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Switzerland: INTERN – HUMAN RESOURCES, I (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114007

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: INTERN – HUMAN RESOURCES, I (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114007
Mar 212019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Dec 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
The Learning and Development Unit is the focal point for the implementation of the OCHA Organizational Learning Strategy (OLS) and supports all aspects of staff learning and development. LDU mobilizes a learning culture in OCHA and increases staff access to learning opportunities through communications and engagement strategies and activities. It also develops training for staff in accordance with organizational need and monitors and evaluates learning results. The use of learning technologies is central to LDU approach. The facilitation of coordination across OCHA training providers is another LDU responsibility with a focus on information exchanges, developing and implementing common systems and guidance for enhanced coherence and synergies.
This internship shall be located in the Learning and Development Unit of the Human Resources Section based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern shall be under the general guidance and supervision of the Head of unit. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

In general, the intern will support the OLS and provide specific support in relation to the Unit’s work. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and may include but are not limited to assisting in the design and preparation of learning opportunities on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief, and related issues; assisting in the coordination of communities of practice (CoPs); contributing to the preparation of communication material, e.g. brochures, posters and newsletters; helping to develop and maintain learning resource information on OCHA Learning Management System (LMS); responding to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally for staff learning opportunities; assisting in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, WebEx, etc. to facilitate learning; assist in establishing and maintaining platforms and systems for OCHA staff development courses and training providers; assist in tracking, monitoring and reporting on learning activities through learning management systems and other data collection methods; and performing tasks as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

Competencies

CLIENT ORIENTATION: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the UN Internship programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
-Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be in the area of adult education, social sciences, international relations, management, public administration or in a related field.

Work Experience

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

Languages

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

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover note included in the PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
-Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
-Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
-IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
-Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/ his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office. For this position in particular, applicants should indicate in the cover letter their earliest availability (date/period) to start the Internship.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
In line with the UN Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break.
Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org
For more information on the United Nations Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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

How to apply:

Apply now

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Switzerland: Finance and Accounting Assistant

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Mar 212019
 

Organization: International Cocoa Initiative
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Mar 2019

Under the supervision of the Finance Officer, the Finance and Accounting Assistant is responsible for providing financial and accounting services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial operations.

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES

Payment Management

  • Collect, record and prepare invoices for payment process end-to-end, including preparation of journal vouchers and input into e-banking;
  • Control signature authority, and compliance with ICI policies and contract terms before payment submission;
  • Follow-up with country offices’ cash needs and cash advances requests;
  • Contact with local staff and consultants where applicable for travel advances needs, per diems, and payment of expense statements;
  • Monitor bank transactions and prepare journal entries as needed;
  • Manage petty cash;

Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Prepare and input bookkeeping entries into the general ledger;

  • Follow up on staff credit card expenses;

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations per project account;

  • Maintain organized, up-to-date filing of electronic and hard copies of all financial documentation and reports

Budget and Cash flow

  • Input project and office budgets to financial system, and update as necessary;

  • Maintain analytical codes in financial system for project and office budgets;

  • Create and send invoices for contributions and project funding based on agreed contract schedules, and track and follow-up on receivables;

  • Provide information to programme team about projects’ budget and cash flow situation;

  • Perform other finance related relevant duties as assigned by the Finance Officer and/or Director Finance & Support Services

  • Occasional back-up support for office administration during vacation or absence of Head of Administration

SPECIFICATIONS (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)

Education:

  • Degree in business management, brevet fédéral en finance et en comptabilité or equivalent
  • Solid experience in finance and accounting
  • 3 years of similar experience, ideally within a non-profit environment.

Skills:

Technical Skills:

  • Good knowledge of financial and accounting practices in Switzerland.
  • Knowledge of accounting software (SunSystem a plus)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, in particular Excel
  • Fluency in English and French

Personal Traits:

  • Proactive, flexible, at ease working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized, conscientious, precise, high attention to detail.
  • Team player, helpful, proficient at successfully handling multiple tasks.

How to apply:

Only candidates with the possibility of acquiring a work permit for Switzerland should apply

Please send applications in English (including a cover letter and your CV) at hr@cocoainitiative.org by the 29th of March 2019.

Only those candidates who match the above requirements and who have been selected for interview will be contacted.

NB: *ICI has zero-tolerance for all forms of child neglect, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological) and exploitation (sexual and commercial).*

ICI commits to put the best interest of the child first, and at the centre of its work, irrespective of a child’s ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality and culture.

