Location: Angola (based in Luanda with travel to provinces)
Closing date: 05 Jan 2008
Job Description

The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) is an international NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. We are an operational, beneficiaries driven organisation, whose core mission is to reduce the social, economic and environmental impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war on the affected communities, to allow for a better life in a safe environment. Thanks to our donors, customers and to our 500 field personnel we sustain long term projects in Africa, Asia and Europe and provide mine action support services to a range of international organisations and United Nations agencies.Crosstech S.A. is our subsidiary company, owned by FSD, providing UXO/landmine survey and clearance services to the private sector.

FSD has raised some limited funds for a humanitarian mine action programme in Angola, and is expecting further resources by way of funds channelled through the Swiss SDC and/or the Angolan government.

In addition, our company CROSSTECH S.A. is currently in negociation for a contract to support the survey of a diamond-mining company.

Our Representative in Angola will be acting on behalf of both the FSD and Crosstech S.A. . His/her purpose will be to:

- register FSD as an NGO, and start the accreditation procedure with CNIDAH

- register Crosstech S.A. as a company

- liaise with embassies, United Nations, national authorities, INAD, CNIDAH, MINARS, SDC and other stakeholders in Angola

- identify humanitarian mine action project(s) and write the project proposals

- mobilise support and funding

- create and implement the processes for accounting, reporting, tax and other legal issues regarding the setting up of FSD and Crosstech S.A. in Angola

- liaise with existing customers

- identify business opportunities, produce and present the business proposals.

Basic profile requirements:

- must be fluent in Portuguese (spoken & written) and able to communicate in English.

- must understand the fundamentals of the mine action industry, to sustain a meaningful dialogue with both the stakeholders of the mine action community in Angola and potential customers

- ability to pro-actively identify the needs, project opportunities and the related business solutions, in line with FSD and Crosstech's strategic development.

- ability to write, present and negociate mine action project proposals

- proven experience and solid skills in administrative management of companies and/or projects

- networking and representation skills
Vacancies Contact
Applicants will provide the following documentation:
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae, in both English and Portuguese languages;
- a presentation letter, in Portuguese, enhancing your related expertise and experience and what you would like to put forward;
- a copy of your education / professional diplomas and relevant technical qualifications;
- professional references with telephone and e-mail contact details and, where possible, letters of recommendations / certificates of employment from past employers
- an indication of your availability (start date and expected duration)
Your application file will be sent to the Human Resources at the FSD Headquarters in Geneva,
by e-mail: jobs@fsd.ch