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Visiting Professional - Trust Fund for Victims

The Hague (Netherlands)

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

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The Trust Fund for Victims | 20798



Organisational Unit:  The Trust Fund for Victims
Duty Station:  The Hague - NL
Contract Duration:  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 400 words);
  • One reference letter.


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, interns and visiting professional based in The Hague are currently working remotely. Accordingly, the candidates selected for this position are expected to work remotely from within the duty station (The Hague) until the re-opening of the ICC’s premises. They are also expected to work with their own computer and internet connection.


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 work across a wide range of activities including fundraising coordination, marketing, digital communications and corporate fundraising to support FV’s private fundraising goals. 

Internal Coordination, Private Fundraising:

  • Coordinate with TFV programme, finance and legal departments on identifying funding needs for private sector funders.
  • Support development of TFV fundraising strategy by collecting requisite information
  • Assist in developing strategy to streamline internal TFV-wide procedures related to private fundraising efforts.
  • Support local TFV programme office fundraising as needed
  • Support development of planning and execution of individual fundraising campaigns, appeals, and events.
  • Coordinate all tasks related to private sector fundraising needs within the TFV Secretariat


Marketing Communications:

  • Support improvement of marketing communications related to private fundraising efforts.
  • Assist in preparing materials for prospects and donors; letters of introduction, PowerPoint pitch presentations, follow up correspondence etc.
  • Develop creative content ideas to grow our engagement with donor prospects e.g. developing TFV programme summaries, TFV solicitation packets.
  • Design and create impactful content for all channels including print, website, social media and newsletters that are accessible and user-friendly.
  • Assist with partner, project and donor communications around programme successes and updates.
  • Monitor timely completion of reports on potential donors, presenting findings in accessible format.
  • Organise meetings, workshops and webinars.



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:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • 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 and
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising marketing and communications techniques.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills
  • A pragmatic approach to work, adaptability and be a team player


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:

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 March 2020: 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, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, 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 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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