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Switzerland: Intern – Data Analysis (Migrant Protection and Assistance)

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Jan 172019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2019

Position Title : Intern – Data Analysis (Migrant Protection and Assistance)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 January 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context:

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Migrant Protection and Assistance Division (MPA) has the institutional responsibility for overseeing policy and technical guidance in counter-trafficking and protection and assistance to migrants in vulnerable situations including migrant children, and in return and reintegration, counter-trafficking and protection and assistance to migrants in vulnerable situations including migrant children.

Since the mid-1990s, IOM and its partners have provided protection and assistance to close to

100,000 men, women and children who were trafficked for sexual and labour exploitation;

slavery or practices similar to slavery; servitude; or for organ removal.

IOM also collects data on human trafficking risks and associated forms of exploitation and abuse in situations of displacement, large-scale migration and in various development settings.

Timely, reliable, disaggregated data and contextual information related to populations on the move across the Mediterranean routes to Europe is imperative to a well-informed, well-managed, humane and collective response.

To support various global processes, there are calls for stronger and more comprehensive data, analysis and actionable information to ensure that vulnerable groups, including migrants, are not “left behind”. In a context like the Mediterranean routes to Europe – where migration flows result from reasons as diverse as conflict, violence, human rights violations, fragile economies, poor governance and unstable environments, and spill over within and outside of countries, regions and continents – it is important to enhance collective understandings of drivers, routes and profiles to inform targeted protection measures, safe alternatives and effective responses.

SUPERVISION

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Migrant Assistance Division, the direct supervision of the Information Management Specialist (Trafficking in Humanitarian Settings), the successful candidate will support the work on IOM’s primary data collected on the main migration routes to Europe.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In particular, the successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support the quantitative and qualitative analysis of IOM’s data on human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants, and data with indicators of human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and violence collected by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) or other humanitarian actors.

  2. Contribute to the writing of a cross-regional report on human trafficking, abuse and exploitation and other situations of vulnerability of migrants and refugees on the Mediterranean routes to Europe.

  3. Assist with the development of methodologies and tools for data collection.

  4. Assist with new lines of analysis through combination of different IOM datasets.

  5. Contribute to the production of media- and communications-friendly materials based on analysed data.

  6. Draft and produce publishing materials and presentations, in various data visualization formats.

  7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with a team of experienced data management and research specialists in the field of migration, human trafficking and vulnerabilities of migrants/refugees/IDPs. He/she will contribute towards the development of innovative research with unique primary data, and gain in-depth experience on practical aspects of writing reports to inform programming and policy.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Bachelor’s / University degree in Migration Studies, Economics, International Relations, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs, Political Science or any related discipline with a module of Quantitative Research Methods or equivalent.

Experience

• Strong background in research;

• Excellent knowledge of the use of a statistical software such as STATA or R;

• Proficiency in the use of Excel, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint;

• Excellent organizational skills, and proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; working knowledge of French is desirable.

Languages

Fluency in English language is required. Working knowledge of French language can be an advantage.

Note

• Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and a cover letter of maximum one page on or before 24th of January 2019.

• Applications should be sent directly to egalos@iom.int

Desirable Competencies:

Values

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;

encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Other:

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 January 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly

completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 16.01.2019 to 24.01.2019

Requisition: INT 2019/02 – Intern – Data Analysis (MPA) – Geneva, Switzerland (55791168) Released

Posting: Posting NC55791169 (55791169) Released

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Switzerland: Research Design Intern – Geneva

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Jan 092019
 

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Jan 2019

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a Research Design Intern to join the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

Department: Research

Position: Research Design Intern

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Starting Date: February 2019

Remuneration: 1050 CHF/month

POSITION PROFILE

The Research Design Intern will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Senior Research Design Officer. Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will develop upon the start of the internship a work-plan, which will be reviewed at regular intervals during the internship period and will serve as a basis for evaluation upon completion of the internship.

Functions

The Research Design Intern shall:

  • Track documents and tools, keeping databases up to date at all times.
  • Support country teams in implementing monitoring and evaluation of IMPACT research.
  • Construct and maintain databases, including indicator registry.
  • Participate in and contribute to meetings, including taking minutes.
  • Support with the review and development of research design materials and tools.
  • Support preparation of presentations and trainings.
  • Ensure accurate filing of program and research documents
  • Liaise with field teams and other HQ departments to facilitate close coordination and information sharing.
  • Provide other support to IMPACT / REACH Research Department as directed.

