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Switzerland: Protection Officer (SGBV)

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Dec 052019
 

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Dec 2019

Terms of Reference

Protection Officer (SGBV)

UNHCR/Field Protection Service – Division of International Protection (DIP)

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full time position – UNOPS International Individual Contract Agreement within the Field Protection Service in the Division of International Protection in our Geneva Headquarters in Switzerland.

UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.

Title: Protection Officer (SGBV)

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Duration: 15/01/2020 to 31/12/2020

Contract Type: UNOPS International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)[1] – IICA-2

Closing date: 15 December 2019

Start date: 15 January 2020

Organisational context

To strengthen UNHCR’s efforts in Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) programming, UNHCR launched a multi-year initiative in late 2013 with funding from the US government called Safe from the Start. With this initiative, UNHCR aims to fill gaps in technical expertise in current emergencies, develop sound methodologies to measure impact, promote innovation in project design, and transform UNHCR’s internal capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to SGBV.

The Division of International Protection contains the SGBV unit that manages Safe from the Start (SftS) programs at headquarters and oversees SftS programmes in the field that aim to prevent, mitigate and respond to SGBV.

The position

The SGBV unit’s staff is based in Geneva and a team of roving SGBV emergency officers is based in Budapest; the Protection Officer (SGBV) will be based in Geneva. The supervisor for this position, the Senior Protection Project Officer (SGBV), is also based in Geneva.

Duties and responsibilities

The Protection Officer (SGBV), who will report to the Senior Protection Project Officer, will support the follow up and institutionalization of multi-sectoral SGBV projects, documenting promising practices as well as respective dissemination and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Follow up the phasing out and reporting of all Safe from the Start country-level multi-sectoral projects. Including conducting quarterly email follow up with each operation to review project status. Keep documented log of project updates, prepare and update short project fact sheets bi-annually.
  • Support, where necessary, coordination with relevant units, including livelihoods, energy, and community-based protection units as well as Bureaus to discuss lessons learned and sustainability and approaches to institutionalization.
  • Follow up with focal points implementation and budget of activities and organize the quarterly review.
  • Support and follow up unit’s procurements and procurement plan.
  • Support quarterly Safe from the Start reporting and contribute to other reporting requirements.
  • Support organizing bi-annual Safe from the Start retreats.
  • Develop annual Safe from the Start and update global SGBV flyer.
  • Support development of visibility and documentation of promising and good practices.
  • Support development of an information sharing platform.
  • Support the selection, follow up and documentation of the implementation of Safe from the Start-supported mainstreaming projects.
  • Use and promote examples from Safe from the Start projects and developed tools and guidance.
  • Support the preparation of internal and external reports, presentations and visibility on Safe from the Start projects and SGBV.

· Support or lead capacity development and training.

· Conduct field-based missions where applicable.

  • Support the coordination of Sfts evaluation activities. Assist in the development of data collection tools and data collection, analysis and visualization.
  • Develop a dissemination and knowledge exchange strategy (incl. webinars, briefings, fact sheets, issue briefs) and implement accordingly.
  • Support SGBV Policy roll-out.
  • Support SGBV coordination mapping.
  • Support organizing SGBV briefings, events, webinars and campaigns.
  • Support the development of a knowledge inventory.
  • Support Safe from the Start activities where applicable.

Progress will be determined by the following key deliverables

• Quarterly progress updates on projects (including updating tracking sheet)

• Quarterly and annual Safe from the Start reporting

• Timely and accurate tracking of implementation, budget, procurement and expenditure of unit activities

• SftS and SGBV flyers and visibility

• Timely and accurate resource needs determination and tracking

• Organize briefings, events, campaigns and webinars

• Mission reports

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Law, International Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, or other Social science

[2] Experience:**

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience with international or other relevant agency / organization in relevant field, previous experience with UNHCR preferred and 3 years of previous international and field experience in the area of work is an asset
  • Project management experience

COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian issues, especially refugee protection
  • Prior experience with UNHCR and its protection mandate
  • Knowledge of UNHCR operations in different contexts, policies and procedures
  • Protection and SGBV programming experience
  • Project management experience
  • UNHCR programming and results-based management experience
  • Experience in documentation and developing quality practical guidance
  • Experience in conducting training (incl. webinars)
  • Detail oriented with strong coordination and analytical skills
  • Good familiarity with MS Office, including Excel as well as data management software
  • Willingness to conduct short-term missions to remote, insecure locations and work in refugee settings
  • Ability to think creatively, and to explore, harness and translate innovative concepts into practice
  • Capable of multi-tasking while working on several projects at the same time
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and deliver high-quality products
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and a team player willing to assist where needed
  • Strong organizational skills, flexible work attitude, the ability to work independently and with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced context

Languages

· Fluency and excellent drafting skills in English are essential

· Working knowledge of other UN languages is highly desirable

Location

The successful candidate will be based with the Field Protection Service team in Geneva, Switzerland.

Conditions

This contract runs until 31 December 2020. UNHCR is looking for someone who can start as soon as possible, ideally by 15 January 2020. It concerns a full-time contract (40 hours per week).

[1] Please refer to “Important Information” part of this advertisement on status of Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality with regard to Swiss law.

[2] 1 As a general rule, work experience is credited for its real time value (100%, 75%, 50%, etc). This includes relevant and well documented self-employment and free-lance work. The count of years of work experience starts from the date on which the required minimum education level was attained. Work experience in the following categories counts at 50% of its real-time value: General Service category at level 5 and below, National United Nations Volunteer (NUNV), Internship.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality are granted a carte de légitimation H by the Swiss authorities and do not benefit from any privileges and immunities from a Swiss tax, social security and health law point of view. These individuals bear responsibility for paying tax and complying with all legislation applicable in the duty station. In Switzerland, they are subject to Swiss tax and social security law as well as Swiss mandatory health and accident insurance as per below. More detailed information notices can be sent upon request. Individuals are expected to calculate their own estimated “net” pay, taking into account these obligations under Swiss law.

TAX: Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality should register themselves with the tax authorities of their canton of residence, declare their (worldwide) incomes and wealth and pay taxes on such incomes and wealth. The applicable tax rate may vary. It depends in particular on the amount of the annual salary and the wealth of the Individual, on their place of residence, on their deductible expenses (such as social security contributions, professional expenses, etc.) and on their marital/family status. A tax calculator available online might assist the Individuals in the estimation of the amount of their income tax and wealth tax. The 2018 tax calculator for the canton of Geneva is available on the following webpage: https://ge.ch/afcaelp1dmapublic/2018/nouvelleSimulation.do;jsessionid=FBB8D36F0C0D5EAFEBC79E7AC3911FFE.6098e0e5bfa06a6cd6f44d90d0c3356b

SOCIAL SECURITY: individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality are subject to the following first pillar and associated insurances of the Swiss social security system (the “First Pillar Insurances”): Old Age and Survivors’ Insurance (AVS); Invalidity Insurance (AI); Loss of Earnings Insurance (APG); Unemployment Insurance (AC); Family Allowances (AF); Geneva Cantonal Maternity Allowance (AMat) / Vaud Family Supplementary Benefits (PCFam). Because of its status, privileges and immunities, UNHCR is not subject to the obligation to register its personnel with the Swiss social security authorities, nor to pay any social security contributions. In this context, the Individuals residing in Switzerland should register themselves with the relevant Swiss social security authority, i.e. the AVS compensation fund (caisse de compensation AVS) of their canton of residence, and pay the employee and employer portions of the social security contributions.

