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Visiting Professional - Digital Communication/ Fundraising Writer/ Fundraising Researcher

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-30

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The Trust Fund for Victims | 19780

 

 

Organisational Unit: The Trust Fund for Victims
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 30/04/2020

 

 

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);
  • One reference letter.

 

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.

 

Organizational context:

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) was created by the Rome Statute (Art 79) as an independent non- judicial institution next to the ICC. 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, ensuring 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 in a convicted  case; and (ii)  to provide assistance to victims and their families in ICC situation countries with physical and psychological rehabilitation and material support. 

 

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.

 

The TFV has ambitious goals to raise its visibility and advocate to repair the harm experienced by the victims of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. The TFV welcomes financial contributions from governments, private individuals, foundations, corporations and other entities, and use these voluntary contributions to fund projects that benefit the victims and help rebuild communities.

 

The TFV has 3 different visiting professional profiles available depending on the candidates’ field of expertise: Digital Communication, Fundraising writer and Fundraising research.

 

Digital Communication

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall direction of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Associate Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the TFV in the area of digital communication. The incumbent will be a creative, with content creation experience to coordinate and deliver digital content.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing digital communications for the TFV, through social media channels, web, digital assets and email blasts to donors, supporters and prospects. The role will be specifically focused on improving and updating the TFV’s website, driving digital campaigns that raise awareness of the TFV to expand and diversify audiences and to support digital fundraising activities such as:

 

  • Drafting Tweets and social media posts
  • Drafting posts for the website requiring research, writing, and publishing via the content management system
  • Researching various social marketing platforms for TFV advocacy
  • Researching, selecting, and optimizing photos for use on the website
  • Making edits to existing content on websites and blogs
  • Assisting the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials
  • Updating contact databases
  • Performing other assignments in support of the TFV Secretariat activities as needed

 

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have an advanced university degree in digital media, communications, public affairs/relations, media and/or journalism or a similar qualification. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in digital media/communications
  • Experience in the management or maintenance of digital communication platform including social media is required
  • Experience in social media campaigns, including content creation

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Intermediate experience in HTML, CSS, and content management systems
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Premier, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Google Analytics and possess strategic thinking
  • Organised, methodical, thorough, with an eye for details.
  • Effective people skills; ability to connect quickly and effectively with people
  • Self-motivating; able to prioritise workload and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines; capacity to recalibrate at short notice.
  • Team worker, as well as listen to and value others’ contributions.

 

 

 Fundraising Writer

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall direction of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Fundraising and Visibility Officer, the incumbent will support the TFV in researching and drafting grant proposals, letters of intent, donor reports and other materials needed to support TFV’s fundraising and outreach goals.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

 

  • Drafting grant proposals and  donor reports
  • Tracking and managing current and prospective grant and reporting deadlines
  • Coordinating and preparing materials for donor appeals
  • Drafting other materials as assigned, such as newsletters, funder updates, drafting stories from the field,
  • Supporting annual report preparation.
  • Developing outreach materials such as TFV one-pagers/info sheets etc.
  • Participate in TFV outreach and networking events
  • Performing other assignments in support of the TFV Secretariat activities as needed

 

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have an advanced university degree in communications, English, journalism grant writing or a similar qualification. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of relevant experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

•     Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in grant writing at a UN organization or well-known nonprofit organization

  • Ability to interpret documents such as professional reports, publications, and grant guidelines
  • Knowledge of and experience writing proposals to corporations, foundation and government donors, and an understanding of technical and financial compliance for large grants

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A high level of proficiency with English grammar and punctuation. French is additionally desirable.
  • Must be able to compile content, write new content, proofread, and edit documents
  • Demonstrated superior writing, research and organizational skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Proficient computer skills and use of Microsoft Office

 

 Fundraising Research 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall direction of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Fundraising and Visibility Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for donor prospect research, (development agencies, foundations, corporate and high network individuals) to produce a strong pipeline of qualified prospects by:

 

  • Taking a proactive and creative approach to identify new prospects,
  • Undertaking detailed research into prospects to establish philanthropic capacity.
  • Developing full and accurate prospect/donor research profiles and effectively communicate those to colleagues across the department.
  • Ensuring useful, accurate and clear record keeping of prospects on the fundraising database to allow us to identify connections and build our networks.
  • Keeping up to date with data protection law and confidentiality.
  • Screening and thorough Due Diligence profiles as required.
  • Participate in TFV outreach and networking events
  • Performing other assignments in support of the TFV Secretariat activities as needed

 

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have an advanced university degree in communications, journalism or a similar qualification. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of relevant experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years with a UN agency or well-known non-profit organization, responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation
  • Experience with segmentation list analysis
  • Experience with CRM/fundraising database

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of prospect research tools and resources
  • Excellent data mining skills
  • Understanding of wealth indicators, including income (estimated or public) and assets
  • Understanding of prospect management practices, terminology and approaches
  • Understanding of data protection and confidentiality
  • Creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to identify opportunities
  • Ability to work proactively and independently on your own initiative

 

 

Other criteria:

In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of the countries listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.

Non-represented or under-represented countries at the ICC as of 31 December 2019: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.

 

Remuneration

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.

 

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