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Switzerland: Deputy Manager – Lausanne

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Deputy Manager – Lausanne
Aug 152018
 

Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

We are looking for our Headquarter in Lausanne for a

Deputy Manager- Asia Area

Position Start Date: ASAP

Duration: CDI

Activity rate: 100%

Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Context:

Under the supervision of Asia Area Manager, the Deputy Manager is responsible for a series of tasks connected to the Area and Operations with a variable and progressive degree of autonomy.

They provide technical, administrative and analytical support to the team. They actively participate in the design and implementation of the strategic programs and interventions.They ensure the operational follow up of Tdh program/projects within the countries of intervention (respectively : Nepal, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh) up to the perimeter of their responsibilities. To properly follow up regional, delegation and program activities, they are expected to travel to the intervention areas.

Main responsibilities:

  • Guarantee compliance with the project cycle management framework (scheduling the monitoring and evaluation) in collaboration with the teams in the field.

  • Support the development of new projects in the region.

  • Guarantee the monitoring framework of the contracts related to their countries (authorities, national partners, financial backers, external consultants); directly for those managed from the headquarters, and as a support for those managed from the field.

  • Be the first point of contact at headquarters for the countries of intervention with regards to certain topics (HR, communication, information management RDF, finance, IT, standard, delegations).

  • Manage the administrative and logistical processes related to the activities in the area (apart from delegations).

Function details:

  • Strategy and institutional policy

  • Together with the Asia Regional Manager, elaborate, implement and review the Asia Regional strategy

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to the Terre des hommes Foundation Strategic Plan, Terre des hommes Regional Strategic Plan and Terre des hommes thematic policies in the field

  • Together with the Asia zone, collaborate on the establishment and development of the Asia Zone, as a part of the broader organizational change

Project cycle management

  • Supervise and follow up all activities related to the implementation of Terre des hommes’ projects in the field according to the proposal guidelines, indicators, budget and work plans

  • In consultation with Terre des hommes Asia Zone and Country Delegations, develop new projects in-line with the Terre des hommes strategic plan and thematic policies

  • Contribute to the development of annual and/or project work plans

  • With the technical support of the thematic specialists and in coordination with the Asia Regional Manager, monitor the quality of the work carried out and suggest means of improvement

  • Assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the work carried out and identify ways for further improve-ment

Reporting

  • Review/Revise Country monthly activity reports and provide Tdh with annual reports in line with Tdh guidelines

  • Review/Revise and provide the Zone and/or the donors with quality intermediate and final project re-ports as per donor contract

  • Keep track and ensure timely submission of report to donors for the whole zone

Communication

  • Ensure visibility of Asia Zone intervention at Global, Regional and Delegation level through a close coordination with HQ Communication Department and delegations

  • Cooperate with Asia Assistant, trainees to ensure proper communication, planning and updates

Finance

  • Actively participate to Tdh quarterly budget review and annual budgeting.

  • Works with the Finance Controller and Asia Manager on budgeting, accounting and auditing as re-quired.

Human resources management

  • Ensure Country Delegates’ leave/absence authorization and follow up

  • Review/Provide inputs on delegation personnel policy and ensure timely updates from delegations

  • Take an active role in creating a calm and relaxed working environment

Representation and networking

  • In coordination with the Asia Manager, represent the organization at national and international level, particularly to the government, donors, official agencies, other non-governmental agencies etc.

  • Ensure that all formalities required by government and other official agencies are properly prepared and punctually presented by the countries or person in charge within Asia zone

Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain sound relations with potential donors (institutional, local, etc)

  • Liaise internally and externally to identify new funding sources, both institutional and private ones

  • Support the development of new project proposals with Countries, Programs and key departments in close coordination with Asia Zone

  • Together with Asia Manager support the development of Regional and Countries’ fundraising strategies

Profile:

Education: Master or University degree in relevant field

Language: Excellent oral and writing skills in English and French, C2

Experiences and aptitudes:

  • 3 – 5 year experience of project management within development and humanitarian sectors – Field experience is preferable

  • Master in common IT tools and applications

  • Shows flexibility, availability and adaptability

  • Adopt a collaborative culture within and outside his/her domain and department

  • Master and respect rules and procedures connected to his/her domain of activities

  • Knows and applies the basics of GP/GCP

  • Shows determination and proactivity

Competencies:

  • Knows and apply donor mechanisms

  • Analyzes both program and context

  • Analyzes and synthesizes the information

  • Knows and applies the state of the art in Project Cycle Management

  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner

Child Safeguarding Policy:

  • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children

  • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse

  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others

  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure:

Please postulate on our website: http://www.jobs.net/j/JiGzzgLq?idpartenaire=20007

We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. Additional documents such as diplomas and work certificates will only be required in case of an interview.

If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department: rh@tdh.ch

Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged. The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection. What is Terre des hommes: https://vimeo.com/253387235

How to apply:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JiGzzgLq?idpartenaire=20007

We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

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Switzerland: Consultancy – Mapping and Tools for UN Social Protection Support in the Europe and Central Asia Region (home-based)

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy – Mapping and Tools for UN Social Protection Support in the Europe and Central Asia Region (home-based)
Aug 142018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

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, Social Protection

Background

The Issue Based Coalition on Social Protection in Europe and Central Asia (IBC-SP) is a thematic regional coalition of UN agencies that represents a new way of working together to improve policy and programming coherence among UN agencies active on social protection, and to implement social protection components of the 2030 Development Agenda in a more integrated way. The group has two objectives: to support coordinated country work; and to contribute to UN reform and SDG implementation; and three types of activities: development of joint policy positions and advocacy messages; provision of technical support to country initiatives; and knowledge development and sharing. Initially formed in 2015 as a Working group of UN agencies, it is planning to transition to an Issue Based Coalition composed of UN, partner agencies and external bodies during the course of 2017 and 2018.

Regional UN Issue Based Coalition on Social Protection Floor in Europe and Central Asia focuses on regionalizing and nationalizing the United Nations (UN) Social Protection Floor Initiative (SPF-I) which was launched by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UN CEB) in 2009 as one of the nine concrete measures to address the global economic crisis and accelerate recovery. The renewed interest in comprehensive and rights-based protection was given a boost in June 2012 with the adoption by world governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations of the International Labour Organization’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)[1]. The approach has also been endorsed by, amongst many others, the African Union, the G20, and the United Nations.

Social protection floors are nationally defined sets of at least four basic social security guarantees that ensure:

  • access to essential health care, including maternity care;
  • basic income security for children providing access to nutrition, education, care and any other necessary goods and services;
  • basic income security for persons in active age who are not able to earn sufficient income, in particular in case of sickness, unemployment, maternity and disability;
  • and basic income security for older persons.
  • Social protection including floors contributes to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In September 2015, UN Member States committed to achieve 17 sustainable development goals by 2030. Social protection, including floors, are among and contribute to five of these goals, namely SDG 1 on ending poverty, SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives, SDG 5 on achieving gender equality, SDG 8 on promoting decent work, and SDG 10 on reducing inequality. SDG 1.3 specifically aims at implementing nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all including floors. Social protection floors are also the basis for the progressive achievement of higher levels of protection within comprehensive social security systems. Within the Europe and Central Asia region a more ambitious and adapted approach is merited consistent with relevant provisions in the ILO Recommendation, and related initiatives – such as WHO’s work on universal health coverage and existing national development priorities and strategies, in particular ongoing reform efforts in the field of social protection. This is the subject of a forthcoming advocacy paper from the regional UN System[2].

