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Switzerland: Logistics & Emergency Response Officer – Lausanne

 Almacen, Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Logistics & Emergency Response Officer – Lausanne
Jan 202018
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Role & Responsibilities

As part of the HQ Logistics team, you work under the supervision of the Logistics Manager and in a functional relationship with the other HQ departments. Develop and strengthen Medair’s Logistics capacity in the area of Logistics Country Program Support, Procurement, and contribute to the professional development of Logistics within Medair. Support field operations and assist in HQ functions as requested. You will also be able to deploy to emergency response within 24 hours for a specific period of time.

Project Overview

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

Workplace

Based in Medair Headquarters, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland (with 20% of work time in field / emergency as requested by country programs).

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

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

Key Activity Areas

Program Support

· Advisor- Liaison with HQ and field country team members, especially Head of Country Programme, Finance, HR, Programme Officer and Logistics Manager of assigned country programs to provide logistics support and advice.

· Ensure procurement planning is in place for all projects. Oversee the implementation of and compliance with Medair logistics procedures, policies, and management tools; when necessary, propose improvements.

· Contribute to and validate the logistics component of proposals, budgets and project reports.

· Follow developments and changes in donor procedures, requirements, and guidelines.

· Develop, organize and give training to logistics staff both at HQ and in the field.

· Carry out field visits and assess adherence to logistics procedures, identify possible areas for improvement, develop and implement changed and new procedures where needed.

· Contribute to improvements of Medair’s logistics processes.

Business Process Expert

· Act as the BPE (Business Process Expert) for logistics related processes within Medair.

· Ensuring policies and procedures are developed, improved and kept up-to-date, serve as a reference point for questions, information, and training.

· Has a technical expertise of logistic field requirements (generators, equipment management, fleet, drivers etc).

Emergency Response

· Emergency response capacity: ability to deploy in 24 hours to emergency response wave 1 or wave 2 as logistician in close relation with the head of emergency response.

· Understanding of emergency procedures and structure in country (Cluster approach, OCHA etc).

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.

Qualifications

· Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Humanitarian Logistics or a related field. Certification in procurement would be desirable.

· Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written). Ideally, French.

Experience / Competencies

· Minimum two-year relevant logistics and management experience in emergency or development context at a coordination level.

· Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.

· Emergency response deployment experience as logistician and ability to work under pressure in difficult context conditions.

· Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Processes and procedures understanding and implementations (specifically procurement).

· Experience of logistics in a cross-cultural, challenging environment as well as training competency for logistics.

· Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and oversee multiple tasks.

· Excellent project management skills and strong leadership to lead cross functional projects.

· Prepared to undertake extensive field travel to country programmes for deployments; and willing to work in remote, basic conditions and insecure locations.

· Demonstrable knowledge of rules, regulations and donor policies governing the compliance / regulatory management of procurement rules from US, EU, UN and other agencies.

· Technical understanding of mechanical and communication equipment.

· Ability to communicate effectively with programme teams and be able to represent Medair with UN organizations, other international NGO’s and local authorities worldwide.

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.

· This is a HQ based position in Lausanne Switzerland, with up to 20% field / emergency deployment.

How to apply:

Application Process

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

a) Medair organisational values.

b) Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.

c) Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

To apply, then:

a) go to our Current Vacancies page

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

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Switzerland: Global HR Marketing Coordinator

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Marketing, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Global HR Marketing Coordinator
Jan 202018
 

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

Purpose of the post

This position sits within the Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Unit (TAQ), which is in charge of sourcing, attracting and recruiting specialist and generalist staff to meet the ICRC’s global talent needs.

The Geneva based Global HR Marketing Coordinator works closely with the Head of HR Marketing Unit (HRMK). Supporting our global talent attraction activities the postholder will own team support tasks including implementing a centralised activity and budget planning and monitoring system; improving communication flows between teams; creating and sharing team metrics. The postholder is also the project lead for a key candidate interaction project: overhauling our careers site and improving candidate application experience.

