Course Director (Lecturer)

The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies of the Department of Health and Community Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva is looking for a Lecturer (Course Director), 40 per cent, in the framework of the creation of a new executive course Certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in Accountability. Under the direct responsibility of the Head of Learning, the Course Director will have the responsibility to create and teach our new CAS in Accountability (online course).

This position includes to:

  • Develop a course plan and outline which will present the various scholarly debates
    related to “accountability” in Humanitarian Action (participatory approaches, normative
    vs operational accountability, best practices, data politics, transparency, good
    governance, localization of aid and the decolonization of the humanitarian sector) as
    well as the multiple tools and mechanisms used in humanitarian organizations to
    ensure “accountability”.
  • Submit the accreditation documents to the University of Geneva.
  • Identify external speakers and experts who could intervene in the course to present the
    practical and methodological aspects of accountability processes.
  • Create a steering committee composed of representatives of the Centre’s strategic
    partners (WFP, ICRC, UNDP, UNICEF) as well as academic staff.
  • Work in close collaboration with the technopedagogue to develop online modules and
    digital pedagogic content and tools.
  • Develop modes of evaluation of participants’ progress and final exam.
  • If the pandemic allows, facilitate an in-person session in Nairobi.
  • Teach in the executive education programme of the Centre.
  • Supervise MAS or DAS dissertations (executive education).

Required qualifications and skills

  • University education at PhD level in International Relations, Political Sciences or other
    relevant disciplines in the social sciences; additional experience in training, pedagogy,
    management is an asset.
  • Experience in teaching or research on accountability in humanitarian crises.
  • Experience in adult education including proven ability to develop, coordinate and evaluate
    training modules.
  • Experience in educational engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge of current issues in the humanitarian sector.
  • Knowledge of the Swiss academic system is a plus.

Additional requirements

  • Analytical capabilities
  • Excellent pedagogic and organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand a complex environment and take initiatives
  • Posed, flexible and able to manage difficult situations.
  • Recognized teaching competence
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
  • Good knowledge of French (verbal and written).

Starting date:
1 June 2022 or date to be agreed
Contact : Ms Joëlle Gentile

The application file must contain :
 Resume;
 Motivation letter;
 Copy of passport;
 Copy of resident permit/work permit;
 Copies of work certificates;
 Copies of diplomas;
 Two reference letters.

Additional information:
One-year private law contract, renewable, for a 40 per cent position.
The course will be delivered online and in a residential session in Nairobi.
Mandatory attendance at the office.
All candidates need to be available to start work on the 1st of June 2022.

Application deadline: 15 May 2022.

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Public Health Researcher (Senior research associate)

This is a full-time position (100%) including the conduct and development of research projects in humanitarian public health, teaching in the ongoing humanitarian public health courses, and coordinating the health activities of the InZone programme, a project that offers courses in refugee camps. The role also includes managing team members and applying for research grants.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • PhD in science or degree deemed equivalent
  • Academic teaching experience with a strong background in theoretical and practical teaching (Master level)
  • Strong knowledge of humanitarian public health
  • Strong experience as principal investigator for multi-country studies
  • Several scientific papers published in high impact journals

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to work in partnership with research partners in countries affected by crises
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Collegiality and ability to work in a team
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge of French (verbal and written)

Start date: 1 October 2022, or date to be determined

Ms. Joëlle Gentile

Additional information:

1-year public law contract, renewable (of which 30% private funds)

Ability and willingness to travel to countries affected by armed conflict

Interested candidates are requested to apply online by clicking on the below button. No paper or email applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 30 April 2022.

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The University of Geneva offers motivating conditions of employment in a stimulating work
environment. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to make the most of your skills and

personality and actively contribute to the reputation of an institution founded in 1559.
From a gender perspective, the University encourages applications from the under-represented