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Geneva (Switzerland)
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We help people around the world affected by armed conflict and other violence, doing everything we can to protect their lives and dignity and to relieve their suffering, often with our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners. We also seek to prevent hardship by promoting and ... Read more

Mission: The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with ... Read more

International Committee of the Red Cross Reviews

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    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Helping others in crisis, excitement, adventure, travel, colleagues, good career progression, good salary/benefits, good training

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    Not good for the work/life balance obviously. And work can be frustrating at times. Difficult to get interesting postings if you're female and not Arabic-speaking

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International Committee of the Red Cross Photos

International Committee of the Red Cross photo of: Piñuña Negro river. ICRC President, Peter Maurer, and an ICRC team on the way in pirogue to some nearby small communities in FARC controlled zone.
International Committee of the Red Cross photo of: Rumbek, physical rehabilitation centre. Makur Madof Diet, 46 years old, is both a patient and a staff member. His left leg was amputated after being injured by a gunshot in 1998.
International Committee of the Red Cross photo of: Guatemala City. Jess Markt, disability in sport and inclusion advisor and coach.
International Committee of the Red Cross photo of: Ayacucho. Return of the remains of missing persons.
International Committee of the Red Cross photo of: Kabul, Juvenile Detention Centre. The prison director signs a document formally acknowledging receipt of ICRC assistance, which included warm clothes, hats, shawls, toiletries and household items.
International Committee of the Red Cross photo of: Azraq, refugee camp. ICRC President, Peter Maurer, listens to testimonies of Syrian refugees about their daily lives.
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at International Committee of the Red Cross in February 2017.

    Interview

    Before I was invited for an interview, I had to do a test first. I had about 1 week to finish the test and send it to them. Then the invite for an interview followed, and it was very easy going via Skype. I was not in Geneva yet, so it was very handy that they were open to Skype. The questions were a good mix of professional questions and personal questions.

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    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   2 Answers
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Company Updates

  • What is it like working in our demining/weapon contamination unit? Find out in this interview with two of our employees, Erik and Frida.

  • Melisa went from working for the ICRC in her home country of Zimbabwe to working abroad in Nigeria, South Sudan and Syria. We asked her 9 questions about life as an engineer at the ICRC. Read the interview here!

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