Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 30 Dec 2018
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.
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.
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:
Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 11 Sep 2018
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize income and drive income growth. There are five units within the PSFR section. The purpose of the Fundraising Services team is to grow income from pledge and legacy fundraising as well as supporting the other fundraising income streams through high quality fundraising content, digital fundraising expertise, best practice sharing events, database systems and other common support needs.
The Fundraising Manager (Digital) will develop the strategic plans for digital and work with the international network of fundraisers through UNICEF’s National Committees and Country Offices. The incumbent is responsible for driving the growth of, and integration of, digital fundraising and engagement in UNICEF. He/she will provide vision and leadership for UNICEF in this fast-moving area. He/she will also direct the Fundraising Officer (Digital) in his management of supportunicef.org in addition to centrally created or driven digital products and partnerships. UNICEF aims to become an industry leader in the use of digital technologies to both support and drive its fundraising and digital engagement.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Competencies of Successful Candidate
To view our competency framework, please click here.
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 organisation.
Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
A majority of our positions are classified as “rotational,” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.
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=514571
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 05 Aug 2018
Are you a highly skilled talent management leader with international experience and a global mind-set? Do you want to shape the future of talent management at the worlds leading humanitarian organization and truly make a difference?
Then this is your opportunity to join a team of highly motivated professionals in establishing a world class global talent management organization at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
The Head of Career Development Unit is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative and effective global strategies, actions and tools to drive talent development, engagement and retention of ICRC staff. It reports to the Head of the Global Talent Division which and is charged with establishing global talent management strategies, processes and practices at ICRC.
This role plays a critical part in the development of our global workforce by establishing enablers for growth of a strong ICRC leadership bench and a global talent pipeline, maximizing all employees’ potential to contribute and grow professionally. Leading the work on Performance Management, Succession Planning, Career Development, International Assignment Planning and Employee Engagement, this role takes an integrated approach to ensuring ICRC staff and leaders have the necessary competencies, skills and development opportunities to deliver on our mandate.
Key to success lies leading a team who all contribute as professionals to the establishment of strategies, processes and tools for talent development, as well as building strong partnerships with managers and HR staff worldwide for implementation. As part of the integrated talent management function, it draws upon synergies and opportunities within the Global Talent Management Division and operates both on the organizational level to build career development capacity in the HR community and with managers as well as with staff directly.
Main duties and responsibilities
Lead the Career Development Unit:
Lead the Career Development Unit
Performance Management & Competency Management
International Assignment Planning
Institutional Career Development Capacity Building
People management responsibilities
Scope & Impact
Certifications / Education required
Professional Experience required
Desired profile and skills
How to apply:
To apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/2ugG29y
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018
for the GEOMSF Project
Since 2013, MSF OCG has been providing Geographic Information System (GIS) services for their own operations and gradually for the whole MSF movement. GIS support has shown to improve programming in many areas: emergency mapping, epidemiological surveillance, natural disaster preparedness and response, program planning, logistics, and others.
To build on these successes, to accomplish the full potential of a GIS enabled environment and in order to increase the benefits of GIS for operations, existing services need to scale up. This requires a dedicated project – the GeoMSF project, which aims to leverage crosscutting geographic information to help operations and sectors gain an understanding of a situation and its spatial context.
Led by OCG, the project will draw on three years of experience of fulfilling requests for geographic data analysis, visualizations and maps to build a platform that will significantly upgrade staff members’ capacity in the field and at headquarters to easily analyse and view geo-referenced data from a) different contexts, b) sectors and c) points in time.
In order to manage its complexity and international context, the GeoMSF project will have a dedicated Program Manager and a team that will be structured around two streams:
Both project managers will report to the Program Manager according to the matrix of roles & responsibilities within the program.
The Data Specialist will be part of the GIS Solutions stream, with a direct reporting line to GeoMSF IT Project Manager.
The Data Specialist is in charge of all the project steps from capturing the demand of the lines of business to proposing and delivering fit-to purpose business solutions from business and GIS architecture point of view.
The Data Specialist will focus on GIS needs and solutions closely related to MSF operations within the context of GeoMSF program. Main tasks are :
Education & Training
Terms of Employment
How to apply:
How to apply
Interested candidates should forward by email only their application (CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – French or English – 5MB max) to firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the subject line «GeoMSF DataSpec 2018.07».
The deadline for applications is 31st July 2018.
The applications will be treated confidentially.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more details on the job offer or MSF, please visit our website: http://www.msf.ch/travailler-avec-nous/
Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018
The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is the biggest institution for public health, international health and tropical medicine in Switzerland. The institute with over 700 employees delivers a sustainable contribution with its research, education and services to the improvement of health worldwide.
The Clinical Operations Unit of the Department of Medicine is the Institutes’ CRO. It conducts and supports clinical trials in the field of infectious and poverty related diseases with a focus on low resource countries. Our clients are companies, PDPs and academia, and the Unit also supports the Institutes’ self-initiated academic clinical trials.
