caribbean. As a humanitarian organisation, RET is committed to assist communities to meet the educational needs, in the broadest sense, of young people made vulnerable by displacement, violence, armed conflict and natural disasters.

For further information, visit: http://www.theRET.org

The Position

Based at our headquarters in Geneva, the Donor Relations Coordinator is a junior position, which will work closely under the direct supervision and guidance of RET’s CEO & Executive Director, and RET’s Chief of Staff to support the overall strategy and coordination of donor relations (European donors, as well as UN donors and north American donors).

The Donor Relations Coordinator will primarily manage and coordinate the relations with our German donors and support the strategy and management of the legal independent association “RET Germany”. RET Germany was founded in 2015 and is registered in Berlin, as an affiliated organisation of RET International. It has gradually become an important entity to facilitate the strategic relation and collaboration with the German government.

Working as Donor Relations Coordinator is an excellent opportunity for a young professional wishing to work in a humanitarian organisation and to add valuable work experience in fundraising, institutional donor relations and project cycle management to her/his skillset. The position requires frequent short-term travels to Berlin, as well as occasional travel to other European capitals, as well as in norther America.

RET offers a work experience in which the learning curve is steep and responsibilities real.

Main Tasks

· Facilitation of communication between RET HQ and its donors (act as the focal point);

· Development of existing relations with RET’s donors, as well as new relations with new potential donors;

· Analysis of donor priorities and strategies;

· Advising RET’s Senior Management on strategic focus of proposals according to donor’s requirements;

· Organising, preparing and attending donor’s meetings in the capitals, as well as in Geneva;

· Contributing to RET Germany’s overall strategy as an association registered in Berlin;

· Manage RET Germany’s administration;

· Project cycle management of projects funded by the German donor, and possibly other donors (support project proposal and budget development, donor reporting and project monitoring process, proposal submission and overall project coordination);

· Any other tasks assigned by the RET HQ Senior Management.

Competencies

· Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, development studies, social sciences, anthropology)

· Excellent spoken and written German (native)

· Excellent spoken and written English

· Excellent communication skills

· Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines

· Flexible and willing to travel

· Driven attitude, ability to work independently and as a team player

· Committed to RET’s vision and mission

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms Daria Zanni, d.zanni@retgermany.org

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Switzerland: SENIOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER / Chief of Section (TJO), P5 JOB ID#94511

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: SENIOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER / Chief of Section (TJO), P5 JOB ID#94511
Mar 142018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Mar 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in Geneva, within the Inter-organisational Services (IOS) pillar. The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Chief of the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Section (HLSS) reports through the Director of the Coordination Division to the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

Responsibilities

The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer is responsible for leading and coordinating the efforts of the humanitarian community (comprising United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, the Red Cross Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) aimed at ensuring that United Nations Resident Coordinators and Humanitarian Coordinators (usually the most senior United Nations officials in the field) effectively lead and coordinate humanitarian efforts in crisis-affected countries.
Within delegated authority the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Chief of Section will be responsible for the following duties:
Develop, continually adjust, and secure Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) endorsement of a vision, strategy and action plans for the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen the humanitarian coordination leadership function by liaising with and listening to Resident Coordinators (RCs), Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and other senior-level stakeholders of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) partners, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Member States) to ascertain their views on how to strengthen the humanitarian coordination leadership function; conceptualising and drafting strategy papers and action plans for the consideration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Working Group (comprising representatives of United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, the Red Cross Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) at D2 level or equivalent); negotiating the content of these documents with Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) partners, listening to and incorporating their concerns, so as to produce consensual documents; establishing, developing and nurturing successful partnerships with IASC members at senior level.
Manage and drive implementation of the IASC action plans by managing the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Section, including its budget and the performance of its staff; raising funds for the Unit with donor governments; advise the Under Secretary-General (USG) and the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Humanitarian Affairs on how to overcome hurdles in the implementation of the action plans; establish, develop and nurture successful partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders at senior level (in OCHA, NGOs, Member States, United Nations entities such as United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO), Department of Political Affairs (DPA), United Nations Peacekeeping (DPKO), Department of Field Support (DFS), Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), Executive Office of Secretary General (EOSG), United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), etc. whose active engagement is required for implementing the action plans; setting the agenda of and chairing the IASC Humanitarian Coordination Group (IASC HC Group) which steers implementation of the action plans; monitor IASC progress in implementing the action plans and propose corrective measures as necessary.
Draft in a consultative manner policy papers on key normative issues relating to the humanitarian coordination leadership function and secure their endorsement by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, by liaising with and listening to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and other senior-level stakeholders to ascertain their views; conceptualizing and drafting policy papers for the consideration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Wor1‹ing Group; negotiating the content of these papers with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) partners, listening to and incorporating their concerns, so as to produce consensual documents; establishing, developing and nurturing successful partnerships with IASC members at senior level.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to show in-depth knowledge of humanitarian principles and coordination issues (including NGOs, International Organizations, donors and other UN entities). Ability to demonstrate efficient working relationships with United Nations agencies, NGOs and international organizations and to lead the UN inter-agency and inter-departmental efforts both at Headquarters and/or in the field. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. 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; and remains calm in stressful situations; Ability to work under pressure and a willingness to serve at short notice in conflict situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
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 improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
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 political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a 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 ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area, is required. Relevant coordination and management experience in humanitarian emergencies preferably with UN, is required, including at least four (4) years of hands on experience in humanitarian coordination in the field. Experience of working in and inter-agency environment at field and Headquarters level, and experience of liaising with governments and the donor community is required. Experience working in the UN system is required. Experience working directly with senior leaders, particularly in a UN context is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French or of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This temporary position is intended to fill the functions of short-term duration until 31/10/2018 with the possibility of extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. 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.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• 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.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
• 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
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Assistant & Information Management Officer

