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Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018
Reports to: Senior Director – Governance Technical Unit
Location: Geneva, Switzerland – with travel approximately 20% of the time
Salary: IRC Band 4B / 5B (based on experience)
Contract: 11 months starting 1st April 2018
Hours: 70% – 80% Full Time Equivalent
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
The IRC has committed under its 2020 Strategy to a number of ambitious changes to the way the organisation works, strengthening our ability to deliver high impact programming. These organisational ambitions include the commitment to responsive programming.
Driving forward the organisational ambition around responsiveness, the IRC set up a team in 2015 to develop and implement a strategy for the roll-out of client responsive programming. The team works closely and collaboratively at all levels of the organisation and with peers and donors to share learning and ensure relevance and uptake of new approaches. The team contributes to the change agenda around Accountability to Affected Populations and Humanitarian Effectiveness, through hosting and participating in inter-agency events, communication efforts and strategic partnerships.
Alongside the pursuit of these ambitions, the IRC is also now looking at ways to integrate these ambitions alongside other organisational ambitions in the field, working closely with regional and country management to harness and strengthen business processes which facilitate effective decision making.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness will be responsible for defining and overseeing the implementation of an approach to delivering IRC’s 2020 strategic objective of client responsive programming. S/he will work closely with senior and departmental leadership, key staff delivering other priority areas, and IRC country programmes to ensure that the approach complements and enhances programming and the implementation of other organisational priorities. The post holder will design and is accountable for the delivery of a portfolio of projects which build organisational capacity to deliver on this objective, harnessing best practice and developing and testing innovations in client responsive programming. S/he will lead IRC’s policy, advocacy and communications on Accountability to Affected Populations and client responsiveness, and will develop strategic partnerships with donors and peers in driving forward policy and practice changes in the sector. The post holder will ensure delivery capacity through managing the Client Responsiveness Team, and through proactive collaboration across IRC departments and teams. The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness is a member of the Governance Technical Unit management team.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness reports into the Senior Director – Governance Technical Unit. The post holder supervises the Technical Specialist – Client Responsiveness and oversees the work of the Grants and Programmes Coordinator, as related to the Client Responsiveness Team.
Internally, the post holder will work closely with senior management in Country Programmes and Regions, key staff in Technical Units, Communications and Advocacy, as well as with the Strategy Unit and other relevant operational teams, such as the Global Philanthropy and Partnerships department, the Ethics and Compliance Unit and the Human Resources Department.
Externally, the post holder will develop strong working relationships with key representatives of major donors, those in peer agencies working on related thematic areas, with specialist think tanks and consultancies, and relevant network bodies.
SCOPE AND AUTHORITY
The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness has authority for:
Responsibility for Resources:
The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness will be responsible for:
· Provide leadership in driving progress towards the IRC 2020 strategic objective of client responsive programming, demonstrating vision and an appreciation of the broad-ranging implications of the roll-out alongside planning, creativity and flexibility in implementation.
· Provide leadership in developing the IRC approach to client responsive programming, drawing upon best practice, innovation, feedback and learning.
· Proactively collaborating with other teams to ensure alignment of the approach with other broad organisational priorities, initiatives and work-streams.
· Develop organisational capacity through providing quality assurance of technical assistance and resources, as well as providing advice, support and back-stopping on technical assistance in cases of strategic importance.
· Troubleshoot problems, iterate and adapt the approach based on learning, progress towards achievement of the objective, and the changing internal and external context.
Design, manage and secure funds for a portfolio of strategic projects (15% FTE)
· Responsible for the overseeing the overall management of the Client Responsiveness Team’s project portfolio.
· Lead new concept development and design on strategic projects, ensuring relevance to overall team and organisational priorities and through working in collaboration with other IRC departments and peers agencies.
· Build donor relationships and collaborate with the Awards Management Team and Global Philanthropy and Partnerships colleagues in identifying suitable funding opportunities.
Lead IRC’s policy, advocacy and communications on Accountability to Affected Populations and client responsiveness (15% FTE)
· Lead client responsiveness policy, advocacy and communications efforts, identifying key messaging, targets and appropriate channels for influence.
· Represent the IRC in bilateral and multilateral fora amongst key donor representatives and peers working on related themes.