    Increased collaboration between UN Agencies, development partners and national government in the area of social protection has been called for consistently and is further reinforced by tighter alignment within UN Common system joining forces to implement Sustainable Development Goals Agenda, including through the Common Chapter commitments of UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP and WFP.

    Since inception in 2015 the UN Regional Issue Based Coalition on Social Protection has completed the following activities: nomination of representation at regional and country level by agencies and UNCTs; first virtual meeting and sharing of tools and methods for social protection coordination; drafting and publication of social protection section of UNDG Regional Advocacy Brief; first face to face meeting, discussion of regional policy advocacy document and sharing of lessons on UN coordination; completed drafting of the regional policy advocacy document for publication during June/July 2018. From early 2018 the IBC-SP has also been called to participate in several of the ongoing UNDG “MAPS” (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) missions to countries throughout the region.

    A number of UN agencies are working on social protection and related fields within the region, including ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UN-Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNHCR, WFP, FAO and IOM. Social protection is also a core area of UN support to countries in the region as featured in UNDAFs and UNPAFs, and is coordinated through existing platforms for exchange at country level such as UN Thematic Working Groups on Social Protection and wider groupings such as Development Cooperation Councils. As part of its 2018 workplan, the Co-Chairs of the IBC (ILO, UNDP, UNICEF) agreed to prepare materials and tools for support for UNCTs on social protection, to facilitate greater coordination and alignment between agencies and to offer more streamlined support to countries in work on social protection.

    UNICEF/IBC would like to engage a consultant to support implementation of its work-plan for 2018 in the following segments:

  • mapping approaches to social protection in UNDAFs and SDG related work in the region[3]
  • mapping of technical capacity available within UNCTs
  • development support resources[4].
  • How can you make a difference?

    Purpose of the assignment

    The assignment will support UNCTs and governments to provide coordinated and aligned technical support to governments by providing knowledge resources on the technical support available within the UN system, and on the approaches towards social protection followed by UNCTs within the region.

    Scope of Assignment

    The assignment will develop knowledge resources and tools to support improved coordination and alignment of UN agencies’ support on social protection within the region. There are four elements to the assignment:

    Component 1

    Mapping of UN work on social protection in the region, including approaches within UNDAFs / UNPAFs and, where appropriate, SDG MAPS reports around the region, identifying the priority areas of social protection work, the roles of different agencies, institutional coordination mechanisms (with an indication of sustainability), and the results the UN is contributing to, and existing knowledge resources on social protection[5] produced by UN agencies including in collaboration with partners.

    Component 2

    Mapping of technical support (staff numbers and location and areas they cover) on different aspects of social protection available to UNCTs and governments

    Component 3

    Completing a regional checklist of issues and support resources on social protection to be used for MAPS missions and other SDG-related work on social protection, and in the preparation of UNDAFs/UNPAFs

    Component 4

    Making recommendations concerning the possible introduction of the UN Social Protection Floor Initiative (SPF-I) in the region, at either the regional or national levels

    Methodology and Main Tasks

    Under the supervision of the Co-Chairs of the IBC-SP, the consultant(s) will be responsible for the following tasks:

    Consultations

  • Consult with the Co-Chairs IBC and members of the IBC via face to face and virtual communications to clarify expectations, deliverables, and methodology for the work
  • Consult with a sample of UNCTs/RCOs to establish what would be most useful for them
  • Consult with other IBCs to identify what approaches they are using to provide guidance and tools for the region
  • Consult with UN Development Operations Coordinating Office (DOCO) regarding its views on the substance and coordination of social protection issues in the region
  • Literature Review

  • Review UNDAFS/UNPAFs from the region, map UN social protection results, and summarize the priority areas of UN engagement on social protection on a country by country basis
  • Review SDG-related work that addresses social protection (for example MAPS mission reports), and summarize social protection related accelerators and policy support needs
  • Compile and review existing literature on UN work on social protection in the region (studies, evaluations, policy briefs, conference presentations etc).
  • Compile the key existing tools and guidance materials related to social protection (global and regional)
  • Mapping of UN Social Protection Work

  • Based on the literature review and data gathered from UNCTs, produce a summary of UN work in support of social protection in the region, indicating priority areas of work, existing examples of UN collaboration, and potential areas for strengthened collaboration
  • Mapping of Technical Capacity

  • Prepare a data gathering tool to obtain information on technical capacity for policy support on social protection among UN agencies in the region and pre-test via the Co-Chairs
  • Gather data on technical capacity for policy support from UN agencies and compile
  • Produce a database of technical support available within the regional UN system on social protection
  • Checklist for Social Protection in the region, for use with UNDAFs and SDG-related processes including MAPS missions

  • Review the draft Social Protection MAPS checklist, and propose additions and refinements to make this suitable for use with UNDAFs and for SDG-related processes (eg: MAPS missions; social protection accelerators)
  • Revise and finalise the checklist based on discussions with the Co-Chairs and views of the IBC members
  • Prospective introduction of SPF-I in the region

  • Describe other regions’ experience in introducing the SPF-I and consider their relevance in light of ECA region specifics
  • Propose concrete recommendations concerning the feasibility, desirability, and concrete steps (if advisable) for the SPF-I’s prospective introduction
  • Duration, Deliverables and Payment of Schedules

    The consultancy is to be carried out between September and December 2018. Consultant may propose suitable inputs and level of effort to deliver the outputs. It is expected that the assignment will involve approximately 30 working days.

  • Inception report (maximum 5 pages) clarifying objectives and scope, outlining methodology and schedule for the assignment
  • Literature Review
  • Mapping of UN Social protection work within the Region
  • Mapping of UN technical support within the Region
  • Final Social Protection checklist for the Region
  • SPF-I recommendations for the Region
  • The exact dates of deliverables will be defined in consultation with the consultant(s). The fee structure is:

    First payment on agreement of inception report and literature review

    Second payment on satisfactory completion of all deliverables

    Management and Supervision

    The consultants’ work will supervised by the Co-Chairs of the IBC, coordinated through the UNICEF Regional Social Policy Advisor.

    Conditions of Work

  • The assignment will be home based with one possible travel to Geneva or Istanbul.
  • The consultant will organize his/her own travel and transportation when required. The consultant will provide his/her own computer and communications equipment (laptop, telephones, etc).
  • No work or travel may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant
  • Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results

  • Timely delivery of outputs according to agreed schedule
  • Satisfactory feedback from IBC Co-Chairs on conduct of the assignment
  • Satisfactory quality of final products
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in the Social Policy, Economics, International Development or related discipline;
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience, in social protection. Experience in Europe and Central Asia is considered an asset;
  • Proven experience and knowledge on UN social protection floor, and existing UN guidance materials
  • Demonstrated experience of developing tools and guidance, capacity building and mentoring of professional staff
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and facilitation skills;
  • Fluency in verbal and written English; Knowledge of Russian and languages of Western Balkans of the region an advantage
  • 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.

