Switzerland: Analyst, Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care-Geneva

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Oct 182018

Organization: ThinkWell
Country: Switzerland, United States of America
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

ThinkWell is a health systems development organization that is in a major growth phase. Our focus is on driving transformation in the global health space through navigating pathways that will lead to more effective use of public and private resources in the health sector and ultimately better health for all.

The Analyst position, based in our Washington DC office, will play an important role in the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) program – a five-year program that aims to support countries in developing health financing strategies that use strategic purchasing to support the achievement of universal health coverage. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ThinkWell is working to identify opportunities and co-design interventions with purchasers and policy makers in six countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Pakistan and Uganda) to more effectively purchase family planning.

The successful candidate will have experience in coordinating projects in low- and middle-income countries. The candidate will be prepared to work independently, and as part of a small, high level, distributed team. Open, frank, routine communication will be a priority, using calls as well as project team software to build a collaborative environment within the team.

Job Location: This is a full-time position to be based in our Washington, DC office.


  • Lead the development and monitoring of program work plans, including compilation, quality assurance, monitoring and analysis of key indicators
  • Lead on interactions with Francophone countries (specifically Burkina Faso) and provide translation support as needed.
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative data analysis in support of the project learning agenda
  • Source data and information in support of technical projects
  • Produce high quality prose and data visualization for analytical reports
  • Provide spreadsheet analysis in support of project budgeting and expenditure as needed
  • Draft technical blog pieces for publication on ThinkWell’s website or external sites
  • Perform other responsibilities, such as planning meetings, coordinating schedules and travel, composing and preparing correspondence, and managing document sharing and knowledge capture;
  • The incumbent will be expected to travel up to 25% of his/her time.


  • University degree
  • Experience of living and working in a low income, or low middle income, country highly desirable
  • Experience of working with governments, donors and implementers
  • Native or complete fluency in written English
  • Native or complete fluency in French required

Skills and Competencies

  • Effective coordination across multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines, effectively setting priorities and handling competing time and resource demands in a lightly structured environment. Proactive approaches to problem solving and strong analytical capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment and within a virtual team; international experience strongly preferred
  • Highly numerate, with strong data and analytic skills, including basic statistical knowledge. Strong proficiency in Excel and Stata a plus
  • Familiar with supporting qualitative research processes.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and syntheses.
  • Experience with primary healthcare programming, particularly family planning and/or MNCH.
  • Strong and compelling writing, and strong presentation skills to diverse, global audiences
  • A combination of humility and confidence, open to and empowered by critical feedback
  • Willingness to travel essential, including to low income countries and fragile states
  • Drive to challenge conventional wisdom

How to apply:

Please apply at:

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Switzerland: Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P2 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 105592

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Oct 182018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Oct 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Coordination Division, Emergency Response Support Branch, Response Services Section, in Geneva. The Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Surge Deployment Team.


Within delegated authority, the Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manages the OCHA internal roster (Emergency Response Roster) for short term deployments.
• In consultation with a senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, assists in the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and related issues and in various follow-up activities. Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues.
• Contributes to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.
• Develops and maintains reference/resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; responds to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally.
• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
• Assists in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other agencies and partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on specific humanitarian-related subjects/issues; serves as reporter to such events.
• Maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area, country or region concerned.
• Participates in technical assistance, disaster assessment or other missions.
• Participates in project/programme formulation and mobilization of relevant resources.
• Performs other duties as required.


• Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian, emergency relief assistance and related humanitarian issues. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). 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.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match 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.


A first-level university degree in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or related area is required. Experience in emergency roster management is desirable.
No experience is required for candidates who have passed the YPP, NCRE or G to P examinations.


French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


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 initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 14 May 2019; the selected candidate is expected to start from 12 December 2018. All posts are subject to availability of funding.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• 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:
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee


How to apply:

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Oct 182018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018


for the Website of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Statutory Meetings

100% – Geneva

External Consultancy Contract

Please note that this will be an external contract and does not entail the ICRC employment conditions. If you are not an independent consultant, the contract will be managed by an external agency partner.

