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 (ICRC)
Country: Switzerland
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: 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 in IHL
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 training);
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 additional information.

Deadline Date: Monday, 20 March 2017
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 Movement
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.
Job description
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.
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 Governments);
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 Internet;
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 needs.
position holder will be supervised by the Legal Adviser of the Division;
priorities will be assessed and determined regularly;
task reporting will be through the Division responsible for the file.
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.
To apply
Interested candidates should send their complete application (cover letter, Resumé/CV and University results), in either English or French to
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 2017.
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.

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