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Assistant & Information Management Officer
Mar 142018
 

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 08 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 post-holder, one of two assistants working for OP_NAME (Near and Middle East) region will have to adapt to a fast changing environment, s/he will make things happen and be a key asset in the functioning of the region.

The ICRC Near and Middle East Region is currently leading humanitarian responses to several of the most severe conflicts of our age in Syria, Iraq and Yemen; with a budget of some 550 million Swiss Francs.

The post-holder is a highly organized person, able to juggle with multitasking and conflicting priorities as well as to provide high-level administrative support, including preparing reports, handling correspondence and scheduling meetings. His/her primary role is to reduce to a minimum the level of administrative work that is covered by OP_NAME’s operations coordinators.

Because technology evolves constantly, the post-holder must be comfortable in adapting to new equipment, processes and approaches. Together with the other assistant, s/he will maintain a smooth running information flow within the NAME Region, making sure that important information is managed according to the existing protocols and systems.

The post-holder will communicate effectively to project a positive image of the Region both internally and externally. S/he is proactive, flexible and adapts easily to changing environments.

The post-holder reports to the Executive assistant & IM officer with whom s/he works in close collaboration, replacing her when she is away.

Main duties and responsibilities

Direct support to Operational coordinator and for (Deputy) Regional Director upon request

  • Manages and maintains daily schedules, appointments and travel arrangements;
  • Prepares documentation for their missions;
  • Monitors information flow and prioritize issues for rapid handling;
  • Contributes to the monitoring of the region’s budget and expenses and validates expense claims reports in the HR system;
  • Processes and drafts replies to e-mails regarding agenda and appointments;
  • Proactively shares information with the management especially on issues that may not be on their radar.

Content and Event Management

  • Prepares and edits correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents;
  • Helps preparing the Annual Planning Meetings and other meetings with Heads of Delegations and Headquarters staff;
  • Organizes all practical arrangements in preparation of external events such as IFTAR;
  • Receives and interacts with incoming visitors (organize agenda, venue, coffee and snacks);
  • Interacts with Permanent Missions and other external actors regarding agenda and appointments with OP_NAME’s Operation Coordinators;
  • Regularly reviews operating practices, proposes and implements improvements where necessary, especially in relation to information flows and new developments in collaborative spaces (SharePoint).

Information Management in coordination with the Executive Assistant

  • Uses the collaborative tools as day to day working tools
  • Is the relay of policies/guidelines/directives from Information Management unit and in this regard ensure its implementation at the region’s level;
  • Ensures the implementation of the information management projects or programs linked to information management and when necessary contribute to its improvement;
  • Ensures that users understand the changes proposed and supports these changes;
  • Ensures proper record management of the region (paper or electronic) as well as monitoring the team space.

Other tasks

  • Together with the Executive assistant, is a reference person for rules for correspondence, filing and intermediary archiving and how to use standard computer technology;
  • Liaises with internal staff;
  • Coordinates with the Executive assistant the preparation of briefing files for Presidency /Directorate for field missions;
  • Briefs new comers on information management and overall administrative functioning of the Region
  • Maintains tools for contacts management (donors, ministries, permanent missions);
  • Files and retrieves documents and reference materials (mail, inter-office correspondence);
  • Handles paper work;
  • Monitors, screens, responds to and distributes incoming messages;
  • Answers and manages incoming calls.

