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Administrative Associate, Belarus at 100%

Belarus, Minsk Region, Minsk - Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.   To support the Eurasia team, HD is currently looking for an:   Administrative Associate, Belarus at 100% Location: Minsk Starting date: as soon as possible   HD works with all parties to the conflict to de-escalate tensions, reduce the risks of conflict and establish a conducive environment for peace negotiations. The Administrative Associate will contribute to the Eurasia projects by providing administrative support for HD's dialogue and associated activities, including financial processes, translations and liaison with service providers. The Administrative Associate will have the following responsibilities: - Prepare and coordinate consultancy agreements, check and control consultants invoices and expenses, timesheets and activity reports; - Follow up on contracts, invoices and payments to suppliers; - Prepare requests for cash payments and working advances and transfers; - Ensure the correct expenditures allocation to the budgets and ensure donor procurement guidelines are applied; - Liaise with the Logistics officer in Geneva and manage travel arrangements for the staff and consultants for the project, including cost estimates for budgetary and forecasting purposes; - Arrange meetings for visiting HD staff and experts, and coordinate logistics for HD events, including organising interpretation for the meetings when required; - Convey documents for translation and check the quality of the translations (English-Russian); - Support in finding and testing new translators and interpreters in order to enlarge existing HD's translator's pool; - Liaise with service providers, including on office and accommodation rental, printing and design of publications, and other administrative matters. Qualifications: - Relevant University-level degree in administration; - Minimum 3 years experience in financial and administrative processes; - Fluent in English and Russian; - Excellent organisational, administrative, and people skills; - Strong experience in planning meetings and events.   Personality: The successful candidate should demonstrate flexibility and attention to detail. S/he should be able to manage competing priorities, a strong ability to perform administrative tasks, with an excellent team spirit. If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria defined above, please send a complete file (CV, motivation letter, diplomas and work certificates) to the following address hrgeneva@hdcentre.org by February 1st 2021.  Please indicate 'Administrative Associate, Belarus', in the subject line of your e-mail.   HD promotes equal opportunities in employment. For more information, please visit: www.hdcentre.org

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18/01/2021 - 01/02/2021

Conflict Prevention and Recovery Specialist - P4

Central African Republic, Ouaka, Bambari - United Nations Development Programme
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

