Advisor, Operational Management (Expert II) – Switzerland


Purpose / Summary:

The Standards and Operations Division provides services and technical expertise on standardization, quality management and operational effectiveness in support of national mine action authorities and the broader mine action sector. mine action and human security. In addition to supporting the development of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS), the focus is on: providing technical assistance, training and capacity building, conducting research, production of publications, development of tools and working methods, support for the development, improvement and implementation of mine action strategies and the development and improvement of national standards mine action (NMAS). The Division further seeks to ensure operational efficiency by providing advice, recording and sharing best practices to ensure standardized, safe and efficient survey and clearance operations.

Our division is recruiting an Operational Management Advisor to provide advice and capacity development support to national authorities and other mine action partners in the development of effective and efficient operational methodologies. In this capacity, he/she will design, plan, implement or supervise GICHD training, support or research activities that promote the operational effectiveness of mine action programs. In addition, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Advisor will provide broader mine action expertise within the GICHD, conduct mine action assessments and participate in programs, forums and larger conferences.

Areas of responsibility

  • Provide advice and capacity development support to national authorities and other mine action partners in the development of efficient and effective operational methodologies.
  • As a project manager, plan and manage projects or products involving the development of operational methodologies and tools for land release operations, including financial tracking, finding and contracting consultants, narrative and financial reporting to donors, within organizational regulations and systems.
  • Actively participate in all program projects, contributing their knowledge and experience.
  • Develop and deliver training modules in relation to land release and operational efficiency in coordination with other team members.
  • Implement work plans that reinforce the objectives of international conventions (APMBC, CCW, CCM).
  • Manage related GICHD publications on operational effectiveness and broader mine action topics which may involve writing and editing publications and disseminating research and field study reports.
  • Provide advice; Advise; Contribute to the revision of international standards and technical notes.
  • Contribute to the review and development of national standards, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and strengthen partnerships with UN agencies, operators and national authorities to facilitate outreach activities.
  • Work with colleagues within the Division to contribute to the implementation of the GICHD Divisional Sub-Strategy and Strategic Plan.

Additional functions

  • Support GICHD divisions and management in all aspects of its work, as required and as agreed.
  • Integrate gender and diversity practices; respect and promote gender equality and diversity.
  • Liaise with other GICHD divisions to enhance communication and cooperation.
  • Any other task assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Work in line with and actively contribute to the GICHD results-based management approach.

Qualifications (technical qualifications or certifications essential for the position):

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent, such as a senior command and staff qualification) in international development, economics, public or business administration, international relations, political science or other relevant subject – A first-level university degree level in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in mine action, military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • In-depth knowledge of mine action program operations and management with demonstrated field experience

Specific knowledge, technical skills (essential to fill the position)

  • 7-8 years of experience in mine action operations in affected countries
  • 5 years of experience in a leadership/management role
  • Proven experience in managing mine action programs in multiple countries
  • Experience in supporting national mine action capacity development
  • Competence in the design and delivery of adult education courses
  • Project (budget) management, including resource mobilization, budget tracking, resource management, narrative and financial reporting to international donor institutions
  • Experience working with national mine action authorities/programmes
  • Demonstrated understanding of managing mine action operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to communicate clearly and constructively with a wide range of culturally diverse stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of French or any other language used in countries affected by explosive ordnance (EO);
  • Experience in operational deployment of remote sensing assets

The GICHD is implementing aGender and Diversity Policyyand is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries, and people with disabilities or special needs, who meet the profile requirements above.

About Us

The Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works to reduce the risks to communities resulting from explosive ordnance, with a particular focus on mines, cluster munitions, other explosive remnants of war and stockpiles. of ammunition. The Center contributes to the development and professionalization of the sector for the benefit of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, United Nations, other international and regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, commercial companies and universities. It does this by combining three distinct service lines: field support focused on capacity development and advice, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, and research and development focused on solutions. point. These efforts are facilitated from the GICHD’s location within the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.

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How to register

If you would like to join our mission and think you have the right profile to take on this role, we look forward to receiving your application.

You are kindly requested to register your application in English on GICHD Application Portal

and include:

– a CV of no more than 3 pages

– a cover letter

– your first date of availability

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