Private: Vacancy for Libya Project Intern
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in 1915, WILPF conducts peace-building activities at every level.
WILPF works closely with partners in Libya to support a peaceful democratic transition through empowering women and youth to participate in the political and public sphere, and to emphasize the relevant role of women and youth in the peace-building process.
This engagement is part of WILPF’s Approach in MENA through which we seek to work with local women-led civil society organisations to preserve and grow the feminist movement for peace in the MENA region by: fostering the exchange of experiences among women activists from different countries of the MENA region; advancing women’s rights, gender justice and women’s meaningful participation, and facilitating the access of and amplifying partners’ voices in the multilateral system.
More info about our work here: http://wilpf.org/mena-agenda-1325-project/
The full time 6-month internship is based in the Geneva office and will start in August 2018 to last until January 2019. We will consider a more flexible term for exceptional cases such as candidates who are doing this as part of a degree. WILPF is a member of the “We Pay Our Interns” initiative, which means that we pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.
- The candidate must be fluent in both English and Arabic. Working knowledge of French is a great advantage.
- A degree in politics, conflict resolution, international relations, Law, Gender, Middle Eastern studies, or a similar field. Students pursuing their Masters degree are encouraged to apply.
- Excellent organizational skills, communication skills and sound political judgment.
- Strong writing and analytical skills in both Arabic and English.
- Self-motivated, can demonstrate considerable initiative and be able to manage and complete many tasks simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.
- Excellent administrative and computer/technology skills.
- Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and to work independently.
- An understanding of the social, political, economic, cultural and development/humanitarian landscapes in Libya is a great asset.
Research and program implementation
- Researching, collecting and analyzing information about the Libya peacebuilding process to integrate in our work.
- Liaising with our national partners to implement the project activities.
- Following up with other international organisations and sections on shared activities.
- Attending and reporting on several events related to Libya in Geneva and provide logistical and administrative assistance to WILPF delegations to Geneva.
- Monitoring and reporting on international news and political developments in Libya.
- Providing translation and proofreading from English to Arabic and vice versa to ensure that all materials in documents are accurate and conform to WILPF standards
- Assisting with logistics and administration of the Geneva office and facilitate communications with other teams in Geneva, New York, London and the region on the Libya project.
- Providing assistance to Libya project Coordinator as needed.
- Responsible for covering the Libya work and activities on social media
- Photo: metatagging, archiving, research for publications, reaching out to photographers in order to document meetings in Libya
- Publishing and writing blogs for website
- Developing case studies about the Libya project
- Assisting in the coordination of publications for the Libya project
- Online/in-person (when possible) interviews with MENA partners to use on social media
- Cover events at the UN Geneva related to Libya when needed
- Managing the membership news and newsletters, news and alerts, etc. for the Libya activities
How to apply:
Send your cover letter (maximum one page) and CV (maximum two pages), in Word or PDF format only, to email@example.com with “Libya Intern” in the subject line. We only receive applications by email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Application deadline: 1 August, 2018
WILPF is an anti–war organisation with a specific focus on issues concerning women, peace and security. Read more about us on www.wilpf.org and/or follow us on our social media.