Helvetas is a civil-society organization committed to bringing about real change through cooperative partnership with people in developing countries. We are looking for motivated coworkers who want to take part in our efforts to effect change.
At Helvetas we practice an open organizational culture in a multicultural working environment in which coworkers can actively participate and celebrate successful missions together. We offer attractive continuing education and advanced training options so our coworkers can learn and develop both personally and in their professional capacity. We espouse a socially responsible and family-friendly personnel policy with maternity and paternity leave exceeding the statutory minimum, flexible working hours and various health promotion options.
Helvetas is an organization specialized in development cooperation and humanitarian response, anchored in Switzerland. Our vision is a just world in which all people determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.For an anticipated project in 2024, we are looking for a competent and innovative: The recruitment is subject to funding by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).Support for democracy and civil society in Albania has been a key focus for both domestic and international organizations. Promoting democratic governance, human rights, and the active engagement of civil society is seen as vital for the country's development and its path toward EU integration. The environment for the work and development of civil society is constantly changing at global, European, and national levels. Civil society organizations are increasingly recognized as essential actors in building sustainable and resilient societies, as well as reliable providers of social services and advocates for social change. The upcoming 'Support to Civil Society' project in Albania aims to enable civil society actors both:a) as independent development actors in their own right, with their own priorities, plans and approaches and b) as development cooperation implementing partners. The project will have three main intervention objectives:I. Incentivize effectiveness, transparency and accountability of civil society organizations (CSOs) by supporting CSOs and non-for-profit media organizations and with core support, as independent development actors in their own right. II. Support CSOs as actors of change to achieve development objectives in areas of democratic governance, economic development, climate change and health. This support will be designed upon the following principles: youth oriented and promoting cross sector partnerships between CSOs and non-for-profit media organizations, academia and private sector in influencing changes in policy and decision-making. III. Horizontally, the project could also engage in contributing to strengthening the enabling environment for the civil society, with a focus on strengthening the implementation of "Law 146/2014 on Public Notification and Consultation". The inception phase is planned to start on May 1, 2024 and will be succeeded by a four year implementation phase – Phase 1 (subject to the donor's approval, implementation Phase 1 expected from 01.01.2025 until 31.12.2028). Your main tasksInception Phase: Your main responsibility is to engage in a participatory planning with the targeted beneficiaries to enable the development of the full project document by bringing all system actors together complying with SDC guidelines; define baselines, indicators and targets; validate the intervention strategy; adequate involvement of the Embassy in Albania in the planning process to ensure shared agreement on strategic elements; coordinate with all relevant actors to avoid overlaps and create synergy / added value; milestones for the draft and final project document will be defined in agreement with the Embassy; and an economic and financial reflection should take place. Phase 1: Your main responsibility is to lead the overall management of the project through high quality project implementation, including administrative and financial supervision and coordination with partners and stakeholders, according to the project document and following SDC requirements. You will ensure close and continuous cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in Albania and SDC projects in Albania. Synergies and complementarities with other donors' programs should be ensured continuously. You will provide support to the Swiss Embassy with comments and advice on demand on the topics of the project, notably for the embassy's policy dialogue and donor coordination efforts. Organize field visits for the Embassy staff when needed. You will also provide high quality strategic steering and technical support and coordination through trainings/workshops and continuous informal coaching and advice. You will also ensure the development and strengthening of the monitoring and results measurement (MRM) system of the project, as well as knowledge management for steering, accountability and learning. Your tasks in administrative and financial supervision will ensure that the project complies with organizational administrative requirements and procedures, including time registration, reporting and controlling needs, preparation of financial statements with partners and other relevant requirements for a successful project implementation. You have overall responsibility for the regular reports to SDC, the preparation of the steering committee meetings and the adaptation of the project based on its decisions. You will also be responsible for the management of staff, consultants, and subcontractors. Your qualificationsRelevant higher education (or equivalent) and qualification(s) for the positionMinimum 10 years of experience in management of programs, teams and funds comparable in size and scope, experience in change and adaptive managementMinimum 5 years of international experience in programe and project management in the area subject to this tenderConfirmed experience of working in projects providing civil society supportConfirmed experience in grant managementStrong managerial skills, including result-oriented management, strategic planning, human resources management and financial management skillsStrong experience in steering and monitoring, capacities to anticipate issues and identify forward looking solutions incl. on strategic levelKnowledge of the political economy, economic and social context of AlbaniaProfessional experience in a similar context as Albania, preferably in the Western BalkansEstablished network of local and international expertise for relevant areas of the projectExcellent knowledge of English is mandatory while Albanian language is an assetFull-time presence in AlbaniaStrong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skillsExperience in gender mainstreaming, governance, and social inclusionStrong communication, presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills We offerA contract of two years, with the possibility of extension. The position is for both, Inception Phase and Phase 1 (implementation). Attractive working conditions and a satisfactory and challenging job in a multicultural team.We look forward to receiving your complete application in English including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by December 10, 2023. Please send your application via our online recruiting portal. For additional information, please contact Snežana Mišić Mihajlović (firstname.lastname@example.org), Regional Governance Portfolio Manager, or visit our websites www.helvetas.org and www.helvetas.org/en/eastern-europe/albania