These tasks are combined with responsibility for delivering the normal HR Marketing Officer role for Switzerland mainly – positioning the ICRC in the region as a leading humanitarian employer of choice through a mix of HR Marketing activities targeting the right talent available in the short, medium and long term wherever they are to be found.

Main duties and responsibilities

Online Candidate Experience Project

  • Serve as project lead for development and integration of candidate interaction project: overhauling our careers site and improving candidate application experience in close cooperation with the internal technical lead teams, and Communication and Talent Acquisition teams as a whole
  • Serve as quality assurance and content lead for associated communications elements (career page, job portal and micro site)
  • Once this tool is operational, he/she will oversee the systematic production and analysis of refined candidate attraction and pipeline metrics
  • In collaboration with colleagues ensure a coherent global identity in ICRC’s online careers and marketing outreach presence and engagement

Team Coordination

  • Assists the Head of HRMK in negotiating external agreements, contracts, support packages and provides follow up service on a daily basis in order to implement them (metrics exchange, financial follow up, deadlines, annexes negotiations, etc.)
  • Creates and owns annual pre-planned event, content, and activity “calendar”, aligned to team strategy
  • Maintains regular contact with peers in ICRC’s global HRMK setup, reviewing and driving improvements in team communication and information sharing
  • Assists the Head of HRMK in issue and solution identification
  • Lead in rolling out global training and toolkits to global team
  • Contributes to and participates in team meetings, events, discussions, serving as coordinator to ensure global coherence

Operational Delivery

  • Represents the ICRC at different platforms of engagement and with various interlocutors (academics and relevant professional environments). Makes presentations at events, promoting and branding the ICRC as an international organization with a specific humanitarian mandate
  • Presents the ICRC as an attractive employer of choice in the humanitarian world
  • Provides expert brand strategies, using advertising and networking with associations, social networks, Diaspora, academic circles, schools, universities, conducting HR marketing campaigns (short, mid and long term approach, depending on needs and relevance)
  • Develops search techniques and approaches to carry out talent sourcing at relevant events (e.g. conferences, career fairs) and attends where required
  • Coaches suitable candidates and introduces them to the application procedures

Metrics & Reporting

  • Global budget and activity tracking to enable management oversight and prioritisation
  • Collection of the global dashboard contributions, drafting consolidated reporting and providing accessible reporting and metrics directly to management and others
  • Acts as an interface with People Analytics team, providing relevant, up-to-date and adapted candidate attraction metrics, in order to feed the ICRC’s strategic management tool (Tableau)

Education and experience required

  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in recruitment, marketing, or similar
  • Professional experience with advertising, networking and recruitment (in person and on social media LinkedIn, Facebook)
  • Experience of coordinating activity and budgets of a complex team
  • ICRC work experience is an asset
  • Experience in human resource and project management is an asset
  • Fully conversant with IT tools, ideally with Project management systems
  • Experience of improving candidate experience in ATS highly desirable
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Must have an excellent command of English (oral and written); a working knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Any other language of ICRC interest an asset

Desired profile and skills

  • High degree of autonomy and proven organisational skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt your working methods to changing circumstances and needs
  • Proven ability to take initiative
  • Interpersonal skills fostering productive personal relationships
  • Aptitude for projecting a positive image of the ICRC as a future employer
  • Proven interest in working in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Respect for confidentiality and HR ethics
  • Handle stress well
  • Willing to travel

Additional information

For further details, please contact Markus Dolder (hiring manager) and/or Aleksandra Popovic (recruiter).

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Maximum-term
  • Type of position : Resident
  • Grade: B3
  • Activity rate : 100%
  • Length of assignment : Until 31.12.2018
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Hiring manager : Markus Dolder
  • Recruiter : Aleksandra Popovic
  • Application deadline : Wednesday, 31st January 2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2mT9f6q

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Switzerland: Training Officer

 FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Training Officer
Jan 202018
 

Organization: World Trade Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill a position of Training Officer in the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.

The Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) coordinates the WTO’s technical assistance and training to assist beneficiary countries in enhancing trade capacity, addressing trade policy issues, integrating into the multilateral trading system, exercising the rights of the WTO membership and fully participating in multilateral trade negotiations.

General Functions

Under the overall supervision of the ITTC Director and the direct supervision of a more senior professional in the Geneva-based Courses Unit, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities:

  1. Participate in the design and delivery of training activities by developing materials, lecturing and tutoring participants, helping conduct revision sessions and contributing to activities organized in collaboration with other ITTC Units or WTO Divisions.

  2. Lead course participants in study tours and visits.

  3. Assist in developing and using evaluation tools to monitor and assess training activities.

  4. Perform other tasks requested by the Director or the Head of Unit including the preparation of reports on training-related subjects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

An advanced university degree in Law, Economics, International Relations or other relevant areas.

Knowledge and Skills:

Solid knowledge of the economic and legal principles underpinning the WTO Agreements and system.

Familiarity with adult learning principles. Good knowledge transfer and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and interact with course participants.

The following interpersonal capabilities are required: present technical facts to knowledgeable specialised audiences; persuade others to a point of view using facts; face and cope with conflict situations with colleagues; work as a member of a team, relating to others, while working independently to achieve his/her objectives; initiate and build relationships with a variety of people both inside and outside the organization; communicate complex abstract ideas to an audience of informed people and understand ideas when communicated by others.

Work Experience:

A minimum of two years of professional experience in an area related to trade policy, preferably in a multilateral environment, is required. Trade-related work experience in a national administration and a practical understanding of the situations confronted by LDCs and/or African countries will be significant assets.

Languages:

French mother tongue and excellent knowledge of English are required; working knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

How to apply:

Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.

The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks.

APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIT A WRITTEN EXAMINATION

APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form.

To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at: https://erecruitment.wto.org.

The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has
been posted and well before the closing date – Central European Time (CET) –
stated in the vacancy announcement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE

CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

The WTO is a non-smoking environment.

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Switzerland: Internship – Public Information, I (Temporary Job Opening)

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship – Public Information, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Jan 202018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jan 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

In emergencies, OCHA communications officers at headquarters (HQ) and in disaster or conflict situations play a key role in ensuring the humanitarian community speaks coherently and sends appropriate and consistent messages through the media. This helps OCHA rapidly mobilize the political will, funding, supplies and equipment to relieve suffering and help people rebuild their lives. Our spokespersons coordinate with partners to develop key messages that define the overall impact, needs and required response – whether in terms of advocacy or practical aid provision. Key messages are developed in consultation with colleagues in-country, to ensure that the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Resident/ Humanitarian Coordinator (R/HC) and others convey up-to-the-minute, clear and consistent information.

OCHA also assists the media by ensuring that regular joint press briefings are held, bringing together representatives from across the humanitarian community. It also ensures that speakers are available for interviews in various languages, and helps media access key decision makers and aid operations, especially in hard-to-access locations. Through our communications network, OCHA works with a variety of partners in local, regional and international media to ensure that decision makers and the public read, hear or watch balanced coverage of current relief operations, brewing emergencies or forgotten crises.

Situated within the Strategic Communications branch, this internship will be located in the Media Relations section (MRS). This internship will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Public Information officer/ Spokesperson. The internship is being offered for period of six (6) months, with a commencement date starting as soon as possible.

Responsibilities
The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.

In general, the intern shall support communication, advocacy and public information activities of the Branch.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting implementation of activities to publicize priority issues and/ or major events, coordination and planning of media outreach efforts, monitoring and reporting on progress against defined outputs and analysing the outcome; compiling daily media monitoring capturing news and opinions of relevance to OCHA’s operations and reputation; identifying issues and trends, and offering suggestions on appropriate action/responses; supporting activities to promote media coverage (e.g. press conferences, interviews, ad verbatim transcripts and other special activities) of priority issues and/ or major events; supporting OCHA’s Integrated Spokesperson’s Office unit/ Media Relations section in Geneva in preparing twice-weekly press briefings; editing and proof-reading web stories from the field as required; editing and re-working OCHA-generated public information material for social media; contributing toward all stages of production of information products (e.g. press kits, press releases, feature articles, speeches, booklets, brochures, backgrounders, audio-visual materials etc.); initiating and sustaining professional relationships with key constituencies; and performing tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

Competencies
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

The University degree must be in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.

