The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is an independent and impartial organisation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to improving the global response to conflict.
It attempts to achieve this by undertaking and promoting action to prevent and resolve armed conflicts through tailor-made support to peace processes, and by contributing to the improvement of the practice of mediation and the strengthening of capacity within the wider community of practitioners.
The success of the HD Centre'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”.
The HD Centre 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, the HD Centre offers a unique working environment in a challenging field.
Permanent and short-term career opportunities are posted below when they become available.
The HD Centre is willing to offers students an opportunity to acquire direct exposure and allow them to contribute to the organisation’s work through unpaid internships.
When internship positions become available, the HD centre 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)hdcentre.org.
The HD Centre seeks to recruit a Project Officer to join its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team in Geneva. Reporting to the Project Manager on Syria, the Project Officer will have the following responsibilities:
Qualifications: The successful candidate should have an advanced university degree in international relations or equivalent, knowledge of, and commitment to, conflict resolution and related humanitarian issues, and five years of work experience in a related field. S/he must have a good knowledge of the Middle East region and excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.
Personality: The successful applicant should be a flexible team player, able to work under time constraints and to easily adapt to changing environments and tasks. S/he must possess strong organizational skills and a detail oriented approach to work.
If you are interested in this position and hold a valid work permit for Switzerland or are Swiss or an EU citizen, please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) along with a cover letter to hrmanager(at)hdcentre.org before 16 June 2013.
The HD Centre is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org