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: Chief Executive Officer

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Nov 032018

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Since 2000, global malaria efforts reduced malaria deaths by over 60% and saved nearly 6.2 million lives, primarily among children under five years of age. Expansions in financing, strong political commitments, novel diagnostic and preventative measures, and multi-sectoral co-ordination have facilitated this progress. Since 1998, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria (RBM) has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential in mobilizing political will, and financial resources and scaling up innovative interventions, putting the world on to a path of eliminating malaria.

Despite these gains, malaria still poses a significant threat to public health and sustainable development. In 2017, there were an estimated 216 million cases. Malaria continues to affect the poorest and most marginalized disproportionately and restricts human development and poverty alleviation. The African continent accounts for over 90% of the global malaria burden, and therefore stands to gain most from malaria elimination.

Malaria is a smart investment which contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty and ensuring quality education.

RBM’s Vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria.

Background Information – Job Specific

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supports the Board in the development of the Partnership strategy and develops annual operating plans and budgets for approval by the Partnership Board. The CEO leads the Partnership Management Team in implementing the strategy and operating plans approved by the Board and works with regional entities to ensure that regions and countries are empowered to address malaria. He or she is the public face of the Partnership and its mechanisms on a day-to-day basis.

The Chief Executive Officer will lead the Partnership Management Team in implementing the strategy and operating plans.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Board in its governance responsibilities, including providing regular, high-level analysis, advice, and communication in its direction-setting and risk management roles, in active collaboration with the Chair of the Board.
  • Provides strategic guidance and support in achieving the Partnership’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership in the translation of organizational goals to management, staff and partners.
  • Provides leadership to the management team, ensuring cohesive and effective team operations in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s annual work plan, budget approval process, providing regular supervision and annual performance appraisal for the management team members and ultimate oversight for human resources for all staff.
  • Ensures the management team members have the tools, capabilities, appropriate training and resources to achieve their goals and objectives
  • Undertakes and leads the representation, advocacy, and liaison tasks with the Partnerships stakeholders.
  • Ensures the development and management of a resource development strategy which underpins the Partnership’s on-going viability and growth.

  • Liaising regularly with the partner organisations, including key donors and affected countries, providing updating on progress against the Partnership Strategy and deliverables.

  • Facilitates and promotes communication between the Board and partners on policy and program issues.

  • Monitor the Partnership progress toward key targets and regularly report to the Board, escalating to the Board at an early stage any Partnership operational challenges that need Board support, including any resource deficiencies.

  • Lead the efforts of the Board and Partner Committees and support the End Malaria Council to mobilize resources for the global fight against malaria.

  • Promote a regional approach to fight against malaria.

  • Coordinate enquiries from the media to the Partnership and ensure that appropriate responses are made in a timely manner.

Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply:



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in public health, social science, international development, public policy and administration, or related area.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in policy formulation, advocacy, strategy development, resource mobilization, programme management, or related area, preferably with a mix of service in either the public, private, or non-profit sectors at an international level.
  • Experience working with policymakers and advocates for global, regional and country level policy and advocacy, with preference for working knowledge of global malaria policy institutions/partnerships and malaria affected and eliminating countries.
  • Experience in public health or social development involving work with community organizations, private sector, entrepreneurs, local governments.
  • Experience working in one or more malaria-endemic countries.
  • Experience in partnership building and management with various organizations such as multi-stakeholder initiatives, UN agencies, NGOs, governmental organizations, donors, private sector, foundations, civil society.
  • Experience of the management of multidisciplinary teams in complex projects/initiatives with proven ability to handle financial and human resources.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of advocacy and communications efforts to increase awareness of health/ development issues and build political/financial support for health and development goals in the developing world with governmental, private, and non-state organizations.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership roles requiring strong analytical, writing and management skills.
  • Proven track record of building trust-based relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience creating and executing strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals.
  • Aptitude to work with flexibility, entrepreneurship, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Media management skills are highly desirable.
  • Specialization in infectious diseases or tropical diseases is highly desirable.


