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Save the Children Switzerland  

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Save the Children Switzerland

Intern International Programmes

Switzerland, Zürich , Zürich
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation

Your project management skills enable a future worth living for children! As the largest independent children's rights organisation in the world, Save the Children has been working specifically for the rights of children since 1919. In Switzerland and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. For our office in Zurich the International Programmes Department is looking for an: Intern International Programmes100% / 9 months / Starting date: July 2022 or as per arrangement Are you a self-motivator, eager to practice how projects are steered and monitored from Switzerland? This internship is your opportunity to put your academic or other knowledge into practice. If you envisage a career in international humanitarian aid and development cooperation in Switzerland or abroad, then this might be the right opportunity for your career entry. What makes your role particularly interestingSupport the proposal and report writing/review for institutional and/or foundations donor grantsSupport the implementation, and monitoring progress of projects through direct contact with teams in country officesContextual background research aimed at building strong geographical and programmatic knowledge of countries in which Save the Children operatesProvide support to team meetings and day-to-day administrative processes and systemsSupport the collaboration between the International Programmes, the Fundraising and Philanthropy and the Finance departmentsOther functions in line with the candidates' areas of experience or interestYour great deal of experience Master University degree or comparable practical experienceExcellent research, analytical, computer and communication skillsExcellent verbal and written fluency in English as well as fluency in German and/or French, Spanish would be an assetKnowledge of the international humanitarian and/or development contextKnowledge of project planning or project management would be an assetProven ability to take initiative, self-motivating, pragmatic, 'can-do' attitude and working independentlyProven experience as a team player and contributing to the overall achievement of a team workStrong intercultural skills and diversity sensitivity is essentialWhat we can offer youAn exciting, meaningful challenge in an international environmentExtensive exposure to the international aid and development sectorA continuous learning experience with increasing responsibilities as per the candidates experience and interestA very professional but uncomplicated working culture in a diverse teamFlexible working environment with central offices in Zurich and option of partial remote work.Remuneration and social benefits packageWe promote diversity in our team and therefore welcome applications from people of diverse nationality(ies), ethnic and social origin, religions, sexual orientation and identity, different ages and genders, as well as people with disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the basis of all our work. Our child protection policy requires that all employees sign our child safeguarding declaration and hand in their criminal record. Interested? Please send a complete application via email