· Build alliances with key donors and peers, identifying and pursuing opportunities for added value through collective action.
· Secure IRC’s name as a thought leader through strong messaging and a visible presence in key communication channels.
Ensure delivery capacity (10% FTE):
· Manage the Technical Specialist – Client Responsiveness, and the work of the Grants and Programmes Coordinator, AS related to the Client Responsiveness Team, providing them with guidance and support in delivering their objectives and achieving their professional growth and satisfaction in their roles.
· Build alliances across the IRC and with colleagues working on key related themes through mutual support, collaboration and networking.
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:
· Master’s Degree in relevant field required (e.g. International Relations, Development, Anthropology, Sociology);
How to apply:
Closing date for applications: Sunday 25th February 2018
Work permits: Applicants should have the right to work in Switzerland; strong preference will be given to Swiss nationals and other candidates who have an existing work permit for Switzerland.
Please follow the link to apply:
If you have any questions or need assistance with the online recruitment process, please contact the UK HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Closing date: 18 Feb 2018
Conduire une petite équipe RH de recruteurs et développer un cadre de gestion spécifique pour notre Division d’Aide Humanitaire au siège et au sein dans nos structures opérationnelles d’urgence sur 4 continents. Mettre en œuvre une stratégie RH adaptée à la croissance de la DAH, basée sur une nouvelle vision à long terme ambitieuse, porteuse d’impact et durable. Porter les valeurs de l’institution : courage, ambition, engagement et respect. Accompagner le changement au sein d’une équipe qui souhaite faire la différence pour des enfants en situation de grande vulnérabilité.**
Si ces perspectives vous intéressent, alors nous vous offrons un travail passionnant et varié, utile et porteur de sens, en qualité de
Human Resources Operational Partner – HROP
La Fondation Terre des hommes – Aide à l’enfance, membre de la Fédération Internationale Terre des hommes, est la plus grande ONG d’aide à l’enfance de Suisse. Avec un volume d’activité de CHF 130 mio, nous intervenons dans plus de 30 pays et 100 projets d’aide au développement et d’urgence impactant plus de 2 mio de bénéficiaires. Nous employons 1800 personnes, dont 170 basées à notre siège de Lausanne et notre succursale zürichoise. Nos projets d’aide directe, de renforcement des systèmes et de plaidoyer portent prioritairement dans les domaines de la santé materno-infantile et de la protection.
Dans votre fonction, vous dirigez le Secteur ressources humaines (3 personnes) dédié à notre Division d’Aide Humanitaire en pleine croissance – 30 collaborateurs siège, 80 collaborateurs expatriés, 800 collaborateurs nationaux.
Vous êtes membre de l’équipe RH et en partenariat avec vos collègues, vous contribuez activement au pilotage et aux développements stratégiques et organisationnels de l’ensemble de l’organisation et plus particulièrement de la Division d’Aide Humanitaire.
Cet aspect est particulièrement relevant au moment où la Fondation se trouve en pleine mutation stratégique avec la mise en œuvre de sa nouvelle vision à horizon 2030 impliquant un doublement du volume d’activité global, et un vaste projet d’harmonisation des pratiques et politiques de Ressources humaines tant au siège qu’au niveau de nos structures dans les régions d’intervention.
Sous l’autorité du chef de secteur des Ressources Humaines Opérationnelles, le/la HROP agit à titre de généraliste RH auprès de la Division d’Aide Humanitaire (DAH). Véritable chef(fe) d’orchestre, il/elle est responsable d’offrir l’encadrement et le soutien nécessaire à son groupe d’unités assignées. À cette fin, il/elle intègre et spécifie la stratégie RH établie et fournit des conseils aux Managers et collaborateurs de ses unités. Il/elle participe à offrir des pratiques exemplaires et des solutions RH qui contribuent à l’atteinte des objectifs stratégiques de la Fondation.
Vos compétences et aptitudes:
Taux d’activité : 100%
Date d’entrée en fonction : 1er avril 2018
Lieu et conditions de travail: Lausanne (Suisse) avec des déplacements en Suisse, Europe et sur nos terrains d’intervention à l’étranger.
Salaire (x13) annuel indicatif 89’752 CHF < > 110’994 CHF selon expérience, assurances sociales correspondantes à celles d’une ONG suisse. Possibilités de formation continue et de développement personnel.