  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; good working knowledge of French is highly desirable. Click here to visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply:

How to apply:

  • Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2018
  • Please visit the online vacancy to apply:
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Communication and knowledge management specialist

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Nov 022018

Organization: Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Nov 2018

Job vacancy

Job title: Communication and Knowledge Management specialist

Duty Station: GANHRI Head Office, Geneva, Switzerland with possible travels abroad

Duration of appointment: 3 years with possibility of renewal (starting January 2019)

Employment type: full-time (40 hours/week)

Direct supervision: GANHRI Operations Manager

Background Information

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) (previously known as the International Coordinating Committee of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights –ICC) is a membership-based network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) which works in close cooperation with the United Nations (UN). GANHRI promotes and strengthens NHRIs to be in compliance with the Paris Principles and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights. GANHRI provides a framework for NHRIs to work together and cooperate at the international level through a wide range of activities, including annual meetings, international conferences, networks, training and capacity building. GANHRI works in close partnership and cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and specifically with the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS) and also with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The GANHRI Head Office is located in Geneva and is currently composed of three permanent staff: (i) the Geneva Representative; (ii) the Operations Manager and (iii) the Finance and Adminsitration Officer. Recruitements for a further staff, Human Rights Officer, is underway.

To learn more about GANHRI visit our website:

About the position

GANHRI intends to strengthen its capacity to support its members and to enhance the communication with them and other stakeholders. Based on in-depth consultations with its members, GANHRI has identified the needs and expectations of its members and the four regional networks of NHRIs. GANHRI has also prepared for an overhaul of its website to better serve its stakeholders. The results of a CI and CD process are yet to be fully implemented. The Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist will play a central role in the development of targeted communication as well as in the development and maintenance of GANHRI’s communication tools and online knowledge management system, hosted by Fuse Universal.

GANHRI is therefore seeking highly qualified applicants for the position that will lead the implementation of GANHRI’s communications and knowledge management strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

As to communications, the incumbent shall:

  • Set internal and external communications standards, guidelines, processes and protocols in line with the adopted communication strategy;
  • Maintain, feed and improve the GANHRI website and social media presence;
  • Take the lead on content development (research, write and post communication pieces) for the website and social media and advise on effective strategies for reaching internal and external audiences on events, opportunities, news, and new resources;
  • Lead the copyediting and proofing of GANHRI’s publications;
  • Support development of videos, slide shows and any other communication material;
  • Collaborate with the other team at the GANHRI Head Office in appropriate documentation and archiving of communication and knowledge outputs, including identify data, stories, photographs, infographics, and articles for communications materials;
  • In collaboration with the other team at the GANHRI Head Office draft or edit, finalize and ensure publication and dissemination of written materials and content for various communication media. Materials and content may include content for project reports, newsletters, website, and social media channels, photographs, conference abstracts, reports, presentations, technical briefs, and other communication products as deemed appropriate;
  • Ensure compliance with all projects/contract requirements (including branding and visibility) that relate to reporting (projects reports and annual activities reports);
  • Provide support to the team at the GANHRI Head Office in maintaining effective communications with members, partner organizations, and stakeholders, including timely response to requests for information;
  • Create and keep up-to-date the mailing list of NHRIs and relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide strategic and programmatic advice on communications and knowledge exchange to the GANHRI Head Office to strengthen programme design, work plans and implementation;
  • Oversee the management of the organisation’s photo and video library as well as of the institutional memory to ensure that information and materials are stored on SharePoint and any other documents management system and are easy to access;
  • As needed, organize communication training to build the capacity of the rest of the team to effectively document activities and achievements and improve basic communication skills;
  • Work with the rest of the team to organise events such as institutional meetings, workshops, side-events, conferences and provide advice on outreach, communications and support with related reporting;
  • Support staff in designing and formatting communication and knowledge papers/documents;
  • Oversee the translation of communication materials and coordinate the work of translators;
  • When needed and in collaboration with external consultants, prepare graphic designs, layout and dissemination strategy of communication materials;
  • Ensure the compliance of messages, publications, videos, communications with GANHRI’s branding and policies;
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.

