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Switzerland: Stop TB Partnership – Senior Programme Assistant, Multiple positions

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Sistemas, Internet  Comments Off on Switzerland: Stop TB Partnership – Senior Programme Assistant, Multiple positions
May 232019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Jun 2019

BACKGROUND INFORMATION – JOB-SPECIFIC

THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION FOR WHICH ONLY APPLICANTS WITH SWISS NATIONALITY OR WITH THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN SWITZERLAND (EU CITIZENS OR NATIONALITIES ELIGIBLE FOR DIFFERENT SWISS WORK PERMITS) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

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Stop TB Partnership**

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

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership’s mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector

As a key initiative of the STBP, the goal of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is to facilitate world-wide, equitable access to TB medicines and diagnostics across both public and private sectors. This goal is achieved through management and coordination of market activities for the full portfolio of TB medicines and diagnostics, strategic procurement and innovative logistics solutions, technical assistance and capacity building for TB programmes in better pharmaceutical management practices, and accelerated uptake of new TB medicines, regimens, and diagnostics using the GDF “launch pad.” GDF is highly reliant on technology to ensure quick and smooth procurement and supply of quality-assured TB products for populations in need.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Please note, we are recruiting for two (2) positions: one position will be open-ended; while the second position will be for a maternity cover of a duration of 6 months. We encourage you to specify in a cover letter, what position would you be most interested in.
The Programme Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Knowledge and Project Management Officer and in close collaboration with the GDF teams. This individual will be primarily responsible for helping to organize assigned projects, teamwork and providing administrative support.

The incumbent works on the basis of general instructions, own experience and precedents, following the Partnership or UNOPS specific procedures and practices, rules and regulations, to ensure smooth workflow in the assigned area of work.

The incumbent is encouraged to seek guidance for unusual issues. Most of the work is controlled for correctness and appropriateness by the incumbent.

Work is reviewed on an ad hoc basis by the supervisor for meeting expectations and overall quality; correspondence is signed or cleared by originator. Specific assignments are checked by the originator and/or the Assistant to the Executive Secretary.

The incumbent is relied upon to brief colleagues on Partnership or UNOPS specific administrative procedures and practices.

The Programme Assistant will also support technical staff for travel and GDF mission arrangements as needed.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Assist in documenting the development of project plans, including implementation approaches, milestones and key action items. Assist in monitoring the assigned projects including development and updating of action logs or other tacking tools.
  • Assist in monitoring and analyzing contract performance to ensure compliance with contract terms, schedules and cost.

PROCUREMENT

  • Initiate, through the UNOPS procurement module, contracts for consultants, technical services agreements, and general external services requests.
  • Monitor and record receipt of deliverables and initiate and monitor payments as needed.
  • Initiate, through the UNOPS procurement module, requisitions for goods procurement, and monitor and receipt of deliverables.

MEETING ADMINISTRATION

  • Arrange, coordinate and lead administrative preparation for meetings, seminars, workshops, including letters of invitation, costs calculation and travel requests; assisting with preparation of documents, dispatching of materials and liaising with participants and others involved.
  • Prepare presentations using PowerPoint and other software packages on own initiative or based on instructions.
  • Schedule weekly team and ad hoc meetings, according to schedules and need; taking and preparation of minutes and action points.
  • Obtain briefing and background materials for meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. to be attended by the team’s professional staff, checking their availability and ensuring they have the appropriate briefing files and documents.

TRAVEL

  • Using the UNOPS system, prepare travel requests for official Partnership/GDF travel. Make flight and hotel reservations, prepare travel files and deal with other related matters as requested or on own initiative.

BUDGET & FINANCE

  • Assists in the monitoring and progress review of projects and tasks in the Partnership/GDF work plan.
  • Provides team members with timely information on project and task budget ceilings, award budgets, expenditure, and funds available, as required.
  • Monitors income and expenditures for planning purposes.
    • Promptly follows-up on financial, budgetary and any outstanding issues concerning the team/department, including ensuring timely processing of committal documents.
    • Assists in the preparation of financial and technical progress reports to donors.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • In close collaboration with other support staff, create and/or maintain filing systems; continually review filing system to ensure information is up to date and effectively and efficiently used.
    • Obtain documents and information from in-house and external sources as required; perform information searches (library, internet) as requested.
    • Assist in maintaining the GDF knowledge management system

OTHER DUTIES

  • Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCES/LANGUAGES

  • Minimum of secondary school education or equivalent is required.
  • Ideally, the incumbent has an advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) or a Bachelor’s degree.

  • At least five years of relevant experience; A Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree may be considered in lieu of some or all the relevant years of experience required.

  • Experience working at the UN with health programs is an asset;

  • Knowledge of UN systems and procedures. Previous work experience in the UN system would be an asset.

  • English fluency at a native or proficiency level (writing and oral) is required.

  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

CONTACT TYPE/LEVEL

Contract type: ICAContract type: ICA
Contract level: L-ICA 5 (ICS-5 or GS5 equivalent)
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: L-ICA 5 (ICS-5 or GS5 equivalent)
Contract duration: Six months (6) ICA – ‘Maternity Cover’

How to apply:

If you are interested on this position please apply using this link: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17995

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Switzerland: Consultant: health and peacebuilding

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Leyes / Abogados, Mercadeo, Varios  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultant: health and peacebuilding
May 222019
 

Organization: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

Terms of Reference

15 June 2019 – 15 July 2018

Health Diplomacy and Sustaining Peace through Health

APW: Develop a corporate framework outlining and defining how WHO can contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict affected settings through its interventions.