ICI recognizes its responsibility to ensure and to promote a safe and secure environment for children. To effectively manage risks to children, ICI requires the commitment, support and cooperation of all staff, associates, partners, suppliers, service-providers and visitors. By applying at ICI, you automatically agree to the above term and uphold the principles described herein

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Switzerland: Coordinator, Advocacy

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Mar 212019
 

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Apr 2019

FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
COORDINATOR
Advocacy Department
Geneva
Application Deadline: 3 April 2019

The Advocacy Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Coordinator to provide research, advocacy and administrative assistance to the United Nations Advocacy team based in Geneva. This position reports to the Geneva Director and Deputy Director and also supports other members of the advocacy department.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Geneva Advocacy team such as scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements for research and advocacy trips, recording and processing departmental finances, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, uploading materials and updating relevant pages on HRW’s website, and maintaining and expanding databases and filing systems;
  2. Coordinate HRW’s Treaty Body, Special Procedures, and UPR advocacy work, including by providing teams with updated information, reviewing and submitting inputs, and participating and reporting on reviews and meetings, as required;
  3. Coordinate and support outreach to foreign embassies, UN bodies, and other relevant entities;
  4. Prepare, draft, edit, format, and/or distribute materials such as news releases, reports, letters, briefing papers, talking points, background research, dispatches, web content, op-eds and other publications, as needed;
  5. Conduct desk research on a broad range of topics and occasionally undertake larger research projects;
  6. Assist in coordinating, developing and implementing advocacy files as required, including at the HRC, in consultation with the Geneva Director and/or Deputy Director;
  7. Monitor and track key developments in Geneva, official statements and events; track key HRC debates, feed information back to relevant staff and provide an initial analysis, as required;
  8. Attend external working-group meetings and represent HRW at advocacy meetings, trainings, and events, as required;
  9. Assist with planning and organizing meetings, roundtables, trainings, workshops, and other events;
  10. Coordinate Geneva review of World Report chapters;
  11. Recruit, onboard, and assist with the supervision of interns, and assist with recruiting and hiring of other staff, as needed; and
  12. Carry out other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree in international relations, area studies, political science, journalism or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Knowledge of or experience with the UN bodies is required.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; proficiency in French or another UN language is a plus.
  4. Strong research and analytical skills, including to conduct online research, are required.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and significant level of independent judgment and discretion, as well as tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with colleagues at all levels of the organization are required.
  6. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally are required.
  7. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  8. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  9. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.
  10. Interest in international relations and/or human rights is required and knowledge of international humanitarian law or international human rights law is preferred.

Other: Applicants for this position must be Swiss or EU/EFTA nationals, or otherwise must possess current Swiss working permit.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 3 April 2019 by visiting our online job portal at https://bit.ly/2CmuVjX and attaching a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others), preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

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Switzerland: Consultancy: Management and operationalisation approaches to ICRC’s Health Care in Danger Initiative

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Mar 212019
 

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Mar 2019

Consultancy: Management and operationalisation approaches to ICRC’s Health Care in Danger Initiative

BACKGROUND

The ICRC has been working on protection of healthcare from violence under the banner of the Health Care in Danger initiative since 2011 and the operationalisation of HCID recommendations and instruments by ICRC field delegations is currently its top priority. This transforms the issue of the modalities to operationalise this file at the field level and the pain points that exist in this regard into a question of key importance from the point of view of the success of the initiative.
This study will close this important gap by carrying out a methodologically sound analysis of the operating and management models deployed by delegations to address violence and attacks against healthcare under the umbrella of HCiD.

OVERALL GOAL OF CONSULTANCY AND SPECIFIC TASKS

Deliverables

The ICRC is seeking a consultant with strong experience of working in its operations in order to undertake a series of interviews with its field staff that will form the backbone of a study on management and operationalisation approaches to HCiD. The study will analyse the operationalisation of HCiD at delegation level taking into account aspects including but not limited to: Leadership; Accountability; Resource attribution; External collaboration; Internal Structure; Operationalisation, Espoused Theory vs theory in practice, Culture
Key tasks (to be found in the ToR)

QUALIFICATIONS OR SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED/FINANCIAL PROPOSALS

Suggested selection criteria
· Minimum of five years of experience with ICRC field operations, preferably in a management capacity (coordination or red line)
· A good educational background, qualified up to degree level or equivalent.
· Excellent writing skills in English language, preferably in media that is targeted at an educated (but non-academic) audience.
· Skilled in translating academic findings to a non-academic audience.
· Experience of writing and developing case studies.
· Experience in undertaking qualitative research particularly using semi-structured interviews.
· Able to work independently.