As to Knowledge Management, the incumbent shall:

  • Manage and popularize the GANHRI Knowledge Management Platform;
  • Work with providers and partners to support the functioning of the knowledge management platform;
  • Strengthen and coordinate information and knowledge for GANRI’s thematic communities of practice;
  • Regularly encourage the use of the communities of practice among NHRIs, including by supporting the training activities and by making presentations during institutional meetings and other relevant gatherings;
  • Ensure the use of information and results generated by the knowledge management platform and other initiative into capacity building, training and exchange of experiences;
  • Coordinate and organize the knowledge management activities within GANHRI, setting clear objectives and deliverables as part of the organisational annual work plan;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Solid knowledge and experience in communications, including strategic communication; knowledge sharing, including e-platforms;
  • Experience in developing communication products, including technical briefs, program updates, newsletters, etc. for a variety of audiences including members, donors and external partners;
  • Solid experience with managing and maintain websites and social media;
  • Experience in working in capacity development and quality assurance in big decentralized networks;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of specialized software, including e-learning platforms, WordPress, InDesign, and others;
  • Demonstrable interest in communication, including evidence of uptake and use.

Other Desirable Skills

Initiative, strong conceptual abilities, sound judgment, liaison skills, management skills, strong interest in human rights, especially related to the mission of GANHRI.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information and communication technology, public policy, economics, political science, social development or other related field.

Work Experience

A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in the area of communications. Experience in the human rights sector is desirable.


English, French, Spanish and Arabic are the working languages of GANHRI. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is needed. Proficiency in at least one of the other GANHRI working languages languages is also required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Commensurate to the work experience and in line with Geneva standards for non-profit organisations.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Send cover letter, CV, a short writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references.

Deadline for applications: 27 November 2018. Please send the required material by email with the name of the position in the subject to:

Interviews will tentatively take place during the second week of December 2018.

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be

contacted. GAHNRI also reserves the right not to make an appointment.

GANHRI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply. Applicants should hold or be eligible for a valid work permit for Switzerland.

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Switzerland: Interns (part-time)

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Nov 012018

Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Dec 2018

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit

DCAF’s Asia-Pacific Unit provides support to nationally-led SSR processes and regional security sector experience-sharing initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. We are looking for dynamic and committed individuals to be our next:

Interns (part-time)

Location: Geneva

Starting date: 01 January 2019 or 01 July 2019

Duration: Six months part-time (with the possibility of extension)

The role:

Under the direct supervision of a project officer with responsibility for SSG/R initiatives in either South Asia, Southeast Asia or East Asia, the incumbents will support timely regional and country analyses; the maintenance of sub-regional networks of partner institutions and experts; the organization and implementation of regional workshops and meetings with partner organizations; fund-raising efforts to materialize national-level SSG/R activities in collaboration with local partners; and contribution to the day-to-day work of the Asia-Pacific Unit. The incumbents will have some experience and/or interest in one or more of the following sub-regions: South Asia, Southeast Asia and/or East Asia.

Main responsibilities:

  • Review and update SSG/R country profiles in either South Asia, Southeast Asia or East Asia;

  • Support targeted research, the preparation of briefing notes, and the review and update of country- and region-wide mappings of security sector requirements and initiatives;

  • Conduct background research on SSG/R issues for countries in either South Asia, Southeast Asia or East Asia;

  • Provide organisational and logistical support to the organization of sub-regional networking events and national SSG/R support activities;

  • Provide project management support by contributing to the drafting of reports, concept notes and other project material;

  • Assist the Unit in the organisation of events, proofreading and translation work;

  • Support in administrative and financial matters, including identification and preparation of grant proposals;

  • Perform other tasks as required.

    Education, competencies and experience:

  • Advanced university degree or currently enrolled in university studies in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Law, Development, Security, Peace Studies, Political Science, Asian Area Studies, or related fields;

  • Knowledge of and/or experience or strong interest in either South Asia, Southeast Asia or East Asia is an asset;

  • Understanding of and/or interest in security sector governance and reform;

  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of a language spoken in the Asian sub-region chosen is considered an asset;

  • Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to deliver on time;

  • Ability to work independently, be proactive and solution-oriented;

  • Flexibility and willingness to carry out administrative tasks as required;

  • Good intercultural communication skills;

  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

We offer:

  • A rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience;

  • The chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hard-working and values-driven people;

  • The chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights;

  • The internship carries a monthly stipend of CHF 1’200 (at 100%).

