PPasP Initiative Officer

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für PPasP Initiative Officer
Feb 252021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Closing date: 15 Mar 2021

Patients and Populations as Partners initiative officer


Coming from a period in which health care provision was decided almost exclusively by medical staff and delivered to patients, evolving toward one in which patients are put in the centre of the medical decision, OCG is aiming to intervene using the notion of patients and populations as partners; partners in the definition and understanding of their needs as well as partners during the healthcare activities. OCG is aiming to co-construct the care that patients and populations expect to receive and the care we have the capacity and expertise to deliver.

P&P as P is a major & ambitious objective that will need a culture change, a shift in the way OCG approaches patients and population in the various contexts we work, to be attained during the current strategic plan 2020-2023.

To start the journey, a Patients and Population as Partners (P&P asP) concept and framework needs to be defined, known and commonly understood by all staff as well as being supported by an appropriated and adapted set of guiding documents and tools

Your Responsibilities

  • Based on existing documentation and research in OCG and other MSF entities, propose a concept of the P&P as P approach including guiding principles to the OCG management team for endorsement
  • Mapping of existing guidelines and tools in MSF and external if relevant
  • In collaboration with relevant stakeholders within OCG define a communication strategy for dissemination of the P&P as P framework (including tools)
  • Gather input of at least two interested missions (pre-identified Mozambique, South Sudan, Yemen and DRC) in the concept, identifying tand/or testing of tools.
  • Adaptation of existing tools to support missions’ approach to P&P as P
  • Create a repository of resources

Expected deliverables

  • A document describing the Global framework for OCG: concept and guiding principles (max 10 pages)
  • P&P as P toolbox
  • Communication/dissemination strategy


  • Bachelor degree in social work, health promotion, health education or similar, or in absence of an academic degree a proven record of working toward developing/implementing people centred approach or patient partnerships programs.


  • 2 years’ experience working in low-resource settings for humanitarian aid agencies (MSF experience a plus).
  • Working knowledge of health activities in humanitarian settings (primary and secondary health care) in a variety of contexts.


  • Fluent English
  • Fluent French (tbc)

Personal requirements

  • Open-minded and diplomatic
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural people
  • Ability to create adapted, practical SOPs and tools based on existing guidelines
  • Ability to formalize and synthetize findings in reports.

How to apply:

Terms of Employment

  • HQ based position in Geneva (possibility to work from another location in the current COVID circumstances)
  • Fixed-term and full-time contract (6 months, 100%)
  • Starting date: 01.05.2021
  • Gross monthly salary: CHF 7’548 to CHF 8’661.- (based on a 100% position)
  • Social Benefits according to internal regulations.

How to apply

Only applications submitted on the recruitment platform will be considered. Applications must contain: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.

Closing date for applications is 15.03.2021

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Managing Editor at the International Review of the Red Cross

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Managing Editor at the International Review of the Red Cross
Feb 232021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

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.


Produced by the ICRC and published by Cambridge University Press, the International Review of the Red Cross is a specialized peer-reviewed journal dedicated to international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action. It is published three times per year and its principal audience includes decision and policy-makers in governments, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, universities, the media, armed forces, and all those interested in humanitarian issues at large.

The Review staff is a small team of three people within the Department of International Law and Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): The Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, and an Associate. In addition, there are occasionally short-term academic trainees joining the team throughout the year for periods of 2-3 months each in exchange for course credit.

The Managing Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief in all activities related to the production and promotion of the Review. This includes involvement in the identification of future themes for issues of the Review, assessment, editing and research related to submitted articles, overall content management, and outreach for events organized at the occasion of an edition’s publication. The staff of the Review is in regular interaction with the ICRC’s Legal Division, as well as other divisions and departments, in particular the ICRC’s Protection Division, Operations Department, the Law & Policy Outreach Unit as well as Cambridge University Press.

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross across all activities related to the production and promotion of the Review;

  • Evaluate and edit article submissions (checking the reasoning, arguments, structure and sources), including of submissions dealing with topics of a legal nature;

  • Conduct internal and external consultations to frame each theme most efficiently in a way that supports the ICRC’s mission;

  • Identify potential authors and peer reviewers;

  • Prepare and co-conduct of interviews of key experts in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action for the Review;

  • Organize events to promote the Review, either from Geneva or in support of an ICRC Delegation;

  • Manage the spontaneous submissions sent to the Review;

  • Engage with authors, peer reviewers and publishers, in a diplomatic and politically astute manner, as an ambassador for the journal and the ICRC;

  • Substitute for the Editor-in-Chief when the latter is unavailable.

