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Traineeship in Internal Communication

Requisition ID:  18174
Region:  Europe (HQ)
Contract type:  Traineeship

What we do

 

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.

Purpose

 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We act 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 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

 

  • Produces, edits, revises and publishes a range of engaging texts (articles and/or interviews) in English for internal audiences in coordination with the head of unit (HoU) and/or the Editorial Strategy and Engagement Manager
  • Creates, edits, repurposes and publishes a wide variety of compelling and engaging digital and audiovisual products (using videos, photos, etc.) for the intranet and other digital channels and internal platforms
  • Creates multimedia content for the intranet (animated videos, video interviews, animated presentations, infographics) and other internal channels and staff engagement platforms
  • Helps set up performance indicators for publications on intranet and other internal platforms to determine if goals are being met
  • Conducts evaluations of the success after publication (measures and analyses content impact, engagement and audience reach) and produces analytical reports and draws recommendations
  • Improves the selection of suitable tools for analyzing statistics
  • Publishes content on the ICRC intranet and other staff engagement platforms and internal channels via content management systems (CMS)
  • Supports the organization of all-staff town-halls and other (online/offline) internal events and staff engagement opportunities
  • Supports the HoU and colleagues from the internal communication team in the establishment and roll out of internal communication plans for ICRC departments/projects and delegations
  • Contributes to the implementation of these communication plans in coordination with the HoU, the Editorial Strategy and Engagement Manager and other members of the internal communication team.

Certifications / Education required

 

  • Bachelor or masters degree in communications/journalism or in a related field (e.g. humanitarian affairs, international relations)
  • Experience in communication or internal communication an asset
  • Experience with web analytics/statistics
  • Experience in web or graphic design
  • Experience with filming and video editing an asset
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS) an asset.

Desired profile and skills

 

  • Excellent writing and editing skills (English), other languages (notably French) an asset
  • Strong communication skills, including video
  • Well organized and diligent
  • Good team player
  • Able to work independently and autonomously when required
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, SharePoint, Adobe suite etc.)
  • Good knowledge of web analytical tools (Google Analytics)
  • Motivated to learn and develop new skills
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure

Additional information

 

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Traineeship
  • Lenght of assignment: 12 months
  • Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
  • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3567 CHF
  • Estimated start date: 01/02/2022
  • Application deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport - please upload it on your profile

 

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome application from all qualified candidates.