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Visiting Professional - Trust Fund for Victims (Monitoring & Evaluation and Research)

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-31

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The Trust Fund for Victims | 18962

Organisational Unit: The Trust Fund for Victims
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/12/2019

Required Documents for this Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page);
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words);
  • Two reference letters;
  • A short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Trust Fund for Victims (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration

Visiting Professionals are required to work full time for a period between three to  six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Visiting Professional placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) was created by the Rome Statute (Art 79). It is governed by a Board of Directors, elected every three years by the Assembly of States Parties. The Board is supported by a Secretariat, which carries out the daily management of the TFV’s activities.

The TFV has been entrusted by the Assembly with two main mandates: (i) to implement Court-ordered reparations to victims; and (ii) to provide assistance (physical and psychological rehabilitation and material support) to victims and their families in ICC situation.

The mission of the TFV is to respond to the harm resulting from the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court by ensuring the rights of victims and their families through the provision of reparations and assistance.

The strategic goals of the TFV aim to:

  1. Ensure reparative justice for victims to overcome their harm and transform their lives
  2. Facilitate assistance and reparations by ensuring financial growth and sustainability
  3. Advocate for the rights of victims in the international public domain
  4. Ensure good governance, accountability and transparency by creating an effective organisational structure

Whenever appropriate and feasible in the operation of its mandates, the TFV acts as a grant-making mechanism to locally based implementing partners. According to the TFV Regulations, the TFV receives administrative support from the Registry. In as far as not determined by the TFV Regulations, the TFV’s financial-administrative practice complies with the Court’s relevant regulatory provisions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the TFV with the following tasks, under the supervision of the Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Officer:

  • Assist in reviewing both quarterly  and annual programme reports generated from assistance and reparation implementation including gathering data for specific requests;
  • Assist in preparing donor reports on activities implemented by the Trust Fund as well as any other ad-hoc reports;
  • Contribute to the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building tool kits;
  • Participate in the development of TFV evaluation/ research agenda
  • Contribute to the design and  development of evaluation SOW’s
  • Contribute to make the Perfomance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMP) and indicator defitions booklet up to date
  • Assit in the  roll out of the Management Information System (MIS)
  • Contribute to the gender gap analysis to inform programme implementation 
  • Contribute to ongoing situation assesments: data analysis, reviewing reports etc
  • Liaise with legal and   programme staff at HQ and in the field;
  • Prepare  market surveys of available services/infrastructure in the affected areas;
  • Participate in programme reviews and design;
  • Contribute /conduct secondary data analysis in situation countries; 
  • Assist with the preparation of Expressions of Interests and Requests for Proposals and liaise with any relevant section of the Court to finalize the procedures;
  • Assist with the review of the applications submitted by prospective implementing partners;
  • Assist in bringing  the TFV Monitoring & Evalauation System  up to date

Required Qualifications


All candidates must have a degree from a recognised university in social sciences studies, development, gender  or related field); an advanced degree will be an asset. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.


Visiting professionals must have minimum three years professional experience in fields relevant to the work of the TFV. Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who are beginning their professional careers in relevant fields of work.

Candidates should have extensive experience (including unpaid) in fields related to Monitoring & Evaluation and research of humanitarian aid programming, development programmes, transitional justice initiatives. Experience with a non-governmental organisation (national or international) is desirable. Experience in the field in any ICC situation country is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments;
  • Strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively);
  • Good computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement.

Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement. 

Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court.

If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. 

In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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