In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by Armed Groups and de facto Authorities(AGDA), in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not for profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.
Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Developing, updating, and adapting training materials on IHL and IHRL, capacity building of staff and partners, operational research and program quality, knowledge management, communications and relationship building.
Training and building capacity
- Train and build capacity on IHL and IHRL all mission staff and armed groups and de facto authorities, communities, and partners. Integrate innovative training methods into thematic training tools and adapt them to different audiences.
- Ensure that all projects and programmes in the country are equipped with humanitarian training materials on International Humanitarian Law (IHL)and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) that are updated and adapted, in coordination with PPL.Research and Knowledge management
- Actively contribute to Geneva Call's public communication, raising awareness about the work of the organization to reinforce GC influence, access, and response.
- Write advocacy briefings, reports, public articles, and blogs, as well as assist in the drafting of Q&As and opinion pieces. Function as communication focal point for the country; in that role, liaises and takes part in HQ's communication coordination meetings to ensure optimal flow of information, communications need and challenges.Relationship building and Fundraising.
- Support the Country Director & HoP in building effective working relationships with civil society, protection and peacebuilding stakeholders, donors, and international organizations with relevant mandates.
- Support the CD in identifying areas for possible funding opportunities and develop concept notes and proposals for potential donors as well as costing efforts.Programme implementation & monitoring
- Support CD and HoP on operational activities on thematic legal perspectives and input on country programme design and implementation.
- Ensure process review IR/CoC or signature policy commitment properly implemented and, together with HoP and PPL, ensure monitoring of these (DoC, UD, etc) in line with Geneva Call programmatic guidelines.
Programme development, implementation & quality.
- Together with the HoP, participates in and provides support to country mission in assessments, planning and implementation of activities. Ensure that Gender is factored/mainstreamed in these processes.Engagement across the organization.
- Build a community of practice on IHL/IHRL at the country level.
- This position will have a technical reporting line to Geneva Call’s PPL unit and will engage with EA Operations team, and Global Engagement team.
Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process. The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the Geneva Call Performance Management guidelines. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
No later than 5 July, 2023.
All applications will be kept confidential. Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.