Switzerland: Intern – Graphic Design

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Jun 232019

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Jul 2019

Position Title : Intern – Graphic Design

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Three months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 03 July 2019

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


Background Information

The Media and Communications Division (MCD) of IOM is comprised of experienced communications professionals based in Geneva and Manila as well as various regional offices. The team provides advice and support on media and public information issues to IOM Headquarters and missions worldwide. It is responsible for media relations as well as producing a variety of other public information materials, including official statements to mark special events, information folders, fact sheets and press briefing notes on specific IOM activities for both online and offline communications outlets.


The successful candidate will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Brand and Graphic Designer and in cooperation with other colleagues in the Field Missions and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Brand and Graphic Designer and in accordance with the overall direction of the Director of Media and Communications, the Intern will focus on supporting communications across the Organization in collaboration with the team members and the overall direction of the Head of the Media and Communications Division, the successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks, subject to the team’s workload and priorities at the time.

The successful candidate will take part in creating and implementing the base material component of IOM visibility as the Organization is currently reviewing and redesigning its visual identity, brand guidelines and website.

The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Produce quality visibility material for the Division.

  2. Produce graphs, charts, illustrative maps, diagrams, icons, and graphics aligned with visual identity charts and elements.

  3. Layout reports, info sheets and other publication materials.

  4. Assist in design and implementation of templates such as brochures, event materials, info sheets, presentations and situation report and convert them to other publishing software (Publisher, Word).

  5. Contribute to web and social media content development, internally and externally.

  6. Assist in developing web design mock-ups for internal and external platforms.

  7. Prepare “ready for production” files in line with print and web best practices.

  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

The successful candidate will acquire technical knowledge in the area of migration and development in the Department of Media and Communications.

He/she can also access online training courses at the disposal of all IOM staff to enhance knowledge in migration governance in general.

He/She will also gain experience in working in an international multi-cultural environment, with an intergovernmental organization.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree or specialized college diploma (MPA) in graphic design or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


• Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative software (Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop);

• Proficiency in MS Office Publisher, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

• Excellent knowledge of English and French required, both written and spoken.


For this position, fluency in French and English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish or

Arabic is an advantage.


Eligibility and Selection

In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who:

a) have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM

programmes and activities;

b) are holding a scholarship for internship placements in international organizations and/or for whom internship is required to complete their studies; or

c) are sponsored by governmental/non-governmental institutions and/or academia to work in specific areas relevant to both IOM and the sponsor;

d) are either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, who have less than two years of relevant working experience.

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional enquiries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs.

• Please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

• Applications must be submitted by 03 July 2019.

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

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

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

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

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

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

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

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

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

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 July 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 20.06.2019 to 03.07.2019

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: INT 2019/33 – Intern – Graphic Design – Geneva, Switzerland (56027190) Released

Posting: Posting NC56027191 (56027191) Released

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Switzerland: HR Manager

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Jun 212019

Organization: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jun 2019

Job title: Human Resources Manager
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Availability: As soon as possible

About the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a non-government organisation based in Geneva which serves an international and diverse population of cancer organisations to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. We have achieved this by building a membership base of over thousand organisations and engaging in partnerships with more than 60 organisations across the UN, academic, health and private sector.

UICC convenes members and partners to encourage collaboration and new thinking through keystone events (World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and World Cancer Day). Through our capacity building activities, UICC supports its members do a better job tomorrow than they do today and increase their impact by scaling up their relevance, reach and sustainability in their own settings. With our members and partners, we drive forward the key advocacy priorities building upon key international agreements (the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Plan on NCDs and the 2017 Cancer Resolution at the World Health Assembly) to ensure that these global goals and targets are translated into national action.

UICC has a team of 45 people based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland led by a CEO, reporting to a Board of Directors. It has an annual income of approximately $10m and has plans to grow significantly in the coming years. The UICC works in new offices in Geneva situated close to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, with whom it has formal relations

Summary of the position

The Finance and Administration team supports all UICC teams in delivering their long-term ambitions set out on the UICC Business Plan. The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for managing all Human Resources procedures, ensuring the HR-related policies exist and are implemented accordingly to make UICC a competitive employer.

Main responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:

· Ensuring that all Human Resources-related policies are in place, respected, managed and implemented

· Managing the hiring and induction processes to support organisational growth.

· Welcome and engage new/existing staff to retain talent and ensure that all teams are well resourced and motivated.

· Leading the staff professional development plan. Coordinate training as necessary to meet the plan objectives

· Supporting the CEO, the COO and the teams in general when HR concerns arise

· Developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the Organisation strategy

· Maintaining and reporting on workplace health and safety compliance

· Processing payroll effectively and within budget

· Interfacing with insurance companies, pension plan providers and local administration/tax offices

· Responding and tracking staff requests regarding their benefits, compensation, insurance plans

· Maintaining and updating all staff data

· Organising and supervising office activities for and with employees

Skills and Competencies

· At least 5 years experience and relevant educational background in Human Resources

· Experience managing Human Resources processes

· Proven track record of binding employees together

· At ease in liaising with personnel, authorities and suppliers

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Fluent in English and in French (written and spoken)

· Proactive, team player, excellent networker, well organised and attention to detail

· Highly ethical and at ease with working with highly confidential information

How to apply:


Applicants should hold or be eligible for a Swiss work permit

Send a motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this internship and a CV to

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Switzerland: Community Liaison Officer (CHEG19.333)

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Jun 212019

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jun 2019

The UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva is part of a world-wide network, representing UK interests overseas. We are looking for a Community Liaison Officer.

