Switzerland: Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)

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Dec 302017

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

Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)

  1. Asia Team Intern

  2. East Africa & Balkans Team Intern

  3. West Africa Team Intern

In relation to designated countries:

Grant Making and Management

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

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

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

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

  • Maintaining and tracking communication with grantees

Research and Communications

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

  • Attend and report back on relevant events in Geneva.

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

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


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

  • Undertake other duties as requested by the supervisor.

How to apply:

Application Deadline: Open until all open positions are filled.

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

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

How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at

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

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Switzerland: Manager Operations Coordination

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Dec 232017

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 05 Jan 2018


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services. The Programme & Operations Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. The department of Disaster & Crisis (Prevention Response & Recovery) consists of five teams, of which Operations Coordination is a central one. The Manager, Operations Coordination works closely with other teams within the department (Emergency Operations Center; Cash Transfer Programming; Risk & Vulnerability; Migration & Displacement) and beyond (Health & Care; Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain; Movement Coordination; Security; support services) to ensure a collaborative approach to agreeing emergency operation strategies with regional and country counterparts, as well as operational and programmatic quality and accountability. The Manager, Operations Coordination also oversees the global results on two of the IFRC 2016-2020 Areas of Focus, namely Shelter and Livelihoods and Basic Needs, while significantly contributing to the Strategies for Implementation of Strengthening National Societies (through NS preparedness), and Ensuring Effective International Disaster Management (through the strategic use of the IFRC global disaster response tools).

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Director, Disaster & Crisis, the Manager, Operations Coordination supports the IFRC network to ensure speedy, high quality, coherent and well-coordinated operations. The Manager, Operations Coordination oversees a team which delivers against the key headquarters roles of operational and programmatic quality and accountability (incl. risk management, standard setting and implementation, development and application of tools and procedures, mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues etc), thought leadership and knowledge sharing across relevant technical areas (in support of NSs, Regional and country office roles for management of operations and programmes), global representation and policy positioning. The Manager, Operations Coordination ensures a continuum approach to operations and programmes that supports and strengthens community preparedness, response, recovery and resilience across all areas of focus in the 2016-2020 Plan.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide global coordination for operations:

•Maintain an overview of all operations worldwide, analyse trends and propose adaptations in IFRC preparedness, response and recovery approaches;

•Strive at all times for increased anticipation, and speedy, high quality, coherent and well-coordinated operations.

•Identify risks and challenges to the on-going operations, raise with regional counterparts, and provide advice as relevant to the Director and IFRC Senior Management Team on mitigation strategies;

•Ensure the implementation of the IFRC Secretariat Emergency Response Framework, which describes clear roles and responsibilities across all levels of the IFRC secretariat, to support timely, predictable and accountable emergency response decision making, and revolves around the following main concepts:

  • Regional Offices bear the overall accountability for emergency response situations;
  • The degree of engagement of the different IFRC Secretariat levels (Country Offices/Country Cluster Support Teams – Regional Offices – Headquarters) varies according to the disaster and crisis categorisation;
  • Task Forces set up at all three levels ensure appropriate coordination during the initial phase of an emergency response;

•Liaise with IFRC Disaster & Crisis heads in the regions and with other Geneva divisional departments to ensure appropriate linkages and synergies in the IFRC’s interventions;

•Promote and support NS and Regional and country office understanding and use of the IFRC Principles and Rules for RCRC Humanitarian Assistance;

•Support efforts to strengthen Movement Coordination and Cooperation through the further alignment of operational strategies.

