Friday, May 29, 2015

Intern - Audio-visual archives. IFRC, Geneva. Open until 31 May 2015

Date of issue:19-05-2015Closing date (Geneva time zone):31-05-2015
Duty station:GenevaCountry:SWITZERLAND
Duty station status:Accompanied status:
Duration:6 months Mission dates: 01 June, 2015 - 27 November, 2015
Category of Staff: Internship Grade:
Vacancy No:IFRC00576


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 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.
Organizational Context
Archives contribute to the organization in three main ways. They foster and facilitate: 1. Organizational Memory: as evidence of past actions, the archives can help to avoid duplication of effort by acting as sources of information on key issues or problems that the Federation faces again and again. 2. Historical Research: the archives are everyday business records that have been preserved, so they can give a researcher a closer look at the way the Federation operated in the past than any other source. 3. Accountability: the archives can be checked to ensure that the activities and responsibilities that have been entrusted to the Federation have been carried out as effectively as possible.
Job Purpose

Prepare the Communications Department’s historic photograph and video collection for off-site storage.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assess the physical condition of the photographs and videos and identify any requiring immediate conservation treatment.
Box the photographs and videos for shipment to off-site storage.
Enter brief descriptions of the photographs and videos into a database.

Partial or full completion of a university degree in one of the fields of Archives, Audio-visual, Communications, Social Science.

Research using audio-visual materials
Cataloguing audio-visual materials
Working with video databases and dealing with different video formats
Knowledge, skills and languages

Fluency in English
Fluency/ working knowledge in French, preferred
Competencies and values
Applicants may be requested to complete written exercises and/or be interviewed.

The basic internship is intended for young people pursuing university level education to gain work experience in the area of their education.

The basic intern must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) in an area that is compatible with the IFRC activities. A minimum requirement is an endorsement letter attesting to the fact that the intern is currently a registered student and will continue to be enrolled for the envisaged period of the internship.

- A daily allowance is paid to interns for each day worked at the IFRC at the end of each month (75CHF per day worked).

- Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.

The selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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