The website of the Statutory Meetings of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

( plays a fundamental role as a branding and communication tool in organizing a conference of the size and nature of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Therefore, over the next two years, the Conference organizers aim to make the website a useful and appealing medium to accompany the participants throughout the preparatory process and in keeping their interest and curiosity alive, as well as increasing their engagement and early preparation in the months leading up to the Meetings. In this regard, the main goals related to the website for the period 2018-2019 until the 33rd International Conference are:

  1. Design and manage a fully functional and user-friendly website

  2. Transform the website into the main communication tool before and during the International Conference

  3. Strengthen the website’s utility as a research tool

    She/he will be supervised for administrative purposes by the Head of Communication Policy and Support of ICRC. Substantive supervision on the tasks outlined in these Terms of Reference and the Job Description will be by the Joint Organizing Committee (JOC), and she/he will be a member of the JOC. She/he will work in close collaboration with the ICRC & IFRC communication teams, as well as the wider JOC.

    The Digital Officer is expected to start by mid-November 2018 until January 2020, under an ICRC consultancy contract.

Main responsibilities

  1. Manage the RCRC Conference website (, in accordance with the strategy and Movement communication guidelines. The website should reflect public communication priorities regarding the Statutory Meetings to effectively enable a consultative dialogue among Statutory Meeting participants.

  2. Implement other digital communication activities in accordance with the strategy and the priorities of the outreach and communication team.

    Her/his specific tasks are a combination of digital content management and technical duties, as follows:

  • Maintain, manage and update the content and the layout of the website, tailoring it for digital consumption by various audiences and ensuring a good user experience;

  • Create, edit, repurpose and deliver a wide variety of content in different languages (e.g. multimedia, infographics, charts, video footage, photography, audio, etc.);

  • Promote and enhance the website through search engine marketing channels.

  • Guarantee the stability of the website with the technical team (ICT) by acting as focal point for internal/external IT issues.

Desired profile and experience

  • University Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the digital field

  • Minimum two years of work experience in digital communication and website development

  • Proven experience drafting, editing and running analytics on digital content

  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress, SEO search and Google Analytics

  • Strong knowledge of digital visualization tools, graphic design programs, and video editing software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, Final Cut, etc.)

  • Proficient and enthusiastic about social media and a user of multiple platforms

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other working languages of the statutory meetings (French, Spanish, and Arabic) is strongly desirable

  • Strong coordination and networking skills and ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Self-starter, creative, initiative-driven

  • Flexible in terms of working hours

  • Able to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and at odd hours

  • Work experience with a component of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is highly desirable.

Desired starting date: Mid-November

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

How to apply:

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

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Switzerland: Stop TB Partnership – Country Supply Officer (Maternity Cover)

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Oct 182018

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Oct 2018

Background Information

The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

As a key initiative of the Stop TB Partnership, the goal of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is to facilitate world-wide, equitable access to TB medicines and diagnostics across both public and private sectors. This goal is achieved through management and coordination of market activities for the full portfolio of TB medicines and diagnostics, strategic procurement and innovative logistics solutions, technical assistance and capacity building for TB programmes in better pharmaceutical management practices, and accelerated uptake of new TB medicines, regimens, and diagnostics using the GDF “launch pad”.

Country Supply Officer (CSO) is key to ensuring uninterrupted access to TB medicines and other products to all patients in the GDF client countries. Under the supervision of the GDF Country Supply Team Leader and in close collaboration with the GDF Procurement Agent and Regional Technical Advisors, CSO will act as a portfolio manager for selected priority high-burden countries to design and coordinate a system for rational medicines and products ordering and delivery; establish proactive systems for forecasting, quantification, orders and supply management; promote early warning systems to avoid stock-outs and waste of medicines; maintain and update country profiles and dashboards.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with the UNOPS rules and regulations for procurement, the StopTB/GDF standard operating procedures for procurement and supply, and the GDF quality management standards of ISO 9001
  • Manage uninterrupted supply of TB medicines and products to all client countries in the assigned portfolio in accordance with the GDF standard operating procedures and timelines, and in compliance with the GDF ISO9001
  • Develop annual procurement and supply work plan for the portfolio of assigned countries, including performance indicators, and quarterly and annual progress reports as required
  • Establish and maintain a regional network of stakeholders for managing and coordinating rational procurement and supply of TB products: map and develop a database of regional and priority countries’ partners, donors, implementing agencies, communities; establish working relations; sensitize to the GDF strategic goals and approaches; promote the GDF expertise and tools; develop a system for regular communication and information sharing
  • Working with the GDF Regional Technical Advisors, establish and manage a system for proactive supply of TB medicines and products to selected high-burden priority countries in the portfolio:

  • Conduct desk top assessments of the priority countries’ TB medicines and products procurement and supply practices

  • Develop and maintain online country profiles based on the information obtained from TB and pharmaceutical sector assessments and technical reports by StopTB partners, WHO Joint TB program reviews, the GDF monitoring and evaluation missions, other sources, or from specifically designed GDF-lead targeted assessments.

