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Friday, 21 July 2017
Traineeship at the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division 2018
Deadline: 7 August 2017
Open to: candidates with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field
(international relations, international politics)
Benefits: trainees get a monthly salary
The Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division of the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offer five
traineeship positions for a period of one year, starting either in January,
February or March 2018.
The ICRC’s Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division is
part of the Department of International Law and Policy, and plays a
central role in developing and delivering the main institutional policy
and diplomacy objectives of the ICRC as well as overseeing the ICRC’s
delegation in New York.
Qualifications: ICRC are looking for candidates who
meet the following mandatory requirements:
A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international
relations, international politics, international law, humanitarian action,
development, peace/conflict studies, etc.);
Knowledge or good understanding of at least one of the
regions and issues from a humanitarian perspective;
Excellent English and a good command of at least one of
the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish.
Additional languages are an asset;
Minimum of 6 months full-time prior experience with an
international organisation, an NGO or within the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, and no more than 2 years of relevant experience;
A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues
and/or the ICRC;
A demonstrated interest in international affairs and
Available for 1 year, starting in either January, February
or March 2018.
If you do not fulfill the conditions above, your application
will not be considered.
Understanding of the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement, including its structure, policies, approaches, etc.;
Any relevant publications;
Experience in diplomatic and/or inter-agency work;
The ability to think strategically, to express ideas
clearly, both orally and in writing, and to work independently and as part
of a team;
Capacity for research and analytical writing;
Flexibility and the ability to assist with a variety of
tasks based on the needs of the Division.
Under the supervision of a Diplomatic or Policy Adviser, the
post holder will be responsible for:
Analysing humanitarian trends, issues and policy
Preparing/attending conferences, seminars and bilateral
Informing ICRC delegations in the field about a variety of
Assisting with the day-to-day management of relations with
international organisations and UN agencies, regional organisations, major
international NGOs and humanitarian think-tanks;
It’s paid traineeship.
How to apply?
Interested candidates should send their complete application
in Word or PDF format (cover letter of no more than 700 words and CV), in
English to: firstname.lastname@example.org (quote reference number: DP_POL2018). Any
documents other than the two listed above will not be considered.
In you cover letter, please answer the following
How does your background and previous experience relate
to this position?
What is your interest in applying to this position
at the ICRC?Which added value can you bring to the Division and the ICRC?
What are your career plans for the future?
Do you have any preferences for regions and/or issues
which you would like to follow? (NB: this will not be taken into account
in your selection process, but used further in the recruitment).
Please be aware that the ICRC has other Traineeship
positions with separate application processes (for further information see the
ICRC website). The application process for delegates is also a separate one. No
information on these can be provided.
Late or incomplete applications, as well as those that do
not meet the stated mandatory requirements, will not be considered. Please
refrain from applying if you do not fulfill the mandatory criteria listed
Owing to the high number of applications, only the
selected candidates will be contacted in September 2017 for a written test,
which will be followed by a phone interview in late September/October.