Work Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in public information, journalism, communications, international relations, public administration, humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is is desirable. Practical experience with producing content for social media, especially Twitter, is highly desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views

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

Assessment
Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
  • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
  • List the IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice
Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break.

For more information on the Programme, please visit https://www.unog.ch, qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other United Nations Secretariat opportunities at https://careers.un.org

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

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Programme Officer, Preparedness and Response Division

 FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Programme Officer, Preparedness and Response Division
Jan 202018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer, Preparedness and Response Division

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 31 January 2018

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

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

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

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Preparedness and Response Division, the successful candidate will be supporting Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) core functions, with a focus on results based management within the division, as well as monitoring and reporting the use and application of core funding earmarked towards humanitarian capacity development, including all institutional and administrative aspects of core support from the UK.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support reporting and monitoring elements of the management of Department for International Development (DFID) core support earmarked towards the enhancement of IOM’s humanitarian response capacity. In particular, provide timely reporting on activities following the project documentation and donor requirements.

  2. Coordinate and lead regular project implementation monitoring meetings with relevant colleagues.

  3. Provide strategic advice, analysis and input to Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) management, relevant to all issues that may arise in relation to the use of DFID core funding.

  4. Advice on progress made towards implementation of relevant activities and take necessary steps to ensure efficient planning and resource management.

  5. Coordinate and advise on the implementation of the work plan and accomplishment of agreed targets/outputs. Advice on the review of the work plan to track implementation and to ensure that implementation is on schedule. Reflect any adjustments or changes and take corrective action as needed.

  6. Liaise and act as the focal point with relevant interlocutors to ensure efficient implementation. Facilitate information exchange and promote DOE-implemented initiatives.

  7. Identify best practices and formulate lessons learnt at implementation level to feed into the formulation of new projects and as inputs into IOM’s strategies.

  8. Support the DOE portfolio and contribute to project development efforts for the continuation of existing and new initiatives linked to emergency response capacity development.

  9. Oversee and coordinate timely submission of implementation reports, including ad hoc, monthly, interim, quarterly, annual and end-of-project reports.

  10. Support the production of PRD reports and analyses, including in relation to the PRD annual report, as well as division inputs into the Director General (DG) Annual Report

  11. In coordination with the Donor Relations Division, liaise with donors and stakeholders globally in direct relation to initiatives relating to core funding.

  12. Undertake duty travels with the aim of project/programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and development of new initiatives, as required.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience, or

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

Experience

• Experience in IOM emergency programming with strong knowledge of IOM/UN project life cycles;

• Strong combination of training and experience in the field of operations, and working experience in complex environments;

• Experience in liaising with government authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;

• Experience of working in conflict situations and heading field offices or sub-offices is a distinct advantage;

• Familiarity with IOM/UN administrative and financial management.

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

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

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

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

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 31 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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

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

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

Posting period:

From 18.01.2018 to 31.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/19 (P) – Programme Officer, PRD (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55320528) Released

Posting: Posting NC55320530 (55320530) Released ”

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Switzerland: Corporate Services Officer

 FULL TIME, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: Corporate Services Officer
Jan 202018
 

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jan 2018

The UK Mission in Geneva forms part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. Our Corporate Services Team is responsible for delivering financial, HR, estates, procurement, IT, security and protocol services to approximately 70 Staff at the UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team member who can become an integral part of the Corporate Services Team.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

Protocol:

General administration related to (but not limited to): Importation of personal effects; Customs clearance of motor vehicles; Registration under the reciprocal healthcare scheme.

Complete application process for: Identity cards; United Nations passes; Duty free petrol cards;

Finance:
Receiving of goods and services; Passing invoices for payment; Supplying official and private TVA exemption forms.

