Junior Programme Officer, Security and Law Programme - One-year contract

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, globalized world. We are leaders in delivering executive education in global peace and security policy. More than 800 participants, from over 120 nations, from the public, non-profit and private sectors attend our courses every year.  We are an international foundation with 52 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 (www.gcsp.ch).

At GCSP we pride ourselves on our multinational team of experts as well as an ever-growing alumni community of over 6000 international professionals with global influence.

Interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player, you may be our future:

Junior Programme Officer

100% - 1 year contract

The incumbent will be will be specifically dealing with courses, events and projects on international law in the security realm. It will include thematic research, preparation of training materials, marketing and organizing activities of the Security and Law Programme, and more specifically:

  •  Execute specific research on issues assigned by the supervisor;
  • Conceptualize and plan new projects;
  • Coordinate courses and events;
  • Organize and prepare training documents;
  • Conduct visits and make presentations;
  • Conduct market research and contribute to marketing activities;
  • Establish and maintain documentation and databases;
  • Prepare updates and reports;
  • Organize and attend both internal and external meetings;
  • Contribute innovative ideas and thinking to the Programme;

You will have the following skills and competencies:

  •  Legal education (Master’s level at minimum), preferably with specialization in international law;
  • Experience in international affairs;
  • Good analytical capacities and rapid learning;
  • Strong editorial skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt and be creative;
  • Organised, reliable and resourceful;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Excellent command of English and French (spoken and written),
  • Swiss national or holder of a valid work permit.

If you recognise yourself in this challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file on Jobup.ch until 30 September 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position immediately 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.