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Switzerland: Individual Contractor: Intranet Communication Specialist, Planning Reporting Information Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) section, Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division, UNICEF, Geneva, Switzerland

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Dec 162018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Dec 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

The Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan sets out the results and strategies that UNICEF will pursue to maximize resources and leverage the influence of the private sector, defined as the general public, civil society, business and private foundations and other social groups that influence decision-makers. The Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan supports the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and other organizational strategies and frameworks.

In implementing this Plan, National Committees, UNICEF country offices and headquarters divisions will work together to expand strategic engagement with the private sector and advocate to advance child rights. Knowledge sharing, supported by collaborative tools and mechanisms to optimize the use and exchange of information and experience, is one of the key crosscutting enabling strategies in the Plan.

The PFP Intranet plays a central role in this endeavor as the key information source for National Committees and County Offices and daily work tool for PFP staff in Geneva.

How can you make a difference?

The Intranet Communication Specialist position will support the PRIME team in providing support to:

  • The Intranet Manager for the migration of the Intranet to the new communication site template delivered by the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) project,
  • Content publishers in publishing content and guiding them to follow best practices on the current Intranet and new site templates,
  • The PRIME team in publishing content and other responsibilities.
  • Main tasks:

    Working under the supervision of the Intranet Manager and closely with the Internal Communication Manager, the Intranet Communication Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

    Provide support for the migration of the PFP Intranet to the new site templates delivered by the ECM project:

  • Prepare the ground for the migration by computing analytics and reviewing content
  • Participate actively to the update of the information architecture to better meet the needs of the PFP audiences
  • Support the implementation of the updated information architecture to the new site templates delivered by the ECM project
  • Migrate top level pages, including improving their content when necessary
  • Provide ‘Help Desk’ function to answer Intranet publishing technical questions regarding the new site templates
  • Report issues to the Intranet Manager
  • Publish all the PFP policies, procedures and guidance on the Regulatory Framework Library:

  • Participate to the training on how to publish to the Regulatory Framework Library
  • Under the guidance of the PFP Change Manager and in close coordination with the Intranet Manager, migrate identified content from the PFP Intranet to the Regulatory Framework Library and update Intranet pages accordingly
  • As an interim solution until responsibilities within the PRIME team is defined, publish new or updated PFP policies, procedures and guidance on the Regulatory Framework Library
  • Provide support for the establishment of an Intranet strategy for PFP:

  • As part of the establishment of the updated information architecture, support the organization of an Intranet strategy workshop to define roles and responsibilities for the Intranet
  • In close coordination with the Intranet Manager, provide input to and review the draft Intranet strategy
  • Help identify stakeholders (content owners, publishers and any other relevant roles)
  • Provide support to the PRIME team in publishing content on the existing Intranet:

  • Assist in the publishing of content for the PRIME team, including news, announcements, meetings and events, infographics, videos or photos
  • Publish content as assigned by the Intranet Manager or the Internal Communication Manager
  • Provide temporary support to teams that do not have resources to publish on the Intranet
  • Provide publishing support to content publishers for the existing Intranet:

  • ‘Help Desk’ function to answer Intranet publishing technical questions
  • Guide content publishers in how to best publish and write content online following PFP’s Intranet editorial guidelines
  • Make regular quality check and reviews of Intranet content
  • Assist the Intranet Manager during the ‘How to publish on the Intranet’ training sessions
  • Attend the weekly ‘Intranet coffees’ to answer questions and requests from content publishers
  • Support in the gathering of quarterly analytics
  • When required, report change requests to the Intranet Manager
  • Deliverables:

  • Help conduct/or conduct 2 information architecture and governance workshops
  • Migrate landing pages from the top 8 first level entries to new site templates
  • Migrate at least 75 policies, procedures and guidance to the Regulatory Framework Library
  • Help conduct 40 intranet cafés, suggest focus and prepare content
  • Produce 40 quality reviews of the intranet
  • Create and publish 100 intranet pages as assigned by the Internal Communication Manager and Intranet
  • Manager
  • Update 150+ intranet pages
  • Assist with 30 needs analysis sessions
  • Assist the Intranet Manager with the ‘How to publish on the Intranet’ training sessions
  • Support the production of 4 quarterly analytical reports
  • Estimated duration of the contract and proposal:

    The consultancy will be from 21 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 (Part time, 3.5 days per week).

    Reporting:

    The Intranet Communication Specialist will report to the Intranet Manager who will provide overall supervision, direction and guidance.