Background:

On 27 April 2016, UN General Assembly and UN Security Council unanimously adopted identical resolutions on “sustaining peace” (A/RES/70/262 and S/RES/2282), requesting all UN entities and the World Bank to mobilize their capacities for mediation and conflict resolution to prevent the “outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict”. UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes have been given a mandate by UN Member States to develop strategies that respond to the sustaining peace resolutions. WHO is already mandated by the World Health Assembly to perform this work, through WHA Resolution 34.38 (1981) reaffirming “the role of physicians and other health workers in the preservation and promotion of peace as the most significant factor for the attainment of health for all”. Health as a Bridge for Peace was later adopted -at the 1998 World Health Assembly (WHA 51/A5) as part of the “Health for all in the 21th century”

WHO already undertakes activities in fragile contexts that are supportive of the sustaining peace agenda (UHC in FCV, Polio, IHR reporting/surveillance, mental health and psychosocial support, reintegration of medical personnel of former militias), with 80% of WHO’s humanitarian caseload and 70% of diseases outbreaks in conflict settings, it is all the more important for WHO to develop a global Health and Peace programme and articulates its contribution to social cohesion, mediation reconciliation and post-conflict peacebuilding) clearly.

In June 2019, WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) will convene a Technical Meeting to:

  1. Develop a shared understanding and agree on key principles of how health contributes to peace and peacebuilding and its significance to the implementation of WHO’s 13th Global Programme of Work.
  2. Develop a corporate framework defining how WHO intends to contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict-affected settings through its interventions.

Objectives of the Project:

In line with the recommendations from a technical meeting organized in WHO in June 2019, the consultant will produce a draft corporate framework that defines how WHO can contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict affected settings through its interventions.

The main objective is to produce a document that will guide WHO in carrying-out its mandate in its areas of competence and comparative advantage (as outlined in the Global Programme of Work 13) towards a more deliberate impact on violence reduction, social cohesion and ultimately peace.

Description of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Head of the unit Humanitarian Policy & Guidance and Technical officer in charge of this area of work, the following tasks will be undertaken:

  1. Desk review (estimated at 5 working days equivalent) of existing documentation on the topic. Develop a supporting document summarizing past experiences where health workers and health organizations have been active in efforts to foster peace through their interventions by 20 June 2019;

  2. Consultations with key Stakeholders (estimated at 10 working days equivalent):

  3. Help preparing and attending the two-day Technical Meeting to be held in Geneva in late June. This includes producing the summary record and action points stemming from the meeting and following up with one-on-one interviews with meeting participants.

  4. Phone, Skype and email consultations with WHO regional offices, selected WHO country offices, and inter-agency stakeholders by 05 July 2019;

  5. Drafting the Global Framework (estimated at 10 working days equivalent): produce a draft corporate framework that defines how WHO can contribute to peacebuilding outcomes in fragile and conflict affected settings by 15 July 2019.

Main Outputs/ Deliverables:

  1. Document 1: Summary Record of the Technical Meeting.
  2. Document 2: Global Framework for WHO Health and Peace activities.
  3. Document 3: Compendium of past experiences in the area of health and peacebuilding.

Duration: 25 working days

Start date: 15 June 2019 – 15 July 2019

Level: P4 (expert- 8 years of relevant professional experience) for 25 days @ 450 per day = 11,250 USD

Qualifications: Masters level Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or International Relation

Experience Required:

  1. Experience in policy development and/or working in peacebuilding programmes
  2. Demonstrated experience in producing corporate frameworks and other strategic documents
  3. Demonstrated capacity to bring together diverse perspectives and disparate point of views
  4. Strong project management skills and experience working with other agencies
  5. Experience in Knowledge Management processes, and capturing of best practices
  6. Field experience in fragile, conflict affected and vulnerable countries

Languages:

English is essential. French will be considered an advantage.

How to apply:

Send CV and cover letter to the supervisor of the position: Dr. Rudi Coninx: coninxr@who.int
copy to sharonc@who.int

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Switzerland: Information Systems Assistant, G4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID#117169

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos, Telemarketing, Help Desk  Comments Off on Switzerland: Information Systems Assistant, G4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID#117169
May 192019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 May 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Information Services Section (ISS) of the Information Management Branch (IMB) of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent reports to the head of the ISS Product Support.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participate in collaboration-related projects (e.g. implementing team sites, document sharing schemes)
  • Participate in expanding and supporting the video communications systems.
  • Supports senior staff in the creation and maintenance of MS365 Products primarily MS Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint Teamsites and Teams.
  • Assists in providing timely and efficient ICT support to OCHA Geneva and worldwide.
  • Receives and logs problem calls or service requests in the automated tracking system; Attempts to resolve as many problems calls or service requests on initial contact.
  • Diagnoses and resolves hardware, software, or network connectivity problems with minimum delay. Liaises with other areas of OCHA IMB to facilitate completion of service requests.
  • Escalates problems to the appropriate parties; Detects problem patterns and recommends solutions; Performs quality assurance procedures to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Performs tasks related to scheduled service requests, including equipment replacement, equipment installation/de-installation, software installation, LAN connectivity, returns to stock, site surveys, etc.
  • Act upon all information security incidents and violations; participates in incidents management activities; assist with the regular security assessments of ICT resources to identify potential weaknesses and provide related data for further analysis to supervisors and ICT security focal points.
  • Keeps abreast of latest ICT standards and developments in hardware and software technology; Provides basic training and advice to clients on the use of ICT standard systems and workflow processes; Prepares user and technical documentation.
  • Recommends acquisition of hardware, software, devices and tools to facilitate work; Receives, unpacks, and inspects incoming assets; Troubleshoots, cleans, and repairs/rebuilds equipment.
  • Monitors inventory levels and alerts supervisor when low thresholds are reached.
  • May be required to work on shift assignments, after regular working hours and/or during weekends and holidays, to maintain the ICT service coverage and provide technical support to mission clients.
  • Performs other duties as and when required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Good technical skills and knowledge of information technology and applications, including office production and computer network systems. Ability to understand the requirements of the users, and translate to a technical implementation. Ability to provide timely and efficient problem assessment, resolution and advise to mission clients on IT issues. Ability to provide technical support on various systems such as server/data, computer networks, ICT security. 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; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

