Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 100643

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Jul 142018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Dec 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities with OCHA in Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: the Coordination Division; the Operations & Advocacy Division; and the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division.
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:
The Coordination Division, which comprises of the Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch, the Emergency Response Services Branch, and the Inter-Organisational Services pillar.
•The Assessments, Planning and Monitoring Branch (APMB) 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 on the key activities which enable effective coordination: needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning and continuous monitoring. APMB 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. 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. APMB consists of Needs Assessment and Analysis Section-(NAAS), Response Planning and Monitoring Section-(RPMS) and Monitoring Platforms and Tools Section -(MPTS).
•The Emergency Response Services Branch (ERSB) 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, the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance, capacity building of responders as well as partnership building. Specifically ERSB 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 effective deployment of humanitarian specialists including environmental emergencies experts, and provision of technical services 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 related to coordination of response efforts. ESB consists of: Response Partnerships Section (RPS), Response Services Section (RSS), and Readiness and Training Section (RTS).
Within the Inter-Organisational Services (IOS) pillar:
•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).
•The Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Section (HLSS) works on one of the critical issues in the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership. The overall goal is to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. In Section aims to achieve this overarching goal through: i) selecting the right humanitarian coordination leaders, ii) broadening the pool of potential candidates including identifying and nurturing the next generation of humanitarian coordination leaders, iii) providing learning opportunities and leadership development support to sitting humanitarian coordination leaders; iv) supporting the ERC-RC/HC accountability framework and v) supporting the ERC and DERC in ensuring that humanitarian elements are adequately taken into consideration within all operational and policy fora discussing issues related to field leadership. The Section interacts on a daily basis with Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, the highest-level UN officials in crisis countries, as well as Senior officials from the IASC and broader UN community. The Section carries out its agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. Among other possible tasks, the intern will support the organization of the orientation programmes for Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators and may accompany them during their meetings with senior officials in Geneva; she/he will participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and support the organization of inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership.
•The System-Wide Approaches and Practices Section (SWAPS) promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms, through collecting and analysing information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP. It also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences. In practice, SWAPS promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms. The Section also supports – and at times leads – OCHA’s work on thematic issues impacting coordination such as: cash transfer programming, localization (local action), community engagement, private sector engagement, gender equality programming, the centrality of protection including protection-mainstreaming, urbanization, area-based coordination and the New Way of Working. SWAPS engages in these themes – ensuring their integration where they impact coordination structures and systems – and supports the collection on analysis on them as they impact other parts of OCHA’s work (E.g. on policy, operations and advocacy, etc). Furthermore, SWAPS also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences including via inter-agency partners. It collects and analyses information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP.
As OCHA’s operational hub, the Operations & Advocacy Division (OAD) 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). OAD 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.
Located within the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with Member States and global partners, including with emerging donors, non-traditional multilateral humanitarian partners, and their political and regional organizations. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. PRMB is also leading OCHA’s corporate fundraising efforts to finance its Programme and Pooled Fund activities. It supports the organisation’s effective, timely and transparent management of resources. 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; support OCHA’s Regional 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) and External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS).


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

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


How to apply:

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Switzerland: Fund Raising Manager (Digital), P-4, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland, # 66186

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Jul 142018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Sep 2018

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize income and drive income growth. There are five units within the PSFR section. The purpose of the Fundraising Services team is to grow income from pledge and legacy fundraising as well as supporting the other fundraising income streams through high quality fundraising content, digital fundraising expertise, best practice sharing events, database systems and other common support needs.