Avons-nous suscité votre intérêt ? Vous avez envie de relever ce défi ?
Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne https://www.tdh.ch/fr/emplois/human-resources-operational-partner-hrop complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.
Votre candidature doit obligatoirement comprendre un CV complet, une lettre de motivation Une fois votre dossier déposé, vous recevrez par courrier électronique un accusé de réception automatique.
Si vous êtes présélectionné/e, vous serez invité/e à une première interview video, puis à un entretien qui aura lieu à notre Siège de Lausanne ou par Skype pour les candidat/es résidant hors Europe. Les frais de déplacements pour un premier entretien sont à votre charge.
Les dossiers non retenus sont détruits par nos soins, suivant les règles sur la protection des données
Si vous ne parvenez pas à poster votre dossier en ligne, merci de nous envoyer un mail à email@example.com en précisant à quelle étape le système dysfonctionne.
Terre des hommes applique des conditions de travail égales entre hommes et femmes.
À compétences équivalentes et pour des postes à responsabilités, les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.
Les procédures de recrutement et de sélection de Terre des hommes comprennent des vérifications qui sont le reflet de notre engagement pour l’aide et la protection de l’enfance.
How to apply:
Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne https://www.tdh.ch/fr/emplois/human-resources-operational-partner-hrop complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.
Closing date: 02 Mar 2018
Background Information – Job-specific
As a key initiative of the Stop TB Partnership, the objective of the Global Drug Facility (GDF), a ISO:9001 certified entity, is to ensure access to quality-assured anti-TB drugs, diagnostics and other supplies by employing innovative business approaches, efficient knowledge management for evidence-driven leadership in market management, strategic procurement, and high quality procurement and supply services to client countries.GDF’s strategic vision of success is that all people requiring TB diagnostics and medicines are able to access them from global markets optimized to meet public health needs. The GDF Manager, Supply Chain and Business Development is responsible for ensuring optimal efficiency of GDF supply chains, supporting client countries in optimizing their supply chains for TB products, maximizing operational efficiency of GDF support to clients, and expanding GDF’s business model
Impact of Results
Post-graduate degree in management, business administration, logistics, engineering, or other discipline where logistics and/or supply chain management was a focus. A First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of post-graduate degree”?
Internationally recognized project management certification(s) (e.g., Managing Successful Programs (MSP), Project Procurement Management (PMP), PRINCE2, Project Management Institute, etc.).Internationally-recognized certification(s) in procurement, logistics, and/or supply chain management (e.g., Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), etc.)
Minimum of 10 years experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in procurement, logistics and/or supply chain management in a large international and/or corporate organization. Minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience working in UN system organizations and/or a resource-limited country. Experience managing multidisciplinary teams and projects.
Expert knowledge of English with proven excellent writing skills is essential.
Knowledge of French or other UN language is an asset.
How to apply:
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Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018
The Communications and Public Information Service (CPIS), part of the Division of External Relations (DER), is responsible for global media relations and public outreach, multimedia content production and social media. The Service is led by the Head of CPIS and Spokesperson for the High Commissioner, who oversees the News and Media Section and the Content Production Section. The Senior Communications Advisor reports to the Head of CPIS and oversees a small coordination and planning unit. S/he has extensive contact with communications officers, UNHCR external relations colleagues, bureaus, operations, country offices, journalists, think tanks, partner NGOs, academics and sister UN agencies with the objective of amplifying UNHCR’s communications activities to maximize audiences and impact of communications and advocacy efforts.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
How to apply:
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on the international vacancies tab. All currently advertised positions are available there.
The closing date for applications is Monday 12 February (midnight Geneva time).
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Organization: International Cocoa Initiative
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018
Established in 2002, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a leading organisation promoting child protection in cocoa-growing communities. ICI works with the cocoa industry, civil society, farmers’ organisations, communities and national governments in cocoa-producing countries to ensure a better future for children and contribute to the elimination of child labour. Operating in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana since 2007, ICI has promoted holistic child protection measures in more than 600 cocoa-growing communities benefiting over 1 million people, 682,500 of whom are children.
