Switzerland: Health Advisor – Lausanne

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Health Advisor – Lausanne
Jun 172018

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

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

Health Advisor


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.


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: August 1st, 2018

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


Please postulate on our website:

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:

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:

How to apply:

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

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Switzerland: Individual Consultancy: Support to the Country Level Nutrition Cluster Coordination (GNC HelpDesk)

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Individual Consultancy: Support to the Country Level Nutrition Cluster Coordination (GNC HelpDesk)
Jun 172018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jun 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.

Job Title:

Support the GNC’s Strategic Priority 1 (To provide operational support before, during, and after a humanitarian crisis to national coordination platforms to ensure quality and timely response); Outcome A: platforms supported by GNC have the capacity to fulfil their role in coordination of quality NiE response

Place of Work:

Home based and two to three travels to Geneva

Reports to:

Global Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

Works with:

Nutrition Cluster/Sector Coordinators at country level the GNC Coordination Team (GNC-CT)


For a period of 11.5 months, from 01September 2018

Background and Justification

At a global level, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) led by UNICEF has made significant progress since 2006 in bringing together nutrition partners to support a coherent emergency response. Operational support for effective cluster coordination is at the core of the GNC’s strategic priorities, and from 2010 to date, over 36 cluster/sector countries have benefited from this support.

In 2014, the GNC conducted an evaluation of its support to national nutrition coordination platforms which was completed in January 2015[1]. Amongst the major recommendations proposed was the development of an operational support plan for the GNC-CT to engage and support national clusters in a systemic manner. This evaluation further confirmed the need for a dedicated remote support function to rapidly resolve coordination, IM and technical issues. Drawing on the recommendations of the evaluation, in June 2015, the GNC-CT established a GNC Help Desk that provided systematic and routine support to all field based coordinators and IMOs. The strategic relevance of this support was also articulated in the 2014-2016 GNC strategy, and currently, the GNC Strategic Priority number 1 within the 2017-2020 Strategy and the 2017-2018 workplan has also maintained this as one of the priorities of the global partnership.

Upon establishment, the GNC-CT and the HelpDesk established a list of 36 countries with sector and cluster coordination structures to provide coordination support. During the period of 2015-2017, the HelpDesk provided the following support: induction and mentoring of newly appointed nutrition cluster/sector coordinators (NCCs) and rapid response team (RRT) members (9 persons), organization of remote orientation sessions on cluster approach for partners (129 persons trained), support to CCPM exercise (17 countries), support to HNO and HRP development (17 countries) and ad hoc support regarding cluster/sector coordination concerns (31 countries who have received from one time/easy to solve to more extensive supports). The HelpDesk has also maintained a close contact with country cluster coordinators and information management officers (IMOs) through the organization of 11 monthly NCC calls, with an average of 13 participants from different countries per call. All activities undertaken and concerns observed during the HelpDesk support to countries were shared each month with the GNC-CT through the submission of monthly reports and attendance to all relevant calls at global level. The cluster coordinators and IMOs at country level greatly supported the establishment of the HelpDesk and during the 2015 GNC Annual Meeting expressed their desire to continue with such services[2]. The consultant will continue to maintain the GNC HelpDesk services to the country clusters/sectors and will draw on pre-existing relationships between the GNC-CT and nutrition cluster coordination teams.

Objectives and Activities:

The purpose of this consultancy is to strengthen the capacity of Nutrition in Emergency clusters/sector coordination mechanisms at the country level to develop and deliver quality, predictable, timely, effective and integrated nutrition responses through provision of quality cluster/sector coordination-related support, mentoring and training. The following expected results include details on tasks to be undertaken, although given the evolving nature of this work, the tasks and deliverables outlined below could be modified or added to based on mutual agreement.

  • Set up, run, record and follow-up the regular (monthly and on “needs” basis) skype calls for all field based nutrition cluster coordinators and establish systematic information flow, experience exchange.
  • Regularly (monthly and on as “needed” basis), communicate issues raised by the NCCs to the Global Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team and the GNC SAG through monthly reports, calls and at the GNC SAG meetings.
  • Provide induction and mentoring of newly appointed nutrition cluster/sector coordinators:
  • Systematically identify the need within the various cluster/sector milestones, by supporting the implementation of the cluster coordination performance monitoring exercises (CCPM) and the development of plans of actions, which clearly articulate actions required from the GNC-CT to support the implementation of the plan of action.
  • Systematically review cluster/sector- related needs and support cluster/sector teams and partners in analyzing the situation/response in country, including factors contributing to poor nutrition outcomes and provide inputs/comments to draft Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs);
  • Systematically support country cluster/sectors in formulating integrated response plans based on evidence and provide technical inputs to the Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) developed by country clusters/sectors prior to their finalization, in an effort to ensuring quality of a comprehensive NiE response plan.
  • Systematically support and strengthen the work of the country cluster/sector Strategic Advisory Groups (SAGs) and the Technical Working Groups (TWG) by providing real time technical support to cluster/sector teams and partners.
  • Provide an orientation on the complementary roles of different initiatives (GNC/RRT, Technical RRT, Technical NiE body and other relevant technical support such as global SMART etc) jointly with NiE Technical HelpDesk Officer.
  • Provide on-site operational support to country clusters/sectors through field visits, during the critical time of development of HNO and/or HRP in high profile L3/L2 countries.
  • Collate and document country level experience and lessons learned and present them to the GNC-CT and GNC partners and during the regular Annual Meetings of the NCC/IMOs, GNC Annual report and support the revision of global level guidance and operating procedures based on lessons learned.
  • Consolidate quarterly reports outline situation analysis, needs, achievement and challenges from cluster/sector platforms coordinating NiE response
  • Produce quarterly and annual reports and share them with GNC partners and donors to inform global and country level decision-making on progress, challenges and actions needed to address them
  • Participate in GNC Annual events to provide feedback to global level partners and country cluster coordinators.
  • Deliverables:

  • Monthly report on results;
  • GNC Annual and Quarterly report inputs.
  • Updated CC/IM capacity assessment, mapping and gap analysis for cluster/sector countries;
  • Joint GNC-CT/HelpDesk inputs for HNO/HRPs.
  • Templates for ToRs of the coordination platforms, SAG and/or Technical thematic working groups (TWiGs) for country-level clusters/sectors;
  • A PPT presentation on orientation for country clusters/sectors on the complementary roles of different initiatives;
  • Updated orientation package for newly recruited CCs;
  • Quarterly country reports outlining situation analysis, needs, achievement and challenges from cluster/sector platforms coordinating NiE response;
  • Regular (monthly and on “needs” basis) skype calls for all field based nutrition cluster /sector coordinators and IMOs and global calls for major emergencies;
  • Annual report for partners and donors to inform global and country level decision-making on progress, challenges and actions needed to address them.
  • Required qualifications and competencies:

  • Advanced University degree (Master or equivalent) in Nutrition, Public Health or relevant field;
  • At least 8 years of experience in nutrition in emergencies programming or nutrition, food security programme management, including proven experience of leading coordination of nutrition in emergencies responses in a range of settings including sudden onset natural disasters and conflict settings.
  • Excellent understanding of the humanitarian architecture at global and field level and the IASC Transformative Agenda and cluster approach;
  • Familiarity with the work, working methods, and members of the GNC
  • Experience of facilitation of cluster coordination training to interagency groups is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience of mentoring in a professional setting
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic and Russian is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver results
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Duration:

    The consultancy is home-based, preferably in Geneva or nearby areas. It is envisaged that the consultant will start work on 01September 2018 for a period of 11.5 months full time 20-22 working days a month depending on the availability of funds. Payments are to be scheduled on a monthly basis.

    Travel and Insurance

    This consultancy is home-based and involves two to three travels to Geneva and location where GNC Annual Meetings will take place (dates to be determined). All travel expenses will be paid by UNICEF. The consultant will travel by the most direct and economical route in economy class. UNICEF will pay the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate. The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN DSS Basic and Advanced Security certificates, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance and an immunization/vaccination card. The dates for the travel will be determined in consultation with GNC-CT.


    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Please include a letter of interest, including your approach to the assignment and proposed monthly fee in US dollars. Applications without a proposed monthly fee will not be considered.

    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.

    [1] “Evaluation of the support provided by the Global Nutrition Cluster to National Coordination Platforms”. Global Nutrition Cluster. Final Report, 6 February 2015

    [2] 2015 GNC Annual Meeting report, UNICEF 2015.

    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

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    Switzerland: Reporting and Analysis Manager

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    Jun 172018

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 19 Jun 2018

    Purpose of the post

    The Functional Data Analyst 2 understands the strategic analytical needs of the department/division and supports decision making processes with data and analytics to enable the department/division leadership to make evidence-based decisions. In addition to support to decision-making, s/he contributes to strengthening functional area programing and performance management processes by developing Key Performance Indicator measures and actionable analysis.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Is accountable for creating high quality, actionable strategic analysis/reports on a recurring and ad hoc basis using internal and external data, to enable evidence-based decision-making at the department/division level.

    • Assists department/division in reflecting on their performance measures, management concerns and improvements in the functional area of expertise and provides ongoing support with data and analysis.

    • Contributes to the reporting and analysis for the institutional strategy and performance monitoring.

    • Contributes to the development of the data model and usage of the referential data that supports analysis.

    • Assists in developing & applying data quality monitoring tools (dashboards etc) and contributes to driving the data quality.

    • Manages the life-cycle of dashboarding objects (validation, publishing, consistency, maintenance, deletion) and the Dashboarding Content Catalogue.

    • Supports and contributes to the definition of best practices for data and analytics, development of standards, guidelines and templates and continuous improvement measures.