    Working Conditions:

    The Intranet Communication Specialist will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • First level university degree in information technology and web design with a solid background in public or internal communication.
  • At least 2 years of work experience is required. Proven experience in intranet migration and publishing
  • Solid experience in Office 365 range of products and SharePoint 2013 online
  • Experience with UNICEF and more particularly UNICEF intranet or digital workplace would be a strong asset
  • Good writing and editing skills in English; fluency in other UN languages would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience of working within UNICEF or other UN entities, familiarity with the work of UNICEF National Committees and/or private sector fundraising would be an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Besides fluency in written and spoken English, the following competencies are required:

    UNICEF Core Values:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • UNICEF Core Competencies:

  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Drive for Results
  • Working with People
  • UNICEF Functional Competencies:

  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Technical Competencies:

  • Proficient in writing for the web and Intranet editorial experience
  • Experience in managing a complex information architecture
  • Knowledge of user experience
  • Technologies:

  • Advanced use and knowledge of SharePoint 2013 Online
  • Proficient in Yammer
  • Expertise in Office 365 offering
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

    Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

    Taxation: UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

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

    Candidates not available to start latest 21 January 2019 will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518558

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    Switzerland: Stop TB Partnership – Communications Assistant

     FULL TIME, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Stop TB Partnership – Communications Assistant
    Dec 162018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Jan 2019

    UNOPS hosts the Stop TB Partnership (STBP) Secretariat as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the STP is to realize the goal of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to reach a TB-free world by ensuring that every person affected by the disease has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The STBP is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementationof the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

    The Stop TB Partnership’s Communications and Design Team carry out a diverse range of activities in a busy and time-restricted environment. Projects and campaigns are mostly digital and online basedwith a strong element of social media, traditional press engagement, event coordination and partner relations. The Communication and Design Team is also involved in the creation of tools and style guides to support internal communications and to ensure a consistent external voice of the Partnership.

    Under the shared supervision of the Communications Team and the in-house Designer, the Communications Assistant will act in a support role for a wide range of communications activities, quickly responding to a variety of ad-hoc day-to-day tasks while organizing her/himself across longer term projects. The incumbent will also be expected to support the team in regards to certain trends of contemporary digital marketing, most noteably in social media, and have a clear grip of cause and effect in regards to performance of online activities.The role is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with need-based opportunity for travel.

    The Communications Assistant is expected to undertake the following key functions:

    1. Website

    • Update web pages and images when required, using content and revisions submitted by the Communications and Design Team and other STBP Staff.
    • Monitor the website to guard against errors, and provide ideas for improvement of UX and content.
    • Monitor website performance, audiences and impact through evaluative and analytical tools and the drafting of reports to keep the Communications Team up to date.

    2. Social Media

    • Draft visual content and copy for use across popular social media for review by the Communications and Design Team;
    • Social media listening – monitor the digital domain for mentions of STBP in social media and online news and create reports to keep the Communications Team up to date.
    • Keep abreast of social media trends and good practices and inform the team on such.
    • Support the team suggesting opportunities and strategies to improve STBP‘s social media toolbox and impact.
    • Use listening tools and alerts to inform the team of newsworthy content relevant to STBP for use in social media and other channels.
    • Use social media analysis tools to gain insight on STBP social media performance and audiences, and support with ideas to streamline outputs for better outcomes. Prepare evaluation reports to keep the team informed;

    3. Copywriting

    • Create basic drafts in English for news alerts, blogs, social media and campaign content for review by the Communication Officers
    • Proofread existing copy written by the Communications Team, other STBP staff and collaborating journalists and writers.

    4. Marketing emails

    • Support the team in their use of the email marketing tool (MailChimp). Help to develop compelling email alerts and newsletters.
    • Keep abreast of industry trends, styles and practices in email marketing to support the team on such.
    • Help to build email templates using pre-written texts and images.
    • Monitor email performance and prepare analysis reports.
    • Help to identify and segment current subscriber lists and provide ideas on strategical approaches to expand audience diversity and numbers.

    5. Digital Asset Managing

    • Manage the online STBP library of audio visual stock through a meticulous and straightforward labeling and management approach.
    • Safeguard the STBP branding and style guide by keeping an eye on STBP digital outputs.
    • Help to ensure content creation is in-line with the STBP editorial plan.
    • Support content sharing with STBP partners by striking up relationships with their communications, advocacy and marketing teams.

    6. Press

    • Help to update and expand the STBP press list through approaches to journalists, news desks and relevant publications.
    • Under the guidance of the Communications Team, oversee journalist inquiries.

    6. General Duties

    • Assist the Graphic Design Analyst in creating simple range of visuals to share on social media, website or Mailchimp.
    • Apply initiative and self-organisation in order to support a wide range of ad-hoc communications activities expected in a busy communications and design office.
    • Support the alignment of communications outputs and campaigns across all STP channels.
    • Support the Communications Team and Administrative Assistant in aspects of event coordination and country mission planning as needed.Any other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director in the interest of Stop TB Partnership and its mission.