From 2011 to 2017, with a stronger model for operational delivery, with increased relevance and influence across its industry and non-industry stakeholders, and at a time when cocoa sustainability ambitions and opportunities surged following the end of the conflict in Cote d’Ivoire, ICI grew dramatically in revenue terms. Over the same period, ICI’s staff growth has reached 1330%, with the bulk of this growth occurring in West Africa (and mainly in Cote d’Ivoire) to service the dramatic expansion in project delivery.
ICI’s rapid growth in staff has moved faster than its ability to ensure full and adequate induction, training and refresher training to its employees across a variety of functions and disciplines. In spite of significant efforts to accelerate in recent months, only 28% of staff have so far been trained on ICI’s basic structure, remit, and complete policies & procedures, which carries real consequences in terms of institutional awareness, internal communications, efficiency, motivation and risk-management. This is further antagonised by the rapidly evolving organisational structure and the resultant fluidity in management, supervision and mentoring, which risks to leave staff temporarily isolated yet, as a result of the training backlog, ill-equipped to work independently. With staff numbers expected to grow over the next 3 years (based on demand projections from ICI’s project partners) there is an urgency to clear this backlog and find more efficient methods for rolling out staff capacity-building.
ICI is soliciting proposals to identify service providers for the design, development and successful launch of a series of pedagogically impactful e-learning modules supporting the consolidation of the knowledge and designing e-learning modules on critical topics identified:
The primary audience for the training is ICI staff, although key partners’ personnel as well as any other individual or groups, may also be entitled to take this course.
The key requirements of the project are as follows:
Scope of work
The selected consultant/consulting company would provide the International HR Manager and other parties involved with the best platform solution towards ICI needs and developed customized, self-directed courses or curriculum on a web based E-learning site or other solution identified by the service provider, that can be deployed through the foundation for all employees to access.
The consultant should be grounded in adult learning theory and an appropriate blend of behavioral and cognitive methods of instruction.
The consultant/consulting company’s model needs to focus on learning through effective processing, retention, and application of new knowledge and skills on the following topics in French and in English:
The series of e-learning modules and activities will support the consolidation of the knowledge delivered and acquired through the ICI face-to-face initial induction trainings delivered by ICI, and will also support refresher e-learning sessions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the International HR Manager in Geneva, the Consultant will be responsible for creating e-learning material on key training identified and will support the organization, instructional design, delivery and technical implementation of the e-learning modules.
The main tasks and responsibilities of the consultant/consulting company will be to support ICI in developing and implementing e-learning solution across the institution by:
The interface should be able to communicate user data, track user activity and enable the following features:
o Capture user statistics;
o Allow to print completion certificates;
o Multiple modules, some of which will be core content for all users and other optional modules that allow for self-directed learning;
o An e-learning interface and navigational elements that are learner-friendly
ü navigation buttons and links function easily;
ü search function;
ü the learner may stop the course at any time and restart it from the same point;
ü learners know where they are within the course and can move easily within and between modules;
ü downloadable for offline use
ü tracking to report the learner’s performance within a course;
ü Learners are provided with multiple opportunities to get the threshold of questions correct (If 10 correct questions are required, users will have 16 opportunities/questions. Once they get questions correct, they can proceed to the next round)
ü The order of questions is randomly assigned per test
o Track start/stop/resume/user progression;
o The e-learn theming is mobile and responsive across all types of devices (tablets, smart phones, desktop etc.);
o The ability to link to internal and external resources (e.g., websites, embedded PDF documents, videos);
o The use of media and design (e.g. texts, graphics, audio, video case studies, quizzes, animation) to engage learners, promote interest, and support knowledge acquisition;
o Pre and Post Skills Assessment tests linked to certificate of completion;
o Appropriate use of ICI branding within course screens;
o Modifications to modules based on formative and summative evaluations/user testing (up to three revisions, including changes post production);
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required for this assignment.
How to apply:
Interested consultants should send a technical and financial proposal, describing the consultant’s/team’s relevant experience and capacity to undertake the and citing at least 2 references for previous clients they have worked for in a similar capacity The proposed budget and technical proposal should be submitted by email with the email subject to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the deadline of the 28th of February, 2018.
The offer must include:
· Technical and financial offer, including the total amount offered in Swiss Francs (include the exchange rate used).