The Fundraising Manager (Digital) will develop the strategic plans for digital and work with the international network of fundraisers through UNICEF’s National Committees and Country Offices. The incumbent is responsible for driving the growth of, and integration of, digital fundraising and engagement in UNICEF. He/she will provide vision and leadership for UNICEF in this fast-moving area. He/she will also direct the Fundraising Officer (Digital) in his management of in addition to centrally created or driven digital products and partnerships. UNICEF aims to become an industry leader in the use of digital technologies to both support and drive its fundraising and digital engagement.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Lead, manage and monitor a global digital strategy for UNICEF’s fundraising and public engagement with donors.
  • Ensure effective planning and strategic adjustments based on monitoring performance and developing key performance indicators.
  • Support the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the performance of digital activities funded by PFP investment funds.
  • Provide technical support to priority National Committees and country offices through a network of external digital consultancy. Focus investments on markets with high digital fundraising potential. Create successful pilots and programmes to provide examples of best practice and incentives for replication in the wider network.
  • Oversee the appointment of external consultants and service providers ensuring all due diligence is followed in selecting and managing external providers.
  • Ensure digital opportunities are leveraged across all channels and that fundraising and integration opportunities are seized in line with the global strategy.
  • Develop a support service to National Committees and country offices. Identify and support digital fundraising initiatives in select countries. Create successful pilots and programmes to provide examples of best practice and incentives for replication in the wider network.
  • Ensure the sharing of key learning’s and best practice through the intranet, training sessions, dedicated workshops, the Market Knowledge Centre (an on-line database) or other mechanisms such as webinars. Develop and maintain user-friendly learning modules and tool kits on key areas of digital fundraising.
  • Monitor the performance and income from the web to UNICEF centrally through and manage the dedicated staff members (Fundraising Specialist Digital, Fundraising Officer Digital) to implement an on-line fundraising plan for UNICEF.
  • Follow developments globally in the field of new media fundraising securing access to cutting edge expertise within the area. Keep track of competitor performance in new media fundraising with the Market Knowledge Team and analyze trends with the Business Analysis Team. Maintain a network of leading suppliers in the area.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree in any of the following: Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Fundraising, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, or equivalent. A first level university degree (Bachelor’s) in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience

  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible marketing experience including at least 5 years in the not-for-profit sector or extensive experience in managing digital marketing in an agency environment.
  • International experience is a must.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with international digital fundraising experience and those candidates who have worked on both agency and client side.
  • Languages

  • Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, French, Chinese, Spanish or Russian) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Core Competencies

  • Communication – Level III
  • Working with People- Level II
  • Drive for Results- Level III
  • Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts- Level II
  • Applying Technical Expertise- Level III
  • Persuading and Influencing- Level II
  • Relating and networking- Level II
  • Planning and Organizing- Level III
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


    Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    A majority of our positions are classified as “rotational,” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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    Switzerland: Head of Career Development Unit

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    Jul 142018

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 05 Aug 2018

    Are you a highly skilled talent management leader with international experience and a global mind-set? Do you want to shape the future of talent management at the worlds leading humanitarian organization and truly make a difference?

    Then this is your opportunity to join a team of highly motivated professionals in establishing a world class global talent management organization at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    What we do

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


    The Head of Career Development Unit is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative and effective global strategies, actions and tools to drive talent development, engagement and retention of ICRC staff. It reports to the Head of the Global Talent Division which and is charged with establishing global talent management strategies, processes and practices at ICRC.

    This role plays a critical part in the development of our global workforce by establishing enablers for growth of a strong ICRC leadership bench and a global talent pipeline, maximizing all employees’ potential to contribute and grow professionally. Leading the work on Performance Management, Succession Planning, Career Development, International Assignment Planning and Employee Engagement, this role takes an integrated approach to ensuring ICRC staff and leaders have the necessary competencies, skills and development opportunities to deliver on our mandate.

    Key to success lies leading a team who all contribute as professionals to the establishment of strategies, processes and tools for talent development, as well as building strong partnerships with managers and HR staff worldwide for implementation. As part of the integrated talent management function, it draws upon synergies and opportunities within the Global Talent Management Division and operates both on the organizational level to build career development capacity in the HR community and with managers as well as with staff directly.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Lead the Career Development Unit:

    • Lead the Career Development team, overseeing the delivery of results and ensuring engagement and excellence of the team members.

    • Develop and implement a global ICRC integrated career development approach and tools which reflect organizational needs, internal and external factors and strategic partnerships.

    • Coordinate effectively with HR Partners, Managers and technical Pools (Metiers) to ascertain institutional needs/requirements, and define talent development needs based on workforce segmentation and inventory of the skills, competencies, and experiences necessary for success.

    • Define and introduce KPIs for talent development purposes to measure organizational progress vs. objectives.

    Lead the Career Development Unit

    • Lead the Career Development team, overseeing the delivery of results and ensuring engagement and excellence of the team members.
    • Develop and implement a global ICRC integrated career development approach and tools which reflect organizational needs, internal and external factors and strategic partnerships.
    • Coordinate effectively with HR Partners, Managers and technical Pools (Metiers) to ascertain institutional needs/requirements, and define talent development needs based on workforce segmentation and inventory of the skills, competencies, and experiences necessary for success.
    • Define and introduce KPIs for talent development purposes to measure organizational progress vs. objectives.

