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Internship - Trust Fund For Victims (Meeting and Event Planning)

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Conference Services
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2020-05-08

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The Trust Fund for Victims | 19782

Organisational Unit: Trust Fund for Victims  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 08/05/2020



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).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Trust Fund (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).


Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period of six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship 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.



Under the overall direction of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Associate Executive Officer, the incumbent will be assisting supporting the TFV in meeting and event planning.

They will be assisting with communications related to events as well as the actual planning and coordination of events both internal and external from start to end.

  • Assist in launching and developing TFV projects by helping to organize outreach meetings and gathering of information and materials
  • Assist the team in organizing meetings by overseeing logistics, preparing invitations, preparing lists of participants
  • Assist with calendar of events, the update of the website and social networks
  • Research and identify opportunities in the international fora where TFV could participate
  • Support the TFV Secretariat while performing other tasks.



Required qualifications:


All Candidates must have a degree in marketing/communications/public relations or a similar qualification or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.



  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to self-start, multi-task and work independently,
  • Flexible, proactive and resourceful with good organizational skills,
  • High degree of attention to detail and able to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment,
  • Excellent writing skills and social media savvy
  • Maintain professionalism during stressful situations and able to provide a high-level of customer service in a calm manner


Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset.


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.




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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