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ALIPH is a Swiss foundation based in Geneva, with the status of an international organization. As the only global fund exclusively dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas, ALIPH supports concrete projects in the fields of prevention, emergency response and rehabilitation. To fulfill its mission, the foundation requires the financial support of States, foundations and private donors.

Scientific and Programs Director

About the position

ALIPH is a Swiss foundation based in Geneva, with the status of an international organization. As the only global fund exclusively dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas, ALIPH supports concrete projects in the fields of prevention, emergency response and rehabilitation. To fulfill its mission, the foundation requires the financial support of States, foundations and private donors.

Key responsibilities

Under the authority of the Executive Director, the Scientific and Programs Director:

  • Provides ALIPH with his or her scientific and technical expertise in the field of heritage protection and the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property
  • Leads a team of project managers (currently a team of four)
  • Supervises the selection process of projects funded by ALIPH
  • Manages ALIPH’s online grant platform, in conjunction with the Communications and Partnerships Officer
  • Contributes to the successful implementation of heritage protection projects supported by ALIPH and the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property
  • Promotes ALIPH through her or his international network
  • Participates, whenever necessary, in international conferences and meetings in his or her areas of expertise
  • Actively contributes to the preparation of ALIPH Scientific Committee and Foundation Board meetings
  • Contributes to the definition and implementation of ALIPH's development strategy
  • Carries out other related tasks and provides strategic support, whenever necessary, at the request of the Executive Director

Professional skills and experience

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant field (art history, archaeology, architecture, political science, cultural management, international relations...)
  • Ability to create and develop a new role within ALIPH
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience including five (5) years in a management position (international organization or NGO, foundation, government or company with an international scope)
  • Proven scientific and technical expertise in the protection of monuments, sites and museums, and the fight against illicit trafficking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in an international environment and interest in going on missions abroad, including to fragile states
  • Proven experience in grant and/or project management
  • Rigorous attention to detail and diplomatic acuity
  • Proven experience in grant and/or project management
  • Knowledge of international relations and geopolitics
  • Flexibility and ability to set priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a team and in “startup” mode
  • Perfectly fluent in English and French. Knowledge of another language is an asset, especially Arabic.
  • Available on 1 June 2020

Organization

International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH)

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

GRADE

Advanced professional (minimum of 10 years’ experience)

This position will provide exceptional professional experience to an individual bringing the right combination of skills, passion and constructive attitude. Possible opportunity to move on to the position of Deputy Director, Scientific and Programs Director.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter in English before 27 March 2020 (17:00 CET) to the following e-mail address: contact@aliph-foundation.org - mentioning "Scientific and Programs Director" in the subject line.

Resource Mobilization & Institutional Relations Officer

About the position

ALIPH is a Swiss foundation based in Geneva, with the status of an international organization. As the only global fund exclusively dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas, ALIPH supports concrete projects in the fields of prevention, emergency response and rehabilitation. To fulfill its mission, the foundation requires the financial support of States, foundations and private donors.

Key responsibilities

  • Define and implement the foundation's fundraising strategy, in liaison with ALIPH’s governing bodies
  • Retain current public and private donors and cultivate new ones (States, international or regional organizations, foundations, philanthropists, corporations, etc.)
  • Develop a database of potential donors
  • Keep abreast of new fundraising techniques and trends in the philanthropic sector
  • Set up marketing and communication tools, in collaboration with the Communications and Partnerships Officer
  • Develop new financing instruments and financial partnerships, in collaboration with the Administrative and Financial Officer
  • Prepare and follow-up on funding applications to potential donors, in conjunction with the Administrative and Financial Officer
  • Contribute to ALIPH’s outreach by developing institutional, cultural or academic partnerships
  • Contribute, whenever necessary, to the preparation of ALIPH Committee meetings
  • Report to the Executive Director

Professional skills and experience

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant field (management, marketing, finance, political science, international relations, etc.)
  • Experience in fundraising for a foundation, an international organization or a major academic or cultural institution
  • Ability to create and develop a new role within ALIPH
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international environment and interest in going on missions abroad
  • Rigorous attention to detail, diplomatic acuity and tenacity
  • Knowledge of foundation funding laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing donor strategies
  • Knowledge of international relations and geopolitics
  • Flexibility and ability to set priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in “startup” mode
  • Perfectly fluent in English and French. Knowledge of another language is an asset, especially Arabic.
  • Available no later than 1 September 2020

Organization

International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH)

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

GRADE

Intermediate professional (minimum of 7 years’ experience)

This position will provide exceptional professional experience to an individual bringing the right combination of skills, passion and constructive attitude.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter in English before 27 March 2020 (17:00 CET) to the following e-mail address: contact@aliph-foundation.org