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Switzerland: Consultant – Migration and Local Development

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Sep 292018
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

Position Title : Consultant – Migration and Local Development

Duty Station : Home Based / Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 10 October 2018

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:

Migration, including forced migration and displacement, is a global phenomenon that affects us all, yet the drivers and effects of migration are most strongly evident and felt at the local level. Cities and other local and regional authorities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront responding to the challenges and trying to harness the opportunities that all types of human mobility presents for the short-term well-being and long-term development of both people on the move and their host and home communities’ development. Yet, while many local and regional authorities thrive in this role, many other lack the capacities, support, competencies and human and financial resources to ensure that no one in their communities is left behind. IOM is therefore stepping up its efforts to support Member States with setting up a conducive framework that enables their cities and other local and regional counterparts to take an active role and enhance their migration governance efforts with a view to ensuring inclusive and resilient communities.

To steer this process and in order to build on IOM’s existing experience working at the local level, IOM requires a consultant to map and analyse IOM’s actions in this area in order to have an overview to date, identify any gaps and extract any good practices to learn from. This will then inform the development of a set of training materials for IOM staff. These training materials will provide IOM staff with the knowledge and tools to engage and support decentralized levels of governance on migration governance and responses to displacement.

This process will build on IOM’s existing training materials, guidelines and experience supporting local authorities such as the UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, the Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility Migration and Development and IOM’s work supporting Community Stabilisation, emergency preparedness and response and Disaster Risk Reduction at the local level. It will be guided by IOM’s own frameworks such as the Migration Governance Framework and the Migration Crisis Operational Framework.

This will also be done in line with IOM’s efforts to achieve the actionable commitments of the Global Compact on Migration which fully recognises the need for a whole-of-government approach to migration including in partnership with local and regional authorities. The materials will also be aligned with IOM’s efforts to support member states implement other global frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Agenda for Humanity all of which recognize that good migration governance and the integration of displacement in national development planning will be a success factor for their achievement as well as the key role of local and regional authorities as both development, humanitarian and migration governance actors.

The consultant will report directly to the Senior Specialist in Migration and Development who is the head of the Unit.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Objectives:

This consultancy has four key objectives:

(i) Undertake a mapping of relevant locally-led migration governance efforts in order to have a detailed overview of IOM’s work in this area which should include:

a. An analytical overview of the mapping.

b. A complementary set of policy and practical recommendations on how to support local and regional authorities in this role.

c. Identify some good practices and develop case studies to illustrate these.

(ii) Finalise IOM’s Roadmap on Engaging at the Local Level.

(iii) Review of all existing IOM and external training materials in relevant subject areas. (iv) Develop the curricula of the training building on existing materials as per point (iii)

Target: IOM staff with a view to enhancing their ability to engage and support decentralised government actors.

Tasks to be performed under this contract:

• Undertake an exercise to gather relevant material from IOM HQ and field colleagues on activities they are involved in that relate to migration governance at the local level. Where possible, use information obtained from the field through the recent Institutional Questionnaire reporting exercise as the starting point for this activity together with an analysis of IOM’s project database.

• Identify a sample set of projects across departments and ranging across all typologies identified, to be analyzed in more depth in order to identify good practices and lessons learnt. Carry out follow up interviews with relevant actors/ IOM colleagues where necessary.

• Analyse the mapping results and good practices identified in order to provide an overview of the key features of these and a set of policy and practical recommendations on how to support local and regional authorities in this role.

• Feed the above into updating and finalising IOM’s Roadmap on Engaging at the Local Level which should include outlining the typologies and main characteristics of the mapped local initiatives as well as policy and practical recommendations on how to engage and support local and regional authorities in their efforts, in line with the commitments outlined in the GCM, 2030

Agenda on Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and IOM’s own frameworks such as MIGOF, MCOF and MICIC etc.

• Undertake a desk review of existing relevant IOM and other training material and guidelines and propose a content outline for the training curriculum that connects, cross-references and incorporates all existing material.

