Traineeship in the Weapon Contamination Unit

Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 31 May 2021

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.


To support the operations of the Weapon Contamination Team, mainly regarding information management of WeC activities in the field and the preparation of communication materials. Note the focus of the position can differ from year to year as the unit’s priorities and capacities evolve

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

Data management (70 %)

  • Along with the Support Application Administrator in Belgrade contributes to the collection and management of WeC-related data, such as incident reporting, knowledge attitudes and practices, and risk awareness and safer behavior activity tracking.
  • Maintain regular contact with WeC Programs in support for their data-related activities.
  • Consult WeC programs on the creation, customization and use of standard data collection templates/tools.
  • Assist Support Application Administrator with the creation, testing, and maintenance of surveys in Device Magic.
  • Update the unit’s Data management guidelines to reflect current priorities and objectives. Adapt and translate Data management guidelines for specific regions.
  • Assist Support Application Administrator with visualization of field data.
  • Assist Support Application Administrator with the creation and delivery of training to WeC colleagues (or external partners, if requested), on Device Magic data collection tool.
  • Provide support to WeC Talent Manager, with data cleaning and visualization, to adjust existing HR indicators for optimal monitoring and evaluation.


Communication (30%)

  • Collaborate with WeC L&D manager to update and implement the unit’s communications plan and, as part of this, develop an annual strategy based on current priorities and objectives, in the aim to strengthen WeC’s presence within the unit as well as within the broader institution.
  • Prepare the quarterly WeC newsletter by organizing and consolidating contributions from delegations/regions and disseminating broadly among WeC community and associated actors in the Movement and prepare other communication materials as necessary.
  • Provide content updates and technical support for RASB WeC Jive community to ensure platform functioning and user feasibility.
  • Stand in for colleagues (as required) to represent WeC in cross-metier meetings.

People management responsibilities


Scope & Impact

  • Oversee the data management of WeC activities at all stages of the data cycle
  • Support WeC L&D manager with the unit’s communication strategy


  • Internally, interacts with WeC HQ team to support unit operation and deliverables
  • Also interacts with WeC staff in the field (ie. Field officers, field managers, coordinators) on regular basis

Education and Professional Experience Required

  • Graduated less than 3 years ago with degree in relevant field (ex. International relations and diplomacy, public health, health management, epidemiology, communication, information/data management)

  • Maximum one year of professional experience (related to the role) since completion of degree

  • Good knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies

  • Previous experience managing and analyzing data sets

Desired profile and skills

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (French an asset)
  • Excellent computer skills including but not limited to proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity with data collection and data visualization software (ie. Device Magic, Tableau, Excel, Power BI or similar/equivalent tools)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with managing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Understanding of concepts and practices in monitoring and evaluation

What we offer

· Type of contract: Traineeship

· Length of assignment: 12 months

· Relocation: Not provided for traineeships

· Visa/permit: Legitimacy card provided

· Gross monthly salary: 3567 CHF

Additional information

· Estimated start date: 23/08/2021

. Location: Geneva

· Application deadline: 31/05/2021**

· Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport – please upload it on your profile

More information on taxes and social benefit can be found in “Headquarters employees session”

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

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