Programme Manager

Small Arms Survey

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: Permanent contract

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 Programme Manager for its Policy And Capacity Support Unit, to be based in its Geneva offices.

Mission and activities
The Programme Manager position presents an exciting opportunity to lead the management of several long-term projects within the Policy and Capacity Support Unit. The Programme Manager contributes thematic expertise for the Survey’s training and tools to develop policy and capacity at national, regional and international levels, as well as working with the Survey’s researchers and communications team in planning and developing policy-relevant briefings, publications, and other resources.

  • Conceptualize and develop new ideas and directions for programme-relevant projects, initiatives, and other activities within the policy and capacity support programme.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to individual project leads to ensure a coherent programmatic approach.
  • Oversee implementation of projects to ensure quality and coherence, including monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and mentoring to junior members of project teams, under the supervision of the Head of PACS unit.
  • Supervise outputs by Survey staff, consultants, or external authors when required.
    In support of the Grant Management and Fundraising Unit, coordinate programme and project contributions to financial and narrative grant reports.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate methodological approaches to effectively deliver programme and project goals and objectives.
  • Represent the Survey in discussions with donors and partners of relevance to their portfolio or by delegation of the Head of the PACS unit or the director.
  • Represent the Survey in relevant conferences, meetings, workshops, and other events.

Candidate’s profile
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and cooperative team spirit.
Ability to manage relations with a wide network of partners
Attention to detail, analytical rigour, and impartiality.
Excellent writing and presentation skills, in particular the ability to communicate policy-relevant research findings to a general audience.
Ability to develop and deliver research-informed training to partners with a range of cultural and academic backgrounds.
Interest in and familiarity with international security and arms control, or other relevant policy fields.