Belgium: Children and Education in Emergencies Officer


Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Geneva Call is currently focusing its efforts on banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children from the effects of armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict and the protection of the medical mission.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Overall activities: 

As part of the MEAL and Program development and Innovation unit, the 'Children and Education in Emergencies' Officer in Brussels supports the implementation of Geneva Call’s humanitarian engagement for the protection of children and education in emergencies in armed conflict through the respect of humanitarian norms by armed non-State actors, a project funded by Luxembourg. The overall activities are research and policy development, and the development of contextualised and innovative engagement tools, thematic support to field operations all in relation to the protection of children and education in armed conflict. In this position, a close collaboration with the head of global engagement and the regional leaders is essential.

Main Qualifications: 

Education and experience: 

  • Master or postgraduate degree in international relations, development studies or another relevant subject, close to child protection.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a similar role and with increasing level of responsibilities, with a focus on the protection of children and education in emergencies in armed conflict.

Technical skills:

  • IT skills (MS office, excel etc.).
  • Data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in writing research, policy and advocacy papers of publishable standard.
  • Solid understanding of international humanitarian law and human rights law with a focus on children and education would be an asset.


  • Fluent in English.
  • Fluent in French.

Personal skills: 

  • Understanding and respect for humanitarian principles and the organizational vision, mission and confidentiality.
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity to develop and implement advocacy strategies, including through networking.
  • Experience in organizing and managing expert meetings, workshops and advocacy events with a view to produce concrete outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives.

Performance management: 

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest:

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.


  • Position : 'Children and Education in Emergencies' Officer
  • Type of Contract: Fixed term, 3 years contract
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Work place: Brussels, Belgium (Belgium/EU work permit is required)
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible

How to Apply: 

Please follow the link:

No later than June 26th, 2022.

All applications will be kept confidential. Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.

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