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Switzerland: Procurement Officer (2 posts), P3 . JOB ID: 114548

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: Procurement Officer (2 posts), P3 . JOB ID: 114548
Apr 132019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 May 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Supply Management and Travel Section (SMTS) of the Executive Office (EO), in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. The incumbents will report to the Chief of the Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1) Plans, develops and manages all procurement and contractual aspects of projects of significant complexity related to OCHA worldwide procurement of diverse services and commodities (e.g. information technology, electronic equipment and instruments, vehicles, medicines, foodstuffs, building maintenance materials, office supplies, construction, furniture, etc.), taking into account local economic and other conditions.
2) Advises requisitioning units and recipient entities on the full range of procurement issues, providing support and guidance at all stage of the procurement cycle.
3) Prepares/oversees preparation and distribution of the request for quotations and manages/conducts all aspects of quotations evaluation.
4) Formulates strategies and designs innovative solutions to resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects.
5) Establishes and maintains work program and schedule for ongoing contracts and newly-planned ones.
6) Signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in case where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepare submissions for review and approval by the authorized official.
7) Conducts market research to keep abreast of market developments; researches and analyzes statistical data and market reports on the world commodity situation, production patterns and availability of good and services.
8) Identifies new technologies, and products/services, evaluates and recommends potential supply sources and participates in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program.
9) Oversees adherence to contractual agreements, recommends amendments and extensions of contracts, and advises concerned parties on contractual rights and obligations.
10) Prepares a variety of procurement-related documents, contracts, communications, guidelines, instructions, etc.
11) Supports the preparation of various reports as required by management
12) Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM:
Knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for a diverse range of goods and services. Knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex contract issues. Knowledge of quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply, market trends and pricing. Ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning units and vendors. Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems. 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.
CREATIVITY:
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Required experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area
    Desired experience:
  • Experience in the supply chain modules of any ERP.
  • Experience in the procurement procedures within the UN Common System.
  • Experience providing relevant administrative and supply chain management support to a global diverse client portfolio, mainly located in (remote) field locations.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

The evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and availability of funds.
Staff member is subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Switzerland: Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in Humanitarian Affairs at P2 level, Geneva

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in Humanitarian Affairs at P2 level, Geneva
Apr 122019
 

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 May 2019

**U.S. Citizen Only

I. Overview

Through USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the United States sponsors qualified U.S. citizens for employment in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program.

These fully funded JPO positions strengthen the humanitarian coordination capacity of UNOCHA. They further encourage U.S. citizens to become active members of the international community. After completing their JPO assignments, a number of JPOs successfully compete for positions at UNOCHA, and in other international and non-governmental organizations.

II. General Information

Title: Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P2

Organization/Office: Inter-Agency Standing Committee secretariat

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Date Required: As soon as possible

Duration: 1 year (with possible extension for another year)

III. Supervision and Purpose of the job

This position is located in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat in Geneva. The Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer will report to the Chief of the IASC secretariat.

The IASC is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian action. It convenes to ensure coordination around policy issues related to humanitarian assistance and to formulate a coherent and timely response to humanitarian crises. It is a unique forum that bring together both UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.

The IASC was established in June 1992 in response to UN General Assembly Resolution 46/182 on the Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance.

The IASC secretariat provides support to the IASC (i.e., the IASC Principals) and its subsidiary bodies (namely, the Deputies Forum, Emergency Directors Group, Operations, Policy and Advocacy Group and Results Group), by ensuring that decisions are acted upon and implementation is on track. It supports the work of the IASC, including by closely following up with IASC members and subsidiary bodies to ensure that IASC priorities are achieved and decisions are actioned. It plays a critical role in building synergies amongst the various IASC structures. It also promotes outreach and engagement with non-IASC members and Forums.

IV. Duties, Responsibilities, and Output Expectations

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:

Information Management:

· Develop a dissemination strategy to make the body of IASC policy, guidelines, tools more easily accessible to an audience both within and outside of IASC system, especially at the field level;

· Oversight of the content of the IASC website in close consultation with the IASC secretariat and IASC members, to ensure that information is systematically updated and made available in a client-friendly way to the humanitarian community

· Enhance and streamline communication between the IASC, IASC partners, the field, and key non-IASC actors.

