Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Term: Full time position, equivalent to 40h/week, with a possibility for an 80% position. Indeterminate contract.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will leverage their relevant professional experience and knowledge to lead and further develop APT’s capacity-building programmes on torture prevention, in particular its digital learning programme (the Torture Prevention Learning Village) and APT tools and resources.

We expect you to be passionate about helping people and teams to learn and grow, putting your human rights expertise at the service of learning development. You will also demonstrate abilities to identify and seize new areas for development to implement APT 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.

Your main responsibilities include:

  1. Maintain and further develop APT’s digital learning platform, including developing new and engaging content, managing the community of practitioners, developing the immersive learning environment and coordinating outreach.
  2. Coordinate the development and delivery of in-depth online courses for APT’s partners, including developing programmes, liaising with partners and facilitating discussions.
  3. Increase the reach of APT’s existing online tools and resources, including through refreshing content and further develop them, and develop new materials for a variety of audience
  4. Lead the reflection on and development of APT results oriented capacity building programmes, including monitoring their impacts and support their implementation.
  5. Engage with, and mobilise APT’s network of partners (online and off line) on torture prevention issues  
  6. Contribute to APT external communication, and identify new areas for APT’s contributions to torture prevention.


Education and experience

  • A degree in humanities, social justice or human rights.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience is essential, ideally in the human rights field and with non-for profit organisations.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of engaging online educational programmes, from content development, design and delivery to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and in at least one additional language (Spanish or French). Other languages such as Arabic or Russian an asset
  • Practical experience with learning management system and digital learning.

Other skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in drafting engaging educational materials to a wide range of audience.
  • Excellent organisational skills and capacity to implement a wide variety of tasks and projects
  • Excellent project management skills, from project conceptualisation, implementation, budget management, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated capability to thrive in a team, as well as show initiative and operate autonomously
  • Ability to interact and establish trustful relationships with a wide variety of actors
  • Strong commitment to human rights, to preventive approach and to APT’s values
  • Curiosity and ability think outside of the box
  • Hands-on approach
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team
  • Readiness to conduct administrative tasks related to project delivery

Additional requirements (assets)

  • Excellent command of Articulate Rise and Storyline
  • Experience with working on issues related to deprivation of liberty or detention monitoring
  • Prior experience working at the regional or international level
  • Experience and interest in fundraising and communication

Salary: 84’000 to 90’000 CHF over a 12 months period, depending on experience, plus working permit and modest relocation package where relevant.

Benefits: standard pension schemes; 25 days of holidays plus national holidays and additional days during the end of the year break; flexible working hours. We pay attention to private life – including family - and work balance, and we emphasise well-being.

Working environment: Exceptional working environment in APT eco-friendly building, located in the nature nearby public transportation and United Nations


Recruitment Timetable

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6 October, 8 am (Geneva time). First round of interviews: mid-October. Second round of interviews: end of October. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

Recruitment process

Applications should be made in English, and include:

  • A one-page motivation letter.
  • A CV (maximum two pages).
  • Portfolio of previous digital learning projects
  • Contact details of two recent professional referees.


Applications should be sent by email to jobs@apt.ch. (subject line: Learning Development/Senior Adviser). Application package should be saved according to the following category: surname_name_learningadviser.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Access the full application package here

APT is guided by human rights based approach and welcomes applications from qualified individuals irrespective of their race, religion, skin colour, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.


Closing date
Senior Adviser, Learning Development & Outreach
Indeterminate contract