SYNI proposes temporary ASSIGNMENTS in the area
of international cooperation

OBJECTIVES


Each PETF corresponds to a participant’s specific and personal project.

The objectives are:

  • To develop knowledge and specific professional skills
  • To promote the ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
  • To promote vitality and adaptability in a new professional framework
  • To begin or to expand the network of professional contacts
  • To improve English skills by a partial or total immersion at the place of work
  • To assess the employment situation and current issues related to the targeted professional sector


Syni developed a number of tools to enable the participant to achieve these objectives:

  • precise terms of reference
  • an agreement on objectives to be reached
  • a tripartite assessments and personalized activity progress reports
  • support for employment search through courses
  • preparative (Pré-PETF) training and integrated training
  • a detailed work certificate provided by the host organisation

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Target Public


Syni caters to people of all ages and at different stages of their careers:

  • Professionals who have already had several years of professional experience and who wish to remain competitive in the job market, or who desire to reorient themselves towards the international sector
  • Graduates (university, polytechnic federal schools (EPF), institutions of higher education (HES) or equivalent) of their careers and displaying interest in working in an international environment or with public authorities


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Labour Market


The skills developed during a PETF mission are transferable, and are in demand not only in the context of international cooperation but in other public and private sectors as well. Approaching a PETF in terms of acquisition of skills allows the participants to assert themselves in different professional contexts.

During the mission a direct link with the labour market is also maintained by means of active development of professional networks. Indeed, the partners of our programme provide the participants with an opportunity to network with experienced professionals and potential future employers.



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International Cooperation


Syni works specifically within the area of international cooperation (IC), collaborating primarily with non-profit organisations based in Switzerland who act on an international level by implementing projects of public interest.

Apart from the interest that the international public sector can engender and the specific skills that can be acquired in this sector, the IC also enables participants to transfer their professional skills from one area of activity to another.

Although the area of activity of an individual may change, international, private and public sectors require similar professional skills (flexibility, intercultural communication, languages, etc.).

Moreover, while simultaneously promoting their integration into the local employment market, IC provides numerous opportunities to assert professional skills for persons who feel more at ease with English than with any of the national languages of Switzerland, as well as for those who wish to relocate from their work abroad and find employment in Switzerland.

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Syni

Syni is a programme of the Bureau of Subsidized Temporary Employment (bureau des Emplois Temporaires Subventionnés (ETSL)) of the City of Lausanne. Commissioned by SECO, Syni provides an opportunity for unemployed professionals to take part in a qualifying and formative Federal Temporary Employment Programme (Programme d’Emploi Temporaire Fédéral (PETF)) in the area of international cooperation.

Syni was created in response to observations that skilled employment seekers face increasing difficulties in their professional (re)integration. Indeed, being in possession of a specialized degree or having substantial professional experience often proves to be insufficient to find sustainable employment. Market competitiveness constantly requires people seeking employment to develop specific competencies, language skills, experience or networks of contacts. Missions proposed by Syni meet the needs of people willing to act on several aspects of employability at the same time.

Syni is commissioned to offer 6-months-long PETFs that aim to increase employability of persons seeking employment by reinforcing adequacy between their competencies, their training and the expectations of the job market in their professional fields. Due to this, the positions on offer are tailor-made according to the professional project of each participant. 

Activities

Areas related to the positions available in the sector of international cooperation are as varied and numerous as the sector itself : migration, sustainable development, social affairs, health, finance, education, environment, democracy, human rights (women’s, children’s and those of minorities in particular), intellectual property, work, state-of-the-art information and communication technologies, and many more.

The activities offered range from management of projects and programmes to legal, administrative or IT activities, but also include organisation of events, communication, social marketing, fundraising, financial management and/or analysis, research, translation, etc.

