Planning and Coordination Leader Bioassay Quality Control Kaiseraugst (m/w), Kaiseraugst, Aargau

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Feb 182018

Schweiz, Aargau, Kaiseraugst Die Abteilung ?Quality Control for Commercial Drug Products? ist für die Qualitätskontrolle der Handelsprodukte sowie für deren Wirkstoffe unter Berücksichtigung der aktuellen Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) A…

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Switzerland: Senior Client Responsiveness Advisor

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Feb 122018

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018

Reports to: Senior Director – Governance Technical Unit

Location: Geneva, Switzerland – with travel approximately 20% of the time

Salary: IRC Band 4B / 5B (based on experience)

Contract: 11 months starting 1st April 2018

Hours: 70% – 80% Full Time Equivalent


Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.

The IRC has committed under its 2020 Strategy to a number of ambitious changes to the way the organisation works, strengthening our ability to deliver high impact programming. These organisational ambitions include the commitment to responsive programming.

Driving forward the organisational ambition around responsiveness, the IRC set up a team in 2015 to develop and implement a strategy for the roll-out of client responsive programming. The team works closely and collaboratively at all levels of the organisation and with peers and donors to share learning and ensure relevance and uptake of new approaches. The team contributes to the change agenda around Accountability to Affected Populations and Humanitarian Effectiveness, through hosting and participating in inter-agency events, communication efforts and strategic partnerships.

Alongside the pursuit of these ambitions, the IRC is also now looking at ways to integrate these ambitions alongside other organisational ambitions in the field, working closely with regional and country management to harness and strengthen business processes which facilitate effective decision making.


The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness will be responsible for defining and overseeing the implementation of an approach to delivering IRC’s 2020 strategic objective of client responsive programming. S/he will work closely with senior and departmental leadership, key staff delivering other priority areas, and IRC country programmes to ensure that the approach complements and enhances programming and the implementation of other organisational priorities. The post holder will design and is accountable for the delivery of a portfolio of projects which build organisational capacity to deliver on this objective, harnessing best practice and developing and testing innovations in client responsive programming. S/he will lead IRC’s policy, advocacy and communications on Accountability to Affected Populations and client responsiveness, and will develop strategic partnerships with donors and peers in driving forward policy and practice changes in the sector. The post holder will ensure delivery capacity through managing the Client Responsiveness Team, and through proactive collaboration across IRC departments and teams. The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness is a member of the Governance Technical Unit management team.


The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness reports into the Senior Director – Governance Technical Unit. The post holder supervises the Technical Specialist – Client Responsiveness and oversees the work of the Grants and Programmes Coordinator, as related to the Client Responsiveness Team.

Internally, the post holder will work closely with senior management in Country Programmes and Regions, key staff in Technical Units, Communications and Advocacy, as well as with the Strategy Unit and other relevant operational teams, such as the Global Philanthropy and Partnerships department, the Ethics and Compliance Unit and the Human Resources Department.

Externally, the post holder will develop strong working relationships with key representatives of major donors, those in peer agencies working on related thematic areas, with specialist think tanks and consultancies, and relevant network bodies.



The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness has authority for:

  • Defining the IRC’s strategic goals and policy around client responsive programming, and leading a process of consultation and endorsement on the strategy for implementation.
  • Representing the IRC’s work and policy positions on client responsive programming and Accountability to Affected Populations amongst external stakeholders, and for defining and implementing an advocacy, communications and partnership strategy.
  • Managing the Client Responsiveness team.
  • Overseeing the effective delivery of the Client Responsiveness project portfolio.

Responsibility for Resources:

The Senior Advisor – Client Responsiveness will be responsible for:

  • Overall strategic resource allocation across the project portfolio, and supporting the Grants and Programmes Coordinator in appropriate allocation of resources to deliver the teams’ work.
  • Implementing and effective fundraising strategy for the IRC’s client responsiveness work


  • Define and oversee the implementation of an approach to delivering IRC’s 2020 strategic objective of responsive programming (30% FTE)

· Provide leadership in driving progress towards the IRC 2020 strategic objective of client responsive programming, demonstrating vision and an appreciation of the broad-ranging implications of the roll-out alongside planning, creativity and flexibility in implementation.

· Provide leadership in developing the IRC approach to client responsive programming, drawing upon best practice, innovation, feedback and learning.

· Proactively collaborating with other teams to ensure alignment of the approach with other broad organisational priorities, initiatives and work-streams.

· Develop organisational capacity through providing quality assurance of technical assistance and resources, as well as providing advice, support and back-stopping on technical assistance in cases of strategic importance.