  • In conjunction with national TB programs, the Global Fund and other donor projects in the field, and the GDF Regional Technical Advisors develop country-specific annual supply plans, including forecasting and quantification, ordering and delivery schedules, data reporting and visualization/dashboards, performance indicators, early warning, and capacity building and technical assistance needs.

  • In conjunction with field projects and the GDF Regional Technical Advisors, establish and maintain a system for quarterly collection and reporting of data on TB medicines and other products consumption, pipeline, TB program and guidelines trends, and uploading these data into the GDF forecasting and early warning system.

Visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply:



  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience within the Procurement and Supply Chain field
  • Relevant experience in risk analysis; identifying clients’ procurement & supply-related needs and in providing support and guidance from clients’ point of view is a strong asset
  • Experience in supply chain and logistics operations is desirable
  • Knowledge of the UN Financial and Procurement Rules, Regulations and working practices pertaining to UNOPS is advantageous.
  • Customer service experience is desired


  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Pharmacy, Logistics, Procurement, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Project Management or related subject with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • or first Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in a related field with 7 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Highly desirable:

  • A Professional certification in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.**Skills required**:

  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical procurement and supply practices;

  • Attention to details, tact, discretion and diplomacy;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus and to promote innovations;

  • Computer literacy with emphasis on databases and data management and Excel proficiency


  • Excellent knowledge of English is required
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • Knowledge of Russian is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 28-Oct-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply:
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Grants Manager

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Oct 182018

Organization: Civitas Maxima
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 05 Nov 2018

Civitas Maxima (CM) coordinates a network of national and international lawyers and investigators who work for the interest of victims of international crimes. It operates in situations where no legal action to bring the perpetrators to justice has been successful and works in close partnership with local partners, notably the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) based in Monrovia. CM represents victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. CM’s work has led to the arrest of several alleged war criminals in Europe and North America and contributed to securing a guilty verdict for two former Liberian war lords.

Civitas Maxima’s work is primarily funded by grants from private foundations.

CM was registered in September 2012 as an association in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognized by the Swiss authorities as a not-for-profit organization**.** For more information:

Job Description:

CM is looking for a Grants Manager starting ideally on 01 December 2018 to support the organization’s growing need for highly qualified fundraising professionals. Ideally the Grants Manager would be a young professional based in Geneva who is looking for a long-term engagement in the fundraising field. The position is permanent but part-time.


· Work with CM’s legal staff to obtain a good understanding of CM’s work and of the achievements, outcomes and challenges to be highlighted in interactions with institutional donors.

· Contribute to the definition and implementation of the CM fundraising strategy.

· Write reports to be submitted to institutional donors that fund CM’s work. Work with CM finance officer on budgets to be submitted to donors.

· Write applications for grant-renewals or applications to obtain new grants.

· Conduct research to identify prospective donors that could support CM’s as well as GJRP’s work.

· Create strong fundraising message(s) that appeal to potential institutional donors.

· Liaise with the GJRP in Monrovia to support them in their fundraising efforts and, if needed, conduct training with GJRP fundraising staff on grant-writing.

· Monitor CM’s implementation of grant-agreements, including reporting obligations and the implementation of budgets and activities as agreed.

· Ensure that all institutional donors are regularly updated of CM’s work.

· Maintain records of donor and external stakeholder information for future use.

· Work with CM’s Communications and Private Fundraising staff to ensure coherence of CM’s messaging to external stakeholders.

· Train and oversee volunteers and/or interns, as the case may be.


  • Be in possession of a work permit in Switzerland OR have a Schengen passport

  • Native (or close to native) English and French speaker.

  • Excellent drafting skills in both languages.

  • Experience in producing written reports.

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in international relations, politics, law or related fields. Good understanding of international criminal justice.

  • Experience working in a fundraising role or in communications, PR, marketing or sales would be an asset.

  • Excellent communicator and quick learner.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong computer and presentation skills.

  • Respect for other cultures and value systems, flexibility, ability to work independently and to take initiative.

  • Utmost respect for confidentiality.

How to apply:

To apply, send a CV and a short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to this position to Alexandre Flahault as soon as possible but by November 05 at the latest.

