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Executive Director

Switzerland, Bern , Biel

The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) is a centre of excellence for sport and development. We use sport & play to empower disadvantaged children and young people in Switzerland and internationally to become healthy, educated and employed citizens. SAD was founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit foundation in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.  Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director (70- 100%) We are looking for an Executive Director to lead our passionate team and to take on the overall responsibility for the execution of the strategic plans over overseeing the programmes. Other key duties include fundraising, networking, and project management.  Main responsibilitiesOverall: Lead the development and execution of the strategic plan to fulfil the organization's mandate; work with staff and the board to ensure that SAD's mandate and mission is fulfilled through strategic planning, projects, and networkingFinancial performance/fundraising: develop and oversee resources to ensure the financial health of the organisationProject management: design and manage projects and/or mandates RequirementsMaster's (or PhD) in a relevant subject (social sciences, international relations, human movements science etc.) or equivalent experienceSeveral years' work experience in development cooperation (preferably including field experience)Capacity to build up strong networks with national and international actors in development cooperation, including donor organisations; experienced in fundraisingExperience in leadership/management positions; expertise in strategic/organisational development, including good understanding of financial managementOutstanding networking, communication, and presentation skillsExperience in managing development projects, including experience in project design and proposal writingKnowledge of key issues of areas SAD is active in – sport, education etc.A good overview of the development cooperation policy landscape is desirableSound methodological knowledge of M&E (monitoring & evaluation) is desirableProficient in German and English (C1)Willingness to travel internationally (4-6 weeks yearly) Place of workBiel/Bienne, Switzerland with the opportunity for home-based work (up to 50%) ​Starting Date1 September 2021 (or as per agreement)Our OfferWe offer a challenging and exciting leadership role in a dynamic environment with a highly engaged team. Does this challenge appeal to you?We have mandated cinfo for the pre-selection for this position. If you have any questions, please contact Urs Stauffer at urs.stauffer@cinfo.ch or +41 32 366 54 13. We are looking forward to receive your complete application by 18 April 2021.The first round of interviews will take place on 18 May 2021. 

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13/04/2021
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Associate Expert in Political Affairs (JPO, P2) - New York

United States of America, New York , New York

Part of the Swiss JPO Programme, this position is sponsored by the Peace and Human Rights Division (PHRD). This position is reserved for Swiss nationals holding a Master's degree and strong interest in a career in multilateral organizations (max. age: 32 years).  Following the publication of Graça Machel's report in 1996 entitled 'Impact of Armed Conflict on Children', the Secretary-General created the position of Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict to act a chief advocate for the protection, rights and welfare of children affected by conflict. The Mission of the SRSG is 'to promote and protect the rights of all children affected by armed conflict'.The Special Representative serves as a moral voice and an independent advocate for the protection and well-being of boys and girls affected by armed conflict.The Special Representative and her office advocate build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of children affected by armed conflict.The Special Representative works with partners to propose ideas and approaches to enhance the protection of children affected by armed conflict and to promote a more concerted protection response.The Special Representative is a facilitator, undertaking humanitarian and diplomatic initiatives to facilitate the work of operational actors on the ground with regard to children affected by Armed Conflict.The work of the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict is guided by the Strategic Framework of the Office. The Office works closely with UN partners, NGO's and Member States including with bodies such as the General Assembly, Human Rights Council and the Security Council.The Office is divided into two substantive sections and a Front Office. The JPO will be part of the Monitoring, Reporting and Regional Partnerships Section.  The JPO will contribute foremost to the coordination and preparation of the annual report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict to the Security Council.The JPO will contribute to the coordination of quarterly reports and SG country reports on assigned countries to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (SCWG-CAAC) and the SRSG-CAAC annual reports to the General Assembly and Human Rights Council.The JPO will support SRSG-CAAC's political engagements and assist in strengthening the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) on assigned countries. Expectations: The JPO will contribute foremost to the coordination and preparation of the annual report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict to the Security Council.The JPO will maintain a close contact with the Swiss Mission in NYC as well as the Humanitarian Diplomacy Section in Bern. The JPO will support the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in the following areas:Monitor and analyse the overall social, economic and political situations of assigned countries/situations of concern, and liaise with partners in the field and at the Secretariat.Coordinate with and provide support to field teams in monitoring and reporting on violations against children in peace-operations or special political missions and country team settings; and follow-up with field teams on engagement and initiatives to protect children.Prepare country background documents, briefing notes, talking points, statements and other documents as required.Carry out other specific assignments as requested by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General or Supervisor including research and analytical support in areas of strategic relevance to the Office. Please find the full job description here:For the Swiss JPO programme:Swiss nationalityNot older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviewsStrong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations  For this position:Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international humanitarian/human rights law, or other related social science degree.At least three years of relevant experience in political affairs, development issues, humanitarian activities, and/or child protection with governments, international organizations, NGOs, or research institutions. Experience with the UN or other relevant intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations, or work in conflict/post conflict situations an advantage.Fluency in English and in two Swiss national languages is required.Knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.Please find more details in the full job description. Important details regarding your applicationMake sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:Motivation letter in EnglishCV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated)P11 form duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents' Application deadline: 2 May 2021Written test: 16 May 2021 (online)First round of interviews:  27 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconferenceStart date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

