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Switzerland: CONSULTANT ROSTER – Technical Assistance in the Preparation of Country Programmes for the UNICEF in Europe & Central Asia region

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Nov 142018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Dec 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, Results

UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) seeks to establish a Roster of country programme development experts. Becoming a Pre-qualified Consultant in the UNICEF Roster is a one-off standard application that opens the door for potentially multiple assignments within a three year period. Over the three year period, UNICEF will make extensive use of the roster, this is therefore a unique opportunity for any interested and qualified consultant to submit one single application and if pre-qualified and entered onto the Roster may be immediately considered for any future assignments by UNICEF in the relevant area of expertise.

Background

During the period 2019 – 2021, UNICEF and its partners will develop new five-year country programmes for approximately 16 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The planning process requires extensive consultation with governments and other development partners, including UN-agencies, funds and programmes. In addition, country programmes will need to comply with quality standards, including having clear Theories of Change that describe process required for delivering the results that should be achieved for girls, boys and adolescents in each of the countries.

As part of its process for planning and design of its country programmes, UNICEF requires the preparation of theories of change for its programmes and the preparation of Programme Strategy Notes that describe the logic behind the theories of changes and the strategic choices made by UNICEF is addressing its value added in the fulfilment of child rights in the countries in Europe and Central Asia. These planning processes need to comply with quality standards as outlined in UNICEF global and regional programming guidance.

The programming process is generally consisting of a number of steps, including: (a) capacity building of country office staff in management for results, including on how to create good quality theories of change; (b) Developing an analysis on the situation of children and adolescents, with emphasis on identification of underlying causes and bottlenecks that prevent girls and boys from exercising their rights; (c) reviewing strategic plans and strategic of the country government and regional and global entities, including the UNICEF and other UN-organisations; d) Preparing theories of change for those themes where UNICEF has identified it has a comparative advantage in delivering results at scale; e) Preparing Programme Strategy Notes explaining the theories of change and the resources required to deliver the results as foreseen; f) Preparing the draft UNICEF Country Programme Document that will be the formal basis of cooperation of UNICEF with the country and that also defines the contribution of UNICEF to the results of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the UNICEF strategic plan results and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of the role of support and technical guidance functions, the UNICEF regional office for Europe and Central Asia works each year with each UNICEF country office in the process of development of their programme documents.

The planning processes are primarily driven by the UNICEF country offices, with technical assistance from the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. For this technical assistance and for quality assurance purposes of the programming documents, the regional office for Europe and Central Asia is pre-identifying qualified and interested consultants that could be deployed to countries in the region for support to the country programming process. Interested consultants should have knowledge and experience in results based management, including the preparation of theories of change. Moreover, interested consultants should be able to facilitate an inclusive programming process and when needed contribute to the formulation of programming documents, including the country programme document.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will provide technical assistance to country offices in one or more of the following tasks, using the latest UNICEF guidance for content and quality:

  • Review national data and analysis of the situation of children and adolescents that UNICEF and other stakeholders have developed ahead the preparation process of the programming documents.
  • Conduct a process of facilitation with UNICEF staff and potentially with external stakeholders for the identification of the main barriers and bottlenecks that prevent children from exercising their rights.
  • Facilitate a process of identification of UNICEF and its comparative advantages for delivering results at scale and that could become the scope of the new UNICEF country programme.
  • Prepare or support the preparation of theories of change for each of the identified priority themes for the new UNICEF country programme, using a rights and gender lens and incorporating a risk informed programming approach
  • Prepare or support the preparation of draft programme strategy notes (in English language), based on the evidence and the prioritization and using a consultative approach within the UNICEF country office and with the UNICEF regional office and where needed other partners
  • Prepare or support the preparation of the draft UNICEF country programme document and the accompanying integrated results and resources framework and also the costed evaluation plan
  • Develop other task and requirements that will be agreed with the CO, in close consultation with the regional office, including the draft Country Programme Management Plan.
  • Deliverables

    Depending on the country, the consultant may be requested to work on one or more of the following deliverables, using UNICEF programme policies and guidance for content and quality:

  • Facilitation of UNICEF country programme planning processes at country level
  • Draft Theories of Change and results and indicator frameworks for components of the country programmes
  • Draft UNICEF Programme Strategy Notes, including theory of change for new country programmes
  • Draft UNICEF country programme documents, including Integrated Results and Resources Frameworks and Costed Evaluation Plans
  • (optional) Draft Country Programme Management Plans
  • Performance Indicators:

  • Draft Theories of Change comply with technical standards and UNICEF global & regional guidance
  • Draft Programme Strategy Notes comply with technical standards and UNICEF global & regional guidance
  • Draft Country Programme Documents and Integrated Results & Resources Frameworks comply with technical standards and UNICEF global & regional guidance
  • Country Office and Regional Office ratings of quality of technical assistance by the consultant
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Development, Economics or any related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven track record in results based management, including the preparation of theories of change, or similar (including results and monitoring frameworks).
  • Proven experience in facilitating planning processes, within the UN-context.
  • Proven experience, within UN context, of writing strategic plans, cooperation documents and other documents aimed at disseminating to the broad public.
  • Experience in developing UN Development Assistant Frameworks (UNDAF), Theories of Change, Programme Strategy Notes and/or Country Programme Documents for international or national organisations will be considered as an asset.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills to compile and consolidate a variety of inputs and produce technical, concise and easy-to-understand documents.
  • ICT literate with good experience in managing/using WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint as well as access to internet.
  • Proven experience of having worked within a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Creativeness and innovation in reporting will be highly appreciated.
  • Availability to travel to countries across Europe and Central Asia.
  • Language skills:

    Fluency required in English (oral and written). Knowledge of Russian language is an asset for the Central Asia countries and Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian language for the Western Balkans region.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    View our competency framework at

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

    Supervision

    Staff from the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, in close coordination and consultation with country offices, will function as supervisor of the consultant. Regular discussions will be scheduled to analyse progress, based on a detailed workplan with defined milestones and/or deliverables.

    Travel

    The consultant may need to travel one or more times to countries in Europe and Central Asia for consultation and for co-creating theories of change, programme strategy notes and/or country programme documents along with the UNICEF staff. This may also require facilitation of in-country workshops, including with external stakeholders. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to the consultant.

    Estimated duration of the contract and proposal

    The duration of the consultancy depends on the specific needs and will be defined for each of the assignments.

    Consultant work place

    The workplace is home based with possible travel to countries in Europe and Central Asia.

    payment schedule, and other charges

    Payment schedule: The consultant will be paid against the final products as agreed with the Regional Office, based on the specific terms of reference, and upon satisfactory delivery.

    Other charges: Travel is not to be included in the financial offer. Any costs related to travel will be reimbursed to the consultant based on standard UNICEF arrangements for travel of consultants

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applicants are invited to:

  • complete their UNICEF profile
  • attach latest Personal History Form (http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.htm)
  • submit proposed daily rate (in US Dollar) based on their experience and competence in the area of expertise as per these ToR. Travel cost should not be included.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=517872

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    Switzerland: External relations internship, Partnership and Coordination Service

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    Nov 142018
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Dec 2018

    Terms of Reference

    • Organizational Unit Partnership and Coordination Services-Division of External Relations
    • Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Duration: 6 months
    • Date of Entry: 1 February – 31 July 2019
    • Reporting Lines: Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer (NGOs & Civil Society), Partnership Section, Partnership and Coordination Service (Division of External Relations)

    Background

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. UNHCR teams are in the field in some 130 countries, using their expertise to protect and care for millions of people.

    UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOs has been running for the past 30 years. What began as a one-day event during which NGOs strategized on their interventions to UNHCR’s Executive Committee, now runs over three days and discusses issues of shared concern at the core of refugee protection. The event is attended by some 550 representatives of national and international NGOs, UN agencies and other international organisations, governments and academia from countries all over the world. The Partnership Section leads the organisation of the event, which is scheduled this year from 3 to 5 July 2019 in Geneva.

    Objective

    Support 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 online UN Indico system and database
    • Coordination of booking hotels 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 including Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr
    • 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, any other language is desirable.
    • 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.

    What the intern will learn

    • A wide range of refugee issues (incl. emergency response, durable solutions, international protection; livelihoods and self-reliance)
    • Internal processes and inter-divisional collaboration in a large humanitarian organisation
    • Inter-agency and cross-sectoral collaboration in a humanitarian context
    • How to work with different UN organisations and partners.
    • Working in a multicultural, multilingual team.

    Conditions

    • The internship is full time (40 hours per week). Working hours are 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
    • The intern will report to the Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer and will be guided by the Senior Liaison Assistant.
    • Applicants must be entitled to work in Switzerland.

    Eligibility

    In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Recent graduate (those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
    • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization.
    • Please note that candidates who have immediate relatives (father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister) working as staff members of UNHCR are not eligible.

    Allowance

    • Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, local transportation and living expenses.

    How to apply:

    To apply

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Job Opening 16152, under “Current vacancies”, by 7 December 2018 (midnight Geneva time).