ACCIDENT INSURANCE: individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality residing in Switzerland should register themselves with an authorised accident insurance provider and pay the employee and employer parts of the contributions in accordance with obligations under Swiss social security law. A list of authorised accident insurance companies is available on the website of the Office federal de la santé publique (OFSP) https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/versicherungen/unfallversicherung/uv-versicherer-aufsicht.html

HEALTH INSURANCE: individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality should register themselves with an authorised health insurance provider within 3 months of their arrival in Switzerland/the beginning of their activities in Switzerland, or seek an exemption from the relevant Swiss authorities. They are free to choose a health insurance provider among the health insurance providers authorised to offer so-called “LAMal coverage”. A list of authorised health insurance companies is available on the website of the Office federal de la santé publique (OFSP) https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/versicherungen/krankenversicherung/krankenversicherung-versicherer-aufsicht/verzeichnisse-krankenundrueckversicherer.html

How to apply:

To apply

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, Personal History Form (PHF) and CV to HQDIPVAC@unhcr.org indicating Vacancy Number 01/FPS/DIP/2020 – Protection Officer (SGBV) in the subject of the email.

· Letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;

· Completed UN Personal History Form (PHF) signed, including testimonials/degrees/certificates. Please include ALL your professional experiences using the PHF supplementary form as necessary.

· The UN personal History Form is mandatory;

PHF forms are available on:

PHF Form:

https://unhcr.org/recruit/UNHCR_Personal_History_Form.docm#_ga=2.199922156.391182466.1575465270-830094523.1574781381

PHF Supplementary form:

https://unhcr.org/recruit/UNHCR_PHF_Supplementary.docm#_ga=2.200061292.391182466.1575465270-830094523.1574781381

ANY APPLICATION RECEIVED WITHOUT A COMPLETED AND SIGNED PERSONAL HISTORY FORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

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Switzerland: Consultancy (7.5 months): Child Safeguarding, Governance, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

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Nov 232019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Dec 2019

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

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

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

UNICEF protects and promotes the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does. UNICEF is committed to child safeguarding in delivering on its mission, meaning taking proactive measures to limit direct and indirect collateral risks of harm to children, arising from UNICEF’s work, UNICEF personnel or UNICEF associates.

Implementation of UNICEF’s global child safeguarding regime is overseen by the Child Safeguarding Unit in New York Headquarters. As a division of UNICEF, the Private Fundraising & Partnerships Division (PFP), based in Geneva, Switzerland, has accountabilities under the child safeguarding regime. PFP is continuously strengthening its divisional child safeguarding policies and procedures, in line with the global regime. PFP also provides child safeguarding guidance and support to National Committees for UNICEF. National Committees are independent nongovernmental organizations that engage in fundraising from the private sector and child rights advocacy for UNICEF in their countries. Going forward, further work is envisioned to develop and embed standards; update and provide technical guidance, support and training for National Committees, PFP staff and partners; and to further embed child safeguarding in all aspects of PFP’s work.

PFP is therefore recruiting a full-time child safeguarding expert consultant to support and implement its child safeguarding work in PFP and with the National Committees. Under the supervision of the Chief Governance, Country Relations, the Consultant will support implementation of child safeguarding activities set out in the 2020 workplan for PFP and the National Committees and identify key priorities for PFP’s 2021 workplan.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to continue supporting the implementation and strengthening of the UNICEF’s global child safeguarding regime within PFP, and of child safeguarding policies and procedures within National Committees for UNICEF.

MAIN TASKS:

Objective

Scope of work*

*Activities include – but are not necessarily limited to – the following tasks:

A. PFP: Support PFP Division in line with the UNICEF Global Child Safeguarding Regime (40%)

1. Standards, policies and procedures: Support the development of relevant child safeguarding standards and work across PFP to support embedding of the UNICEF’s global child safeguarding regime through divisional policies and procedures

2. Training: Provide initial and in-service training to PFP personnel, including development and piloting of (online) training materials

3. Expert advice: Provide expertise, advice and support to staff on child safeguarding matters and specific initiatives and events.

B National Committees: Support UNICEF National Committees in line with the UNICEF Global Child Safeguarding Regime (40%)

1. Quality assurance: Review and update the progress of National Committees towards achieving agreed child safeguarding actions.

2. Guidance: Support the development, review and updates of centralized guidance on child safeguarding policies, procedures and standards, and be the main point of contact for National Committee focal points to provide ad hoc advice and guidance.

3. Training and briefings:

  • Develop and provide a variety of (online) training for National Committee focal points.
  • Provide training and briefing materials for relevant meetings as and when appropriate.
  • C. Cross-cutting: (20%)

    1. General communications, planning, monitoring, participation in meetings etc. including weekly or bi-weekly check-ins with supervisor, contribution to/participation in relevant PFP meetings, and those with other offices and stakeholders, including the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Unit in New York. Conduct research and provide updates on international safeguarding good practices and incorporate new developments into relevant policies, procedures, standards and guidance.

    2. Centralized online guidance:

    Populate and manage the divisional information channels for child safeguarding

    DELIVERABLES:

    Deliverables

    Timeframe

    A. PFP

    A1. Standards, policies and procedures: standards, policies and procedures developed in line with the agreed workplan.

    By end of contract

    A2. Training: Training modules developed and delivered for PFP personnel in line with the agreed workplan.

    Ongoing

    A3. Expert advice: Expertise, advice and guidance provided

    As needed

    B. National Committees

    B1. Quality assurance:

  • Regular status updates conducted and communicated in line with the agreed workplan.
  • Ongoing

    B2. Guidance:

  • Guidance documents reviewed, updated and finalized.
  • Minimum of 2 webinars by the end of the contract.
  • Advice to individual National Committees provided.
  • Ongoing

    B3. Trainings and briefings:

  • Training opportunities offered and briefings provided in line with agreed workplan.
  • Ongoing

    C. Cross-cutting

    C1. General communications, planning, monitoring, participation in meetings etc.

  • Updates and proposals provided; meetings documented in line with the agreed workplan.
  • Research on child safeguarding trends and developments in the non-profit sector is documented and updates to policy, procedures, standards and guidance proposed.
  • Monthly progress reports/invoices are submitted in agreed format.
  • Ongoing

    C2. Centralized online guidance: Divisional child safeguarding information channels kept updated with comprehensive guidance.

