Junior Project Management & Communications Officer

Junior Project Management & Communications Officer

CHF 3000 / month
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Franciscans International


Franciscans International is an international non-governmental organization, with general consultative status at the United Nations, working for the promotion and protection of human rights. Since its establishment in 1989, FI has used advocacy as a tool to combat and address human rights abuses. FI relies on the expertise and first-hand information of a large network of partners, including Franciscans working with the most marginalized and disadvantaged individuals and groups in societies. From its offices in Geneva and New York, FI works together with grassroots movements and national and international civil society organizations to advocate for structural changes addressing the root causes of injustice.

Roles & responsibilities


  • Draft and publish texts on FI’s advocacy and outreach activities for various communications channels (newsletter, website, social media).
  • Assist and progressively take responsibility for technical support for FI’s events (YouTube and Zoom).
  • Provide support to the website redevelopment process, launch and subsequent updates.
  • Provide any other assistance to the Communications department as needed and depending on motivation to develop new skills.

Project management

  • Assist with fundraising and reporting processes for FI’s regional programs, including working on case studies.
  • Regularly update Monitoring and Evaluation data.
  • Provide any other assistance to the Fundraising department as needed and depending on motivation to develop new skills.

Required skills and experience

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent writing skills
  • University degree in either communications, journalism or public relations or in the field of international relations.
  • At least 1 year of experience in either communications work or project management is desired; design and editing skills will be considered an asset.
  • Keen interest in human rights work and how to tell stories about it.
  • Ability to set priorities and sort out information so as to highlight what is important for a defined audience.
  • Ability to self-organize and take initiatives while contributing to improve the collective work of a multicultural and diverse team.
  • Some flexibility to adapt working days around events.
  • Valid Swiss work permit at the desired start of the contract (1 February 2023).

FI offers

  • A real learning experience: FI commits to providing the Junior Officer with appropriate supervision as well as opportunities for practical learning and to gain meaningful experience in a professional and growing human rights advocacy organization.
  • Possibility for partial home-office, and;
  • Considering this is a part-time position (60%): a weekly working time of 22,5 hours, 15 days of annual leave, and an entry-level salary of CHF 3'000.

How to apply

  • Applications should be sent in English by email to Mr. Cédric Chatelanat at: c.chatelanat@franciscansinternational.org specifying “Junior Officer Position” in the subject line;
  • Applications should include:
    • a CV;
    • a 1-page letter of motivation;
    • a written confirmation that you have a valid Swiss work permit at the desired start of the contract (1 February 2023), and;
    • an example of an article you wrote in English (1-2 pages max), indicating the target audience.
  • Deadline for submission of applications: 23 December 2022.

Franciscans International is an equal opportunity employer. All interested candidates matching the requirements are welcome to apply whatever their origin, gender, age, and belief. We thank all those who apply. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.