    To qualify for the position, the ideal candidate should have:

    • A Bachelor degree in any subject related to development, communication or health with additional 2 years of experience.
    • Undergraduate degrees in Communications or related subjects and/or a technical professional License/Diploma in Communications and/or related subjects with additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of a University degree.
    • Additional formal training on communication would be considered an advantage.
    • Two (2) years experience in a communications or public relations environment ideally with an emphasis on digital marketing.
    • Proven background in basic development of creative and compelling digital content.
    • Robust understanding of social media methodology and trends.
    • Experience of using a Website CMS to update and edit a website.
    • Proven skills in basic monitoring, evaluation and analysis of digital marketing activities through industry standard tools would be considered a strong asset.
    • Familiarity with MS Office.
    • Ideally experience working within the development sector.
    • Appreciation of photography and design.
    • Experience with software for use in audio/visual content creation.
    • Familiarity with the Drupal Website CMS.
    • Experience in travelling to and operating within challenging environments.
    • And be fluent in English. Competency in other UN languages will be considered an asset.
      Contract Type, Level and Duration:

    Contract type: I**nternational Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)**
    Contract level: IICA-1 (ICS-8 – P1 equivalent)
    Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘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 **

    How to apply:

    If you are interested, please apply through our system, the link to the vacancy is as per below:
    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16937

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    Switzerland: Recruitment Marketing Officer – Lausanne

     FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Recruitment Marketing Officer – Lausanne
    Dec 142018
     

    Organization: Medair
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 13 Jan 2019

    Role & Responsibilities

    Manage Medair’s international recruitment marketing activities, attracting quality candidates for our internationally recruited staff (IRS) and GSO (Global Support Office) roles. Prepare high quality recruitment marketing communications to targeted markets, by ensuring the increasing reach of Medair promotion externally on key humanitarian, sector specific, professional and Christian websites, at relevant events, and within professional training institutions. Manage and develop recruitment contact networks from Medair alumni, public, church, and training networks as well as LinkedIn. Strong focus on building French-speaking candidate pool in Switzerland and internationally.

    Project Overview

    Medair GSO provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and GSO staff.

    Workplace & Conditions

    Medair GSO, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

    Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

    As soon as possible. Full time.

    Key Activity Areas

    Recruitment Communications & Networking

    · Coordinate sending vacancies to key publics in Medair’s main language groups (EN / FR / NL / DE).

    · Prepare inspiring and interesting content for email communications to differing audiences.

    · Manage the subscriber databases ensuring the right subscribers receive the right communications.

    · Search for key potential candidates in LinkedIn and Devex online databases as appropriate, preparing candidate lists for pre-selection for pro-active recruitment communications and follow-up.

    · Lead Medair recruitment networking by researching and contacting key church, training, professional group and partner organisations with a Swiss and International French bias.

    · In collaboration with GSO and Field HR officers, create brand-ready job announcements.

    · Promote Medair jobs on Medair website and on key external humanitarian / development / professional / Christian websites, in English and French.

    · Collaborate with team members to update and improve key information and content on the Medair recruitment website as well as the key external recruitment documents.

    · Support on key external website contracts and job postings packages.

    Recruitment Events

    · Lead, coordinate and prepare Medair attendance at relevant and targeted events.

    · Manage the logistics of each event, from start to finish (contacting organisers, building teams, preparing stand layout, ensuring professional follow-up with individuals and networks…).

    Social Media

    · Ensure Medair recruiting focused channels (LinkedIn, Twitter etc.) are regularly invested in with updates (videos, photos, stories) and inspirational and motivational recruitment content.

    Recruitment Resources

    · Help coordinating and preparing Medair recruitment related content resourcing in liaison with the communications teams and field communications officers.

    Recruitment Activity Analysis

    · Support the Recruitment Coordinator by preparing relevant monthly, quarterly and annual statistics (Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Campaign Monitor, Qlik based reporting).

    Recruitment Projects & Administration

    · Lead the implementation of international French focused recruitment activities.

    · Support the development of Medair recruitment projects, including the Alumni Network.

    · Recommend and integrate new recruitment activities into the ongoing recruitment strategy and plans.

    Affiliate Office Support

    · Develop sturdy recruitment support to affiliate offices as required, helping to research, target and implement relevant recruitment approaches.

    · Help providing answers to recruitment related queries from affiliates.

    · Follow-up regarding recommendations or affiliate communications related to specific applicants.

    · When appropriate, support affiliates at events in their region, especially for French-speaking audiences.

    Team Spiritual Life

    · Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

    · Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

    · Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

    This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

    Qualifications

    · Business Administration / Communications qualification.

    · Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

    · Two year’s minimum experience working in communications, marketing, or recruitment related fields.

    · Very good knowledge of Word and Excel. Powerpoint is an asset.

    · Ability to work well with database / internet tools.

    · Attention to detail, conscientious, trustworthy, effective and organized.

    · Sense of initiative and responsibility, strong ability to learn quickly.

    · Able to work independently and to lead projects autonomously and with other collaborators.

    · Capable of working in a multi-cultural environment.

    · Strong team player with a collaborative and servant spirit.

    How to apply:

    Before you apply

    Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

    a) Medair organisational values.

    b) Profiles sought and Benefits Package for Global Support Office Staff.

    Application Process

    a) go to our Current Vacancies page

    b) and apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile).

    Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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    Switzerland: Security and Logistics Manager (CHEG18.762)

     FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Security and Logistics Manager (CHEG18.762)
    Dec 112018
     

    Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

    The UK Mission in Geneva forms part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. Our Corporate Services Team is responsible for delivering financial, HR, estates, procurement, IT, security and protocol services to approximately 70 Staff at the UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.

