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Vacancy Announcement: Programme Manager [Application period closed]

Vacancy Announcement: Programme Manager [Application period closed]

Please note that the application period for this position has now closed.

The Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, legally incorporated in Switzerland with the purpose of applying the Founder’s unique international experience to address global challenges.

The Foundation’s mission is to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer, more secure world. The Foundation works to address the emerging challenges and policy gaps that pose a threat to peace and security and to provide political and strategic advice to leaders (both public and private) aimed at preventing or resolving conflict.

This position is located in the Foundation’s office in Geneva and will be under the overall supervision of the Executive Director.


Provide advice and technical expertise for policy research and drafting of papers, speeches and op-eds in the Foundation’s areas of focus;

Manage day-to-day operations of policy initiatives and activities relating to the Foundation’s areas of focus:

Content development, including participation in the review process of papers and reports; overseeing production processes, including copy editing, translations, layout and printing of background papers and final reports,

Organize (content and logistics) meetings and events related to the policy initiatives;

Support fundraising, including drafting of funding proposals, donor engagement, project
management and monitoring, donor reporting;

Build and maintain partner and stakeholder relations, including at high levels;

Accompany and support the Chairman and/or the Executive Director on official missions.

Competencies and Qualifications:

Minimum ten years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following fields: transitional justice, peacebuilding, crisis prevention, conflict management and mediation;

Field experience, including working with governments, international organisations, regional organisations and other relevant actors;

Experience in managing projects with external partners;

Strong analytical and writing skills combined with good understanding of geo-political developments and emerging threats to peace and security;

Sound political judgment, good inter-personal skills and networking ability;

Post-graduate degree (masters) in politics, international relations or a comparable field;

Fluency in English, plus French or Spanish.


This appointment is initially for one year.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application, including a letter of motivation, complete Curriculum Vitae and three professional references in English to

Only applications received by the closing date of Sunday 15 January 2017 will be considered. Please be advised that only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted, before the end January 2017.