Organization: Geneva Call
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.
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
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.
How to apply:
To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in English in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, Ref: “Intern:COM” no later than 30 November . All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
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.
Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16437
How to apply:
Organization: Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
Closing date: 27 Nov 2018
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
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: www.ganhri.org
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:
As to Knowledge Management, the incumbent shall:
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
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 www.dcaf.ch
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:
Starting date: 01 January 2019 or 01 July 2019
Duration: Six months part-time (with the possibility of extension)
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.
How to apply:
please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 01 December 2018 with the subject heading “Internship Asia-Pacific”, enclosing:
DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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.
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.
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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
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.
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:
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.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
How to apply:
Organization: International Council of Voluntary Agencies
Closing date: 23 Oct 2018
Starting date: As soon as possible
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:
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.
· 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.
How to apply:
Terms and conditions:
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.
Skills and Competencies
How to apply:
Please apply at: https://jobs-thinkwell.icims.com/jobs/1129/analyst%2c-strategic-purchasing-for-primary-health-care/job
Organization: Inter-Parliamentary Union
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:
Work implies frequent interaction with the following IPU Secretariat Staff
High-quality outputs. General language support in the servicing of governing bodies and committees.
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).
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: http://icsc.un.org/
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
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 http://www.ipu.org/finance-e/vacancy.htm ), 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.
Organization: Small Arms Survey
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:
How to apply:
Apply for this position through the Graduate Institute’s website: https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/recrutement/?page=advertisement_display&id=194