    Ongoing

    ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

    The consultant is expected to work full time during PFP’s regular business days and hours, estimated 151 days during the 7.5 months contract, tentatively starting in December 2019.

    The detailed workplan and exact schedule of activities will be agreed between the consultant and UNICEF.

    REPORTING TO:

    The consultant will report to the Chief of Governance, Country Relations, PFP, Geneva.

    WORK PLACE:

    The consultant should ideally be based in Geneva given that the consultancy requires significant presence in the office during PFP core working hours. In addition, the incumbent may be asked to occasionally travel on official mission for UNICEF, with UNICEF bearing the cost of such travel.

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

  • A university degree in social work, law, human/child rights or a related field is required (or demonstrable equivalent experience with a clear commitment to continued professional development in the field of child safeguarding).
  • An advanced university degree in social work, law, human/child rights or a related field is desirable.
  • Adherence to the highest standard of integrity and a demonstrable commitment to child safeguarding.
  • Specialized knowledge/experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in safeguarding and/or child protection and/or child participation is required, preferably in an international inter-governmental or civil society context.
  • Organizational safeguarding experience is essential, including knowledge and understanding of safeguarding standards and rights-based approaches to working with children and young people.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing policy documents, guidance and capacity building materials is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and delivering interactive, participatory training is essential.
  • Experience in project management, communications and knowledge management is desirable.
  • Experience of advising on safeguarding queries and supporting safeguarding case management – including liaising with multiagency partners, undertaking risk assessments and responding to complaints – is essential.
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential, including good writing and editing skills. Additional knowledge of official UN languages is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including communicating difficult and challenging concepts to a wide range of audiences and the ability to convince people and bring about change by fostering ownership and commitment to the issues.
  • Strong organizational / strategic / analytical skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and consultatively within a team, as well as in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, and follow established policies and procedures, is essential.
  • An ability and willingness to travel on official missions is essential.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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

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

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

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=528084

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    Switzerland: Congress and Exhibition Internships (Two vacancies – Volunteers Project)

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    Nov 222019
     

    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Dec 2019

    About the IAS:

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) leads collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power. Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

    The IAS promotes and invests in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations vulnerable to HIV acquisition – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The interns will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. They will report to the Senior Manager, Congress and Exhibition and will work with the Congress and Exhibition Project Manager responsible for the Volunteers project.

    The first internship is full-time from 6 January 2020 to 7 August 2020 and the second internship is full-time from 3 February 2020 to 31 July 2020.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) will be hosted in San Francisco and Oakland, United States, 6-10 July 2020, under the theme of Resilience. More information on IAS can be found at www.aids2020.org.

    The interns will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the Volunteers participating at the AIDS 2020 Conference.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Follow-up the development of the new volunteer management system and application form with the developers, testing the functionalities, addressing the issues and setting-up the system
    • Assist with the volunteer recruitment including advertisement, presentations, liaison with universities, schools, communities, etc.
    • List the volunteer requirements, breakdown the activities into shifts
    • Schedule the volunteers in accordance with their preferences and the needs of the IAS
    • Take care of the daily email correspondence and social media communication with the volunteers
    • Assist with the volunteer logistics (t-shirts, catering, volunteer party after the conference, etc.)
    • Help organize the supervisor selection process (skype interviews, documents, etc.)
    • Help develop a volunteer handbook and any other volunteer documentation
    • Help organize the onsite kick-off meeting and training (location, set-up, presentation, training documents, organization of training sessions, etc.)
    • Sign in and welcome the volunteers onsite, including handing out the t-shirts and badges
    • Manage, together with the volunteer supervisors, the time schedules, changes, no- shows, breaks, etc. during the conference
    • Setup an evaluation form after the conference
    • Prepare a final report after the conference.

    Perform any additional task requested by the Senior Manager, Congress and Exhibition and the Congress and Exhibition Project Manager responsible for managing the volunteer project.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in business, events or hospitality management is favorable.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • Experience helping organize conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, or other events
    • Experience working with registration or people management systems a plus
    • Experience working in an international context.

    Skills/Competencies:

    · Strong computer skills in the Windows environment (Excel, PPT) and quick understanding of new software / system functioning

    · Ability to work independently and an aptitude for multi-tasking

    · Organized and attention to detail

    · Open-minded and a strong team player

    · Strong social and communication skills

    · Ability to work under pressure in an international context.

    Languages:

    • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills.

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Event organizing and project management
    • NGO work and international exposure
    • Time management & multitasking
    • Recruitment, motivation and onsite management of temporary voluntary staff.
    • Supplier management

    Stipend: 2,000.- CHF/month gross (full time).

    How to apply:

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Friday, 6 December 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit to work full-time will be considered.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Switzerland: Research & Methodology Adviser

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Research & Methodology Adviser
    Nov 202019
     

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 03 Dec 2019

    Purpose of the position

    The Research and Methodology Advisor will assist the CORE in enhancing a culture of evidence-based, ethically sound research at the ICRC, and provide expertise on research funding. The main objective of this position is to explore various options for an ethical review mechanism within the ICRC; organise research training courses and workshops; and explore opportunities and requirements to access research funding. The position will also involve providing methodological support to other researchers conducting qualitative and quantitative research within the ICRC as required.

    Relationships

    • Internally, interacts with the other members of the Centre for Operational Research and Experience (CORE) and other colleagues involved in the design, management and conduct of research.
    • Externally, will be required to form networks with researchers in relevant academic institutions, members of external ethical review boards and research funding bodies as well as relevant representatives from other NGOs.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
    • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times.
    • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers.
    • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC.
    • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.

    Main duties and responsibilities continued

    Ethical review and processes (40%)

    • Supports the CORE to conduct a review of ethical review board/committee procedures within academic institutions, humanitarian organisations and NGOs.
    • Conducts a thorough literature review on ethical review procedures and ethical practice for operational research within conflict settings.
    • Identifies internal and external experts with experience of ethical review processes within humanitarian research settings and conducts interviews with them around best practice.
    • Advises on and provides a detailed report including recommendations to the ICRC regarding the setup and composition of potential ethical review mechanisms.

    Methodological support (20%)

    • Provides methodological support on formulating research questions, data sources, methodology, critical reflection and the uptake of research findings to other researchers within the ICRC as required.
    • Develops the CORE’s architecture that supports and facilitates evidence-informed research.
    • Participates in a research platform across ICRC departments to stimulate reflection on research practices.

    Main duties and responsibilities continued

    Training (20%)

    • Organises two, one-week research training workshops for researchers from the humanitarian sector.
    • Identifies and invites internal and external participants with relevant research expertise to the workshops.
    • Develops agenda and material for training workshops.
    • Organises and facilitates sessions on research methodologies, ethical guidelines and research management as required.

