Project Officer

from Swiss Foundation for Mine Action
Closing date: 26 Jun 2017

FSD is an international foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1997, this private, independent organisation has implemented a large number of humanitarian projects in 24 different countries. FSD's focus is on locating and eliminating explosive, chemical and toxic waste in post-war scenarios, in order to prevent accidents and thus creating favourable conditions for the reconstruction and development for the inhabitants. FSD further engages into specific programs for recovery, stabilisation and armed violence reduction.

The Project officer reports directly to the Head of Operations at FSD Headquarters. He/she is monitoring project implementation in several geographical and political contexts and assists the country directors with specific support in thematic and policy areas, from contributing to the elaboration and adjustment of the FSD country strategy, maintaining contacts with national and local authorities, donors and their representatives, partners and other stakeholders, editing project proposals and budgets, drawing up operational and financial reporting to donors, management of budgets, accounts, assets and human resources, optimizing productivity and implementing compliance as well as risk and safety management policies.

The position offers a good opportunity to start a Headquarters career for a young, autonomous and self-starting, creative humanitarian or development professional.


We are looking for candidates who offer:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in result based project cycle management in humanitarian and/or development operations;
  • Confirmed experience in administrative and financial management of multi-donor projects, grant management, project development and fundraising;
  • Specific programming or project management experience in the area of mine action, conflict prevention, stabilisation, small arms & light weapons control, armed violence reduction and protection as well as confirmed knowledge of dealing with EU/ECHO are of advantage
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English and French; knowledge of Spanish or other additional languages is an advantage;

This is a critical management position for FSD’s future growth. Only the best candidates move through the full interview process, which takes a maximum of three weeks, starting beginning of July. Ideal start of employment: 1.9.2017.

The position is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with the expectation that the project officer will travel up to 40% of his/her time to capitals and field locations that may include insecure or harsh environments.

FSD offers competitive compensation and an generous benefit package.

Important: note that only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit can be considered.

How to apply:

Send your application letter along with an updated CV by email (Subject: “Project Officer”) and contact details of three professional referees to Deadline for applications: 26.6.2017.

FSD is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.