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12/04/2021
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Associate Human Rights Officer (JPO, P2) – Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

Part of the Swiss JPO Programme, this position is sponsored by the Peace and Human Rights Division (PHRD). This position is reserved for Swiss nationals holding a Master's degree and strong interest in a career in multilateral organizations (max. age: 32 years).  The mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is to ensure the universal enjoyment of all human rights by giving practical effect to the will and resolve of the world community as expressed by the United Nations.Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Special Procedures Branch and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the EDP Unit and in close collaboration with the professional staff member supporting the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, including regarding the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests, the incumbent will assist in:  Supporting the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, principally by:researching a broad range of issues relating to violations and abuses of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, including constitutional provisions, legislation, administrative regulations, policies, and practices, and prepare analytical briefs for the Special Rapporteur's review and decisions on follow-up actions;drafting of other documents, notably correspondence with Governments, in follow-up to information submitted to the Special Rapporteur from individuals, groups, and other stakeholders, on violations and abuses of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as briefing notes to assist the Special Rapporteur to participate in key events and media releases;researching and contributing to the drafting of reports of the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly as necessary; preparing country visits of the Special Rapporteur, most notably, timely preparation of comprehensive country-assessments as well as of correspondence related to the country visit and accompany the Special Rapporteur as required;organizing consultations and other expert meetings to inform the Special Rapporteur's thematic research;supporting the Special Rapporteur in any other project that he may undertake within the remit of her mandate;contribute to the public information strategy on, and visibility of, the mandate and its work;other tasks as required by her/his supervisors in order to ensure comprehensive and effective servicing of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and participate in activities carried out by the Branch and Office as a whole. Please find the full job description here:For the Swiss JPO programme:Swiss nationalityNot older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviewsStrong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations  For this position:Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international law, including human rights law, or political science. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.At least three (if advanced university degree) or five (if first level university degree) years of relevant work experience in human rights.Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat.Knowledge of French and Spanish, and ability to draft in one or both would be highly desirable.Please find more details in the full job description. Important details regarding your applicationMake sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:Motivation letter in EnglishCV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated)P11 form duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'Application deadline: 2 May 2021Written test: 16 May 2021 (online)First round of interviews:  28 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconferenceStart date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

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08/04/2021
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Verantwortliche*n Finanzen & Administration für das Departement Internationale Programme (80%-10