· Troubleshoot problems, iterate and adapt the approach based on learning, progress towards achievement of the objective, and the changing internal and external context.

Design, manage and secure funds for a portfolio of strategic projects (15% FTE)

· Responsible for the overseeing the overall management of the Client Responsiveness Team’s project portfolio.

· Lead new concept development and design on strategic projects, ensuring relevance to overall team and organisational priorities and through working in collaboration with other IRC departments and peers agencies.

· Build donor relationships and collaborate with the Awards Management Team and Global Philanthropy and Partnerships colleagues in identifying suitable funding opportunities.

Lead IRC’s policy, advocacy and communications on Accountability to Affected Populations and client responsiveness (15% FTE)

· Lead client responsiveness policy, advocacy and communications efforts, identifying key messaging, targets and appropriate channels for influence.

· Represent the IRC in bilateral and multilateral fora amongst key donor representatives and peers working on related themes.

· Build alliances with key donors and peers, identifying and pursuing opportunities for added value through collective action.

· Secure IRC’s name as a thought leader through strong messaging and a visible presence in key communication channels.

Ensure delivery capacity (10% FTE):

· Manage the Technical Specialist – Client Responsiveness, and the work of the Grants and Programmes Coordinator, AS related to the Client Responsiveness Team, providing them with guidance and support in delivering their objectives and achieving their professional growth and satisfaction in their roles.

· Build alliances across the IRC and with colleagues working on key related themes through mutual support, collaboration and networking.


Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

· Master’s Degree in relevant field required (e.g. International Relations, Development, Anthropology, Sociology);

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to secure broad-based agreement and buy-in to new ways of working and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a strategic vision in a large and complex organisation.
  • A strong understanding of best practice and latest advances in Accountability to Affected Populations / Client Responsiveness.
  • Proven problem solving skills, creativity and foresight, including the ability to anticipate and effectively respond to challenges and opportunities with broad ranging implications to advance the IRC’s responsive programming objective through independent effort and working effectively in collaboration with others.
  • Proven ability to represent and advocate for changes in policy and practice at the highest levels of an organisation, amongst peers and donors, as well as with colleagues in field programmes. Effective in developing a positive rapport and productive working relationships with those representing diverse interests and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated programme development / fundraising skills, including project design, proposal writing and developing and fostering donor relationships.
  • Strong English oral and written communications skills, including an ability to oversee an effective communications plan for the team.
  • Strong understanding of IRC’s mission, vision and strategic objectives
  • Ability and interest in travelling (c. 20%), primarily to IRC and donor HQ locations, but also to IRC country programmes in the delivery of strategic projects.


  • 8-10 years’ work experience in the humanitarian sector, including experience in a range of departments in the field and HQ, and experience in programme management and driving efforts to promote programme quality and impact.
  • Experience of rolling out new organisational processes, approaches and ways of working amongst diverse country programmes and teams.
  • Experience of developing and implementing approaches to promote Accountability to Affected Populations / Client Responsive Programming.
  • Experience of successfully influencing Accountability to Affected Populations / Client Responsive Programming policy agendas through representation, networking and partnerships, and through (co)authoring reports and blogs, hosting and presenting at inter-agency events, and developing bilateral relationships with donors and peers.
  • Experience of managing a team, ensuring staff are productive, have a clear understanding of their role in contributing to team objectives and learning, and feel valued and able to develop professionally.

How to apply:

Closing date for applications: Sunday 25th February 2018

Work permits: Applicants should have the right to work in Switzerland; strong preference will be given to Swiss nationals and other candidates who have an existing work permit for Switzerland.

Please follow the link to apply:

If you have any questions or need assistance with the online recruitment process, please contact the UK HR team at

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Feb 092018

Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Feb 2018

Conduire une petite équipe RH de recruteurs et développer un cadre de gestion spécifique pour notre Division d’Aide Humanitaire au siège et au sein dans nos structures opérationnelles d’urgence sur 4 continents. Mettre en œuvre une stratégie RH adaptée à la croissance de la DAH, basée sur une nouvelle vision à long terme ambitieuse, porteuse d’impact et durable. Porter les valeurs de l’institution : courage, ambition, engagement et respect. Accompagner le changement au sein d’une équipe qui souhaite faire la différence pour des enfants en situation de grande vulnérabilité.**

Si ces perspectives vous intéressent, alors nous vous offrons un travail passionnant et varié, utile et porteur de sens, en qualité de

Human Resources Operational Partner – HROP

La Fondation Terre des hommes – Aide à l’enfance, membre de la Fédération Internationale Terre des hommes, est la plus grande ONG d’aide à l’enfance de Suisse. Avec un volume d’activité de CHF 130 mio, nous intervenons dans plus de 30 pays et 100 projets d’aide au développement et d’urgence impactant plus de 2 mio de bénéficiaires. Nous employons 1800 personnes, dont 170 basées à notre siège de Lausanne et notre succursale zürichoise. Nos projets d’aide directe, de renforcement des systèmes et de plaidoyer portent prioritairement dans les domaines de la santé materno-infantile et de la protection.

