Apr 122019

Organization: International Social Service
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Apr 2019


The International Social Service (ISS) is an international NGO founded in Geneva in 1924; today a network of national entities in more than 120 countries and a General Secretariat (ISS-GS) that assist children and families confronted with complex social problems as a result of migration. ISS is active as well in Global advocacy and related programming in children rights

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Developed by specialists in humanitarian & development aid and computer programming, ConnectAID is a combined humanitarian social media network and crowdfunding platform dedicated to sustainable development, encouraging solidarity, social bonds and access to information.

The International Solidarity Network is preparing for its official launch, in partnership with ISS.

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ISS and ConnectAID work as partners to communicate about their various projects and programs. In order to achieve their goals, they team up to collect funds and ensure adequate resources to fulfil their social and humanitarian impact on local communities and specifically families and children in forced migration.

To assist us in consolidating our collaboration, we are looking for an experienced intern to serve as a link between the two structures, coordinating essential aspects of daily communications related to ConnectAID and ISS projects.

The internship should ideally start in April/May 2019, full-time or 80%, for a minimum of 6 months.


Consulting with, and as directed by ConnectAID’s and ISS’ CEOs:

  1. Serve as a coordinator between the two structures;

  2. Collect information from the field and draft social media messages about the projects’ progress and updates;

  3. Draft communication packages for ISS projects on ConnectAID;

  4. Communicate the international solidarity network’s purpose, value and importance in forums as needed;

  5. Develop social media content on a weekly basis (ISS Facebook page, LinkedIn etc.…), draft blogs, articles, content for newsletters;

  6. Assist with ISS and ConnectAid website development and content;

  7. Be responsible for English copy-editing and proofreading, ensuring user-friendly, quality content on the platform & provide translation when needed (French to English, and English to French);

  8. Time permitting, conduct any other task considered as priorities by both organisations to ensure the success of the project and partnership.


  • Strong interest in socio-humanitarian and development initiatives;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Strong incline to & interest in social media;
  • Proficiency in writing and editing;
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate experience in communications;
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • English mother tongue preferred, fluent is required;
  • Fluent in French;
  • Translation skills;
  • Good level of computer literacy.


ISS Headquarter based at Quai du Seujet 32, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland, with occasional trips to Annecy, France. Possibility of telecommuting a few days a week.

How to apply:

If you are interested in contributing to concreate social impacts by joining the Secretariat’s NGO and the innovative start up, please send your CV and motivation letter to and

This unpaid internship will be validated by the Swiss based NGO ISS, under ConnectAID’s guidance and close supervision. Working permit required.

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Switzerland: Consultant – Migration Policy

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Apr 122019

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Apr 2019

Position Title : Consultant – Migration Policy

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 April 2019

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.



In 2015, IOM developed a Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF) to help define what “well-managed migration policy” might look like at the national level. The MiGOF was welcomed by IOM’s Member States the same year. The Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) were developed to assess national frameworks, and help to operationalize the MiGOF.

The MGI is a tool based on policy inputs that helps countries assess the comprehensiveness of their migration policies and identify gaps and areas that could be strengthened. In addition, the MGI aims to advance conversations on migration governance by clarifying what “well-governed migration” might look like in the context of SDG Target 10.7.

Since 2016, 50 countries have conducted assessments of their migration policies using the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI). The MGI has proven to be an effective tool to identify good practices and gaps in migration governance, and IOM is now developing a systematic way of helping governments address those gaps, and track progress on this endeavour through Migration Governance Roadmaps (MGRs).

The MGRs will help governments to: 1) formulate their own priorities, 2) set high level goals to be achieved, 3) address gaps identified through the MGI assessment. Concretely, the MGRs will provide governments and IOM staff with a list of concrete steps to design a specific policy (e.g. counter-trafficking policy) or to incorporate migration into an existing one (e.g. mainstream migration into the health policy). These concrete steps will be developed in cooperation with IOM thematic specialists.


The Migration Policy Consultant will work under the direct supervision of David Martineau, Migration Policy Officer, International Cooperation and Partnerships (ICP), and overall supervision of Maurizio Busatti, Head of MPD, ICP, and in close cooperation with colleagues in Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), ICP, Department of Migration Management (DMM) and Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE).