Requirements

Required:

  • Enrolled in an university program
  • Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation or similar)
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and French
  • Good working knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
  • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team.

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
  • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in an international context
  • Experience with research design, in particular development of methodologies, data analysis frameworks, indicators and questionnaires.
  • Experience with mobile data collection platforms.
  • Experience with programs under Adobe Creative Suite package (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

How to apply:

How to apply

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

Please indicate in the subject line of your email:

  • The reference of the position: Ref: 19/HQ/RDI01

  • An indication of where you first found this vacancy: IMPACT website / Reliefweb / CAGI / Coordination Sud / Georezo / Universities’ career website / personal contact / other.

For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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Switzerland: Programme Officer

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Jan 092019
 

Organization: Child Rights Connect
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jan 2019

Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer

Child Rights Connect is looking for one full-time Programme Officer (40 hours per week).

Child Rights Connect is an independent, non-profit network of 90 national, regional and international organisations, networks and coalitions. Our membership covers almost every country on the planet and we work directly with children’s rights defenders in over 150 countries. We were initially set up in 1983 as the Ad Hoc NGO Group for the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to influence the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); the first and most comprehensive international human rights treaty for children. Since then, we have worked for decades to connect UN human rights systems to the daily realities of children’s lives. Our Secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Child Rights Connect works to promote children’s rights throughout the broader UN human rights system. This includes monitoring human rights developments at the UN which may have an impact on children’s rights and coordinating children’s rights defenders around joint advocacy activities on key priority issues at the UN Human Rights Council. Our work also involves providing children’s rights defenders with capacity-building and technical assistance to help them better promote, implement and monitor the CRC in their countries, through engaging with UN human rights mechanisms including the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Programme Officer

Work level: 100%

Reports to: Programme Manager

Manages: Interns

Type of contract: Indefinite contract

Location: Geneva

Main responsibilities

· Undertake programmes activities in coordination with the Child Rights Connect network.

· Contribute to the development of programmes and overall strategy of Child Rights Connect.

· Represent Child Rights Connect as well as establish and maintain strong working relations with members, the CRC Committee, diplomats and other key external stakeholders and promote a professional and positive image of the Network.

· Manage Interns.

Main tasks

· Mobilise and coordinate Child Rights Connect members and partners for advocacy at the Human Rights Council to develop and deliver statements and inputs on behalf of Network.

· Provide expert advice, technical assistance and capacity building to members, partners and children on children’s rights and the UN human rights system, including through workshops, webinars, and training.

· Develop tools, materials and publications for children’s rights defenders, including children, on children’s rights and the UN Human Rights system.

· As a member of the Programme Team, contribute to the conceptual and strategic development, as well as monitoring and evaluation, of the programmes and the network.

· Advise and support other members of the Programme Team to ensure a strong strategic link with the Human Rights Council in all areas of work.

· Communicate about Child Rights Connect’s programmes and impact, including by coordinating the regular updating of the website, the newsletter and the social media engagement.

Qualifications

Professional qualifications

· Post-graduate University Degree (master or equivalent) preferably in international human rights law and children’s rights.

· Minimum three years of professional experience, including human rights advocacy, preferably at the Human Rights Council.

· Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UN human rights mechanisms.

· Very good diplomatic and political skills.

· Ability to coordinate and implement complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

· Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking.

· Excellent spoken and written English. Excellent language skills in either French or Spanish.

· Good ICT skills including Microsoft Office, database management systems, including flair for effective use of IT tools for global communication and cooperation.

Personal qualifications

· High motivation and commitment for the cause and mission of Child Rights Connect

· Pro-active, solution-focused, flexible personality with diplomatic flair and good intercultural skills.

· Excellent, clear, open, engaging and credible communication.

· Readiness and ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks, take responsibility and work with little supervision.

· Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with a broad variety of partners, including children.

How to apply:

All interested candidates must send their CV, a motivation letter and a writing sample to Ilaria Paolazzi, Programme Manager, paolazzi@childrightsconnect.org with the email subject: PO Application.

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Switzerland: WILPF IS LOOKING FOR A MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERN

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Dec 262018
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Jan 2019

We are looking for a bright and organised Membership and Office Management intern to join the inspiring and challenging work of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in the Spring/Summer of 2019.

Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means. Joining our team will enable you to transfer the skills you have learned in the classroom to a professional environment and bring you in direct contact with a network of inspiring women grassroots activists.

What does it look like to be the Membership and Office Management intern?

As the Membership and Office Management intern, you will support the work of WILPF governance, membership development and networking (up to ~80% of the work) and provide help with general administration (up to ~20%).

The internship will give you the opportunity to experience the “behind the scenes” of a grassroots organisation. You will be deeply involved in strengthening our membership and maintaining internal contacts, while also contributing to the day-to-day office management of a busy secretariat. You will need to be able to think of structure, engagement, and overall members’ experience while working on your tasks.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and you are good at staying in control in a busy environment with different tasks, opinions, and personalities. With the Membership Coordinator, you will ensure follow-up and ongoing communication between the Secretariat and WILPF members. Your tasks will include the following:

• Assisting with the management of our national and international membership, including liaising with members on a regular basis for collecting information about their activities;

• Supporting and working with the International Board to advance their decisions on a number of issues related to WILPF membership;

• Organising and systematising documents related to the national and international membership, including updating databases and shared calendars;

• Creating WILPF’s membership newsletter and supporting the implementation of effective internal communication with WILPF members;

• Providing direct membership support by answering emails and participating in the development of WILPF’s online resource hub, myWILPF;

• Assisting with the maintenance of general mailboxes, mailing lists, emails, and online directory;

• Supporting the organisation of meetings/events, including room booking, coordination, and update of internal documents;

• Assisting the International Office Manager in day-to-day administration and finance work.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic team player with excellent organisational skills. If you have some experience in database management, Office 365 and have a talent for using new digital platforms and interfaces, we are looking for you!

Qualifications

• Have at least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in communications, public administration, information and technology science, library and information science, or related fields;

• Have strong writing skills, rigorous attention to detail, and a structured approach to problem-solving;

• Have advanced skills in Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);

• Have some familiarity with task management tools (like Trello) and electronic mailing lists (like Mailman and Mailchimp);

• Have some experience in the area of administration/event management including familiarity with formal minuting of meetings;

• Be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (WordPress) and graphic design (InDesign);

• Be fluent in both English and French;

• Have experience interning or volunteering in a non-profit organisation is a plus;

• Share WILPF’s values and goals.

Practicalities

The full-time internship will be from April 2019 to September 2019.

You will work closely with our Membership Coordinator and International Office Manager, who will also be your supervisors.

WILPF is a member of the “We Pay Our Interns” initiative, which means that we pay a gross monthly stipend of 900 CHF.

The full-time internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting, and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots feminist organisation, then please send a cover letter and your CV to internship (a) wilpf.org by 27th January 2019 (midnight CET). Please write: “Membership and Office Management internship 2019” in the subject field.

We expect to conduct interviews and complete the entire process by end of February 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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Switzerland: Administrative and Operations Officer

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Dec 212018
 

Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Jan 2019

1. Background Information – Job Specific

Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes at country-level as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020:

  1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;

  2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;

  3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;

  4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

The SUN Movement Secretariat was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Secretariat is looking for a dynamic and experienced Administrative and Operations Officer who will join the Facilitation Team and provide support to day to day implementation and operational support to various activities in the office. He/she will report directly to the Administrato and work in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams both at the SUN Movement Secretariat and at UNOPS. He/she will also provide daily support to the Administrator in the delivering of her workplan and the one of the team. He/she will contribute to the efficient and smooth functioning of the Secretariat through improved internal communication, coordination and management of the workflow.

The Administrative and Operations Officer is expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and results oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity. He/She should be able to anticipate the needs of the team and the ones of the Administrator and tailor his/her support accordingly. We are looking for a solution finder and quick doer – escalating to the attention of the Administrator only those issues requiring specific guidance and/or decision.

He/She will perform the following tasks – but not limited to these:

Office Management

Assist the Administrator on the following tasks:

● Lead the planning of work commitments and engagements including HR, travels, procurement and maintaining a schedule of action points. Anticipate needs, flag priority issues and recommend follow up actions;

● Provide substantive, and practical support to the Administrator including in daily administrative matters;

● Attend various internal meetings organised by teams/colleagues. Communicate with managers, team leads, personnel and partners to ensure initiatives are on track and co-ordinates realignment if necessary;

● In collaboration with the Administrator, contribute to aligning business processes and make suggestions for rationalization of workflows where needed – for instance by updating the employee handbook.

