Traineeship in Data Science Community Engagement

  • ICRC
  • Switzerland
  • 24/01/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Requisition ID: 14212Region: Europe (HQ)Contract type: TraineeshipReports to (role)
Head of Data Science Team

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

In the framework of supporting the digital transformation efforts at the ICRC and existing data science activities, the Trends, Reputation, Analysis and Knowledge Unit (TRAK) is recruiting an associate for a one year period. The associate will support the TRAK data science team with its community management and communication activities.

Under the supervision and guidance of the head of the data science team, the post holder will:

  • Support with community management and communication activities, online and offline
  • Support the organization of community events and talks
  • Create original content by writing blog posts, announcements, newsletters, illustrations, visualizations and presentations

Certifications / Education required

University degree in information and communication science, international relations, marketing, computer science, graphic design or any other relevant field.

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Creative, open-minded and pro-active
  • Good written and oral communication skills (English and French)
  • Ability to create visually clear content, combining text with data and illustrations
  • Strong Interest in and good understanding of data science and its social impact
  • Critical thinker with a thorough understanding of data protection and ethical implications of data science
  • Ability to translate highly technical subject matters into content for a wider public
  • Ability to work autonomously and in teams
  • Experience with event organization
  • Good networking skills and ability to understand business needs
  • User-centric approach
  • Basic knowledge of common data science tools and languages (Python and R) is an asset
  • Graphic design skills, cross-media production and experience with data storytelling are an asset
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian and/or international relations field is an asset


French & English required (minimum of B2 level)

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Length of assignment: 12 months

Additional information

  • Type of position: Traineeship
  • Working rate:100%
  • Starting date: 02.03.2020
  • Location: Geneva
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
  • Visa/permit: Legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3000 CHF
  • Application deadline: 05.02.2020
  • Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport – please upload it on your profile