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Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

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.

This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities located at headquarters OCHA-Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: Office of the Director-(OD); Inter-Agency Standing Committee-(IASC) secretariat; Coordination and Response division-(CRD); Emergency Services branch-(ESB); Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch-(PRMB) and; Programme Support branch-(PSB).

This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. 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, beginning at a mutually agreed time.

Responsibilities
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.

In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely: Office of the Director collaborates extensively with Member States, non-governmental actors and operational humanitarian agencies/ partners based in Geneva, including the Red Cross Movement and the International Organization for Migration, and provides managerial direction to Geneva-based entities. In particular, the intern shall provide assistance in connection with OCHA’s coordination and collaboration with humanitarian institutions.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).

As OCHA’s operational hub, the Coordination and Response division (CRD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). CRD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.

Situated within the Coordination and Response division, the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening unit (HLSU) works on one of the top issues on the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership – and it aims to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. The IASC has identified three levels at which progress needs to be made to improve humanitarian coordination leadership: the individual level, relating to Coordinators’ knowledge, skills, and experience; the management level, relating to the way Coordinators are managed and supported and; the institutional level, relating to the institutional environment in which Coordinators are placed within the IASC and the UN system. The Unit carries out this agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. In particular, the intern shall participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership as well as assist in the drafting of documents and analysis on key leadership related matters.

The Emergency Services branch (ESB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, as well as the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance. Specifically ESB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure the availability of humanitarian specialists, environmental experts, and technical modules to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions in regard to natural disasters, environmental emergencies and technological accidents. ESB consists of: the Civil-Military Coordination section- (CMCS), Field Coordination Support section-(FCSS), Emergency Preparedness and Environment section-(EPES), Surge Capacity section-(SCS) and the Activation and Coordination Support unit-(ACSU).

The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with three sets of partners: (i) Member States, (ii) regional and inter-governmental bodies, and (iii) the private sector. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, as the custodian of OCHA’s corporate partnership strategies with these three sets of partner, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations and the private sector (partners); support OCHA’s Regional and Liaison Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS), Partnerships Coordination section-(PCS), Private Sector section-(PSS), Resource Mobilization Support section-(RMSS), and Liaison offices-(LO); African Union-(AULO), Brussels-(BLO) and Gulf-(GLO).

The Programme Support branch (PSB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses both on the architecture (clusters and other coordination platforms at the field and global levels, e.g. Humanitarian Country Teams, Global Cluster Coordinators, etc.), and the substance -needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning, monitoring, etc. – of coordination. PSB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. In particular, the intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. PSB consists of: Coordinated Assessment Support section-(CASS), Inter-Cluster Coordination section-(ICCS), Planning and Monitoring section-(PAMS) and HPC-Information Services unit-(HPC-IS).

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 ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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

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

Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • 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 of graduation shall not be accepted.

The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.

Work Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights 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. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

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 (Cover Note and Personal History profile) 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 programmes in which you are proficient;
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your Personal History Profile, 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 UN department.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. 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 (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (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 United Nations 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 United Nations 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. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). 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 At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

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Housekeeping Supervisor (m/w), Zürich

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Jan 142018
 

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Switzerland: Consultant: Individual Giving Specialist (364 days, 20% time)

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Jan 112018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Jan 2018

Background

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nation.

Purpose

In close collaboration with several UNICEF teams including, Market Development, Country Office Development and Support team (CODAS) Regional Support Centres, ICT and Division of Communication provide strategic guidance and technical support to UNICEF on issues linked to Individual Giving fundraising. This includes:

  • Power of Nutrition direct marketing test in the UK – lead on PFP planning and project management, subsequent evaluation of the test and prepare plan for further roll out in UK and other markets.
  • Individual Audience Strategy – identify and provide guidance and support on defining areas of the IA strategy that needs further development to support fundraising
  • Individual Giving Strategy – provide guidance and support on rolling out the IG strategy in priority markets
  • Provide strategic, technical and marketing support for fundraising and engagement in National Committees and Country Offices
  • Advice on global investment allocation and support the development of investment applications, as well as the subsequent implementation and monitoring of these programs;
  • Other ad hoc opportunities as they arise, but not to the detriment of core deliverables.
  • Risk management – The incumbent will remain sensitive to risk in the programs that he/she is supporting, and escalate as necessary.
  • Expected results (measurable results)

    The incumbent will have a significant impact on UNICEF private sector income from high priority markets. The overall success of private sector income generation is built upon the success of fundraising in individual markets, therefore this role directly contributes to the achievement of the overall private sector income goals for UNICEF.