● Facilitate the flow of communication between teams, colleagues and also external partners;

● Work closely with the facilitation team and other assistants to provide assistance and carry out any other duties, as required to meet evolving needs;

● Support the Administrator with any other requests from SUN partners and other stakeholders;

● Provide backup assistance to other administrative staff, as necessary, and deputise the Administrator at Strategic Management Team meetings.

Human Resources Management

Assist the Administrator on all matters related to human resources management.

● Review incoming requests and all relevant documentation relating to recruitment for national and international staff, appointments coming to an end and that need to be extended, separation actions. Draft routine correspondence related to human resources issues;

● Initiate hiring actions including drafting terms of reference, requesting vacancy announcements, tracking the number of applicants, reviewing applicants and presenting a shortlisting report, taking minutes during interviews and preparing interview reports (if requested), follow up on reference check, offer of intent and contract issue;

● Manage onboarding and separation of staff, consultants, or contractors; workplan development, performance appraisal, training and development, leaves management for personnel;

● Participation in the organization and conduct of training for the operations/ projects personnel;

● Maintenance and update of the CV/HR roster;

● Assist in drafting of terms of reference for subcontractors and consultants; proposals of suitable firms or institutions and individual consultants; evaluation of proposals received; recommendations for contract awards; negotiations with successful bidder.

Support to Events

Support the Secretariat in organizing the various global and regional workshops, events and retreats planned. In 2019 the focus will be on organizing the SUN Movement Global Gathering taking place in Asia (1,000 pax expected).

● Support in the identification of the host, the venue and associated suppliers for each event and build and manage the relationship during and after the event;

● Ensure that logistical arrangements and facilities are timely in place and aligned with the needs of the meeting;

● Responsible for ensuring that all tender processes and recruitments of external consultants and vendors are conducted following UNOPS rules and regulations. This includes, in collaboration with UNOPS team, the preparation of terms of reference, request for quotes, evaluation, award of the contract, management of the contract and payment of invoices;

● In collaboration with UNOPS team, monitor compliance of procurement activities and evaluation of performance of service providers against UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies;

● Responsible for keeping track of the total expenditures and commitments for each event;

● Assist in any immediate follow up actions after the events;

● Support the preparatory logistical arrangements of regular meetings, including teleconferences and face-to-face meetings;

● If required arrange hospitality and documents for meetings as well as support the development of agendas and other background material including management of the participants list and the funding of participants.

Donors Relations

● Support in development of partnerships with UNOPS and other relevant UN agencies, funding agencies, SUN Movement countries and donor networks based on strategic goals for UNOPS and the SUN Movement Secretariat.

● Support in drafting of contract documents and letters of agreement with institutions, donors and UN agencies; support the administration of contracts and agreements and processing amendments, if required;

● Develop a tool for tracking all donor grants and reporting requirements and obligations. Timely advice on actions to be taken with respect to specific grants.

● Support the preparation of annual donor reports.

Perform any other tasks as required by the Administrator.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

● Comprehensive up-to-date documentation of project under his / her responsibility

● The incumbent will participate in weekly team meetings to report on progress relevant to the team, share objectives for the following week, highlight milestones and identify areas of concern and collaboration;

● The incumbent will define his/her own performance indicators responding to the priorities identified with his / her supervisor. These indicators will be assessed in accordance with performance management policy.

4. Qualifications and Experience

a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)

Master’s Degree or equivalent.

● Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Environment, Political Sciences, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field with 5 years of relevant experience; Or

● A first-level university degree (bachelor’s) in combination with 7 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

b. Work Experience

● Relevant experience is defined as experience working in general business administration;

● Experience supporting the work of teams and senior management executives is desirable;

● Relevant experience at the national or international level in providing project management and transactional services is desirable;

● Experience in procurement of services is highly desirable;

● Good command of oneUNOPS and knowledge of UNOPS rules and regulations is strongly desirable;

● Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of projects is desirable;

● Experience working in international organizations is desired;

● Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desired.

c. Skills

● Experience organizing large meetings and events as well as small workshops and teleconferences including oversight of participation;

● Meticulous attention to detail and mastery of information under his/her responsibility;

● Ability to strengthen team spirit and impact is desirable;

● Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable;

● Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality, accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working in a very busy office;

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required;

● Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

● Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17026

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Switzerland: Senior Country Finance Expert

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Dec 112018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Jan 2019

Background Information – Job Specific

Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes at country-level as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020:

  1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;
  2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
  3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
  4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

The SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Senior Country Finance Expert, reporting to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat, will work closely with Country Liaision Team and Communication and Advoacy Team to support SUN member countries in understanding the nutrition financing landscape. The individual will also be a member of the Strategic Management Team and play an advisory role to the SUN Movement Coordinator.

