Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)

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Jan 172018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

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.

Work Experience
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:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
  • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
  • IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice
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.

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:

United Nations Considerations
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.

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). 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 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.

No Fee

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Organizational Development Advisor

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Jan 102018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
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.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead in close cooperation with the Directorate of Operations the ongoing analysis of ICRC’s organizational model informing the Institutional Strategy 2019-22 and associated projects. Develop and maintain an overview of ongoing and planned projects and initiatives, connecting them with institutional and departmental strategies and liaising with departments as needed to ensure effective coordination.
  • On this basis, compile an overarching implementation plan that sets out the time-frame and sequencing of required critical steps; monitor related progress and propose required corrective actions.
  • In a longer-term perspective, based on the Institutional Strategy 2019-22, develop and analyze options to further adapt the ICRC’s organizational model, drawing on internal lessons learned and benchmarking ICRC processes and structures against the practice of other organizations.
  • Support departments (mainly at headquarters) in implementing ongoing and planned adaptations to their own organizational model (métier transformations) and in introducing other measures to optimize functioning and simplify processes, as relevant.
  • Upon request lead initiatives implementing transversal organizational changes.
  • Monitor the implementation of business plans related to the delocalization and outsourcing of selected headquarters services, together with the Finance and Administration Division, verifying that commitments are being met and proposing required corrective actions; track the capacity of delocalized/ outsourced services to meet the requirements of clients and agreed levels of quality at lower costs.
  • In framing and overseeing adaptations to the ICRC’s organizational model, bring issues to the Organization and Management Platform/Project Board or the Directorate for decision, as appropriate.
  • Establish an internal network among those colleagues managing organizational development in different locations to identify lessons learned in setting up, refine working processes, and facilitate exchanges of good practice.
  • Use relevant change management processes and techniques to accompany the transition from the “as is” to the “to be” organizational model, minimizing the disruptive impact of changes, cultivating support for them among staff members, and preserving business continuity.
  • Contribute to ensure that appropriate frameworks are in place to inform, accompany and support affected colleagues, together with the HR Operations Division.
  • Contribute relevant and timely internal communication on adaptations to the organizational model, tailoring messages to the information needs of different stakeholders and using appropriate channels; organize the flow of communication and report on progress.
  • Identify and assess risks that could affect the achievement of planned objectives and mitigate their impact.
  • Cultivate external network among other colleagues implementing adaptations to the organizational model to identify lessons learned, refine working processes, and facilitate exchanges of good practice.

Education and experience required

  • Advanced university degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in a large scale and international organization, including confirmed experience in managerial functions, required.
  • Specialized training in project management (PMP, Prince2 or Hermes) and/or change management (PROSCI) and organizational development
  • Experienced in process design and improvement
  • Proven track record in managing transformation processes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in English and French)

Desired profile and skills

  • Understanding of humanitarian sector, ideally within ICRC
  • Solid understanding of organizational processes and roles/responsibilities in an international matrix management system.
  • Inspiring and inclusive leader
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead complex change and to influence management practice
  • Solid analytical and organizational skills; adept at solving problems; results-oriented
  • Ability to translate complex questions into practical, actionable strategies and to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills; demonstrated “coaching” and relationship-building capacity
  • Working and communicating well under pressure, ability to convince and represent institutional interests under controversial circumstances
  • Sense of initiative and ability to work autonomously; assertiveness
  • Solid team player; confirmed capacity to work transversally

Additional information

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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Switzerland: Dispute Settlement Lawyer (2 posts)

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Dec 232017

Organization: World Trade Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Jan 2018

The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill two positions of Dispute Settlement Lawyer to work in the Rules Division.

The Rules Division is responsible for all aspects of WTO work, legal and technical, in the areas of trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures), subsidies, Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS), civil aircraft, and state trading enterprises. The Rules Division facilitates and actively assists in negotiations, consultations and monitoring tasks, provides legal and other assistance to dispute settlement panels considering disputes, and provides implementation assistance, counselling and expert advice to WTO Members, in each of these areas.

General Functions

Reporting to the Director of the Rules Division or a more senior officer, the incumbents will be expected to carry out the following functions:

  1. Deliver substantive legal advice and assistance to adjudicators and other lawyers and serve as team leader in less complex disputes or co-leader in complex disputes.

  2. Conduct or direct research on complex substantive legal and technical as well as procedural issues arising in the context of WTO dispute settlement proceedings. Prepare or direct the preparation of written analyses and legal opinions on these and other complex and/or novel issues.

  3. Deliver legal as well as substantive technical and policy advice and assistance to chairpersons of WTO bodies and negotiating groups, other WTO Divisions, the Director-General and WTO Members as appropriate on matters within the Division’s areas of responsibility, independently or as part of a team.

