Softwareentwickler für Industrial IoT Solutions (m/w), Basel

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Jan 182019

Referenznummer:**/4 Startdatum: asap Projektdauer: 12 MM++ Ort: Basel Land Meine Aufgaben: Mitaufbau einer Plattform für neue Geschäftsmodelle im Bereich Industrial Internet of Things Erstellung von Infrastruktur-Templates für… – Informática, Sistemas, Internet

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Switzerland: Global Chemicals Outlook and Sustainable Chemistry Specialist

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Jan 152019

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Jan 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.
UN Environment is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. The overall objective of UN Environment’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities

The Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme, Economy Division leads UN Environment’s subprogramme on Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality. UN Environment’s programme of work centers around assistance to countries and multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) secretariats to assist in technical-scientific issues related to priority chemicals and implementation of the United Nations Environment Assembly and Governing Council resolutions. UN Environment has been mandated through Decision 27/12 of the Governing Council and Resolution 2/7 of the UN Environment Assembly to develop an update of the Global Chemicals Outlook, which will be launched during the first Quarter 2019 in advance of the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly in March 2019. Substantive expertise and support is needed to finalize the Global Chemicals Outlook II and oversee the preparation of a summary for policy makers. Furthermore, a Project Preparation Phase (PPP) for Advancing Sustainable Chemistry is currently being implemented with a view to finalizing the draft project document in December 2018. As part of the PPP, a draft report on best practices in sustainable chemistry has been prepared. Further work is needed, among others, to develop and implement a strategy to advance a common understanding of the sustainable chemistry concept at the international level through the full project document.

Scope of support: Knowledge and Risk Unit, Global Chemicals Outlook.

The ICA will work in the Knowledge and Risk Unit of the Chemicals and Health Branch. This post is located in UN Environment – Economy Division at the Geneva duty station.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The ICA will lead the preparation of the Global Chemicals Outlook II (GCO II) by provide substantive expertise to support the final phase of completing the Global Chemicals Outlook II (GCO II) and overseeing the preparation of a summary for policy makers both of which will be launched in early 2019, as well as to provide expert advice and strategic support to advance a common global understanding of sustainable chemistry.

Under the supervision of the Head of Knowledge and Risk Unit, the duties of this assignment are to:

  1. Lead the preparation of the Global Chemicals Outlook II and the Summary for Policy Makers

The Global Chemicals Outlook II is being developed in response to the mandates received through Decision 27/12 adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme in 2013, and Resolution 2/7 on sound management of chemicals and waste adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2016. The ICA will support the finalization of the outlook and the summary for policy makers under development, work closely with authors, analyse comments and coordinate the final products development including design, layout and launching in early 2019.

The outlook captures the current state of scientific, management and policy knowledge in order to support policymakers and stakeholders in the sound and sustainable management of chemicals and waste until and beyond 2020.

  1. Provide expert advice and strategic support to advance a common global understanding of sustainable chemistry

In response to the mandate received through Resolution 2/7 of the UN Environment Assembly, a draft report analysing best practices in sustainable chemistry has been prepared in the first quarter of 2018 and was presented to the second meeting of the intersessional process on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. The ICA will provide strategic advice and support towards the identification and development of priority work streams on sustainable chemistry as well as on key stakeholders already working on this area and that can join efforts with UN Environment. Furthermore, the ICA will provide expert advice and support the development of the draft project document on sustainable chemistry.

Functional Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables within a period of 4 months

  1. Provide expert advice and strategic support to advance a common global understanding of sustainable chemistry

  2. Lead the identification and development of priority work streams on sustainable chemistry.

  3. Provide strategic advice on key stakeholders in sustainable chemistry.

  4. Support the development of the draft project document on sustainable chemistry.

  5. Lead the preparation of the Global Chemicals Outlook II and the Summary for Policy Makers:

  6. Lead analysis and incorporation of comments (as appropriate) received by members of the Steering Committee and other stakeholders.

  7. Working closely with authors, make relevant changes in the Global Chemicals Outlook II

  8. Lead the preparation of a Summary for Policy Makers.

  9. Lead the finalization of the Global Chemicals Outlook II and the Summary.

  10. Support the coordination of the design, layout and other activities related to the publication of the Global Chemicals Outlook II

  11. Initiate and support outreach and communication, including preparation of materials for the media

  12. Support launch of the Global Chemicals Outlook II in early 2019


  • Required: Advanced university degree in one of the following areas: environmental management, industrial/chemical/environmental/process engineering, business administration, or a related technical field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying, experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience in an international organization; experience in the area of environmental affairs and chemicals and waste management is a prerequisite.
  • Relevant experience at international level related to chemicals management
  • Demonstrated experience developing technical, scientific and policy information to international community.
  • Experience providing technical advice on environment, chemicals management.
    • Prior knowledge of working in UN System

Language (s)

Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset


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.

Functional Competencies

Key Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge of the international chemicals and waste policy context
  • Strong knowledge of a broad range of topics relevant for the Global Chemicals Outlook II and sustainable chemistry
  • Demonstrated skills in engaging with member states and other stakeholders, including on topics of potentially controversial nature
  • Experience in supporting the development of policy relevant reports/publications
    • Ability to build relationships with key strategic partners
    • Planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

Contract Type, Level and Duration:

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

Contract level: International ICA Level 3
Contract duration: 4months with a possibility of extension
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

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.

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

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.


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.

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Switzerland: Global HR Officer

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Dec 262018

Organization: Interpeace
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jan 2019

Fixed-term appointment – Minimum 7 months, Maternity Leave Cover


Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community.

