Switzerland: Senior Liaison Policy Officer

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Aug 252018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

Position Title : Senior Liaison Policy Officer

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 29 August 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, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

  3. External female candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Director, Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) and in close coordination with DOE Heads of Divisions, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible and accountable for providing technical guidance and advice to the DOE and the Regional Offices (RO), mainly RO Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Arabic speaking Country Offices. S/he will also provide Arabic translations.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical guidance and advise to the DOE Heads of Divisions and the Humanitarian Policy team with drafting legal communications, background/position papers, summaries, letters and other communication with member and non-member actors and partners, analyzing and commenting on relevant documents, project review, research and participate in internal and external consultation meetings.

  2. Lead and manage the collection of IOM’s Arabic documentation – including policy and legal papers – in coordination with DOE senior staff, Senior Regional Advisors (SRA), Regional Director MENA and relevant Chiefs of Mission (CoM).

  3. Provide expert advice for the negotiations of Agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with IOM partners at the global level in humanitarian operations, migration governance and management (International organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)).

  4. Ensure timely and effective analysis of legal and policy documents related to humanitarian, human rights, environment, education and migration and development.

  5. Draft legal and policy documents on humanitarian, health and migration, migration and education, migration and development, mixed migration, integration of migrants, migrants’ rights, migrants’ detention.

  6. Review projects on humanitarian policy, migrant’s protection and assistance, migration and development and migrant’s rights.

  7. Research, collect and analyze relevant information on humanitarian policy, Human Rights Law, environmental law and law of International Organizations and initiate and promote new policies formulation related to these.

  8. Advise senior management on issues related to multilateral diplomacy of humanitarian affairs and human rights.

  9. Coordinate and provide translation of institutional documents as well as project documents into English, French and Arabic and vice versa.

  10. Support senior management in promoting the cooperation and relationship between IOM and its partners (members states, observer states, donors, international organizations, regional organizations, NGOs, etc.).

  11. Draft reports, Note Verbales, briefings and other official communications.

  12. Provide relevant support to Country Offices as required.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


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

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

• Diploma and/ or Relevant qualification in official translation.


• Experience in the field of migration issues including operational and field experience, project development and management;

• Experience in translating official documents;

• Expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;

• Experience liaising with governmental authorities, other national/ international institutions and


• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

• Knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage.


Fluency in English, French and Arabic is required.

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 29 August 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 16.08.2018 to 29.08.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/200 (P) – Senior Liaison Policy Officer (P4) – Geneva, Switzerland (55617129) Released

Posting: Posting NC55617134 (55617134) Released

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Switzerland: Intern – Latin America and the Caribbean Unit (100%)

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Aug 252018

Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Sep 2018

Internship – DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean Division (100%)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit

DCAF’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) strives to strengthen citizen security and contribute to a democratic, just and violence free society by addressing security sector governance issues in the region in cooperation with governments, parliaments, security sector providers, intergovernmental and civil society organisations. DCAF promotes the application of good governance principles to help reduce institutional weakness and develop effective, efficient and transparent security and justice providers that are properly managed and overseen by the executive and legislative authorities in the region while being fully accountable to their societies.

For our Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Division, we are looking for a motivated individual to be our next:

Intern – Latin America and the Caribbean Unit (100%)

Location: Geneva

Starting date: 10 September 2018

Duration: 3 month with a chance of extension.

The role

Key areas of operation:

  • Provide project management support by contributing to the drafting of reports, concept notes and other project material.

  • Conduct background research on SSG/R issues in LAC.

  • Assist the Unit in communication matters and the organisation of events.

  • Proofreading and translation work.

  • Support in administrative and financial matters.


  • Advanced university degree or currently enrolled in university studies in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Law, Development, Security, Peace Studies, Political Science, or related fields.

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in gender and security projects is an asset.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken Spanish and English, demonstrated ability to draft and edit texts in both languages**; knowledge of French is considered an asset.**

  • Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to deliver on time.

  • Ability to work independently, to be proactive and solution-oriented.

  • Flexibility and willingness to carry out administrative tasks as required.

  • Good intercultural communication skills.