• Develop the training curricula in collaboration with relevant IOM field and HQ colleagues as necessary to gather input and information such as case studies, helpful tools and further resources that can be embedded into the curriculum.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment

• Create a repository of all the mapped migration initiatives at local level

• Identify and develop illustrative case studies on good practices

• Update and finalise IOM’s Roadmap on Engaging at the Local Level

• Content outline for the training curriculum

• Final training curriculum complete with facilitation guide, needs assessments templates, PPT presentations, handouts, mock agendas, case studies all to be defined and agreed upon with the relevant IOM colleagues

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

• Repository of the mapped IOM initiatives at local level – 31st October, 2018

• Selection of good practices illustrated in case studies – 30th November, 2018

• IOM Roadmap finalized – 31st December, 2018

• Content outline for training curricula – 15th January, 2019

• Final training materials – 31st March, 2019

Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost).

The delivery of tasks indicated above will be remunerated by the all-inclusive fee of CHF XXXX. The fee shall be paid in monthly instalments upon receipt and finalisation of deliverables stated below:

  1. Repository of the mapped IOM initiatives at local level, selection of good practices illustrated in case studies

  2. Final draft of IOM Roadmap

  3. Content outline for and then final training materials

• Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in these ToRs

• Timely delivery of deliverables as indicated these ToRs

Coordination

The consultant’s contract will be managed by the Migration and Development Unit in the Labour

Mobility and Human Development Division jointly with the Multilateral Partnerships Division.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Relations, International Development Cooperation, Migration Governance, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with eight years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• A minimum of eight years of professional experience in migration and development area, with proven successful experience in:

  • Designing and delivering training material, guidelines and courses;

  • Extracting knowledge and consolidating this into good practices and case studies;

  • Policy analysis, development, conceptualization of strategic planning approaches, policy and practical recommendations on migration and development issues;

• Excellent knowledge of existing migration and development, humanitarian-development nexus, the New Urban Agenda and other relevant frameworks and approaches;

• Demonstrated international experience as well as experience with an international development organisation or a reputable non-governmental organization on policy/strategy development issues;

• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (word, excel, outlook) and web-based applications.

Languages

Fluent in English. Working knowledge in French and Spanish is an advantage.

Note

• For applicants to be considered, applicants are required to apply via PRIMS IOM e-recruitment system and attach the following:

  • Motivation letter

  • CV

  • Technical proposal outlining the methodology the applicant will apply to achieve the deliverables outlined in the ToR

  • Financial proposal indicating proposed inclusive fees

Desirable Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.

• 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 or visa requirements and security clearances.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 10 October 2018 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 26.09.2018 to 10.10.2018

Requisition: CON 2018/49 – Consultant – Migration and Local Development (55666136) Draft

Posting: Posting NC55668067 (55668067) Released

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Switzerland: Administrative Officer

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Sep 232018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

The Defeat-NCD Partnership

The Defeat-NCD Partnership was established in January 2018 to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are projected to cost tens of billions of dollars with the most adverse consequences falling upon the poorer countries and communities.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and forms part of its growing portfolio of global health related Partnerships such as Stop TB, Roll Back Malaria, Scaling up Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Overall, UNOPS health-related work totaled some US$430 million in 2017 and it is the biggest sector we work in.

Our vision is that of a world in which there is universal health coverage for NCDs. This is a direct contribution to the transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which all nations subscribe.

Our mission is to enable and assist the approximately 100 lower-income and lesser-developed countries to scale-up sustained action against NCDs so that they can progress SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages and, more specifically, to achieve target 3.4 to reduce, by one-third, premature mortality from NCDs by 2030. Our initial focus is on diabetes and hypertension with expansion to other NCDs in due course probably starting with the early detection and treatment of cervical and breast cancer.

Defeat-NCD is a ‘public-private-people’ Partnership that is an autonomous inclusive programme of the United Nations system. Our membership and governance include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, academia, philanthropic foundations, and the business sector. We subscribe to the ethical principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We follow the technical norms and guidance issued by the World Health Organization. Our operating procedures derive from United Nations rules but are designed to be fast and responsive. We work in a complementary and coordinated way with other health and development actors at all levels.

The secretariat of the Defeat-NCD Partnership is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, the Administrative Specialist provides the full range of administrative support to the Directorate (Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive Officers) and the senior management team through effective collaboration with the Defeat-NCD Partnership personnel and partners, to ensure efficient operations of the Secretariat. The incumbent assists the Special Assistant in providing compelling and dependable advice to Senior Management on all relevant administrative and operational issues. S/he also helps the Special Assistant in the coordination/management of the Executive Office so that it can efficiently support the Chief Executive Officer.

