Shelter Centre is an NGO supporting communities impacted by conflicts and natural disasters by serving collaboration and consensus in humanitarian transitional settlement and reconstruction response.
Location: Switzerland (Geneva)
Closing date: 06 Apr 2008
Job Description

Organisation: Shelter Centre
Start date: ASAP
Location: Geneva
Consultant fee: c. 54,000–66,000 CHF per annum pro rata
Duration: Until 31st August 2008, with possibility of extension
Closing date: Sunday 6th April

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and manage the content for the online presence of Shelter Centre, and international non-governmental organisation, following the development of their new website. The new website, produced by some of the leading specialists in the open-source content management system, Drupal, uses the some of the latest technologies to support the community of practice working to provide shelter following humanitarian crises.

Shelter Centre is an NGO currently hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with an office in Cambridge hosted by the Humanitarian Centre.

Shelter Centre is a small office whose work includes the drafting and evaluation of guidelines, the development of policy, equipment, coordination tools and training, and the organisation and facilitation of meetings, conferences and workshops. The successful applicant can expect to spend a proportion of his or her time working on the duties supporting these functions.

The responsibilities of the post include:

- managing the content of the website, including writing, editing, and testing;
- researching new sources of news and information relevant to the sector, to ensure the site remains up-to-date;
- developing and maintaining an understanding of the community of practice of stakeholders to be supported;
- improving the number and variety of books available in the online Shelter Library;
- analysing site usage statistics and ensuring content is targeted at the needs of the sector;
- providing recommendations and drawing up specifications for further stages of development;
- other activities under the supervision of the co-directors, which may include drafting guidelines, research, report writing, and preparation of training materials.

Required experience/skills:

- university degree, graduate degree preferred;
- website management and development, including writing, editing and testing;
- use of analytics.

Preferred experience/skills:

- use of Drupal CMS, or other open source CMSs;
- use of PHP, ASP, HTML, SQL, and/or style sheets;
- developed and monitored user profiling;
- RSS aggregation;
- supported a community of practice;
- integrated information services;
- e-learning;
- interest in transitional settlements and shelter, town planning, architecture, construction.

This position is based in Geneva, under administration by the IFRC. This consultancy is initially until the end of August, with the possibility of extension.
Vacancies Contact
Applications, consisting of a CV and letter of motivation, should be sent to by Sunday 6th April. Telephone interviews will take place with short-listed candidates the following week. Face-to-face interviews will take place the week commencing 14th April.