The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Human Resources Intern
Closing date (Geneva time zone):05-08-2019
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Category of Staff: Internship
Grade: Not applicable
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).
Reporting to the Human Resource Project Officer and as part of the Africa HR team. The Position incumbent is responsible for support on implanting and advancing HR projects related to workforce planning and staff wellbeing.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain safe and secure filing system for workforce planning and staff wellbeing Human resource documents.
Preparation of recruitment files
Facilitate end of contract of employment/requests for extensions for signing
Ensure the implementation of briefing and debriefing procedures - Prepare a “Welcome Package” for each arriving delegate/national staff
Diploma in Business Administration
Experience of facilitating recruitment and on boarding processes
Experience of working for the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Experience working with governmental and international non-governmental organizations, authorities and agencies
Experience of handling confidential information
Knowledge, skills and languages
Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spread sheets, etc.)
Competencies and values
Collaboration and Teamwork.
Judgement and Decision Making.
National Society and Customer Relations.
Creativity and Innovation.
The job involves dealing in confidential matters and requires discretion always.