Advisor, Private Sector Engagement – Global Fund, Geneva

he Private Sector Engagement Department (PSED), supports The Global Fund Secretariat in mobilizing resources and technical assistance for country programs around the world. PSED plays an important role in engaging private sector partners to increase resources and to develop innovative solutions to scale up the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Key Responsibilities

1- Cross sectoral partnership platform building and resource mobilization

  • Finalize the design of a solid and compelling concept for the global cross sectoral platform;

  • Develop key materials, including platform ‘s principles, branding, brochure / website and a plan to recruit members, especially tech leaders. Support communications and dissemination within the platform and externally.

  • Map out the landscape for resource mobilization, financial and expertise, develop and lead the execution of a resource mobilization plan;

  • Lead on the recruitment of platform’s members.

2- Cross sectoral partnership platform’s management

  • Develop and implement the governance structure and ways of working of the platform;

  • Organize and facilitate meetings along key workstreams. Closely coordinate with the Global Fund’s Private Sector Engagement colleagues in charge of needs assessment, partnerships management, on-the ground implementation and knowledge management;

  • Develop the annual plan and coordinate annual reporting on the work of the coalition, as well as quarterly progress report.

  • Consider long-term sustainability scenarios for the management of the coalition.

3- Visibility and network development

  • Proactively engage and develop strong collaborations with existing and new key strategic partners;

  • Facilitate meetings and visibility in relevant forums and events, such as DAVOS, UNGA, etc.

4- Strategy development and cross sectoral partnership platform coordination

  • Coordinate with Global Fund country teams on in country engagement plans and strategies

  • Implement within the platform key Global Fund frameworks for private sector engagement;

  • Coordinate with key internal stakeholders, especially the DSCF coordinator within the Technical Assistance and Partnerships (TAP) team, the Private Sector Engagement Team, Country Teams. And IT.

Further information >>

By | April 18th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Alumni Relations Support Officer – CERN

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Contract

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on
Job Description


Join a small and dynamic team to develop and strengthen the vibrant CERN Alumni Network. Launched in 2017, the Network has three main objectives:

  • To provide an institutional link to the Organization and its people as well as to demonstrate the positive impact on society of a professional experience at CERN;
  • To leverage the support of CERN Alumni ambassadors for CERN’s and its Collaborations’ mission and for fundamental research;
  • To support early career physicists and engineers who might be considering a career outside of academia.

The successful candidate will support the Head of Alumni Relations in delivering the overall programme, including tasks such as: identifying, cultivating and stewarding alumni, organising events, creating compelling communications and producing analytics and reports on the Network and on alumni activities.


As Alumni Relations Support Officer in the Alumni team, you will:

  • Identify, cultivate and steward members and potential members of the CERN Alumni Network.
  • Promote the Network and its benefits via online social networking sites such as the platform, LinkedIn and other platforms, and contribute to developing new ways of leveraging alumni engagement.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of alumni, through regular communication via direct contact, the website, social media, phone, email, meetings and events.
  • Produce and publish engaging and relevant content for and other channels, in different formats, including written, video and audio.
  • Ensure an excellent user experience, providing timely support.
  • Track and report on and social media metrics and analytics.
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive alumni calendar of in-person and virtual activities and events.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies, best practices and tools, and engagement techniques to approach the relevant audience.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of communications, public relations, international relations, digital media and/or marketing or a related field. or a related field.


  • Experience of community-building and fostering professional relationships with different stakeholders and constituencies within an international organisation.
  • Experience of public relations and customer service, preferably in an international environment.
  • Experience in several of the following fields: digital communications; social media campaigns; preparing fact sheets; newsletter editing; content creation (writing, presentations, audio-visual material); evaluation and monitoring of communications plans; web authoring).
  • Experience of event organisation (planning, execution, follow-up).
  • Experience in data analytics, and an understanding of organisational and administrative processes and systems.
  • Experience working in website creation – experience with community management platforms an advantage.

Technical competencies:

  • Stakeholder relationship management.
  • Internal communications; such as, but not limited to social media channels, organisational newsletters.
  • Event organisation and management.
  • Use of office software packages; to produce reports, analytics and engagement metric.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Achieving results: delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs.
  • Communicating effectively: selecting the appropriate medium and forum to communicate.
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrating flexibility: adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements being willing to work on different projects simultaneously.
  • Working in the Interest of the Organization: behaving consistently with CERN’s values and goals.