Education & experience required

  • University degree (Master of Arts or Master of Laws) in international law or international relations;
  • Demonstrated credentials in, and knowledge of international humanitarian law;
  • A demonstrated focus on all matters related to the study of armed conflicts and other situations of violence;
  • For candidates to be eligible they must have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience after graduation;
  • A demonstrated track-record of personal academic publications in the fields covered by the Review;
  • Previous editorial work experience (shortlisted candidates may be tested on their editorial and writing skills);
  • Excellent command of English and proficiency in French;
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong writing abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to handle a multitude of topics and texts simultaneously, throughout various stages of production.

The successful candidate will also meet the following criteria

  • A demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL, international law, human rights and topics of humanitarian policy;
  • Field experience with a humanitarian or military organization an asset;
  • Other languages an asset (particularly Arabic and Spanish);
  • A solid understanding of the ICRC and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement;
  • Initiative and capacity to work independently under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent ability to work in a team.

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Open-ended contract
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: 1st of September 2021
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, the 24th of March 2021

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

How to apply:

Apply through our career site here:

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Lead – Individuals and Corporate Donors Relations

 FULL TIME, Marketing  Kommentare deaktiviert für Lead – Individuals and Corporate Donors Relations
Feb 202021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 19 Apr 2021

Role & Responsibilities

Be responsible for fundraising with individuals and corporates in Switzerland (and at a later stage emerging markets like US and rest of Europe). In collaboration with the Engagement team, support Medair’s mission by consolidating and cultivating current portfolio of Major donors, acquiring new ones, upgrading of key middle donors, developing an extensive network of ambassadors, creating and leveraging targeted corporate partnerships. Deliver on demanding income targets (USD 12 Mios by 2023) and KPI’s.

Project Overview

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, the Lead – Individuals and Corporate Donors Relations will be responsible for building relationships with high and middle-value donors/prospect, using a structured and donor-centric approach to increase their support, as part of our “Philanthropy Campaign”. This role will develop our corporate offer to leverage existing partnerships, as well as, create, train and support a network of ambassadors.

Workplace & Working Conditions

Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Lausanne, Switzerland. Some travel may be required.

Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, open ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Relationship fundraising with individuals

  • Develop an acquisition plan to generate new leads and identify innovative approaches in all Switzerland.
  • Acquire new donors and develop specific journeys by creating targeted and qualitative touch points and develop a repeatable model to approach more individuals and drive growth, using Salesforce as a CRM tool.
  • Build and sustain relationships with donors & prospects to build positive and sustainable engagement.
  • Deliver fundraising products i.e. project proposals, Medair’s case for support & legacy giving.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the 3 years “Philanthropy Campaign” and implement it accordingly, with guidance of the Philanthropy manager.
  • In collaboration with the philanthropy team, create communication material such as project summaries, reports, letters and presentations.

Partnerships with Corporates

  • Manage and strengthen relationship with existing partners.
  • Develop our corporate offer to leverage existing partnerships.
  • Longer term, develop new corporate partnerships.

Increase Targeted Awareness

  • Plan, organize and promote Medair philanthropy events in Switzerland to attract new people and/or consolidate existing major relationships.
  • Present/pitch Medair at external events.
  • Leverage networks: actively research new networking opportunities and attend external events, conferences, forums to acquire leads.


  • Lead the Ambassador project. Develop an Ambassador pack (recruitment and training).
  • Build and drive a network of fundraiser and speakers.


  • Contribute to the planning of the philanthropic activities.
  • Monitor philanthropy and market trends. Share knowledge with team members.


  • Collaboration with colleagues both in Zürich and Ecublens, as well as colleagues from other departments in the Global Support Office in Ecublens, especially Heads of Country Programmes.
  • Represents Medair to various stakeholders particularly to existing individual donors and prospects, HNWI, and corporate partners.
  • Work with Agencies and network of ambassadors. Connect with IBoT Members and HNW Individuals.