A High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in computer hardware and software installation and support, network configuration and support, help desk and client support, information systems analysis, database management, systems administration and maintenance, software applications, or related area is required.
Experience in the following areas is desirable:
• Video communications technologies (VTC, WebEx and Skype for Business)
• Collaboration tools, especially Microsoft Office365
• Service support functions

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 30 September 2019, with possibility of extension; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. All posts are subject to availability of funding.
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.
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 Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

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:

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Switzerland: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 FULL TIME, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICER
May 192019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

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

The Portfolio Management Officer reports to the Portfolio & Partnerships Manager of the Global Fund portfolio, ECR, and will be a key member of the portfolio management team delivering a range of implementation and advisory services on behalf of its clients in areas of project management, funds administration, grants management, human resources administration, as well as finance and general administration.

In particular, the Portfolio Management Officer will be responsible for day-to-day operations management and coordination in support to the advisory services delivered to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) under the Local Fund Agent project. The Portfolio Management Officer will supervise the work of the Portfolio Analyst for the LFA project on a daily basis.

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) does not have a country-level presence outside of its central Secretariat based in Geneva. Instead, it hires third party Local Fund Agents, who are selected through a competitive bidding process, to oversee, verify and report on grant performance. UNOPS serves as Local Fund Agent (LFA) to TGF in a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. The LFA is a crucial part of the Global Fund’s system of oversight and risk management. Its principal role is to provide informed and independent professional advice about the capacity of fund/grant recipients to manage the implementation of activities funded by grant funds (including the recipient’s capacity to oversee implementation of activities by implementing parties), to make recommendations concerning periodic disbursement of grant funds, to review grant performance when a grant is being considered for renewal, and to provide the donor with relevant information on issues or risks which might affect grant performance on an on-going basis. In this context, the Portfolio Management Officer supports the Portfolio Manager in coordinating the teams of experts across the countries where UNOPS acts as an LFA, identifying suitable experts, ensuring quality of operations and of deliverables submitted to the donor, and expanding the programme through new LFAs or replication of similar services with other donors.

The incumbent will be actively involved in internal portfolio planning, implementation and coordination of the Global Fund portfolio, analysis of existing work streams, support client relationship management and follow up on portfolio specific work packages with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the Local Fund Agent activities.

Portfolio planning, coordination and reporting Support in design and formulation of the overall work-plan for GF/LFA portfolio, including setting of goals, targets and performance standards for the portfolio or distinct projects; Contribute to the preparation of detailed work plans for different work packages of the portfolio, including establishment of resource requirements and cost implications; Reflect agreements with the client in OneUNOPS through creation and regular amendments of engagements in UNOPS systems; prepare and review project budgets, budget revisions and forecasting of cash flows, in consultation with the appropriate parties; Under delegated authority, report to the partners and the supervisor on portfolio and/or project performance, ensuring consistency with both external requirements such as legal agreements and contractual obligations as well as UNOPS internal reporting; Manage client relations at authorized level to ensure constant responsiveness to client needs and monitoring of portfolio implementation progress and proactively address all issues arising; Alerts the Portfolio manager of any irregularities or deviation from portfolio/project delivery targets or UNOPS administrative rules and procedures. Portfolio management support and service delivery Actively work with the portfolio management team to coordinate and implement the different work streams; under supervision of Portfolio Manager, take independent and timely day-to-day administrative and operational decisions to meet delivery and performance objectives; Conduct regular in-depth review the operational aspects of the portfolio activities, and provide practical, result-oriented guidance and coordination in order to optimize workflows and standardized processes with regard to the partner needs and UNOPS administrative rules and procedures; Support in the administration and monitoring of all budgetary, financial, procurement and routine administration aspects of service delivery; Under delegated authority, assist the portfolio management team on HR, procurement and grant support services, ensuring upkeep of UNOPS’ credibility in delivering highly visible projects. Prepare, as required, terms of reference for contractors, subcontractors and consultants; run adequate procurement processes, and make recommendations for contract awards; help negotiate with successful bidders and prepare contracts and letters of agreement; Draft service, cooperation or project agreements with partners and donors for review by the Portfolio Manager, as well as project communications, documentation, reports and contracts, checking documents for accuracy and compliance with UNOPS standards and procedures. Provide operational support to Global Fund portfolio resources based outside of Geneva, with particular attention to: administration of LFA offices and assets in countries; development and maintenance of effective asset management registers and tools; compliance with all UN and UNDSS security-related instructions and use of all other relevant mechanisms to ensure maximum level of security of portfolio personnel in countries; facilitation of visas for missions of consultants and coordination of travels; Supervision of the work of the Portfolio Analyst, making sure that travels, purchase orders, receipts and requests for payments are duly managed according to established procedures and practice; Maintain accurate records, and help the Portfolio to adopt and mainstream new filing, knowledge management and sharing systems and tools across its teams; Perform other related duties as required. Support in coordination and oversight of LFA activities and other projects Support development of yearly budget in negotiation with the client and ensure that work orders are received and updated; Coordinate LFA services invoicing process with LFA in-country teams, Finance Department and the GF LFA Cordination Team; Update the Global Fund LFA portal with, and in support to, LFA country Team Leaders and produce required progress reports on LFA invoicing; Monitor progress in the delivery against work orders, advising and guiding respective country teams on effectively carrying out all activities as agreed with the client. This includes reviewing/revising and clearing LFA country team prepared selected deliverables before official dispatch to the client; As requested by Portfolio Manager help coordinate the work of the LFA Team Leaders and Quality Assurance experts; Upon request of Portfolio Manager share any new guidance received from the Global Fund and provide technical assistance and backstopping to LFA country teams, ensuring cross-country collaboration for a coherent methodology of work across country teams and knowledge sharing; Undertake monitoring missions to visit teams in the field, both for administrative compliance and to ensure optimal delivery of services to the Global Fund; Help identify, attract and retain experts suitable to the needs of the client and portfolio; and Coordinate requests for assessments from the Green Climate Fund. Support in client relationship management, quality assurance and knowledge management Contribute to effective client relationship management and the development, set up and initiation of new projects and business lines, in particular in relation to monitoring, capacity assessments and optimisation of performance and cost efficiencies during grant life-cycles; Contribute to capacity building to enhance high performance delivery by educating partners or portfolio personnel on UNOPS practices and procedures, as well as best management practices, as relevant ; Contribute to the development and use of quality assurance and monitoring tools within the portfolio, with a view to ensuring quality of services and meeting of targets; Capture portfolio, project or country level lessons learned and best practices; provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UNOPS; Ensure the necessary follow up of audit recommendations and their due implementation; Identify of sources of information related to policy-driven issues, funding landscape and operational matters; Develop and present information about UNOPS services, project concept notes and briefs promoting UNOPS capabilities in supporting partners’ needs; support the Manager in preparation of bids to expand the programme.