Provide strategic direction and leadership in ensuring operational and programmatic coherence, quality and accountability:

•Contribute to the overall strategic vision and planning for the IFRC in collaboration with other departments and divisions – with a particular focus on strengthening NS capacities for developing and implementing effective operations and programmes – through the support of IFRC regional and country offices

•Provide high level policy, strategic and technical advice to Regional Offices and National Societies and collaborate with other teams and departments on issues across the preparedness, response, recovery, development programming continuum – with a focus on strengthening community resilience;

•Promote and support NSs and Regional and country offices use of Sphere standards and other relevant technical guidance;

•Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues, such as protection, gender and inclusion, community engagement and accountability, movement coordination, and security, into IFRC operations and programmes;

•Support efforts to strengthen Movement Coordination and Cooperation through the further alignment of tools and approaches;

•Promote and engage in systematic monitoring and evaluation of operations and programmes and the identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning;

•Actively participate in IFRC’s knowledge networks and use and promote the use of the Movement Reference Centres and other Movement “shared leadership” initiatives;

•Support capacity and knowledge building of Regional Offices and National Societies.

Representation and policy positioning:

•Provide quality advice and support to the Governing Board and IFRC Senior Management Team on all matters related to IFRC operations and programmes;

•Build solid relationships with key global and regional partners, and promote preparedness thinking and strengthened emphasis on resilience in responding to disasters and crises;

•Represent the IFRC, as requested by the supervisor, and advocate for IFRC ‘s role with regards to the development/humanitarian nexus, and the localisation agenda;

•Support partnership building and resource mobilization for the department; •Ensure quality of reporting to partners and donors supporting the IFRC in Disaster & Crisis, from a substantive perspective.

Be a role model in leading and managing an effective, high quality team, fit for purpose:

•Define clear roles, accountabilities and activities, and assign them across the team members on an on-going basis while improving efficiencies within available resources;

•Plan, manage and monitor the use of available resources (people, budgets, etc.) of the team in order to deliver the agreed activities for area of responsibility;

•Ensure timely and adequate reporting against plans, including timely and articulate progress reports;

•Ensure the integrity of financial and administrative operations as well as the consistent application of IFRC rules and procedures for operations and programmes issues related to the portfolio;

•Participate in internal control mechanisms for adherence to IFRC rules and regulations in contracts, assets, procurement, recruitment, etc., as required;

•Foster a customer service-oriented culture that values accountability for results, proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, and high performance;

•Create a working environment that ensures staff growth, motivation and satisfaction. Education

Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) – Required



•At least 10 years working experience in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on management and supervisory experience in a multicultural environment

•Experience in working in a membership organisation in roles that include member capacity development, the development of organisational policies and procedures, and high-level representation.

•Demonstrated professional credibility in the sector and experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment.


•Experience working in a RC/RC National Society and/or Federation/ICRC. Knowledge, skills and languages


•Knowledge of organisational and management methodologies, techniques and interventions in order to create environment of sector excellences.

•Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations.

•Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead within a matrix management structure and utilise talent and experience of team members in a productive way.

•Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills. An ability to be proactive and persuasive.

•Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and new approaches to engaging partners.

•Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation

•Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality

•High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.

•Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.

•Fluently spoken and written English


•Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic). Competencies and values

Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others Managerial competencies: Managing staff performance, Managing staff development Comments

How to apply:

Please submit your application to IFRCjobs

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Switzerland: Grants Officer (Two positions – 1. West Africa, and 2. East Africa & Balkans)

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Dec 232017

Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 07 Jan 2018

The Grants Officer supports the management of GCERF’s funding portfolio in designated countries, providing thematic and country expertise, guidance, monitoring and support to GCERF’s grantees.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

In designated countries:

Grant Making

  • Ensure efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to GCERF’s grant making principles by implementing due diligence and risk assessment, supporting grant development process, drafting relevant documents and providing technical guidance and support to potential grantees.

  • Contribute to Grant Making through the support of country engagement strategies’ development and implementation, development of strong working relations with relevant stakeholders and participation in country missions.

Grant Management

  • Contribute to Grant Management by analysing grantee fund disbursement requests, reviewing regular reports by grantees, and supporting preparation of grant budget revisions, cash flow projections.

  • Ensure efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to GCERF’s grant implementation principles through regular monitoring of grant implementation, consistent support and guidance to grantees, performance evaluation of grantees, and collaboration between grantees and other stakeholders.