Miscellaneous: General administrative support; Deputising for colleagues in Corporate Services Team.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn;

Fluency in English and French;

1-2 years experience in an office environment;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer focus;

Ability to work with contacts and colleagues at all levels;

Personal drive and the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team; Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail; Comprehensive IT skills, including Excel.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Knowledge of online databases (Oracle etc.)

Required competencies

Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time position, for a fixed term contract of 2 years.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Please note that you must have the right to work and reside in Switzerland without visa sponsorship. (For information: EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship).

Staff recruited locally by the UK Mission in Geneva are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Swiss employment law.

How to apply:

We do not accept cvs. We only accept applications through our software. To apply please follow this link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/5122-Corporate-Services-Officer-CHEG18-015/en-GB

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Switzerland: External relations internship, UNHCR-NGO Partnership Section

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: External relations internship, UNHCR-NGO Partnership Section
Jan 202018
 

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

Objective of the internship

Assist the Partnership Section in the preparations leading up to the Annual Consultations with NGOs and help to finalize the report after the Consultations.

Key Tasks

  • Preparation of personalized invitation letters to NGOs for visa purposes
  • Registration of participants throughout UN Indico system and database
  • Coordination of booking hotel for NNGOs funded
  • Assist with preparation and finalization of the brochure of the Agenda
  • Set-up side meetings for NGOs with UNHCR colleagues upon request
  • Before the meeting, set up rooms and welcome desk at the ICCG
  • Assist in preparation of social media use
  • During the meeting
    • Welcome NGO participants
    • Distribute the speeches to interpreters if needed
    • Set-up the meeting rooms with name plates for the podium and attendance sheets for participants
    • Provide assistance to NGOs and UNHCR colleagues when required
    • Check that sessions are running well

Other additional tasks not directly relevant to the organisation of the Consultations might be required to be provided to assist the Partnership Section (taking notes in meetings, preparing briefing kits…).

Desirable qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor or a Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Affairs, Development, Communications or other relevant field;
  • Ability to work in English and French
  • Ability to work independently when necessary
  • Very good knowledge of Word, Excel and social media
  • Interest in refugee issues very desirable;
  • Flexibility, team working skills, professional and personal integrity.

A full description of the terms of reference can be downloaded here.

How to apply:

Conditions

  • The internship is expected to begin on 19 February (negotiable) and will last for a period of 6 months. The role is full time (40 hours per week). Working hours are 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • UNHCR does not compensate its interns. However, we ensure our interns acquire a rich experience that will help them in their future search for work and provide the necessary evaluation and recommendation letters.
  • The intern will report to the Senior External Relations Officer and will be guided by the Senior Liaison Associate and Senior Liaison Assistant.
  • Applicants must be entitled to work in Switzerland. If you want to join our team, send your application, including CV and motivation letter, to partnership@unhcr.org by Friday 2 February 2018 at the latest.

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Switzerland: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Jan 182018
 

Organization: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

Organization:

FIND is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies, and to build global capacity for diagnostic testing for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. FIND’s vision is a world where diagnosis guides the way to health for all people. The FIND team is devoted to driving the development, clinical trialing, and early implementation of innovative diagnostic solutions that can have a high impact on patient care and disease control in low-resource settings. The position will contribute to a growing performance measurement practice at FIND.

Overall Objectives:

The M&E Officer will have responsibility for all aspects of monitoring and evaluating FIND activities that are implemented by a diverse group of partner organizations.

The M&E Officer must be able to monitor progress of individual projects and assess the performance of programs comprised of multiple projects. In addition, he/she must be able to aggregate organization-wide data to monitor FIND’s progress against its own overall log frame and evaluate FIND performance overall. This work involves designing and managing studies that are either implemented by FIND staff or more commonly contracted to national and international consultants/partners. The position must also be able to provide strategic input into shaping organizational indicators for a full five year organization-wide strategy, and be able to develop and implement an M&E framework and log frames for the same.

