Closing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Basle, Switzerland
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Organization: Interpeace
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Interpeace is a Swiss non-profit organization that works in close partnership with national partner organizations and the UN. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the United Nations) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion.

Headquartered in Geneva, Interpeace is supported by bilateral and multilateral donors as well as private funding. The organization is currently active more than 20 countries in Africa, Central America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Reporting lines:

The Intern will report to the Head of Global Engagement. The candidate will also collaborate closely with other Interpeace offices and programmes worldwide.

General position summary:

The Global Engagement Intern will be a member of the Global Engagement Unit and will work under the supervision of the Head of Global Engagement.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

As directed by, and under the supervision of the Head of Global Engagement, the Intern will be:

Conducting research and analysis on funding sources including foundationsDrafting letters and correspondence to key stakeholdersResearch, analysis and preparation of substantive brief and presentationsSupporting to organize conferences, travels, and meetings including meetings of the Advisory Council, seminars and conferencesKeeping Interpeace s donor contact database and grant tracking tool up-to-dateProvide any other support as required

Requirements:

Languages:

Fluency in English required (native level), fluency in French is desirable

Education:

Holding or studying for a Master s degree in international relations, political science human rights, journalism or related fields

Communications skills:

Excellent writing skillsAbility to vary tone and style of writing according to target audiencesAbility to write clearly and concisely

Technical skills:

Knowledge of computer applications

Overall qualification:

Ability to work in a team and independentlyIntense attention to detailAbility to manage many tasks at once, work against short deadlines and to remain calm and focused under pressureGood organizational and diplomatic skillsDemonstrated knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict prevention issues
How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interestand a curriculum vitaeto the HR & Administration Officer at recruitment@interpeace.org.

Please indicate Global Engagement Intern in the subject line. The deadline for application is 15thof January 2017.

For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit its website at www.interpeace.org

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Interpeace is an equal opportunity employer.

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