Associate at the Audiovisual Archives team

What we do


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide protection and 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.



If you are a recent graduate interested in humanitarian activities and history, if you are curious, meticulous, agile in a digital environment, and enjoy working both as part of a team and in autonomy, this position will interest you.



The Audiovisual Archives (in charge of photos, films/videos and sound recordings) are part of the Public Archives and Library Unit. You will join an interdisciplinary team of archivists and librarians. The Unit's mission is to collect, preserve and promote the ICRC's institutional memory. It provides access to continually enriched holdings and collections of textual and audiovisual documents spanning over 160 years of activity of the ICRC.

Main responsibilities


Under the supervision of the audiovisual archivists, you will be able to put into practice the knowledge acquired during your studies in the following areas:

Describing and indexing documents in the Audiovisual Archives management system (Axiell Collections).

Conducting searches in the collections in response to user requests.

Participating in the revision of the Audiovisual Archives' acquisition policy, describing and indexing manual and other relevant guidelines/procedures.

Education and experience


University or higher education institution (HES) degree in Information Science.

As per the ICRC rules for Traineeships, applicants should have a maximum of one year of professional work experience (on a paid contract) or two years of internships/traineeships following their last degree.

Desired profile and skills


Knowledge of basic archival principles.

Fluency with digital tools, with strong interest for collections management tools.

Fluency in written and spoken English and French (C1).

Strong analytical and writing skills.

Strong organizational skills and attention to details.


Our Values


  • At the ICRC, we value impact, collaboration, respect, and compassion. We seek candidates who demonstrate behaviors based on these shared values. For more information on the ICRC values, please visit this page.

What we offer


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Additional information


  • Type of role: Traineeship
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 1 June 2024
  • Location: Geneva
  • Length of assignment:12 months
  • Application deadline: 10th of March 2024

Applications can be sent in either English or French. We look forward to hearing about your interest in the role and what you can bring to the ICRC Audiovisual Archives team.

How to apply

Ready to apply?

You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport and driving license.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment

Location:  Geneva (GVA)
Job Family:  Communications / Information Management / Information Technologiesᅠ
Contract Type:  Traineeship

Title:  Associate at the Audiovisual Archives team

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