    The specific, measurable results for this consultancy will be:

  • Effective project management of power of Nutrition test from the PFP Perspective.
  • Development of a roll out plan for new tests.
  • Identify and describe areas in the IA strategy that has significant impact on the IG Strategy
  • Ad hoc workshops with FRS and markets on rolling out the IG strategy
  • Production of final draft of new IG strategy
  • Implementation plans for rolling out the IG Strategy
  • High quality support on ad hoc initiatives
  • Working relationships

    Supervisor – Head of Individual Giving, Fundraising Services.

    Peer group – Individual Giving team, Fundraising specialists, Fundraising Services unit,

    Key contacts – Chief Fundraising Services, Market Development Unit, CODAS, Digital Section, DOC, Regional Support Centres, National Committees, country offices, corporate unit.

    Skills, technical background and experience required

    Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Minimum 8 years marketing and fundraising experience.

    Fluency in English is required, and with additional language competency considered an asset.

    Location and expected travel

    Location flexible. Some travel to PFP Geneva and markets will be expected.

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and 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.

    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 organisation.

    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=510049

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    Front Office Supervisor (m/w), Zürich

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    Jan 102018
     

    Das Baur au Lac, international berühmt als eines der besten und traditionsreichsten Luxushotels der Welt, befindet sich seit* Jahren – in sechster Generation – im Besitze der gleichen Familie. Dank einer guten Mischung von langjährigen…
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    Switzerland: RESEARCH REPORTING OFFICER IN GENEVA

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

    IMPACT / REACH

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: www.impact-initiatives.org and www.reach-initiative.org.

    **
    We are currently looking for a Research Reporting Officer to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.**

    Department: Research

    Position: Research Reporting Officer

    Supervisor: Senior Research Reporting Officer

    Contract: Open ended

    Start date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva, Switzerland

    Overview

    The Research Reporting Officer will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Senior Research Reporting Officer. The Research Reporting Officer will be responsible for reviewing, editing and finalizing information products such as reports, situation overviews and fact sheets.

    Tasks

    This includes:

    • Verify and support the validation of all IMPACT / REACH research products.
    • Review products to ensure results are reported accurately, consistently and in line with research terms of reference and data collection tools, in close liaison with country team and HQ as appropriate.
    • Review products to ensure that narratives are coherent and clearly outlined; that research questions are addressed; and key indicators adequately visualized.
    • Provide constructive, clear and concise feedback to product drafters.
    • When requested, directly draft written outputs (reports, factsheets, profiles etc.) based on data collected from field teams.
    • When requested, conduct reviews of secondary data to complement, verify and triangulate primary data.
    • Ensuring that the output production stages in all research cycles, both at global and country level, comply with IMPACT / REACH procedures and guidelines
    • Tracking IMPACT/REACH research cycles progress and schedules in liaison with other IMPACT/REACH HQ departments and country offices
    • Report internally on updates about research cycles and related information products, on a weekly and monthly basis
    • Liaise with Grant Management and Communication focal points for project and communication follow ups
    • Provide additional information and support as and when required.

    Requirements

    Required

    • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, or similar)
    • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting in English
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, good working knowledge in Excel and basic knowledge in InDesign
    • Demonstrated quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills
    • Good understanding of data visualization best practices.
    • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
    • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
    • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
    • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team

    Desired

    • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
    • Working knowledge with Adobe Software package (Illustrator, Tableau, InDesign).
    • Fluency in French.
    • Knowledge of other research and analysis related software such as R, SPSS, STATA, NVIVO, Atlas-ti, etc.

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Ref: 17/GEN/RESEARCH REPORTING OFFICER

    Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email

    For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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    Switzerland: RESEARCH DESIGN INTERN IN GENEVA

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

    IMPACT / REACH

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: www.impact-initiatives.org and www.reach-initiative.org.

    We are currently looking for a Research Design Intern to join the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Position: Research Design Intern**

    Department: Research

    Supervisor: Senior Research Design Officer Duration: 6 months Start date: ASAP
    Location: Geneva, Switzerland Remuneration: 1050 CHF/month

    Overview

    The Research Design Intern will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Senior Research Design Officer. Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will develop upon the start of the internship a work-plan, which will be reviewed at regular intervals during the internship period and will serve as a basis for evaluation upon completion of the internship.