    Funding (20%)

    • Conducts a thorough review of sources of research funding available to the CORE.
    • Creates a database of potential funding sources based on carefully referenced sources including application timelines, requirements and required format of applications.
    • Explores and develops academic partnerships to develop and support new and ongoing research projects and future grant applications.

    Education and experience required

    • A Master’s degree with a strong primary research component. A PhD a strong advantage.
    • A minimum of 5 years research experience.
    • Strong academic networks with universities or research institutions.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research, leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Experience in developing research protocols and submitting them to an ethics review board.
    • Demonstrated experience reviewing research through belonging to an ethics review board or as an academic supervisor a strong advantage.
    • Proven experience in writing successful grant and funding applications for research projects.
    • Fieldwork experience in the humanitarian sector is a plus.
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research design, data collection and data analysis.
    • Prior experience managing research within complex policy/operational environments.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external interlocutors.

    Desired skills and profile

    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to work in a principled and pragmatic matter to ensure project work is aligned with the policies and operational realities of a large-scale humanitarian organisation.
    • Team player with strong communication and intercultural skills.
    • Strong organisational skills.
    • Fluency in English. Spoken French an advantage.

    Additional information

    • Location: Geneva
    • Type of contract: Long term assignment
    • Length of assignment: 1 year
    • Activity rate: 100%
    • Estimated start date: January 2020
    • Application Deadline: Tuesday, the 3rd of December 2019

    How to apply:

    To apply follow the link to the Career Site: http://bit.ly/2CUpFEj

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    Switzerland: Consultancy (up to 11.5 months): Specialist in Development of Digital Training Materials to create modular training for UNICEF Partnership Agreements

     Administracion, FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, Recursos Humanos, SHIFT, Varios  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy (up to 11.5 months): Specialist in Development of Digital Training Materials to create modular training for UNICEF Partnership Agreements
    Nov 152019
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 27 Nov 2019

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

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

    And we never give up.

    For every child, hope

    UNICEF’s Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), supported by the General Counsel’s Office, has developed a suite of agreement templates for a wide range of different partnerships with private sector companies and foundations. The new templates mark a significant shift in style and substance from previous agreement templates.

    As the types of partnerships UNICEF enters into become more complex and innovative, partnership specialists within PFP (and across the organization) will need to become familiar with new and different concepts and challenges.

    In parallel, UNICEF is rolling out a new approach to partnering with business, known as Business for Results (B4R), which encourages everyone in the organization, in every office, to identify opportunities to leverage the private sector in their areas of operation to support UNICEF’s mission. This means that a whole new cohort of UNICEF personnel, who have little or no experience of establishing partnership agreements, will start to use templates with which they have no familiarity.

    To further strengthen the knowledge and skills of all those UNICEF staff involved in establishing private sector partnerships, UNICEF seeks a strong Instructional Designer (on a consultancy basis) with training development experience, a project management background, and cross-cultural work experience to carry out the design and development of a comprehensive digital learning content package aimed for a global UNICEF audience, ranging from the novice partnership specialist, to programme specialists, to more sophisticated and experienced partnership specialists.

    A schedule of modules and expected delivery dates are below, although these are open to modifications depending on the learner analysis and design recommendations by the consultant.

    How can you make a difference?

    The design, development and pilot implementation of a Partnership Agreements Modular Training Course, with the intended target audience of new and existing UNICEF partnership specialists and other personnel involved in establishing partnerships.

    Content will include the following topics:

  • Partnership Agreement Course Modules
  • Introduction to Agreements – Basic understanding of agreements (including different types) and why they are important; what is legally binding and what is not; how to use agreements as a tool; implementing agreements and ensuring that you can meet your obligations.
  • Support Aspects – what support is there for you to be successful at all of this (your team, your supervisor, HQ resources, online resources), who to go to when.
  • Negotiating skills and Guidance for Partners – How to articulate UNICEF’s position and how this is reflected in the agreements. This may include short sub-modules on specific elements, such as communications, liability and managing risk, exclusivity/conflict of interest etc.
  • How to complete Agreement templates – one module for each agreement type taking partnership deal terms and applying it to the template.
  • Dos and Don’ts of drafting – professional writing skills tips to apply when finalizing the agreement.
  • Ad hoc subject-specific modules – short training modules on specific aspects of partnership agreements.
  • Where appropriate, modules should include as a closing activity a quiz or, as relevant, progressively more complicated tasks, such as using the agreement template and filling it out.

    The curriculum should be in alignment with the UNICEF’s values, and support a deeper level of knowledge and skills surrounding how to develop strong partnership agreements, aligned with existing policies, which strengthen the relationship of the partner and UNICEF.

    We would like the materials to be prepared in a phased approach throughout 2020:

    Phase 1: Introductory training, Guidance for Partners and first three agreement template modules – Q1

    Phase 2: More in-depth negotiation and drafting training modules and second set of five agreement template modules – Q2

    Phase 3: Third set of five-seven agreement template modules – Q3 and Q4.

    MAIN TASKS:

    This assignment is specifically to undertake the Design and Development of a Partnership Agreements Modular Training Course.

  • Design to include:

  • A learner analysis obtained through meetings in Geneva with PFP and General Counsel’s Office and calls with PSFR regional offices and support centers.
  • Outline of Phase 1 and Phase 2 modules with short description, objectives to be met in each, recommended length of time for each, assessment of learner attainment of objectives for each, recommended delivery modality (live webinar, online module, on-the-job training activities, etc), and needed resources for each delivery if applicable (people and technology).
  • Development materials must include, depending on delivery modality:

  • Online: SCORM compliant modules developed using captivate or other industry standard software.
  • A range of scripts and formats for, as well as production (with relevant specialists from the Legal Office and PFP) of, short YouTube style tutorials, and web-based instructional videos (possibly incorporating memes, cartoon styles, quizzes etc).
  • For all:

  • Fun and light introductory video that can be used in communication materials to advertise the course
  • Draft emails that can be used for communicating to participants and their supervisors (see bullet with more detail below)
  • An initial pilot implementation to be conducted in Q2 2020, leaving time for adjustments to the materials based on initial experience.
  • Curriculum adjustments to be made based on feedback received during the initial implementation, all materials listed under development materials must then be updated.
  • Final materials to be added to the Agora Learning Management system.
  • Drafts of emails intended to be sent by the facilitator to participants and supervisors, both before and after the learning experience, will be part of the delivery package. These emails have the intent of shaping the learning experience beyond the digital classroom, and encouraging the transfer of learned behaviors to the work setting. A 3-month follow up email to be sent to all participants should also be part of the design to further support transfer of learning, for 6 emails in total (2 pre, 2 post, and 2 further follow-up).
  • DELIVERABLES:

    The below deliverables plan is intended to demonstrate the expected pace of development. A final timeline will be discussed between the selected candidate and Ms. Boutel before the contract is finalized.