    The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    Switzerland: JIAS Intern

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    Nov 122018
     

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 30 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 www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the JIAS Executive Editor. The internship is full-time and will last seven months from 14 January 2019 to 16 August 2019.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    With an impact factor of 5.131, JIAS is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal serving the dissemination of essential and innovative HIV-related research. JIAS publishes articles from various disciplines, including:

    · Basic and biomedical sciences

    · Behavioural sciences and epidemiology

    · Clinical sciences

    · Health economics and health policy

    · Operations research and implementation sciences

    · Social sciences and humanities

    The JIAS intern will assist in the overall mission of the journal to provide a platform for HIV researchers, including less-experienced authors and those from low- and middle-income countries, to disseminate their research findings. In particular, the intern will get the opportunity to support the coordination of special issues focusing on Understanding and Addressing the HIV and STI Syndemics and Maximizing the impact of HIV prevention technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. More information on JIAS can be found at www.jiasociety.org.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Supporting the editorial workflow, for example by helping to coordinate and expedite the online peer review process
    • Providing administrative, logistic and clerical support as needed, for example by maintaining the journals electronic file system and database
    • Supporting the coordination of special issues by maintaining timelines and helping facilitate agreements with external partners
    • Supporting the organization of meetings
    • Promoting the journal using social media and other communication channels.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in a scientific discipline is required.

    Experience:

    • One year of general office/work experience would be advantageous
    • Experiences in scientific or academic writing are desired
    • Experience in desk literature research is desired
    • Professional experience in editorial work and publishing would be advantageous
    • Experience in the HIV field would be advantageous.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Excellent computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to track multiple projects or activities s
    • Proficiency in searching and extracting information from scientific literature databases (e.g. PubMed) a plus.

    Languages:

    • Excellent command of written and oral English.

    Benefits from this internship:

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

    • Getting an insight into scientific publishing
    • Gaining skills in literature-based research and scientific writing
    • Acquiring experience in project management and evaluation.

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

    How to apply:

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

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Friday 30 November 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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

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

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    Switzerland: Portfolio Intern

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    Nov 062018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 18 Nov 2018

    Background information- ECR

    Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centers, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

    ECR ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.

    ECR strategy is to:

    • Strengthen UNOPS role in operationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals with particular emphasis on health, environment and economic development.
    • Position UNOPS in the Balkan sub-region, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
    • Strengthen the implementation of ECR global and regional programmes, with revitalized partnerships in infrastructure, procurement and project management.

    ECR operates global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and country-specific programmes from its operations and project centers located in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Portfolio Manager and in close collaboration with the other Portfolio Team members, the intern will assist with the functions of a Portfolio/Operations Assistant. The intern will be exposed to various functional areas in accordance to the service lines performed in the Portfolio; his/her main tasks will be related to the Portfolio Management in the following areas:

    1. Human Resources

    • Assist in the full life cycle recruitment of personnel on behalf of a client organization.
    • Ensure timely follow up on HR contracting request received from project partners and follow up in ERP system.
    • Act as focal point for payroll activities for consultants/individual contractors.
    • Administrative support to the client personnel with regards to issuance and renewal of residency permits, certificates, badges, and other documents.

    2. Procurement of goods and services

    • Participate in planning and organization of the events (meetings, conferences etc.) for project partners.
    • Support to the drafting of Terms of Reference for subcontractors.
    • Conduct market research to identify best suitable suppliers.
    • Evaluation of proposals received and draft recommendations for contract awards.
    • Negotiations with successful bidder, for approval within the team.

    3. Travel assistance

    • Liaise with project partners on travel arrangements.
    • Process of travel requests in accordance to the requirements, policies and procedures.
    • Support to administration of the travel related documentation.
    • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

    4. Grants management

    • Assist in the establishment of new grant agreements and in the management of existing grants.
    • Support with projects’ financial transactions; facilitate approval of service payments, purchase orders and other disbursements for the projects.
    • Review of the operational aspects of the proposed projects, to meet operational objectives under the supervision of the Portfolio Manager and in collaboration with project personnel and UNOPS teams.
    • Establish and maintain working files for the projects under his/her responsibility.

    5. Administrative Support

    • Administrative and logistics support with conferences, workshops and retreats.
    • Support with the maintenance of Admin hard copy and electronic records for filing and retrieval of information materials.
    • Prepare assets’ inventories and related reports.
    • Maintain files and records relevant to assets’ management.

    The Intern will be given the following training components and learning elements:

    The intern will be part of a team and will be learning on the job on a daily basis. The supervisor will allocate dedicated time in order to improve the intern’s understanding of the functioning of UNOPS and the UN development agency world in general. The proximity of other UN agencies and UNOG offers opportunities for numerous briefings and presentations.

    Training in ERP system OneUNOPS, travel management and simple HR and procurement procedures.

    The intern will be able to participate in other different training offered by UNOPS, including online language and project management courses. Other opportunities will be discussed with the intern upon arrival. No travel missions are foreseen from the outset.

    If interested in this internship, please make sure you attach a cover letter along with your application. In the cover letter, we would like to know – in one (1) page – more about: Why do you want to work for UNOPS? and; What is it that you can bring to the team and the organization?

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education
    Applicants should be enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship.

    Experience

    Professional working experiences is not required for this internship, but previous working experience in international organizations would be a strong asset.