Language skills:

Excellent spoken and written English is essential. Proficiency in French would be an advantage, or the undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 23.04.2021 at 12pm CET.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 4-5

Job reference: IR-DS-AR-2021-32-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Communications/Public Relations/External Relations Support Officer



By | April 8th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications officer – EPFL Lausanne

The Enterprise for Society (E4S) centre is a joint venture of EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the IMD business school, that embraces the mission of helping society transition towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient economy. The Communication Officer will help E4S implement its vision and deliver its message to a wide range of stakeholders.
Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Design and implementation of a communication strategy for the center
  • Creation and production of content to maximize the impact of E4S (website, social networks, newsletters, annual report)
  • Management and monitoring of social media channels
  • Management and maintenance of the website
  • Organization and promotion of events (in collaboration with the rest of the team); management of the stakeholder contact database.
Your profile :

  • Completed university studies of MSc level (ideally journalist or communication specialist) and appropriate professional experience of at least three years in a similar position
  • Strong aptitude and understanding of the communication aspects of stakeholder engagement (internal and external audiences);
  • Mastery of the different communication technologies, including social media, WordPress, CRM platforms such as Salesforce, etc
  • Ability to synthesize complex organizational and scientific information and convert it into a language understandable to a broad range of stakeholders; experience in journalism is a highly valuable asset
  • Strong interest in the areas of sustainability and technology
  • Strong sense of organization and quality
  • Proactive personality, autonomous but with a strong sense of teamwork
  • Proven flawless command of written and oral English
  • Excellent command of French, German a valuable asset
Start date :
As soon as possible
Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)
Work rate :
Duration :
1 year, renewable
By | March 15th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications posts (10) – Global Fund, Geneva

The Global Fund, Geneva has 10 new communication job openings:

  • Associate Specialist, Digital Publishing, Communications Department – GL C – French Speaking
  • Specialist, Media – GL D – French Speaking
  • Associate Specialist, Executive Communications – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Associate Specialist, Social Media – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Associate Specialist, Media – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Specialist, Creative Partnerships – GL D
  • Associate Specialist, Translations – GL C – French Speaking – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Lead, Creative Studio – GL D – French Speaking
  • Associate Specialist, Operational Communications – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Lead, Internal Communications – GL D

Further information>>

By | February 12th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Adjunct Faculty Digital Media, Planning and Distribution – The International University in Geneva

The International University in Geneva is presently looking for an Adjunct Faculty on a part-time basis to teach “Digital Media, Planning and Distribution” course on the Graduate level, starting on the 1st of March 2021 (Spring semester).

Only candidates with a recognized master or a doctoral degree and a valid Swiss work permit will be considered. The University cannot assist in obtaining work permits or for renewal of temporary work permits.

To apply, please contact:

Mrs. Nawal Tarazi (


Short course description:

The course of Digital Media Planning, Distribution and Analysis is designed to give the student an understanding of the digital media outlook and the tools to manage, distribute and analyze it.

The course focuses on a review of the media channels available in the digital era, their Return On Investment (ROI) and how they can be used for diverse business purposes.

Through case studies, in class-discussions/simulations and a final project, the students will learn how to develop media plans based on business strategies and objectives and, consequently, analyze their ROI and effectiveness (KPI).

The key learning outcomes of the course are twofold: the strategy and the execution of a digital media plan. The strategy will give the students the necessary tools to both define and design a digital media plan. The execution focuses on the distribution and the measurement of strategy effectiveness.

Part of the course is dedicated to Google Analytics for Beginners and to Google Ads. This includes: planning and principles; implementation and data collection; configuration and administration; conversion and attribution; and reports and metrics.



By | February 2nd, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Head, Communications Department – The Global Fund Geneva

The Global Fund is seeking to appoint a Head of Communications within the External Relations and Communications Division, to be based in Geneva, Switzerland. This new senior role is being established to achieve a step-change in communications. The Head of Communications will help sustain the global momentum to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and cement the Global Fund’s position as an influential global health leader. S/he will shape the Global Fund messaging and promote it across multiple channels, maximizing its ability to inspire and influence audiences globally and to mobilize the resources needed to accelerate progress against the three diseases. The Head of Communications will also improve organizational impact through consistent and effective communications across the Global Fund partnership.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about influencing and developing communications strategy and brand positioning. The Head of Communications is a highly creative leader with political instinct, and manages a team working across executive, internal and operational communications, publications, digital platforms, marketing and events, creative direction, public relations, influencers/talent engagement and translation services.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, sex, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, age, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, health status or transgender status, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund is highly committed to diversity.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement the Global Fund’s Communication strategy and workplan

  • Design and develop a comprehensive, sustained and measurable communications strategy aimed at the Global Fund key audiences across donors, partners, advocates, implementing partners, constituents, the wider public as well as the Global Fund Secretariat;
  • Shape and lead on the overall communications agenda of the Global Fund, in collaboration with key stakeholders, in particular with External Relations, the Executive Director Office, Grant Management, and Human Resources.

