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Communications Volunteer
Human Right 2 Water
Domain Communication
Type Bénévolat
Location Remote
Rate 10 %

Communication Volunteer

Background

Human Right 2 Water is an international public interest development organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. This position is for a French mother-tongue speaker and will be working from home.

Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights standards to improve water and sanitation governance worldwide, particularly regarding consistent water law and policy frameworks. It works with an alliance of interested parties to improve water-governance frameworks, bringing them in line with country obligations under international human rights law. The organisation has an international secretariat, a supervisory board of directors, and a large pool of members and expert advisors.  

The International Secretariat is responsible for the implementation of HR2W projects and the involvement of members and volunteers in the organisation. It also acts as the organisation’s focal point for external stakeholders.  

Job Purpose

The Communication volunteer's role is to support legal publication and communication activities in French for programmes supporting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, reporting to the CEO.

Responsibilities

The Communication volunteer is responsible for the following: 

  • Editing and formatting of documents supporting the mission of the organisation, including publications on the human rights to water and sanitation, manuals for training, powerpoint slides
  • Supporting workshops and events through production of training materials, marketing materials, media presence.
  • Supporting HR2W visibility and online presence through the French website and social media sites, and news updates. Tracking online activities. Liaison with the Communication Manager
  • Administration and organisational support to the Legal team in activities such as writing minutes, monthly reports, managing communication contacts.

Qualifications

Education 

University degree in French, Marketing or Communications Studies would be ideal or alternatively a concentration in international law, international relations and/or human rights.

Professional Experience

Experience of working in communication, publications, water governance, human rights or environmental policy are all an advantage.

Skills

Applicants should be well-organised, with proficiency in the use of digital and social media platforms and possess excellent written communication skills in Spanish, preferably with copy editing experience.

Languages 

Fluency in spoken and written French is an absolute requirement for this role, and a good basic knowledge of spoken and written English is desired (for team meetings and internal communications). Knowledge of additional languages especially Spanish is considered an advantage.

Other details

This position is 15% for 6 months (6 hours per week), based virtually from home, with a start date as soon as possible. It is a voluntary position.

To apply:

Candidates interested in the role may send CVs and cover letters as follows:

  • Name of CV file should be in the format of CINT_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV
  • Name of Cover Letter should be in the format of CINT_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Cover Letter 

Please send a cover letter of not more than one page, with your CV, to Ms Bonolo Mogotsi at comms@humanright2water.org before end of day 12th June 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Send your application by e-mail to the attention of:
Bonolo Mogotsi, Communications Manager (comms@humanright2water.org)
Human Right 2 Water
Avenue Louis-Casaï 18, 1209 Genève Switzerland
1209 Geneva (Geneva)
humanright2water.org