Helvetas is an organization specialized in development cooperation and humanitarian response, anchored in Switzerland. Our vision is a just world in which all people determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.For our Water Food and Climate Team based in Zurich and Bern we are looking for a goal-oriented, proactive and eager to learn young professional, to join our organization as per February 1, 2024 or upon agreement.The Water Food and Climate (WFC) team provides advisory services to Helvetas programmes and to external clients. In our work on climate resilient development, the advisory team focusses on the thematic fields of climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk management, sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity. We integrate climate and disaster risks in water as well as in food and nutrition, strengthening the linkages between development cooperation and humanitarian response. With our work, we aim at contributing to increased climate and disaster resilience of people living in developing countries. Main TasksContribute to thematic positioning of Helvetas on climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction in water and other sectors, by developing a methodology and approach to harvest climate relevant experiences of Helvetas projects and programs and validating and documenting them for internal and external needsSupport the WFC team in developing high quality communication material, concept notes and position papersSupport the development and dissemination of methods, tools and guidelines and contribute to staff capacity building as part of the WFC teamProvide demand-based advice to Helvetas country programmes and projects and external clients on climate resilient development and waterSupport the acquisition of advisory mandates, projects and fundraising activities related to climate change adaptation and mitigation and its linkages to water and foodYour QualificationsUniversity (Master or Bachelor) degree in environmental sciences, engineering, water management and/or international developmentExcellent analytical and writing skills in English, French and SpanishBetween one to four years of working experience in climate change adaptation, ideally in the domains of water and foodAt least one year of experience in developing countries, either through continuous long-term or various short-term advisory assignments (including internships)Knowledge of global climate change adaptation and mitigation, from science to policy and actionProven interest in topics such as water use for agriculture, climate resilient agriculture and climate and disaster risks in water managementGoal-orientation, conceptual and analytical competencesExcellent organizational skills and ability to work in teams and independentlyWe Offer youA contract limited until June 30, 2025. Attractive working conditions in an interdisciplinary team and a multicultural setting, workplace in Berne or Zurich (close to the main station).We look forward to receiving your complete application including motivation letter, work certificates and diplomas by January 7th, 2024. Please send your application via our online recruiting portal.For additional information, please contact Ms Bernita Doornbos, Head Water Food Climate team (+41 (0)44 368 65 28), or Ms Sandra Leite, Recruiting Manager (+41 (0)44 368 67 27) or visit our website www.helvetas.org. --> Apply now
Helvetas est une association suisse active dans la coopération au développement et la réponse humanitaire. Notre vision est celle d'un monde juste, où les êtres humains vivent dans l'autodétermination, dans la dignité et la sécurité, tout en utilisant les ressources naturelles de manière durable et en prenant soin de l'environnement. Afin de renforcer le département Marketing et Communication à Genève, nous cherchons pour le 15er janvier 2024 et pour une durée de 12 mois un-eLe-a stagiaire aura comme fonction d'apporter son soutien à l'équipe des partenariats de projet & philanthropie, chargée de lever des fonds auprès de fondations, de donateurs privés, d'entreprises et d'institutions publiques. Ce stage vous permettra de vous familiariser avec la coopération au développement moderne et la recherche de fonds : Dans le cadre de cette fonction, vous assumerez les tâches suivantes : · Rédaction de demandes de financements et de rapports pour les différents donateurs· Rédaction et traduction de divers textes pour la communication avec les donateurs· Recherche d'informations générales sur les fondations, les entreprises, etc.· Création de présentations PowerPoint sur des projets spécifiques· Soutien à l'organisation et à la mise en œuvre de divers événements, y compris la préparation et le suivi· Soutien de diverses activités telles que l'acquisition, la maintenance de la base de données, les envois postaux, les actions de remerciement, etc. VOTRE PROFIL· Une licence universitaire ou une formation équivalente en communication, traduction, langues, journalisme, marketing, relations internationales ou un domaine similaire.· Expérience dans la rédaction, la révision et la traduction de textes, ainsi qu'une appétence pour la communication et la rédaction· Allemand de base, très bonnes connaissances de l'anglais et du français, la connaissance de l'espagnol est un atout· Esprit d'équipe, personnalité communicative et fiable, qui garde la vue d'ensemble même dans des situations de stress· Intérêt pour la collecte de fonds, le marketing, la communication et la coopération internationale au développement NOTRE OFFRENous offrons un emploi stimulant et valorisant dans une organisation de développement professionnelle comme membre d'une équipe dynamique dans un contexte international, ainsi que des conditions de travail attrayantes et un lieu de travail à Genève. Le stage sera rémunéré de manière adéquate. Nous nous réjouissons de recevoir votre candidature complète au plus tard le 06 décembre 2023. Celle-ci doit inclure une lettre de motivation, votre CV ainsi que vos certificats de travail et diplômes. Prière d'envoyer votre candidature via notre portail de recrutement en ligne. Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter Frédéric Baldini, Head Helvetas Romandie - Marketing & Communications, +41 21 804 58 10 ou visitez notre site-web www.helvetas.org.
