View Vacancy - UK Mission to Geneva - Corporate Services Officer (CHEG19.725)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Finance, Procurement, Protocol, Visits and Events, Information Technology Services

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting an enthusiastic and motivated team member who can become an integral part of the Corporate Services Team and take on a variety of roles.

The Corporate Services Officer based in the Corporate Services Team will be responsible for delivering diligent administrative support services to enhance customer satisfaction specifically on Protocol and Procurement issues and providing support to incoming and outgoing UK-based staff relocating to or from Geneva.

Main responsibilities will include:

Administrative support to diplomats on Healthcare

  • Enrolling diplomats and their dependants to the Swiss Health insurance system;
  • Advising officers and their families on medical insurance processes;
  • Updating and maintaining the Mission’s agreed medical supplier list;
  • Processing medical invoices on the system to ensure payment;
  • Seeking reimbursement from the insurance company;
  • In certain cases, follow-up on exemption requests of contracting a Swiss Health insurance.

IT support

  • Becoming the Deputy IT Support Officer;
  • IT account set-ups;
  • Troubleshooting;
  • Gain an understanding of the specific IT system (training will be provided).


  • Support CS officers for Protocol (ex. Registration of families to Swiss Mission, logistical support (customs, VAT exemption etc.);
  • Support CS officers for Procurement/Invoicing (supplier set-ups, processing invoices etc.);
  • In charge of the Mission opening planning.
  • Fluency in English and French (both oral and written);
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and assimilate new tasks/areas of work;
  • Results and service orientation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer focus;
  • Ability to work with contacts and colleagues at all levels;
  • Personal drive and the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team;
  • Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
26 May 2019
A2 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
9 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva
International Organisation Delegation
1 July 2019

This is a full-time position, for a fixed-term contract until March 2020.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Please note that you must have the right to work and reside in Switzerland without visa sponsorship. (For information: EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship).

Staff recruited locally by the UK Mission in Geneva are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Swiss employment law.

Please note that the starting date can be flexible.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

The UK mission does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The UK mission will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.