    • Ensures compliance with established internal and external needs and regulations.

    • Ensures that information needs at the senior management level are supported by the new changes generated by transactional tools, and verify that Master Data Management issues, including the dimensions and structure of data marts are compatible with these needs.

    • Contributes to the definition of the overall testing strategy for the Information Systems. Executes testing of data, reporting and analytical reports (functional and/or UAT).

    • May supervise a team of analysts.

    Scope & Impact

    • Strategic impact of role within specific functional area.

    • Global remit for specific functional area.


    • Internally, interacts with Heads of Division and Unit, Heads of reporting and statistical units, Master Data Management Group, Business Intelligence Group.

    • Externally, interacts with organisations that provide external data, in coordination with Trends, reputation, analysis and knowledge Unit.

    Education and experience required

    • At least 7 years of practical, hands-on professional experience in management, economic or financial analysis or consulting.

    • Advanced university degree preferably in business administration, finance or economics; specialized training in performance management systems and measurement approaches an asset.

    • Computer proficiency.

    • Fluent in English. French an asset.

    Desired profile and skills

    • Thorough understanding of cross-métier data and measures.

    • At ease in working with data, including data modelling, with an ability to tell the story behind the numbers.

    • Humanitarian experience an asset.

    Additional Information

    • Location : Geneva
    • Activity rate : 100%
    • Estimated start date : August 2018
    • Application deadline : Tuesday, 19th June 2018

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit:

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     FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: RESEARCH DESIGN INTERN IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
    Jun 172018

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2018


    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: and

    We are currently looking for a Research Design Intern to join the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Position: Research Design Intern

    Department: Research

    Supervisor: Senior Research Design Officer Duration: 6 months Start date: ASAP
    Location: Geneva, Switzerland Remuneration: 1050 CHF/month


    The Research Design Intern will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Senior Research Design Officer. Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will develop upon the start of the internship a work-plan, which will be reviewed at regular intervals during the internship period and will serve as a basis for evaluation upon completion of the internship.


    The Research Design Intern shall:

    · Track documents and tools, keeping databases up to date at all times.

    · Support country teams in implementing monitoring and evaluation of IMPACT research.

    · Construct and maintain databases, including indicator registry.

    · Participate in and contribute to meetings, including taking minutes.

    · Support with the review and development of research design materials and tools.

    · Support preparation of presentations and trainings.

    · Ensure accurate filing of program and research documents

    · Liaise with field teams and other HQ departments to facilitate close coordination and information sharing.

    · Provide other support to IMPACT / REACH Research Department as directed.



    · Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation or similar)

    · Fluency in both oral and written English and French

    · Good working knowledge in Microsoft Office

    · Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work

    · Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.

    · Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.

    · Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team


    · Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system

    · Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in an international context

    · Experience with research design, in particular development of methodologies, data analysis frameworks, indicators and questionnaires.

    · Experience with mobile data collection platforms.

    · Experience with programs under Adobe Creative Suite package (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three references to:

    Please indicate the below reference in the subject line of your email.

    REF: 18/GEN/RDI01

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     FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP AUTUMN 2018/WINTER 2019
    Jun 172018

    Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

    We are looking for an organised and bright Membership and Office Management Intern to join the inspiring and challenging work of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in the Autumn/Winter of 2018-19.

    Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means. Joining our team will enable you to transfer the skills you have learned in the classroom to a professional environment and bring you in direct contact with a network of inspiring women grassroots activists.

    About the Internship:

    Your internship will be centred around administrative tasks (up to ~30%) and communications tasks related to our membership (up to ~70%), counting both our National Sections and our international members.

    As the Membership and Office Management Intern, you will be deeply involved in the day-to-day office management, but also in strengthening our membership and maintaining internal contacts. Your tasks will include the following:

    • Assisting with the management of our national and international membership, including liaising with members on a regular basis for collecting information about their activities and updating WILPF Sections profiles accordingly;
    • Organising and systematising documents related to the national and the international membership, including updating existing contact database;
    • Providing membership service, hereunder creating WILPF’s membership newsletter and answering emails targeting the membership;
    • Supporting the organisation of side events at the United Nations, such as arranging logistics for the events;
    • Assisting with the maintenance of our mail boxes, mailing lists, emails and international directory;
    • Assisting the International Office Manager in day-to-day administration and finance work.

    We encourage you to apply if you have an interest in ICT, digital communication, office administration work, and have a talent for using new platforms and interfaces. You should also be up-to-date with the latest trends, and ideally an excel-ninja. You need to be able to think of structure, design and overall members’ experience while working on your tasks.

    The internship will provide you with the opportunity to experience the “behind the scenes” of a grassroots organisation secretariat. It is an advantage if you work systematically and you are good to stay in control in a busy environment with different tasks, opinions and personalities.