· Regular production and issuance of the IASC Newsletter;

· Ensure regular and systematic information flows between the various IASC structures (OPAG, EDG, RG, etc) to ensure improved and efficient implementation of workplan;

· Support efforts to enhance information management, including through the launch, development, and administration of new Client Relations Management software.

Outreach and Inclusivity

· Arrange thematic and context-specific briefings by senior UN and non-UN official to the IASC members and humanitarian community;

· Ensure regular, targeted and custom-tailored dissemination of critical information, policies and guidelines to humanitarian leaders on the ground;

· Conduct an analysis of opportunities to enhance engagement with non-IASC actors (particularly from the Global South) to better shape policies, humanitarian response and advocacy efforts; and contribute to the implementation of the recommendations.

· Strengthen engagement with member states, including donors, on IASC related issues;

· Support the development of a social media plan and contribute to its implementation.

Other Tasks

· Monitor and report on the implementation of the IASC decisions;

· Support in monitoring the progress in the implementation of the workplans of the various IASC Results Groups, by drafting/consolidating progress reports and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the IASC secretariat;

· Support with the preparation of remarks and statements for engagement in various fora.

· Support regular reporting on the work of the IASC (including to OCHA’s Annual Report and donor reporting)

· Supporting the IASC secretariat daily business and management

V. Qualifications and Experience

Education: Advanced university degree in (Master’s degree or equivalent) in humanitarian affairs, political science, business administration, communications, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: Between three and five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, project or programme management, public information, event management, administration or related area. Knowledge of key inter-agency and intergovernmental processes, field and headquarter operations is required. Experience with IASC processes, general organizational design, and reform projects, preferably with the UN Secretariat and or the UN system, is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

UN Competencies:

· Professionalism: Strong analytical capacity, strong research skills, including ability to evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

· Planning and organizing: Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines

· Teamwork: Very good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

· Communication: Exemplary communication (spoken and written) skills in English, including the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style.

· Commitment to Continuous Learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.

Other Skills: Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system, familiarity with humanitarian principles and practices and relevant experience at both UN headquarters and in UN field operations is desirable. Proven aptitude for representation, advocacy and liaison on a range of international policy issues is also a plus. Good computer skills required, preferable website software, etc.

How to apply:

The JPO Program selection process is carried out jointly by USAID/OFDA and the UNOCHA. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. To apply please send a completed UN Personal History Statement (P11) (see link below), a resume (CV) and a cover letter to JPOCoordinator@ofda.gov . Please state which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. If you wish to apply for multiple positions, please complete a Personal History Statement (P11) for each position and submit these to us in separate emails with the appropriate subject heading.

Application Details

Please complete the UN Personal History Statement (P11) thoroughly. The P11 provides the opportunity to include all required information in one document, including your professional work experience and references. Please attach a cover letter to explain your interest in the position and interest in working with the UN, along with a general resume. The P11 has instructions on how to complete the profile; however, please be sure to also follow the additional instructions below:

· The P11 must be completed in English only.

· You may leave the signature/date sections blank at this time. If selected for one of the positions, you will then need to submit a signed version.

· Do not submit a photograph.

· Please attach a cover letter to explain your interest in the position and interest in working with the UN.

· Application deadline: May 1st, 2019, 5:00 PM Eastern Time

· For more information please consult the Frequently Asked Questions– www.ofdajobs.net/portal/files/forms/FAQ_JPO_OFDA92115.docx

· To apply please go to the OFDA job website: http://www.ofdajobs.net/portal/jpo.aspx

· Hyperlink to P11: www.ofdajobs.net/portal/files/forms/P11Form.doc

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Switzerland: Junior Communications Officer (80-100%)

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Apr 122019
 

Organization: Swiss Peace Foundation
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 May 2019

swisspeace ist ein praxisorientiertes Friedensforschungsinstitut. Die Stiftung analysiert bewaffnete Konflikte und entwickelt Strategien für deren nachhaltige Beilegung. Sie leistet einen Beitrag zur Verbesserung von Konfliktprävention und –transformation, indem sie innovative Forschung betreibt, den Diskurs zu internationaler Friedenspolitik prägt, neue Friedensförderungsinstrumente und -methoden entwickelt und anwendet, Friedensakteure berät und Räume für Dialoge und kritisches Denken schafft. Mit dem Basel Peace Forum organisiert swisspeace jährlich einen einzigartigen Event, der sich sektorenübergreifend mit dem Thema Frieden und Konflikt auseinandersetzt und zu neuen, innovativen Ideen inspiriert.

swisspeace ist ein assoziiertes Institut der Universität Basel und bietet verschiedene Weiterbildungskurse und Nachdiplomstudiengänge an. Wichtigste Partner und Kunden sind das Eidgenössische Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, das Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation sowie internationale Organisationen und NGOs.

Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams suchen wir per 1. September 2019 oder nach Vereinbarung befristet für zwei Jahre eine/n:

Junior Communications Officer (80-100%)

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Verantwortlich für die Aktualisierung und Betreuung der Online-Kanäle (Webseiten, Social Media)

  • Mithilfe bei Redaktionsarbeiten (Online-Magazin «à propos», Jahresbericht, etc.)

  • Realisation von Werbe- und Marketingmassnahmen (Serienbriefe und Mailings)

  • Verantwortlich für die Online-Suche nach Mandaten und Projekten

  • Unterstützung in der Planung und Organisation des Basel Peace Forums (www.basel-peace.org) sowie weiterer Veranstaltungen

  • Betreuung der parlamentarischen Gruppe Friedensförderung

Ihr Profil:

  • Sie verfügen über ein abgeschlossenes Studium in Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften, Journalismus, Politikwissenschaften oder einer verwandten Disziplin

  • Sie haben von Vorteil erste Berufserfahrungen in der Unternehmenskommunikation oder im Eventmanagement gesammelt

  • Sie haben ein Flair für digitale Kanäle, interessieren sich für die neusten Trends in der Kommunikation sowie für zivile Friedensförderung und internationale Zusammenarbeit

  • Idealerweise bringen Sie CMS-Kenntnisse mit und sind versiert im Umgang mit den Adobe Creative Suite-Programmen

  • Sie kommunizieren stilsicher in Deutsch und Englisch und verfügen über sehr gute Französischkenntnisse

  • Sie sind ein Organisationstalent, das gerne eigene, innovative Ideen entwickelt und verfolgt

  • Sie zeichnen sich durch eine selbständige und genaue Arbeitsweise sowie hohe Selbstkompetenz aus

  • Sie sind eine dynamische, kommunikative und zuvorkommende Persönlichkeit, die gerne im Team arbeitet

Wir bieten:

  • Fortschrittliche Anstellungsbedingungen, flexible Arbeitszeiten und einen attraktiven Arbeitsplatz im Zentrum von Basel (voraussichtlich ab Herbst 2019, zuvor Arbeitsort im Zentrum von Bern)

  • Eine vielseitige Tätigkeit in einem spannenden und anspruchsvollen Arbeitsfeld mit starkem Aktualitätsbezug

  • Ein angenehmes Arbeitsklima in einem dynamischen, internationalen Team

How to apply:

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung. Bitte schicken Sie diese mit den üblichen Unterlagen bis zum 10. Mai 2019 mit dem Betreff: «Junior Communications Officer» an jobs@swisspeace.ch. Für mehr Informationen besuchen Sie unsere Website.

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(Junior) Area Sales Manager Chirurgie (m/w), Meilen

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on (Junior) Area Sales Manager Chirurgie (m/w), Meilen
Apr 122019
 

In dieser verantwortungsvollen Position sind Sie für den Verkauf von hochstehenden Produkten in der Region Zürich und Ostschweiz zuständig. Sie unterstützen aktiv die Wachstumsstrategie der Unternehmung und legen den Fokus auf erstklassi…
Stettler Consulting AG – Administración

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Switzerland: Finance and Budget Officer, P3 Job ID#114475