  • Weeks 1-3 – Design Deliverables: Learner Analysis, Design of learning objectives, adjustments to topics if needed, and all design documentation as listed above.
  • Weeks 4-8 – Development of First Phase modules: Initial drafts of Phase 1 batch of materials listed under development materials prepared for office review and feedback.
  • Weeks 8-12 – Revise First Phase modules. Build of the Agora Course page in the UNICEF Learning Management System.
  • Week 12-14: Facilitation of pilot delivery
  • Week 15: Evaluation of pilot
  • Week 16-18: Changes and updates made to all materials based on feedback. Final materials released and added to agora course page.
  • Weeks 18-22 – Development of Second Phase modules: Initial drafts of Phase 2 batch of materials listed under development materials prepared for office review and feedback.
  • Weeks 22-30 – Update, finalize and release Second Phase modules following model for Phase 1 piloting and testing, adjusted as necessary.
  • Weeks 30-34 – Development of Third Phase modules: Initial drafts of Phase 3 batch of materials listed under development materials prepared for office review and feedback.
  • Weeks 34-40 – Update, finalize and release Third Phase modules following model for Phase 1 piloting and testing, adjusted as necessary.
  • Weeks 40-44 – Re-review of all materials by UNICEF;
  • Week 45: Electronic delivery of package of all materials designed / delivered in a fully editable format. Final sign-off.
  • 5 weeks of buffer for unanticipated delays, correction etc.
  • Payment upon satisfactory service delivery for each deliverable endorsed by the contract supervisor, payable based on completion of each Phase.

    Alternatively, should the bidder prefer, all payment can be made as a lump sum at conclusion of all deliverables.

    ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

    Up to 11.5 months, tentatively starting end 2019 or beginning 2020

    REPORTING TO:

    Senior Legal Affairs Specialist, Office of the Executive Director (out-posted to Geneva)

    WORK PLACE:

  • Home-based with virtual meetings by skype or zoom
  • One or two 2-day trips to Geneva, at UNICEF’s option and budget permitting
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree is required; advanced degree in related fieldsis preferred.
  • At least 8 years of relevant hands-on experience in learning and development, adult education, facilitation, and/or staff development.
  • Experience designing, developing, and delivery of online digital learning materials within international professional contexts is required, with the specific context of UNICEF is preferred.
  • Experience project managing instructional design projects is required; PMP is preferred.
  • Experience of training on use of legal documents is preferred.
  • Experience of negotiation training in a multinational context, ideally in both private and non-profit sectors, is preferred.
  • Effective and engaging communication and facilitation style as demonstrated in work samples.
  • Fluency in English is required; additional languages (such as French or Spanish) an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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

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

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

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=527811

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    Switzerland: Shelter and Logistics Support Intern – Paid Internship

     Administracion, Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Shelter and Logistics Support Intern – Paid Internship
    Nov 102019
     

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 22 Nov 2019

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    IOM has played a major role in humanitarian shelter operations for many decades. IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental organization allows it to work at scale in both natural disasters and conflict / complex contexts. In this capacity IOM works in both operations and coordination, and plays a strong role working with partners in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented Shelter and

    NFI (Non Food Item) projects in more than 40 countries.

    Over the course of 2018, IOM’s Shelter and NFI programmes reached over 4.1 million individuals affected by various types of disasters, working in 44 countries overall. Additionally, IOM had a significant coordination role under both formally activated clusters and in country shelter coordination mechanisms in 24 countries. IOM also takes an active role in the Global Shelter Cluster and the Shelter Sector at the global level.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the direct supervision of the IOM Senior Shelter and Settlements Officer, and in accordance with the overall direction of the Shelter and Settlements Expert, the intern will focus on supporting the Shelter and Settlements team, IOM operations worldwide and other partners working in the logistics sector as well as shelter and settlements sector by helping through the duties and responsibilities detailed below.

    1. Support in improving the project of global prepositioning of NFIs for emergency in coordination with relevant Units.

    2. Support in the content development and final graphical production of tools, documents and if required audio-visual presentations relating to Shelter and Settlements.

    3. Support global capacity building efforts within logistics, shelter and settlements.

    4. Provide assistance in drafting project/programme proposals according to IOM and donor formats, as well as policies and tools for IOM shelter and logistics programme staff.

    5. Support the management of operational pipeline assessments and operational planning (Setting up a base, procurement, communication, warehouse, transportation etc.).

    6. Liaise with IOM’s field colleagues, donors and partners on relevant shelter/logistics issues, tools and initiatives.

    7. Develop best practices and lessons learned and define platforms for the comparison of experiences and contributions to policy, innovation, and strategic thinking.

    8. Assist the shelter team in the development of humanitarian strategies and resources, including database maintenance and information management.

    9. Support the capturing, storing and sharing of humanitarian knowledge; analyse information received from IOM’s field offices.

    10. Generate a number of relevant documents for IOM’s field offices, Shelter Cluster and Logistics Cluster stakeholders.

    11. Perform such duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • University degree in the Social Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Development Studies, Business Administration, or any related discipline;
    • Strong background in logistics related field; practical commercial/professional experience in one of the logistics and ancillary sectors, construction, material control, transport and distribution management; experience in NFI distribution projects is an advantage.
    • Computer literacy, especially database tools;
    • Strong organizational skills;
    • Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
    • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
    • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
    • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;
    • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; working knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Arabic is advantageous;

    COMPETENCIES

    The successful candidate will demonstrate the following core behavioural IOM competencies:

    • Accountability
    • Client Orientation
    • Continuous Learning
    • Communication
    • Creativity and Initiative
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Professionalism
    • Teamwork
    • Technological Awareness

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

    c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in 4.1(a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in PDF format and only one file with your name and surname) to ShelterRecruitment@iom.int adding Shelter and Logistics Support Intern in the subject line, no later than Friday, November 22th.

    NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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    Floor Supervisor (m/w/d), Saint

     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Floor Supervisor (m/w/d), Saint
    Nov 082019
     

    Tradition und moderne Gastfreundschaft Was macht ein Grand Hotel aus? Es ist seiner Zeit voraus. Es kreiert Traditionen und pflegt diese – seit Jahrzehnten. Von aussen erwartet Sie ein prächtiges, traditionelles Grand Hotel, von innen ist…
    Kempinski Hotels – Turismo, Hostelería

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    Switzerland: INTERN – HUMAN RESOURCES, I (Temporary Job Opening)

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: INTERN – HUMAN RESOURCES, I (Temporary Job Opening)
    Nov 022019
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Nov 2019

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
    The Staff Welfare unit provides psychological support to staff and their relatives as well as offers psycho-social support in critical incidents response and referrals to relevant stakeholders.
    This internship will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Staff Welfare Officer / Staff Counsellor.
    This internship will be located in Staff Welfare Unit (SWU), Human Resources Section (HRS) of the Executive Office (EO). The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months.