    About you:

    We expect you to:

    • Have at least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in communications, business and administration, public administration, information and technology science, library and information science, or related studies with interest in non-profit and grassroots organisations;
    • Have strong writing skills, a rigorous attention to detail, and a structured approach to how you solve your tasks;
    • Have some experience in the area of administration/event management
    • Be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress);
    • Be service minded, but also able to say no and move on with your prioritised tasks;
    • Be able to think independently and take responsibility;
    • Be fluent in English and with at least work proficiency in French;
    • Have advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is a plus;
    • Share WILPF’s values and goals.


    The full-time internship will be from beginning of October 2018 to end of March 2019. You will work closely with our International Office Manager and our Membership Coordinator, who will also be your supervisors.

    WILPF is a member of the “We Pay Our Interns” initiative, which means that we pay a gross monthly stipend of 900 CHF. The full-time internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    How to apply:

    If this sounds interesting, and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots feminist organisation, then please send a cover letter and your CV without photo to internship (a) by 3rd July 2018 (midnight CEST, Geneva time). Please write: “Membership and Office Management Internship Autumn 2018/Winter 2019” in the subject field.

    We expect to conduct interviews and complete the entire process by end July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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    Switzerland: Health product demand and supply coordination officer

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Health product demand and supply coordination officer
    Jun 152018

    Organization: Chemonics
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

    Chemonics seeks a health product demand and supply coordination officer to support the Global Fund and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) out of Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Fund and PMI maintain a strong collaborative relationship. Together, these organizations provide the majority of donated malaria products globally. Coordinating malaria product procurement, planning, and policy will help the organizations maximize impact and continue to improve the coordination of these investments. Based in the Global Fund’s Geneva headquarters, the Global Fund and PMI health product demand and supply coordination officer will further strengthen collaboration between the Global Fund and PMI to ensure a more cohesive approach to addressing demand-supply issues related to malaria products (e.g., artemisinin-combination therapies, rapid diagnostic tests, and long-lasting insecticidal nets) and to reducing stockouts and expiries in countries supported by both organizations. The officer will sit with the Malaria team but will also engage with the relevant grant management and country teams, sourcing departments, and other departments as necessary. In addition, the officer will act as a dedicated resource to support information flow and country engagement between the organizations, facilitating the evolution of ideas into action. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities include:​

    • Support work to harmonize product policy implementation across the Global Fund and PMI
    • Coordinate regular meetings between the Global Fund and PMI to discuss various issues and the impact of changing malaria policy on future procurement
    • Support ongoing collaboration around malaria market analysis (e.g., of antimalarials, rapid diagnostic tests, and long-lasting insecticidal nets) and sourcing strategies to align and complement both organizations’ approaches to strengthening the malaria product marketplace
    • Support the implementation of agreed-to, coordinated demand-supply planning
    • Develop joint forecasts for demand, and quantify requirements based on available funding and existing stock/shipments
    • Plan shipments across the Global Fund and PMI to meet demand and smooth out production for manufacturing
    • Monitor country stock status and planned shipments, and recommend adjustments based on shifting requirements
    • Identify opportunities for coordinated demand planning for single or limited sourced products to minimize potential national-level stockouts
    • Convene quarterly reviews of the Global Fund and PMI’s ongoing activities related to product policy, market information, country demand forecasts, and procurement plans to ensure alignment and harmonization
    • Support ongoing collaboration in areas including buyer and supplier forums and joint inspections or quality standard requirements between Global Fund, PMI, and UNICEF


    • An MPH, another relevant master’s degree, or commensurate experience preferred
    • Minimum of five years of experience with a Malaria prevention and treatment program or a Malaria supply chain for a developing country
    • Experience working with USAID projects and other international organizations working to improve public health; experience working for Malaria-focused projects and PMI preferred
    • Extensive experience supporting public health, preferably Malaria programs, in developing countries
    • Experience with market dynamics or market development analyses
    • Experience with commodity forecasting, procurement, or contracting
    • Ability to work across two large, complex agencies and multiple teams and disciplines, communicating clearly and collaborating effectively
    • Ability to lead and support, switching between the two with ease
    • Ability to effectively lead meetings and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
    • Ability to analyze and present data to technically sophisticated audiences as well as generalists
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, organizing and prioritizing work strategically and efficiently
    • Proven analytical and organizational skills necessary to work in a cross-cultural environment
    • Authorization to work in Switzerland
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Fluency in English required; proficiency in French preferred

    How to apply:

    Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Health Product Demand and Supply Officer” in the subject line to by July 13, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted directly.

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    Switzerland: Consultant – Resource Mobilization Strategy

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultant – Resource Mobilization Strategy
    Jun 152018

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 26 Jun 2018

    Position Title : Consultant – Resource Mobilization Strategy

    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

    Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

    Type of Appointment : Consultant, Six – eight weeks

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 26 June 2018

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

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

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


    IOM is a UN related agency and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments, businesses and migrants to protect the rights of people on the move, and maximize the development gains of human mobility. For more information about IOM, please visit

    The Donor Relations Division (DRD) has the institutional responsibility for donor liaison and outreach, appeals submission and for providing guidance on reporting. The Division aims to strengthen and diversify IOM’s collaboration with donors and partners on IOM programmes and new strategic initiatives.

