Geneva, Switzerland, with regular travel (depending on COVID), including to mine-affected countries
12 months, with eligibility for long-term extension
Start Date :
As soon as possible
Closing date for applications :
July 18th, 2021
The Cooperation Programmes (CP) had been initiated by the GICHD in partnership with the national mine action authorities and affected states, organisations to promote cooperation on mine action at a regional level. Through this programme, and with gender and diversity sensitive approach, the GICHD brings various stakeholders to share good practice in order to address common challenges and clarify terminology by disseminating documentation in various languages.
Reporting to the Cooperation Programmes Coordinator, the Programme Officer will provide substantive operational, project management, administrative and financial support to the Cooperation Programmes and its projects, with a main focus on the Arab Regional Cooperation Programme.
- Provide support in project cycle management, implementation, results-based management progress and monitoring, for instance:
- Contribute to and assist in project design, project brief drafting/ budget and the support of the implementation of grant agreements including preparing concept papers, funding proposals, donor reporting, narrative and financial reports/budgets as well as other CP resource mobilisation activities;
- Conduct desk research and draft substantive reports and assessments;
- Provide administrative, organisational, logistical and technical support to CP events including initiation of contractual, financial or administrative workflows such as Memorandum of Understanding, agreements, consultancy contracts, expense reports, drafting minutes, mission reports and travel arrangements;
- Monitor budgets and expenditures in liaison with the Regional Cooperation Coordinator and the Support and Administration Division;
- Assist with other project management related activities as necessary;
- Liaise with partners and mine-affected programmes in the Middle East and North Africa region, consultants and/or other stakeholders;
- Contribute to the design of CP events and activities, and ensure their effective planning, preparation and implementation;
- Coordinate with colleagues from other divisions for joint activities, technical assistance and new initiatives or support in the region;
- Prepare and participate in missions, and remote events, workshops, country field visits with the Regional Cooperation Coordinator and/or the Advisors (including occasionally in potentially unstable or mine-affected countries);
- Attend, present and report on, where appropriate, some conferences, meetings or workshops on behalf of the GICHD;
- Prepare official communication, support to training material development, presentations, documentation material, background information, and follow up surveys, in English and Arabic;
- Manage the translation of mine action material from English to Arabic and vice versa, check and validate the quality of translated documents/training material and liaise with key partners to collect feedback, and adjust if required;
- Contribute to GICHD publications by collecting data and information, drafting some content;
- Provide input to the GICHD website and social media concerning activities and events in English and Arabic.
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience in similar positions in field programmes and/or headquarters, preferably in humanitarian affairs, development cooperation, international cooperation, disarmament, post-conflict recovery and reconstruction or any other related field;
- Native/excellent command of spoken and written Arabic is an essential requirement
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Experience working with the MENA Region and a good understanding of the history and geopolitics of the region
- Experience in project cycle management, reporting of donor funds, multi-year budgets and finances, administration;
- Working knowledge of budgeting, monitoring and accounting procedures;
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel (spreadsheets) in particular) and sharepoint;
- Experience in remote and distance learning platforms.
- Availability to travel occasionally and operate in potentially unstable regions.
- Ability to communicate clearly and constructively with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds;
- Excellent team and networking skills;
- Commitment to the continuous improvement of individual and organisation-wide results;
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and to take initiatives;
- A post-graduate degree, diploma or equivalent vocational qualification in a relevant field of study, preferably in humanitarian affairs, development cooperation, international cooperation, disarmament, post-conflict recovery and reconstruction or any other related field;
- Exposure to Mine Action or at least Human Security
- Understanding mainstreaming gender and diversity topics in programming
- Working knowledge of French or another language practised in explosive ordnance (EO) affected countries;
To apply please click on this link to GICHD Job Application Portal and submit your candidacy through the online platform. Kindly present your application in English and include a CV of maximum 2 pages, a letter of motivation and your earliest date of availability.
The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.
The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works towards reducing risks to communities stemming from explosive ordnance, with a particular focus on mines, cluster munitions, other explosive remnants of war and ammunition storages. The Centre helps develop and professionalise the sector for the benefits of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, the United Nations, other international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and academia. It does so by combining three distinct lines of service: field support focused on capacity development and advice, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, and research and development focused on cutting-edge solutions. These efforts are facilitated from the GICHD's location within the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.
For further information please contact us by e-mail at hr(at)gichd.org