Dans votre fonction, vous dirigez le Secteur ressources humaines (3 personnes) dédié à notre Division d’Aide Humanitaire en pleine croissance – 30 collaborateurs siège, 80 collaborateurs expatriés, 800 collaborateurs nationaux.

Vous êtes membre de l’équipe RH et en partenariat avec vos collègues, vous contribuez activement au pilotage et aux développements stratégiques et organisationnels de l’ensemble de l’organisation et plus particulièrement de la Division d’Aide Humanitaire.

Cet aspect est particulièrement relevant au moment où la Fondation se trouve en pleine mutation stratégique avec la mise en œuvre de sa nouvelle vision à horizon 2030 impliquant un doublement du volume d’activité global, et un vaste projet d’harmonisation des pratiques et politiques de Ressources humaines tant au siège qu’au niveau de nos structures dans les régions d’intervention.

Descriptif général:

Sous l’autorité du chef de secteur des Ressources Humaines Opérationnelles, le/la HROP agit à titre de généraliste RH auprès de la Division d’Aide Humanitaire (DAH). Véritable chef(fe) d’orchestre, il/elle est responsable d’offrir l’encadrement et le soutien nécessaire à son groupe d’unités assignées. À cette fin, il/elle intègre et spécifie la stratégie RH établie et fournit des conseils aux Managers et collaborateurs de ses unités. Il/elle participe à offrir des pratiques exemplaires et des solutions RH qui contribuent à l’atteinte des objectifs stratégiques de la Fondation.

Votre mission

  • Conseiller et accompagner les Managers de la DAH dans la réflexion, l’analyse et la mise en place d’actions significatives en ce qui a trait aux principaux processus RH ; En ce sens, traduire les enjeux opérationnels de son groupe d’unités assignées en intervention RH concrètes mesurables. Recommander des stratégies intégrées de GRH et de gestion du changement adaptées aux réalités spécifiques de la Division d’aide Humanitaire.

  • Coacher et guider ses « clients internes » dans des domaines clés tels que la planification de la relève, la gestion des talents, le recrutement, l’application des politiques RH, la rémunération, la gestion du changement, etc. ; et faciliter la mise en œuvre de ces solutions en accompagnant les changements organisationnels pouvant s’y rattacher ainsi que leurs impacts.

  • Établir une solide relation opérationnelle avec les équipes de la DAH, proactive et flexible, autant avec les Managers qu’avec les collaborateurs

  • Identifier les occasions d’amélioration et/ou risques RH auxquels s’exposent les Managers tout en les aidant à y faire face de manière responsable ;

  • Faire la promotion des projets et des pratiques RH et contribuer au développement et au maintien d’un climat de travail propice au bien-être et au développement des collaborateurs en accord avec les valeurs de la Fondation.

  • Développer des partenariats solides avec les « partenaires d’affaires » des autres unités/secteurs/divisions

  • Assurer un climat de travail sain afin de maintenir des relations de travail efficaces et solides avec l’ensemble des collaborateurs ;

  • Contribuer à rendre un haut niveau de service en faisant preuve de leadership en favorisant des communications ouvertes et constructives entre les différents intervenants et en les conseillant au besoin

  • Assurer la tenue et le suivi d’indicateurs de pilotage RH

  • La liste des tâches et responsabilités énumérées précédemment est sommaire et indicative, il ne s’agit pas d’une liste complète et détaillée de tâches et responsabilités susceptibles d’être effectuées par la personne occupant ce poste.

  • Le poste de HROP pour le DAH requiert une grande disponibilité, un investissement personnel et un fort engagement pour l’aide à l’enfance.

Votre profil:

  • Vous êtes de formation universitaire supérieure dans le domaine des Ressources humaines et/ou équivalent dans les disciplines relevant des sciences politiques, du management

  • Vous êtes à l’aise dans les divers volets d’activités RH du cycle de l’employé, gestion administrative, recrutement, normes légales, L&D, Gestion de parcours et Talent Management, licenciements ..etc..

  • Vous avez acquis votre expérience à l’international, prioritairement dans le secteur humanitaire et/ou du développement, aussi bien au siège que sur le terrain. Vous êtes reconnu comme un leader confirmé et fédérateur, doté de solides compétences managériales, et de conseil dans votre domaine.

