Famine and Food Insecurity in Emergencies’ Officer

Geneva Call


In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.

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.


As part of the Policy, Programmes, and Legal Unit, and under the supervision of the Deputy Head, Policy, Programmes, and Legal, the `Famine and Food Insecurity in Emergencies’ officer in Brussels supports the implementation of Geneva Call’s humanitarian engagement on acute and severe food insecurity in areas affected by armed conflict through the respect of humanitarian norms by armed groups and de facto authorities, a project funded by Germany. The overall activities are research and policy development; thematic advocacy activities to achieve change; and the development of contextualised and innovative engagement tools, thematic and training support to field operations all in relation to the famine and food insecurity in areas of armed conflict.

Main qualifications

Education and experience

  • Master or postgraduate degree in international relations, international law, development studies or another relevant subject.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a similar role and with increasing level of responsibilities, with a focus on famine and food insecurity in emergencies and 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 famine and food insecurity would be an asset.
  • Ability to integrate a gender and intersectional perspective into all aspects of a project.


  • Fluency in English and French is required.

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.

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

  • Job Description
  • Action plan
  • Performance Review Template


  • Position : Famine and Food Insecurity in Emergencies’ Officer
  • Type of Contract: 3 years contract (subject to extension depending of funding availability)
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Work place: Brussels, Belgium

How to apply


Please apply no later than April 16, 2023 through the following link

All applications will be kept confidential. Candidates must have the right to work in the EU or Switzerland. Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.