Advisor, Gender and Diversity in Mine Action

Organisation: Gender and Mine Action Programme

Position Title: Advisor, Gender and Diversity in Mine Action

Location: Geneva, Switzerland (with frequent travel to mine-affected countries)

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Period: initially one year

Full/part time: 100%

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018



The  Gender  and  Mine  Action  Programme  (GMAP)  is  an  international  expert  organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland that works to increase the effectiveness and inclusiveness of mine  action  activities  through  the  mainstreaming  of  a  gender  and  diversity  perspective, and to increase inclusion, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through mine action. GMAP provides advice, technical assistance and training on gender and diversity to  stakeholders in mine action and the broader disarmament and security sector,  both  in-country  and  remotely.  GMAP  supports  capacity  development  in  mine  affected countries  and  promotes  sustainable  developmental  outcomes  for  women,  girls,  boys  and men. GMAP also contributes to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Anti-Personnel   Mine   Ban   Convention,   the   Convention   on   Cluster Munitions and other disarmament treaties.



The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of GMAP’s strategy and projects in collaboration with and under the guidance of the Director. He/she will be based in Geneva but will be expected to travel to a selection of mine/ERW-affected and donor countries (estimated travel abroad can be up to 30% of the working time).

The tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • In close collaboration with the Director develop strategies and plans, and manage the programme to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives and that results are achieved
  • Regularly assess if internal   policies,   methods   and   procedures  are fit-for-purpose for   a   successful implementation of GMAP’s activities
  • Liaise with mine action partners and further develop collaborations with gender, peace and security partners in Geneva and in national and international forums
  • Systematise and strengthen GMAP’s work on diversity
  • Represent GMAP at conferences, workshops and public events as required
  • Ensure coordination and a smooth flow of information within the GMAP team
  • Assist the Director in the supervision of staff (including undertaking time planning, delegation of tasks)
  • Ensure timely, accurate and detailed financial and narrative reporting of programme activities to donors and other partners
  • Assist in  the  preparation  of  proposals  and  budgets  to  ensure  secure  and  continuous funding of the programme
  • Identify opportunities for programme expansion and identification of potential funding partnerships
  • Identify, design and implement diversity initiatives and provide advice, guidance and support to partners on diversity best practices
  • Field travel to medium-high risk countries for gender and diversity trainings, assessments, action planning, strategy development workshops, and monitoring and liaison visits


Research and dissemination

  • Identify areas for future research and provide input to ongoing research projects and produce written and oral briefs, publications and articles for colleagues and external partners
  • Review reports  and  studies  on  gender  and  mine  action  and  related  fields  to  gather information and data that can contribute to the progress of the programme
  • Produce both  written  and  oral  briefs,  publications  and  articles  for  colleagues  and external partners


Outreach, training and capacity building

  • Manage all   aspects   of   gender   and   diversity   baseline   assessments   of   mine   action programmes and organisations
  • Organise and deliver trainings and facilitate workshops and advocacy events on various aspects of gender, diversity, mine action and related areas
  • Provide technical  assistance  and  advice  on  gender  and  diversity  in  mine  action and related areas to partners upon request
  • Develop briefs  and  other  materials  to  be  distributed  to  mine  action  stakeholders  and organisations worldwide



  • Advanced university degree in a relevant field
  • At least seven years of relevant work experience of which at least four in the fields of gender, diversity, humanitarian assistance, human security and/or development
  • At least  two  years  of  relevant  work  experience  in  capacity development and behavioural change in  multicultural environments
  • Experience in:
    • gender equality programming, diversity or mine action
    • qualitative and quantitative research
    • gender and diversity assessments
    • facilitation of strategy/policy development and action planning processes
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Working knowledge  of  French  or  other  languages  spoken  in  mine/ERW-affected countries is an asset
  • IT literacy and ability to operate with on-line web-based applications and tools



  • Strong interest in and commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyse and explain clearly issues and events in complex contexts
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Strategic and creative thinking
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Openness to change and ability to receive and integrate feedback
  • Willingness to travel to medium-high risk areas
  • Willingness to work with minimum supervision, independently, as well as to function as a member of a team



All applications should be sent by e-mail by 31 October 2018 at the latest to:

[email protected]

All applications should contain:

  • CV (not longer than 3 pages)
  • Motivation letter (not longer than 1 page)
  • Contact details

Both documents should be submitted in English, which is the working language of GMAP.



Shortlisted candidates will be asked to write a short essay on a relevant topic before being interviewed. Interviews will be held in November 2018 and the successful candidate will be asked to start as soon as possible after that.

GMAP is an equal opportunities employer.  Applications are encouraged from women and men, professionals from mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs who meet the above profile requirements.