Project Officer, IGC Secretariat

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The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995. It is a centre for executive education, a platform for diplomatic dialogue, a provider of policy advice and an incubator for innovative projects in the field of peace and security. It is supported by a board of 52 member states, including the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The GCSP way endeavours to offer a unique global, impartial, inclusive and independent platform of knowledge and practice of international security affairs. It is located in the “Maison de la Paix” at the heart of International Geneva.

One of the initiatives the GCSP hosts is the International Gender Champions (IGC) Secretariat. Founded in 2015, the IGC is a global tripartite leadership network that brings together decision-makers to break down gender barriers in their spheres of influence. IGC currently has over 300 active Champions and 280 Alumni who are the heads of International Organizations, Permanent Missions, and Civil Society Organizations. The IGC spans six multilateral Hubs in Geneva, New York, Vienna, Den Haag, Paris, and Nairobi. New York, Vienna, Den Haag, Nairobi and Paris.

Do you share our values and commitments? Are you interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team of 80 persons? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player who is dedicated to making our stakeholders live an unforgettable experience, you may be our future:

Project Officer, IGC Secretariat

100% - fixed term contract

1 November 2022 to 31 December 2023
this position is based in Geneva

The Project Officer will take a leading initiative with objectives related to Communications, External engagement, Building and Maintaining Partnerships and setting Gender-responsive Strategies. The objective is to enable the Secretariat team to continue the implementation of the IGC 2022-2023, strategic priorities of i) Gender-based Violence, ii) Climate Change and iii) Diversity and Inclusion. Activities will align with larger global multilateral agendas such as Generation Equality relevant to IGC Strategic priorities adopted by the IGC Global Board.



Under the guidance of the Head of the IGC Secretariat:


  • Develop thematic content aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal 5 and Goal 13, the Generation Equality Action Coalition, Champions personal commitments, the Panel Parity Pledge and the IGC Gender-based Violence Pledge as they develop.
  • Strategise for and support annual event planning and the delivery of IGC associated events for Champions and Focal Points, internal and external, across the network, online and in-person, under IGC’s strategic priorities. This includes producing concept notes, coordinating speakers, drafting talking points, creating graphic assets, online technical assistance and publishing digital material to follow up.
  • Provide direct support to hub coordinators in Nairobi and New York. Provide secondary support to hub coordinators located in Vienna, Den Haag, Paris, and Geneva, focusing on communications, knowledge sharing support and gender-responsive strategies for effective network management.
  • Develop and coordinate network-wide implementation of a strategic advocacy and communication plan, including communication analysis. Provide advice on strategic approaches to communicating activities and coordinate planning and execution of strategic (internal and external) communications activities.
  • Communicate IGC’s results, via digital campaigns and critical messages, in consultation with the Head of IGC (website, social media, and online marketing platforms). Work with external consultants to produce multimedia material. Create assets to produce a monthly IGC newsletter including graphic design, an animated video, and a podcast (draft script, edit, publish, etc.).
  • Ensure consistency, relevance, and timeliness of the internal and external IGC material produced.


  • Facilitate information-sharing, effective communication, and collaboration across the network of IGC and existing and prospective partners within the multilateral system, including philanthropic bodies, funders, and the private sector.
  • Provide support for the Head of the IGC Secretariat and Secretariat team to ensure alignment and implementation of Board decisions related to 2022-2023 IGC strategic priorities and objectives by working together with key stakeholders.
  • Draft funding proposals to support the increase and diversification of IGC’s funds.


  • Contribute to the drafting and review of the IGC Annual Survey and IGC Annual Report, inform focal points when the Survey is open and follow up to maximise reporting via Sendinblue.
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation support and prepare reports to project-specific funds received, as required. 

Manage the IGC advocacy commitment to Generation Equality “I Say No to Sexism, What do you Say?” and the following reporting.



  • MA in Gender, International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, International Humanitarian Law or other relevant fields.
  • Expertise and experience working in gender equality: developing policies and campaigns.
  • More than five years of proven experience in project management, coordination, events, communication and gender equality and more than three years of work experience within multilateral organisations in one of the IGC Hubs.



  • Excellent spoken and written English is required; knowledge of any other language is an asset
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Good communicator and ability to build and manage interpersonal relationships
  • Social media and website management savvy
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimum guidance
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot and meet short-and long-term deadlines
  • Good critical and creative thinking and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management
  • Swiss, EU national or holder of a valid work permit


If you see yourself undertaking this ambitious challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file (CV and cover letter) on [email protected] until 05 October 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 November 2022. The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages applications of qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



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