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Traineeship in the New & Prospective Donors Unit | ICRC

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Purpose
Support the ambitions of the unit in :
- Enlarging the ICRC donor base by intensifying the levels of interaction and dialogue with new donors, increase their financial contribution and other high-value alternative forms of support ;
- Ensuring greater in-house synergy and involve delegations in new donor countries where there is a potential to develop a stronger dialogue in the capitals or in the field, focuses on common over-arching objectives and ambitions.
- Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
 

Under the supervision of "New & Prospective Donors" Head of unit, the post holder will be responsible for:

- Assisting with the day-to-day management of relations with global stakeholders, such a new State and private donors;
- Helping the unit with the implementation of its initiatives (field trip, briefing of delegates, mobilization of Embassy/Permanent mission) ;
- Contributing to the unit research and development on specific thematic (donor visibility, In-kind contributions, seconded staff/staff-on-loan, developing innovating proposals for new budget lines and new communication tools) ;
- When relevant, accompanying the Head of Unit or the Country Manager of the unit to internal and external meetings and doing the preparation work for donor events or bilateral meetings – this may involve research work and speech-writing and, in terms of follow-up, the drafting of reports/minutes;
- Providing the division/unit with key information on specific operations in South America and Africa, especially major operational changes and new orientations (e.g. Venezuela, Sahel region);
- Advising the region and delegations covering South America and Africa on donor perspectives (e.g. weekly meeting presence), general fundraising issues
and REM policies; replies to ad hoc financial/REM-related requests from field or regions;
- Analyzing humanitarian funding trends, issues
and policy developments;
- Providing support as deemed necessary to the REM Division on division-wide initiatives or other specific Markets.
 

Requisiti

Certifications / Education required
 

We are looking for candidates who meet the following, mandatory requirements: 
- A Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international law, international economics, international politics, humanitarian action, development, diplomacy, etc.);
- A good command of English, Spanish and French. It is necessary to have a very good level of written English and Spanish and a good working knowledge of French.
 
Professional Experience required

- Minimum of 6 months full-time prior experience, with a government body (Ministry, Cooperation agency, etc.), an international organization, an NGO or a Red Cross or Red Crescent Society, an asset.

 
Desired profile and skills

- A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and the ICRC;
- A demonstrated interest in international affairs, diplomacy and funding dialogue/issues;
- The ability to think strategically, to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, and to work independently and as part of a team;
- Flexibility and the ability to assist with a variety of tasks based on the needs of the unit;
- Additional languages are an asset.       

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