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Switzerland: Events Coordinator 2019 CDR

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Aug 242019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Aug 2019

Position Title : Events Coordinator 2019 CDR

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Three months

Estimated Start Date : 02 September 2019

Closing Date : 28 August 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 andnon-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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.

Context:

Background Information

The International Organizations Career Development Roundtable (CDR) brings together International Organizations across the multi-lateral sector, in particular from the United Nations System, the European Union, International Financial Institutions, as well as the national public sector, academia and private institutions.

The CDR is the largest Human Resources event on the multi-lateral calendar, taking place annually. It aims to improve the management and strategic positioning of Human Resources in International Organizations by creating a network for a very specific setting, enabling the sharing of best practices, policies, tools and ideas. It thereby enables participating Organizations to improve productivity, efficiency and impact to constituents by attracting and developing high-performing professionals, assisting in the delivery of a diverse array of mandates and the better leveraging of efficiencies.

Supervision

The Events Coordinator will work under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Human Resources Management (HRM), and in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Under the supervision of the Director, HRM the successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates the smooth logistical preparation and execution focusing on achievement of the following results: • Smooth logistical preparation and execution of the event • Prepare, send out, and confirm invitations • Arrange needed procurements of travel booking, meeting packages, translators and other supporting materials and stationeries, confirmation with invitees prior to the event • Assist the production of meeting proceedings • Development of the content for the event website • Keynote speaker and delegate assistance, including enquiries via email correspondence and telephone • Draft conference materials, including conference timetables, briefing packs and manages the website
  2. Acts as Focal Point and coordinates logistics for the CDR activities, including but not limited only to the following tasks: • Registration of Participants • Delivery of the conference and parallel events including the Career Fair and dinner/evening receptions • Preparation of venue and meeting package including meals and lunches – Forum materials • Liaise with all stakeholders under the direction and supervision of the IOM Director of HRM • Liaise regularly with team to ensure all tasks assigned meets the deadline • Liaise with suppliers and contributors to the event • Liaise with media outlets and stakeholders to promote the event
  3. Reporting – Daily update on the progress status of the Program and keep all relevant parties informed on issues and challenges faced for further solution/decision.
  4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

  1. The incumbent will improve their skills by working with professional colleagues. S/he will have the opportunity to test out all the skills that they developed in the University or Higher Institution in a real work environment.

  2. The incumbent will have the opportunity to enhance their communication skills in a professional setting. Discuss with colleagues across board in a multi-cultural environment which will also boost their confidence in a working setting.

  3. The Events Coordinator will be able to build a professional network that can be a resource in making well-informed decisions about their career.

  4. The incumbent will also be able to actively contribute and engage a dynamic team and be able to provide independent contribution to enhance processes; as well as use their initiative as and when necessary.

The incumbent will understand and gain experience in managing big events involving organization from the multilateral sector.

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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

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

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Education

• University degree in any of the following Fields: General Administration, Communication, International relations, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Experience

• Drafting skills;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Networking Savvy;

• Resilience and Adaptability;

• Unbridled Creativity;

• Dedication to Client Service;

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

• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;

• Can proficiently use MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);

• Can engage in various Social Media platforms;

• Management of a web page;

• Management of a project or event.

Languages

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or German is an advantage.

Note

* Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only qualified candidates residing in

Switzerland and holding a valid residence/ working permit will be considered.

Other:

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 August 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 22.08.2019 to 28.08.2019

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: CFA 2019/01 (GS) – Events Coordinator 2019 CDR – Geneva, Switzerland* (56109930) Released

Posting: Posting NC56109973 (56109973) Released

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Switzerland: Communications Officer (Digital)

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Aug 242019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Sep 2019

Position Title : Communications Officer (Digital)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 September 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic

Republic (the); Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States

of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

The Media and Communications Division (MCD) of IOM is comprised of experienced communications professionals based in Geneva 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.

MCD is expanding its support of IOM missions’ community engagement activities, in particular related to information campaigns. IOM implements information campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration through various programmes in countries around the world. One of such initiatives is IOM’s Migrants as Messenger (MaM) campaign which seeks to influence decisions in migration-prone communities in West Africa through authentic testimonials and

peer-to-peer messaging. To support this project and related community engagement activities, MCD is looking for a Communications Officer.

Under the overall supervision of the Community Engagement Programme Manager and in close coordination with the Online Communications Unit (OCU) and Regional Office (RO) Dakar. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support on MaM campaign and other community engagement activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

  1. Ensure effective coordination and maintain fluid channels of communication between MCD and the MaM core management team at the IOM Regional Office in Dakar.
  2. Support promotion of the MaM project internally and externally to increase project visibility across various media channels.

  3. Provide technical support for the integration of digital communications tools into the project.

  4. Produce and publish MaM press notes, podcasts and human-interest stories, including dissemination of project news and updates to partner media outlets, in coordination with IOM’s Regional Media and Communication Officer for West and Central Africa (Devex, New Humanitarian, UN Wire etc.).

