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21 September 2020

Title: Junior Legal Consultant

Duration: 12 months

Location: The Hague

Salary: Competitive

Start date: TBC likely mid to early November (subject to project being awarded)

Project Implementer: Global Rights Compliance

Recruitment Open date: 21 September 2020

Recruitment Close date: 26 October 2020



Advanced degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first level university degree in combination with at least two additional years of qualifying experience in international/criminal law may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

The above-mentioned university degree must be in at least one of the following fields of expertise: Law with a specialization in international, criminal or humanitarian law or other related university studies.



  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible legal experience, at either the national or international level;
  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience of international criminal law, humanitarian law and/or international human rights law (IHRL) (a strong preference for expertise in IHRL and IHL is highly desirable);
  • Excellent and demonstrable legal drafting, research and reporting skills.


  • Experience working within international tribunals and international legal accountability mechanism;
  • Experience in or knowledge of the crime of starvation, right to food violations, humanitarian crisis violations and / or food insecurity;
  • Proven experience in IHL and IHRL practice or academic work;
  • Experience in drafting submissions, legal reports or published academic drafting;
  • Experience in training, mentoring and capacity building;
  • Experience working within, or engaging with, UN institutions;
  • Experience in, or knowledge of the conflicts and situations in Yemen, South Sudan, Sudan, the DPRK, Venezuela or Syria;
  • Project development, bid writing and experience pursuing funded opportunities;
  • Published work in ICL, IHRL or IHL or in food insecurity;
  • Organising events, convening high-level panels, webinars, workshops, events, and roundtables; and
  • Knowledge or experience of humanitarian operations in conflict zones.


Knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, and significant experience in the practical application of legal principles, concepts and policy to a range of legal work and issues is required. Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct legal research on a range of relatively complex and intricate issues. Ability to work with sensitive / confidential material.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having interactive communication, when appropriate;
  • Tailors tone, style and format to match context;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information appropriately;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentational);
  • Diplomacy and confidentiality is essential.

Experience with digital communications and promotion, social media platforms is an asset.

Planning and Organizing:

Ability to work effectively under pressure and to adhere to strict deadlines; strong organizational skills in carrying out duties and organizing legal files is required. Proven track record of pro-active, tenacious and pragmatic approach to providing solutions and course of action where common practices do not exist.

Technological Awareness:

Fully proficient computer skills and the ability to use relevant software applications, in particular internet/intranet services, databases, etc.

Experience with mobile app and website development knowledge is an asset.


Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective and harmonious working relations with colleagues; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, and respect for diversity.


Language Skills: English essential. Arabic or Spanish would be desirable.


Recruitment process: Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and cover letter (no longer than 1 page) to and candidates will be interviewed by a panel from GRC. Those not short-listed will not receive notification and feedback will not be available.

Deadline for applications is 26 October 2020, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and GRC reserves the right to close the vacancy  earlier if a suitable candidate is selected earlier.
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