Switzerland, Appenzell Ausserrhoden , Trogen
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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The Pestalozzi Children's Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss non-profit organisation which promotes peaceful cohabitation worldwide by empowering the most marginalised children and adolescents. The Foundation seeks to provide children and youth with access to holistic quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competencies. The Pestalozzi Children's Village in Trogen (Appenzell Outer-Rhodes) is at the heart of the Foundation and its activities in Switzerland and in twelve countries. Abroad, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in primary schools, particularly vulnerable children. For more information, please visit https://www.pestalozzi.ch/en Bauen wir eine Welt für Kinder Die Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi ist eine weltweit tätige gemeinnützige Organisation mit Sitz in der Schweiz. Wir engagieren uns für eine hochwertige und inklusive Bildung von Kindern und Jugendlichen und setzen uns für die Umsetzung der Kinderrechtskonvention ein. Die Prävention sexueller Ausbeutung und Missbrauch ist in unserer Arbeit zentral, und deshalb hat die Stiftung hierzu eine Null-Toleranz Politik. Das einmalige Kinderdorf in Trogen AR ist das Herz der Stiftung und ihrer Programme in der Schweiz und in vielen Ländern weltweit. Wir suchen per 1. Mai 2021 oder nach Vereinbarung eine*n Verantwortliche*n Finanzen & Administration für das Departement Internationale Programme (80%-100%) In dieser Funktion sind Sie für die finanzielle Planung, das Controlling und Reporting des Departements, für das Personalwesen der zwölf Länderbüros mit rund 40 Mitarbeitenden sowie für die Finanzprozesse der Projekte der Partnerorganisationen zuständig mit folgenden Aufgabenbereichen:Durchführung des gesamten Finanzcontrollings des Departements sowie von Finanzplanung, -abwicklung, -analyse sowie -fortschrittskontrolle der Programme und ProjekteErstellung von Grundlagen und Dokumenten für die Jahresplanung, den Jahresbericht sowie für die Vierjahresplanung für Programme und ProjekteEnge Zusammenarbeit mit der Leitung Zentrale Dienste zwecks Kostenplanung, Kontrolle, Rechnungsprüfung und BerichterstattungDurchführung von Digitalisierungsprojekten im Bereich Finanzen und PersonalwesenErarbeitung von Personalführungsinstrumenten für das DepartementUnterstützung des gesamten HR-Bereichs und Umsetzung der Personalpolitik und -administration innerhalb des Departementes bezüglich der Mitarbeitenden in den LänderbürosUnterstützung der Mitarbeitenden in Trogen wie in den Länderbüros in finanziellen, personellen und administrativen Fragen (2 bis 3 Feldbesuche pro Jahr) Sie sind eine engagierte, selbständige sowie kommunikative Persönlichkeit und verfügen über: ein betriebswirtschaftliches Studium, idealerweise mit Schwerpunkt Finanzen und Controllingmehrjährige Berufserfahrung im Programm- und Projektcontrollingdie Fähigkeit zu vernetztem Denken und ArbeitenErfahrung im Bereich Internationale Zusammenarbeit und praxisbezogenes Grundwissen für internationales Personalwesenhohe IT-Affinität und gute Kenntnisse im Umgang mit ERP-Systemen, idealerweise Abacus, sowie ausgezeichnete MS-Office Kenntnissesehr gute Sprachkenntnisse in Deutsch und Englisch, Kenntnisse in Spanisch von Vorteil Sie sind ein*e Finanz-Allrounder*in mit einer generalistischen Arbeitsweise. Sie arbeiten gerne im Team, sind analytisch, strukturiert und initiativ. Belastbarkeit, Zuverlässigkeit sowie eine lösungs- und ressourcenorientierten Denk- und Handlungsweise runden Ihr Profil idealerweise ab. Wir bieten Ihnen eine vielseitige und herausfordernde Tätigkeit in einer international und schweizweit tätigen Non-Profit-Organisation, ein multikulturelles Umfeld sowie gute Anstellungsbedingungen mit der Möglichkeit, teilweise im Homeoffice zu arbeiten. Für auswärtige Mitarbeitende stehen zudem preiswerte Personalzimmer im Kinderdorf zur Verfügung. Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Wenn Sie unser Anforderungsprofil weitgehend erfüllen, dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen inkl. Lohnvorstellungen. cinfo ist mit der Durchführung der Vorauswahl beauftragt. Wenn Sie Fragen zur Bewerbung haben, wenden Sie sich bitte bei allgemeinen Fragen an recruitment@cinfo.ch, oder bei spezifischen Fragen zur Stelle an die jetzige Stelleninhaberin, Isabelle Wippermann, unter der direkten Telefonnummer +41 71 343 73 80. Weitere Informationen über die Stiftung finden Sie auf www.pestalozzi.ch.

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01/04/2021
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Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (UN System Coordination) (SARC, P3)

