Gichd

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Start date & duration

As soon as possible for 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension

Context

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and safety in the mine action sector. Since 2015, the GICHD uses results-based management (RBM) to gear the planning and implementation of its projects towards their contribution – direct or indirect – to specific outcomes. Through this outcome approach, the focus remains on making a positive difference in people's lives.

The GICHD Directorate is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of the RBM structure for the centre. The Directorate provides RBM guidance to the staff during the planning process, oversees and monitors the implementation of the activities in line with established targets and carries out analytical analysis of the results achieved for final reporting.

The current position is hosted within the GICHD Directorate. Under the guidance of the RBM Coordinator, the Programme Officer (PO) will provide technical and analytical support for Results-Based Management, including planning, monitoring and evaluation. S/He contributes to RBM implementation, management, helps to prepare training to improve the skills and practices of GICHD staff in RBM, Planning, Results-Oriented Monitoring and Development Evaluation.

Responsibilities

The Programme Officer, Result-Based Management Support's key responsibilities include:

  • Support the overall Result-Based Management processes:

    • Projects: analysis, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of projects (according to the established system and tailored to the Centre’s context and needs);
    • Assist in the conduct of existing RBM processes and in their continuous improvement and support to project managers;

  • Provide support in improving and maintaining tools and templates supporting RBM processes
  • Contribute to the development and drafting of RBM related reports;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the products;
  • Providing project coordination (financial) support to the Coordinator, such as financial data improvement, acting as liaison with the Finance department, financial monitoring as well as supporting project briefs and project planning;
  • Assist in and contribute to project design, including preparing concept papers, funding proposals and budgets as well as other resource mobilisation activities;
  • Assist with other project management related activities as necessary;
  • Effectively liaising with partners, consultants and/or other stakeholders;
  • Providing administrative, organisational, logistical and technical support.   

Profile requirements

Essential requirements

  • Minimum 3 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 other related fields;
  • Experience in Result-Based Management processes, project cycle management, reporting of donor funds, multi-year budgets and finances, administration;
  • Knowledge or experience of Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Working knowledge of budgeting, monitoring and accounting procedures including proficient Excel and pivot tables functions.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and to take initiatives;
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement of individual and organisation-wide results;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, including the ability to produce content for external communication purposes.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and constructively with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel (spreadsheets) in particular);

Desirable requirements

  • Experience working in mine action programmes in the field;
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint and data management systems;
  • A post-graduate degree, diploma or equivalent vocational qualification in a relevant field;
  • Understanding mainstreaming gender and diversity topics in programming;
  • Skills in other languages practised in mine/ERW-affected countries.

The incumbent will be recruited locally and will not be eligible for any international relocation benefit. 

Applications

To apply please click on this link to the GICHD Job Application Portal and submit your candidacy through the online platform.

Your application must be presented in English and include a CV of maximum 5 pages, a letter of motivation, your earliest date of availability and any other additional material you wish to present in support of your candidacy.

The GICHD is an equal opportunities employer, as defined in the Gender and Diversity policy. As such, women and men of all ages and origins, including persons with disabilities, who meet the above requirements, are encouraged to apply.

About us

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.

GICHD website www.gichd.org

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For further information please contact us by e-mail at hr(at)gichd.org


Publication date : 12 November 2018
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