Deadline: April 30, 2020
Apply to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Traineeship in the Global Protection Affairs Unit 2020 – Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Protection Affairs Unit (Prot Glob) acts as a focal point for protection issues related to global counter-terrorism measures and global actors extra territorial activities. The Unit supports ICRC delegations to develop their protection strategies by sharing experiences and tools, by analysing current trends in counter-terrorism measures, and by developing the ICRC’s protection programs in accordance with those trends
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
- Support and contribute to the Unit’s analytical and advisory roles
- Assist directly on specific files, particularly support to Foreign Fighter and their Families file, dialogue with Global actors and former Guantanamo Bay detainees
- Communicate with various field delegations to assist them with their work
- Participate in the research and development of the Unit’s projects on issues stemming from counter-terrorism by carrying out information collection, synthesis, and summarization
- Take part in the creation and maintenance of information sharing tools
- Be responsible for the administration within the Unit
- Organise and maintain electronic and paper records
- Take part in planning and organising the Unit’s meetings and workshops, in coordination with other Units
- Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment;
- Participation in workshop(s) related to the position;
- 12 months’ contract;
- Paid traineeship.
- A University degree in law, political science, or another relevant field.
- A maximum of one year’s professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.
- A demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL and human rights;
- Excellent command of English and good French reading abilities;
- Previous editorial work experience (shortlisted candidates will be tested on their editorial and writing skills);
- Initiative and capacity to work independently under minimal supervision;
- Excellent ability to work in a team;
- Excellent communication skills including strong writing abilities;
- Excellent organizational skills.