  Background   Central African Republic (CAR) is a vast territory covering more than 623,000 km2, that has faced many decades of cyclical political and security crises which culminated in the events of 2012/2013, that saw the collapse of many public institutions, unprecedented tensions and  intercommunal violence and a complex humanitarian crisis that remains dire to date with 2/3 of the territory occupied by armed groups.  The 2013 crisis in the Central African Republic caused the displacement of 613,031people, including 197,206 people on IDP sites and 415,825 in host families. Over the years, more than 604,493 people sought refuge in neighboring countries, including Cameroon, Chad, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan and Gabon. The presidential and legislative elections in 2016 marked the return to constitutional order after almost three years of political transition. The "Plan National de Relèvement et de Consolidation de la Paix" (RCPCA) was approved in October 2016 by the CAR Government with the support of the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank Group. This strategic document is the backbone of recovery, development and peace interventions with the alignment of the consecutive Humanitarian Response Plans and the UNDAF+ 2018-2021 with its 3 strategic pillars: (i) Support peace, security and reconciliation, (ii) Renewing the social contract between the State and the population and (iii) Ensuring economic recovery and the revival of the productive sectors. The RCPCA is due to expire in 2021 but will be extended until 2023. The UNDAF+ will also be extended an additional year. Despite the efforts made since the return to constitutional order and the establishment of an elected Government in March 2016, the country's stabilization, socio-economic recovery and precarious development situation are still hurdled by monumental challenges which are now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  After 2016, several peace agreements between the Government and armed groups were signed. The last peace agreement was signed in February 2019 with fourteen armed groups. CAR is now at a pivotal moment in its history in terms of peace consolidation and stabilization with general elections (presidential and legislative) scheduled as per the Constitution for 27 December 2020 (with a second round on 14 February 2021) and local elections (regional, senatorial and municipal) scheduled in 2021/2022. To support the stabilization and recovery process, UNDP is strongly engaged in the field, in close synergy with MINUSCA, other United Nations agencies and financial and technical partners, especially in the areas of restauration of state authority and redeployment of administration across the territory, as well as support for the socio-economic recovery of communities at grass-root level. It is against this background that our project-based offices in Bambari and in Bossangoa were established. The extension of state authority, DDR, SSR, justice and reconciliation as well as economic recovery and development remain the top priorities for CAR. The UNCT and MINUSCA are working in partnership in order to extend their presence into the field.  It is within that perspective that UNDP established a project office in the field in Bambari (Ouaka Prefecture) to support the programmatic and operational activities in the priority zone of the country where intensive governance and recovery programmes were being focused since 2016. The Office plays a key role in facilitating UNDP projects implementation on the ground. It is in Bambari that, to date, UNDP has been able to register a record number of visible, impactful and long-lasting achievements. The city has been at the heart of  joint efforts undertaken on the ground by the various actors after it was declared by the Government in February 2017, with MINUSCA support as "a weapon-free city", which enabled a positive and tangible transformation of the city, with quite an effective redeployment of major State services (including defense and security forces, justice, financial management) as well as the gradual revival of economic activity and basic social services and the reduction of social tensions in the communities. Among the numerous achievements of the UNDP, we note: (i) the rehabilitation of 7 buildings for the security forces (police and gendarmerie), the training and capacity building of all the police and gendarmes deployed in Bambari, including on the protection of human rights (this result does not include the ongoing rehabilitation of the camp serving as housing for the police), (ii) support for the revival of the penal chain through the rehabilitation and equipment of the prison, the recruitment and training of prison officers, as well as the launch of the rehabilitation of the territorial and research brigade of the gendarmerie in Bambari, (iii) the rehabilitation and equipment of 4 buildings of the decentralized public administration, which enabled the return to Bambari of the customs services, urban development, tourism as well as the regional antenna of the Central African radio, (iv) the rehabilitation and revival of the professional training Center for out-of-school youth, and (v) the rehabilitation and extension of the central market of Bambari, which is today the largest economic center in the entire region of central CAR. Added to this is the support of the UNDP project office in Bambari for coordination and monitoring of other field activities. These achievements, still fragile, are to be consolidated and extended to other surrounding sub-prefectures and prefectures. In this context, the commitment of UNDP and other actors (United Nations Agencies, other TFPs, humanitarian organizations), under the leadership of the Government,  involves  working towards durable solutions which include Bambari but also other prefectures in the south-east including Basse-Kotto and Mbomou, where UNHCR and NGO partners recorded an increase in IDPs' intention to go back home (report dated April 2020). These prefectures were amongst those most affected by the violence of 2017/2018, and whose stabilization and recovery pose the greatest challenges in terms of accessibility, presence of State services. (including defense and security forces). Partly because of these multiple challenges, most of the actors and partners present in the field consist in humanitarian workers. Hence the challenge of mobilizing other types of partners for these regions and prefectures of eastern CAR. In this connection, UNDP has just launched several interventions in the prefecture of Basse-Kotto, in partnership with FAO and UNICEF, to support the redeployment of the Administration, the revival of public services, the improvement of local governance and support for socio-economic recovery and community resilience. The purpose of this position of Conflict Prevention and Recovery specialist is to act as Head of the Bambari office, supporting the rapid implementation of UNDP programme interventions in the regions addressing any operational challenges and acts as a lead recovery expert on all aspects of peacebuilding and resilience. The incumbent will closely work with management to strategically position UNDP by undertaking a strategic analysis of the opportunities preserving programme coherence and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of the crisis, building lasting partnerships with all stakeholders including UN entities through joint analyses and programming.     Duties and Responsibilities   Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative/Programme, the Conflict Prevention and Recovery specialist will be responsible for the smooth running of UNDP's Sub-office of the Central and Eastern region of CAR located in Bambari and adequate supervision of field-based team, and be responsible for the sound finance and administrative management of the sub-office in accordance with relevant UNDP rules and procedures. S/he will be responsible for fostering collaboration within and outside the team, with UNDP partners, MINUSCA and other UN Agencies working in Central and Eastern region of CAR while demonstrating client orientation. S/he will work in close collaboration with programme, operations and project teams in the Country Office, operations staff in other UN Agencies and the local authorities to successfully deliver UNDP services in the area of operations. In accordance with the role of the sub-office, s/he will substantially support the implementation of projects on the field, including in the eastern prefectures, in particular Basse-Kotto and Mbomou (but not exclusive). Also, s/he will develop the strategies and approaches allowing for the implementation of UNDP crisis programmatic interventions in Bambari and work closely with local officials, other UN agencies including the mission, International NGOs, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society to strategically position UNDP in the field.   Summary of Key Functions: Office Management - Ensure effective and smooth running of the project Office, including good management and supervision of staff, finance and administrative matters in accordance with relevant UNDP rules and procedures; - Monitor the implementation of UNDP projects in its coverage area, including through missions to the other prefectures concerned; - Continuously assess the context, including in term of security and social cohesion, in order to identify the challenges and new opportunities for UNDP interventions in the field; - Accountability for the appropriate use and management of resources attributed to the Office and to the programme portfolio of the area of operations. - Promote teamwork, collaboration and synergies with the office among the different teams in the area of operations and the programme units at the Country Office level as applicable; - Facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the area office;   - Ensure timely and regular reporting to the CO in Bangui through written or verbal reports as applicable.   Representation and Coordination - Under clear delegation of authority, represent UNDP in the area of operations and provide orientation and supervise all UNDP's activities of the project office; - Provide effective coordination support to UN Agencies, NGOs and national authorities through the establishment of a wide consultation process and appropriate fora for development partners; - Responsible for programme and projects coordination; - Provide support to overall resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office in close coordination with the Programme Unit at the CO level; - Participate in the area security management and other inter-agency coordination meetings; - Establish and maintain appropriate sector coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the prefecture levels.   Programme Development Strategic Analysis, Planning and advice - Identify local programmatic priorities for immediate and mid-term attention including direct implementation and project services in support of restoration of state authority (RESA); local development initiatives; community resilience, reintegration and durable solutions, with specific attention to gender, youth & women economic empowerment and environment; - Conduct socio-political analysis and the economic recovery situation of the area of operations and identify strategic areas for UNDP's support including existing initiatives in the area of youth employment, durable solutions, social cohesion, social protection and the extension of state's authority; - Advise the country office, national counterparts and other aid partners on policies and strategies to adequately respond to stabilisation, recovery and development challenges and gaps; - Work with stakeholders to ensure national and local ownership of UNDP projects; - Promote joint programming at the local level and collaborate effectively in established frameworks for UN and other multi-sectoral coordination; - Identify resource mobilization opportunities in UNDP's priorities areas and contribute to broader advocacy and resources mobilization initiatives; - In so far as a number of projects involving local development plans, community resilience and extension of state authority located in Haut Mbomou and Basse Kotto are readily accessible from the Bambari ‘hub' location, ensure oversight of these projects through field visits, and provide advice and recommendation to management accordingly; - Ensure that the Humanitarian/Development /Peace nexus lies at the heart of relevant interventions in the area. - Providing substantive and technical direction to the formulation of regional program and project and the implementation of conflict resolution, recovery and durable solution projects with the aim of widening and consolidating the programmatic interventions in the center and eastern region of the country.   Programme Oversight, Quality Control and Assurance: - Ensure proper implementation of programmes based on continuous monitoring and analysis of the most critical recovery and development needs, response capacities, access situation, operational environment and applicable security issues in the area of operations ; - Work closely with MINUSCA substantive sections including Civil Affairs, Human Rights, DDR sections, Justice and corrections through MINUSCA field office to ensure coherence and effectiveness; - Contribute to the coherence of UNDP's projects in the areas of Justice and Rule of Law, extension of states authority, community resilience and durable solutions; - Develop detailed work plans for the office and projects based on the results framework, and agree on interventions with the local authorities, stakeholders, MINUSCA, the UN Agencies and the beneficiaries; - Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, peacebuilding, human rights and resilience in post-crisis stabilization and recovery in the area of operations; - Regular analysis and reporting on the budget approvals and the delivery situation of management projects. - Document best practices, including concepts, strategies and implementation approaches and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning; - Develop UNDP risk mitigation strategy related to the implementation of recovery programmes in the regions through the deployment of innovative tools and due diligence and information sharing aiming to improve programme planning and implementation, informed decision making and open dialogue with stakeholders regarding risk management challenges.   IMPACT OF RESULTS The Conflict Prevention and Recovery specialist/ Head of Bambari Office will be responsible for supporting the programmatic interventions to support resilience, durable solutions local development and extension/ redeployment of state authority initiatives, particularly at community level. In addition to planning and implementing programmatic activities in these key area, the Conflict prevention and Recovery specialist will also be responsible for co-leading the durable solutions working group at the local level while maintaining a vision towards mainstreaming resilience, adaptation and a longer-term development vision into the ongoing interventions in the area of operations. The Conflict prevention and Recovery specialist will play a key coordination role both within the United Nations system representation in Bambari on livelihoods, economic recovery, durable solutions and redeployment of state authority as well as with external partners in order to assert and maintain UNDPs role and mandate in this critical area of post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding.     Competencies   V. Competencies and Selection Criteria Description of Competency at Level Required (For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory) In this section list all core competencies as well as the most relevant technical/functional competencies the role will require along with the appropriate level.  A Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through the following link: https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx   Core Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work - Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them - Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow - Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction - Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform - Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others Delivery - Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement - Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions Technical/Functional Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx  and hiring managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves for more information Rehabilitation and reintegration - Knowledge of community-based rehabilitation and reintegration programmes and ability to apply in post crisis situations - Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Partnerships - Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships - Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Strategic planning - Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission - Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Results based management - Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results - Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Other competencies Corporate Competencies: - Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards - Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP - Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability - Treats all people fairly without favoritism Functional Competencies: - Knowledge Management and Learning - Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example - In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues - Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills - Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP Development and Operational Effectiveness - Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting - Ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects - Ability to apply development theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations - Considerable knowledge of and exposure to recovery, durable solutions and post-crisis issues Management and Leadership - Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback - Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude - Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities - Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills - Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills - Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure - Proven networking, teambuilding, organizational and communication skills     Required Skills and Experience   Education: - University degree (Masters or PhD) preferably in Economics, Political or social Sciences, International relations, Development, Project Management, or other related areas or professional experience equivalent to the required level. Experience: - Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in recovery, governance and development areas, crisis response and prevention or any other similar experience.  - Experience in Africa would be a strong asset. - Proven knowledge in community development methods and a participatory approach; - Considerable knowledge of and exposure to recovery, durable solutions, state's authority restauration and other post-crisis issues; - Proven ability to oversee field work, collaborate with NGOs or other development organizations; - Sound knowledge of UNDP processes or other UN agencies is required; - Leadership and policy advisory skills desired; - Task management skills to plan and prioritize work activities to meet organizational goals; - A good understanding comprehension of conflict and peace building issues; - Knowledge of Results Based Management methodologies would be an asset. Other requirements - Experience in the fields of economic and social development, reconstruction and development; - Experience in the field of post-conflict coordination and proven analytical capacity, especially for issues relating to conflict prevention and resolution, reconstruction and development; - Strong ability for coordination of multiagency working groups or cluster; - Familiarity with programmatic issues surrounding relief to recovery transition;  - Demonstrated experience in humanitarian and/or development coordination especially at the field level and in working with Government officials, NGOs and donors; - Experience in project design, implementation and evaluation/impact analysis; - Capacity for responsible problem-solving and troubleshooting; - Good knowledge of Central Africa and CAR, including their political, economic and social dimensions; - Ability to work independently in high pressure and stressful environment; - Good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to recovery & development, and a good knowledge of the United Nations System and the multi/bilateral cooperation; - Solid written and oral skills including the ability to write reports and efficiently communicate and formulate clear ideas; - Strong capacity to set priorities in the different tasks and produce results within the allotted timeframe; - Ability to work in a multicultural team and to maintain good professional relations;       ___________________________________________________________________________ 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. 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09/01/2021 - 14/01/2021

