2019 International Committee of the Red Cross Traineeship Programme
Deadline: May 20, 2019.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
- Assistance to Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross.
- Evaluation and substantive editing of article submissions (checking legal reasoning, arguments, structure and sources).
- Substantial academic research.
- Identification of potential authors and peer reviewers.
- Preparation and co-conduct of interviews of key experts in the fields of humanitarian law, policy and action for publication.
- Management of book reviews in collaboration with the Review‘s Book Review Editor.
- Management of the unsollicited submissions sent to the Review.
- Coordination with the academic intern(s).
- Authorship of promotional texts (for example, blog articles or newsletter entries) for the journal.
- Engagement with authors, peer reviewers and the publisher in a diplomatic and politically astute manner, as an ambassador of the journal and the ICRC.
- Correspondence with both external and internal counterparts in identifying potential topics to be covered in the Review, including (but not limited to) ICRC delegations, colleagues across various units and departments from HQ, national societies, beneficiaries and professionals outside the ICRC.
- Ad hoc presentations on IHL to groups visiting the ICRC.
- A demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL and human rights;
- Excellent command of English and good French reading abilities;
- Previous editorial work experience (shortlisted candidates will be tested on their editorial and writing skills);
- Initiative and capacity to work independently under minimal supervision;
- Excellent ability to work in a team;
- Excellent communication skills including strong writing abilities;
- Excellent organizational skills.
- A Master’s degree in law, international relations, or another relevant field.
- Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment;
- Participation in workshop(s) related to the position;
- 12 months’ contract;
- Paid traineeship.