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Traineeship in the Internal Communication Unit

Requisition ID:  16384
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.

Reports to (role)

 

Head of Internal Communication Team

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 and revises 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 intranet editor-in-chief
  • Creates, edits, repurposes and publishes a wide variety of compelling and engaging digital and audiovisual products (using video, photos, etc.) for the intranet and other digital channels
  • Creates multimedia content for the intranet (animated videos, video interviews, animated presentations, infographics)
  • Helps set up performance indicators for publications on intranet 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 via the content management system (CMS)
  • Supports the organization of all-staff town-halls and other (online/offline) events
  • Supports the HoU in the establishment of internal communication plans for ICRC departments/projects and delegations
  • Contributes to the implementation of these communication plans in coordination with the HoU.
Certifications / Education required

 

  • Bachelor or masters degree in communications/journalism or in a related field
  • 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)
  • Well organized and diligent
  • Good team player
  • Able to work independently and autonomously when required
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, SharePoint 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, Switzerland
  • Type of contract: Traineeship
  • Lenght of assignment: 12 months
  • Relocation: Not provided for traineships
  • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3000 CHF
  • Estimated start date: 11/01/2021
  • Application deadline: 15/11/2020
  • 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.