Internship with GMAP

Internship as Programme Assistant, The Gender and Mine Action Programme is currently looking for an intern in Geneva from 5 April 2016 for a period of at least three months. Responsibilities The overall task for the Intern is to assist the Director and the Programme Manager in the implementation of the Gender and Mine Action Programme. […]

Internship as Programme Assistant,

The Gender and Mine Action Programme is currently looking for an intern in Geneva from 5 April 2016 for a period of at least three months.

Responsibilities

The overall task for the Intern is to assist the Director and the Programme Manager in the implementation of the Gender and Mine Action Programme. This includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks

  • Assist in the preparations of external and internal events, field trips, trainings and workshops organised by the programme
  • Draft, translate or edit correspondence, press releases, funding requests and various communications or advocacy material depending on the linguistic skills of the candidate
  • Upon request, undertake special assignments such as drafting articles or conducting research on a specific topic, or similar tasks
  • Assist with the regular update of the programme’s web portal gmap.ch and other social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Attend conferences and seminars as needed and draft minutes and reports
  • Provide administrative support (filing, updating contact lists, financial and narrative reporting, etc).

Required qualifications

  • Ongoing or finished studies at Bachelor’s or Master’s level in gender studies, international relations, human rights, political science, development studies, humanitarian studies or related field
  • Strong interest and understanding of issues and challenges relating to the discourse of gender and diversity in humanitarian assistance
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English. Good working knowledge of French is an advantage
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including strong command of MS Office programmes and working knowledge of internet browsers. Knowledge of content management systems (WordPress) and social media (Facebook, Twitter) is an advantage
  • Previous experience in organising events and trainings is an advantage
  • Experience in video production is an advantage

Behavioural skills

  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to work with minimum supervision, independently, as well as to function as a member of a multicultural team;
  • Strong organisational skills.

The Gender and Mine Action Programme is not currently in a position to remunerate this internship. Candidates must be able to commit themselves for a minimum of three days per week for three months, and hold a valid permit which allows staying and undertaking internships in Switzerland. The intern should be available to start working on 5 April for a period of at least three months.

Applications – cover letter and CV in English – should be sent to info@gmap.ch by 20 March 2016 at the latest.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GMAP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified male candidates and people living with disabilities to apply.