For our Finance & Controlling team based in Bern and Zurich we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our organisation as Head of Corporate Controlling. This position can be based in Zurich or Bern with regular visits to the other office.In this function you will report directly to the Director Finance & Controlling. You will be part of a very professional and highly engaged team and take up responsibilities in an inspiring global environment.YOUR MAIN TASKSManage the planning & control cycle of the organization: reporting, budgeting, forecasting and analysisContinuous development of the vision for the corporate controlling function, including staffing, processes and toolsEstablish a business partnering approach to challenge and support leadership teams in optimizing the funding of Helvetas' global activitiesTogether with operational teams you will drive insights and financial decision makingContinuous development of the reporting systemsCustomer-centric, service-minded support and communication to the management board and to internal stakeholdersInspiring and authentic leadership of the Corporate Controlling teamYOUR QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in business administration or similar with further education in finance and controllingSeveral years of experience in Finance & Controlling (Swiss GAAP FER or IFRS) and at least three years in a management roleProven track record in project management and experienced in change managementHigh interest in digitization topics in the area of Finance & ControllingStrong interpersonal skills and cultural affinity combined with a skillful communication approach at all levels and with various stakeholdersHigh analytical skills combined with a solution-oriented and conceptual work approachProficiency with ERP-systems (preferably ABACUS), Power BI and advanced Excel skillsEncouraging and appreciative leadership personality with the ability to create an effective and change-oriented learning cultureFluency in written and spoken German and English - French and Spanish are an advantageOUR OFFERWe offer you an interesting challenge in a motivated team. You can expect a modern workplace in a multicultural setting in the centre of Zurich or Bern with attractive working conditions.We look forward to receiving your complete application including motivation letter, work certificates and diplomas via our online recruiting portal.For further information please contact Sandra Leite, Recruiting Manager, +41 44 368 65 67, or visit our website www.helvetas.org.
For our Digital Transformation and IT team based in Zurich or Berne we are looking for a motivated and innovative individual to join our organisation upon agreement.As part of the digital transformation of our organization, requirements and needs for digitalization are being identified in various departments. You concretize the requirements in cooperation with the specialist departments and create solution concepts which you implement partly yourself, partly in cooperation with external partners. You primarily use Microsoft tools and services, in particular SharePoint Online and Power Platform, in cooperation with other MS365 and Azure services. YOUR MAIN TASKS· You are tasked with the specification and implementation of process digitalization and the conception of the operating processes of digital solutions, IT systems and applications.· You develop tools and automate processes using MS Power Apps, Power Automate and Azure Cognitive Services.· Contribution to the development and implementation of the digital transformation strategy with a particular focus on the compatibility and conformity with the existing application landscape lies also within your responsibilities.· You prepare foundations for decision-making and recommendations for the Director Digital Transformation, the Digital Transformation Steering Board or the Management Board regarding the feasibility, effort and costs of digitization projects as well as for new applications and adaptation of the application landscape and architecture.· You are responsible for the conceptual and technical implementation of digitalization solutions on our IT platforms (Azure, MS Power Platform and SharePoint, MS Dynamics) and thereby ensuring a consolidated and efficient application landscape.· You manage and plan internal IT and digitization projects in the head office and in the project countries together with the country organizations and the specialist departments, and ensure a scalable, secure and sustainable implementation and its operation. This also includes project-related change management measures, testing and transferring the developed solutions into operation.· You coordinate external partners in development and project implementation.· You plan and deliver trainings and education programmes for users and other project stakeholders in cooperation with our Learning and Innovation Team. YOUR QUALIFICATIONS· Bachelor's degree in IT/Computer Science/Engineering or with a commercial focus combined with a CAS or similar in Project Management and Software Engineering / Software Architecture.· Proven professional experience in conceptualizing, design, development and implementation of Power Platform (Power App, Power Platform) and SharePoint solutions.· In-depth knowledge of Microsoft365 products and services, especially SharePoint Online and Power Platform.· Track record in managing smaller and medium sized IT projects.· Good experience in IT / application requirements engineering in cooperation with end users and business managers.· Solid know-how in operation and maintenance of Software Solutions and/or in a DevOps environment.· Strong communicator with high degree of persuasive power and self-initiative with experience in coordinating stakeholders, external partners and contractors.· Flexible attitude combined with the ability to work under pressure and taking on responsibility for several projects and tasks at the same time.· Excellent spoken and written English and French; German or Spanish skills would be an additional asset. OUR OFFERWe offer you an interesting challenge in a motivated team with attractive working conditions. You can expect a modern work place in a multicultural setting in the centre of Zurich or Bern with attractive working conditions.We look forward to receiving your complete application including motivation letter, work certificates and diplomas via our online recruiting portal.For further information please contact Sandra Leite, Recruiting Manager, Tel. +41 44 368 65 67, or visit our website www.helvetas.org.