Sunday, November 22, 2009

On the job! CICC in Africa

(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices) The umbrella for thousands of nongovernmental organizations across the planet, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Africa Situations Liaison (Francophone Region). The liaison will be based in Africa, with the precise location yet to be determined. Duties include:
► helping to provide support and direction for Coalition campaigns in certain African countries (currently, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, and Côte d'Ivoire); and
►helping to craft Coalition policy on the African Union.
Qualifications sought include:
►master's degree or LL.M. preferred, ideally with a concentration in International Relations, Public International Law, Human Rights Law, Political Science or a related field; bachelor's degree required, preferably with substantial coursework in International Affairs, Government or Political Science, Human Rights Law, or Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building.
► 3 to 5 years' experience working on human rights issues in Africa, preferably from within a civil society organization.
► Knowledge of the history, politics and culture of Africa, including knowledge and understanding of armed conflict situations and of African regional bodies such as the African Union, Economic Community of Western African States, Southern African Development Community, and East Africa Community.
Details are available under "Employment" heading here. To apply, e-mail ( or fax (+1 (212) 599-1332), to Claire Grandison, Program Associate, Coalition for the International Criminal Court, the following documents, written in English: curriculum vitae; cover letter summarizing the candidate's background and qualifications and discussing interest in the Coalition's work; a list including the name, title, affiliation, and phone number of 3 referees.

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