Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Appel de Genève / Geneva Call is looking for its Regional Programme Coordinator an Head of Office (International)

Status :  open

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In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavours to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Geneva Call is currently focusing its efforts on banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children from the effects of armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict and working towards the elimination of gender discrimination.

Geneva Call also responds to requests from ANSAs to help build their knowledge of, and capacities to implement international humanitarian norms, such as through providing training and technical advice. In addition, the organization may also provide other assistance and services to communities where ANSAs operate.

Appel de Genève / Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization founded in 1998 under Swiss law.


Coordinating the successful implementation of the objectives of the regional support unit and ensuring the adequate functioning of its office.


  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with experience in negotiation with high level stakeholders
  • Excellent ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to work under pressure, travel frequently, and to handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of the project management cycle
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) at the level appropriate for high level external representation and ability to tailor communications to different audiences

Main Qualifications

Experience / Education

  A relevant Master Degree is required or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of International Humanitarian law is an asset Minimum 5 years equivalent work experience in a humanitarian organization, including in managing teams of at least 5 people. Experience in networking and advocacy, team mentoring and management    


Excellent English and Arabic language skills (written and oral)

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 : Geneva Call offers a competitive package for international staff, based in Beirut - Lebanon Contract: 100% Preferred start date : ASAP


To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, work certificate / recommendation letter, diploma and proof of non-criminal record in PDF format to, Ref: “PCHoO” no later than 30 October 2018. All applications will be kept confidential.  Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.
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