Project Officer

Type of contract: staff or consultant contract (starting as soon as possible, up to the end of the project’s phase 2 in late 2024)
Activity rate: 100%
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 November 2021


General description of the position

The Small Arms Survey — a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence — is seeking a project officer to support implementation of phase 2 of the European Union (EU)–League of Arab States (LAS) Project on illicit small arms (2021-24). More information here: EU Council Decision. The successful candidate will be recruited as a Geneva-based staff member or as a consultant based in his/her country of residence.


Mission and activities

  • Support the implementation of EU-LAS project activities.
  • Coordinate, and provide quality assurance for, the translation into Arabic of English-language documents and publications on small arms and armed violence.
  • Provide Arabic/English interpretation in project-related meetings and discussions.
  • Help plan and organize project events, including associated travel (e.g. training events and regional meetings).
  • Assist with project outreach vis-à-vis LAS countries, as well as representatives of the EU, the LAS Secretariat, INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization, and other partners.
  • As needed, represent the Small Arms Survey in project-related meetings.
  • As needed, assist with the financial management of the project (e.g., preparing payment requests in line with Survey policies and procedures).
  • As requested, provide other assistance to the Project Coordinator and the Project Officer-Management in support of the project.


Candidate's profile

  • At least three years of professional experience that includes project implementation and event organization; experience implementing EU-funded projects, an asset
  • Professional experience in translation and publications management (Arabic/English publications)
  • University degree in international relations, political science, conflict or security studies, or other related areas
  • Knowledge of conventional arms control, counter-terrorism, counter-trafficking, small arms and light weapons, and/or security issues affecting Arab states, an asset
  • Experience working with governments and multilateral organizations on projects relating to the m Region, international security, and/or arms control, an asset
  • Excellent Arabic and English, both spoken and written; spoken and written French an asset
  • Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively, as part of a team, in a multicultural and multilingual environment; good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to fulfil assigned tasks within demanding timeframes
  • Ability to travel, as needed, to the Arab Region and Europe




For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Graduate Institute and Small Arms Survey websites.

Please note that offers received by post won't be considered.