Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for a Programme Coordinator

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Geneva Call is an independent, neutral and impartial humanitarian, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes the respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflicts and other situations of armed violence, in particular regarding the protection of civilians. Geneva Call is registered as a foundation under Swiss law and works in conflict zones around the globe.


Geneva Call is implementing a programme to improve the protection of civilians in the context of the armed conflict in Yemen through engagement with armed actors and by raising awareness of humanitarian norms among Yemeni civil society and community leaders.


Coordinating, managing and implementing Geneva Call’s programme on engaging armed actors and other stakeholders on the protection of civilians under the framework of International Humanitarian Law in Yemen.


Core Responsibilities

    Programme Development and Management
  • Developing the country programme stategy
  • Contibute to develeoping project proposals
  • Take the lead in programme implementation and management
  • Monitor activities and provide timely support to the team
  • Work with the Head of Mission (HoM) and the Finance Officer on country programme budgeting and monitoring
  • Develop periodic updates and progress reports
Responsibility for programme HR management
  • Line manage thematic project officers
  • Assign responsibilities and monitor programme staff performance
  • Build staff capacities and contribute to management team building efforts
  • Maintain the team’s motivation at a high level
Responsibility for country programme security management
  • Work with the conflict analyst and develop security updates for teams in the field
  • Update field staff on security concerns and implement the security plan in field
  • Provide security incident reports and support the HoM in resolving security issues
  • Ensure staff complete security briefings and scrupulously comply with security procedures
Responsibility for Geneva Call’s representation
  • Represent Geneva Call in relevant clusters and forums
  • Manage authorities and donor relations relating to programme activities
  • Arrange donor visits and support the communication officer in media visits for programme activities
  • Support field teams and partners in presenting Geneva Call in the field

Main Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in international relations or international humanitarian law and human rights law or political science; Bachelor’s degree with more than 6 years’ experience is acceptable.
  • Minimum 5 years’ equivalent work experience in a humanitarian/human rights organization working in conflict areas, managing programme and human resources;
  • Previous work experiences with armed actors is a plus.
Personal and Technical skills:
  • Advanced programme management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Budgeting and financial management/monitoring skills;
  • Strong presentation, writing and editing skills in Arabic and English;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian affairs issues and the capacity for political analysis;
  • Very strong communication and people management skills;
  • Well-developed logic and organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to change;
  • Report/proposal writing and project management skills;
  • High-level negotiation and engagement skills;
  • Excellent written and oral skills in Arabic and English
Personal qualities:
  • Excellent integrity and accountability
  • Natural affinity for networking and relationships building
  • Self-starter and flexibility
  • Be exemplary in representing Geneva Call’s values and ethics
  • Good team player and facilitator of team work
  • Sharing knowledge and encouraging others to learn and improve
  • Drive for results
  • Creativity
  • Good knowledge of IHL
  • Previous experience in a similar position

Conflict of Interest

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.


  • Position: Country Programme Coordinator
  • Based in Yemen with travel in different governorates in country
  • 100%
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible
  • International, Yemeni nationals with required skills and experience should also apply


To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in PDF format to, Ref: “Programme Coordinator Aden” no later than the 28th of November 2018. All applications will be kept confidential. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process. Geneva Call is an equal opportunity employer
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