Switzerland: Individual Consultant – Remote Field Support Officer / Help Desk / Convener for Community of practices

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Apr 062018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

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

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

And we never give up.

1. Background:

The global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) is the global level forum for coordination of child protection activities in humanitarian settings as part of the broader Global Protection Cluster (GPC). The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and other partners under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies. The mandate of the CP AoR is to ensure quality and coverage of child protection services through inter agency coordination, headed by UNICEF, the cluster lead agency.

The Child Protection AoR, along with Nutrition, Wash and Education clusters, provides a help desk function to augment deployable field support. Remote support is provided to members of coordination groups on technical issues, linking practitioners to resources and peer to peer support. CP AoR Annual Surveys in 2016 and 2017 of field level coordination groups indicate consistently high levels of appreciation for the outreach and support.

Since the inception of the role, there have been significant refinements and advancements in the role. Recently instigated tracking of requests is being compiled in a quarterly update to identify global gaps in technical guidance and direct resources to locations most in need in order to boost efficiency. The help desk is then able to rapidly initiate a process of developing interim guidance to fill the gap. This was done, for example in 2017, in response to an identified gap in guidance for mobile programming, relevant to settings of mass displacement due to conflict. Responding in such a way is critical to UNICEF meeting cluster lead responsibilities and demonstrating leadership.

Advancements have also included the establishment of language specific sub help desks to reach colleagues at regional levels who make up the majority of coordination groups, working in languages other than English. This is critical to reach local actors who are providing the majority of services. Arabic, Spanish and French help desks are being established, housed in local organizations and linked to UNICEF regional offices, for example in Colombia and Lebanon. This represents a global-led initiative to extend the reach and support of child protection services.

The Global Help Desk will continue responding to global requests directly, which account for 25% of requests received. In addition day-to-day coaching and technical support will be provided to the regional help desks on all requests received, with due to significantly increase in terms of both number of countries as well as those who can access this service. Currently, national-level Country Coordinators in HC and some early warning contexts access the help desk; however, the language-specific help desks will widen the target audience to CP Coordination Group members at the national and sub-national level (average 40- 60 WG members per country) and include additional early warning countries where there will be greater focus on preparedness. The Global Help Desk will also facilitate and follow up on global referrals from language-specific help desks to global networks.

2. Expected results:

The purpose of this consultancy is to consolidate the position of the established Help Desk within the global level CP AoR team to provide field based child protection coordinators and coordination groups with technical assistance, mentoring, training and knowledge management services. Greater results and impact are expected as the help desk moves to a new level of global coverage and technical support, including rapid response to technical gaps identified through analysis, increased global reach to local actors, and an upgrade of communications mechanisms such as the UNICEF managed global website. The following expected results include details on tasks to be undertaken, although the evolving nature of this work and the high level of experience and expertise of the consultant may mean that, on the consultant’s or the CP AoR’s recommendation, tasks are modified or added, on mutual agreement.


1. Engage the field-based coordinators and IMOs in peer to peer support, discussions and sharing of best practices through the Child Protection AoR Community of Practice (CoP)

  • Define the purpose, audience and goals of CP AoR Community of Practice and regularly assess if it is accomplishing its stated purpose
  • Facilitate the community of practice for field-based child protection coordinators and Information Managers through existing communication channels (google group, skype group and others); if other communication channels are required, liaise with the CP AoR Coordinators for approval – this will be maintained for some time after the language-specific help desks are first launched in mid 2018.
  • Provide tailored support for individual requests received through the Global Help Desk, including responses that require in-depth technical support, creating connections for peers/colleagues across countries to peer learning, assistance in locating and applying global guidance and country level examples, and other forms of support. Ensure coordination with the CP AoR RRT Regional Focal Point on requests.
  • Keep track of various learning opportunities and share F2F and online opportunities through the community of practice and with local help desks and support local help desks in becoming more integrated in learning opportunities for their language and/or within their region
  • For long term support identified through the Community of Practice, divert the requested support to the regional focal points and /or the Alliance WG/TF as applicable 
  • Maintain a log of the requests; conduct analysis of the inquiries’ nature and trends as well as gaps in available guidance, and, on a regular basis, present the key findings to the CP AoR Coordinators
  • Maintain the list of potential child protection coordinators, working closely with the RRT and CP AoR coordinators and add the new CP coordinators in the google group membership if there is an interest.
  • In order to ensure field coordination group needs and wishes are taken into account, promote field to global feedback on global guidance and act as liaison between global working group and field coordination groups to promote streamlined communication. Participate in and/or ensure familiarity with working groups/task forces, to stay up-to-date with and/or feed into global / regional initiatives, work plans, new resource development and roll-out, etc… in order to increase field – global connections and awareness.
  • 2. Train, coach, mentor, and supervise four local help desks in day-to-day as well as longer-term functions, such as strategic planning and evaluation:

  • In conjunction with the local help desks and regional offices, develop an information sheet and advertising scheme to launch the local help desks
  • Conduct help desk orientations for the 2 new help desks to start up later in 2018 (Spanish and Arabic have been trained in March & April 2018)
  • Develop improved request log tracking sheet for use by local help desks
  • Provide technical support, coaching, and oversight to language-specific help desks (4) on individual requests received through their help desk by reviewing draft responses, with particularly close monitoring and support in the first 3 – 6 months as help desks develop / become more familiar with the role, resources, networks, etc.
  • Provide outline of necessary report content and support each local help desk in organizing and completing their monthly analysis and report, providing feedback on successes and areas for improvement. On a regular basis, review analysis with each local help desk and relevant RRT regional focal point to determine learning and development needs for coordination groups per country/region.
  • Support local help desks in maintaining their language-specific and/or regional contact lists, with local coordination actors and CPiE experts.
  • Provide oversight and technical support to the Arabic, English (covering Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and East and Southern Africa), French, and Spanish Help Desks in organizing and maintaining their language-specific, decentralized communities of practice forums
  • Collaborate with the help desks to design newsletters and other news updates for use at the local level
  • Facilitate monthly calls with all four help desks to review successes and challenges across the help desks
  • Organize quarterly calls with the four help desks, help desk organization supervisors, and CP AoR team members to review and assess progress to date, identifying any recommendations or modifications per help desk
  • Assist with the design of a mid-project evaluation
  • 3. The Help Desk consultant will need to coordinate with a Web Design Consultant on revamping the existing Child Protection AoR website to promote greater user-friendliness, accessibility, and visibility of the CP AoR’s and UNICEF’s initiatives, products, and support to coordination groups. The new website is critical to ensure UNICEF delivers support services globally, including to local actors.

  • In collaboration with CP AoR Team, create and/or edit new written and visual content for the new websit
  • Update outdated but relevant content from the current websit
  • Develop and provide oversight on the website layout and feature
  • Re-organize and re-tag/classify essential resources and ensure linkages with existing resource centres
  • Collaborate with the Education Cluster to promote coherence across UNICEF-supported Clusters
  • Maintain the website upon completion of the new website by posting new resources, RRT mission highlights and achievements, country statistics and publications, learning opportunities, job opportunities, and other relevant content – after receiving approval from CP AoR Coordinator
  • Create, write, and disseminate the CP AoR Newsletter
  • 4. Support and/or manage the organization of high-quality training

  • Support the organization aspect of a training for coordinators, with content to be provided by the full AoR team, including the help desk
  • Support the organization of the CP AoR Retreat, including agenda-setting and facilitation support
  • In coordination with RRT Coordinators and IMOs, update, maintain and promote the starter pack for child protection coordinators
  • Provide recommendations on ways to address learning needs identified through help desk analysis of global and language-specific help desks, coordinating with CP AoR and other global thematic experts
  • 5. Support to the 2018 Annual Survey work

  • Lead the refinement and editing of the 2018 survey questions, working with the CP AoR team to get their inputs
  • Upload the final survey to the survey Monkey in English and French
  • Clean the data of the Annual Survey (requesting the Coordinators for correction) and compile the results of the 2018 Annual Survey
  • Present the survey results and analysis
  • Draft the final report of the survey
  • 6. Development of interim technical guidance when thematic global gap areas have been identified, while awaiting more formal guidance developed by the Alliance.  This will be similar to the Mobile Programming Key Considerations developed in 2017 and involves collaboration with field-based coordination groups and language-specific help desks.  This is critical to UNICEF fulfilling its role as cluster lead agency on child protection.

  • Based on identified gaps within the help desk analysis at both global and local levels, collaborate with relevant coordination groups and global bodies to develop interim resource compendiums and/or key considerations based on promising practices to date
  • Ensure translation in core languages and disseminate, tracking feedback receive
  • 3. Required qualifications and competencies:

    This term of reference requires the consultant to have very specific areas of knowledge and experience, along with key competencies. Both are outlined in the first list below:


  • At least 8 years of experience in child protection in emergencies programming or child protection in emergencies coordination or related fields.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent understanding of the humanitarian architecture at global and field level and the transformative agenda
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills
  • Familiarity with the work, working methods, and members of the CP AoR
  • Desirable

  • Established relationships with field based coordinators of child protection in several key emergency affected settings
  • Experience of coordination of child protection responses
  • Experience in designing and implementing knowledge management initiatives for the humanitarian sector
  • Experience in strategic planning, preferably in the area of capacity building
  • Experience of working in an NGO in a child protection or child protection coordination capacity
  • Experience of facilitation of child protection and child protection coordination training to interagency groups
  • Timeframe:

    Start date: 01 May 2018 (desirable) End date: 31 January 2019


    The consultant will be paid at an agreed monthly rate for 9 months (average of 21 days/month).