The key objective of this role is to help the SUN Movement strengthen countries’ access to financing for nutrition and better understand and anticipate the evolving needs in nutrition financing as SUN member countries progress in their efforts. Speecifically, this will entail:

a) Serve as the in-house expert on nutrition financing in the SMS and supporting the team to develop development financing landscape literacy

  • Collate up-to-date information on the sources of nutrition financing, methodologies and issues related to financial tracking, and the broader policy dialogue regarding development financing and how it pertains to nutrition.
  • Advise and support the SUN Movement Coordinator, SUN Executive Committee, SUN Movement Secretaiat and SUN Networks on these topics and identify on strategic engagement opportunities.
  • Cultivate and develop a resource pool of other experts on nutrition financing, available to further support the Movement’s efforts.
  • Provide guidance to the Data Manager in managing the SUN Budget Analysis exercise and utilizing it for understanding and anticipating the financing needs of SUN member countries.

b) Advocate for financing sources that put nutrition at the centre

  • Develop and manage relationships with major nutrition funding sources.
  • Work with funding sources to identify ways in which they can better accommodate countries’ needs and promote better investments towards nutrition outcomes.

c) Support countries’ preparedness for funding opportunities

  • Working with the Country Liaision Team and the Communication and Advocacy Team, develop and maintain an information repository on nutrition funding sources to enable countries to prepare themselves for funding opportunities. The repository should be a ‘one stop shop’ for the broader set of nutrition financing-related information resources, e.g. the Investment Framework, donor spending analyses, etc.
  • Work with SUN Government Focal Points and SUN multi-stakeholder platforms to betters understand the financing landscape for nutrition.
  • Identify potential additional sources of finance for nutrition and advise the Movement how best to leverage these sources by mapping key entry points and partnerships.
  • Support SUN member to build sustainable nutrition financing in national budgets through stronger domestic resource mobilisation.
  • Work across teams at the SMS to identify and disseminate best practices for improving countries’ access to funding from global sources.
  • Identify countries’ technical support gaps related to nutrition financing and work with technical partners to find models to address these gaps.
  • Work with countries and partners to generate lessons and identify opportunities for increasing domestic resource mobilization for nutrition.
  • Pilot approaches to optimize country preparedness for funding opportunities in order to identify lessons on best practices, country technical support needs, and to inform global-level discussions on how to make financing sources work better for nutrition.

d) Accountability and learning

  • Set up systems to track progress in key areas of nutrition financing (in countries and globally); and capture, leverage and disseminate key lessons and opportunities for improvement.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics, Development, International relations, Nutrition or related fields. A Bachelor degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

  • At least seven years of relevant experience in international development financing is required with a strong background in managing projects from conception to delivery.
  • At least 6 years of of country work experience in support of SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable.
  • Recent experience with support for successful advancement of specific agendas in complex and changing environments is desired.
  • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.

Language(s)

  • Fluency (at the level of a mother tongue), oral and written in English is essential.
  • Fluency in either Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable.

Functional Competencies

Skills

  • Excellent written and oral skills – ability to develop high calibre briefing notes, speeches, media releases, opinion pieces of a high standard.
  • Proven professional commitment to professionalism, accuracy, integrity and flexibility and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working in a very busy office.
  • Capacity to demonstrate progress with multiple techniques for assessment and to explain achievements to varied audiences in an effective way would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Competencies

Strategic Perspective – Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above).

Integrity and Inclusion – Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others – Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering – Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Results Orientation – Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility – Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solutions Focused – Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication – Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Contractor Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: International Specialist Level 3 (ICS11 equivalent)
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

*It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
This position is based in Switzerland and the fee is subject to taxes levied by the Swiss authorities.*

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 1st-Jan-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply:
  • https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16851
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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