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Switzerland: Junior Program Officer – Focus Afghanistan (80-100%)

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Oct 182018

Organization: Swiss Peace Foundation
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

Starting date: 1 January 2019 (or by agreement)

The swisspeace Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact Program strengthens the capabilities of international ac-tors to work effectively in conflict contexts. It contributes to an improved analysis, design, and monitoring and evaluation practice through advisory services and training. It cooperates closely with international part-ners on advancing the application of conflict sensitivity and to increase the effectiveness and positive im-pact of peacebuilding and development interventions. Furthermore, the Analysis and Impact team currently leads the implementation and the development of Afghanistan-related activities of swisspeace.

Your tasks:

  • Contribute to swisspeace’s work in the framework of the Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact Program
  • Support the successful implementation of ongoing mandates and projects geared towards increasing partner organisations’ and clients’ ability to integrate conflict sensitivity into their operations
  • Contribute in particular to the implementation of on-going projects in Afghanistan and support the further development of swisspeace’s portfolio and partnerships in the country
  • Assist in implementing capacity building measures and trainings on conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity and measuring impact

Your profile:

  • Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline
  • Strong interest in peacebuilding and the role of international aid in conflict transformation
  • 1-2 years of experience in peacebuilding or in supporting the implementation of development projects in contexts of conflict and fragility. Field experience is a strong asset
  • Proven familiarity with Afghanistan through working experience, studies or research
  • Knowledge of institutions working in peacebuilding or international aid
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Fluency in German or French and knowledge of Dari and/or Pashtu are assets
  • Ability and willingness for international travel, including to conflict countries
  • Strong team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines

Our offer:

  • Good working conditions, flexible office hours and an attractive work place in the heart of Bern resp. Basel (move of main office to Basel in 2019)
  • An inspiring job in an attractive and international field of work with political relevance
  • A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international institution

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 2 November 2018. Applicants should preferably hold a valid work permit for Switzerland or be a citizen of an EU/EFTA country.

Please send your application to mentioning ‘Junior Program Officer PAI’ in the subject line. More information can be found at or received via telephone at +41 31 330 12 12.

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Switzerland: Project Assistant: Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA)

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Oct 182018

Organization: Small Arms Survey
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Project Assistant
for the Small Arms Survey.
PERIOD OF CONTRACT: One year, renewable.

The Small Arms Survey—a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence—is seeking a project assistant to be based in its Geneva offices to work on the Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project.

Mission and activities

  • Perform desk-based research tasks related to North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Review the project’s English and Arabic publications, and supervise the process of translating, proofreading, reviewing and designing of the Arabic-language publications;
  • Conduct and co-facilitate outreach activities in Geneva and in the region;
  • Help in coordinating and facilitating meetings and workshops in the above-mention regions;
  • Undertake other project coordination and administrative tasks as required by the supervisor and project coordinator. Candidate’s profile

  • A university graduate degree in international relations, political science, conflict or security studies, or other related areas;

  • Interest and familiarity in security issues in North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;

  • Strong analytical, writing, presentation, interpersonal, and monitoring/research skill;

  • Excellent English and Arabic language skills, French language is a key asset;

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and meet deadlines under pressure;

  • Ability to travel to North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;

  • Have a valid Swiss work permit.

How to apply:

Apply for this position on this website:

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Switzerland: Consultancy (Part-time, 6 months): Quality Emergency Funding, Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

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Oct 182018

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

In the last few years, humanitarian crises have been constantly increasing and the capacity for UNICEF to respond timely and efficiently to support children in the direst situations largely depends on availability of funds.

Flexible and predictable resources are pivotal to deliver efficient and impactful humanitarian response.

National Committees (Natcoms) activate to raise funds from the private sector both for natural disasters and protracted crisis. Their capacity to mobilize fully flexible resources for humanitarian response has been identified as a crucial organizational priority, second best option after Regular resources.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to bring quality emergency funding front of mind to all National Committees (Natcoms).

As Natcoms respond to natural disasters as well as complex emergencies, different ways to raise quality and un-earmarked funding during emergencies will have been previously discussed and thought through to prioritize during moments of high pressure.

In close partnership with UNICEF teams PFP Geneva, Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Public Partnerships Division (PPD) and some selected Country Offices (COs), consultant must guide and influence Natcoms in raising additional and efficient resources to leverage the full potential of fundraising in emergencies.