The main purpose of the job is to work closely with Post Management for the well-being of all staff and families at Post, bringing staff and families together inside and outside work for social and well-being events. The successful candidate will be supporting UK-based staff and families as they prepare for their posting, on arrival and during their time in Geneva, providing information on schools, employment, events, how to get things done, and providing welfare support as necessary.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting UKB officers and their families at Post to help them prepare for, settle into and face challenges of life in a new environment (60%);
  • Liaise and communicate with Diplomatic Service Families Association, Post Management, Post Housing Committee (10%);
  • Ad hoc duties as necessary (10%).

Essential Requirements:

•Fluency in English (both oral and written); •Enthusiasm to communicate and organise events; •Strong interpersonal and communication skills; •Strong team player; •Good understanding of the issues faced by staff moving to live overseas; •Confidence with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; •Be able to handle personal information confidentially and with discretion.

Desirable Requirements:

•Some experience of work in a foreign diplomatic mission or as a diplomatic spouse/partner; •Basic French would be helpful.

How to apply:

This is a part-time position, for a fixed-term contract of 2 years, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Please note that you must have the right to work and reside in Switzerland without visa sponsorship. (For information: EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship).

Staff recruited locally by the UK Mission in Geneva are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Swiss employment law.

We only accept applications through our software: We do not accept CVs.

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Switzerland: Individual Contractor: Digital Communication Expert, Communication Section, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), Geneva, Switzerland (11.5 months)

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Jun 212019

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Jul 2019

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, a voice


The UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) seeks a bilingual (English and Russian) digital communication expert, where possible to be based in Geneva, to manage and expand the Office’s Russian and English language digital communication channels and provide editorial planning and day to day updating of the Russian and English language Regional Office website.

UNICEF ECARO has established a bilingual English and Russian language website: as well as various social media channels in both languages. The office is now focused on expanding its digital footprint to help achieve UNICEF’s advocacy goals in the Region.

The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen the Regional Office’s digital presence in both English and Russian, including through amplifying the voices of young people and leveraging digital influencers. This work will be done alongside RO and Country Offices (COs) teams, young people in the Region and partners – all with the aim of achieving UNICEF’s advocacy objectives for children in Europe and Central Asia.


The Digital Communication expert will be responsible for supporting the creation and crafting of compelling digital content to engage English and Russian language audiences in a dynamic, interactive and meaningful way to help achieve UNICEF’s advocacy objectives across the Region.

She/he will help plan and implement the editorial calendar for the ECARO’s Russian and English language website and social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and OK). This work will involve curating content from COs, editing this content for regional platforms, planning and implementing social media marketing campaigns.

The contractor will also assist to “regionalize” social media content created by UNICEF Headquarters to make it directly relevant for audiences in Europe and Central Asia. She/he will be responsible for ongoing monitoring of digital key performance indicators (KPI) and web/social media analytics tools.

Working under the direct supervision of the Regional Communication Specialist, and guidance from the Regional Chief of Communication, the Digital Communication expert will be fully provided with opportunities to be creative, innovative and drive new ideas.



– In collaboration with the RO Chief of Communication, Communication Specialist and ECA COs Communication leads, oversee the day-to-day updating and monitoring of the Regional Digital Editorial Calendar, ensuring it is aligned with regionwide and global priorities. – Manage the UNICEF ECARO English and Russian language website. This includes publication of new content, ensuring data/statistics are updated and other relevant content is published on time. – Work with COs to develop human interest stories, photos essays, blogs, video and other digital materials for RO English and Russian web and social media channels in line with the Regional editorial calendar.- Regularly come up with ideas for engaging social media content, especially those that include amplifying the voices of children and youth, working with relevant colleagues to assess feasibility.- Actively participate in meetings, helping guide digital editorial processes. – Help develop and implement informed, cross-platform social media and digital marketing strategies and support management to make informed decisions regarding digital strategy. – Monitor and moderate social media channels, flagging risk and opportunities to deepen engagement. – Identify new digital tools and best practices and how these can be most effectively applied to deepen engagement with supporters. – Keep track of efforts and activities of other UN agencies, nonprofits and competitors.


– Evaluate and update current Russian language social media strategy. – Implement updated Russian language social media strategy. – Ongoing day to day management of RO social media channels in English and Russian- Liaise closely with COs and HQ colleagues to curate social media content relevant to regional audiences- Support on the coordination of Russian translation of UNICEF created content (social media packs, videos etc.)


– In collaboration with the RO Communication Specialist, undertake an assessment of regional digital influencers and online media.- Based on assessment findings draft outreach strategy for digital influencers and implement with RO Chief of Communication Chief and Communication Specialist.


– Working closely with CO colleagues to curate content and maintain the Regional “Our Voices” blog – Help plan and build a “Youth” section of the UNICEF ECA RO website – in English and Russian – incorporating the “Our Voices” blog and innovative tools such as U-Report and Voices of Youth.


– Provide monthly web and social media analytical reports. – Monitor and measure digital key performance indicators as set out by UNICEF RO as part of the global KPIs. – Draft weekly RO digital content updates.


– Perform other tasks as necessary.


*All key deliverables will be assessed on a monthly basis using key digital analytics, primarily continued monthly growth of the Regional Office social media channels and continued monthly growth of the number of Regional Office English and Russian language website users.

– Regional Office digital editorial calendar remains up-to-date and social media and website content published on time and aligned with Regional Advocacy priorities. – Ongoing development, implementation and testing of social media marketing campaigns. – Social media influencer strategy developed and implemented. – Development and dissemination of monthly web and social media analytics report.