He/she will report to the Director of Operations

Specific Responsibilities:

· Develop and refine log frames for projects that map to FIND organizational wide log frames and reporting needs, as well as project requirements

· Implement existing tools for data collection, storage, analysis and reporting, and develop new tools if needed for specific projects.

· Conduct data analysis to inform project management and contribute towards reporting of project data for internal and external purposes

· Be the focal person for routine data collection for projects and ensure this is carried out in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and FIND reporting requirements

· Write reports and analyse findings required for contributions and reporting

· Contribute toward programmatic, donor and organizational reports (requires report writing, analysis of findings etc.) in coordination with the relevant FIND staff member (either Head of Programme or Director of Operations).

· In addition, provide recommendations on planning and risk management at the project, programme and organizational levels.

· Develop close working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders; establish and maintain good working relations with the relevant partners, as well as other higher-level stakeholder groups.

· The M&E Officer will work closely with Programme teams to assess site/field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, and facilitate the collection of quality data.

Education and skill requirements/Desired qualifications and experience:

· Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Science, Statistics, Development or other

· related field is required

· 5 to 7 years of Monitoring and Evaluation experience (essential knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation principles)

· Data analysis skills using Excel and/or statistical packages

· Project Management experience

· Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others especially in low income countries.

· Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Bilingual in English and capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English

· Experience in working in the not-for-profit public health sector P

How to apply:

To apply:

Please mail a motivation letter and a detailed resume to hr@finddx.org.

Deadline to send your application: 2 February 2018

But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)

Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted. Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered.

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Switzerland: Conference Intern

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Jan 182018
 

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Jan 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 advocates 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 www.iasociety.org.

Details of Internship:

The intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Conference Programme Manager. The internship is full-time and will last 6 months from early February 2018 to 3 August 2018.

Purpose of the Internship:

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands 23-27 July 2018, under the theme Breaking Barriers Building Bridges. More information on IAS can be found at www.aids2018.org.

The Conference Intern will be responsible for assisting the Conference team in the preparation of the AIDS 2018 Conference.

Main Responsibilities:

· Support the conference team in inviting session chairs and speakers for conference sessions (Jan-July, 20 days): preparing invitations, compiling and tracking replies, inviting back-ups, sending session links and guidelines, answering all general inquiries

· Support the conference team by drafting and prepping relevant communications to committee members and session participants (emails, key documents, etc…)

· Support the fraud hunt process, identifying potentially plagiarized submissions (February – 5 days, May – 5 days)

· Administrative tasks such as updating documents, organizing online archives

· Support preparations of committee meetings: logistics, drafting documents and PowerPoint presentations

· Read and respond to inquiries to the conference inboxes

· Support the conference team in the CME application process (drafting document, support to managing conflict of interests form for session participants, etc…)

· Support the conference team inputting and updating the session planner (session database)

· Setup and write minutes from meetings

· Provide onsite support for the AIDS 2018 Poster Exhibition, including logistical support in the poster exhibition area to ensure presenters are able to display their posters, tracking no shows and responding to general questions

Perform additional tasks as requested by the Conference Programme Manager.

Academic Qualifications:

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

Experience: (previous internships)

· Previous work in organizing conferences and events would be an asset

· Experience working in an international context.

Skills/Competencies:

· Attention to detail and excellent organization

· Understanding of project management

· Ability to work independently and take initiative

· Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously

· Ability to cope with stress and meet tight deadlines

Languages:

· Excellent written and oral English language communication skills. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

Benefits from this Internship:

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

· Event and project management

· Programme development

· International relations and communication

· Public health and HIV

Stipend: 2’000.- CHF/month gross (full time).

How to apply:

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 recruitment@iasociety.org by Friday 26 January 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 HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Communications Officer

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Jan 182018
 

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

WHAT WE DO

The International Catholic Migration Commission protects and serves uprooted people, including migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. In collaboration with governmental and non-governmental partners and through a worldwide network of members, ICMC implements and advocates for rights-based policies and sustainable solutions to address global migration challenges. ICMC’s operations aim to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals and communities and focus on protection, humanitarian assistance, resettlement, and migration and development.

