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Switzerland: Consultancy (3 months): Administrative and Project Coordination Associate, Governance Team, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland

 Almacen, Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME, Marketing, Tecnicos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (3 months): Administrative and Project Coordination Associate, Governance Team, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland
Sep 182018
 

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

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.

National Committees collectively raise around one-third of UNICEF’s annual income. This comes through contributions from corporations, civil society organizations and more than 6 million individual donors worldwide. They also rally many different partners—including the media, national and local government officials, other NGOs, specialists such as doctors and lawyers, corporations, schools, young people and the public—on issues related to children’s rights.

In 2009, the community of National Committees 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 administrative support to the Governance Team as well as assist with and deliver dedicated substantive governance projects.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Office administration and coordination
  • This includes: maintaining the Chief of Governance calendar, scheduling meetings; maintaining and updating the Team’s calendar including monitoring and maintenance of staff attendance records; proactively developing travel itineraries, initiating Travel Authorizations (TA) in VISION for team members’ duty travel and other entitlement travel; maintaining the Team’s filing, document/information retrieval and reference systems.

  • Budget and procurement
  • This includes: Acting as budget focal point for the Team. Reviewing and monitoring expenditures against the administrative budget for the office in VISION by bringing to the attention of the supervisor any problems or discrepancies that warrant further review. Managing the full administrative process for procurement needs and follow up throughout the process ensuring timely completion of procurements. Preparing relevant request documents and raise requisitions in VISION. Receiving and verifying invoices.

  • Specialized project functions
  • This includes: Data collection and analysis; maintaining the Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC) on the Intranet; substantive research on governance best practices for the development of technical advisory products in five areas of the Principles of Good Governance, such as guidance papers, and for updating of the GKC; maintaining databases; marketing of governance tools and resources; writing newsletters; assisting with review of KPI monitoring methodology; preparing required materials/data to facilitate the Joint Strategic Planning discussions with National Committees.

  • Meeting organization
  • From 28 February to 1 March 2019, the Governance Team is organizing the annual UNICEF National Committee Board Orientation in Geneva. The Associate will be required to provide coordination and logistical support, e.g. working on the meeting agenda, invitations, the production and distribution of documentation including the Information Note, liaising with speakers, booking venues and making vendor arrangements, acting as the focal point for delegates’ practical needs during the meeting; making travel arrangements in liaison with the travel section, verifying travelers’ visa needs and ensuring that related clearances are obtained, as relevant. The Associate is also expected to establish a meeting portal on the intranet and upload relevant documents; and undertake the necessary follow-up after the meeting.

    DELIVERABLES:

  • Comprehensive support enabling the effective and efficient functioning of the Governance Team.
  • Specific research papers and products as agreed.
  • REPORTING TO:

    Chief of Governance, Country Relations Section in UNICEF PFP.

    WORK PLACE:

    Office-based work in Geneva Switzerland, UNICEF PFP.

    ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

    From October 2018 to December 2018.

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

  • University degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, International Relations, Finance, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience which should include performing administrative functions.
  • Proficiency with standard MS Office applications (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.).
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills are required.
  • Experience in managing and monitoring budgets.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience of working with high-ranking and senior officers.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise tact and discretion.
  • Ability to use UNICEF SAP/ERP systems (VISION) will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of French and other National Committee country languages will be an asset.
  • Experience with UN and/or UNICEF regulations and rules, including administrative procedure will be an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    COMPETENCIES

    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

    Remarks:

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

    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.

    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=516365

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    Switzerland: Associate Information Management Officer – Global Shelter Cluster

     FULL TIME, Hoteles, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Associate Information Management Officer – Global Shelter Cluster
    Sep 182018
     

    Organization: Shelter Cluster
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

    A. Background

    The Global Shelter Cluster has created a Support Team composed of different roles, including those of the Global Focal Points (GFP). In order to advance in its performance as GSC lead for conflict situations, UNHCR will appoint an Associate Information Management Officer (IMO) to work closely with the IM Global Focal Point appointed by IFRC and other partners.

    Together, they are in charge of acting as surge capacity to country level shelter clusters, setting up IM systems, supporting capacity building and preparedness in-country. In addition, the IMO will be in charge of compiling data and analyzing trends from all country-level clusters, capturing and improving tools for information managers, and providing inputs to inter-agency and inter-clusters discussions.

    B. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

    Activities related to country-level Shelter Clusters:

    1. Provide in-country surge capacity and remote support to the UNHCR-led shelter clusters to set up their information management systems including the website and factsheet.

    2. Adapt global tools to the different responses, including 4Ws, reporting templates and shelter/NFI gap analysis.

    3. In coordination with the UNHCR Field Information and Coordination Support Section (FICSS), IFRC, and OCHA interact with the different information/data portals – Humanitarian Response, UNHCR data portal, and ShelterCluster.org – to ensure country information is readily available and shared amongst the different platforms.

    4. With the information management team from IFRC, identify gaps and needs for strengthening shelter cluster information management systems.

    5. With the GSC Support Team, compile data from country-level clusters in order to provide an overall picture of country-level clusters statistics, trends, advocacy messages, and other analyses.

    Related to the Global Shelter Cluster:

    1. In collaboration with IFRC and FICSS, create systems and tools to better address information management needs of the GSC and country-level shelter clusters.

    2. Participate in the GSC Shelter Vulnerability Classification Working Group, supporting the development of agreed upon tools and procedures for classifying and communicating the nature and severity of shelter vulnerability.