Head of the Clinical Operations Unit (80-100%) We work in a stimulating academic environment, with links to pharmaceutical companies, universities, international organizations, major foundations, non-governmental organizations and regulatory authorities. Your tasks will include:
How to apply:
In case of interest, please submit your CV together with 2 references, a cover letter including salary expectations and earliest availability in English by 20 July 2018. Female applications are particularly encouraged. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, the recruitment for the position will be finalized by mid-August 2018.
For further information about the position, please visit our website https://www.swisstph.ch/de/ueber-uns/med/ or contact our HR Business Partner Ms. S. Zulauf at +41 061 284 93 93
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Closing date: 31 Jul 2018
Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org
General Position Summary
Reporting to the President, the VP/COO is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, optimizing Interpeace’s performance and executing the organisational strategy to achieve Interpeace’s strategic objectives.
The VP/COO harmonises and aligns the operating strategies and plans of all Interpeace functions (i.e. programme implementation, programme development, policy, learning and knowledge management, strategic partnership management, finance, human resources, communications, information technology and administration) to the strategic plan of the organization. S/he manages the coordinated and integrated execution of the latter and in alignment with Interpeace’s strategic direction and core values.
The VP/COO takes direction and priorities from the President and manages the Global Management Team (GMT) to implement initiatives and strategic imperatives required to build and achieve greater organisational agility, responsiveness and operational excellence.
Duties and responsabilities
Programme and Operational Management
The VP/COO raises the level of accountability, transparency, performance, agility, and responsiveness of the organization. More specifically, the VP/COO
People Management and Leadership
Integrated Planning, Coordination, and Execution
The VP/COO is directly responsible for operationalizing the organisational strategy and delivering coordinated and harmonized programmatic and operational functions. More specifically, the VP/COO
The VP/COO is responsible to the President for the financial health of the organization, and more specifically, for all budgets within Interpeace (with exception of the Innovation Fund managed directly by the President). The VP/COO:
How to apply:
Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to email@example.com open until filled.
“Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.
Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be notified.
Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.
For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website www.interpeace.org.
Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018
GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.
Reporting directly to GAIN’s Executive Director, the Director of Country Programmes will be based in our London or Geneva offices, supporting our work in countries around the world, ensuring exceptional strategic oversight and operational support to our country offices and the Country Directors who lead them.
This new operational leadership position at GAIN will be crucial in ensuring that our country operations are at the heart of our work, and will support the highest standards and levels of programmatic delivery.
In this role, you will act as the key interlocutor between HQ and country offices, identifying ways to strengthen country technical and operational capacity and create the right conditions for country offices to succeed. You will line manage the country directors, ensuring robust performance assessments, support and mentoring. You will also work with Programme Services, Knowledge Leadership, the Development Office and others to support the development and funding of sustainable programmes of work.
A member of the Strategic Management Team, you will live and represent GAIN values and support a culture of impact, collaboration and excellence.
As the ideal candidate you will have exceptional leadership, people and performance management skills in an international context. You will have considerable field experience preferably in one or more of GAIN’s countries, working in a development and project-based environment. You will bring a track record of working as an operational leader, while supporting country teams to successfully fundraise for country programme work.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 8th July 2018 (23:59 UK Time)
For more details about this role and to apply to this position, please apply via the following link:
Organization: International AIDS Society
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018
About the IAS:
Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.
The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.
In addition, the IAS programmes advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.
More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.
Details of Employment:
The Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the IAS Executive Director. The position is open-ended and full-time to start in Q1 2019.
Purpose of the Position:
The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department works to promote the implementation of evidence-informed and human rights-based strategies for improving the lives of people living with and most vulnerable to acquiring HIV. Through its various programmes, the department harnesses research, shapes the evidence base and amplifies the voices of affected communities to influence policy across the HIV prevention to care continuum. To do this, the department undertakes advocacy, supports capacity building, and engages in collaborative partnerships across the IAS and with organizations, civil society and, communities around the world.
The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department seeks to inspire and facilitate collective action across three strategic domains:
Across its work, the IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department maintains a focus on three cross-cutting issues: human rights, gender and youth. Each of the department’s programmes seeks to deliberately incorporate these issues into its activities and engage relevant communities and partners to inform its work.
The Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy, is a key senior position based in the International AIDS Society (IAS) Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent will be responsible for all of the Secretariat’s HIV programmatic and advocacy work, ensuring it reflects the needs and priorities of IAS members. The position holder will be responsible for overseeing a large team of HIV professionals, developing operational plans that reflect the IAS’ organizational strategy, and representing the IAS with partners.
Perform any additional tasks requested by the Executive Director.
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 31 August 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted mid-September 2018.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.
IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 13 Aug 2018
Available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide team leadership in the field with county level coordination, donors and partner organisations, design of strategy, and ensure overall quality of the rapid response. The Emergency Response Team Leader also serves as the main focal point to ensure effective communication with headquarters during the response.
New rapid operational responses comprise around 7% of the annual Medair portfolio budget and could involve up to three responses per year.
Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland (Negotiable) with up to 80% in the field per year.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract.
Key Activity Areas
Rapid Response Management – Field Deployment
Accountability and Communication
Human Resources Management
Networking & Influence
Strategic Planning & Preparedness
Training & Capacity Building
Communication, Networking & Influencing
Team Spiritual Life
This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.
Experience / Competencies
How to apply:
Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:
apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.