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Associate Expert in Political Affairs (JPO, P2) - New York

United States of America, New York, New York - OSRSG

Part of the [Swiss JPO Programme](https://www.cinfo.ch/jpo), 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 nationality - Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews - Strong 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 application Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date: - Motivation letter in English - CV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated) - [P11 form](https://www.cinfo.ch/sites/default/files/p11form_wihout_motivation.docx) 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 2021 Written test: 16 May 2021 (online) First round of interviews:  27 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconference Start 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 - 02/05/2021

Associate Human Rights Officer (JPO, P2) – Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - OHCHR

Part of the [Swiss JPO Programme](https://www.cinfo.ch/jpo), 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 nationality - Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews - Strong 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 application Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date: - Motivation letter in English - CV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated) - [P11 form](https://www.cinfo.ch/sites/default/files/p11form_wihout_motivation.docx) 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 2021 Written test: 16 May 2021 (online) First round of interviews:  28 May 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or via videoconference Start 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 - 02/05/2021
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Coordinator, Legislation and Governance - P5

Philippines, Manila, Manila - World Health Organization

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME   For the Future: Towards the Healthiest and Safest Region outlines a vision for WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific. Strong, resilient, sustainable health systems are integral to delivering the four thematic priorities. Up to 60% of people living in some countries in the Region do not have access to safe, quality and affordable health services and medicines. One in five families spend 10% of their income on health care. This threatens individuals, families, communities and economies. DHS will contribute to taking forward the vision of, and the thematic priorities in For the Future. DHS will support Member States with high quality advice and assistance on health financing, health workforce, medical products, quality and safety, law and governance, women and children, rehabilitation, surgery and health services including primary health care so that they can build resilient, responsive and sustainable health systems. UNIT MANDATE: Health Policy and Service Design (HPS) - HPS supports Member States to develop and implement policies, strategies, and plans and service delivery design, including primary health care, to strengthen governance, financing, health workforce in order to ensure access to needed promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services without financial hardship. Essential Medicines and Health Technologies (EMT) - EMT supports Member States to strengthen pharmaceutical systems and regulations, including for traditional medicines to ensure equitable access to quality-assured, safe and effective therapies and health technologies and works along with other programmes to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance in the Western Pacific Region. Maternal Child Health and Quality Safety (MCQ) - MCQ supports Member States to improve health systems to provide the best and safest possible health facility services to all people, regardless of race, beliefs, gender, economic and social condition and to ensure UHC serves all people, starting from women and children. Health Law and Ethics (HLE) - HLE supports Member States to understand, develop and implement quality and ethical legal frameworks for health. Grounded in human rights and international good practice standards, legal frameworks for health guide transformative policies and innovative programming.     DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES   Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Health Systems and Services, the general guidance of the Director of Programme Management (DPM) and in close collaboration with Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) technical division directors, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities: 1. Provide technical guidance and leadership on health system governance and legislation in the Regional Office and in support of country office teams. 2. Implement the Western Pacific Action Agenda on Strengthening Legal frameworks for Health in the Sustainable Development Goals and review country health system legislation in general and with a specific focus on universal health coverage. 