Duration and application modalities:

· The financial proposal shall specify the fees requested for the tasks based on the deliverables included in the ToR.
· The consultancy service is required for the duration of 6 weeks (around 20 days), starting 4th of April 2019.
· The service is home-based with occasional meetings to be organized in ICRC Headquarter / or by Skype.
· The applicant should submit a detailed action plan and financial proposal including her/his CV.
· Deadline: 26th of March 2019.

How to apply:
Please contact: gva_hcid@icrc.org to send your proposition and for any further questions.

How to apply:

Please contact: gva_hcid@icrc.org to send your proposition and for any further questions.

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Switzerland: DCAF-ISSAT Project Assistant

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Mar 202019
 

Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Mar 2019

Be part of a values-based organisation working for a safer and just world

DCAF is dedicated to making people and the states they live in more secure. We help countries to develop effective laws, institutions, policies and practices that improve the way the security sector is structured and governed. Good security and justice sector governance – rooted in respect for human rights and the rule of law – is a cornerstone of human security and development.

DCAF is a leading world centre of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR) knowledge and practice. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we operate in over 70 countries and have a team of more than 170 international staff.

DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) provides practical support to the international community in its efforts to improve security and justice, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states. Established in 2008, it works to increase the capacity of the international community to support SSR processes, to enhance the effectiveness and quality of SSR programming, and to facilitate the coordination and coherence of international assistance for nationally driven SSR processes.

We are a dynamic team working with, and across, world-leading government departments, multilateral institutions and experts in the international security and justice sector development arena.

You will compliment an experienced, values-driven professional group from a broad variety of backgrounds. Funded chiefly by national governments, we look after our staff and ensure they benefit from a solid employment package, and a proactive and empowering working environment.

Today, DCAF-ISSAT is looking for a dynamic and committed individual to be our next:

DCAF-ISSAT Project Assistant

Location: Geneva

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: Full time, permanent position

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Under the direction and coordination of the Head of Knowledge and Outreach and ISSAT’s Deputy Head, the post-holder will support the work of DCAF/ ISSAT’s Advocacy & Outreach service line.

Specific tasks

Communication and web-management:

  • Assist in the development, release and update of content to DCAF-ISSAT website, and dissemination to the Security and Justice Sector Reform (SJSR) Community of Practice, via the Weekly Digest, Bulletin, and social media;
  • Assist in the maintenance of the French and English sides of the ISSAT website;

· Contribute inputs to the ISSAT SSR Community of Practice, including blog posts, forum responses on ISSAT’s website, and to ISSAT’s other related online presence;

  • Assist in drafting donor-oriented or public newsletters
  • Conduct basic maintenance, updates and corrections of the ISSAT website (via the eZ Publish backend);
  • Maintain the coherence and utility of the Website Private Spaces;
  • Assist in the daily approval of registrations to the Community of Practice;
  • Prepare and provide communication material for field missions, training workshops, seminars, conferences or other ISSAT or donor organized events;
  • Promote ISSAT knowledge products through effective communication methods and tools, including via social media and other outlets;
  • Identify and upload resources, events, and jobs to the ISSAT website http://issat.dcaf.ch;
  • Assist with typesetting and draft designs of a number of ISSAT reports and other knowledge products, including videos;

Research and Knowledge Management:

  • Assist with the development of operational tools and knowledge products in the area of SSR. These tools form the core of the ISSAT approach to supporting SSR processes and the means through which to develop the capacity and knowledge of international actors personnel from ISSAT members;
  • Contribute to After Action Reviews and extract lessons identified from engagements to feed into the ISSAT and wider multilateral SSR policy development and implementation;
  • Undertake background research on SSR topics in general and specific country issues;
  • Contribute to ISSAT’s methodology and guidance products on project cycle management and main SSR thematic areas;
  • Contribute to in-house brainstorming sessions to determine latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the area of security sector reform and its related themes.

General tasks

  • Contribute to ISSAT’s annual activity reports and other such periodic reports that may be required by the Head of ISSAT and/ or Head of A&O/Deputy Head;
  • Support ISSAT teams in preparing for field missions, events, activities;
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with other DCAF/ ISSAT service lines as well as other DCAF divisions;
  • Take minutes at ISSAT team meetings;
  • Maintain the innovation of DCAF/ ISSAT activities through a substantive commitment to ongoing personal and professional development;
  • Undertake such other tasks as may, from time to time, be required by Head of ISSAT and/ or ISSAT’s Head of A&O/Deputy Head.

