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Switzerland: Consultancy (11 months): Internal Communications Junior consultant, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (11 months): Internal Communications Junior consultant, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland
Jan 172019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jan 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

The Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan sets out the results and strategies that UNICEF will pursue to maximize resources and leverage the influence of the private sector, defined as the general public, civil society, business and private foundations and other social groups that influence decision-makers. The Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan supports the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018–2021 and other organizational strategies and frameworks. In implementing this Plan, National Committees, UNICEF country offices and headquarters divisions will work together to expand strategic engagement with the private sector and advocate to advance child rights. Knowledge-sharing, supported by collaborative tools and mechanisms to optimize the use and exchange of information and experience, is one of the key crosscutting enabling strategies in the Plan.

The PRIME section plays a central role in providing key information to staff members, National Committees and Country Offices thus enabling them to implement their objectives and the new vision for a UNICEF wide private sector engagement.

How can you make a difference?

Working under the supervision of the Head of the PRIME Section, the consultant will help produce strategic information content (messages, briefing notes, PPT’s) and support the publication of intranet news promoted via a monthly newsletter (articles, interviews).

MAIN TASKS:

1. Produce strategic information content:

  • Help draft messages to all staff and different internal audiences
  • Support the creation of briefing notes (gather information, write summaries, edit texts)
  • Help produce power point presentations
  • Support communication activities before, during and after the annual learning event (Skill Share 2019)
  • 2. Support the publication of intranet news:

  • Produce news and other articles for the intranet
  • Support the layout and publication of the monthly newsletter
  • Conduct interviews with UNICEF and National Committee colleagues
  • Provide production support for priority projects and initiatives
  • 3. Other responsibilities:

  • Provide other updates as needed including updates of intranet content
  • Support the design of web pages; info graphics and other visuals to support engaging content on the intranet.
  • DELIVERABLES:

  • Produce 3-5 intranet news items to be highlighted via the PULSE newsletter each month
  • Support the weekly update of intranet news
  • Write and produce other internal communications content as needed.
  • ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

  • 11 Months
  • Reporting To:

  • PFP Chief of PRIME
  • WORK PLACE:

  • The incumbent will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • First level university degree in journalism, marketing, public relations or any other related discipline is required.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English; fluency in other UN languages would be an asset
  • Experience in internal communications would be an asset.
  • Experience in the use of Office 365 products.
  • Ability to work independently and to meettight deadlines.
  • Experience of working within UNICEF or other UN entities, familiarity with the work of UNICEF National Committees and/or private sector fundraising would be an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    The following competencies are required (L1, L2 and L3 indicate the level required on a three-point scale, L3 being the highest).

    UNICEF Core Values

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

  • Communication (verbal and written) (Level 2)
  • Drive for Results (Level 1)
  • Working with People (Level 1)
  • UNICEF Functional Competencies

  • Relating and Networking (Level 1)
  • Persuading and Influencing (Level 1)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level 1)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (Level 1)
  • Technical Competencies

  • Proficient in writing for the web and intranet editorial experience
  • Experience in dealing with a complex information architecture
  • Knowledge of user experience
  • Technologies:

  • Advanced use and knowledge of SharePoint 2013 Online
  • Proficient in Yammer
  • Expertise in Office 365 offering
  • View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Remarks:

    Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start in the Cover Letter. Candidates not available to start latest 1 March will not be considered.

    Taxation: The United Nations and UNICEF undertake no liability for taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant on payments made under this contract. No statement of earnings will be issued by the United Nations or UNICEF to the consultant.

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

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519271

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    Junior Product Manager/in im Bereich Computing (100%), Jegenstorf

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    Für Freelancer: First Level Supporter Junior (German, French) – (w/m), Zürich

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Für Freelancer: First Level Supporter Junior (German, French) – (w/m), Zürich
    Jan 112019
     

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    Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 108891

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 108891
    Jan 062019
     

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

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Donor Relations Section (DRS), Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch, Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensure there is a framework within with each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. 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 directly to the Head of Donor Desk.

    Responsibilities

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

    1. Strengthens existing relationship with and serve as a focal point within DRS for a group of current donors to ensure a consistent flow of information and timely reporting on OCHA’s activities and
      programme requirements.
    2. Monitors and provides advice on resource mobilization strategies and interaction with those donors.
    3. Facilitates the Office’s inputs for donor consultations/annual meetings as required.
    4. Develops key strategic partnerships with new donors to achieve a broader donor base for OCHA, including Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) and Centralized Emergency Relief Fund (CERF).
    5. This would entail devising specific and tailor-made strategies for outreach to a number of new donors, preparing and maintaining donor profiles as relevant.
    6. Supports the preparation of the donor specific funding submissions and reports on OCHA’s activities and extra-budgetary requirements; monitors follow-up to pledges from donors and ensure proper reporting as stipulated in respective funding agreements.
    7. Serves as the focal point in the Section for one of the cross-cutting thematic issues and drafts policy papers as requested by the Chief of Section and replaces or provides support to one of the Donor Relations Officers in the Section as necessary.
    8. 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.
    • 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 international relations, political science, social science, law or a 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 (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. At least two years of field experience in humanitarian affairs in a complex emergency or natural disaster context is desirable. Work experience in donor relations in international organizations is an advantage.

