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Data Administrator

02-04-2015 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-data-admin

Location: Field

In the field

Your task

The data administrator manages and processes data relating to individuals and events covered by the ICRC’s mandate such as prisoners of war and other detainees, missing persons, children separated from their families and violations against civilians and their property. In so doing, he/she contributes directly to the activities of the Protection department in our offices abroad. His/her main duties are the following:

  • managing database
  • following up data collected in the field
  • managing documents and information
  • compiling detailed and complex analyses and statistics
  • establishing and maintaining data update procedures
  • supervising and training colleagues in the Protection department

Most of the data administrator's work takes place in an office, in an ICRC delegation abroad.

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 25 to 35
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • very good command of English and French, additional language an asset
  • Bachelor degree in Information Management, Social Sciences or a related field. Qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree
  • three to four years’ professional experience, including at least two years using and managing computer data
  • fully conversant with and keen interest in working in Windows environment (Excel, Words, …) and Web tools
  • knowledge of MS Dynamics, MS Report Builder and SQL an asset
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • open-minded, adaptable and creative
  • responsible, possessing good organizational skills, methodical and precise
  • strong analytical and evaluative skills, self-disciplined
  • willingness to learn new technology
  • ability to work in a team under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • propensity for supervising and training staff
  • high sense of discretion in dealing with confidential information

What we offer

  • the opportunity to practise your profession in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • a five-week introductory course and two to three months' in-house training in Geneva prior to your posting abroad
  • access to continued in-house training
  • generous social

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