Personal Qualities Required

The post holder should have the following qualifications, skills, attributes and relevant experience along with being multi-lingual:

  • Be proactive and experienced in working as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team, with excellent communication and presentational skills (both verbal, graphical, and in writing). The post-holder will ideally have experience and skills in the design and/or delivery of adult learning and development.
  • Preferably, have the motivation, interest and experience in contributing to international development and relations that are core to the SSR context. Knowledge of, and experience in, the work of the UN, EU, AU and other global institutions in SSR and related rule of law, gender and human rights developments is highly desirable.

Additional skills and experience

  • Interpersonal skills – being able to work with people at all levels
  • Problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Initiative, confidence and ability to offer and implement ideas
  • Able to effectively manage your time to meet training and development schedules and objectives
  • Personal commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills.
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite

Qualifications and Languages:

  • Graduate degree in international relations, political science, or a related field;
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ relevant experience in SSR and/or related international development work, field experience is an added advantage;
  • Oral and written fluency in English, fluency in French is strongly desired, Spanish or Arabic is an added advantage;

How to apply:

Next Steps:

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to [ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch] by 28 March 2019, enclosing:

  • a one-page motivational statement (in English) describing your story and what you can bring to the Professional Development and Training Officer post; and,
  • a concise CV (maximum two pages).

DCAF is an equal opportunities employer that considers applications from all qualified candidates.

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Switzerland: Intern – Development Fund

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Mar 202019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Mar 2019

Position Title : Intern – Development Fund

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : 01 May 2019

Closing Date : 28 March 2019

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

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

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

Context:

The IOM Development Fund in the Department of Migration Management (DMM) is designed for start-up projects for countries most in need. Through the Fund IOM provides support to its Developing Member States and Member States with economy in transition in developing and implementing joint government-IOM projects (about 50 projects a year) to address particular areas of migration management. Some of the most recent areas of focus are: counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return and integration, enhancement of inter-governmental dialogue and cooperation, labour migration, migration and development, migration, environment and climate change, migration and health, migration management systems (including travel documents) and border control, databases, policy and legal framework development, research, assessments and training activities.

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Fund, and in accordance with the overall direction of the Director of the Department of Migration Management (DMM), the successful canidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Liaise with IOM’s field Missions and offices over project implementation, financial status of projects and adherence to the funding criteria.

  2. Review and edit in coordination with the field, financial and narrative reports in order to finalize and submit the reporting package to the recipient’s government.

  3. Assist with the development of projects on the Project Information and Management Application (PRIMA).

  4. Assist the management team in branding, out-reach and public relations related activities – for example, prepare PR material on the Fund for distribution to the field and to respective governments e.g. website revisions, newsletters.

  5. Assist with the revision and update of the Fund information sheets, materials and studies.

  6. Draft presentations and reports on the fund for use by Headquarters and the field offices.

  7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

• Project Information and Management Application (PRIMA) learning;

• Project Development and Monitoring learning;

• Overall organization’s structure learning;

• Further communication learning.

Carte de Legitimation

The organization will obtain the ‘carte de legitimation’ for the duration of the internship for the selected candidate. This vacancy includes a monthly stipend. Applicants are advised to please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• University degree in International Relations, International Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Law, or any related field from an accredited academic institution.

Experience

• Strong writing, drafting and communication skills; strong report editing skills; ability to manage challenging timelines;

• Internship-related experiences. Experience in the field of report writing and review. Previous experience in an international environment an asset;

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

• Experience in the production of leaflets, brochures and other PR material is an asset;

• Experience with InDesign and databases an asset;

• Ability to timely understand the organization’s structure and portfolios;

• Experience in working 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;

• Computer literacy – MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint;

• Mother tongue written and spoken Spanish is required.

Languages

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

Note

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

Desirable Competencies:

Values

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

encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

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

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

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

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

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

Other:

Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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

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

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

Posting period:

From 15.03.2019 to 28.03.2019

Requisition: INT 2019/29 – Intern – Development Fund – Geneva, Switzerland (55878313) Released

Posting: Posting NC55878314 (55878314) Released

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Switzerland: Professional Development and Training Project Assistant

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Professional Development and Training Project Assistant
Mar 202019
 

Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 05 Apr 2019

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch

Under the direction and coordination of ISSAT’s Head of PDT, the post-holder will support the work of ISSAT’s Professional Development & Training services.