    3. Liaise regularly with the CCCM and Protection clusters to promote collaboration and synergies in information management among the three UNHCR-led clusters.

    4. Be the GSC focal point for the implementation of IASC Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring.

    5. Participate in the preparation and facilitation of the GSC events and trainings.

    C. Qualifications and experience

    Education

    • University degree in Information Technology, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Architecture, Engineering or a related field. Master’s degree is an asset.

    Experience required

    • Between 2 to 4 years’ experience on a similar position including direct experience as information manager. Previous experience in the Shelter Cluster would be an asset.
    • Desirable: experience with shelter-related programmes (particularly those focused on conflict-related emergencies and contexts).

    Competencies

    • Knowledge of the humanitarian community, including donors, governments, the UN coordination system and relevant international and regional organizations.
    • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform process, the cluster approach, and the role of the humanitarian community and understanding of the transformative agenda.
    • Good communication and analytical skills. Basic understanding of social statistics and demography.
    • Knowledge of different data collection methodologies and proven skills to analyse statistical information.
    • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and operating procedures, e.g. translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa.
    • Excellent command of Excel, business intelligence software such as Microsoft PowerBI or Tableau and website content management systems such as Drupal.
    • Basic qualitative and quantitative research skills, including interviewing techniques.
    • Ability to use a logical and structured approach to collate, archive and synthesize information.
    • Proven interpersonal and negotiating skills.
    • Good verbal and written English. Other UN languages would be an asset, particularly French.

    Duration

    • From 1 October to 31 December 2018. The role will continue in 2019 but a new recruitment process will be undertaken. In 2019 the role is likely to have a higher percentage of time deployed to the field.

    How to apply:

    Please send your CV and cover letter by e-mail to HQshelter@unhcr.org. Applications must be received no later than 21 September 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note that due to the urgency of the recruitment, interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible, since interviews may be held before the deadline if suitable candidates have been identified.

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    Switzerland: Policy Specialist – Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

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    Sep 162018
     

    Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

    Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat – Country Liaison Team

    Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5119/16376

    Level: ICS-10
    Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
    Contract type: International ICA
    Contract level: IICA-2
    Duration: Open-ended

    Application period: 07-Sep-2018 to 23-Sep-2018

    Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

    Background Information – Job Specific

    Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

    SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes at country-level as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020:

    1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;
    2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
    3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
    4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

    The SUN Movement Secretariat was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

    The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director.

    Functional Resposibilities

    Central to the SUN Movement Secretariat, and reporting to the Coordinator of the Country Liaison Team, is a team of Policy Specialists who liaise with SUN countries.

    Each Specialist is responsible for establishing and maintaining a dynamic working relationship with 8-10 SUN countries. The Specialist’s primary contact in each SUN country is a SUN Focal Point. Specialists must also work closely with UN agencies, civil society organizations, businesses, academics and other development partners active in each country. Specialists actively assist SUN Focal Points, and the multi-stakeholder platforms they work with, to: achieve their objectives, implement national nutrition plans, strengthen policy, legislation, institutions and actions for improved nutritionat country level.

    Policy specialists ensure that the broader national or international community of stakeholders is aware of the challenges each SUN country is facing, and mobilized to provide technical assistance. Specialists support the stakeholders in creating and strengthening opportunities in each country for accelerating progress, scaling up results, share and learn. Like all in the SUN Movement, Specialists are vigilant that the SUN Movement’s principles are always upheld, everywhere.

    Policy Specialists must therefore be in frequent contact with a large and diverse network of in-country stakeholders, primarily via telephone, teleconference, and email – often in different time zones. They must be able to sustain productive exchanges with actors that are busy, and whose means of communication can be limited. Specialists also travel periodically to the countries in their portfolio, or to selected global events. Specialists produce high-quality written or oral briefs for members of SUN Networks, the SUN Coordinator and the Secretariat, and external audiences. These briefs should make clear recommendations based on political-economy analysis, data and insights into policy processes.

    Policy Specialists are expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and result oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism and integrity.

    Policy Specialists have the following responsibilities in support of a portfolio of SUN Countries

    A. Support SUN Countries including:

    • Support with their strategies and priorities;
    • Support (further) development of a stakeholder platform that is aligned and focused on implementation of scalable and replicable results;
    • Support with the Identification and encouragement of opportunities for government and other actors to accelerate impact in-country;
    • Support peer-to-peer learning between SUN Countries
    • Assist with the facilitation of virtual exchanges or meetings among groups of SUN Countries facing similar nutritional challenges, among those in comparable contexts, or neighbors in Regional Economic Communities;
    • In response to SUN Countries’ requests, broker access to effective and predictable support from within the Movement, and maintain up-to-date records of country needs and priorities;
    • Identify and highlight common, or recurring capacity gaps and support to overcome them and prevent new gaps

    B. Track and analyze country progress, challenges and opportunities, including:

    • Assist with the Movement’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system;
    • Assist SUN countries with organizing and conducting their annual Joint Assessment ensuring their timely and quality participation;
    • Assist with the SUN Movement Annual Progress Report, country briefs, case studies, and the SUN website by compiling and analyzing country information, and documenting lessons learnt on effective multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approaches to improving nutrition;
    • Assist with other documents as required by SUN Countries, Networks, the Executive Committee, and Lead Group

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Development, International relations or related fields. A Bachelor degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Experience

    At least five years (seven years with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in an international working environment, is required.

    At least three years of field experience in multi-sector programmes and policies, in food and nutrition security, food systems, trade, responsible business, gender equity or local government is desirable.
    Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.

    Hands-on experience in SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable
    Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

    Abililty to strengthen team spirit and impact.
    Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams.

    Languages

    Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in either Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of Russian or Arabic is an asset.

    How to apply:

    Apply here: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16376#1

    More information about the SUN Movement: http://scalingupnutrition.org

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    Switzerland: Senior Programme Officer, Multiple positions

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    Sep 162018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

    Background Information – Job Specific

    The Defeat-NCD Partnership was established in January 2018 to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are projected to cost tens of billions of dollars with the most adverse consequences falling upon the poorer countries and communities.

    The Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and forms part of its growing portfolio of global health related Partnerships such as Stop TB, Roll Back Malaria, Scaling up Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Overall, UNOPS health-related work totaled some US$430 million in 2017 and it is the biggest sector we work in.

    Our vision is that of a world in which there is universal health coverage for NCDs. This is a direct contribution to the transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which all nations subscribe.

    Our mission is to enable and assist the approximately 100 lower-income and lesser-developed countries to scale-up sustained action against NCDs so that they can progress SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages and, more specifically, to achieve target 3.4 to reduce, by one-third, premature mortality from NCDs by 2030. Our initial focus is on diabetes and hypertension with expansion to other NCDs in due course probably starting with the early detection and treatment of cervical and breast cancer.

    Defeat-NCD is a ‘public-private-people’ Partnership that is an autonomous inclusive programme of the United Nations system. Our membership and governance include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, academia, philanthropic foundations, and the business sector. We subscribe to the ethical principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We follow the technical norms and guidance issued by the World Health Organization. Our operating procedures derive from United Nations rules but are designed to be fast and responsive. We work in a complementary and coordinated way with other health and development actors at all levels.

    The secretariat of the Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by UNOPS in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Functional Responsibilities

    The Senior Programme Officer will work as part of the Programmes Team of The Defeat-NCD Partnership S/he will be a dynamic and highly motivated professional with public health programming experience. S/he will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the country-based strategies and activities of The Defeat-NCD Partnership, as well as contribute to global knowledge-sharing. S/he will interact at country, regional, and global levels with a wide range of people within and outside the United Nations system, across member states and civil society and the business community as well as with the many other stakeholders in The Defeat-NCD Partnership. The position requires good technical and programming design judgement, excellent interpersonal diplomatic skills, problem solving capability, advocacy and an aptitude for partnership development. This should be underpinned with an analytical mind, clear writing skills and ability to distill strategic debates and options.

    The Senior Programme Officer will work in close collaboration with other members of the Programmes and Operations teams, and external stakeholders and partners to ensure scaling-up of the action against NCDs at country level, and the distilling and sharing of knowledge and experience at the global level.

    Please visit the online vacancy for further information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16319

    Qualifications

    Education

    • A Master’s Degree in health area such as public health, global health, health economics among others is required.

    Experience

    • Minimum 7 years of experience in international health or development.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word applications required.
    • High quality drafting and interpersonal skills are essential.
    • Able to establish a high level of trust and confidentiality internally, and credibility externally.
    • Able to travel on country missions, including in the field.

    Language

    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    • Working knowledge of another United Nations official language is preferred.

    How to apply:

    • Application Deadline: 19-Sept-2018
    • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16319
    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Switzerland: WILPF opens two Communication Internships 2018/2019

     Administracion, FULL TIME, Hoteles  Comments Off on Switzerland: WILPF opens two Communication Internships 2018/2019
    Sep 162018
     

    Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

    Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

    WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our two upcoming Communication Internships. The first internship is open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit. It runs from 22 October 2018 to 19 April 2019 (6 months). The second is open to all applicants. It will start around 15 April 2019 and last between 4-6 months.

    Internship description

    As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

    You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

    It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

    We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

    We expect you to:

    • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
    • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
    • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
    • be able to meet tight deadlines;
    • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
    • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
    • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.

    Requirements

    • Fluent in English
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
    • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

    The practical stuff

    The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

    You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

    One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

    WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

    How to apply:

    If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.ch by 21 September 2018 for our Winter Internship and 19 October 2018 for our Spring Internship. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2018” or “Communications Internship Spring 2019” in the subject field.

    Please note that the Winter 2018 Internship is only open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

    Read more about WILPF on www.wilpf.org and/or follow us on our social media.

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    Switzerland: Policy Specialist

     FULL TIME, Informatica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Policy Specialist
    Sep 162018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 23 Sep 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 centres, 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 operates global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and country-specific programmes from its operations and project centres located in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.

    Background Information – Job-specific

    Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

    SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes at country-level as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020:

    1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;
    2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
    3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
    4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

    The SUN Movement Secretariat was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

    The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director.

    Please visit the online vacancy for further information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16376

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Development, International relations or related fields.
    • A Bachelor degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Experience

    • At least five years (seven years with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in an international working environment, is required.
    • At least three years of field experience in multi-sector programmes and policies, in food and nutrition security, food systems, trade, responsible business, gender equity or local government is desirable.
    • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.
    • Hands-on experience in SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable.

    Skills

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
    • Abililty to strengthen team spirit and impact.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams.

    Languages

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
    • Fluency in either Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable.
    • Knowledge of Russian or Arabic is an asset.

    How to apply:

    • Application Deadline: 23-Sept-2018
    • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16376
    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Switzerland: RESEARCH REPORTING INTERN – GENEVA (HQ)

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    Sep 122018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

    IMPACT / REACH

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

    **
    We are currently looking for a Research Reporting Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.**

    Department: Research

    Position: Research Reporting Intern

    Supervisor: Research Reporting Manager

    Contract: 6 months

    Start date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva, Switzerland

    Overview

    The Research Reporting Intern will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Research Reporting Manager. The Research Reporting Intern will be responsible for supporting the reviewing, editing and finalizing information products such as reports, situation overviews and factsheets.

    Tasks

    This includes:

    • Support the verification and validation of all IMPACT / REACH research products.
    • Support the review of products to ensure results are reported accurately, consistently and in line with research terms of reference and data collection tools, in close liaison with country team and HQ as appropriate.
    • Support the review of products to ensure that narratives are coherent and clearly outlined; that research questions are addressed; and key indicators adequately visualized.
    • Support the provision of constructive, clear and concise feedback to product drafters.
    • When requested, support the drafting of written outputs (reports, factsheets, profiles etc.) based on data collected from field teams.
    • When requested, support reviews of secondary data to complement, verify and triangulate primary data.
    • Support in ensuring that the output production stages in all research cycles, both at global and country level, comply with IMPACT / REACH procedures and guidelines.
    • Support the tracking of IMPACT/REACH research cycles progress and schedules in liaison with other IMPACT/REACH HQ departments and country offices.
    • Support the internal reporting and updates about research cycles and related information products, on a weekly and monthly basis.
    • Support the liaison with Grant Management and Communication focal points for project and communication follow ups.
    • Provide additional information and support as and when required.

    Requirements

    Required

    • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, or similar)
    • Excellent command of English and good drafting and communication skills for effective reporting
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Understanding of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
    • Understanding of data visualization best practices
    • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
    • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn
    • Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast-paced, results-oriented working environment
    • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work as part of an intercultural team

    Desired

    • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
    • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud software package (Illustrator, InDesign) and Tableau
    • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
    • Fluency in French
    • Knowledge of other research and analysis related software such as R, SPSS, STATA, NVIVO, Atlas-ti, etc.

    How to apply:

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

    Ref: 18/HQ/RESREPINT02

    Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email

    For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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    Switzerland: Consultancy (11.5 months): Child Safeguarding Consultant, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland (Remote working is possible)

     FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos, Varios  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (11.5 months): Child Safeguarding Consultant, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland (Remote working is possible)
    Sep 022018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Sep 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 fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does – in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. We are concerned not only with what we achieve for children but also how we achieve it. We are fully committed to ensuring that we are doing all that we can across our own operations in regard to respecting, upholding and supporting children’s rights and in particular ensuring that they are safe and protected.

    UNICEF’s Policy on Conduct Promoting the Protection and Safeguarding of Children (“Child Safeguarding Policy”): (i) connects all of UNICEF’s work, personnel and partners to commitments to the best interests and human rights of children we serve; (ii) establishes a mechanism for UNICEF Divisions to identify and address collateral programmatic, operational and other risks to these commitments, under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director (Management); and (iii) prescribes a general mechanism for addressing breaches of safeguarding principles.

    Implementation of the global Child Safeguarding Policy is overseen by the Child Safeguarding Unit in New York Headquarters, reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Director (Management). As a Division of UNICEF, the Private Fundraising & Partnerships Division (PFP), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is in the process of strengthening its divisional child safeguarding policies and procedures, in line with the global policy. PFP is also responsible for managing UNICEF’s relationship with its 34 National Committees, independent country-level organisations which are the public face of UNICEF in industrialized countries. National Committees promote children’s rights and raise funds from the private sector. They engage with many different partners – including the media, NGOs, government officials, professionals, corporations, schools, children and young people. PFP is therefore also supporting the National Committees to strengthen their own child safeguarding policies and procedures, again in line with the UNICEF global policy.

    To date much progress has been made. A PFP Child Safeguarding Working Group has been established to oversee the work. An action plan is in place to guide the work in both PFP and with the National Committees. The Safeguarding Lead from the UK National Committee has been engaged part-time on a job share with PFP to help implement the workplan, supported part-time by the PFP Child Rights Education (CRE) Consultant. A comprehensive mapping of existing policies and procedures in PFP has been carried out, along with a unit-by-unit risk assessment exploring the types of direct and indirect contact PFP has with children. Child safeguarding is being further embedded in PFP personnel training. A series of 2-day trainings have taken place for National Committees, supplemented by additional webinars, resources and bilateral and peer support.

    However, there is a need to accelerate and strengthen this work. PFP is therefore recruiting a full-time specialist consultant to initially support, and then ultimately take over the implementation work in PFP and the National Committees from the UK Safeguarding Lead (once this jobshare finishes at the end of 2018), and from the part-time CRE Consultant. Under the supervision of the Chief of Advocacy, Private Sector Engagement, and in collaboration with the PFP Working Group, the new Child Safeguarding Consultant will support implementation of the 2018 workplan for PFP and the National Committees, and take a lead in developing the workplan for 2019. The Consultant will play an integral and critical part in ensuring that PFP and the National Committees continue to have a positive and life changing impact for our beneficiaries and create a safe and supportive environment for all children, staff, volunteers and stakeholders.

    The post will preferably, but not necessarily, be based in Geneva. Remote working from outside of Geneva is possible, but the post requires significant presence in Geneva, particularly in the early stages of the contract.

    How can you make a difference?

    The purpose of this terms of reference is to establish a full-time specialist consultancy, initially for 11.5 months, to support implementation and strengthening of the UNICEF global Child Safeguarding Policy within PFP, and the strengthening of child safeguarding policies and procedures within UNICEF National Committees.

    Main Tasks:

    Objective

    Scope of work*

    *Activities include – but are not necessarily limited to – the following tasks:

    A. PFP: Support PFP Division to strengthen its child safeguarding policies and procedures, in line with the UNICEF global policy (30%)

    1. Policies and procedures: Using the 2018 PFP mapping as a starting point, work across PFP to address gaps in policy and good practice.

    2. Case management: Provide advice and support to staff dealing with safeguarding cases and ensure all related procedures are appropriately implemented and followed. Monitor all safeguarding concerns and ensure that these are appropriately recorded, analysed and stored.

    3. Training: Provide initial and in-service training to PFP personnel, including development and piloting of training materials.

    4. Specific initiatives: Provide child safeguarding advice for specific, collective National Committeesand PFP initiatives as they arise, and as prioritized in consultation with PFP (based on risk and profile). For example, World Children’s Day, advocacy, fundraising and communications initiatives, consultations and events with children.

    B. National Committees: Support UNICEF National Committees to strengthen their child safeguarding policies and procedures (50%)

    1. Quality assurance: Review the progress of National Committees towards achieving the 4 required safeguarding components by the end of 2018 (named and trained focal point, policy statement, implementation plan and risk assessment).

    2. Guidance: Provide centralized guidance on how to achieve these 4 components in the form of (e.g.) checklists, guiding questions, templates, ‘trouble-shooting’ webinars etc., individual advice to prioritized National Committees as well as cross-fertilization of ideas and possible peer review through peer support groups.

    3. Peer support groups: Establish and facilitate (virtual) National Committee peer support groups based on similar levels of child safeguarding experience for mutual support in developing, strengthening and embedding child safeguarding policies and procedures.

    4. Training:

    a. Develop and provide training sessions for National Committee focal points, including repeats of the 2-day initial training from Dec 2017 / April/July/Oct 2018, plus additional trainings as required, based on the evolving needs of the National Committees. Explore opportunities for regional trainings.

    b. Provide training and briefing materials for other relevant meetings as and when appropriate, for example Executive Directors’ and Standing Group meetings. Present at these meetings as required.

    5. Communication: Be a member of, and regularly contribute to, the closed Child Safeguarding Yammer group for National Committees, sharing information and encouraging peer exchange. Generally maintain ongoing communication with National Committees through emails and calls.

    C. Cross-cutting: Processes and products common to both PFP and National Committees (20%)

    1. General communications, planning, monitoring, participation in meetings etc. including weekly or bi-weekly check-ins with supervisor, participation in broader PSE / PFP meetings as relevant, and provision of monthly or bi-monthly progress reports/invoices. Take a lead in developing the 2019 workplan for PFP and National Committees. Keep up to date with international safeguarding good practices and where appropriate incorporating new developments into PFP and National Committees’ work.

    2. Coordination and collaboration with PFP and NY: Ensure synergy between child safeguarding support for National Committees, PFP and UNICEF globally. This will include active participation in the monthly PFP Working Group meetings (including setting agendas and taking minutes) and inputting into Senior Management Team, Think Tank, Standing Group or other meetings as appropriate. It will also include sharing resources and holding coordination calls with the NY Child Safeguarding Unit.

    3. Centralized online guidance:

    Populate and manage the online Teamsite sharing guidance, templates and examples of good practice – accessible to all PFP and National Committees.

    4. Online training: Explore opportunities for online trainings on specific safeguarding topics relevant to both PFP and National Committees such as recruitment, management of cases, child participation in events etc.

    Deliverables:

    Deliverables

    Timeframe

    A. PFP

    A1. Policies and procedures: Set of updated and comprehensive PFP policies and procedures to ensure good practice in child safeguarding.

    Ongoing / by end of contract

    A2. Case management: All PFP safeguarding cases are properly managed in line with the Global Policy.

    As needed

    A3. Training: Training modules developed and delivered for PFP personnel (minimum 2 per year).

    [Linked to PFP on-boarding and other opportunities identified by HR]

    A4. Specific initiatives: Quality child safeguarding advice provided verbally and in writing.

    As needed

    B. NatComs

    B1. Quality assurance: Excel matrix of National Committee progress is regularly updated.

    Ongoing

    B2. Guidance:

    · Checklists, guiding questions and templates are updated and made available online.

    · Minimum of 2 webinars per year.

    · Advice to priority individual National Committees.

    Ongoing

    B3. Peer support groups: Regular calls of peer groups (minimum 2 calls per group per year), including agendas and minutes of action points.

    Ongoing

    B4. Training:

    · Minimum of 2 training opportunities per year offered to National Committees.

    · Briefing materials supplied to senior managers as required.

    · Presentations at senior management meetings as required.

    Ongoing

    B5. Communication: Regular Yammer posts, emails and calls.

    Ongoing

    C. Cross-cutting

    C1. General communications, planning, monitoring, participation in meetings etc.

    · Attendance in relevant meetings is documented.

    · Monthly or bi-monthly progress reports/invoices are submitted in agreed format.

    · 2019 workplan for PFP and National Committees.

    Ongoing;

    2019 workplan finalized by end Jan 2019.

    C2. Coordination and collaboration with PFP and NY:

    · Minutes of PFP WG meetings.

    · Attendance in other relevant meetings is documented.

    Ongoing

    C3. Centralised online guidance: Teamsite is kept updated with comprehensive guidance.

    Ongoing

    C4. Online training: Concept paper outlining a strategy and budget for the development of online trainings.

    March 2019

    Report to:

    The consultant will report to the Chief of Advocacy, Private Sector Engagement, in Geneva regarding the day-to-day management of the work, in consultation with the PFP Working Group as necessary.

    The consultant will provide monthly or bi-monthly reports highlighting progress and bottlenecks, which will be discussed during the PFP Working Group meetings.

    PFP and National Committee Focal Points respectively will be kept updated and will be consulted on issues requiring senior management input as they arise.

    Work place:

    The consultant will be home based; but will need to travel regularly to Geneva and possibly occasionally to selected National Committee countries and New York.

    EstimatedDurationof theContract and Proposal:

    The selected international consultant is expected to start by the end of November 2018 and work full time for 11.5 months.

    The exact schedule of the activities will be agreed between the selected consultant and UNICEF.

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

    An advanced university degree in social work, law, human/child rights or a related field is desirable (or demonstrable equivalent experience with a clear commitment to continued professional development in the field of child safeguarding).

    Specialized knowledge/experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in safeguarding and/or child protection and/or child participation is required, preferably in an international inter-governmental or civil society context.
  • Organizational safeguarding experience is essential, including knowledge and understanding of safeguarding standards of best practice, and rights-based approaches to working with children and young people.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing policy documents, guidance and capacity building materials is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and delivering interactive, participatory training is essential.
  • Experience in project management, communications and knowledge management is desirable.
  • Experience of advising on safeguarding queries and supporting safeguarding case management – including liaising with multiagency partners, undertaking risk assessments and responding to complaints – is desirable.
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential, including good writing and editing skills.
  • Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including communicating difficult and challenging concepts to a wide range of audiences and the ability to convince people and bring about change by fostering ownership and commitment to the issues.
  • Strong organizational / strategic / analytical skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders is essential.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    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 in your cover letter.

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515943

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    Switzerland: IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern

     Almacen, FULL TIME, Marketing, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern
    Aug 312018
     

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

    About the IAS:

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

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

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

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Director, Governance & Member Relations. The internship is full-time to start as soon as possible until 28 February 2019.

    Purpose of the Internship:

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

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Support the planning of IAS Educational Fund workshops, symposia and experts/implementers meetings in selected countries: meeting logistics, coordination of meeting material, meeting evaluations.

    • Provide support to membership campaigns, including recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts, as well as the #IASONEVOICE campaign: background research/benchmarking, data sourcing and cleaning, transcribing audio/video files.

    • Prepare for the team’s participation in the HIV Drug Therapy congress on 28-31 October 2018: exhibition logistics, member outreach prior to the congress.

    • Assist in the preparations for the 2018 IAS Governing Council retreat in Geneva on 3-5 December 2018: preparation of meeting material, onsite support.

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

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

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

    Academic Qualifications:

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

    Experience: (previous internships)

    · Experience in administration, project management, marketing and event organization a plus

    · Experience working in a culturally diverse environment a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    · Highly organized and systematic, with meticulous attention to detail

    · A*bility* to digest and summarize large amounts of information

    · Strong time management skills, and the ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines

    · Ability to work independently, and have an aptitude for multi-tasking

    · Strong diplomatic skills and customer service attitude

    · Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

    · Eager to learn and have a hands-on attitude.

    Languages:

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

    Benefits from this internship:

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

    · Event planning

    · Member relations

    · Relationship building

    · Business communications

    · Database management

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

    How to apply:

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

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Monday 10 September 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: Accountant – Finance Unit (100 %)

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Accountant – Finance Unit (100 %)
    Aug 312018
     

    Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Sep 2018

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

    DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch

    For our Finance Unit, we are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual for the role of:

    Accountant – Finance Unit (100 %)

    Location: Geneva

    Starting date: 08 October 2018

    Reporting to: Head of Finance

    Duration: Permanent

    The three-strong DCAF Financial Unit handles the full accounting cycle for nine Divisions, with numerous projects covering different regions of the world. This means working daily with colleagues and external partners from a multicultural background and employing multiple currencies.

    The role

    1. Finance related tasks

    • Manage full cycle multicurrency Accounts payables (invoices and weekly payments)

    • Manage full cycle Accounts receivables (invoices and payment allocation)

    • Prepare monthly reconciliation of all bank and balance sheet accounts

    • Carry out spot checks to ensure effectiveness of the financial Internal Control System (ICS)

    • Handle cash advances and expenses for overseas offices

    • Support auditors during project- and year-end audit

    • Administrative tasks

    • Manage accounting and bank documentation in compliance with DCAF ICS rules

    • Support maintenance of third party service and grant contracts

    YOUR PROFILE

    • CFC, BTS education level

    • Three to five years of relevant payables, general and cost accounting experience in an international organization, preferably with a non-profit organization.

    • Fluency in French and English (spoken and written)

    • Previous accounting experience using an ERP system (Navision) is a plus

    • Proficient in data entry and related multicurrency payments

    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    • Excellent interpersonal relations skills (internal and external)

    • Capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    • Fast, accurate and attentive to detail

    • High sense of confidentiality

    Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

    We offer:

    • a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience

    • the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people

    • the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

    How to apply:

    If you think you are a good match for DCAF and this role, please send an application to FinanceRecruit@dcaf.ch by 7 September 2018 with the subject line “Accountant”, enclosing:

    • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF

    • a concise CV (maximum two pages)

    Please note that only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

    DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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    Switzerland: H2H Finance Officer

     Finanzas, FULL TIME, Informatica  Comments Off on Switzerland: H2H Finance Officer
    Aug 312018
     

    Organization: Danish Refugee Council
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

    Location: Geneva, Switzerland

    Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified finance officer who will support our work with hosting a newly established funding platform.

    As a finance officer you will be part of the newly established team that will coordinate the work of the H2H (Humanitarian to Humanitarian) funding platform. H2H is a network of over 25 organisations, that was established in 2016, with a purpose of enabling the humanitarian sector to efficiently and effectively assist and protect people affected by disasters. The network members provide services within three broad categories:

    • Operational support (including information management and services such as data collection, analysis and mapping; AAP; surge capacity; logistics and security management)
    • Capacity building
    • Standard setting and guidance

    A funding platform is being established for the H2H network that will enable its members access to funding for quick and quality provision of the above outlined services to the broader humanitarian community. More information on the H2H ca be accessed on: https://www.h2hworks.org/.

    About the job

    The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and you will be part of a dynamic team that will coordinate the work of the funding platform available for the H2H members. You are expected to provide technical financial support to the H2H members, prepare financial reports for projects funded through the H2H funding platform, and to monitor the financial activities as per DRC’s and donors’ requirements. The position will report to the H2H Network Coordinator, based in Geneva, Switzerland. H2H Network is in the process of establishing a Project Steering Group to which the project team for the H2H Funding Platform will be accountable too. This could mean changes would be introduced to the outline of the duties and responsibilities outlined below.

    Main duties and responsibilities include:

    • Develop and update procedures related to financial and administrative issues for the H2H platform
    • Maintaining overall financial control and monitor expenditure and income for the H2H platform
    • Working with agencies to ensure funds are dispersed in a timely manner, in line with DRC and DFID due diligence requirements
    • Coordinating and consolidating H2H budgeting as required and ensure projects are established correctly in the DRC financial system
    • Producing financial reports and analysis (budget vs expenditure) on specific project codes, as requested by the H2H coordinator
    • Preparing monthly donor reports on a resource accounting basis, showing H2H expenditure, forecasts and accruals
    • Preparing for and follow up on audits of the H2H projects in coordination with DRC’s finance department
    • Developing and update procedures related to financial and administrative issues for the H2H platform
    • Supporting the H2H coordinator with the administration of the DFID grant. This will include assisting with drafting, coordinating and compiling financial information for proposals and reporting. Supporting the undertaking of Due Diligence Assessments of H2H grant recipients.
    • Review and quality approve budgets submitted by the H2H members
    • Ensure funds to H2H members are dispersed in a timely manner
    • Control H2H member budget and finance management performance
    • Ensure H2H member reporting on admin/finance meets requirements

    About you

    To be successful in this role we expect you to be a dynamic team player who will secure quality and compliant financial performance of the H2H members receiving funding from the platform.

    Moreover, we also expect the following:

    Required:

    • Minimum 3 years of work experience from a humanitarian/development organisation and/or from a donor administration
    • Experience in administration, financial, budgetary and personnel management
    • Prior experience with managing DFID / donor grants. Experience with other donors and large international foundations is an advantage
    • Proven communication and interpersonal skills
    • University degree or equivalent qualification, preferably at master’s degree level in economics, management, social sciences, communication or international development
    • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management, especially of the logical framework approach
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • A conscientious and structured person with strong planning skills, including computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

    Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

    Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

    Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

    Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

    We offer

    Contract length: open ended (pending funding)

    Start date: as soon as possible

    The position is placed in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected candidate will be offered an open ended national contract with a gross salary between 6’048 CHF and 6’272 CHF (as per DRC Geneva Salary Scale, Officer level) pending the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

    Following Swiss regulations DRC offers accident, illness and travel insurance, while all national staff have to pay tax and social security according to Swiss law and have a Swiss health insurance.

    DRC does not provide additional housing or schooling or any other allowances.

    How to apply:

    Application process:

    All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English here. Please note that this position is pending final approval of funding from the donor. Closing date for applications: 16 September 2018, 23:59 CEST.

    Need further information?

    For more details on this position please contact: Helena Lassen at helena.lassen@ngo.org. Please note that applications sent directly to Ms. Lassen will not be considered.

    For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo

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    Switzerland: Chargé de comptabilité terrain DAH – Lausanne

     FULL TIME, Gestion, Alta Direccion, Informatica, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Chargé de comptabilité terrain DAH – Lausanne
    Aug 252018
     

    Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

    Nous recherchons pour notre siège à Lausanne, un/e

    Chargé de comptabilité terrain DAH

    Contexte:

    Sous la supervision de la chef de secteur support opération Division Aide Humanitaire et en collaboration avec le/les contrôleurs de gestion, le/la collaboratrice/teur contribue à la bonne marche comptable des projets/pays sur son domaine de responsabilité, veille au suivi des procédures internes/bailleurs de fonds et apporte support, conseil et formation. Il/elle informe ses supérieurs de tout dysfonctionnement et des solutions à mettre en place. Il/elle participe à la réflexion et à la coordination de la mise en œuvre des programmes d’interventions et activités du département d’aide humanitaire.