    Succession Planning

    • Gain an understanding of the ICRC Strategic priorities and global workforce talent development requirements.
    • Lead the work to design and implement effective processes and tools for succession planning and strategic talent reviews including potential assessments and strategic processes for high potential development.
    • Support the development of the HR community in implementation of these tools

    Performance Management & Competency Management

    • Oversee and enable the finalization of implementation of the new global Performance Management System, ensuring key enablers are in place for managers and staff to embrace new system, and for it to be embedded in people management practice.
    • Oversee and support the implementation of the ICRC Key Competency Framework.
    • Support the design and implementation of a new Technical Competency Framework.
    • Support the development of the HR community in implementation of these tools

    International Assignment Planning

    • Oversee and support the ongoing development of the International Assignment Planning process to ensure a fully transparent and high quality process.
    • Lead the work to design state-of-the-art tools to support for staff preparing to apply for positions in the International Assignment Planning Process (Compendium), such as strengths analysis, competency mapping and career planning, etc.
    • Lead the work to design a suite of development interventions offering alternative options following unsuccessful participation in the International Assignment Planning Process (Compendium) for staff in between assignments.

    Institutional Career Development Capacity Building

    • Work with clients such as the HR community to integrate career development practices, tools and concepts across ICRC, introducing best practices and building skillsets.
    • Design innovative and effective tools for career coaching, individual career planning and customised targeted development planning, enabling global reach and applicability for all staff- mobile and resident. These tools should enable and empower staff to assume responsibility for their own career.
    • Design career development tools to enable managers and HR to hold effective and pragmatic career and development conversations with staff.
    • Develop Career Development scenarios, collaborating with HR Partners, Talent Acquisition & Sourcing, Succession Planning and Learning and Development to identify talent gaps and develop strategies to address organizational needs.
    • Support the development of the HR community in implementation of these tools

    Employee Engagement

    • Oversee and support the ongoing development of practices for employee engagement within the ICRC. This includes support to Employee Engagement survey process and follow up, as well as designing and supporting initiatives for staff engagement which can be deployed globally.
    • Support the development of the HR community in implementation of these tools and practices

    People management responsibilities


    Scope & Impact

    • Remit: Global.
    • Manages a team of 6 people as well as some senior consultants.

    Certifications / Education required

    • University degree or equivalent within a quantitative discipline in Human Resources, Management, Business or related discipline.
    • Fluent in English or French with working knowledge of the other.
    • Computer proficiency.

    Professional Experience required

    • Demonstrated people management experience, with ability to influence and engage stakeholders.
    • Approximately 7 to 10 years of international experience in HR role(s) focusing on talent management, with experience implementing succession planning processes as well as performance management systems, and/or career management processes.
    • Demonstrated expertise and ability to understand organizational talent management needs and translate them into strategic people development practices and tools.
    • Experience in designing and implementing career management tools and processes
    • Leverage change management and project management skills to effectively design and implement best practices within ICRC; build and maintain credibility throughout HR as a trusted partner and team player.
    • Management experience in an international organization with a global presence an advantage.

    Desired profile and skills

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Able to work under pressure
    • You are passionate about talent management and see capacity building and team excellence as key levers to embedding sustainable talent management practices organization wide.
    • You have a global mindset and are a strategic thinker who sees the big picture, balances short and long term objectives and actively translates them into pragmatic talent management solutions
    • You enjoy implementing new initiatives and driving change by developing strong cross-functional partnerships in a fast paced global environment.
    • You are a self-starter who is comfortable leading in ambiguity and managing dynamically changing, competing priorities and deadlines.
    • You have experience directly leading a team of professionals and working alongside field HR staff for implementation.
    • You put clients in focus and have an affinity for transcending the impact of your work throughout the organization in partnerships with others.

    Additional information

    • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Type of contract: open-ended
    • Activity rate: 100%
    • Estimated start date: 01.10.2018
    • Application deadline: 05.08.2018

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit:

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    Switzerland: MSF OCG : GIS Data Specialist (f/m)

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: MSF OCG : GIS Data Specialist (f/m)
    Jul 062018

    Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    Data Specialist

    for the GEOMSF Project


    Since 2013, MSF OCG has been providing Geographic Information System (GIS) services for their own operations and gradually for the whole MSF movement. GIS support has shown to improve programming in many areas: emergency mapping, epidemiological surveillance, natural disaster preparedness and response, program planning, logistics, and others.