For our ISSAT Department, we are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to be our next:

Professional Development and Training Project Assistant

Reporting to: Head of Professional Development & Training (PDT)

Location: Geneva

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: 1 year (renewable)

The role

1. Professional Development & Training tasks

  • Contribute to the research, design, development and dissemination of PDT curricula, face-to-face and online training courses and related Security Sector Governance/Reform (SSG/R) training material and topics in multiple languages;
  • Support the design and development of SSG/R related PDT tools and exercises for face-to-face and online trainings and workshops (events);
  • Conduct background research and analysis to support the development of SSG/R training material including country backgrounders, thematic information notes, case studies and exercises;
  • Provide substantive and logistical support to ISSAT advisory, training and development teams before, during and after all PDT activities;
  • Responsible for the analysis and drafting of post-course evaluation data into draft PDT final reports
  • Maintain and update ISSAT’s database of participants and evaluation database;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of ISSAT’s Alumni Network;
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of ISSAT’s courses in line with the PDT Log (operations planner);
  • Act as the focal point for ISSAT training course participant application and selection processes,
  • Assist in identifying and establishing PDT-related working relationships and partnerships with like-minded institutions, networks and individuals;
  • Assist in the running and updating of the ISSAT’s online training platform including online courses, training calendar and training resources;
  • Support PDT liaison between staff, roster members and wider training team partners regarding the reviews of training presentations and material.
  • Support the dissemination of information on DCAF-ISSAT’s training products and policies through effective communication approaches.

2. General tasks

  • Contribute to ISSAT’s annual activity reports and other such periodic reports that may be required by the Head of ISSAT or ISSAT’s management team;
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with other ISSAT services, as well as, other DCAF divisions;
  • Contribute background research for inputs to the ISSAT SSR Community of Practice, including for blog posts, forum responses on ISSAT’s website, and to ISSAT’s other related online presence;
  • When needed, take minutes at ISSAT team meetings;
  • Undertake other tasks, as required by Head of ISSAT or ISSAT’s management team.

Personal Qualities Required

The post holder should have the following qualifications, skills, attributes and relevant experience along with being multi-lingual:

  • Be proactive and experienced in working as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team, with excellent communication and presentational skills (both verbal, graphical, and in writing). The post-holder will ideally have experience and skills in the design and/or delivery of adult learning and development.
  • Preferably, have prior experience with, and understanding of, online learning platforms, including the ability to use innovative training approaches and techniques such as webinars, infographics and latest presentational tools.
  • Preferably, have the motivation, interest and experience in contributing to international development and relations that are core to the SSR context. Knowledge of, and experience in, the work of the UN, EU, AU and other global institutions in SSR and related rule of law, gender and human rights developments is highly desirable.

Additional skills and experience

  • Interpersonal skills – being able to work with people at all levels
  • Problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Initiative, confidence and ability to offer and implement ideas
  • Able to effectively manage your time to meet training and development schedules and objectives
  • Personal commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills.
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite

Qualifications and Languages:

  • Graduate degree in international relations, political science, or a related field;
  • A minimum 1-2 years’ relevant experience in SSR and/or related international development work, including at least two years field experience;
  • Oral and written fluency in English, fluency in French is strongly desired, Spanish or Arabic is an added advantage;
  • Familiarity of Professional Development pathways, including Learning and Development processes;

We offer:

  • a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience
  • the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
  • the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

How to apply:

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to [ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch] by 5 April 2019, enclosing:

  • a one-page motivational statement (in English) describing your story and what you can bring to the Professional Development and Training Officer post; and,
  • a concise CV (maximum two pages).

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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Switzerland: UN Advocacy Coordinator

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Mar 202019
 

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Apr 2019

Description

Application Deadline: 3 April 2019

The Advocacy Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Coordinator to provide research, advocacy and administrative assistance to the United Nations Advocacy team based in Geneva. This position reports to the Geneva Director and Deputy Director and also supports other members of the advocacy department.

*Responsibilities:*

  1. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Geneva Advocacy team such as scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements for research and advocacy trips, recording and processing departmental finances, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, uploading materials and updating relevant pages on HRW’s website, and maintaining and expanding databases and filing systems;
  2. Coordinate HRW’s Treaty Body, Special Procedures, and UPR advocacy work, including by providing teams with updated information, reviewing and submitting inputs, and participating and reporting on reviews and meetings, as required;
  3. Coordinate and support outreach to foreign embassies, UN bodies, and other relevant entities;
  4. Prepare, draft, edit, format, and/or distribute materials such as news releases, reports, letters, briefing papers, talking points, background research, dispatches, web content, op-eds and other publications, as needed;
  5. Conduct desk research on a broad range of topics and occasionally undertake larger research projects;
  6. Assist in coordinating, developing and implementing advocacy files as required, including at the HRC, in consultation with the Geneva Director and/or Deputy Director;
  7. Monitor and track key developments in Geneva, official statements and events; track key HRC debates, feed information back to relevant staff and provide an initial analysis, as required;
  8. Attend external working-group meetings and represent HRW at advocacy meetings, trainings, and events, as required;
  9. Assist with planning and organizing meetings, roundtables, trainings, workshops, and other events;
  10. Coordinate Geneva review of World Report chapters;
  11. Recruit, onboard, and assist with the supervision of interns, and assist with recruiting and hiring of other staff, as needed; and
  12. Carry out other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree in international relations, area studies, political science, journalism or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Knowledge of or experience with the UN bodies is required.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; proficiency in French or another UN language is a plus.
  4. Strong research and analytical skills, including to conduct online research, are required.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and significant level of independent judgment and discretion, as well as tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with colleagues at all levels of the organization are required.
  6. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally are required.
  7. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  8. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  9. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.
  10. Interest in international relations and/or human rights is required and knowledge of international humanitarian law or international human rights law is preferred.