  4. Deliver technical assistance and training on matters within the Division’s areas of responsibility. Contribute to the development and updating of training materials, internal research materials, and WTO publications.



An advanced university degree in law. A licence or eligibility to be licensed to practice law in at least one municipal jurisdiction is desirable. Studies in international trade law and public international law would be an advantage, as would studies in international economics.

Knowledge and Skills:

Very good knowledge of international trade law and familiarity with international legal and economic principles and issues; familiarity with adjudicative processes and practice, particularly those of the WTO. Very good knowledge of the WTO Agreements and familiarity with WTO jurisprudence is desirable. Thorough knowledge of the specific WTO Agreements within the Divison’s areas of responsibility would be an advantage, as would knowledge of national practices in trade remedies investigations.

Excellent legal, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail; legal drafting skills of a very high standard and the ability to draft texts reflecting various views in a coherent manner; the ability to present thoughts in a logical, succinct, articulate and persuasive manner, both orally and in written form; the ability to familiarize oneself quickly and work with voluminous documentary records, and to extract therefrom and analyse information that is often highly complex or of a technical and/or economic nature; the ability to contribute to a coherent team product under very high time pressure.

Highly developed tact and discretion and the ability to adhere rigorously to set rules of conduct, and to ensure the adherence by team members and adjudicators, to set rules of conduct ensuring confidentiality, impartiality and an absence of conflicts of interest.

Ability to work independently as well as cooperate with others in a diverse international setting as a member of a team that works under severe time pressure and resource constraints and must produce a coherent group product; to persuade others through sound argumentation and advice while remaining flexible and open to different points of view and evolving approaches; to meet strict deadlines within a dynamic work environment; to develop and maintain collegial, respectful and professional relationships with colleagues and adjudicators and, as appropriate, with others both inside and outside the WTO, including representatives of Members. Ability to serve as leader of a team working as described above, including ability to provide constructive feedback on others’ work product and draft texts.

Work Experience:

At least eight years relevant practical work experience as a lawyer, preferably including government or private sector experience in national or international trade-related litigation and/or within international or national courts or adjudicative bodies or quasi-judicial agencies of Members. Experience in trade remedy investigations would be an asset.


Excellent English, including a demonstrated ability to write accurately, concisely, clearly and within tight deadlines. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Additional Information:

The position may be offered at a lower grade if the selected candidate does not fully meet all the required qualifications.

Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.

The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks.

Candidates not selected whose performance in the selection process nevertheless shows them to be suitable for a similar position may be kept on a roster for up to 12 months, and may subsequently be called upon as and when the need arises for additional resources.



How to apply:

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form.

To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at:

The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has
been posted and well before the closing date – Central European Time (CET) –
stated in the vacancy announcement.



The WTO is a non-smoking environment.

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Switzerland: Part-time Project Assistant for ESA Remote Sensing Demonstration project

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Dec 202017

Organization: Swiss Foundation for Mine Action
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jan 2018

The Swiss EPM consortium aim is to develop a market for earth observation products for the extractive industry. This includes the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar and other sensors for the monitoring of the stability of open pits and tailings dams, detection and monitoring or artisanal mining activities, and environmental impact of mining activities. The project website is

The project is co-financed and by the European Space Agency (ESA) during 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the consortium will implement 3 pilot demonstration projects in Kyrgyzstan, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Sudan to show-case the technology and start to market the product and services. The launch of a start-up company during 2018 is also part of the plan.

The consortium leader Crosstech SA, a subsidiary of FSD, is looking for a part-time project assistant to make sure that the project meets all contractual obligations towards ESA. This will require the analysis of consortium project documents, contractual obligations and ESA reporting requirements and the direct interaction with consortium members by email or Skype.


  • Assist the Project Leader with project control and administrative project management functions.
  • Familiarise herself / himself with the project history (2017) and the applicable ESA / ESTEC framework through reading and studying.
  • Use Daptiv as a Project Management Tool.
  • Plan project documents (issues, milestones, reports) for submission to ESTEC based on the contractual documents
  • Track project progress in line with and (administrative documents section)
  • Prepare the agenda of milestone meetings
  • Work can be performed at our Geneva office or at home
  • Occasional travels might be required, notably for project progress meetings with ESTEC in Noordwijk / Netherlands
  • Monthly physical meeting in Geneva with the Project Leader

Required skills and experience:

  • The Project Assistant will be expected to integrate all project documents and all internal project communications.
  • The candidate is expect to train herself / himself with online tools about ESTEC’s requirements for project reporting. He / She may draw on support by our back-office in Manila.
  • Familiarity with technical project management methodologies
  • English as a working language
  • Basic technical understanding of earth observation and remote sensing
  • Familiarity with Office tools Desirable skills, but not a requirement:

  • Basic knowledge of ESA / ESTEC project methodology

  • Basic knowledge of remote sensing, earth observation by satellites and drones

  • Experience with managing technical projects

  • Basic knowledge of how the extractive sector work globally

Workload is estimated at 1 day / week during 12 months
Contract duration: 1.1. – 31.12.2018

The current position is suitable also for a PhD or Mastersstudent. If the project is successful, there may be a potential for a larger role within the EPM project or the planned start-up company.

