Vacancies


We are currently recruiting an Editor to join our communications team and an intern for Spring 2022.

Programme Officer – UN Financing, Leadership and Inclusivity

We are recruiting a Programme Officer (parental leave cover) to support the Foundation’s core programmatic activities, with a focus on global governance-related activities, including financing of the UN development system. Please note that this is a temporary position (January 1st -July 31st 2022). 

Main responsibilities

  • Support planning, implementation and follow-up for projects, including in-house and external events (e.g. seminars, workshops, lectures) through, for example drafting invitations, making travel arrangements and compiling and disseminating materials.
  • Contribute to producing and editing written material (articles, policy papers, reports, blog posts) related to the assigned projects(s).
  • Follow ongoing research and events on issues and themes related to the Foundation’s work programmes and report back to Programme Director(s) and Managers.
  • Coordinate and support projects and activities across all thematic focus areas of the Foundation.
  • Participate in teams working on strategy, policy, monitoring and evaluation of the Foundation’s activities.
  • Perform additional tasks in support of work programmes or administration as assigned by the Programme Director(s) and/or the Executive Director.

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Deadline is Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Editor and Publications Manager 

We are recruiting an Editor and Publications Manager to spearhead our editorial work and manage our publication processes. This is a new role and the Manager reports directly to the Head of Communications, coordinating productions and ensuring our publications and written digital content is tight and engaging. This is one of two communications roles being recruited. There is some flexibility to adapt the roles to the candidates to ensure that the right mix of skills is brought on board.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage publication process and publication calendar to meet deadlines and facilitate strategic planning.
  • Copy-edit and line-edit publications and digital content, assuring style and quality, helping authors express their ideas clearly and creatively.
  • Manage relationships with authors, partners, and external vendors (printers, designers, libraries, etc)
  • Produce written content for our publications and online communication channels, including the website, blog, and newsletter.
  • Further develop and review internal policies and guidelines related to editing and publications, suggesting ways to streamline and formalise our production processes.
  • Coach Foundation staff, helping them improve their writing and editing.
  • Support the development of outreach strategies for our publications, as well as manage the publications page on our website.
  • Monitor and research trends in publications related to our field and implement improvements that modernise our publications production and outreach.
  • Perform additional tasks in support of work programmes as assigned by the Head of Communications.

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Deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2021.

Internship on UN Special Procedures and Sustaining Peace

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is offering one internship position for a Master’s level student or recent graduate in human rights, peace and conflict, political science, sustainable development and other relevant thematic areas for the spring of 2022.

Internship period

January to April 2022 (ca. 16 weeks), on a part- or full-time basis, as agreed to by the intern and the Foundation. The exact period and dates will be discussed with the accepted intern and the Foundation. Both parties have the right to terminate the internship period with two weeks notice if either feels that their expectations are not being met.

Description of the internship position

The intern will support implementation of the Foundation’s project on UN Special Procedures and Sustaining Peace, but will have the opportunity to support various other projects related to the Foundation’s programmatic work on building and sustaining peace, human rights and inclusivity in peacebuilding.

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Deadline is Sunday, November 28, 2021.