  5. Support and collaborate with the Regional Awareness Raising Officer to integrate tools and strategies for effective community engagement.

  6. Develop effective recommendations on functional design and applications to meet project requirements.

  7. Contribute to the design, development, maintenance and integration of products and tools that support IOM’s community engagement efforts at large, with a special focus on the Community Response App, the Community Response Map and Security Communications & Analysis Network (SCAAN).

  8. Organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases of digital tools, identify bugs and coordinate workplan with developers to respond to user requirements.

  9. Coordinate closely with Information and Communications Technology Division and OCU for the maintenance and updates of digital tools in IOM server environment and online platforms.

  10. Maintain partnerships with IOM missions and key stakeholders internally and externally to help expand and mobilize resources for community engagement activities.

  11. Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.

  12. Work openly and closely with partners, including academic researchers, in an open source development environment.

  13. Provide technical support to IOM staff to strengthen their work in engaging communities.

  14. Contribute to the development strategies to mainstream gender in project communications and strengthen participation of women in community engagement activities.

  15. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience

• Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Extensive experience in developing and implementing community engagement projects and digital communications;

• Experience in agile product development and working in open source development;

• Demonstrated proficiency in mapping out user journey experiences and User Experience

Design/User (UX/UI) design;

• Strong knowledge of irregular migration, human trafficking and other migration-related aspects;

• Experience working in the UN system and familiarity with interagency contexts;

• Excellent grasp of the evolving media environment as well as the political, cultural and economic impact of the changing landscape on communications campaigns.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

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

(https://whed.net/home.php).

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 level 2

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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 September 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 20.08.2019 to 02.09.2019

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: VN 2019/211 (P) Communications Officer (Digital) (P2) – Geneva, Switzerland (56106558) Released

Posting: Posting NC56106571 (56106571) Released

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Switzerland: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Return and Reintegration)

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Aug 242019
 

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Aug 2019

Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Return and Reintegration)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 27 August 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic

Republic (the); Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States

of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

The Migrant Protection and Assistance Division (MPA) of the Department of Migration Management provides protection and assistance to migrants in need, including trafficked persons, smuggled migrants with protection needs, (rejected) asylum seekers, migrants in irregular situations, stranded migrants, unaccompanied and separated migrant children, migrants subjected to violence, exploitation or abuse, and other migrants in vulnerable situations.

Within this Division, the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) Unit oversees activities directed at setting up and/or strengthening assisted voluntary return and reintegration frameworks in host countries, countries of transit and origin. This involves the review of the current approaches and practices in place in the field of reintegration assistance and the move

towards the adoption of an integrated approach to migrant reintegration addressing the individual, community and structural levels while at the same time taking into consideration cross-cutting issues such as the promotion of migrants’ rights, partnership and cooperation as well as monitoring, evaluation, and data generation and analysis.

In 2016, the European Union and IOM developed the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, supporting the efforts of partner countries in Africa to strengthen migration management and respond to the urgent protection needs and unacceptable loss of life of migrants journeying along the main migration routes in Africa. With funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF for Africa), the EU-IOM Joint Initiative supports 26

African countries with the aim of strengthening their capacities to address complex migration; increase protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants; provide voluntary return assistance for migrants wishing to return home and support their sustainable reintegration; promote safe and informed migration; and improve data on migration flows, migrant needs and vulnerabilities.

In this context, the AVRR Unit established in 2017 a Knowledge Management Hub with the overall aim to strengthen information sharing and harmonization of return and reintegration approaches, processes and tools as well as centralizing and disseminating knowledge on return and reintegration. This notably includes the establishment of a Research Fund for Return and Reintegration and the development of guidance and tools on M&E for AVR(R)/PARA, including reintegration sustainability.

These steps need to be underpinned with additional training and support to regional and country offices in the field of monitoring and evaluation, and a deeper analysis of the data and information collected to inform evidence-based policies and return and reintegration programming.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Unit and the direct supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Officer, and in close cooperation with the MPA Information Officer and the Office of the Inspector General in Headquarters, as well as relevant Programme Coordinators and M&E Officers in Brussels, Dakar, Nairobi and Cairo the successful candidate will contribute to improving monitoring & evaluation and learning processes within the EU-IOM Joint Initiative programmes in West & Central Africa, Horn of Africa and Northern Africa, and will disseminate strategic information on return and reintegration trends, evidence and lesson learned, which will be used to inform evidence-based programming and policies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical inputs and support the development of training curricula in the field of M&E for AVR(R)/PARA and the delivery of training workshops as appropriate to IOM’s staff, governmental officials, civil society and partners in the countries covered by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative.

  2. Support the review of results monitoring frameworks and M&E plans in coordination with Programme Managers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers in the Regional and Country Offices and support the work of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative M&E Officers in view of cross-regional/global consistency.