– Bachelor Degree, ideally in social science, international affairs, marketing or communication. Masters preferred but not essential.- 3+ years’ experience working on social media, digital marketing and editorial production for an NGO, global company or publishing outlet.- Experience in developing and implementing social media or digital marketing strategies required. – Proven ability to write flawless copy in both English and Russian on tight deadlines. – Proven copy-editing skills in English and Russian. – Adept at using a wide range of social media platforms required. – Experience of blogging and knowledge of best practices required. – Experience using Drupal or similar CMS required. – Knowledge of social media monitoring technology and can use social media measurement and listening tools required. – Experience using Google Analytics required. – Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes. – Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and ability to relate to a young audience.- Strong awareness of social media communication behaviours in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia Region, including Russian speaking audiences.- Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time.- Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas.- Awareness of best practices in user experience and design. – Experience working for UNICEF an asset. – Fluency in both English and Russian languages (written and spoken) is required.


The individual contractor is expected to work 20 days a month, during 11.5 months (15 August 2019-1 August 2020). She/he will be reporting to the UNICEF Communication Specialist, Communication Section, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office. She/he will be preferably based at the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in Geneva, Switzerland, although it could be possible for the individual contractor to work remotely.


Payment will be made monthly based on submission of monthly invoices by the consultant based on completion of key monthly deliverables.UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.

TRAVEL: This consultancy is preferably based in Geneva, Switzerland and may involve some travel. All travel expenses will be paid by UNICEF. The consultant will travel by the most direct and economical route in economy class. UNICEF will pay the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate. The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN BSafe certificate, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance and an immunization/vaccination card.


Interested candidates should submit:1. A CV and Personal history form (downloadable from Alternatively, if a candidate profile in the UNICEF e-Recruitment System is available, you may download it and submit it as part of application. 2. A financial offer, with a monthly rate in USD.3. three samples of relevant digital work which can include digital content, campaigns, marketing materials, strategies you developed in previous work experience.


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

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.

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

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Switzerland: Deputy Controller

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Jun 212019

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 25 Jun 2019

Deputy Controller
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides international protection under the auspices of the United Nations, to refugees and other persons of concern, including stateless and internally displaced persons. UNHCR follows policy directives from the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council.

The Organization¿s finances are regulated by the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules, and in respect of the Voluntary Funds administered by the High Commissioner for Refugees, by its Financial Rules which are promulgated by the High Commissioner. In terms of programme planning and budgeting, the Organization applies the Results Based Management method, and its accounts are recorded in line with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards. The Organization has adopted a global management accountability framework and a decentralised operating model to achieve its global strategic goals.

In this context, the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM) establishes and maintains the framework within which UNHCR can make optimal use of the financial resources at its disposal, and is responsible for maintaining and improving the Organization¿s financial and management controls.

The Deputy Controller deputizes the Controller and assists him/her in discharging the responsibilities of the Division in respect of budget management issues, the production of financial statements, based on the accounting standards adopted by UNHCR, i.e. the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). The incumbent is leading two Services, the Programme Budget Service (PBS) located mostly in Geneva, and the Accounts and Financial Services (AFS), based in UNHCR’s Global Service Centre (GSC) in Budapest.

The Deputy Controller must possess demonstrated qualities of leadership, relevant experience and qualifications in financial and budget management, corporate controlling, and in the design and implementation of enhanced financial data analytic systems and structures.

The assigned responsibilities of this position include regular liaison with senior management within UNHCR (i.e. High Commissioner, Deputy High Commissioner, Directors, Representatives and other staff at Headquarters and in the field), as well as within the UN system.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


  • Develop, implement and provide advice to the Controller and senior management on the formulation of budgetary, accounting and financial policies, procedures and methodology, consistent with UN/UNHCR Financial Regulations and Rules, IPSAS and relevant organizational guidelines and rules governing programme planning.
  • Review periodically the Financial Internal Control Framework (FICF) and the relevant sections of Chapter 6 of UNHCR Manual, and propose revisions to the Controller if necessary.
  • Prepare UNHCR¿s budget proposals, budget performance reports and other reports on budgetary matters for governing bodies.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information, based on analysis of financial reports, recommend improvements to the Organization’s overall accounts structure/system, and ensure that the maximum benefit of management information is obtained from that source.
  • Design and implement enhanced data analytic tools for decision making at all levels of the organization including for resource allocation processes.
  • Lead the business process re-engineering efforts under the areas of responsibility with aims to standardize, improve efficiency, and automate.
  • Analyse and present budget issues to the Budget Committee, and act as Secretariat to the Budget Committee.
  • Develop innovative solutions to analyse, monitor, and evaluate budget, implementation, and results information using modern financial techniques.
  • Effectively communicate budgetary and financial information across the Organization and to external stakeholders such as the GA, ACABQ, the Standing Committee, ExCom, ECOSOC and donors.
  • Respond to formal and ad hoc requests for information and analysis relating to UNHCR financial management, including reporting on all UNHCR operational and administrative budgets for Headquarters and the field.
  • Coordinate with other Services in UNHCR on revenue projection, cash flow and expenses to facilitate comprehensive and accurate resource allocation advice.
  • Prepare and disseminate appropriate budgetary and spending authorisations to operations as necessary.
  • Review and monitor staffing levels related to effective management of the central staffing table.
  • Contribute budgetary information and analysis to the annual programming instructions.
  • Represent the Organization in inter-agency and other external fora relating to budgetary matters.
  • Lead the production of statutory and management financial information, for UNHCR’s legislative bodies and for certification by the United Nations Board of Auditors, in compliance with IPSAS and all applicable financial regulations, rules and procedures. This requires systems maintenance, support and data processing functions for budget and financial modules of PeopleSoft ERP (MSRP).
  • Provide accurate financial data, and any other information as required, to oversight bodies (internal and external auditors).
  • Ensure that all recommendations by oversight bodies pertaining to the Accounts and Financial Service, as accepted by UNHCR, are implemented in time.
  • Contribute to strengthening the quality of financial management and control at Headquarters and in the field, by providing advice and support on financial matters including Accounts Payable/Receivable, and the General Ledger.
  • Inform the Controller immediately when potential/presumptive financial fraud is detected, and advise on systems of internal control in respect of potential financial fraud.
  • Ensure the integrity and smooth functioning of the financial accounting workflows and processes.
  • Advise senior management, in close coordination with the Office of the Controller, on overall financial operations and the status of UNHCR’s accounts, including recording of revenue.
  • Provide clear financial instructions for the year-end closure and other such instructions.
  • Manage the human and financial resources in the Services.
  • Act as an alternate chair to the Controller for the Headquarters Committee on Contract.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For D1 – 17 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 16 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 15 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • Field(s) of Education
  • Business Administration;
  • Accounting;
  • Finance;
  • or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk are essential) Certificates and/or Licenses Accounting certificate/qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accounting;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of supervisory experience in corporate wide accounting and/or corporate controlling and financial management in an international, decentralized and/or multinational environment, out of which at least 5 years in a UN system organization.
  • Excellent ability in conducting financial analysis feasibility studies, including trend and ratio analysis.
  • Ability to translate financial regulations and rules into policies and procedures, appropriately adapted to the operational needs.
  • Solid knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management techniques, capable to apply to day-to-day operations in the area of financial management.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and design policies, structures and systems which improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with budgeting, financial and reporting systems a must.
  • Excellent knowledge of programme planning, resource allocation and budgeting within an Organization heavily funded from voluntary contributions.
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to all levels of management, donors and to governing bodies.
  • Excellent understanding and solid work experience of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Accounting qualification from an internationally recognized Institute of Accounting.


