Location: Geneva, Switzerland, with regular travel
Start Date: As soon as possible. This is a long-term staff position with an initial contract of one year.
Full/part-time: Full time
The GICHD Operational Efficiency division focuses on the increase of operational efficiency and effectiveness in mine action. We provide advice, record and share best practice to ensure standardised, safe and efficient survey and clearance operations. We focus on strengthening national capacities to enable greater ownership of operations and to confront long-term mine/ERW contamination, in line with national and global strategic priorities, including land release (survey, detection and clearance methods and tools), stockpile destruction, explosive ordnance disposal, security liaison and cooperation, operation management, risk management, quality management, technology, training development and e-learning platforms. The GICHD has an opportunity for an experienced mine action Advisor to join its Operational Efficiency division. The Operational Efficiency Advisor will design, plan and implement or supervise the GICHD’s related training, support and research activities that promote operational efficiency in mine action programmes. In addition, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team s/he will provide broader mine action expertise within the GICHD, carry out mine action evaluations and participate in broader programmes, fora and conferences.
The position is based in Geneva with a frequent travel requirement to the countries of focus, with a global scope. The position will also assist other projects as appropriate and will work in close collaboration with other Advisors in the different divisions of the Centre. The Advisors are also expected to represent GICHD in international events; provide specialist advice to national counterparts, partners and diplomatic representatives as part of capacity development initiatives; and play an active role in the organisation’s strategic management and in the reporting to GICHD’s governance and donor institutions.
To apply please follow this link GICHD Job Application Portal and register 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 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. The GICHD benefits from its location in Maison de la Paix in Geneva to cooperate closely with organisations dedicated to humanitarian action development, disarmament, peace and security.