Team life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Educated to degree level. Marketing, Sales, Account Management, Business Management.
  • Certification of professional fundraising desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of English, German and French (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • Minimum 20 years of work experience in the private or public sector, with 5 to 10 years in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising / marketing / sales / team management.
  • Previous successful experience in philanthropy.
  • Overseas experience in a humanitarian/development project desirable.
  • Advanced user of MS Office. Trello desirable.
  • Experience working with CRM (Customer relationship Management system), in particular Salesforce.
  • Networking skills. Team leader. Analytic and strategic thinking.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in front of small and large audiences.
  • Understanding of International and humanitarian context.
  • Experience in Account management. Goal and performance oriented. Pioneer and self-driven.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, innovative and open for new approaches.
  • Collaborative team player. People-oriented.
  • Demonstrate very high level of credibility in front of key decision makers and HNWI.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Profiles sought and Benefits Package for Global Support Office Staff.

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Advocacy Adviser, Health and Nutrition

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Advocacy Adviser, Health and Nutrition
Feb 182021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 2 Mar 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent Advocacy Adviser, Health and Nutrition in our Geneva Office for 2 years (FTC) Geneva is a global health and nutrition hub, with the presence of global actors, including the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, the Global Fund, GAVI, Scaling Up Nutrition, as well as a range of health and nutrition networks (like PMNCH) and partners. The World Health Assembly takes place every year in Geneva and its decisions are important to shape the global health and nutrition agenda.

As a leading child rights organisation, Save the Children is advocating for all children to realise their right to survival and health. We are advocating for the major causes of child mortality (including pneumonia) to be addressed with a focus on the most deprived and marginalised children. We are calling for accelerated progress on improving universal coverage of essential quality health and nutrition services, with a focus as well on the most deprived and marginalised children. We are promoting increased action on holistic adolescent health and wellbeing with emphasis on SRHR and nutrition.

The Advocacy Adviser Health and Nutrition will lead and have overall responsibility for Save the Children’s advocacy on Health and nutrition in Geneva, ensuring that Save the Children’s global health and nutrition advocacy objectives are reflected and influence Geneva-based health and nutrition processes and fora. He/she will play a key role to represent Save the Children to Geneva-based health and nutrition organisations and to influence them. He/she will be instrumental in influencing the health and nutrition agenda of governments through his/her engagement with Health attachés of Permanent Missions in Geneva. He/she will contribute to the health and nutrition global advocacy and policy agenda of Save the Children, working in close collaboration with Head of Health (Policy, Advocacy, Research) of Save the Children UK and with the global Head of Policy & Advocacy, Health & Nutrition

The Advocacy Advisor Health and Nutrition will also play a critical role to engage with Save the Children’s country and regional offices and ensure that they could contribute to influencing the global health and nutrition agenda.


Master’s Degree preferably in international law, political science, international relations or public health or nutrition


  • Minimum of five years of experience working in delivering health and nutrition policy and advocacy work
  • Experience in advocacy and policy work at national and/or international level, including proven success in developing and implementing high quality advocacy strategies, with demonstrable impact
  • Capacity of analysing complex policies and experience in developing policy briefs and policy papers
  • Experience of coordinating networks, building partnerships and forging coalitions to ensure good information sharing, mutual accountability and joint coherent action.
  • Good knowledge of international health and nutrition global actors and solid understanding of child health and nutrition issues
  • A commitment to child rights and to the aims, mission and goal of Save the Children.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of French, Spanish or another UN official language would be an asset

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:…

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Consultant – Cash Based Interventions

 Almacen, FULL TIME  Kommentare deaktiviert für Consultant – Cash Based Interventions
Feb 182021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

Type of Appointment: delivery-based consultancy (4-5 months)

1. Nature of the consultancy

The Consultant’s primary responsibility is to contribute to the Global IOM CBI team efforts to systematize the delivery of cash and voucher assistance throughout the organization. Specifically, the consultant will focus on collecting and reviewing different internal and external guidance and literatures which will then be used to draft the IOM CBI handbook.

The CBI Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of the Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and the direct supervision of the Senior CBI Officer. The selected candidate will be home-based but might be requested to undertake duty travel if required by the supervisor.


The consultancy should include (i) interviewing and coordinating with key IOM staff members from different departments and divisions to clearly understand the objective of the handbook to be drafted and get all relevant information to be included (ii) identifying and reviewing existing literature on cash-based interventions both within IOM and outside, including guidelines, standard operating procedures and other relevant documents (iii) drafting the IOM CBI handbook in coordination with relevant IOM colleagues.