This post is located in the Office of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Defeat Non Communicable Diseases Partnership. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the CEO.

The Executive Assistant manages the daily operation of the Chief Executive Officer’s office by:

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  1. Reporting to the Special Assistant, the Administrative Specialist serves as principal administrative assistant to the CEO, responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the CEO’s Office. Analyses and maintains an overview of the work of the office of the CEO and Secretariat to ensure that timely administrative support is provided. Organizes daily agenda and meetings, participates in meetings and discussions on important and sensitive issues, interprets and assesses the impact of changes. Provides guidance to, and coordinates the work of staff in the CEO’s Office and, as required, other team assistants.

  2. Plans and coordinates the CEO’s duty travel, public appearances and meetings with government officials, other partners and DNCD staff. Liaises to arrange itineraries of field visits; prepares/collates briefing materials under the guidance of the Special Assistant and programme managers.

Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16357

Qualifications

Education

  • University degree (masters) or undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s) in International Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field is required.

Experience

  • With master’s degree 5 years or undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, preferably of working in the Executive Office setting of a United Nations agency or International Organisation, and directly in support of the Chief Executive and/or Senior Management Team. Of which a minimum of 3 years’ experience in administrative services and external relations is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word applications required.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Able to establish a high level of trust and confidentiality internally, and credibility externally.
  • Proactive and ability to anticipate the needs of the Chief Executive while working autonomously in a fast paced, highly matrixed Partnership.

Languages

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another United Nations official language is preferred.

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 10-Oct-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16357
  • 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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Switzerland: Chief Financial Officer

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Sep 232018
 

Organization: Jesuit Worldwide Learning-Higher Education at the Margins
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Sep 2018

Who We Are

Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins (JWL) is a collaborative global partnership comprised of organizations, institutions, companies and, above all, people, to provide tertiary education to those who would otherwise not have access to higher learning opportunities. It draws on the rich and centuries long Jesuit tradition of higher education and through a blended on-site and on-line approach mobilizes the resources of Jesuit and other worldwide networks of educational institutions.

Since 2010, in partnership with local Jesuit Provinces and partners, professors and Universities around the world, more than 5000 students have studied in JWL programs. JWL started as a pilot program offering an on-line Diploma in Liberal Studies to refugees and host community members in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, Kakuma refugee camp in north-west Kenya, and in the city of Amman, Jordan. By 2014 JWL has enabled refugees and host community members to study different Community Service Learning Tracks, which are certificate courses that serve the needs of the community in local areas such as teacher education, counseling and English as a foreign language. Since 2017, JWL has revised its offerings to expand its tertiary academic degree programs, post-secondary professional certified programs and by introducing a robust Global English Language program. Needs are identified by the students, leaders of the community and the on-site partner.

Our Vision: provide tertiary learning to people and communities at the very edges of our societies – be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement (refugees) – so that they can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together we will foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world. Learning Together to Transform the World.

General Position Overview

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is based in JWL’s global headquarter office in Geneva and will report to the Executive President. The CFO will be responsible for managing and overseeing globally all JWL financial and accounting activities as well as contributing to the organization’s fundraising team and function, and in doing so will contribute to JWL’s effort to build and cultivate strong relationships with donors, foundations, grant institutes and corporate sponsors. The CFO will be a member of the Global Leadership Team (GLT) and as such will serve as internal consultant and subject matter expert to the members of the GLT, Global Advisory Board and other key stakeholders on all financial matters, make recommendations and suggest pro-active strategies to keep JWL on track and financially healthy.

List of General Responsibilities

The CFO will manage all financial aspects, including investments and audit activities as well as oversee cash flow planning, Community Learning Center (CLC) financial management (where directly managed) and tracking operational metrics (KPIs). In coordination with the GLT, the CFO will prepare and review all budgets. The CFO is responsible ensuring that JWL manages its resources in the most beneficial way to maximize the impact of the organization’s funding. The CFO will help set funding priorities and plans, and will work collaboratively with staff throughout the organization to project manage grant writing activities and partnership agreements. The key responsibilities of the CFO as follows:

