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Senior Social Development Specialist

United States of America, Washington, Washington DC - World Bank Group

Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org. The Sustainable Development Practice Group helps countries tackle their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food; Climate Change; Environmental and Social Framework (ESF); Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy; Social Sustainability and Inclusion; Urban, Resilience and Land Development; and Water.   SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND INCLUSION GLOBAL PRACTICE The Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice helps countries tackle deep rooted social problems stemming from fragility, climate change, exclusion, and the digital age with people centered solutions that build on local values and institutions. The Practice engages with citizens, communities, and governments to deepen resilience, build inclusion, and empower vulnerable and marginalized groups to have influence and voice. It prioritizes participatory, multi-sectoral approaches that build on norms and informal institutions to address social challenges and to build more inclusive, empowered communities.  The Practice also works across the Bank's portfolio to implement the Environment and Social Framework (ESF) standards. The ESF offers an overarching platform for fostering inclusive approaches to ensure vulnerable groups benefit from Bank investments and mitigate against related risks.The Social Sustainability and Inclusion strategy aims to promote inclusive sustainable development anchored on three pillars: Social Inclusion: (i) enhancing opportunities for equality and inclusion of all people irrespective of income level, geography, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other grounds of discrimination (ii) advancing inclusive laws, regulations, policies and institutions (iii) investing in access to markets and services for hard to reach and marginalized groups living in lagging regions. Social Resilience: (i) strengthening social risk management for social sustainability (ii) enhancing social cohesion and opportunities in fragile communities (iii) strengthening social resilience to climate extremes and natural hazards (iv) supporting emergency response and an inclusive recovery from COVID-19. Social Empowerment: (i) supporting community empowerment for more effective service delivery (ii) fostering accountable governance including from the bottom up (iii) promoting community-driven women empowerment and livelihood support programs. Three overarching priorities of the Global Practice are to strengthen: (1) the analytics that underpin our country dialogue, operations, social risk management across the Bank's portfolio, and engagements on the global agenda exploiting traditional and new sources of data and analytical tools, including digital tools (2) the synergies between operational interventions (ASAs and financing) and the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) to help deliver on the promise of the ESF to bring a development focus to social risk management of the Bank's portfolio (3) the Community Driven Development (CDD) operational instrument to more consistently focus on social dimensions of climate change, digital applications for community learning, empowerment and livelihoods, and norms and behavior change.   POSITION The SSI Global Unit is looking to recruit a Senior Social Development Specialist for the World Bank Office in Washington DC to support CDD operations focusing upon Local Economic Development and/or women's economic empowerment activities as well as on technological innovations within CDD. S/he will be a member of the CDD Global Solutions Group team. The Senior Social Development Specialist will work under the daily supervision of the CDD Global Lead under the overall management of the Practice Manager in the Global Unit.    Duties and Accountabilities ? Provide direct operational support to World Bank CDD teams on Local Economic Development (LED) and/or women's economic empowerment (WEE).? Share cutting edge knowledge about global experiences, evaluations, and lessons learned on LED and WEE.? Coordinate and foster partnerships with internal and external actors working in the LED and WEE space.? Prepare guidance materials and operational resources for task teams working on LED/WEE operations.? Assist task teams and governments in preparing comprehensive market analyses as part of CDD LED operations.? Participate in discussions with WB regional and sectoral teams on Just Transition initiatives to support the economic development of affected regions and communities through people-centered approaches.? Assist in exploring policy and operational options to develop technology and social innovation-driven smart village approaches that can improve service delivery and local economic development in rural areas.? Assist in fund-raising activities, including with the private sector, to support community LED and WEE initiatives.? Contribute to the CDD global team's training events, knowledge exchange activities, corporate briefs, portfolio monitoring, newsletters and presentation materials.? Respond to ad hoc information requests from internal and external clients.? Any other tasks as requested by the CDD Global Lead or Practice Manager.   Selection Criteria ? Master's or PhD with a minimum of 8 years' experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related social science (e.g., Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, etc.) or Business Administration.? Field experience working on community-driven development operations with LED/WEE components.? Demonstrated experience working with the private sector, governments and communities to find market-based solutions to poverty and promoting inclusive economic growth.? Experience undertaking comprehensive market analyses to promote job creation and business solutions.? Experience in developing and implementing financial inclusion strategies to promote income growth, including for women and vulnerable groups.? Knowledge of Bank CDD programs and operations especially in fragile and conflict-affected environments is an advantage.? Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, poverty alleviation, social development, and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.? Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and team skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically to find effective "best fit" solutions to development problems, with a strong client focus.? Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.? Willingness to travel regularly to different regions.? Excellent oral and written fluency in English is required. French and/or Spanish would be advantageous.COMPETENCIES ? Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipate needs and requests in the field and conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of government and non-government partners.? Social inclusion, empowerment, and resilience - Experience in successfully applying social sustainability and inclusion principles and good practice, covering issues of FCV, inclusion and non-discrimination of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, stakeholder engagement, etc.? Social Development implications on policies, institutions, and operations ? Solid understanding of the implications of social development on policy, institutions, and operations.? Participation and Consultation - Extensive experience conducting social development consultative and participatory approaches, deriving results that resonate with the client; ability to coach others in the application of the interventions.? Analytical Tools for Social Sustainability - Extensive experience conducting social development analyses, deriving results that resonate with the client; ability to coach others in the application of the tools.? Integrative Skills - Understand relevant cross-practice areas and how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-practice work in lending and non-lending operations.? Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translate technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interact with clients at the policy level.? Lead and Innovate - Develop innovative solutions with others.? Deliver Results for Clients - Achieve results and identify mission-driven solutions for the client.? Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Initiate collaboration across boundaries and broadly across the World Bank Group and bring differing ideas into the forefront.? Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Create, apply, and share knowledge from across and outside WBG to strengthen internal and or external client solutions.? Make Smart Decisions - Recommend and take decisive action. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities, women and SSA/CR candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.    [World Bank Group Core Competencies](https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O) The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the [World Bank](https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers) and [IFC](https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers/Working+at+the+IFC/), including our values and inspiring stories.             ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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Early Childhood Development (ECD) Specialist - P4

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - UNICEF

  UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.   For every child, Early Development  The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. The ECD Specialist supports the Regional Office (RO) on key aspects of the regional ECD portfolio, with a strong focus on integrating ECD into health systems and leading the scale up of key digital ECD innovations across the region. This position is under the supervision of the Early Childhood Development Advisor and will also routinely liaise with the Health Regional Advisor responsible for the overall Thrive portfolio, the Child Protection, Education, Social Policy and C4D Advisors on cross sectoral coordination issues, as well as work closely with the T4D Specialist on all digital innovations. The Specialist will also network with key partners and subject matter experts externally (e.g., European Union, child rights organizations, universities).     How can you make a difference? The ECD Specialist reports to the Chief of ECD Section for general guidance and direction. In close collaboration with relevant sectors, the Specialist is responsible for coordinating the design, development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ECD programmes within the Regional Programme. The position is particularly focused on contributing towards results under the Thrive Regional Outcome area, but is also expected to provide critical guidance and support to ECD initiatives that cut across outcomes and sectors. The Specialist is also responsible for the provision of timely and effective advocacy and technical support to Country Office counterparts for the design, implementation and monitoring of ECD policies, promoting the rights of the younger children as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies. The Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results on ECD related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. Summary of key functions/accountabilities: - Technical leadership in ECD programming - Strategic management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes - Advisory services, quality oversight and technical support - Advocacy, networking and partnership building - Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building Impact of Results: The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of holistic ECD programmes/projects and the achievement of concrete and sustainable results from ECD programmes contributes to the achievement of UNICEF goals for care and protection of children from the early stages of their life and promotes/protects their rights to survival, development and well being in society. Achievements in programmes and projects in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers/caregivers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, public administration, public health/medicine, nutrition, economics, psychology, sociology, human development, child development, family studies or another relevant technical field. - A minimum of eight years of professional experience in human or social development programme planning and implementation in early childhood development related areas is required. - Experience should include ECD policy development across key sectors, with particular focus in the health system, monitoring and evaluation in early childhood development and/or related areas, and ECD programming experience at the national and/or regional levels in middle income and lower middle-income countries. - Prior experience with digital innovations in support of parents, children or front-line professionals is required - Proven experience with successful national, regional or global partnerships and networking for ECD is required - Successful experiences at the mid-career level or higher with project management, monitoring and reporting is required Knowledge of EU social policies, and funding mechanisms, particularly in relation to childcare, early childhood development, healthcare and social protection is an asset. - Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. - Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. - Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another language relevant to ECAR (Russian, or another Western Balkans language) is an asset.     For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Core Competencies (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities) * - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) - Works Collaboratively with others (2) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) - Innovates and Embraces Change (2) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) - Drive to achieve impactful results (2) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)   To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). Click [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared) to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.             ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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20/09/2021 - 01/10/2021
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Special Assistant to UNCDF Executive Director - P3

United States of America, New York, New York - United Nations Development Programme