Main Tasks:

  • Share, update and adapt case for support of the Fund for markets and audiences.
  • Build capacity of fundraising staff at Natcoms to ensure internal buy-in.
  • Make sure quality funding aims are included in emergency preparedness strategies and plans.
  • Support Natcoms to test and roll out initiatives to raise more quality funding during emergencies.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance across Natcoms and provide analysis.
  • Collaborate with PPD to report on Emergency 365 Fund performance.
  • As and when appropriate or requested, organize conference calls/events with field and HQ staff for Natcoms.
  • Provide ad hoc quality support on any other relevant emergency related issues.
  • Deliverables:

    PFP has the mandate to promote flexible and quality funds for UNICEF and this role directly contributes to increase of unrestricted emergency funds. The final report will describe the drive and progress made by different Natcoms to increase their capacity to contribute to the Global Humanitarian Thematic Fund. It will also include recommendations for the next steps on promoting and raising further quality funding.

    Reporting to:

    Emergencies Fundraising Manager, Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR), PFP

    Work Place:

    Home-based. No travel is envisaged and no Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) payable.

    Estimated Duration of the Contract and Proposal:

    6 months, from 1 November 2018 to 30 April 2019.

    2 working days per week.

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

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Minimum 8 years of work experience in emergency and fundraising experience.
  • Fluency in English is required with excellent writing and presenting skills. Fluency in another UN language is considered an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity.

    The following competencies are required (LI, LII and LIII indicate the level required on a three-point scale, LIII being the highest):

    Core Competencies:

  • Communication (LII)
  • Working with People (LII)
  • Drive for Results (LII)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LII)
  • Analyzing (LII)
  • Persuading and Influencing (LII)
  • View our competency framework at


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

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

    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.

    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: Disarmament Intern (CHEG18.629)

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    Oct 182018

    Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 28 Oct 2018

    The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated and skilled person to do an internship with the Mission’s Disarmament team.

    The successful candidate will provide administrative and policy support to the Disarmament team, including attending and reporting from meetings of the Conference on Disarmament and the disarmament treaties, monitoring the academic and civil society debate, and helping to deliver a successful UK Presidency of the CD in February 2019.

    In more detail, main responsibilities will include:

    • Attending and reporting on meetings of the Conference on Disarmament, major disarmament treaties, and other events on disarmament and related issues;
    • Monitoring the disarmament debate, in academic and NGO publications and online, and bringing interesting and relevant contributions to the attention of the team;
    • General support to the Disarmament team: documentary, logistical, and administrative.

    How to apply:

    Please apply through the FCO online platform by following this link

    Please note that only applications submitted through the FCO platform and in English will be considered valid.

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    Switzerland: Model United Nations Program Internship

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    Oct 182018

    Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Oct 2018

    General Overview

    The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of over 100 United Nations Associations and their thousands of members. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens. Our organization has offices at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva and hosts interns in both locations.

    Position description

    The Intern will provide support to the Officer in charge of the WFUNA Model UN program (WIMUN), and participates to the general tasks of the office of WFUNA in Geneva.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Market research to identify potential partners and sponsors for the WIMUN brand
    • Outreach to potential sponsors, donors, and partners
    • Re-development and drafting of sponsorship packages
    • Assisting with grant applications
    • Communications with UNAs and key delegations of WFUNA’s Model UN Conferences
    • Assisting with staff selection for Model UN conferences

    Additional responsibilities:

    • General office maintenance / Ordering and stocking office supplies (rotation)
    • Preparation of the daily news scan shared with all WFUNA staff
    • Contributing to the communication strategy of the website and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
    • Answering, screening and referring phone calls
    • Welcoming visitors

    Other opportunities:

    1. The WFUNA Secretariat office is located within the Palais des Nations, the United Nations building in Geneva. The Intern will have access to the United Nations building, conferences and events, and resources such as the UN Library.

    2. This position offers an excellent networking opportunity – the Intern will be able to make contact with UN staff, diplomats, UNA members, academics, and NGO representatives, and meet other interns from around the world who are working at the UN.

    Experience and Competencies Required:

    • Previous Marketing and Fundraising experience;
    • Previous conference management experience;
    • Fluency in English; knowledge of another UN language is a plus;
    • Strong communications skills;
    • Good knowledge of PPT, Prezi, Salesforce, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator;
    • Strong interest in the UN and its values;
    • Flexibility, autonomy, curiosity and capacity to adapt to an international environment;


    • Current enrollment in university studies in a relevant field, including education, international law, international relations or political science;
    • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application.

    Starting date: mutually agreed date.