National Consultants - Niger and Guinea

Niger, Niamey, Niamey - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance DCAF
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Project : Analysis of frameworks for PVE and SDF engagement   Presentation of DCAF   DCAF ? Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance - is committed to improving the security of people and the states in which they live, through the application of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect of human rights. To achieve this objective, DCAF works alongside States' partners and international actors who support them, with the aim of improving their security governance through inclusive and participatory reforms. To this end, DCAF develops innovative knowledge tools, promotes standards and best practices, provides legal and strategic advice, as well as supports the development of capacities of state and non-state actors in the security sector.   DCAF's Foundation Council brings together representatives of around 60 states. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusion and gender equality. For more information, please visit www.dcaf.ch.   Programmatic context   The Sub-Saharan Africa Division (SSAD) of DCAF, the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (HSD/ FDFA) and the Center for Advanced Defence and Security Studies (CHEDS) in Senegal are jointly implementing[1] a regional project which focuses on a systematic review and analysis of the conceptual, political, legislative, doctrinal and operational frameworks promoting the engagement of the defence and security forces (SDF) for the prevention of violent extremism (PVE). Nine West and Central African countries are the focus of this study: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Togo, CAR and Senegal.   This project is part of the broader framework of the Regional Conversations for the PVE initiative, led by the HSD / FDFA Switzerland in partnership with the CHEDS. It aims to provide a knowledge base and concrete material, drawn up according to a systematic methodology, with the aim of continuing this permanent dialogue with a view to the next activities of the Regional Conversations.   This project gives primacy to the investigation, observation and examination of these conceptual, political, legislative, doctrinal frameworks for the engagement of SDF for the prevention of violent extremism. This approach is based on the idea of ​​a systemic and evolving analysis, built around predefined steps: investigation and observation, analysis and classification, generalization by derivation and verification. The project is therefore based on an initial in-depth examination of the PVE frameworks following the logic of investigation and observation. This approach makes it possible to collect existing PVE frameworks data, from the survey to the collection of frameworks and assessments from the interlocutors met in the countries concerned by the project. These data are then analysed and classified by a critical and comparative approach promoting the highlighting of the realities, needs, gaps and feedback from the SDF engagement for the PVE in West and Central Africa.   For more information regarding this on-going project, please visit https://www.dcaf.ch/prevention-violent-extremism    In this context, we are looking for:   A National Consultant for Guinea and Niger respectively (2 in total)   (Note: The masculine gender is used throughout the document to facilitate reading)   Location :   Conakry, Guinea ; Niamey, Niger. Number of days and period:   10 days, including desk research and analysis, identification and interview set up with selected contacts, in agreement with the project team[2], logistical support for the arrival and stay of project experts in the country, participation of field interviews (maximum of five consecutive days) and drafting of the national report according to the predefined template.   The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting regional and international travel restrictions make it difficult to define an exact period for the implementation of the project in the targeted countries. This will be decided jointly by the project team. However, it is expected that this work will be carried out between October 2020 and March 2021.   THE POSITION Under the supervision of DCAF Project Coordinator and the Regional Consultant, the National Expert/ Consultant will have the primary responsibilities of conducting documentary collection and analysis on the one hand and ensuring a national relay for the preparation and successful conduct of the field mission on the other hand.   Main responsibilities:   Prepare and support the mission of the project team in the country for which the National Consultant is recruited; Carry out an inventory and an exhaustive collection of the main texts establishing the doctrine of the engagement of the SDF in matters of PVE (conceptual, political, legislative, doctrinal and operational frameworks for the PVE in the country concerned, as well as any secondary sources), compile them (paper and electronic), and contribute to their initial analysis with the support of the Regional Expert; Conduct and/ or accompany, as appropriate, interviews aimed at assessing (i) the reality of the engagement of the SDF in relation to the texts identified, highlighting the known difficulties, the different perceptions depending on groups, the strengths and the weaknesses these texts impose on the SDF; (ii) Identify the positive experiences and successful initiatives to integrate this set of legal PVE frameworks in the activity of the SDF, as well as the flexibility these have in reality, conceptually and in action; Participate and document interviews with government institutions, security forces and civil society organizations during the field mission; In coordination with the Regional Expert and the Project Coordinator, compile the raw information from the interviews conducted; Write a national report of documentary and field research according to the established template; Facilitate DCAF and SHD/ FDFA interactions with national partners (institutional and civil society); Identify key players to meet, develop the meetings program, submit it to the project team for validation and organize the logistics of interviews during the field mission; Advise the project team in its approach to engage key interlocutors in relation to the given context and ensure the contextual reading of the realities observed. Your qualifications:   National and residing in one of the countries targeted by the survey (Guinea, Niger); University degree in political science, international relations, or any experience / training related to the social sciences or the security sector in his country; Good knowledge of the initiatives and frameworks of the Prevention of violent extremism in the country concerned; An established, solid and mobilizable network within the Defence and Security Forces in the country concerned; Good knowledge of the governmental, security and academic networks in the country concerned; Ability to organize high-level meetings and work in contact with government officials, senior military officials and NGOs; Ability to work in a team and within the given deadlines; Excellent communication and writing skills; The main working and drafting language will be French. HOW TO APPLY   If you think you meet these criteria, please send your CV and a cover letter by email to africa.programme@dcaf.ch indicating in the subject line 'National PVE Consultant - and specify the country in question - Guinea or Niger)'.   These positions are open until filled.   [1] Project financed by the Swiss FDFA, with a contribution from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.   [2] Composed of DCAF's project coordinator, HSD, DCAF and CHEDS experts, the regional expert and the national consultant(s).