  • Provide country-level and programmatic expertise to support effective portfolio management.

  • In consultation with the Finance and Compliance Unit, contribute to the development and implementation of the work plan and operational expenses budget for designated countries.

  • Undertakes other duties as requested by the supervisor.



At least eight years of experience working with multilateral, bilateral or development organisations, NGOs, foundations, or other non-profit grant-making entities, including a minimum of four years of field-based experience in preferably more than one country. Additional headquarters experience an asset.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of grant-making, due diligence processes and grant management in the context of preventing/countering violent extremism, conflict mitigation and prevention, peacebuilding, development or humanitarian action.

  • Knowledge and understanding of programme design and development, project cycle management, and financial budgeting and reporting.

  • Experience of working alongside a wide range of grantees with skill and sensitivity, including community-based and grassroots organisations preferably in assigned region.

  • In-depth understanding of the work and challenges of community-based and grassroots organisations an asset.

  • Strong knowledge of the socio-political environment and civil society organisations in assigned region is an asset.

  • Experience of working with Consortium funding models an asset.


Postgraduate degree in international development, international relations/affairs, social sciences, business, management, or a related field.


Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset for both positions. For the Grants Officer for West Africa, fluency in French will also be essential. Working knowledge of other relevant languages will be an advantage.

How to apply:

Application Deadline: 7 January 2018.

As a part of the recruitment process, shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a written assignment and participate in two interviews.

How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at

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Switzerland: Marketing Coordinator

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Dec 132017

Organization: NORLHA
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Jan 2018

The Centre for Women in the Himalayas is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious association based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Centre for Women in the Himalayas which aims at improving the lives of women and girls in the most isolated regions. Women form the very backbone of rural communities in the Himalayas. Therefore, the Centre is a platform for enabling, knowledge-building, knowledge-sharing and learning aimed at empowering women in the Himalayan areas. It promotes gender-inclusive development practices by all stakeholders in the Himalayan areas. Currently, the Centre is looking for

Marketing Coordinator

Professional volunteer position

Mission and Activities

● Design and implement successful marketing campaigns.

● Develop visibility and membership.

● Help develop the CWH brand as a Swiss NGO.

● Develop new partnerships and cultivate new sponsors.

● Support our ambassador in her campaigns.

● Work closely with other departments in attracting new sources of funding.

● Use key digital marketing tools and social media.

● Track progress with Marketing Supervisor.

Candidate Profile

● Two or more years experiences in a marketing department.

● Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing tools.

● Good organizational and communication skills.

● Fluency in French and English, spoken and written.

● Interest in the Himalayan region and people.

● Evidence of good analytical and problem solving skills.

● Ability to network effectively, with the ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts.

● Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team.

● Good knowledge of and affinity with the Himalayas are a definite asset.

The Centre for Women in the Himalayas offers

● The opportunity to play an active role in bettering the life of vulnerable populations in the Himalayas.

● Working in an enthusiastic, motivated and cohesive team.

● The opportunity to work with a high degree of autonomy, a great sense of responsibility, and a spirit of initiative.

● Rewarding NGO experiences.

Duration and work time: Minimum 12 months at 30% or more

Location: Weekly presence at Geneva office; partially home-based work ,

How to apply:

Application process: Please apply by sending your cover letter and CV to ref. MC

Expected start date: As soon as possible

This part-time, long-term volunteer position is not paid and an applicant must have right to volunteer in Switzerland

We thank all those who apply, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Consultant – Online Platform Developer

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Dec 082017

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Dec 2017

II. Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization providing services to governments and migrants in the field of migration. With 146 member states and offices in more than 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