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: Finance and Budget Officer, P3 Job ID#114475
Apr 072019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 May 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Budget and Finance Section, Executive Office (EO), in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva.
The Finance and Budget Officer reports to the Chief, Budget and Finance Section.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Chief, Budget and Finance Section and within delegated authority, the Finance and Budget Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
OVERSIGHT OF FINANCIAL MATTERS: Monitor pledges, contributions, payments and allotments in accordance with the United Nations (UN) Financial Rules and Regulations, ensuring that contributions are credited, in accordance with donors’ specifications, to the correct accounts. Liaise with the Donor Relations Section (DRS) on the use of prepositioned and un-earmarked funds within OCHA’s programmes, keeping track of deadlines for the timely submission of reports to donors. Oversee procurement and inventory at Headquarters and Field offices; maintain relevant databases and files for management of assets in field offices and headquarters. Reconciliation with UNOG’s records of assets. Review and analyse monthly status of allotments and ledger accounts. Report to Programme Officers on the financial status of individual projects and global programmes, and recommend actions appropriate to the execution of OCHA’s mandate. Oversee the billing and monitoring of mobile telephone charges for completeness, accuracy and validity. Act as Certifying Officer for transactions including purchase orders relating to office supplies and equipment for Geneva Office and the field. Ascertain availability of funds relating to the creation, extension and change of level of posts, and liaise with the Human Resources Section. Liaise with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), OCHA New York Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners regarding financial matters related to OCHA.
OVERSIGHT OF BUDGET MATTERS: Participate with the Chief of the Budget and Finance Section in the preparation of both Regular Budget and Extra-Budgetary submission to UN Headquarters. Coordinate, plan and maintain updated information on budget and available financial resources within OCHA’s emergency response framework. Monitor allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary. Collaborate with the preparation of OCHA’s submission of programme and budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditure. Liaise with administrative staff in OCHA’s field offices including making periodic visits to field offices. Ensure the use sound financial and administrative procedures in field offices.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION MATTERS: Provide guidance to colleagues and junior staff on OCHA’s financial administration and management information issues and practices. Back up and replace other Finance Officers as required, and undertake other ad-hoc tasks that might be assigned by the Chief of Budget and Finance Section.
Perform other related administrative duties, as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM – Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills; ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate options and make recommendations. Complete, in-depth grasp of financial principles and practices; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; thorough knowledge of United Nations financial regulations and rules, as well as a good understanding of OCHA’s mandate and core policies.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING – Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
COMMUNICATION – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in accounting, finance or business administration is required. A first level university degree in combination with (2) two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Required experience:

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in finance and accounting procedures or financial administration, with extensive experience performing field-related and core financial functions.
  • Extensive work experience in managing extra-budgetary funds.
  • Desired experience:
  • Experience using SAP or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP).

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

The evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and availability of funds.
Staff member is subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Information Systems Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114891

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Information Systems Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114891
Apr 052019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Apr 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Monitoring and Tools Section (MATS), Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch (APMB), Coordination Division, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva.
The Information Systems Officer reports to the MATS Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) Tools Project Manager in Geneva, and supervises individual contractors involved in the project.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manages projects involving feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems.
• Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
• Provides specialized advice analyzing requirements and translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues.
• Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.
• Develops and maintains computer programs that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensures appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area issues.
• Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
• Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.
• Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible.
• Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.
• Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.
• Oversees the technical development and maintenance of information systems related to humanitarian coordination, in particular those related to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming. Knowledge of several high-level programming languages and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages, document design and management, hardware and software requirements, systems facilities and execution protocols. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s); independently maintains assigned systems and develops innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problems. 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.
• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required. Experience in web applications development through the entire project life cycle is required. At least three years in systems design and database modelling is required.
Experience in modern project management approaches and methodologies like Agile, documenting user requirements and technical specifications is desirable. Three years field experience in the last ten years in development or humanitarian contexts is desirable. Experience working for an international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2019, with possibility of extension; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible from 16 May 2019. All posts are subject to availability of funding.
  • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position.
  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.
  • In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P4 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114325

