Closing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Basle, Switzerland
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Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: Reporting to the Director

of the Division of Programmes, the Programme Manager, international

development will be responsible for managing and coordinating the work carried

out under IPU s strategic objective to build parliamentary support for international

development goals. He/she will be organizing and delivering support to

parliaments in building their overall capacity towards the United Nations 2030

Agenda and attendant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The central objective of this position is to lead the work of the International

development programme of the IPU. Special attention will be given to

strengthening parliamentary work on specific goals where the organization has a

comparative advantage, proven experience or a strategic interest. This includes

health, climate change, disaster risk reduction, and means of implementation of

the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as development cooperation.

The incumbent shall ensure coordination and coherence between the various

strands of the organisation s development work and create opportunities for

synergies with other programmes.


How to apply:

Employment Policy:

This position will be filled through an international recruitment process that will be

open to internal and external applicants. From among equally qualified

candidates, preference will be given to the underrepresented sex and persons

from countries not represented in the Secretariat.

This position will be based in Geneva and will require frequent travelling. It will be

for an initial period of one year, renewable depending on satisfactory

performance and availability of funding.**Deadline for applications:**

Applications should be addressed to the:

Director, Support Services

Inter-Parliamentary Union

5, chemin du Pommier

Case postale 330

CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

Tel: 41 22 919 4150

Fax: 41 22 919 4160


Applications should be received on or before 15 January 2016. In order to

ensure prompt and efficient processing of your application, you are required to

provide, along with your resume and IPU Job application form (available at, a detailed covering letter explaining

how you meet each of the requirements of the position with concrete examples.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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