Under the direct supervision of the Migration Policy Officer, ICP, and overall supervision of the

Head of MPD, ICP, the Migration Policy Consultant will draft the Migration Governance

Roadmaps (MGR), a systematic evidence-based approach to assist governments wishing to address and track progress on gaps identified through the MGI. This work will be closely coordinated with all relevant divisions in IOM-HQ, most particularly as it relates to the work on the Essentials of Migration Management (EMM) and “Developing an institutional approach and methodology to capacity development on migration management” (DIAM).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Review relevant IOM documents including on thematic areas encompassed in the Migration Governance Indicators, and other relevant IOM documents on migration management, governance and policy.

  2. Review literature on migration policy as it relates to the thematic areas encompassed in the MGI.

  3. Organize consultations with IOM HQ thematic specialists to solicit feedback on the draft literature review and on elements/steps that could be included in the relevant thematic roadmaps.

  4. Draft a plan of action for the development of the roadmaps (e.g. how many elements should be included in each roadmap; what type of elements should be included; should the guidance suggest a sequence for the implementation of the elements; etc.).

  5. Develop a first draft of the MGRs in close coordination with the MGI team and other relevant colleagues.

  6. Organize a meeting with all relevant divisions to present the draft MGRs and request input.

  7. Compile and incorporate input from colleagues on the draft MGRs to produce a final version of the MGRs.

Tangible and Measurable Outputs of the Work Assignment

• Item 1: Review of existing literature

• Item 2: Development of a plan of action for the development of key policy elements for the GCRs, including a list of proposed custodian divisions for each MGI indicator

• Item 3: Support the organization of a consultation with relevant HQ divisions to validate the plan of action

• Item 4: Preparation of a draft Framework

• Item 5: Presentation of the draft framework

Realistic Delivery Dates and Details as to how the work must be delivered

Item 1: By 10 May 2019

Item 2: By 7 June 2019

Item 3: By 5 July 2019

Item 4: By 27 September 2019

Item 5: By 11 October 2019

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

• Deliverables submitted according to timelines outlined above and IOM quality standards

• Final version of the framework submitted adequately reflecting inputs from the Project

Manager and thematic colleagues.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Development, Management, Political or Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

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


• Experience coordinating input from a variety of stakeholders;

• Experience developing indicators and surveys;

• Strong familiarity with the public policy field and more specifically migration policy;

• Computer literacy, especially database tools;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;

• Ability to gather and organize information and resources, compile data, and to synthesize knowledge from diverse sources of information;

• Strong familiarity with peer learning, knowledge sharing, and development issues;

• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.


The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data

Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.

The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.

Desirable Competencies:


• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;

encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve

shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 18 April 2019 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 05.04.2019 to 18.04.2019

Requisition: CON 2019/23 – Consultant – Migration Policy – Geneva, Switzerland (55918796) Released

Posting: Posting NC55918797 (55918797) Released

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Switzerland: Financial Control Intern – Geneva

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Apr 052019

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 12 Apr 2019

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing which operate in 16 countries. IMPACT staff effectives are expected to REACH 180 by the end of Q2 2019. For more information visit:

We are currently looking for a Finance Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

Title: Financial Control Intern

Duration: 6 months

Start date: ASAP

Location: Geneva – International Environment House

Remuneration: 1’050CHF/month


The Financial Control Intern will be supervised by the Financial Control Senior Officer.


The Financial Control Intern will support the team in the financial follow-up of all ongoing projects.

This implies support of the Financial Control Officer in the following tasks:

Budget follow-up / Staff Allocation Tables:

  • Drafting of project financial sheets for validation. Financial sheets are the translation of the budget of projects in the IMPACT template, and serve as the basis for budget follow up tools.