    To build on these successes, to accomplish the full potential of a GIS enabled environment and in order to increase the benefits of GIS for operations, existing services need to scale up. This requires a dedicated project – the GeoMSF project, which aims to leverage crosscutting geographic information to help operations and sectors gain an understanding of a situation and its spatial context.

    Led by OCG, the project will draw on three years of experience of fulfilling requests for geographic data analysis, visualizations and maps to build a platform that will significantly upgrade staff members’ capacity in the field and at headquarters to easily analyse and view geo-referenced data from a) different contexts, b) sectors and c) points in time.

    In order to manage its complexity and international context, the GeoMSF project will have a dedicated Program Manager and a team that will be structured around two streams:

    • GeoMSF Business stream: to manage user relationship for successful definition of user needs and GIS services, develop e-learning, administer Core geo-database and bring complementary GIS skills to IT. This stream will be managed by a GeoMSF Business Project Manager.**
    • GeoMSF Solutions stream: to define and implement different architectural aspects of the project (data, platform, and infrastructure) and to build the solutions that will support GIS services (Geoportal, GeoApps, and others) based on the clients’ inputs. This stream will be managed by a GeoMSF IT Project Manager.

    Both project managers will report to the Program Manager according to the matrix of roles & responsibilities within the program.

    The Data Specialist will be part of the GIS Solutions stream, with a direct reporting line to GeoMSF IT Project Manager.

    Your Responsibilities

    The Data Specialist is in charge of all the project steps from capturing the demand of the lines of business to proposing and delivering fit-to purpose business solutions from business and GIS architecture point of view.

    The Data Specialist will focus on GIS needs and solutions closely related to MSF operations within the context of GeoMSF program. Main tasks are :

    • Collect and analyse geo-data related requirements from relevant stakeholders within MSF.
    • Capture and document the processes (as-is and to-be, in relation data collection, exchange, integration, extraction, validation and privacy).
    • Create adequate level of specifications that will suffice for overall GeoMSF project, with a focus on geodata.
    • Identify missing functionalities and requirements and identify possible solutions for the GeoMSF project.
    • Ensure quality assurance and testing of functionality developed by technical team is of the highest standards
    • Collaborate and coordinate with GeoMSF business team to structure data as needed by the GeoMSF project.
    • Provide end-user functional support during implementation phase
    • Identify the solutions existing on the market and used by other organizations, analyse their fit to GeoMSF needs and provide recommendations with appropriate justification.
    • Design or identify solutions that will fit in a tactical approach or in the long-term strategy of the GIS Unit and ensure their fit in the overall IT landscape.
    • Liaise with IT Project Manager – GeoMSF project and commission solutions.

    Your Profile

    Education & Training

    • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in geomatics (strongly preferred), or related field (i.e. engineering, information systems with orientation in geomatics)
    • Recognized data management / business analysis curriculum


    • 3-5 years as data analyst or business analyst
    • Experience in GIS solutions, products and implementations
    • Experience in user centric design of webapps/mobile tools
    • Experience in overall GIS data management and governance principles
      • Data migration strategy
      • Data integration tools and considerations for internal and external data sources
      • Data validation rules
      • Data privacy design
      • Data extraction
    • Experience in an international and/or humanitarian environnment

    Technical competencies

    • Strong analysis skills
    • Strong capacity to capture the demands of the lines of business and transform them into solutions
    • Ability to recognize and analyze technical impact of GIS requirements within the IT landscape / architecture (Databases, datawarehouses, datamarts, BI, interfaces and integration, middleware…)
    • Experience and familiarity with various GIS tools in the industry (e.g.Esri and QGISJavascript, D3, DC, Openlayers, SQL and NoSQL data stores, PostgreSQL SQL/GIS).
    • Experience with DBMS technology such as SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, and Access
    • Expertise in mobile solutions, online/offline solutions
    • Strong business analysis skills
    • Capacity to interact and communicate with internal and external project teams/consultants/staff

    Soft skills

    • Strong capacity to manage expectations and convince senior management and stakeholders in a matrix organization
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Autonomous and very well organized
    • Strongly customer oriented
    • Outstanding capacity to deliver
    • Excellent team player/team leader
    • Quality and results oriented
    • Flexible
    • Pro-active
    • Committed to MSF values


    • Fluent in both French and English

    Terms of Employment

    • Fixed-term contract of 31 months, full-time position (CDM 100%)
    • Based in Geneva, with occasional travels
    • Ideal starting date: 15th August 2018
    • Gross annual salary: from CHF 90’576.- to CHF 103’932.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)

    How to apply:

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should forward by email only their application (CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – French or English – 5MB max) to stating in the subject line «GeoMSF DataSpec 2018.07».

