Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Design and Multimedia Unit (DMU) in the Strategic Communication Branch (SCB), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
SCB is OCHA’s communications and public advocacy team supporting headquarters and field operations in public outreach on humanitarian action. The Branch oversees senior leadership public advocacy and media, including the global spokesperson function, messaging and speeches, and social media. DMU works to strengthen communications and advocacy through the creation of visual information products, notably maps, infographics, multimedia, social media products and microsites and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent reports to the Head of Unit who is based in New York.
Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
* Develops, maintains and updates custom websites focused on the priorities of the organization by working in collaboration with other Branch staff.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information management. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance and visualisation, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; data visualization and description. Knowledge of mapping including cartographic principles and design. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on information management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available until 28 February 2019. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018
What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
As part of the LnD Division (Learning and Development), the Learning solutions unit (LS) provides advice and support to ICRC trainers and managers through the development and deployment of blended learning solutions. The unit advises on techno-pedagogical engineering for adult training.
The Learning solutions unit is offering a 1 year full time paid traineeship to develop, upgrade and adapt the Learning & Development offer to support the design, development and rollout of a new management training program. This will be done in accordance with the institutional blended learning approach, gradually introducing e-learning methods & tools.
Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
Design and develop digital learning resources, including: Engage with subject matter experts
Participate in the instructional design
Design templates for production
Produce graphical and interactive elements (GoAnimate, Photoshop, InDesign etc.)
Produce modules using authoring tools (Mohive, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate etc.)
Support the review and testing of digital learning resources
Produce guides for facilitators and participants
Support Learning Solutions in its Research and Development
Contribute to the Learning Solutions internal processes
Support facilitation of the blended-learning path
Certifications / Education required
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Distance Education or Educational technology, or any other relevant field
Desired profile and skills
Strong knowledge of adult learning
Ability to design and produce digital learning resources
Capacity to appropriate new work and learning tools
Good interpersonal skills, intercultural sensitivity
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Interest in innovative tools for training
Capacity to work autonomously and within a team
Initiative and proactivity
Excellent analytical and synthesis skills
Ability to manage priorities and to work to tight deadlines
Exposure to management theory and practices
Interest in humanitarian work
Professional experience: No more than one year paid professional experience after the last studies (two years including traineeships)
Experience in using LMS and Video conferencing tools
Proven experience in using authoring tools (such as Mohive, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate)
Intermediate command of multimedia tools for editing/creation (Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Video editing tool, GoAnimate)
Understanding of user interface design
Excellent command of verbal and written English
Command of French and Spanish would be an asset
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Professional experience in a dynamic, innovative and technology-oriented training unit
Attractive social benefits
Type of position: Traineeship
Work location: Geneva, Switzerland
Length of assignment: 12 months
Working rate: 100%
Starting date: 01/10/2018
Application deadline: 16/07/2018
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