Location: Geneva, Switzerland, with regular international travel
Division : Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP)
Start Date: January 2021
Closing date for applications: November 24, 2020
The GMAP division works towards reducing the risks from explosive ordnance in a gender and diversity sensitive and responsive manner. It provides support to national mine action authorities/centres, national and international operators, and other stakeholders to ensure that gender and diversity considerations are mainstreamed in mine action programmes and to improve the overall effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and integration of explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) within the mine action sector and beyond. Through assessments, technical assistance, training, research, and advocacy work, the GMAP Division is committed to improving the impact of mine action interventions on women, girls, boys, and men from diverse groups in affected communities according to identified needs and priorities. In addition, GMAP internally supports the GICHD to ensure that gender equality, inclusion, and the empowerment of women and girls are realised at all levels of the Centre’s work.
The Advisor is responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of GMAP’s activities in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, the Head of Division (HoD). More specifically, the jobholder will support the delivery of products including assessments, technical assistance, research, trainings, and online learning products. The position is based in Geneva, but the incumbent is expected to travel to mine/ERW-affected and donor countries on a regular basis.
Areas of Responsibility:
Description: The Advisor will plan, prepare and deliver gender and diversity mainstreaming capacity assessments or components of broader assessments of explosive risk reduction partner organisations at the country and global level, in cooperation with the rest of the GMAP team and/or with other GICHD divisions, both remotely and involving field travel to medium-high risk environments.
Outputs: Assessments gender and diversity mainstreaming capacity of explosive risk reduction programmes
Goals: Successful delivery of all assessments in line with GICHD’s results-based management approach and to the satisfaction of partners
Training AND ONLine learning
Description: The Advisor will be a key member of the team in the delivery of GMAP’s online and in-person training courses. The Advisor will design, prepare, and deliver training courses and modules in cooperation with the rest of the GMAP team and other GICHD divisions, both remotely and involving field travel to medium-high risk environments.
Outputs: Development of Inclusive Leadership training course, support to delivery of Gender Focal Point Capacity Development Training Courses and Programme, delivery of specific training for partners and other divisions as required.
Goals: Successful delivery of all courses in line with GICHD’s results-based management approach
Description: The Advisor will provide technical assistance and advice on gender and diversity upon request, as well as facilitate workshops and events on various aspects of gender equality and inclusion in mine action for national governments, national mine action authorities and centres, security services, mine action operators, UN agencies etc. The Advisor will also contribute actively to the review of colleagues’ projects on an ongoing basis.
Outputs: Demand-specific / to be determined (internally and externally), including advice on gender and diversity in policies and standards (including IMAS and NMAS), action plans, strategies, etc.
Goals: Successful contribution to GMAP’s Technical Assistance work on an ongoing basis
Research and dissemination
Description: The Advisor will support GMAP’s research on gender equality and inclusion in mine action, explosive risk reduction and the broader disarmament sector through active contribution to ongoing research projects and the development of new projects, including the management of consultants. The Advisor will also identify areas for future research on gender and diversity in mine action and related fields as well as producing briefings, publications, and articles for internal and external stakeholders.
Outputs: Demand-specific / to be determined (internally and externally)
Goals: Successful contribution to GMAP’s research work on an ongoing basis.
Description: Support the team’s general work together with the Head of Division and other Advisors including:
- Contribution to GMAP’s internal planning process
- Coordination of the GICHD’s collaboration with the Maison de la Paix Gender and Diversity Hub
- Participation in GICHD working groups and processes
- Assist in the implementation of processes and strategies for internal gender and diversity mainstreaming
- Assist in the coordination of the delivery of thematic contribution of GMAP to other GICHD Divisions
- Represent GMAP/GICHD at conferences and seminars, including the delivery of presentations
- Contribution to the Annual Report, donor reporting, and the preparation of funding proposals, concept notes, and budgets as required
- Carry out administrative tasks when necessary (prepare for trips, recruitment, financial and narrative reporting, invoicing partner organisations etc.).
Outputs: Demand-specific / to be determined (internally)
Goals: Successful contribution to GMAP’s general functioning as a GICHD division on an ongoing basis
Operating Network (key external contacts and level):
- EO-affected countries
- Government ministries
- National mine action authorities
- National armies and police forces
- National and international operators (survey, clearance, EORE)
- Civil society organisations
- International donor countries
- UN agencies
- Development agencies, NGOs
- 3 to 5 years professional experience working on gender equality and inclusion, preferably with some exposure to humanitarian work in an international context, in the fields of human security, disarmament, conflict, migration, protection and/or mine action.
- 3-5 years’ experience in training design and delivery (in-person and online) for adult, multi-cultural audiences
- Demonstrated track record in undertaking gender and diversity mainstreaming activities within an organisation.
- Experience in Gender and diversity analysis and research on gender equality and inclusion
- Excellent drafting, conceptual and analytical skills
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Working knowledge of French
- Demonstrated success in engaging with and influencing stakeholders at executive level
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse cultures
- Competence in results-based project management, including budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting
- Knowledge of UN agencies or other actors and stakeholders involved in mine action and in the protection cluster
- Availability to travel up to 40% of the working time to mine/ERW-affected and donor countries
Qualifications (technical qualifications or certifications that are essential to fulfil the post):
- A master’s degree in gender studies, preferably with a focus on conflict/humanitarian work
- A master’s degree in international relations/development/conflict studies, with a strong focus on gender, diversity and inclusion
- Experience in disability inclusion-focused programming,
- Experience in anti-racism programming,
- Experience in mine action or broader disarmament,
- Evidence of published research on gender equality and inclusion, in disarmament or humanitarian contexts
- Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese or other language practiced in mine/ERW-affected countries
If you feel you have the right profile to take this challenge, kindly follow this link GICHD Applications and upload your application, including a CV in English of maximum 3 pages and a letter of motivation, mentioning 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.