Part of the job can be done at distance.

Remuneration: An attractive package awaits the right candidate

How to apply:

Submit your detailed mail to

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Switzerland: Senior Compliance Officer, Subawards & Partnerships

 Administracion, Almacen, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Compliance Officer, Subawards & Partnerships
Dec 202017

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

This position can be based in New York, Geneva or London.


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’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. 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.

Working in partnership with local and national civil society organizations is fundamental to the IRC’s mission to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Effective local partnerships enable the IRC to pursue the strategic objectives set out in IRC 2020, resulting in more effective, responsive and durable assistance that reaches more people and produces better outcomes for our clients. Investing in local civil society organizations not only recognizes those organizations as allies in achieving the IRC’s core outcomes, but also as catalysts and drivers of change.

The Senior Compliance Officer of Subawards & Partnerships will contribute to IRC being a global leader in the humanitarian arena for partnerships by ensuring that the IRC Subaward &Partnership process: is executed in accordance with IRC statutory donors rules and regulations and the IRC Subaward Partner Management System (SPMS); builds the knowledge and capacity of IRC staff in developing, executing and monitoring mutually beneficial partnerships and; enhances and builds the capacity of partner organizations.

Major Responsibilities

  • Act as the compliance focal point for all IRC subawards managing a team that ensures robust subaward management, organization wide, by advising on internal policies and donor compliance as it relates to subawards;
  • Serve as IRC’s in-house SPMS/subaward expert and oversee the implementation of SPMS and providing technical support on the SPMS by helping country programs establish complaint subaward management systems;
  • Work in partnership with the SPMS Development Team on the completion and roll-out of the final chapters of SPMS and when complete, oversee the full transfer of SPMS to the AMU C&P Subaward/Partnership team for ongoing oversight and maintenance;
  • Work closely with the Sr. Director of Compliance and Policy, the AMU C&P Head of EU Donor Compliance and IRC stakeholders to ensure the ongoing refinement and regular updating of SPMS, keeping in mind practicality of implementation and major donor guidelines and consistent application of the SPMS;
  • Engage with field offices, regional teams, and technical units as needed to provide input and develop solutions on subaward matters including partner solicitations, partner evaluation and selection, and partner monitoring. Working through the OTIS system, conduct and oversee the review of all pre-subaward documentation and subaward instruments for compliance with donor and IRC policies and procedures;
  • Work with Program Development to design subaward guidance during the pre-award phase and as needed, provide pre-award assessment support during subaward-intensive proposals including dispatching staff when appropriate and funded;
  • Collaborate with AMU Compliance and Policy Donor experts in developing, consistently updating and rolling-out tools (including through multi-media), templates and guides for Subaward/Partner development, execution and management and ensure latest versions available on RescueNet;
  • Collaborate and contribute in the development of AMU’s C&P’s RescueNet pages and an Award Management System from the Subaward/Partnership perspective to ensure that it is compatible with IRC policy and includes SPMS as a component;
  • Advise senior leadership on the progress of subaward management throughout the organization and any major risks identified;
  • Trouble-shoot issues as they arise; respond to partnership questions/inquiries from donors/staff/partners with input, as necessary from the AMU C&P Donor specific Compliance Specialists;
  • Oversee the redesign of the SPMS Helpdesk into a service/incident tracking system and manage the SPMS Helpdesk – – providing advice and guidance, tracking issues of need to identify training, tool and resource needs.
  • Serve as a SME and work with the Enterprise Resource Process Management Team, Information Technology Team and the AMU Strategic Partnerships and Analytics Team in the integration of SMPS, all subawards and supporting documentation, etc., are searchable data points in internal tracking systems;
  • Working with the AMU Sr. Director of Compliance and Policy and the Director of Training and Curriculum, serve as the SPMS/subaward SME and lead or assist in the development, enhancement of and participate in SPMS trainings for all of IRC and partners (as necessary);
  • Directly supervise and mentor/train a field facing team of 1-2 staff who are responsible for providing exemplary global support in subaward management;
  • When necessary, as required by the Sr. Director of AMU C&P, assist in the review of new awards terms and conditions as well as other duties that may be assigned.

