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Private: Vacancy for Libya Project Intern

July 20, 2018

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.


  1. The candidate must be fluent in both English and Arabic. Working knowledge of French is a great advantage.
  2. 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.
  3. Excellent organizational skills, communication skills and sound political judgment.
  4. Strong writing and analytical skills in both Arabic and English.
  5. Self-motivated, can demonstrate considerable initiative and be able to manage and complete many tasks simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.
  6. Excellent administrative and computer/technology skills.
  7. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and to work independently.
  1. 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 jobs@wilpf.org 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 antiwar 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.

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