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Geneva Call recruiting new Head of Operations

August 26, 2015

Geneva Call

Geneva Call is recruiting a new Head of Operations and applications are requested to be sent by 22 September 2015.

According to the job description, the Head of Operations will perform the following activities:-

  •  – Plans operational policy in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Foundation Board and the Executive President, and integrating strategic priorities into Appel de Genève / Geneva Call’s thematic areas;
  •  – Assumes responsibility for this policy implementation at Headquarters and in the field;
  • – Ensures coordination and consistency between operational activities;
  • – Manages the Operations Department (human resources, budget, safety, etc.);
  • – Reports to the Executive President on the results of policy implementation and management, including analysis and proposals for necessary adjustments;
  • – Contributes to the definition and monitoring of Appel de Genève / Geneva Call’s overall policy, as a member of the Directorate;
  • – Leads critical thinking and discussion on operational issues within the Department.

Geneva Call is looking for someone with the following experience:

  • – Excellent ability to define operational priorities and their planification for implementation and monitoring;
  • – Ability to design, plan and integrate the Appel de Genève / Geneva Call’s specific themes into regional or transversal projects;
  • – Ability to analyse the humanitarian contexts of armed conflicts, particularly concerning non-international armed conflicts and to define strategies for negotiations, interventions and follow-up;
  • – Knowledge of humanitarian norms and challenges linked to the protection of civilians in armed conflicts;
  • – Experience of dialogue with parties to armed conflicts, including armed non-State actors;
  • – Ability to represent the Foundation at the highest levels and develop networks using excellent diplomatic and negotiating skills;
  • – Ability to manage a budget, organize responsibilities and delegate tasks;
  • – Ability to, lead and harmoniously work with the Operations’ team and external consultants;
  • – Excellent writing skills;
  • – Large flexibility, notably to travel to conflict areas;
  • – University degree or equivalent;
  • – Several years experience in similar activities;
  • – Fluent French and English; a third language would be an advantage.
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