The consultant will support IOM in drafting the CBI Handbook which will become the practical comprehensive guide on how to plan, implement and monitor projects that use cash and/or voucher assistance as a modality to deliver humanitarian support within the organization. The handbook to be drafted, should become the starting point for offices planning to implement CBI and will include reference to all other relevant tools and guidance developed by the organisation.

2. Tasks to be performed under this contract:

a. Prepare and submit a detailed work plan

Based on the details outlined in this TOR and additional information to be provided by the IOM CBI team, the consultant will provide a detailed workplan that will be discussed and finalized with the senior CBI officer.

b. Interview and discuss the content of the document with key IOM stakeholders

In order to better understand the purpose of this tool and the needs that it will address, the consultant will carryout interviews with key IOM personnel from different departments and divisions in coordination with the senior CBI officer.

c. Conduct literature and desk review

The consultant will collect and carry out well-structured review of the existing documents (guidelines, SOP, literature reviews, etc.) done by IOM and other agencies implementing CBI.

d. Review and finalize the outline of the handbook

The consultant will review the draft outline of the CBI handbook that was initially prepared by the CBI team, which will later result in a well-structured table of content.

e. Draft the CBI handbook

Based on the research conducted and the discussions with relevant stakeholders, the consultant in coordination with the CBI team and the IOM publication unit, will draft the CBI handbook.

3. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

The specific activities, outputs and performance indicators will be laid out by the Consultant in a detailed work plan to be submitted within the 1st week of the consultancy period to be reviewed and approved by the Senior CBI officer. However, the main expected outcome of this consultancy will be to draft and deliver the IOM CBI handbook.

4. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

a) The detailed workplan shall be ready 1 week after the start of the contract

b) The interviews to be done during the first Month after start of contract

c) The literature and desk review to be done simultaneously with the interviews

d) The outline/draft table of content expected at the start of the second month of the contract.

e) The first draft of the handbook is expected 1 month prior to the end of the contract and the revised version 1 week prior to the end of this contract

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science or a related field from an

accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.


• Proven working experience in the field with an international experience in programming and conducting research on CBI;

• Excellent knowledge of CBIs in different contexts;

• Experience with sectoral CBIs (shelter, health, nutrition, food security, WASH, livelihoods,

education, etc.);

• Knowledge and understanding of key developments and actors within the early recovery and transition area, including on Social Protection and employment and labour programs in early recovery and transition programming;

• Proven ability to supervise, train and direct staff and operations in transitional contexts and remote management;


For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.

Term of hiring and payment: This will be a delivery-based consultancy, to be completed in a duration of 4 to 5 months with a total fee of USD27,000 payable on 3 separate payments. Payment schedule to be agreed upon submission of the consultancy workplan.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to , by 28 February 2021 at the latest, indicating “Cash Based Interventions (CBI) Consultancy” in the subject of the email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Humanitarian Policy and External Engagement Advisor

 Arquitectura, Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Kommentare deaktiviert für Humanitarian Policy and External Engagement Advisor
Feb 172021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 26 Feb 2021

World Vision International

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As Humanitarian Policy and External Engagement Advisor, you will provide thematic leadership on policy, and implements influencing strategies for forced displacement, with a focus on protecting Children on the Move (refugees and internally displaced). You will also support advocacy and external engagement on localization, and engagement with faith actors in humanitarian action. You closely and continuously follow general humanitarian policy developments in Geneva, representing the organization at the working level, and actively engage in, contribute to, and support humanitarian dialogue and coordination..

Requirements include:

  • 5 years relevant job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s in a relevant field e.g. business administration, international or public relations, communications, social sciences or law), or 6 years relevant work experience without post-graduate degree.
  • Candidates with first-hand experience of forced displacement, protection mainstreaming (or GBV or Child Protection), and localization are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Professional fluency in English, French desirable.
  • A sound overview of International Humanitarian Law and knowledge of humanitarian sector and its derivate standards, guidelines and tools an asset.
  • In depth understanding of civil society leverage points throughout the Geneva-based humanitarian community including strong familiarity with relevant UN and coalition processes.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time, including to humanitarian response environments.

