Senior Programme Officer

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th June, 2021

Job Description

The OPCW Assistance and Protection Branch provides States Parties with expert advice and programmes to develop and improve their emergency response capacity against the use or threat of use of chemical weapons.

The main objectives of the post are to manage assigned programmes, asses the political and socio-economic environment and develop partnerships with stakeholders to ensure the branch can deliver the requested assistance to State Parties.

Main Responsibilities

  • As a Senior Programme Officer (P-4) your responsibilities will include the management of assigned programmes including training in response to chemical emergencies; designing and integrating innovative policies and strategies in collaboration with State Party institutions as well as coordinating and monitoring projects to successful completion.
  • Are you equipped with experience directly relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention?
  • Are you knowledgeable of multilateral disarmament issues and in dealing with national and international authorities in this field?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills and have demonstrated the ability in developing strategies to accomplish the organisation’s objectives?

Then apply now!

  • Additionally to the role’s main responsibilities, the following will also be in your scope of responsibilities:
  • Developing and maintaining networks and partnerships with national institutions and regional bodies to contribute to increasing the awareness of Assistance and Protection;
  • Monitoring programme/project budgets to ensure the effective employment of resources in line with the Branch programme;
  • Analyse submissions by State Parties on national protection and assistance programmes;
  • Developing draft policies for the OPCW activities in the area of providing assistance in the event of the use or threat of use of chemical weapons;
  • Represent the Branch in inter-divisional task force groups and international meetings and conferences.
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  • An advanced university degree in management, social sciences, science and technology, international relations, or a related discipline. A first level university degree in combination with additional qualifying experience (minimum 9 years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Knowledge and Experience

Make sure you have:

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience directly relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention, preferably in capacity building related to emergency response ( 9 years with a first level degree);
  • A minimum of 5 years of in the conduct of needs assessments, planning, conduct, monitoring and evaluation of capacity building programmes;
  • Knowledge of multilateral disarmament issues and experience in dealing with national and international authorities in this field;
  • Experience in formal programme management approaches, stakeholder engagement, results-based monitoring and evaluation is desirable;
  • Experience in analysing issues, developing courses of action and implementing them in an international context is desirable;
  • Experience in the assessment of needs and coordination of assistance delivery in emergency situations is desirable;
  • Previous experience in an international organisation would be an asset.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive in developing strategies to accomplish organisation’s objectives; problem solving skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients;
  • Tact, discretion, and the ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Computer literacy (MS Office packages).


  • Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.


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