    Remarks:

    Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    [1] See ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 (2012) http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO…

    [2] “Regional UN System Issue Based Coalition on Social Protection, Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region: Joint Advocacy Messages” (forthcoming)

    [3] A useful starting point is the SDG mapping of UNDAFs available at https://undg.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SDG-Mapping-w-UNDAFs-1Octobe…

    [4] Support resources may refer to, for example, existing tools such as the inter-agency tools on social protection (http://ispatools.org/about-ispa/)

    [5] Knowledge resources may include those produced in Russian and in other regional languages, as well as in English

    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=515359

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    Switzerland: Consultancy – Creation of a common methodology on continuous needs identification and data interpretation to enable ongoing sectorial joint needs and response analysis

     Compras, Diseño Grafico, Finanzas, FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos, Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional, Traduccion, Interpretacion, Idiomas  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy – Creation of a common methodology on continuous needs identification and data interpretation to enable ongoing sectorial joint needs and response analysis
    Aug 142018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

    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, Protection

    Background

    Whether in natural disasters, complex emergencies, famine or disease, UNICEF has been a reliable emergency responder since its creation. This has been made possible through its extensive sectoral expertise in health, nutrition, WASH, education, child protection, and gender, as well as through strong communication and an agility in adopting innovative approaches and systems in meeting its mandate.

    UNICEF welcomed the spirit of the “Grand Bargain” and the ambition to better assess the needs of populations affected by humanitarian crisis. As such, UNICEF have been linking the associated work streams on joint and impartial needs assessments, accountability to affected populations and localization. This was done largely to the fact that needs of affected populations are traditionally assessed through one large needs assessment before the creation of the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO). This normally takes place in the summer months with quite a large piece of work undertaken to manage and analyze the information. The focus of the humanitarian community is then placed on translating those needs into Strategic Objectives of the response through the creation of a Humanitarian Response Plan.

    During the implementation phase, focus is primarily on monitoring results against the original needs identified and less on any change of those. However, in most situations, the emergency evolves and the needs of affected populations change.

    Inter-agency work at the global level is currently taking place around joint needs analysis to be conducted under the Inter Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) at the field level. Such analysis requires a continuous feed of information to analyze. Given this and the heavy process of one off needs assessments, there is a demand to build an ongoing approach to the identification of needs. Such an approach will enable both sectorial joint needs and response analysis to take place at the country level. This consultancy will contribute to these efforts by crafting a framework with a flexible methodology that will ensure a feed of information throughout the program cycle. The work will closely coordinate with existing initiatives and groups such as the Global Cluster Coordinators Group (GCCG), JIAG, and the HPC review working groups.

    How can you make a difference?

    The purpose of this consultancy is to create a common methodology on the continuous needs identification and data interpretation to enable ongoing joint needs analysis. The joint needs analysis work is currently being undertaken by the GCCG, under the leadership of the Food Security Cluster.

    This methodology should ensure the inclusiveness, complementarity, and use of data as per below:

    Data usefulness: Data sources produced with a minimum level of reliability and sound methodology should be considered as valid data entries within the framework. These sources include, but are not limited to: assessments, need monitoring, the use of proxy indicators, key informant networks, and other unorthodox means to identify needs. The framework should be able to define how each of the information sources should be considered.

    Data complementarity: The methodology framework should ensure that conflicting datasets can be comparable (i.e. aggregating or disaggregating datasets for ensuring unit of analysis comparability).

    Context-based tailored approach: The Framework should represent a methodological approach with the capability to adapt to different contexts and realities. The methodology produced under this consultancy should be applicable in all types of operations, including protracted and sudden onset emergencies as well as low capacity operations.

    Moreover, the methodology framework should take into consideration the following three pillars:

    Technical – The pillar which focus on the information management component. In this directly connected with the work with IMOs and technical staff applying the key technical approaches chosen for the framework. The technical pillar requires a strong command on IM and how these tools can be adapted, or tailored, to the in country different realities and pre-existing capacities.

    Coordination – A second pillar defined to ensure that the technical IM tools/analysis and the sectoral data interpretation, prioritization and operational planning and response options are kept aligned during the overall process. This pillar involves constant coordination and exchange with the wide array of stakeholders participating in the framework.

    Decision making at operational and strategic levels – This third pillar addresses the critical step on how to make use of the framework findings to facilitate an evidence-based decision making process which will immediately impact and guide the response. In the framework, this pillar will provide tools, adaptable approaches and guidance-including advocacy-to the technical and coordination ones-on how they can successfully contribute to the decision-making, and involving a strong consensus-building component showcasing the benefits of working under the integrated approach of the framework, instead of pursuing stand-alone ones.

    Duration: Estimated 120 days between September/October 2018 to February/March 2019

    Location: home-based in Geneva area with frequent interaction with the UNICEF-led clusters

    Deliverables

    The consultancy will have the following deliverables:

  • An inventory of existing and currently applied data collection methodologies and a comparative analysis of these as a foundation for the review and framing of information sources (deliverable 2).
  • Review and framing of information sources-under the basis of complementarity and comparability- used by UNICEF-led clusters / AoR as well as other stakeholders to identify needs of affected populations. This review and framing will include all types of information sources, developmental, humanitarian as well as others.
  • Using the review, create a methodological framework-following the above-mentioned pillars – for a continuous identification and joint analysis of needs and response that is applicable to the entire humanitarian system respecting the already existing sectoral analytical frameworks and sector specific data use protocols (i.e. use of qualitative and quantitative data).
  • Create sector-specific parts with detailed SOPs on how to apply the framework for UNICEF-led Clusters / AoR (WASH, Nutrition, Child Protection, and Education). SOPs will focus on how to analyze existing data allowing the sectors to make a better planning. For this purpose, they will consider, PiN estimates-including gender and age disaggregation- prioritization of most affected geographical areas and groups and response modalities adapted to each context.
  • Creation of a package for testing and roll-out starting in 2019.
  • Activity / Tasks
    Deliverable
    Deadline
    % of amount, payable per deliverable (US$)

    An inventory of existing and currently applied data collection methodologies and a comparative analysis of these as a foundation for the review and framing of information sources (deliverable 2).
    A document containing the comparative analysis
    At 15-day mark of consultancy
    10%

    Review and framing of information sources -under the basis of complementarity and comparability- used by UNICEF-led clusters / AoR as well as other stakeholders to identify needs of affected populations. This review and framing will include all types of information sources, developmental, humanitarian as well as others.
    Inception report and a document containing sources usable for continued identification of needs
    At 25-day mark of consultancy
    10%

    Using the review, create a methodological framework-following the above-mentioned pillars – for a continuous identification and joint analysis of needs and response that is applicable to the entire humanitarian system respecting the already existing sectoral analytical frameworks and sector specific data use protocols (i.e. use of qualitative and quantitative data).