3. Assist Member States in the legislative process related to the development and implementation of national and subnational health policies, stratefies and plans, including problem analysis; development and drafting; implementation; and monitoring of health laws and regulations. 4. Manage and supervise country reviews on legislation and policies in health systems including policies and regulation for different sectors and/or other stakeholders, including COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 public health related legislation. 5. Lead the management of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health. 6. Lead knowledge management and sharing of experiences and lessons learned in the area of health systems legislation and governance in the Region and beyond. 7. Lead the development of guidance and technical support to Member States on the application of public health ethics and clinical ethics in addressing health priorities. 8. Manage the secretariat activities for the Asia-Pacific National Ethics/Bioethics Committees network, including capacity-building and direct country-support actions.  9. Supervise the capacity-building of knowledge on health law for Member States and WHO staff through the development and maintenance of the Health Law Webtool to provide legal information on a range of health topics in the Wester Pacific Region, and through regional-and country-specifc workshops on governance and legislation. 10. Manage the technical support and guidance of Member States on disability-inclusion within health systems, including through the focus on removing or reducing discrimination within health service delivery. 11. Supervise and coordinate the work of the Health Law and Ethics team in undertaking the abovementioned duties: a. Manage planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programme area; b. Manage the HLE team to make the best use of the expertise of each member and create a positive environment for joint team efforts; c. Establish close working relationships with WHO headquarters, country offices, other WHO regions, units within DHS, other divisions in the Regional Office and build partnership with development partners, including collaborating centres to support countries' specific requests on legislation planning and policy development.     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS   Education Essential: Bachelor's degree in health sciences, social sciences or related fields with a master's degree (or higher) in law; or bachelor's degree in law with a master's degree (or higher) in law, health sciences, social sciences or other related fields. Desirable: Postgraduate degree in international development or related areas.   Experience Essential: Minimum ten years of relevant professional working experience, at national and international levels, in the areas of law reform or health governance including the review and development of legislation and regulation. Experience in team management and leadership. Desirable: Experience in law reform related to countries in the Western Pacific Region.   Skills -Ability to conduct health governance analysis. -Capacity to analyse legislative proposals and impact on health and health systems. -Sound knowledge of legal principles for public health. -Communication skills with the ability to present clearly and logically in written and oral form. -Organizational skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines. -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.   WHO Competencies - Teamwork - Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences - Communication - Driving the Organization to a Successful Future - Ensuring the effective use of resources - Creating an empowering and motivating environment   Use of Language Skills Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken english. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN languages.   REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3608 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level - Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. - A written test may be used as a form of screening. - In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. - Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. - Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply. - For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int. - WHO is committed to workforce diversity. - WHO's workforce adheres to [the WHO Values Charter](https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values) and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice. - WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. - WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. - Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.           ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ________________________________________________________________________