 Benefits

  • Constitution and analysis of applications
  • Support and  validation of the candidates’ professional projects
  • Analysis of potential orientations of the PETF missions based on the participant’s career objectives 
  • Search for an adequate position within the partner institutions
  • Preparative training (pré-PETF)
  • Agreement on the objectives defining the goals of the mission
  • Personalized follow-up during the mission
  • Integrated training
  • Mediation (if needed)

 

 

training

To maximize the relevance of the measure, Syni offers two types of training: preparative (pre-PETF) training and integrated training. The goals of these formations are two-fold: on one hand, they assist in the definition of professional project objectives, and, on the other, they focus on the acquisition of skills and knowledge specific to the field of international cooperation.

All classes are taught by professionals with many years of experience in international cooperation and offer further opportunity for participants to interact and network with professionals in this sector.

Pre-PETF Training

All missions conducted by Syni are preceded by a seven-day training course. Being a key step in the process, this initial training provides the opportunity to reflect on the usefulness of a PETF as a whole and related to the professional project of a candidate. Through interactive workshops, the candidates can clarify their expectations of the PETF with respect to activities and themes they wish to develop. This training also comprises courses proposed in specific areas of international cooperation:

  • Job market for International Cooperation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Project management
  • Financing of a project

 

Integrated Training

Subsequently, Syni offers training integrated into the measure with courses pertaining to the useful skills in the area of international cooperation. The participants also have a possibility to sign up for workshops where they acquire or perfect their job-searching tools within this area. The training includes about fifteen different courses that cover subjects like project management, communication, fundraising and creation of CVs specific to international cooperation.

Partners

Syni developed an extensive network of partners (international organisations, NGOs and other
institutions) that welcome and supervise participants during their missions. This network is
continuously sustained according to the profiles of the candidates.

Through the framework agreements established with these organisations, Syni takes into account a
number of criteria it considers to be decisive, in order to guarantee a smooth progression of a
mission. A lot of importance is given to the qualitative and formative dimensions of the positions on
offer, as well as to the modalities of supervision and respect of the framework of the programme.

Syni works with over sixty different non-profit institutions. The following institutions are included
amongst our numerous partners:

International Organizations (IO)

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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

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  • Registration steps


  • ORP Councelor authorisation


  • Registration wwww.syni.ch


  • Professional Objectifs Workshop


  • Preparatory Training


  • Proposal and post placement


  • Follow-up of the mission


  • Work Certificate

 

registration

Are you interested in participating in our programme following the information received from your
ORP counsellor and our website?

Please follow the steps indicated below to create your application file.

1. Fill in the registration form (to download on the Web site)

2. Prepare your application. It must contain the following documents:

  • The completed registration form
  • CV in English (Word or PDF, no scans)
  • CV in French (Word or PDF, no scans) if you have one
  • Letter of motivation in English or French explaining why you want to join the programme
  • Passport-size photograph (if one does not appear on your CV)
  • Copy of your diplomas (the most relevant ones)
  • Copy of your work certificates
  • Copy of your last unemployment records ("Décompte chômage")
  • Only for persons entitled to the programme but not receiving unemployment allowances : a copy of the private accident insurance.

3. Send your complete application by email to: syni@lausanne.ch

4. After reception and careful examination of your file, we will invite you to a workshop on career
objectives that will give us opportunity to understand and analyse your career plan so as to respond
adequately to your request. If appropriate, we will invite you to the preparatory training and begin
the search for a PETF.

For further information, please contact our office by phone at 021 315 7170 or by email at syni@lausanne.ch

Thank you for your interest in our programme.

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CONDITIONS

 Syni requires of its candidates to have the following competencies and aptitudes:

  • Be pro-active in both their professional project and during the PETF
  • To display strong interest in  matters of public interest
  • To be motivated to work in a multicultural environment
  • To have good knowledge of English and/or willingness to develop this language
  • To demonstrate openness and diplomacy

 Administratively, the following conditions are required:

  •  To be a beneficiary of unemployment benefits in Switzerland
  • To have sufficient daily allowances or be in possession of a status Laci 59d
  • To have the agreement of the ORP councelor
  • To be in the possession of a valid work permit

 

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