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ICRC Traineeship in the Law and Policy Forum Unit 2018

Deadline: 18 May 2018

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.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

You will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor in the identification of future topics, assessment of articles, and overall content management, as well as the promotion and distribution of thematic editions of the Review. The staff of the Review is in regular interaction with ICRC’s Legal Division, as well as other divisions and departments, in particular ICRC’s Protection Division, Operations Department, and Policy Unit.

You will assist the Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Review in the conceptualization of the themes, contacts with authors, peer reviewers and the publisher, background research and substantive evaluation of articles.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Assistance to the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross;
  • Substantial academic research;
  • Evaluation and legal editing of article submissions (checking the legal reasoning, arguments, structure and sources);
  • Identification of potential authors and peer reviewers;
  • Preparation and co-conduct of interviews of key experts in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action for the Review;
  • Liaison with the colleagues in-house on identifying potential topics to be covered in the Review;
  • Correspondence with authors and partners, and management of the Review files;
  • Authoring blog articles;
  • Occasional involvement in the organisation of launch events of the journal.

Certifications / Education required

A Master’s degree in law or international relations.

Professional Experience required

Maximum one year paid professional experience.

Desired profile and skills

  • A demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL and human rights;
  • Excellent command of English with good French reading abilities;
  • Initiative and capacity to work independently under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent communication skills including strong writing abilities;
  • Excellent organizational skills.

What ICRC offers

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment;
  • Attractive social benefits;
  • Paid traineeship.

For More Informtion: Official Information