Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the Job! Jurisprudence Collections Coordinator

(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices) The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at American University Washington College of Law is seeking a qualified and highly motivated candidate for the position of Jurisprudence Collections Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for implementing and supervising the collection, organization, and indexing and digesting jurisprudence from international/ized courts and tribunals. The goal is to create and maintain a highly flexible legal research tool for practitioners worldwide.
After completion of the initial indexing project, the Coordinator will be expected to maintain and improve the Collection, work with the WCRO Director to explore opportunities for expansion, and help to maximize use of the resource among international/ized criminal courts, NGOs working in the field, academic institutions, and other relevant constituencies. The Coordinator may also be called upon to take on discrete research projects, depending on WCRO needs and the Coordinator's abilities.
Position Requirements:
► A high level of proficiency with Internet-based research, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat essential
► Familiarity with document management software or digital asset management required; familiarity with Extensis preferred
► Familiarity with web content development and content management systems preferred
► Knowledge of international/ized criminal tribunals, international humanitarian law and/or international criminal law
► Excellent oral and written English skills required
► Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail essential
This is a part-time 27 hour/week position at $20/hour with the potential to become full-time.
To Apply: Applicants should send a detailed resume, cover letter, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to WCRO Director Susana SáCouto by email at

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