  Background   UNDP / UNCDF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP / UNCDF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.   The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world's 46 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF offers "last mile" finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF's financing models work through three channels: (1) inclusive digital economies, which connects individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; (2) local development finance, which drives structural transformation of localities through policy and regulatory reform, fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and project finance to unlock capital flows to the local level, combined local economic expansion and sustainable development; and (3) investment finance, which provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. The Executive Director/Secretary is the organization head and is responsible for the overall strategic vision and guidance of UNCDF, and directs and manages country programmes and operations to achieve performance targets and objectives. The Special Assistant to the Executive Director, based at the Directorate team at HQ is responsible for the provision of advisory, analysis, coordination, and quality assurance support to Executive Director .  S/he collaborates with teams within HQ teams/units and throughout UNCDF as whole, including regional offices, Regional Hubs, Country Offices and Global Policy Centers to support the representational, advocacy, partnership, and communications commitments of the Executive Director .  S/he supports relevant directorate specific, UNCDF/UNDP, and UN management mechanisms and for tracking and ensuring follow-up on senior management directives, commitments, exchanges and agreements with internal and external stakeholders.  This is a newly-established fixed-term position and is based at UNCDF New York Headquarters.     Duties and Responsibilities   Functions / Key Results Expected: Working under the overall supervision of the Executive Director, UNCDF, the Special Assistant to the ED will provide day-to-day support in implementing the organization's mandate on the overall strategic vision and management of UNCDF's programme and operations. The Special Assistant to the Executive Director is the primary point of contact for all meetings, missions, conferences, etc. and related reporting undertaken by the ES. S/he is responsible for performing and contributing to the following: - Provide Scheduling and Effective front-office support to the Executive Director. - Review, analysis, and quality assurance of documents for the Executive Director. - Coordination of substantive preparation and follow-through on the engagements (including missions) of Executive Director. - Management and communication support to the Directorate.   Detailed Description of Key Job Responsibilities & Functions: 1.  Provide Scheduling and Effective front-office support to the Executive Director: - Manages the daily schedule, mission planning and calendar of engagements for the Executive Director, in collaboration with the Executive Associate; - Coordinates and manages forward planning of the quarterly and long-term calendar of the Executive Director and/or Deputy, ensuring strategic prioritization of engagements; - Drafts correspondence, notes-to-the-file, and coordinates/contributes to other routine documentation required by the Executive Director; - Facilitates implementation of the requests, directives and commitments of the Executive Director, in coordination with relevant managers and teams within the bureau; - Maintains regular contact with the UNCDF main practice-leads, UNDP Executive/Office of the Administrator, the Directorates of different UNDP Bureaux, and external stakeholders such as Missions to the UN, UN System partners, IGOs, NGOs, donors, and other multilateral agencies to keep the UNCDF Executive Director abreast of key developments within the organization; and - Works in close collaboration with the other directorate Special Assistant and backstops him/her when absent on leave or on mission. - Assists the Executive Director and Deputy ES in ensuring the smooth running of the Directorate by providing them with the up-to-the-minute information, drafts of analyses, presentations, and well-crafted messages he/she needs for day-to-day management, meetings, and external contacts. - Interacts as required with UNCDF staff, as well as other UN system colleagues and external partners to ensure that the ES and Deputy ES are kept abreast of important developments affecting the organization. 2.  Review, analysis, and quality assurance of documents for the Executive Director: - Reviews speeches, briefs, background papers, etc for substantive accuracy, completeness, strategic messaging, in liaison with the Policy and Communications Team as well as other units throughout UNCDF as needed; - Provides clear and timely guidance to staff to facilitate preparation of briefs and speeches for the Executive Director; - Drafts and contributes to speeches and briefs for the Executive Director and/or Deputy as necessary; - Reviews and analyzes relevant UNCDF documents and submissions for the approval or clearance of the UNCDF Director and/or Deputy to ensure alignment with corporate guidance and standards as well as to ensure quality and comprehensiveness of input; - Channels feedback/comments/questions from the Executive Director and/or Deputy to teams and vice versa; - Performs research on topics as assigned, analyzes information and synthesizes into a clear summary to facilitate decision-making by the Executive Director and/or Deputy. - Coordination of briefs, inputs to briefs and position papers for the ES, ensuring completeness and coordination with the UNCDF units. - Contributes to timely and efficient information sharing in the organization, including discussion-papers, documents for e-review, minutes with relevant decisions and others. 3. Coordination of substantive preparation and follow-through on the engagements    (including missions) of the Executive Director: - Coordinates substantive preparations, including agenda, accompaniment, and supporting materials for all engagements of the UNCDF Director and/or Deputy; - Attends meetings and travels with the UNCDF Director and/or Deputy on official visits, as needed; - Organizes official side-meetings and visits on the UNCDF Director and/or Deputy while on mission; - Prepares all meeting reports and correspondence in a timely manner, including back-to-office reports for the Executive Director; and - Travels with the ES, as needed, on his official visits to UNCDF country offices/United Nations system meetings and donor and intergovernmental meetings. - Timely preparation of all following reports and correspondence. - Development of agenda for meetings chaired by the ES. - Facilitates and tracks follow-up actions with relevant focal points within UNCDF and UNDP, in line with commitments made by the UNCDF Director and/or Deputy. - Coordinates special projects and assignments on behalf of the UNCDF Executive Director and/or Deputy, frequently involving senior managers as well as a broader constituency. 4. Management and Communication support - Coordinates preparation of submissions and background documentation for UNCDF/UNDP/UN management mechanisms including the UNCDF senior management team, the UNDP ExO, OPG, the Executive Board, and S-G's Policy Committee; - Participation as Secretary for UNCDF senior management/policy group meetings, responsible for recording decisions, coordinating development of the agenda, gathering and analyzing information to support decision-making, and communication of relevant decisions to staff; - Timely follow-up action is taken, and that the ES's commitments and agreements appropriately reflected. - Careful review of correspondence drafted for the ES's signature to ensure clarity and that the ES's position is reflected. - Drafts and/or assists in the drafting of correspondence at the request of the ES for clearance and signature. - Coordinates and provides quality assurance for management responses to Executive Board decisions, together with Policy colleagues. - Supports the organization of regular staff meetings and special events; - Supports effective internal communications with staff; - Advises the UNCDF Director and/or Deputy on a range of issues relating to management and the overall "state of the bureau", including emerging concerns of staff; - Collaborates with the operational planning missions undertaken by the ES, including identifying major meetings and preparation of briefing documentation. - Ensures that a system is in place to handle delicate and sensitive information matters with tact and acumen.     Competencies   Core: Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor) Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them   Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor) Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers   People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor) Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others   Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform, strong presentation skills Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor) Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others   Delivery Ability to get things done Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor) Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions   Technical / Functional:  Primary Time Management Ability to work on multiple opportunities across products and sectors while working to deadlines and managing time effectively Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor)   Partnership and Networking Ability to build the relations and to develop a network of relevant external contacts, as well as internally across different teams Level 4: Originate (Peer Regarded Lead Expert)   Analytical and Research Skills Including the ability to analyze company reports, sector data, economics and relevant political events Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor)   Report Writing   Ability to prepare quality reports Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor)   Event, Meeting, and Workshop Facilitation Ability to plan and organize events Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor)   Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Level 5: Integrate & Empower (Strategic Advisor)       Required Skills and Experience   Education: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in finance, economics, business administration, social sciences or related disciplines. Experience & Technical Competency Profile: - Minimum 5 years of professional work experience with the strong executive support and management coordination with professional experience in the financial services industry, preferably in an investment bank, corporate bank, multilateral development bank (MDB), bilateral development finance institution (DFI), private equity fund, venture capital, impact investment fund or other such. - Knowledge and understanding of financing structuring, capital markets, impact investing, venture capital, private equity, and other types of financial innovation for development. - Experience working in developing country settings is an asset. Further, the interested applicants should be to demonstrate: - Proven Ability to scan and synthesize diverse sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations; - Strong Research and Information gathering skills; - Knowledge of various programme information for research to provide recommendation and guidance to management; - Knowledge Curation; ability to turn raw information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to stated need; - Substantive positioning of UN and Development landscape; - Good grasp global institutions (such as the UN, IFIs), processes (such as G20 and various UN initiatives), knowledge of UNCDF's niche, and ability to engage and foster strong networks with those institutions; - Active interest in investing in developing countries and understanding of emerging market environments, opportunities, and a creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas; - Ability to work in a multicultural environment, with a willingness to travel - Computer literacy, including proficient use of research and applied software. Language: - Full working proficiency in English is required. - Working proficiency in French will be considered an asset, but not required.           ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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20/09/2021 - 01/10/2021
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Programme Manager, Capital Markets for Development - P5

United States of America, New York, New York - United Nations Development Programme