    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 duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 March 2019 with a possibility of extension; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.
    • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
    • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

    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.

    How to apply:

    Apply now

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    Switzerland: Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA): Administrative Assistant (GS-5) and Administrative Associate (GS-6), Geneva, Switzerland

     Almacen, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA): Administrative Assistant (GS-5) and Administrative Associate (GS-6), Geneva, Switzerland
    Dec 302018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 28 Feb 2019

    This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the Administrative Assistant Talent Group (GS-5 level) and Administrative Associate Talent Group (GS-6 level) in UNICEF Geneva, Switzerland.

    Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in either the Administrative Assistant Talent Group (GS-5 level) or the Administrative Associate Talent Group (GS-6 level) for UNICEF Geneva, Switzerland, for a period of 36 months.

    While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    Key responsibilities for Administrative Assistant in Geneva, Switzerland will include (depending on the context, the incumbent may focus on all, some, or only one or two areas with great depth):

    1. Support Budget Monitoring

    2. Support Human Resources Recruitment Process

    3. Support Office Planning & Project Management

    4. Support Procurement process

    5. Facilitate Communications & Workflow of the organizational unit

    6. Calendar/Meetings/Correspondence Management

    7. Support Events/Logistics

    8. Provide Travel assistance

    9. Invoice Processing

    10. Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating inventory of items.

    11. Maintains and updates a system which monitors the absence of staff.

    To qualify as a champion for every child you will have

    Education: Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.

    Experience:

  • For GS-5: A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • For GS-6: A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    Skills:

  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint; knowledge of integrated management information systems required.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF organizational structure, administrative policies and procedures.
  • Organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals and to provide guidance to more junior support staff
  • For every child, you demonstrate

    Core Values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity

    Core Competencies:

  • For GS-5: Communication (I), Working with People (II), Drive for Results (I)
  • For GS-6: Communication (II), Working with People (II), Drive for Results (II)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • For GS-5: Analyzing (I), Learning and Researching (I), Planning and organizing (I), Following Instructions and Procedures (I)
  • For GS-6: Analyzing (II), Learning and Researching (II), Planning and organizing (II), Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
  • View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Remarks: General Service Staff are recruited locally, but can be of any nationality. Candidates must be in possession of an existing visa/work permit or resident/citizen of Switzerland (and/or commuting area)to be considered eligible for this post.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518894

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    Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 107080

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 107080
    Dec 212018
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Jan 2019

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS), Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch, Humanitarian Financing and Resources Mobilization Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Chief of ERPS.
    OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also endure there is a framework within with each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. 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.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for strengthening existing relationships with and serve as a focal point for a group of priority partners (Member States, Regional and Inter-governmental entities) to achieve a stronger strategic engagement in humanitarian action and support for OCHA’s mandate and will perform 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.
    • Develops key strategic partnerships with new partners to achieve a broader partner base for OCHA. This would entail devising specific and tailor-made strategies for outreach to a number of partners, and prepare and maintain partner profiles as relevant. If required, 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.
    • Advocates and mobilizes resources towards Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs), Country Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) and the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
    • 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, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a 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 humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Working experience in external relations or partnerships with Member States or Regional Organizations is required. Field experience within the UN common system or other comparable international organization is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish 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 duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2019, with possibility of extension.
    • 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.
    • 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, Special Advisor (TJO), P4 (Temporary Job Opening) JOB ID: 109084

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    Dec 212018
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 26 Dec 2018

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in Office of the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to ASG.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Special Advisor, will be responsible for the following duties:
    • Serves as a senior policy officer; advise the ASG on overall policy direction on specific issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas.
    • Prepares policy position papers for review.
    • Coordinates working level engagement between the Office of the ASG and front offices of other members of the OCHA Senior Management Team, internal working groups, branches, sections and units, etc.
    • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments as they relate to OCHA.
    • Assists member states in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; 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 humanitarian partnerships; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to governments.
    • 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 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 in support of the ASG to plan and evaluate 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 with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, 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.
    • Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
    • 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 and partnership issues with working experience of the Middle East and Central Asia. 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. Experience in supporting a senior official is required. Experience in external relations and partnerships is desirable.

    Languages

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

    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 duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2019.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    How to apply:

    Apply now

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