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12/04/2021 - 29/04/2021

Associate Manager

United Kingdom, England, London - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Purpose of Job   As Associate Manager (Donor Requirements), you will support EBRD's Donor Co-Financing department (DCF) in ensuring that the Bank's donor-funded operations are compliant with ?donor requirements? (incl. EBRD's own requirements on client contributions, blended finance arrangements etc.).   Your role is an internal one that will require building trust and partnerships across the Bank. Working closely with senior colleagues in DCF and teams across the Bank (including the Office of the General Counsel, Banking, Procurement, Operations Administrations Department), you will contribute to embedding strong donor compliance practices within the Bank's ways of working.   Initially, the focus will be reviewing and building processes, systems and templates for better managing donor requirements in general. Later, the focus will be on advising and supporting colleagues to ensure that EBRD's transactions and policy reform activities meet donor requirements at all stages of the project cycle.   You will systematically identify and categorise a wide range of donor requirements and support the review of funding and project proposals (transactions, grants, consultancy contracts, guarantees etc.), advising on donor compliance requirements.   You will contribute to developing and rolling out policies, systems and processes across the organisation for effectively considering donor requirements at all stages of the project cycle for donor funded operations:   - When negotiating contributions with donors (?donor contribution agreements?). - At stage of designing Bank transactions and standalone projects which benefit from donor funding, ensuring project's eligibility for funding. - At due diligence stage, ensuring that clients or beneficiaries are eligible for receiving funding. - At approval of projects via EBRD's committees. - At allocation of donor funding to projects (?earmarking?). - At time of negotiation, procurement and issuing of loans, guarantees, grants, consultancy contracts etc. (?project agreements?), ensuring that donor requirements are passed through to such agreements. - During implementation when donors demand updates on progress or results (?donor reporting?) or visibility (?donor visibility?). - During implementation of projects when there are changes or problems (including waivers, amendments, serious issues such as corporate recovery etc.). - At exit (project closure etc.).   You will work alongside senior colleagues from DCF and other departments on change management initiatives aiming to improve donor compliance across the institution and represent DCF in selected EBRD working groups related to donor compliance and new types of donor-funded products or activities.     Accountabilities & Responsibilities   As Associate Manager (Donor Requirements) in DCF you will be responsible for:   - Analysing, assessing and categorising donor requirements for all types of the Bank's non-reimbursable grants or reimbursable instruments for a wide range of bilateral and multilateral donors (including EU, climate funds, Multi-Donor Accounts etc.). - Working with colleagues to maintain, upgrade and improve DCF's donor funds dashboard to ensure Bank-wide visibility and accessibility of key donor compliance data and terms. - Supporting funding negotiations with donors and facilitating the drafting of ?donor contribution agreements?, ensuring that donor requirements are clear and their impact on operations is well understood from projects' inception to completion. - Contributing to the review of funding and project proposals (transactions, grants, consultancy contracts, guarantees etc.) and any changes thereof during implementation, advising on donor compliance requirements and ensuring requirements' pass through into all types of ?project agreements? as well as projects' eligibility for donor funding. - Advising senior colleagues and other stakeholders on risk management and mitigation as well as emerging financial, contractual and donor compliance changes. - Contributing to the review of new donor funded instruments and their impact on donor compliance processes and guidelines. - Supporting senior colleagues across the Bank in improving donor compliance in operations, supporting change management initiatives aiming at implementing respective reforms at all stages of the Bank's project cycle for donor-funded operations. - Representing DCF in internal working groups aiming at aligning donor compliance with the Bank's operations, working with internal teams to ensure accuracy and consistency between donors' requirements and Bank's procedures and supporting teams in implementing donor policies, procedures and guidelines.   Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge   - Master degree in international development, law, economics or related discipline. - Good understanding of global developmental assistance and the bilateral and multilateral donor landscape. - Extensive experience in management of grants and other donor-funded instruments, preferably gained while working for a multilateral donor or implementing major donor-funded programmes. - Good contracting and compliance acumen, along with a wide understanding of a range of donor requirements, in particular compliance with donors' regulations and rules. - Experience related to donor requirements and compliance aspects of concessional loans and unfunded guarantees would be a plus. - Very good English, communication, drafting and problem-solving skills. - Strong project, process and change management skills, including ability to work effectively with senior stakeholders across the whole organisation.   Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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06/04/2021 - 15/04/2021

