|Job Title:||Advisor, Strategic Management and Residual Contamination|
|Employer:||Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining|
|Job Location:||Geneva, Switzerland (with frequent travel to SE Asia)|
Geneva, Switzerland (with frequent travel to SE Asia)
Closing date for applications
30 November 2016
Start date & duration
As early as possible
The Strategies and Standards division is one of three divisions working under the Director of Operations. It focusses its services and technical expertise on high level long-term planning, standardisation and quality management in support of national mine action authorities and the wider mine action sector. In addition to being the GICHD division responsible for the development of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) emphasis is placed on; providing technical assistance, training and capacity development, conducting research, producing publications, developing tools and work methods, supporting the development, improvement and implementation of national mine action strategies and developing and improving national mine action standards (NMAS). These activities will strengthen national ownership and mine action’s contribution to broader human security. All components of the Strategies and Standards division work in synergy with each other as well as with the other divisions under the Directorate of Operations.
The Advisor, Strategic Management and Residual Contamination, will be specifically in charge of the MORE Project. The MORE project aims to assist national authorities in developing systems and tools that will promote and enable evidence based approaches to dealing with ERW in a post conflict country, in a residual context. Much of the work includes evaluating risks posed by residual contamination based on land use, assessing current country policy and practice, and doing comparative studies with European countries and others in selected priority areas.
 The GICHD acts as the secretariat for the IMAS review board, a responsibility delegated by UNMAS.
Responsible to the Head of Division, the Advisor, Strategic Management and Residual Contamination is in charge of inter alia the following responsibilities:
The post is based in Geneva with a bi-monthly travel requirement to highly contaminated countries in the South East Asia (Cambodia, LAO PDR and Vietnam).
The position will focus primarily on delivering MORE project outputs but the incumbent will also be expected to assist other projects as appropriate and will work in close collaboration with other Advisors in the Risk Management, Information Management and Strategies & Standards divisions, who specialise in mine action operational efficiency, residual contamination, national standards and strategies and information management. The Advisors are also expected to represent GICHD in international events; provide general or technical presentations to partners and diplomatic representatives; and play an active role in the organisation’s strategic management and in the reporting to GICHD’s governance and donor institutions.
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, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.
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