· The budget should detail the human resources, enumerators, material costs, travel expenses and fees.
· Include the CV for the verification consultant/leader
· List of similar work/projects undertaken
· Brief proposed methodology and work plan
· Two referee contacts
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018
CARE International (CI) is one of the world’s largest international non-governmental relief and development agencies. Drawing on more than 70 years of practical experience, CARE operates in more than 90 countries worldwide, responding to disasters and fighting poverty.
The CI Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland with offices in Brussels, London and New York. The Secretariat provides coordination and support to a number of governance, membership, strategic planning, communications, fundraising, humanitarian, program and advocacy-related functions. In addition, the Secretariat represents the CARE confederation at the United Nations and the European Union and provides leadership to the Confederation in the areas of emergency response. CARE International Secretariat is currently seeking to recruit its incoming Secretary General (SG).
CI is in the process of an ambitious organisational change process to ensure its future relevance, strengthen its impact, and create a next-generation networked INGO model. The Secretary General is in a unique position to see across the activities of the individual Members and provide a confederation-level perspective.
The Secretary General plays a key role in overseeing the CARE International Secretariat. Reporting to CARE International Supervisory Board Chair, s/he works closely with the members of the CI Council, as well as committees, sub-committees and working groups of CI; and senior CARE staff in country offices and regions around the world. S/he works collaboratively with CARE Member Partners/Affiliates to shape collective strategy, improve member performance, and resolve issues arising between Members/Affiliates, so as to help the confederation be more than the sum of its parts, and accountable to each other; and serve as CI spokeperson and represent CARE International in various international fora where the confederation seeks to advance its organizational objectives or advocate for pro-poor and gender equity policies to advance CI’s vision and mission.
As important as these direct responsibilities is the expectation that the Secretary General will be an inspiring, visionary organizational leader willing to act as a thought leader, diplomat and provocateur to help the CI confederation evolve its global network, membership model, business model, and programmatic approaches to better adapt to the demands of an ever evolving funding and impact environment.
The candidate will bring the stature and demonstrated ability to build relationships, to inspire and persuade, and to command the respect of the CI community. S/he must be passionate about CI’s mission and sensitive to the organizational culture and the complexities of leading a Secretariat. Ideally, s/he would have had experience managing a national or regional operating unit, including responsibility for unit financial results. S/he must have the diplomatic skills and personal characteristics necessary to support each national CARE to work collaboratively, adopt best practices and maximize their individual success and contributions to CI, despite not having line management authority over those national CARE entities.
The candidate should be an inspiring change agent with a natural inclination to question the status quo. S/he must have the analytical skills necessary to understand financial statements and business models, the willingness to engage in details of the complex issues CI faces, and the courage to innovate in shaping the Secretariat’s role in the confederation.
Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of speaking on behalf of an organization, ideally globally, and the presence and knowledge needed to command the respect of external stakeholders (beneficiaries, donors, peer institutions, governments and multi-lateral organizations). The candidate should have a record of speaking persuasively and acting publicly on issues of gender equality. The candidate must have experience raising funds from institutional and/or individual donors.
S/he should also bring clear strategic vision, and knowledge of the CI (or similar) confederation, the external environment and key stakeholders. Candidates must possess the enthusiasm, determination, and patience to bring colleagues together, facilitate discussions, and enable decision-making necessary to drive the next phase of CI’s development – including redefining the business model, evolving an agile network, and increasing the relevance of CARE for the decades to come.
Candidates must also bring a demonstrated commitment to gender, diversity and inclusion and a track record of the highest standards of integrity.
CARE is committed to building a diverse workforce and CARE International Secretariat staff are therefore based in different strategic locations. For this role, Geneva is strongly preferred while other CARE office locations may be considered with an estimation of 40%-50% travel time. English language is essential and another UN working language is desired.
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application using the following link: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=53&rid=4109 by February 28th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
More Information on CARE International is available at www.care-international.org.
*CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.*
Schweiz, Basel-Land, Reinach In dieser Position übernehmen Sie den Lead und die Verantwortung für die Disease Area Biologics & Established Portfolio und berichten an den Business Unit Director. Sie führen das funktionsübergreifende Team in … – Administración
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018
Org. Setting and Reporting
This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: Office of the Director-(OD); Inter-Agency Standing Committee-(IASC) secretariat; Coordination and Response division-(CRD); Emergency Services branch-(ESB); Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch-(PRMB) and; Programme Support branch-(PSB).
