Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Programme

Posted on January 4th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 4 January 2017 Open to: all human rights defenders with the knowledge and skills to make strategic use of the international human rights system Venue: 29 May – 9 June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland


International Service for Human Rights is calling for applications for its flagship Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Program in 2017 – the extensive training programme for human rights defenders, so if you are a human rights defender keen to increase your interaction with the UN system, apply now!

The training will take place in Geneva between 29 May and 9 June 2017 and provides defenders with opportunities to put their advocacy skills directly into action at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Eligibility Match between applicants’ area of work/expertise and ISHR’s strategic priorities... Read More »

Advocacy Intern with The World Heart Federation

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 5 December 2016 Open to: Swiss or EU applicants who obtained Bachelors or Master degree Remuneration: 1000 CHF (930 EUR) per month


The World Heart Federation is a global health NGO based in Geneva, focusing on cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke. They are a small organization creating a big impact in global health, leading an ambitious drive to achieve a 25% reduction in premature CVD by the year 2025.

Currently, there is an opportunity for a focused and committed Advocacy Intern to join our dynamic Advocacy Team. They offer experience in a high-achieving, international environment, with opportunities to engage with the World Health Organization and other UN Agencies.

The role will support the delivery of the 2017 Advocacy Strategy,... Read More »

Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Geneva

Posted on October 6th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 November 2016 Open to: candidates coming from low and middle-income countries as well as candidates working in a Nonprofit Organization Scholarship: 4 types of scholarships (7’200CHF, 5’000CHF, 7’900CHF, 5’925CHF)


The University of Geneva is offering a new scholarship program for 2017-2018 intake. Scholarships are open for citizens of developing countries to undertake Swiss institution’s International Organizations MBA (IOMBA) programme.

The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary and law school. It remained focused on theology until the 17th century when it became a centre for Enlightenment scholarship. In 1873, it dropped its religious affiliations and became officially secular.

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Call for Applications: World YWCA Internship Programme 2017 in Geneva

Posted on September 27th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 September 2016 Open to: young women from the movement who are passionate about women’s rights and global change Cost: travel, accommodation, allowances, stipend and insurance is provided in the internship


Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement who are passionate about women’s rights and global change. The application period for the World YWCA Internship Programme 2017 is now open.

The one-year internship programme provides a unique opportunity for two young women from the movement to work as part of the World YWCA staff and volunteer team in Geneva. The internship will provide opportunities to develop skills in advocacy, through communications, programmes and movement... Read More »

The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

Posted on August 30th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 September 2016 Open to: any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation, (from private or public sectors) which contributes to global security Award: cash award of CHF 10,000 (approx. 9,143.30 EUR) and ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva


The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security is an annual award established to recognize deserving individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges, and is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields.

The 1st GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 26 November 2015 to a project entitled “Improve the Protection of Children in Conflict – Expanding the function of the ‘Children and Armed Conflict Mobile Application’ towards MRM... Read More »

Traineeship at The ICRC Assistance Division in Geneva

Posted on August 25th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 31 August 2016 Open to: candidates with Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or a similar technical field  and with Good verbal and written communication skills Remuneration: 12-month paid contract


The ICRC Assistance Division is a vast and rapidly growing operation that covers diverse areas of activity, i.e., health services, economic security, water and habitat and weapon contamination. To support its programs across the globe, there is a need to consolidate, transform and maintain its data for the purpose of transversal strategy-building and decision-making.

As a member of the division’s Business Intelligence working group, the Associate will contribute to the maintenance and management of data, reports and analyses. In addition, they will partner with the global Assistance community in the field... Read More »

Global Advocacy Adviser in Geneva

Posted on August 4th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: on a rolling basis until the position is filled Open to:  law graduates with minimum 5 years professional experience Remuneration: Paid position


The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

The Center seeks a Global Advocacy Adviser to support the work of the Global Advocacy team in the Global Legal Program and will report to the Director of Global Advocacy.

Main responsibilities include:

Support the Director of Global Advocacy with the implementation of the Center’s new... Read More »

Traineeship for EcoSec Data Compilation/Analysis/Reporting in Geneva

Posted on June 28th, 2016 in Archive1 Response »

Deadline: 10 July 2016 Open to: candidates with university degree in information/data management, social sciences, international relations or equivalent Remuneration: paid traineeship


The ICRC’s Economic Security (EcoSec) Unit, which is part of the Assistance Division, seeks to establish if people affected by different kinds of crisis and conflict can cover their essential needs in a sustainable manner. If they cannot do so, EcoSec steps in to help protect lives and restore livelihoods.

The chosen candidate will collaborate with the EcoSec Unit staff by directly testing different programme management tools along with compiling and summarizing documentation for data analysis and management as well as the development of best practices and new programming. She/he complements their regular work with additional perspectives and results.

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UN Programme Officer Wanted in Geneva

Posted on June 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 June 2016 Open to: candidates with excellent knowledge of the UN System, especially in relation to the Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, ideally accompanied by direct experience in working for a relevant government Remuneration: CHF 60,000 – 66,000 gross annual, depending on experience


ILGA is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, an umbrella organisation of more than 1200 member organisations in all continents and articulated in six regions. Established in 1978, ILGA enjoys consultative status at the UN, publishes an annual world report and a map on legislation criminalising or protecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or recognising their relationships.

Main tasks:

Monitor the work of Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures for... Read More »

Apply for United Nation Minorities Fellowship Programme

Posted on April 13th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 22 May 2016 Open to: candidates who belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group Fellowship:  a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme; a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme


The Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2005. The Fellows are based at the OHCHR Geneva, Switzerland. The MFP is interactive and consists of briefings on several topics (e.g. the UN system, OHCHR work, human rights mechanisms and instruments), fellows also undertake individual and group assignments.

This year, the English and Russian language components... Read More »