    We are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Security and Logistics Manager.

    The main purpose of the job is: responsibility for the security of UK Mission staff, property and assets, as well as responsibility for logistical matters; management of 3 drivers and supervision of team of external security contractors; delivery of logistical arrangements for all high profile visits and events; Building, developing and leveraging network of key Swiss, UN, diplomatic and HM Government stakeholders; responsibility for all aspects of security of the UK Mission, its personnel and its properties; organising Crisis Management and Business Continuity planning and operations.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Security:

    Manage Mission office and residential property security ensuring that all staff and their families and assets are well protected. Ensure that the security strategy for the Mission is kept updated and compliant with organisational policies. Use information sources to conduct threat and vulnerability assessments. Expert for all security related matters including the Mission’s State of Vigilance. Provide regular training and briefing to staff and detailed security advice to staff travelling overseas. Point of contact for Geneva airport security issues, including in case of a crisis. Conduct recruitment security interviews and make recommendations on the level of security clearance for new staff. Responsible for certain security-related IT functions and the smooth functioning of the Diplomatic Bag.

    Logistics and Transport Management:

    Ensure VIP visits run smoothly. Participate in and provide expert input into Mission committees (eg, Estates and Security Committee; Housing Committee). Chair Property Compliance Audit meetings and ensure compliance with FCO policies and guidelines. Build and maintain a substantial network of national and Whitehall contacts. Manage and motivate the driver team to deliver a high-level service to all customers and stakeholders. Work flexibly and act as the Mission ‘out-of-hours’ duty officer for all issues, for both Mission staff and external stakeholders.

    Crisis & Business Continuity planning:

    Ensure that the Mission’s Crisis Planning and Business Continuity Management plans are up to date, in consultation with Berne. Assess, write and implement the Mission Business Continuity Plan. Act as initial point of contact and first responder for the Mission in the event of a Crisis involving the Mission. Liaise with the British Embassy Bern consular team on all Crisis related matters, Crisis compliance, Crisis training and exercises and the allocation of Mission resources to Crisis matters.

    How to apply:

    We do not accept CVs. In order to apply, please follow this link: https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/7811-Security-and-Logistics-…

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    Switzerland: Senior Country Finance Expert

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Senior Country Finance Expert
    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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    Switzerland: Senior Development Officer – Zurich

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    Dec 112018
     

    Organization: Medair
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Jan 2019

    Role & Responsibilities

    In collaboration with the Swiss German Office team, develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility.

    Project Overview

    Be responsible for a portfolio of foundations that will contribute significantly to our annual fundraising targets. Acquire new foundations by networking, researching and building relationships.

    Workplace & Conditions

    Medair Zurich, Switzerland.

    Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

    Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

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

    Key Activity Areas

    Fundraising With Foundations

    · Maintain personal contact with representatives of foundations and board members and build positive and sustainable relationships.

    · Manage a portfolio of foundations, identify potential projects and submit proposals and reports in a timely manner.

    · Coordinate internally with Programs, Finance and the field locations to establish appropriate project proposals and reports incl. translation from English into German.

    · Acquire new foundations by researching and networking to extend portfolio with additional foundations.

    · In collaboration with the Zurich team, create communication material such as writing project summaries, reports, letters, brochures and presentations.

    Support & Promote Medair Fundraising Events

    · In collaboration with Zurich team, support and promote Medair fundraising events to attract new people and/or consolidate existing relationships.

    Other

    · Increase brand awareness and seek proactively opportunities to position Medair within the targeted audiences.

    Team Spiritual Life

    · Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

    · Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

    · Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

    This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

    Qualifications

    · Degree level in International Relations or Business Development / Sales / Communication / Account Management.

    · Project Management certification is a plus.

    · Strong working knowledge of English and German (spoken and written).

    · Working knowledge of Swiss German and French (spoken and written) is an asset.

    Experience / Competencies

    · Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising, sales or communication.

    · Experience and understanding of project management.

    · Overseas experience in a humanitarian / development setting.

    · Excellent written communication skills including translation from English into German.

    · Advanced user of MS Office. Experience in CRM / sales management software.

    · Ability to bring complex information in a simple way to the point without losing essential content.

    · Analytical skills and ability to identify potential of projects and audiences.

    · Strategic thinking. Networking skills.

    · Goal, output and performance oriented.

    · Perseverance and long term perspective.

    · Persistence and people-oriented.

    · Self-driven and intrinsic motivation.

    · Collaborative team player.

    How to apply:

    Before you apply

    Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

    a) Medair organisational values.

    b) Profiles sought and Benefits Package for Global Support Office Staff.

    Application Process

    a) go to our Current Vacancies page

    b) and apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile).

    Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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    Switzerland: Policy Dialogue Advisor

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    Dec 092018
     

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Jan 2019

    Background Information – Job-specific

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

    Reporting to the Head, Global Policy and Innovation, the Policy Dialogue Advisor engages in authoritative dialogues with relevant global partners in the United Nations system and beyond, on strategic issues of common interests including women and girls’ empowerment, climate change mitigation, health and sanitation, and urbanisation, with a view to advancing the Council’s role in positively influencing their impact on sustainable development goals relevant to sanitation and hygiene. Working directly with country programme teams and technical units, the Policy Dialogue Advisor distills from the global dialogue the relevant approaches for WSSCC and, simultaneously, projects the national and local experience of the Council’s work into the global discussion.

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Leads global and regional knowledge sharing initiatives on WSSCC policies that can improve approaches to sanitation and hygiene by international agencies and sector ministries as a means to achieve positive outcomes for sustainable development goal 6 and demonstrates the utility of partnering with the council on these subjects.
    • Acts as a conduit between global and national policy dialogues through participation in informing both of trends and issues emerging at national levels and lessons learnt globally, adding value by bringing the language and insights of each constituency to the other.
    • Develops policy papers, products, presentations tailored to different audiences, workshops, conferences that showcase the unique perspective of WSSCC.
    • In cooperation with the office of the Executive Director, engages with the Council’s membership and wherever possible enroll their participation in advancing the Council’s policy dialogue efforts worldwide.
    • Working with Global Policy Team and programme managers continuously assesses relevance and performance of policy initiatives seeking new opportunities to innovate and make more relevant the policies of WSSCC.
    • In close collaboration with the sub regional units, and National Counterparts gathers relevant updates, data and results on specific country experiences that feed into the regional and global policy dialogues.
    • In cooperation with the Communication cluster, designs and implements sensitization campaigns at the global and regional level; participates in such campaigns at the national level when appropriate as part of WSSCC country cooperation agreements.
    • Develops peer network of work planning experts across similar organizations testing and recommending to management new modalities for the Council.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education

    • Master’s degree in public health, sanitation, development studies, or relevant fields is required.**Experience**

    • Minimum seven years of relevant professional experience in health, or WASH, advocacy, or policy development management areas is required.**Language**

    • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

    Competencies

    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.

    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.

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Functional competencies

    • Demonstrate ability of translating international policies in relevant sectors and advise for strategical implementation.
    • Demonstrate good theoretical knowledge of relevant international law,
    • Knowledge and experience in program management as well as international health and sanitation issues
    • Knowledge of internationally reconized regulations, rules, policies, procedures and practices desirable;
    • Proficiency in legal drafting and ability to draft concisely and under time pressure; good interpersonal and communication (spoken and written) skills.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational and negotiating skills.
    • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Fixed Term Staff Contract
    Contract level: ICS11 / P4
    Contract duration:One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.
    For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.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
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • 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.
    PLEASE INCLUDE A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION*

    Background Information – UNOPS

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

    Diversity

    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

    How to apply:

    To apply, please follow the link below.

    https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16939#7

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    Switzerland: CONSULTANCY – Project Manager and Fundraiser

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    Dec 062018
     

    Organization: International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Dec 2018

    *Please note that this position will be opened upon approval of project proposal by donors.*

    EMPLOYER: International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)

    TITLE OF THE MANDATE: Project Manager and Fundraiser

    TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultancy

    RESPONSIBLE TO: CCIG Secretary General and Board

    STARTING DATE: January 2019

    ENDING DATE: March 2020

    ACTIVITY RATE: 20% corresponding to 56 workdays (flexibility required depending on the phase of the project)

    PLACE: CCIG Office, rue de Varembé 1, 1202 Geneva (Switzerland)

    SUMMARY OF THE MANDATE

    The primary focus of the Consultant’s work will be: Management of Projects and Fundraising.

    Specific services shall include:

    1. Management and Reporting of the project titled “Strengthening Bolivia’s civil society in the context of the 2019 Universal Periodic Review (UPR)”.
    2. Fundraising, including preparation of funding applications.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Implementation of project activities (based in Geneva and possible travel in Bolivia):

    • Responsible for providing logistical support for project activities (e.g. the organization of meetings, travels and training sessions for NGO representatives).

    • Ensuring compliance to project control processes and maintains/improves long term planning based on internal & external benchmarks (follow the project expenses and cash flow, monitor project deliverables, provide reliable data and analyses).

    • Preparation and supervision of invoices, receipts and other evidences of expenditure.

    • Coordination with CCIG Accountant to ensure that project incomes and expenditures are correctly reflected in CCIG annual financial report, in accordance with donors’ requirements.

    • Coordination with CCIG Secretary General and Board Members to continuously update on financial situation of project and upcoming risks & opportunities.

    • Intermediate and final reporting to donors (narrative and financial reports).

    • Research and Prepare package of information for training sessions in the field (including UN documents and other materials);

    • Miscellaneous office tasks and organizational duties.

    • Preparation of at least one new funding proposal.

    ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Fundraising: Maintain timely and consistent contact with current donors and potential donors.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    EDUCATION

    1. Master’s degree in a relevant field, e.g. international relations, international law, human rights, development and cooperation, multicultural communication.