  • Ability to innovate and find solutions to complex issues.
  • Experience in fixed assets and inventory management.
  • Experience in collaborating with partners to achieve outcomes.
  • Excellent financial analysis, data management, and reporting skills.
  • Good knowledge of UN Financial Regulations and Rules, procedures and processes. Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems financial and grants/awards modules. Exposure to UN field operations and/or humanitarian operations.

Functional Skills

UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures; EX-Field experience; FI-Finance/Accounting FI-Finance-IPSAS (international Public Sector Accounting Standards); BU-Budgeting; FI-Treasury/Cash management/Banking/Investment/Foreign Exchange; (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application online on the UNHCR Career Page at by clicking on ‘Vacancies’.

Closing Date: 25 June 2019 (midnight Geneva time).

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

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Switzerland: Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser

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Jun 212019

Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Jun 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

Launched in September 2010, the purpose of the SUN Movement is to catalyse collective action and create an enabling environment to end malnutrition in all its forms. With 60 SUN Countries and four Indian States at the helm, the SUN Movement represents an unprecedented country-led effort to bring together stakeholders – from governments, national and global civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – and provide them with a collaborative space to convene, mobilise, share, learn, advocate, align and coordinate actions and approaches to improve nutrition.

SUN countries, supported by all stakeholders in the Movement, are committed to creating an enabling environment for scaling up nutrition by strengthening four strategic processes as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020: expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment; prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition; implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks; and effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition. The SUN Movement Coordinator, UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees the day-to-day implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally.

Since 2012, the SUN Movement Secretariat has developed as a small coordinating mechanism. It has a catalytic role, and seeks to link together countries and networks in the SUN Movement to ensure that support, requested in countries to intensify actions and achieve nutrition objectives, is received in a coordinated and coherent way. It also ensures that the Movement’s progress is tracked efficiently and communicated clearly. The Secretariat is headed by the Director of the Secretariat who is responsible for ensuring that the Secretariat catalyses, facilitates and supports effective action across the overall SUN Movement.

Functional Responsibilities

The Secretariat is currently looking for a Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser to support and strengthen evidence-based policy making and implementation in SUN countries, including through oversight of the Movement’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system. The Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser will play a key role in ensuring policy and practice across the Movement is informed by country needs, with a focus on translating the political commitment of SUN Movement actors into coherent action in-country, aligned with national priorities. The post-holder will coordinate and support a range of processes, providing technical guidance to the Movement’s networks and advising the SUN Movement on key strategic opportunities f at both (sub)national and global levels.

The Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser will bring the technical skills and experience needed to steer an inter-disciplinary approach for nutrition in changing contexts. This should include a thorough understanding and oversight of the latest policies, strategies, guidelines and programmes for nutrition, as well as the strategic capacity to work effectively in different political and institutional contexts. The post-holder must understand how to develop a collaborative vision among multiple stakeholders, promote and secure consensus and identify emerging opportunities to move the common agenda for nutrition forward. He/she should be able to network with multiple stakeholders, absorb and triangulate information from multiple sources and ensure efficient communication, collaboration and convergence among multiple stakeholders. Strong political acumen is needed to judge potential challenges and adapt solutions accordingly. He/she should have proven ability to develop and frame new concepts using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, including the capacity to draw from theory as well as practice-based evidence.

The Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser must always be vigilant that the SUN Movement’s principles are upheld everywhere and at all times. As a member of the Strategic Management Team, the postholder will work with stakeholders across the Movement, from the grass-roots to the highest political level. He/she will be a proactive, opportunistic and flexible colleague, fostering cross-team collaboration and encouraging innovative solutions to the challenges faced by SUN Countries. With strong communication skills – both oral and written – the postholder will build and maintain effective understanding and support productive exchanges. The Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser must be flexible and open to take on additional tasks as required to meet the evolving needs of SUN Countries.

Reporting to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat and in close collaboration with the Coordinator, Assistant Secretary General (ASG) of the United Nations, and the Strategic Management Team (SMT) of the SUN Movement Secretariat, the Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser will have the following responsibilities:

1. Providing strategic advice to the A SUN Movement Coordinator on high-level political commitment about nutrition and foster the catalytic role of the SUN Movement:

  • Leading the development of objectives and priorities by ASG and team and in strategies for their achievement within multiple forums.