  Background   UNDP / UNCDF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP / UNCDF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.   The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world's 46 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF offers "last mile" finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF's financing models work through three channels: (1) inclusive digital economies, which connects individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; (2) local development finance, which drives structural transformation of localities through policy and regulatory reform, fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and project finance to unlock capital flows to the local level, combined local economic expansion and sustainable development; and (3) investment finance, which provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. Based on its capital mandate to help Least Developed Countries (LDC) pursue inclusive growth, UNCDF focuses on the expansion and blending of its capital investment instruments, and promotes innovative finance instruments to further explore how public finance can be used to unlock additional public and private finance from international and domestic sources to reach the last mile. Targeting the last mile implies adapting solutions to the underserved, where benefits from growth tend to leave people excluded, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest. With its existing portfolio of blended finance programmes, UNCDF uses a combination of grants, reimbursable grants, loans, guarantees and blended finance funds to make innovative finance work for the poor. Through its programmes UNDCF promotes financing models invest in SMEs in the frontier economies, derisks investments and projects by providing guarantees and supports market and ecosystem development, particularly in the digital and municipal infrastructure arenas. It aims at inclusive digital economies to transform lives via technology and telecommunications solutions leapfrogging stages of development. It develops a pipeline of transformational sub-sovereign, municipal infrastructure projects through structured project finance, innovations in fiscal decentralization, and through a municipal finance blended finance fund. The need for UNCDF to catalyze more investments for the varied and evolving requirements of LDCs calls for the steady investment of Official Development Assistance (ODA) but also tapping the private sector capital managed by institutional investors such as asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, corporate treasuries and impact investment funds to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). For UNCDF to remain relevant and competitive in this changing global environment, it needs to maximize the right conditions for capital raising and structuring to flourish in a new development finance landscape. Hence, considering the untapped potential of investment in the impact space in LDCs, UNCDF is adapting its business model to 1) push the boundaries of capital markets innovations to raise private capital for the LDCs, 2) further explore how public finance ? such as ODA and climate finance - can be used to unlock additional private finance from international and domestic sources, primarily for the LDCs, and 3) structuring capital investment instruments such as Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), bonds, first loss, risk mitigation and listing of new instruments on public exchanges. Based on its capital mandate to help Least Developed Countries (LDC) pursue inclusive growth, UNCDF focuses on the expansion and blending of its capital investment instruments, and promotes innovative finance instruments to further explore how public finance can be used to unlock additional public and private finance from international and domestic sources to reach the last mile. Targeting the last mile implies adapting solutions to the underserved, where benefits from growth tend to leave people excluded, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest. With its existing portfolio of blended finance programmes, UNCDF uses a combination of grants, reimbursable grants, loans, guarantees and blended finance funds to make innovative finance work for the poor. Through its programmes UNDCF promotes financing models invest in SMEs in the frontier economies, derisks investments and projects by providing guarantees and supports market and ecosystem development, particularly in the digital and municipal infrastructure arenas. It aims at inclusive digital economies to transform lives via technology and telecommunications solutions leapfrogging stages of development. It develops a pipeline of transformational sub-sovereign, municipal infrastructure projects through structured project finance, innovations in fiscal decentralization, and through a municipal finance blended finance fund. The need for UNCDF to catalyze more investments for the varied and evolving requirements of LDCs calls for the steady investment of Official Development Assistance (ODA) but also tapping the private sector capital managed by institutional investors such as asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, corporate treasuries and impact investment funds to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). For UNCDF to remain relevant and competitive in this changing global environment, it needs to maximize the right conditions for capital raising and structuring to flourish in a new development finance landscape. Hence, considering the untapped potential of investment in the impact space in LDCs, UNCDF is adapting its business model to 1) push the boundaries of capital markets innovations to raise private capital for the LDCs, 2) further explore how public finance ? such as ODA and climate finance - can be used to unlock additional private finance from international and domestic sources, primarily for the LDCs, and 3) structuring capital investment instruments such as Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), bonds, first loss, risk mitigation and listing of new instruments on public exchanges.   Position Context: In this context, UNCDF is creating a Capital Markets for Development programme team to identify, and leverage new sources of funding and and innovative finance opportunities, and is now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position listed below. This Programme Manager Capital Markets Development will work closely with the Director Capital Markets D1 and UNCDF Senior Management team,  on the Capital Markets programme development, working in close collaboration with the UNCDF three practice/pillar technical teams. The Programme Manager will work on developing the newly-identified opportunities and developing new private sector funding and capital markets structures for UNCDF with the purpose to attracting and encouraging large private sector institutional investors and asset managers to invest in development while meeting their returns and risk perspectives. This will be newly-established fixed-term position financed on UNCDF Core-resources and is based at UNCDF New York Headquarters. The role reports directly to the UNCDF Executive Secretary/Director D-2, New York. USA and works in close collaboration with the Director Capital Markets for Development and the other directorate team.     Duties and Responsibilities   The Programme Manager, Capital Markets for Development will have the following major deliverables, that are expected to be executed during the twelve months of the assignment entering into force. The new position will be extended upon satisfactory performance during the first year, and additional outputs will be added over the course of the assignment     Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks 1. Provide Programme Management leadership in the area of Capital Markets Development - Work on identify and develop new donors, investors and capital markets structures with the purpose of orienting capital towards investing in new frontier areas via UNCDF investments or financial advisory. - Technical leadership and Programme management to the Capital Markets Development portfolio at a global level. - Provide strategic guidance to UNCDF country and regional leads  and lead the process of identifying promising investment opportunities for UNCDF in all regions that meet established investment criteria and new corporate priorities. - Dd develop specific opportunities to full-scale programme development, leveraging new donor capital with new institutional investor solutions to improve the amount, efficiency, and predictability of funding for UNCDF programmes. - Undertake donor outreach and consultation (private and public) to help secure additional funding. In this regard, the incumbent will lead partnerships with major financial institutions like investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset owners and with philanthropies and foundations. - Seek opportunities for coordinating and co-funding projects with existing donors/funders to ensure the UNCDF capital market development programme targets are met. - Leverage potential new partnerships intelligence, conduct risk assessment, and cost-benefit analysis on potential partnership models. - Contribute to nalyze external environment analysis, partners and stakeholders to identify key analytical insights and financing information. 2.  Strategic Advice and Business Development - Based on an agreed approach, provide expertise and advice to UNCDF and partner governments to support strategies to unlock additional public and private finance from international and domestic sources. - Contribute foresight, insight, ideation in funding innovation and perspectives of both public and private capital with a target of building bridges between them. - Communicate funding innovation needs and success stories to engage relevant stakeholders. - Collaboration and knowledge sharing in internal and external funding innovation networks. - Work closely with UNCDF Senior Management & Practice leads/Programme Managers, Local Development Finance Practice (LD),  LDC Investment Operations and  Inclusive Digital Economies (IDE), to design programs that fully operationalize UNCDF capital mandate. - If and where needed, initiate new specific sourcing activities such as requests for proposals, challenge funds, market scans, etc. - Work closely with Director Capital Markets and Head of Partnerships Policy and Communications Unit to support and scale-up fundraising activities - Support to establishment of a pipeline of new debt and other investment opportunities in LDCs through the UN community, donors, programmatic sponsors and lender relationships. - Identify and lead the development of new deals, loans and guarantees, with the intent to maximize the potential for commercial co-financing and catalyzing additional sources of capital for the same social purpose. - Engage with Private Sector, UN and Other Stakeholders as a thought leader and advisor on how public-private partnerships can unlock SDG positive investments. 3.  Advocacy and Knowledge Management - Provide intellectual leadership for research, learning and knowledge generation related to UNCDF's Investment mandate and operations. - Adopt approaches to ensure that the lessons learned from the transactional work are captured, documented and disseminated to investors, government officials, DFIs, and development partners. - Ensures that relevant lessons learned are also incorporated into UNCDF's ongoing and future programming, and form the basis for policy advocacy at the national and global levels; - Attend high-level forums and conferences, meet with donors, sponsors and lenders as needed. 4. Contribute to Organization-wide culture change around financial innovation, private sector funding and capital markets: - Lead and facilitate idea generation sessions with internal and external participation. - Create awareness of what is capital markets innovation and why it is important. - Lead activities to strengthen capabilities and contact to approach to private sector institutional investors, boost creativity and accelerate implementation. - Communicate financial innovation strategy and innovation success stories, working closely with Director Capital Markets and Partnerships, Policy and Communications teams.     Competencies   Core Innovation.  Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division Leadership.  Ability to persuade others to follow Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success and empowered to deliver People Management.  Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity Communication.  Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen Delivery.  Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 6: Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services   Technical / Functional Technical Knowledge/Knowledge and expertise in Investment & Public finance concepts, principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Building Strategic Partners Establishing, maintaining and utilizing a broad network of contacts.  Building partnerships and strategic alliances Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Results-Based Programme Development and Management Effectively managing core and non-core resources to achieve organizational results.  Moving from basic research to programme/project management, to programme design and conceptual leadership Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Fundraising Proven ability to fundraise for development purposes, building strong relationships with funders Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Innovation and Marketing New Approaches Developing original and innovative ideas and approaches.  Influencing others within UNDP and outside, to adopt new approaches.  Creating a culture of innovation and change Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Creating Visibility Ensuring that UNCDF has the visibility and corporate image it requires as the key development actor Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise     Required Skills and Experience   Education: - Advanced university degree (Masters or its university equivalent) in Business, Finance or Economics, or another related field. Experience and qualifications: - Minimum of 10 years professional experience in the financial services industry, preferably with a focus on resource mobilization, in an investment bank, corporate bank, multilateral development bank (MDB), bilateral development finance institution (DFI), private equity fund, venture capital, impact investment fund or other such. - Deep knowledge and long-term experience in financing structuring, capital markets, impact investing, venture capital, private equity, and other types of financial innovation in both the private sector for the international development arena. - Candidate with a proven track record for capital raising and structuring capital markets instruments for development will have a distinctive advantage. - Proven track record in the successful mobilization of resources and partners, and extensive network of contacts across the financial and investment sectors. - Expert knowledge in topics related to investment banking, venture capital, private equity, impact investment, and related fields, as well as Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Bilateral Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), with a focus on emerging and frontier markets. - Leadership experience working with high-level government officials and decision makers in the global investment area. - Experience working with development finance institutions and other renowned private entities operating in the development finance investment space is an advantage. - Working experience in emerging markets will be an asset. Language Requirements: - Fluency in English is required. - Proficiency in other UN languages especially French is considered a distinct advantage but not required.               ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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20/09/2021 - 29/09/2021
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Senior Advisor Capital Markets for Development - D1

United States of America, New York, New York - United Nations Development Programme