    Tasks

    • The Research Design Intern shall:
    • Support with the review of research design materials and tools.
    • Support with the development of research design materials and tools.
    • Support with tracking of documents and tools.
    • Gather and collate indicators.
    • Collate and analyse datasets.
    • Participate in and contribute to meetings.
    • Ensure accurate filing of program and research documents
    • Liaise with field teams and other HQ departments to facilitate close coordination and information sharing.
    • Provide other support to IMPACT / REACH Research Cycles as directed.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Required:

    • Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation or similar)
    • Fluency in both oral and written English and French
    • Good working knowledge in Microsoft Office
    • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
    • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
    • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team

    Desirable:

    • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
    • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
    • Experience with qualitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as NVivo, Atlas_ti, or similar.
    • Experience with quantitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as SPSS, R, STATA or similar.
    • Experience with mobile data collection platforms, including xls coding.
    • Experience with programs under Adobe Creative Suite package (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three references to: jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Please indicate the below reference in the subject line of your email.

    REF: 17/GEN/RESEARCH DESIGNI NTERN

    For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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    Switzerland: DATA ANALYSIS OFFICER IN GENEVA

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

    IMPACT / REACH

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: www.impact-initiatives.org and www.reach-initiative.org.

    We are currently looking for a Data Analysis Officer to join our IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Position: Data Analysis Officer

    Department: Research

    Supervisor: Head of Research

    Duration: Open ended

    Start date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva, Switzerland

    Overview

    The Data Analysis Officer will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Head of Research and supported by the Data Analysis Intern and/or the Junior Data Analysis Officer. The Data Analysis Officer will be responsible for the processes and outputs related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, sharing and storing, ensuring transparency, accuracy, reproducibility, adequacy and interoperability at each stage of IMPACT / REACH Research Cycles.

    Specifically, s/he will be responsible for ensuring data cleaning is conducted according to IMPACT /REACH standards and that meaningful statistical analysis and techniques are used to infer results from the data collected. The Data Analysis Officer will be responsible for implementing the data sharing standards used by IMPACT /REACH; ensuring accuracy, consistency, comparability and privacy of the data shared. S/he will also be responsible for supporting the maintenance of a global database for the consolidation of all assessment-related and GIS data in country/region. S/he will ensure that data processing and analysis steps are fully documented and replicable.

    FUNCTIONS

    1. Guidelines, processes & Workflow

    The Data Analysis Officer is responsible for ensuring that guidelines and processes are in place to guide data collection, processing and analysis by IMPACT / REACH teams in countries of intervention. Specifically;

    • Lead the creation of guidelines for data processing, data analysis and data sharing.
    • Lead the creation of tools to facilitate the implementation of data processing, data analysis and data sharing guidelines both at HQ and field level.
    • Lead on advising IMPACT / REACH teams on how to implement guidelines, tools and processes.
    • Manage the Data Analysis team, including processes and workflow.

    2. Data processing

    The Data Analysis Officer is responsible for ensuring that the processing of data collected in countries of intervention meets IMPACT / REACH research standards. Specifically;

    • Ensure that data is collected by IMPACT /REACH country teams in accordance with the research term of reference;
    • During data collection, ensure that incoming data collected by country teams is monitored on a regular basis;
    • After data collection, ensure that data cleaning implemented by country teams follows IMPACT /REACH research standards and guidelines;
    • · Ensure that all changes in the dataset are replicable and transparent through accurate logging according to IMPACT /REACH research standards.

    3. Data analysis

    The Data Analysis Officer is responsible for ensuring that the data analysis produced by country teams is accurate and meets IMPACT / REACH minimum standards. Specifically;

    • Ensure that meaningful statistical analysis and techniques are used to infer results on data collected;
    • Ensure that qualitative data analysis and findings are traceable to collected data.
    • Monitor accuracy and adequacy of results produced, including of spatial data.
    • Ensure that all data analysis steps are replicable and transparent through accurate logging according to IMPACT / REACH research standards.

    4. Confidentiality, Data Protection. storage and sharing

    The Data Analysis Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. S/he will ensure all data are stored according to REACH / IMPACT data storage guidelines. S/he will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during assignment with IMPACT. When data is to be shared, the Data Analysis Officer will also ensure that data sharing standards are implemented; ensuring accuracy, consistency, comparability and privacy of the shared data.

    4. Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

    All IMPACT / REACH staff members are responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities and partners are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about IMPACT/ REACH programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT / REACH staff member.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Required

    • Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Data science, Statistics)
    • Experience with quantitative analysis, including descriptive and inferential statistics.
    • Extensive experience working with at least one software package/language (Python, R, SPSS, Stata, etc.).
    • Good working knowledge in R software.
    • Experience with mobile data collection platforms
    • Proven ability to manage processes and teams.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
    • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
    • Ability to manage time effectively thrive in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
    • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team

    Desired

    • Experience in coding data collection tools for mobile data collection platforms.
    • Experience with qualitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as NVivo, Atlas_ti, or similar.
    • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
    • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system

    How to apply:

    How to apply

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Ref: 17/GEN/DATA ANALYSIS OFFICER

    Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email.

    For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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    Switzerland: DATA ANALYSIS INTERN IN GENEVA

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    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

    IMPACT / REACH

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: www.impact-initiatives.org and www.reach-initiative.org.

    We are currently looking for a Data Analysis Intern to join our IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Position: Data Analysis Intern

    Department: Research

    Supervisor: Data Analysis Officer

    Duration: 6 months

    Start date: ASAP

    Location: Geneva, Switzerland

    Remuneration: 1050 CHF/month

    Overview

    The Data Analysis Intern will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Data Analysis Officer. The Data Analysis Intern will be supporting processes and outputs related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, sharing and storing, ensuring transparency, accuracy, reproducibility, adequacy and interoperability at each stage of IMPACT / REACH Research Cycles.

    Specifically, s/he will be supporting to ensure that data cleaning is conducted according to IMPACT/ REACH standards and that meaningful statistical analysis and techniques are used to infer results from the data collected. The Data Analysis Intern will support the implementation of data sharing standards used by IMPACT/REACH; ensuring accuracy, consistency, comparability and privacy of the data shared. S/he will also support the maintenance of a global database for the consolidation of all assessment-related and GIS data in country/region. S/he will support to ensure that data processing and analysis steps are fully documented and replicable.

    FUNCTIONS

    1. Guidelines AND processes

    The Data Analysis Intern supports to ensure guidelines and processes are in place to guide data collection, processing and analysis by IMPACT / REACH teams in countries of intervention. Specifically;

    • Supporting the creation of guidelines for data processing, data analysis and data sharing.
    • Supporting the creation of tools to facilitate the implementation of data processing, data analysis and data sharing guidelines both at HQ and field level.
    • Advising IMPACT / REACH teams on how to implement guidelines, tools and processes.

    2. Data processing

    The Data Analysis Intern supports to ensure that the processing of data collected in countries of intervention meets IMPACT / REACH research standards. Specifically;

    • Support to ensure that data is collected by IMPACT /REACH country teams in accordance with the research term of reference;
    • During data collection, support to ensure that incoming data collected by country teams is monitored on a regular basis;
    • After data collection, support to ensure that data cleaning implemented by country teams follows IMPACT /REACH research standards and guidelines;
    • Support to ensure that all changes in the dataset are replicable and transparent through accurate logging according to IMPACT /REACH research standards.

    3. Data analysis

    The Data Analysis Intern supports to ensure that the data analysis produced by country teams is accurate and meets IMPACT / REACH minimum standards. Specifically;

    • Support to ensure that meaningful statistical analysis and techniques are used to infer results on data collected;
    • Support to ensure that qualitative data analysis and findings are traceable to collected data.
    • Support in monitoring accuracy and adequacy of results produced, including of spatial data.
    • Support to ensure that all data analysis steps are replicable and transparent through accurate logging according to IMPACT / REACH research standards.

    Confidentiality, Data Protection, storage and sharing

    The Data Analysis Intern will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. S/he will ensure all data are stored according to REACH / IMPACT data storage guidelines. S/he will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during assignment with IMPACT. When data is to be shared, the Data Analysis Intern will also support to ensure that data sharing standards are implemented; ensuring accuracy, consistency, comparability and privacy of the shared data.

    Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

    All IMPACT / REACH staff members are responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities and partners are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about IMPACT/ REACH programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT / REACH staff member.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Required

    • Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Data science, Statistics)
    • Experience working with R software
    • Experience with quantitative analysis.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
    • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
    • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team

    Desired

    • Experience with mobile data collection platforms, including xls coding.
    • Experience with qualitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as NVivo, Atlas_ti, or similar.
    • Experience with Python, SPSS, Stata or other softwares used for statistical analysis and programming
    • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
    • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

    Please indicate the below reference in the subject line of your email.

    REF: 17/GEN/DATA ANALYSIS INTERN

    For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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    Switzerland: Consultancy: Child Protection Specialist, ECARO, Geneva, Switzerland

     FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, Quimica, Biologia, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultancy: Child Protection Specialist, ECARO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Jan 062018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Jan 2018

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

    Duration of Consultancy: 01 February 2018 – 31 December 2018

    Location: UNICEF ECA Regional Office

    Reporting to: Regional Adviser Child Protection

    Background

    Institutional care is widely understood by governments and civil society to be harmful for children. After decades of evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue, many governments have led reforms to close or transform large institutions and replace them with family based alternative care (including foster care) and family support services to prevent children from being separated from their families. While there is still a need to recall the evidence, and re-assert the principles, there is no longer a global or regional debate about the need to reform child care systems away from institutions and towards families and communities.

    Europe and Central Asia has been at the forefront of this momentum, with governments leading reform efforts. And UNICEF has been a key partner to governments and others in these efforts. Examples include: support to the development of the 2009 UN Guidelines on the Use and Conditions of Alternative Care at the global level, creating an agreed inter-governmental framework of principles and needed steps; intensive technical support to governments across the region to generate political will and begin the process of reform; convening of a high level ministerial conference to end the placement of children under 3 in institutional care (July 2011 in Bulgaria); the establishment and maintenance of TransMonEE (a regional database containing important indicators around alternative care).

    In 2013, UNICEF commissioned an independent evaluation to assess the extent to which child care reforms in eleven countries[1] during the period 2005-2012 had triggered results for children. The evaluation concluded that: Across the countries covered, there has been a noticeable decline in the rate of children in institutional care. The rate of children in residential care has decreased the most in Bulgaria (by 41.5% from 2005 to 2012). In Moldova, the number of children living in institutional care was reduced by over 50% (over 5,000 children were placed into family based care). In the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the total number of children in institutional care dropped by 27.6% (2005-2012), while the number of foster families increased by 60% in the same period (111 to 178). The reform of child care systems in EU new member states (Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania) showed significant progress in creating a comprehensive legal framework aimed to contribute to the improvement of the quality of care.

    The reforms, although moving well, require continued investment and momentum to ensure no child is left behind. Evidence and data show that children with disabilities have benefited the least from these reforms. A child with a disability in the region is almost 17 times more likely to be institutionalized than a child without a disability. As a result, approximately half of all children living in public institutional care in the region are children with disabilities – in some countries it is as high as 70 per cent. There are other countries in the region where progress has been slow overall, with little political will of governments to start important child care reforms. The region can be largely divided into three categories: 1) countries that have made significant progress, and require a final push to transform and close the remaining large institutions, ensure that the proliferation of unregulated orphanages is prevented, and accelerate the quality and availability of the relatively new family support services and diversified alterative care system; 2) countries that have demonstrated the political will to reform the child care system, but are still in the middle of the de-institutionalization reform stage and require intensive technical and financial support to continue towards a diverse, family-based care system; 3) countries that are at the early stages of child care reform, still have a number of large institutions for children, and require support to generate political will and new services to tackle the problem.

    In all contexts, social norms around institutional care, especially for children with disabilities, is of particular importance. Closing institutions for children with disabilities and establishing high quality family and community based care and preventive services requires a multi-sectoral approach across health, education and social welfare – as well as intensive efforts at community level to overcome the stigma and discrimination associated with disability.

    While de-institutionalization has been (and will continue to be in many countries) the entry point for reforming the child care system, it is not an end goal in and of itself. The process of de-institutionalization leads to diversified family-based alternative care services at community level (foster care, supported kinship care, small group homes), and to the further development of family support services (for example day care, social work capacity, highly specialized services for families such as counselling for violence survivors , mental health services or alcohol and substance abuse programmes). These services need to be maintained, improved and expanded in response to the needs of communities and families. Ensuring quality interventions requires setting standards, ensuring monitoring and support, and sustaining and expanding national budgets for these services.

    For UNICEF the issue of child protection, including de-institutionalization and child care reform, is closely linked to broader social protection reform. Linkages between the two areas have been and will continue to be essential to successfully support governments in larger reform efforts that have an impact on child care.

    The UNICEF regional office provides a comprehensive partnership and policy framework as well as technical support functions to these reforms. Child care reform and family support is a priority area for UNICEF across the region. The regional office has and will continue to lead the development of solutions and strategies for child care reform. Partnerships at the regional and global level are also particularly important. The EU’s groundbreaking Ex-Ante Conditions associated with Institutional Care, for example, were successfully advocated for in close collaboration with the European Expert Group in Brussels nearly 10 years ago. In 2020 these conditionalities, which prohibit the use of EU structural funds for institutional care, will be up for review. In close partnership with Oak Foundation, UNICEF is working to ensure that policy makers in the EU are aware of the importance of these conditions, and pledge to strengthen and extend them into the next EU budgeting framework post 2020.

    Purpose of the assignment

    Under the supervision of the Regional Advisor Child Protection, and in close collaboration with other senior advisors including Social Policy, C4D, M&E, Education, Partnerships, Communications and the focal point for disability, the alternative care consultant will provide technical support to UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, UNICEF Country offices, and partner organisations in the area of de-institutionalization, alternative care / child care reform and the development of family support services.

    Main tasks

    The main tasks of the assignment are as follows:

    1. Work with a broad number of partners to collectively advocate for the extension of important EU mechanisms that support alternative care in the region and beyond. This work includes finalizing a key messaging document (already under development and nearing finalization) and planning its dissemination, including but not limited to the EU. Support UNICEF offices and partners in the region and beyond to take part in the advocacy efforts, and track their progress. Network with key partners in Brussels and establish strong channels of communication to harness resources across a range of actors to maximize policy advocacy impact and support to reforms throughout the ECA region. Participate in / develop necessary meetings and consultation in Brussels in cooperation with member states and other partners to discuss the importance of alternative care, the transition for institutional care to community based care, and the key asks for EU member states in the coming financial framework (2020).
    2. In collaboration with key countries in the region (and in close partnership with Social Policy section) develop and operationalize a clear work plan for 2018/2019 for the RO and country offices in the area of alternative care and family support services. Elements of the work plan will include regular reporting on core indicators; production of key guidance documents and/or measurement tools, including around child care reform and children with disabilities, as well as the role of small group homes; convening opportunities to ensure de-institutionalization and alternative care remain high on the political agenda; strategic research and data collection that can inform regional and global level thinking.
    3. Support the development of multi-country concept notes and donor proposals to advance the strategic agenda across the region; and related communications materials targeting the EU and other key actors that capture the results to date, and what remains to be achieved. In close collaboration with the Communications and Partnerships teams in the office, develop a set of multi-country concept notes for the region, and any relevant subsequent donor proposals. In addition, support the development of messaging material that can be used with strategic partners, including foundations and multi-lateral institutions.
    4. Provide technical support to country offices engaged in child care reform efforts across the region on an as- needed basis. In consultation with the supervisor, identify important technical support mission relevant to the work plan and provided targeted assistance.
    5. In close collaboration with the Partnerships section, support the development of partnerships with relevant foundations and advocacy groups to leverage results for de-institutionalization and child care reform; and identify and execute a convening plan for 2018/2019 that can help advance the goals. Develop strategic linkages with a diverse range of partners to advance the strategic goals of UNICEF around alternative care and family support services.
    6. Provide other support as required and requested by the supervisor, in line with the regional office’s response to alternative care, de-institutionalization, and the development of family support services. Any activities that may fall outside of the scope of the above main tasks.

    Qualifications and Skills Required

    1. Advanced university degree in social work (preferred) or another relevant field
    2. Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in child protection, and in particular child care reform, at the national or international levels
    3. Expert knowledge of child care reform, including relevant instruments and guidance
    4. Knowledge of the ECA region an asset
    5. Excellent analytical and written skills
    6. Fluency in English (oral and written). Knowledge of another UN language an asset.

    Outputs/Deliverables

    1. Monthly work plan against the areas of work outlined above (Submitted by the first working day of each month)
    2. Monthly activity report against the areas of work outlined above (Submitted by the last working day of each month)
    3. Draft and Submit three concept notes on child care reform and any subsequent Donor proposals for finalization. Drafts of two concept notes (which will cover sub-regional sets of countries) will be due in March 2018, prior to the CP network meeting. Final versions of the two concept notes should be ready by April 2018. The third concept note will be due in July 2018.

    Estimated Duration of the Contract

    01 February 2018 – 31 December 2018.

    Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel

    The consultant will be based in the ECA Regional Office in Geneva Switzerland. He/she may be asked to travel on mission in countries of the region.

    Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule

    Payment will be made at the end of each month, based on the above-mentioned deliverables.

    How to apply

    Candidates meeting the profile are asked to apply online by 11 January 2017 and complete the profile form (duly completed profile form can replace P11 form). The following documents should be attached to the online application:

    1. Up-to-date CV
    2. Cover letter
    3. Quotation on the monthly fee and an estimation of the ticket cost in USD (if an applicant is not currently located in Geneva)
    4. Two recent references/evaluation forms/PERs
    5. Sample(s) of relevant work (if available)
    6. P11 form (if available).

    Applications without the documents listed above, will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    [1] Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. **

    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=509785

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    Switzerland: Senior Finance Assistant (GS-7), #1914, PFP – Geneva, Switzerland

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    Jan 032018
     

    Organization: UN Children’s Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 09 Jan 2018

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

    There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.For every child, a geographically mobile & diverse workforce

    The Senior Finance Assistant reports to the Geneva Common Services Accounting & Finance Manager. The Geneva Common Services (COS) Finance team serves the following Geneva based entities: Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), EMOPS, Geneva Liaison Office and the Geneva Common Services. The incumbent also works closely with many UNICEF country offices that receive funds from PFP and ECARO.

    The Senior Finance Assistant is responsible for a variety of specialized tasks in the areas of finance and accounting, budget administration, payroll and entitlements. The role requires the incumbent to have a strong understanding of both programmatic and funding components of UNICEF’s work.

    How can you make a difference?

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

    1. Support Financial Planning and Management– Within delegated authority, assist the supervisor in managing Common Services finance operation, encompassing a wide variety of funding sources, a large volume of transactions, a large number of stakeholders and extensive dispersed activities.- Provide input to financial reports, contributing to the preparation of various written outputs such as drafting background papers and analytical reports.- Analyze budget expenditures according to allotment and budget codes, verify compliance with guidelines and procedures and keep stakeholders informed to ensure timely remedial action, when necessary.- Monitor open commitments and pre-commitments, reconcile Personal Advances & Recoveries (PAR) accounts for staff as well as the General Ledger accounts.- Provide guidance and training on the application, interpretation and implementation of UNICEF Financial policies, procedures and guidelines to all relevant stakeholders. – Prepare and/or monitor financial exception reports to assess unusual activities and transactions, investigate anomalies. Review transactions carried out by Geneva based entities.- Assist in ensuring that internal controls are adequately applied in the office. Ensure timely update of the Table of Authority and maintain Delegation of Authority memos.

    2. Monitor Accounts – Perform oversight function and coordinate monthly and year-end closure activities with other team members. Coordinate monthly and year-end closure processes and reporting.- Coordinate and complete monthly and year-end closure activities/reports.- Ensure that all disbursement transactions are correctly recorded by reviewing accounting entries and performing periodic and year-end reconciliation.- Review and reconcile inter-office and inter-agency transactions during the year and adjust entries as required before year-end closure. – Examine direct cash transfer (DCT) transactions and supporting documents to ensure Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditure (FACE) form has been properly entered into the system and the expenditure is broadly reasonable and in accordance with policy.

    3. Payroll management– Coordinate with UNICEF’S Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) and analyze monthly funding analysis report. – Prepare and reconcile deductions for all Geneva staff and monitor recovery of these deductions as well as follow up on any related issues;- Act as a focal point for global management of staff accounts with the La Mutuelle fund and the United Nations Staff Mutual Insurance Society (UNSMIS) account.- Respond to staff on payroll-related queries.- Ensure up-to-date information on cash position is available and timely replenishments for the Geneva payroll account. Coordinate the process with GSSC and DFAM Treasury.

    4. Relationship management: GSSC and banks– Maintain relationship with GSSC to ensure effective cooperation by having regular conference calls to address bottlenecks in the processes, identify improvements opportunities, etc.- Maintain relationship with representatives of local banks to obtain information on changes in procedures, regulations and matters pertaining to the maintenance of bank accounts and follow-up on queries/issues.- Act as a focal point for timely updating of the Geneva signatory panel and coordinate the process with DFAM Treasury and bank counterparts.