2. Provide strategic advice to shape global thinking and execution of relevant new concepts and theories:

  • Lead the roll out, update and functioning of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system for the SUN Movement through the management of strategic alliances for engagement with countries and partners.
  • Shape and lead knowledge management initiatives, and collaborate with SUN knowledge management partners, to ensure that SUN country experiences and learning are documented and available to all SUN countries.
  • Lead effective functioning of working groups and contribute to intergovernmental and inter-agencydiscussions on priority issues – in particular 1) on Planning, costing, implementing and financing of multi-sectoral nutrition actions; and 2) on Information systems for monitoring implementation, accountability and demonstrating results.
  • Building evidence on effectiveness of multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approaches in smart combinations of nutrition specific and on nutrition-sensitive approaches in key sectors such as agriculture and food systems, health, education, social protection, water and clean environment, gender and local government.

3. Contribute to the strategic engagement of the SUN Movement with national governments and other stakeholders:

  • Maintain relations with national SUN Focal Points and other stakeholders including UN agencies, civil society organizations, donors, representatives from business and academia;
  • Represent the ASG and/or the SUN Movement Secretariat (when requested) in public events, taskforces, working groups, intergovernmental and interagency discussions, interactions with stakeholders.
  • As needed, work closely with members of the SUN Movement Secretariat to produce messaging, briefing notes, talking points and strategic communications;
  • Advise and support the strengthening strategic partnerships, facilitate dialogue, and design impact oriented collaboration.

4. As a member of the Strategic Management Team contribute to the delivery of the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap

  • Contribute to framing the future strategic directions of the Movement including the development of a vision and new strategic framework beyond 2020.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Strategic Management Team’ on high priority projects.
  • Supervise the Data Manager and Country Finance Expert

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • A workplan will be formulated and agreed with the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat, with clearly defined outputs, milestones and reporting requirements.
  • Successfully meeting deadlines based on work plan.
  • Setting personal development objectives within Performance Evaluation Review.


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


  • Over 7 years of progressively responsible experience involving multiple stakeholders that combines strategic and managerial responsibilities in planning and operations is required.
  • Experience of leading monitoring processes and working with quantitative and qualitative data to assess progress and steer accountability mechanisms and policy responses would be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of country work experience in support of national stakeholders including line ministries and governments at different administrative levels as well as civil society organizations and universities is desired.
  • Country work experience in nutrition and multi-sector development cooperation working from policy review to program implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Relevant technical experience in nutrition within multi-sector development and proven capacity to provide technical advisory services and technical analysis on these issues.

    • Experience in building political and strategic oversight with a focus on developing partnerships with major relevant stakeholders in politics, decision making and the global nutrition governance landscape issues, is a strong asset.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
  • Proven ability to significantly contribute to the framing of new concepts using both qualitative and quantitative analytical competencies including ability to draw from theory as well as practice-based evidence.

  • Experience of working at country level, in training, capacity building and knowledge management/sharing is key.

  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and effectively by tailoring language, tone, style, and format to match the audience is required.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in another UN language is desirable.


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)**

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. For people managers only: 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.

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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type – I-ICA
  2. Contract level: I-ICA 3
  3. Contract duration – open ended
  4. This position is based in Switzerland and the fee is subject to taxes levied by the Swiss authorities.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

How to apply:

Please use the link to apply for the position.

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Jun 192019

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Jun 2019


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

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

We are currently looking for a Grants management & Projects development intern to support our REACH team in Geneva.

Department: Grants Management and Projects Development

Position: Grants management & Projects development intern

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Starting Date: ASAP

Remuneration: 1’050 CHF Gross



The Grants Management & Project Development Intern will report to the Head of Grants Management, and will be part of a team also including a Grants officer. Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will progressively take on more responsibilities during the internship period, based on performance.

The Grants Management & Project Development Intern will be responsible for:

1. Follow up of processes related to Grants Management

  • Support the team in updating follow up tools (Projects and Proposals, follow up tables) on a continuous basis

  • Produce / review project related tools and processes (project codes, factsheets, kick off meetings, reporting reviews)

  • Support the formalisation of external partnerships (specifically review and follow up of grant agreements with IMPACT global partner ACTED)

  • Contribute to the development of guidance, tools, and templates notably those geared towards improving the functionality of the grants management department

  • Assist in filing project documents

2. Contribute to Project reports and Proposal development and review

  • Assist with reviewing proposals and compile feedback

  • Assist with drafting / reviewing project reports

  • Develop / consolidate project performances

3. External fundraising

  • Follow up on external funding opportunities, including consultancies

  • Follow up on registration with donors

  • Follow up on donor guidelines

4. Support to Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure at the onset of all projects that contractual deliverables are clear

  • Ensure all contractual deliverables are understood and incorporated into the monitoring plan

  • Ensure all contractual deliverables are clearly earmarked and consolidated at the enf of the project cycle.


  • Studies related to humanities or social sciences, and/or other relevant fields
  • Excellent written and spoken English, and good working level in French
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Proven experience of copy-writing and editing articles, reports and presentations
  • Academic exposure to grants management, program management and/or monitoring and evaluation
  • Attentive to detail, meticulous and organised
  • Proactive team player with the ability to think and work independently
  • Excellent communicator, who shares ideas and discusses solutions
  • Critical thinker, who identifies problems and proposes solutions
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment, to work under stress and to meet tight deadlines
  • Fast learner and resourceful individual, able to take on a challenge and try new approaches
  • Previous experience in the non-profit sector and understanding of the humanitarian coordination system
  • Knowledge of donor/institutional funding mechanisms
  • Fluency in English required, French is an asset
  • Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software.
  • Ability to operate SPSS or related statistical programming an asset
  • Ability to work independently

How to apply:

Please apply on the following link :

Grants Management & Projects Development Intern

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Switzerland: Senior Compliance and Policy Officer

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Jun 192019

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 05 Jul 2019

We are looking for a highly qualified, self-motivated Senior Compliance and Policy Officer who is able to work across DRC’s regional and country operations as well as HQ in a small but complex setting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries through-out the world. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation, post-conflict recovery and humanitarian mine-action.