Background   UNDP / UNCDF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP / UNCDF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world's 46 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF offers "last mile" finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF's financing models work through three channels: (1) inclusive digital economies, which connects individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; (2) local development finance, which drives structural transformation of localities through policy and regulatory reform, fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and project finance to unlock capital flows to the local level, combined local economic expansion and sustainable development; and (3) investment finance, which provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. Based on its capital mandate to help Least Developed Countries (LDC) pursue inclusive growth, UNCDF focuses on the expansion and blending of its capital investment instruments, and promotes innovative finance instruments to further explore how public finance can be used to unlock additional public and private finance from international and domestic sources to reach the last mile. Targeting the last mile implies adapting solutions to the underserved, where benefits from growth tend to leave people excluded, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest. With its existing portfolio of blended finance programmes, UNCDF uses a combination of grants, reimbursable grants, loans, guarantees and blended finance funds to make innovative finance work for the poor. Through its programmes UNDCF promotes financing models invest in SMEs in the frontier economies, derisks investments and projects by providing guarantees and supports market and ecosystem development, particularly in the digital and municipal infrastructure arenas. It aims at inclusive digital economies to transform lives via technology and telecommunications solutions leapfrogging stages of development. It develops a pipeline of transformational sub-sovereign, municipal infrastructure projects through structured project finance, innovations in fiscal decentralization, and through a municipal finance blended finance fund. The need for UNCDF to catalyze more investments for the varied and evolving requirements of LDCs calls for the steady investment of Official Development Assistance (ODA) but also tapping the private sector capital managed by institutional investors such as asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, corporate treasuries and impact investment funds to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). For UNCDF to remain relevant and competitive in this changing global environment, it needs to maximize the right conditions for capital raising and structuring to flourish in a new development finance landscape. Hence, considering the untapped potential of investment in the impact space in LDCs, UNCDF is adapting its business model to 1) push the boundaries of capital markets innovations to raise private capital for the LDCs, 2) further explore how public finance ? such as ODA and climate finance - can be used to unlock additional private finance from international and domestic sources, primarily for the LDCs, and 3) structuring capital investment instruments such as Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), bonds, first loss, risk mitigation and listing of new instruments on public exchanges. In this context, UNCDF is creating a Capital Markets for Development  D1 Advisor position to identify, and leverage new sources of funding and and innovative finance opportunities, and is now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates. This will be newly-established fixed-term position financed on UNCDF Core-resurces and is based at UNCDF New York Headquarters. The role reports directly to the UNCDF Executive Secretary/Director D2, New York. USA.     Duties and Responsibilities   Key Functions / Results Expected: The Senior Advisor, Capital Markets for Development will work under the Directorate's guidance and supervision, and working closely with the Executive Secretary, and in close collaboration with the technical teams, the incumbent will have a managerial and entreprenurual role in identifying and developing  new private sector funding and capital markets structures for UNCDF with the purpose to attracting and encouraging large private sector institutional investors and asset managers to invest in development while meeting their returns and risk perspectives The following deliverables are expected to be executed during the intila twelve months of the assignment entering into force. The position will be extended upon satisfactory performance during the first year, and additional outputs will be added over the course of FT assignment. - An innovative financing and capital markets innovation strategy produced, one that crowds in additional public and private capital for UNCDF to deliver on its mandate of investing for development impact in LDC economies. - Development of a financing model that will ensure that UNCDF can support its investment plans to scale with a diverse and stable financial grounding. - Design, appraisal and implementation of UNCDF's next generation of capital markets approaches and instruments aiming at leveraging additional public and private financing for development. - Contribute to the mobilization of new and significant sources of financing from new private and other non-traditional entities to the tune of a minimum of $10 million per year.   Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks 1. Lead & Conduct Capital Raising and Structuring Innovation: - Identify and develop new donors, investors and capital markets structures with the purpose of orienting capital towards investing in new frontier areas via UNCDF investments or financial advisory. - Identify and develop specific opportunities to raising and leveraging donor capital with new institutional investor solutions to improve the amount, efficiency, and predictability of funding for UNCDF programmes. - Undertake donor outreach and consultation (private and public) to help secure additional funding. In this regard, the incumbent will lead partnerships with major financial institutions like investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset owners and with philanthropies and foundations. - Contribute to the development of an innovative finance business case for approaching investors and  donors. - Identify and carry out potential partnerships intelligence, conduct risk assessment, and cost-benefit analysis on potential partnership models. - Provide suggested contact information and make personal introductions where possible. - Proactively position UNCDF as an incubator of capital markets structures and solutions for development and innovative financing solutions for frontier economies in key global platforms. - Analyze external environment, partners and stakeholders to identify key analytical insights and financing information.   2.  Provide proactive strategic advice - Based on an agreed approach, provide expertise and advice to UNCDF and partner governments to support strategies to unlock additional public and private finance from international and domestic sources. - Lead and facilitate foresight, insight, ideation in funding innovation and perspectives of both public and private capital with a target of building bridges between them. - Secure relevant people, funding and time. - Communicate funding innovation needs and success stories to engage relevant stakeholders. - Collaboration and knowledge sharing in internal and external funding innovation networks.   3.  Drive a culture change around financial innovation, private sector funding and capital markets: - Lead and facilitate idea generation sessions with internal and external participation. - Create awareness of what is capital markets innovation and why it is important. - Lead activities to strengthen capabilities and contact to approach to private sector institutional investors, boost creativity and accelerate implementation. - Communicate financial innovation strategy and innovation success stories. - Coach and support other staff to develop ideas/opportunities. - Use tools and methods to identify opportunity value and estimate effort.     Competencies   Core: Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 7: Promotes stakeholder-centered design and appropriate risk-taking approaches for office / programme / division   Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow Level 7: Positions the organization as a center of expertise and influence Inspires others to reach new heights   People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 7: Empowers team managers to act independently and takes people management decisions   Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 7: Reconciles contrasting positions and ambiguous circumstances by communicating a clear path for resolution and progress   Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 7: Sets strategic goals and builds the means to achieve optimal service delivery and organizational excellence     Technical / Functional: Technical Knowledge Knowledge and expertise in Investment & Public finance concepts, principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations Level 7: Navigate & Guide: Charts a course for a systems approach to continuous learning, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to realize progress within across the relevant profession   Building Strategic Partners Establishing, maintaining and utilizing a broad network of contacts.  Building partnerships and strategic alliances Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Results Based Programme Development and Management Effectively managing core and non-core resources to achieve organizational results.  Moving from basic research to programme/project management, to programme design and conceptual leadership Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Fundraising Proven ability to fundraise for development purposes, building strong relationships with funders Level 7: Navigate & Guide: Charts a course for a systems approach to continuous learning, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to realize progress within across the relevant profession   Innovation and Marketing New Approaches Developing original and innovative ideas and approaches.  Influencing others within UNDP and outside, to adopt new approaches.  Creating a culture of innovation and change Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise   Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Creating Visibility Ensuring that UNCDF has the visibility and corporate image it requires as the key development actor Level 7: Navigate & Guide: Charts a course for a systems approach to continuous learning, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to realize progress within across the relevant profession       Required Skills and Experience   Education: An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in economics, Advanced university degree (or its university equivalent) in Business, Finance or Economics, or another related field. Qualifications and Experience: - A minimum of 15 years professional experience in the financial services industry, preferably with a focus on resource mobilization, in an investment bank, corporate bank, multilateral development bank (MDB), bilateral development finance institution (DFI), private equity fund, venture capital, impact investment fund or other such. - Deep knowledge and long-term experience in financing structuring, capital markets, impact investing, venture capital, private equity, and other types of financial innovation in both the private sector for the international development arena. - Candidate with a proven track record for capital raising and structuring capital markets instruments for development will have a distinctive advantage. - Proven knowledge of policy and technical implementation issues related to impact investment, impact measurement and the SDGs. - Expertise in policy, legal or regulatory issues related to investment management and facilitation for sustainable development. - Proven track record in the successful mobilization of resources and partners, and extensive network of contacts across the financial and investment sectors. - Expert knowledge in topics related to investment banking, venture capital, private equity, impact investment, and related fields, as well as Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Bilateral Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), with a focus on emerging and frontier markets. - Leadership experience working with high-level government officials and decision makers in the global investment area. - Experience working with development finance institutions and other renowned private entities operating in the development finance investment space is an advantage. - Working experience in emerging markets will be an asset. Language: - Fluency in English is required. - Proficiency in other UN languages especially French is considered a distinct advantage but not required.                 ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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20/09/2021 - 08/10/2021
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Peace and Development Advisor - P5