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How to apply:

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Switzerland: Education and Partnerships Associate (China)

 Formularios / Solicitudes, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: Education and Partnerships Associate (China)
May 192019
 

Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

Organization’s Overview:

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of around 100 United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of members. We are the largest international network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

WFUNA has offices in Geneva, New York and Seoul. https://wfuna.org/

Position Overview:

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is responsible for organizing training programs relevant to the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on Chinese students as well as for conducting fundraising and outreach efforts to expand the existing offer of WFUNA.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) also assists with the implementation of WFUNA’s educational offer in general as well as with the establishment of new programs.

He/she will work under the supervision of the Education Officer also based in the Geneva Office.

Overview of Programs Relevant to the Position:

Training Programs at the UN

WFUNA’s “Training Programs at the United Nations” are weeklong training sessions organized at the Palais des Nations. They offer participants a unique chance to engage with the work of the United Nations and involve lectures, interactive sessions and quizzes, group work sessions, visits as well as presentations by participants. They are divided into Advanced Training Program (ATP) and Youth Training Program (YTP). The Advanced Training Program targets university students while the Youth Training Program is for elementary, middle school and high school participants.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) has the responsibility to conduct the sessions dedicated to Chinese students. This includes the pre-training phase, planning, implementation, facilitation, and follow-up. The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is also in charge of constantly improving the organization’s pedagogical objectives. He/she is also responsible for outreach and promotion of the offer of Training Programs (China) as well as follow-up with Chinese partners and educational institutions.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and facilitating the weeklong Training Programs at the United Nations (China).
  • Contacting speakers and liaising with partners involved in WFUNA’s Training and Education programs dedicated to Chinese students.
  • Budget and financial management of those programs.
  • Being responsible for the logistical support for the Training and Education programs for Chinese students in Geneva (ordering supplies / brochures, booking rooms, etc.).
  • Establishing course materials (presentations, quizzes, tests, etc.).
  • Conducting outreach and promotion for those programs vis-à-vis new Chinese educational partners.
  • Drafting project proposals (detailed budget, project narrative, results and indicators, risk assessment, etc.) and fundraising for the Training and Education (China) programs.
  • Monitoring and evaluating those programs including reporting to donors.
  • Using data management tools (Salesforce, Excel).
  • Contributing to the communication and social media strategy in relation to WFUNA’s Training and Education programs (China); creating and updating web content.
  • Supervising the work of an intern.
  • Regular reporting on duties to the supervisor.
  • General staff duties related to WFUNA’s work and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Previous Work Experience (required):

The candidate should be at minimum a holder of a Master university degree in International Education.

The candidate should justify at least one year of relevant professional experience in the education sector (setting up educational programs) and in particular with the Chinese education market. The candidate should have previously worked in an English-speaking environment.

Main Skills & Qualifications (required):

  • Complete fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Complete fluency in Chinese (written and oral).
  • Confidence when speaking in front of an audience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience in the implementation and/or planning of educational programs or trainings.
  • Strong organizational capacity with close attention to detail.
  • Experience using social media, and specifically Chinese social media.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professional experience managing a classroom.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • Familiarity with the UN system.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Involvement in non-profit organizations and/or student affairs.
  • Good command of French.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High energy, results-oriented.
  • Flexibility.
  • Capacity to adapt to an international environment.
  • Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders.

Contract Details:

Salary: 32,000 CHF to 40,000 CHF gross, annual.

Duration: 1-year contract renewable.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and CV (maximum two-pages each in English)

to educationassociate@wfuna.org

MENTION IN THE TITLE OF THE EMAIL: “Education and Partnerships Associate (China)”

Due to high level of interest, we will only respond to selected candidates. Please note that we cannot respond to email or telephone requests about this position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from April 15, 2019 until June 29, 2019.