    Instructions for applicants:

    Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal to undertake the terms ofreference above. The financial proposal should be presented as a monthly rate (in US$). Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

    How to apply:

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

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    Switzerland: Traineeship In the Cooperation and Coordination with the Movement Division

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    Apr 052018

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 11 Apr 2018

    What we do

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


    Under the supervision of the Movement division’s Legal Adviser, provide support in such fields as strengthening National Society (NS) legal base (Statutes and NS recognition laws), the recognition of new NS, use of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems, integrity and the Fundamental Principles of the Movement.

    The Movement’s division (hereafter the Division) is responsible for ensuring and developing ICRC’s policies and activities in the field of cooperation and coordination within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement). In particular, the Division serves as a centre of expertise for the ICRC’s operational cooperation with other components of the Movement and for ICRC’s capacity building programmes to develop the capacities of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

    Accountabilities & Functional Responsibilities

    • Provide support to the analysis of existing and draft NS Statutes and/or national laws, preparation of messages and support documentation on NS legal base;
    • Provide support to the work and meetings of the ICRC/International Federation Commission for National Society Statutes (e.g. review of new applications for recognition, process of revision of the Movement’s agreed standards for National Society Statutes and laws, etc.);
    • Provide support to the maintenance and upgrade of the Division’s electronic and hardcopy files on NS legal base (Statutes and NS laws), emblems and integrity issues;
    • Provide technical assistance on emblem and related issues to ICRC delegations, National Societies and other concerned audiences (including Governments);
    • Conduct research on assigned topics on NS legal base, recognition of NS, participation issues in the Movement’s Statutory Meetings, integrity and the Fundamental Principles, use of the emblem, using Division resources, ICRC archives, available databases and external sources;
    • Prepare materials and provide support to presentations and training sessions for colleagues and NS leadership;
    • Participate in Division and thematic meetings as requested;
    • Prepare draft and final meeting reports, support documents, and other draft documents as required for internal Division reference as well as requests from delegations;
    • Liaise as requested with internal units and external Movement members, International Federation and National Societies;
    • Provide translation support as required (mainly in English and French); and
    • Any other task required to meet the Division’s needs.

    Reporting and Supervision

    • The position holder will be supervised by the Legal Adviser of the Division;
    • Priorities will be assessed and determined regularly;
    • Task reporting will be through the Division responsible for the file.

    Certifications / Education required

    • Undergraduate Degree in law; Master’s degree or equivalent in law or in a relevant field e.g. international relations; political science etc.;
    • Confirmed knowledge of international humanitarian law.

    Professional Experience required

    • No more than one year of paid professional experience after the last studies;
    • Prior experience with a component of the Movement (National Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or the ICRC) is an asset.

    Desired profile and skills

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Languages: Fluent in English and excellent knowledge of French; Spanish or Arabic an asset
    • Good skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

    What we offer

    • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
    • Attractive social benefits
    • Paid traineeship

    Additional information

    • Type of position: Traineeship
    • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Length of assignment : 12 months
    • Working rate: 100 %
    • Starting date: 23/05/2018
    • Application deadline: 11/04/2018

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit:

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    Switzerland: Project Manager (ORION)

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    Mar 172018

    Organization: International Organization for Migration
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 27 Mar 2018

    Position Title : Project Manager (ORION)

    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

    Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

    Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 27 March 2018

    Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

    UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

    non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

    1. Internal candidates

    2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

    Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


    The Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) aims to provide a coherent response to the needs of migrants, governments, and civil society to ensure that migrants in need of assistance receive both case-specific and sustainable support. Beneficiaries include asylum seekers, stranded migrants, migrants with health concerns, migrants who were victims of trafficking, exploitation, or other forms of abuse, as well as those considered highly vulnerable to such abuse, such as unaccompanied migrant children.