Honduras, Francisco Morazán, Tegucigalpa - United Nations Development Programme

  Background   Peace and Development Advisors (hereafter PDAs) 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 PDAs 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. PDAs 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.    PDAs 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.  PDAs 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 2021, PDAs will have been deployed to more than 50 countries through the Joint Programme. While most PDAs are deployed at country-level, there are a number of PDAs who cover multiple countries.  In some contexts, PDAs are part of a small Peace and Development Advisory team composed of a PDA and a substantive national or international officer/analyst. PDAs 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.     PDAs at the P5 level will be deployed in: a) particularly complex political, conflict and security settings as determined by the Joint Programme criticality assessment and analysis carried out by DPPA and UNDP b) in contexts of UN mission/mission transition settings or with other political presences, c) when regional/sub-regional functions are required, or d) when engagement with high-level officials is expected.   Given the broad range of skills and experience required by PDAs, 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 PDA's work.   Although in the last years the Government has carried out efforts to lower the homicide rate, Honduras still has one of the highest rates of crime and violence in the world (estimated homicide rate of 37.57/100,000 in 2020). Honduras is a major transit point for the transshipment of drugs.  Many crimes are related to organized crime/drug trafficking networks and gang activities, all of which have a strong negative impact on the country's political and economic life.    In 2016, as a result of massive protests against corruption, the Organization of American States established a Special Support Mission against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH).  The latter promoted substantive legislative reforms against corruption and aimed to help in the investigation of important corruption cases. However, in January 2020, the Government decided not to renew MACCIH's mandate.  Nonetheless, the anti-corruption agenda remains relevant and new opportunities have opened for the work of the UN and international cooperation.    Many Hondurans have left their country, escaping from violence as well as in search of better social and economic opportunities and family reintegration.  Most Hondurans have emigrated or sought asylum in the United States, Mexico or in other countries of the Americas. Changes in migration policies in receiving and transit countries may lead to large-scale deportation of Hondurans back to the country.  Honduras is highly dependent on remittances (18 per cent of GDP in 2016).  The flow of remittances could be impacted by deportations, including of those at risk of losing Temporary Protection Status (approximately 58,000).    The political landscape is still influenced by the 2009 coup d'etat. The 2017 presidential election was contested by the opposition, and was followed by large protests and post-electoral violence which lasted several weeks. In the context of the post-electoral crisis, the UN facilitated a political dialogue which promoted electoral reforms, among other issues.  The dialogue lasted through most of 2018 and its recommendations were submitted to the National Congress, which took them into account in a series of electoral reforms adopted later.     Since March 2020, Honduras as the rest of the world has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic which has exacerbated the problems described above.  In addition, the country was battered by two tropical storms, Eta and Iota, in late 2020.  Despite these challenges, the UN system in Honduras has been able to respond and adapt to this new environment.  The UNCT has a new Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development, a new National Reconstruction Plan and a Humanitarian Needs Assessment. Since 2020, Honduras is eligible to receive Peacebuilding Funds and the UNCT has a PBF portfolio of projects of US$7million, which are implemented by eight UN agencies.    General elections will take place in November 2021 and the UN is a major provider of technical assistance to all the electoral institutions and a leading voice for the holding of peaceful and fair elections.  The winner of that election will inherit a country with a series of crisis affecting health services, education, climate change and security, just to mention a few.    Given this backdrop, the PDA for Honduras should have experience in supporting mediation processes, and coordinating with the Government, political parties, electoral management bodies, and civil society, and other stakeholders on ways to mitigate political and social tensions going forward.     Duties and Responsibilities   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 Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders.   Submit analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA. - Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support RC and 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. PDAs 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 PDA 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. - Provide risk-informed analysis to the RC and the broader UNCT (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team) 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; - 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 regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the UN 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; - Participate on behalf of the RC, in relevant national fora and represent the UN system where necessary, including through engagement with high-level government officials; - 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 RC and 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 OHCHR and UN Women, 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 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, the diplomatic corps, 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; and - 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.     Competencies   Core Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division   Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver   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 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen   Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 6: Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services     Technical/Functional   Social Cohesion Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Conflict-Sensitive Programming Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Conflict and Political Economy Analysis Knowledge of the interaction of political, social and economic processes in a society; including distribution of power and wealth between groups and individuals, and the processes that create, sustain and transform these relationships over time, and how these dynamics both affect, and are affected by the UN's work. Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise   Relationship Management Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise   Gender  Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise   Resource Mobilization Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise     Required Skills and Experience   Education: - Advanced university degree (Master's Degree) in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, human rights, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences.  Experience: - At least 10 years of experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk informed/conflict sensitive development and/or conflict prevention & 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 working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and/or field experience would be a major asset; - Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset; - Experience working in the Central America region, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives would be an asset. 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20/09/2021 - 03/10/2021

Contracts Officer - P2

Denmark, Copenhagen city, Copenhagen - UNICEF

  Contracts OfficerP2, Fixed-Term, Copenhagen, Denmark UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.     For every child, Health Access to essential products for children and their families is an overarching goal for the work of UNICEF Supply Division. As one of the largest United Nations procurement agencies, UNICEF is uniquely positioned to leverage its reach, supply expertise and purchasing power to support governments across 150 countries to deliver results for children.This position is located in the Health Technology Centre (HTC). HTC is a procurement centre within the Supply Division and it focuses on ensuring sustainable access to life-saving health technologies, including safe injection equipment. The centre ensures the global availability of Health Technology Supplies through influencing markets for these lifesaving commodities, works with governments, partners and suppliers to plan, procure and deliver the right products at the right time, at the right price, while driving product innovations to meet needs around the world. How can you make a difference? In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in support of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) initiative, UNICEF is filling a strategic role as the procurement agent for the COVAX initiative, routine immunization and Procurement Service Partners. As part of the COVID-19 Pandemic response, UNICEF is supporting partners through Procurement Services to secure the required Safe Injection Equipment. Securing supply, Partnership engagement, and coordination of subsequent procurement of these devices on behalf of Procurement Service Partners across the range of demand, safeguarding UNICEFs interest, is key to the COVID-19 supply response. Under the general supervision of the Contracts Specialist, the incumbent will manage the procurement services related demand for COVID-19 SIE response, proving procurement in accordance with the UNICEF Rules and Regulations. Monitors and reports on supplier performance, market development and procurement history for a segment of product.   Key functions and responsibilities: - Ensures all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, SD Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures. - Issues international tender invitations to acceptable suppliers, evaluates quotations, clarifies offers and negotiates with suppliers, as appropriate. - Makes recommendations for finalization of purchases, adjudicates offers in consultation with Technical and QA Centres. Prepares and defends submissions to CRC. - Establishes Long Term Agreements and Direct Order Contracts. - Supports the Centre and the Procurement Services Centre with preparation of Price Estimates. - Reviews and provides recommendations for Local Procurement by Field Offices. - Reviews material specifications and requirements with the Technical and QA Centres to ensure completeness and appropriateness. - In partnership with QA and Technical, evaluates suppliers with respect to delivery performance, product acceptability and commercial acceptability. - Assists in preparation of all information materials, updating of data bases and management systems for use by HQs, Field Offices or Regional Offices. - Performs as a liaison in communicating with other centres regarding implementation of procurement cycle. - Establishes work plans and priorities, monitors achievements and evaluates performance of support staff. - Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Required: - A completed first university degree (Bachelor's degree) in business administration, commerce or law or related technical field - Minimum two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience, preferably at the international level - Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and/or industrialized countries - Knowledge of worldwide procurement, contract negotiations and administration - Experience from analytical work and negotiations - Fluency in English Desired: - Experience in procurement / contracting of Medical devices - Experience in SAP Materials Management Module - Proficiency in other UN Language   For every Child, you demonstrate? UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and.. Core Competencies - Nurtures, leads and manages people - Builds and maintains partnerships - Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness - Drive to achieve results for impact - Innovates and embraces change - Thinks and acts strategically - Manages ambiguity and complexity - Works collaboratively with others Click here to learn more: https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf   UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: - UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at: http://www.whed.net/ - Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.             ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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17/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

Chief Social Policy - P5

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus City, Damascus - UNICEF

  UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.     For every child, Hope The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.   Purpose for the job: The Chief, Social Policy reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction and is responsible for leading, managing and supervising all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and (d) governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services; and (e) generation of knowledge and strategic think pieces to inform socio-economic policies for children. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health and nutrition, child protection, and water and sanitation.     Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 1- Managerial leadership - Establish the section's annual work plan with the social policy team. Set priorities and targets and monitor work progress to ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards. - Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team. - Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently. 2- Public policies to reduce child poverty Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action. - Oversee the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making. - Provide timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives to reduce child poverty.  - Analyze the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children 3- Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children - Develop social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention to the most marginalized.  Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners. - Develop effective and efficient humanitarian social protection programming to respond to the immediate needs of children affected by displacement and crisis, with ensuring strong linkages between the humanitarian and development components.  - Promotes strengthening of integrated social protection systems, providing technical support to partners to improve the design of cash transfers and child grants and improve linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and HIV. - Undertake improved monitoring and research around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results. 4- Improving the use of public financial resources for children - Undertake budget analysis to inform UNICEF's advocacy and technical assistance to Ministry of Finance, planning commissions and social sector ministries to improve equitable allocations for essential services for children.  Works with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost-effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments. - Identify policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions. - Undertake and builds the capacity of partners for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential service delivery, including through support to district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation 5- Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child-focused social services. - Where the national decentralization processes are taking place, collaborates with central and local authorities to improve policies, planning, budgeting, consultation and accountability processes so that decisions are child-focused and service delivery more closely respond to the needs of local communities. - Collaborates with the central and local authorities to strengthen capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring of essential social services, with emphasis on community participation and accountability. 6.  Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy - Oversees the correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child-focused services ? in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall.  - Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals. - Identifies other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds the capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family. 7.  UNICEF Programme Management - Manages and coordinates technical support around child poverty, social protection, public finance and governance ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion so as to adequately support scale-up and delivery. Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into the overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments. - Ensures effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme. Ensures that the efforts enhance policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.     To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - Education: - Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. - Experience: - A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience is required. - Experience working in a developing country is considered a strong asset. - Demonstrated track record in generating quality evidence and knowledge to inform and influence socio-economic policies is considered a strong asset - Experience in managing large scale multi-sector humanitarian programme is considered a strong asset - Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered a strong asset. - Language Requirements: - Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.     For every Child, you demonstrate... Core Values - Care - Respect - Integrity - Trust - Accountability Core Competencies - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3) - Works Collaboratively with others (3) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3) - Innovates and Embraces Change (3) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (3) - Drives to achieve impactful results (3) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (3) Functional Competencies - Analyzing (3) - Persuading & Influencing (2) - Planning & Organizing (3) - Deciding & Initiating Action (3)   To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). Click [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared) to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks: The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates) Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Please note that Damascus is a non-family duty station. 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17/09/2021 - 02/10/2021

