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.
In order to fulfill its humanitarian mandate, it is imperative for the ICRC to have effective security and crisis management that identifies and mitigates against risks that threaten our global workforce, assets, and reputation, and provides the framework for a rapid and professional response when a serious security incident or a large-scale emergency occurs. The Security and Crisis Management Support Unit (SCMS) bears chief responsibility for security policy and the provision of operational support through guidance, training, and field missions, as well as facilitating and instigating emergency procedures.
The 4 main functions of the unit are: 1) Research, Analysis and Development, 2) Security and Safety Risk Management, 3) Crisis Management, and 4) Capacity Building.
This position will focus primarily on the capacity-building function of the Security and Crisis Management Support unit’s work. The Security and Crisis Management Support unit provides a series of courses on security and crisis management for ICRC staff in the field, oversees the content of personal security training for field personnel, contributes to the training provided by other units within the ICRC and provides tailored training modules and workshops.
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Global Capacity Building Coordinator.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (master’s degree an advantage).
A maximum of 24 months of professional experience, ideally in the humanitarian sector, in security and crisis management or in capacity building.
• Location: Geneva
• Type of contract: Traineeship
• Length of assignment: 12 months
• Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
• Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
• Gross monthly salary: 3723,2 CHF
• Estimated start date: 01/03/2022
• Application deadline: 16/01/2022
• 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.
This vacancy is archived.