    Languages

    Fluency in English, written and spoken, is a requirement.
    Knowledge of another UN official language would be considered an asset.

    Functional competencies

    • Knowledge of Excel essential;
    • Experience in administrative and procurement (clerical, secretarial) services, technology and software use and application is desirable.
    • Knowledge of ERP systems is desirable.

    Competencies

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

    Integrity and Inclusion – Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
    Leading Self and Others – Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

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

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

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

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

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

    Contract type, level and duration – Internship

    Contract type: Internship
    Contract level: N/A
    Contract duration: 6 months initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and project requirement.
    This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
    Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one-time travel lumpsum of 500 USD for successful applicants who have to travel from locations not in commuting distance to the office. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.
    For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
    https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx

    Additional Considerations

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

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

    Working with us

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

    Diversity

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

    Work life harmonization

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

    How to apply:

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16636

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    Switzerland: Finance Specialist

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Finance Specialist
    Nov 032018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Nov 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.Reporting to the Head, Finance and Operations Cluster, and with direct coordinating responsibilities with managers and staff, executing agencies, national coordination mechanisms and sub-grantees, the FinanceSpecialist supports in the designs, implements and oversees financial management practices within the WSSCC, its Executing Agencies, Country Programme Monitors and Sub-Grantees. Improving financial management practices and services of the Council and its funded programmes leads to increased transparency, confidence among donors and membership and impact of the programs in target countries.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Systems Development

    • Support in the development of a financial accounting and reporting system that will facillitate grant management, enhance financial oversight and transparency and allow for systematic analysis of expenditure against results.
    • Coordinate systems development in such a way that the information can be integrated with UNOPS financial management systems if needed.
    • Develop financial reporting system in such a way that the information is readily accessible to all stakeholders and can be analysed for presentation to different audiences.
    • Contribute to the development and acquisiton of appropriate computer software to implement proposed financial management system.
    • Support the roll out of systems with Executing Agencies, Country Program Monitors and Council Staff. Prepare materials and deliver ongoing financial training and support to the WSSCC team and partners as necessary
    • Support Program Officers in the review of financial and operational information relating to grant processes and implementation, including procurements, budgets, work plans and financial management aspects (accounting systems, internal control mechanisms, audit arrangements etc.)
    • Participate in procurement activities relating to the selection of EAs and CPMs, from the initiation of the procurement process until the management of the financial aspects of the contracts;
    • Take part in procurement evaluation panels when needed and collaborate with UNOPS staff to ensure all contractual documents are well drafted and comprehensively covering the substantial elements of the funded activities;
    • Participate in country visits, and give financial inputs and guidance (written and verbal) to the Program Officers and in-country actors
    • Conduct and supervise compliance reviews of grant disbursements, in particular liaising with Council colleagues to ensure quality of disbursement documentation
    • Work with Council colleagues, UNOPS auditors, CPMs or other external bodies in the conduct of special assignments eg special budget reviews, risk assessments

    WSSCC Financial Management

    • Liaise with UNOPS staff to ensure accurate financial information is entered in the system
    • Support the development of financial elements of department workplan and budget under the direction of the WSSCC Programme Manager;
    • Support the Programme Manager in the preparation of WSSCC reports;
    • Act as focal point on finance management matters in the WSSCC department for cross-departmental activities
    • Undertake financial analysis related to the outcomes, outputs and indicators reflected in the WSSCC M&E system and the Results Framework
    • Present monthly financial reports to the Programme Manager, including budget variance analysis and anlaysis of commitments against income
    • Provide financial analysis to support the Programme Manager to make appropriate programmatic and financial decisions that will lead to the attainment of objectives set out in the department workplan and budget

    Education

    • Master degree in finance, accounting, auditing, business administration, economics, commerce or related field is required
    • A bachelor’s degree with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.

    Experience

    • Minimum five years experience providing financial management services broadly in the performance areas of the position as mentioned under functional responsibilities.

    Languages

    • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required.

    Functional competencies

    • Proven conceptual analytical and evaluative skills and ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. A complete in-depth grasp of financial principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of project management, especially with regard to project start-ups, highly desirable.
    • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
    • Solid computer skills including proficiency in Excel. Knowledge of other software applications (such as databases) and ERP would be desirable.
    • Proven ability to write in a clear concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with financial counterparts and substantive offices.
    • Ability to communicate technical financial matters in a simple and clear manner to individuals not well-versed in the intricacies of financial management.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    • Familiarity with UN Financial rules and regulations an advantage.

    Competencies

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

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

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

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

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

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

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

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

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: International ICA-2
    Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

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

    Additional Considerations

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

    *It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. *

    This position is based in Switzerland and the fee is subject to taxes levied by the Swiss authorities.

    Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

    Working with us

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

    Diversity

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

    Work life harmonization

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

    How to apply:

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16679#9

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    Switzerland: HUB Procurement Intern – Geneva

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: HUB Procurement Intern – Geneva
    Nov 012018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Nov 2018

    TRAVEL & PROCUREMENT INTERN

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing which operate in 16 countries. IMPACT staff effectives are about 130 people. For more information visit: http://www.impact-initiatives.org/

    We are currently looking for a Travel & Procurement Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

    Title: Travel & Procurement Intern

    Supervisor: Travel & Procurement Officer
    Duration: 6 months Start date: January 2019 Location: Geneva – International Environment House II Remuneration: 1’050CHF/month

    Functions

    The main responsibilities of the Travel & Procurement Intern will be the following:

    1. Travel

    • Book flights, train tickets and hotels for IMPACT international staff, in coordination with our partner travel agency

    • Advise, support and follow-up visa applications

    2. Procurement

    • Process orders: contact suppliers, get quotes, ensure reception and delivery of orders, follow-up payment of invoices. Ensure that support documentation is complete and valid for each new purchase.

    • Register new assets and follow-up assets movements (hardware and software)

    3. Office management

    • Assist in day-to-day communications with service providers (building management, insurance, telephone and internet providers, etc.)

    • Assist in welcoming visitors and answering phone queries

    • Assist in organising events, trainings or meetings

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Studies in Logistics / Procurement / Administration or equivalent (Bachelor/Master)

    • Fluent in French and English;

    • Capacity to work independently and under pressure;

    • Good capacity to learn and apply procedures;

    • Organized person, with attention to detail and rigor;

    • Interest in the humanitarian field;

    • Perfect knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Ref: 18/HQ/HUBINT02

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Switzerland: Compliance Intern – Geneva

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Compliance Intern – Geneva
    Nov 012018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Nov 2018

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing which operate in 20 countries. IMPACT staff effectives are expected to REACH 170 by the end of 2018. For more information visit: http://www.impact-initiatives.org/

    We are currently looking for a Financial Control Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

    Title: Compliance Intern

    Duration: 6 months

    Start date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva – International Environment House

    Remuneration: 1’050CHF/month

    SUPERVISION

    The Compliance Intern will work under the supervision of the IMPACT Deputy Director and will be functionally managed by the Group Compliance Officer based in Paris.

    TASKS

    The Compliance Intern will contribute to:

    • Controlling, on a risk-based audit approach, the implementation of IMPACT’s processes in compliance with IMPACT’s guidelines, specific donor guidelines, best practices and national regulations;
    • Developing & actively contributing to action plans agreed with IMPACT management in order to mitigate the identified risks, and to cope with priorities, budget constraints and organizational context;
    • Providing technical support for donor external audits and due diligences preparation and follow-up, for instance contributing to:

    • Supporting the preparation of all supporting documents required for the audit and cross-checking compliance and eligibility of all expenses

    • Anticipating external audits to come by analysing audit modalities from new grant agreements

    • Drafting the External Audit preparation (AUD-01) and update the Project, FLAT & External Audit Follow-up (AUD-00);

    • Liaising with implementing partners for the follow-up of their expenses’ supporting documents

    • Facilitating the audit itself, supporting in the organization of the kick off and close out meetings of each external audits;

    • Drafting IMPACT Management responses to the audit report, before validation by management. Follow-up the reception of the signed audit report;

    • Ensuring (i) the update of the External Audit Recommendations follow up (AUD-02) and (ii) the implementation of the recommendations from external audits;

    Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

    S/He should comply and ensure compliance to the audit code of conduct.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Enrolled in studies in Finance / Audit / Accounting / Statistics or equivalent (Level Master 1 minimum)
    • French spoken and written fluently with very good knowledge of English;
    • Capacity to work independently and under pressure;
    • Organized person, with attention to detail and rigor;
    • Interest in the humanitarian field; Perfect knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel

    How to apply:

    Application documents: Curriculum Vitae and cover letter and two references
    Submit applications to: jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Ref: 18/GEN/COMPINTERN01

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Switzerland: Financial Control Intern – Geneva

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Financial Control Intern – Geneva
    Nov 012018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Nov 2018

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing which operate in 20 countries. IMPACT staff effectives are expected to REACH 170 by the end of 2018. For more information visit: http://www.impact-initiatives.org/

    We are currently looking for a Financial Control Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

    Title: Financial Control Intern

    Duration: 6 months

    Start date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva – International Environment House

    Remuneration: 1’050CHF/month

    SUPERVISION

    The Financial Control Intern will be supervised by the Financial Control Officer.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Financial Control Intern will support the team in the financial follow-up of all ongoing projects.