     The deadline for applications is 31st July 2018.

    The applications will be treated confidentially.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    For more details on the job offer or MSF, please visit our website:

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    Switzerland: Head of the Clinical Operations Unit (80-100%)

     Diseño Industrial, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head of the Clinical Operations Unit (80-100%)
    Jul 032018

    Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

    The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is the biggest institution for public health, international health and tropical medicine in Switzerland. The institute with over 700 employees delivers a sustainable contribution with its research, education and services to the improvement of health worldwide.

    The Clinical Operations Unit of the Department of Medicine is the Institutes’ CRO. It conducts and supports clinical trials in the field of infectious and poverty related diseases with a focus on low resource countries. Our clients are companies, PDPs and academia, and the Unit also supports the Institutes’ self-initiated academic clinical trials.
    To strengthen our team we are looking for the

    Head of the Clinical Operations Unit (80-100%) We work in a stimulating academic environment, with links to pharmaceutical companies, universities, international organizations, major foundations, non-governmental organizations and regulatory authorities. Your tasks will include:

    • Lead and develop the Clinical Operations Unit
    • Manage the Unit including HR, finance and contracting topics
    • Maintain and expand our network and acquire projects
    • Provide technical and scientific guidance and support to the team

      To best fit in our interdisciplinary team we expect the following qualifications:

    • Broad expertise in drug R&D management and clinical research (10+ years)

    • Strong background in life sciences and/or public health

    • Knowledge in vaccine and/or diagnostic development and international health is an asset

    • Experience in CRO business is an asset

    • Proven ability of successful management of complex projects with 5+ years of experience as line manager

    • Personality of a natural leader with a vision and open for change

    • Team player with good communication skills interested in the leadership of a very motivated and hard-working team

    • Willingness to travel abroad, including low resource countries

    • Good command of English and French is a requirement, any additional languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian) would be an asset

    How to apply:

    In case of interest, please submit your CV together with 2 references, a cover letter including salary expectations and earliest availability in English by 20 July 2018. Female applications are particularly encouraged. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, the recruitment for the position will be finalized by mid-August 2018.


    For further information about the position, please visit our website or contact our HR Business Partner Ms. S. Zulauf at +41 061 284 93 93

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    Switzerland: Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)
    Jun 272018

    Organization: Interpeace
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    About Interpeace

    Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit

    General Position Summary

    Reporting to the President, the VP/COO is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, optimizing Interpeace’s performance and executing the organisational strategy to achieve Interpeace’s strategic objectives.

    The VP/COO harmonises and aligns the operating strategies and plans of all Interpeace functions (i.e. programme implementation, programme development, policy, learning and knowledge management, strategic partnership management, finance, human resources, communications, information technology and administration) to the strategic plan of the organization. S/he manages the coordinated and integrated execution of the latter and in alignment with Interpeace’s strategic direction and core values.

    The VP/COO takes direction and priorities from the President and manages the Global Management Team (GMT) to implement initiatives and strategic imperatives required to build and achieve greater organisational agility, responsiveness and operational excellence.

    Duties and responsabilities

    Programme and Operational Management

    The VP/COO raises the level of accountability, transparency, performance, agility, and responsiveness of the organization. More specifically, the VP/COO

    • Oversees the organizational development and enforces frameworks that achieve the standards of excellence of a well-managed and responsibly governed organization
    • Is responsible for achieving and surpassing the strategic goals of the functions under his/her purview
    • Coordinates the process of design, implementation and periodic review of the operational and programmatic frameworks, policies and strategies
    • Is responsible for the measurement and collective performance of the functions under her/his purview and reports to the President on the programmatic and operational performance of the organization
    • Briefs the President and ensures the President is kept regularly informed, on ongoing trends and developments of Interpeace’s work
    • Facilitates organizational adaptation and change through effective development of integrated risk and threat assessment frameworks
    • Assesses the organisational capacity to implement initiatives pursuant to Interpeace’s strategic goals, measuring and evaluating the programmatic, financial, human and operational implications of key opportunities
    • Develops a culture of high performance and professional development at Interpeace
    • Monitors and manages compliance with local laws, donor rules and regulations, enforces the organisation’s internal policies and procedures, and makes recommendations on policy changes to the President
    • Approves exceptions to Interpeace’s internal policies and procedures