  • Vous disposez d’une très bonne connaissance et compréhension des aspects organisationnels au sein de structures de plusieurs centaines de salariés, avec des satellites et idéalement au sein d’une ONG/OI reconnue.

  • Vous êtes un teamplayer, excellent négociateur et la gestion du changement vous stimule

  • Vous vous identifiez aux valeurs de la Fondation : Courage, Ambition, Respect, Engagement

  • Vous parlez couramment le français et l’anglais (C1), et idéalement l’allemand et/ou l’espagnol

  • Vous avez l’esprit entrepreneurial et un fort intérêt pour l’innovation et la gestion du changement.

Vos compétences et aptitudes:

  • Aptitude à développer une vision opérationnelle et stratégique spécifique liée aux activités de la division d’aide humanitaire.

  • Expérience significative dans le milieu humanitaire et excellente compréhension des enjeux liés au secteur de l’aide internationale d’urgence

  • Esprit d’équipe, capacité de gérer plusieurs dossiers à la fois et grande efficacité dans la gestion de ses tâches

  • Sens de l’écoute et un excellent relationnel promouvant les principes du Secure Base Leadership

  • Compréhension des enjeux managériaux et fort leadership à même d’amener de la collaboration

  • Expérience avérée de plusieurs année au titre de généraliste des Ressources Humaines

  • Bonnes capacités rédactionnelles

  • Aptitude à développer et maintenir un réseau

  • Bonne maitrise des outils informatiques RH (Luceo, Abacus, Wave….)

  • Capacités à présenter et expliquer les valeurs, la mission et projets de Tdh devant différents audiences

  • Capacité à s’adapter à un environnement en constante évolution.

Taux d’activité : 100%

Date d’entrée en fonction : 1er avril 2018

Lieu et conditions de travail: Lausanne (Suisse) avec des déplacements en Suisse, Europe et sur nos terrains d’intervention à l’étranger.

Salaire (x13) annuel indicatif 89’752 CHF < > 110’994 CHF selon expérience, assurances sociales correspondantes à celles d’une ONG suisse. Possibilités de formation continue et de développement personnel.

Avons-nous suscité votre intérêt ? Vous avez envie de relever ce défi ?


Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.

Votre candidature doit obligatoirement comprendre un CV complet, une lettre de motivation Une fois votre dossier déposé, vous recevrez par courrier électronique un accusé de réception automatique.

Si vous êtes présélectionné/e, vous serez invité/e à une première interview video, puis à un entretien qui aura lieu à notre Siège de Lausanne ou par Skype pour les candidat/es résidant hors Europe. Les frais de déplacements pour un premier entretien sont à votre charge.

Les dossiers non retenus sont détruits par nos soins, suivant les règles sur la protection des données

Si vous ne parvenez pas à poster votre dossier en ligne, merci de nous envoyer un mail à en précisant à quelle étape le système dysfonctionne.

Terre des hommes applique des conditions de travail égales entre hommes et femmes.

À compétences équivalentes et pour des postes à responsabilités, les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.

Les procédures de recrutement et de sélection de Terre des hommes comprennent des vérifications qui sont le reflet de notre engagement pour l’aide et la protection de l’enfance.

How to apply:

Seuls les dossiers postés en ligne complets et correspondant au profil recherché seront traités.

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Switzerland: Manager, Supply Chain & Business Development, Global Drug Facility (Re-advertised)

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Feb 092018

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Mar 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

As a key initiative of the Stop TB Partnership, the objective of the Global Drug Facility (GDF), a ISO:9001 certified entity, is to ensure access to quality-assured anti-TB drugs, diagnostics and other supplies by employing innovative business approaches, efficient knowledge management for evidence-driven leadership in market management, strategic procurement, and high quality procurement and supply services to client countries.GDF’s strategic vision of success is that all people requiring TB diagnostics and medicines are able to access them from global markets optimized to meet public health needs. The GDF Manager, Supply Chain and Business Development is responsible for ensuring optimal efficiency of GDF supply chains, supporting client countries in optimizing their supply chains for TB products, maximizing operational efficiency of GDF support to clients, and expanding GDF’s business model