Other:Applicants for this position must be Swiss or EU/EFTA nationals, or otherwise must possess current Swiss working permit.

*Salary and Benefits:*** Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits.

How to apply:

How to Apply:Please apply immediately or by 3 April 2019 by visiting our online job portal at https://bit.ly/2CmuVjX and attaching a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others), preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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Switzerland: Consultancy (11 months): Planning Junior Consultant, PRIME team, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (11 months): Planning Junior Consultant, PRIME team, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland
Mar 202019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Mar 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

The Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan sets out the results and strategies that UNICEF will pursue to maximize resources and leverage the influence of the private sector, defined as the general public, civil society, business and private foundations and other social groups that influence decision-makers. The Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan supports the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and other organizational strategies and frameworks. In implementing this Plan, National Committees, UNICEF country offices and headquarters divisions will work together to expand strategic engagement with the private sector and advocate to advance child rights. Knowledge-sharing, supported by collaborative tools and mechanisms to optimize the use and exchange of information and experience, is one of the key crosscutting enabling strategies in the Plan.

The PRIME (Strategic Planning, Reporting, Info/KM, M & E) Section plays a central role in providing key information to PFP staff members, National Committees and Country Offices thus enabling them to implement their objectives and the new vision for a UNICEF wide private sector engagement. The suite of services that the PRIME section provides include: streamlining of internal communications, enhancing knowledge & learning, leveraging systems & platforms, strategic planning and streamlining relationship with the Office of the Executive Director.

How can you make a difference?

Working under the supervision of the Chief of the PRIME Section, the consultant will help produce strategic information content (messages, briefing notes, PPT’s) and support the publication of intranet news promoted via a monthly newsletter (articles, interviews).

MAIN TASKS:

Work closely with the PRIME team on the tasks below:

  • Provide support for the compilation of strategic documents, reports, PowerPoints, info products, videos and info graphics.
  • Support the development and updating of content for the PFP Intranet and other platforms, as needed.
  • Support facilitation of meetings such as the PPPx project and Skill Share including, setting up meetings, organizing materials and taking minutes.
  • Support collection and compilation of content on PPPx topics and Skill Share.
  • Support PFP teams, through the IMPACT Platform, in 2018 annual report and 2019 mid-year review.
  • Support the annual planning cycles of Joint Strategic Plans with Natcoms and Private Sector Plans with Country Offices, driven through the IMPACT Platform.
  • Support planning activities before, during and after the annual Skill Share learning event.
  • Maintain PFP organigrams, info products, and the PFP annual calendar and keep update on the PFP Intranet and PFP collaboration site.
  • Support the update and coordination of intranet content publishing and its migration to Modern Sharepoint.
  • Provide planning support for priority projects and initiatives, as needed.
  • DELIVERABLES:

  • Meetings are successfully organized, and minutes successfully taken and shared with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Content material successfully collected.
  • PPF organigrams, info products and PFP Annual calendar are regularly updated.
  • Support the weekly update of intranet news.
  • Write and produce briefing packages, including videos and info graphics.
  • ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL

    starting 6 May 2019 (tentatively) for 11 months.