    People Management and Leadership

    • Creates an enabling work environment where staff members can achieve their potential
    • Guided by the mission and core values of the organization together with integrated talent management strategies, recruits, leads, motivates, develops, inspires and builds a high performance and cohesive GMT
    • Monitors, evaluates and documents the individual performance of GMT members through a staff development lens
    • Mentors and coaches staff members

    Integrated Planning, Coordination, and Execution

    The VP/COO is directly responsible for operationalizing the organisational strategy and delivering coordinated and harmonized programmatic and operational functions. More specifically, the VP/COO

    • Supports the development of Interpeace’s strategic plan
    • Develops the integrated operational strategy to execute Interpeace’s strategic plan
    • Guides the development of methodologies, action plans, and function-specific operational strategies that constitute the integrated operational strategy necessary to effectively carry out Interpeace’s peacebuilding mandate
    • Plans, develops and establishes the GMT’s collective and individual workplans and key performance indicators
    • Coordinates and aligns Interpeace’s activities and resources to the strategic direction of the organization – set by the President – prioritizing areas of impact, resource development and talent management
    • In discussion with the President, takes decisions for programmatic disengagement
    • Uses a centralised reporting and knowledge management system to disseminate relevant information across units and to relevant stakeholders

    Budget Management

    The VP/COO is responsible to the President for the financial health of the organization, and more specifically, for all budgets within Interpeace (with exception of the Innovation Fund managed directly by the President). The VP/COO:

    • Prepares and manages the organization’s annual budget and financial report, adhering to the highest standards of transparency and resource stewardship. In close collaboration with the Director of Global Operations, the VP/COO monitors organisational spending, budget compliance and anticipates and mitigates financial risk
    • Assesses and approves project budgets and programmatic and operational design for proposals to be submitted to potential funders
    • In line with the budget framework laid out by the President and Governing Board, approves funds allocation for activities that are not funded by projects
    • Implements the organization’s investment strategy developed by the President


    • Master of Business Administration
    • At least 12 years of relevant experience with at least 7 years of progressive leadership and management experience internationally and in cross-cultural, international organizations
    • Demonstrated experience managing organizations with financial operations of a medium size organizations with diverse funding models. Broad knowledge of best market practices in budget management
    • Experience leading successful organizational development and change management initiatives
    • Understanding and knowledge of public donors’ rules, regulations and operational guidelines
    • A proven capacity to build, lead, inspire, advise and motivate cross-functional teams towards delivery of goals
    • Demonstrated track record of delivering results: interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model, translating strategic priorities into deliverable operational plans, and leading implementation of strategic plans
    • Track record of improving organizational performance and organizational performance evaluation processes
    • Track record of solving complex problems
    • Track record of recruiting and developing high performance staff globally, building frameworks that create a culture of clear accountability and employee engagement
    • A proven capacity to build strong interpersonal relationships and systems that foster trust, open dialogue, and full transparency
    • Ability to communicate powerfully, persuasively and prolifically
    • Fluent in English and excellent communication skills in Spanish and/or French
    • Background in peacebuilding or development or humanitarian work a strong asset

    Interpeace Competencies

    • Collaboration and Weaving
    • Communication
    • Drive for results
    • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
    • Respect for Diversity

    Success Factors

    • A master integrator, proficient at tying together multiple functions
    • A creative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to Interpeace’s mandate
    • Strategic with a focus on details
    • Has an eye out for ways to improve the organization by deepening the pipeline of talent, constantly raising the level of talent through strong hires, and providing opportunities to develop existing team member skills

    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to open until filled.

    “Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.

    Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be notified.

    Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

    For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website

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    Switzerland: Director of Country Programmes

     FULL TIME, Informatica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Director of Country Programmes
    Jun 222018

    Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
    Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

    GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.

    Reporting directly to GAIN’s Executive Director, the Director of Country Programmes will be based in our London or Geneva offices, supporting our work in countries around the world, ensuring exceptional strategic oversight and operational support to our country offices and the Country Directors who lead them.