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Switzerland: Information Systems Assistant, G4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID#117169

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos, Telemarketing, Help Desk  Comments Off on Switzerland: Information Systems Assistant, G4 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID#117169
May 182019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 May 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Information Services Section (ISS) of the Information Management Branch (IMB) of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent reports to the head of the ISS Product Support.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participate in collaboration-related projects (e.g. implementing team sites, document sharing schemes)
  • Participate in expanding and supporting the video communications systems.
  • Supports senior staff in the creation and maintenance of MS365 Products primarily MS Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint Teamsites and Teams.
  • Assists in providing timely and efficient ICT support to OCHA Geneva and worldwide.
  • Receives and logs problem calls or service requests in the automated tracking system; Attempts to resolve as many problems calls or service requests on initial contact.
  • Diagnoses and resolves hardware, software, or network connectivity problems with minimum delay. Liaises with other areas of OCHA IMB to facilitate completion of service requests.
  • Escalates problems to the appropriate parties; Detects problem patterns and recommends solutions; Performs quality assurance procedures to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Performs tasks related to scheduled service requests, including equipment replacement, equipment installation/de-installation, software installation, LAN connectivity, returns to stock, site surveys, etc.
  • Act upon all information security incidents and violations; participates in incidents management activities; assist with the regular security assessments of ICT resources to identify potential weaknesses and provide related data for further analysis to supervisors and ICT security focal points.
  • Keeps abreast of latest ICT standards and developments in hardware and software technology; Provides basic training and advice to clients on the use of ICT standard systems and workflow processes; Prepares user and technical documentation.
  • Recommends acquisition of hardware, software, devices and tools to facilitate work; Receives, unpacks, and inspects incoming assets; Troubleshoots, cleans, and repairs/rebuilds equipment.
  • Monitors inventory levels and alerts supervisor when low thresholds are reached.
  • May be required to work on shift assignments, after regular working hours and/or during weekends and holidays, to maintain the ICT service coverage and provide technical support to mission clients.
  • Performs other duties as and when required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Good technical skills and knowledge of information technology and applications, including office production and computer network systems. Ability to understand the requirements of the users, and translate to a technical implementation. Ability to provide timely and efficient problem assessment, resolution and advise to mission clients on IT issues. Ability to provide technical support on various systems such as server/data, computer networks, ICT security. 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; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

A High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in computer hardware and software installation and support, network configuration and support, help desk and client support, information systems analysis, database management, systems administration and maintenance, software applications, or related area is required.
Experience in the following areas is desirable:
• Video communications technologies (VTC, WebEx and Skype for Business)
• Collaboration tools, especially Microsoft Office365
• Service support functions

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The initial duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 30 September 2019, with possibility of extension; the selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. All posts are subject to availability of funding.
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.
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 Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

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:

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Switzerland: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 FULL TIME, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICER
May 162019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 May 2019

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

The Portfolio Management Officer reports to the Portfolio & Partnerships Manager of the Global Fund portfolio, ECR, and will be a key member of the portfolio management team delivering a range of implementation and advisory services on behalf of its clients in areas of project management, funds administration, grants management, human resources administration, as well as finance and general administration.

In particular, the Portfolio Management Officer will be responsible for day-to-day operations management and coordination in support to the advisory services delivered to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) under the Local Fund Agent project. The Portfolio Management Officer will supervise the work of the Portfolio Analyst for the LFA project on a daily basis.

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) does not have a country-level presence outside of its central Secretariat based in Geneva. Instead, it hires third party Local Fund Agents, who are selected through a competitive bidding process, to oversee, verify and report on grant performance. UNOPS serves as Local Fund Agent (LFA) to TGF in a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. The LFA is a crucial part of the Global Fund’s system of oversight and risk management. Its principal role is to provide informed and independent professional advice about the capacity of fund/grant recipients to manage the implementation of activities funded by grant funds (including the recipient’s capacity to oversee implementation of activities by implementing parties), to make recommendations concerning periodic disbursement of grant funds, to review grant performance when a grant is being considered for renewal, and to provide the donor with relevant information on issues or risks which might affect grant performance on an on-going basis. In this context, the Portfolio Management Officer supports the Portfolio Manager in coordinating the teams of experts across the countries where UNOPS acts as an LFA, identifying suitable experts, ensuring quality of operations and of deliverables submitted to the donor, and expanding the programme through new LFAs or replication of similar services with other donors.

The incumbent will be actively involved in internal portfolio planning, implementation and coordination of the Global Fund portfolio, analysis of existing work streams, support client relationship management and follow up on portfolio specific work packages with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the Local Fund Agent activities.