Programme Specialist Cash - P4

Jordan, Amman, Amman - UNICEF

  UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential ? to the benefit of a better world.  For every child, hope The Middle East and North Africa region covers countries and territories from Morocco to the Islamic Republic of Iran, including Djibouti and Sudan in sub-Saharan Africa.The region is home to nearly 418 million people, including 157 million, or 38 per cent, who are under the age of 18. The Middle East and North Africa Regional Office is a hub for information, technical expertise, oversight and coordination for UNICEF Country Offices. It also supports these offices in their efforts to raise much-needed resources. Specialist advisers based in Amman help develop programmes in health and nutrition, child protection, adolescent development, HIV and AIDS, education, water and sanitation, social policy and emergency preparedness.    How can you make a difference? The post is located in UNICEF's Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in Amman, Jordan. The post holder will be part of the Social Policy team, which provides technical support and oversight to UNICEF country programmes in the region in the areas of child poverty monitoring, social protection and public finance for children. The post contributes critically to the unit's work on Social Protection, with a special focus on humanitarian settings. The supervisor of the post is the Regional Social Policy Adviser (P5).   Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Social Policy Adviser, and in close collaboration with the MENARO Humanitarian Team, support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian cash and voucher programmes in MENA countries. The post will also be responsible for building capacity of Country Offices in humanitarian cash-based approaches ? and linkages to social protection systems building wherever possible (including enhancing the shock-responsiveness of such systems) - and ensure regular coordination and partnership with other relevant regional actors. - Prepare regional guidance on the use of humanitarian cash-based interventions and linkages to social protection systems (and their shock-responsiveness), disseminating and updating this guidance as required. - Provide sustained technical support to COs in designing/implementing or expanding child sensitive cash transfer programmes. In particular, such support should be aligned with the regional/national resilience agenda, and help strengthen the resilience of vulnerable HHs, communities and shock-responsive social protection systems at national/sub-national levels. - Build and maintain partnerships for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of cash transfer in MENA countries - Support COs to establish robust monitoring and verification systems for implementation of humanitarian cash programes and work closely with Social Policy/HPM/M&E colleagues to monitor results and impact across the region. This could include direct support/participation in real-time assessments and evaluations of social cash transfers programmes supported by UNICEF. - Actively contribute UNICEF's inputs to regional technical documents and strategies from a child-sensitive social protection/resilience-based perspective. - Support the review of CO programming milestones and related documents (MTRs, SMRs, UNDAF/CCA, Sitan, CPD, CPMP, CPAP, etc.) for clarity and consistency on resilience and social protection strategic applications - Gather data, produce analysis, as well as document best practices/lessons learned from ongoing implementation that will inform the evolution of regional and country cash strategies and approaches - Represent MENARO in interagency cash transfer and vouchers forums, including cash-based and social protection working groups as appropriate. Participate in discussions on opportunities for joint approaches and programmes and work with the relevant MENARO Sections (especially Humanitarian and Operations) to pursue these opportunities as appropriate. - Work closely with programme sections in the RO to develop links and provide technical support to integrate humanitarian cash approaches into Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection and WASH programmes; strengthen coordination within the office on this issue; - Build capacity of country office staff, partners and where relevant, government counterparts, in designing, implementing and managing humanitarian cash-based programmes - Elaborate a strategy and ensure continued funding of UNICEF's cash-based programmes. Produce advocacy materials to inform decision making internally and externally       To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields. - Eight years of progressively responsible experience in the coordination, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of social protection programmes in humanitarian/developing countries context, with substantive direct experiences in operationalizing (humanitarian/emergency) cash transfers required. - At least three years in emergency contexts in an international position required; - Specialized training/experience in emergency response management - Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Arabic or French is an asset     For every Child, you demonstrate? UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results. The competencies required for this post are: - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3) - Works Collaboratively with others (3) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3) - Innovates and Embraces Change (3) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (3) - Drives to achieve impactful results (3) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (3) This position is classified as ?rotational? which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty. UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct background checkmarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This is a re-advertisement. 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17/09/2021 - 25/09/2021

Social Development Specialist

United States of America, Washington, Washington DC - World Bank Group

  Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.  The South Asia Region ContextThe South Asia Region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) that range in size from India (with a population of over 1 billion) to Maldives (with 0.3 million people). The region has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging 6% a year over the past 20 years. It was the second-fastest growing region in the world in the aftermath of the global crisis. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements. The percentage of people living below the poverty line fell in South Asia from 56% to 16% between 1981 and 2013. Still, the region remains home to a third of the world's poorest, with 216 million people living below $1.9/day.The South Asia Region:https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sarSustainable Development Practice Group The Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (GP) supports the WBG's twin goals by focusing on sustainable and inclusive growth. It consists of five Global Practices and one Global Theme. The Global Practices (GPs) that belong to the SD PG are: Agriculture and Food; Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy; Urban, Resilience and Land; Social Sustainability and Inclusion; and Water. The Climate Change Group forms SD PG's single Global Theme. In addition, SD is the Bank-wide steward for the Environment and Social Framework (ESF). SD's leadership team includes Regional Directors (RDs) responsible for delivery of SD's regional and country programs, and Global Directors (GDs) who have a primary role in setting GP strategy, global engagements, promoting the flow of global knowledge, talent management and strategic staffing. The SD PG has four objectives: (i) deliver basic needs; (ii) ensure sustainability; (iii) build social inclusion/cohesion; and, (iv) lead on long term issues.    Social Sustainability and Inclusion Development ContextSocial Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice (SSI GP) helps countries tackle deep rooted social problems stemming from fragility, climate change, exclusion, and the digital age with people centered solutions that build on local values and institutions. The GP engages with citizens, communities and governments to deepen resilience, build inclusion, and empower vulnerable and marginalized groups to have influence and voice. The GP prioritizes participatory, multi-sectoral approaches that build on norms and informal institutions to address social challenges and to build more inclusive, empowered communities. It also works across the Bank's portfolio to implement the Environment and Social Framework (ESF) standards and strengthen inclusive development.  SSI Units in South Asia Region (SAR)The SAR region has two SSI units (SSAS1 and SSAS2), covering five country management units (CMUs), which in turn cover the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.  The Position:SSAS1 is seeking a Social Development Specialist to be based in Washington, DC. The Social Development Specialist recruited for this position will be expected to: (i) lead and coordinate the unit's work on citizen engagement, including monitoring of the pipeline and portfolio compliance with corporate citizen engagement requirements, and related capacity building efforts; (ii) provide quality assurance for ESF instruments focusing on stakeholder engagement and information disclosure as a part of the SAR ESF Quality Assurance and Support Team (ESF QAST); (iii) support operational teams in the implementation of the ESF and ensure corporate commitments on citizen engagement are met; and (iv) lead citizen engagement analytics and planning as part of the unit's responsibilities for managing social risks and promoting social sustainability and inclusion through operations. The specialist is expected to work across South Asia as per business needs. The specialist will coordinate closely with the country citizen engagement focal points, the ESF QAST and broader ESF team, and the Practice Managers for SSAS1 and SSAS2. The specialist will be expected to work closely with country units and task teams across the region, and to collaborate with the Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability (CESA) Community of Practice, including the CESA Global Lead and other Regional and GP CE Focal Points. The specialist will report to the Practice Manager for SSAS1.  Duties and Accountabilities:?Lead and coordinate the unit's overall work on citizen engagement in close collaboration with the Practice Managers, Regional Social Safeguards/ Standards Coordinator, and Country CE Focal Points and CMU coordinators for SSI.?Lead regional portfolio-wide monitoring and tracking of compliance of pipeline and active projects with the corporate citizen engagement requirements. ?Review, as a part of the ESF QAST, ESF related instruments with a focus on improving the quality of stakeholder engagement plans (SEPs) and project grievance redress mechanisms. ?Provide guidance and technical assistance to improve citizen and stakeholder engagement approaches and social inclusion and social risk management in operations, building upon international good practice and lessons learned. ?Lead and contribute to capacity building efforts on citizen engagement and ESS10 for Bank staff in close collaboration with ESF QAST and CE Focal Points and contribute to global trainings and other related clinics. ?Lead and contribute to developing, managing and sharing knowledge, including capturing of good practices and lessons learned on social development issues, with a focus on citizen engagement, social risk management, and grievance redress.?Liaise with other social development specialists and groups within SSI and other Global Practices and across the World Bank Group, to develop and promote the use of consistent approaches to citizen engagement, social accountability, and ESS10.?Support and actively participate in Bank-wide professional community of staff/working groups engaged in social development with a focus on Citizen Engagement by participating in thematic groups, exchanging best practices, and supporting the drafting of technical notes.?Participate in the broader social development work of the team, and work on additional projects and/or activities as needed.    Selection Criteria   ? Master's degree in relevant social sciences (e.g., Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Development Studies, Political Science) or related fields.? At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience on international social development issues, including social inclusion, citizen engagement, social accountability, gender, social risk management, etc.  ? Relevant experience with operations addressing critical social development issues (citizen engagement and social accountability, social inclusion, social risk management, grievance redress, gender, etc.).? Significant experience with the Corporate Citizen Engagement requirements, including working with task teams to ensure compliance during project preparation and implementation.   ? Working knowledge of World Bank operations, policies, and corporate guidance including citizen engagement requirements, and the ESF and social policies, with a particular focus on ESS10.? Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least one or more of the following technical areas: consultations; CE assessments; participatory monitoring and evaluation; CE portfolio reviews; grievance redress mechanisms; or other related experiences.? Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, international organizations, development agencies, government counterparts, beneficiaries of Bank projects, and civil society organizations.? Relevant experience in social development issues in South Asia region, or similar experience in FCV or sensitive contexts, a plus.? Demonstrated analytical capacity, through written work and dialogue, of in-depth social issues, including citizen engagement, gender, social inclusion, including vulnerable groups, and Indigenous Peoples. ? Has capabilities to contribute to training workshops or on-site technical assistance, as well as operational clinics/conversations.? Proven capacity to multi-task, deliver results and respond quickly and effectively to requests or feedback; ability to work under pressure, problem-solve, and meet deadlines.? Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.? Strong oral and written presentation and writing skills, creativity and problem-solving ability. ? Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, poverty alleviation, social development and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.  [World Bank Group Core Competencies](https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O) The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the [World Bank](https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers) and [IFC](https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers/Working+at+the+IFC/), including our values and inspiring stories.             ___________________________________________________________________________ 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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16/09/2021 - 24/09/2021