    This implies the support of the Financial Control Officer in the following tasks:

    Budgeting:

    • Preparation and review of project budgets in coordination with IMPACT Country Focal Points, IMPACT Head of Grants Management and ACTED, IMPACT’s partner

    • Preparation and review budget amendments

    Budget follow-up:

    • Drafting of project financial sheets for validation

    • Analysis and review of the budget follow-up tool (BFU) for ongoing projects together with IMPACT country focal point and any concerned staff

    • Ensure proper allocations of all IMPACT costs in BFU’s, in alignment with the allocation tables planned with IMPACT country focal points

    • Provision of advice to IMPACT country focal point of any financial matter as needed

    Financial reports:

    • Preparation of financial reports of ongoing projects as per donor guidelines and deadlines

    Other:

    • Responsible for updating the follow up files, as well as the dashboard

    • Other ad hoc missions to support the Financial Control Officer or the Head of Finance and Administration

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Enrolled in studies in Finance / Audit / Accounting / Statistics or equivalent (Level Master 1 minimum)
    • Fluent in French and English;
    • Capacity to work independently and under pressure;
    • Organized person, with attention to detail and rigor;
    • Interest in the humanitarian field;
    • Perfect knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel

    How to apply:

    Application documents: Curriculum Vitae and cover letter and two references
    Submit applications to: jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Ref: 18/GEN/FCINTERN01

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Switzerland: Two Human Resources Individual Contractors (4 – 5 months), Human Resources Unit, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Two Human Resources Individual Contractors (4 – 5 months), Human Resources Unit, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland
    Oct 302018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 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

    The Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) coordinates and provides support to National Committees and country offices in all private sector fundraising and partnership activities, in cooperation with regional offices and with other headquarter divisions. The Division also implements global strategies in child rights advocacy, communication and brand positioning through a range of partnerships, including with the media, corporations, civil society and young people.

    The Human Resources team is seeking to hire two individual contractors to extend its additional temporary capacity, supporting PFP & common services office.

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the close supervision and guidance of the Learning and Development Specialist & HR Officer, the two HR individual contractors will provide administrative, procedural, and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of HR functions for all categories of staff in PFP and common services office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations.

    MAIN TASKS:

    Support in Recruitment and Placement

  • Prepares and circulates internal and external advertisement for posts.
  • Shortlist candidates on the talent management system (TMS) based on established criteria.
  • Provide logistical support in the selection process, which includes but is not limited to administering written/technical assessments, arranging interviews and sending out regret letters.
  • Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.
  • Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been prepared.
  • Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process and update supervisor as necessary.
  • Support hiring managers in the use of TMS.
  • Staff Administration

  • Coordinate staff onboarding activities with respective sections.
  • Provide advice and assist staff members and their families in requesting for Carte de Legitimation (CDL), UN ground passes, as well as preparing Note Verbale for Swiss entry visas and other necessary personnel-related documents, in accordance with the requirements of the
  • United Nations and Switzerland. Maintains contact with CDL Unit for follow-up and information exchange.
  • Draft correspondence, memoranda (based on oral instruction, previous correspondence or other available information sources) in accordance with standard office procedures. This would be mainly attestations in both English and French, and memos to the UN Medical Services and UNSMIS (Insurance).
  • Support Learning & Development Activities

  • Focal point for staff members booking onto trainings and additional queries.
  • Booking venues, refreshments for trainings and organizing presenters for the New Staff Orientation.
  • Regular updates of the Learning and Development intranet and Training Calendar as well as Meetings.
  • Gathering evaluation forms and inputting into the system together with tracking of participants.
  • Provide information to staff members about trainings upon request.
  • Ad-hoc functions:

  • Provide back-up in the absence of other HR Associate/Assistants.
  • Maintain unit’s files.
  • Carry out other functions as required.
  • DELIVERABLES:

    Strengthen the HR team’s capacity in providing HR client services which are efficient, accurate and in compliances with the organization’s policies and best practice.

    Enhance the image of the HR team as a credible service provider with a client-oriented approach.

    ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

    Start 15 November 2018. Estimated Duration is 4-5 months.

    REPORTING TO:

    Learning and Development Specialist & HR Officer, PFP

    WORK PLACE:

    Office based in Geneva, Switzerland

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

  • Completion of secondary education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience which should include performing administrative functions.
  • Proficiency with standard MS Office applications (Excel, Power Point, Word etc.)
  • Familiarity with UNICEF systems (SAP/VISION & e-Recruitment) is an asset.
  • UN/UNICEF work experience is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is highly desirable.
  • Able to work closely and effectively in a team to achieve work priorities and objectives.
  • Client oriented and have good communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented and able to provide consistent high-quality work.
  • Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible.
  • Seek and quickly absorb new information and techniques.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    UNICEF Core Values

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

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

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning and Researching (I)
  • Planning and Organizing (I)
  • Following instructions and Procedures (I)
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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

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

    Remarks: 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.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=517451

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    Switzerland: MSF OCG : Stage Assistant-e Cell 4

     FULL TIME, Gestion, Alta Direccion, Ingenieria Quimica, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: MSF OCG : Stage Assistant-e Cell 4
    Oct 302018
     

    Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Nov 2018

    Les stages à MSF s’inscrivent dans un cursus intra- ou extra-académique, ou selon mesure fédérale d’insertion professionnelle (lien Etat de Genève : engager un-e stagiaire). Une convention de stage tripartite est obligatoire.

    Mission

    Sous la responsabilité du Responsable de Programme, l’Assistant-e de Desk sera amené-e à appuyer l’équipe du Desk dans leurs activités suivantes et ce en fonction des priorités. Le Desk 4 gère les missions au Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Iraq et Liban.

    Vos tâches et responsabilités

    Opérations

    • Participe, en lien avec le Responsable de programme, à la préparation des rapports, avenants et propositions d’interventions.
    • Recherche et compile des informations sur des thématiques en lien avec les opérations.
    • Assure la mise à jour et l’archivage des documents stratégiques et des cartes.
    • Amène un support au Responsable du Desk pour l’analyse de contexte et rédige des notes de briefing.
    • Relit, corrige, met en page et traduit si nécessaire les rapports/avenants/propositions d’interventions/accords de partenariats en lien avec le Service Juridique.
    • Si besoin, recherches complètes et analyses exhaustives sur des contextes spécifiques (recherche de données, rapports, etc).

    Ressources humaines

    • Organise le planning hebdomadaire pour les briefings and débriefings du personnel international
    • Suivi et soutien au départ du personnel international
    • Assure la consolidation, le suivi et la mise à jour des packages départ expatriés sur le réseau dans le cadre de la nouvelle politique de briefing / débriefing
    • Mise à jour des documents Opérationnels (sitrep, POA etc.) pour le département RH en particulier pour l’unité de recrutement.
    • Assure l’harmonisation et la mise à jour des Updates RH et organigrammes des missions.
    • Confirmation de mission et modifications dans le logiciel de paie (Axapta)
    • Soutien au Responsable des Ressources Humaines du Desk 4

    Tâches administratives liées au fonctionnement du Desk

    • Tâches administratives diverses (traduction de documents, suivi de leur légalisation et envoi, etc.)
    • Rédige les comptes rendus des diverses réunions.
    • Appuie le Desk dans l’archivage et la préparation des évaluations pour les audits internes des missions.
    • S’assure du maintien de la mise à jour des contact lists des différentes missions
    • Appuie le desk pour la gestion et le suivi des contrats de consultants

    Logistique

    • Assure la préparation et le suivi des équipements destinés aux missions (Casier départ : IT, Telecom, Identifiant, etc.)
    • Organisation et archivage des documents de références mission logistique dans le serveur
    • Préparation à la validation des factures

    Votre profil

    • Être au bénéfice d’une convention de stage
    • Master en Sciences Politiques, HEIP, Santé publique ou titre jugé équivalent.
    • Maîtrise du français et de l’anglais (oral et écrit), la maitrise de l’espagnol est un plus
    • Excellentes capacités rédactionnelles en français et en anglais
    • Capacité à travailler efficacement sous pression et en autonomie
    • Bonnes connaissances de l’environnement Windows (Word, Excel, Power Point)

    Le titulaire doit par ailleurs avoir les aptitudes suivantes

    • Rigueur, organisation
    • Esprit d’équipe, spontanéité
    • Sens de l’organisation, diplomatie
    • Gestion des priorités, réactivité
    • Intérêt pour l’environnement international et humanitaire

    Conditions de stage

    • Convention de stage obligatoire
    • Stage 6 mois à 100%, renouvelable
    • Basé Genève
    • Date d’entrée en fonction : 30 novembre 2018
    • Rémunération mensuelle : CHF 2’000.-

    How to apply:

    Les dossiers de candidature (CV 2 pages max – lettre de motivation 1 page max – français ou anglais – max 5MB) sont à adresser par mail uniquement à emploi@geneva.msf.org jusqu’au 6 Novembre 2018 en mentionnant la référence « Stage Desk 4 2018.10 ».

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    Switzerland: Consultancy (2.5 months): Research and Knowledge Management, Governance Team, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland

     FULL TIME, Marketing, Servicio al Cliente, Tecnicos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (2.5 months): Research and Knowledge Management, Governance Team, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland
    Oct 262018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 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, a future

    National Committees for UNICEF are an integral part of UNICEF’s global organization. Currently there are 33 National Committees in the world, each established as an independent local non-governmental organization. Serving as the public face and dedicated voice of UNICEF in industrialized countries, National Committees work tirelessly to raise funds from the private sector, promote children’s rights and secure worldwide visibility for children threatened by poverty, disasters, armed conflict, abuse and exploitation. In 2009, the community of National Committees for UNICEF adopted a set of Principles of Good Governance. The objective of the Principles is to enable robust governance in National Committees as a condition for achieving results, by increasing effectiveness and efficiency, ethics, transparency and accountability, and ensuring a well-considered risk and control environment is in place.

    The Governance Team in UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division leads UNICEF’s strategic work on implementing the Principles and works with boards and executive management in each National Committee to convert the Principles into action and results.

    How can you make a difference?

    The position will provide research, writing and knowledge management support to the Governance Team on substantive governance projects to support the implementation of the Principles of Good Governance in National Committees for UNICEF.

    MAIN TASKS

  • Substantive research on governance best practices for the development of technical advisory products and updating of knowledge center in five areas of the Principles of Good Governance;
  • Information collection (from open source, research journals, subscriptions) and analysis;
  • Writing, editing and formatting newsletters, guidance papers, products and information notes;
  • Marketing of governance tools and resources to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Other specific projects, as determined.
  • Deliverables:

    Specific research, papers/products and activities for delivery to be discussed and agreed, including but not limited to:

  • Researching, reviewing, updating, editing and formatting three guidance papers.
  • Researching, writing, editing and formatting a newsletter.
  • Researching and updating the knowledge library with the latest international good governance practices.
  • Reporting to:

  • Chief Governance, Country Relations Section in UNICEF PFP
  • Work Place:

  • Office-based work in Geneva Switzerland, UNICEF PFP.
  • Estimated Duration of the contract and Proposal:

  • 2.5 months (tentatively from November 2018 to mid-January 2019)
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Advanced university degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, International Relations, Finance, or other disciplines.
  • Minimum of 5 years of responsible professional work experience at international level in research, writing and/or editorial work.
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of French and other National Committee country languages will be an asset.
  • Proficiency with standard MS Office applications (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.).
  • Excellent writing skills are required.
  • Excellent research skills are required.
  • Excellent communication, marketing and presentation skills are required.
  • Knowledge of concepts related to organizational (corporate) governance structures and processes is desirable.
  • Experience in non-profit sector and/or non-profit (corporate governance) is an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with individuals and groups and ability to maintain an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise tact and discretion.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    The competencies required for this post are….

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core Competencies (Required)

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

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LII)
  • Analyzing (LII)
  • Applying technical expertise (LII)
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Remarks:

    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.

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

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=517304

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    Switzerland: GRANTS MANAGEMENT & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT INTERN

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    Oct 262018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing which operate in 19 countries. For more information visit: http://www.impact-initiatives.org/

    We are currently looking for a Grants Management & Project development Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

    Title: Grants Management & Project Development Intern

    Supervision: Head of Grants Management**
    Duration: 6 months
    Start date: January 2019
    Location: Geneva – International Environment House
    Remuneration: **1’050 CHF/month

    Functions

    The Grants Management & Project Development Intern will report to the Head of Grants Management, and will be part of a team also including a Grants officer. Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will progressively take on more responsibilities during the internship period, based on performance.

    The Grants Management & Project Development Intern will be responsible for:

    1. Follow up of processes related to Grants Management

    • Support the team in updating follow up tools (Projects and Proposals, follow up tables) on a continuous basis

    • Produce / review project related tools and processes (project codes, factsheets, kick off meetings, reporting reviews)

    • Support the formalisation of external partnerships (specifically review and follow up of grant agreements with IMPACT global partner ACTED)

    • Contribute to the development of guidance, tools, and templates notably those geared towards improving the functionality of the grants management department

    • Assist in filing project documents

    2. Contribute to Project reports and Proposal development and review

    • Assist with reviewing proposals and compile feedback

    • Assist with drafting / reviewing project reports

    • Develop / consolidate project performances

    3. External fundraising

    • Follow up on external funding opportunities, including consultancies

    • Follow up on registration with donors

    • Follow up on donor guidelines

    4. Support to Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Ensure at the onset of all projects that contractual deliverables are clear

    • Ensure all contractual deliverables are understood and incorporated into the monitoring plan

    • Ensure all contractual deliverables are clearly earmarked and consolidated at the end of the project cycle.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Studies related to humanities or social sciences, and/or other relevant fields

    • Excellent written and spoken English, and good working level in French

    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

    • Proven experience of copy-writing and editing articles, reports and presentations

    • Academic exposure to grants management, program management and/or monitoring and evaluation

    • Attentive to detail, meticulous and organised

    • Proactive team player with the ability to think and work independently

    • Excellent communicator, who shares ideas and discusses solutions

    • Critical thinker, who identifies problems and proposes solutions

    • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment, to work under stress and to meet tight deadlines

    • Fast learner and resourceful individual, able to take on a challenge and try new approaches

    • Previous experience in the non-profit sector and understanding of the humanitarian coordination system

    • Knowledge of donor/institutional funding mechanisms

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Ref: 18/HQ/GRINT02

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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