2. Enhance the Global Fund brand positioning and influence

  • Lead on the development of strategies and tactics to sustain and increase the Global Fund positive brand positioning across key audiences, enhance its influence in the global health public debate and help sustain global commitment to ending HIV, TB and malaria
  • Develop and nurture key relationships and partnerships internally and externally, including with key journalists, global health and development partners, advocates, influencers and celebrities to advance the Global Fund agenda
  • Monitor the external trends, and track analytics to inform the organisation’s leadership positioning and external engagement;
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent the organization externally in particular with the media and at public events.

3. Provide effective executive and operational Communications support

  • Provide high-level counsel to senior leadership, especially the Executive Director; o Respond to priority strategic communications needs across Divisions and Departments at the Global Fund;
  • Engage with partners and advocates on joint communication initiatives; o Be responsible for reputational risk management through development and activation of communications mitigating measures.

4.Strengthen the Communications Operating model

  • Define and deliver an effective and agile Communications operating model in line with the ERCD and Global Fund strategic vision and key priorities;
  • Nurture and improve communication strategic support to key Global Fund workstreams and initiatives to support staff engagement, operational effectiveness and impact;
  • Have the overall responsibility and leadership for the communications Department, ensuring seamless communications operations & process management;
  • Thrive to ensure the communications functions remain abreast of the latest developments in particular in the new technologies landscape, agile, and creative.

5. Team leadership and management

  • Play an active role in the management of the division as part of ERCD leadership team, collaborating actively with the Head of Donor Relations, Head of Private Sector Engagement, and Head of Political and Civil Society Advocacy;
  • Lead, manage, mentor and coordinate the work of a team of +/-30 highly skilled professionals across marketing and creative direction, public relations, and executive and operational communications;
  • Nurture collaboration and teamwork in and across the teams, to include but not limited to: overseeing development and monitoring of the team’s budget, strategy and work plan; oversight of individual work plans and motivating, guiding, monitoring and empowering staff to fulfil their full potential.
  • Promote and model excellence throughout the organization; and manage and resolve problems in a timely manner towards achieving the mandate of the team and Global Fund more broadly.



▪ Advanced university degree in communications/public relations/marketing/public affairs/international relations


▪ Specialized post-graduate qualification in public health, global development, or human rights



▪ Have very strong leadership skills and work ethic
▪ Have a demonstrated track record and ability to develop and manage strong working relationships with senior leadership
▪ Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal, communication and influencing skills in at least 2 languages including English
▪ Have deep experience and knowledge of the global media and major social media platforms landscape
▪ Extensive proven experience in / understanding of the role of communications in support of fundraising
▪ Extensive proven experience in / understanding of the role of communications in supporting employee engagement and operational impact
▪ Extensive experience in / understanding of the role of brand and creative content in communication impact
▪ Exhibit excellent management and leadership skills with the ability to energize high-performing diverse teams
▪ Exhibit the ability to manage confidential information with discretion and integrity
▪ Have experience and understanding of audience measurement tools and analytics
▪ Commitment to the GF mission and values including gender and diversity


▪ Over 10-12 years of experience with demonstrated success in senior communication positions across corporate communications, media relations, digital communications, creative content, brand and marketing, including at least 5 at global level, preferably in a global health / global development context
▪ More than 6 years people management experience
▪ Knowledge of global health / global development landscape
▪ Experience in crisis communication
▪ Experience living and working in multiple countries, including in a developing country context

Languages: Outstanding English language verbal and written skills as well as another language, preferably French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

For further information about the position and additional details on requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please follow the following link

The closing date for applications is 12:00 PM BST, February 19, 2021.

For further information and to apply>>

By | January 25th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Intern, IATA Training communication, Geneva, Switzerland

Employment Type: Internship – 3 days a week
Contract Duration: 11 months

About the team you are joining
The IATA Training team in Geneva coordinates hundreds of courses in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa every year. We are a strong team from many different nationalities and strive to develop the professionals that the aviation industry needs.

