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.

ROLE

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

ACTIVITIES

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, events and activities generally

External Communication

Contribute to website updates and to posts on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)

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

Assist with writing and editing articles, reports, letters, press releases and news posts (in French and English)

Translation between English and French, as required

Taking and storing photos as required

Assistance with event organization and management for communication and fundraising purposes

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

MAIN QUALIFICATIONS

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

Candidates having already completed their first degree are preferred

Fluency in English and French

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

Candidates should be familiar with using Microsoft Office, WordPress and ideally also Adobe InDesign

 

MAIN CONDITIONS

 

The position is offered at 80%-100%

Based in Geneva

Duration: 6 months

Preferred start date: 18 June 2020

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

Candidates must fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Current student: mandatory or optional internships pursued while the intern is enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree or professional qualification.
  • Orientation internships pursued shortly after the completion of a first degree (e.g. Bachelor’s) or prior to an advanced degree (e.g. Master’s) on condition that the university awarding the degree attests the relevance and usefulness of the internship.
  • Internships pursued with the aim of assisting the intern’s social or professional reintegration, under the oversight of the cantonal or federal-level authorities.

APPLICATION

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in English in PDF format to hr-vacancies@genevacall.org, Ref: “Intern:COM”. All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

 

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