Thursday, February 26, 2015


Department/ Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Posting Period: 15 February 2015-17 March 2015 
Job Opening number: 15-LAN-DGACM-40081-L-MULTIPLE D/S (L)
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located at United Nations Headquarters in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) and in the Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna Offices of the United Nations, as well as in four of the five regional commissions: the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA, in Addis Ababa, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, in Santiago, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA, in Beirut and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP, in Bangkok. These positions are under the general supervision of the Chief of the English Translation Service at Headquarters or of the respective Chief of Section/Unit at duty stations away from Headquarters. Further details can be found in the language careers section of the DGACM language careers portal (
• Minimum of three-year first-level degree or equivalent qualification from a university or institution of equivalent status in which English is the language of instruction.
• The above-mentioned requirement for a university degree or equivalent from a university or institution of equivalent status may be waived for staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, have adequate post-secondary educational qualifications from a university or institution of equivalent status and adequate secondary educational qualifications from an establishment at which the principal language of instruction is English, in addition to five years of continuous service with the United Nations Secretariat by 31 December 1989.
Work Experience
No work experience is required.
• Candidates must have English as their main language (understood to be the language in which the candidate is best able to work);
• Candidates must also have an excellent knowledge of at least two of the other official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish). Applicants’ claims to knowledge of official languages must be supported by relevant documentation attached to their application. Further evidence of degrees/diplomas, knowledge of languages and/or relevant experience may be required prior to convocation to sit the examination;

Governance and Membership Intern - International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's leading independent association of professionals working in HIV. With more than 12,000 members across 183 countries, the IAS plays a key role in promoting the priorities of its members through strategic communications, advocacy, and global convening.
The IAS is the custodian of the world’s premier gathering on HIV and AIDS, the International AIDS Conference, which takes place every two years. In the intervening years the IAS organizes the IAS Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention Conference, a scientific meeting focused on current research and its application in the scale-up of HIV prevention and treatment.
The IAS advocates for the implementation of effective evidence-based policies and programmes that promote and protect human rights in the field of HIV. IAS Advocacy and Research Promotion work focuses on advancing a strong global response and promoting the right of all people to an evidence-based response to HIV, including access to evidence-based HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In addition, IAS promotes research and capacity building in low- and middle-income countries.
More information on IAS can be found at
The Governance and Membership Intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship is full-time to start as soon as possible and will last until mid-July 2015.
****Purpose of the Internship:****
The Governance and Membership Intern will support the Governance and Membership Department in the day-to-day activities. These activities include preparations for the annual IAS Governing Council (GC) meeting and the annual IAS Members’ Meeting in July 2015; involvement in membership recruitment and retention campaigns; work on the IAS membership database; and other mechanisms of engagement with the IAS membership and the IAS GC.

Stipend:2’000.- CHF/month gross (full time).
This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to by Monday 16th March 2015.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work.People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Head of Audit, Office of the Inspector General, Deputy Chief Risk Officer

The Global Fund intends to appoint two senior auditors to different parts of its senior team. The Head of Audit in the Office of the Inspector General leads and manages all of its audit activities and assists in the overall leadership of the office. The Deputy Chief Risk Officer (Deputy CRO) is a member of the Secretariat and will lead the implementation of a new risk and assurance framework. These are critical roles in ensuring the Global Fund can provide accurate and timely assurance to its patrons.
As the leading financier of programs to prevent, treat and care for people affected by or at high risk of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion each year in programs run by implementers in more than 140 countries. To date, it has invested more than US$30 billion in such programs. It operates with core principles of partnership, country ownership and performance based funding. Global Fund staff, all based in Geneva, Switzerland, come from various professional backgrounds and from more than 100 different countries, are united in their dedication to the defeat of these epidemics.
The successful candidates for the roles will be seasoned audit professionals with authority as technical specialists. Equally important will be their relationship building skills. Both will be accomplished managers and builders of high-performing teams. The Head of Audit is likely to come from an internal audit background, the ideal experience for the Deputy CRO will be in an external audit function. Qualified candidates from both professional backgrounds are encouraged.
The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on these positions and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit:
The closing date for applications is 16 March 2015.
All appropriately qualified people regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identities, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund Board is highly committed to diversity.

Programme Officer, Technical Assistance Unit

With at least three years’ relevant experience gained within international development which included supporting technical co-operation projects in developing countries, you could join the team responsible for the development and delivery of long-term technical assistance projects across the Commonwealth ensuring evidence based impact and value for money through a highly inclusive, solution driven, results-based approach.
You will be focused on project administration and management support over a wide portfolio of projects and covering the maintenance and monitoring of the budget and project management system and co-ordinating reporting. This will involve developing effective working relationships with member countries and liaising internally on the appraisal, design and evaluation of relevant technical co-operation and capacity-building projects.
This will involve preparing, managing and up-dating project budgets, contracts and funding agreements and arrangements with partner institutions. You will also contribute to documents ensuring quality, consistency and compliance; plan and manage the technical assistance budget, financial disbursements and payments; and provide advice and guidance on financial disbursements and reporting. Further tasks include developing and implementing results-based management; maintaining and up-dating web and intranet pages and co-ordinating with the Communications team to create articles and case studies; co-ordinating the recruitment process and team meetings;  overseeing contract award and management; and undertaking field visits to develop, implement and evaluate projects.
Following your degree in development studies, economics or a related social science subject, you will have gained an in-depth understanding of project cycle management and results based management principles and good knowledge of international development assistance.
To be considered, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and also have the rights to live and work in the UK.
We work with our member governments in areas of economic, social and political development. The refocusing of our priorities has created some outstanding opportunities to help us provide practical technical assistance, offering thought leadership and innovative solutions, and advocacy. As we improve the wellbeing of 2.2 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years of age, so we give you the opportunity to take a significant step in your career and make an important contribution through this role.
If you have excellent written and oral communication skills, please find out more and apply.

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