Education and experience required

  • At least 4 years’ experience as an assistant in an international environment
  • Proficient computer skills (Office, SharePoint)
  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • ICRC field experience is an asset

Desired profile and skills

  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and in writing- good mastery of written grammar in English, French and Arabic
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize against competing priorities; attention to deadlines
  • Information gathering and monitoring skills, attention to detail and accuracy of information
  • Punctual, discreet and able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Committed to team work and collective performance
  • Ability to actively listen to the needs of others, anticipate and ask questions to understand their concerns
  • Capacity to work in and with multi-cultural team
  • Ability to make sound judgment and decision-making without supervision
  • Sense of initiative
  • Service oriented
  • Capacity to manage her stress in a very fast-paced working environment

Languages required

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Type of contract: open-ended
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: 04/06/2018
  • Application deadline: 08/04/2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2DnUVJB

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Switzerland: Resource Management Coordination and Support Officer

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Mar 132018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Mar 2018

Position Title : Resource Management Coordination and Support Officer

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 : 29 March 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, 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

  3. External female candidates.

Context:

The Department of Resources Management (DRM) is responsible for managing the administrative and financial functions of the Organization. The Director of the Department serves as the senior official of the Organization in the area of finance and administration, reporting directly to the Director General, and representing the Organization internally and externally, and in intergovernmental fora, discussions and negotiations essentially with member states, donors and as required with other stakeholders.

IOM is a global intergovernmental organization with approximately 10,000 staff, an annual budget approaching USD 2 billion, 169 Member States, and is part of the United Nations system as the UN Migration Agency.

DRM oversees the financial and administrative initiatives throughout the Organization. It establishes and implements policies to ensure sound management and planning in all administrative and financial areas, and sees to the coordination and implementation of relevant procedures and policies, and their dissemination to internal and external stakeholders. The Department’s management functions are collectively responsible for the Organization’s administrative and financial policies, and assisting the Director General in making management decisions.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director, Department of Resources Management (DRM), and in close coordination with Divisions in DRM and other Headquarters (HQs) Departments, the Administrative Centres in Manila and Panama and all Field Offices; the successful candidate will support the Director to manage the full range of resource management services covering human resources, information technology, accounting, budget, treasury, procurement, risk management, common services, staff travel and engagement with Member States and External stakeholders. S/he will support the Director of DRM in the overall coordination of DRM and provide financial oversight for projects managed (excluding L3) in Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Director in managing and directing the use of DRM’s core resources strategically in order to ensure the Department is maintained on a well-resourced and sound financial footing.

  2. Ensure compliance with internal procedures, policies, regulations, established guidelines, instructions and manuals in coordination with relevant Organizational units including financial, budgetary, procurement and human resources.

  3. Approve procurement and payment requests for purchases and disbursements made from Headquarters. Approve Headquarters staff travel requests.

  4. Support the Director of DRM in managing the budget and finance of the office of DRM and develop innovative approaches to financial management and developing best practices as a guide.

  5. Establish procedures for the financial oversight of projects managed in Headquarters.

  6. Analyze and interpret financial data, provide advice and guidance on financial administration to managers and staff.

  7. Organize the administrative functions of DRM and oversee the administrative support team to ensure effective service delivery.

  8. Coordinate closely with DRM units and support their efforts in building partnerships with other UN agencies and donors to enhance resource management planning.

  9. Coordinate closely with DRM units and support their efforts in engaging with IOM Member States and external stakeholders to clarify resources management issues and strengthen relationships.

  10. Actively engage in the planning and preparation for Governing Body meetings in consultation with Member States on resource management issues.

  11. Coordinate the preparation of various documents for Governing Body meetings.

  12. Undertake other duties relating to administration and finance that may be assigned in the overall interest of the Organization’s mandate and objectives.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Business Management or Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related

field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

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

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

Experience

• Management experience at the international level, accompanied by background in financial management, budgeting, monitoring, invoicing and in providing project management support;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, donors and partners;

• Experience in preparing financial and narrative reports, budgets, invoices, and coordinate administrative activities;

• Knowledge of SAP and/or other accounting systems, software and procedures;

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;

• Experience in conceptualizing, designing and delivering training programmes is desired.

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

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

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 29 March 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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

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

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

Posting period:

From 09.03.2018 to 29.03.2018

Requisition: VN2018/59(P)-ResourceManagementCoordination&SupportOfficer(P4)-Geneva,Switzerlan

(55399301) Released

Posting: Posting NC55399305 (55399305) Released

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Netherlands: Gender Based Violence Specialist

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Mar 132018
 

Organization: Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation
Country: Netherlands, Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Apr 2018

Title: GBV specialist

Location: The Hague or Geneva, with regular short missions (1 -3 weeks) in combination with longer deployment (several months) to DRC and Central African Republic.