    EXPERIENCE

    1. A minimum of two years’ experience in international NGOs’ environment, in particular in the field of project management.
    2. Knowledge of and experience in working with Catholic-inspired NGOs is highly valued.
    3. Experience in fundraising for international NGOs desirable.

    SKILLS

    · Proven ability to relate to international NGOs and its local members working in the Development and Human Rights.

    · Ability to interface easily and be able to deliver clear and actionable analysis to both CCIG Secretary general and CCIG Accountant.

    · Understanding of Budgeting processes.

    · Knowledge of fund raising/development practices, standards, and reporting.

    · Understanding of Advocacy work within the UN system for the promotion and protection of human rights, including understanding of implications of NGO participation.

    · Knowledge of the functioning of the Universal Periodic Review is highly valued.

    · Personal computers, hardware, and software programs including; Word, Outlook, Excel.

    COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

    • Advanced oral and written communication in English, French and Spanish.

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    · Work effectively without direct supervision.

    · Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.

    For more information on CCIG, please consult our website at: www.ccig-iccg.org

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your CV and Cover letter to: secretariat@ccig-iccg.org by Friday, December 7.

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    Switzerland: Chief of Section (NGO and Civil Society)

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    Dec 062018
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
    The Chief of the Civil Society Section leads a section within the Partnership and Coordination team whose main focus is on strengthening and deepening UNHCR’s engagement with international and national civil society actors, including sports organisations, faith based organisations, refugee-led organizations, volunteer organisations, local actors and more traditional non-governmental organizations. The incumbent heads a team whose responsibilities encompass civil society, NGO and sports partnerships. Under the leadership of the incumbent, the team is responsible for drafting UNHCR’s civil society engagement strategy and ensuring that it is implementable within existing resource constraints.

    The Chief of Section is responsible for establishing an annual work plan, ensuring outreach is pursued and for allocating responsibilities within the team. The section will also provide a first point of entry to actors from these fields that wish to strengthen the cooperation for the benefit of refugees and others of concern. In relation to all partnerships, under the overall guidance of the Head of Service, the incumbent is accountable for trying to foster internal coherence in its approach to both well established and new partnerships. The Chief of Section supervises a Senior Partnerships Officer, who is directly involved in organizing annual consultations with civil society and NGOs; and another Senior Officer in charge of UNHCR’s sports partnerships.

    In addition to formal activities, the position also maintains an informal network of contacts at a variety of levels within civil society organisations.

    In line with the High Commissioner’s Strategic Priorities, the key functions are to: promote and support at global and field levels UNHCR’s partnerships with civil society actors, as well as other key stakeholders, including strategic bilateral partnerships and specific partnership dialogues;
    ensure civil society actors can contact and access UNHCR appropriately, provide information and facilitate contact with other UNHCR entities;
    explore, promote and coordinate bilateral and multilateral partnerships within non/traditional actors interested in improving the humanitarian response and/or the overall protection environment for persons of concern;
    analyse partnership developments, trends and expectations, including within social media, and propose and implement partnership strategies in support of UNHCR’s policy and practice; and

    support UNHCR’s efforts to strengthen coordination and partnership in emergency response.
    The Civil Society Section maintains a strong liaison function with different Divisions and relevant units and operations, with support from and to the Executive Office. This position operates in an internal environment in which UNHCR’s partnership work is spread across a number of different entities at HQs and the field. The Service does not handle implementing partnership issues, but promotes other aspects of partnership and relationship management with the aim of enhancing complementarities with other organisations at a more strategic level.
    Direct supervision and guidance is provided by the Head of Service whose functions also span managing relations with all UNHCR’s partners as well as providing advice and guidance to the senior management on strategic priorities within the inter agency landscape and representing UNHCR at various fora. Advice and operational support may also be provided by the Director of External Relations and by other senior staff in Divisions at Headquarters. The incumbent will also refer to policies, standards, rules and regulations that are in force within UNHCR.

    ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Developmental Studies, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, relevant Social Sciences or related fields Plus minimum 11 years of professional job experience with progressively responsible functions in UNHCR with a broad range of operational and managerial assignments in the Field and at HQs. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of BA/BS) plus 12 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 10 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
    • Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension).

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

    • Broad knowledge of UNHCR policies and procedures.
    • Ability to represent and speak on behalf of the Organization.
    • Strong inter-personal and communication skills (notably negotiation skills).
    • Excellent English drafting ability.
    • Working knowledge of another UN language an asset.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their online application on the UNHCR career page by clicking on the ‘international vacancies’ tab here: https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

    Deadline for applications: Sunday, 16 December 2018 (midnight Geneva time).