Member of the Global Leadership Team

  • Support the GLT on financial elements of strategic planning and decision-making to ensure achievement of organizational mission
  • Participate in the internal planning regarding JWL’s proposed program expansions, to ensure alignment of proposed program and planning with financial projections and funding availability
  • Prepare and submit quarterly Finance report to the Global Advisory Board and Operations and Finance Sub-Committee
  • Sit as a representative on the Fundraising Sub-Committee and on the Operations and Finance Sub-Committee

Oversee the Financial Activities of JWL

  • Entity financial and audit oversight for JWL’s four(4) operational units: Swiss Association, USA 501c(3) (legally reporting to the represented – Chief Operation Officer), an affiliated India-based entity and in 2019 the German Association (legally reporting to the represented – Chief of Staff)
  • Manage day-to-day financial operations, including the preparation of accurate and timely management and financial information for each operational unit and a globe consolidate report
  • Ensure full implementation of budgeting and fund/grant financial reporting (multi-currency and multi-operational unit) within JWL’s global financial management system (ABILA)

  • Manages and supervises accounting staff (currently two- one in India and the USA)

  • Perform monthly financial controlling and reconciliations to ensure compliance, proper stewardship and data integrity

  • Supervise the accounting department activities to ensure timely and diligent day-to-day operations of transactions into ABILA

  • Where JWL directly manages the CLCs, service as the focal point for all financial matters including cash advances, expense reports and financial reporting

  • Ensure compliance with JWL policies and procedures and external (donor/grants/legal/IRS) requirements including all reporting required by foundations and other private donors

Management Reporting and Analysis

  • Oversee cash flow management and monitor budgets including presenting consolidated monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements to the GLT and GAB in order to monitor, evaluate and optimize cash-flow and liquidity
  • Coordinate all audit activities (including external audits) and ensure all financial operations comply with federal and local laws where JWL operates, including compliance with public European funding and US public funding agencies
  • Track important KPIs and analyze trends including forecast return on investment (ROI) for current and future programs

Budgets and Forecasts

  • Prepare and manage all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes (including administration of partnership agreements)
  • Oversight and review of funding sources and partnership agreement financial terms and reporting of any variances or fluctuations
  • Provide oversight for all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes to ensure compliance with donor restricted funding provisions
  • Evaluate feasibility of approved budget amendments proposed by the COO and ensure their timely reallocation, when appropriate
  • Undertake remote and onsite regional financial reviews, in particular in locations where JWL manages directly the CLC financial reporting, working in close collaboration with the local team, Executive President and the GLT

Fundraising

  • At the directions of the Executive President, support, develop and maintain strong relationships with key donors by representing JWL to donors, foundations and public officials for all financial matters
  • Ensure the preparation of the monthly funding analysis
  • Organize and coordinate the writing and preparation of financial narrative reports, supplemental documents, and other correspondence for submission to foundations, corporate sources and potential funders
  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures necessary for JWL to access public government funding (i.e. ECHO, USAID)
  • Manage and supervise Geneva-based fundraising team staff (currently one in Geneva)
  • At the direction of the Executive President, coordinate fundraising team’s research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Travel frequency about 10% of time.

List of Required Qualifications & Competencies

To be successful in this role, the candidate should have:

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, or related areas and CPA/ACA qualification or equivalent
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience with a proven track record working within a finance department as a CFO or Global Financial Controller or in a similar capacity with an international organization (preferably with a non-profit organization – experience with Fund Accounting principles and norms)
  • A strong technical knowledge of accounting standards, concepts, practices and procedures relating to accounting, financial controls and financial information systems

  • Experience with external audit, compliance, regulatory oversight, consolidations and foreign currency transactions

  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, management reporting and analysis as well as grant budgets, proposals and reports

  • Confidence working in a multicultural, global environment, building and maintaining strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and colleagues

  • The ability to lead and motivate staff based both locally and remotely, as well as being comfortable working on a day-to-day basis with limited direction

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills as well as experience with one or more accounting systems (ideally ABILA, ACCPAC or SAGE). They should also be Proficient with other Microsoft Office programs and relevant Google apps,

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Willingness to work in and travel to refugee settings in challenging environments

  • Fluency in English and proficiency in French (German a plus)

  • Must be able to start employment by November 1, 2018

Essential Aptitudes

  • Value a working environment built around the key values in Jesuit Higher Education: Cura Personalis and Pastoralis, Magis, Men and Women for and with Others.
  • Seek creativity and innovation by finding new and unique ways to improve the organization and support its mission of servicing those at the margins.
  • Foster a strong teamwork mentality that can succeed in a remote and virtual working atmosphere spanning multiple countries, cultures and time zones.
  • Be a part of the organization vision by becoming a positive influencer and collaborator to help ensure key achievements and goals are met.
  • Align working practices consistent with the values and mission of the organization as an NGO/non-profit.
  • Ability to understand the multicultural, global environment of the organization and effectively communicate accordingly (not only verbal and written but also with effective listening).

