Following the adoption by the Directorate of the ICRC Rules on Personal Data Protection (the Rules) on 24 February 2015, the ICRC established a Data Protection Office to ensure the effective application of the Rules as well as the exercise of individuals’ data protection rights.
The ICRC’s Data Protection Office is offering one paid traineeship for a period of one year at its headquarters in Geneva. The traineeship should begin on 02 January 2017 for a period of 1 year.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The post holder assists the Data Protection Office in a number of tasks, including the following:
- Advising the ICRC Divisions at HQ on the preparation and implementation of a specific, Division-by-Division, action plan for the application of the Rules;
- Advising on the application of the Rules to the activities of the ICRC;
- Co-coordinating the roll-out of a Data Protection E-Learning module;
- Carrying out research and drafting notes on specific legal questions primarily related to Data Protection/Privacy law, mainly in English;
- Reviewing legal documents;
- Contributing to the preparation of meetings;
- Drafting reports or minutes of meetings;
- Any administrative tasks which may be required for the running of the ICRC Data Protection Office.
- University degree and, ideally, Master degree in law (or alternative post-graduate legal training);
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Data Protection/Privacy law;
- Familiarity with IT/data security issues is a strong asset;
- Interest in humanitarian concerns and international relations;
- Solid understanding of the mandate and modus operandi of the ICRC and the Movement;
- Fluency in English is required. Good knowledge of French is a strong asset.
The application file should include the following elements in English:
– A cover letter, not exceeding 800 words
– A CV, not exceeding three pages, indicating, in particular:
- The titles and details (including the number of hours) of data protection/privacy law courses followed
- Any academic writings and/or other research work carried out in the Data Protection/Privacy area
- Any relevant academic and professional experience in relation to Data Protection/Privacy law
- If applicable, any experience working in the humanitarian sector and/or in the field of international humanitarian law
Application deadline: Friday 04 November 2016.
Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than 04 November 2016. Emails should clearly state “Data Protection/Privacy traineeship” in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be notified by Monday 07 November and may be asked to prepare a short assignment to be presented during their interview.
Due to the expected high number of applications no confirmation of receipt will be provided, and non-shortlisted candidates will not be notified.
Interviews will take place between Monday 14 November and Friday 18 November 2016.