DRC has established a Representation in Geneva in 2013 as an advocacy and policy-influencing hub that engages with UN agencies, member states to the UN as well as the INGO community in Geneva to engage in policies in the area of forced displacement. DRC Geneva acts as a host for the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC), the Joint IDP Profiling Services (JIPS) as well as the Humanitarian-to-Humanitarian Network (H2H), bringing the current staff number to about 20 funded by a mix of different projects and modalities.

Purpose of the post

The position serves to facilitate and support DRC’s engagement with UNHCR as one of DRC’s core partners. The Strategic partnership between DRC and UNHCR is outlined in the DRC-UNHCR Memorandum of Understanding. The Implementing partnership between DRC and UNHCR is defined by UNHCR’s Framework for Implementing with Partners (FIP) and expressed through signing individual Project Partnership Agreements (PPA). DRC maintains close relations with UNHCR at Geneva level as well as in the countries of implementation.

Furthermore, the position serves to increase the engagement of DRC as a global displacement actor towards processes related to humanitarian policy, work, aid architecture, coordination mechanisms and related efforts – both at central as well as at field level. The IASC is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving key UN and non-UN agencies. DRC currently holds a seat in the Emergency Directors’ Group (EDG) and the position is envisioned to support this engagement.


The Senior Compliance and Policy Officers main duties and responsibilities are:

  • UNHCR Compliance and Engagement
  • Increase DRC’s capacity to engage with UNHCR under the UNHCR Framework for Implementing with Partners (FIP) and the Project Partnership Agreements (PPAs)
  • Advise DRC operations globally and in HQ on UNHCR compliance
  • Develop and provide trainings, webinars, and written guidance on compliance
  • Ensure appropriate technical support is available to programs, in line with hosting agreements and support for annual planning and review processes
  • Engagement in humanitarian coordination/IASC
  • Support DRCs member of the IASC Emergency Directors’ Group (EDG)
  • Support DRC field and HQ engagement in humanitarian coordination
  • Provide analysis and information sharing on themes and areas relevant for DRC within the scope of IASC, based on intake from and consultations with senior DRC staff members at field, regional and HQ level
  • Map and prioritize areas and processes of engagement in humanitarian policy and coordination
  • Work with the DRC Geneva office to write and produce an occasional internal DRC updates

Required Qualifications

To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 5 years of experience in relevant fields: Humanitarian work and policy, as well as partner/donor engagement and compliance. You possess good analytical skills, are organized and a good team player, as well as a skilled internal and external relation-builder.

Other experiences and technical competencies:

  • A Master’s Degree or advanced professional qualification in Social Sciences, Development, International Relations, Law or similar field;
  • At least 5 years of experience within international humanitarian, development or displacement issues;
  • Experience working with UNHCR or other partner/donor contractual relations and aid management guidelines;
  • Experience with managing partner relations with UNHCR or other UN agency or institutional donor partnering and/or working experience from a previous position at UNHCR;
  • Experience and knowledge of the humanitarian field, including IHL and international humanitarian work and policy;
  • Good communications and writing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and relation-building abilities;
  • Experience with developing training material and conducting trainings;
  • Experience with coordination of multi-stakeholder processes within a global organisation ;
  • Experience from working in a DRC field operation or in another similar organisation is an advantage;
  • Full professional proficiency in English; French skills are an advantage;

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment

Salary and conditions

This position will be placed at Employment Band – G and DRC offers an open-ended national contract with a monthly gross salary of app. 7.000 CHF. From this amount the candidate has to pay social security, income tax and mandatory health insurance. DRC does not pay any additional allowances (schooling, housing etc.). Estimated gross/net calculations can be found online, for instance:

Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit

How to apply:

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button here

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 5 July, 2019.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In the light of this, women are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employee. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

However, please note that due to questions related to work- and residence permit Swiss nationals, citizen of Schengen-countries and applicants with existing work- and residence papers for Switzerland have a certain preference. Yet, we want to clearly state that the lack of above-mentioned specifications is not a ground for rejection of applications.

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Switzerland: MSF OCG : Procurement Referent, 100%

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Jun 192019

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Jul 2019


Professionalize purchasing activities in order to control, formalise and optimise them in all their aspects (quality, cost, availability, security, services, ethics…). With his/her responsible, the procurement referent should ensure in particular the adherence of the hierarchy of departments or entities to the approach and the actions that he/she will implement. The procurement referent formalizes,communicates and supports good procurement practices at both Headquarters and missions levels

Main Responsibilities

Strategy and formalization:

  • Take part to the strategy making process of the supply chain unit
  • Define, formalise and implement the Procurement policies of MSF OCG
  • Formalise and implement the Procurement procedures at HQ level

Procurement activities:

  • Ensure an analytical and historical mapping and a forecast of purchases in order to define, together with internal stakeholders, the priorities
  • Is the focal point to support any purchases done at HQ level, based on the threshold defined in the HQ Procurement Procedure
  • Manage the Procurement division of the MSF OCG’s HQ
  • Take part to the professionalization of field procurement activities
  • Support users in the procurement process

Procurement function:

  • Take part of the design of a procurement training content for the Supply Chain functions
  • Build, manage and develop appropriate skills of the Procurement pool (HQ buyer, HQ Purveyor and rapidly deployable market analysts)

Intersectional approach:

  • Actively participate to the MSF Strategic Procurement Program as the focal point for MSF OCG
  • Play an active role in the synergy of Procurement activities with other Operational Centres and ESCs
  • Participate to the intersectional platforms dedicated to the procurement function

Your Profile


  • Masters level in Business Management or Supply Chain – Procurement specialization is welcome or a combination of relevant education and professional experience.


