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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Traineeship in Geneva, Switzerland -2019

Traineeship

Traineeship for the International Review of the Red Cross

Applications are open for the Traineeship for the International Review of the Red Cross. Produced by the ICRC and revealed by Cambridge University Press, the International Review of the Red Cross is a specialised, peer-reviewed journal devoted to worldwide humanitarian regulation, coverage and motion.

It is revealed 3 times per 12 months and its principal viewers contains governments, worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, the media, and all these in humanitarian points at massive. The Review staff consists of 4 folks inside the Law and Policy Forum unit of the ICRC’s International Law and Policy division: The Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, the Thematic Editor and the Associate/Editorial Assistant. In addition, there’s a Book Review Editor who isn’t with the staff full-time and are sometimes short-term academic trainees becoming a member of the staff for intervals of 2-3 months in trade for course credit score.

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Financial coverage: Paid
  • Deadline: May 20, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    • Applicants ought to possess a Master’s diploma in regulation, worldwide relations, or one other related subject;
    • A demonstrated curiosity in humanitarian work, IHL and human rights;
    • Excellent command of English and good French studying skills;
    • Previous editorial work expertise (shortlisted candidates can be examined on their editorial and writing abilities);
    • Initiative and capability to work independently beneath minimal supervision;
    • Excellent potential to work in a staff;
    • Excellent communication abilities together with sturdy writing skills;
    • Excellent organizational abilities.

    Job/Internship Description :

    • Assistance to Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross;
    • Evaluation and substantive enhancing of article submissions (checking authorized reasoning, arguments, construction and sources);
    • Substantial tutorial analysis;
    • Identification of potential authors and peer reviewers;
    • Preparation and co-conduct of interviews of key consultants in the fields of humanitarian regulation, coverage and motion for publication;
    • Management of e-book evaluations in collaboration with the Review‘s Book Review Editor;
    • Management of the unsolicited submissions despatched to the Review;
    • Coordination with the tutorial intern(s);
    • Authorship of promotional texts (for instance, weblog articles or publication entries) for the journal;
    • Engagement with authors, peer reviewers and the writer in a diplomatic and politically astute method, as an envoy of the journal and the ICRC;
    • Correspondence with each exterior and inner counterparts in figuring out potential matters to be coated in the Review, together with (however not restricted to) ICRC delegations, colleagues throughout varied items and departments from HQ, nationwide societies, beneficiaries and professionals outdoors the ICRC;
    • Ad hoc displays on IHL to teams visiting the ICRC.

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    Benefits :

    • Rewarding work in humanitarian and multicultural surroundings;
    • Participation in workshop(s) associated with the place;
    • 12 months’ contract;
    • Paid traineeship.

    Selected trainees will work carefully with the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Thematic Editor in the evaluation and enhancing associated with submitted articles, and total content material administration. In addition, you’ll help with the promotion and distribution of thematic editions of the Review. The employees of the Review, together with the Associate, recurrently interact with different components of the establishment, together with the ICRC’s Legal Division, Protection Division, Operations Department, Policy Unit and so forth, making certain a agency data of present priorities. As an integral half of the Review staff, you’ll help in the conceptualization of themes, contacts with authors, peer reviewers and the writer, background analysis and substantive analysis of submissions.

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