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 26 FEB 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website:

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.*

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Detention Adviser/Senior Adviser

 FULL TIME  Kommentare deaktiviert für Detention Adviser/Senior Adviser
Feb 032021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Association for the Prevention of Torture
Closing date: 14 Feb 2021

Main responsibilities

To implement its 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, the APT is looking for an outstanding candidate who will leverage their professional expertise to provide practical advice and support to APT partners on issues related to detention, as well as to identify new areas for development. The position requires a minimum of three years experience (for an Adviser) or seven years experience (for a Senior Adviser). The responsibilities and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The main responsibilities include:

  1. Engage with and mobilise APT’s network of partners (online and face-to-face) on detention issues and oversight of deprivation of liberty, including advocacy on detention issues at the regional and international levels
  2. Develop and facilitate learning modules and programmes (both digital and face-to-face) for monitoring bodies as well as other relevant audience
  3. Develop practical tools and policy papers on detention issues and oversight
  4. Contribute to APT’s external communication and identify new areas for APT to contribute to torture prevention efforts in the field of deprivation of liberty
  5. Represent APT in meetings and conferences and develop cooperation with relevant stakeholders.

Requirements: education and experience

  • A university degree in criminology, social science, psychology, humanities, law enforcement, human rights or other relevant field
  • Relevant practical and professional experience in the field of deprivation of liberty, if possible in monitoring places of detention. Candidates coming from independent oversight bodies, in particular National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs), are particularly welcome
  • Sound experience in adult learning, in particular developing training and capacity building programmes and tools, both online and face-to-face, as well as monitoring and evaluating their impact
  • Training and public speaking experience, including high level representations in seminars and conferences
  • Prior regional experience working in Africa, Asia and/or Middle East and North Africa.

Other skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French, with the ability to write concise materials and briefings
  • Ability to work well in a team, as well as show initiative and operate independently
  • Ability to interact and establish cooperative relationships with a wide variety of actors, including NPMs, national human rights institutions, government officials, the diplomatic community, legal professionals and others
  • Strong commitment to human rights values and to the preventive approach
  • Ability to travel between continents on average 6 to 8 times a year (once travel restrictions allow)

Additional requirements (assets)

  • Prior experience at the international or regional level an asset, in particular in advocacy and digital mobilisation
  • Proficiency in other UN languages
  • Provenance from Asia, Africa or Middle East and North Africa
  • Experience and interest in fundraising and communication

How to apply:

Applications should be sent by email to by 14 February 2021 (subject line: Detention Adviser).

Applications should be made in English, and include:

  • A one-page motivation letter
  • A CV (maximum two pages)
  • Contact details of two recent professional referees.

Application package should be saved according to the following category: surname_name_detentionadviser.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place online.

APT is guided by human rights-based approach and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of race, religion, skin colour, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.

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Legal and Compliance Advisor

 FULL TIME  Kommentare deaktiviert für Legal and Compliance Advisor
Jan 282021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Closing date: 7 Feb 2021

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD operates in more than 40 countries with a headcount of more than 300 employees. HD is currently looking for a:

Legal and Compliance Advisor

Location: preferably Geneva-based

Starting date: As soon as possible

The Legal and Compliance Advisor will contribute by supporting the organisation and its departments identify, understand and mitigate legal risks in order to operate as safely as possible. The needs encompass legal aspects regarding grant agreements with donors, contracts and due diligence with implementing partners, compliance with the different international sanctions regimes, employment contracts, registration of HD offices abroad and any matters requiring legal counsel.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Legal and Compliance Advisor will have the following responsibilities:

  • Act as focal point for all legal and compliance questions, including possible legal disputes;
  • Provide high-quality legal support on matters requiring legal advice as well as review policies, contracts – including donor contracts – and any agreements with a legal aspect;
  • Support on drafting resolutions, letters, memos, guidelines and participate in balanced decision-making;
  • Develop a holistic compliance risk analysis and framework;
  • Evaluate process gaps and communicate possible areas of non-compliance, compliance risks and collaborate with all teams to implement corrective actions if needed;
  • Train HD staff on legal and compliance risks and how to mitigate them;
  • Keep himself/herself abreast with the latest international legal developments and best practice impacting our field;
  • Monitor effective tracking system for compliance metrics and database.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in International Law or similar;
  • A few years’ experience working for international NGOs in a legal capacity;
  • Fluent in English, French is an asset;
  • Analytical, strong attention to details with creative problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirt;
  • High standard of integrity and a strong work ethic;
  • Ability to confront problematic issues in a professional, assertive, constructive and proactive manner.

