Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018
Org. Setting and Reporting
This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: Office of the Director-(OD); Inter-Agency Standing Committee-(IASC) secretariat; Coordination and Response division-(CRD); Emergency Services branch-(ESB); Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch-(PRMB) and; Programme Support branch-(PSB).
This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.
In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely: Office of the Director collaborates extensively with Member States, non-governmental actors and operational humanitarian agencies/ partners based in Geneva, including the Red Cross Movement and the International Organization for Migration, and provides managerial direction to Geneva-based entities. In particular, the intern shall provide assistance in connection with OCHA’s coordination and collaboration with humanitarian institutions.
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).
As OCHA’s operational hub, the Coordination and Response division (CRD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). CRD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.
Situated within the Coordination and Response division, the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening unit (HLSU) works on one of the top issues on the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership – and it aims to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The IASC has identified three levels at which progress needs to be made to improve humanitarian coordination leadership: the individual level, relating to Coordinators’ knowledge, skills, and experience; the management level, relating to the way Coordinators are managed and supported and; the institutional level, relating to the institutional environment in which Coordinators are placed within the IASC and the UN system. The Unit carries out this agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. In particular, the intern shall participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership as well as assist in the drafting of documents and analysis on key leadership related matters.
The Emergency Services branch (ESB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, as well as the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance. Specifically ESB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure the availability of humanitarian specialists, environmental experts, and technical modules to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions in regard to natural disasters, environmental emergencies and technological accidents. ESB consists of: the Civil-Military Coordination section- (CMCS), Field Coordination Support section-(FCSS), Emergency Preparedness and Environment section-(EPES), Surge Capacity section-(SCS) and the Activation and Coordination Support unit-(ACSU).
The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with three sets of partners: (i) Member States, (ii) regional and inter-governmental bodies, and (iii) the private sector. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, as the custodian of OCHA’s corporate partnership strategies with these three sets of partner, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations and the private sector (partners); support OCHA’s Regional and Liaison Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS), Partnerships Coordination section-(PCS), Private Sector section-(PSS), Resource Mobilization Support section-(RMSS), and Liaison offices-(LO); African Union-(AULO), Brussels-(BLO) and Gulf-(GLO).
The Programme Support branch (PSB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses both on the architecture (clusters and other coordination platforms at the field and global levels, e.g. Humanitarian Country Teams, Global Cluster Coordinators, etc.), and the substance -needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning, monitoring, etc. – of coordination. PSB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. In particular, the intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. PSB consists of: Coordinated Assessment Support section-(CASS), Inter-Cluster Coordination section-(ICCS), Planning and Monitoring section-(PAMS) and HPC-Information Services unit-(HPC-IS).
COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.
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.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch
United Nations Considerations
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.
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Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 11 Feb 2018
Purpose of the post
In a global environment perceived as increasingly complex, competitive and rapidly-changing, the ICRC has managed to maintain an outstanding ability to respond to both emerging and protracted crises, providing a relevant humanitarian response to communities affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. The organization has transformed core services and programs to enable it to respond effectively and efficiently to growing humanitarian needs and ensure its continuing relevance. A number of far-reaching projects and initiatives have been launched to enable the organization to adapt rapidly to developments in its operating environment, when needed, and to work better together, both within and across teams. These efforts need to continue to further improve the organizational effectiveness and to respond to the necessities of the next institutional strategy (2019-22), which is under development.
The Organizational Change sector and the Project Management Office (PMO) will play important roles in developing and implementing the ICRC Strategy 2019-22. They will ensure that organizational development perspectives underpin new projects and initiatives, maintaining an overview of ongoing and planned adaptations and guiding their implementation to ensure alignment and proper sequencing among them.
The Organizational Development Advisor will play a key role within both teams, leading specific work-streams related to adapting the ICRC’s organizational model and supporting the implementation of projects with a strong impact on the ICRC’s culture and working practices. He/she will work in tandem with the Directorate of Operations to ensure that related changes are developed and implemented in a coordinated and coherent manner.
Education and experience required
Desired profile and skills
Reporting line: Head of Organizational Change, and in collaboration with the Project Management Office, both within the Office of the Directorate-General
Type of contract: Open-ended
Length of assignment: 3 years, extendable
Working rate: 100%
Starting date: ASAP
Application deadline: Sunday 11th February 2018
How to apply:
To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2wkRzXC
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Organization: World Trade Organization
Closing date: 12 Jan 2018
The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill two positions of Dispute Settlement Lawyer to work in the Rules Division.
The Rules Division is responsible for all aspects of WTO work, legal and technical, in the areas of trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures), subsidies, Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS), civil aircraft, and state trading enterprises. The Rules Division facilitates and actively assists in negotiations, consultations and monitoring tasks, provides legal and other assistance to dispute settlement panels considering disputes, and provides implementation assistance, counselling and expert advice to WTO Members, in each of these areas.
Reporting to the Director of the Rules Division or a more senior officer, the incumbents will be expected to carry out the following functions:
An advanced university degree in law. A licence or eligibility to be licensed to practice law in at least one municipal jurisdiction is desirable. Studies in international trade law and public international law would be an advantage, as would studies in international economics.