    A document containing the methodological
    At 65-day mark of consultancy
    30%

    Create sector-specific parts with detailed SOPs on how to apply the framework for UNICEF-led Clusters / AoR (WASH, Nutrition, Child Protection, and Education).
    Sector-specific SOPs for WASH, Nutrition, Child Protection, and Education
    At 90-day mark of consultancy
    30%

    Creation of a package for testing and roll-out starting in 2019
    A capacity building package for testing and roll-out
    At 120-day mark of consultancy
    20%

    Management

    The consultant will report on the project to the Chief, UNICEF Global Cluster Coordination Unit, Office of emergency Programmes. The Consultant will interact with the entire UNICEF-led Cluster / AoR team and may be designated a technical reporting line to another staff member.

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

    Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information management, information systems, database management, humanitarian action, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience:A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in analysis and needs assessments within the humanitarian sector. Experience with Humanitarian Indicator Registries and Humanitarian Analytical Frameworks is an asset. Experience with SQL and data analysis and visualization is desired.

    Language: Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is an advantage.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

  • 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; tailor language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions.
  • Analysing: Analyses numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system.
  • 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.

    Remarks:

    Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and an all inclusive lumpsum fee (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a lumpsum fee will not be considered. Please mention the earliest date you can start.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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=515361

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    Switzerland: Consultancy – Child Protection Consultant to develop guidance paper on deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities in Europe and Central Asia, Geneva, Switzerland

     FULL TIME, Informatica, Leyes / Abogados, Quimica, Biologia  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy – Child Protection Consultant to develop guidance paper on deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities in Europe and Central Asia, Geneva, Switzerland
    Aug 142018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

    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, Protection

    Background

    Institutional care is widely understood by governments and civil society to be harmful for children. The Convention of the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children all recognise that the ideal setting for a child to grow up in, and for persons with disabilities to fulfil their potential and participate as full citizens, is within a family environment that provides a nurturing and loving atmosphere, or, when necessary, within a community-based care system which is suitable to meet their individual needs. In addition to the human rights case, there is a strong economic case for choosing family- and community-based care over institutions. The cost of providing family- and community-based care is often less expensive and the social return is much higher.

    After decades of evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue, many governments have led reforms to close or transform large-scale institutions and replace them with community and family based alternative care services and put in place family support services to prevent children from being unnecessarily separated from their families. Throughout the countries in the Europe and Central Asia Region, significant progress has been made in terms of the development of new child and family services, although continued investment and momentum is required to ensure the reforms are irreversible and no child is left behind.

    At the same time, the varying paces at which different services have been developed, and their uneven availability across time and space, have hindered the reforms and sometimes created unintended consequences. There is an increasing concern amongst child care professionals in some of the countries of the region that an emphasis on small group homes (SGHs) may contribute to the re-institutionalization or trans-institutionalization rather than re-integration and inclusion of children. Moreover, within a desired continuum of needed social services, the construction and running of SGHs may be burdensome on the child care budget, taking the lions’ share of it and thus jeopardizing the development of community-based care and preventive services, the latter being the element of the reform which, across the entire region, appears still to be the least well developed. There is also recognition that small-scale, residential care, plays an important (albeit smaller) role in the child protection and child care system. And that in the context of dismantling large scale institutions, there may be a slightly larger role for SGHs in the medium term given the profiles of children who have spent years in harmful large institutional care and may be less inclined to move into family-based care. Furthermore, there are unresolved questions around when a small group home or small residential facility becomes too big, and therefore is no longer appropriate? There is guidance around the characteristics of a small group setting, but the specifics have not been agreed across organizations and stakeholders. This has led to variations in practice, and the possibility that governments and others are not being accurate in their classification of care placements. The continued uncertainty about what constitutes an appropriate small residential facility, and an inappropriate institution, also confuses the data and statistics around the number of children in institutional care in any given country or territory.

    Moreover, there is no professional consensus about children placed in boarding schools and whether these children are in residential/institutional care and should be addressed by the national deinstitutionalization efforts. The dividing line between residential care and boarding schools is blurred. In the Europe and Central Asia l region and in many parts of the world, facilities described as ‘boarding schools’, ‘internats’, ‘hostels’ share many of the characteristics of residential care/even institutional care, and children in such facilities share similar experiences to other children in residential/institutional care. Some children in such facilities may return to communities and families regularly but others may not, leaving them more vulnerable to abuse and to the problems associated with a loss of attachment.

    Attempts to distinguish between boarding schools and residential care are further complicated by the fact that, many children enter residential care to gain an education (usually a special education in the case of children with special educational needs or disabilities) or access to other services, rather than because they are in need of care and protection. The motivations for placing children in residential care should not be considered as the primary factor distinguishing residential/institutional care from boarding schools. Children living in facilities because they lack parental care, or because they have parents willing and able to care for them but lacking access to basic services close to home, can all potentially be in residential care. Consideration of the definition and characteristics of residential care, particularly of degrees of contact with homes and communities, can be used to help determine whether children are in boarding schools or in residential care. The difference between boarding schools and residential care is neatly summarized in the following quote from Tolfree: “Children’s homes (or orphanages) ….are quite different from boarding schools in that they tend to replace parental roles. Boarding schools seek to supplement parental roles and responsibilities: parental responsibility remains intact and children normally return home for the holidays”[1].

    In 2013, UNICEF commissioned an independent evaluation to assess the extent to which child care reforms in eleven countries[2] during the period 2005-2012 had triggered results for children. The evaluation concluded that: Across the countries covered, there has been a noticeable decline in the rate of children in institutional care. The rate of children in residential care has decreased the most in Bulgaria (by 41.5per cent from 2005 to 2012). In Moldova, the number of children living in institutional care was reduced by over 50per cent (over 5,000 children were placed into family based care during the period 2005-2012). In the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the total number of children in institutional care dropped by 27.6per cent (2005-2012), while the number of foster families increased by 60per cent in the same period (111 to 178). The reform of child care systems in EU new member states (Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania) showed significant progress in creating a comprehensive legal framework aimed to contribute to the improvement of the quality of care.

    While de-institutionalization has been (and will continue to be in many countries) the entry point for reforming the child care system, it is not an end goal in and of itself. The process of de-institutionalization leads to diversified family-based alternative care services at community level, and to the further development of family support services. These services need to be maintained, improved and expanded in response to the needs of communities and families. Ensuring quality interventions requires setting standards, ensuring monitoring and support, and sustaining and expanding national budgets for these services.

    “Though governments increasingly recognise the inevitability of deinstitutionalization, there is less clarity with regard to the mechanisms that replace institutionalization and what would constitute a human rights-based response.” [3] This led to the development of The Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care[4], commonly referred to as the “Common European Guidelines” which brought together European and international best practices to “provide practical advice about how to make a sustained transition from institutional care to family-based and community-based alternatives.”

