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Network Programme internship
Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT)
Domain Droits de l'homme
Type Stage
Location Genève
Rate 100 %

Network Programme internship

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the largest international coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, is currently seeking to recruit an INTERN for our Network Programme.

Location: International Secretariat of the OMCT, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline and duration: The position should be filled as soon as possible, for a minimum of 3 months. 

Please note that unfortunately internships at the OMCT are not remunerated.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

The intern will work under the supervision of the Network Coordinator and his/her activities will include:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Network Programme’s activities including the organisation of field missions, trainings, events, webinars, as well as with research and the preparation of materials for advocacy purposes;
  • Attend meetings and sessions of the United Nations human rights mechanisms including the Human Rights Council and the Committee against Torture and support the Network’s engagement with such mechanisms;
  • Assist with the drafting and editing of press releases, reports and other relevant documents;
  • Assist developing and maintaining relationship with Network members to ensure that the Network can maximise its range of action and impact;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Network’s database.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master degree in law, human rights, international relations, social sciences or related field;
  • Good knowledge of the UN procedures and regional mechanisms for the protection of human rights;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and to adapt to multidisciplinary work in the environment of a multicultural team;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in oral and written English and French. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset. 

Applications for this position should be sent (by email only) to Stella Anastasia at sa@omct.org. For consideration, please send a cover letter and a résumé, indicating “Internship “ as your message Subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the OMCT, please visit our website: www.omct.org

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Send your application by e-mail to the attention of:
Stella Anastasia (sa@omct.org)
Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT)
Rue du Vieux Billard 8
1211 Genève (Geneva)
www.omct.org