Cookie-Richtlinien

May 162018
 

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 May 2018

Reports to (role)

The Associate will work in the Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the Movement and directly report to the Head of Project for Statutory Meetings. The project team is responsible for organizing key meetings of the red cross and red crescent, and for managing the ICRC’s participation in those meetings. Its main task will be to prepare for the 2019 International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, a quadrennial event gathering the world’s largest humanitarian network and the States Parties to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

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 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 international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose

The Associate will support the Division in the preparations for the 2019 International Conference. The Associate’s responsibilities will include event management and promotion, project management and liaising with diverse stakeholders at the ICRC, across the Movement, and externally.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • ICRC focal point for the publication of the official records of the meetings
  • ICRC focal point for pledges made at the 32nd International Conference, including joint management of the pledge database with the International Federation
  • ICRC focal point for the reporting on implementation of commitments made at the Conference and Council (resolutions and pledges), including the management of the new online reporting system
  • Support the organisation and running of preparatory meetings (internal and external)
  • Support the Head of Project for Movement meetings in carrying various administrative tasks, including document management, communications with National Societies, governments and other partners regarding the Conference and Council
  • Support the ICRC’s work reviewing the format of and tools used for previous meetings and making recommendations about their future adaptation – including formal sessions, side events, exhibitions, and the organisation structures
  • Support the Head of Project for Movement meetings in carrying out his tasks, including the production of briefing, presentation and promotional materials for a range of target audiences (internal and external)
  • Carry out research and analysis tasks related to substantive issues managed by the Division on request.

Certifications / Education required

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international law)

Professional Experience required

  • Previous experience with international meetings/events an advantage
  • Work experience with an international organisation or government an advantage
  • Prior experience with a component of the Movement (National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or the ICRC) an advantage
  • Understanding of database/website architecture, design and management an advantage
  • No more than one year of paid professional experience

Desired profile and skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to tailor messages to various audiences.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French. Additional languages, particularly Spanish or Arabic an advantage
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Developed organisational and analytical skills; experience of research and report writing, including the formulation of recommendations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and intereste in developing relationships with network of internal and external stakeholders
  • IT skills, including familiarity with Excel and Power Point
  • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian action, the ICRC and other components of the Movement

Additional information

  • Type of role: Traineeship
  • Length of assignment : 1 year
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 18/06/2018
  • Application deadline: Please submit CV and writing sample (less than 15 pages, unedited) by 28/05/2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2rH5BzM

Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

PASSENDE ARBEITSPLÄTZE (NEUESTEN)

VORSTELLUNGSGESPRÄCH
T ypische Fragen
“Why are you leaving your current job?” Hiring managers want to know your motivation for wanting to leave your current job. Are you an opportunist just looking for more money or are you looking for a job that you hope will turn into a career? If you’re leaving because you don’t like your boss, don’t talk negatively about your boss–just say you have different work philosophies, Teach says. If the work was boring to you, just mention that you’re looking for a more challenging position. “Discuss the positives that came out of your most recent job and focus on why you think this new position is ideal for you and why you’ll be a great fit for their company.” If you’ve already left your previous job (or you were fired), Sutton Fell suggests the following: If you got fired: Do not trash your last boss or company. Tell them that you were unfortunately let go, that you understand their reasoning and you’ve recognized areas that you need to improve in, and then tell them how you will be a better employee because of it. If you got laid off: Again, do not trash your last boss or company. Tell them that you were let go, and that you understand the circumstances behind their decision; that you are committed to your future and not dwelling on the past; and that you are ready to apply everything that you learned in your last role to a new company. If you quit: Do not go into details about your unhappiness or dissatisfaction. Instead, tell them that while you valued the experience and education that you received, you felt that the time had come to seek out a new opportunity, to expand your skills and knowledge, and to find a company with which you could grow.
Fragen zu Fragen
What is the next step in the process? This is the essential last question and one you should definitely ask. It shows that you’re interested in moving along in the process and invites the interviewer to tell you how many people are in the running for the position.