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Traineeship at the Directorate of International Law and Policy

Multiple locations

The Directorate of International Law and Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offers one paid traineeship for a period of one year to support the work of its Economic Adviser. The traineeship begins on the 2nd of August 2016 (if possible).The mission of the Economic Adviser at the Directorate of International Law and Policy consists of developing constructive engagement with business actors about their responsibilities to carefully manage the impact of their operations, particularly when these take place in areas of armed conflict or in challenging security environments. This mission is carried out through several means: direct engagement with business actors in bilateral relations; indirect engagement through industry associations or organizations serving business interests; active participation in various multi-stakeholder initiatives; participation in normative or soft law processes; development of guidance tools for business actors and other stakeholders involved in 'business and human rights' and 'business and conflict' issues; support to ICRC field operations in their own dialogues with business actors; etc.Under the supervision of the Economic Adviser, the trainee will be responsible for:We are looking for candidates who meet the following mandatory requirements:If you do not fulfil the above conditions, your application will not be considered.Successful candidates will also meet the following criteria:Languages in addition to English and French will be considered an asset.The trainee will be offered a 12-month paid position at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.Interested candidates should send their application, in either English or French, to: [] (please quote reference number: ECO2016).Deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 24 June 2015 (by 5 pm Swiss time).The application should consist of:
Please submit ONLY these two elements of your application in one single Word or PDF document.Late or incomplete applications, as well as those that do not meet the stated requirements, will not be considered.Owing to the high number of applications, no information relating to the selection process or responses to personal queries can be provided.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-24

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