Reporting to: The Executive Director

Period: Start date 1 May 2018 with a one year contract and possibility for extension

About us:

The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation is an international human rights organisation with offices in The Hague and Geneva, set up in 2016 with the objective to end the use of rape as a weapon of war. We develop strategies to fight sexual violence in conflicts worldwide and support projects for survivors. Dr. Mukwege is a distinguished international women’s rights activist and founder of Panzi Hospital and Foundation in DRC, which specializes in advanced care for survivors of sexual violence. Together with Dr. Mukwege, the organization tries to influence government decision-makers and others to adopt policies and practices to end rape as a weapon of war and to scale up support for its survivors.

Panzi Hospital and Foundation have developed a model of holistic care for survivors of sexual violence, integrating medical, legal, psychological, and socio-economic support in the existing health system. This one-stop centre is not a new model, but is rarely implemented in humanitarian settings, whereas the approach results in improved access to services, truly survivor-centred care, and sustainability. One of the objectives of the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation is to take good practices from DRC by supporting health systems in other conflict affected countries in adapting a similar approach.

These initiatives are developed and implemented together with survivors of sexual violence. The Mukwege Foundation supports a global survivor movement set up by survivors from different conflict settings in Africa, Asia, South-America, Middle East and Europe. They want to join forces and make their voices heard. Together they are able to draw attention to the use of rape as a weapon of war and demand the changes necessary to end the violence and achieve justice. The members of this global movement are all activists in their own countries and key actors in the work that the Mukwege Foundation undertakes to disseminate the Panzi model to other conflict settings.

The GBV specialist will lead a two year project to promote the one-stop centre model globally, and scale up its implementation in conflict-affected areas. The GBV specialist will also work closely with movement members to ensure that the introduction/strengthening of holistic care at country level meets the needs of the survivors of sexual violence.

Job overview:

The GBV specialist disseminates and coordinates the implementation of the Panzi model of holistic care to other humanitarian settings outside of DRC with an initial focus on the Central African Republic, Guinea and Iraq.

This involves the identification of existing health centres wanting to scale up support for sexual violence survivors by integrating non-medical pillars of care (legal, socio-economic, psychological); conducting a participatory needs assessment with all actors involved; coordinating a South to South capacity building process whereby Panzi team of experts transfer knowledge and skills to staff of the identified health systems; mobilization of resources to support this project; monitoring and documenting the process from start to end.

In order to support the dissemination of the Panzi model, the GBV specialist will also oversee an in-depth study about the effectiveness of holistic care at the one-stop centre of the Panzi General Referral Hospital in Bukavu. This study will be undertaken in close collaboration with an academic institution and a relevant research organisation.

The GBV specialist will also support the development and/or strengthening of national survivor networks. In many of the countries involved in the global survivor movement, survivors have already started activities to form their own national network. While the stages of activities vary per country, the GBV specialist will help to identify the needs of survivors and facilitate the implementation of activities and projects to meet those needs. This work will be survivor-led.

Responsibilities:

· Manage the design, implementation and monitoring of the holistic care projects. This includes the development of M&E tools for these projects

· Initiate and strengthen network with donors and prepare funding proposals in English and French

· Advise and capacitate local partners on holistic care for survivors of sexual violence

· Engage survivors of sexual violence in the design, implementation and monitoring of the holistic care projects

· Prepare advocacy statements in collaboration with the Communications Officer

· Oversee an in-depth study about the effectiveness of holistic care at Panzi

· Conduct survivor needs assessment related to activism, breaking the silence, and documenting abuses

· Work together with survivors to expand or build projects that will achieve greater expression and healing

· Organize capacity building trainings for survivors related to a number of topics such as communications, advocacy strategies, fundraising and project management

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

· Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or related field

· At least 5 years of relevant work experience in developing and managing sexual and gender-based violence projects in conflict affected settings

· Sound knowledge of policy and practice related to medical, legal, psychological, and socio-economic support for survivors of wartime sexual violence

· Demonstrated Monitoring and Evaluation skills as well as project management experience

· Possess a relevant and broad relevant network. International donor experience is desirable

· Excellent writing and oral skills in French and English

· High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgment, respect for others, diplomatic skills, confidentiality and attention to detail

· Strong ability to work independently and to organize work efficiently and effectively

· Strong commitment to women’s rights and the goals of the Mukwege Foundation

· Willingness to go on mission for longer periods of time

· Must have the right to work in Europe

Applications due by April 1 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and CV to Malini Laxminarayan, Program Officer, at malini@mukwegefoundation.org.

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