    REPORTING TO

    Chief of PRIME section, PFP

    WORK PLACE

    Geneva, Switzerland

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • First level university degree in journalism, marketing, public/international relations, human rights or any other related discipline, and at least one year working experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English; fluency in other UN languages would be an asset.
  • Prior planning experience considered an asset.
  • Experience of working within UNICEF or other UN entities considered an assess.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of PFP processes and familiarity with the work of UNICEF National Committees processes would be highly desirable.
  • Experience in the use of Office 365 products and Sharepoint online.
  • Ability to work independently and to meettight deadlines
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • UNICEF Core Competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Drive for Results (I)
  • Working with People (I)
  • UNICEF Functional Competencies

  • Relating and Networking (I)
  • Persuading and Influencing (I)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (I)
  • Technical Competencies:

  • Proficient in writing for the web and intranet editorial experience
  • Experience in dealing with a complex information architecture
  • Knowledge of user experience
  • Technologies:

  • Advanced use and knowledge of SharePoint 2013 Online
  • Proficient in Yammer
  • Expertise in Office 365 offering
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Remarks:

    Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

    Taxation: UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=520556

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    Switzerland: CRSPC HBHI Officer

     FULL TIME, Hoteles, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: CRSPC HBHI Officer
    Mar 192019
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Mar 2019

    Background Information – Job-specific

    RBM Partnership to End Malaria

    The RBM Partnership is a global health initiative created to implement coordinated action against malaria.

    It mobilizes for action, and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is composed of a multitude of partners, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions. The partners join the RBM Partnership on a voluntary basis through their commitment a malaria free world.

    RBM works mainly through Partner Committees (PCs) which formalize, consolidate and amplify the Partnership priorities of advocacy, resource mobilization, and country/regional support. Each Partner Committee is supported by a Partner Committee Manager employed by the RBM Secretariat.

    The Country/Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) provides a platform to engage the RBM Partnership community in coordinating support to countries and regions as they execute their malaria control and elimination implementation programmes. Support is tailored to suit the requirements and existing capacity in each country and region.

    The Country and Regional Support Partner Committee Officer will support the co-ordination and communication relating to the High Burden High Impact (HBHI) approach, mainstreamed throughout the workplan of the CRSPC. The Officer will work under the supervision of the CRSPC Manager, under the guidance of the CRSPC co-chairs.

    Functional Responsibilities

    The role provides support to the CRSPC especially in the implementation of the High Burden High impact approach, with a major focus on support to the eleven highest burden countries.

    The incumbent works in close collaboration with CEO, RBM CRSPC Manager and CRSPC Partner Committee and RBM Board Leadership and Members, along with technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring the successful implementation of RBM activities. The incumber will report to the CRSPC Manager.

    Support the Roll Out and tracking of the partnership support to the High Burden High Impact approach

    • Support countries in their self-assessments, partner mapping and situation analyses, national strategic planning and malaria programme reviews, resource mobilisation and solving implementation bottlenecks.
    • Ensure regular engagement and follow-up on progress at country level in the High Burden High Impact approach, and across the CRSPC workstreams.
    • Conduct analysis to track progress in achieving the GTS targets including impact of CRSPC support
    • Preparation of high quality documents summarizing the developments in the relevant areas of cooperation, such as briefing notes and updates for the Partnership leadership, minutes of meetings, etc.

    Ensure co-ordination, communication and facilitation of knowledge building/sharing through the High Burden High Impact Approach:

    • Identify and help to document and disseminate country best practices and lessons learnt through the implementation of the High Burden High impact approach, including across all the workstreams of the CRSPC;
    • Facilitate information-sharing, effective communication and collaboration across the RBM Partnership, as well as existing and prospective partners, especially across CRSPC workstreams including in the context of the High Burden High Impact approach
    • As requested and delegated, represent the RBM Partnership at coordination meetings with Partners and during field missions to countries

    Other

    • To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including backstopping for RBM Secretariat managers as required.

    Education

    Advanced university degree in Public Health, Business, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, or related field.
    Bachelors’ university degree in the fields noted above accepted with an additional two (2) years of experience.

    Experience

    Essential: Minimum 5 years’ experience in programme coordination and management, preferably in international and/or national public health or related field.

    Desirable: Demonstrated experience with drafting reports and/or policy documents, including an ability to summary key points for decision-makers.

    • Robust understanding of key policy issues within malaria sector.
    • Experience of working in a malaria-endemic country
    • Proven judgment, discretion, and diplomacy.
    • Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft products.
    • Ability to work under pressure and obtain results.
    • Capacity and willingness to work in a collaborative manner.
    • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.

    Languages

    English fluency (written and spoken) is required.
    Fluency in French is highly desirable.

    Competencies

    Strategic perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contract type, level and duration

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

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

    Additional Considerations

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

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
    *
    This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.***

    Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

    Working with us

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

    Diversity

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

    Work life harmonization

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

    How to apply:

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17502&media=print

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    Switzerland: UNOPS JPO – Policy Support Officer, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: UNOPS JPO – Policy Support Officer, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat
    Mar 192019
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Apr 2019

    Background

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

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

    1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;

    2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;

    3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;

    4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

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

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

    Training component: Learning elements and expectations

    Upon completion of the assignment the JPO will have/ will be able to:

    • an in-depth understanding of the work of UNOPS in the field of nutrition
    • understanding of the multilateral framework and agenda in relation to nutrition
    • experience in providing policy analysis and advice to SUN senior management team
    • experience in UNOPS and SUN processes and procedures relating to Policy and Project Management
    • a network of colleagues and contacts from the United Nations
    • experience working in and contributing to the work of a multi-cultural and highly motivated professional team.