Since 2015, IOM has led a project funded by the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), that has enabled three core emergency response teams in IOM – Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and Shelter, to play a leading role in the humanitarian sector in mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and mitigation. The project entitled, “Promoting the Reduction of Improved Operational Response to Gender-Based Violence through Camp Management and Site Planning” is currently in its third phase. While the first two phases of the project saw the development of tools and resources to strengthen GBV mainstreaming in CCCM, DTM and site planning activities, phase three will focus on the consolidation and institutionalization of the developed tools in order to make them part of standard emergency response frameworks and practices.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Under the overall supervision of the CCCM Global Cluster Coordinator and direct supervision of the Programme coordinator, the Consultant will be responsible and accountable for 1) developing one online platform dedicated to the dissemination and exchanges on the women’s participation toolkit; 2) developing and/or integrate one additional platform for mainstreaming of GBV prevention and mitigation tools for IOM internal and external online platforms.

In particular, s/he will:

Women’s Participation dedicated Platform:

  1. Carry out consultations with relevant stakeholders to determine functions and thematic areas of application needs for the platforms.

  2. Review and evaluate existing platforms used in humanitarian’s communities of practice; present findings, share best practices and recommendations to programme coordinator and team.

  3. Develop strategy for design of user interface and demonstrate a prototype platform using the gathered requirement from stakeholder consultations and best practices.

  4. Design an online platform for Community of Practice dedicated to strengthening women’s participation in displacement sites that enable sharing and exchanging of tools and materials (downloading and uploadin), which fosters user feedback and discussion, has both public and restricted functionalities, and is easily managed and maintained by non-technical persons.

  5. Create user manual(s) and carry out trainings for non-technical IOM staff to manage and maintain the new platforms.

Mainstreaming of GBV prevention and mitigation tools for IOM platforms:

  1. Review and evaluate IOM’s existing internal and external learning platforms and online repositories (such as SDL’s Cornerstone and IOM’s online Emergency Manual) with the aim of integrating and mainstreaming GBV preventions and mitigation tools.

  2. Liaise with relevant program officers and team members to understand users’ needs and identify corresponding user interface requirements, workflows, and functionalities.

  3. Develop strategy and workplan(s) based on identified opportunities and gaps. Carry out implementation of the workplan to mainstream tools developed for GBV prevention and mitigation around Site Planning, CCCM, and DTM, available to IOM Staff and external users.

  4. Liaise and coordinate with relevant units and departments within IOM to implement the mainstreaming workplan.

CCCM Cluster’s online platforms:

  1. Review and evaluate online platforms used for CCCM cluster, carry out consultation and provide assessment of usability and functionality; identify need, gaps and present recommendations for improving interactive-quality and hosting solutions.

  2. Working with the cluster support teams, develop strategy and workplan for improvement, consolidation and mainstreaming of GBV-related tools into the various online presence

  3. Explore ways in which various working groups and community of practices (including the one for women’s participation), along with other interactive features can be integrated.

  4. Create user manual(s) and carry out trainings for non-technical CCCM support staff (IOM and UNHCR) to manage and maintain the improved platforms.


  1. Provide source files to IOM at the end of the consultancy.

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

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

Candidates should have a university degree in computer science, communications, or related field and demonstrate experience in the graphic design and technical implementation of user interfaces in a web-based environment. Candidates should provide a portfolio containing examples of their achievements.

V. Languages


(specify the required knowledge)


Fluency in English is required.

French and Spanish an advantage

VI. Technical Skills

The incumbent should exhibit the following skills and technical expertise:

· Solid understanding of the concepts of user experience, user interface design principles and conceptual design

· Expertise in Content management system (CMS) mainly Drupal, WordPress and other related platforms

· Any experience in eLearning platforms that can be adapted in the new site

· Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript

· Knowledge of Bootstrap, jQuery and AngularJS.

· Knowledge of industry-standard design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver

· Eye for design and attention to detail are essential

· Knowledge on Site Planning, CCCM, and DTM is preferential

· Device responsive web page layout designing that renders in any given smart device


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

· Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

· Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

· Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

· Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

· Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

· Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

· Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

· Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

· Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

· Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

· Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a Cover letter and CV with “On-line Platform Developer” in the subject line to by December 19, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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