Skat Consulting Ltd.: Digital Transformer Knowledge Mngmnt (SDG YP)
Job ad description
Part of the new SDG Youth Programme, this position is reserved for Swiss nationals/permit C holders with a bachelor's degree (University or FH/HES), or an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education, or a Federal Diploma of Higher Education.
Skat Consulting Ltd. is a leading Swiss consultancy specialising in international cooperation in the water, building, energy and governance sectors. It is dedicated to the availability of basic services and ensuring dignified living conditions and a healthy environment for all. Since 2008, it has been implementing donor-funded projects in Moldova, drawing on its expertise in local governance & municipal services to address the negative impacts on public services caused by the high degree of local government fragmentation.
Moldova is an attractive and safe working station, easily accessible from Switzerland. Its history as a post-soviet country, its cultural identity balancing between Europe and Russia values, and the warmth of its people makes Moldova a unique place to work.
About the programme
Since 2019, Skat has been implementing the Ma Implic project on civic engagement in local governance, financed by SDC. The project aims to strengthen local self-government by supporting local communities to improve communal services.
Description of duties
Support Skat Consulting to adopt and integrate new and innovative digital technologies and tools for knowledge management (knowledge sharing, knowledge documentation, knowledge application, and knowledge creation). This position aims to connect digital technology with the needs of the development aid work. It helps to draw on information and communication technologies to ensure, in times of COVID, a planning cycle for implementing field projects (planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, lessons learnt). Thanks to the work of the digital transformer in knowledge management, the Ma Implic project in Moldova, in particular, and Skat Consulting in general will benefit from increased collaboration, learning and visualization. The main activities are:
- Identify the technological and communication needs of the Skat Moldovan project Ma Implic;
- Propose potential innovative digital technologies and tools to be applied within the Ma Implic project as per project's needs (e.g.: cloud-based server, e-platform for training and learning of Local Public Authorities, donor coordination platform);
- Support the introduction of the digital tools within the project (facilitate the technical set-up, support staff/partners in their use, develop short guidance, trouble-shot technical issues);
- Document the experience of Ma Implic project in using digital technologies and tools and extend the learnings to the entire organisation (Skat Consulting);
- Support Skat Consulting to replicate the Ma Implic experience in using specific digital tools in its work where relevant.
Innovation is at the very core of this position. The digital transformer researches innovative digital technologies and tools to support the project work in Moldova and within Skat Consulting. It also supports the integration of innovative practices in the development aid domain, which has yet to realize the full potential of digital innovations. The work stages of this position also reflect the innovation lifecycle: research, incubation, acceleration and scaling-up.
About the SDG Youth Programme
The SDG Youth Programme was designed by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland, together with cinfo. It aims to offer students and aspiring professionals the opportunity to gain initial exposure and work experience with an NGO or social enterprise active in international cooperation (IC).
Selected candidates are allowed to work on new topics and innovative projects for one year, both at headquarters in Switzerland and in an office abroad (or with a partner organisation of the host organisation). While doing so, the young professionals can explore their motivation to follow a career path that allows them to contribute to the SDGs. At the same time, they can transfer the knowledge and competencies acquired to the Swiss labour market. Emphasis is placed on the career development of the successful applicants.
Expiry date: 18/05/2021
Working hours (%): 100%
Job type: Internship
Duration: 1 year
For the SDG Youth Programme:
- Swiss nationality or C permit
- Bachelor's degree (University or FH/HES), or an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education, or a Federal Diploma of Higher Education
- Strong interest and intrinsic motivation to contribute to the SDGs
- Good knowledge of at least one Swiss national language and English
For this position :
- BA graduates (University/technical college) / graduates of a higher professional examination or technical school at BA level in one of the relevant fields: business administration; innovation management, digital business, information and communication technology
- Strong technical and practical knowledge in digital technologies;
- Ability to research digital technologies based on needs and implement them;
- Self-motivated and good degree of autonomy;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, additional languages (German, Russian, Romanian) an asset.
- Innovation: ability to make new and useful ideas work
- Communication: ability to listen, adapt, and transform
- Delivery: ability to get things done
- Management: ability to improve performance
Demonstrated interest in
- Technology innovation;
- Poverty allieviation and SDG's;
- Intercultural exchange.
Important details regarding your application:
Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date :
- Motivation letter in English
- CV in English
- All work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'
Application deadline: 18 May 2021
First round of interviews: 2 June 2021
Start date : 1 September 2021