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Project Assistant - Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: asap, until December 31st 2022, renewable
ACTIVITY RATE: 80 to 100 %


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 assistant to be based in its Geneva offices to work on the Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project.


Mission and activities

  • Perform desk-based research tasks related to North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Review the project’s English and Arabic publications, and supervise the process of translating, proofreading, reviewing and designing of the Arabic-language publications;
  • Conduct and co-facilitate outreach activities in Geneva and in the region;
  • Help in coordinating and facilitating meetings and workshops in the above-mention regions;
  • Undertake other project coordination and administrative tasks as required by the supervisor and project coordinator.


Candidate's profile

  • A university graduate degree in international relations, political science, conflict or security studies, or other related areas;
  • Interest and familiarity in security issues in North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Strong analytical, writing, presentation, interpersonal, and monitoring/research skill;
  • Excellent English and Arabic language skills, French language is a key asset;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Ability to travel to North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Have a valid Swiss work permit.




For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute's and the Small Arms Survey’s website : and

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

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

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Consultant on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)



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 an experienced consultant as Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist.

The MEL specialist will have three complementary objectives:

  1. Team capacity building: the MEL Specialist will strengthen team capacities to carry out coherent project results-based management (RBM). This objective will be achieved through:
  • Carrying out a rapid assessment of the training needs of the programmatic teams and in particular of Project Coordinators /Project Officers;
  • The development and delivery of short, targeted training modules; and
  • The provision of 'hands on', on-demand support and mentoring.
  1. RBM support to specific projects: for complex projects/programs, the MEL Specialist will
  • Review RBM frameworks at project design phase;
  • Review and provide suggestions for improvement for progress/final reports; and
  • Support project leads in planning and preparing TORs for project evaluations.
  • If required, the MEL Specialist will support the Survey in expanding its efforts of assessing impacts through evaluations of interventions.
  1. Support corporate-level RBM: working with the director and management team, the MEL specialist will:
  • Advise in the development of a corporate theory of change and monitoring framework;
  • Support the provision of inputs to an institutional evaluation in late 2022/early 2023

Additionally, the MEL Specialist may also contribute to the facilitation of a results-based management course in July 2022.


Candidate's profile

We are looking for a knowledgeable professional with prior experience in RBM work in the fields of security policy, disarmament, arms control, SSR, DDR, and related fields.

The position requires:

  • A minimum of 10 years of substantial experience in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes at project/programme level.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing internal training and coaching on MEL.
  • Experience in leading or supporting institutional evaluations.
  • Demonstrable experience in the fields of arms control, disarmament, security policy, DDR, or related.
  • Familiarity with national and international small arms control policies.
  • Professional fluency in English, written and spoken. French proficiency highly desirable.

The Small Arms Survey is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women.

A cover letter and CV in English and reference contact information are required to be considered for this position.


Send your applications by e-mail to by 15 January 2022.


Conditions: the consultant will be engaged on the basis of an annual draw-down contract (renewable) and the type and number of tasks may vary from month to month. As guidance, we estimate a commitment of approximately 120 days/year.


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