WHERE DOES THIS POSITION FIT?

The Communications Officer is part of the Geneva-based ICMC Communications team. As such, the Communications Officer contributes to the development and implementation of ICMC’s global communications strategy. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer works to high professional standards and according to humanitarian principles, in close collaboration with ICMC program staff at headquarters, field and affiliate offices.

WHAT SHOULD THE INCUMBENT EXPECT TO DO?

· Write, edit and proofread a variety of communications materials, such as news and feature stories, interviews, social media posts, newsletters, brochures, flyers, project updates and annual reports, etc.

· Create and edit visual content such as photos, videos, infographics, etc.

· Update and maintain the ICMC website and social media channels.

· Create and disseminate newsletters and other email marketing products.

· Manage the archive of photos and videos and train staff to use the Digital Asset Management system.

· Manage the ICMC contacts database in collaboration with other relevant departments.

· Manage the “contact us” email account.

· Manage the issuing of UN badges for ICMC staff.

· Coordinate the work of service providers such as translators, copy-editors, photographers, web developers, data-analysts, etc.

· Contribute to the development of internal communications.

· Contribute to the development of media relations and to media networking efforts.

· Contribute to the organization of public events.

· Support advocacy, policy, fundraising, representation and networking efforts as required.

· Carry out administrative tasks as necessary.

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM CANDIDATES?

· University (or equivalent) degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing is preferred.

· Alternatively, University (or equivalent) degrees in fields such as international relations, complemented by experience in communications work, will also be considered.

· English-language proficiency and working knowledge of at least one additional language.

· High level of computer literacy (*).

· Ability to write compelling stories.

· Experience in web publishing.

· Familiarity with social media.

· Some notions of graphic design.

· Video-editing skills an asset.

· Proactive approach to defining priorities, setting and meeting deadlines.

· Strnog attention to detail :)

· Can-do attitude (lots of).

· Ability to work with diverse teams/departments.

· Ability to manage projects independently.

· Resilience and patience.

· Knowledge of refugee and migration issues an asset.

· Availability to travel.

(*) Writing, data-handling and presentation tools (MS suite or similar), web publishing (Drupal or similar), social media (HootSuite or similar), email marketing (MailChimp or similar); photo management (Oodrive or similar), graphic design (InDesign or similar), photo editing (Photoshop or similar) and video editing (FinalCut Pro or similar). Candidates don’t necessarily need to master all of these tools, but the more they are familiar with, the better.*

How to apply:

If the position sounds interesting to you, please send your curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to communications@icmc.net by Sunday, 4 February 2018. Samples of your work are welcome. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

ICMC is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants. ICMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status or age. Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. Applications from Swiss or EU candidates living in Switzerland or holders of a valid Swiss work permit are particularly encouraged.

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Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: Office of the Director-(OD); Inter-Agency Standing Committee-(IASC) secretariat; Coordination and Response division-(CRD); Emergency Services branch-(ESB); Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch-(PRMB) and; Programme Support branch-(PSB).

This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.

Responsibilities
The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.

In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker 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 and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely: Office of the Director collaborates extensively with Member States, non-governmental actors and operational humanitarian agencies/ partners based in Geneva, including the Red Cross Movement and the International Organization for Migration, and provides managerial direction to Geneva-based entities. In particular, the intern shall provide assistance in connection with OCHA’s coordination and collaboration with humanitarian institutions.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).

As OCHA’s operational hub, the Coordination and Response division (CRD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). CRD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.

Situated within the Coordination and Response division, the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening unit (HLSU) works on one of the top issues on the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership – and it aims to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The IASC has identified three levels at which progress needs to be made to improve humanitarian coordination leadership: the individual level, relating to Coordinators’ knowledge, skills, and experience; the management level, relating to the way Coordinators are managed and supported and; the institutional level, relating to the institutional environment in which Coordinators are placed within the IASC and the UN system. The Unit carries out this agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. In particular, the intern shall participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership as well as assist in the drafting of documents and analysis on key leadership related matters.

