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Traineeship in the learning and development division

Requisition ID:  15350
Region:  Europe (HQ)
Contract type:  Traineeship

Reports to (role)


Head of Humanitarian Leadership Management School

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 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.



The Global LnD team contributes to the ICRC’s operations by offering institutional learning and development paths which support all staff members to effectively and efficiently take on their present and future roles. LnD delivers all core institutional learning programs. It also contributes to the onboarding of newly hired staff members by providing adequate training. It is a global team of over 90 staff worldwide.


Leadership and Management Development is a key priority for LnD. The ICRC Management Programme (IMaP) offers upskilling for new and future junior and middle managers The ICRC Humanitarian Leadership and Management School (HLMS) is based, among other main elements, on the individual leadership challenges for the participants. This also reflect the main learning transferred to workplace by the participants.  


The LnD Division is looking for someone to conduct analyses of the behaviors and skills transferred based on the written assignments of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) of the three Modules of HLMS. Furthermore, the post holder will be assisting in the development, implementation and organization of learning programmes, aimed at internal stakeholders.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities


Humanitarian Leadership and Management School

  • Analyze the main issues/challenges treated in the WBL assignments of the HLMS Modules 1, 2 and 3 participants.
  • Analyze the skills and behaviors (developed through the HLMS Module 1) transferred by the participants to their working environments (designing questionnaires, compiling qualitative and quantitative data and analyzing it into reports).
  • Build a qualitative and quantitative report out of the above analysis.
  • Support in the F2F evaluations analysis of the HLMS Modules.
  • Develop different types of social data analysis based on the needs.


Staff Integration Programme (SIP)

  • Manage the communication process with resource persons contributing to the Staff Integration Program under the role of Head of Sub Delegation.
  • Consolidate the list of the a/m resources and ensure proper updating of yearly planner.
  • Ensure constant contact with HR_GVA to follow-up on the finalization of contracts for the said resources.


ICRC Management Programme (IMaP)

  • Oversee the translation process for the IMaP course plan

Desired Profile and Skills


  • Research methodologies
  • Knowledge of organizational behavior management and analysis
  • Knowledge of instructional design, an asset
  • Ability to conduct literature searches (knowledge of academic journals)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (English essential, French an asset).
  • Well organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong analytical capacity.
  • Autonomy and entrepreneurship.
  • Ability to adapt to workload that varies and to work under pressure.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Open-minded, willing to learn about the ICRC and LnD work
  • Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement an asset


Certifications / Education required


University degree or equivalent, preferably in social science or relevant fields.



Good command of English (essential), French an asset.

Additional information


  • Location: Geneva Switzerland
  • Type of contract: Traineeship
  • Lenght of assignment: 12 months
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3'567 CHF
  • Starting date:  ASAP 
  • Application deadline: 31 January 2021
  • Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport - please upload it on your profile


Only individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies are eligible to be trainees/associates - maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (related to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.


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