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.

HD’s operational work strongly relies on service-oriented corporate services (HR, Finance, Communications, Fundraising Logistics, and IT) to guarantee efficiency and compliance in a fast moving environment.

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

Intern for its Communication and Fundraising departments in Geneva, Switzerland

HD is currently looking for an:

Intern for its Communication and Fundraising departments in Geneva, Switzerland

HD’s communications department manages external as well as internal communications-related activities in support of the organisation’s operations.

Responsibilities include the management of the organisation’s branding and web presence, development of institutional print and multimedia products, media relations and events management. HD’s donor relations and fundraising department ensures that HD has the funding it needs to meet its objectives. It supports staff raise funds for their projects, seeks out core funds and develops relations with existing and new donors. 

The intern will work for a six month period in close collaboration with the Communications Manager and the Head of Donor Relations and Fundraising, on a number of internal projects. Her/his responsibilities will include:

1. Communications:

  • Supporting the redesign process of HD’s website, and the management of its content as well as of the organisation’s social media content;
  • Helping to maintain the content of HD’s Sharepoint (Intranet) platform;
  • Assisting with the review of the organisation’s factsheet, brochure, PowerPoint presentation and annual report.

2. Fundraising:

  • Supporting HD’s private fundraising work;
  • Co-ordinating knowledge about HD’s donors and developing an intranet tool to share this across HD;
  • Developing results data, help to put together reports to core donors, and provide some editorial support;Managing contact and network management systems.

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Be an English native speaker with excellent writing skills;
  • Hold a university degree or be enrolled in a degree in a relevant field;
  • Possess knowledge of, and prior experience with, social media, websites/Intranets and/or Sharepoint;
  • Possess solid research, analysis and mapping experience;
  • Be flexible, dynamic, creative and sociable.

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 22 February 2016 to hrmanager(at)