Switzerland: Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is looking for an Intern for its Department of Communication & External Relations

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Nov 132018

Organization: Geneva Call
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.


Geneva Call has a vacancy for an intern to assist the Communication and External Relations Department.


Internal Communication

Improve multimedia and key documents management (e.g. selection of best images, uploading to and classifying in the database)

Participate in COMRELEX meetings and activities generally

External Communication

Contribute to website updates and to posts on social media

Conduct media monitoring on Geneva Call’s presence in the press locally and internationally

Assist with writing and editing articles, letters, press releases and news posts

Translation between English and French, as required

Maintain Geneva Call’s contact database

Assistance with event organization and management for communication and fundraising purposes

Support the department’s other activities, as required by the Director of Communications and External Relations


Candidates should have a background in communication, marketing, international relations or a related field

Candidates having already completed their first degree are preferred

Fluency in French and English (mother tongue in one and advanced level in the other)

Advanced writing, analytical and communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills


The position is offered at 80% maximum

Based in Geneva

Duration: 3 months minimum

Preferred start date: ASAP

Candidates should hold a Swiss work permit or be eligible for one

The candidate must meet one of the following 3 conditions to be eligible for the internship.

  • The internship must be offered as part of a training certificate (with an “attestation” from the training institute). This may be a mandatory or optional placement.

  • The internship must enable interns who are completing a degree (e.g. a Bachelors decide on the subject of their next degree (.g. Masters). The value of the first degree in doing so must be attested by the training institute organizing the second degree.

  • The internship has the goal of professional or social reintegration and falls under a federal or cantonal legal system.

How to apply:


To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in English in PDF format to, Ref: “Intern:COM” no later than 30 November . All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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Switzerland: UPR Info Internships: Pre-Sessions Programme & Communications

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Nov 062018

Organization: UPR-info
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

UPR Info is currently recruiting for two positions:

· Pre-Sessions Programme Intern

· Communications Intern

Internships are vital to UPR Info and we strive to provide a unique learning experience that fully engages interns in meaningful work. Reporting to the Programme Manager, interns at UPR Info are given significant responsibilities, including tasks to perform both independently and in cooperation with other team members.


1) Pre-Session Internship

The internship will include, but will not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Assisting with communications, writing news articles and concept notes, preparing infographics, drafting press releases, and drafting social media messaging;
  • Assisting with preparation ahead of the Pre-sessions, including drafting invitations, booking flights, accommodation, and visas for participants;
  • Communicating directly with invitees and participants, as well as service providers;
  • Organizing logistics and assisting the UPR Info Team and participants during the Pre-sessions; and
  • Developing multimedia tools.

In addition, the intern will monitor and report on the 32rd and 33th Sessions of the UPR Working Group and the 40th and 41st Session of the Human Rights Council, and the UPR Info Pre-sessions in April, all of which take place at the Palais des Nations.

2) Communication Internship

The internship will include, but will not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Managing the website; uploading documents; maintaining our database of recommendations; translating pages into English, French and Spanish;
  • Assisting with communications; writing news articles and concept notes; preparing infographics; drafting press releases; updating social media;
  • Developing our multimedia tools; and
  • Assisting with our In-Country and UPR Stakeholders programmes and conducting focused research projects.

In addition, the intern will monitor and report on the 32rd and 33th Sessions of the UPR Working Group and the 40th and 41st Session of the Human Rights Council, and the UPR Info Pre-sessions in April, all of which take place at the Palais des Nations.

Profile Requirements

To be considered for an internship at UPR Info, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s or graduate programme (second university degree or Master’s degree, or higher), at the time of application in one of the following fields: human rights, international relations, international law, or international development;
  • Interest in international human rights mechanisms, the United Nations system, and the Universal Periodic Review (related experience would be an asset);
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interest and experience in social media communications;
  • Experience in event coordination and logistics;
  • Native proficiency in oral and written English or French (with good working knowledge of the other). Written knowledge of other UN languages is a strong asset, especially Spanish; and
  • Able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.

Internship conditions

This internship is based in Geneva and is full time for a period of 6 months starting on Monday, 7th January 2019 (TBC) and ending on Friday, 5th July 2019 (TBC). At UPR Info we pay our interns, and we are the proud initiator of the We Pay Our Interns initiative. The intern will receive a stipend of CHF 1’500 per month for the duration of the internship.

Who We Are

UPR Info is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and a regional office for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The organisation’s goal is to ensure all stakeholders seize the opportunity to engage in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), an effective mechanism to advance human rights on the ground. To achieve this goal, UPR Info aims to support the inclusive and effective participation of stakeholders throughout the UPR cycles, including United Nations (UN) Member States, NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society, and to raise awareness of the process by providing these critical actors with capacity-building tools to impact the process.

Founded in February 2008, UPR Info has held Special Consultative status with ECOSOC since 2012. Since the inception of the Review, UPR Info remains the only organisation in the world that focuses specifically on the UPR process. UPR Info addresses all human rights issues and all countries without discrimination or politicization, and this extensive experience is widely recognized by actors including UN agencies, Member States, NGOs, NHRIs and academics. As an impartial, non-advocacy NGO, UPR Info has the rare opportunity to work together with civil society and governments, and occupies a niche by bringing these actors together and building trust among them.

How to apply:

Please send ONLY your CV (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (1 page maximum) in PDF to before midnight (CEST) on 14th November 2018. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please indicate ‘Application for Pre-sessions Programme’ or ‘Application for Communication’ in the subject line of the email.

Nest Steps

We are grateful for your interest in the work of UPR Info. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that if you have not been contacted by 25 November 2018 you have not been selected for either position.

The interviews are likely to be held (in person or via Skype) the last week of November.

UPR Info is an equal opportunities employer. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Switzerland: MSF OCG : Learning Manager (f/m)

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Nov 022018

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Nov 2018

23 months, 100%

Context & Mission

The mission of the Human Resources department, as described in OCG strategic plan 2016-2019, is to invest considerably in the people that make MSF, notably through a strong learning and development project which ensures that staffs, both locally and internationally hired, acquire the necessary understanding and ownership of MSF’s social mission.

More specifically, the objective has been set to “define, approve and start implementing a project of well scoped projects aiming at creating a 4 levels backbone – induction project for all staff, management project for all aspiring or practicing managers, leadership and management project for all senior managers, and a strategic management project for directors.”

The Induction Project is one of those key projects with the objective of designing, developing and implementing an induction model that aims at:

  • Providing the level of essential knowledge to MSF staff,
  • Reaching all newly recruited staff regardless of their recruitment place, their working location or their contractual status.

The Learning Manager contributes to the implementation of the Global Induction project by considering the learning needs of new staff entering the organization and designing and implementing an innovative curriculum which ensures access to all. The Learning Manager will assess learning needs, consult with subject matter experts (SMEs) to clarify objectives and key messages, assess the feasibility of different learning modalities, design a curriculum, supervise the successful development of its contents, and, in close partnership with the Change Manager, ensure its implementation.

Your Responsibilities


The Learning Manager will design a curriculum for the “Welcome to MSF” and “Core Induction” courses, supervise a team dedicated to content development, and ensure the successful implementation of the courses.

Curriculum Design and Development

  • Liaising with different stakeholders and facilitating working groups to assess learning needs and define the objectives and key messages for the “Welcome to MSF” and “Core Induction” courses
  • Proposing an innovative blended learning curriculum that responds to identified needs, objectives, and key messages, and leverages current induction modalities
  • Proposing an on-line curriculum (for individuals unable to attend face-to-face course component) which reflects the same content and messaging
  • Leveraging multimedia tools and a microlearning approach for on-line content
  • Applying innovative and creative solutions to foster dynamic and interactive courses, all the while ensuring balance in the use of multimedia tools to optimize the learning experience for users
  • Coordinating with IT department to assess feasibility of on-line modalities
  • Providing recommendations for course duration
  • Proposing solutions to encourage and support a culture of on-the-job learning
  • Contributing to development of course content if needed
  • Collaborating with other OCs learning and development units involved in the project
  • Coordinating with partner sections involved in the project
  • Collaborating with OCBA to align the Global Induction project with the TEMBO project


  • Supervising team composed of two content developers and other short-term specialized contributors
  • Defining standards and aesthetics for course materials and ensuring their quality and consistency
  • Ensuring that contents align with validated curriculum and fit field realities and staff induction needs
  • Implementing and supervising a collaborative, iterative approach in module development and testing with end users

Training and Change Management

With the Change Manager:

  • Ensuring the knowledge management platform includes relevant induction documents
  • Designing ToR (Terms of Reference) for “Welcome to MSF” facilitators in the field
  • Designing and conducting ToT for facilitators
  • Supporting the recruitment of facilitators at regional hubs or at field missions, as needed
  • Supporting field teams and regional hubs in identifying training facilities
  • Supporting regional hub teams in providing trainings
  • Developing and implementing a course evaluation
  • Implementing processes to ensure future maintenance and development of courses
  • Providing reporting to Project Manager as requested/needed

Your Profile


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Education , and/or specialized studies in instructional design or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning theory, student-centered learning, and design and delivery of blended learning solutions


  • At least 5 years of experience in designing and developing blended learning solutions, from learning needs analysis through implementation and evaluation
  • Leveraging current learning trends (experience with microlearning, rapid learning tools, mobile learning)
  • Facilitating working/focus groups
  • Supervising development of face to face and on-line content
  • Delivering ToT (Training of Trainers) support to facilitators
  • Agile approach to project management, an asset
  • MSF field experience an asset
  • MSF HR and/or OP experience appreciated


  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Planning and Organising
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • People Management
  • Leadership


  • English: Fluent
  • French: Fluent
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Arabic appreciated

Personal strengths

  • Ability to consult with multiple actors, finding synergies in diverse perspectives;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to create connection and trust with others
  • Ability to align and motivate a team
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to execute projects and meet the resulting demands
  • Adaptability, flexibility, openmindness and autonomy

Terms of Employment

  • Fixed-term contract 23 months, full-time
  • Located in Geneva, Switzerland, with travels to the field
  • Ideal starting date : 1st February 2019
  • Gross monthly salary : CHF 8’168.- to CHF 9’311.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send by email only their cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV 2 p. max. – cover letter 1p. max. – English or french – 5MB max) to, stating in the subject line “Induction Learning Manager 2018.11”.

The deadline for applications is 18th November 2018.

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Switzerland: JIPS Social Media & Communications Associate

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Oct 262018

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 09 Nov 2018


Title: Social Media & Communications Associate
Duration: 6 months, from January till July 2019
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Position: full time internship (100%)

The Social Media & Communications Associate will receive a monthly allowance.

JIPS – the Joint IDP Profiling Service – is an inter-agency service, which was set up in 2009. Based in Geneva, JIPS is supervised by an Executive Committee (ExCom) comprised of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC-IDMC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Office of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Under our 2018-2020 strategy, our mission is “to advise, support and work with local and national governments, humanitarian and development actors to produce and use agreed-upon displacement data for decision-making. We do this by providing technical support to collaborative profiling and advising on other displacement data processes, engaging communities, and strengthening local capacity to inform collective solutions to displacement. We promote sharing of experience between local and global levels, and provide guidance on displacement data processes and their use for evidence-based policies and action.” With established expertise in both protracted and urban displacement crises, we provide direct field support and invest in the development of practical tools and guidance. Dedicated to capacity building and enhancing local ownership of data, we also make significant efforts in this regard. Believing that our experience provides relevant insights into relevant global policy processes and initiatives, we take time to share our knowledge through strategic advocacy and partner engagement. Read more about JIPS.

JIPS is a dynamic team that prioritises innovation, partnership and professional development. It functions according to a set of principles that guide both the content and approach to its work, that include: collaboration, community participation, complementarity, protection-orientation, and transparency.


The Associate will be part of the Communications and Advocacy team of JIPS. Under the supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer, the Associate’s main responsibility will be to enhance JIPS’ online presence, including crafting narrative, visual and multimedia content for JIPS’ blog, newsletter and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn), as well as keeping its website up to date. The Associate will also have the opportunity to contribute to JIPS’ wider communication activities and to support the implementation of events such as its bi-annual thematic conference.

Description of duties: Under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the Communications and Advocacy Officer, the Associate will help to:

Strengthen JIPS’ online presence:

  • Use the Asana online editorial calendar to plan ahead of time and ensure weekly blog updates, monthly newsletters and daily to weekly posts on social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn),
  • Draft, edit, proofread and publish diverse types of content for these different online channels, including producing adequate visual and multimedia materials (images, video, gifs, audio, interactive infographics) in line with JIPS’ branding, as well as contributing new content ideas
  • Craft messages that are adapted to each platform and target audience
  • Disseminate actively including testing new features or ways to reach and engage with target audiences
  • Maintain the JIPS website, keeping content up to date and optimising it for search engines, as well as managing communications with developers for bug fixing
  • Monitor social media accounts for audience reactions and report back to the supervisor
  • Research partner feeds for interesting posts and share through JIPS’ accounts as relevant

Contribute to JIPS’ various other communications activities:

  • Support the successful implementation of JIPS’ events (e.g. annual donor meetings, bi-annual conference and report/product launches) including logistics and communications activities.
  • Support the implementation of JIPS’ overall communications and advocacy strategy 2018-2020
  • Contribute to strengthen JIPS’ positioning through consistent branding and coherent language
  • Strengthen JIPS’ monitoring and evaluation efforts by providing analysis and strategic insights
  • Assist with cross-department work and advise JIPS colleagues on communications-related topics as needed
  • Undertake any other tasks as required by JIPS’ Communications and Advocacy Officer


  • Studies related to communications, digital communications, journalism, or related field
  • Genuine interest in the non-profit sector in particular forced displacement, migration, humanitarian or development work
  • Experience of administering multiple digital platforms and familiarity with content management platforms such as WordPress and Hootsuite
  • Good understanding of all aspects of digital communications and knowledge about current social media trends and techniques, knowledge of SEO / SEM a plus
  • A passion for communication and content creation, and experience writing for websites, blogs or social media, with attention to detail and the skill to summarize information to tell a story
  • Experience editing images and producing multimedia content for various digital channels
  • Good eye for design and branding a plus
  • Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently as well as to track multiple activities / projects
  • Resourceful and proactive with plenty of ideas, motivation and inspiration
  • Native English-speaker or functions at this level and fluent in French, additional UN languages a plus

How to apply:


The Social Media & Communications Associate will be based in Geneva where JIPS is co-hosted by UNHCR and DRC. The internship contract will be facilitated by DRC on behalf of JIPS and will be subject to Swiss social charges and taxes. This is a temporary full-time contract from January till June 2019 (6 months). The successful candidate must have a valid Swiss work permit.

Please apply here:

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Oct 182018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018


for the Website of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Statutory Meetings

100% – Geneva

External Consultancy Contract

Please note that this will be an external contract and does not entail the ICRC employment conditions. If you are not an independent consultant, the contract will be managed by an external agency partner.

The website of the Statutory Meetings of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

( plays a fundamental role as a branding and communication tool in organizing a conference of the size and nature of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Therefore, over the next two years, the Conference organizers aim to make the website a useful and appealing medium to accompany the participants throughout the preparatory process and in keeping their interest and curiosity alive, as well as increasing their engagement and early preparation in the months leading up to the Meetings. In this regard, the main goals related to the website for the period 2018-2019 until the 33rd International Conference are:

  1. Design and manage a fully functional and user-friendly website

  2. Transform the website into the main communication tool before and during the International Conference

  3. Strengthen the website’s utility as a research tool

    She/he will be supervised for administrative purposes by the Head of Communication Policy and Support of ICRC. Substantive supervision on the tasks outlined in these Terms of Reference and the Job Description will be by the Joint Organizing Committee (JOC), and she/he will be a member of the JOC. She/he will work in close collaboration with the ICRC & IFRC communication teams, as well as the wider JOC.

    The Digital Officer is expected to start by mid-November 2018 until January 2020, under an ICRC consultancy contract.

Main responsibilities

  1. Manage the RCRC Conference website (, in accordance with the strategy and Movement communication guidelines. The website should reflect public communication priorities regarding the Statutory Meetings to effectively enable a consultative dialogue among Statutory Meeting participants.

  2. Implement other digital communication activities in accordance with the strategy and the priorities of the outreach and communication team.

    Her/his specific tasks are a combination of digital content management and technical duties, as follows:

  • Maintain, manage and update the content and the layout of the website, tailoring it for digital consumption by various audiences and ensuring a good user experience;

  • Create, edit, repurpose and deliver a wide variety of content in different languages (e.g. multimedia, infographics, charts, video footage, photography, audio, etc.);

  • Promote and enhance the website through search engine marketing channels.

  • Guarantee the stability of the website with the technical team (ICT) by acting as focal point for internal/external IT issues.

Desired profile and experience

  • University Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the digital field

  • Minimum two years of work experience in digital communication and website development

  • Proven experience drafting, editing and running analytics on digital content

  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress, SEO search and Google Analytics

  • Strong knowledge of digital visualization tools, graphic design programs, and video editing software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, Final Cut, etc.)

  • Proficient and enthusiastic about social media and a user of multiple platforms

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other working languages of the statutory meetings (French, Spanish, and Arabic) is strongly desirable

  • Strong coordination and networking skills and ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Self-starter, creative, initiative-driven

  • Flexible in terms of working hours

  • Able to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and at odd hours

  • Work experience with a component of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is highly desirable.

Desired starting date: Mid-November

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

How to apply:

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

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Aussendienstmitarbeiter (Multimedia /Telekommunikation) 100%, Steffisburg

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Oct 132018

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