What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We 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. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
Purpose of the position
Every year, thousands of people become separated or go missing as a result of conflict, disaster, other situations of violence or along the migratory route. This can lead to many years of anguish and uncertainty.
Whether it is in peacetime or during a crisis, the ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, work together to prevent families from becoming separated and people from going missing, restore and maintain family links and family unity, clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing persons and support the families left behind.
Reports to (role)
Head of Protection of Family Links Unit within the ICRC Central Tracing Agency.
Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
The Associate will work within the Protection of Family Links unit (PFL) and will partner with other team members to work on the following files:
- The implementation of the RFL Strategy for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement 2020-2025 and the monitoring and evaluation thereof including the analysis of related data collection.
- Preparation, coordination and follow-up of meetings in relation to the RFL Strategy.
- Assist in the finalization of the ICRC’s “Global Operational Framework on Missing Migrants”, its dissemination and promotion, and the documentation and sharing of related field practices.
- Follow up with delegations on the State’s acceptance of the ICRC’s Emergency Travel Document, the issuance thereof.
- Support the units work in relation to mechanisms for the missing and their families.
- Support the documentation and analysis of progress in initiatives aiming at improving the quality of RFL service delivery in selected priority contexts (“Contexts in Focus”).
- Management, monitoring, and updating of the PFL digital information management / community tools (Wiki, Jive, etc.)
- Assist in the development of training materials and communication products in relation to PFL.
- Other tasks that may be vital to the functioning of a dynamic, flexible and efficient team.
Certifications / Education required
- A degree in political sciences, law, social sciences, development, humanitarian action or another relevant field.
- Maximum professional experience (including internships/fellowships): 2 years.
- Proven experience in project management, including in monitoring, evaluation and learning
Professional Experience required
- A strong passion for humanitarian work/the ICRC and a strong dedication to work on the issue of separated and missing persons. Previous experience in protection activities is an asset.
- Excellent command of English and a good knowledge of French. Any additional language skills (especially Spanish, Arabic or Russian) is an asset.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively, flexibly and optimally in a dynamic and diverse team.
- Ability to think and act quickly, creatively and strategically under pressure.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
- Demonstrated ability to accurately research, analyze and synthesize information.
- Proficiency in MS Office, experience with basic website administration, and information management tools an asset.
- Sophisticated skills in the collection, processing and analysis of statistical data and knowledge of data collection and analysis tools are an asset.
- Experience with a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society is an asset.
- Location: Geneva, Switzerland
- Type of contract: Traineeship
- Length of assignment: 12 months
- Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
- Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
- Gross monthly salary: CHF 3’723.20
- Estimated start date: 24th of October 2022
- Application deadline: 8th of August 2022
- Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport - please upload it on your profile
Only individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies are eligible to be trainees/associates.
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 shall be conducted by skype or MS Teams.
The ICRC values diversity and is committed to build an inclusive working environment. We encourage application from all qualified candidates.