Project Manager – Investigator Training Scheme Development, Advancing Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) – PROG.202003

30 October 2020

Are you an experienced project manager with excellent interpersonal skills and proven proficiency in developing professional training? Do you want to join a small, energetic team to bring your knowledge and expertise to a large membership organization?  Then, you may be the right fit for the CHS Alliance Project Manager position for the development of our new expanded Investigator Training Scheme.


The prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse is a key aspect of the CHS Alliance’s work.  The CHS Alliance has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. As part of our support to members and the wider aid sector, the CHS Alliance currently offers SEAH investigations training programme which is heavily subscribed and unable to meet demand.  So, we are building a new expanded training scheme in partnership with Humentum that will increase access to basic training curriculum, expand the pool of highly qualified, experienced investigators and establish a standard qualification for investigators working on SEAH for the aid sector.

If you are passionate about improving how aid can be delivered more effectively and safely, highly skilled at managing complex projects, cultivating relationships and coordinating dynamic experts, we would love to hear from you.

This position will further strengthen the CHS Alliance’s capacity to influence and support the humanitarian and development sectors in their efforts to make aid work better for people affected.  The Project Manager, under the supervision of the Head of Programmes & Partnerships, will lead, plan, and manage the development, testing and validation, and launch of the training scheme.

What we expect from you

As a highly skilled Project Manager, you will lead, plan, and manage the development, testing and validation, and launch of the training scheme.  Your tasks will be diverse, but you will in particular:

  • Lead, develop and monitor the assigned project including:
    1. Leading the project team
    2. Developing the project plan and managing progress against it
    3. Identifying and managing risks
    4. Monitoring performance against plans and budget, including reporting to donor
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders involved in the project;
  • Represent the CHS Alliance and positioning of the training scheme at relevant meetings, coordination bodies and sector workgroups or task teams. Assist the CHS Alliance to influence and inform the sector on the importance of trained investigators for SEAH.

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Your profile

You are an experienced professional project manager with an understanding of donor grant management, awareness of the complexities involved in protecting people from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and responding effectively) when incidents occur. In addition:

  • You have at least 7 years of relevant experience in the aid sector, including in the field;
  • You have experience in developing training programs, materials and/or curriculum for e-learning.
  • Your colleagues describe you as a natural problem solver, with capacity to manage stress and strong interpersonal skills
  • You are known for your strong organizational skills, and you enjoy details and thrive while multi-tasking.
  • You have excellent oral and written English, with French, Spanish, Arabic or other language as an asset.
  • You commit to the CHS Alliance vision, mission, and values and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s safeguarding policy and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

Terms and Conditions 

Reports to:  Head of Programmes & Partnerships.

Responsible for:  Consultants and/or interns, as and when required.

Location:  Geneva or London

Duration:2 years, 80 – 100% depending on candidate

Start Date:  as soon as possible

How to apply

You shall submit your application by email to:

Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line and specify in your application if you have a valid work permit for Switzerland or the UK.

Vacancy reference: PROG.202003

Deadline for applicationsThursday, 19 November 2020 (23:59 GMT)