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 Human Resources Department

HD is currently looking for an:

Intern for its Human Resources (HR) Department
(based in Geneva, Starting date August/September 2016)

We are looking for a proactive and motivated candidate who is considering a career in HR. The successful candidate will support the HR Department in Geneva, for a period of six months, and learn the basics of personnel administration in Switzerland as well as at an international level. S/he will also be exposed to all areas of HR.

His/her main tasks will include:

  • Drafting employment and consultancy contracts and contract amendments, as well as following-up on related personnel administration;
  • Supporting the HR Department with recruitment processes, from advertising job opportunities to preparing induction programmes for new hires;
  • Supporting personnel administration for employees in Geneva and abroad (work permit requests, LPP and AVS affiliations, tax at source, international pension plan and health insurance);
  • Assisting in preparing payroll;
  • Supporting preparation for, and providing documents during, internal controls and audit processes.

Profile and skills required :

  • Proactivity and demonstrated interest in HR;
  • Great attention to details;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Team spirit and desire to learn;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English & French;
  • Discretion in the management of sensitive information;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and Word.

The intern will receive a stipend during the internship.

If you are interested in this internship, please send your resume with a short cover letter by 20 August 2016 to hrmanager(at)

HD is an equal opportunity employer.