    An experienced consultant is required to guide the Division in the finalization of IOM’s institutional resource mobilization strategy with an emphasis on innovative financing in support of the Organization’s overall efforts to expand and diversify its donor base.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    Under the overall supervision of the Chief, DRD and direct supervision of the Donor Relations

    Officer (RM Strategy Focal Point) the Consultant will be responsible and accountable for:

    1. Ensuring broad buy-in and ownership among internal stakeholders for measuring progress and reporting on the RM strategy:

    • Facilitate focus group discussions on the RM strategy, consolidate feedback and incorporate into the strategy

    • Ensure that milestones and targets of the institutional RM strategy framework are owned by relevant departments/ regional/country offices

    • Ensure coherence and links between the RM strategy and other strategic institutional frameworks (e.g. the Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF) and the Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Framework).

    1. Providing expert advice and support for the finalization of the Resource Mobilization Strategy

    (2018 – 2022):

    • Manage consultations with relevant regional and country offices, headquarters divisions as necessary to advance the RM results matrix

    • Review, provide technical input and finalize the draft RM matrix, workplan and narrative

    • Present the RM strategy package to senior staff

    • Recommend new approaches/processes as they relate to the RM Strategy as needed

    1. Providing other advice and support as required.

    Expected Deliverables and Timelines

    • Review and finalize the resource mobilization strategy results matrix > By Mid-August 2018

    • Review and finalize the RM strategy workplan and narrative > By end August 2018

    • Consolidate the draft RM Strategy package > By mid-September 2018

    • Facilitate focus group discussions on the RM Strategy and consolidate feedback from the FG > By mid-September 2018

    • Submit the final RM Strategy package to Chief DRD > By end-September 2018

    • Presentation of the RM Strategy to senior staff > By end-September 2018

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s Degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University Degree in above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


    • Demonstrated and proven experience in RBM and strategy development

    • Proven relevant and professional experience in resource mobilization, experience in public, private and non-profit organization.

    • Experience in communicating and engaging with governments, including donors, UN

    agencies and other external stakeholders on humanitarian and/or development issues.

    • Familiarity with humanitarian and development concepts including migration.

    • Experience working with IOM or other organization on similar projects an advantage.


    • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other IOM official language(s) or another major language is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:


    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

    • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

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

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

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

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

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

    • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

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

    • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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


    • Good understanding of results-based management (RBM) concepts

    • Sound knowledge and understanding of the resource mobilization context of UN Agencies and intergovernmental organizations

    • Ability to lead strategic information collection, analysis and result-based use of information.

    • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation.

    • Ability to apply resource mobilization and partnerships building theory to specific Institutional contexts.

    • Excellent communication skills including writing and presentation skills

    • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office including Excel



    • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

    • No late applications will be accepted.

    How to apply:

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 June 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    For further information, please refer to:

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

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

    Posting period:

    From 13.06.2018 to 26.06.2018

    Requisition: CON 2018/31 – Consultant – Resource Mobilization Strategy – Geneva, Switzerland

    (55530057) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55530058 (55530058) Released

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    Switzerland: Senior Global Emergency Response Officer

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Global Emergency Response Officer
    Jun 152018

    Organization: Medair
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Aug 2018

    Available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide team leadership in the field with county level coordination, donors and partner organisations, design of strategy, and ensure overall quality of the rapid response. The Emergency Response Team Leader also serves as the main focal point to ensure effective communication with headquarters during the response.

    Project Overview

    New rapid operational responses comprise around 7% of the annual Medair portfolio budget and could involve up to three responses per year.


    Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland (Negotiable) with up to 80% in the field per year.

    Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

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

    Key Activity Areas

    Rapid Response Management – Field Deployment


    • Lead strategic planning and ensure implementation of assessments, quick impact projects, etc.
    • Ensure adherence to county policies pursuing registration and permissions from local authorities.
    • Strong current analysis of humanitarian and political developments in the country.
    • Develop accountable contact with the field representatives of the relevant funding partners.
    • Coordinate the design of project plans and writing of proposals.
    • Ensure Medair is represented in relevant cluster and coordination meetings.

    Accountability and Communication

    • Ensure monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the implementation of the planned activities.
    • Support the external communication needed within the team through the Field Communication Officer.
    • Submit daily, weekly or monthly situation reports as per the need.

    Financial Management

    • Ensure minimum financial processes are carried out in a timely manner during a rapid response.
    • Ensure financial controls are in place and complied with to ensure cost effective spending.
    • Ensure analysis of projected cash flow and that timely cash requests are sent to HQ as needed.

