Cluster Leader - Crisis Management

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The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) provides forward-thinking and innovative solutions for policymakers and organizations concerned with international affairs, peace and security in today’s complex, globalized world. We are leaders in delivering executive education in global peace and security policy. More than 800 participants, from over 100 nations, from the public, non-profit and private sectors attend our courses every year.  We are an international foundation with 49 member states from across the globe located in the state-of-the-art Maison de la paix at the heart of international Geneva. We are also recognised as a cutting-edge, dynamic and impactful platform that facilitates dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation (learn more about us!).


At GCSP we pride ourselves on our multinational team of experts as well as an ever-growing alumni community of over 5000 international professionals with global influence.


Interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player that is committed to providing innovative ideas and making our stakeholders live a stunning experience, you may be our future:


Cluster Leader, Crisis Management


As the Leader of the Crisis Management Cluster at the GCSP, you will have a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in increasing our impact during an exciting growth phase.


As a core team member of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme you will be responsible and accountable for a cluster of work on Crisis management, which requires you to:


  • Lead, initiate, design and implement impact-oriented contributions to the Programme and GCSP (including courses, workshops, dialogue events, conferences, policy papers, conference reports);
  • Fundraise for project-related activities;
  • Initiate and contribute to the development of comprehensive and sustainable strategies towards achieving the Programme’s objectives;
  • Contribute and represent the Programme and GCSP at events organised by GCSP partner organisations and institutions and attend other Programme and GCSP relevant conferences;
  • Represent the GCSP and maintain and develop a network of Programme and GCSP relevant experts;
  • Establish project budgets, identify funding sources and contribute to the financial management of projects;
  • Coordinate and support the administrative preparation, implementation and follow-up of Programme and project activities.

In addition, you will provide leadership and expertise across the GCSP and contribute to its mission and goals in an impartial and inclusive manner by fostering a stimulating multi-cultural learning environment.


You will have the following skills and competences:


  • Demonstrable expertise in the field of Crisis Management;
  • Masters or Doctoral degree in a field directly relevant to the GCSP’s area of interest and competence;
  • At least eight to ten years of professional experience and demonstrable expertise in international security issues;
  • Professional experience and expertise in strategic security policy-making and implementation in a governmental, military, or international institution;
  • Demonstrated  knowledge of crisis operations including field-based crisis management experience is desirable;
  • Experience in project, programme and course curriculum design, implementation and delivery within a professional and adult learning environment;
  • Access to a wide international network of experts;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, knowledge of French and German is an asset.


If you recognise yourself in this ambitious challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file via until 30 September 2016.


The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position from 1st January 2017 or at a date to be agreed upon. The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages applications of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.