What your day would be like
Your main task will be to help promote IATA Training courses, reporting to the Assistant Manager, Media Content and Communications in IATA Training. Your day-to-day responsibilities would include crafting and updating internal and external communication content using the written word, video and photos on a variety of communications channels. This will include updating course outlines and other material following IATA’s branding guidelines, filming and editing videos, helping to maintain the website and boosting IATA Training’s presence on social media.

You should be able to think openly, imaginatively and creatively! You must enjoy working in a fast-paced, high workload environment; have proven organizational skills; the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously. You will also be required to maintain high attention to detail while meeting tight deadlines.

We are an international team and we are looking for someone who can demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment. As the Communications Intern you should also have excellent interpersonal skills, be persistent and have a positive can-do attitude.

We encourage you to apply if you have strong communication skills, solid experience in video production, and previous experience in social media management.

We would love to hear from you if you
Have recently graduated from University with a degree in Marketing, Communication or equivalent.
Have excellent English skills (verbal & written), with knowledge of other languages an asset.
Are highly computer-literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier Pro.
Are familiar with SharePoint, with knowledge of Episerver a plus.

Are available 3 days a week from 18 January until 17 December 2021

Apply here>>

By | December 3rd, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Engagement and Conference Communications Officer – IAS Geneva

The International AIDS Society (IAS) leads collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power. Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.
More information on IAS can be found at

Details of Employment:
The Engagement and Conference Communications Officer will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Communications and Public Affairs. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position:
The Engagement and Conference Communications Officer will coordinate and execute IAS engagement strategies and conference communications.

The incumbent will assist the Director, Communications and Public Affairs in articulating a succinct and compelling IAS narrative that cuts across all IAS activities. Working with content, media, social media and digital engagement colleagues, the incumbent will translate this narrative into effective engagement strategies and activities.

The incumbent will coordinate and execute IAS conference communications and marketing, liaising with the Conference department, other IAS colleagues and communications consultants/providers to ensure that conference communications and marketing objectives are met.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Elaborate and execute an IAS engagement strategy in cooperation with other members of the Communications and Public Affairs Department.
  • Cultivate a data driven engagement approach.
  • Articulate engagement KPIs and work towards them with the engagement team
  • Propose and execute engagement tactics tailored to how IAS target audiences consume information
  • Work with the content team to ensure that content produced is tailored to the needs and preferences of our target audiences
  • Create and curate an engagement stakeholder mapping
  • In collaboration with relevant file-holders, drive IAS communications campaigns
  • Produce written content as required.
  • Conference communications (in-person, virtual and hybrid):
  • As the department focal point for conferences, liaise with the conferences department and ensure that communication priorities are included in conference planning process.
  • Ensure that conference communications and marketing activities reach key target audiences and present a convincing value proposition driving registrations.
  • Cultivate data driven marketing processes, and work with the digital producer to optimize registration conversion from email and social media engagement
  • Ensure that conference segments such as opening / closing ceremonies and other IAS positioning slots support IAS messaging priorities.
  • Oversee all media logistics including media registrations, press conferences, media briefings, speaker outreach and on-site management
  • Support media relations, contacts management, outreach lists and media materials
  • Ensure that delegates are equipped with all information needed to enhance their conference experience
  • Manage the relationships with external conference communications consultants.


  • Execute administrative tasks, such as tracking budget, reporting, contractual relationships with consultants and other logistical/organizational tasks.
  • When required, step in for colleagues in the Communications and Public Affairs as needed
  • Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Communications and Public Affairs.

Academic Qualifications:
University degree in communications, journalism, public policy, public health or related field or a first-level university degree in combination with communications experience.

Work Experience:

  • At least 6 years experience working on marketing / engagement and/or communications campaigns
  • Experience with communications for conferences or other high-level events (in-person, hybrid and virtual)
  • Experience with cause-based communications is considered a plus
  • Experience in the public health / public policy realm is considered a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working in an international context.


  • A sense for what constitutes “news” and what does not
    Knowledge of relevant international and domestic broadcast media, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters
  • Strong story-telling competence
  • Ability to work against tight deadlines
  • A firm understanding of the HIV/AIDS and/or the global health landscape
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear communications in all forms, for a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, coordination skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail
  • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities
  • High-energy self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also knows when to ask for counsel
  • Ability to work well as a team member, as well as work independently.


