Details: Salary commensurate with experience
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) a program of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP), is recruiting a Communications Officer for its international secretariat in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The Coalition includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC); ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The ICC is the only permanent Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. For further information about the Coalition, visit our website at www.coalitionfortheicc.org.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court seeks a Communications Officer for its international secretariat in The Hague. The Communications Officer works to advance the Coalition's campaign goals of facilitating the exchange of information concerning the ICC and the promotion of informed global awareness of the ICC, the Rome Statute system, and international justice more broadly, through efficient communications methods. The Communications Officer will assist with the development and implementation of the Coalition’s communications strategy and activities, including media relations, digital communications, advocacy campaigns, and events. This position is directly supervised by the Director of Programs (based in The Hague), under the overall direction of the Coalition’s Convenor (based in New York).
The responsibilities of the Communications Officer include but are not limited to:
- Coordinating Coalition publications, communiqués, and website updates;
- Drafting, researching, and editing content, including for publications, press releases, websites, emails, blogs, etc.;
- Assisting with media relations and strategy; including reporting on developments and organizing briefings, quotes, and interviews with media representatives.
- Developing and implementing digital communications strategies; managing social media platforms;
- Liaising with NGO members and media representatives in English (and in French, language skills permitting); responding to information requests;
- Attending, reporting on, and assisting with meetings, lectures, and events related to the Coalition’s work;
- Assisting with preparations for, and participation in, annual meetings between Coalition members and the ICC, and in the annual session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court; assist in the development of ASP background papers, daily reporting on ASP sessions, and the drafting of ASP reports;
- Providing substantive input to funding proposals and reports;
- Occasional translation and informal interpretation (English-French and French-English; language skills permitting)
- Other legal, administrative, and coordinating tasks as assigned;
Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree (preferred)/Degree in (Digital) Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Multimedia or similar;
- Fluency in English required; bilingual English & French preferred; good knowledge of other languages seen as an asset;
- Excellent writing skills, excellent oral communication skills;
- Relevant full-time professional experience (2-5 years);
- Experience in digital communications, social media management, and multimedia content production;
- Competency in using all Microsoft Office software required; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suites, or similar software, HTML, and Google Analytics an asset;
- Experience with responsive websites; Mailchimp E-newsletter production, still and video photography and editing software, Salsa fundraising software preferred;
- Familiarity with European and international media landscape;
- Passion for digital and social media and its potential as an advocacy tool.
- Resourceful and proactive, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently while managing multiple projects simultaneously;
- Ability to work under time pressure and urgent deadlines.
- Effective team player with an affinity for working in a multicultural environment.
- Affinity with the Coalition’s mandate and objectives; knowledge or experience in the field of Law, Human Rights, and/or International Justice considered an asset;
- Legal and personal ability to work in The Netherlands.
- Initial full-time contract for 6 months, renewable;
- Salary commensurate with experience;
- Opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, small and young international team, part of an international secretariat and a global network;
- Opportunity to learn about the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in relation to the ICC and multilateral institutions; the work of international civil society organizations as well as local NGOs based in all regions of the world; and the functioning of an international coalition.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please apply by 15 September by sending a cover letter and CV by email to email@example.com with the subject header, “[First and last name] - Communications Officer – The Hague”. Please include the names and contact information of 3 professional references and indicate your earliest possible start date.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a telephone/Skype or in-person interview, conditions permitting. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
NO phone inquiries please.
The WFM-IGP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative staff.
WFM-IGP works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world. The organization includes a comprehensive set of programs that work to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law. WFM-IGP works in partnership with the United Nations and often serves as a hub of information and collective action on UN-related issues. In addition, we work with governments, and other international and regional institutions around the globe – as well as with thousands of committed individuals and world leaders – to advance a mission of peace, prosperity, and security for all.
WFM-IGP is co-located in The Hague, the Netherlands and New York, USA and has ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations. WFM-IGP currently oversees the following programs: the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, and the International Democratic Governance program, amongst others. For more information about WFM-IGP, please visit our website: www.wfm-igp.org.