Portfolio planning, coordination and reporting Support in design and formulation of the overall work-plan for GF/LFA portfolio, including setting of goals, targets and performance standards for the portfolio or distinct projects; Contribute to the preparation of detailed work plans for different work packages of the portfolio, including establishment of resource requirements and cost implications; Reflect agreements with the client in OneUNOPS through creation and regular amendments of engagements in UNOPS systems; prepare and review project budgets, budget revisions and forecasting of cash flows, in consultation with the appropriate parties; Under delegated authority, report to the partners and the supervisor on portfolio and/or project performance, ensuring consistency with both external requirements such as legal agreements and contractual obligations as well as UNOPS internal reporting; Manage client relations at authorized level to ensure constant responsiveness to client needs and monitoring of portfolio implementation progress and proactively address all issues arising; Alerts the Portfolio manager of any irregularities or deviation from portfolio/project delivery targets or UNOPS administrative rules and procedures. Portfolio management support and service delivery Actively work with the portfolio management team to coordinate and implement the different work streams; under supervision of Portfolio Manager, take independent and timely day-to-day administrative and operational decisions to meet delivery and performance objectives; Conduct regular in-depth review the operational aspects of the portfolio activities, and provide practical, result-oriented guidance and coordination in order to optimize workflows and standardized processes with regard to the partner needs and UNOPS administrative rules and procedures; Support in the administration and monitoring of all budgetary, financial, procurement and routine administration aspects of service delivery; Under delegated authority, assist the portfolio management team on HR, procurement and grant support services, ensuring upkeep of UNOPS’ credibility in delivering highly visible projects. Prepare, as required, terms of reference for contractors, subcontractors and consultants; run adequate procurement processes, and make recommendations for contract awards; help negotiate with successful bidders and prepare contracts and letters of agreement; Draft service, cooperation or project agreements with partners and donors for review by the Portfolio Manager, as well as project communications, documentation, reports and contracts, checking documents for accuracy and compliance with UNOPS standards and procedures. Provide operational support to Global Fund portfolio resources based outside of Geneva, with particular attention to: administration of LFA offices and assets in countries; development and maintenance of effective asset management registers and tools; compliance with all UN and UNDSS security-related instructions and use of all other relevant mechanisms to ensure maximum level of security of portfolio personnel in countries; facilitation of visas for missions of consultants and coordination of travels; Supervision of the work of the Portfolio Analyst, making sure that travels, purchase orders, receipts and requests for payments are duly managed according to established procedures and practice; Maintain accurate records, and help the Portfolio to adopt and mainstream new filing, knowledge management and sharing systems and tools across its teams; Perform other related duties as required. Support in coordination and oversight of LFA activities and other projects Support development of yearly budget in negotiation with the client and ensure that work orders are received and updated; Coordinate LFA services invoicing process with LFA in-country teams, Finance Department and the GF LFA Cordination Team; Update the Global Fund LFA portal with, and in support to, LFA country Team Leaders and produce required progress reports on LFA invoicing; Monitor progress in the delivery against work orders, advising and guiding respective country teams on effectively carrying out all activities as agreed with the client. This includes reviewing/revising and clearing LFA country team prepared selected deliverables before official dispatch to the client; As requested by Portfolio Manager help coordinate the work of the LFA Team Leaders and Quality Assurance experts; Upon request of Portfolio Manager share any new guidance received from the Global Fund and provide technical assistance and backstopping to LFA country teams, ensuring cross-country collaboration for a coherent methodology of work across country teams and knowledge sharing; Undertake monitoring missions to visit teams in the field, both for administrative compliance and to ensure optimal delivery of services to the Global Fund; Help identify, attract and retain experts suitable to the needs of the client and portfolio; and Coordinate requests for assessments from the Green Climate Fund. Support in client relationship management, quality assurance and knowledge management Contribute to effective client relationship management and the development, set up and initiation of new projects and business lines, in particular in relation to monitoring, capacity assessments and optimisation of performance and cost efficiencies during grant life-cycles; Contribute to capacity building to enhance high performance delivery by educating partners or portfolio personnel on UNOPS practices and procedures, as well as best management practices, as relevant ; Contribute to the development and use of quality assurance and monitoring tools within the portfolio, with a view to ensuring quality of services and meeting of targets; Capture portfolio, project or country level lessons learned and best practices; provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UNOPS; Ensure the necessary follow up of audit recommendations and their due implementation; Identify of sources of information related to policy-driven issues, funding landscape and operational matters; Develop and present information about UNOPS services, project concept notes and briefs promoting UNOPS capabilities in supporting partners’ needs; support the Manager in preparation of bids to expand the programme.

TO VIEW THE FULL VACANCY AND TO APPLY ONLINE PLEASE VISIT: https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17939#1

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17939#1

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Switzerland: Education and Partnerships Associate (China)

 Formularios / Solicitudes, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: Education and Partnerships Associate (China)
May 162019
 

Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

Organization’s Overview:

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of around 100 United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of members. We are the largest international network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

WFUNA has offices in Geneva, New York and Seoul. https://wfuna.org/

Position Overview:

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is responsible for organizing training programs relevant to the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on Chinese students as well as for conducting fundraising and outreach efforts to expand the existing offer of WFUNA.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) also assists with the implementation of WFUNA’s educational offer in general as well as with the establishment of new programs.

He/she will work under the supervision of the Education Officer also based in the Geneva Office.

Overview of Programs Relevant to the Position:

Training Programs at the UN

WFUNA’s “Training Programs at the United Nations” are weeklong training sessions organized at the Palais des Nations. They offer participants a unique chance to engage with the work of the United Nations and involve lectures, interactive sessions and quizzes, group work sessions, visits as well as presentations by participants. They are divided into Advanced Training Program (ATP) and Youth Training Program (YTP). The Advanced Training Program targets university students while the Youth Training Program is for elementary, middle school and high school participants.

The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) has the responsibility to conduct the sessions dedicated to Chinese students. This includes the pre-training phase, planning, implementation, facilitation, and follow-up. The Education and Partnerships Associate (China) is also in charge of constantly improving the organization’s pedagogical objectives. He/she is also responsible for outreach and promotion of the offer of Training Programs (China) as well as follow-up with Chinese partners and educational institutions.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and facilitating the weeklong Training Programs at the United Nations (China).
  • Contacting speakers and liaising with partners involved in WFUNA’s Training and Education programs dedicated to Chinese students.
  • Budget and financial management of those programs.
  • Being responsible for the logistical support for the Training and Education programs for Chinese students in Geneva (ordering supplies / brochures, booking rooms, etc.).
  • Establishing course materials (presentations, quizzes, tests, etc.).
  • Conducting outreach and promotion for those programs vis-à-vis new Chinese educational partners.
  • Drafting project proposals (detailed budget, project narrative, results and indicators, risk assessment, etc.) and fundraising for the Training and Education (China) programs.
  • Monitoring and evaluating those programs including reporting to donors.
  • Using data management tools (Salesforce, Excel).
  • Contributing to the communication and social media strategy in relation to WFUNA’s Training and Education programs (China); creating and updating web content.
  • Supervising the work of an intern.
  • Regular reporting on duties to the supervisor.
  • General staff duties related to WFUNA’s work and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Previous Work Experience (required):

The candidate should be at minimum a holder of a Master university degree in International Education.