How to apply:

please send your application to by 01 December 2018 with the subject heading “Internship Asia-Pacific”, enclosing:

  • A one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF

  • A concise CV (maximum two pages)

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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Switzerland: INTERN – INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 106059

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Switzerland: INTERN – INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 106059
Nov 012018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Nov 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
Located within the Information Management Branch (IMB), the Field Information Services (FIS) section is responsible for strengthening the information management capacity of OCHA in both disaster preparedness and response. In particular, the principal roles of FIS are to: facilitate the effective strategic management of OCHA’s field information domain, i.e. the range and volume of information that OCHA acquires, generates and disseminates; provide coordination and leadership in the application of information management in disaster preparedness and response, helping to assure that the information resources and information management expertise required by OCHA to function effectively in emergencies is available; and build sustainable partnerships in advance of disasters that directly contribute to the predictable exchange of information in emergencies.
This internship will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of manager situated within the section of assignment. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, with a commencement date ranging from December 2018 through January 2019.


In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting with the development of the online Information Management Toolbox from English to French, including by identifying appropriate French content and translating content from English to French; performing other tasks requested by the supervisor.


CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
  • Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
  • The University degree must be in the area of translation, political science, social science, geography, business administration, information technology, information systems, mobile development or in a related field.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in translation and humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, computer science, information management, information systems, or information architecture is desirable.
Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.


Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
-Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
-Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
-IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
-Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
In line with the UN Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break.
Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the UN Secretariat at
For more information on the Programme, please visit

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


How to apply:

Apply now

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Switzerland: Promotional film production for ICVA NGO Fora Support Programme

 FULL TIME, Informatica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Promotional film production for ICVA NGO Fora Support Programme
Oct 242018

Organization: International Council of Voluntary Agencies
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Oct 2018

Organisation: ICVA

Starting date: As soon as possible


About ICVA:

Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

Based on its 2015-2018 Strategy, ICVA promotes and facilitates NGO engagement in the development of humanitarian sector, with a focus on Forced Displacement, Humanitarian Coordination, Humanitarian Financing, and Humanitarian Partnership.

About the NGO Fora Support Programme

ICVA NGO Fora Support Programme, launched in 2017, aims to support networks of NGOs (> NGO Fora) to undertake their collective responsibilities, across three key areas:

  1. Supporting their organizational capacity development;

  2. Strengthening their advocacy and echoing their views at global and regional levels;

  3. Promoting their pivotal role amongst the broader humanitarian community (including donors, governments, UN agencies, and NGOs).

This programme focuses on NGO Fora operating in countries affected by humanitarian crises and it engages a mix of national, international and mixed NGO Fora.


The NGO Fora Support Programme will be entering in its last year in 2019. To raise attention on the added value of this programme and have a concrete overview of beneficial aspects for all parts (NGO Fora, donors, ICVA Secretariat), ICVA wants to produce a short promotional film about this programme. ICVA is looking for a film maker to develop this short awareness raising video, combining interviews and possibly animations/infographics.

Key tasks:

· Lead the overall production of the video;

· Develop a video concept and story board based on ICVA’s key messages and guidance;

· Create animations/visuals/infographics as needed;

· Schedule and conduct interviews as needed (some interviewees may speak in French or Arabic only, translation to be taken into consideration);

· Edit and produce a 3 to 4-minute film in English;

· Provide a subtitled version of the final video in French and Arabic OR provide French and Arabic versions of the video


It is expected that the consultant will produce:

1) Two or three conceptual options with associated timelines for ICVA’s inputs;

2) Draft story board on which ICVA will provide initial inputs;

3) Produce first edited version film upon which ICVA will provide inputs;

4) Produce second edited version film upon which ICVA will provide final inputs;

5) Deliver final master high res file of film by February 2019.

The film maker will work closely with ICVA Senior Policy Officer and ICVA Communication Officer to define the story board and production process and identify participants to interview.


The work is estimated to start in October 2018 as some of the NGO Fora will be in Geneva for an ICVA event early November and it would be the ideal time to do some of the video interviews.