    Security Management

    • Ensure security management during the rapid response based on adherence to security policy.
    • Ensure that security location plans are up-to-date and that a good system for briefings is maintained.
    • Ensure appropriate Field Crisis Management capacity as described in Medair’s Crisis Management Plan.

    Human Resources Management

    • Encourage a working and living environment in line with Medair values that supports the general well-being of all staff.
    • Ensure compliance with National Labour Law where applicable.

    Networking & Influence

    • Develop and maintain good working relationships with relevant authorities and other stakeholders.

    HQ Responsibilities

    Strategic Planning & Preparedness

    • Support the development of SOPs, policies, templates, toolkits, and other modules to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Medair rapid response teams globally.
    • Support Medair County Programmes to respond to new emergencies.
    • Utilize technical expertise in areas of humanitarian response to grow Medair and specifically the Global ERT into new areas and styles of programming such as with inclusion of cash distributions.

    Training & Capacity Building

    • Support the development of training plans for building the capacity of Medair staff in emergencies.

    Communication, Networking & Influencing

    • Support relationship building among humanitarian aid and other relevant networks in order to share good practice, stay informed on current humanitarian aid trends, and elevate the visibility of Medair.
    • Establish strategic, and consttuctive relationships with aid and humanitarian agencies at regional and headquarter levels to facilitate strategic, principled, appropriate and timely humanitarian response.

    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.


    • Relevant university degree (Bachelor). Training in security risk management / staff management.
    • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

    • 5-7 years relevant post qualification experience, of which 2-3 years’ should be humanitarian experience including at least one initial emergency response and set-up phase and 2 years of experience in senior management in humanitarian context.
    • Experience in networking with donors; proven ability to secure, manage and report on grants.
    • Proven experience in project cycle management and programme funding.
    • Good communication skills. Excellent diplomatic, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of humanitarian context, sector standards, Sphere standards, CHS and protection issues.
    • Ability to give direction and leadership during field deployments.
    • Strong coordination skills to bring multiple stakeholders together and come to decisions or actions.
    • Strong strategic, planning, organizational and time management skills.

    Working Conditions

    • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.
    • For more senior / technical roles, some other nationalities may be eligible to apply.

    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 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: Senior Officer, Recovery

     Almacen, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Officer, Recovery
    Jun 152018

    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 28 Jun 2018


    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

    Organizational Context

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services. The Programme & Operations Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. The department of Disaster & Crisis (Prevention Response & Recovery) consists of five teams, of which Operations Coordination is a central one. The Recovery Senior Officer works closely with other teams within the department (Emergency Operations Center; Cash Transfer Programming; Risk & Vulnerability; Migration & Displacement, Policy, Strategy and Knowledge -PSK-, etc) and beyond (Health & Care; Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain; Movement Coordination; Security; support services) to ensure a collaborative approach to agreeing operational strategies with regional and country counterparts, as well as quality and accountability in recovery programming.

    Job Purpose

    Under the supervision of the Operational Support lead, the Senior Officer for Recovery will lead and coordinate the global efforts in strengthening organisational disaster response capacity within early recovery and longer-term recovery programming, with a focus on disaster and crisis recovery minimum standards and operational strategic planning. To facilitate the smooth transition from relief to recovery to longer term developmental programming, and coordination with relevant teams, departments and PNSs on effective and well integrated recovery programming including elements of DRR, WASH, livelihoods, health or shelter areas of focus.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Support to the International Federation’s Operational Support Capacity

    • Provide thought leadership, innovation and strategic direction in IFRC disaster recovery operations
    • Lead and coordinate the development and maintenance of improved operational procedures and systems to support efficient and effective disaster recovery operations
    • Lead and coordinate the setting of appropriate disaster recovery norms and standards and support the dissemination, monitoring and evaluation of adherence to these standards
    • Define, develop and disseminate Federation Secretariat disaster recovery policies and strategies and liaise closely with the regional IFRC recovery functions on the implementation of the International Federation’s recovery policy and approaches.
    • Support training activities to ensure mainstreaming of Recovery thinking in IFRCs disaster responses and to build surge and program management capacity of National Societies and Federation Secretariat colleagues.
    • Advise on appropriate assessment processes for determining recovery needs and that the results are appropriately reflected in Emergency Appeals and planning – including providing or arranging direct technical support to the needs assessment and analysis process.
    • Ensure timely and high-quality recovery related technical advice for Emergency Appeals, DREFs and disaster operation teams for effective recovery programming. Liaise closely with regional offices in preparation of appeals.
    • Work closely with global surge team in ensuring integration of recovery expertise in global tools/surge support to National Societies or Movement operations.
    • Develop and maintain a roster of recovery experts.
    • Actively lead and contribute to annual recovery refresher courses and/or networking events for the rostered recovery experts in collaboration with regional offices. Contribute to the development of the curriculum for
    • Federation Secretariat disaster management courses and surge capacity trainings
    • Provide briefings and support to recovery surge roles during deployments to the field and /or be deployed to emergencies for supporting attention to community recovery with National Societies.
    • Work closely with relevant departments to ensure consistent, coherent and well coordinated Federation
    • Secretariat guidance on NSD, food security, livelihoods, WASH, health in emergencies and shelter recovery
    • Coordinate operation reviews and evaluations with a particular focus on identifying good disaster recovery practices for the development of guidance materials and the dissemination of knowledge.

