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ICRC 2024 Traineeship in the Data Protection Office (3,840 CHF gross/month)

Application Deadline: 24 March 2024

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.


After the Directorate of the ICRC formally adopted the ICRC Rules on Personal Data Protection on February 24, 2015, a dedicated Data Protection Office was established. This office is tasked with ensuring the thorough implementation of these rules and facilitating the safeguarding of individual data protection rights.

The Data Protection Office at the ICRC is excited to offer two paid traineeship opportunities. These roles are based at our headquarters in Geneva and will be in place for a period of 6 months, commencing in mid-May 2024.

Main duties & responsibilities

The role involves supporting the Data Protection Office with various critical tasks to enhance data protection practices across the organization. Key responsibilities include:

  • Advisory Services: Provide guidance to ICRC Divisions at headquarters on developing and executing division-specific action plans for adhering to the Data Protection Rules.
  • Application of Rules: Offer insights on integrating the Data Protection Rules within ICRC’s operations.
  • E-Learning Coordination: Facilitate the deployment of a Data Protection E-Learning module, aiming to elevate organizational awareness and compliance.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct detailed research and compile notes on legal and policy issues, with a strong focus on Data Protection/Privacy law, predominantly in English.
  • Document Review: Examine and assess legal and policy documents to ensure they align with data protection standards.
  • Meeting Preparation: Assist in organizing meetings, including logistical arrangements and content preparation.
  • Report Writing: Take on the task of drafting reports or minutes, capturing the essence and outcomes of meetings.
  • Administrative Support: Handle various administrative duties essential for the efficient operation of the ICRC Data Protection Office.

Education and skills requried

  • University Degree – required; a Master’s degree in law or equivalent post-graduate legal training is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of Data Protection/Privacy Law.
  • Familiarity with IT/data security issues is considered a strong asset.
  • Proven interest in humanitarian concerns and international relations.
  • Solid comprehension of the ICRC’s mandate, operational approach, and the broader Movement.

Language proficiency

  • Fluent in English.
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Traineeship
  • Length of assignment: 6 months
  • Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
  • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3,840 CHF gross/month
  • Estimated start date: 01.05.2024

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