  3. Follow-up and support the implementation and effective use of M&E tools for voluntary return and reintegration embedded in IOM’s institutional information management systems in the countries covered by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative, to improve the collection of monitoring data, data analysis and reporting in line with donor requests and institutional priorities.

  4. Perform preliminary analyses of monitoring and evaluation data, trends and activities on a geographic or thematic level for the EU-IOM Joint Initiative and other EU-IOM Actions, as required.

  5. Support the collection and quality control of monitoring data and information for the development of reports as required, to be used for internal and external publications, with focus on IOM’s AVR(R)/PARA programming outcomes and impact across regions and countries.

  6. Contribute to the analysis of monitoring and evaluation data to document best practices of successful IOM activities under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative and related EU-IOM Actions. Produce reports highlighting lessons learnt and recommendations based on evidence.

  7. Support the work of the Knowledge Management Hub’s Research Fund for Return and Reintegration, notably through assessing availability of and collecting monitoring data.

  8. Participate in discussions on M&E and data in various forums particularly in terms of lesson learning and implications for future action and research.

  9. Contribute to internal and external evaluations of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative. Review draft Terms of Reference, Proposals, Methodological reports and tools, Inception and Final Evaluation reports as needed.

  10. Assist in monitoring external organizations/firms that are sub-contracted under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative and other EU-IOM Actions to implement surveys and studies required for monitoring programme performance, outcomes and impacts. Review draft Terms of Reference, Proposals, Methodological reports and tools, Inception and Research reports as needed.

  11. Assist in the development and coordination of regular information and knowledge products tailored for return and reintegration issues, including inputs to research publications, statistics, online materials, presentations, data visualization formats, and so forth.

  12. Undertake duty travel, as necessary.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political Science, Economics, Public Health, Migration Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• Experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation;

• Experience in the development of trainings materials and conducting trainings;

• Experience of working on survey design, qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies preferably related to migration issues;

• Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and demonstrated ability to produce high-quality research reports;

• Knowledge of return and reintegration issues is a strong asset;

• Field experience in various geographical locations is a strong asset;

• Experience in liaising with development partners, including UN agencies, other international agencies, non-governmental organizations, governmental authorities and academic institutions;

• Proficient in the use of a statistical software (such as Stata, SPSS or R) and Excel;

• Knowledge of a publishing software (Publisher or InDesign) an advantage;

• Knowledge of collaborative platforms such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Trello

or Basecamp an advantage.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

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

(https://whed.net/home.php).

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 level 2

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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 August 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 14.08.2019 to 27.08.2019

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: VN2019/206(P)-Monitoring&EvaluationOfficer(Return&Reintegration)(P2)-Geneva,Swit

(55965955) Released

Posting: Posting NC55965956 (55965956) Released

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Switzerland: Human Resources Process Expert

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Human Resources Process Expert
Aug 242019
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Sep 2019

Role & Responsibilities

Create an overview of the HR processes and procedures, standardise, simplify and implement. This is done in parallel with the implementation of the HRIS, working together with the HRIS project team and steering committee. The HRIS project will challenge HR processes and procedures during the rollout, requiring clarification, simplification, and translation into system requirements.

Project Overview

Medair’s GSO provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our GSO 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.

Medair’s global HR function supports the organisation in the implementation of world-class humanitarian aid projects by ensuring that the organisation has adequate systems and structures to recruit and retain the right people efficiently. The HR function is also working on impacting Medair’s culture by creating and sustaining a work environment where our values are fully alive, and the staff is being cared of through a “people to people” model. The implementation of a new HRIS is supporting Medair to carry out this mission.

Workplace & Conditions

  • Based in Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Ecublens, Switzerland, with up to 30% field visits.
  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.
  • For more senior / technical roles, some other nationalities may be eligible to apply.
  • Travel to country programmes for the implementation and trainings is required.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 12 months renewal for another year (dependant on the duration of the HRIS Project).

Key Activity Areas

HR process simplification

  • Designing the HRIS requirements and Implementing the systems encounters different interpretations or unclarity on HR processes and procedures. In the simplification effort you are responsible to:
  • Map, review, and simplify HR processes and procedures in collaboration with the country and GSO HR managers and (HR) process owners.
  • Translate new process requirements to HRIS system requirements.
  • Examples of these processes and procedures are: On- and off boarding; Timesheets; Leave and absence.

HRIS product owner

  • As the HRIS product owner you are responsible for maximising the value of the system by working with HR team leads in:
  • Defining the vision for the system and various modules (eg. Recruitment, Performance & Talent management…)
  • Prioritise Needs
  • Managing product backlog
  • Overseeing HRIS project stages
  • Anticipating needs from HR Managers
  • Evaluate project progress.

HRIS trainer

  • During the rollout of the system you oversee:
  • Training requirements
  • Training materials
  • Organisation of training for different types of users for all country programmes.

HR Business Management Review

  • Review the HR business management in the countries and redesign it where needed, to make it fit with the new HR System configuration, to get a simple structure (e.g. HR departments & User Access Rights).

