Chief of Mine Action Programmes
Closing date for applications
June 21, 2020
The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is an expert organisation working to reduce the impact of mines, cluster munitions, and other explosive hazards, in close partnership with mine action organisations and other human security actors. We support the ultimate goals of mine action: saving lives, returning land to productive use, and promoting development.
Created in January 2020, the Learning Unit aims to formalise GICHD’s approach to training across the organisation and works towards the recognition of the GICHD as a reference training centre within the mine action and ammunition management sectors. It does so by defining the parameters according to which the GICHD identifies, develops, delivers, and monitors its training. The Learning Unit is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mine Action Programmes.
The GICHD is offering a one-year traineeship within the Learning Unit. This traineeship intends to provide individuals starting their career with an opportunity to gain exposure in international capacity development, mine action, human security, ammunition safety, security management, and cooperation. It will engage the individual in the daily processes of an organisation operating in a multicultural environment with a global outreach.
The Junior Programme Officer will support the Training Development Project Officer and the Chief of Mine Action Programmes, who will coach the incumbent in her/his assigned responsibilities, such as:
Support for the activities of the Learning Unit
- Overall support in the production of eLearning materials.
- Assist the maintenance of https://training.gichd.org
- Assist the administration of GICHD’s eLearning platform.
- Support the organisation and logistics of internal meetings.
- Support with training surveys.
- Support internal and external communication of GICHD’s training activities, including update content on SharePoint.
- Support the annual publication of GICHD’s Training Catalogue.
- Support the preparation of online and in-person training events organised by the GICHD.
- Support administrative processes and other financial operations as required.
- Provide technical support and solutions as required.
- Support the Training Development Project Officer with other tasks as required.
Support to the Chief of Mine Action Programmes
- Support the organisation and logistics of meetings.
- Prepare documentation, background information, and logistics arrangements in coordination with other divisions before missions.
- Support the Chief of Mine Action Programmes with other administrative tasks as required.
The Junior Programme Officer may be offered the opportunity to travel on missions with GICHD staff occasionally.
- Recent graduate degree in Education, Development, Political, Social Science, or relevant.
- No more than one-year professional experience following the last studies, preferably in learning and development within international organisations.
- Good knowledge of adult-learning or proven interest is required.
- Specialisation or high interest in multimedia or design is a valuable asset. Quickly adopts new tools and processes. This JPO position is an excellent opportunity for a tech-savvy young professional.
- Highly proficient in spoken and written English.
- Command of the Adobe Creative Cloud is a valuable asset.
- Excellent analytical and synthesis skills.
- Intercultural sensitivity and respect for diversity are a must.
- Working knowledge of French, Arabic, Spanish, or another language practised in mine-ERW affected countries would be an asset.
The Junior Programme Officer traineeship is intended primarily for junior professionals.
Successful candidates will be recruited exclusively on a local basis. A work permit (or extension of an existing work permit) will be provided by Swiss authorities through the GICHD, when required.
If you wish to join our mission and you feel you are the right person to take on this challenge, please apply on-line on GICHD Job Application. You are kindly requested to present your application in English and include:
- a CV of maximum 1 page,
- a letter of motivation of maximum 1 page,
- your earliest date of availability,
- any other additional material you wish to present in support of your candidacy.
The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-ERW affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.
GICHD website www.gichd.org
For further information, please contact us by e-mail at hr(at)gichd.org