The candidate should justify at least one year of relevant professional experience in the education sector (setting up educational programs) and in particular with the Chinese education market. The candidate should have previously worked in an English-speaking environment.

Main Skills & Qualifications (required):

  • Complete fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Complete fluency in Chinese (written and oral).
  • Confidence when speaking in front of an audience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience in the implementation and/or planning of educational programs or trainings.
  • Strong organizational capacity with close attention to detail.
  • Experience using social media, and specifically Chinese social media.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professional experience managing a classroom.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • Familiarity with the UN system.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Involvement in non-profit organizations and/or student affairs.
  • Good command of French.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High energy, results-oriented.
  • Flexibility.
  • Capacity to adapt to an international environment.
  • Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders.

Contract Details:

Salary: 32,000 CHF to 40,000 CHF gross, annual.

Duration: 1-year contract renewable.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and CV (maximum two-pages each in English)

to educationassociate@wfuna.org

MENTION IN THE TITLE OF THE EMAIL: “Education and Partnerships Associate (China)”

Due to high level of interest, we will only respond to selected candidates. Please note that we cannot respond to email or telephone requests about this position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from April 15, 2019 until June 29, 2019.

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Switzerland: Internship-Public Information (Media and Public Positioning) | 19-PUB-OHCHR-115853-J-GENEVA

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship-Public Information (Media and Public Positioning) | 19-PUB-OHCHR-115853-J-GENEVA
May 092019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

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

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments situated within the Media and Public Positioning Section (MPPS). Located in the External Outreach Service (EOS), which was established in 2013 and works to create synergies between the different external relations services in aim of maximizing the impact of their work, the Section focuses on engaging with the media and promoting the messaging of the High Commissioner and the Office through speeches, news releases, press briefings and other media products and activities. Specific media officers are dedicated to publicizing the work of the Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance of the Chief of Section/Spokesperson, the intern will be under the supervision of the Deputy Spokesperson and reports to the Media or Public Information Officers in the area of assignment.

This assignment may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and an initial commencement date ranging/starting from May to October 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

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

Daily responsibilities of Media and Public Positioning Section interns will depend on the individual’s background, duties may include but are not limited to Researching current human rights issues to aid media and public information outreach; Conducts media monitoring and compiling daily media clippings of news coverage of the work of the Office, the Treaty Bodies and Special Rapporteurs; Helps with preparation of material for press conferences and bi-weekly press briefing by the Spokesperson; Assists with setting-up and running events; Researches and assists with providing material for a range of media platforms; Assists in researching material for speeches; and Perform other tasks as requested by the respective supervisor, as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES | PROFESSIONALISM: 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. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience in communications, media relations, public information, journalism or human rights affairs, would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to interact successfully with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

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

ASSESSMENT: The respective OHCHR hiring office will directly contact short-listed candidates for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Media and Public Positioning Section and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

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

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

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

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

The terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme may be downloaded in both of the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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:

You may download the terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, which is available in both of the Organization’s official working languages, at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals, who are interested in the internship, must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a specific job opening for further consideration by the respective hiring office: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates, who have already established an account, may apply immediately and can see the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at https://careers.un.org/

Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

Switzerland: Internship-Information Management (Technical Communications, Design, and Coordination) | 19-DOC-OHCHR-116152-J-GENEVA

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Marketing, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship-Information Management (Technical Communications, Design, and Coordination) | 19-DOC-OHCHR-116152-J-GENEVA
May 092019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

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

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments situated within the Emergency Response Section (ERS). Located in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), which is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of OHCHR’s country engagement strategies, the Section coordinates rapid response activities and provides specialized technical and operational support to field presences, geographic sections and OHCHR leadership in the areas of peace missions, early warning and preparedness, fact-finding, investigation, establishment and running of field presences and humanitarian action. ERS comprises the Early Warning (EW) unit; the Humanitarian Action Unit (HAU); the Information Management and Data Analysis (IMDA) unit and the Mission Planning and Start-up unit.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance of the Head of the Section, the intern will work in coordination with the Information Management (IM) and Data Analysis colleagues to support IM initiatives and reports to the respective Coordinator/Information Management Officer in the area of assignment. This assignment may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and an initial commencement date ranging/starting from May to September 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Daily responsibilities of the Information Management (Technical Communications, Design, and Coordination) intern will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to lending support to projects and/or activities within the Section, and in particular, the intern may: Assist in creating of a variety of info-graphics to explain existing and new information management tools, processes, skills, et cetera; Assist in creating animation or video products to explain existing and new information management tools, process, skills, et cetera; Investigate and design creative marketing plans and/or outreach plans for the products being created; Establish procedures around developing and maintaining a community of practice around tools and systems; Provide summary explanations to ERS on the latest tools and emerging trends on the areas above and others related; and Establish sustainable networks to foster community around the products and tools; Participate in information management discussions and the design of sustainable visualization solutions including templates and icons; and Perform other tasks as requested by the respective supervisor, as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES | PROFESSIONALISM: 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.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) preferably in communications, design, geographic information systems (GIS) or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience with Adobe Illustrator, graphic design tools, video editing tools is desirable. Practical experience in coordinating user communities, setting up communication plans, developing technical communication tools, and GIS software is an advantage, as is research experience and published work in any of the above specified or related areas.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language would be an advantage (i.e. French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

ASSESSMENT: The respective OHCHR hiring office will directly contact short-listed candidates for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Emergency Response Section and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

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

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

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

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch.

