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Helping Hand International Switzerland Branch

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Helping Hand International Switzerland Branch

Background

As a member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY),

Helping Hand International was first established in 2016 in India, and works on youth

empowerment, capacity building, awareness advocacy, social activism, humanitarian

engagements, and global partnerships for the SDGs. The Switzerland Branch was

founded in November 2020, working under this main vision with specific focus on:

equity (especially gender and race), access to policy making and justice, human

rights, civil participation, health awareness (especially COVID-19), income

generation, education, environmental protection, promoting the mentality of peace,

and cultivating a next generation of righteous leaders. Through local efforts and

collaboration with global partners and other HHI branches, HHI Switzerland

contributes to rights protection, shared prosperity, and sustainable development via

people-centered and result-focused initiatives. We are looking for a Program Officer

to join our Project Management Team, together carrying out projects in the

abovementioned thematic areas. This position reports directly to the President of the

HHI Switzerland Branch, working in collaboration with the HHI Switzerland Global

Partnerships Team and Social Media Team.

Position: Program Officer

Location : Geneva; remote work possible

Duration: Open-ended; part-time

Payment: Unpaid volunteer

Primary Responsibilities:

● Leading efforts in program design, implementation, and coordination on

abovementioned thematic areas, with creative space to propose additional

issues which HHI Switzerland should engage in.

● Writing reports and analysis of programmatic activities.

● Substantive inputs to the organization of events, especially online webinars.

● Working in collaboration with other HHI branches in joint projects.

● Support to budget management as needed.

● Assistance with recruitment as needed.

● Other functions in support of the team as needed.

Required Qualifications:

● 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in program management and related

functional areas, ideally at international level, with experience in NGO.

● Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience.

● Exceptional understanding of and interest in youth empowerment, human

rights, humanitarian, sociopolitical, and SDGs-related issues, especially in

Geneva.

● Experience working with high-profile professionals, including government

officials and international organizational leaders preferred.

● Excellent drafting, communication, organizational, and time management

skills.

● Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

● Demonstrated ability to work well in a diverse team environment.

● Excellent attention to details.

● English language proficiency required; proficiency in other languages are

plus.

● Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Google Suite.

Application submission to : hhiswitzerland@gmail.com

Deadline : 15 December 2020

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About Helping Hand International Switzerland Branch

Location:

1 Rue de Varembe, Geneva, Geneva 12001, CH

Mission Statement

Our Moral Values Composure : We respect people’s sentiments and treat them with compassion. Courage: We take fearless actions for the betterment of the circumstances. Transparency: We strive for transparency in all our efforts. Wisdom : We join with others for greater success. Justice : We fight for social justice.

Description

As a member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY),
Helping Hand International was first established in 2016 in India, and works on youth
empowerment, capacity building, awareness advocacy, social activism, humanitarian
engagements, and global partnerships for the SDGs. The Switzerland Branch was
founded in November 2020, working under this main vision with specific focus on:
equity (especially gender and race), access to policy making and justice, human
rights, civil participation, health awareness (especially COVID-19), income
generation, education, environmental protection, promoting the mentality of peace,
and cultivating a next generation of righteous leaders. Through local efforts and
collaboration with global partners and other HHI branches, HHI Switzerland
contributes to rights protection, shared prosperity, and sustainable development via
people-centered and result-focused initiatives.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • A couple of hours per week
  • Application submission to : hhiswitzerland@gmail.com Deadline : open until filled

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