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Internship: youth sector intern - Division for the integration and promotion of the law

19-12-2012 Job Opportunity

Location: Headquarters

Full time

Support to Youth and Education Advisers
Youth sector intern – Support to youth and education advisers for the Division for the Integration and Promotion of the Law (DC_IPL).

Purpose of the post:

DC_IPL activities targeting young people include the development and implementation of education programmes, such as Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL), as well as the design of education projects for young people at risk of being involved in violence. Since young people may also have an important influence on the fate of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence, they are also part of the DC_IPL multi-stakeholder approach aimed at fostering an environment conducive to respect for IHL and other relevant norms and ICRC humanitarian action.

DC_IPL is offering a one-year paid internship entailing the following tasks: desk research and analysis, preparation of briefing notes, development of monitoring tools, event organization, and information management. The intern will work under the joint supervision of the Youth and Education Advisers.

Tasks and responsibilities:

1. Support the Youth and Urban Violence Project

  • Conduct research on different approaches to providing young people with alternatives to risk-taking behaviour
  • Monitor various youth and urban violence-themed information sources (e.g. websites, specialised journals, recent publications, etc.)
  • Help design appropriate monitoring tools to collect information on field projects and support data analysis
  • Contribute to the organization of workshops to share best practices on working with youth involved in and affected by urban violence

2. Support the IHL Education File

  • Collect, analyze and promote education and outreach tools targeting youth, developed and implemented by ICRC delegations and Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies
  • Monitor various education-themed information sources, in particular on the subject of right to education and humanitarian/human rights education (e.g., websites, specialized journals, recent publications, etc)
  • Attend Geneva-based events on the right to education and humanitarian/human rights education
  • Contribute to the management of the EHL Virtual Campus website by:
    • creating and editing content
    • promoting the website to internal and external publics
    • advising on changes and updates to content;

Selection requirements:

Master’s Degree, with a specialisation in Communication, International Relations,
Development Studies or other relevant field.

Desired skills and profile:

  • Interest in youth and education, urban violence, project monitoring, communication, information management, information technologies
  • Good writing skills in English; Fluency in French and good knowledge of Spanish
  • Experience adapting text for web usage and using a CMS to manage a website; basic knowledge of HTML coding, an advantage
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Sense of initiative.

Duration: 1 year

Starting Date: 1 February 2013

How to apply:

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria should send a letter of motivation and CV/resume to Véronique Soguel (vsoguel@icrc.org ) no later than 6 January 2013 (Subject: Internship, Youth and Education). Please note that this is a Geneva-based internship and that no housing allowance will be granted. Interested candidate should be available for interviews in Geneva. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.