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07/01/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Venezuela, Distrito Capital, Caracas - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).  The first position is based in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, CAR.  The second position is based in Kobe, Japan. The HAO reports to the Head of the Operations Team in OCHA's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand). The third position is based in Caracas, Venezuela. The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, Venezuela.  *NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the three positions and duty stations you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred if you are interested in all three positions.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:    - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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. - COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  - 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.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions in Kobe and Caracas, fluency in English is required. For the position in Bangui, fluency in both English and French 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   This post is funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 05/02/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Central African Republic, Bangui, Bangui - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).  The first position is based in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, CAR.  The second position is based in Kobe, Japan. The HAO reports to the Head of the Operations Team in OCHA's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand). The third position is based in Caracas, Venezuela. The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, Venezuela.  *NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the three positions and duty stations you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred if you are interested in all three positions.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:    - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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. - COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  - 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.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions in Kobe and Caracas, fluency in English is required. For the position in Bangui, fluency in both English and French 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   This post is funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 05/02/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Japan, Hyōgo, Kobe - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).  The first position is based in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, CAR.  The second position is based in Kobe, Japan. The HAO reports to the Head of the Operations Team in OCHA's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand). The third position is based in Caracas, Venezuela. The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, Venezuela.  *NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the three positions and duty stations you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred if you are interested in all three positions.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:    - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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. - COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  - 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.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions in Kobe and Caracas, fluency in English is required. For the position in Bangui, fluency in both English and French 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   This post is funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 05/02/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Niger, Niamey, Niamey - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).  One position is located in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic (CAR). Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA CAR, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Coordination Unit . The second position is located in Niamey, Niger. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Niger, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Coordination Unit. The third position is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The incumbent serves as Head of Coordination Unit and reports to the Head of Office.  *NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the three positions and duty stations you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred if you are interested in all three positions.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:   - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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 and 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. - Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable. - Experience in West and Central Africa is desirable - Experience leading/facilitating emergency response preparedness (minimum and advance preparedness actions) and/or the humanitarian programme cycle (HNO/HRP) at the country level is desirable. - Experience leading/chairing inter-agency or inter-cluster coordination groups is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in both French and 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 posts are funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 22/01/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Central African Republic, Nana-Grébizi, Kaga Bandoro - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).  One position is located in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic (CAR). Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA CAR, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Coordination Unit . The second position is located in Niamey, Niger. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Niger, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Coordination Unit. The third position is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The incumbent serves as Head of Coordination Unit and reports to the Head of Office.    *NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the three positions and duty stations you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred if you are interested in all three positions.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:   - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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 and 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. - Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable. - Experience in West and Central Africa is desirable - Experience leading/facilitating emergency response preparedness (minimum and advance preparedness actions) and/or the humanitarian programme cycle (HNO/HRP) at the country level is desirable. - Experience leading/chairing inter-agency or inter-cluster coordination groups is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in both French and 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 posts are funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 22/01/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Burkina Faso, Centre, Ouagadougou - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).  One position is located in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic (CAR). Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA CAR, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Coordination Unit . The second position is located in Niamey, Niger. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Niger, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Coordination Unit. The third position is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The incumbent serves as Head of Coordination Unit and reports to the Head of Office.  *NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the three positions and duty stations you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred if you are interested in all three positions.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:   - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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 and 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. - Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable. - Experience in West and Central Africa is desirable - Experience leading/facilitating emergency response preparedness (minimum and advance preparedness actions) and/or the humanitarian programme cycle (HNO/HRP) at the country level is desirable. - Experience leading/chairing inter-agency or inter-cluster coordination groups is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in both French and 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 posts are funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 22/01/2021

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Mali, Mopti, Mopti - OCHA
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Org. Setting and Reporting   This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat 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.  This job opening is being advertised for the position of Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) located in Mopti, Mali. The HAO reports to the Head of Office, OCHA Mali.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:   - Manages day-to-day activities of the team under responsibilities in the field duty station, providing oversight for all substantive/programmatic, logistic, administrative and security issues; - Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country. - Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.   - Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. - Organizes and prepares the inter-cluster meetings and ensures that inter-cluster workplan is implemented and aligned to the HCT priorities.  - Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information; collaborates with development actors to ensure the operationalization of the humanitarian-development nexus in the country with the aim to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, while safeguarding humanitarian principles. - Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors. - Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management. - Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies. - Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.  - Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc. - Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. - Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. - Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of national and sub-national coordination mechanisms.  - Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers. - Performs 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 and 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. - Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.   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 an additional two years of 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. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. - Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable. - Experience in West and Central Africa is desirable - Experience leading/facilitating emergency response preparedness (minimum and advance preparedness actions) and/or the humanitarian programme cycle (HNO/HRP) at the country level is desirable. - Experience leading/chairing inter-agency or inter-cluster coordination groups is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both French and 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 This post is funded for a finite period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or 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 is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.        ________________________________________________________________________ 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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30/12/2020 - 26/01/2021

