Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Start Date: As soon as possible. Open-ended contract 
Full/part-time: Full time


The GICHD’s multi-national teams are specialists in international development policy and programming, demining operations management cycle, ammunition safety management, international humanitarian law and conventions, gender and diversity inclusion, monitoring and evaluation; support functions in resource mobilisation, communication, administration, human resources, finances, conference management and project management. With nearly eighty women and men from more than twenty countries, the GICHD stands a unique and international hub of mine action expertise and shared knowledge.


The HR Operations Officer is part of the Human Resources team in the Support & Administration Division and works in close cooperation with the HR Assistant and the Recruitment Officer. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the employee life cycle, s/he is knowledgeable in the legislation and regulations on employment, social security, tax-at-source and work permits and acts as the HR business partner to our Heads of Divisions and other managers.

His/her main responsibilities are:

  • Technical supervisor for the production and administration of the employment contracts, including all social security aspects, withholding tax, work/residency permits, legitimation cards, administrative management of absences and overtime, insurance claims.
  • Advise all employees on the employment regulations, internal policies and rules, the remuneration policy and benefits and their application throughout the employee life cycle.
  • Liaise with external provider for payroll, provide data on variables and verify all payroll documents for accuracy; liaise with the Accounting section over the payroll accounts.
  • Edit job descriptions in collaboration with the business units; participate in the positions classification and remuneration setting.
  • Focal point and monitoring of the employees evaluations and follow-up.
  • Participate in the needs assessment in learning and development; organise group training sessions or individual training courses.
  • Control the accuracy of employee data in the ERP (Microsoft Navision) and produce organigrammes and periodical statistics. 
  • Participate in the drafting of policies, regulations and procedures related to the employee life cycle and employment conditions.

Profile requirements

Essential requirements:

  • Several years of practice as HR generalist, administrator, business partner with Switzerland-based companies / organisations
  • Good knowledge of the employment contracts administration with social insurances and tax-at-source in Switzerland
  • Experience in multi-national and multi-cultural work environments
  • Competence in recruitment
  • Proficient user of MS Office applications; good user level with spreadsheets or business intelligence tools for statistics and data analysis
  • Excellent level of French and English as working languages, both in written and oral form - Strong organisational skills to work efficiently in a fast-pace environment
  • Service-oriented attitude and inter-personal communication skills enabling effective relationships with colleagues, internal clients and other stakeholders from diverse cultures; 

Desirable characteristics

  • Swiss Certificate of Human Resources Assistant or Swiss Federal Diploma in Human Resources 
  • Experience in international non-profit organisation(s)
  • User of SharePoint, Navision and Visio software 


The application period has now ended.

Publication date : 13 February 2019