Functional Responsibilities

  • The GDF Manager, Supply Chains and Business Development will perform the functions and tasks below under the supervision of the GDF Chief as first level supervisor and ED of Stop TB Partnership as second level supervisor:
  • Lead, motivate, and manage GDF staff, experts, and, consultants in a manner that promotes cross-collaboration and teamwork across different teams within GDF and the broader Stop TB Partnership.
  • Act as 1st- and 2nd-level supervisor for assigned administrative and professional staff, including workload and performance monitoring, resource utilization, cross-coverage of key staff, etc.
  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies aligned to both GDF’s strategy and the national plans of client countries.
  • Continuously monitor and improve the GDF operating model(s) to identify optimal organization, processes, and solutions to improve quality of services provided to client countries.
  • Set priorities and targets for GDF activities and delivery, ensuring the development and implementation of effective policies and guidelines.
  • Establish and oversee processes to assess end-to-end supply chain capability and performance, with the aim of identifying opportunities to improve the supply chain performance and support to client countries.
  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of interventions to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities and exposure, building resilience into a supply chain that meets both GDF’s and client countries’ objectives.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor GDF annual work plans and budgets.
  • Oversee the preparation and/or draft internal and external reports, briefs, and presentations for key meetings and events.
  • Contribute to and draft peer-reviewed papers demonstrating GDF’s results.
  • Provide managerial and technical support for GDF advisory and working groups.
  • Identify key conferences and events where GDF can disseminate its results and organize sessions, symposia, satellites, in collaboration with key stakeholders; ensure key messages are accurately and effectively conveyed, as well as aligned within GDF and the broader Stop TB Partnership; and work with the GDF Project Management Officer who oversees coordination of GDF events
  • Develop and grow new business opportunities. Create new, compelling business propositions and then target, prospect, and present propositions to new clients and donors.
  • Prepare and present powerful, persuasive presentations and written documents that effectively demonstrate the value proposition of GDF.
  • Develop and execute a strategic business plan that meets or exceeds established goals and targets in line with the Stop TB Partnership Operational strategy; track the work and achievements of the teams and prepare the metrics to measure the work.
  • Broker, build, and manage strategic and operational partnerships with stakeholders, networks, other organizations, and donors to leverage human and financial resources.
  • Perform all other duties as requested by the GDF Chief.

Impact of Results

  • The GDF is firmly established as a global thought leader in managing supply chains for TB products and works in an integrated manner within the Stop TB partnership.
  • The GDF works in a smooth manner, delivers against the KPIs and all metrics as well as on the reports to donors.
  • GDF performs at optimal efficiency, implanting innovative ideas, strategies, and approaches to promote access to TB products.
  • GDF results are widely recognized and communicated regularly and broadly.
  • GDF identifies and expands its business model to adapt to an ever-changing global health landscape.


Post-graduate degree in management, business administration, logistics, engineering, or other discipline where logistics and/or supply chain management was a focus. A First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of post-graduate degree”?


Internationally recognized project management certification(s) (e.g., Managing Successful Programs (MSP), Project Procurement Management (PMP), PRINCE2, Project Management Institute, etc.).Internationally-recognized certification(s) in procurement, logistics, and/or supply chain management (e.g., Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), etc.)


Minimum of 10 years experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in procurement, logistics and/or supply chain management in a large international and/or corporate organization. Minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience working in UN system organizations and/or a resource-limited country. Experience managing multidisciplinary teams and projects.

Highly desired:

  • Experience working in global health is an advantage.
  • Experience working in private sector logistics is an advantage.
  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical or diagnostics industry is an advantage.


Expert knowledge of English with proven excellent writing skills is essential.

Knowledge of French or other UN language is an asset.

How to apply:

Click on the link below:

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Switzerland: Communications Advisor (HQ)

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Feb 022018

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018


The Communications and Public Information Service (CPIS), part of the Division of External Relations (DER), is responsible for global media relations and public outreach, multimedia content production and social media. The Service is led by the Head of CPIS and Spokesperson for the High Commissioner, who oversees the News and Media Section and the Content Production Section. The Senior Communications Advisor reports to the Head of CPIS and oversees a small coordination and planning unit. S/he has extensive contact with communications officers, UNHCR external relations colleagues, bureaus, operations, country offices, journalists, think tanks, partner NGOs, academics and sister UN agencies with the objective of amplifying UNHCR’s communications activities to maximize audiences and impact of communications and advocacy efforts.



  • UNHCR is recognized as the leader in protecting, assisting and finding solutions for the world’s forcibly displaced and stateless persons.
  • UNHCR’s leadership in refugee protection is asserted through publication of thematic multimedia reports that reach a broad audience.
  • UNHCR’s communications efforts are amplified through effective coordination with sister agencies, NGOs, think tanks, academics and media partners.
  • Dissemination of UNHCR’s news and multimedia content is coordinated to ensure all services of DER, (notably Private Sector Partnerships (PSP), Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors (ECGWA) and Donor Relations and Resource mobilization (DRRM)) join efforts to ensure wide audiences are reached.