Moldova, Chişinău , Chisinau

 As part of the SARC Programme, this position is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. The post is reserved for Swiss nationals holding a Master's degree and strong interest in a career in multilateral organisations (max. age: 38 years). The UN plays a significant role as the largest provider of grant based technical assistance in Moldova and as a convener of Development Partners in the country.The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Moldova consists of 24 agencies, funds and programmes addressing a wide range of national development challenges. The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator, who is the representative of the UN Secretary-General in Moldova. The UNCT ensures interagency coordination and decision-making at the country level. The goal is to plan and work together, as part of the Resident Coordinator system, to ensure the delivery of tangible results in support of the development agenda of the Government, including the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework - which guides the UN country team's development programme cycle, in joint agreement with the host government. The Special Assistant to the UN Resident Coordinator is integral part of the UN Resident Coordinator's Office and plays a key role in ensuring that the UN in Moldova remains on the cutting edge of the global reform, providing its good practice to countries around the world, and - most importantly - promoting delivery of development results in a more effective and efficient manner. The SARC reinforces the capacity of his/her team to support high quality, focused and strategic cooperation frameworks for UN agencies, funds and programmes to support national priorities and plans; develop and implement integrated and joint programmes; monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to the 2030 Agenda; liaise with UN counterparts/representatives; and enable national counterparts to access the expertise of UN agencies, funds and programmes. The SARC will work in close collaboration with UN agencies, funds and programs, their programme and operations teams, technical advisors and experts, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society to ensure successful and transparent coordination of UN activities. In particular, the SARC will focus on improving coordinated support from the UN Moldova to vulnerable groups and to strengthen the engagement with this groups as essential aspect of Leave No One Behind. This will be within the frame of the national priorities as outlined in national development strategy Moldova 2030, the Voluntary National Review, the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Plan, and the UN / Government of Moldova Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development.Main duties will include: Strategic focus on analysis of vulnerable groups and development of programme and policy opportunities to support themSupports the strategic functions of the RC Office and its Front-officeSupports the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and coordination with other strategic UN processes, with special focus in vulnerable groups Please find the full job description here:For the SARC programme sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC:Swiss nationalityNot older than 38 years at the date of the first round of interviewsStrong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations Please note that current/former Swiss JPOs are not eligible. For this position:Master's degree in development studies, International Relations, or Social SciencesA minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing advice and support to decision-makers.UN DESA counts work experience gained after completion of the first university degree (BA) at 100%. Internship experience is counted as 50%, regardless of whether paid or notField experience from development context is required, as is practical experience of programme management, work planning, monitoring and evaluation and reportingPrevious experience designing and developing analysis and/or programs to support vulnerable groupsFamiliarity with Agenda 2030Full proficiency in the use of office software packages, including spreadsheet, presentation and database applications, as well as experience in using web-based systemsFluency in EnglishDesired:Experience working with civil society organisations, particularly in relation to supporting vulnerable groupsProfessional exposure to the United Nations system and multilateral experienceExperience in gender/Human rights mainstreaming and programmingRussian or Romanian   Please find more details in the full job description.  Important details regarding your application Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:Motivation letter in EnglishCV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated)P11 form duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'Please note that current/former Swiss JPOs are not eligible.  Application deadline: 25 April 2021First round of interviews:  06 + 10 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconferenceStart date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

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01/04/2021
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Programme Analyst, Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization (JPO, P2)

Ukraine, Kiev Oblast , Kyiv

 Part of the Swiss JPO Programme, this position is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.This position is reserved for Swiss nationals holding a Master's degree and strong interest in a career in multilateral organisations (max. age: 32 years). Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative for Ukraine, the Programme Analyst (Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization) supports the Management and spearheads in the overall effort to build partnerships and mobilize an appropriate and sustainable funding base in the Country Office.The/she develops the Country Office partnerships building and resource mobilization strategy, tools and procedures and coordinates their implementation, leads donor intelligence, supports strengthening of UNFPA position within the UN family and strategic partnerships with government, donors, private sector and CSO.The Programme Analyst (Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization) maintains a network with colleagues from UNFPA, UN Agencies, IFIs, Government officials, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society.While the first two assignment years will take place in Ukraine, the third year is planned to take place in UNFPA's headquarters in New York (subject to funding and candidate performance). Duties and ResponsibilitiesIn the first two assignment years, the Programme Analyst will be based in the UNFPA Country Office in Ukraine. Under the day-to-day supervision and guidance of the Representative, the Programme Analyst will support initiatives and provide technical support in key areas for results-based programme and project management of strategic partnership and resource mobilization efforts. Specific tasks include: In collaboration with programme staff, development and implementation of the Country Office resource mobilization and partnership strategies and regularly update themMonitoring trends and new developments with respect to resource allocations and new windows of financing of UNFPA's programmes and projects, identifying emerging sources of funding and assessing their current usage and potential for the futureDefining required systems for a consolidated and coherent approach of donors, partnership building strategy, adequate follow up and reporting to donors and partnersDeveloping and implementing a donor intelligence strategy (partners, needs and priorities, perception of UNFPA by its current and potential partners, and projection of UNFPA added value and potential role)Preparing donor briefs on this basis for each of the key donors in UkraineAssessment of the level of Country Office engagement with each donor and development of strategy to position the UNFPA Country Office to become a priority partner for the donorNegotiating mutually beneficial agreements, compliance with partner requirements, including donor reporting rules; mobilizing cost-sharing resources from the Government, donors and other partners to leverage UNFPA resourcesPreparing thorough analysis and research of the local market for positioning UNFPA in Ukraine as a trusted and efficient service provider to potential bilateral and multilateral partners and formulating proposals to Country Office management on this basisIdentifying specific areas for support with due regard for UNFPA comparative advantages and UNFPA programmatic objectives in the countryStrongly positioning the UNFPA with the focus on identification of opportunities for UNFPA in its relationship with other UN Agencies and IGOsIdentifying innovative partnership opportunities with the private sector in close relationship with the programme staffOrganizing and conducting trainings on RM and partnerships building in the Country Office;in consultation with the program staff, elaborating proper documentation in support of RM efforts, including concept notes, project documents, and any other document as requiredProposing and implementing activities, initiatives and programs to promote public awareness and access to UNFPA information and publicity materials in close collaboration with the Communication Unit. Effectively liaising with media, NGO's, civil society and other partnersImplementing joint formulation missions with potential donors to develop the sound partnership for the project designing stageAssisting in any other task as required by the Country Office Please find the full job description here: For the Swiss JPO programme:Swiss nationalityNot older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviewsStrong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations  For this position:Master's degree in a subject related to international relations, development policy, economics, business law, or in a partnership development/resource mobilization related disciplineAt least 2 years, ideally 3 years, professional experience in international development, donor aid programmes or other related fieldsPlease be aware that 3 years' experience is a must for SDC. UNFPA does not count internships and experience gained prior to obtaining a MasterStrong advocacy skills desirableA thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA's mandate, policies and operations, as well as the current development topics and political issues in Ukraine would be an advantageExcellent written and oral communication skills in EnglishKnowledge of another UN official working languageWorking knowledge of Russian would be an assetPlease find more details in the full job description. Important details regarding your application:Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:Motivation letter in EnglishCV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated)P11 form duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'Application deadline: 25 April 2021First round of interviews:  06 + 10 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconferenceStart date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