Peace & Development Specialist - P4

Zambia, Lusaka, Lusaka - United Nations Development Programme
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Background   Peace and Development Specialist (hereafter PDS) work with national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally owned and driven efforts to prevent violent conflict and build just and peaceful societies. The range of countries to which PDSs are deployed vary considerably, with some deployed to countries emerging from conflict, others where violence is escalating, and others to countries where there is no violent conflict but underlying structural causes of conflict are present. PDSs are also deployed in countries where political and developmental challenges exist around issues related to elections and constitutional processes, exclusion and inequality, environment, climate change and natural resource management.   PDSs are deployed through a partnership between the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention.  PDSs support Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in their efforts to work with national partners on conflict prevention and sustaining peace. They support early warning and risk management measures, and ensure that UN assessments, frameworks (mainly UN Cooperation Frameworks), strategies and programmes are conflict-sensitive and informed by high quality analysis. They are located in the Resident Coordinators' office, with a direct reporting line to the RC, and a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Resident Representative and DPPA-DPO regional divisions.  In 2020, PDSs are deployed to more than 50 countries through the Joint Programme. While most PDSs are deployed at country-level, there are a number of PDSs who cover multiple countries.  In some contexts, PDSs are part of a small Peace and Development Advisory team composed of a PDS and a substantive national or international officer/analyst. PDSs also receive additional support from a Joint Programme secretariat based at UN Headquarters in New York, from UNDP and DPPA technical advisors/specialists globally, and from a cadre of regional programme specialists supporting their regions from Amman, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul and Panama.   Given the broad range of skills and experience required by PDSs, the Joint Programme encourages applications from individuals with a combination of expertise spanning sustainable development, political affairs, peacebuilding, sustaining peace, conflict prevention/resolution, community engagement, justice, reconciliation, dialogue, mediation, and humanitarian-development-peace nexus among other relevant areas. While UN experience is a major asset, it is not a requirement for this position. Moreover, the skills of diplomacy, dialogue and facilitation, analysis, advocacy, networking, capacity development and coordination are critical elements of a PDS's work.   Zambia's context   Zambia is a relatively stable landlocked country in the Southern Africa and Great Lakes region. Ranking 143 in the UN Human Development indicators in 2019, Zambia currently faces multiple and at times inter-related socio-economic, political, regional security, as well as climatic risks and challenges. These require concerted and coordinated UN cross-pillar support and advocacy, including early warning and risk mitigation efforts, especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with debt sustainability issues, is posing severe challenges on Zambia's economy and the livelihoods of the population. While Zambia is known for its relatively peaceful elections and transition of power, the political environment in the run up to tripartite elections in August 2021 has been marked by growing polarization, rising political tensions and increasingly constrained political and civic space. Regionally, Zambia's cross-border tensions with the Democratic Republic of Congo have at times resulted in military incidents and violence, raising the need for protection of refugees and border communities. Moreover, climate change, including drought, are impacting food security, thereby exacerbating fragilities and reducing resilience.   In this context, the United Nations in Zambia has developed a socio-economic response to COVID-19 as a contribution to the Government of Zambia's multi-sectoral contingency plan and recovery efforts. UNDP is currently supporting the election process, as well as dialogue and mediation efforts through its "Democracy Strengthening" Project which has two main components: (1) Electoral Institutions and Processes Strengthening for key democratic institutions including the Electoral Commission of Zambia, Zambia Police, Judiciary, Human Rights Commission (HRC), political parties, media and civil society and (2) Programming for Peace aiming to enhance conflict prevention and mitigation mechanisms to support the peaceful conduct of elections. However, with the aforementioned stress factors likely to escalate socio-political tensions, there is a need for a multi-pronged nationally-led conflict prevention strategy, and inclusive dialogue efforts, harnessing Zambia's legacy of peace and enhancing the political participation of women and youth.   It is against this background that services of Peace and Development Specialist (PDS) are being sought to work in country alongside national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally-owned and driven efforts to mediate, resolve, and transform tensions, with a view to preventing electoral violence and building a peaceful society. The PDS will also offer political and programmatic advisory services to the larger UNCT and UNHQ on the UNSG Prevention Agenda. The PDS will further work closely with the UNDP Governance team to sustain the on-going work with the GRZ and other stakeholders. The PDS reports to the Resident Coordinator with a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Resident Representative, as well as the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and the Regional Bureau for Africa of UNDP in New York.   Duties and Responsibilities   While the nature of the PDS role varies according to country and regional context, there are three broad functions of the position:   - Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Team, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Division. - Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others. - Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   PDSs have a primary reporting line to the Resident Coordinator, and secondary reporting lines to the DPPA-DPO regional division and the UNDP Resident Representative. Under their guidance and agreed workplan, and in close collaboration with the country team, the PDS will:   1. Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Division. - Provide risk-informed analysis to the RC and the broader UNCT (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team / Disaster Management Consultative Forum) as well as the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics. This would also require identifying appropriate ‘entry points' for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, proposing concrete, actionable and timely recommendations for consideration by the UN leadership; in line with reporting guidelines established by the Joint Programme, submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA. - Strengthen and support the capacity of the UNCT, including through training, to undertake conflict, context and political economy analysis, ensuring that gendered and human rights dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming; and inform early warning and response mechanisms; - Provide updates to the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) in line with the Joint Programme's reporting guidelines with advice on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics.  - Support the formulation and regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the upcoming UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, including lead the conflict analysis part of the CCA; - Regularly brief the UNCT on political developments, and provide strategic advice on integrated approaches across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 ? Peace Justice and Strong Institutions; - Facilitate the linking of political economy considerations, conflict and political analysis and strategies as well as risk-informed approaches to the UN's programmatic and policy engagement at the country-level; and - Engage with academia and think tanks in research and analyses on peace and conflict related themes, including areas such as climate-related security risk.   2. Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others. - Provide strategic and technical advice, and support the design and initiation of peace-promoting initiatives or engagements in areas such as conflict prevention and sustaining peace; infrastructures for peace; dialogue processes; confidence-building measures, electoral violence prevention; social cohesion; reconciliation; countering violent extremism; and stabilization; - Support the design and facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes, building national and local capacity for negotiation, mediation and dialogue; and strengthening networks of mediators and facilitators (including female mediators) at national and local levels; - Identify opportunities and options for UN preventive diplomacy engagement as required; - Support connecting local and national level conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, as well as regional and/or cross-border initiatives as appropriate; - Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN and work with other UN entities, including UNDP and OHCHR, to protect human rights and expand civic space; - Support the UNCT in their efforts on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325 (and related resolutions) as well as Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and SCR 2250; - Support the design and implementation of strategies for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the work of the UNCT (including within the CCA, Cooperation Framework, Country Programme Documents (CPD), etc.); and where relevant, support UN's resource mobilization efforts for conflict prevention; - Provide strategic guidance and quality assurance to the design and implementation of programmes funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), where applicable, and engage closely with PBF governance mechanisms; as well as with DPPA regional divisions and UNDP Country Offices and HQ on the implementation; and,   3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. - Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for sustaining peace related strategies and initiatives and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and national SDG plans; - Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders including the National Development Coordinating Committee, civil society, academia, think tanks, women's and youth networks and key international actors (including International Financial Institutions and regional organizations) to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, trust- and confidence-building, and reconciliation initiatives; - Maintain close liaison with relevant development partners and the diplomatic corps including through the Cooperating Partners' Group (CPG), regional organizations and other actors supporting the UN's conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts; - Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters as well at the regional level including relevant focal points at UNDP, DPPA-DPO, DCO and work closely with the regional programme specialists based in the region; - Maintain close contact with Special Envoys, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, political missions and offices where relevant; - Liaise with the DPPA-Peacebuilding Support Office together with the respective DPPA-DPO regional division in countries where PBF activities are being developed and/or implemented; - Contribute to the results-based management efforts of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme, including through setting up mechanisms to assess and measure impact of peace and development initiatives and providing the Joint Programme secretariat with inputs on progress at the country level; and - Advise and support the RC on engagement with the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC), in coordination with the DPA SADC Liaison Team, with a view to ensuring complementarity and alignment of support in Zambia.   Competencies   CORE COMPETENCIES   Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work   Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow   People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction   Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform   Delivery Ability to get things done   TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES   Social Cohesion Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility   Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development   Conflict-Sensitive Programming Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations   Conflict and Political Economy Analysis Ability to analyse socio-political dynamics influencing power and influence through various lenses (i.e. national, local, communal levels and ethnic, demographic, etc.)   Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge   Relationship Management Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships   Gender  Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective   Required Skills and Experience   Education Advanced university degree (Master's Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor's university degree with two additional years of may be considered.   Experience - Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk informed/conflict sensitive development and/or conflict prevention and sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization; - Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners; - Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development;  - Experience in national and community level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming.; Experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding. - Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and field experience would be a major asset. - Sound knowledge of and extensive experience in Southern Africa subregions, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, is an advantage.   Language Requirements Fluent written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of of another UN language is an advantage.   Other UNDP Zambia promotes a green workplace and diversity. Qualified female candidates and persons living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. UNDP Zambia is a non-smoking environment.     ___________________________________________________________________________ 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. 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29/12/2020 - 15/01/2021

