Switzerland: Consultancy: Better Business for Children Initiative & Capacity Building and Systems, Child Rights and Business team, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland, Home Based, 3 months

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Apr 142018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

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

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

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

The new IMPACT Plan represents a culmination of work to redefine UNICEF’s narrative of business engagement – envisioning a bold new strategy to harness the power, reach and influence of business for children. PSE’s vision of better business for children inspires its delivery on the Plan’s business influence goals by promoting that business take sustainable action for child rights.

The most powerful way to deliver results for children is to change the very way in which business operates, and to leverage their considerable influence to deliver results for children. This could potentially reach over a billion children – delivering exponentially more impact than funding alone. For example, the ILO estimates that half a billion workers are employed throughout business supply chains globally – changing business practices on breastfeeding, WASH and family-friendly workplace (ECD) opportunities will help achieve these programme results. Similarly, not doing so can undermine achievements if programmatic solutions do not address the needs of poor working families around the world. This is why over 21 UNICEF country offices are today investing in approaches of business sustainability as a key strategy for achieving programme results. National Committees are also identifying this as an advocacy priority, recognizing NatCom business and their governments’ regulation of business impacts on children in programme countries.

Importantly, the work on the business audience pillar also emphasizes the environment in which business operates – so business is more than businesses; working with governments on standards and regulation and with major influencers of business – such as financial investors or industry bodies, and sustainability standards – is absolutely essential. Results at scale will not be achieved company by company, and it is this wider business environment which will influence business demand to engage on children.

In order to advance the Child Rights and Business agenda as a key ‘how strategy’ within UNICEF for achieving programme results for the children, the global CRB team will be implementing the following key actions:

1. Building the evidence – demonstrating the potential for results through responsible business2. Supporting the integration of CRB approaches where relevant in UNICEF planning3. Growing organizational capacity and systems to work on child rights and business.

The launch of the Better Business for Children Initiative provide a focus and platform to achieve the above three objective, creating the evidence base for business and for UNICEF, supporting embedding in planning, and the development of appropriate capacity and systems within the organization to deliver.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Manager, Child Rights and Business at UNICEF, undertake the following activities:

Capacity and Systems Work: • Consolidate system to measure and report on global results of companies engaged, and children reached; including in relation to Salesforce, RAM KPIs and JSP process.• Support the consolidation of materials to support the systems and capacity building work plan including: segmentation exercise, mapping training and other capacity building opportunity and updating calendar of events, etc.

Roll-out of the Better Business for Children Initiative:• Event Management support for launch of event• Production of related communication materials about the initiative including brochure, website, video, PowerPoint, etc.)• Support the roll-out of the Better Business for Children initiative – global supply chains; and development of materials.• Finalization of trade mark.

Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

KEY DELIVERABLES• M&E system in place, and quarterly reporting on companies engaged and children reached. • Capacity building work plan documentation and materials collated and finalized.• Mapping on training and capacity building opportunities completed. • BBxC Website• BBxC Video on global supply chains

TIME FRAMEThe selected international consultant is expected to startas soon as possible in May 2018, for a period of 3 months.

REPORTINGThe incumbent will report to the Child Rights and Business Manager in Geneva.

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

  • Advanced university degree in communication, international development or related studies is required.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of child rights and business is required.
  • Excellent writing skills is a must.

    The consultant will be home based; but will need to be based sometime in Geneva to support.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    View our competency framework at


    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. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    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.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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    Floor Supervisor (m/w), Glattbrugg, Zürich

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    Apr 112018

    Wir sind: ein Hotel gehobener Ansprüche beim Flughafen Zürich-Kloten und verfügen über* modernst eingerichtete Gästezimmer und Suiten, 13 Tagungs- & Banketträume für bis zu* Personen sowie einen Fitnessbereich und eine Crew Hospital…
    Movenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport – Turismo, Hostelería

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    Switzerland: UNHCR CCCM Rapid Response Team Officer

     Finanzas, FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: UNHCR CCCM Rapid Response Team Officer
    Apr 052018

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

    General Background

    The FCSM (Field Coordination and Site Management) unit in UNHCR is part of the Field Information and Coordination Support Section (FICSS), providing technical site management support to country operations, and acting as the CCCM cluster lead agency for conflict-related internal displacement (with IOM as lead agency for natural disasters). The Global CCCM Cluster is one of 11 clusters established by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen system-wide preparedness and technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies. UNHCR also has the mandate for coordination in refugee emergencies, the CCCM unit convenes a range of UN, NGO, and other actors to meet the needs of the camp management and coordination sector by producing interagency tools, building capacity, and developing shared advocacy and policy.

    Learning from experience in a range of humanitarian emergencies and operations, the need for rapidly deployable CCCM staff to support inter-agency responses is a key need in both the Cluster as well as the agency. The primary role of the RRT Officer is to provide high quality, rapidly deployable CCCM coordination capacity in humanitarian situations. Large scale emergencies (level 3) will be prioritized, followed by other acute emergencies and protracted crises. With short notice, the RRT member may be deployed to UNHCR country offices taking on camp coordination and/or camp management responsibilities (e.g. CCCM Cluster lead to support the interagency coordination of camp and camp-like based responses). The CCCM RRT Officer will be deployed as requested by field operations (approx. 50% of his/her time). When the RRT member is not deployed, they support the FCSM Unit and Global CCCM Cluster by strengthening tools, capacities and policy, at the global and country level, to prepare for, respond to, and recover from humanitarian crises, as laid out in the 2017-2021 Global CCCM Cluster Strategic Framework.

    Purpose and Scope of Assignment

    Under the guidance of the Senior Policy Officer (CCCM), the ICA’s activities will be a combination of the following: Deployments (around 50%)

    • Deployments will be managed by the Head of the CCCM Unit in consultation with the global CCCM Cluster Coordinator. RRT personnel will normally be deployed for a period of up to 8 weeks, exceptionally longer. The Terms of Reference (ToR) for each mission will be specific to the given context, but will generally include key elements of the generic ToR for the CCCM Cluster Coordinators. The RRT is intended to support CCCM implementing agencies’ (regardless of cluster or sector activation) humanitarian response.
      Support to the FCSM Unit and Global CCCM Cluster (30%)

    • The RRT member will support the preparation of, and participate in, the annual Global CCCM Retreat and other selected meetings, workshops, or documents. Specific tasks will be agreed with the supervisor.

    • Capacity development and training (20%)

      • The RRT member will participate in capacity development related to CCCM leadership and coordination function. This will include information management, camp management, community outreach/organization, assessments and participatory methodologies. S/he will also support NORCAP secondees’ technical capacity by assisting in relevant trainings. The overarching aim of these activities is to strengthen CCCMCap’s contribution to the Global CCCM Cluster work plan and the objectives laid out in the Global CCCM Cluster Capacity Building Initiative.

    Monitoring and Progress Controls

    Provide support and advice to CCCM country programs and HQ – through document reviews, reports, field mission, and meetings

    • Document and evaluate programs and lessons learned from the field
    • Develop and document intervention strategies and methodologies
    • Assist in establishment of, and develop new, projects and programs (including start-up of new country operations)
    • Keep Global CCCM team updated on issues relevant to the CCCM sector
    • Be updated on and follow cross cutting themes and other thematic issues of interest for the CCCM cluster; such as environment, gender, site planning and HLP
    • Assist in deployment of trainers for CCCM capacity building programs
    • Deploy to start up, monitor, or strengthen CCCM cluster coordination and operations in the field

    Qualifications and Experience


    • Advanced degree in a field of study that offers a comprehensive view of community organization, planning and design (e.g.: architecture, urban planning, anthropology, or a related field) and/or social sciences (e.g.: humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, or a related field), or the equivalent combination of camp management and humanitarian experience in a related area.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of five years of professional field experience, preferably with technical areas and/or CCCM in emergencies (natural disasters or complex), including demonstrated experience/competencies in coordination
    • Demonstrated experience with the Cluster approach

    Key Competencies


    • Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination
    • Experience with strategic planning, funding mobilization, and advocacy
    • Demonstrated understanding of CCCM emergency programming, needs assessment, monitoring and cluster coordination
    • Excellent communication skills in English and French (oral and written) and preferably at least one other UN language (Arabic, Spanish)
    • Flexibility, diplomacy, leadership, cultural sensitivity and team-spirit are important personal features
    • Solid analytical and drafting skills
    • Ability to implement and execute
    • Personal security awareness and readiness to work in insecure locations if necessary

    How to apply:

    Please send a CV and Cover Letter to by COB (Geneva) 25th April 2018.

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    Switzerland: Senior Programme Budget Officer

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    Mar 302018

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Apr 2018


    The Senior Programme Budget Officer (Resource Management) reports to the Deputy Head of Service (Resource Management). The incumbent will liaise with Bureaux (e.g. Desks and Senior Resource Managers, Representatives, programme and finance staff in the field) or Divisions in HQs on resource management issues. Regular and frequent discussions between the incumbent, the other Senior Programme Budget Officers and the supervisor are necessary to ensure that the latest policy and parameters are shared and used consistently among the Senior Programme Budget Officers in the Unit.

    The overall objective of the Senior Programme Budget Officer is to support the Budget Committee and other resource allocation processes in the management and decision making processes on budgetary subjects for their assigned Bureaux, Offices or Divisions and give support to the latter in managing their budget by providing quality and timely financial information/analysis and advice in an effort to use UNCHR’s financial resources in the best possible manner considering operational needs and availability of resources.


    • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field plus minimum 8 years of previous work experience relevant to the function in resource allocation and budgeting, programme and project management in an international environment, preferably within the UN system. Of 8 years required experience, at least 5 years should be in international capacity directly relevant to the current position that should include exposure to field operations. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
    • Exposure to provision of support services in an international organisation, preferably within the UN system.
    • Proven experience and capacity to analyse complex budget and financial scenarios.
    • Excellent computer skills and advanced knowledge of ERPs.
    • Expert knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Power Pivot and advanced Macros, as well as advanced automation of calculation sheet processes (e.g. financial modelling) and preparation of low-scale database systems.
    • High-level financial expertise particularly in organizational budgeting including preparation, variance analysis, monitoring and control.
    • Experience in the reconciliation of different accounting bases and related financial impact.
    • Expert financial management capacity, including comprehensive performance assessment methodology such as Result-Based Management (RBM).
    • Mature financial judgement and excellent language skills – especially related to financial analysis -, capable of explaining clear and coherent analysis of complex financial scenarios to Bureaux, Budget Committee and Executive Management personnel.
    • Experience in preparing notes and answering audit queries and observations on budget management subjects at a very senior and professional level.
    • Excellent knowledge of English (written, oral, comprehension); highly developed drafting skills in English.


    • Accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute.
    • Exposure to humanitarian field operations.
    • Exposure to a corporate planning and budgeting software related to a major ERP system.
    • Working knowledge of French.

    How to apply:


    Interested candidates should apply on the UNHCR Career Page/international vacancies section here:

    Deadline for applications: 11 April 2018 (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: Legal Advocacy Intern – Geneva

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    Mar 232018

    Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2018


    Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) is an independent non-profit network and think tank of lawyers who provide creative legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected areas. Our aim is to bring legal assistance to the most vulnerable and place national lawyers at the forefront of legal change. LAW uses legal advocacy, research, advice and strategic litigation to bring about change. We have three key priority areas: addressing sexual and gender based violence, accountability of security forces and natural resource exploitation/displacement. LAW’s Advisory Council and Board are comprised of senior international lawyers who advise LAW on the development of innovative litigation and legal strategies.

    Our work has received national and international media coverage and has been reported in the New York Times, the UK Times, the Guardian, Voice of America, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy and a number of UN and UK government reports. The legislation which LAW drafted to address sexual and gender based violence in Somalia was described by President Judge Vagn Joensen of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as “the most comprehensive Bill on sexual crimes [he had] seen anywhere.” It is now with the Somali Cabinet. In May 2016, Amnesty International hosted the launch of LAW’s report “Accountability for Sexual Violence committed by Armed Men in South Sudan.” Andrew Hudson, Executive Director of Crisis Action, described the report as ‘a must read.’ LAW has also held and chaired several high level roundtables on addressing sexual violence in conflict, one of which resulted in the first public statement by Ambassador to the African Union and United Nations in Somalia admitting sexual violence by peacekeepers and that efforts must be undertaken to address it. LAW also has some ground breaking legal research underway, including a new project which seeks to re-frame female genital mutilation/cutting as a form of torture and an international crime. LAW has also partnered with the Women, Peace and Security Center at the London School of Economics where we are researching sexual exploitation and abuse by security forces as an international crime. You can read more about LAW’s work on our website here.

    The Geneva office of LAW focuses on LAW’s global advocacy, fundraising and outreach with a special focus on the UN, international organisations and institutions, and Permanent Missions. LAW is currently advertising for a Geneva-based intern working full time. The position will be for three months, with the possibility of extension to six months..

    Applicants must have the right to work in Switzerland for the duration of the internship.


    Reports to

    Legal Fellow and Executive Director.

    Functions/Key Results Expected

    The Legal Intern will assist in conducting advocacy, engagement with stakeholders, legal research and drafting, management of social media, attendance at meetings and involvement in fundraising and drafting of applications. The Legal Intern will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below:

    Specific Responsibilities


    • Conduct thorough legal and factual research related to human rights issues in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, as assigned by the supervisor;
    • Draft responses to inquiries from LAW stakeholders about the human rights, the relevant legal frameworks and how human rights challenges should be addressed;
    • Assist legal staff in drafting training manuals, presentations and other materials to support LAW legal program development;
    • Summarise and analyse legislation, policy documents and case law;
    • Prepare daily updates on relevant case law and reports for LAW’s work;


    • Attending events and conferences as needed, with a view to raising LAW’s profile;
    • Identifying networking opportunities, especially in Geneva;
    • Working with LAW’s teams based in different offices on the development of regional advocacy strategies, and project-related advocacy strategies;
    • Assist in the implementation of LAW’s global advocacy strategy, including through the development of advocacy materials, such as infographics, and support of social media output.


    • Identifying potential fundraising opportunities;
    • Assisting in the preparation of concept notes and applications for funding;
    • Assisting in the preparation of donor reports;
    • Providing administrative support to LAW’s Finance and Operations Manager, located in LAW’s Geneva Office.

    Skills and Qualifications Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law; a Masters in Law is preferred;
    • Understanding of international law, sexual violence, and accountability in conflict and post-contexts would be an advantage;
    • Experience or interest in conducting human rights or other grass-roots advocacy campaigns
    • Experience in managing social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter preferred, including designing visual content such as infographics;
    • Demonstrated experience in working with an organisation that reports to donors, preferably including experience in drafting donor reports, concept notes and funding applications preferred;
    • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage concurrent deadlines;
    • Excellent research skills and analytical ability;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy;
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on your own and take initiative; demonstrated experience working remotely.

    Deadline for submission: 31 March 2018

    Start date: April 2018

    Duration: 3 months (with the possibility of extension to 6 months)

    How to apply:

    How to apply: Kindly send all applications including your CV and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to Please put ‘Application for Geneva internship – [YOUR NAME]’ in the subject line.

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    Front Office Supervisor (m/w), Zürich

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    Mar 202018

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    Kameha Grand Zurich

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    Switzerland: INTERN – LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT, HUMAN RESOURCES, OCHA, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 94640

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: INTERN – LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT, HUMAN RESOURCES, OCHA, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 94640
    Mar 172018

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 12 Apr 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.

    The Learning and Development Unit is the focal point for the implementation of the OCHA Organizational Learning Strategy (OLS) and supports all aspects of staff learning and development. LDU mobilizes a learning culture in OCHA and increases staff access to learning opportunities through communications and engagement strategies and activities. It also develops training for staff in accordance with organizational need and monitors and evaluates learning results. The use of learning technologies is central to LDU approach. The facilitation of coordination across OCHA training providers is another LDU responsibility with a focus on information exchanges, developing and implementing common systems and guidance for enhanced coherence and synergies.

    This internship shall be located in the Learning and Development Unit of the Human Resources Section based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern shall be under the general guidance and supervision of the Head of unit. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.


    In general, the intern will support the OLS and provide specific support in relation to the Unit’s work. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and may include but are not limited to assisting in the design and preparation of learning opportunities on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief, and related issues; assisting in the coordination of communities of practice (CoPs); contributing to the preparation of communication material, e.g. brochures, posters and newsletters; helping to develop and maintain learning resource information on OCHA Learning Management System (LMS); responding to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally for staff learning opportunities; assisting in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, WebEx, etc. to facilitate learning; assist in establishing and maintaining platforms and systems for OCHA staff development courses and training providers; assist in tracking, monitoring and reporting on learning activities through learning management systems and other data collection methods; and performing tasks as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.


    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.


    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 (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 adult education, social sciences, international relations, management, public administration 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. Experience in designing and delivery of learning / training programmes. Use of learning technology is desired. 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.


    English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    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 included in the 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 programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why 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. For this position in particular, applicants should indicate in the cover letter their earliest availability (date/period) to start the Internship.

    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 (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 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 United Nations Secretariat at:

    For more information on the United Nations Internship programme, please visit:

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee


    How to apply:

    Apply now

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    Switzerland: Global Advisor – Food Security and Livelihoods – Lausanne

     FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Global Advisor – Food Security and Livelihoods – Lausanne
    Mar 072018

    Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

    Do you have expertise and passion for the food security and livelihood sectors? A strong conviction that those programs can enhance the resilience of children and their communities? If your answer is an enthusiastic yes to the above, you may be our next

    Global Advisor – Food Security and Livelihoods

    The WASH/FLS/DRM Team supports a range of interventions within Tdh programmes to make a difference in the lives of millions of children in vulnerable situations. Tdh aims to develop advanced expertise for the well-being of children and young people through the use of FSL, and the Global Advisor will be leading the Foundation’s activities in this field.

    Targeted start date : 01.04.2018

    Activity rate : 100%

    Post based in : Lausanne, Switzerland

    Travel rate : 30%


    Terre des hommes is looking for a dynamic individual with significant experience of working at an organisation-wide level to lead strategic development of its interventions in Food Security & Livelihood (FSL). The advisor will provide technical guidance and build internal capacity; partnerships and project portfolios at the country; regional and global levels in both development and relief settings. S/he will enhance knowledge and project cycle management on key FSL interventions; including gap analysis; professional skills building; cash transfer programming; distribution of natural assets & nature based solutions. This position contributes to Tdh’s commitment to protecting children’s health under diverse angles. To promote programmes that enhance the resilience of children, their families and communities, the Global Advisor will lead the development of the FSL (Food Security & Livelihoods) thematic for the foundation, including:

    • Technical Guidance to FSL project coordinators and Delegation teams in development and humanitarian aid programmes ;

    • Acquisition of strategic partnerships and ongoing interface with the global FSL community of practice;

    • Participation in strategic reflections within the Technical Resources Division and relating to Terre des hommes global operations.

    Main activities:

    • Identify partnerships, both technical and financial for intervention opportunities, and participate in project design and proposal writing in coordination with Tdh’s Programme, Geographic Zones and Fundraising Divisions.

    • Propose strategies and policies pertaining to FSL, and oversee their integration within Tdh development and humanitarian aid programmes.

    • Integrate (and represents) Tdh in a strong network of partners: consortiums, technical working groups, research institutes, etc.; liaises with public and private donors concerned with FSL.

    • Animate Tdh’s internal working group on FSL within the Operations Department (programmes, geographic zones and humanitarian aid teams).

    • Assure the establishment of cross-cutting projects within Tdh Programmes: articulation between FSL and Tdh programmes in Health, Juvenile Justice, Migration, Child Labor and Humanitarian Aid.

    • Act as a knowledge manager, coordinating the sharing of best practices from the global community of practice within Tdh programmes and vice versa. This includes sharing thematic updates, lessons learned and capacity building opportunities.

    • Support innovation and research initiatives for FSL and lead special R&D projects where approved by supervisor.

    • Provide coaching and technical support to field colleagues, assuring a smooth matrix style of management with their direct supervisors.

    • Contribute to the annual budget exercise within the Division, and monitor expenditures during the year.

    • Produce activity reports and documents related to project cycle management (e.g. knowledge management documentation, project proposals, budgets) as requested by supervisor.

    • Travel to different locations upon request, to ensure technical guidance to field teams.

    Child Safeguarding Policy:

    • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children.

    • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse.

    • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others.

    • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.


    • Ideally 10 years of experience in international cooperation and a strong background designing, managing and supervising FSL interventions;

    • Education: university degree in development studies, humanitarian action, social work or child welfare – or equivalent experience;

    • Language: oral and written proficiency in both English and French;

    • Mastery of conceptual frameworks and professional skills in FSL in development & emergency settings, and proven skills in conceptual frameworks in health, child protection, disaster risk management & WASH.

    • Experience with implementing FSL projects or as cross-cutting interventions within broader programmes;

    • Exposure to key modes of intervention in the FSL sector, including: gap analysis, professional skills building, cash transfer programming, distribution of natural assets & nature based solutions;

    • Strong knowledge and experience in multiple countries of various regions is essential.

    • Proactivity and attention to best practices.

    • Supportive attitude and clear, concise and responsible communication, for providing technical advice to a diverse range of colleagues.

    • Time and priority management, punctuality are essential, as well as flexibility, availability and adaptability for the success in this role.


    Please postulate on our website:

    We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

    Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. Additional documents such as diplomas and work certificates will only be required in case of an interview.

    If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

    If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department:

    Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

    The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.

    What is Terre des hommes:

    How to apply:

    We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

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     FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: RESEARCH DESIGN OFFICER
    Mar 072018

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

    Research DESIGN Officer in geneva, switzerland (HQ)


    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: and

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

    Position: Research Design Officer**

    Department: Research

    Supervisor: Head of Research Duration: Open ended Start date: ASAP
    Location: Geneva, Switzerland


    The Research Design Officer will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Head of Research and supervising the Research Design Intern. The Research Design Officer will be responsible for the processes and outputs related to the Research Design Stage of IMPACT Research Cycles.


    The Research Design Officer shall:

    · Advice IMPACT Country teams on all aspects of the Research Design Stage, in line with IMPACT Research Cycle guidance.

    · Review research design materials and tools, including (but not limited to) Terms of Reference, Data Analysis Plans, Data collection tools.

    · Lead development of research design materials and tools.

    · Coordinate the workflow of the Research Design team.

    · Ensure indicators are gathered and collated.

    · Ensure key datasets are gathered, collated and analysed to inform research design.

    · Ensure sufficient tracking of documents and tools.

    · Lead, participate and contribute to meetings as appropriate.

    · 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.



    v Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation or similar).

    v Experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis, including descriptive and inferential statistics.

    v Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection.

    v Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations in field research settings in an international context.

    v Proven ability to manage processes and teams.

    v Experience with mobile data collection platforms including xls coding.

    v Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system.

    v Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work.

    v Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.

    v Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.

    v Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team.

    v Fluency in English.


    v Experience with qualitative analysis softwares such as NVivo, Atlas_ti, or similar.

    v Experience with quantitative analysis softwares such as SPSS, R, STATA or similar.

    v Fluency in French.

    For more information, visit us at

    How to apply:

    How to apply

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three references to:

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

    REF: 18/GVA/RDO01

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