PAID Traineeship in the Prevention Cell at ICRC | UniverWork

PAID Traineeship in the Prevention Cell at ICRC

fkDeadline Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
Within the Department of International Law and Policy, the Prevention Cell leads on strategic and multidisciplinary issues which relate to the ICRC’s Prevention approach and its operational implementation. As a Research and Development hub, it generates evidence-based guidance for the development and implementation of strategies aimed at preventing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law applicable to armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
The Prevention Cell is offering a one-year paid traineeship to contribute to its objectives by collaborating on research and development, internal activities and support to the field. The post-holder will work under the supervision of the Head of the Prevention Cell.
Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
Support to Research and Development
  • Background research on external trends in the domain of prevention
  • Analysis of external/internal reports and events concerning prevention activities
  • Analysis of and contribution to the internal collection and promotion of prevention good practices
  • Upon request, analysis and follow up of specific topics/thematics (i.e. IDPs, Sexual Violence, Migration) to nourish prevention responses and approaches
Contribution to Internal Activities and Support to the FieldSupport to the organization of prevention training sessions and meetings
  • Update, development and promotion of information material and tools on prevention
  • Ad hoc input and analysis of prevention documents and processes
Certifications / Education required
  • University degree or equivalent in social science, international relations, anthropology, law or journalism
Professional Experience required
  • Experience in analysing trends or thematic on the web, including social networks and internal reports, and in supporting desk research
  • Experience in managing tools and documents for promotion and training
  • No more than one year of paid professional experience after the last studies
Desired profile and skills
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Excellent writing skills in English and French (other languages an advantage)
  • Familiarity with humanitarian law and humanitarian action
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to synthesize and propose ideas and concepts in a clear manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Sense of initiative, creative and innovative
What we offer
  • Paid traineeship
  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Attractive social benefits
Additional information
  • Type of position: Traineeship
  • Work location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Length of assignment : 12 months
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 10/07/2018
  • Application deadline: 11/05/2018
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