Berater*in für Haushaltsplanung und öffentliche Investitionen

Tätigkeitsbereich Die Bundesregierung ist mit derzeit sechs Ländern in Afrika sogenannte Reformpartnerschaften eingegangen und fördert im Rahmen dieser Partnerschaften umfangreiche Vorhaben zur Entwicklung der Wirtschaft sowie der guten Regierungsführung. Die Vorhaben zielen auf eine Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen für nachhaltiges Wirtschafts- und Beschäftigungswachstum sowie lokale und internationale Investitionen zu fördern. Die Maßnahme „Gute Finanzielle Regierungsführung in Marokko' besteht aus drei Handlungsfeldern: (1) Stärkung der Eigeneinnahmen marokkanischer Gebietskörperschaften; (2) Transparenz der Haushaltsplanung marokkanischer Gebietskörperschaften; (3) Effiziente und regelbasierte Steuerung von Investitionsprozessen auf regionaler Ebene. Das Vorhaben unterstützt Rahmenbedingungen und Voraussetzungen sowohl auf der Einnahmenseite als auch auf der Ausgabenseite des öffentlichen Handelns.   Ihre Aufgaben - Unterstützung bei der inhaltlichen und operativen Steuerung des Gesamtvorhabens, insbesondere für die Handlungsfelder (2) und (3) - Fachliche Beratung der Generaldirektion der Gebietskörperschaften im Innenministerium und der Regionalverwaltungen in den Pilotregionen hinsichtlich einer transparenteren Haushaltsplanung der Gebietskörperschaften - Entwicklung von Darstellungsformaten und Instrumenten zur Information über die öffentlichen Haushalte, wie z. B. Bürgerhaushalte - Konzeption und Durchführung von Schulungen für Bürger*innen und ihre Vertreter*innen zur Nutzung der geschaffenen Produkte - Beratung bei der Entwicklung eines Konzepts zur Integration von Investitionsfolgekosten in die mittelfristige Finanzplanung und die regionale Entwicklungsplanung der Gebietskörperschaften sowie der technischen Weiterentwicklung des Systems zum Management öffentlicher Investitionsprojekte - Steuerung von internationalen und nationalen Kurzzeitberater*innen - Unterstützung der Projektleitung bei der Abstimmung mit Gebern, bei der Planung und im Monitoring der Aktivitäten, beim Monitoring der Wirkungen sowie bei der Berichterstattung - Aktive Mitgestaltung neuer Partnerbeziehungen mit dem marokkanischen Finanzministerium und der Finanzverwaltung auf zentralstaatlicher sowie sub-staatlicher Ebene Ihr Profil - Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften oder vergleichbarer Studiengänge mit Schwerpunkt Finanzwissenschaften - Mehrjährige Berufserfahrung im Bereich öffentliche Finanzen, vorzugsweise mit Schwerpunkt Haushaltswesen, öffentliche Investitionen - Praktische Beratungserfahrung in einem Partnerland der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit - Diplomatischer Umgang mit Partnern auf der nationalen und sub-nationalen Ebene (z.B. Innenministerium und Regionalverwaltungen) - Erfahrungen in der Konzeption und Begleitung von Veränderungsprozessen - Ausgeprägte Fähigkeit zum konzeptionellen Denken und Formulieren von Konzepten - Ausgeprägte soziale und interkulturelle Kompetenz, Frustrationstoleranz und Interesse an einer Tätigkeit in einem politisch anspruchsvollen Umfeld - Verhandlungssichere Deutsch- und Französischkenntnisse, gute Englischkenntnisse Kontakt und Bewerbung   +49 6196/79-3200 | Kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de   https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=54356

