Traineeship in the Global Protection Affairs Unit in Switzerland (PAID)
Application deadline: 30/04/2020
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. They take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. They are an independent and neutral organization, and their mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
They 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. They direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
Purpose 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. Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
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
Certifications / Education required University degree in Law, Political Science or related field. Professional Experience required Only individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies are eligible to be trainees/associates. For candidates to be eligible they must have a maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.
Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Interest in Protection issues and knowledge in operations and strategies used for Global Counter Terrorism measures
Fluent written and spoken English and French, native speaker an advantage. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
Excellent research, analysis and synthesis skills
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and with colleagues at a distance
Strong organisational and communication skills
Experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement an asset
Type of position: Traineeship
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Length of assignment : 12 months
Working rate: 100%
Starting date: 13/07/2020
Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
Visa/permit: Legitimacy card provided
Gross monthly salary: 3000 CHF
Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport – please upload it on your profile