    To view all UNHCR vacancies, go to http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

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

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    Switzerland: Senior Energy Officer

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    Dec 062018
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
    Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy services is integral part of humanitarian response and an essential factor in creating sustainable economic development. Energy services are essential for basic human protection and dignity, two of the core ethical aims of humanitarian assistance. Energy services provide cooking, lighting, heating and clean water, and underpin all but the most rudimentary income-earning activities. It is estimated that some 80% of forcibly displaced persons in camps have minimal access to energy for cooking, lighting, education or livelihood activities. Energy poverty in camps leads to insecurity, increased risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), reduced development opportunities, health problems and environmental degradation. In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), access to clean energy could vastly improve the health and well-being of millions of persons.
    The Senior Energy Officer is an expert position based within Technical Services in the Division of Programme Support and Management (DPSM) in HQ Geneva reporting to the DPSM Deputy Director. The incumbent will work closely with the energy and environment team and other units within DPSM, as well as relevant divisions, regional bureaux and external stakeholders.
    The incumbent will provide strategic direction in supporting the organisation to meet the increasing demands of operations for refugees’ access to energy as well as reducing costs and carbon footprint. This dedicated expertise and experience would provide continuity and enhance institutional knowledge in this technical area, mainstreaming energy as a cross-cutting issue across UNHCR operations and within internal guiding frameworks such as the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).

    ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in a field related to natural resource management, energy and environmental sciences, renewable energy, or energy economics/engineering plus minimum 8 years of relevant working experience in energy at professional level, with 3 years in an international capacity, preferably in developing countries. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

    • Experience in energy provision and energy in humanitarian/development settings, planning, and monitoring and evaluation of energy-related projects; demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement projects.

    • Ability to apply knowledge from contemporary research in the field of energy, and translate this into humanitarian settings; familiarity with emerging sustainable and appropriate energy technologies and renewable energy.

    • Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.

    • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches.

    • Strong communication, including written and presentation skills.

    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and a statistical programmes.

    • Fluency in English with strong working knowledge of at least one other UN language, French desirable.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

    • Strong management experience and skills, including in design, project management, resource coordination, planning, and budgeting of small- to medium-scale renewable energy installations in rural and/or refugee settings.

    • Comprehensive understanding of renewable energy systems, electricity, health and safety, in addition to international standards, energy regulation and policy; ability to apply knowledge from contemporary research in the field of energy to diverse humanitarian settings.

    • Experience with energy audits and comparative analyses of energy systems, as well as in negotiations with national and government regulators specifically around technical installations.

    • Knowledge of French language

    How to apply:

    Application

    Interested candidates should submit their online application on the UNHCR career page by clicking on the ‘international vacancies’ tab here: https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

    Deadline for applications: Sunday, 16 December 2018 (midnight Geneva time).

    To view all UNHCR vacancies, go to http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

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

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    Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights Treaties and Humanitarian Funds, JO-107528

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    Dec 062018
     

    Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 May 2019

    INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internships with the Human Rights Treaties Branch (HRTB). The Branch supports the activities of the human rights treaty bodies: committees of independent experts that monitor the implementation of the core international human rights treaties by States parties.

    HRTB consists of the Anti-Torture, Coordination and Funds Section (ACFS), which comprises the Coordination Unit and supports the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), the Sub-committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), and the two OHCHR Humanitarian Funds (the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture and the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Contemporary Forms of Slavery); the Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Section (CPESCRS), which supports the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); the Groups in Focus Section (GIFS), which supports the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW), the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); and the Petitions and Urgent Actions Section (PUAS), which consists of focal points for Urgent Action.

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of the Branch Chief, the intern will be supervised by the respective Chief of Section, and reports to the Committee Secretary or Human Rights Officer in the area of assignment.

    This assignment is normally for an initial period of three (3) months with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months and a commencement date ranging from December 2018 to June 2019.

    APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR PREFERRED THEMATIC AREA AND PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER LETTER OF THE APPLICATION.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.

    Daily responsibilities of interns supporting the Branch will depend on the individual’s

    background. Duties may include but are not limited to: Servicing the meetings of the human rights treaty bodies and their respective working groups; Preparing country and legal analysis and drafting legal background papers for human rights treaty bodies, related both to State reporting procedures and treaty body complaints procedures; Conducting research into and drafting reports on the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies concerned; Assisting with the handling of individual communications received under the different treaty body complaints procedures; Assisting in the preparation of the SPT country visits; Taking notes during the sessions/pre-sessions as well as carrying out administrative duties such as the preparation of documentation and reference files in advance of and during the session; Providing input to outreach and information tasks, including the Branch newsletter; Supporting the work of the Universal Human Rights Index (UHRI) and the treaty body documentation databases; Researching information and developing training exercises for use in capacity building activities on reporting by States to the Treaty Bodies; Preparing the Weekly HRTB Update; Assisting with preparation of reports and background papers for the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the annual meeting of Treaty Body Chairs; Conducting research on treaty body strengthening/reform and/or project management, through the pre-screening, monitoring and evaluation of project proposals awarded or to be awarded by the Humanitarian Funds with the aim of providing direct assistance to victims of torture and/or slavery and their family members; Servicing the sessions of the Board of Trustees of the Humanitarian Funds, including by carrying out research, collecting and analyzing information pertaining to human rights issues, in particular in relation to the redress and rehabilitation of victims of torture and forms of slavery; Increasing the outreach of the Humanitarian Funds, including through updating webpages and other promotional material on the work and impact of the Funds; Supporting the organization of training activities and developing relevant training material; and Performing other duties as requested by the supervisor, as appropriate.

