The Organisation

Article 36 is a specialist non-profit organisation, focused on reducing harm from weapons. A small and effective team of advocacy and policy experts based in the UK, with staff in Geneva, Switzerland, we take our name from article 36 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions, which calls for scrutiny of new weapons and methods of warfare.

Together with civil society partners and governments, we develop new policies and legal standards to prevent civilian harm from existing and emerging weapons. This is underpinned by our rigorous, transparent and independent analysis of how weapons harm civilians, and how to reduce and prevent such harm.

We also provide leadership and expertise within the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) – which we coordinate.

Our team has more than a decade of experience in diplomatic negotiations and in developing practical, actionable policies. From framing humanitarian issues and shaping civil society responses, to convening key political meetings and presenting as experts in international treaty negotiations, we provide a critical voice on the role of weapons in our world.

Summary of the Position of Project Officer

Article 36 is looking to hire a consultant Project Officer for a period of two months in April and May 2020 to help organise an international civil society event and support civil society participation in conjunction with the formal Dublin Conference where states will be invited to endorse an international political commitment on the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

The position is based in Dublin, working from home on a consultancy basis.

The salary is 3,500 EUR per month and the position is for two months – April and May 2020.

How to apply?
Please send a cover letter and CV to Laura Boillot ( by 11 March 2020. Interviews will take place the week commencing 16 March 2020. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Article 36 is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description: Project Officer (consultant)

Job Title

Project Officer (consultant)

Based at

Dublin, Ireland – working from home

Reports to

Programme Manager

Job Purpose

Logistical organisation of an international civil society event in Dublin, and support for civil society participants traveling to Dublin to participate.

Staff managed



3,500 EUR per month, for two months (inclusive of any tax due)

Finances managed

Project budgets in conjunction with the Programme Manager


April and May 2020, two months


1. To organise the venue and site logistics for the international civil society conference event, including:
· identifying and booking the venue.
· venue visits and liaison.
· booking audio-visual equipment, interpretation and catering services as required.
· supporting assessment of and support for accessibility needs.


2. To support the participation of civil society participants in the event, including:
· managing the online advance registration process.
· booking hotels for sponsored participants.
· producing regular updated participants lists.
· managing on-site registration and distribution of badges and conference packs.

3. To coordinate the production of materials for the conference, including:
· the design and production of materials, including conference packs, banners and any other conference products produced locally.
· liaison with printers, designers, product suppliers, translators and other service providers
· supporting timely transportation of materials to the venues.

4. To support the organisation of exhibitions and displays at the venue.

5. To maintain accurate administration and financial-keeping record systems, including:
· financial administration including record-keeping, invoice processing and support in budget management.
· sending activity reports and updates as required.

6. To ensure timely and effective communication about the conference, including:
· to help plan promotion of the conferences as required, including with Irish civil society organisations.
· responding to logistical enquiries from delegates, speakers and the project management team.
· liaison as required with Irish government officials.

7. To oversee all logistics during the conference and ensuring smooth running of the event.

8. To provide administrative support as required with any other Dublin-based activities any other reasonable tasks as requested.

This is a challenging but interesting consultant role that offers valuable work experience in a multilateral process. As such we are looking for a highly-motivated and competent person. They will need:

· Good organisational and administration skills
· To be able to work unsupervised and use their initiative
· To be able to work well as part of a team
· Good computer skills
· A high standard of written English
· An excellent telephone / communications manner
· Flexibility and ability to move between tasks easily

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