    Responsibilities

    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors, advocate the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions.
    Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, and duties may include but are not limited to supporting the Staff Welfare Officer / Staff Counsellor in research, analysis and presentation of information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics / issues; contributing to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. assisting in the drafting of sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, etc.; developing and maintaining reference / resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; contributing to inputs of various inquiries and information requests internally and externally; assisting in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other agencies and partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on related subjects / issues, serving as reporter to such events; and performing tasks as requested by the supervisor as appropriate.

    Competencies

    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 on-going 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.

    Education

    To qualify for an internship with the UN Internship programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (e.g. second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (e.g. minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); and
    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
      Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one-year period of graduation date shall not be accepted. The University degree must be in the area of adult education, social science, psychology and/ or counselling or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
    Will you be able to cover the cost of travel including visa, accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the internship?
    Is your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for?
    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in adult education, social science, psychology and/ or welfare issues is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a 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 (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

    Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover note must include:

    • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    • IT skills and IT software in which you are proficient;
    • Statement of why you believe you are the best candidate for the internship position.
      In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

    Special Notice

    Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office.
    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN 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.
    In line with the UN Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich 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. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the UN Secretariat at https://careers.un.org. For more information on the Programme, please visit https://www.unog.ch

    United Nations Considerations

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

    No Fee

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

    How to apply:

    Apply now

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    Switzerland: Administrative and Operations Officer

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: Administrative and Operations Officer
    Nov 022019
     

    Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 12 Nov 2019

    Background Information – Job-specific

    Launched in September 2010, the purpose of the SUN Movement is to catalyse collective action and create an enabling environment to end malnutrition in all its forms. With 61 SUN Countries and four Indian States at the helm, the SUN Movement represents an unprecedented country-led effort to bring together stakeholders – from governments, national and global civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors- and provide them with a collaborative space to convene, mobilise, share, learn, advocate, align and coordinate actions and approaches to improve nutrition.

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

    Since 2012, the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) has developed as a small coordinating mechanism. It has no operational role, but seeks to link together countries and networks in the SUN Movement to ensure that support, requested in countries to intensify actions and achieve nutrition objectives, is received in a coordinated and coherent way. It also ensures that the Movement’s progress is tracked efficiently and communicated clearly. The Secretariat is headed by the Director of the Secretariat who is responsible for ensuring that the Secretariat catalyses, facilitates and supports effective action across the overall SUN Movement.

    The SMS is looking for an Administrative and Operations Officer who enjoys working in a high paced, dynamic environment to support day-to-day tasks of the Secretariat. He/she will join the Facilitation Team (5 colleagues) at the SMS, work in close collaboration with the various SMS teams and with UNOPS. The Officer is expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and results oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity. We are looking for a solutions finder, quick doer who is able to work independently and flexibly on a large variety of tasks.The Officer will be asked to provide the Facilitation Team with day-to-day support. He/she will be supervised by the Senior Operations Officer and will support the SMS with travel arrangements, digital communications, procurement of services, donors relations, running of the office and the organisation of events.

    Functional Responsibilities

    The Officer will perform the following tasks (but not limited to these):

    • Assist in the preparation and finalization of donor project proposals and related donor correspondence including the project budget preparation, revisions, work planning, monitoring and reporting. He/she will also assist the Senior Operations Officer in maintaining regular relations with donors to both the Secretariat and the SUN Movement Pooled Fund.

    • Coordinate with the Executive Secretary for the development of travel itinerary plans for meeting participants and SMS staff in the most flexible and cost-efficient manner. He/she will also review travel authorizations and ensures that travel claims are fully documented. As required, verifies invoices from travel agent(s) and follow through relevant colleague on payments.

    • Engage with UNOPS as the service provider to ensure optimum client service and satisfaction. He/she will assist the supervisor and the rest of the team in monitoring all aspects of operations to ensure compliance with corporate strategies, UNOPS rules, regulations, policies, and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity and achievement of results. He/she will also closely liaise with the UNOPS Geneva office or HQ in order to troubleshoot any issues that might cause interruption in the support services management.

    • Participate in procurement processes, including tendering processes and evaluation and supplier selection, to ensure viable procurement solutions that meet operational needs and compliance with UNOPS procurement procedures, regulations and standard of accountability, ethics, integrity and performance. In consultation with relevant colleagues, he/she will also review, administer and issue contracts, agreements/amendments with the different vendors/sub-contractors/service providers.

    • Work with the Senior Operations Officer to identify the need, determine cost and plan all office support services, including procurement, finance, human resources and administrative services.

    • Provide organizational support and coordination for events organized by the office (e.g. services procurement, room reservations, guest/participant lists, invitations, catering, seating arrangements, background documentation, special equipment, etc.)

    • Coordinate with the Finance Officer with the preparation of the Secretariat’s financial plan and manage the budget process/cycle to ensure timely revisions and reallocation of funds.

    • Work with the Team Assistant with the management of audio/video meeting/conference.

    • Assist in managing the acquisition, maintenance, inventory, recording, verification and protection of administrative facilities/assets, including IT infrastructure, equipment and servers.

    • Assist in managing the timely and efficient delivery of all administrative services, (e.g. premises, asset management, travel and IT).

    In addition to this, perform other duties as required to be supportive to the overall day-to-day needs of the SUN Movement Secretariat.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Environment, Political Sciences, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field with two years of relevant experience; Or
    • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s) in combination with four years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience

    • Minimum two years’ work experience in a related administrative and/or financial environment in combination with secondary education. A first-level university degree or an advanced university degree in the relevant disciplines may substitute for some or all of the required years of relevant experience, respectively;
    • Knowledge of UNOPS personnel, procurement and financial rules and regulations is required;

    Languages

    • Good written and verbal communication in English is required.
    • Working knowledge of another UN language is a strong asset

    Functional competencies

    • Certification as procurement officials is highly desired;
    • Computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet are asset.
    • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.
    • Meticulous attention to detail and mastery of information under his/her responsibility is desirable;
    • Ability to strengthen team spirit and impact is desirable;
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable;
    • Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality, accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working in a very busy office is desirable;

    Competencies

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

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

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

    Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Temporary Appointment
    Contract level: P-2
    Contract duration: 364 days For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
    • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
    • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    *It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
    COVER LETTER IS MANDATORY *

    Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

    Working with us

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

    Diversity

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

    Work life harmonization

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

    How to apply:

    Please use following link to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=18786

    Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

    Switzerland: Head of Global Communications Service, D1, Geneva

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    Nov 022019
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Nov 2019

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    As one of the most senior members in the Division of External Relations (DER) and under the direct supervision of DER Director, the incumbent leads the Global Communications Service (GCS) at Headquarters and is responsible for UNHCR’s Global Communications strategy, from conception to public engagement, in line with the organization’s strategic priorities and working in close collaboration with the Director of DER, and other relevant senior stakeholders across the organization. He/she handles highly sensitive communication issues/challenges and advises senior managers on important communication issues. He/she is expected to meet, interact and brief journalists, influential public audiences and opinion leaders. He/she has supervisory responsibility in the areas of news and media, multimedia content production, campaigns and events, Goodwill Ambassadors, Corporate and Internal Communications. He/she has functional supervision over field based communications staff and direct supervision over global communications hubs in New York and London and regional content production hubs in Beirut and Nairobi.

