Information Management Capacity Development (IMCD) Coordinator

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), Geneve, Switzerland

Job Description

Location; Geneva, Switzerland (with regular travel)

Start Date: As soon as possible. This is a long-term staff position with an initial contract of one year.

Full/part-time: Full time

Closing date for applications; 03 March 2019


The GICHD’s Information Management (IM) Division is composed of an international team of professionals specialised in Information Management solutions, who advise and develop a sustainable Information Management capacity in national partner countries. Each team member acts as a focal point for a portfolio of countries as well as for thematic or technical expertise in the field of Information Management.

Within the division, the Information Management Capacity Development (IMCD) aims to enable national authorities and other actors in the mine action community to leverage high-quality information towards evidence-based decision making. Activities under this project include capacity assessments, leading to recommendations and information management workshops with specific topics drawn from the work plan. An important focus in 2019 is on IMSMA Core deployments and roll-outs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of Division in reviewing and implementing an Information Management Capacity Development strategy, in line with the evolving organisational priorities;
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of Information Management Capacity Development support services, including workshops, courses, onsite support and monitoring & evaluation (M&E);
  • Coordinate the IM Advisors’ work plans, training and advisory services, deliverables and reporting, with the support of the Division’s Programme Officer;
  • Act as the Information Management Advisor for selected national mine action programmes, supporting them in implementing and maintaining IMSMA;
  • Represent the IM Division on the GICHD Training team, working to upgrade and streamline all training material and courses onto the Centre’s Online Training Platform and E-Learning Platform;
  • Promote the integration of mine action information management in the wider humanitarian domain;
  • Support the Head of Division in resource mobilisation, particularly by reporting to existing donors on IM Capacity Development.

In order to ensure comprehensive support to mine-affected countries, members of the Information Management team also work in close collaboration with Advisors in the other Divisions who specialise in mine action survey and clearance, ammunition safety management and residual contamination. Advisors are also expected to represent GICHD in international events; provide general or IM-specific presentations to partners and diplomatic representatives; and play an active role in project management, in the organisation’s strategic management and in the reporting to GICHD’s governance and donor institutions.

Profile requirements

Essential requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in applying Information Management in a variety of settings, including humanitarian, demonstrating the ability to design solutions to client requirements and operational realities;
  • Experience in implementing IMSMA or any other ERP systems in the not-for-profit domain, preferably in relation to humanitarian mine action;
  • Solid GIS skills and proficiency with Esri’s ArcGIS suite of software;
  • Proven experience in project cycle management, budget planning and monitoring and project team management;
  • Strong pedagogical/instructional background;
  • Resource mobilisation with international donor institutions;
  • Understanding and experience in mainstreaming gender and diversity topics throughout the project management cycle;
  • Proven team-player with service-minded attitude;
  • Availability to travel and operate in potentially unstable regions;
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement of individual and organisation-wide results;
  • Fluent English verbal and written, with the ability to communicate clearly and constructively with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse cultures, in a manner respectful of gender and diversity.

Desirable characteristics

  • Graduate degree or equivalent in information technology, computer sciences, data management, GIS or a related field;
  • Certified IMSMA administrator;
  • Exposure to mine action;
  • Understanding the concepts and application of Results-based project management;
  • Skills in training adults from different cultures and/or in capacity development of local counterparts;
  • Working knowledge of French, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, or any other language practised in mine-ERW affected countries.


To apply please follow this link GICHD Job Application Portal and submit your candidacy through the online platform. Your application must be presented in English and include a CV of maximum 5 pages, a letter of motivation, your earliest date of availability and any other additional material you wish to present in support of your candidacy.

The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

About us

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works towards reducing risks to communities stemming from explosive ordnance, with a particular focus on mines, cluster munitions, other explosive remnants of war and ammunition storages. The Centre helps develop and professionalise the sector for the benefits of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, the United Nations, other international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and academia. It does so by combining three distinct lines of service: field support focused on capacity development and advice, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, and research and development focused on cutting-edge solutions. These efforts are facilitated from the GICHD's location within the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.

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