Internship – ICT Helpdesk

Switzerland | Ecublens, Vaud, Switzerland
Apply by 18 November 2018
Internship , Full-time staff position
Posted on 19 October 2018

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Ensure functionality of end user helpdesk within ICT team including tickets prioritization and resolution within requested timeframe. Ensure that Medair users have access to the software and productivity tools they need on their computers and phones so that they can carry out the mission of the organization.

Project Overview

Medair Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our GSO and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and GSO staff. IS department delivers IT solutions to Medair staff worldwide including application, infrastructure solutions and helpdesk service. Helpdesk service ensures user support within domains of IT hardware, software and network infrastructure.

Workplace & Conditions

Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Lausanne, Switzerland. Swiss or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

Standard Contract Details or School Convention / Starting Dates

As soon as possible. Full time, minimum 6 month contract.

Key Activity Areas

ICT Infrastructure & Application Support

  • Control queue of assigned IT end-user tickets. Prioritize tickets according to impact and urgency and be responsible for troubleshooting.
  • Dispatch tickets which should be resolved by ICT and Application officers. Cooperate with them on resolution of complex issues.
  • Analyse tickets history, detect common issues and report to ICT manager.
  • Perform installation, configure user access to application.
  • Troubleshoot user issues on common applications as MS Office, Intranet etc.

Personal Computers & IT Peripherals Support

  • Help in software installation of new Field / GSO personal computers.
  • Prepare user workspace by installation of applications, telephones and IT peripherals in GSO.
  • Configure and troubleshoot IT peripherals.
  • Create user manual documents and best practices for end-users.
  • Configure and troubleshoot end user IT equipment, phones, hardware and software problems.

Innovation / Changes

  • Follow current helpdesk processes and tools. Provide feedback about possible improvements in the area of IT processes and tools used in Medair.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Participate and if possible contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.


  • Post-secondary education or university in IT domain.
  • Strong working knowledge of English.
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) is an asset.

Experience / Competencies

  • General knowledge about standard IT software and tools as Windows operating system and MS office package.
  • IT hardware experience with personal computers and IT peripherals.
  • Users support and tickets handling principles knowledge.
  • Basic network topology, protocols and troubleshooting skills.
  • Problem solving and communication skills, self-motivation, hard-working, committed to team-building.

Benefits Package provided to International GSO Internship Staff

  • Salary of 1670 CHF/month at 100%.
  • Holiday allocation.
  • Accident, death and disability insurance coverage; health insurance for loss of earnings (> 6 months internship).
  • Great working environment.
  • The opportunity to work in an organisation where your contributions make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable.

Application Process - Internships

Before you apply, make sure you are fully committed to the Medair values.

  • For this internship role, please apply through our website here.
  • Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

About the Organization


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure.

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