Junior Programme Officer (Research)

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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 results-driven and a team player, you may be our future:

Junior Programme Officer (Research)

100% - 1 year contract

As a team member of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme you will be in charge of the following responsibilities:

  • conducting research;
  • writing articles;
  • editing.

The incumbent will also be expected to assist the members of the Programme in their day-to-day activities. These may include:

  • Prepare documentation material, background readings, and other course/conference documents.
  • Assist with the preparation of workshops, conferences, seminars organised by the Programme at the GCSP; possible attendance of some conferences, meetings or workshops.
  • Provide logistical support for workshops and conferences.
  • Provide administrative support, such as social media tasks, minutes of meetings, travel arrangements, and maintenance of databases.
  • Make suggestions for improvement; bring innovative ideas and thinking to the section.
  • Actively participate in Centre activities and discussions.

You will have the following skills and competences:

  • BA or MA in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, International Humanitarian Law, History, Philosophy, or other relevant field. Candidates with an MA are preferred, but outstanding candidates with a BA will also be considered.
  • Previous work or internship experience is requested, preferably in organizations in the humanitarian, development, or international cooperation sectors.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required; knowledge of French and German is an asset.
  • Proficiency in Windows environment is expected.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues of diverse cultures; respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work autonomously under guidance.
  • Swiss or EU national or holder of a valid work permit in Switzerland 

If you recognise yourself in this challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file on https://www.jobup.ch/search/joblist.asp?searchFrom=prohome&pid=1386216#1/1386216 until 22 October 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 November 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.