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Communications Intern

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the largest global group actively standing up to torture and other ill-treatment in more than 90 countries. It works with 200 member organisations, which constitute its SOS-Torture Network, to end torture and ill-treatment, provide direct assistance to victims, fight impunity and protect human rights defenders worldwide. Its headquarters are based in Geneva, with offices in Brussels and Tunis.

The OMCT is looking for a dynamic Communications Intern, full or part time, for a duration of 4-6 months starting in February 2023, to assist its small and highly motivated Communications team. The position is based in Geneva.

Job Description

The Communications Intern will assist with a variety of communications tasks across a range of channels. S/he will report to the Digital Communications Manager and later on to the new Communications Director to raise the profile of the OMCT as well as that of its 200-member global SOS-Torture Network.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Support planning, producing and tracking of internal and external communications materials and campaigns
  • Day-to-day assistance with content creation for social media accounts including
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and the website
  • Update the website with approved content in French/English/Spanish
  • Assist with the development of targeted media lists
  • Compile data and prepare bimonthly digital communications and media visibility newsletter
  • Assist the communications team in the organisation of internal communications tools and database
  • Assist with communications trainings and other ad hoc events
  • Assist with the preparation of news conferences and media outreach for the launch of reports

Skills/Competencies

  • Must be currently enrolled in full or part-time studies (communications, international relations, events management, or other related field)
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to grasp ideas quickly, propose solutions as well as work on projects autonomously
  • Motivation to learn and resourceful attitude
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English and French; Spanish an asset
  • Digitally savvy, with knowledge of CMS, Canva, video editing and graphic design tools
  • Interest in international relations and human rights
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced and intense environment

Remuneration: 500 CHF per month

Start date: February 2023

End date: June or August 2023, depending on intern’s availability
Vacation: pro rata on a basis of 25 days per 12 months, and Geneva official holidays

We’re not taking phone calls. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, cover letter and two examples of your writing or communications work to applications@omct.org by Sunday 29 January 2023. The subject line should mention Communications Intern.

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