The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) is hiring a Junior Associate (GCERF accept applications from around the world): Apply Now!!


Position title: Portfolio Management Traineeship
Position level: Junior Associate
Team: Portfolio Management
Required FTE: 100%
Required travel: Up to 20% upon completion of security training
Reports to Country Manager

Scope of the role

Responsible for supporting the Country Manager in grant making, grant management, research,
analysis, and communication within the team.
Principal accountabilities and ownership

  • Quality assurance: Support the Country Manager in end-to-end grants management
    and grant-making, in alignment with the GCERF process chart.
  • Assisting with GCERF portfolios: Liaise with grantees in assigned portfolios and support the
    Country Managers as requested (e.g., administrative support, travel, etc). Activities and tasks
    according to the GCERF process chart.
  • Research and Communications: Monitor in-country developments, conduct research,
    provide regular in-depth analysis for the Country Manager, attend and report on relevant
    events in Geneva, and coordinating the preparation of internal and external
    communication updates on countries.



  • Some Knowledge and understanding of programme design and development, project
    cycle management, and financial budgeting and reporting.
  • Analytical and research skills working with qualitative data.
  • Some knowledge of the socio-political environment and civil society organisations is an
  • Experience of working alongside a wide range of grantees with skill and sensitivity,
    including community-based and grassroots organisations is an asset.
  • 2 to 3 years relevant experience in working in an international or grant making
    organisation supporting grant or project management (ideally minimum 6 months) or local organisation (ideally minimum 12 months), or ability to demonstrate other transferable experience.
  • Previous experience or demonstrated interest in the prevention of radicalisation to violent
    extremism will be an asset.
  • Previous working or lived experience in GCERF partner countries or neighboring countries
    with similar conditions or in conflict affected areas may substitute to work experience.
  • Master’s degree in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, International Development, Anthropology, Social Sciences, or a related field.

Language skills

  • Fluency in English (C2), French (C2) and Russian (C2)
  • Arabic (C2) is an asset


  • Achieving together
  • Acting with integrity
  • Embracing diversity
  • Realising potential
  • Making a difference

Personal attributes based on GCERF competencies

  • Leadership – Proactivity, integrity. Innovate
  • Work collaboratively
  • Accountability and drive for solutions and results
  • Embrace diversity
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate good judgement, informed and fair decision-making
  • Realise potential – Embrace learning and Entrepreneurial spirit

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How to Apply

Deadline: 24 May 2024
As a part of the recruitment process, Careers team will be in touch with you directly if you are shortlisted. Unfortunately, we are unable to be in contact with every candidate.
The Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a written assignment and participate in an interview process.
Our ongoing commitment is to keep the workplace open to persons of all backgrounds, by fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Please send an email to [email protected] with any questions you may have regarding this


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