WaterLex is an international public interest development organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a UN-Water Partner with UN ECOSOC special consultative status.
Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions based on human rights standards to improve water and sanitation governance worldwide, particularly regarding consistent water law and policy frameworks. It works with an alliance of interested parties to improve water-governance frameworks, bringing them in line with country obligations under international human rights law. The organisation has a secretariat in Geneva, a supervisory board of directors, and a large pool of members and expert advisors.
The International Secretariat is responsible for the implementation of WaterLex projects and the involvement of members and volunteers in the organisation. It also acts as the organisation’s focal point for external stakeholders.
The Communication Intern role is to support marketing and communication activities for WaterLex programmes supporting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation.
The Communication Intern is responsible for the following:
- Supporting WaterLex visibility and online presence through updates of the website, social media and news updates. Tracking online activities.
- Increasing activity with members and contacts through regular newsletters and targeted emails. Maintaining contact databases.
- Supporting WaterLex workshops and events through project management, marketing materials, media presence.
- Development of workshop training materials and PowerPoint slides, under supervision of legal/policy experts.
- Administration support for communication activities, such as attending team meetings, writing minutes, and monthly reports.
University degree in Marketing or Communications Studies.
Experience of working in communication, water governance, human rights or environmental policy are all an advantage.
Applicants should be well-organised, with proficiency in the use of digital and social media platforms, and possess excellent written communication skills in English.
Fluency in spoken and written English and French is a requirement. Knowledge of additional languages especially Spanish is considered an advantage.
This position is 100% for 6 months, based in Geneva, with a start date as soon as possible.
At WaterLex we pay our interns.
The candidate needs to have the legal right to work or to be an intern in Switzerland, and state this on the application.
Candidates interested in the role may send CVs and cover letters as follows:
Name of CV file should be in the format of CINT_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV
Name of Cover Letter should be in the format of CINT_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Cover Letter
Please send a cover letter of not more than one page, with your CV, to Ms. Sharon Wallis at info(at)waterlex.org before end of day 2nd March 2018.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.