This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.
In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely: Office of the Director collaborates extensively with Member States, non-governmental actors and operational humanitarian agencies/ partners based in Geneva, including the Red Cross Movement and the International Organization for Migration, and provides managerial direction to Geneva-based entities. In particular, the intern shall provide assistance in connection with OCHA’s coordination and collaboration with humanitarian institutions.
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).
As OCHA’s operational hub, the Coordination and Response division (CRD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). CRD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.
Situated within the Coordination and Response division, the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening unit (HLSU) works on one of the top issues on the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership – and it aims to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The IASC has identified three levels at which progress needs to be made to improve humanitarian coordination leadership: the individual level, relating to Coordinators’ knowledge, skills, and experience; the management level, relating to the way Coordinators are managed and supported and; the institutional level, relating to the institutional environment in which Coordinators are placed within the IASC and the UN system. The Unit carries out this agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. In particular, the intern shall participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership as well as assist in the drafting of documents and analysis on key leadership related matters.
The Emergency Services branch (ESB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, as well as the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance. Specifically ESB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure the availability of humanitarian specialists, environmental experts, and technical modules to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions in regard to natural disasters, environmental emergencies and technological accidents. ESB consists of: the Civil-Military Coordination section- (CMCS), Field Coordination Support section-(FCSS), Emergency Preparedness and Environment section-(EPES), Surge Capacity section-(SCS) and the Activation and Coordination Support unit-(ACSU).
The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with three sets of partners: (i) Member States, (ii) regional and inter-governmental bodies, and (iii) the private sector. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, as the custodian of OCHA’s corporate partnership strategies with these three sets of partner, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations and the private sector (partners); support OCHA’s Regional and Liaison Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS), Partnerships Coordination section-(PCS), Private Sector section-(PSS), Resource Mobilization Support section-(RMSS), and Liaison offices-(LO); African Union-(AULO), Brussels-(BLO) and Gulf-(GLO).
The Programme Support branch (PSB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses both on the architecture (clusters and other coordination platforms at the field and global levels, e.g. Humanitarian Country Teams, Global Cluster Coordinators, etc.), and the substance -needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning, monitoring, etc. – of coordination. PSB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. In particular, the intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. PSB consists of: Coordinated Assessment Support section-(CASS), Inter-Cluster Coordination section-(ICCS), Planning and Monitoring section-(PAMS) and HPC-Information Services unit-(HPC-IS).
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 the 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.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.
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A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch
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Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 11 Feb 2018
Purpose of the post
In a global environment perceived as increasingly complex, competitive and rapidly-changing, the ICRC has managed to maintain an outstanding ability to respond to both emerging and protracted crises, providing a relevant humanitarian response to communities affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. The organization has transformed core services and programs to enable it to respond effectively and efficiently to growing humanitarian needs and ensure its continuing relevance. A number of far-reaching projects and initiatives have been launched to enable the organization to adapt rapidly to developments in its operating environment, when needed, and to work better together, both within and across teams. These efforts need to continue to further improve the organizational effectiveness and to respond to the necessities of the next institutional strategy (2019-22), which is under development.
The Organizational Change sector and the Project Management Office (PMO) will play important roles in developing and implementing the ICRC Strategy 2019-22. They will ensure that organizational development perspectives underpin new projects and initiatives, maintaining an overview of ongoing and planned adaptations and guiding their implementation to ensure alignment and proper sequencing among them.
The Organizational Development Advisor will play a key role within both teams, leading specific work-streams related to adapting the ICRC’s organizational model and supporting the implementation of projects with a strong impact on the ICRC’s culture and working practices. He/she will work in tandem with the Directorate of Operations to ensure that related changes are developed and implemented in a coordinated and coherent manner.
Education and experience required
Desired profile and skills
Reporting line: Head of Organizational Change, and in collaboration with the Project Management Office, both within the Office of the Directorate-General
Type of contract: Open-ended
Length of assignment: 3 years, extendable
Working rate: 100%
Starting date: ASAP
Application deadline: Sunday 11th February 2018
How to apply:
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