Senior Program & Advocacy Officer

at Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Published May 15, 2022
Location Hague, Netherlands
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


About this role


The Secretariat of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court is seeking a senior international criminal justice expert to join our team. The Senior Program and Advocacy officer will support Coalition campaigns towards a fair, effective, independent and universal International Criminal Court and support Coalition member organizations to advance justice goals. This position reports to the Secretariat’s Head of Advocacy.


About Us


The Coalition for the International Criminal Court is the world’s largest civil society partnership advancing the global fight against impunity for serious international crimes. We champion a universal, fair, effective, and independent International Criminal Court and effective national proceedings through the broader Rome Statute system. Through Coalition advocacy campaigns and leveraging expertise across our network to support the justice goals of member organizations, we are advancing victims’ access to justice and connecting the global movement of justice advocates.


The Coalition is facilitated by its Secretariat and hosted by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. To learn more about us, find us on Twitter @ngos4justice or online, at **


Main responsibilities


  • Develop and implement Coalition advocacy, under the supervision of the Head of Advocacy and together with the Advocacy Officers, particularly in support of the Coalition’s issue teams (elections; review of the ICC and the Rome Statute system; and the Victims’ Rights Working Group) or other Coalition campaigns;


  • Support the Head of Advocacy in strengthening the Coalition’s membership network, including empowering members, connecting members with ICC officials and government representatives, leveraging the network’s expertise to support engagement with and between members;


  • Carry out legal and policy research as needed to support the Coalition’s advocacy; and


  • Represent Coalition positions in key debates and discussions when needed;


Qualifications and experience


  • University degree required and advanced university degree preferred in law or a related field;


  • 5-7 years of professional experience relevant to this post, including demonstrated experience in an advocacy role;


  • Professional working proficiency in English and either French or Spanish; additional languages are an asset;


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships;


  • Familiarity with the field of international justice and the work of the International Criminal Court; knowledge of specific ICC situations under investigation and preliminary examination is an asset, as is knowledge of ICC and Assembly of States Parties election processes, and victim and defense rights under the Rome Statute;


  • Solid organizational skills;


  • Attention to accuracy and detail with demonstrated ability to work and multitask well under pressure regarding deadlines, workload, and unexpected developments.




This is a full-time consultancy post (approximately 18.75 days/month or 32-40 hours/week) for a period of six months. Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, the host of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, will be engaging the consultant as an independent contractor, and the consultant will be liable for any relevant taxes owed. The start date would be 1 July 2022 or shortly thereafter, in consultation with the successful candidate. **


How to apply

How to apply


Please send the following by 31 May, 13:00 (The Hague time):


  • A curriculum vitae;


  • A one-page cover letter describing your relevant experience and suitability for the post; and


  • Names and contact details of three references.


Apply via email with the subject “CICC Senior Program and Advocacy Officer Application”

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