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in procurement positions in complex international organizations.
  • Direct work experience in project management, including people management, planning and change management

Technical Competencies

  • Basic technical knowledge
  • Mastery of procurement principles
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian environment
  • Requesters / operations oriented
  • Computer skills (office, data management)
  • Supply chain management
  • Negotiation skills


  • Fluently spoken and written English and French

Soft skills

  • Knowledge of organisational matrices
  • Analytical skills
  • High sens of cross-functionality and cross-culturality
  • Diplomacy and tenacity
  • Teamwork spirit
  • Good listener
  • Ability to strategise
  • Ability to translate strategies into actions
  • Adaptability skills

Terms of Employment

  • Permanent contract, full-time position (100%)
  • Based in Geneva, with potential short field visits
  • Ideal starting date: 1st August 2019
  • Gross annual salary : from CHF 90’570.- to 103’930.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply:

How to apply

Candidates submit their application following the requirements – CV 2 p. max.- letter of motivation 1p. max.- in French or English. Closing date for application is 10th July 2019.


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Consultancy (6 months): Supporter Engagement Strategy (SES) – Project Manager, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Geneva, Switzerland or New York, USA

 FULL TIME, Marketing, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (6 months): Supporter Engagement Strategy (SES) – Project Manager, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Geneva, Switzerland or New York, USA
Jun 192019

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jun 2019

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 Supporter Engagement Strategy is a mechanism to deliver UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the foundation for reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It brings to life UNICEF’s goal of winning support for the cause of children from decision makers and the wider public. As a How Strategy, SES is a set of enablers empowering UNICEF colleagues to reach advocacy, public engagement and fundraising goals with individuals:drivingpositive supporter evolution and personalized supporter journeys worldwide; leveragingstate-of-the-art technologiesand informationto customize experiences locally andfosteringpositive change and collaborationwithinUNICEF.

It is UNICEF’s united effort to bring together PFP, DOC, ICTD divisions, and Global Volunteers Office with National Committees and Regional and Country Offices and engage individuals to reach results for children and young people.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will work to address the needs of SES and all its related divisions and offices. It will sit within Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division at UNICEF HQ Geneva. The consultant will join as part of the Supporter Engagement Strategy (SES) team and will report to the SES Global Manager.

The consultant will lead as a project manager to manage the successful delivery and implementation of the Supporter Engagement Strategy.

This consultant will be managing the project from inception to closure. This includes, but not limited to, co-planning, designing, gathering and coordinating the workplans of SES’ multiple workstreams, finalization of project scope, coordination with SES’ multiple workstream leads (business and technical teams), risk mitigation, status reporting, communication, project budget management, processes and technical improvements, overseeing SES’ implementation and integration within the wider organizational context.


The consultant will lead and engage with internal clients (workstream leads, leadership, markets and staff, etc.) as well as, external vendors, to ensure successful implementation of the SES meeting the established project requirements. They will create a collaborative environment by guiding workstream owners and stakeholders to integrate their objectives, workplans and ways of working to reach united project results. She/he will also ensure that the project completes within agreed upon cost, timelines and deliverables.

Project Management

  • Demonstrate strong project ownership and responsibilities.
  • Develop and manage end-to-end project plans in collaboration with SES workstreams to, identify interdependencies that will result in integrated actions and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Provide hands-on project management during analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases.
  • Collaborate with the Technical Project Manager

  • Perform risk management on projects. Manage project risk and escalate issues to the appropriate level when needed.
  • Provide day-to-day coordination and quality assurance for projects and tasks.
  • Drive internal and external process improvements across multiple teams and functions.
  • Interface with technical teams and business owners for project requirements and scope. Actively track and monitor the project tasks performed by business owners, technical SMEs; as well as vendors when applicable.
  • Create and maintain major project documentation including, but not restricted to: Gannt Chart, Risk Log, Budget, Run Rate, Resourcing logs, Workbooks and project calendars.
  • Define and document the completion of all phases of the project implementation. Create and maintain project management artifacts such as project scope, WBS, status reporting etc.
  • Conduct meetings with project sponsor, stakeholders and project team.
  • Prepare briefing notes to project stakeholders, including Project Board.
  • Track the project budget.
  • Monitor, coordinate and provide guidance in the resolution of business related problems with business owners, SMEs and stakeholders.
  • Maintain positive team atmosphere.
  • Project Implementation

  • Oversee implementation of intersected workstream planning, implementation and evaluation to reach integrated initiative results
  • Develop and update project work plans, and submitting these to leadership team for agreement and approval
  • Work with internal stakeholders in designing the integrated planning processes, accountability matrixes and closely monitor progresses and results while managing risk
  • Liaise with all project stakeholders, ensuring views of all parties are considered, verified and validated, and appropriately prioritized to meet initiatives objectives.
  • Participate in leadership meetings and provide progress reports on functions implemented and updates on the implementation of the solution.
  • Knowledge Management

  • Ensure that the project, when formally closed, has lessons learned and appropriate documentation to support implemented processes.
  • Project records and documents are properly handed over to business and technical leads with clear descriptions of ongoing roles and maintenance activities.

    The efficiency and effectiveness of support provided by the Project Manager ensures that a strong relationship is built between the SES Initiative, UNICEF cross-divisional leadership, and ensure that colleagues in HQ and local offices have the desire, knowledge and ability to implement new ways of working.