    Within this Division, the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Unit (AVRR) oversees activities directed at setting up and/or strengthening assisted voluntary return and reintegration frameworks in host countries, countries of transit and origin. This involves the review of the current approaches and practices in place in the field of reintegration assistance and the move towards the adoption of an integrated approach to migrant reintegration addressing the individual, community and structural levels while at the same time taking into consideration cross-cutting issues such as the promotion of migrants’ rights, partnership and cooperation as well as monitoring, evaluation and data generation.

    In line with this, the Operationalise an Integrated Approach to Reintegration (ORION) project’s overall objective is to contribute to the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants, focusing on Guinea, Morocco and Senegal, as key countries of origin of the central Mediterranean route. In close coordination with other reintegration activities undertaken by IOM, it will contribute to operationalise an integrated approach to reintegration by:

    1) Developing tools to promote sustainable reintegration across all dimensions and encourage the establishment of effective referral networks;

    2) Reinforcing evidence-based programming with robust monitoring processes and data collection;

    Strengthening the capacities of local stakeholders in countries of origin to support reintegration. Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) and the

    direct supervision of the Senior Specialist on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, the

    successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and overall management of the

    DFID-funded project to Operationalise an Integrated Approach to Reintegration (ORION).

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Manage the project’s implementation in a timely manner, overseeing its financial, administrative and technical aspects, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures, as well as donor requirements.

    2. Ensure proper coordination with the Country and Regional Offices involved in this project, with other projects that are part of the “Safety, Support and Solutions in the Central Mediterranean Route Programme” as well as coordination of approaches between ORION and other reintegration initiatives funded by other donors in the same target countries and globally.

    3. Recruit and supervise all staff assigned to the project, including consultants for the reintegration handbook, training curriculum and comparative research.

    4. In consultation with relevant IOM divisions, develop a reintegration handbook and its related training curriculum, including content, translation and publishing.

    5. Organise and deliver Training of Trainers of the reintegration curriculum for internal and external participants in the three target countries.

    6. Oversee implementation of community mapping exercises.

    7. Coordinate the case management approach pilot in the three target countries, including training of staff and case managers on beneficiary monitoring. In collaboration with relevant missions, draft Terms of Reference and Standard Operating Procedures for case managers to be recruited locally.

    8. Commission and oversee a comparative research on the effectiveness and impact of related reintegration approaches.

    9. Organize cross-regional workshops to facilitate the exchange of best practices on reintegration.

    10. Ensure coordination and reporting for all the project components under the Migrant Assistance Division’s management.

    11. Liaise with the Headquarters-based AVRR Knowledge Management Hub, so that promising practices are captured and shared, and similar interventions may be implemented in other countries/regions.

    12. Prepare progress and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the project between IOM, DFID and other stakeholders.

    13. Represent IOM and promote its policy vision and strategy on assisted voluntary return and reintegration with the United Nations Agencies, governments, civil society, and private sector partners.

    14. Undertake regular coordination missions and duty travel as required.

    15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


    • Experience in complex programme development and implementation on return and/or reintegration, including budget management, monitoring and evaluation;

    • Sound understanding of the reintegration process in the context of return, and its related challenges and opportunities;

    • Knowledge of migration and development issues is an advantage;

    • Experience implementing reintegration projects and/or similar projects in the Middle East & North Africa and African regions with a UN agency, or an international organization is preferred;

    • Strong communication, research and writing skills;

    • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with donors, and with internal and external counterparts, both at the national and international level, and to coordinate complex tasks among various stakeholders;

    • Ability to interpret new and multifaceted information/data, identify issues, analyse problems and propose solutions.


    Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

    Desirable 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;

    • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

    Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

    The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

    Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 March 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    For further information, please refer to:

    In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

    Posting period:

    From 14.03.2018 to 27.03.2018

    Requisition: VN 2018/65 (P) – Project Manager (ORION) (P3) – Geneva, Switzerland (55404484) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55404486 (55404486) Released

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    Switzerland: Visual communications intern

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    Mar 102018

    Organization: International Service for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

    The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Geneva office is offering an internship with the communications team.

    The preferred starting date for the internship would be 7 May 2018.

    ISHR is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, etc.


    This internship with ISHR offers a unique opportunity for communications students to be involved in and learn about the communications activities of a leading international human rights non-governmental organisation.

    The intern will be based at ISHR’s Geneva office and will receive exposure to the international human rights non-governmental community.


    To develop the NGO experience of a visual communications student.

    The intern will:

    · Apply their skills, knowledge and experience in the area of visual communications

    · Acquire experience working for an international human rights NGO

    · Broaden their professional competencies

    The opportunity

    The communications team is now offering an internship in which the incumbent will apply and develop a range of visual communications skills through practical exposure to the daily activities of a human rights NGO.