    The JPO training programme includes the following learning elements:

    • Possibility to participate in the orientation programme for Junior Professional Officers in Turin scheduled to take place in fall 2019.
    • Possibility to participate in the Organization’s learning and development programmes for staff at all levels. Programmes are aimed at developing core values, core and managerial competencies and promoting a shared organizational culture and values
    • The JPO position includes a Duty travel and training allowance (DTTA) of $4,000 per year which may be used for learning activities related to the assignment and career development.

    Content and methodology of supervision

    • A work plan will be formulated and agreed with the Director with clearly defined outputs, milestones and reporting requirements.
    • Meeting workplan objectives as reflected within Performance Evaluation Review (annual and mid-term).
    • Setting personal development objectives within Performance Evaluation Review.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Secretariat is looking for a dynamic Junior Professional Officer (Policy Support Officer) who will provide support to the planning, management and implementation of the office’s workplan. He/she will contribute to the efficient and smooth functioning of the Secretariat through improved internal communication, coordination and management of the workflow. He/she will work in close collaboration with members of the Strategic Management Team (SMT) and will report directly to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat.

    The Policy Support Officer is expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and results oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity. He/She should be able to anticipate the needs of the team and tailor his/her support accordingly. We are looking for a solution finder and quick doer – escalating to the attention of the supervisor those issues requiring specific guidance and/or decision.

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

    • Assist the Director and the SMT in the planning, design, implementation and follow up of specific activities linked to strategic streams of work including the Lead Group, Executive Committee, Support System, SUN Countries, the SUN Movement Pooled Fund, advocacy and communication, partnerships building, etc;
    • Support assessment and keep abreast of political and development trends for nutrition, and identify and propose areas for SUN Movement engagement. This for instance will include, among others, the involvement of the SUN Movement in the Nutrition for Growth 2020 (Tokyo);
    • Assist in the preparation of program documents (including business cases/strategies, project proposals, policy briefs, program plans and risk assessments);
    • Support the project management of events and other projects from design, planning, implementation and follow up, including logistics aspect – involving relevant colleagues across the Secretariat. In particular support the project management of the Nutrition Hubs organised in the margins of the World Health Assembly (May) and the next SUN Movement Global Gathering taking place in a SUN Asian country (November 2019).
    • In response to the Mid-Term Review findings and recommendations, provide support to the framing and executing of future strategic directions of the Movement till 2020 and beyond;
    • Support the process for commissioning and rolling out the evaluation of the SUN Movement taking place in 2019;
    • Support the SMT in scheduling meetings, workshops, retreats and conference calls as well as supporting the flow of communication and workflow management between teams, colleagues and also external partners.
    • Manage sign off processes with relevant SMT managers and/or Director and/or Coordinator ensuring timely delivery for all projects.
    • Support the office in communication, public relation matters as well as donor and government liaison by preparing and disseminating articles, project updates and relevant reports.
    • Support the Coordinator of the Movement, the Director and SMT members in any other matters as required.

    Competencies

    Key Competencies

    • Strong analytical skills: demonstrable success in identifying patterns, causalities and correlations from large amounts of complex information from various sources and synthesizing this analysis into clear statements and summaries
    • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
    • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
    • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
    • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
    • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Comfortable working with individuals across different sectors and organizational levels.

    Skills

    • Meticulous attention to detail and mastery of information under his/her responsibility.
    • Proven analytic and strategy skills and excellent writing capacities.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams and to strengthen team spirit and impact.
    • Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality, accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working in a very busy office.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    • Advanced university degree with minumum 2 and maximum 4 years of relevant work experience – Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Development, International relations or related fields.
    • A Bachelor degree with minimum 4 and maximum 5 years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Working experience :

    All paid and relevant work experience since obtaining the Bachelors degree will/can be considered.

    • At least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in an international working environment is required.
    • Experience in multi-sector programmes and policies, in food and nutrition security, food systems, trade, responsible business, gender equity or local government is desirable.
    • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.
    • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of projects is desirable

    Languages:

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
    • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.

    Nationality:

    this post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to PEOPLE WITH THE DUTCH NATIONALITY.

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