Social Development Specialist

United States of America, Washington, Washington DC - World Bank Group

Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.  The South Asia Region ContextThe South Asia Region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) that range in size from India (with a population of over 1 billion) to Maldives (with 0.3 million people). The region has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging 6% a year over the past 20 years. It was the second-fastest growing region in the world in the aftermath of the global crisis. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements. The percentage of people living below the poverty line fell in South Asia from 56% to 16% between 1981 and 2013. Still, the region remains home to a third of the world's poorest, with 216 million people living below $1.9/day.The South Asia Region:https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sar  Sustainable Development Practice Group The Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (GP) supports the WBG's twin goals by focusing on sustainable and inclusive growth. It consists of five Global Practices and one Global Theme. The Global Practices (GPs) that belong to the SD PG are: Agriculture and Food; Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy; Urban, Resilience and Land; Social Sustainability and Inclusion; and Water. The Climate Change Group forms SD PG's single Global Theme. In addition, SD is the Bank-wide steward for the Environment and Social Framework (ESF). SD's leadership team includes Regional Directors (RDs) responsible for delivery of SD's regional and country programs, and Global Directors (GDs) who have a primary role in setting GP strategy, global engagements, promoting the flow of global knowledge, talent management and strategic staffing. The SD PG has four objectives: (i) deliver basic needs; (ii) ensure sustainability; (iii) build social inclusion/cohesion; and, (iv) lead on long term issues.     Social Sustainability and Inclusion Development ContextSocial Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice (SSI GP) helps countries tackle deep rooted social problems stemming from fragility, climate change, exclusion, and the digital age with people centered solutions that build on local values and institutions. The GP engages with citizens, communities and governments to deepen resilience, build inclusion, and empower vulnerable and marginalized groups to have influence and voice. The GP prioritizes participatory, multi-sectoral approaches that build on norms and informal institutions to address social challenges and to build more inclusive, empowered communities. It also works across the Bank's portfolio to implement the Environment and Social Framework (ESF) standards and strengthen inclusive development.    SSI Units in South Asia Region (SAR)The SAR region has two SSI units (SSAS1 and SSAS2), covering five country management units (CMUs), which in turn cover the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.  The Position:SSAS1 is seeking a Social Development Specialist to be based in Washington, DC. The Social Development Specialist recruited for this position will be expected to: (i) contribute to the unit's work on mitigating risks related to gender-based violence and sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (GBV/SEAH) in the pipeline and portfolio, (ii) contribute to the inclusion of a gender and social inclusion perspective in Bank operations, analytical work, and policy dialogue; (iii) support operational teams on the implementation of the ESF and ensuring corporate commitments on gender are met; and (iv) support gender analytics and planning as part of the unit's responsibilities for managing social risk management and promoting social sustainability and inclusion through operations. The specialist is expected to focus on South Asian countries, with a particular focus on 1-2 CMUs as per business needs, and growing additional work throughout the region. The specialist will coordinate closely with the Regional Standards/Safeguards Team, Regional Gender Team, the Country Gender Focal Points (one per CMU), and the Regional and Bank-wide GBV focal points, as needed. The specialist will be expected to work closely with country units and task teams across the region, and to collaboratively develop relationships with the corporate safeguards team, the broader SSI team and other GP teams. The specialist will report to the Practice Manager for SSAS1.  Duties and Accountabilities:?Support SEAH risk assessments and quality reviews, in close coordination with in-country gender focal points, and with other key stakeholders working on ESF and quality assurance. ?Lead capacity building efforts on GBV and SEAH for Bank staff and clients, with a specific emphasis on client project implementation units (PIUs).?Provide technical assistance, in conjunction with Senior Social Development Specialists, to expand the integration of gender and GBV prevention and response in operations, building upon existing pilots and lessons from current projects underway. ?Support analytical work and opportunities to increase the knowledge base on gender and GBV or filling evidence gaps that exist in the region.?Lead on regional portfolio-wide monitoring and tracking with particular attention paid to ensuring that minimum standards are met and Bank corporate guidance followed concerning assessments, grievance mechanisms, service-provider mapping, consultations, etc.?Support SAR regional efforts on corporate gender tagging. This entails monitoring the regional pipeline for gender tagging purposes, providing early assessment of tag readiness at PCN stage, and providing gender technical backstopping to country gender focal points supporting task teams on gender tagging. Additional duties may include:?Be an active contributor to CMU-focused gender platforms, including supporting gender assessment, capacity building efforts, planning, and implementation efforts.?Contribute to knowledge sharing, dissemination and awareness raising activities including events with both Bank staff and clients, including capturing of lessons learned.?Support Regional Gender Action Planning for the South Asia region as part of a core working team.?Support and actively participate, as requested, in Bank-wide professional community of staff/working groups engaged in social development by participating in thematic groups, exchanging best practices, and supporting the drafting of technical notes.?Other tasks and assignments as and when required by the Practice Manager.    Selection Criteria   ? Master's degree in social sciences, health, humanities, or related field, preferred.? At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience at national and international levels with a focus on gender, gender equality, and violence against women prevention and response, including sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment.? Demonstrated analytical capacity, through written work and dialogue, of in-depth social issues, including citizen engagement, gender equity, social inclusion, including vulnerable groups, and Indigenous Peoples. ? Relevant experience with operations addressing critical social development issues (citizen engagement and social accountability, social inclusion, gender equity, etc.), with a focus on women and girls.? Working knowledge of World Bank operations, policies, and corporate guidance including citizen engagement requirements, gender strategy and gender tagging, SEAH, and ESF and social safeguard policies.? Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least one or more of the following technical areas: public consultations; assessments; programmatic guidance; participatory monitoring and evaluation; portfolio reviews; grievance redress mechanisms; or other related experiences.? Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, international organizations, development agencies, government counterparts, beneficiaries of Bank projects, and civil society organizations.? Relevant experience in social development issues and evidence that exists in the SAR region, or similar experience in FCV or sensitive contexts, a plus.? Has capabilities to contribute to training workshops or on-site technical assistance, as well as operational clinics/conversations.? Proven capacity to multi-task, deliver results and respond quickly and effectively to requests or feedback; ability to work under pressure, problem-solve, and meet deadlines.? Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.? Strong oral and written presentation and writing skills, creativity and problem-solving ability.   [World Bank Group Core Competencies](https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O) The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the [World Bank](https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers) and [IFC](https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers/Working+at+the+IFC/), including our values and inspiring stories.               ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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16/09/2021 - 24/09/2021

Social Policy Manager - P4

Myanmar, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw - UNICEF

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential ? to the benefit of a better world.   For every child, a future   The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.   How can you make a difference?   Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for advising the Chief, Social Policy and Child Rights Monitoring on the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all stages of social protection programing (including shock-responsive and humanitarian cash transfers) and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management for social protection; and (d) governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social protection services. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health and nutrition, child protection, water and sanitation, and communication for development.   Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): -   [SPCRM_103297_Social Policy Manager_P4_Upgrade.pdf](https://secure.dc7.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtd-LXuMLLSEr3LYsDiIlWpa-JXnw0AX7If9js9WJqrVtlS2_wRl89ToAQoV_NRIUZfqi6Gj-7yO2jDVStAwi50QsmBc5bIj_O1XFWdUcff0Q1pY86bder-LYFXCpQ64fIP2gEULWPqW9XKTef9gnUQg~~)   - Improving data on child poverty and vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action - Strengthening integrated social protection coverage and impact for children, including shock responsive - Improving use of public financial resources for children - Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child-focused social protection programmes and services. - Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for integrated social protection policy - UNICEF Programme Management    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?   - An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Protection, Social Policy, Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Development Studies or another relevant technical field.  - A minimum of eight years of relevant professional work experience on social protection in both international and national settings is required. - Hands-on experience in social protection including shock-responsive, humanitarian cash transfer, and provision of technical assistance, is required. - Experience in monitoring and evaluation, capacity development and innovations in social protection is required.  - Direct experience in design and implementation of cash transfer programmes in partnership with government partners as well as direct implementation of humanitarian cash transfers, targeting instruments, setting up integrated management information systems, electronic payment system, social and behavior change communication, interlinkages with social services, and health micro-insurance programmes is an advantage.   - Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset. - Background and/or familiarity with emergency particularly humanitarian cash transfers is considered as a strong asset. - Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.   Selection criteria are: The selection criteria are the knowledge, abilities, skills and personal attributes that will be used to determine whether or not a candidate is able to perform the job successfully.   Selection criteria are: - Eight years of professional experience in social protection for developing countries. - Knowledge, technical assistance and capacity development on social protection including their shock-responsive to national government in a developing country context. - Direct experience in design and implementation of cash transfer programmes including in humanitarian context: targeting instruments, setting up integrated management information systems, electronic payment system, social and behavior change communication, and interlinkages with social services (health and nutrition, WASH, ECD etc). - Expertise in monitoring and evaluation for social protection programme. - Proven ability to effectively lead a team to deliver results is required (leading and supervising as competency). - Strong competencies on planning, analyzing and formulating strategies and concepts.   For every Child, you demonstrate?   UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies required for this post are:- - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3) - Works Collaboratively with others (3) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3) - Innovates and Embraces Change (3) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (3) - Drives to achieve impactful results (3) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)   The technical competencies required for this post are. - Planning and organizing (III) - Formulating strategies and concepts (II) - Analyzing (III) - Persuading and Influencing (II) - Applying technical expertise (III)   View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf   UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   UNICEF is a workplace that welcomes diversity and equal opportunities. If you require any reasonable accommodation for your test, please let us know two days ahead of the test.  UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.   Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. The hardship classification and the family status of UNICEF duty stations are subject to periodic review by the International Civil Service Commission. Please be advised that this duty station, in particular, may be subject to change in its hardship classification or security circumstances including family/non-family duty station status during the selection process or immediately following the assumption of duty. Such change may happen at short notice. As of 1 July 2021, Nay Pyi Taw was declared as a non-family duty station. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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13/09/2021 - 24/09/2021

