Portfolio Management Intern or Junior Associate (REF. 2023-07)

Portfolio Management Intern or Junior Associate (REF. 2023-07)

CHF 2500 - CHF 4000 / month
Application deadline closed.

Job Description



Position title: Portfolio Management Traineeship
Position level: Intern or Junior Associate
Team: Portfolio Management
Required FTE: 100%
Required travel: Up to 20% (for a Junior Associate, upon completion of a security training only)
Reports to: Country Manager 

Scope of the role

Responsible for supporting the Country Manager in grant making, grant management, research,
analysis, and communication within the team.

Principal accountabilities and ownership

Quality assurance: Support the Country Manager in end-to-end grants management and grant-making, in alignment with the GCERF process chart.
Assisting with GCERF portfolios: Liaise with grantees in assigned portfolios and support the Country Managers as requested (e.g., administrative support, travel, etc). Activities and
tasks according to the GCERF process chart.
Research and Communications: Monitor in-country developments, conduct research, provide regular in-depth analysis for the Country Manager, attend and report on relevant
events in Geneva, and coordinating the preparation of internal and external communication updates on countries


Some knowledge and understanding of programme design and development, project cycle management, and financial budgeting and reporting
Analytical and research skills working with qualitative data
Some knowledge of the socio-political environment and civil society organisations is an asset
Experience of working alongside a wide range of grantees with skill and sensitivity, including community-based and grassroots organisations is an asset.
For a Junior Associate: Previous experience in working in an international or grant making organisation supporting grant or project management (ideally minimum 6 months) or
local organisation (ideally minimum 12 months), or ability to demonstrate other transferable experience
Previous experience or demonstrated interest in the prevention of radicalisation to violent extremism will be an asset
Previous working or lived experience in GCERF partner countries or in conflict affected areas
Ideally Masters degree in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, International Development, Anthropology, Social Sciences, or a related field.

Language skills
Fluency in French and English (level C1 - C2). Arabic (from intermediate to fluent) is an asset.


Achieving together
Acting with integrity
Embracing diversity
Realising potential
Making a difference

Personal attributes based on GCERF competencies

Leadership – Proactivity, integrity. Innovate
Work collaboratively
Accountability and drive for solutions and results
Embrace diversity
Communicate effectively
Demonstrate good judgement, informed and fair decision-making
Realise potential – Embrace learning and Entrepreneurial spirit

What this role must provide for key working relationships

Country Managers (primary)
Collaborate with Country Managers in proactively supporting operational activities linked to grant-making and management
Grantees (primary)
Under the guidance of a specific Country Manager, work closely with grantees to ensure efficient, effective, and compliant grant-making and management.
Resource Mobilisation team (primary)
Support Country Managers with background research and information for input to donor proposals and report
Grants Finance (primary)
Contribute to GCERF reviews of workplans and first level of consolidation with the grantee budget and financial report
Performance & Impact team (secondary)
Contribute to GCERF reviews and creation of learning and research materials for external communication
Contribute to the review of results frameworks

General information:

The role will be either an intern or Junior Associate (trainee) position based on the experience of the successful candidate in accordance with our internal regulations.
GCERF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, from all countries. We have the ability to request permission to work and reside for all international candidates.
Contract: 12 months full-time (40 hours) with a possibility to renew.
Location: The position is based in Geneva.
Remuneration: Internships and Junior Associate positions are paid. Interns receive a stipend of CHF 2000 per month. JA’s who meet the criteria and have some solid work experience are remunerated CHF 3,500 per month. In both cases, the income is tax exempt.
The benefits include CHF 500 per month contribution towards health insurance.

Application Process:

Deadline: 15 June 2023
As a part of the recruitment process, shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a written assignment and participate in an interview process.
How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at https://www.gcerf.org/careers-and-opportunities/.
Please send an email to
careers@gcerf.org with any questions you may have regarding this vacancy