|Job Title:||Advisor, Land release and Operational Efficiency in Mine Action|
|Employer:||Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining|
|Job Location:||Geneva, Switzerland|
Advisor, Land release and Operational Efficiency in Mine Action
Closing date for applications
30th November 2016
Start date & duration
As soon as possible.
This is a staff position on a long-term basis.
The GICHD Risk Management division works to increase the operational efficiency and effectiveness of mine action. We provide advice and share good practice to help ensure safe, fast and targeted release of land and waters. We focus on strengthening national capacities to enable greater ownership of operations and to confront long-term residual contamination, in line with national and global strategic priorities. Our training portfolio includes:
Reporting to the Head of division and as a member of the land release and operational efficiency team, the Advisor oversees non-technical survey, technical survey and clearance methods for manual, mechanical and animal detection systems (ADS) as well as survey and clearance technology matters. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists within various fields of clearance and survey, s/he also provides broader mine action expertise, develops training courses, carries out mine action evaluations and participates in broader projects, discussions and conferences.
The GICHD has an opportunity for an experienced mine action programme manager to join its Risk Management division. The Advisor, Land Release and Operational Efficiency will design, plan and implement or supervise the GICHD’s training and advisory services, support and research activities that foster 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. Her/his key responsibilities include:
All the Advisor positions are based in Geneva. These positions have a global scope, with regular travel to the focus countries. The Advisors also assist other projects as appropriate and work in close collaboration with other Advisors in the Risk Management, Information Management and Strategies & Standards divisions, who specialise in residual contamination, national standards and strategies and information management, and with our partner organisation Gender and Mine Action Programme on gender and diversity related topics. They 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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