  • Work to ensure coordination around the production of multimedia content, campaign materials and news products to ensure they reach targeted audiences.
  • Lead internal coordination mechanisms with other DER Sections, notably Private Sector Partnerships (PSP), Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors (ECGWA), Donor Relations and Resource Mobilisation (DRRM) to create synergies and to amplify messages.
  • Support the UNHCR global communications network with strategy meetings, expert training sessions and online project management tools that aid collaboration.
  • In collaboration with the Head of CPIS and all staff in CPIS, lead the development of the CPIS global communications strategy. Support tailored strategies for regions, countries and thematic issues with quarterly production of media impact reports on a global, regional and thematic basis.
  • Work with polling and research agencies to better define messaging and communications and advocacy strategies that work for segmented audiences to ensure that UNHCR’s objectives are met with appropriate communications tactics.
  • Under the direction of the High Commissioner’s Spokesperson, produce high profile opinion editorials and blogs for the High Commissioner, as well as for other UNHCR leaders and Goodwill Ambassadors linked to advocacy.
  • Lead the research, writing and production of multimedia reports that position UNHCR on refugee issues for a global audience.
  • Initiate special projects with journalists, media partners and other advocates to produce or publish compelling multimedia content that moves and motivates vast audiences.


  • Lead the production of multimedia reports on thematic issues.
  • Lead research and polling exercises to establish effective communications approaches for countries, regions and global issues.
  • Lead and participate in coordination mechanisms with DER Sections; Regional Bureaus and country offices.
  • Devise communications strategies linked to regions or refugee emergencies.
  • Draft, edit or oversee the production of op-eds, blogs and other creative communications products for UNHCR leaders and goodwill ambassadors.


  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Journalism and/or Communications plus minimum 8 years of previous work experience relevant to the function that includes working in journalism, on strategic communications and as a spokesperson. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • A portfolio of published works to include writing on international affairs, multimedia products, speeches and opinion articles.
  • Management experience to bring together diverse teams and with partners in coordinating multimedia communications products.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong grasp of new media trends and social media.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French.


  • Field experience with UNHCR as a communications officer or spokesperson.
  • Strong background in communications on refugee issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing communications and advocacy strategies for international humanitarian causes.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online at by clicking on the international vacancies tab. All currently advertised positions are available there.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12 February (midnight Geneva time).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Switzerland: E-Learning Solution development consultant

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Feb 022018

Organization: International Cocoa Initiative
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018


Established in 2002, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a leading organisation promoting child protection in cocoa-growing communities. ICI works with the cocoa industry, civil society, farmers’ organisations, communities and national governments in cocoa-producing countries to ensure a better future for children and contribute to the elimination of child labour. Operating in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana since 2007, ICI has promoted holistic child protection measures in more than 600 cocoa-growing communities benefiting over 1 million people, 682,500 of whom are children.


From 2011 to 2017, with a stronger model for operational delivery, with increased relevance and influence across its industry and non-industry stakeholders, and at a time when cocoa sustainability ambitions and opportunities surged following the end of the conflict in Cote d’Ivoire, ICI grew dramatically in revenue terms. Over the same period, ICI’s staff growth has reached 1330%, with the bulk of this growth occurring in West Africa (and mainly in Cote d’Ivoire) to service the dramatic expansion in project delivery.

ICI’s rapid growth in staff has moved faster than its ability to ensure full and adequate induction, training and refresher training to its employees across a variety of functions and disciplines. In spite of significant efforts to accelerate in recent months, only 28% of staff have so far been trained on ICI’s basic structure, remit, and complete policies & procedures, which carries real consequences in terms of institutional awareness, internal communications, efficiency, motivation and risk-management. This is further antagonised by the rapidly evolving organisational structure and the resultant fluidity in management, supervision and mentoring, which risks to leave staff temporarily isolated yet, as a result of the training backlog, ill-equipped to work independently. With staff numbers expected to grow over the next 3 years (based on demand projections from ICI’s project partners) there is an urgency to clear this backlog and find more efficient methods for rolling out staff capacity-building.

General overview

ICI is soliciting proposals to identify service providers for the design, development and successful launch of a series of pedagogically impactful e-learning modules supporting the consolidation of the knowledge and designing e-learning modules on critical topics identified:

  • ICI Core Values, ICI Policies and Procedures

  • Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Child Safeguarding

The primary audience for the training is ICI staff, although key partners’ personnel as well as any other individual or groups, may also be entitled to take this course.