    Since the UN CRPD, a paradigm shift is occurring away from a medical model of care, towards a social rights model where individuals are supported to become active citizens making a contribution to their own communities. This has been accompanied by a wider understanding of the adaptations which society must make in order to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are vindicated:[5] a re-shaping of how services are provided, the development of new services not currently available to meet new and changing needs and/or the integration in the services of a person centred, inclusive, participative and individualised approach, adopting the new social rights model of disability. This paradigm shift therefore requires a movement. One of the areas requiring improvements and/or changes is the way provision of long term and/or intense care is provided to children with disabilities.

    The Common European Guidelines[6] see it as imperative that in managing the transition process people with significant disabilities and complex needs are not left behind as this only generates additional needs. Promoting a person-centred approach will inevitably require services to develop innovative solutions, providing greater choice and control throughout life.

    Regarding community based services, the guidelines refer to the spectrum of services that enable individuals to live in the community and, in the case of children, to grow up in a family environment as opposed to an institution. It encompasses mainstream services, such as housing, healthcare, education, employment, culture and leisure, which should be accessible to everyone regardless of the nature of their impairment or the required level of support. It also refers to specialised services, such as personal assistance for persons with disabilities, respite care and others. In addition, the term includes family-based and family-like care for children, including substitute family care and preventative measures for early intervention and family support.

    For UNICEF, the issue of child protection, including de-institutionalization and child care reform, is closely linked to broader social protection reform. Linkages between the two areas have been and will continue to be essential to successfully support governments in larger reform efforts that have an impact on child care.

    There is some consensus that deinstitutionalization becomes a better prospect when some of the building blocks of the child welfare system are already in place. Deinstitutionalization is easier to plan and implement if there is a single ministry in control of the process and if all the institutions are under one ministry. There must be technical capacity at central government level to plan, but also to make policy, collect information to monitor and evaluate. When government makes funds available for deinstitutionalization it is an expression of concrete commitment. The government working together with donors such as the EU on deinstitutionalization adds further political weight to the process. It is necessary to have systems in place that prevent other entities from filling the perceived residential care gap and building residential care facilities or small group homes that are outside the public care system.

    The reforms, although moving well, require continued investment and momentum to ensure no child is left behind. Frequently deinstitutionalization and child care reform plans have not prioritised the most vulnerable within the system of institutional care namely the children under three years of age and children with disabilities. Few children with disabilities are being fostered or locally adopted.

    Evidence and data show that children with disabilities have benefited the least from these reforms. A child with a disability in the region is almost 17 times more likely to be institutionalized than a child without a disability. As a result, approximately half of all children living in public institutional care in the region are children with disabilities – in some countries it is as high as 70 per cent. There are other countries in the region where progress has been slow overall, with little political will of governments to start important child care reforms.

    The region can be largely divided into three categories: 1) countries that have made significant progress, and require a final push to transform and close the remaining large institutions, ensure that the proliferation of unregulated orphanages is prevented, and accelerate the quality and availability of the relatively new family support services and diversified alterative care system; 2) countries that have demonstrated the political will to reform the child care system, but are still in the middle of the de-institutionalization reform stage and require intensive technical and financial support to continue towards a diverse, family-based care system; 3) countries that are at the early stages of child care reform, still have a number of large institutions for children, and require support to generate political will and new services to tackle the problem.

    It is important to mention that children with disabilities represent unfinished DI business for all country groups. Many countries of the ECA region face big challenges in planning and implementing DI plans for children with disabilities, lacking knowledge and expertise in meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families outside institutional care, as well as international evidence and guidance, capacities and resources.

    The challenges for children with disabilities are primarily social and cultural. The support services should be directed towards the ability and potential of these children, as well as their relationship with the environment, and not on the disability. There is a rights and economic imperative to ensure that there is equal access to all services and that these are designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities. If there is discrimination and inadequate support for helping children with disabilities grow and learn to live independently, they will continue to need the support of the state into adulthood.[7]

    In all contexts, social norms around institutional care, especially for children with disabilities, are of particular importance. Closing institutions for children with disabilities and establishing high quality family- and community-based care and preventive services requires a multi-sectoral approach across health, education and social welfare – as well as intensive efforts at community level to overcome the stigma and discrimination associated with disability.

    The UNICEF ECA Regional Office provides a comprehensive partnership and policy framework as well as technical support functions to these reforms. Child care reform is a priority area for UNICEF across the region. The Regional Office has and will continue to lead the development of solutions and strategies for child care reform. Partnerships at the regional and global level are also particularly important. The EU’s groundbreaking Ex-Ante Conditions associated with Institutional Care, for example, were successfully advocated for in close collaboration with the European Expert Group in Brussels nearly ten years ago. In 2020 these conditionalities, which prohibit the use of EU structural funds for institutional care, will be up for review. In close partnership with Oak Foundation, UNICEF is working to ensure that policy makers in the EU are aware of the importance of these conditions, and pledge to strengthen and extend them into the next EU budgeting framework post 2020.

    How can you make a difference?

    Purpose of the assignment

    Under the supervision of the Regional Advisor Child Protection, and in close collaboration with other child protection consultants and the focal point for disability, the consultant will provide technical support to UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in developing a technical guidance paper on deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities. In doing so, the consultant will also look into all types of institutions caring for children with disabilities, including boarding schools (special schools) and small group homes (small residential care settings).

    The paper intends to accomplish the following:

  • Promote better decision-making among policy makers and child welfare professionals in the region regarding deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities, by examining the institutions caring for these children, including boarding schools and small group homes, as well as family-based alternatives, community support systems and services and mainstream universal services.
  • Establish, based on an extensive review of evidence and common practices, concrete definitions (main characteristics) of what constitutes an acceptable form of small group home (or small residential care setting) and boarding school (or “internats”) in their roles in the transition from institutional to community-based care and in an established child care system.
  • Outline effective evidence-based strategies to promote appropriate deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities, including increasing political will for the development of a balanced child care system to cover for different needs of children, catalysing preventative work to reduce overall numbers in the child care system, and promoting family-based alternatives for the clear majority of children in the care system.
  • Main tasks

    The main tasks of the assignment are as follows:

  • Guidance on child care reform (De-I) and children with disability
  • Develop the methodology (approaches, methods and tools) for the development of the disability and child care reform guidance document.
  • Undertake a desk review of the issue.
  • Undertake primary and secondary data collection as required.
  • Work with a broad number of partners to collectively develop the paper on DI of children with disabilities. These include the members of the reference group and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Draft the guidance paper.
  • Reach the consensus with the reference group, widely consult and validate the paper.
  • Contribute to the drafting of the small group home white paper under development by ECARO
  • Provide specific research support to the development of the white paper (by channelling relevant research from the guidance note into the white paper)
  • Review and input into the first draft of the white paper
  • Attend meetings of the reference group as a technical resource as required
  • Outputs/Deliverables

  • Guidance paper on child care reform (De-I) and Children with Disability
  • Research methodology (5 days)

    Desk review and report (5 days)

    Research and data collection and analysis (20 days)

    Guidance paper drafted and validated (10 days)

  • White paper on small group homes
  • Compile relevant research from Output A that can feed into the white paper (2 days)
  • Review and contribute to draft document (2 days)
  • Participate in reference group consultation (2 days)
  • Estimated Duration of the Contract

    15 September – 15 December 2018.

    Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel

    The CP specialist will work from home. He/she may be asked to travel to the ECA Regional Office in Geneva Switzerland or/and countries of the region.

    Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule

    Payment will be made at the end of each month, based on the above-mentioned deliverables.

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

  • Advanced university degree in sociology, social work (preferred) or another relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in child protection, and in particular child care reform, at the national or international levels
  • Expert knowledge of child care reform, including relevant instruments and guidance
  • Knowledge of the ECA region an asset
  • Excellent analytical and written skills
  • Fluency in English (oral and written). Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    [1] Tolfree 1995, p.42

    [2] Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

    [3] COE Human Rights Commissioner, 2012.

    [4] https://deinstitutionalisation.com/eeg-publications Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, published in November 2012

    [5] EASPD MAKING COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES A REALITY – Roadmap on deinstitutionalization

    [6] https://deinstitutionalisation.com/eeg-publication Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, published in November 2012

    [7]Every Child and Better Care Network: Enabling reform – Why supporting children with disabilities must be at the heart of successful child care reform

    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.

    Remarks:

    Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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=515362

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    Switzerland: Senior Executive Associate – GS6 – ECARO – Geneva (Competitive Process)

     Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Executive Associate – GS6 – ECARO – Geneva (Competitive Process)
    Aug 142018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

    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

    UNICEF is known for its highly committed and skilled staff which is our greatest asset. Our central function is to support the successful implementation of UNICEF’s organizational objectives by managing a flexible, highly skilled, fully competent and motivated workforce. The Senior Executive Associate is contributing to the smooth running of the Office, supporting the Regional Director with responsibility for the management and coordination of work for a broad segment of the Organization.

    How can you make a difference?

    This position reports to the Regional Director with responsibility for the management and coordination of work for a broad segment of the Organization (i.e. major programme, sector, or office). The role of this post is to provide administrative and secretarial support services to the Regional Director.

    The Sr. Executive Associate is contributing to the smooth running of the Office. This involves management of information and coordination of matters within a substantive team. The post is a key interface with a broad range of contacts including high-ranking officials, both within and outside the Organization. The post prioritizes tasks and organizes work independently based on general direction from the supervisor. Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Administrative, executive assistance and secretarial support services provided to the Regional Director to facilitate smooth running of the Office and effective processing of information and data.
  • Professional image projected through in-person and telephone interaction. Discretion exercised with confidential information and complex sensitive subject matter.
  • Knowledgeable delivery of quality services contributing to achievement of work objectives.
  • Well managed and effective office operations, systems and procedures facilitates team work and the work of the office.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have as requirements…

  • Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. High School Diploma, and business courses or other relevant disciplines would be an asset.
  • Work Experience: Six years of office support work experience, including, organizing and supervising the whole range of office support and administrative activities. Ability to work with minimum of supervision. Ability to extract and format data and to solve operational problems. Ability to organize own and others work, set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to organize meetings and events. Ability to handle work quickly and accurately under time constraints
  • Computer literacy and the ability to effectively use standard office software tools and other office technology to create documentation, exchange and archive e-mail, and maintain electronic filing systems.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English. Working knowledge of French or Russianis an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Planning and organizing and Following instructions and procedures, all of them at level II as aligned with UNICEF competency framework.

    View our competency framework at:

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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=515351

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    Switzerland: Key Relationships Officer

     FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Key Relationships Officer
    Aug 142018
     

    Organization: Medair
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 01 Oct 2018

    Develop & expand partnerships with existing and new foundations and corporates in Romandie to deliver on demanding income targets.

    Project Overview

    Medair Headquarters (HQ) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and HQ staff.

    Medair’s Marketing & Relationships department is responsible for raising private funds, supporting recruitment efforts, and building awareness about Medair externally. Our team is made of passionate people committed to delivering exceptional engagement and creating high value and loyalty for our key stakeholders.

    Workplace

    Medair Headquarters, Lausanne area, travelling across Romandie, Switzerland.

    Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

    As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

    Key Activity Areas

    Existing Key Fundraising Relationships

    • Manage a portfolio of existing supporters (foundations, local public entities, corporations) to sustainably generate significant income.
    • Build positive and sustainable face-to-face relationship.
    • Review and develop strategy and plans to optimally steward key relationships.
    • Present Medair, programmes, projects, products and other funding opportunities.
    • In collaboration within programmes and finance staff, draft compelling, bespoke project summaries, presentations, proposals and reports based on field information.
    • Maintain appropriate records of interactions and outcomes, using fundraising CRM and others.

    New Key Fundraising Relationships

    • Initiate and develop new key fundraising relationships with foundations, local public entities, corporations).
    • Plan and implement fundraising and development initiatives (products, events, etc.) to engage and build profitable relationship with potential supporters.
    • Craft outstanding bespoke partnership offers or products.
    • Attend relevant events for networking purposes and get in contact with prospects.
    • Present Medair, programmes, projects, products and other funding opportunities.
    • Maintain appropriate records of interactions and outcomes, using fundraising CRM and others.

    Project Information Sharing

    • Collect key information related to programme strategy and implementation (read programmes’ documentation, engage with programme’s staff).
    • Share information with other team members.

    Innovation / Changes

    • Stronger emphasis on developing new partnerships with foundations and corporates.

    Team Spiritual Life

    • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
    • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
    • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

    This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

    Qualifications

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Eg. fundraising, Wealth management, Philanthropy).
    • Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

    • Needs to be well settled in Romandie, know the main Philanthropy networks.
    • Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising / marketing / sales.
    • Experience in developing high value relationships.
    • Experience in the private sector.
    • Advanced user of MS Office. Experience of CRM / sales management software.
    • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written. Excellent copywriting skills.
    • Inspirational communicator, able to engage different audiences.
    • Commitment to discretion & confidentiality.
    • Understanding of international and humanitarian context.
    • People-oriented, relational, excellent networking & influencing skills, pioneer and self-driven, organised, persistent, collaborative team player.

    Working Conditions

    • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.
    • This is a HQ based position, involving travelling across Romandie and occasional travel to the field.

    How to apply:

    Application Process

    Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

    • Medair organisational values.
    • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
    • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

    Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/key-relationships-officer-ch-hq-/ , then:

    apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

    apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs) Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

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    Switzerland: Health Advisor – Lausanne

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Health Advisor – Lausanne
    Aug 142018
     

    Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 08 Sep 2018

    In the context of our 2016 – 2020 strategic plan, we are looking for our Headquarter in Lausanne for a

    Health Advisor

    Context:

    Terre des hommes (Tdh) focuses on developing and strengthening health activities to improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children around the world and to make a sustainable systemic change.

    Main responsibilities:

    The objective of this post is to support the Health Programme to reinforce Tdh’s position as a renowned international actor in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH). Under the supervision of the Global Health Coordinator, the Health Advisor will contribute with the development and implementation of the programme monitoring and evaluation framework, will support the definition and execution of health activities according to Tdh’s strategy and country needs, and will provide technical guidance in the areas of MNCH, nutrition, WASH and community participation work.

