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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
7 PAID Internships At ICRC (International Committee Of The Red Cross)
Deadline Date: 15 April 2017
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
The ICRC’s Legal Division is offering six paid
traineeships for a period of one year at its headquarters in Geneva. The
traineeships start in autumn 2017.
Applications should be submitted on-line between the 15th
March and the 15th April 2017 and addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All those
submitted outside of this period will not be considered. The selection process
will take place between May and June 2017.
Your application file should include the following elements:
– A fully completed Traineeship form (attached below)
– A cover letter, not exceeding 800 words
– A CV, not exceeding two pages, which indicates in particular:
The titles and the number of hours of international
humanitarian law (IHL) courses followed
Any academic writings and/or other research work carried out
Any relevant professional experience in relation to IHL.
Tasks and Responsibilities :
Trainees at the Legal Division undertake a variety of
assignments, including carrying out research and writing project briefs on
specific legal questions primarily related to IHL, both in French and in
English. They also review legal documents, contribute to the preparation of
meetings, prepare draft reports or minutes of meetings and give presentations
on IHL to groups visiting the ICRC.
Profile required :
A university degree in law or international relations and a
Master degree in international law (or an equivalent post-graduate legal
Excellent knowledge of IHL (shortlisted candidates will be
tested in IHL during the course of the interviews);
Fluency in either French or English, and a very good
understanding of the other;
Age: Applicants should be between 25 and 30 years old at the
beginning of the internship.
Given that there are normally a very large number of
applications for these traineeships, the legal division is unable to provide
The Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the
Movement (DIR_GEN/MOUV) of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
offers a paid traineeship for a period of one year. The traineeship is to begin
in early May 2017.
The Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the
DIR_GEN/MOUV (hereafter the Division) is responsible for
ensuring and developing ICRC’s policies and activities in the field of
cooperation and coordination within the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement (the Movement). In particular, the Division serves as a
centre of expertise for the ICRC’s operational cooperation with other
components of the Movement and ICRC’s capacity building programmes to develop
the capacities of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
1. PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under the supervision of the Division’s legal adviser,
provide support in such fields as strengthening National Society (NS) legal
base (Statutes and NS recognition laws), the recognition of new NS, use of the
red cross and red crescent emblems, integrity and the Fundamental Principles.
2. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
provide support to the analysis of existing and draft NS
Statutes and/or national laws, preparation of messages and support
documentation on NS legal base;
provide support to the work and meetings of the
ICRC/International Federation Commission for National Society Statutes (e.g.
review of new applications for recognition, process of revision of the
Movement’s agreed standards for National Society Statutes and laws, etc.);
provide support to the maintenance and upgrade of Division
files on NS legal base (Statutes and NS laws), emblems and integrity issues;
provide technical assistance on emblem and related issues to
ICRC delegations, National Societies and other concerned audiences (including
conduct research on assigned topics on NS legal base,
recognition of NS, participation issues in the Movement’s Statutory Meetings,
integrity and Fundamental Principles, use of the emblem, using Division
resources, ICRC archives, available databases and external sources, such as the
prepare materials and provide support to presentations and
training sessions for colleagues and NS leadership;
participate in Division and thematic meetings as requested;
prepare draft and final meeting reports, support documents,
and other draft documents as required for internal Division reference as well
as requests from delegations;
liaise as requested with internal units and external
Movement members, International Federation and National Societies;
provide translation support as required (English, French,
other languages welcome);
support the transfer process of the Division’s legal
documents to Sharepoint; and any other task required to meet the Division’s
3. REPORTING AND SUPERVISION
position holder will be supervised by the Legal Adviser of
priorities will be assessed and determined regularly;
task reporting will be through the Division responsible for
Confirmed knowledge of international humanitarian law;
A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international
law, international relations; etc.);
An excellent command of both English and French (fluency in
one and very good working knowledge of the other; candidates will be expected
to be able to converse and write in both languages);
A demonstrated interest in humanitarian action, the ICRC and
the other components of the Movement.
Additional languages, notably Spanish or Arabic.
Prior experience with a component of the Movement (National
Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
or the ICRC).
Recruited trainee will be offered a 12-month contract. The
position is remunerated and based in Geneva.
Interested candidates should send their complete application
(cover letter, Resumé/CV and University results), in either English or French
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
In your cover letter, you are invited to express your
motivation for applying and the relevant skills you possess.
Deadline for the receipt of applications is 20 March
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted subsequently
for interviews. Please be aware that the ICRC is not in a position to cover any
related travel or accommodation costs. However, interviews may be conducted by
phone or via Skype.