Innovation/changes

  • Provide guidance and support the HR teams at the GSO and countries in making the necessary changes and revisions to their business processes to optimise the functionality and utilisation of the HR information system.

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

  • Bachelor degree in HR or a related field.
  • HR certification or Master in a related field of operation (optional).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written). French would be a plus.

Experience / Competencies

  • HR experience in the humanitarian sector is essential for the position.
  • Field experience is required.
  • Good understanding of the board HR practices/processes.
  • Experience in doing process reviews and/or HR system implementation will be an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of humanitarian sector.
  • Ability to work and analyse data; Organisation and time management skills.
  • Result-oriented with a positive attitude; Strong interpersonal skills; Build strong relationships.

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

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page.

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: Audit Team Officer

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Aug 242019
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Sep 2019

Role & Responsibilities

Check the quality and compliance of our finance records and review certain of our procedures. They will identify this with the help of the field and communicate about non-compliance.

Project Overview

Medair Global Support Office (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*.*

The aim of the audit team is to contribute to the accountability of the organization to our donors regarding the compliance of our work based on our own procedures and on some donor’s regulations by providing the necessary evidence.

Workplace & Conditions

  • Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

September 2019. 80-100%, open-ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Performing internal control system (ICS) for finance and monitoring the ICS for other country programs

  • Analyze and review expense related to field documents electronically:
  • By using quality criteria in alignment with some Logs procedures and with some audit findings.
  • check adherence to our Medair procedures done through sample sizes.
  • Conduct an ongoing review of the finance documents throughout the year.
  • Work of adherence to procedures and completeness for each country throughout the year. Our responsibility is to inform where recurring delays or gaps are identified so that the country team can address the causes of the delays or non-adherence.
  • KPI monitoring for completeness of documents on Box.

Assistance during the audits

  • Retrieve Fin, HR and Logs (& Programs) documents requested from the auditor sample.
  • Analysis of evidences based on compliance with requirements and procedures.
  • Reconciliation of our salary costs through supporting documents thanks to the COE.
  • Get in touch with the field, other GSO departments and the audit coordinator to facilitate the work.
  • Follow-up of the work and handle the auditor queries when possible.

Support Audit preparation process

  • Maintain an overview of audit calendar and prepare folder structure accordingly.
  • Gather additional documents required by the external auditor.
  • Finalize review after project closure to ensure that all required documents are available in the archives to minimize future audit risks.
  • Read audit findings & report of our donors for further improvements and accountability.
  • Review the completeness of the grant cards regarding the audit requirements.
  • Review and advise on the electronic structure of your country Box folder.

Physical records management & Personal project

  • Managing the facility for the physical records.
  • Take on any personal project assigned in relation with the continuous improvement of the department and processes.

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

  • University degree or CFC (certificat fédéral de capacité).
  • 5 years’ experience in office administration.
  • Working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written) as a plus.

Experience / Competencies

  • A background in electronic document or data storage could be appreciated.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Well organized.
  • Analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Statistical mind.
  • Engaged in his work.
  • Proactive mentality.
  • Complete work tasks independently.
  • Good comprehensive mind.
  • Team work.

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

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page.

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

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Front Office Mitarbeiter (m/w), Luzern

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Aug 242019
 

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Switzerland: Finance Manager, fluent in English and French

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Aug 222019
 

Organization: International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Sep 2019

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) seeks a highly motivated and dynamic person to ensure the overall effective financial management and grant compliance of the organization.

Position Title: Finance Manager
Location: Geneva
Type of contract: One-year (renewable). Full time
Starting date: 2 December 2019
Closing date for applications: 15 September 2019

The ICBL-CMC Finance Manager will:

  • Ensure financial and accounting management in all its aspects, being the main point of contact for financial institutions and the auditors;
  • Manage the financial aspect of donor relations (reporting) and fundraising;
  • Support the governance body on financial (annual audit) and legal issues;
  • Manage administration of the organization’s human resources (salaries, benefits, etc.);
  • Financial overview of the Investing in Action program (support of national campaigns);
  • Follow-up on legal issues of the Geneva office;
  • Ensure financial management for organization and participation in major events;
  • Undertake as needed, various legal and administrative tasks;
  • Provide advice on human resources, administrative and tax matters in accordance with Swiss and Canton de Genève legislation.

Requirements:

  • Swiss national or holder of a Swiss work permit;
  • Minimum three years of relevant professional experience;
  • In-depth knowledge of Swiss accounting, fiscal and legal systems;
  • Proven excellence in the financial administration of funding grants;
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of SAGE 100 accounting software or equivalent in addition to Microsoft Office products;
  • Fluency in English and French is required;
  • Proven capacity to work in a self-directed manner as well as a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with staff and campaign members.