  • Native English or full professional proficiency is a requirement
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information on the position, please consult the full job posting here>>


By | December 1st, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Intern – Communications & Knowledge Management, UNEP (Temporary Job Opening)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UNEP initiated a new Land Use Finance Project (‘the project’) to proactively help unlock and (re)direct public and especially private capital towards sustainable land use, including deforestation-free soft commodity production. The project is effectively an umbrella for a number of initiatives and finance facilities that UNEP either leads or is involved in, including the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (a partnership with BNP Paribas and ADM Capital), the GEF Good Growth Partnership, the & Green Fund (a new de-risking vehicle set up by the Norwegian Government and IDH) and a partnership with Rabobank, FMO, Mirova/Althelia and IDH to unlock capital for deforestation-free agricultural production. UNEP is interested in expanding its work in unlocking private finance for sustainable land use.

This Internship position is located in the Climate Finance Unit of the Nature for Climate Branch (NCB/CFU) in the Ecosystems Division of the UNEP Office in Geneva, Switzerland, with the intended purpose of increasing the exposure of work that the unit does and the deliverables and impact that it generates. The internship is for a minimum of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the Unit.

Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours), under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.


The specific details of the internship will vary according to the individual’s background, the Intern’s assigned office as well as the period of Internship. Under the supervision of the Head of Climate Finance Unit and the Lead on Communications and Knowledge Management, it is expected that his/her responsibilities will fall within one or several of the following broad activities:
• Assist in the Land Use Finance Programme’s overall communications and knowledge management plan, focusing specifically on digital communication (social media, eNewsletters, webinar and websites) and knowledge management;
• Create, design and produce multimedia content – videos, infographics, visuals and other supplementary communication assets – case studies, presentations and flyers;
• Support drafting and copy proofing of background documents, briefs, speeches, and other communication materials;
• Support the identification and development of solutions on knowledge management and knowledge sharing;
• Contribute to amplify dynamic knowledge sharing on innovative sustainable land use finance practices and tools;
• Assist in event planning and coordination;
• Help with the maintenance and value additions to our internal and external websites;
• Undertake other duties relevant to the role, including participate in events, draft minutes, report on achievements, and other tasks as they arise.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree.
• Be computer literate in standard software applications;
• Have good analytical skills;
• Possess good report writing skills;
• Demonstrate pleasant interpersonal skills;
• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
• Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter;
• Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in an area of study that can significantly contribute to the responsibilities outlined and overall work of the Climate Finance Unit.

Upon completion of the assignment it is anticipated that the Intern will:
• Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter;
• Have improved communication skills through interaction with UNEP staff, Executive and Senior Management, governments and partner organizations;
• Have gained a better understanding of UNEP’s operations and the overall United Nations system.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Do you have demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views?
If your main language is not English, are you fluent in English?


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the Internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable.


Potential candidates will be contacted by a hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:

1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
– Title of the degree you are currently pursuing;
– Graduation Date;
– IT skills and programmes you are proficient in;
– Explain why you feel you are the best candidate for this specific internship;
– Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to include all past work experience (if any);

2. Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated);

3. A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

For further information and to see the full job posting>>

By | November 24th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Programme officers – Global Initiative for ESC Rights, location – flexible

Vacancies open until Sunday 15 November. Please apply as soon as possible, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. To apply, please fill in the form on

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) is a non- governmental organisation that believes transformative change to end endemic problems of social and economic
injustice is possible through a human rights lens. Our vision is of a world where the human rights framework reflects the real-world experiences of all of us, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local.

For further information about GI-ESCR work, mission, and values, you may visit our website at

Job Titles
Programme Officer, Right to Education
Programme Officer, Right to Health

Location: Flexible. Nairobi preferred, but other locations considered. We understand that this moment, during the Covid-19 pandemic, makes travel difficult, and therefore we aim to be flexible regarding the programme officers’ location.
Commitment: full time, 40 hours a week.
Salary Range: 1,500 USD to 2,000 USD gross per month (including income taxes), depending on level of experience and location.
Benefits: Contribution to health insurance; 25 days of annual leave and 10 days of public holidays.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 15 November 2020, 23.59 hrs GMT. Please note that interviews with candidates will be done on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the adequate candidate has been identified. We advise you to apply as soon as possible.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Duration: 12 months contract, with the intention to extend, depending on funding.
Probation period: 3 months.

Job Profile
GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit two committed programme officers who will contribute to the programme working on public services on human rights: a Programme Officer, Right to Education, and a Programme Officer, Right to Health. The responsibilities and skills will be similar, with respective focus on education and health. The two positions will focus on addressing privatisation in these sectors. The programme officers will, under the management of the head of the programme on public services and human rights, assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing GI-ESCR’s research, advocacy and communications plans on the right to education and the right to health, and act as a focal point for coordinating with partners.

• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law or in related fields (political science, international relations, social sciences, etc.) with strong experience doing legal analysis. A first-level
university degree in combination with 5 additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A very good understanding of human rights law, acquired through studies or professional practice, is required.
• A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights work, including substantive experience working on economic, social and cultural rights. Experience with another human rights organisation is highly desirable. Experience working on the rights to education and/or health will be an asset.
• Experience conducting human rights research, advocacy and monitoring on economic, social and cultural rights is highly desirable. Strong networks with civil society organisations working on economic, social and cultural rights will be a strong asset.
• Fluency in English is required. Fluency in other languages is highly valued.
• Understanding and experience of project management is desirable.
• Experience working with staff from diverse backgrounds and located in various time zones and working remotely will be an asset.

Person Specification
• Specialist and in-depth knowledge of the legal frameworks for economic and social rights – in particular the right to education and/or the right to health. Good understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as the relevant political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues;
• Professional experience of undertaking research on human rights and the thematic area of your brief.
• Good understanding of human rights mechanisms, and the international and national levels.
• Demonstrated ability to analyse human rights issues, and to develop short and long-term strategies to achieve human rights impact and solid change. Ability to think strategically and exercise sound political judgement in developing policy positions.
• Excellent written English and the ability to produce clear, persuasive, and concise research documents, policy positions, and strategy papers, using human rights as a legal tool for analysis.
• Ability to represent GI-ESCR to a variety of external stakeholders, to present ideas clearly, and advance compelling arguments in English (essential) and other relevant languages (desirable).
• Experience of working in a team, participating in the collective coordination of the work of the team by contributing to setting priorities, motivating self and others, and resolving team conflicts. Ability to work independently and remotely with a team.
• Passion for social justice, and in particular the defence and promotion of public services to realise human rights. Good understanding of the political and legal issues at stake related to privatisation and public services.
• Rigorous, and in particular attention to details when producing documents.
• Ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities while working effectively towards deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within GI-ESCR as well as with external partners, across cultures.
• Flexibility in schedule to accommodate meetings with people in different time zones.
• Willingness and ability to travel for at least 25% of the time (when possible).

Main Responsibilities
Research and analysis
• Assigns, coordinates, participates in, and/or conducts research and monitoring activities on privatisation and the right to education/health, including in particular by working with partners.
• Prepares advocacy reports, statements and other relevant materials related to privatisation and the right to education/health.
• Provides analysis on the political dynamics relevant for the right to education/health.
• Conducts legal analysis of the right to education/health to input into internal documents, to support partners, or to engage in external processes.
• Works with the Women’s Rights Officer to provide a gender analysis of privatisation and the right to education/health.

Advocacy and campaigning
• Coordinates GI-ESCR’s advocacy activities on the right to education/health.
• Coordinates the relationship with partners working on the right to education, and develops, cultivates, and supports a strong network of like-minded organisations on the issue, including through existing networks
•In liaison with the Senior Research and Legal Advisor, liaises and advocates with education or health institutions, including UNESCO or the World Health Organisation, the Global Partnership for Education or the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Bank.
• Identifies other opportunities for advocacy and leads advocacy on the right to education/health with the target institutions.
• Generates public awareness and builds pressure to implement the human rights standards related to the right to education/health, in particular the Guiding principles on the human rights obligations on States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education (Abidjan Principles)

• Contributes to the development of new projects and supports the fundraising efforts regarding the right to education/health.
• Leads the reporting to donors on aspects related to the right to education/health.
• Performs all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective functioning of the programme and projects.
• Engages in monitoring and evaluation and learning on the work conducted.

Please apply immediately, and at the latest by Sunday 15 November 2020, 23.59 hrs GMT. Please note that interviews with candidates will be conducted on a rolling basis as soon as candidates are identified, and the positions will be filled as soon as the adequate candidate has been identified. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Please apply by filling-in this form:

Please include in the online form:
• A cover letter explaining your interest in this position, how you learned about it, and detailing your experience.
• A current resume or CV summarizing your related work experience and background.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email, including “Programme Officers Health/Education” in the subject line. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, applications via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will not be answered.

Selection Process
The selection process will have the following phases:
1. Submission and review of applications.
2. Shortlisting of candidates. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview online.
3. Interviews and a brief practical exam will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants.
4. Notification of the successful applicant.
We kindly request candidates not to call or send inquiries by email to request information about the progress of your application. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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