For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

The terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme may be downloaded in both of the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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:

You may download the terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, which is available in both of the Organization’s official working languages, at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals, who are interested in the internship, must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a specific job opening for further consideration by the respective hiring office: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates, who have already established an account, may apply immediately and can see the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at https://careers.un.org/

Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

Switzerland: Internship-Information Management (Data/business analysis and Visualization) | 19-DOC-OHCHR-116138-J-GENEVA

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship-Information Management (Data/business analysis and Visualization) | 19-DOC-OHCHR-116138-J-GENEVA
May 092019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

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

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING:

This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments situated within the Emergency Response Section (ERS). Located in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), which is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of OHCHR’s country engagement strategies, the Section coordinates rapid response activities and provides specialized technical and operational support to field presences, geographic sections and OHCHR leadership in the areas of peace missions, early warning and preparedness, fact-finding, investigation, establishment and running of field presences and humanitarian action. ERS comprises the Early Warning (EW) unit; the Humanitarian Action Unit (HAU); the Information Management and Data Analysis (IMDA) unit and the Mission Planning and Start-up unit.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance of the Head of the Section, the intern will work in coordination with the Information Management (IM) and Data Analysis colleagues to support IM initiatives and reports to the respective Coordinator/Information Management Officer in the area of assignment. This assignment may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and an initial commencement date ranging/starting from May to September 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

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

Daily responsibilities of the Information Management (Data/business analysis and Visualization) intern will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to lending support to projects and/or activities within the Section, and in particular, the intern may: Identify workflows and assessing requirements for clients; Help facilitate an understanding of client needs and identify, test solutions; Research, identify, and test tools and resources to support analysis of various data sources; Collect and analyze data and information; Analyze data to identify trends and gaps to inform response; Help develop procedures and guidance for the continued use of selected tools; Identify and evaluate terms, categories, and indicators; Apply taxonomies to analysis of various data and content (e.g. media, social media, information graphics, et cetera); Generate information graphics to support decision makers in their understanding workflows; Participate in information management discussions and the design of sustainable visualization solutions including templates and icons; Liaise with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary or requested by the Unit; Identify and communicate with potential partners on areas of shared interest; and Perform other tasks as requested by the respective supervisor, as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES | PROFESSIONALISM: 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.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) preferably in data science, information science, geographic information systems (GIS), system design or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience with business analysis, data analysis, developing standard operating procedures (SOPs), applying taxonomies to terminology, media analysis, the visualization and/or mapping of numeric analysis is desirable. Practical experience in flow charts, swim lane diagrams, data querying, PowerQuery, PowerBI and visualization tools is an advantage, as is research experience and published work in any of the above or related areas.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language would be an advantage (i.e. French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

ASSESSMENT: The respective OHCHR hiring office will directly contact short-listed candidates for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Emergency Response Section and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

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

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

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

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch.

For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

The terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme may be downloaded in both of the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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:

You may download the terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, which is available in both of the Organization’s official working languages, at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals, who are interested in the internship, must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a specific job opening for further consideration by the respective hiring office: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates, who have already established an account, may apply immediately and can see the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at https://careers.un.org/

Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights | Americas, Europe and Central-Asia Branch (Europe and Central-Asia) | 19-HRI-OHCHR-114923-J-GENEVA

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights | Americas, Europe and Central-Asia Branch (Europe and Central-Asia) | 19-HRI-OHCHR-114923-J-GENEVA
May 092019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

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

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments based in the Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch (AECAB). The Branch is responsible for coordinating the assessment and implementation of the Office’s engagement; briefing and advising the High Commissioner, the Secretary-General, United Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures Mandate Holders on country situations; providing follow-up to recommendations by the international human rights system, including the Universal Periodic Review (UPR); maintaining effective partnerships with Governments, regional organizations, national stakeholders (e.g. national human rights institutions, non-government organizations, et cetera, as well as United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs). In collaboration with other OHCHR divisions, AECAB leads OHCHR’s work at the country-level and in the respective region of responsibility and is comprised of the Americas Section (AS) and the Europe and Central Asia Section (ECAS).

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of Chief of Branch and general supervision of the respective Head of Section, the intern reports to the Human Rights officer in the area of assignment. This assignment may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and an initial commencement date ranging/starting from April to September 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

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

Daily responsibilities of AECAB interns interns will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to Compiling basic information, analyzes key issues, collecting information and documents received from United Nations headquarters- and field-level offices; Reviewing relevant information and documents related to OHCHR work in order to acquire basic understanding of the mandates, strategic policies, framework of programmes/ activities of the organization; Assists the Desk Officers (DOs) in maintaining contacts with concerned United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) and relevant human rights offices, non-government organizations (NGOs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) as well as OHCHR field offices in the region; Assists DOs in the coordination of the programme of missions of special rapporteurs /representatives/experts or working groups and others, to countries in the geographical area concerned and liaise in this regard with the thematic mechanisms teams, other branches and the office of the High Commissioner; Assist with activities pertaining to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and follow-up, as necessary; Lends support with OHCHR activities related to information collection and compilation of basic background for the preparation of technical papers and speeches; Supports with selected field of work and program/project activities related to their priority areas of studies and internship; Assist in organizing meetings, seminars and official missions; and perform other duties requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES | PROFESSIONALISM: 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. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience in human rights issues and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions; knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures; or in the area of legal affairs, human rights or a related area, would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to interact successfully with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English and/or French is required, knowledge of the other would be an advantage. Knowledge of another United Nations official language would be desirable (i.e. Russian and/or Spanish).

ASSESSMENT: The respective OHCHR hiring office will directly contact short-listed candidates for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

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

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

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

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

The terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme may be downloaded in both of the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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:

You may download the terms and conditions of the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, which is available in both of the Organization’s official working languages, at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Qualified individuals, who are interested in the internship, must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a specific job opening for further consideration by the respective hiring office: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates, who have already established an account, may apply immediately and can see the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at https://careers.un.org/

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