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Traineeship in the Resource and Data Development Unit

Requisition ID:  17406
Region:  Europe (HQ)
Contract type:  Traineeship

Reports to


The Associate reports to the Movement Data Coordinator with the guidance of the Result Based Management Adviser as the tasks require.

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.


The Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the Movement


The Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the Movement is responsible for developing and implementing ICRC policy and action in the field of cooperation and coordination within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Division serves as a centre of expertise for the ICRC's operational & capacity strenghtening work and interface with National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

In the framework of improving the ICRC understanding and use of data on and within the Movement, the Resources and Data Development (RDD) unit, which comprises Talent Management, Learning and Development, Data and Result-based Management, is recruiting a trainee for a one year period to support the Analysis & Evidence team.


Purpose of the position


The Associate will contribute to the collaboration with other Movement components to leverage data for the Movement's operational response, the successful planning and implementation of a data-driven project.

Main duties and responsibilities


Red Loop Project

  • Support in organizing, attending and documenting project meetings as necessary;
  • Support update of project documentation necessary for the different Gate approvals with Tech & Data Board in 2021/22 (project mandate, risk register, communications plan, training plan, training documents) as well as for Sterring Committee;
  • Support project communications through management of data on the Movement Community (JIVE) and Movement wiki page on data management. 

Result Based Management (RBM)

  • Support RBM Adviser in collecting feedback on PMFR from the field, from headquarter and Movement wiki page on RBM.


Movement Data Coordination and Data Governance

  • Contribute to the developments of tools and to the strategic reflection on Movement Data Coordination;
  • Attend meetings with IFRC or ICRC stakeholders with or in lieu of Movement Coordinator, synthetizing key points for further actions.


Support to the RDD Unit and Division as a whole (i.e., MOUV newsletter)

Education and experience required


  • A Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, development studies, political science, law, public administrations, economics, statistics);
  • An excellent command of English and working knowledge of French;
  • Strong written communication and conceptual skills;
  • Excellent analyticals skills;
  • Ability to create visual reports, combining data with context;
  • Experience with data analytics;
  • Interest in new technologies;
  • Well-organized;
  • Capacity to work as a team member;
  • Innovative, creative and proactive with analytical and solution-focused approach to work;
  • Understanding of the mission and mandate of the ICRC and of the other compenents of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.



  • Data Management experience;
  • Project Management experience;
  • Ability to take initiatives and work autonomusly when needed;
  • Able and  interested to work as part of a multicultural team in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment;
  • Fluency in a 3rd language, especially Arabic, Russian or Spanish;
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office and Share Points platforms, Business Intelligence concepts and various other interne- based IT tools);
  • Experience with a component of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is a plus. 

Additional information


  • Type of role: Traineeship
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 16.08.2021
  • Location: Geneva
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Visa/permit: Legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3567 CHF
  • Application deadline: 20.06.2021
  • 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 applications from all qualified candidates.