This is a new position that can be filled through either an employment or a consultancy contract.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria defined above, please send a complete file (CV, motivation letter, diplomas and work certificates) to the following address by February 7th 2021. Please indicate Legal and Compliance Advisor in the subject line of your e-mail.

HD promotes equal opportunities in employment. For more information, please visit:

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Executive Office & Legal Director

 FULL TIME  Kommentare deaktiviert für Executive Office & Legal Director
Jan 262021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 6 Feb 2021

Role & Responsibilities

Medair is seeking an Executive Office & Legal Director who will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and will lead the organisation with integrity to face the challenges and opportunities of the future. Acting as Medair’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, the Executive Office & Legal Director will work closely with all departments, country programmes, and affiliate offices to ensure that Medair operates from a strong and clear foundation that adheres to strategic objectives and prioritises accountability to our donors, our partners, our staff, and the people we serve.

The Executive Office & Legal Director will lead and manage Medair’s governance practices, internal audits, risk management, and legal matters. We are seeking a gifted leader who can communicate the nuance of complex regulations while also building trusting and motivating relationships with geographically diverse teams.

The Executive Office & Legal Director will be a leader with vision who will also embrace the opportunity to oversee Medair’s organisational innovation projects and drive a growing culture of innovation.


As a Christian faith-based NGO, Medair embodies the compassion of Jesus Christ, as we relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In this time of global pandemic, Medair’s humanitarian mission has never been more critical. Medair reaches out to people in need, saves lives, and restores hope in crisis-affected communities. We believe the image of God lives in each person we serve. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.


The Executive Office & Legal Director position is a permanent appointment based in our Global Support Office (GSO) in Ecublens (near Lausanne), Switzerland.

Starting Date / Contract Details

As soon as reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

How to apply:

Application Process

For detailed information on the position, the application process and Medair, please read the accompanying Executive Office & Legal Director full profile pdf (in English).

Medair’s working language is English, but speaking French is essential for this Swiss-based role, and German will be a strong asset. Applicants must be in good health and available to travel overseas for field visits under basic conditions as needed.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, (as specified in the brochure), including the names of three referees, to

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by February 5th, 2021 at 6 p.m. CET.

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Medical Advisor for Tropical diseases & Epidemics

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Jan 202021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Closing date: 1 Feb 2021


Through delegation from the Medical Leader of the Tropical Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Epidemics Thematic Unit (HQ), the Medical Advisor develops medico-operational solutions requiring specific medical skills and/or in-depth investment, answering to recognized needs set in the medical ambitions. In that perspective, he/she is proactively monitoring emerging scientific and medical issues that might shape OCG medical practices and ambitions.

Overall Responsibilities

The Medical Advisor is responsible and accountable for achievements of the objectives for his/her domain of expertise and to this aim:

  • Gives technical and strategic support to operations through the Polyvalent Health Advisor (RMPs, responsable medical polyvalent) and if appropriate directly to the field with regards to urgent or complex technical and clinical questions linked to their domain
  • Strengthens the skills and competencies of MSF staff through capacity building through content development of training modules, e-briefing and participation in trainings (as expert trainer)

Specificity of the position

  • Provides reactive technical support for tropical diseases and epidemics, with a strong focus on malaria, cholera viral hemorrhagic fevers and COVID-19
  • Contribute to long-term dossiers through specific and time-bound tasks assigned by the medical leader (e.g. guidelines, protocol’s, develop training modules and tools, punctual support on operational research if needed)
  • Represents MSF OCG as malaria advisor in the Intersectional Malaria Contact Group
  • Participates in the Telemedicine Platform for (urgent) Tropical diseases clinical management questions
  • Participates in Briefing and Debriefing of medical staff
  • Participates in decentralized or virtual trainings: e.g. Response to Epidemics, intersectional malaria training, etc.
  • Supports basic needs of the field on other medical unit themes, when other advisors are on holidays/absent (NTD advisor, ABR advisor, Planetary health advisor).


  • Medical degree is mandatory
  • Specialization in Infectious Diseases or related field
  • Master or recent Diploma in Tropical Medicine, Public Health, International Health or Epidemiology degree is an asset


  • Experience with MSF or similar medical organization
  • Field experience in emergencies and epidemics is an asset
  • Field experience in malaria emergencies or management of malaria programs is an asset
  • Knowledge of recent developments in the field of humanitarian relief, international public health and tropical medicine
  • Recent clinical experience in tropical/epidemic diseases such as malaria, cholera, Ebola, or Covid-19 is an asset,


  • Fluent in English & French (oral and written)

Soft skills

  • Good analytical and synthesic skills
  • Results, innovation and quality oriented
  • Problem solving and service oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team spirit, networking and communication skills
  • Able to travel in case of emergencies

How to apply:

Terms of Employment

  • Fixed-term contract (6 months), full-time
  • Based in Geneva, with travels to the field
  • Ideal starting date: 1st of May 2021
  • Gross monthly salary: from CHF 8’168.- to CHF 9’311.- (salary commensurate with experience and according to internal salary grid)

Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English. Closing date for application is 1th February 2021.


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**


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Civitas Maxima Communications Intern Vacancy

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Jan 152021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Civitas Maxima
Closing date: 24 Jan 2021

About Civitas Maxima:

Civitas Maxima (CM) coordinates a network of national and international lawyers and investigators who work for the interest of victims of international crimes. It operates in situations where no legal action to bring the perpetrators to justice has been successful and works in close partnership with the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) based in Monrovia. CM represents victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.

CM was registered in September 2012 as an association in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognized by the Swiss authorities as a not-for-profit organization**.** CM is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information:

Facebook: @civitasmaxima @Quest4Liberia

Twitter: @Civitas_Maxima

Internship Description:

CM is looking for a part-time (50 %) communications intern from February 2021 until August 2021 to support the organization’s growing communication needs.

The intern will assist the Communication Manager in day-to-day communications tasks, outreach projects, and communication campaigns.

The candidate must possess a valid swiss working permit.

Working language is English.


· Bachelor / Master’s degree: the candidate could still be in the process of obtaining her/his degree.

· Native or close to native French speaker

· Proven experience using WordPress

· Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign

· Excellent writing skills

· Knowledge of Salesforce and Mailchimp is a plus

· Knowledge of communication for development, international law and/or international relations and experience working in/with West Africa is an asset.

· Respect for other cultures and value systems and flexibility

· Organized, ability to work independently, and to take initiative.

What we offer:

· Friendly and easy-going environment

· flexible schedule

· direct impact

· training and experience

How to apply:

To apply, send a CV and a short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to this position to CM’s Communications and Outreach Officer ( before January 24, 18:00 Geneva time.

A monthly stipend will be provided.

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Consultant, Programme Management and Operations for the Peace dividend initiative

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Jan 122021


Country: Switzerland
Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Closing date: 19 Jan 2021

The Peace Dividend Initiative (PDI) aims to help ease tensions in conflict-affected areas by identifying and facilitating key peace-supporting economic opportunities and encouraging cooperation. The Initiative further aims to combat the shared threat posed by COVID-19 and provide livelihoods to those living and working in conflict-affected areas.

The consultant will have the following tasks:

  • Develop and curate of “The Hub”- a supportive network of peace practitioners, donors, academics and investors;
  • Develop and implement of a pilot “hub” activity;
  • Continue the development of the PDI business model;
  • Develop a network of potential business and investor supporters of PDI;
  • Manage the financial and donor reporting for the Initiative;
  • Handle the logistical, financial and accounting processes for PDI;
  • Develop new projects globally for the PDI with a focus on Africa and Middle-East and North-Africa.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant university degree (international relations, politics, business);
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with issues related to economics and business processes;
  • Advanced understanding of geopolitics, peace and conflict issues, 2+ years field experience is desirable;
  • Ability to lead and manage a small team under tight deadlines;
  • Fluency in English, fluency in a second language, such as French or Spanish, is desirable.
  • The successful applicant should be:
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and innovative;
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, a fast-learner and a multitasker;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifying candidates must be registered as a consultant in their country of residence.

How to apply:

If you are interested and meet the qualifications described above, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by the 19 of January 2021 to

Please indicate “PDI Consultant”, in the subject line of your e-mail.

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