Additional desired qualifications

  • Relevant professional financial experience, preferably in the NGO sector;
  • Knowledge of Swiss, French and US accounting, fiscal and legal systems;
  • Experience with US charitable law and accounting procedures;
  • Aptitude for managing and mentoring junior staff;
  • Excellent and proven communication and interpersonal skills with a wide variety of multi-cultural, multi-lingual groups and stakeholders;
  • Flexibility to travel internationally.

Why should you apply?

Are you:

Motivated by working in an international environment, with a Nobel Prize winning NGO, with active members all over the world?

Energized by the idea of using your skills to support life-changing work by partners in the field?

Seeking to bring your dynamism and your ideas to a team committed to ending the suffering caused by antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions?

About the ICBL-CMC

The ICBL-CMC is a global civil society network dedicated to putting an end to the suffering caused by antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions.

We seek to prevent all use, production, and trade of these weapons, and to ensure stockpiles are destroyed. We call for efficient clearance of all landmines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war; and we want to see the fulfillment of victims’ rights and needs. The best way to reach these goals is to ensure the universal adherence to, and implementation of, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). To this end we monitor, analyze, and report on the progress of these two instruments.

ICBL-CMC members, including victims of landmines and cluster munitions, take action in some one hundred countries. We work in an inclusive manner with NGOs and individuals committed to helping reach our goals. We believe in the impact of a coordinated and flexible network of NGO expertise.

The ICBL received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its work to bring about the Mine Ban Treaty.

You can find further information on the ICBL-CMC at http://www.icblcmc.org/ and at
http://www.icbl.org/en-gb/about-us/what-we-do/annual-reports.aspx

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a CV by Sunday, 15 September 2019, COB Geneva time, to jobs@icblcmc.org. In the cover letter please indicate your annual salary expectation.

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Front Office Clerk Zürich, Zürich

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Aug 222019
 

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Switzerland: Consultancy to conduct causality analysis of sub-optimal immunization coverage at subnational level. Home-based with travel to priority countries. Up to 240 working days during October 2019 – August 2020

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Aug 212019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Sep 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.

Home-based consultancy withtravel to priority countries

Up to 240 working days during October 2019- August, 2020

For every child, health

Despite the achievements of immunization programmes globaly, including the Europe and Central Asia Region in recent decades, immunization rates are decreasing and uneven across countries — from as high as 99 per cent in Albania to as low as 69 percent in Ukraine[1]. Although the immunization coverage remains relatively high overall in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, at 93 per cent in 2018, with most countries having maintained coverage above the World Health Organization target of 95 per cent for basic antigens, there have been major declines in immunization rates in many countries in the recent years, only 40 per cent of countries in the region meeting the recommended target.

At the same time, national averages also mask disparities. A third of the countries in the ECA region have districts with DTP3 coverage below 80 per cent, and half of the countries have districts with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine coverage below 80 per cent. There are significant equity gaps by geographical area, income, urban/rural location, and particularly among marginalized populations, such as Roma. In Serbia, 13 per cent of Roma children aged 18-29 months are fully immunized, compared to 71 per cent of non-Roma children, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina, only 4 per cent of Roma children have received all recommended vaccines, versus 68 per cent of non-Roma children.

National-level coverage can mask pockets of low coverage at the local level, resulting in an accumulation of susceptible individuals that often goes unrecognized until outbreaks occur. In the past five years, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Moldova and Ukraine have faced measles outbreaks. Over 100,000 cases of measles have been registered in this region during 2018-2019 with 100 children and young adults dying from measles’ complications.

The decrease in immunization rates is influenced by a combination of factors which influence vaccine availability, access to services and their quality and demand for immunization. Many countries in the region failed to establish good governance for providing effective and quality immunization services for all. Poor planning and forecasting mechanisms for vaccine procurement and weak vaccine management systems affect the continuity and success of national immunization programmes.

Many self-procuring middle income countries, challenged by competing priorities and inaccessibly priced vaccines on the global market, continue to face significant challenges in achieving financial sustainability and experienced several vaccine shortages, sometimes causing critical disruptions of immunization services Countries graduating from Gavi support may also struggle to ensure financial sustainability after graduation, especially when they will not be eligible for price prefernces after graduation.

The weak data management and the top-down, punitive approach still present in many countries put pressure on health professionals at local and district levels to report high coverage, leading to unreliable data, which also affect the quality of decision making and programming.

Beside supply chain challenges, which may affect immunization coverage, there is a growing vaccine hesitancy across the region, false perception that influenced by people’s concerns related to the vaccines safety, myths and misconceptions, often disseminated through traditional and social media, anti-vaccination (or so called ‘pro-choice’) movements, but also by a decreasing trust in the health system, health professionals and quality of services, influenced by negative past experiences and negative stories that are distrubute through social media. Evidence also suggests that although health professionals are the most trusted source of information for caregivers, they rarely engage in a meaningful communication to provide the necessary information, and to address their fears, false beliefs and concerns, due to poor interpersonal communication skills and limited time for interaction. Moreover, there are evidences that some health professionals, especially specialists (surgeons, neurologists etc) discourage parents to vaccinate their child and contribute to increasing of false contraindication numbers. This is complemented with poor governments’ capacity to prepare for and respond in immunization-related crises situations, which diminishes public trust in the health system.