  1. Minimum of three (3) years’ documented work experience in the area of film/reportage/documentary writing, producing, directing and edition;

  2. Access to high quality filming, light, sound and editing equipment;

  3. Ability to operate under strict time limits and apply high production and technical standards for the purpose of maintaining high level of professionalism;

  4. Familiarity with the humanitarian sector and/or previous experience working with NGO/NGO Fora an asset;

  5. Previous experience in promotional film made of interviews a plus;

  6. Strong oral and written communication skills;

  7. Fluent in English with knowledge of French and/or Arabic an advantage.

How to apply:

Terms and conditions:

  • Please email with a proposal. Please mention “**Promotional Film Production**”** in the subject of your email.

  • The proposal should include proposed methodology, timeframe, budget and overall rate. The consultant may not be based in Switzerland but will be required to have regular meetings with ICVA team members to follow up on the situation. The meetings can be virtual. The consultant would have to be present in Switzerland or elsewhere for conducting interviews.

  • Please include in your application an example of previous similar work (video/film/reportage).

  • Note that ICVA is non-profit organisation with limited budget.

  • The proposal should include references and similar work.

  • The final deadline for application is Tuesday 23 October.

  • All price quoted should exclude VAT.

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Switzerland: Analyst, Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care-Geneva

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Analyst, Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care-Geneva
Oct 182018

Organization: ThinkWell
Country: Switzerland, United States of America
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

ThinkWell is a health systems development organization that is in a major growth phase. Our focus is on driving transformation in the global health space through navigating pathways that will lead to more effective use of public and private resources in the health sector and ultimately better health for all.

The Analyst position, based in our Washington DC office, will play an important role in the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) program – a five-year program that aims to support countries in developing health financing strategies that use strategic purchasing to support the achievement of universal health coverage. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ThinkWell is working to identify opportunities and co-design interventions with purchasers and policy makers in six countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Pakistan and Uganda) to more effectively purchase family planning.

The successful candidate will have experience in coordinating projects in low- and middle-income countries. The candidate will be prepared to work independently, and as part of a small, high level, distributed team. Open, frank, routine communication will be a priority, using calls as well as project team software to build a collaborative environment within the team.

Job Location: This is a full-time position to be based in our Washington, DC office.


  • Lead the development and monitoring of program work plans, including compilation, quality assurance, monitoring and analysis of key indicators
  • Lead on interactions with Francophone countries (specifically Burkina Faso) and provide translation support as needed.
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative data analysis in support of the project learning agenda
  • Source data and information in support of technical projects
  • Produce high quality prose and data visualization for analytical reports
  • Provide spreadsheet analysis in support of project budgeting and expenditure as needed
  • Draft technical blog pieces for publication on ThinkWell’s website or external sites
  • Perform other responsibilities, such as planning meetings, coordinating schedules and travel, composing and preparing correspondence, and managing document sharing and knowledge capture;
  • The incumbent will be expected to travel up to 25% of his/her time.


  • University degree
  • Experience of living and working in a low income, or low middle income, country highly desirable
  • Experience of working with governments, donors and implementers
  • Native or complete fluency in written English
  • Native or complete fluency in French required

Skills and Competencies

  • Effective coordination across multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines, effectively setting priorities and handling competing time and resource demands in a lightly structured environment. Proactive approaches to problem solving and strong analytical capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment and within a virtual team; international experience strongly preferred
  • Highly numerate, with strong data and analytic skills, including basic statistical knowledge. Strong proficiency in Excel and Stata a plus
  • Familiar with supporting qualitative research processes.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and syntheses.
  • Experience with primary healthcare programming, particularly family planning and/or MNCH.
  • Strong and compelling writing, and strong presentation skills to diverse, global audiences
  • A combination of humility and confidence, open to and empowered by critical feedback
  • Willingness to travel essential, including to low income countries and fragile states
  • Drive to challenge conventional wisdom

How to apply:

Please apply at:

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Switzerland: English Translator, Language Services, P2 – Part Time (80%)

 Administracion, Arquitectura, Ciencias Economicas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial  Comments Off on Switzerland: English Translator, Language Services, P2 – Part Time (80%)
Oct 122018

Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 09 Nov 2018

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships

Reporting to the Head of Language Services and under the general supervision of the Director for Member Parliaments and External Relations, the English Translator will ensure that editing of English texts and translations into English are provided in a consistent and timely manner.


