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12 Jan 2017

Internship INTERNSHIP – Project Development and Institutional Giving

World Organisation Against Torture – Posted by admin Genève, Genève, Switzerland


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INTERNSHIP – Project Development and Institutional Giving



Project Development and Institutional Giving

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the largest international coalition of nongovernmental organisations fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, is currently seeking to recruit a full-time Intern to aid its fundraising and institutional development activities, to start work from the 6 February 2017 for a duration of 5 to 6 months.

Location of work: International Secretariat of the OMCT, Geneva, Switzerland.


The intern will work under supervision of the Institutional Development Advisor (donor relations). The activities carried out as part of this position include:

  1. Institutional Donor Prospecting and Cultivation: Research on prospective donors, their strategies, deadlines, and proposal-submission requirements, and maintenance of the OMCT donor database and pipeline ;
  2. Project Development: Assistance in working with Programme Staff to develop projects for identified institutional and individual donors ;
  3. Design of Materials: Design of presentations in PowerPoint and other graphic materials (brochures, fliers, mailings, etc.) related to fundraising for the OMCT ;
  4. Individual Giving facility: Assistance on OMCT individual giving programme (annual fund, mailings, acknowledgments, annual report, online fundraising, etc.) ;
  5. Donor Acknowledgments and Reporting: Drafting thank you notes and ensuring all contributions are acknowledged; maintenance of donor database and donor files; and assisting with the tracking, compilation, drafting and editing of reports and other communications with donors ;
  6. OMCT Events, Meetings and Travel Coordination:** Assistance in coordinating project, programme, and donor-related events and meetings, arranging accommodations and travel for fundraising meetings and missions, etc.
  7. Any other tasks as needed for donor relations, or fundraising for the OMCT.


· High motivation and demonstrated interest in human rights and fundraising;

· A masters degree in international affairs, law, development, NGO management or related fields (or currently undertaking one);

· Full fluency in oral and written French and fluency in English is required; fluency in German or Arabic would be an asset;

· Excellent writing, analysis, and communication skills;

· Ability to solve problems, take initiative, and organize priorities independently;

· Full proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required, proficiencies with social media applications and/or online fundraising would be assets;

· Ability to work under pressure, to meet deadlines and to adapt to multidisciplinary work in the environment of a multicultural team.

How to Apply

· Applications for this internship are considered on a first-come first-assessed basis, but should be sent by the 30th of January, 2017, only via email, to Radosh Piletich, Institutional Development Advisor (donor relations), at: Thank you for understanding that we cannot answer phone enquiries. · In order for your application to be considered, please send a cover letter explaining your interest, and a CV/resume of maximum 2 pages, indicating "PROJECT DEVELOPMENT INTERN" in the subject heading. · Due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. · Please note that, unfortunately, internships are not remunerated.

Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Internship.

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