Key Working Relationships

Position reports to: AMU Sr. Director of Compliance and Policy

Position directly supervises: Compliance Officer, Subawards & Partnerships

Other Internal and/or external contacts: AMU Compliance and Policy staff, AMU Pillars, Ethics and Compliance Unit, Finance, IRC UK and other European offices, US Programs, Technical Units, and International Programs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin, Finance, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Legal background a plus.
  • 7 – 10 years of relevant professional experience highly preferred work experience with US Government, UK Government, European Union, multilaterals (UN/WB) and Foundations
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in interpreting and applying statutory and regulatory language from awards and contracts from multiple donor type in order to develop partner facing subawards and Subcontracts.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in Subaward Systems development and maintenance
  • Developed understanding of business and partnering standards required to create a high performing and accountable environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience working with a variety of donors – USG (USAID, HHS, DOS, etc.,), DFID, ECHO, EU, SIDA, etc. Specifically knowledge and ability to apply the FAR, 2 CFR 200, 22 CFR 228, DFID Smart Rules, EU and ECHO General Conditions and Special Conditions, etc.
  • Previous experience in developing donor compliant partnering tools, templates and trainings in multicultural setting
  • Previous experience with international non-profit organizations preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and diplomatically negotiate with donors, partners and co-workers
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Solid organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment and prioritize accordingly;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to work productively both independently and in a team environment;
  • Flexible work attitude and ability to meet unexpected demands;
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email/internet software.

Working Environment*:*

  • Standard office work environment with the ability to work independently and remote part time.
  • Ability to travel up to approximately 30% of time

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Switzerland: Logistics Coordinator

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Logistics Coordinator
Dec 152017

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 05 Feb 2018

Role & Responsibilities

You are responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all processes & training. You carry responsibility for the logistics adherence of our policies as well as audit findings response and implementation.

Project Overview

Medair Headquarters (HQ) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and HQ staff.


Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland, with up to 20% field visits.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Audit & Compliance

  • Act as audit expert within logistics to receive the audit findings, develop corrective action plans & implement solutions from HQ to field with the support of the process expert within the team.

  • Support field location during audit and provide expertise to the field logisticians.

  • Coordinates the audit work between functions and act as a key audit expert within the team.

  • Ensuring policies and procedures are developed and kept up-to-date.

  • Ensure compliance to our policies are understood, applied and checked across all field locations.

  • Support the deployment and training of new tools/processes and ensure they are in place at field level.

  • Support the BPE (business process expert) in their area of responsibilities and improvements (related to audit findings) and support the development & deployment of new tools/process update in the field.

  • Provide recommendations to the Logistics manager for procedural or policy changes to enhance procurement effectiveness, internal controls or cost efficiencies.

  • Lead staff meetings to ensure and promote planning for and responsiveness to program needs, improvement in understanding of policy and procedures across the procurement team and the development of a motivated and cohesive team.

  • Provide constructive support to other departments to ensure compliance with logistics policies.

  • Follow-up with field location after field visits on action plans and improvement points.

  • Follow developments and changes in donor procedures and communicate them to the team.

Training & Implementation

  • Own the HQ logistics training module as well as the development & implementation of a new logistics field training package for all locations in partnership with the Country Directors.

  • Develop clear referential for logistics online as a central database for all future logistician in the field

  • Owns the yearly logistics workshop (organisation and content).

Logistics Emergency Response

  • Support the coordination of logistics emergency response as well as the emergency kit procurements in order to be fully equipped & deployable all year round.

Team Leader

  • Act as a team leader for the HQ procurement, facilities, travel & International procurement team within logistics.

  • Provide feedback through regular performance evaluations-semi-annual review.

  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.

  • Coach and equip the team to succeed in their daily duties as well as their specific process responsibilities.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

    This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or a related field.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • Minimum three-year relevant logistics and management experience.

  • Experience of logistics in a cross-cultural, challenging environment.

  • Processes and procedures understanding and implementations (Specifically procurement).

  • Audit experience in the field of logistics (especially related to procurement).

  • Strong minded person with entrepreneurial skills to drive improvements. Strong leadership.

  • Experience with digital supply chain management solution (ERP).

  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards.

  • Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritise and delegate. Able to work independently and take initiatives.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with programme teams and be able to represent Medair.

Working Conditions

  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

  • For more senior / technical roles, some other nationalities may be eligible to apply.

  1. and apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.

Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

How to apply:

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values.

  2. Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.

  3. Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

To apply, then:

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  2. and apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.

Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Kundenprojektleiter für pharmazeutische Analytik (m/w), Kaiseraugst, Aargau

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Kundenprojektleiter für pharmazeutische Analytik (m/w), Kaiseraugst, Aargau
Dec 112017

*48 Kundenprojektleiter für pharmazeutische Analytik (m/w) – Senior Senior Customer Project Leader for Pharmaceutical Analysis Angaben zum Unternehmen Solvias ist ein Weltmarktführer im Bereich Auftragsforschung, Entwicklung und Herstellu…

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