Program Assistant

World Federalist Movement
  • Location
    The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-06-2017
  • Posted
    Sep 25

Position description

The World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP; www.wfm-igp.org) is recruiting a Program Assistant for its international secretariat in The Hague, The Netherlands.

WFM-IGP works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world, and includes a comprehensive set of programs that work to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law. WFM-IGP houses the secretariats of two global civil society networks: the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP). The CICC is a global network of 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 countries working in partnership to ensure justice for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. www.coalitionfortheicc.org. The ICRtoP brings together NGOs from all regions of the world to strengthen normative consensus for RtoP, further the understanding of the norm, push for strengthened capacities to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and mobilize NGOs to push for action to save lives in RtoP country-specific situations. www.responsibilitytoprotect.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the successful applicant will assist with office and program administration.

This position requires native or near native language capabilities in English; strong oral and written skills; office experience; the ability to work under pressure; a willingness to learn; and an affinity with the WFM-IGP’s mission.

The responsibilities of the Program Assistant will include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative support to the Director of Programs, as well as to the NY-based Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, including scheduling, filing, travel preparations, and other tasks as necessary;
  • Internal/external meeting preparation and event planning, including arranging conference calls, preparing venues, coordinating logistics, preparing materials, etc.;
  • Maintaining contact databases;
  • Responding to information requests, including requests received through general email addresses;
  • Processing membership requests;
  • Attending, reporting, and assisting with meetings and events related to the WFM-IGP’s work.
  • Providing members with updates on activities and events;
  • Assisting with logistical preparations for annual sessions of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, and other major meetings;
  • Support with financial issues, including inventory record-keeping, purchasing of office supplies, invoice payments;
  • Other tasks as needed.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

We are interested in applicants whose studies were related to Administration, Management, and/or other relevant fields. Coursework in international relations, political science, human rights, or law would be welcome.

  • Fluency in English;
  • Advanced ability in another language (Dutch, French, or Spanish) would be an asset;
  • Prior experience with administrative/office tasks;
  • Organizational and administrative skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Effective team player with the ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Resourceful and proactive.

Application instructions

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please apply by 6 October by sending a cover letter and CV by email to [email protected] with the subject header, “[First and last name] - Hague Program Assistant”.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a telephone/Skype interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

NO phone inquiries please.

The WFM-IGP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative interns.

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