TRAINEESHIPS IN THE LEGAL DIVISION
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
Venezuela
hace 12 horas

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

Purpose

The ICRC’s Legal Division is offering six paid traineeships for a period of one year at its headquarters in Geneva. The traineeships start in autumn 2019.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

The post-holders will undertake a variety of assignments, including carrying out research and writing project briefs on specific legal questions primarily related to IHL, both in English and French.

They will also review legal documents, contribute to the preparation of meetings, prepare draft reports or minutes of meetings and give presentations on IHL to groups visiting the ICRC.

Thus, excellent knowledge of IHL is required.

Certifications / Education required

  • University degree in law or international relations and a Master degree in international law (or an equivalent post-graduate legal training).
  • Fluency in English, and a very good understanding of French.
  • Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Excellent knowledge of IHL (shortlisted candidates will be tested in IHL during the course of the interviews)
  • Important information

    Only individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies are eligible to be trainees / associates.

    For candidates to be eligible they must have a maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.

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