    Fonction details: Project management:

    • Support regional and country delegations on the development of project proposals.

    • Provide sound, relevant, and up-to-dated guidance on MNCH, nutrition, WASH and community participation topics contributing to the development of specific topic strategies.

    • Follow up predefined work plans and budgets of assigned delegations/projects.

    • Early identify difficulties and find solutions to keep projects on track.

    • Explore potential donors and partners contributing to the programme networking.

    Monitoring, evaluation and reporting:

    • Develop and implement the monitoring and evaluation framework of the health programme.

    • Assist delegations on the development of detailed logical frameworks, work plans, and monitoring tools.

    • Collect, synthesise and documents results and lessons learnt for reporting purposes.

    Other responsibilities:

    • Coordinate and lead assigned projects

    • Contribute to the definition and implementation of operational research activities.

    • Participate in team meetings and external meetings of assigned networks and consortia.

    • Contribute to the periodical revision of the web site providing updated information.

    • Develop quality relationships with colleagues at headquarters and delegations as well as with partners and donors.

    • Under her/his perimeter of responsibility, represent the health programme within Tdh, and Tdh when in contact with external actors.

    Profile:

    Experience and professional skills:

    • Professional degree in nursing, medicine or related health field. A post-graduate degree in public health or health administration would be an asset.

    • Experience of at least 2 years on implementation of MNCH projects, preferably in low income countries.

    • Experience on the implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools as well as report writing.

    • Sound knowledge on nutrition, WASH and community participation. Working experience in these fields would be desirable.

    • Excellent oral and written skills in French and English.

    Soft skills:

    • Problem solving and strategic thinking.

    • Organized, independent, and pro-active.

    • Good communication skills.

    • Team worker able to work in a matrix structure in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.

    • Collaborative attitude inside and outside the health programme.

    • Interpersonal skills, including integrity, good judgment, and diplomacy.

    Swiss Nationality or valid work permit

    Position Start Date: As soon as possible

    Duration: 6 months with possible extension

    Activity rate: 80% – 100%

    Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

    Travel rate: 20% – 30% with global field missions

    Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

    Child Safeguarding Policy:

    • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children

    • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse

    • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others

    • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children

    Procedure:

    Please postulate on our website:

    http://www.jobs.net/j/JgiQZqRB?idpartenaire=20007

    We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

    Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. Additional documents such as diplomas and work certificates will only be required in case of an interview.

    If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

    If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department: rh@tdh.ch

    Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

    The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.

    What is Terre des hommes: https://vimeo.com/253387235

    How to apply:

    Please postulate on our website:

    http://www.jobs.net/j/JgiQZqRB?idpartenaire=20007

    We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

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    Switzerland: Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for an Operational Communication Coordinator

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for an Operational Communication Coordinator
    Aug 142018
     

    Organization: Geneva Call
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Sep 2018

    Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial humanitarian non-governmental organization that engages with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) to promote their respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflicts and other situations of armed violence, in particular regarding the protection of civilians.

    Role

    The Operational Communication Coordinator is in charge of supporting the definition, as well as the design and implementation of Geneva Call’s operational communication strategy, policy and guidelines, developing innovative approach and tools for operational communication with the objective of promoting awareness of, and understanding and support for Geneva Call’s mission and priorities in the field and supporting the deployment of Geneva Call’s field activities.

    He/she assumes primary responsibility for coordinating, producing and implementing operational communication activities, under the supervision of the Director of Operations and the Director of Communication and External Relations.

    Activities

    Global Operational Communication

    • Take an innovative approach to operational communication, both globally and in a more tailored manner for specific regions.
    • Develop new concepts, idea for campaigns and dissemination material in the field.
    • Produce high-quality and impactful communication products relevant to the targeted audience in drafting any communication material needed at the operational level: texts and articles, press releases and communiques, webpages, reports, articles, presentational materials, brochures and leaflets, etc.
    • Develop and ensure the dissemination among Geneva Call’s staff of communication policies, guidelines and communication kits.
    • Train Geneva Call’s staff, mainly from the Department of Operations, on communication skills and methods, in particular with the objective of improving their interactions with the media.

    As delegated in the Department of Operations

    • Support the Programme staff in defining and implementing the communication strategies and activities to support programmes in the field.
    • Support the design, implementation and follow-up of a programme-related communication plan aimed at promoting knowledge and acceptance of Geneva Call in-country.
    • Coordinate, supervise and monitor the implementation of communication activities in the field.

    General responsibilities

    • Support the Director of Communication and External Relations in defining communication strategies and ways forward, providing an analysis of needs and opportunities for communication.
    • Develop annual work plans and a budget for operational communication projects and support the Programmes in defining context-specific communication strategies and action plans.
    • Contribute to corporate knowledge building and management, providing data and analysis related to best practices and lessons learned from operational communication activities, capturing key project outputs to ensure the communication objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
    • Ensure effective information sharing among the Department of Communication and External Relations and among the whole organization, notably by encouraging colleagues to share information, such as during mission debriefing sessions.

    Main Qualifications

    § At least five years of similar work experience in an international NGO in the fields of communications/marketing.

    § Master’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field.

    § Demonstrated and extensive social media experience.

    § Strong digital literacy.

    § Strong presentational, writing and editing skills in English and French, including skills in writing for the web.

    § Ability to design and implement impactful public campaigns.

    § Knowledge of the layout and quality control process for a variety of publications, and knowledge of printing requirements.

    § Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian affairs issues and the ability to conduct political analysis.

    § A relevant third language would be an advantage (eg Arabic).

    Conflict of Interest

    Any candidate affiliated to or openly supporting one or more interest groups contrary to the principles and values of Geneva Call, or whose previous activity could cause difficulties for the safety of their colleagues at Geneva Call will be excluded from this selection process.

    Conditions

    § Part time position, 80%

    § Open-ended contract

    § Based in Geneva, with travel to countries in which we have operations

    § Preferred start date: last quarter of 2018

    How to apply:

    Application

    Online applications (cover letter, CV, work certificate and/or letter of recommendation) must be sent by 9th of September 2018 to hr-vacancies@genevacall.org , Ref: “Opcomcoordinator”. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next steps of the recruitment process.

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    Zwei Theorieinspektorinnen / Theorieinspektoren, Ittigen

     Comunicacion, Publicidad, Medios, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Zwei Theorieinspektorinnen / Theorieinspektoren, Ittigen
    Aug 102018
     

    Aus- und Ãœberarbeiten von Theorieprüfungsfragen und verantwortlich für das Prüfungswesen primär in den Bereichen CPL (A)(H), IR (A)(H), ATPL (A)(H) und sekundär im Bereich PPL (A)(H), Ballon, Segelflug, Radiotelefonie (RT) und English Langu…
    Bundesverwaltung – Comunicación, Publicidad, Medios

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    Switzerland: Reporting Associate (High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges)

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    Aug 092018
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 14 Aug 2018

    Organisation : U.N.H.C.R.