Knowledge and Skills:
Very good knowledge of international trade law and familiarity with international legal and economic principles and issues; familiarity with adjudicative processes and practice, particularly those of the WTO. Very good knowledge of the WTO Agreements and familiarity with WTO jurisprudence is desirable. Thorough knowledge of the specific WTO Agreements within the Divison’s areas of responsibility would be an advantage, as would knowledge of national practices in trade remedies investigations.
Excellent legal, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail; legal drafting skills of a very high standard and the ability to draft texts reflecting various views in a coherent manner; the ability to present thoughts in a logical, succinct, articulate and persuasive manner, both orally and in written form; the ability to familiarize oneself quickly and work with voluminous documentary records, and to extract therefrom and analyse information that is often highly complex or of a technical and/or economic nature; the ability to contribute to a coherent team product under very high time pressure.
Highly developed tact and discretion and the ability to adhere rigorously to set rules of conduct, and to ensure the adherence by team members and adjudicators, to set rules of conduct ensuring confidentiality, impartiality and an absence of conflicts of interest.
Ability to work independently as well as cooperate with others in a diverse international setting as a member of a team that works under severe time pressure and resource constraints and must produce a coherent group product; to persuade others through sound argumentation and advice while remaining flexible and open to different points of view and evolving approaches; to meet strict deadlines within a dynamic work environment; to develop and maintain collegial, respectful and professional relationships with colleagues and adjudicators and, as appropriate, with others both inside and outside the WTO, including representatives of Members. Ability to serve as leader of a team working as described above, including ability to provide constructive feedback on others’ work product and draft texts.
At least eight years relevant practical work experience as a lawyer, preferably including government or private sector experience in national or international trade-related litigation and/or within international or national courts or adjudicative bodies or quasi-judicial agencies of Members. Experience in trade remedy investigations would be an asset.
Excellent English, including a demonstrated ability to write accurately, concisely, clearly and within tight deadlines. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.
The position may be offered at a lower grade if the selected candidate does not fully meet all the required qualifications.
Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.
The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks.
Candidates not selected whose performance in the selection process nevertheless shows them to be suitable for a similar position may be kept on a roster for up to 12 months, and may subsequently be called upon as and when the need arises for additional resources.
APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIT A WRITTEN EXAMINATION
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW
How to apply:
Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form.
To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at: https://erecruitment.wto.org.
The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has
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Organization: Swiss Foundation for Mine Action
Closing date: 15 Jan 2018
The Swiss EPM consortium aim is to develop a market for earth observation products for the extractive industry. This includes the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar and other sensors for the monitoring of the stability of open pits and tailings dams, detection and monitoring or artisanal mining activities, and environmental impact of mining activities. The project website is http://www.crosstech.cc/epm/
The project is co-financed and by the European Space Agency (ESA) during 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the consortium will implement 3 pilot demonstration projects in Kyrgyzstan, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Sudan to show-case the technology and start to market the product and services. The launch of a start-up company during 2018 is also part of the plan.
The consortium leader Crosstech SA, a subsidiary of FSD, is looking for a part-time project assistant to make sure that the project meets all contractual obligations towards ESA. This will require the analysis of consortium project documents, contractual obligations and ESA reporting requirements and the direct interaction with consortium members by email or Skype.
Required skills and experience:
Workload is estimated at 1 day / week during 12 months
The current position is suitable also for a PhD or Mastersstudent. If the project is successful, there may be a potential for a larger role within the EPM project or the planned start-up company.
Part of the job can be done at distance.
Remuneration: An attractive package awaits the right candidate
How to apply:
Submit your detailed mail to email@example.com
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018
This position can be based in New York, Geneva or London.
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
Working in partnership with local and national civil society organizations is fundamental to the IRC’s mission to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Effective local partnerships enable the IRC to pursue the strategic objectives set out in IRC 2020, resulting in more effective, responsive and durable assistance that reaches more people and produces better outcomes for our clients. Investing in local civil society organizations not only recognizes those organizations as allies in achieving the IRC’s core outcomes, but also as catalysts and drivers of change.
The Senior Compliance Officer of Subawards & Partnerships will contribute to IRC being a global leader in the humanitarian arena for partnerships by ensuring that the IRC Subaward &Partnership process: is executed in accordance with IRC statutory donors rules and regulations and the IRC Subaward Partner Management System (SPMS); builds the knowledge and capacity of IRC staff in developing, executing and monitoring mutually beneficial partnerships and; enhances and builds the capacity of partner organizations.
Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: AMU Sr. Director of Compliance and Policy
Position directly supervises: Compliance Officer, Subawards & Partnerships
Other Internal and/or external contacts: AMU Compliance and Policy staff, AMU Pillars, Ethics and Compliance Unit, Finance, IRC UK and other European offices, US Programs, Technical Units, and International Programs
How to apply:
Please apply on our site: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=832
Closing date: 05 Feb 2018
Role & Responsibilities
You are responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all processes & training. You carry responsibility for the logistics adherence of our policies as well as audit findings response and implementation.
Medair Headquarters (HQ) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and HQ staff.
Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland, with up to 20% field visits.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract.
Key Activity Areas
Audit & Compliance
Training & Implementation
Logistics Emergency Response
Team Spiritual Life
Experience / Competencies
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.
Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.
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Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.
Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.
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