Scope of Work and Objectives.

Purpose:

This consultancy will help to identify critical bottlenecks and root causes of low routine immunization coverage at subnational level and develop targeted action plans (including system-specific fixes), to increase and maintain high immunization coverage to protect children from vaccine preventable diseases.

Methodology:

The assignment will include a combination of desk review, interviews and focus group discussions, as well as workshops at subnational level to identify and discuss main bottlenecks/root cause analysis of low immunization coverage at subnational level from both supply and demand in priority countries: BiH, Moldova and North Macedonia. More priority countries can be included globally as required.

Expected outcomes:

  • Root cause analysis of low immunization coverage at subnational level in the 2-4 least performed districts in each country (to be decided per each country context and needs).
  • Costed sub-national action plans, which should be discussed and agreed with subnational stakeholders
  • Recommendations for national level to improve routine immunization coverage
  • Outputs/Deliverables per country:

    * Nr. of days per country can vary, depending on country context ( to be discussed with coutry offices and MoH). For BiH the number of working days will be extended to cover Serbska region

    **Can include weekends/holidays, but only with supervisor’s written approval.

    ***Payment will be based on the deliverables accomplished per country, and on the actual number of days worked.

    Management and Organization

  • The consultant will work under the direct supervision of UNICEF ECARO Immunization Specialist with reporting line to regional Health Advisor and in close collaboration with health specialists from respective countries and Health Specialist (ADI) UNICEF HQ/NY.
  • There will be trips to countries, which will be covered by UNICEF as per the regulations
  • Country offices will be responsible to organize interviews, subnational workshops and provide relevant documents/information
  • Budget and terms of payment

    The consultant will be paid per each country based on deliverables: 50 per cent of the total amount will be paid upon submission of the first 2 deliverables and the final payment (50%) after the final deliverables.

    Qualifications and Experience

    In order to fully achieve this assignment’s objectives, UNICEF is looking for an international individual consultant holding the following experience and qualifications:

  • University degree in public health or other health relevant field. Advanced degree will be an advantage
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the area of public health
  • Proven expertise in undertaking root cause/bottleneck analysis in the area of immunization;
  • Proven experience in development of action/operational plans, preferably in the area of immunization
  • Familiarity with the health systems/ immunization programs.
  • Working experience in the Europe & Central Asia region will be an advantage
  • Experience in designing and facilitating workshops;
  • Experience in working with government and/or non-governmental organization
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF or another international organization will be an advantage
  • Fluency in English (both written & oral) is required. Knowledge of Russian language will be an asset
  • Conditions of Work

    The consultant/s shall use their own facilities to manage the work, but, where circumstances demand otherwise, shall be allowed to make use of available UNICEF office space, computer and internet facilities with prior notification and arrangement with the supervisor and UNICEF Admin/ICT. The provision of these facilities by UNICEF shall be subject to their availability.

    Estimated Cost of Consultancy: Estimated cost of consultancy is up to 240 working days. The Consultant shall indicate daily fees in its application. The consultant will be responsible to organise its own travel and should get prior approval of the supervsior before arranging any travel. Travel will be reimbursed by UNICEF based on submission by the consultant of the air fare receipt economy class and in accordance with standard UN per diem rate for each night spent in the designated location.

    UNICEF will issue a consultant contract in USD. The payment will be made in USD by bank transfer and in instalments upon deliverables as per contractual agreement.

    Reservations: UNICEF reserves the right to terminate the contract without a prior notice and/or withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if the rules and the regulations regarding confidentiality, ethics and procedures of UNICEF and the project partners are not followed, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

    The candidate will be selected based on “best value of money” and will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s “General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.”

    Please apply online and submit the following documents:

    a) Cover Letter

    b) Duly completed P11 form (which can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc or fully completed online profile.

    c) CV, if available (P11 form supersedes the CV)

    Application should include the daily fee. Applications without a daily fee will not be considered.

    Remarks:

    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.

    [1] Coverage of three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine, is used as a proxy for full immunization among children.