    Responsibilities and duties may include:

    · Video production, editing, posting

    · Event photography, photo editing and publishing

    · Website maintenance

    · Drafting, editing, publishing online articles on human rights issues

    · Production of publications and marketing materials

    · Graphic design

    · Event planning, coordination and management

    · 10-15% of administrative tasks

    The applicant will also be required to perform the following:

    · Database management

    · Administration support to the communications team

    · Translation and proofreading (if applicable)

    The ideal applicant

    To be considered, applicants should be undertaking studies in the field of communication, marketing, graphic design or similar, or have recently completed such studies. They should also possess:

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency). French and/or Spanish are an advantage.

    · Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

    · Good command of InDesign and Photoshop

    · Interest in social media

    · Excellent social skills and ability to multi-task

    · Desire to acquire experience working in a multicultural environment and interest in the work of a human rights NGO

    · Full or part-time availability for a period of two to three months

    · Swiss or EU citizen/Permit B or C

    ISHR welcomes applications from candidates without any or with limited work experience.

    Please note:

    This is an unpaid internship. Travel costs, travel arrangements and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern. ISHR covers the cost of the Geneva public transport card, and accident insurance. ISHR also offers a strong professional development and training plan. For more information, please visit our website:

    How to apply:

    Applicants should submit the following by email to :

    · A cover letter including ideal internship duration and possible start date

    · A current CV

    · A sample of communications work is also welcomed (graphic design, writing, photography, short video, …)

    IMPORTANT: Your email subject should be “GENEVA Visual Communication Internship”. If you use a different subject line, your application may not be considered.

    The deadline for application is Friday 6 April 2018, 23:59 pm, Geneva time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to take place between 17 and 19 April, 2018.

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    Switzerland: Head of Project Meetings

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    Mar 072018

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 25 Mar 2018

    Purpose of the post

    The head of project manages preparations and follow-up of the International Conference and Council of Delegates. These meetings are key platforms through which the ICRC secures support for its actions and advances its strategic objectives as well as those of the Movement.

    This is a fully transversal role requiring mobilization and coordination of efforts across headquarters divisions and delegations. The project is guided by a project steering committee, with regular orientation and decisions by the Directorate and Assembly. Externally, the head of project works intensively with counterparts at the International Federation, with the Standing Commission and Conference Commissioner – the smooth collaboration with each being essential to the role. S/he also has regular contact with diplomatic missions and National Societies.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision of DIR_GEN_MOUV_CHF:

    • Develop the ICRC’s goals for each meeting
    • Develop a 4-year action plan for the meetings cycle
    • Ensure visibility of the meetings in- and outside the Movement
    • Advise and coach file holders to fulfill the requirements to bring their subjects for decision at the meetings – as well as on working with their Federation and National Society counterparts
    • Manage the ICRC’s participation in the joint organizing committee for the meetings (ensuring progress of preparations and maintaining efficient working relations with the other members)
    • Coordinate the production, translation and dispatch of all official working documents for the meetings
    • Ensure strict adherence to the statutory rules – while devising and implementing innovations in the format and preparatory process of the meetings
    • Represent the ICRC in briefings and informal meetings with government representatives and National Societies
    • Manage the ICRC budget and contribution to the joint budgets for the meetings
    • Coordinate the ICRC’s participation in the Standing Commission
    • Coordinate ICRC’s (observer) participation in the Regional Conferences of the International Federation
    • Advise and assist colleagues for the preparation of other meetings with a major Movement dimension

    Education and experence required

    • University degree, International Relations or International Law an asset
    • Minimum of five years’ experience working in the Movement (ICRC, Federation, National Society) – mix of headquarters and field experience an advantage
    • Experience working in or with National Societies
    • Previous experience of managing institutional projects
    • Previous experience demonstrating institutional representation and negotiation, diplomatic skills
    • Track record of working transversally, of influencing and motivating colleagues working in other divisions and organisations
    • Experience in multilateral / diplomatic fora an asset
    • Previous experience of working with committees and Governance an asset
    • Excellent written and spoken English. Spoken French, Spanish and/or Arabic an asset

    Desired profile and skills

    • Ability to prioritize and to work to deadlines
    • Ability to synthesise and summarise information, and to communicate this clearly
    • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills, networker
    • Discretion to handle politically or otherwise sensitive matters
    • Motivation to promote a strong ICRC working in a strong Movement

    Additional information

    • Location : Geneva
    • Type of contract : Open-ended
    • Activity rate : 100%
    • Length of assignment : Minimum 2 years, extendable
    • Estimated start date : ASAP
    • Application deadline : Sunday, 25th March 2018

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