The success of HD’s operations is dependent on the quality and the commitment of its Human Resources. Our team is made of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who find creative approaches to “getting things done”.

HD recruits professionals who have an entrepreneurial approach, are able to reflect on their work and are dedicated to making a difference in peace and mediation efforts. With a staff of more than twenty different nationalities and an equal number of men and women employees, HD offers a unique working environment in a challenging field.

Permanent and short-term career opportunities are posted below when they become available.


HD   is willing to offers students an opportunity to acquire direct exposure and allow them to contribute to the organisation’s work through internships. Each intern will be paid a stipend for the duration of their internship.

When positions become available, HD will give preference to students undertaking degrees in political science, international relations, peace and conflict, human rights, humanitarian law or equivalent. Eligible candidates must also be fluent in English.

Knowledge in pre- and post-conflict situations, conflict resolution and peacemaking, with experience in researching, analysing and writing on political contexts will be strongly favoured.

Motivated students should send their resume together with an application letter by email to: hrmanager(at)

Current vacancies

Accounts Payable Assistant, Part time (60-80%)

HD is currently looking for an:

Accounts Payable Assistant, part time (60-80%)

Based in Geneva, and reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Account payable assistant will provide accounting support with the processing of consultants’ invoices, mission and credit cards expenses, and will support the team on project and statutory audits and closing tasks.

His/her main tasks will include:

  • Book and process payments of consultants and suppliers invoices;
  • Follow-up on vendor open balances;
  • Assist with monthly reconciliations and with the preparation of an accounting manual and procedures;
  • Provide support with, and help prepare, audits;
  • Check employees’ and consultants’ expenses claims including supporting documents, travel autorisations, and signatures;
  • Centralise and manage salary allocation files (including upload and corrections in the system);
  • Photocopy, scan, archive and file accounting documentation.

Qualifications :

  • Experience of Accounts payable accounting required and with ERP systems; knowledge of, or experience with, Microsoft Dynamics NAV would be considered a plus;
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English & French;
  • Strong Excel skills and great attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Very good organisational skills;
  • Flexibility and team spirit (would be considered a must).

If you are interested in this position and meet the above described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 16 October 2015 to hrmanager(at)

HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit



Senior Project Leader, Myanmar

HD is looking for a:

Senior Project Leader, Myanmar

The successful candidate will lead HD’s work on Rakhine State in Myanmar. Since the outbreak of inter-communal violence in 2012, HD has been working with the Government and the community to foster stability and reduce the risk of further violence. HD also works with regional governments to mitigate the international implications of the conflict.
The successful candidate will be based in Yangon. S/he will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the project in a crucial period following the 2015 elections. S/he will lead a small team of international and national staff charged with devising HD's strategy for engaging with the incoming Rakhine State Government, managing the provision of technical assistance to Government and civil society actors, as well as producing high quality political and conflict analysis on the situation in Rakhine State.

The Senior Project Leader will also manage HD staff, supervise project finances, and oversee donor reporting.
Applicants should have a university degree with at least 15 years of relevant professional experience in peace processes, conflict resolution, or political affairs, as well as an ability to solve problems in highly sensitive political contexts. S/he should be a team player with a high level of interpersonal skills and a track record of taking initiative.
If you are interested in this position, and meet all of the above-described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short introduction before 13 October 2015 to Su Wai Phyo at phyo(at)