    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=525806

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    Switzerland: Procurement Assistant, G6

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    Aug 202019
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 17 Sep 2019

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Supply Management and Travel Section of the Executive Office, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
    The position is located in Geneva. The incumbent will report to a Procurement Officer.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority and depending on location, the Procurement Assistant at this level may be responsible for the following duties:
    1) Reviews, records and prioritizes purchasing requests and obtains additional information/documentation as required; provides assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services; proposes product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings; determines the availability of funding sources.
    2) Identify and recommend sources of procurement; interview potential suppliers.
    3) Ensure suppliers are registered in UNGM and synchronized in the system and banking information is enriched.
    4) Produces tender documents (e.g. Requests for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved.
    5) Prepares abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and lowest costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.
    6) Enters into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers; obtains credit and other information on proposed suppliers.
    7) Finalizes purchase orders and contracts for approval by the Procurement Officer; may authorize purchases in line with delegated signature authority, and, if required, prepares submission to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
    8) Resolves issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received; prepares and signs Return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received.
    9) Maintains relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations.
    10) Researches, retrieves and presents information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply, vendors by commodity, etc., as well as obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market.
    11) Drafts a variety of correspondence, (e.g. formal memos, Note to File, formal letters, etc.).
    12) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures and of purchasing and accounting techniques. Knowledge of financial rules and regulations and ability to research and gather information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    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.
    PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Education

    High school diploma or equivalent.

    Work Experience

    Seven years of experience in procurement, administrative services or related area within the United Nations common system is required. Experience working with a SAP environment in the United Nations is desirable. Experience on conducting procurement for the UN offices in the field is an advantage.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
    Passing the United Nations Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, ICTY or the Global General Services Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.
    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    How to apply:

    Apply now

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    Switzerland: Change and Communication Manager

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Change and Communication Manager
    Aug 172019
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 01 Sep 2019

    Organisational context

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) introduced its current Results-Based Management (RBM) approach in 2009, based upon a comprehensive Results Framework and ‘Focus’, the organization’s RBM tool. UNHCR’s RBM system has been supporting the organization in making decisions based on evidence, being accountable for results and efficiently and effectively delivering and reporting on the protection and solutions results achieved for refugees and other people affected by displacement.

    Today, UNHCR faces a rapidly changing external and internal environment. Externally, UNHCR is impacted by ever growing demands by a myriad of stakeholders for better accountability and transparency while responding to damning number of people affected by displacement. In addition, the organization must align with the reforms of the UN Sustainable Development System and implement the agreements within the Global Compact on Refugees. Internally, UNHCR is also shifting its focus to its field operations by regionalizing its regional directors’ offices and decentralizing greater levels of authority and accountability to the region, so it can be closer and more responsive to the needs of displaced people and host communities.

    In this context, UNHCR’s RBM undertaking is being re-conceptualized as a transformative change initiative, aiming to facilitate the organization’s ability to manage and showcase results. The RBM Renewal Project aims at strengthening UNHCR’s ability to pursue its strategic directions and empower its field operations to strengthen their strategies and plans based on their operational context, while maintaining a viable level of cohesion and data 2 aggregation globally. The project envisages six work streams: (1) process, (2) RBM approach, (3) change, culture and communication, and (5) technology solution

    • Title: Change and Communication Manager (RBM), P5
    • Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Duration: 12 months with potential extension
    • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
    • Closing date: 1 September 2019 (midnight Geneva time)
    • Start date: 1 October 2019

    Duties and responsibilities

    As a member of the RBM Renewal Project and the Lead of the work stream related to Change, Culture, Communication and Training, Change and Communication Manager (RBM) will lead the organizational change management effort and ensure coherence among the guidance and staff capacity development methodologies and materials developed by various work streams.

    The incumbent will also support the Project Manager and the Project Team in managing communication needs of the RBM Project.

    The incumbent will perform the following duties:

    • Manage the day-to-day work and progress of the work stream;

    • Develop and implement change management, communication and training strategies in support of the RBM Renewal Project;

    • Develop change impact assessment and its related change management plan;

    • Assess the impacts of the new RBM approach, framework and processes and associate changes on UNHCR’s organizational structure and functions;

    Liaise with Division, including Division of Human Resources (DHR), in relation to potential gaps in staff profiles and capacity;

    • Coordinate with other project work streams in implementing the change management strategies, including development of training, guidance, staff capacity development activities and materials;

    • Responsible for raising and gauging awareness of the RBM Project among staff as well as external stakeholders;

    • Develop and lead project communication plan;

    • Responsible for project website, newsletters, posters and other communication deliverables and work closely with and supports the other work stream to develop and disseminate change-related messages;

    • Support Project Manager and Functional Lead in liaising with other transformation initiatives within UNHCR and outside, such as UNDS reform;

    • Assist Project Manager and Functional Lead in engaging stakeholders with right communication at appropriate times;

    • Support other project work streams as required

    Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

    Education:

    • University degree in business administration, management, human resources, organizational development, communication, change management or related field of study is required.

    • Certifications and/or training in change management and learning approaches is preferred

    Job experience:

    • With graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 11 years of experience working in and leading transformational change management and communication, with significant proven experience in successfully designing, supporting and overseeing large learning development engagements, preferably in international organizations, with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS), 12 years of the above experience is required.

    • 5+ year of experience working with change, communication and training relating to major software roll out is essential including preparing end-user focused training material.

    • Experience as a mid-level to senior manager or senior-level consultant in a consulting organization is preferred.

    • Experience with results-based management, other corporate performance management approaches, and/or staff performance management approaches is desirable

    • Experience working in public sector is essential and experience working for international development and/or humanitarian organizations is preferred.