    Job Title : Reporting Associate (High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection

    Challenges)

    Duty Station : Geneva, HQ

    Duration : 01 September 2018 to 31 December 2018

    Contract Type : Individual Contractor

    Closing date : 14 August 2018

    GENERAL BACKGROUNG OF PROJECT:

    The eleventh High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges will take place on 18 and 19 December 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The two days of discussions will be dedicated to the protection and assistance of refugees, returnees and IDPs in urban settings, with a particular focus on cities.

    More than half of the world’s refugee populations live in urban areas today, making city administrations and mayors some of the most important stakeholders in the delivery of protection and assistance in urban spaces.

    The 2018 Dialogue will be organised around the key areas of focus of the forthcoming global compact on refugees (GCR): reception and admission; meeting needs and supporting communities; solutions for refugees, internally displaced people and stateless people in urban areas; future challenges and opportunities. In line with the comprehensive refugee responses promoted by the GCR, the Dialogue will seek to broaden the focus of discussions to encompass both humanitarian and development perspectives on displacement in urban areas. In the spirit of a ‘whole-of-society’ approach, the Dialogue will also provide an opportunity for different segments of society to showcase their unique contributions to comprehensive refugee responses in urban settings.

    OVERALL PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT:**

    The contractor will give general assistance to the preparation of the Dialogue. Specific tasks that this is envisaged to encompass include the following:

    · Support the organization of the Dialogue as a member of the Dialogue task force;

    · Assist with the preparation of meeting documentation, including background papers and schedules;

    · Prepare and dispatch invitations to member States and other stakeholders;

    · Follow up with admin instructions and visa requirements if required;

    · Help to organize the volunteers to ensure a smooth running of the Dialogue;

    · Track participation and prepare the participants list for the Dialogue;

    · Assist delegates with registration at the Palais; and

    · Additional work may be assigned on an ad hoc basis by supervisor.

    MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS (REPORT REQUIREMENTS, PERIODICITY, FORMAT, DEADLINES):**

    Deadlines for individual tasks will be established with the supervisor. Monitoring will be ongoing.

    Definition of the Final Product (i.e survey completed, data collected, workshop conducted, research documents produced, etc.

    · The 2018 High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges successfully completed.

    · List of participants for each meeting completed

    · Documents on website updated

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    Education:

    · Preferred: Bachelors’ degree or higher in one or more subjects related to refugee protection (international law, refugee law, international relations, refugee studies)

    Required Work Experience:**

    • At least one year of experience in a refugee context.

    COMPETENCIES:**

    · Excellent command of English essential, good command of French desirable

    How to apply:

    TO APPLY:

    Qualified and interested applicants should submit the required documents listed below by e-mail to HQDIPVAC@unhcr.org referring in the subject title to –Reporting Associate (High Commissioners Dialogue on Protection Challenges) 20/DO/DIP/2018:

    · Letter of motivation

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

    • The UN personal History Form is mandatory;

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

    • All application received without a P 11 will not be considered

    Geneva 07 August 2018

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    Switzerland: INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

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    Aug 092018
     

    Organization: World Organisation Against Torture
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 25 Aug 2018

    OMCT CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE PROGRAMME

    The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the largest international coalition of nongovernmental organisations fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, is currently seeking to recruit an INTERN for its Committee against Torture related activities.

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

    Dates and duration: The starting date of the internship would be 1 October 2018 for a minimum of 3 months.

    Application date: until 25 August 2018.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Committee against Torture will be holding its 65thsession from 12 November to 7 December 2018. The OMCT is facilitating the coordination of civil society activities during the session and is supporting the access of Civil Society Organisations to the Committee against Torture in person. It is also expanding the Committee’s reach through sharing experiences through live tweets and Facebook posts, a blog, and is issuing E-bulletins on the Committee’s sessions.

    The intern will work under the supervision of the Programme Director of the OMCT Convention Against Torture Programme and the activities will include:

    · To assist in the coordination of Civil Society Organisations’ engagement with the Committee against Torture;

    · To follow the country reviews during the 65thsession of the Committee and other meetings in relation to the session;

    · To assist in the drafting of the E-bulletin;

    · To carry out research on torture related issues.

    PROFILE:

    · Attained or concluding a University degree in law, international relations, social sciences or related field;

    · Good knowledge of the UN procedures and regional mechanisms for the protection of human rights;

    · Excellent drafting and editing skills;

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

    · Good interpersonal and communication skills;

    · Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or rench will be appreciated.

    How to apply:

    Applications for this position should be sent (by email only) to Carin Benninger-Budel at cbb@omct.org. For consideration, please send a cover letter and a CV indicating “INTERNSHIP “ as your message Subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information about the OMCT, please visit our website: www.omct.org

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    Switzerland: swisspeace: Program Officer (100%) – Dealing with the Past – Switzerland, Bern

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Servicio al Cliente, Varios  Comments Off on Switzerland: swisspeace: Program Officer (100%) – Dealing with the Past – Switzerland, Bern
    Aug 092018
     

    Organization: Swiss Peace Foundation
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

    swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. swisspeace contributes to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation by producing innovative research, shaping discourses on international peace policy, developing and applying new peacebuilding tools and methodologies, supporting and advising other peace actors, as well as by providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, discussion, critical reflection and learning.

    To reinforce the Dealing with the Past Program swisspeace is looking for a:

    Program Officer (100%)

    Starting date: 17 September 2018 (or by agreement)

    The swisspeace Dealing with the Past (DwP) Program supports governmental and non-governmental actors in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DwP activities. The program provides a wide range of training opportunities and contributes to the research-policy nexus through its research projects, conferences, publications and teaching.

    Your tasks:

    • Independent substantive support and conducting of missions for the implementation of swisspeace projects and mandates in the realm of dealing with the past, in particular the role of archives in dealing with the past processes.
    • Self-initiated contribution to research in the field of dealing with the past.
    • Self-initiated contribution to teaching and training.
    • All administrative and logistical tasks needed for the implementation of projects and mandates.
    • Other support as needed.

    Your profile:

    • MA in international relations, social sciences, law or similar disciplines.
    • 2-5 years of work experience, including experience in an area concerning dealing with the past and transitional justice.
    • Affinity for information technology, experience with digital archiving is an asset.
    • Proficiency in French and English (writing, speaking and listening); German is an asset.
    • Availability and interest in frequent travelling.
    • Independent and self-motivated work style.

    Our offer:

    • An interesting and challenging position in an attractive field of work with political relevance.
    • A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international team.
    • Good working conditions and an attractive work place; until of 2019 the work place is in the city of Bern. 2019, the swisspeace headquarter will be moved to Basel.

    How to apply:

    We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 20 August 2018. Interviews will take place in calendar week 34 and 35. Applicants should preferably hold a valid work permit for Switzerland or be a citizen of an EU/EFTA country.

    Please send your application to jobs@swisspeace.ch mentioning ‘Program Officer DwP’ in the subject line. For further information please consult our website http://www.swisspeace.ch/topics/dealing-with-the-past.html or contact us via phone +41 31 330 12 12.

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