The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded in 1863 to help individuals whose lives have been devastated by wars, conflicts and armed violence. Today, the organization operates around the world, helping individuals overcome hardship while acting as activists to encourage the enforcement of laws that protect victims of war.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross has more than 14,500 employees working in over 80 countries. The organization is funded primarily through donations made by governments from around the world as well as from funds from the Red Crescent and Red Cross.
The organization is involved with relief and advocacy work related to a number of issues, including sexual violence, economic insecurity, disability services, forensic science and humanitarian action, health care, immigration and refugees, mine safety and environmental protection. Because of their strong infrastructure, the organization is able to deploy quickly when conflicts and disasters occur around the world.
Currently, the International Committee of the Red Cross is accepting applications for two traineeships. A traineeship is similar to an internship in that it is a short-term position, but the purpose is to provide the candidate with practical experience and more in-depth training than a traditional internship role.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is hiring a qualified Traineeship for Law and Policy Outreach. He/She will devise and implement communications strategies for DP_FORUM activities, and more generally those of the Department of International Law and Policy. Additionally the successful candidate will ensure regular updates of the web platform by creating, editing and publishing content. Also the successful candidate will support the production of content derived from the events (e.g. written reports, interviews with experts, video summaries, photo galleries). She/He will have an advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism or another relevant field. Demonstrated experience in media and communications, including in content management systems, digital marketing and contact management are needed to qualify for this vacancy. To succeed in this job vacancy fluency is necessary in English and French. The deadline for this vacancy is 25. November 2016.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is hiring a qualified Trainee on Migration – Protection of the Civilian Population Unit. He/She will undertake background research into policy and practice of the ICRC and other relevant organizations developing activities in favor of migrants. This background research is to be used to prepare guidance documents, working tools, articles and other publications. Additionally the successful candidate will draft and edit documents such as reports, statements, minutes of meeting, reference documents and tools as mentioned above for the Unit and/or for the Protection Division. Also the successful candidate will keep abreast of migration developments in the media (and to some extent in the academic world) to contribute to the analysis of migration trends and their humanitarian consequences. She/He will have a Master degree in international relations, international law, political or social sciences or equivalent, preferably with a specialization in migration. Previous experience with an NGO or an International Organization in the field of migration is needed to qualify for this vacancy. To succeed in this job vacancy fluency is necessary in English. The deadline for this vacancy is 27. November 2016.