    Other requirements:

    • Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B2 level is required.

    Proficiency in French is preferred.

    • Excellent visual and graphic communications skills are required.

    • Understanding of development sector and working in developing or conflict-affected countries is a great advantage.

    • Ability to integrate into public sector teams, excellent interpersonal skills and client focus.

    • Proven ability to work in a dynamic work environment under constant change.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should apply online at https://bit.ly/2P0bB4T.

    Deadline for applications: 1 September (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: Physical Site Planner

     FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Physical Site Planner
    Aug 172019
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 01 Sep 2019

    Organisational Context

    UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency is currently seeking a Physical Site Planner to work within the Shelter and Settlement Section (SSS) at its Geneva headquarters. The role of the assignment is to assist the UNHCR Shelter and Settlement Section in delivering settlement physical planning, shelter and infrastructure related projects. The Physical Site Planner will provide specialised support to SSS and global emergency operations in designing and developing sustainable settlements to host people of concern to UNHCR.

    Within the context of UNHCR’s Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter (2014- 18)1 , a settlement should take into consideration the spatial allocation of functions while addressing the needs of the population, the availability of resources, the amelioration of living conditions, the provision of services, enhancing transportation networks as well as recreational spaces.

    • Title: Physical Site Planner (P3)
    • Duty Station: Geneva
    • Duration: from September 2019 until 31 December 2019 with potential extension
    • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
    • Closing date: 1 September 2019 (midnight Geneva time)
    • Start date: ASAP 1

    About the Shelter and Settlement Section

    The Shelter and Settlement Section provides technical support to Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) operations around the world through the delivery of various services including:

    • Developing strategies, technical guidelines and toolkits

    • Steering implementation of the global strategy for settlement and shelter

    • Designing, reviewing and commenting on site selection, physical planning, shelter and other infrastructure

    • Researching and developing technical specifications for shelter and non-Food Items (NFIs) including tents, plastic sheeting and other shelter related items

    • Carrying out research and development within the sector

    • Undertaking technical support missions

    • Develop and maintain shelter and physical planning training

    • Deploying physical planning and shelter experts

    • Developing learning materials, tools and training physical site planners and shelter officers

    • Supporting the Emergency Shelter Cluster at global and country levels

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Provide section leadership on “master plan approach” related initiatives.

    Act as focal point, coordinate and liaise with UNHCR functional units.

    • Provide specialized support to field operations through technical shelter and settlement input related to master plan, settlement planning, site selection, physical planning, shelter and infrastructure with due consideration to any cross sectorial issue including protection, water, sanitation and environmental concerns.

    • Undertake master plan / settlement planning and site planning missions as required. It is anticipated that the Physical Site planner will spend 30% of his/her time in the field.

    • Ensure that basic technical criteria of land availability/property, accessibility, security, topography, water resources, absorption capacity, and adequate terrain for proper sanitation facilities are taken into consideration while selecting potential sites.

    Other factors such as national reserves, migration corridor, and flooding, possible conflict with local population have also to be taken into consideration when identifying potential settlement solutions.

    • Within an urban context, assess the structural safety of public buildings, measure the absorption capacity within a community for host arrangements while ensuring that humanitarian standards are met to ensure dignified living conditions.

    • Develop, in close coordination with implementing partners and other concerned parties, settlement plans and their implementation modalities, including construction/rehabilitation of communal infrastructures (latrines, water points, etc.), taking into account the overall needs of target groups, their cultural preferences and the concerns of the local communities.

    • Ensure that settlement designs take into consideration protection oriented issues such as sexual and gender based violence and the specific needs of women, men, girls and boys.

    The security and privacy of all people of concern, the adequate location of service facilities e.g. (sanitary/health/education), communal services and distribution areas should also be addressed.

    • Assist with the development of training materials and tools for settlement planning training.

    • Facilitate at settlement planning training workshops for UNHCR and its partners.

    • Develop standard reference site plans/shelter models for emergency, transition and durable solution phases in urban and rural settlements.

    • Work in close coordination with all functional Units in UNHCR (Protection, Programme, Community Services, Field, Administration, and Supply) for all issues related to protection, population of concern figures and assistance.

    • Participate in technical meetings and international forums as required.

    • Undertake any other responsibilities/ functions deemed necessary or as requested by supervising officer.

    Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

    • Education: University degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering.

    • Job experience: Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of BA/BS)

    Languages: Excellent communication skills including, fluency in written and spoken English. French is a considerable advantage.

    • Other requirements:

    • Basic knowledge of other UN languages is an asset

    • Computer literacy in MS Office and other relevant software such as CAD, GIS, GPS usage, etc.

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently;

    • Flexibility, adaptability, a positive attitude and a good team player

    How to apply:

    To apply

    Interested candidates are requested to apply online at https://bit.ly/2Z6zPdu.

    Deadline for applications: 1 September (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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