The key requirements of the project are as follows:

  • ICI is desirous of launching e-learning programs, based on latest e-Learning technology and best practices, to reach staff members in big cities as well as in rural areas.

  • Each e-learning topics should be 4h maximum.

  • The content of each topic should be divided into multiple independent modules so the course can be gradually completed over an extended period of time;

  • Web based E-learning shall provide self-paced, practical exercises driven and asynchronous learning with an evaluation at the end of the module through online tests

  • Each module should be structured to enable additions and text revisions over time based on subsequent evaluations and user testing;

  • The E-learning content would integrate media assets (videos, images, graphics, text, animations, audio) and interactive e-lessons to create a learning environment that “simulates” the real world, allowing the learner to learn by doing as well as immersing the learner in a real‑world situation, responding in a dynamic way to his/her behaviour.

  • The modules should be downloadable, as well as PC/Laptop, smartphone, tablets compatible

Scope of work

The selected consultant/consulting company would provide the International HR Manager and other parties involved with the best platform solution towards ICI needs and developed customized, self-directed courses or curriculum on a web based E-learning site or other solution identified by the service provider, that can be deployed through the foundation for all employees to access.

The consultant should be grounded in adult learning theory and an appropriate blend of behavioral and cognitive methods of instruction.

The consultant/consulting company’s model needs to focus on learning through effective processing, retention, and application of new knowledge and skills on the following topics in French and in English:

  • ICI Core Values, ICI Policies and Procedures

  • Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Child Safeguarding

The series of e-learning modules and activities will support the consolidation of the knowledge delivered and acquired through the ICI face-to-face initial induction trainings delivered by ICI, and will also support refresher e-learning sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the International HR Manager in Geneva, the Consultant will be responsible for creating e-learning material on key training identified and will support the organization, instructional design, delivery and technical implementation of the e-learning modules.

The main tasks and responsibilities of the consultant/consulting company will be to support ICI in developing and implementing e-learning solution across the institution by:


  • Organize kick-off meetings and working sessions with the HR Manager and other parties involved for general objectives and IT technical aspects

  • Submit a Proposal and budget for a e-learning developing and implementing best solution for ICI, as well as project timeframe and milestones

Instructional Design:

  • To review of the existing courses and existing documents and to conduct subject matter expertise interview with HR Manager and parties involved on each subject matter

  • To define learning objectives and curriculum on child-safeguarding, ICI Core Values Policies and Procedures and Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation


  • To develop storyboard, text content and exercises writing/development for each module in integrating instructional methods and media elements

  • To ensure graphic design for each module

  • Developing media and interactive components, producing the course in different formats for CD-Rom and Web delivery and integrating the content elements into a learning platform that learners can access

The interface should be able to communicate user data, track user activity and enable the following features:

o Capture user statistics;

o Allow to print completion certificates;

o Multiple modules, some of which will be core content for all users and other optional modules that allow for self-directed learning;

o An e-learning interface and navigational elements that are learner-friendly

ü navigation buttons and links function easily;

ü search function;

ü the learner may stop the course at any time and restart it from the same point;

ü learners know where they are within the course and can move easily within and between modules;

ü downloadable for offline use

ü tracking to report the learner’s performance within a course;

ü Learners are provided with multiple opportunities to get the threshold of questions correct (If 10 correct questions are required, users will have 16 opportunities/questions. Once they get questions correct, they can proceed to the next round)

ü The order of questions is randomly assigned per test

o Track start/stop/resume/user progression;

o The e-learn theming is mobile and responsive across all types of devices (tablets, smart phones, desktop etc.);

o The ability to link to internal and external resources (e.g., websites, embedded PDF documents, videos);

o The use of media and design (e.g. texts, graphics, audio, video case studies, quizzes, animation) to engage learners, promote interest, and support knowledge acquisition;

o Pre and Post Skills Assessment tests linked to certificate of completion;

o Appropriate use of ICI branding within course screens;

o Modifications to modules based on formative and summative evaluations/user testing (up to three revisions, including changes post production);

  • To manage E-learning programming

  • To tools and insights to conduct an evaluation of the achievement of learning objectives and the impact of the project on the organization.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Previous experience in instructional design and creation of training material and e-learning platform for the NGO or development sector;
  • Must demonstrate good knowledge in instructional design, graphic design, online communications and media;
  • Knowledge of instructional design, graphic design software required. Strong knowledge of new media and communication skills required.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required for this assignment.

How to apply:

Interested consultants should send a technical and financial proposal, describing the consultant’s/team’s relevant experience and capacity to undertake the and citing at least 2 references for previous clients they have worked for in a similar capacity The proposed budget and technical proposal should be submitted by email with the email subject to, by the deadline of the 28th of February, 2018.

