Representative, Human Rights and Refugees - This is a major and exciting opportunity to join the friendly and integrated team of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), a longstanding, influential and unique NGO that works at the United Nations and other international organizations. The person appointed will take forward QUNO’s work on Human Rights and Refugees as the present Representative retires. We seek a committed and motivated person with considerable knowledge and experience in international human rights work, who is a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) or in close sympathy with Quaker approaches and who has excellent leadership, analytical, visioning and inter-personal skills. For full job description and application details, click here.
Communications and Fundraising Coordinator - QUNO Geneva is seeking an experienced, innovative, service-oriented Communications and Fundraising Coordinator to develop and lead these areas in support of our programme work. You would be part of our friendly and socially committed team at Quaker House Geneva, and responsible for managing QUNO's digital and traditional media presence, including our website, and the development of QUNO publications and grant proposals, among other duties. This is a part-time post of 32 hours per week. Native proficiency in English is required. The post is open to Friends and those in close sympathy with Quakers. Closing date for applications is 21 April 2014. For full job description and application details, click here.
Opportunities for Young Professionals
Programme Assistants - For Quakers and those in sympathy with Quaker ideals who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, this year-long service involves everything from attending UN meetings to report writing, research, event planning and routine administration in QUNO's offices in Geneva or New York. Learn more about becoming a Programme Assistant.
Geneva Summer School - Two weeks learning about the work QUNO does with the United Nations. For people aged 20-26 interested in international affairs. Learn more about Summer School in Geneva.
- Governance - The Committees that oversee our work are made up of Quakers who volunteer to take on this guidance role. Learn more about our governance and finance.
- Outreach Presentations - We can organize a presentation explaining QUNO’s work to groups of Quakers or others of any age. Please contact us if you are interested.
- Global Issues - New QUNO work areas have often developed through an issue being shared with local Quaker meetings and 'ascended' to Yearly Meetings and to FWCC.
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