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24/03/2021
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Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer (JPO, P2)

Turkey, Gaziantep Province , Gaziantep

Part of the Swiss JPO Programme, this position is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. This position is reserved for Swiss nationals holding a Master's degree and strong interest in a career in multilateral organisations (max. age: 32 years). OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA's mission is to:• Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.• Advocate the rights of people in need.• Promote preparedness and prevention.• Facilitate sustainable solutions. OCHA's country office in Turkey was established in March 2013. The overall aim of the office is to coordinate humanitarian assistance undertaken by a wide range of partners that are providing assistance from Turkey into Syria. OCHA Turkey has its main office in Gaziantep and a sub-office in Ankara. Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe JPO will be expected to contribute to the overall work of the office, including facilitating and coordinating humanitarian response, deployments/missions to field locations and contingency and response planning exercises, with a focus on monitoring and information gathering/analysis for the regular development of advocacy and information products.More specifically, the JPO is expected to assume the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Monitor, research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources on humanitarian issues in relation to the Syria crisis. 2. Design, implement and coordinate the development and production of communications/public information work. 3. Contribute to the preparation of various written documents and information communications products, (e.g. background papers, correspondence and presentations, Situation Reports, Humanitarian Bulletins, analyses of humanitarian access, etc. ) to include proposing topics, undertaking research, writing drafts, obtaining clearances, finalizing texts and ensuring distribution to agreed target audiences. 4. Assist in the production of appeals and resource mobilization for international humanitarian assistance. 5. Assist in the organization of meetings, conferences, workshops and other coordination and advocacy events. Attend and prepare detailed minutes and reports on meetings of relevance to OCHA. Prepare for and accompany visiting UN and donor missions. 6. Leads and/or participates in coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations, including support to clusters and individual organizations. 7. Initiate and sustain professional relationships with key constituencies. 8. Perform other duties, as required. Please find the full job description here:For the Swiss JPO programme:Swiss nationalityNot older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviewsStrong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations  For this position:Master's Degree in in communication, journalism, political and/or social science, international relations, public administration, law, economics or related fieldsA first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.3 years' of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, humanitarian affairs or other related areas. Please be aware that 3 years' experience is a must for SDC and that UN DESA counts relevant internships at 50%Proven abilities in information analysisAbility to work with multi-cultural teams and international professionalsKnowledge of international agencies' operations related to humanitarian assistance and familiarity with the UN systemComputer literacyExcellent written and oral communication skills in EnglishKnowledge of another UN official working languageFluency in oral and written Arabic would be a strong asset Please find more details in the full job description. Important details regarding your application: Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:Motivation letter in EnglishCV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated)P11 form duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents' Application deadline: 28 April 2021First round of interviews:  11 + 12 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconferenceStart date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

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