The offer must include:

· Technical and financial offer, including the total amount offered in Swiss Francs (include the exchange rate used).

· The budget should detail the human resources, enumerators, material costs, travel expenses and fees.

· Include the CV for the verification consultant/leader

· List of similar work/projects undertaken

· Brief proposed methodology and work plan

· Two referee contacts

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Switzerland: Secretary General CARE International Secretariat

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Jan 242018

Organization: CARE
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

CARE International (CI) is one of the world’s largest international non-governmental relief and development agencies. Drawing on more than 70 years of practical experience, CARE operates in more than 90 countries worldwide, responding to disasters and fighting poverty.

The CI Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland with offices in Brussels, London and New York. The Secretariat provides coordination and support to a number of governance, membership, strategic planning, communications, fundraising, humanitarian, program and advocacy-related functions. In addition, the Secretariat represents the CARE confederation at the United Nations and the European Union and provides leadership to the Confederation in the areas of emergency response. CARE International Secretariat is currently seeking to recruit its incoming Secretary General (SG).

CI is in the process of an ambitious organisational change process to ensure its future relevance, strengthen its impact, and create a next-generation networked INGO model. The Secretary General is in a unique position to see across the activities of the individual Members and provide a confederation-level perspective.

The Secretary General plays a key role in overseeing the CARE International Secretariat. Reporting to CARE International Supervisory Board Chair, s/he works closely with the members of the CI Council, as well as committees, sub-committees and working groups of CI; and senior CARE staff in country offices and regions around the world. S/he works collaboratively with CARE Member Partners/Affiliates to shape collective strategy, improve member performance, and resolve issues arising between Members/Affiliates, so as to help the confederation be more than the sum of its parts, and accountable to each other; and serve as CI spokeperson and represent CARE International in various international fora where the confederation seeks to advance its organizational objectives or advocate for pro-poor and gender equity policies to advance CI’s vision and mission.

As important as these direct responsibilities is the expectation that the Secretary General will be an inspiring, visionary organizational leader willing to act as a thought leader, diplomat and provocateur to help the CI confederation evolve its global network, membership model, business model, and programmatic approaches to better adapt to the demands of an ever evolving funding and impact environment.

Candidate’s Profile

The candidate will bring the stature and demonstrated ability to build relationships, to inspire and persuade, and to command the respect of the CI community. S/he must be passionate about CI’s mission and sensitive to the organizational culture and the complexities of leading a Secretariat. Ideally, s/he would have had experience managing a national or regional operating unit, including responsibility for unit financial results. S/he must have the diplomatic skills and personal characteristics necessary to support each national CARE to work collaboratively, adopt best practices and maximize their individual success and contributions to CI, despite not having line management authority over those national CARE entities.

The candidate should be an inspiring change agent with a natural inclination to question the status quo. S/he must have the analytical skills necessary to understand financial statements and business models, the willingness to engage in details of the complex issues CI faces, and the courage to innovate in shaping the Secretariat’s role in the confederation.

Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of speaking on behalf of an organization, ideally globally, and the presence and knowledge needed to command the respect of external stakeholders (beneficiaries, donors, peer institutions, governments and multi-lateral organizations). The candidate should have a record of speaking persuasively and acting publicly on issues of gender equality. The candidate must have experience raising funds from institutional and/or individual donors.

S/he should also bring clear strategic vision, and knowledge of the CI (or similar) confederation, the external environment and key stakeholders. Candidates must possess the enthusiasm, determination, and patience to bring colleagues together, facilitate discussions, and enable decision-making necessary to drive the next phase of CI’s development – including redefining the business model, evolving an agile network, and increasing the relevance of CARE for the decades to come.

Candidates must also bring a demonstrated commitment to gender, diversity and inclusion and a track record of the highest standards of integrity.

CARE is committed to building a diverse workforce and CARE International Secretariat staff are therefore based in different strategic locations. For this role, Geneva is strongly preferred while other CARE office locations may be considered with an estimation of 40%-50% travel time. English language is essential and another UN working language is desired.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application using the following link: by February 28th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

More Information on CARE International is available at

*CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.*

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Disease Area Leader (DAL) Biologics & Established Portfolio, 100%, Basel

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Jan 242018

Schweiz, Basel-Land, Reinach In dieser Position übernehmen Sie den Lead und die Verantwortung für die Disease Area Biologics & Established Portfolio und berichten an den Business Unit Director. Sie führen das funktionsübergreifende Team in … – Administración

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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

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