How to apply:

To apply, interested candidates can send their resume along with salary expectations and notice period information to Christa.Bathany@jwl.org. Position is located in Geneva, Switzerland. No relocations expenses will be covered. Required start date is November 1, 2018.

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Switzerland: Policy Specialist – Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

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Sep 162018
 

Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat – Country Liaison Team

Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5119/16376

Level: ICS-10
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-2
Duration: Open-ended

Application period: 07-Sep-2018 to 23-Sep-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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.

Functional Resposibilities

Central to the SUN Movement Secretariat, and reporting to the Coordinator of the Country Liaison Team, is a team of Policy Specialists who liaise with SUN countries.

Each Specialist is responsible for establishing and maintaining a dynamic working relationship with 8-10 SUN countries. The Specialist’s primary contact in each SUN country is a SUN Focal Point. Specialists must also work closely with UN agencies, civil society organizations, businesses, academics and other development partners active in each country. Specialists actively assist SUN Focal Points, and the multi-stakeholder platforms they work with, to: achieve their objectives, implement national nutrition plans, strengthen policy, legislation, institutions and actions for improved nutritionat country level.

Policy specialists ensure that the broader national or international community of stakeholders is aware of the challenges each SUN country is facing, and mobilized to provide technical assistance. Specialists support the stakeholders in creating and strengthening opportunities in each country for accelerating progress, scaling up results, share and learn. Like all in the SUN Movement, Specialists are vigilant that the SUN Movement’s principles are always upheld, everywhere.

Policy Specialists must therefore be in frequent contact with a large and diverse network of in-country stakeholders, primarily via telephone, teleconference, and email – often in different time zones. They must be able to sustain productive exchanges with actors that are busy, and whose means of communication can be limited. Specialists also travel periodically to the countries in their portfolio, or to selected global events. Specialists produce high-quality written or oral briefs for members of SUN Networks, the SUN Coordinator and the Secretariat, and external audiences. These briefs should make clear recommendations based on political-economy analysis, data and insights into policy processes.

Policy Specialists are expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and result oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism and integrity.

Policy Specialists have the following responsibilities in support of a portfolio of SUN Countries

A. Support SUN Countries including:

  • Support with their strategies and priorities;
  • Support (further) development of a stakeholder platform that is aligned and focused on implementation of scalable and replicable results;
  • Support with the Identification and encouragement of opportunities for government and other actors to accelerate impact in-country;
  • Support peer-to-peer learning between SUN Countries
  • Assist with the facilitation of virtual exchanges or meetings among groups of SUN Countries facing similar nutritional challenges, among those in comparable contexts, or neighbors in Regional Economic Communities;
  • In response to SUN Countries’ requests, broker access to effective and predictable support from within the Movement, and maintain up-to-date records of country needs and priorities;
  • Identify and highlight common, or recurring capacity gaps and support to overcome them and prevent new gaps

B. Track and analyze country progress, challenges and opportunities, including:

  • Assist with the Movement’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system;
  • Assist SUN countries with organizing and conducting their annual Joint Assessment ensuring their timely and quality participation;
  • Assist with the SUN Movement Annual Progress Report, country briefs, case studies, and the SUN website by compiling and analyzing country information, and documenting lessons learnt on effective multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approaches to improving nutrition;
  • Assist with other documents as required by SUN Countries, Networks, the Executive Committee, and Lead Group

Education

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

Experience

At least five years (seven years with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in an international working environment, is required.

At least three years of field experience in multi-sector programmes and policies, in food and nutrition security, food systems, trade, responsible business, gender equity or local government is desirable.
Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.

Hands-on experience in SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable
Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Abililty to strengthen team spirit and impact.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams.

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in either Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of Russian or Arabic is an asset.

