Switzerland: Traineeship at the Unit for Protection of the Civilian Population

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Jul 142018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Reports to

Reports to the Community-Based Protection Adviser and to the Adviser on Internal Displacement.


The associate will contribute to the work of the Protection of Civilian Population Unit, which sets the methodology for enhancing protections for civilian populations in armed conflict or violence, and is a pool of specialists within the Central Tracing Agency and Protection Division. The individual will provide support to the unit’s work on community-based protection (50%) and internal displacement (50%).

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Community Based Protection Adviser and the Adviser on Internal Displacement, the post holder will be responsible for:

On community-based protection (CBP):

  • Work with the community-based protection advisor in supporting and orienting field delegations on integrating the CBP approach in their analysis and responses to affected populations.
  • Assist in the finalizing of guidelines and training materials on the ICRC CBP methodology and implementing the partnership with DRC on humanitarian mediation.
  • As the CBP advisor also deals with sexual violence-related issues from a protection perspective, assist in finalising guidelines and training materials regarding sexual violence concerns.

On internal displacement:

  • Work with the adviser on internal displacement to support field delegations in operationalizing the ICRC’s approach to internal displacement and strengthening the protection part of the response. In this framework:
  • Contribute to the elaboration of internal guidelines, checklists, collection of best practices and other tools, the mapping of ICRC activities benefiting internally displaced people (IDPs) and the monitoring of key operational contexts, including through debriefing of field colleagues.
  • Maintain an updated internal IDP platform and IDP webpage.
  • Assist with the preparation of and reporting on internal and external meetings and events on IDP-related topics.


  • On occasion, the associate may be requested to take on other tasks for the unit or Protection Division.

Certifications / Education required

Master’s Degree (ideally in international humanitarian law, human rights, humanitarian action, international relations, gender studies, political or social sciences, etc.)

Professional Experience required

Maximum one year work experience (2 years if it is supplemented with traineeships) after the last graduation, with an international organization or an NGO (particularly working on issues related to protection of civilian population and/or gender and diversity or sexual violence or community-based programming approaches or internal displacement);

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work and interested in protection work
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English, and a very good understanding of French. Another language is an asset (e.g. Spanish, Arabic)
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, and synthesize information
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written and oral)
  • Comfortable working in a team, good interpersonal skills
  • Good level of autonomy/independence in managing work
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Additional information

  • Type of role: Traineeship
  • Length of assignment : 12 months
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 23/08/2018
  • Application deadline: 23/07/2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit:

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Switzerland: Visual Communications intern

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Jul 042018

Organization: International Service for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Geneva office is offering an internship with the communications team.

The preferred starting date for the internship would be Monday 3 September 2018.

ISHR is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, etc.


This internship with ISHR offers a unique opportunity for communications students to be involved in and learn about the communications activities of a leading international human rights non-governmental organisation.

The intern will be based at ISHR’s Geneva office and will receive exposure to the international human rights non-governmental community.


To develop the NGO experience of a visual communications student.

The intern will:

· Apply their skills, knowledge and experience in the area of visual communications

· Acquire experience working for an international human rights NGO

· Broaden their professional competencies

The opportunity

The communications team is now offering an internship in which the incumbent will apply and develop a range of visual communications skills through practical exposure to the daily activities of a human rights NGO.

Responsibilities and duties may include:

· Video production, editing, posting

· Event photography, photo editing and publishing

· Website maintenance

· Drafting, editing, publishing online articles on human rights issues

· Production of publications and marketing materials

· Graphic design

· Event planning, coordination and management

· 10-15% of administrative tasks

The applicant will also be required to perform the following:

· Database management

· Administration support to the communications team

· Translation and proofreading (if applicable)

The ideal applicant

To be considered, applicants should be undertaking studies in the field of communication, marketing, graphic design or similar, or have recently completed such studies. They should also possess:

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency). French and/or Spanish are an advantage.

· Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

· Good command of InDesign and Photoshop

· Interest in social media

· Excellent social skills and ability to multi-task

· Desire to acquire experience working in a multicultural environment and interest in the work of a human rights NGO

· Full or part-time availability for a period of two to three months

· Swiss or EU citizen/Permit B or C

ISHR welcomes applications from candidates without any or with limited work experience.

Please note:

This is an unpaid internship. Travel costs, travel arrangements and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern. ISHR covers the cost of the Geneva public transport card, and accident insurance. ISHR also offers a strong professional development and training plan. For more information, please visit our website:

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following by email to

· A cover letter including ideal internship duration and possible start date

· A current CV

· A sample of communications work is also welcomed (graphic design, writing, photography, short video, …)

IMPORTANT:Your email subject should be “GENEVA Visual Communication Internship”. If you use a different subject line, your application may not be considered.

The deadline for application is Friday 3 August 2018, 23:59 pm, Geneva time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to take place between 7 and 10 August 2018.

Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is important to ISHR. Please check our website for more information on our Privacy Policy, which tells you what we do with your personal data, how they are used and what your rights are as an individual under the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Balu und Shiro suchen Ferienbetreuung, Blumenstein

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Jun 282018

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Switzerland: Director of Country Programmes

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Jun 222018

Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.

Reporting directly to GAIN’s Executive Director, the Director of Country Programmes will be based in our London or Geneva offices, supporting our work in countries around the world, ensuring exceptional strategic oversight and operational support to our country offices and the Country Directors who lead them.

This new operational leadership position at GAIN will be crucial in ensuring that our country operations are at the heart of our work, and will support the highest standards and levels of programmatic delivery.

In this role, you will act as the key interlocutor between HQ and country offices, identifying ways to strengthen country technical and operational capacity and create the right conditions for country offices to succeed. You will line manage the country directors, ensuring robust performance assessments, support and mentoring. You will also work with Programme Services, Knowledge Leadership, the Development Office and others to support the development and funding of sustainable programmes of work.

A member of the Strategic Management Team, you will live and represent GAIN values and support a culture of impact, collaboration and excellence.

As the ideal candidate you will have exceptional leadership, people and performance management skills in an international context. You will have considerable field experience preferably in one or more of GAIN’s countries, working in a development and project-based environment. You will bring a track record of working as an operational leader, while supporting country teams to successfully fundraise for country programme work.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 8th July 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

For more details about this role and to apply to this position, please apply via the following link:

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