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Traineeship in the Assistance Division
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Domain Humanitaire
Type Stage
Location Genève
Rate 100 %

Traineeship in the Assistance Division

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 Data Management group, the post holder 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.

Main responsibilities

Day-to-day operations

  • Validate that data from various sources correspond to expectations and to the 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

  • Contribute to dashboard design and development, 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

  • Coordinate with other projects that impact continuity of data and reporting processes

  • Prepare and process raw structured and unstructured data

Business Intelligence

  • Enrich BI-capability through additional data sources and new indicators

  • Produce and maintain a full and detailed data dictionary for a common understanding of measures

  • Improve data-related business processes through automation, where appropriate

  • Contribute to and maintain the support structure for data quality

  • Contribute to models and analyses with actionable insights

  • Participate in division and institutional efforts at Data Governance

Skills and qualifications

  • Fluency in English, French is a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information management, data science, mathematics, statistics or a similar technical field

  • Experience in humanitarian operations is a plus

  • Experience in data management, data mining or business intelligence is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of Excel and front-end tools (Tableau, QlikView)

  • Knowledge of RDB programming (SQL, Oracle Rdb) or statistical packages (SAS, SPSS) is a plus

  • Flexible, systematic, meticulous, proactive, with good relationship-building skills and a customer service mindset

  • Good verbal and written communication skills


  • Starting date: 1 February 2018

Recruited trainees will be offered a 12-month paid contract. Only individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies with less than one year professional experience after graduation (two years if experience is traineeships) are eligible for traineeships.
The position is based at ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. No housing allowance will be granted.

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Send your application by e-mail to the attention of:
Parima Davachi (
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
19 Avenue de la Paix
1207 Geneva (Geneva)