    Renewable: 3 months

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send an email with a cover letter and a CV (2 pages maximum) at with a copy to

    Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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    Switzerland: Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director

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    Oct 162018

    Organization: World Vision
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 10 Nov 2018

    Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director

    World Vision Switzerland

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our nearly 40,000 staff members working in almost 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

    Here’s where you come in:

    As Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of World Vision Switzerland, your responsibilities will comprise of oversight and leading a team of some 40 highly engaged employees and volunteers based in Zurich. You will lead the operational management of the organization, and the implementation of the Board of Trustees approved strategy. You will also represent the organization externally and maintain positive relations with public authorities, representatives from politics and business, as well as various associations, the media and peer organizations. You will promote cooperation with national and international active partner organizations and across the World Vision partnership.

    As CEO / MD you are a highly accomplished visionary leader who combines proven business disciplines with inspirational management skills to provide exceptional guidance to the leadership staff and to oversee all areas of operations. You will work to ensure effective management of ministry in alignment with World Vision’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and global strategic directions of Our Promise 2030.

    Major Responsibilities:

    · Strategic Leadership: 25%

    · Growth & Development: 25%

    · Board Engagement & Internal Stakeholders: 20%

    · Operations: 15%

    · External Engagement: 10%

    · Other: 5%

    Requirements include:

    · A graduate degree (Masters preferred), with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Business, Marketing, Fundraising or related fields.

    · Exceptional marketing and fundraising track record of delivery.

    · A minimum of five (5) years’ successfully leading, developing, and coaching/mentoring a diverse leadership team.

    · A minimum of five years’ (5) experience working with a Board, either as a member, reporting to one or developing and advising a Board.

    · Must be fluent in Swiss German and English (written and verbal); knowledge of French highly desire-able.

    · A heart for the poor and a deep personal commitment to World Vision’s vision, mission and core values.

    · Must have a strong Christian identity and faith.

    · Ability to travel frequently both regionally and internationally (up to 20%).

    How to apply:

    Is this the job for you?

    This is an exceptional opportunity for a servant leader with a clear sense of calling and demonstrated track record of performance and achievement in having led and succeeded in global fast paced, complex organisations.

    To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit and apply here. The deadline for applications is Saturday, 10 November, 2018, and all cover letters or expression of interest should be submitted in German and CVs submitted in English**.** The salary is competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

    For more information on World Vision Switzerland, please visit our website:

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    Switzerland: Associate C&E Project Manager

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    Oct 162018

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

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

    More information on IAS can be found at

    Details of Employment:

    The Associate C&E Project Manager position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the C&E Manager. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will responsible for assisting the Congress & Exhibition (C&E) department with the logistics/organization of the IAS/AIDS Conferences. He or she will work closely with a Project Manager for each of the below listed projects as needed and requested by the C&E Manager.

    Main Responsibilities:

    The incumbent may manage and assist with the following projects:

    • Registration – Liaise with the registration supplier on a daily basis, coordinate specific registration requests as well as exhibitor, satellite and internal registrations such as staff, supplier, organizer, VIP registrations, supervise the registration mailboxes, prepare registration templates, work closely with the C&E Manager with the overall coordination of the project
    • Conference Material (bags, lanyards, badges) – Select and contract the respective suppliers, coordinate the overall project
    • Satellite and exhibition orders – Help setting up and managing the ordering system for satellite holders and exhibitors, help coordinating the exhibitor and satellite organizer requests, help coordinating additional satellite and exhibition orders with the selected suppliers and be point person for them onsite, along with the Associate Project Manager / Project Manager
    • Info Desk Onsite – Collect and prepare the material for the onsite info desk
    • Onsite Kick-Off Meeting – Organize and coordinate the onsite kick-off meeting together with the Volunteer Project Manager

    · Local Charitable Giving and Local Donation Programme – Select and liaise with an organization for the Local Charitable Giving Programme, coordinate the Onsite Donation Programme

    · Printed Matters – Select and liaise with designer and printing company, create project timeline for work planning, ensuring deadlines are met, ensure appropriate artwork / templates are created and content submitted and approved.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the C&E Manager.

    *Duties are subject to change as the needs of the conference and organization evolve.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in business, events or hospitality management, or a related field is favorable.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in working with conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events
    • Experience with AV projects in the conference or events industry
    • Experience working with event management or ordering systems
    • Experience working with sponsors and/or high-level partners, a plus
    • Experience working for international organizations or abroad, a plus.


    • Strong technical savvy
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
    • Attention to detail
    • Be organized and systematic
    • Ability to work independently and handle many tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, meet deadlines and occasionally work overtime
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    • Open-minded and a good team player.


    • Fluent in English, knowledge of other languages is an asset.

    How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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