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Switzerland: Human Resources Consultant

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2017


The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to protect and serve uprooted people, including refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, victims of human trafficking, and migrants - regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. In collaboration with governmental and non-governmental partners, and through a worldwide network of members, ICMC implements and advocates for right-based policies and sustainable solutions to address global migration challenges. ICMC’s operations are aimed to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals and communities, and focus on protection, humanitarian assistance, resettlement, and migration and development.

ICMC is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has established several field offices around the world with a workforce of over 700 employees. Thus, Human Resources management plays a vital role in meeting the organizational needs.


ICMC is looking to engage an expert in the field of Human Resources who shall assist the organization in developing a comprehensive and harmonized framework of HR policies and guidelines for ICMC general use. Reporting to the Director of Finance and to the Director of Operations, the HR Consultant will provide support in reviewing, analysing capacities and developing Human Resource policies and procedures for ICMC and its field offices.


· Review existing HR policy documents, Staff manuals, Code of Conducts and other HR policies and procedures (both at HQ and in each operational field office);

· Analyze existing Human Resource capacities and structures, both at HQ and in the Field, and provide advice on strengthening and mainstreaming Human Resource functions across the organization compatible with ICMC’s size and organizational structure;

· Identify gaps and/or weaknesses and based on the review, develop comprehensive HR policies and procedures for ICMC in line with international best practices for an INGO and the duty of care principle. This shall include policies for recruitment and selection, staff training and development, performance management systems, career progression, compensation, disciplinary management, work safety and health etc.;

· Provide support in developing a comprehensive and harmonised framework of HR policies for ICMC general use;

· Assist the organization in defining a framework that supports and encourages the development of ICMC staff, i.e. providing staff development opportunities; providing an appropriately organized corporate induction upon recruitment; encouraging a proactive approach to personal and career development; etc.);

· Perform a review of any existing Performance Evaluation Policy in order to clearly include the objectives of the performance evaluation and a link to employee incentive systems. Training of staff on the new performance system (e.g.: Evaluate and improve performance; facilitate mutual feedback and communication between the employee and the supervisor; develop or modify objectives, and the means to implement those objectives; plan professional development and training; ensure position descriptions are accurate; provide a basis for salary recommendations);

· Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


· Advanced university degree (Master’s) in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or another related field;

· At least five years of progressively responsible and proven experience in human resources management, particularly in HR policies development and process review;

· Previous consulting experience in a similar assignment with an INGO;

· Knowledge and experience of policy development and research;

· Strong analytical thinking, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to work independently against tight deadlines. Excellent computer skills;

· Fluent (native speaker level) in written and oral English and a good command of French.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV, daily rate, a motivation letter and two professional references with full and up to date contact details via email, to The subject of the application email should be “Human Resources Consultant”.

Owing to the volume of applications, ICMC regrets that only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified. For this consultancy contract, the selected consultant will be required to work from ICMC premises in Geneva, Switzerland.

ICMC is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants. ICMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status and age. Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.