    This new operational leadership position at GAIN will be crucial in ensuring that our country operations are at the heart of our work, and will support the highest standards and levels of programmatic delivery.

    In this role, you will act as the key interlocutor between HQ and country offices, identifying ways to strengthen country technical and operational capacity and create the right conditions for country offices to succeed. You will line manage the country directors, ensuring robust performance assessments, support and mentoring. You will also work with Programme Services, Knowledge Leadership, the Development Office and others to support the development and funding of sustainable programmes of work.

    A member of the Strategic Management Team, you will live and represent GAIN values and support a culture of impact, collaboration and excellence.

    As the ideal candidate you will have exceptional leadership, people and performance management skills in an international context. You will have considerable field experience preferably in one or more of GAIN’s countries, working in a development and project-based environment. You will bring a track record of working as an operational leader, while supporting country teams to successfully fundraise for country programme work.

    The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 8th July 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

    For more details about this role and to apply to this position, please apply via the following link:

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    Switzerland: Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy
    Jun 202018

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    About the IAS:

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS programmes advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at

    Details of Employment:

    The Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the IAS Executive Director. The position is open-ended and full-time to start in Q1 2019.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department works to promote the implementation of evidence-informed and human rights-based strategies for improving the lives of people living with and most vulnerable to acquiring HIV. Through its various programmes, the department harnesses research, shapes the evidence base and amplifies the voices of affected communities to influence policy across the HIV prevention to care continuum. To do this, the department undertakes advocacy, supports capacity building, and engages in collaborative partnerships across the IAS and with organizations, civil society and, communities around the world.

    The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department seeks to inspire and facilitate collective action across three strategic domains:

    1. Policy: Influence global and national HIV policy and bridge gaps between the HIV response and the broader integrated health landscape

    2. Research: Inspire HIV research targeting scientific gaps that link research to strategic programme priorities

    3. Structural barriers: Instigate action to remove structural barriers and address human rights violations that inhibit access to and uptake of comprehensive HIV services for selected populations and communities.

    Across its work, the IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department maintains a focus on three cross-cutting issues: human rights, gender and youth. Each of the department’s programmes seeks to deliberately incorporate these issues into its activities and engage relevant communities and partners to inform its work.

    The Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy, is a key senior position based in the International AIDS Society (IAS) Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent will be responsible for all of the Secretariat’s HIV programmatic and advocacy work, ensuring it reflects the needs and priorities of IAS members. The position holder will be responsible for overseeing a large team of HIV professionals, developing operational plans that reflect the IAS’ organizational strategy, and representing the IAS with partners.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Lead the development and execution of strategic priorities for the IAS that support and operationalize the Secretariat’s organizational strategy as well as the department operational strategy
    • Identify, as needed, any additional programme areas to which the IAS should strategically lend its voice
    • Identify urgent advocacy priorities related to the HIV workforce and implement efforts to connect IAS members with the organization’s key programmatic priorities
    • Serve as a senior spokesperson and thought leader for the IAS on the importance of HIV science and its implementation globally
    • Act as a senior technical resource for developing and implementing IAS meetings and conferences
    • Work with the Executive Director and Governing Council to identify priority areas for IAS involvement, develop plans to address those areas, and implement high-quality, scientifically sound programmes
    • Manage a multi-disciplinary and diverse team across geographic locations, ensuring excellence in delivery and effective relationships with internal and external partners
    • Develop and manage relationships with existing and potential new partners for IAS’ programmatic and advocacy work
    • Work with the Director of Communications to ensure that the IAS advocacy messages reflect the current debates and trends while remaining grounded in robust science
    • Work with the Director of Resource Mobilization & Development to identify new business opportunities and secure funding for IAS’ HIV programmes and advocacy.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Executive Director.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • An advanced degree in public health or life sciences is a minimum; a terminal degree in public health, life sciences, or medicine is preferred.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 8 to 10 years of proven experience in programmatic development for HIV pertaining to public health implementation, academic research, and /or advocacy
    • Proven experience in programme design, implementation and monitoring
    • Proven experience in team and budget management.
    • A track record of working across a range of HIV thematic areas and disciplines


    • Excellent knowledge of HIV research and science as well as an understanding of the regulatory and normative processes that guide HIV policy implementation worldwide
    • Strategic and analytical thinking combined with the ability to translate member priorities into concrete, relevant programmes and advocacy
    • A track record of achievement and leadership in the field and an active network among the partners of IAS
    • Ability to inspire and engage with a wide range of relevant audiences; personal presence; excellent influencing skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, good judgment
    • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people and to manage for results across teams and hierarchies
    • Strong people management skills; demonstrated ability to successfully supervise and mentor staff
    • Ability to manage competing priorities and work effectively to external and internal deadlines.


