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Visiting Professional - Trust Fund for Victims (Fundraising)

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Legal - Broad
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date:

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The Trust Fund for Victims | 20723


Organisational Unit: Trust Fund for Victims  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months 
Deadline for Applications: 31 December 2021



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 500 words).
  • Two reference letters (professional or 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).


Important message:

To participate in containing the COVID-19 spread and in line with the measures adopted by the Host State, the ICC staff members based in The Hague are currently working remotely. This may cause some delays in recruitment and onboarding activities. Thank you for your understanding.


Organizational context

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is an instrument of the Rome Statute established by the

Assembly of States Parties to ensure that voluntary funds and funds of persons convicted by the

International Criminal Court (ICC), are channelled through the Trust Fund to implement

reparative measures to the benefit of victims of the most serious crimes of concern to the

international community.

The TFV’s advocacy, cross-cutting impact and performance, and relating to vision and mission, is

that the Rome Statute’s harm-based, victim-centred approach to reparative justice is

internationally recognised and finds adoption as a best practice.

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:


1.        Impact: As a result of the implementation of reparations awards and assistance

programmes, victims and their families overcome harm, lead a dignified life

and contribute to reconciliation and peacebuilding within their communities.

2.         Performance: The Trust Fund for Victims, acting in alignment with the ICC, ensures good

governance, accountability and transparency throughout its activities and is

assured of adequate capacities and resources to operate its reparative

programmes, while adhering to exigencies of efficiency, effectiveness and


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall direction of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Fundraising and Visibility Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the identification of appropriate grantors, maintaining the prospect donor database, and the execution and timely submission of grant requests, and/or letters of intent (LOI’s) to support the TFV’s private fundraising goals.


Fundraising Research

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants based on their capacity to give as well as their affinity and engagement with the TFV.
  • Develop prospect portfolio profiles.
  • Track and manage funder’s timelines for submission, and the funding cycle.
  • Undertake sector-wide insight gathering on potential funders including due diligence/risk assessments.
  • Ensure all prospect research activities are appropriately captured and documented and in compliance with the data privacy laws (e.g. Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR and PECR.).


Grant Writer

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant applications to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Draft letters of intent, concept notes and compelling funding proposals based on prospect research and data analysis.
  • Develop grant proposal budgets in coordination with Finance, Programme and Legal colleagues.
  • Draft other materials as assigned, such as newsletters, funder updates, website, annual report etc



All Candidates must have a degree from a recognized university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.



Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. Practical fundraising experience that is relevant to the work of the TFV will be considered an asset. Candidates for a Visiting Professional placement must have at least 3 (three) years of relevant professional experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong research techniques, analytical skills and knowledge of fundraising data mining.
  • Ability to conduct basic due diligence on potential funders.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under deadlines with strong time-management capabilities
  • Computer aptitude including strong experience with Microsoft Offices (i.e. Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment


Knowledge of Languages:

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


Other Criteria:

It is the Court's objective to have diversity and gender balance. Some ICC States Parties are currently (as at 31 May 2021) not represented, or under-represented, and we therefore encourage nationals from the following States Parties to apply:  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, Kiribati, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, 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.

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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