The Emergency Services branch (ESB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, as well as the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance. Specifically ESB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure the availability of humanitarian specialists, environmental experts, and technical modules to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions in regard to natural disasters, environmental emergencies and technological accidents. ESB consists of: the Civil-Military Coordination section- (CMCS), Field Coordination Support section-(FCSS), Emergency Preparedness and Environment section-(EPES), Surge Capacity section-(SCS) and the Activation and Coordination Support unit-(ACSU).

The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with three sets of partners: (i) Member States, (ii) regional and inter-governmental bodies, and (iii) the private sector. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, as the custodian of OCHA’s corporate partnership strategies with these three sets of partner, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations and the private sector (partners); support OCHA’s Regional and Liaison Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS), Partnerships Coordination section-(PCS), Private Sector section-(PSS), Resource Mobilization Support section-(RMSS), and Liaison offices-(LO); African Union-(AULO), Brussels-(BLO) and Gulf-(GLO).

The Programme Support branch (PSB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses both on the architecture (clusters and other coordination platforms at the field and global levels, e.g. Humanitarian Country Teams, Global Cluster Coordinators, etc.), and the substance -needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning, monitoring, etc. – of coordination. PSB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. In particular, the intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. PSB consists of: Coordinated Assessment Support section-(CASS), Inter-Cluster Coordination section-(ICCS), Planning and Monitoring section-(PAMS) and HPC-Information Services unit-(HPC-IS).

Competencies
CLIENT ORIENTATION: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.

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

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

Assessment
Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
  • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
  • IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice
Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations
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.

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

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.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Technical Expert, Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.The Technical Expert, Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptations the Council expert on Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation adapting and developing new thinking and promoting successful approaches that improve the relevance of country and regional initiatives. The Technical Expert adapts and develops new thinking into practical applications for ease of utilization by WSSCC membership, National Coordination Mechanism and programme teams. The Technical Expert contributes to all teams of the WSSCC elevating their collective knowledge and capacity.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Adapt and refine sector-specific WSSCC technical approaches that advance the Council strategy and has practical utility for National Coordinators and membership.

  • Provide technical guidance to WSSCC’s country programme teams and in-country engagements, collaborating with and advising National Coordinators and other partners and implementing agencies ensuring WSSCC supported activities are strategically aligned, evidence based and results focused.

  • Support GSF country programme development and implementation in selected countries, with a specific focus on *Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation*is and hygiene behavior change that enhances local capacity for sustainable knowledge management.

  • Authors components to reports with guidance from the Head, Technical Unit or other lead experts, for the Global Policy and Innovation team with evidence based results demonstrating impact of sustainability and climate change adaptation in WSSCC’s work.

  • Develop practical partnerships with other organizations/programmes towards further thematic learning, capacity development, networking and knowledge management.

  • Build a peer network of experts across national, regional and international organizations and academia that keeps the sustainability area relevant, showcases the work of the Council and attracts interest in, and collaboration with, WSSCC.

  • Facilitate expert knowledge exchange and policy enhancement through strategic engagement in practitioner workshops, regional conferences and sector events.

  • Support in-country, theme-related learning events in technical area, collecting feedback data on relevance of new initiatives that informs continuous improvements to learning initiatives.

  • Develop learning products and tools in collaboration with National Coordinators, Membership and prgrammme teams that reflect specific country requirements while promoting global policy.

  • Design and support theme-related capacity development for WSSCC programme staff.

  • Collaborates with other Council Technical Experts on coordination, alignment and integration of work, identifying areas for cooperation and learning that synergistically improves the work and contributions of the entire technical team.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as development studies or environment science or international relations or social science or political science or other relevant areas is required.

  • A bachelor’s degree in any of the above relevant areas with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.**Experience**

  • with master’s degree minimum five years working on development or humanitarian or climate change sectors or related areas within international development is required. Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

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