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.
Each year, armed conflict disrupts millions of lives. The ICRC’s water and habitat activities ensure that people in conflict zones have access to water and create or maintain a sustainable living environment.
Ultimately, this work reduces death and suffering due to habitat damage or disruption to water supplies.
The ICRC’s Water and Habitat (WatHab) Unit has five main areas of activity :
More information on ICRC and the Water and Habitat Unit can be found on
The associate will be part of the Water and Habitat team and work within the ICRC Assistance Division at the headquarters level.
S / he will participate in the development of the Unit's activities by supporting the team in its day to day tasks.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Associate will be working mainly on the Construction file.
His / her main duties will be to :
Desired profile and skills
What we offer
The position will be a full-time paid traineeship of 12 months based at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.