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Humanitarian Advisor at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING APPLICATIONS – DEADLINE IS NOW 1PM ON THE 11TH AUGUST.

Applications are invited for the position of Humanitarian Advisor at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva. This position will commence in late August or September 2017 and will be for a fixed period of 24 months.

The successful candidate will be part of the humanitarian team at the Mission, working to a member of Diplomatic Staff leading on Humanitarian Affairs. The successful candidate will be tasked with a range of duties, particularly focused on the humanitarian partners in Geneva (which include a focus on migration), as well as other duties as required, including in relation to health and development issues.

The successful candidates will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • A first or second class honours degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Development, International Relations, Law, Politics or another relevant discipline. Additional post-graduate qualifications will be considered an advantage;
  • At least 12months relevant professional experience;
  • Good communication skills (written and oral), an ability to work both in a team and independently, and an ability to manage information;
  • A good knowledge of international affairs and a good understanding of the role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;
  • A good understanding of the United Nations system and broader humanitarian systems, including humanitarian coordination;
  • Previous work experience on humanitarian, refugee or migration issues is desirable;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Proficiency in the French language, while not essential, is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 11th August 2017 at midnight Geneva time

Candidates wishing to apply should contact the Mission by e-mail for an application form by 1pm on 9th August 2017. Completed application forms should be submitted with an accompanying letter of application by email by midnight (Geneva time) on 11th August 2017 to the Permanent Mission of Ireland: genevapmintern[at]dfa[dot]ie

Applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered.

Process: Selection will be on the basis of a competitive interview. Candidates may be shortlisted for interview on the basis of information supplied in their application. Following interview, a panel of suitable candidates will be established from which the position will be filled.

Canvassing: it should be noted that any attempt, direct or indirect, by or on behalf of a candidate to influence the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidate.

Data Protection: Any personal information submitted to us will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.”

Equal Opportunity: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.

Pay: CHF 4,531 gross per month, on the basis of 13 month system