PILP Project Assistant
Deadline for application: 2 May 2016
The Netherlands Committee of Jurists for Human Rights (NJCM) is the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). It seeks to promote and protect human rights in the Netherlands. The NJCM critically monitors legislation and policy in the Netherlands, including foreign policy, for compliance with national, European and international human rights standards. When necessary the NJCM writes commentaries on national policy documents and draft legislation to lobby for human rights protection in Parliament. In May 2014 the NJCM started with the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP). This is a two-year pilot with which NJCM explores the possibilities of strategic litigation in the field of human rights in the Netherlands. PILP is looking for a Project Assistant (4/5).
• To assist the Project Coordinator in planning his appointments, preparing meetings, managing his diary
• To manage the different cases
• To conduct juridical research
• To report on brainstorming sessions about the cases
• To write articles for the website
• To brainstorm on possible strategies and tactics
• To fulfill various tasks for NJCM's clearinghouse 'Pro Bono Connect'
NJCM is looking for a smart junior jurist with a passion for human rights and civil rights.
• demonstrable affinity with human rights in the Netherlands
• law degree
• excellent knowledge of Dutch and English (written and spoken)
• proven writing skills (juridical and non-juridical texts)
• social skills: ability to meet with both panicky clients and business partners
• experience with social media
Not essential but preferable:
• good knowledge of Wordpress
• being flexible regarding working hours
• being a NJCM member
• being acquainted with the supporting organisations and NGOs NJCM is working with.
NJCM is offering an all-round job in an enthusiastic team who are virtually pioneering the Dutch juridical landscape. You will be working four days a week and receiving a gross salary of €2.100/month.
The project assistant will preferably start in June 2016 with a six months trial period, possibly followed by a three-months contract. When satisfied, the contract might be prolonged for the whole duration of the PILP project.
NJCM is explicitly looking for future colleagues with a diverse (cultural) background.
How to apply
You application should consist of a motivation letter and a CV. Both should be sent to Jelle Klaas (Project Coordinator) via email@example.com by 2 May 2016. Please mention
‘Sollicitatie projectassistent PILP’ in the subject bar.
- Announcement on the PILP website.