    Representation and enhancement of global network on preparedness, relief and recovery

    • Network and coordinate with RC/RC movement partners, NGOs, UN and other International organizations, to ensure the International Federation is kept informed and up to date on best practices and emerging trends related to disaster response and recovery
    • Representing the International Federation Secretariat on disaster recovery issues in RC/RC Movement and external fora and establish effective working relationships with donor Governments, and key international humanitarian organizations, including the Early Recovery and Protection Clusters, the International Recovery
    • Platform (IRP), UNDP, OCHA, and the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR)
    • Lead coordination with key RC/RC partners active in recovery programming at the global level.
    • Facilitate increased knowledge and skills in recovery programming across IFRC regions through training and guidance
    • Supporting the Regional Disaster Crisis teams with technical advice and seek to connect regional to global networks
    • Actively engage and contribute to surge optimization process in relevant Reference Groups and forums, especially Recovery and Transition where will play a role of IFRC focal point.

    Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team

    • Develop quarterly progress reports on results against objectives and risk analyses as required
    • Accommodate flexible working practices including working as part of time-limited, task-oriented teams to enable the IFRC to respond to new scenarios, operational needs or requests from Governance or the wider membership
    • Contribute to a client-oriented approach that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness
    • Foster a collaborative working environment with colleagues in the Secretariat, Regions, National Societies and external partners
    • Be available to deploy to Regions, Country Offices, or Operations to provide support as necessary



    • University degree in relevant area or equivalent experience required
    • Technical training in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery
    • Technical training in cash transfer programming and /or food security and livelihoods



    • Minimum of 7 years’ field experience in leading/coordinating recovery operations in the field
    • Experience in coordination of post disaster recovery support with partners
    • Experience in project cycle management including proposal development, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience in working within the RC/RC Movement
    • Experience in strategy development, developing tools and guidance, providing technical assistance and in establishing and maintaining networks

    Knowledge, skills and languages


    • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to represent the International Federation and to negotiate and influence people’s opinions
    • Knowledge of technical aspects of disaster preparedness, relief and recovery and of key donor and partner organisations
    • Flexible and adaptable to work effectively in a multicultural environment and ability to travel at short notice
    • Computer knowledge as a user – self supporting in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Fluently spoken and written English


    • Knowledge of minimum standards for disaster relief and performance and accountability frameworks
    • Ability to lead a complex or major disaster operation if required
    • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

    Competencies and values

    Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability

    Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust

    How to apply:

    Please submit your application to IFRCjobs

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    Switzerland: IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern

     Almacen, FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, Marketing, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern
    Jun 152018

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

    About the IAS:

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

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

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

    More information on IAS can be found at

    Details of Internship:

    The IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Director, Governance & Member Relations. The internship is full-time and will last 5 months from 1 September 2018 to 31 January 2019.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern will support the Governance & Member Relations and IAS Educational Fund teams in the day-to-day activities. These activities include preparing for meetings and exhibitions; assisting in the preparations for the 2018 IAS Governing Council retreat; and supporting membership related activities, including recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Support the planning of IAS Educational Fund workshops, symposia and experts/implementers meetings in selected countries:

    • meeting logistics
    • coordination of meeting material
    • meeting evaluations

    • Provide support to membership campaigns, including recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts, as well as the #IASONEVOICE campaign:

    • background research/benchmarking
    • data sourcing and cleaning
    • transcribing audio/video files

    • Prepare for the team’s participation in the HIV Drug Therapy congress on 28-31 October 2018:

    • exhibition logistics
    • member outreach prior to the congress

    • Assist in the preparations for the 2018 IAS Governing Council retreat in Geneva on 3-5 December 2018:

    • preparation of meeting material
    • onsite support

    • Correspond with IAS Members on a daily basis by email/phone, and follow-up on requests

    • Prepare statistics/reports/presentations for meetings, as required

    Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Director, Governance & Member Relations.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in social science, public health, development, international relations or a related field is favorable. Candidates expressing a keen interest in this area of work will also be considered.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • Experience in administration, project management, marketing and event organization a plus.
    • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment a plus.


    • Highly organized and systematic, with meticulous attention to detail
    • Ability to digest and summarize large amounts of information
    • Strong time management skills, and the ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work independently, and have an aptitude for multi-tasking
    • Strong diplomatic skills and customer service attitude
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
    • Eager to learn and have a hands-on attitude.


    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (other languages a plus).