Inter-Agency Specialist - P3

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - United Nations Population Fund
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational Setting   The Position:   The Gender Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) Inter-Agency Specialist is located in the GBV (AoR) Coordination team in the Inter-Agency and External Coordination Unit (IECU), Humanitarian Office, Geneva. S/He reports directly to the Global Coordinator, GBV AoR. The incumbent advances the work of the GBV AoR towards improving the effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian response for the prevention of and response to all forms of gender-based violence.   How You Can Make a Difference:   UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young's person potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's new strategic plan 2018-2021, focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; end gender-based violence and harmful practices.   In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. We need staff who are transparent and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.   Job Purpose:   The overall purpose of the Humanitarian Office is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Call to Action, Grand Bargain Commitments, Oslo Conference Commitments, etc.). The Humanitarian Office leads in leveraging and increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA's role as a key global humanitarian actor. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, the Humanitarian Office acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, financing, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization. The HO facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to emergencies and to ensure the fund is well equipped to carry out its mandate within the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction. Furthermore, HO advances UNFPA's strategic global leadership for the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility.   The GBV AoR Global Coordination Team is based in Geneva and is accountable to ensuring effective coordination of response through its 30 country level coordination groups or sub-clusters. The Global GBV AoR leads and coordinates the activities and initiatives of the inter-agency mechanism for ensuring life-saving, predictable, accountable and effective GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response in emergencies, both natural disaster and conflict-related humanitarian contexts.    Under the oversight of the Global Coordinator, GBV AoR, Humanitarian Office, the incumbent provides analytical research and technical inputs in inter-agency partnerships (such as Call to Action to end GBV in Emergencies, Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative, GBV and Protection Coordination Training). S/he advances guidance, coordinates and ensures coherence between the AoR's technical and peer-support initiatives (Community of Practice, GBV AoR Helpdesk). S/he provides capacity building and remote country support, documenting promising practices and facilitating information exchange in the GBV AOR.    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main Tasks & Responsibilities   A. Strategic engagement with GPC, other clusters and Areas of Responsibilities - Act as the GBV AoR's liaison for the Child and Adolescent Survivor's Initiative (CASI), creating linkages with other relevant global initiatives and inter-agency bodies, connecting CASI with the various support functions of the GBV AoR (e.g., REGAs, GBV Coordinators, GBV AoR CoP, GBViE Help Desk, etc.), linking CASI to the GPC and other clusters and backstopping the implementation of project activities (including donor liaison, proposal development, management of budget, monitoring and reporting on project activities). - Strategically engage and coordinate closely with the GPC, acting as alternate to the GBV AoR Global Coordinator, to ensure structured and regular operational and policy updates about the work of field clusters, to highlight joint advocacy points and actively contribute to GPC work streams and task teams to foster integrated approaches (e.g. Anti-Trafficking Task Team, Learning Task Team). - Act as focal point for the GBV AoR on initiatives related to MHPSS to promote gender-specific approaches to assistance at various levels; facilitate core member's engagement and technical inputs in inter-agency guidance and products on MHPSS (e.g.  representing the GBV AoR in the Project Advisory Group for the development and implementation of the MHPSS Minimum Service Package).   B. Localisation - Design and implement processes for meaningful inclusion of local organizations into Core Membership and into AoR task teams and reference groups where appropriate. - Support coordination mechanisms at various levels to engage local organisations and increase participation and decision making of local women organisations in the coordination structure at field level and promote the consortiums and networks to increase women's voices and influence at the global level. - Promote ways of engaging diverse representation within the GBV coordination mechanisms such as youth organisations, women-led disability organisations and others context specific organisations. - Improve accessibility of AoR technical support initiatives (e.g. Helpdesk, Community of Practice) to women's organizations.    C. Capacity building and remote country support - Co-manage the GBV AoR Help Desk in close collaboration with UNICEF representing the GBV AoR in the Steering Committee, providing steer on overall direction, focus and scope of the support, day-to-day management of incoming queries and quality control on Helpdesk products. - Develop, plan and coordinate regional capacity building initiatives ensuring cohesion across regional and country contexts. - Conduct and support capacity building activities, that targets specifically GBV coordinators and GBV sub-cluster/working group member organisations, to ensure adherence to global guidance and ethical standards and country take up of the GBV AoR Coordination Handbook, the GBV AoR Global Minimum Standards, and strengthened capacity to deliver on core functions and minimum deliverables. - Develop and contextualize training materials for in-person and remote training and ongoing capacity development for GBV coordinators and sub-clusters. - Provide technical support to sub-cluster/sector coordinators and GBV Sub-cluster members, including induction and technical debriefs to GBV coordinators on Surge, to ensure effective coordination at the national and sub-national levels and encourage full and effective inter-cluster coordination at both the global and country levels.   D. Technical support and development of guidance - Provide analytical inputs to GBV prevention and response in emergencies, and to guide effective sub-cluster coordination. - Produce guidance notes, tools and templates on GBV in emergencies coordination and response - Facilitate information-sharing within the GBV AoR and with external stakeholders on events, research, documents; and to facilitate a deeper understanding of specific country-level concerns vis-à-vis GBV. - Maintain and foster substantive, intellectual global partnerships with most relevant constituencies in the technical area for advancing state-of-the-art knowledge. - Assemble briefing and background materials, powerpoints/webinars, and talking points for the GBV AoR and UNFPA senior management as GBV lead Agency. - Contribute to project concepts for increased GBV AoR support to GBV Sub-Cluster capacities, proposal development, writing, and related reporting, to AoR donors. - Support the organization of the GPC Global Protection Forum providing platform for coordinators to discuss contemporary and emerging protection challenges, review the strategic direction of the cluster, and plan activities.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Qualifications and Experience   Education: Advanced university degree in political science, international relations, humanitarian practice, social sciences or social work   Knowledge and Experience: - 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Protection, GBV and inter-agency coordination in humanitarian and displacement settings; including at least two years working in inter-agency humanitarian or GBV coordination at global level; - Experience in case management and coordination of response to child and adolescent survivors required; - Knowledge and understanding of core cluster/sector coordination functions and deliverables; - Strong expertise in capacity development, experience in providing training/workshops; - Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral forms; - Excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, strong project management skills, a positive and outgoing personality, and ability to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds and cultures required;   Languages: - Proficiency in English is required;  - Knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Required Competencies   Values: - Exemplifying integrity - Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system - Embracing diversity in all its forms - Embracing change     Core Competencies: - Achieving Results   - Being Accountable - Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen - Thinking analytically and Strategically - Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships - Communicating for Impact   Functional Competencies: - Providing inter-agency coordination support; - Mobilizing resources; - Delivering results based programmes; - Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information - Providing a technical support system - Facilitating quality programmatic results - Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNFPA Work Environment UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.     ___________________________________________________________________________ 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. 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24/12/2020 - 11/01/2021