    COMPETENCIES

    COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

    WORK EXPERIENCE: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    LANGUAGES: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish – would be an advantage.

    ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason it is crucial that the cover letter:

    • Specifies the area of interest and earliest date of availability;
    • Explains why you are a suitable candidate for this OHCHR internship assignment;
    • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient; and
    • Notes the present period of academic studies underway and/or the exact title & date that more recent academic degree was awarded.

    IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-inlaw).

    “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child. The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    How to apply:

    Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

    Individuals interested in this internship opportunity MUST submit an on-line submission through Inspira and should IMMEDIATELY establish an account in order to apply to this job opening at: https://inspira.un.org

    Prospective candidates who have ALREADY created an Inspira account should directly visit the United Nations Careers website to view the full listing of OHCHR job openings at: https://careers.un.org/

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    Switzerland: GBV Global Support Team Intern – Paid Internship

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    Dec 062018
     

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Dec 2018

    I. Organizational Context and Scope

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 172-member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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.

    As an important function of its mandate, IOM is the Cluster Lead Agency for Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for natural disaster-induced displacement situations under the 2005 IASC Humanitarian Reform. In line with the commitments to the global Call to Action on Protection Against Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, and in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action (2015), IOM has been working to improve GBV prevention and risk mitigation in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) operations worldwide. Seeking to consolidate and expand upon pilot initiatives, IOM’s interventions have been designed to reduce vulnerabilities to GBV at the onset of emergencies, by building the capacity of field practitioners to identify, prevent and mitigate GBV risks; providing innovative tools to improve the management of sectoral responses and coordination of service provision in response to identified risks; enhancing operational collaboration between CCCM, GBV and other specialized Protection actors; and improving women’s participation in camp governance structures. Building on a better understanding of operational challenges of tackling GBV and the areas in which IOM can most effectively contribute to the collective efforts of the humanitarian system to address such violence, IOM has recently launched its first Institutional Framework for Addressing GBV in Crises (GBViC). The Framework defines the Organization’s vision and approach, and articulates the scope of strategic interventions identified to guide IOM crises operations worldwide in mitigating GBV risks, supporting GBV survivors and addressing the root causes of GBV. The Framework will be accompanied by a toolkit for operationalizing the strategic interventions.

    Under the overall supervision of the Global CCCM Cluster Coordinator and the direct supervision of the GBV Specialist, and in close coordination with the Programme Support Officer (GBV), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the operationalization of IOM’s Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises (GBViC Framework) part of the Safe from the Start (SFTS) Global initiative; contribute to reporting and knowledge management activities within the GBV Global Support Team (GBV Team) ; as well as supporting the daily activities of the GBV Team.

    II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks:

    1. Support the GBV Specialist with reporting activities under the Safe from the Start Project – including by drafting reports, collecting and drafting lessons learned and best practices from the operationalization of the GBViC Framework, and compiling case studies;

    2. Keep abreast of global initiatives, publications and developments related GBV mainstreaming, GBV in emergencies, women’s and girls’ participation in displacement crisis, and other relevant areas, and draft policy and research briefs;

    3. Assist the management of the GBV entry on the Emergency Manual, including updating the text, links and resources; maintenance; tracking of activity and requests for technical support;

    4. Support reporting and communication activities of the GBV Team by drafting information/factsheets, case studies, briefings, newsletters, and project updates;

    5. Support on the design/layout work of documents (information/fact sheets, case studies, briefings, new letters) produced by the GBV Team;

    6. Develop a communications strategy and support day to day information sharing with internal and external stakeholders;

    7. Support planning, logistics, and implementation for GBV related events, including preparation of training, workshops, and simulation exercises;

    8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    III. Competencies

    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies

    Behavioural

    Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines.

    Technical

    Knowledge and expertise in the following software:

    • Demonstrated writing skills (English)
    • Demonstrated computer literacy, including strong command of MS Office Suite
    • Desktop publishing (Adobe Creative Suite, MS Publisher or other publishing tool) (desirable)

    IV. Education and Experience

    a) Completed advance university degree from an accredited academic institution in humanitarian affairs, women and gender studies, development, anthropology, international relations, communications, or other relevant fields of study; or the equivalent combination of a bachelor’s degree and previous humanitarian work experience in relevant areas

    b) Fluency in English and outstanding drafting skills; previous experience in monitoring, reporting and communications with the aid sector is an asset.

    c) Sound knowledge of humanitarian principles, minimum standards, and humanitarian coordination architecture, including the cluster system.

    d) Strong interest and/or exposure to humanitarian affairs, gender-based violence in emergencies, camp coordination and camp management, community participation, and forced migration,

    V. Languages

    Required: Fluent in English

    Advantageous: Other UN official languages

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in PDF format and one file only with name and surname) to cccmrecruitment@iom.int adding GBV Global Support Team Intern in the subject line, no later than Tuesday, December 11th. Incomplete applications or applications with two files will not be considered.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

    Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

    a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

    b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

    c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

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