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Event planning
    • Member relations
    • Relationship building
    • Business communications
    • Database management
    Stipend: 2’000.- CHF/month gross (full time).

    How to apply:

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to by Wednesday, 27 June 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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

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

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    Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99176

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99176
    Jun 152018

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

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in Office of the Chief of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch.


    Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    1. Provides substantive advice and support to the Chief of Branch on partnership related developments.
    2. Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area.
    3. Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues.
    4. Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
    5. Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
    6. Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
    7. Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
    8. Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
    9. Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
    10. Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
    11. Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
    12. Performs other duties as required.


    • Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • 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.


    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area, is required. Experience in the area of external relations and partnerships is required. A minimum of two years of humanitarian experience within the United Nations common system is desirable. A minimum of two years of experience in a front office is desirable.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and knowledge of French are required.


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

    Special Notice

    • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 July 2019; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible from 1 August 2018.
    • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
    • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
    • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
    • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
    • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
    • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
    • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at:
    • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
    • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.
    • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
    • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
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    Switzerland: Traineeship in the Economic Security Unit

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    Jun 152018

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 26 Jun 2018

    Reports to (role)

    Deputy Head of EcoSec Unit

    What we do

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


    Within its global Economic Security (EcoSec) approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood, and Structural Support Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food- and economic security at the household level. The EcoSec programs of the ICRC are multifaceted, bear different modes of intervention and aim at assisting victims in a timely and flexible way to meet their essential needs and expenditures in a sustainable and dignified way. Among the interventions are provision of emergency food and non-food items; nutrition programs; agricultural and veterinary/livestock related activities; as well as income generating projects. Modalities include provision of assistance, cash and vouchers and access to services.

    The post holder will collaborate with the Economic Security Unit staff in order to i) support the development of institutional files, ii) update internal communication tools, iii) produce statistical compilations, analysis and visualizations, and iv) provide business support to technological applications.

    Throughout the year, the post holder will receive technical guidance from experienced staff of the Unit, including Focal Points for different thematic and operational topics and will have the opportunity to acquire both practical and theoretical knowledge in food and economic security, with significant scope for developing new and innovative files.

    Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

    • Accountability to the Affected Populations (AAP): In close collaboration with the Economic Security file holder, the post holder will attend and contribute to the meetings of the ICRC Working Group on AAP, participate in the in-house mainstreaming exercise and write an annual report on the AAP practices within EcoSec.
    • Technology and Innovation: The post holder will provide business support to the field for mobile device based data collection, electronic distribution management systems and personal data protection procedures.
    • Capacity Building: In the past few years, the unit’s training needs worldwide have increased. The post holder will support the Capacity Building Manager in various tasks, including training evaluations and monitoring, the production of quarterly training statistics and the creation of an individual training database.
    • Collaborative spaces: The unit has multiple communication and collaborative platforms: the EcoSec Resource Centre regrouping reference resources on a Wiki; a quarterly newsletter updating EcoSec staff worldwide on new publications and interesting information from the field and headquarters; an EcoSec Community of Practice where the EcoSec staff can share and exchange knowledge. The post holder will be involved in the production and management of content and in charge of updates.
    • Nutrition: In collaboration with the nutritionists, the post holder will contribute to a desk review of the nutrition-related cash transfer programs and will help document existing examples. In parallel, the Associate will be involved in the review of the Nutrition in Detention training content.
    • EcoSec Programme Management Tool: Since 2010, EcoSec has used the EcoSec Programme Management Tool (EPMT) to manage and keep track of operations and to facilitate reporting. It undergoes updates on a regular basis and therefore requires testing before the launch of each new version. The post holder will be working with the Head of Project and will provide support to the reporting team.
    • Cash Transfer Programming: Cash as a modality has grown in the ICRC, requiring assistance in the reporting and mainstreaming within the institution. The Post holder will work with the cash specialists on the various upcoming activities such as drafting annual reports.
    • Micro Economic Initiative (MEI): Best practices, results and data for this successful income generating intervention have recently been regrouped into a toolkit to facilitate the programming and implementation. The Associate will provide support to the EcoSec file holder (e.g. compilation and update of a standard database, design of survey questionnaires on Device Magic).

    Certifications / Education required

    • University degree in information/data management, social sciences, international relations or equivalent.

    Professional Experience required

    • Maximum professional experience: 1 year (2 years if including 1 year traineeship)

    Desired profile and skills

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Proactive, autonomous and well- organized
    • Data analysis literacy
    • Strong analytical and organisational skills
    • Literate in Microsoft Office
    • Good analytical and synthesis skills
    • Autonomy, flexibility, adaptability
    • Some practical field experience is an asset
    • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian action, the ICRC and other components of the Movement


    • Proficient in written and spoken English, knowledge of French is a strong asset

    Additional information

    • Type of role: Traineeship
    • Length of assignment : 12 months
    • Working rate: 100%
    • Location: Geneva
    • Starting date: 15.08.2018
    • Application deadline: 26.06.2018

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