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Profession: intern , migration

18-12-2012 Job Opportunity

Location: Headquarters

Full time

Purpose of the post:

The intern is an active member of the Unit working on behalf of civilians and other
persons not, or no longer, participating in armed conflict and other forms of violence. The
intern assists the Advisor on Migration Issues in ensuring the implementation of the
Strategy on Migration 2012-2014.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Advisor on Migration Issues in planning, organising and following-up on
    ICRC internal and external meetings, workshops and conferences and field missions in
    relation to migration, and participating in those events as required
  • Undertaking background research into policy and practice of the ICRC and other relevant
    organisations developing activities in favour of migrants. These background researches
    are to be used in preparing collection of best practices, guidance documents and working
    tools and other publications
  • Drafting and/or editing documents such as minutes of meeting, reference document and
    tools as mentioned above for the Unit and/or for the Protection Division
  • Revising and updating the existing “Migration Forum” Data Base used by delegates in
    the field. If necessary, the intern will finalise the revision of the “Migrants” module of the
    PCP E-learning
  • Assisting the members of the Unit to organise the management of information
  • Undertaking any other tasks as required by the Protection Division.

Qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in international relations, international law, political or social science or equivalent
  • Master degree, and a maximum 1-year internship past experience (in order to ensure that the selected persons makes the most of the present internship, we believe it is not pertinent to recruit candidates with broader experience)
  • Relevant field experience with an NGO or an International Organisation may be considered for candidates without the required university level (MA).

Required skills:

  • Fluent in French and English
  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools and databases
  • Good capacities to search for data in the Internet, documentation centres and other relevant
    sources of public information
  • Excellent analytical skills and capacity to draft concise documents
  • Ability to work on short delays

How to apply:

The internship will begin in January 2013 for a period of 12 months. Please submit your applications via email to Ana Ruiz Arenas anruizareanas@icrc.org  no later than 27 December 2012. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Application files should include the following elements:

  • A cover letter in English
  • Exact dates of availability
  • One letter of reference (English or French)
  • A complete CV
  • Two additional references (name, function and phone number).