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

    Duties

    • Serve as principal liaison with international media organizations.
    • Support the Principal Communications Advisor on profiling the High Commissioner on social media and other fora.
    • Direct and manage the formulation and implementation of a Global Communications Strategy to promote the goals of the organization and rally public and political support.
    • Support and advise UNHCR’s global communication team in the development and implementation of regional, situational and country operation strategies; ensure that communication staff in the field is informed of developments and priorities around the world.
    • Develop and guide implementation of regional or thematic multi-media global media and advocacy campaigns in line with organizational priorities.
    • Oversee and coordinate the planning, development and distribution of UNHCR¿s multi-media content (communication materials and services), news production and dissemination and media relations.
    • Oversee stewardship of UNHCR’s global social media accounts and strategy.
    • Closely liaise with relevant senior colleagues in the Division of External Relations to ensure the most effective global dissemination of UNHCR¿s communications and messaging; this includes determining the use of appropriate platforms, partnerships, and technologies for production and dissemination.
    • Supervise the Global Communications Service (GCS) and provide the team and the communications network – including communications and External Relations Officers around the world – with clear strategic direction, objectives and guidance to ensure cohesion in messaging and global impact in media and for campaigns. Foster teamwork and collaboration.
    • Monitor and evaluate UNHCR’s global communications activities/initiatives to measure impact, effectiveness and alignment with the organizational strategy and compliance with UNHCR standards and priorities.
    • Formulate and manage the work programme of the Service, including the allocation of resources to ensure cost-effective use in line with UNHCR’s communications priorities and objectives; this includes preparing and reporting on programmes and performance.
    • Through regular retreats and in collaboration with the Global Learning Centre, offer guidance and training to staff to ensure they keep pace with modern communications.
    • Maintain regular contact with the Office of the Secretary-General and the UN Department of Global Communications in New York which is responsible for the further dissemination news and information about UNHCR.
    • Hold overall responsibility for the Nansen Refugee Award, the Goodwill Ambassador programme, World Refugee Day and global campaigns.
    • Oversee team responsible for corporate communications which is responsible for UNHCR’s branding, impact evaluation and internal communications.
    • Decide on UNHCR¿s global communications strategy and the resources required for related activities.
    • Decide on the organization¿s participation in UN inter-agency fora dealing with communication.
    • Decide on the organization¿s global media partnerships.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience
    Years of Experience / Degree Level
    For D1 – 17 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 16 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 15 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education

    Communication; Journalism; Public Information;
    International Relations; Public Relations; Political Science;
    or other relevant field.
    (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and/or Licenses
    Not specified
    (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience

    Essential:

    • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in public information, communications, public relations, including 10 years in management in large multicultural institutions or international organizations.
    • Experience in dealing with the media, managing high-level contacts with civil society, organization, government officials, business groups, international/diplomatic organizations/entities.
    • Highly developed communication (spoken, written, public speaking and presentational) skills.
    • Demonstrated managerial experience, especially as direct supervisor of large teams (more than 40 staff).
    • Ability to work under very tight deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in resource administration, including budget preparation.

    Functional Skills
    CO-Public Information
    CO-Publication skills
    CO-Experience reporting, writing, editing for magazines, newspapers and websites
    CO-Strategic Communication
    CO-Spokesperson skills
    CO-Public Speaking
    CO-Media relations
    (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements
    Essential: Fluency in English
    Desirable: Good working knowledge of French and/or another official UN language

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their application online on the UNHCR Careers Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on “Vacancies”.

    Closing date for applications: 11 November 2019 (midnight Geneva time).

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

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    Switzerland: Administrative and Operations Officer

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    Oct 312019
     

    Organization: Scaling Up Nutrition
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 12 Nov 2019

    Background Information – Job-specific

    Launched in September 2010, the purpose of the SUN Movement is to catalyse collective action and create an enabling environment to end malnutrition in all its forms. With 61 SUN Countries and four Indian States at the helm, the SUN Movement represents an unprecedented country-led effort to bring together stakeholders – from governments, national and global civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors- and provide them with a collaborative space to convene, mobilise, share, learn, advocate, align and coordinate actions and approaches to improve nutrition.

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

    Since 2012, the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) has developed as a small coordinating mechanism. It has no operational role, but seeks to link together countries and networks in the SUN Movement to ensure that support, requested in countries to intensify actions and achieve nutrition objectives, is received in a coordinated and coherent way. It also ensures that the Movement’s progress is tracked efficiently and communicated clearly. The Secretariat is headed by the Director of the Secretariat who is responsible for ensuring that the Secretariat catalyses, facilitates and supports effective action across the overall SUN Movement.

    The SMS is looking for an Administrative and Operations Officer who enjoys working in a high paced, dynamic environment to support day-to-day tasks of the Secretariat. He/she will join the Facilitation Team (5 colleagues) at the SMS, work in close collaboration with the various SMS teams and with UNOPS. The Officer is expected to be proactive, innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and results oriented, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity. We are looking for a solutions finder, quick doer who is able to work independently and flexibly on a large variety of tasks.The Officer will be asked to provide the Facilitation Team with day-to-day support. He/she will be supervised by the Senior Operations Officer and will support the SMS with travel arrangements, digital communications, procurement of services, donors relations, running of the office and the organisation of events.

    Functional Responsibilities

    The Officer will perform the following tasks (but not limited to these):

    • Assist in the preparation and finalization of donor project proposals and related donor correspondence including the project budget preparation, revisions, work planning, monitoring and reporting. He/she will also assist the Senior Operations Officer in maintaining regular relations with donors to both the Secretariat and the SUN Movement Pooled Fund.

    • Coordinate with the Executive Secretary for the development of travel itinerary plans for meeting participants and SMS staff in the most flexible and cost-efficient manner. He/she will also review travel authorizations and ensures that travel claims are fully documented. As required, verifies invoices from travel agent(s) and follow through relevant colleague on payments.

    • Engage with UNOPS as the service provider to ensure optimum client service and satisfaction. He/she will assist the supervisor and the rest of the team in monitoring all aspects of operations to ensure compliance with corporate strategies, UNOPS rules, regulations, policies, and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity and achievement of results. He/she will also closely liaise with the UNOPS Geneva office or HQ in order to troubleshoot any issues that might cause interruption in the support services management.