    6 months, tentatively starting 1 July 2019


    SES Global Manager


    UNICEF Headquarter, Geneva, Switzerland or New York, USA

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

  • Advanced university degree in Project Management and Project Management Certification, Marketing, Innovation, Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Relations or the equivalent. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience, five of which should be in leading large scale, matrixed, multi-stakeholder projects with demonstrable results, and stakeholder satisfaction. Hands-on technical expertise and knowledge of not-for-profit ways of working and culture. It would be an advantage if the person has gained at least part of this experience managing integrated policy, campaigning, marketing and fundraising projects.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language and/or languages spoken in UNICEF National Committee countries would be an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Drive for results (III)
  • Working with people (III)
  • Communications (II)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • Planning and organizing (III)
  • Relating and networking (III)
  • Deciding and Initiating Action (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • View our competency framework at

    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.

    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.

    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

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    Switzerland: Temporary Appointment (364 days): Corporate Partnerships Specialist (Partnership Development), P-3, #110562, PFP – Geneva, Switzerland

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    Jun 192019

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2019

    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 fulfil 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.

    The Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships (PSFP) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize financial and non-financial support for children. Within this section, the purpose of the Corporate Partnerships Team is to drive impact, defined as financial resources in addition to other valuable assets and opportunities, in order to optimize the value of multi-dimensional partnerships with companies to achieve UNICEF’s strategic goals. The team supports key UNICEF Divisions with partnership strategies as well as National Committees and Country Offices with their strategies for growth. The team also champions and drives global best practice, partnership strategy and issues guidance and policies globally. Team members also play a role in the relationship management of key partners.

    For every child, Hope

    Under the general guidance of the Corporate Partnerships Manager, this post will manage and optimize the impact and results from a determined number of partnerships with international and national businesses to deliver upon the UNICEF’s strategic objectives for the partnership and driving annual activity plans which align with this strategy. Successful outcomes will ensure that the partnerships meet financial resource targets as well as meeting targets for leveraging reach, influence and respect. The post is responsible for maintaining the relationship with these corporate partners, alongside the lead market, and supporting the strategic direction, management, growth and renewal of these high value partnerships. This post will work closely with UNICEF divisions such as Programme Divisions, Department of Communication and others to deliver upon the partnerships strategies.

    How can you make a difference?

    Main Tasks

    1. Maximizes, in close collaboration with the ‘lead’ National Committee/Country Office, a portfolio of a determined number of high-impact international and national partnerships with corporates with the objective to deliver against the partnership financial and engagement goals as defined by UNICEF.

    2. Manages successfully internal and external stakeholders for the partnerships with focus on excellence in:

  • Acts as the UNICEF focal-point for the partnership in close cooperation with the ‘lead’ National Committee/Country Office who is in charge of the account-management;
  • Coordinates intra-UNICEF stakeholders in relation to the partnership — Programme Division, Marketing & Communication, Contracting and engagement channels such as CSR, Innovation and Advocacy.
  • Engages with the ‘activating’ National Committees and Country Offices at defined moments.
  • 3. Identifies, develops and monitors progress on these partnerships as defined by UNICEF as the priorities.

  • Delivers upon the income targets;
  • Delivers upon the strategic targets as set by the strategic direction for the partnerships;
  • Ensures an agreed vision and partnership strategy is developed, up-to-date and implemented;
  • Holds a coordinated global activity plan for the streams of work for all partnerships managed;
  • Coordinates the soft-crediting implementation and decision making related to all international partnerships in the portfolio, working with Finance and the lead- and activating countries;
  • Develops, maintains and disseminates, working with the lead country, the partnership knowledge management and best practices.
  • 4. Contributes to and coordinates a change management structure and process, necessary to effectively move and implement the account-management function of a determined number of international partnerships to the lead countries.

  • Develops and executes a time-bound and KPI-driven change management process aiming to effectively establish the new roles and responsibilities by Q4 2018.
  • Leads development and dissemination of an updated account-management toolkit, aiming to build capacity and skills in the countries, working with the Senior Advisor and the team manager;
  • Coordinates and responds to inquiries by National Committee/Country Office on the specific partnerships in the portfolio ensuring that the inquiries are dealt with by the appropriate teams.

    Efficient and effective delivery against the above accountabilities will result in a strong-, strategic- and integrated management of a number of large international partnerships with corporates. This will secure a significant income for UNICEF’s programmes annually but also find these corporates actively engaged in UNICEF work through CSR or advocacy for example.

    Efficiency from the incumbent in the execution of the above functions will furthermore result in best-in-class relationship management of these corporate partners, in an effective and satisfying work-relationship with the National Committees and Country Offices taking part in these partnerships, and in efficient intra-UNICEF stakeholder management.

    Estimated Duration of the contract:

  • 364 Days
  • Reporting To:

  • Corporate Partnerships Manager (Partnership Development) based in Geneva
  • Work Place:

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…


  • Advanced university degree in Business Management, International Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Fundraising, or related field is required.A first level university degree in a relevant field combined with 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in corporate fundraising, commercial or non-commercial account Management or marketing, of which a minimum of two years in an international context, is required.
  • Proven experience of working across teams to manage complex partnerships and/or campaigns and ability to influence buy in for the resources needed to execute partnerships.
  • Experience of working within corporate fundraising in an international organization is an asset.
  • UNICEF experience is highly desirable
  • Person Profile:

  • Excellent problem solving; ability to effectively collect, analyse, organize, distil and present information.
  • Good commercial awareness and proven business acumen.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize while working against multiple deadlines.
  • Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arab, Chinese, French, Russian, & Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    The competencies required for this post are:

    UNICEF Core Values:

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

  • Drive for Results (Level III)
  • Communication (Level III)
  • Working with People (Level II)
  • UNICEF Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level II)
  • Analyzing (Level II)
  • Relating and Networking (Level II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (Level III)
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking (Level II)
  • View our competency framework at

    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.

    For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visitUNICEF’s Entitlements page. If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.

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

    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

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