Junior Programme Officer - Leadership & Inclusive Security Coordinator GCSP - CCL Leadership Alliance

Join us in transforming the world, one class at a time


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) provides forward-thinking and innovative solutions for policymakers and organizations concerned with international affairs, peace and security in today’s complex, globalised world. We are leaders in delivering executive education in global peace and security policy. More than 800 participants, from over 100 nations, from the public, non-profit and private sectors attend our courses every year.  We are an international foundation with 51 member states from across the globe located in the state-of-the-art Maison de la paix at the heart of international Geneva. We are also recognised as a cutting-edge, dynamic and impactful platform that facilitates dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation (learn more about us!).


At GCSP we pride ourselves on our multinational team of experts as well as an ever-growing alumni community of over 5000 international professionals with global influence.

Interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player that is committed to providing innovative ideas and ensure our stakeholders enjoy a rich and rewarding experience, you may be our future: 

100% - one year contract

This position is key to support the activities of 2 clusters within GCSP: Leadership & Strategy, and Gender & Inclusive Security. This includes a strategic partnership between the GCSP and The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). A start-up initiative, now in its third year, to build a leadership community in the Peace and Security sectors supported by new and innovative leadership development service offerings for that community. You will work proactively as part of a small agile team within the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme, dedicated to growing this multi-dimensional initiative going into its third year and you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent project coordination, event management and be responsible for the end-to-end customer experience of participants for courses, workshops and dialogue events in our Geneva center and elsewhere as required;
  • Prepare course and event materials, course reports and evaluation activities, including improving the integration of an online learning platform to offer blended programmes in the future;
  • Assist in creating and manage a new reporting dashboard and provide administrative support to the team, our clients, and our stakeholders;
  • Contribute to and monitor the impact of online and social media presence to increase event participation and inform community-building activities;
  • Assist in the creation of high-quality communication and promotional materials to increase awareness of this initiative, and help generate new beneficiary and funding leads;
  • Conduct both market and thematic research that will inform the focus of activities and the development of new service offerings;
  • Perform other responsibilities as required in support of realising the mission of the Leadership and Inclusive Security clusters.

You will have the following skills and competencies:

  • A university degree in an area related to international relations, event management, media/communications or related fields (relevant vocational qualifications alongside additional years of project management or external communications experience equivalence can be considered in lieu).
  • Two years relevant experience in events and project management and related reporting activities. Ideally in an educational environment.
  • Experience of using online and social media functions to create awareness and engage with current and future participants.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Proficiency in French is desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills, a customer service mindset and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, partners and customers from diverse professional sectors and cultures; respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work autonomously with a minimum of guidance. 
  • EU or Swiss citizen or holder of a valid Swiss work permit.

If you recognise yourself in this challenge, we are eager to receive your full application until 15 January 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 February 2018 or upon agreement. The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages applications of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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