Project Officer (100 %)

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance DCAF
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DCAF ? Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.   DCAF's Foundation Council brings together representatives of around 60 states. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch   For our Policy and Research Division, we are looking for a motivated and flexible individual to serve as:   Project Officer (100 %)     Location:                          Geneva (with minimal travel as required) Starting date:                 1 April or upon mutual agreement Duration:                          Indefinite, with a three months trial period   The role Under the supervision of the deputy head of division, the Project Officer will support the Policy and Research Division in developing, implementing and monitoring research projects related to the sustaining peace agenda and multilateral organisations, with a focus, among others, on the UN and the OSCE.   Key areas of operation:   - Conduct targeted research for projects related to multilateral organisations and their support to security sector governance and reform - Prepare contracts, draft high-quality narrative and financial reports for donors, and prepare and monitor project budgets - Assist in the editing and layout of publications - Carry out logistical and administrative tasks  - Contribute to both corporate and divisional processes, products and activities - Upon request, represent DCAF at conferences, meetings, and other fora, and liaise with partners and other stakeholders - Perform other tasks as required.   YOUR EXPERIENCE   Education: - Advanced university degree (Masters) in international relations, political science, law, peace, or security studies   Experience: - At least 3 years of policy and research experience in the field of institutional reform, governance, and/or security sector governance and reform - Preferably one year work experience at a multilateral organisation (e.g. UN, AU, EU, OSCE)  as well as familiarity with relevant international policy agendas and discourses, in particular the sustaining peace agenda  - Outstanding writing, analytical and methodological skills - Demonstrated ability to draft, review and edit texts suitable for publication and for different target audiences - Experience in conducting applied research, ideally within a research institute, and/or in the development of guidance tools. - Experience in preparing and monitoring project budgets - Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and team-oriented approach - Excellent administrative and organisational skills. 
   Language Requirements:  - Excellent command of English is essential; other languages, in particular French, is highly desirable   Other: - Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite   We offer: - a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience - the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people - the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights   If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to prdrecruitment@dcaf.ch by 15 January 2021 with the subject heading 'PRDiv PO - Multilaterals', enclosing:   - a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF - a concise CV (maximum two pages), including a list of relevant publications   Interviews and tests will be conducted the second half of January and beginning of February. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.   

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22/12/2020 - 15/01/2021

Trainer (w/m/d) für gewaltfreie Kommunikation und Konflikttransformation in Nepal