    • Participate in procurement processes, including tendering processes and evaluation and supplier selection, to ensure viable procurement solutions that meet operational needs and compliance with UNOPS procurement procedures, regulations and standard of accountability, ethics, integrity and performance. In consultation with relevant colleagues, he/she will also review, administer and issue contracts, agreements/amendments with the different vendors/sub-contractors/service providers.

    • Work with the Senior Operations Officer to identify the need, determine cost and plan all office support services, including procurement, finance, human resources and administrative services.

    • Provide organizational support and coordination for events organized by the office (e.g. services procurement, room reservations, guest/participant lists, invitations, catering, seating arrangements, background documentation, special equipment, etc.)

    • Coordinate with the Finance Officer with the preparation of the Secretariat’s financial plan and manage the budget process/cycle to ensure timely revisions and reallocation of funds.

    • Work with the Team Assistant with the management of audio/video meeting/conference.

    • Assist in managing the acquisition, maintenance, inventory, recording, verification and protection of administrative facilities/assets, including IT infrastructure, equipment and servers.

    • Assist in managing the timely and efficient delivery of all administrative services, (e.g. premises, asset management, travel and IT).

    In addition to this, perform other duties as required to be supportive to the overall day-to-day needs of the SUN Movement Secretariat.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Environment, Political Sciences, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field with two years of relevant experience; Or
    • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s) in combination with four years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience

    • Minimum two years’ work experience in a related administrative and/or financial environment in combination with secondary education. A first-level university degree or an advanced university degree in the relevant disciplines may substitute for some or all of the required years of relevant experience, respectively;
    • Knowledge of UNOPS personnel, procurement and financial rules and regulations is required;

    Languages

    • Good written and verbal communication in English is required.
    • Working knowledge of another UN language is a strong asset

    Functional competencies

    • Certification as procurement officials is highly desired;
    • Computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet are asset.
    • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.
    • Meticulous attention to detail and mastery of information under his/her responsibility is desirable;
    • Ability to strengthen team spirit and impact is desirable;
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable;
    • Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality, accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working in a very busy office is desirable;

    Competencies

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

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

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

    Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Temporary Appointment
    Contract level: P-2
    Contract duration: 364 days For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
    • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
    • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    *It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
    COVER LETTER IS MANDATORY *

    Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

    Working with us

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

    Diversity

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

    Work life harmonization

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

    How to apply:

    Please use following link to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=18786

    Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

    Switzerland: Head of Global Communications Service, D1, Geneva

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    Oct 302019
     

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Nov 2019

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    As one of the most senior members in the Division of External Relations (DER) and under the direct supervision of DER Director, the incumbent leads the Global Communications Service (GCS) at Headquarters and is responsible for UNHCR’s Global Communications strategy, from conception to public engagement, in line with the organization’s strategic priorities and working in close collaboration with the Director of DER, and other relevant senior stakeholders across the organization. He/she handles highly sensitive communication issues/challenges and advises senior managers on important communication issues. He/she is expected to meet, interact and brief journalists, influential public audiences and opinion leaders. He/she has supervisory responsibility in the areas of news and media, multimedia content production, campaigns and events, Goodwill Ambassadors, Corporate and Internal Communications. He/she has functional supervision over field based communications staff and direct supervision over global communications hubs in New York and London and regional content production hubs in Beirut and Nairobi.

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

    Duties

    • Serve as principal liaison with international media organizations.
    • Support the Principal Communications Advisor on profiling the High Commissioner on social media and other fora.
    • Direct and manage the formulation and implementation of a Global Communications Strategy to promote the goals of the organization and rally public and political support.
    • Support and advise UNHCR’s global communication team in the development and implementation of regional, situational and country operation strategies; ensure that communication staff in the field is informed of developments and priorities around the world.
    • Develop and guide implementation of regional or thematic multi-media global media and advocacy campaigns in line with organizational priorities.
    • Oversee and coordinate the planning, development and distribution of UNHCR¿s multi-media content (communication materials and services), news production and dissemination and media relations.
    • Oversee stewardship of UNHCR’s global social media accounts and strategy.
    • Closely liaise with relevant senior colleagues in the Division of External Relations to ensure the most effective global dissemination of UNHCR¿s communications and messaging; this includes determining the use of appropriate platforms, partnerships, and technologies for production and dissemination.
    • Supervise the Global Communications Service (GCS) and provide the team and the communications network – including communications and External Relations Officers around the world – with clear strategic direction, objectives and guidance to ensure cohesion in messaging and global impact in media and for campaigns. Foster teamwork and collaboration.
    • Monitor and evaluate UNHCR’s global communications activities/initiatives to measure impact, effectiveness and alignment with the organizational strategy and compliance with UNHCR standards and priorities.
    • Formulate and manage the work programme of the Service, including the allocation of resources to ensure cost-effective use in line with UNHCR’s communications priorities and objectives; this includes preparing and reporting on programmes and performance.
    • Through regular retreats and in collaboration with the Global Learning Centre, offer guidance and training to staff to ensure they keep pace with modern communications.
    • Maintain regular contact with the Office of the Secretary-General and the UN Department of Global Communications in New York which is responsible for the further dissemination news and information about UNHCR.
    • Hold overall responsibility for the Nansen Refugee Award, the Goodwill Ambassador programme, World Refugee Day and global campaigns.
    • Oversee team responsible for corporate communications which is responsible for UNHCR’s branding, impact evaluation and internal communications.
    • Decide on UNHCR¿s global communications strategy and the resources required for related activities.
    • Decide on the organization¿s participation in UN inter-agency fora dealing with communication.
    • Decide on the organization¿s global media partnerships.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience
    Years of Experience / Degree Level
    For D1 – 17 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 16 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 15 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education

    Communication; Journalism; Public Information;
    International Relations; Public Relations; Political Science;
    or other relevant field.
    (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and/or Licenses
    Not specified
    (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience

    Essential:

    • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in public information, communications, public relations, including 10 years in management in large multicultural institutions or international organizations.
    • Experience in dealing with the media, managing high-level contacts with civil society, organization, government officials, business groups, international/diplomatic organizations/entities.
    • Highly developed communication (spoken, written, public speaking and presentational) skills.
    • Demonstrated managerial experience, especially as direct supervisor of large teams (more than 40 staff).
    • Ability to work under very tight deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in resource administration, including budget preparation.

    Functional Skills
    CO-Public Information
    CO-Publication skills
    CO-Experience reporting, writing, editing for magazines, newspapers and websites
    CO-Strategic Communication
    CO-Spokesperson skills
    CO-Public Speaking
    CO-Media relations
    (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements
    Essential: Fluency in English
    Desirable: Good working knowledge of French and/or another official UN language

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their application online on the UNHCR Careers Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on “Vacancies”.

    Closing date for applications: 11 November 2019 (midnight Geneva time).

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

    Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben