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Switzerland: USPSC Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist

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Jul 192019
 

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Aug 2019

Position Title: Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist

Solicitation Number: 720FDA19B00035

Salary Level: GS-11 Equivalent: $53,805 – $69,951

Issuance Date: July 18, 2019

Closing Date: August 20, 2019

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA19B00035

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 18, 2019

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 20, 2019 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

If the candidate meets the GS-11 qualifications, the initial grade level of this position will be the equivalent of a GS-11 with the opportunity for advancement to the GS-12 equivalent after at least two years at the GS-11 level, if the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-12 level is not guaranteed.

GS-11 equivalent ($53,805 – $69,951: not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Geneva, Switzerland

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia (SA).

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management (HRM) Team, Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

Currently, USAID/OFDA operates a small office in Geneva, Switzerland within the Humanitarian Affairs (HA) section of the USUN Mission. The unit is responsible for working closely with United Nations (UN) agencies, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, NGO and their forums, and donors on a range of humanitarian issues. As one of the critical “humanitarian capitals of the world,” Geneva is the venue for key discussions on policy issues directly related to OFDA’s activities, such as reform of the international humanitarian system, best practices in financing humanitarian programs and disaster management as well as for donor initiatives on improving the effectiveness of humanitarian aid.

USAID/OFDA funding to Geneva-based agencies reached over $350 million in 2017. In recent years, USAID/OFDA has taken on the chairmanship of the OCHA Donor Support Group in 2016-2017, been instrumental in pushing the World Health Organization Emergency Reform, and stepped-up USG engagement in other efforts such as the Good Humanitarian Donorship Initiative and humanitarian leadership. Given the expanding scope, depth and pace of OFDA’s engagement, the Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) based in Geneva requires significant support. This position will provide both administrative support, as well as assistance to the SHA on reporting, event preparation, program monitoring, and the preparation of briefers.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist to meet its objectives of programming, coordinating with other donors, organizational monitoring, providing situational analysis on humanitarian policy issues and developing policy guidance.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist is responsible for a broad spectrum of activities, encompassing financial and budget management; administrative and organizational support; program monitoring and reporting; and input to policy guidance.

The Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist provides direct administrative and program/policy support to the SHA, and administrative support to the USAID Senior Development Advisor (SDA). He/she serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues and policies as well as humanitarian organizations and programs based in Geneva in support of USUN Geneva interests. He/she will support the SHA in planning USUN strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, coordinating with other donors on USG responses and policy positions; liaising with the UN humanitarian organizations in Geneva, reporting within USUN Geneva and to Washington; and organizing visits, meetings and events in support of USG humanitarian objectives.

The Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist must have the ability to multi-task; combining strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to write and provide strategic input on humanitarian issues; communicate effectively with other nationalities; and work well within a team.

The Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist will work out of the HA section in the USUN Mission in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the SHA. The Humanitarian Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

For the GS-11 Equivalent:

· Support the SHA in maintaining strong working relationships with multilateral agencies, NGOs and other donor countries in order to promote humanitarian principles and coordinate disaster response activities;

· Provide reporting on key humanitarian meetings and discussions, and represent USG at these events as assigned by the SHA;

· Draft briefing materials for USUN Geneva as needed on key humanitarian and organizational issues;

· Assist in monitoring overall performance of USAID/OFDA funded humanitarian agencies;

· Review daily cable traffic; identify those marked for USAID action and assist with appropriate follow-up;

· Inform UN agencies of new USAID funding and ensure that USAID funding levels are accurately reflected in UN documentation;

· Provide support to the SHA and SDA for a range of administrative functions, including travel, Living Quarters Allowance/Cost of Living Adjustment, and accessing support within USUN Geneva;

· Develop and track annual USAID/OFDA Geneva budget, to include providing quarterly updates to the SHA;

· Coordinate with USAID/OFDA Washington and USAID/Sarajevo on budget issues and prepare necessary financial vouchers and documentation;

· Organize meetings, events and visits in support of USAID/OFDA humanitarian objectives;

· Function as International Cooperative Administrative Support Services representative to budget committee under the direction of the USAID SHA; and

· Provide support as needed within the Humanitarian Affairs section.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

For GS-12 Equivalent (if the USPSC is promoted during contract performance):

At this grade level, the Humanitarian Program and Administrative Specialist has demonstrated satisfactory competence in the duties and responsibilities described above. He/she will perform these duties with limited guidance from and limited supervision of the SHA.

· Attend meetings, external to OFDA, and record appropriate notes and meeting minutes for distribution among senior OFDA managers;

· Lead organizational and execution efforts for assigned OFDA events at USUN Geneva, such as meetings and similar activities;

· Assist in representing USG at meetings with the UN, international organizations, and other donors and other conferences sponsored by members of the international community, and provide guidance and advice on USG positions, negotiating strategies, and, in consultation with USAID/Washington, conduct negotiations with the donor community and make recommendations to the appropriate officials in USAID;

· Attend various NGO, UN, and other meetings and provide authoritative information and views to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues; and

· Anticipate the needs of the organization regarding developments in the areas of humanitarian affairs and prepare analyses, briefings, documents and meetings as required.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and will report to the Senior Humanitarian Advisor at USUN Geneva or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on policy issues in a USG or international organization setting.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on policy issues in a USG or international organization setting.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. The factors below are of equal value. The evaluation of QRF responses will also take into consideration the quality of written responses. Aspects of written responses including, but not limited to typos, grammatical errors, spelling errors, and incomplete sentences will be factored into the evaluation process.)

QRF #1 Demonstrated skill in written communication, including preparing reporting, meeting summaries and briefing notes for senior-level leaders in a timely manner.

QRF #2 Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to produce accurate, thorough work, including related to financial management, and to prioritize competing demands, all with minimal supervision.

QRF #3 Experience with humanitarian programs and knowledge of humanitarian policy trends and concepts, as well as of the structures, mandates and policies of the United Nations system.

QRF #4 Ability to work with and to support a team, and to engage with a diverse array of individuals and organizations involved in disaster response/preparedness/mitigation and humanitarian assistance, including U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and host governments.

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Offerors are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Offeror Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 10 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 40 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Switzerland: Health Internship (CHEG19.396)

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Jul 192019
 

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2019

The UK Mission to the United Nations & World Health Organisation in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at many international organisations in Geneva and is recruiting a highly motivated Health Intern.

The internship will offer a unique opportunity to participate in the Mission’s multilateral work as an integral part of the UK delegation to the UN, and in particular the World Health Organisation (WHO), under the guidance of senior staff. The Intern will sit within the Health Team and provide support to the daily functioning of the team and its objectives.

The internship will also offer the intern an opportunity to get insight into the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the Department of Health and Social Care, to learn about working on multilateral issues in an international context.

A supervisor will guide the intern and provide on-the-job training and evaluation.

How to apply:

“We only accept applications through our software. We do not accept Cvs

Link here:https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/9832-Health-Internship-CHEG1…

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Switzerland: Global Humanitarian Advocacy & Policy Coordinator and UN Representative (Geneva) (100%)

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Jul 192019
 

Organization: CARE
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Aug 2019

Position Title: Global Humanitarian Advocacy & Policy Coordinator and UN Representative (Geneva) (100%)

Location: CARE International Secretariat, Geneva

Supervisor: CARE International Head of Global Advocacy

Date: July 2019

BACKGROUND

CARE International (CI) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations, fighting poverty and inequality in over 90 countries. It’s an exciting time to join CARE. Overall, the Confederation is moving forward with a new vision of global influence and impact with a unified approach and interdependent way of working. CARE’s global programme strategy and humanitarian direction have set an increased ambition to save and protect lives in emergencies and bring lasting change through our programmes which focus on smart solutions and empowering women and girls.

Global advocacy is a key priority for CI and our goal is to influence national and international policies that affect the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable communities through coordinated and joint action by CI Members (CIMs), Country Offices (COs), CARE partners and the Secretariat.

The Global Humanitarian Advocacy & Policy Coordinator and UN Representative (Geneva) is based in the CARE International Secretariat in Geneva. This role is the global lead for CARE’s humanitarian advocacy efforts, including related strategic internal coordination, and leads influencing in the structures that the UN, Member States and others convene in Geneva on humanitarian affairs.

The ideal candidate understands the international humanitarian arena, is a smart advocate for our humanitarian principles and policies, at the forefront of thinking to promote empowerment for women and girls. At ease in all levels of advocacy influencing, they will deploy their knowledge and creativity to promote policy dialogue and change while constantly analyzing impact and adjusting approaches as needed.

The role requires a combination of strategic thinking with hands-on implementation in fast-moving contexts, all while working collaboratively with a variety of departments and global teams as well as partner organizations and allies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Communications and Representation (30%)

    Develop relationships and represent CI in agreed priority INGO, government and UN meetings, and represent CI in key networks, ensuring that participation reflects the perspective of CARE’s field experience and key policy priorities (forums include the IASC, ICVA, Member state briefings and others).

    Support the CI Secretary General, based in Geneva, in their humanitarian representation, advocacy and external relations with senior UN Representatives, Member States, other NGO leaders and boards.

    Work with Communications Secretariat staff in public messaging related to humanitarian advocacy initiatives.

  2. Lead, support and strengthen global level advocacy on humanitarian policy to maximize CARE’s impact and influence on global humanitarian policy and practice (3**0%)**

    Lead, convene and support the development of the CI Humanitarian Advocacy Strategy working with the humanitarian and advocacy community across the Confederation.

    Ensure links between humanitarian advocacy and other global priority advocacy work (e.g. Gender in Emergencies, Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights, GBV) as prioritized with CARE Emergency Group to provide a consistent and coherent advocacy voice and policy representation to agreed priority external audiences.

    Provide analysis and intelligence on key policy issues in the Geneva and wider humanitarian context, informing and often writing CARE’s policy response

    Coordinate strategically within the Confederation to maximise CARE’s timeliness of intervention and advocacy effectiveness in humanitarian influencing.

  3. Provide strategic advocacy support to CI work in humanitarian crises, including conflict, slow-onset emergencies and rapid-onset disasters, with an emphasis on selected Type 4 emergencies and other complex emergencies (20%)

    Support CARE’s rapid response team by providing support in policy efforts and humanitarian responses in line with CARE’s strategy as needed to contribute to high level humanitarian policy/advocacy processes and events in Geneva;

    Build strong relationships with selected country/regional programs that have dedicated advocacy capacity, to ensure that our policy work is grounded in CI’s experience and to support relevant national and international debates.

    Act as the advocacy focal-point on specific humanitarian crises and facilitate a link between global and country-based advocacy.

  4. Contribute to and support the implementation of CI’s strategic priorities (20%)

    Monitor and relay relevant policy developments; support development of research and analysis on relevant topics in line with strategy (emergency and program); and contribute to and support the drafting of CI positions, briefing papers, strategies, articles, lobbying advocacy letters and talking points.

    Ensure appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as reporting of results from humanitarian advocacy undertaken in CI’s Project and Program Information and Impact Reporting system (PIIRS).

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The UN Representative (Geneva) and Humanitarian Advocacy Policy Coordinator works with the CI UN Representative in New York, EU Representative in Brussels, CARE Emergency Group and in the CI Secretariat advocacy team on agreed common priority areas, ensuring that humanitarian advocacy is integrated as a key component of CI’s advocacy. S/he will also closely collaborate with the Advocacy Working Group, the Humanitarian Working Group and the CI Head of Global Communications.

Internal:

  • CI Director of Public Engagement

  • CI Head of Global Advocacy

  • CI Head of Emergency Operations

  • CI Representative to the EU

  • CI Representative to the UN in New York

  • CI Senior EU Advocacy Officer

  • CI Head of Communications & team

  • CARE Emergency Group staff

  • Advocacy staff of all CI members and country offices

  • Other CI Secretariat staff as required

External:

  • UN representative missions, governments, donors, multilateral agencies including major UN humanitarian agencies (UNICEF, WFP, UNOCHA, UNHCR) and other UN bodies (UN Women, the IASC secretariat, and the Peer2Peer project).

  • Peer NGOs, NGO consortia, specialist project organizations and policy experts

    Qualifications & experience:

    Required

  • Relevant academic degree preferably at advanced level, or equivalent work experience in international relief and development, international relations, policy or related field, preferably with some humanitarian field experience, ideally at a senior level

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in delivering humanitarian advocacy policy and lobbying

  • Solid understanding of humanitarian advocacy principles and approaches and excellent communication skills

  • Previous experience of building advocacy engagement strategies with demonstrable impact

  • Proven ability to produce policy analysis, advocacy materials and to develop mechanisms to share and manage advocacy information and knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of NGO humanitarian work as well the UN and multilateral institutions.

Work attributes:

  • Proactive approach to work planning and prioritisation

  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Good communication and team-working skills

  • Oral and written fluency in English

  • Experience of successfully influencing staff at all levels within an organisation

  • Demonstrable interest in, and knowledge of, CARE’s work, international development and humanitarian relief.

  • Positive attitude to building teamwork within the CI Secretariat and across the Confederation

English is our working language, proficiency in a second language such as Arabic, French or Spanish is desirable.

Conditions:

CARE offers the chance to work with a great team and make a difference to the world. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer generous holiday benefits and substantial pension contributions to the successful candidate.

CARE International has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. CARE International reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE International requesting the information specified above.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter in English to cirecruitment@careinternational.org by August 20th, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please confirm that you have the right to live and work in the European Union & Switzerland.

More information on CARE International is available at www.care-international.org

CARE International Secretariat is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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Switzerland: Paid Internship opportunity – Community Engagement and Accountability , Geneva, Switzerland

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Jul 132019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Jul 2019

Background

UNICEF’s role in emergencies is to protect children and women, ensure the rigorous application of international standards covering their rights and provide them with assistance. UNICEF works with many partners to ensure that the assistance is reliable, effective and timely. UNICEF integrates approaches to emergency programmes and policies throughout its Headquarters divisions and concentrates coordination within the Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), based in New York and Geneva.

As UNICEF, we are strongly committed to putting affected families, children and young people at the centre of our work, as reflected in UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children, in the recently revised Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and in the World Humanitarian Summit’s “Grand Bargain” commitments. These are central elements for improving the quality and effectiveness of our humanitarian and development programmes, and ensuring affected communities can fulfil their rights to participate and be heard. However, efforts on AAP at country, regional and global levels remain ad hoc and not pursued with a coherent approach, and the feedback collected from affected communities does not sufficiently inform UNICEF’s programmes.

Building on existing good practices in country programmes and drawing from the AAP Framework “putting people at the centre of humanitarian action” developed in 2017, UNICEF is embarking upon an ambitious, organization-wide process to scale-up accountability to affected populations. Detailed plans are captured in the business case for scaling up AAP in UNICEF, approved in May 2018 by UNICEF Regional and Division Directors. A Steering Group is set to guide the process. The Community Engagement and Accountability Unit in EMOPS Geneva, is leading this process.

Responsibilities

The Intern will report to the Senior Adviser, Community Engagement and Accountability. The Intern will work in strict collaboration with the Community Engagement and Accountability team (4 people).

No.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Output (Achievement) Expected

1

Support development of relevant materials, compiling and summarizing information.

Presentations, fact sheets, short reports, extracts, databases, etc.

2

Analyze country reports (sit reps, surveys, research), partner reports and other documents to identify and document AAP best practices.

Example of AAP best practices recorded.

3

Support in preparation of training or events, including finalization of training materials and PowerPoint presentations.

Events coordinated, and materials finalized.

4

Attend and report on relevant internal and external meetings and events in Geneva, when requested.

Produce brief meeting summaries

5

Supports the day-to-day coordination, development and management of the team’s workplan, and other tasks as deemed necessary.

Provide flexible support to the team with ad hoc tasks based on needs identified by the line manager.

Minimal Qualifications

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in a degree programme in a undergraduate or graduate school, or be a recent graduate (ie. within the past two years).
  2. Experience in web applications and development of learning platforms would be an advantage.
  3. Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
  4. Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;

Duration and Location

  1. The internship will last for 6 months, starting as soon as possible (August 2019), and will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNICEF competencies

  1. Communication – Effectively presents thoughts and ideas including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise, and readily understood manner, both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.
  2. Good communication and interpersonal skills – able to work well in a team environment.
  3. Technical – Very good analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts.
  4. Managing resources – Organizes and manages information to achieve defined goals and optimum results.
  5. Flexibility – Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
  6. Ability to work independently.

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=523863

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Switzerland: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Jul 122019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Jul 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Human Resources Section of the Executive Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Human Resources Section is responsible for providing advice and support to OCHA staff located in New York, Geneva and in the field on HR matters such as recruitment and placement, administration of entitlements, human resources planning, performance management and administration of justice. The Human Resources Officer will report to the Chief of Human Resources Section.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
General
•Develops and implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.
•Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures.
•Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
•Prepares reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.
•Deputize for the Chief of HR Section through planning, organizing, managing and supervising the work of the Section.
Human Resources Administration of contracts, benefits and entitlements
•Leads the HR Administration team for OCHA, and responsible for the administration of contract sand entitlements and benefits for OCHA staff based in Geneva and in the Field.
•Advises the Head of the Unit or Senior Human Resources Officers on the development, modification and implementation of United Nations policies and practices on entitlements.
•Supervises and monitors the work of Human Resources Administration team in carrying out all human resources transactions including but not limited to approving personnel actions in HRIS and related HR transactions and maintenance of staffing tables.
•Receives and reviews grievances and complaints related to entitlements and benefits, assessing and evaluating the merit of each case and making recommendations for resolution;
•Reviews and processes entitlements and benefits related actions, making appropriate recommendations where exception is required.
•Provides advice to staff as first point of contact regarding interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules concerning conditions of service, entitlements and benefits.
•Administers and provides advice on salaries and related benefits and travel entitlements.
•Determines benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status in line with Staff Rules and Regulations, preparing justifications for exceptions for review by the delegated authority;
•Inducts newly recruited staff members by briefing them on administrative formalities, conditions of service, entitlements and benefits.
•Approves personnel related actions in HRIS within authority delegated to the mission;
•Assists in resolving complex HR related issues and problems by conducting necessary research and fact finding, and preparing drafts and related documentation for review by the Supervisor.
Performance Management and Staff Development
•Provides support in advising managers and staff on performance management to ensure effectiveness, compliance and equity.
•Reviews and recommends level of remuneration for consultants.
•Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.
•Represents the office in joint bodies and working groups relating to salaries and other conditions of service.
Other duties
•Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
•Monitors staff welfare and identifies/proposes appropriate programmes and remedial action.
•Monitors, advises and acts on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures. Mediates conflict, grievance and harassment cases.
•Supervises and monitors the work of the junior human resources officers in undertaking the full range of human resource management activities.
•Represents the management in classification appeal cases.
•Conducts and coordinates salary surveys assessing the labour market at Headquarters and in the field and establishes salaries and related allowances of locally-recruited staff.
•Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
•Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
•Coordinates duty station classification and subsistence allowance surveys.
•Conducts research in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to examinations and tests.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
•Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required. Experience in administration of staff entitlements and benefits in the United Nations system or any comparable international organization is required.
Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Umoja or equivalent, is desirable. Experience with on-boarding HR platforms, such as Inspira or equivalent, is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is for a duration of six months with a possibility of extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

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

How to apply:

Apply now

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Switzerland: Communications Internship

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Jul 122019
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Jul 2019

Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our Autumn-Winter Communication Internship in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will run from September 2019 to February 2020 (6 months).

Internship Description

As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

We expect you to:

  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
  • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
  • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
  • be able to meet tight deadlines;
  • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
  • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
  • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

The practical stuff

The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.ch by 12 July 2019. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2019/20” in the subject field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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Switzerland: MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERN

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERN
Jul 122019
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Jul 2019

WILPF IS LOOKING FOR A MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERN

We are looking for a bright and organised Membership and Office Management intern to join the inspiring and challenging work of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) from September 2019.

Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means. Joining our team will enable you to transfer the skills you have learned in the classroom to a professional environment and bring you in direct contact with a network of inspiring women grassroots activists.

What does it look like to be the Membership and Office Management intern?

As the Membership and Office Management intern, you will support the work of WILPF governance, membership development and networking (up to ~80% of the work) and provide help with general administration (up to ~20%).

The internship will give you the opportunity to experience the “behind the scenes” of a grassroots organisation. You will be deeply involved in strengthening our membership and assisting with internal communications, while also contributing to the day-to-day office management of a busy secretariat. You will need to be able to think of structure, engagement, and overall members’ experience while working on your tasks.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and you are good at staying in control in a busy environment with different tasks, opinions, and personalities. With the Membership Coordinator, you will ensure follow-up and ongoing communication between the Secretariat and WILPF members. Your tasks will include the following:

• Assisting with the engagement of our national and international membership, including liaising with members for assisting WILPF’s advocacy and communications efforts;

• Minuting the International Board meetings and providing support to advance their decisions on a number of issues related to WILPF membership;

• Organising and systematising documents related to the national and international membership, including updating databases and website content;

• Creating WILPF’s membership newsletter and supporting the implementation of effective internal communication with WILPF members;

• Providing direct membership support by participating in the development of material for WILPF’s members (e.g. guidelines, templates, webinars);

• Assisting with the maintenance of general mailboxes, mailing lists, emails, and online directory;

• Supporting the organisation of meetings/events, including room booking, coordination, and update of internal documents;

• Assisting the International Office Manager in day-to-day administration and IT work.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic team player with excellent organisational and problem-solving skills. If you have some experience in database management, Office 365 and have a talent for using new digital platforms and interfaces, we are looking for you!

Qualifications

• Have at least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in communications, public administration, information and technology science, library and information science, or politics and international relations;

• Have strong writing skills, rigorous attention to detail, and a structured approach to problem-solving;

• Have advanced skills in Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);

• Have some familiarity with task management tools (like Trello) and electronic mailing lists (like Mailman and Mailchimp);

• Have some experience in the area of administration/event management including familiarity with formal minuting of meetings;

• Be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (WordPress) and graphic design (InDesign);

• Be fluent in English and have a working knowledge of French;

• Have experience interning or volunteering in a non-profit organisation is a plus;

• Share WILPF’s values and goals.

Practicalities

The full-time internship will be from September 2019 to March 2020.

You will work closely with our Membership Coordinator, who will also be your supervisor.

WILPF is a member of the “We Pay Our Interns” initiative, which means that we pay a gross monthly stipend of 900 CHF.

The full-time internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland, but since we are a global organisation you will be working with people based in different parts of the world.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting, and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots feminist organisation, then please send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.org by 18 July 2019 (midnight CEST). Please write: “Membership and Office Management internship 2019/2020” in the subject field.

We expect to conduct interviews and complete the entire process by mid-August 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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Switzerland: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Switzerland: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Jul 112019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Jul 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Human Resources Section of the Executive Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Human Resources Section is responsible for providing advice and support to OCHA staff located in New York, Geneva and in the field on HR matters such as recruitment and placement, administration of entitlements, human resources planning, performance management and administration of justice. The Human Resources Officer will report to the Chief of Human Resources Section.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
General
•Develops and implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.
•Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures.
•Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
•Prepares reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.
•Deputize for the Chief of HR Section through planning, organizing, managing and supervising the work of the Section.
Human Resources Administration of contracts, benefits and entitlements
•Leads the HR Administration team for OCHA, and responsible for the administration of contract sand entitlements and benefits for OCHA staff based in Geneva and in the Field.
•Advises the Head of the Unit or Senior Human Resources Officers on the development, modification and implementation of United Nations policies and practices on entitlements.
•Supervises and monitors the work of Human Resources Administration team in carrying out all human resources transactions including but not limited to approving personnel actions in HRIS and related HR transactions and maintenance of staffing tables.
•Receives and reviews grievances and complaints related to entitlements and benefits, assessing and evaluating the merit of each case and making recommendations for resolution;
•Reviews and processes entitlements and benefits related actions, making appropriate recommendations where exception is required.
•Provides advice to staff as first point of contact regarding interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules concerning conditions of service, entitlements and benefits.
•Administers and provides advice on salaries and related benefits and travel entitlements.
•Determines benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status in line with Staff Rules and Regulations, preparing justifications for exceptions for review by the delegated authority;
•Inducts newly recruited staff members by briefing them on administrative formalities, conditions of service, entitlements and benefits.
•Approves personnel related actions in HRIS within authority delegated to the mission;
•Assists in resolving complex HR related issues and problems by conducting necessary research and fact finding, and preparing drafts and related documentation for review by the Supervisor.
Performance Management and Staff Development
•Provides support in advising managers and staff on performance management to ensure effectiveness, compliance and equity.
•Reviews and recommends level of remuneration for consultants.
•Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.
•Represents the office in joint bodies and working groups relating to salaries and other conditions of service.
Other duties
•Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
•Monitors staff welfare and identifies/proposes appropriate programmes and remedial action.
•Monitors, advises and acts on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures. Mediates conflict, grievance and harassment cases.
•Supervises and monitors the work of the junior human resources officers in undertaking the full range of human resource management activities.
•Represents the management in classification appeal cases.
•Conducts and coordinates salary surveys assessing the labour market at Headquarters and in the field and establishes salaries and related allowances of locally-recruited staff.
•Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
•Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
•Coordinates duty station classification and subsistence allowance surveys.
•Conducts research in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to examinations and tests.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
•Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required. Experience in administration of staff entitlements and benefits in the United Nations system or any comparable international organization is required.
Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Umoja or equivalent, is desirable. Experience with on-boarding HR platforms, such as Inspira or equivalent, is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is for a duration of six months with a possibility of extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

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

No Fee

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

How to apply:

Apply now

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Switzerland: Communications Internship

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Communications Internship
Jul 112019
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Jul 2019

Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our Autumn-Winter Communication Internship in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will run from September 2019 to February 2020 (6 months).

Internship Description

As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

We expect you to:

  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
  • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
  • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
  • be able to meet tight deadlines;
  • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
  • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
  • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

The practical stuff

The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.ch by 12 July 2019. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2019/20” in the subject field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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Switzerland: MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERN

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Jul 112019
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Jul 2019

WILPF IS LOOKING FOR A MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT INTERN

We are looking for a bright and organised Membership and Office Management intern to join the inspiring and challenging work of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) from September 2019.

Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means. Joining our team will enable you to transfer the skills you have learned in the classroom to a professional environment and bring you in direct contact with a network of inspiring women grassroots activists.

What does it look like to be the Membership and Office Management intern?

As the Membership and Office Management intern, you will support the work of WILPF governance, membership development and networking (up to ~80% of the work) and provide help with general administration (up to ~20%).

The internship will give you the opportunity to experience the “behind the scenes” of a grassroots organisation. You will be deeply involved in strengthening our membership and assisting with internal communications, while also contributing to the day-to-day office management of a busy secretariat. You will need to be able to think of structure, engagement, and overall members’ experience while working on your tasks.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and you are good at staying in control in a busy environment with different tasks, opinions, and personalities. With the Membership Coordinator, you will ensure follow-up and ongoing communication between the Secretariat and WILPF members. Your tasks will include the following:

• Assisting with the engagement of our national and international membership, including liaising with members for assisting WILPF’s advocacy and communications efforts;

• Minuting the International Board meetings and providing support to advance their decisions on a number of issues related to WILPF membership;

• Organising and systematising documents related to the national and international membership, including updating databases and website content;

• Creating WILPF’s membership newsletter and supporting the implementation of effective internal communication with WILPF members;

• Providing direct membership support by participating in the development of material for WILPF’s members (e.g. guidelines, templates, webinars);

• Assisting with the maintenance of general mailboxes, mailing lists, emails, and online directory;

• Supporting the organisation of meetings/events, including room booking, coordination, and update of internal documents;

• Assisting the International Office Manager in day-to-day administration and IT work.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic team player with excellent organisational and problem-solving skills. If you have some experience in database management, Office 365 and have a talent for using new digital platforms and interfaces, we are looking for you!

Qualifications

• Have at least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in communications, public administration, information and technology science, library and information science, or politics and international relations;

• Have strong writing skills, rigorous attention to detail, and a structured approach to problem-solving;

• Have advanced skills in Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);

• Have some familiarity with task management tools (like Trello) and electronic mailing lists (like Mailman and Mailchimp);

• Have some experience in the area of administration/event management including familiarity with formal minuting of meetings;

• Be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (WordPress) and graphic design (InDesign);

• Be fluent in English and have a working knowledge of French;

• Have experience interning or volunteering in a non-profit organisation is a plus;

• Share WILPF’s values and goals.

Practicalities

The full-time internship will be from September 2019 to March 2020.

You will work closely with our Membership Coordinator, who will also be your supervisor.

WILPF is a member of the “We Pay Our Interns” initiative, which means that we pay a gross monthly stipend of 900 CHF.

The full-time internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland, but since we are a global organisation you will be working with people based in different parts of the world.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting, and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots feminist organisation, then please send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.org by 18 July 2019 (midnight CEST). Please write: “Membership and Office Management internship 2019/2020” in the subject field.

We expect to conduct interviews and complete the entire process by mid-August 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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Service Center Supervisor (m/w), Conthey

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Jul 052019
 

Aufgaben Leiten des ca. 20-köpfigen Paketlieferung-Teams, welches aus Fahr- und Lagerpersonals besteht Mitarbeit bei der Erstellung und Verfolgung der Rentabilitätsindikatoren sowie Massnahmen ergreifen bei Abweichungen * Sicherstelle…
Planzer Transports (Valais)

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Switzerland: Communications Internship

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Jul 042019
 

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Jul 2019

Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our Autumn-Winter Communication Internship in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will run from September 2019 to February 2020 (6 months).

Internship Description

As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

We expect you to:

  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
  • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
  • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
  • be able to meet tight deadlines;
  • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
  • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
  • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

The practical stuff

The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to internship@wilpf.ch by 12 July 2019. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2019/20” in the subject field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

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