Traineeship at The ICRC Assistance Division in Geneva

Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to: candidates with Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or a similar technical field  and with Good verbal and written communication skills
Remuneration: 12-month paid contract


The ICRC Assistance Division is a vast and rapidly growing operation that covers diverse areas of activity, i.e., health services, economic security, water and habitat and weapon contamination. To support its programs across the globe, there is a need to consolidate, transform and maintain its data for the purpose of transversal strategy-building and decision-making.

As a member of the division’s Business Intelligence working group, the Associate will contribute to the maintenance and management of data, reports and analyses. In addition, they will partner with the global Assistance community in the field and at headquarters in building meaningful and actionable Business Intelligence capability.

Day-to-day operations

  • Consolidate data from all the units into a centralized Assistance data repository designated as the ‘single source of truth;
  • Monitor data quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness and collaborate with the Assistance Units, other divisions and the field to resolve data quality issues;
  • Coordinate with other projects that impact continuity of data and reporting processes;
  • Contribute to regular and ad hoc reports and analyses, including institutional reports;
  • Support Assistance end users of the front-end tool, in headquarters and in the field.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or a similar technical field;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English, French is a plus;
  • Experience in humanitarian operations is a plus;
  • Experience in data management or business intelligence is a plus;
  • Knowledge of RDB programming (SQL, Oracle Rdb), statistical packages (SAS, SPSS) or front-end tools (Tableau, QlikView) is a plus;
  • Flexible, systematic, proactive, with good relationship-building skills and a customer service mindset.


Recruited trainees will be offered a 12-month paid contract. The position is based at ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. No housing allowance will be granted.

How to Apply?

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria should send a letter of motivation and CV/Resume to Jennifer Leynes, by 31 August 2016 (Subject: Traineeship – Assistance Division). Do not send any documents other than the two listed above.

Please be aware that the ICRC has other traineeship programmes with separate application processes (for further information, see the ICRC website). The application process for delegates is also a separate one. No information on this will be provided.

At a further stage, selected candidates will be contacted for interviews at ICRC headquarters or through online conference calls (depending on availability and preference) between 1 and 15 September 2016.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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