Nepal, Bāgmatī, Kathmandu - Dienste in Übersee
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Die Partnerorganisation Fullness of life for all in a transformed Nepali society lautet die Vision von United Mission of Nepal (UMN). Bei der Umsetzung orientieren sich Mitarbeitende u. a. an den Werten Hoffnung und Frieden, Gerechtigkeit, Versöhnung, Würde und Respekt sowie Nachhaltigkeit. Als christliche Organisation in einem vorwiegend nicht-christlichen politischen Kontext ist UMN in allen entwicklungspolitisch relevanten Bereichen tätig. Armutsbekämpfung und das friedliche Zusammenleben in der Gesellschaft zeichnen ihren entwicklungspolitischen Ansatz am stärksten aus. Ihr flächendeckendes Programm zur Friedensbildung aktiviert Mitarbeitende von UMN und ihrer Partnerorganisationen zur Konfliktsensitivität. Somit leistet UMN einen wesentlichen Beitrag dazu, Gewalt und Diskriminierung in Gemeinschaften zu verringern und Zusammenarbeit von Gruppen, bspw. unterschiedlicher Religion und Ethnie, zu erleichtern. Die jahrzehntelange Expertise schenkt UMN die Achtsamkeit, Selbstreflexion und das Bewusstsein für die eigene Rolle als christliche Organisation in einer von Hinduismus, Buddhismus und zahlreichen religiösen Minderheiten geprägten Gesellschaft. Die sehr gute Reputation sowie das landesweite, vielfältige und multisektorale Programm, aber auch die Präsenz in abgelegenen, schwer erreichbaren Regionen, zum Beispiel dem Distrikt Nawalparasi, bieten weitreichende Anknüpfungspunkte für den Aufbau von Kapazitäten und die Gestaltung von Dialogprozessen und -strukturen. Professionalität einer großen Organisation, Christlichkeit, ausgeprägte Werteorientierung, nepalesischer Managementstil und Präsenz von internationalen Fachkräften sowie 60 Jahre Erfahrung prägen die Organisationskultur von United Mission to Nepal. Der Sitz ist in Kathmandu.   Der Zivile Friedensdienst Der Zivile Friedensdienst (ZFD) ist ein Programm für Gewaltprävention und Friedensförderung in Krisen- und Konfliktregionen. Es setzt sich für eine Welt ein, in der Konflikte ohne Gewalt geregelt werden. Neun deutsche Friedens- und Entwicklungsorganisationen ? unter ihnen Brot für die Welt - führen den ZFD gemeinsam mit lokalen Partnerorganisationen durch. Der ZFD wird von der Bundesregierung gefördert. Fachkräfte des ZFD unterstützen Menschen vor Ort langfristig in ihrem Engagement für Dialog, Menschenrechte und Frieden. Aktuell arbeiten mehr als 350 internationale ZFD-Fachkräfte in 43 Ländern. Angesichts ihrer Netzwerke und Partner auf verschiedenen gesellschaftlichen Ebenen bieten Hilfswerke weltweit direkten Zugang und Möglichkeiten, um Friedensprozesse mitzugestalten. Partnerorganisationen von Brot für die Welt und Friedensfachkräfte nehmen Einfluss darauf, den Kreislauf von Gewalt zu durchbrechen, für die Werte von Frieden und gewaltfreier Aktionen zu sensibilisieren und Partnernetzwerke bei der Vertiefung ihrer Kenntnisse für eine gewaltfreie Konfliktbearbeitung und Dialogprozessgestaltung zu unterstützen. Friedensfachkräfte tragen dazu dabei, Strukturen aufzubauen, in denen gewaltfreie Konfliktbearbeitung langfristig verankert und Informationsgrundlagen für faktenbasierte Dialoge möglich ist. Der Ansatz besteht in einem interreligiösen Dialog sowie darin, Frauen als Schlüsselakteure für integrative Veränderungen und in der Wahrnehmung ihrer Rechte zu bestärken. Ihre Stimmen sollen gehört und ihre Beteiligung an Entscheidungsprozessen gesteigert werden.   Die Aufgaben Die zukünftige Friedensfachkraft berät Mitarbeitende von UMN und ihre Partnerorganisationen dabei, friedensbezogene Projekte zielgerichtet und nachhaltigkeitsorientiert umzusetzen. Dazu gestaltetet sie die Prozesse eines Miteinander-Lernens im Rahmen von Fortbildungen, Seminaren und Workshops und On-The-Job-Wissensvermittlung; dabei werden alle Entscheidungsträger*innen und Beteiligte auf nationaler und regionaler Ebene, der Zivilgesellschaft, Gemeinde und Regierung, aktiv eingebunden. Schlüssel-Kompetenzen, -Akteure und ?Strukturen zur Förderung und Gestaltung von Friedens- und Dialogräumen werden identifiziert und gestärkt. Im Detail sind Sie für Folgendes verantwortlich: - Beraten von Kolleg*innen und Mitarbeitenden von Kooperationspartner*innen - Konzipieren und Durchführen von Fortbildungen sowie Mentoring und fachliche Beratung - Mitwirken bei der Analyse und Identifikation von Konflikten - Gestalten und Aufbauen von friedenspolitischen Kompetenzen und Dialogräumen - Gemeinsame Planung, Konzeption und Durchführung friedens-/schutzbezogener Projekte - Recherche, Identifikation und Dokumentation von bspw. Best Practice - Aufbau eines internationalen Netzwerkes und Organisation von Wissenstransfer   Die Leistungen von Brot für die Welt und Dienste in Übersee Brot für die Welt bietet den Rahmen, in dem die von Dienste in Übersee vermittelten Fachkräfte ihr Wissen und ihre Fähigkeiten mit Menschen in einem anderen Kulturkreis teilen können. Das solidarische Miteinander, das voneinander Lernen und der interkulturelle Austausch werden ermöglicht durch: - Individuelle Vorbereitung - Dreijahresvertrag mit Leistungen nach dem deutschen Entwicklungshelfergesetz (EhfG) - Supervision   Interessiert? Wir freuen uns über Ihre Bewerbung mit Angabe der Bewerbungsnummer NPL2000320 an Anne Ndiaye anne.ndiaye@due.org Tel. +49-30-65211-1326 Dienste in Übersee gGmbH Caroline-Michaelis-Str. 1 D-10115 Berlin   Wichtiger Hinweis Aufgrund der aktuellen weltweiten Einschränkungen durch die Covid-19-Pandemie lassen sich derzeit keine endgültigen Termine für Auswahl und Ausreise festlegen. Dennoch freuen wir uns über Ihre Bewerbung und suchen individuell mit Ihnen nach den aktuell besten Einsatzmöglichkeiten.   Dienste in Übersee gGmbH ist eine 100%ige Tochter des Evangelischen Werkes für Diakonie und Entwicklung e.V. mit der Marke Brot für die Welt - Master in Friedens- und Konfliktforschung oder ein vergleichbarer Abschluss - Fundierte Kenntnisse in Konflikttransformation, inter-/intrareligiöser Dialog, Friedensstrukturen - Erfahrung als Trainer*in für Dialog, gewaltfreie Kommunikation und Konflikttransformation - Erfahrung in der Konzeption friedenspolitischer Interventionen, Projektanträge und -berichte - Interkulturelle Kompetenz in der Gestaltung von Dialogräumen und von Lernprozessen - Kompetent in Englisch - Systemisches Denkvermögen, ausgeprägte Analysefähigkeit und Improvisationsfähigkeit - Offenheit und Motivation für die Integration in die Kultur Nepals und die christliche UMN - Flexibilität und Motivation für Dienstreisen in Nepal Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Staatsangehörigkeit eines Mitgliedstaates der Europäischen Union oder der Schweiz eine formelle Voraussetzung ist.

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21/12/2020

Social worker for the integration programme at the student office, Madaba, Jordan

Jordan, Madaba, Madaba - AGIAMONDO
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Jordan, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures. To establish social and psychosocial support services and meeting initiatives for students of the American University of Madaba / Vicariate of Jordan, we are looking for a   Social worker for the integration programme at the student office, Madaba, Jordan to start as soon as possible.   Your new role Jordan is a very stable country surrounded by various social, political, economic and humanitarian crises. Over the last few decades, it has taken in millions of refugees which, to this day, continues to place a heavy burden on the social infrastructure. Jordan has one of the youngest populations in the world: 63% of the population is under 30 years old.   The American University of Madaba (AUM) offers a high standard of education, well-equipped laboratories and lecture theatres as well as a state-of-the-art sports complex. Of the approximately 1,400 students at the AUM, more than 45% are female. In total, some 20 nationalities are represented on the campus. Courses are taught in English. A student office was recently set up to simplify the handling of student concerns and questions. With your expertise, you will support the AUM in promoting the social and cultural integration of students who, due to their personal, family or national background, require special attention when starting their studies and to participate actively in campus life.   Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks: - Working with your colleagues from the AUM student office, you will develop and promote psychosocial integration and support services for students of different backgrounds. - To do so, you will analyse the current situation, systematise the needs of students, identify potential obstacles for prospective students and develop strategies and services to reduce these obstacles. - You will organise meeting places and implement psychosocial support services of various kinds, e.g. sport, music, theatre, art. - You will actively approach the students and encourage them to take part in the integration programmes. - You will explore opportunities for scholarships and other financial support for students from disadvantaged and marginalised groups. - You will ensure the proper disbursement and administration of funds locally in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the AUM.   Your profile - You have completed a university degree in, for example, social work, education, psychology, culture management, sports management or similar. - You have several years of professional experience in integration work with regard to marginalised groups. Previous knowledge of peace and reconciliation work would be an advantage. - You have experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation and ideally have already managed projects in NGOs. - You have a very good command of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. - You are an EU or Swiss citizen, identify with the goals and concerns of the church-based development and peace-building work and look forward to working in a Christian-oriented organisation.   What AGIAMONDO offers - Individual and thorough preparation - Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz) - Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice   We look forward to receiving your complete online application (cover letter, [Europass CV](http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/de), certificates in *PDF format) by no later than 10/01/2021 via the Vacancies section of our website.   Your contact: Jacqueline Kallmeyer   AGIAMONDO e.V. | PO Box 210128 | 50527 Cologne www.agiamondo.de www.facebook.de/AGIAMONDO   Corona - Information for applicants   Dear applicants, Even in the current situation, we are happy to accept your application via the online application portal. We are conducting the selection procedure online. We also offer our preparatory measures as digital solutions. Currently, many of our development workers are working from home. Some have had to leave their places of work temporarily and are remaining in their home countries. We will decide whether and when development workers can work on the ground on projects again on a case-by-case basis, in a responsible manner and in consultation with our partners.

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