    5. Knowledge and capacity building– Interact with Geneva-based stakeholders and Country Office (CO) staff on a regular basis to share information and provide technical assistance related to budget, finance and accounts issues and transactions, including capacity building activities;- Support initiatives for management improvement by capturing, institutionalizing and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Recommend improvements in processes and procedures to enhance productivity and performance including implementation of cost saving strategies.- Participate and/or organize training events to build capacity of staff and stakeholders.

    6. Act as Officer- In- Charge in the absence of Accounting and Finance Manager.

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

    Education:

    Completion of secondary education required. A university degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration or professional qualification (i.e. CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.) from professional accounting body would be highly desirable.

    Experience:

    Seven years of general accounting experience orfinanceis required.

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency of English is required. Working knowledge of French would be an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

    – Drive for Results (Level II)- Communication (Level II)- Working with People (Level II)

    Functional Competencies

    – Analyzing (Level II)- Applying Technical Expertise (Level II)- Planning and Organizing (Level II)- Following Instructions and Procedures (Level II)

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    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=509777

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    Switzerland: Resource Mobilisation Internship (REF: 2018-03)

     FULL TIME, Hoteles, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Resource Mobilisation Internship (REF: 2018-03)
    Dec 302017
     

    Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

    Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    • Research and prepare background briefing papers prior to meetings with donor representatives and external stakeholders;

    • Research work on donors’ funding streams and funding opportunities for GCERF;

    • Update and maintain donor-specific information and internal contacts database;

    • Support administrative tasks of the unit related to donors’ management;

    • Contribute to update relevant dashboards and communication materials;

    • Collaborate with colleagues in the External Relations team to develop and update GCERF promotional materials;

    • Assist with the organisation of specific events organised by the Unit; and

    • Any other task requested by the Supervisor.

    Experience

    Previous experience or demonstrated interest for the non-profit sector or fundraising activities will be an asset.

    Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;

    • Attention to detail and working systematically;

    • Ability to plan and work independently, and as part of a team;

    • Commitment to continuous learning and a desire to keep abreast of new developments in relevant field of thematic.

    Qualifications

    Current or undergraduate/advanced university degree in business, public administration, international relations, marketing, communication or another related field.

    Languages

    Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of French will be considered as an advantage.

    General

    Internship duration: 12 months (full-time or part-time).

    Location: the position is based in Geneva

    Remuneration: Stipend provided.

    How to apply:

    We encourage you to check the details of the mentioned positions on our career page: http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ .

    Please note that interested candidates should always apply through our career page. Applications submitted by email or other websites than GCERF will not be considered.

    GCERF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

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    Switzerland: Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)

     Almacen, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)
    Dec 302017
     

    Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

    Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)

    1. Asia Team Intern

    2. East Africa & Balkans Team Intern

    3. West Africa Team Intern

    In relation to designated countries:

    Grant Making and Management

    • Support the grant making process through the following stages: the application process, due diligence, proposal development and grant agreement signature. Work with the country team to support efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to GCERF’s grant making principles and standard operating procedures.

    • Support grant management processes to track milestones, compliance timelines and other deliverables of grantees, including regular reports, Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks. Provide support to processing payments to grantees.

    • Provide administrative support to the country team, such as file management and counter-terrorism screening.

    • Provide logistical support for the preparation and implementation of regular operational visits to beneficiary countries and related in-country events.

    • Maintaining and tracking communication with grantees

    Research and Communications

    • Monitor in-country developments, conduct research and draft reports on designated countries.

    • Attend and report back on relevant events in Geneva.

    • Contribute to relevant documents and presentations to support decision-making by stakeholders, such as GCERF’s Country Support Mechanism, the Independent Review Panel, and the GCERF Governing Board.

    • Contribute to the preparation of external updates, presentations, and reports to support external relations and resource mobilization efforts.

    General

    • Backstop and support colleagues in your country team and the Operations Units as requested by the supervisor.

    • Undertake other duties as requested by the supervisor.

    How to apply:

    Application Deadline: Open until all open positions are filled.

    Please specify in your application the specific team or team for which you would like to be considered.

    GCERF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

    How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/career-opportunities/.

    Please note that interested candidates should always apply through our career page. Applications submitted by email or other websites than GCERF will not be considered.

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