    Détails de la fonction:

    En tant que chargé(e) de comptabilité terrain, vous êtes principalement impliqué(e) sur les missions suivantes :

    • Assurer la réception mensuelle des clôtures comptables terrain selon le calendrier prévu, analyser, demander la correction et valider les différents écritures, garantir la réception complète de l’information et donner le feedback nécessaire au terrain afin de promouvoir une amélioration des pratiques.

    • Préparer mensuellement les listes des factures siège et assurer l’intégration en Saga après codification de la part des contrôleurs de gestion.

    • Garantir la uniformité des donnés entre SAGA (terrain) et Abacus (siège) via différents contrôles mensuels.

    • En coordination avec les contrôleurs de gestion, faire et/ou valider les différents paramétrages SAGA.

    • En coordination avec les contrôleurs de gestion, préparer, suivre et servir de réfèrent pour la clôture annuelle des comptes de Tdh.

    • En coordination avec les contrôleurs de gestion, préparer, suivre et servir de réfèrent pour l’audit statutaire de Tdh en Suisse en ce qui concerne les pays du DAH. Appui dans la préparation des audits projets.

    • En coordination avec les contrôleurs de gestion, garantir la mise en place du projet Paperless ; réaliser les contrôles à distance de la documentation mensuel de clôture.

    • Assurer le briefing/debriefing, support et formation des collaborateurs terrain en matière comptable.

    • Participer à l’amélioration des outils et procédures**.** Appuyer l’évaluation et adaptation du système de procédures internes (finances, administration, logistique, RH) et veiller à son homogénéisation.

    • Participer à la diffusion d’une information financière fiable et précise.

    • Collaborer dans l’identification des risques financiers présents et futures et proposer des recommandations.

    Profil souhaité:

    Compétences spécifiques « Métiers » suivantes :

    • Connaissance comptable approfondie.

    • Maitrise désirable du fonctionnement des principales bailleurs d’aide humanitaire et leurs exigences financières et administratives.

    • Compétence d’évaluer, d’analyser, d’améliorer/proposer des améliorations dans des procédures/outils.

    • Compétence de suivi et de collaboration avec des personnes travaillant dans le terrain et au siège (habilité à former, conseiller, contrôler, auditer ).

    • Connaissances de SAGA et ABACUS désirable. Maîtrise des outils informatiques, notamment niveau avancé de Excel.

    • Français et Anglais nécessaires.

    • Idéalement License en Comptabilité et Gestion.

    Compétences : *Cette fonction demande la maîtrise des compétences fondamentales Personnelles, Sociales et Leadership (CPSL), Techniques et Méthodologiques (CTM)*

    • Gère son temps et ses priorités, respecte les délais et se montre ponctuel,

    • Communique de manière claire, concise et responsable,

    • Répond de manière constructive à ses interlocuteurs,

    • Exerce le rôle de conseil relatif à son domaine de spécialisation dans un esprit de partenariat,

    • Connaît et respecte les règles et les processus des différents domaines relatifs à son activité,

    • Contribue au développement des outils et méthodes utiles aux activités de son secteur.

    Nationalité suisse ou permis de travail valable

    Entrée en fonction: 10 septembre 2018

    Durée: Contrat à durée indéterminée

    Taux d’activité: 100%

    Lieu de travail: Lausanne (Suisse)

    Délai d’envoi des candidatures: Terre des hommes ne fixe pas de délai de candidature pour ce poste, le recrutement est ouvert jusqu’à ce que la position soit pourvue.

    Politique de Sauvegarde de l’Enfant:

    • Eveiller les consciences au sein de la Fondation sur la violence envers les enfants

    • Fournir des orientations aux employés et autres et définir les attentes lorsqu’il s’agit de prévenir, soulever, dénoncer et réagir aux problèmes de violence envers les enfants

    • Réduire le risque de violence envers les enfants par le recrutement et la sélection d’employés et autres

    • Réduire le risque de violence envers des enfants en élaborant une culture de direction ouverte et informée au sein de l’organisation et dans notre travail auprès des enfants

    Procédure:

    Merci de bien vouloir directement postuler sur notre site :

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

    Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne, complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.

    Votre candidature doit comprendre un CV complet et une lettre de motivation. Les documents supplémentaires comme les diplômes et certificats de travail seront uniquement demandés en cas d’entretien.

    Une fois votre dossier posté, vous recevrez par courrier électronique un accusé de réception automatique.

    Si vous êtes présélectionné, un premier entretien aura lieu à notre Siège de Lausanne ou par Skype pour les candidats résidant hors Europe. Les frais de déplacements pour un premier entretien sont à la charge du candidat.

    Les dossiers non retenus sont détruits par nos soins, suivant les règles sur la protection des données.

    Si vous ne parvenez pas à poster votre dossier en ligne, merci de nous envoyer un mail en précisant à quelle étape le système dysfonctionne au département RH: rh@tdh.ch

    Terre des hommes applique des conditions de travail égales entre hommes et femmes. Par ailleurs, à compétences équivalentes et pour des postes à responsabilités, les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.

    Les procédures de recrutement et de sélection de Terre des hommes sont le reflet de notre engagement pour l’aide et la protection de l’enfance.

    Qu’est-ce que Terre des hommes : https://vimeo.com/253387850

    How to apply:

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

    Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne, complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.

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