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Save the Children International seeks Advocacy Intern

Save the Children International <1y Entry Level  Genève, Genève, Schweiz 4 Apr 2018

Job Description

The Opportunity

Save the Children’s Geneva Advocacy Office works to create positive and lasting change for children by ensuring that children’s rights, health and humanitarian concerns are taken into account in global policies and processes and that States are held to account for their commitments to children.

We are currently recruiting for an

Advocacy Intern

to join our Geneva office, to work 4 days per week, on a 6 month contract.

The successful candidate will support the team in the Geneva Office in engaging with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as Permanent Missions, multi-stakeholder partnerships and civil society actors.

This is an exciting learning opportunity for a student enrolled in ongoing Master’s level studies in Switzerland in a relevant field, particularly international humanitarian and human rights law, global health and/or international relations.

To be suited to this opportunity you will have an understanding of the advocacy/policy environment of the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, particularly the Human Rights Council, IOM, OCHA, OHCHR, UNHCR and/or WHO. A proven ability to work in a professional manner in a multilingual, multifaceted, international setting with limited supervision and a willingness to learn new skills.

We are looking for someone who is committed to Save the Children’s values, is highly organised, is proactive and able to anticipate needs, and also has a strong sense of responsibility coupled with excellent teamwork skills. To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in particularly fluency in written and spoken English and, ideally, have knowledge of French (spoken and written). Additionally, Spanish or another UN language would be an asset.

Applicants need to be resident in Switzerland, with a valid Swiss work permit and the right to work in an intern role (ie a student enrolled in a Swiss university).

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organisation, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Further information & application: www.savethechildren.net

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