  • Analysis and review of the budget follow-up tool for ongoing projects together with IMPACT country focal point and any concerned staff

  • Ensure proper allocations of all IMPACT costs in BFUs, in alignment with the Allocation Tables planned with IMPACT country focal points

  • Provision of advice to IMPACT country focal point of any financial matter as needed

Financial reports:

  • Preparation of financial reports of ongoing projects as per donor deadlines and requirements


  • Responsible for updating the follow up files, as well as the dashboard

  • Other ad hoc missions and analysis to support the Financial Control Officer or the Head of Finance


  • Studies in Finance / Audit / Accounting / Statistics or equivalent (Level Master 1 minimum)

  • Fluent in French and English;

  • Capacity to work independently and under pressure;

  • Organized person, with attention to detail and rigor;

  • Interest in the humanitarian field;

  • Perfect knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel

How to apply:


Application documents: Curriculum Vitae and cover letter and two references
Submit applications to:


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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Senior French Translator

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Apr 022019

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Apr 2019


Reporting directly to the Chief of Secretariat, the Senior French Translator is part of a team supporting the work of UNHCR’s governance body, the Executive Committee (and its Standing Committee). The Executive and Standing Committees officially work in both French and English. Within the team, the incumbent is responsible for translating all documentation for the Committees’ deliberation, ensuring the highest quality and full compliance with UN translation standards. S/he also translates official correspondence of the High Commissioner into French, as well as key internal policy instructions.

The Senior French Translator works closely with all members of the Secretariat team during official meetings, supporting Secretariat functions as needed and with particular responsibility for liaison with UN interpretation services. The incumbent may have frequent interaction with members of the Executive Committee and with staff of divisions and bureaux within Headquarters. S/he may supervise one general services staff, in support of his/her functions.


  • Documentation for UNHCR’s governance bodies (the Executive and Standing Committees and the General Assembly) is timely produced in the original English and French, with French translation of English drafts of the highest quality, accuracy and conformity with United Nations standards.
  • Official correspondence of the Office is rendered accurately in French and reflects diplomatic protocol and style. Other key documentation — including internal UNHCR policies — is timely and accurately rendered in French, as needed.
  • UNHCR staff receive support and guidance on French usage, editorial style, forms of address and other protocol matters.


  • Translate from English in to French, including self-revision and proof-reading, of all documents as requested by the Chief of Secretariat, covering a wide range of humanitarian subjects and including Executive and Standing Committee documentation; reports to the General Assembly; official speeches and correspondence of the Office; and internal UNHCR policy statements.
  • Supervise work outsourced to external translators, as applicable; revision of texts translated into French by external translators or by division or bureaux staff, ensuring quality control, clarity, accuracy of expression and consistency in the terminology.
  • Support official meetings of the Executive and Standing Committees and liaison with UNOG interpretation service.
  • Provide guidance on French usage, editorial style, forms of address and other protocol matters.
  • Maintain a glossary of French terminology on refugees; liaise with the UN French translation service in order to ensure consistency of usage of refugee and UNHCR-relevant terminology in French.
  • Render consecutive and simultaneous interpretation (English-French) for the High Commissioner during meetings with high-ranking officials, or when requested to do so by the Chief of Secretariat or Executive Office.
  • Other Secretariat duties as requested.


  • Produce official UNHCR documentation in French.
  • Represent UNHCR with other United Nations translation and interpretation services.


  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in translation or foreign languages with an emphasis on translation/interpretation or other related fields plus minimum 8 years of previous work experience relevant to the function, of which 5 years is at the international level, preferably within the United Nations system. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Familiarity with computer software used in the United Nations; facility using United Nations terminology databases, computer-assisted translation tools and word-processing programmes.
  • Solid analytical, writing and translation skills; ability to render translation in written form; producing translations that are faithful and consistent with the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; proven ability to research and use relevant resources of reference and terminology.
  • A thorough command of French, which must be the candidate’s primary language, and an excellent command of English, as tested by the relevant United Nations competitive examination.


  • Successful completion of the United Nations Competitive Translation Examination in French is desirable.

  • Experience with the UN system or other inter-governmental forums.

  • Experience in translation of humanitarian subject matter.

  • Training and/or experience with diplomatic protocol.

How to apply:


Interested candidates should submit their application online at by clicking on “international vacancies”. All currently available vacancies are advertised on our career page at

Please note that the closing date is Tuesday 16 April 2019 (midnight Geneva time).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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