Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect by armed non-State actors (ANSAs) for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence, in particular those related to the protection of civilians. 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 is a private, not-for-profit humanitarian organization founded in 1998 under Swiss law.
Geneva call works from a registered main office in Kabul and with a sub-office in Kandahar. By the end of 2020 Geneva Call will function with a team of 20 employees.
The HoM will provide overall leadership, technical oversight, management and strategic vision of the program of Geneva Call in Afghanistan while managing staff and resources to ensure that the program meets its objectives and deliverables timley, qualitatively and within budget.
General description and main activities:
To provide vision and strategic direction to country program in Afghanistan. This includes the qualitative implementation of Geneva Call’s humanitarian response (humanitarian dialogue, research, community-based approach), advocacy, fundraising and representation.
Strategy and program implementation:
Leads on development of country strategy
Analysis the humanitarian and security situation in country and identify areas of interests of work for Geneva Call;
Ensure conflict sensitivity in country programs’ design and planning;
Provide leadership, quality delivery, management, monitoring, evaluation and learning of the country program, against Geneva Call tri annual strategy;
Ensures that programs are monitored and evaluated. Promotes sharing of learning with others and drawing on learning from across Geneva Call and externally, utilizes the results to inform program decisions and enhance institutional knowledge;
Overall responsible for security, fundraising and advocacy
Responsible for anticipating and managing risks that could threaten the safety of the staff, operational viability and the organization’s reputation. Responsible for managing security in line with Geneva Call’s Policy.
Mission Management & Coordination:
Overall responsible for all resources and implementation of programs and activities within Country
Builds partnerships and represents GC.
Manages staff, budget, assets and funding as per procedures and national requirements;
Ensures transparent and timely financial management respecting deadline and procedures;
Ensures the mobilization of necessary resources (financial, logistics, HR) to implement the country programs and contribute to the growth of the missions;
Identify human resources needs, recruit, and ensure induction;
Overall development and supervision of country teams (including coaching and evaluating) in accordance with internal policies and procedures and national labour laws;
Promotes and creates a culture to ensure knowledge sharing, innovation and capacity building and further professional development opportunities for all staff in appropriate fields;
Communicate regularly with staff and promote positive conflict resolution;
Ensures that Geneva Call’s work in Afghanistan is adequately funded. Build relationships with external donors and proactively identify new donors in the two countries;
Develop and implement a country fundraising strategy that contributes to achieving the overall aim of Geneva Call in the field of humanitarian engagement for enhanced civilian protection;
Approves all technical and financial proposals before submission to donors and ensures they are contextual and address specific needs;
Communications and advocacy
Represents Geneva Call in Afghanistan. Working with internal and external audiences at the most senior level to influence and inform decision-makers and opinion leaders in country and within the international community in Afghanistan; Build alliances and networks within the humanitarian sector.
A relevant master is required;
Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) or International Human Right Law is an asset
Strong organizational and analytical skills;
Solid diplomatic skills with ability to communicate with high level interlocutors;
Established network in country of operation;
Passionate about political and security affairs in the region
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Minimum 5 years equivalent work experience in a humanitarian organization, including in managing teams of at least 20 people;
Experience of capacity building and mentoring, team leadership and management;
Demonstrated skills and experience in security management;
Excellent English skills (written and oral) and any other local language is an asset (Dari, Pashto);
Outstanding interpersonal skills with experience of negotiations with weapon-bearers and other high-level stakeholders. Demonstrable experience of dialoguing with armed actors would be an asset;
Ability to work under pressure, travel frequently in conflict-affected areas and to handle numerous tasks simultaneously;
Work under the supervision Head of Eurasia Region (HQ based) and closely with the departements of Administration/Finance, Communications and External relations, Policy and Legal Unit (PLU), Monitoring and Evaluation.
External relations :
Ensure cordial and frequent relations with central and military authorities, state public services, diplomats, UN, INGOs and CSO involved in similar areas of work.
How to apply:
Please send your cover letter, CV, contact information of references, in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, Ref: “HOM Kabul” no later than September 20th, 2019.
All applications will be kept confidential. Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process