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with full professional fluency in English. Additional languages are an asset.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to by Friday 31 August 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted mid-September 2018.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Switzerland: Senior Global Emergency Response Officer

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Global Emergency Response Officer
    Jun 152018

    Organization: Medair
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Aug 2018

    Available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide team leadership in the field with county level coordination, donors and partner organisations, design of strategy, and ensure overall quality of the rapid response. The Emergency Response Team Leader also serves as the main focal point to ensure effective communication with headquarters during the response.

    Project Overview

    New rapid operational responses comprise around 7% of the annual Medair portfolio budget and could involve up to three responses per year.


    Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland (Negotiable) with up to 80% in the field per year.

    Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

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

    Key Activity Areas

    Rapid Response Management – Field Deployment


    • Lead strategic planning and ensure implementation of assessments, quick impact projects, etc.
    • Ensure adherence to county policies pursuing registration and permissions from local authorities.
    • Strong current analysis of humanitarian and political developments in the country.
    • Develop accountable contact with the field representatives of the relevant funding partners.
    • Coordinate the design of project plans and writing of proposals.
    • Ensure Medair is represented in relevant cluster and coordination meetings.

    Accountability and Communication

    • Ensure monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the implementation of the planned activities.
    • Support the external communication needed within the team through the Field Communication Officer.
    • Submit daily, weekly or monthly situation reports as per the need.

    Financial Management

    • Ensure minimum financial processes are carried out in a timely manner during a rapid response.
    • Ensure financial controls are in place and complied with to ensure cost effective spending.
    • Ensure analysis of projected cash flow and that timely cash requests are sent to HQ as needed.

    Security Management

    • Ensure security management during the rapid response based on adherence to security policy.
    • Ensure that security location plans are up-to-date and that a good system for briefings is maintained.
    • Ensure appropriate Field Crisis Management capacity as described in Medair’s Crisis Management Plan.

    Human Resources Management

    • Encourage a working and living environment in line with Medair values that supports the general well-being of all staff.
    • Ensure compliance with National Labour Law where applicable.

    Networking & Influence

    • Develop and maintain good working relationships with relevant authorities and other stakeholders.

    HQ Responsibilities

    Strategic Planning & Preparedness

    • Support the development of SOPs, policies, templates, toolkits, and other modules to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Medair rapid response teams globally.
    • Support Medair County Programmes to respond to new emergencies.
    • Utilize technical expertise in areas of humanitarian response to grow Medair and specifically the Global ERT into new areas and styles of programming such as with inclusion of cash distributions.

    Training & Capacity Building

    • Support the development of training plans for building the capacity of Medair staff in emergencies.

    Communication, Networking & Influencing

    • Support relationship building among humanitarian aid and other relevant networks in order to share good practice, stay informed on current humanitarian aid trends, and elevate the visibility of Medair.
    • Establish strategic, and consttuctive relationships with aid and humanitarian agencies at regional and headquarter levels to facilitate strategic, principled, appropriate and timely humanitarian response.

    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.


    • Relevant university degree (Bachelor). Training in security risk management / staff management.
    • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

    • 5-7 years relevant post qualification experience, of which 2-3 years’ should be humanitarian experience including at least one initial emergency response and set-up phase and 2 years of experience in senior management in humanitarian context.
    • Experience in networking with donors; proven ability to secure, manage and report on grants.
    • Proven experience in project cycle management and programme funding.
    • Good communication skills. Excellent diplomatic, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of humanitarian context, sector standards, Sphere standards, CHS and protection issues.
    • Ability to give direction and leadership during field deployments.
    • Strong coordination skills to bring multiple stakeholders together and come to decisions or actions.
    • Strong strategic, planning, organizational and time management skills.

    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.

    How to apply:

    Application Process

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

    • Medair organisational values.
    • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
    • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff. Then to apply, go to then:

    apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

    apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

    Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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