Planning Specialist - P3

Panama, Panamá, Panama - UNICEF

  UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.     For every child, a future. The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does?in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life?in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions?their rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens?addressing inequity?not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of Nations.     How can you make a difference? Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Programme & Planning, the Planning Specialist is accountable for quality assurance, oversight, and technical assistance in planning, implementation and reporting to 24 country offices in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The position supports UNICEF LACRO and country offices to maintain high-quality planning process and products, while systematically strengthening how knowledge management, evidence-based programming and culture of learning are anchored in core established planning and review processes. S/he will help lead the development, oversight and maintenance of digital workspaces for the regional office  and promote and support the use of digital tools to improve online engagements and information sharing. S/he will also contribute to improving the quality, availability, access and use of knowledge on children in the region. The specialist will also coordinate Regional Office planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes, such as the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the Regional Office Management Plan, Annual Management Plan and Regional Office Workplans, and the preparation of regional office report and analysis.     To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - Advanced university degree in social sciences with strong quantitative training. - At least five years of professional experience at the national and international levels in strategic planning and programming and M&E. At least two years of dedicated experience on Knowledge Management. - Advanced skills and technical proficiency in SharePoint and other collaborative tools are required. - Proven skills in data visualization is required. - Exposure to UNICEF approaches to effective knowledge management and sharing is an asset. - Advanced skills relating to the development and management of digital knowledge platforms is required. - Exposure to planning processes is an asset. - Exposure to/knowledge of UNICEF or UN work (directly or as a partner) is an asset. - Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. - At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming preferred. - Fluency in English (oral and written) is required. - Fluency or proficiency in Spanish is considered an asset. Fluency in another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) will be an asset.     For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are Formulating Strategies and Concepts (2); Analyzing (2); Planning and Organizing (3); Persuading and Influencing (2). To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). Click [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared) to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.     Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.               ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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06/09/2021 - 24/09/2021

Senior Social Development Specialist

Senegal, Dakar, Dakar - international finance corporation

  Description   IFC?a member of the World Bank Group?is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Sustainability Advice and Solutions Department (CEG), includes approximately 200 staff and consultants. CEG supports IFC's investment and advisory departments to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on the basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across these markets. More details can be found at www.ifc.org/sustainability.  IFC is looking for a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented professional with strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills to provide support to Middle East and Africa (MEA) CEG team, clients, investment and advisory teams on social risk management vis-à-vis IFC Performance Standards with the aim of promoting compliance with IFC's E&S standards and enhanced impact and additionality of IFC-supported investments and advisory mandates. This position will report to the CEG MEA Regional Manager, with Regional Team Lead Direct Investments and the CEG MEA Principal Social Development Specialist as Supervisors.      Duties and Accountabilities    Early Screening, Due Diligence, Portfolio ?  Lead and assess complex social issues/risks in new and portfolio investments, advisory and upstream engagements related to stakeholder engagement, labor and working conditions, gender concerns, land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, community health and safety, security, Indigenous Peoples issues and cultural heritage, and tailor risk management and mitigation measures and solutions to support clients in addressing identified issues;  ?  Provide clear technical advice and guidance on social aspects in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards requirements while responsively and flexibly supporting IFC investment teams in project decision-making and processing in light of social risk issues, including clear communication to internal and external stakeholders throughout the investment cycle, determination of social legal conditions for the project legal agreement, public disclosure, etc. ?  Proactively monitor portfolio clients that require significant support in social performance and engage with clients to develop a pathway to achieve compliance over time;  ?  Contribute to portfolio reviews on selected social risk and social development issues while flagging key issues and risks emerging in the MEA region;  ?  Support portfolio teams and clients in response to Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) - the independent accountability mechanism for IFC and Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) requests, leading discussion with CAO and IEG officers; and,  ?  Develop and build relations within IFC and with clients and contribute to supporting new investments as well as building capacity with clients on social risks and related issues to the IFC Performance Standards.    Upstream and Advisory Services ?  Identify, assess and guide key social risk aspects existing at the market and client level in order to unlock future investments and address them early on as part of project development; ?  Participate in strategic decision making regarding IFC role in advisory and upstream support to enhance social risk management performance and, where relevant, support the development of appropriate solutions; and,  ?  Work proactively to identify opportunities for advisory engagements that result in greater development impact and value for the client and provide expert input into new IFC advisory and upstream offering.    Stakeholder Management  ?  Manage complex technical, institutional and program implementation issues regarding social risk management and enhance operational support while leading the pertinent dialogue with internal and external stakeholders; and,  ?  Lead and guide the management and ongoing dialogue with civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in requesting information, raising concerns and providing training on the implementation of IFC Performance Standards in IFC investment projects.    Knowledge Management  ?  Lead and participate in cross-regional and global teams responsible for the preparation of policy interpretation notes on social topics and contribute to the corporate knowledge base by analyzing and disseminating lessons learned and emerging social issues in the MEA region;  ?  Identify and participate in forums or conferences to showcase IFC experience, approach and value proposition, which includes serving as a panelist or moderator for internal and external events related to thematic area;  ?  Prepare management briefs of relevant regional social issues; and, Contribute to ongoing and emerging corporate initiatives related to social requirements, through participation in the regional and global Social Practice Group (IFC's internal peer network of Social Development Specialists).    Supervision and Support  ?  Provide guidance to more junior staff and Short-Term Consultants working on social risk management and supervise the timeliness and quality of their work, in coordination with Regional Team Leads.     Selection Criteria   ?  Minimum of a Post-graduate/Master's degree in social sciences, anthropology, sociology or other related relevant discipline;  ?  Minimum of 12 years of proven experience working on social due diligence in the international context, with strong preference for experience in the private sector working across different industries (for example, agribusiness, infrastructure, manufacturing and services, etc.);  ?  Proven track record working in developing and implementing risk management measures in accordance with the social aspects of the IFC Performance Standards, International Financial Institutions and/or World Bank Group E&S Policies and Standards;  ?  Demonstrated experience working on social issues related to stakeholder engagement, labor and working conditions, land acquisition and resettlement, indigenous peoples, cultural heritage, community health and safety, security and influx;  ?  Working experience in emerging markets and a good understanding of the context and dynamics particular to the Middle East and Africa region, experience working in fragile and conflict environments is an added advantage;  ?  Willingness to travel regularly to countries and remote areas in the MEA region;  ?  Experience mentoring and guiding junior staff and consultants on social risk management, identifying key issues, clearly establishing social requirements throughout the project cycle, and advising on the application of the IFC Performance Standards to the realities of each of the projects and the environment in which they operate;  ?  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French;  ?  Pragmatic, solution-oriented, problem solver with a high degree of responsiveness and proactivity with demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, organize and prioritize deliverables, and maintain attention to detail while managing multiple tasks under tight deadlines;  ?  Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills including the ability to relate well with a wide range of internal and external parties (including senior staff, management, IFC's accountability mechanism and clients) and seek solutions in potentially tense or conflictual situations with ability to influence and negotiate within teams and with clients;  ?  Experience in working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, influence and negotiate point of view within teams; and,  ?  High personal integrity and emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters in a discreet and respectful manner, diplomatic approach and calm under pressure.   [World Bank Group Core Competencies](https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O) The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the [World Bank](https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers) and [IFC](https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers/Working+at+the+IFC/), including our values and inspiring stories.             ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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02/09/2021 - 29/09/2021

Social Worker (m/f)

Kenya, North-Eastern, Kisumu - comundo

Throughout Kenya, violence against children and youth is very common, with about 50% of all children experiencing it in some form (UNICEF report). Our partner organization Make Me Smile in Kisumu is dedicated towards ensuring that every child can achieve their potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of life. It has different projects and programs to support the most vulnerable children and youth, such as orphans or young women. Make Me Smile does have a child safeguarding policy for protecting and ensuring the safety of children and also works with schools to reduce violence against children. Even so, they lack materials and guidelines as well as trained staff members to coordinate safeguarding issues in all their programs and with all counterparts, such as schools, parents, children clubs, etc.   Your activities / tasks As a Comundo Co-worker, you contribute to the goals of the country program in Kenya to increase access to health and social services for vulnerable children and youth. You provide support for the strengthening of all aspects of Child safeguarding and case management at Make Me Smile. You will: - Train staff members on basic child protection - Develop training material and guidelines for child protection and case management - Develop/revise policies, regulations and concepts on child safeguarding and case management - Coordinate the participation of Make Me Smile in regional and national networks - Streamline and standardize all aspects of child protection at MMS   Your profile - Degree in Social Work - Knowledge in child safeguarding policies and case management - Experience in organizational development - Knowledge in Information Technology - Experience in adult education and project management as an added value - Good spoken and written English skills and willingness to learn Kiswahili General requirements - Completed vocational or tertiary education - At least 2 years of professional experience - Resident in Switzerland or Germany             - Very good knowledge of the national language of the country of assignment - Intercultural competencies and the ability to act in diverse contexts - Good physical and mental health - Basic knowledge in project management, institutional development and adult education welcome - Ability to work independently and in a team - High social skills and intercultural sensitivity - You are motivated to live a simple lifestyle - You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising   We offer - An exciting working environment with an ample space for initiative, participation and intercultural contacts - An adequate preparation - Introduction to the situation of the country of assignment and local support - Living and insurance costs during your assignment - Travelling costs in both directions - Initial financial aid after your return

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27/08/2021
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