As a strategic partner of the United Nations, Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit

Position within the Organization

The Global HR Officer is a member of the Global Operations Unit which encompasses Finance, IT, Administration, Legal, Internal Audit and HR. The Global Operations Unit is led from the Headquarters office in Geneva, although team members are based in different locations around the world including in Bosnia, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Switzerland, Kenya, and Tunisia.

Under regular supervision from the Senior Director of Global Operations, the Global HR Officer oversees the human resources function and supervises the HR Officers and Focal Points in the field offices to maintain an efficient and effective human resources function.

Purpose and General Overview

In line with the strategic direction defined by the Senior Director of Global Operations, the Global HR Officer leads the implementation of specific HR strategy initiatives to attract, develop and retain a high-performance workforce to deliver on Interpeace’s mission. S/he is responsible for implementing frameworks for effective job design, grading and compensation, talent management including recruitment, performance management and staff development, contracting (staff and consultants), staff retention and employment cycle management. The Global HR Officer is also responsible for HR administration, managing the organization’s insurance portfolio and maintaining high standards of duty of care.

The Global HR Officer retains a primary focus on diversity and gender equality and ensures these are reflected and promoted in all aspects of the work.

The Global HR Officer gathers HR information from, exchanges and consults with HR colleagues stationed in offices across duty stations, Unit Heads and Directors across the organization for enhanced, relevant and contextualized human resources management. S/he provides professional guidance and counsel to colleagues across Interpeace about HR best practice. The Global HR Officer also provides guidance on implementing and interpreting HR policies, processes and practices.

Guided by and under the supervision of the Senior Director of Global Operations, during the contract period, a successful Global HR Officer will have

  1. Updated and developed key HR policies as part of the Employment Policy Manual
  2. Coordinated the work of the Work-Life Balance workforce
  3. Advanced the development of the institutional gender policy
  4. Analysed and reported on feedback from Exit Interviews
  5. Supported the roll-out of new modules from the online HR platform

Duties and responsibilities

Specific Duties

Talent Management– Job design

Implements the frameworks that support the effective design of jobs that support the vision, mission, culture and business strategy of the organization

Reviews and validates all job descriptions

  • Compensation and Grading

Implements frameworks and policies that facilitate fair, consistent and coherent salary levels and job grading across the organization

Analyzes all job descriptions and recommends grades

  • Recruitment

Participates in interviewing processes for key positions, validates shortlists, monitoring for suitability and compatibility with the level and requirements of the vacant position

Validates all employment offers

Coordinates the recruitment of Geneva-based positions

  • Performance management and staff development

Coordinates the follow up to the 2018 Performance Review exercise

Management of employee work cycle

  • Coordinates successful employee onboarding and set up in Geneva. Oversees contracting and effective personnel onboarding across the organization
  • Liaises between employees and management on specific issues of conflict or grievances related to organizational policy and procedure
  • Manages employee separations including coordination of disciplinary processes, terminations and exit interviews. Ensure all required paperwork is filed including relevant letters, PAF forms, End of Service form, employee certificates, insurance notifications, and notification to relevant authorities

Contracting and HR Administration

  • Validates staff contracts and consultancy contracts, including consultant fees for fair and coherent practices
  • Maintains complete personnel files in Geneva
  • Manages the HR online platform which includes staff leave management records, performance management, recruitment and employee documentation
  • Coordinates work permit applications with appropriate authorities in Geneva
  • Acts as focal point and manages HR-related items for the UNOPS portfolio
  • Manages the organization’s insurance portfolio and statutory employee funds in Geneva, and is responsible for administering these appropriately
  • Administers the payroll and related local regulatory processes for the Geneva Office, UNOPS and any other entity with no HR resource.


  • Acts as the Geneva Focal point for Gender and as the gender focal point for the organization to the International Gender Champions Initiative
  • Analyzes HR metrics & data and provides recommendations to address shortfalls and maintain what’s working well
  • Identifies HR process enhancements, improvements in policies and procedures and any other innovation changes that would optimize HR management at Interpeace

Management of Personnel and Resources

  • Creates an enabling work environment that fosters learning and innovation, where staff members can achieve their potential, demonstrating gender-responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes
  • Monitors, evaluates and documents the individual performance of direct reports through a staff development lens
  • Mentors and coaches staff members
  • In collaboration with the Global Operations Unit, establishes and implements necessary measures that respond to the health, wellbeing and safety and security needs of the staff
  • Guided by and in close collaboration with the Director of Global Operations, recruits, motivates, develops, inspires and builds a high performance and cohesive HR team
  • Provides recommendations to management on optimal use and allocation of staff development funds



  • Tertiary education in human resources, industrial/organizational psychology, public/business administration, psychology, or related subjects.


  • Minimum of six years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in the field of human resources management
  • Experience leading the execution of high-impact HR strategies that enhance people and business performance
  • Proven experience and ability to work successfully as part of a diverse and multicultural team, integrating a gender perspective into tasks and activities and collaborating effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders


  • Excellent knowledge of and ability to apply human resource management theories and principles and capacity to think systematically
  • Deep understanding of the latest developments and trends in HR
  • Proficient in English (B2 or above) and French. Spanish considered an advantage
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment
  • Ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender-responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Other assets

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Global Professional in Human Resources certification
  • Experience with non-profit or international organizations
  • Experience working in field locations
  • Sound knowledge of gender equality challenges as they relate to the work environment and employment

Success Factors

  • Identifies with and is committed to Interpeace’s core values and working principles
  • Commitment to inclusiveness
  • An innovative, critical thinker with extensive problem-solving skills
  • A manager who is accountable, leads by example, mentors and empowers a team and works to create work-life balance
  • Demonstrates a business partner approach to HR management

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to “Global HR Officer – Maternity Cover” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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