Necessary requirement: EU or Swiss citizen or holder of a valid work permit

How to apply:

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to by 2 September 2018 with the subject heading “Intern – LAC Unit”, enclosing:

  • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF

  • a concise CV (maximum two pages)

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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Switzerland: Consultant to design a workshop for NNGO fora

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Aug 212018

Organization: International Council of Voluntary Agencies
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 26 Aug 2018

  • Organisation: ICVA

    Starting date:**Beginning of September 2018**


    About ICVA:

    Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

    Based on its 2015-2018 Strategy, ICVA promotes and facilitates NGO engagement in the development of humanitarian sector, with a focus on Forced Displacement, Humanitarian Coordination, Humanitarian Financing, and Humanitarian Partnership.

    About NGO Fora Programme Support:

    In many humanitarian crises, NGOs come together to establish networks and Fora to coordinate NGO efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance. These fora are active in a range of areas: facilitating NGO engagement in the humanitarian response system; ensuring an effective, inclusive and contextualised response; and promoting collective NGO advocacy. By working together, NGOs can have stronger voice on issues of concern.

    In-country humanitarian NGO fora contribute to the effective and principled delivery of humanitarian assistance. However, in a context of rising humanitarian needs and increasing complex humanitarian crises, effective NGO coordination is more critical than ever. At ICVA, we believe that well-resourced and effectively supported coordination bodies are crucial to improving humanitarian operations.

    NGO Fora are diverse in their nature and their governance models are often *ad hoc*and require continual adaptation based on both external and internal factors. Clarifying the respective roles and responsibilities of NGO fora governing bodies (Steering committee/ Board) and the Secretariat can be a long process that may jeopardise the smooth management of the collective. The NGO Fora Support Programme supports NGO fora to adapt their governance model based on their specific needs and priorities.

    About the workshop:

    The workshop will target specifically national NGO Fora secretariats (mixed NGO fora may be included), their steering committee’s members and advocacy officers. It will focus on three topics adapted to this specific audience: the different models of governance, NGO forum strategy planning and implementation, and joint advocacy. For each topic, the workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of already existing models, share practical tools, and encourage the exchange of practices and examples within the participants or from other participants. The last part of the second day will be discussions on localisation, fundraising, and interaction with donors. The third day will be dedicated to specific meetings between ICVA Regional Representatives and NGO fora from their regions.

    The workshop will be held in Geneva, in November 2018 and will last three days.


    To design the content of the two first days and to facilitate the workshop targeting national NGO fora secretariats, steering committee members and advocacy officers on:

    • Exploring governance models of NGO fora;

    • Planning and implementing a strategy;

    • Facilitating joint advocacy for networks;

    • Discussions on localisation, fundraising, and interaction with donors.


    The consultant will prepare the agenda of the workshop and the content of the first four sessions, of about half a day each on:
    * Exploring governance models of NGO fora;

    • Planning and implementing a strategy;

    • Facilitating joint advocacy for networks;

    • Discussions on localisation, fundraising, and interaction with donors.

    In view of preparing the first and second sessions on governance and developing a strategy, the consultant will review different NGO fora strategies and governance structures (shared in advance by NGO fora). The consultant will prepare a feedback summary on what NGO fora models and will share findings with participants.

    The consultant will facilitate the workshop and collaborate with ICVA staff for each session.

    The consultant will be responsible for maintaining a running sheet.

    An electronic version of the workshop will be delivered to each participant and shared online on ICVA websites.

    Translation of the workshop contents in Arabic and French may be considered.


    The consultant will work together with the ICVA Senior Policy Officer for Humanitarian Coordination and ICVA Regional Representatives on developing the content of the workshop, and work with ICVA on recording the action points agreed. The consultant is encouraged to promote the already existing structures as shared practice amongst peers. Involvement of other external actors could be considered.


    Date of the workshop: 7, 8 and 9November 2018**

    Consultant requirements:
    * Proven experience in training design and delivery;

    • Experience in the humanitarian sector;

    • NGO forum background preferable;

    • Good communication skills;

    • Ability to work quickly and deliver products in line with agreed timeframes, ensuring strong communication with ICVA team;

    • Excellent English writing skills; French and Arabic an asset.

How to apply:

  • Application process:

    • Please email with a short proposal (approx. 2 pages), including proposed methodology, timeframe, budget and overall rate. Please mention “**National NGO fora workshop”** in the subject of your email.

    • The final deadline for application is Sunday 26 August 2018.

    • Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply. Swiss-based consultants must be legally registered as freelance workers.

    • ICVA’s selection process includes rigorous background checks and reflects our organisational integrity and commitment to make humanitarian action more principled and effective.

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