The English Translator:

  • Translates political, legal and administrative texts from French and Spanish into English
  • Edits texts drafted in English;
  • Enters requests into workflow and keeps track of translation volume and outputs for the English section;
  • Liaises with external collaborators;
  • Outsources requests into English, Spanish and Arabic as required;
  • Drafts or edits summary records;
  • Assists temporary staff attached to the service during Assemblies and meetings and briefs them on the procedures and practices of the IPU and on terminology, as required;
  • Takes minutes of meetings;
  • Other duties consistent with the role and responsibilities of the position.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following IPU Secretariat Staff

  • External Collaborators

Results expected

High-quality outputs. General language support in the servicing of governing bodies and committees.


  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audiences; uses discretion and confidentiality;
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matters. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations and has the ability to work under pressure while maintaining high levels of production and quality. Has a good knowledge of administrative procedures;
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and foster a cohesive team environment. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Supports and acts in accordance with final decision taken for the group, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Is able to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Planning & organization: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Client orientation: Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with other units within the Organization by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies their needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Keeps them informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timelines for the delivery of services;
  • Technological awareness: Proficient in Office applications and is familiar with computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools.


  • Education: University degree in modern languages, translation or a field relevant to the IPU’s activities;
  • Language: A perfect command of written and spoken English, and an excellent knowledge of French and Spanish or other UN language. Knowledge of another IPU working language will be an advantage;
  • Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience in translation, preferably in a governmental or international organization;
  • Other skills: Previous experience of working in a parliamentary environment will be a distinct advantage.

Duties applicable to all staff

Actively work towards the achievement of the IPU’s strategic objectives. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Head of Language Services and the Director of Assembly Affairs and Relations with Member Parliaments.


The Inter-Parliamentary Union offers an attractive salary and benefits package comparable to that of other international organizations headquartered in Geneva, commensurate with education and experience.

Indicative Annual Salary at the P-2 level at 80% (net of tax)

USD 37,178 at single rate (plus allowance for primary dependants if applicable).

Post Adjustment

Plus 74.6% (October 2018 rate) of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

For further information, please consult the International Civil Service Commission website:

Employment Policy

This position will be filled through an international recruitment process that will be open to internal and external applicants. From among equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to the under-represented sex and persons from countries not represented in the Secretariat.

This position will be based in Geneva and will require frequent travelling. It will be for an initial period of two years, renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

How to apply:

Applications should be addressed to the:

Director, Support Services
Inter-Parliamentary Union
5, chemin du Pommier
Case postale 330
CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Tel: 41 22 919 4150
Fax: 41 22 919 4160

Applications should be received on or before 9 November 2018 at midnight. In order to ensure prompt and efficient processing of your application, you are required to provide, along with your resume and IPU Job application form (available at ), a detailed covering letter explaining how you meet each of the requirements of the position with concrete examples.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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Switzerland: Communications and publications assistant

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Switzerland: Communications and publications assistant
Sep 272018

Organization: Small Arms Survey
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: Permanent contract

General description of the position

The Small Arms Survey—a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence—is seeking a communications and publications assistant (full-time or part-time) to be based in its Geneva offices to work on a variety of communications-and publishing-related tasks.

Mission and activities

The communications and publications assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Carrying out analytics to monitor and evaluate the Survey’s reach and impact;
  • Updating the website;
  • Creating social media content;
  • Creating visuals and videos to promote Small Arms Survey outputs;
  • Supporting the coordination of the publication process for Small Arms Survey outputs;
  • Engaging in proofreading, photo research, and the development of infographics;
  • Supporting the coordination of the publication translation process
  • Liaising with authors, fact-checkers, editors, designers, cartographers, and photo agencies;
  • Supporting the development and maintenance the Survey’s contact database;
  • Supporting launches and events; and
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the Survey’s publications inventory and library.

Candidate’s profile


  • A degree or equivalent in media, public relations; communications, graphic design, journalism, or social science;
  • Proven ability in handling a number of different tasks with tight deadlines;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Native English or native French; proficiency in French if not a native speaker/ proficiency in English if not a native speaker;
  • Proficiency in desktop publishing and graphic design softwares;
  • Experiencing in website management.


  • Proficiency in Oxford English style;
  • Interest in security studies;
  • Background in graphic design;
  • Experience in producing visuals or videos.

How to apply:

Apply for this position through the Graduate Institute’s website:

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