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31/03/2021 - 21/04/2021

Senior Counsel - IS5

Philippines, Manila, Manila - Asian Development Bank

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.   Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).   In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.   Overview   Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its [Strategy 2030](https://www.adb.org/documents/strategy-2030-prosperous-inclusive-resilient-sustainable-asia-pacific).   ADB only hires nationals of its [68 members](https://www.adb.org/about/members).   This position is assigned within Office of the General Counsel (OGC), ADB's legal department. OGC is responsible for providing legal and policy advice to ADB's Board of Directors, its Management and client departments on operational and administrative matters, and advises on methods to limit ADB's risk exposure appropriately. It prepares or reviews documents that create and define the legal rights or obligations of ADB, including financing and investment contracts.    To view ADB Organizational Chart, please click [here](https://www.adb.org/about/how-were-organized).   The position title on appointment is "Senior Counsel".   Job Purpose   The Senior Counsel supports OGC in achieving its key result areas by contributing to one or more of the following activities: processing, negotiating, and administration of nonsovereign projects; managing credit and legal risks; undertaking or supporting technical assistance (TA) projects; law, policy and reform; supporting OGC in reviewing and supporting policy initiatives in ADB (including operational efficiency initiatives) and the resolution of disputes arising from ADB-financed nonsovereign projects. It works within general policies, principles and goals, and works directly with clients. The incumbent will report to the Assistant General Counsel and will supervise one or more National and Administrative Staff.    Responsibilities   a. Operational Support - Lead in providing legal services in the processing, negotiating and administering of ADB's investments into private equity funds. - As required, also lead in providing legal services in the processing, negotiating and administering of transaction advisory and other nonsovereign projects, equity investments and guarantees, and TA projects, particularly involving more complex, non-routine and possibly moderate to high-risk matters. - Draft legal documentation for such projects, including as necessary mandate documents, project documentation and loan, guarantee and equity documentation.  - Resolve complex issues, and mitigate legal risk in projects for ADB. - Assist with credit approval, loan restructuring and work-out matters; recovery procedures, and disposal of ADB investments.    b. Law, Policy and Reform - Contribute substantively to initiatives to mainstream law, policy and reform activities, and the development and implementation of these projects.    c. Dispute Management - Lead in providing legal advice in the resolution of disputes arising from ADB-financed projects.   d. Knowledge Management - Develop one or more legal specialties within OGC relating to a particular country, sector or operational activity.   e. Staff Supervision - Take the role of team leader and supervise the work of team members. - Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance. - Ensure the on-going learning and development of reporting staff.   Qualifications   Relevant Experience & Requirements   - Master's degree, or equivalent, and admission as a lawyer in one or more of ADB's member countries, with primary admission in a common law jurisdiction. Alternatively, university degree in Law combined with specialized professional experience in similar organization/s may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.  - Minimum of 10 years of relevant legal experience with significant experience in advising on private equity fund investments from perspective of limited partners, as well as practical experience in the formulation and implementation of development projects and the preparation and negotiation of cross-border financing agreements; knowledge/ understanding of the status and organization of multilateral and development finance institutions is preferred, as is experience advising multilateral and/or development finance institutions. - Experience working in-house will be preferred. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required. Must be able to present and defend legal arguments and issues with a high degree of competence. - Demonstrated ability to meet the core competency requirements of the position. - Able to work in multi-cultural and multi-skilled teams. - Able to inspire trust and confidence and promote a strong culture of honesty, trust and openness. - International experience working in several countries. - Please refer to the [link](https://asiandevbank.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/teams/org_bppp/FinalDocs/Career Management/ADB Core and Managerial Competencies/ADB Competencies (IS5).pdf?csf=1&e=5Dj2Dk) for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Level 5.    General Considerations   ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive [benefits package](https://www.adb.org/site/careers/what-we-offer). Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience.   ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.   Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________  

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Iraq, Baghdād, Baghdad - OCHA

Org. Setting and Reporting   These 2 positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. 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 and facilitate sustainable solutions. One position is based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer will report to the Deputy Head of Office in Baghdad, Iraq. One position is based in East Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territories. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer will report to the Deputy Head of Office in East Jerusalem, oPt.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officers will be responsible for the following duties:  - Serve as a senior policy officer; advise on overall policy direction on specific issues; and, more generally, review and provide advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g. human rights). - Prepare policy position papers for review. - Monitor, analyze and report on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in assigned country/area; develop and maintain a "watch list" of countries with potential for humanitarian crisis. - Lead and/or participate in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinate international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensure necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepare situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries. - Assist in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensure the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Assist member states in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develop country-specific indicators for countries of concern in collaboration with area experts and ensure the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommend actions based on the analysis of pertinent information. - Initiate and coordinate activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulate project proposals and relevant project documents; provide technical support to field work; review and clear project reports for submission to governments. - Analyze and assist in introducing new technologies for disaster warning/management. - Organize and prepare studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organize follows-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensure the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assist or lead, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.; with respect to the latter, take the lead in providing support and information to relevant councils or other entities on specific issues.  - Partner with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establish and maintain contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensure appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serve as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keep abreast of latest developments, liaise with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provide information and advice on a range of related issues.  - Organize and participate in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program. - Provide leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentor and supervise the work of new/junior officers. - Perform other duties as required.   Competencies   - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. - TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.  - PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. - JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.   Education - Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.   Work Experience - A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience in the UN Common System is desirable. - Experience in the region is desirable.   Languages French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.   Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.   Special Notice   - These 2 positions are funded for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. - Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. - The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.   United Nations Considerations   According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.  Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.          ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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18/03/2021 - 14/04/2021

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