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P4 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 114325
Apr 032019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Apr 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the System-wide Approaches and Practices Section (SWAPS), Coordination Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Advises on overall policy direction on specific issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to the effective inclusion of thematic areas such as accountability to affected populations/community engagement in coordination structures and linkages to inter-cluster coordination.
• Prepares policy position papers related to accountability to affected populations/community engagement and coordination for review.
• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, particularly those related to coordination arrangements and maintaining accountability to affected populations, in assigned country/area; develops and maintains a “watch list” of countries with potential for humanitarian crisis.
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects and missions to include reviews of coordination arrangements, support to inter-cluster coordination and other coordination issues; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community.
• Assists member states in capacity-building for handling accountability to affected populations / community engagement; develops country-specific indicators for countries of concern in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information.
•Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in support of accountability to affected populations; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to governments.
• Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies related to accountability to affected populations/community engagement.
• Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follows-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
• Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc with regard to inter-cluster coordination and accountability to affected populations.; with respect to the latter, takes the lead in providing support and information to relevant councils or other entities on specific issues.
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate accountability to affected populations / community engagement in complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts and partnerships with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, academic institutions and the private sector.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on accountability to affected populations/community engagement, etc.
• Serves as the focal point on accountability to affected populations/ community engagement and inter-cluster coordination; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters, in particular those related to accountability to affected populations/community engagement.
• May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program.
• Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including accountability to affected populations/community engagement, gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. 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.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
• 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related area is required. A minimum of two years of experience supporting or coordinating community engagement/ accountability to affected populations in a humanitarian or development context is required. A minimum of three years of field experience within the last ten years is desirable. Experience in using technological tools related to community engagement is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2019, with possibility of extension; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. All posts are subject to availability of funding.
  • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position.
  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.
  • In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) job ID#114558

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) job ID#114558
Mar 302019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Apr 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, Switzerland with the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD).
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled 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.
The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area.
• Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues.
• Participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; assists in the coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations and in ensuring the necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); drafts situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
• .Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country coordination mechanisms.
• Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
• Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
• .Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. 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.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Experience in developing, analyzing and reviewing reports for senior management is desirable. Field experience in humanitarian affairs is desirable. Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN Common System and other comparable international organizations is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Notes: This is a temporary position open to internal and external candidates for six (6) months with a possibility of extension. All posts are subject to availability of funding.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: ACAPS is recruiting a new Analysis Team Leader in Geneva

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Organization: Assessment Capacities Project
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Apr 2019

The purpose of this position is to ensure that ACAPS analysis products are innovative, relevant, and high-quality, and in line with ACAPS strategic goals. The person in this position will provide direction for, grows and strengthen the trainee analyst team.

Role and responsibilities
Specific responsibilities:

  1. Team management, trainee/junior analyst mentoring
    a. Mentor and guide trainee analysts from recruitment to end of contract.
    b. Support, both administratively and professionally, trainee analysts throughout their ACAPS programme.
    c. Contribute to planning the composition and structure and activities of the team to meet needs as defined in mission/strategy.
    d. Review, adapt, and oversee trainee analysis team activities to ensure consistent and high-quality implementation of methodology and practice of analysis.
    e. Lead the recruitment process of analysts.
    f. Insure the performance appraisal and development plan management of the team.
    g. Encourage positive and professional team dynamics within the trainee analyst team.

  2. Product development
    a. Support and advise on conceptualisation, design and production of new
    information and analytical products and series to meet target
    audience/client needs.
    b. Review content of products for quality and depth of analysis and for clarity
    of messaging and communications, ensuring optimal use of data
    visualisation, mapping and infographics.
    c. Be responsible for maintaining an overview of ACAPS analytical products
    and production.
    d. Ensure ACAPS products adhere to and promote ACAPS mission/strategy;
    have consistent branding and identity; and follow a relevant, timely, and
    feasible production schedule.

  3. Editorial management:
    a. Consult and lead trainee analyst team to develop overall policy to meet mission/strategy demands.
    b. Participate in decision-making on editorial priorities and choices in production.
    c. Maintain regular contact with professional editors as necessary.

  4. Perform other duties in the organisation as appropriate:
    a. Available to support editorial review of Briefing Notes at short notice, including outside office working hours.
    b. Carry out language editing as emergency cover requires.
    c. Support the communication team.
    d. Other duties within own limitations as requested and authorised by Head of Programme.

  5. Operations and field support:
    a. May be required to support operations manager to undertake short field deployments and design and plan field methodologies for ACAPS field missions.
    b. Provide advice to colleagues in the field for primary and secondary data collection and needs analysis design.
    c. Support where necessary the writing and development of proposals.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit before 15 April 2019 the following documents via jobs@acaps.org

• Cover Letter describing previous experience in this area
• CV and personal history form

Find the full job description here

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