How to apply:

Apply here: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16376#1

More information about the SUN Movement: http://scalingupnutrition.org

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Switzerland: Senior Programme Officer, Multiple positions

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Sep 162018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

Background Information – Job Specific

The Defeat-NCD Partnership was established in January 2018 to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are projected to cost tens of billions of dollars with the most adverse consequences falling upon the poorer countries and communities.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and forms part of its growing portfolio of global health related Partnerships such as Stop TB, Roll Back Malaria, Scaling up Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Overall, UNOPS health-related work totaled some US$430 million in 2017 and it is the biggest sector we work in.

Our vision is that of a world in which there is universal health coverage for NCDs. This is a direct contribution to the transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which all nations subscribe.

Our mission is to enable and assist the approximately 100 lower-income and lesser-developed countries to scale-up sustained action against NCDs so that they can progress SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages and, more specifically, to achieve target 3.4 to reduce, by one-third, premature mortality from NCDs by 2030. Our initial focus is on diabetes and hypertension with expansion to other NCDs in due course probably starting with the early detection and treatment of cervical and breast cancer.

Defeat-NCD is a ‘public-private-people’ Partnership that is an autonomous inclusive programme of the United Nations system. Our membership and governance include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, academia, philanthropic foundations, and the business sector. We subscribe to the ethical principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We follow the technical norms and guidance issued by the World Health Organization. Our operating procedures derive from United Nations rules but are designed to be fast and responsive. We work in a complementary and coordinated way with other health and development actors at all levels.

The secretariat of the Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by UNOPS in Geneva, Switzerland.

Functional Responsibilities

The Senior Programme Officer will work as part of the Programmes Team of The Defeat-NCD Partnership S/he will be a dynamic and highly motivated professional with public health programming experience. S/he will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the country-based strategies and activities of The Defeat-NCD Partnership, as well as contribute to global knowledge-sharing. S/he will interact at country, regional, and global levels with a wide range of people within and outside the United Nations system, across member states and civil society and the business community as well as with the many other stakeholders in The Defeat-NCD Partnership. The position requires good technical and programming design judgement, excellent interpersonal diplomatic skills, problem solving capability, advocacy and an aptitude for partnership development. This should be underpinned with an analytical mind, clear writing skills and ability to distill strategic debates and options.

The Senior Programme Officer will work in close collaboration with other members of the Programmes and Operations teams, and external stakeholders and partners to ensure scaling-up of the action against NCDs at country level, and the distilling and sharing of knowledge and experience at the global level.

Please visit the online vacancy for further information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16319

Qualifications

Education

  • A Master’s Degree in health area such as public health, global health, health economics among others is required.

Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in international health or development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word applications required.
  • High quality drafting and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Able to establish a high level of trust and confidentiality internally, and credibility externally.
  • Able to travel on country missions, including in the field.

Language

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another United Nations official language is preferred.

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 19-Sept-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16319
  • 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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Switzerland: WILPF opens two Communication Internships 2018/2019

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Sep 162018
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our two upcoming Communication Internships. The first internship is open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit. It runs from 22 October 2018 to 19 April 2019 (6 months). The second is open to all applicants. It will start around 15 April 2019 and last between 4-6 months.

Internship description

As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

We expect you to:

  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
  • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
  • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
  • be able to meet tight deadlines;
  • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
  • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
  • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

The practical stuff

The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.ch by 21 September 2018 for our Winter Internship and 19 October 2018 for our Spring Internship. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2018” or “Communications Internship Spring 2019” in the subject field.

Please note that the Winter 2018 Internship is only open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

Read more about WILPF on www.wilpf.org and/or follow us on our social media.

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Switzerland: Policy Specialist

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Sep 162018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

Background Information – ECR

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

ECR ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.

ECR operates global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and country-specific programmes from its operations and project centres located in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.

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.

Please visit the online vacancy for further information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16376

Qualifications

Education

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

Experience

  • At least five years (seven years with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in an international working environment, is required.
  • At least three years of field experience in multi-sector programmes and policies, in food and nutrition security, food systems, trade, responsible business, gender equity or local government is desirable.
  • Understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.
  • Hands-on experience in SUN country-owned and country-driven initiatives for development is desirable.

Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
  • Abililty to strengthen team spirit and impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams.

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in either Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Russian or Arabic is an asset.

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 23-Sept-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16376
  • 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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