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  • The Academy is now seeking to recruit a new Deputy Director to further consolidate its position as a
    partner of choice in its area of competence. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the ICL community – in a governmental organization, a research institution, a public or private foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society. The Deputy Director will assume the responsibility of the Academy’s research coordinator in the field of ICL. The Deputy Director will also carry responsibility for the administrative side of the Academy’s work.
  • For more information about the job description, please visit the Nuremberg Academy website or contact [email protected]
  • Applications due July 15, 2016
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Summary
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the Nuremberg Principles and international criminal law (ICL). It is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern ICL, and is conceived as a forum and capacity building institution for contemporary issues in the ICL field. The foundation’s activities include training, applied research and consulting services. The Academy was established in November 2014 by means of an Agreement concluded by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.

The Academy is now seeking to recruit a new Deputy Director to further consolidate its position as a partner of choice in its area of competence. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the ICL community – in a governmental organization, a research institution, a public or private foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society. The Deputy Director will assume the responsibility of the Academy’s research coordinator in the field of ICL. The Deputy Director will also carry responsibility for the administrative side of the Academy’s work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Academy, the incumbent will Conceptualize, develop and implement the Academy’s program in the area of ICL;

Act as the focal point of the Academy for ICL matters;

Design and manage research programs, including the identification of research partners;

Organize meetings and conferences with national and international participants including pre- and post-production of documents and other media;

Supervise staff and consultants involved in the projects; monitor and appraise the quality of their work;

Ensure the timely delivery of the products and their quality;

Build and maintain regular contacts within the academic ICL community, the international courts, rule of law missions and governments as well as with public and private donors;

Produce high-quality publications, policy briefs, reports, presentations and other outputs for a variety of audiences;

Assist the Director in all administrative matters and contribute to the effective management of the staff and the resources of the Academy.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A focus on ICL, a proven publication record as well as a PhD is desirable.

A minimum of five years of relevant progressively responsible professional legal experience incl. project work and applied research. (Please list the projects and the research topics in which you were involved.)

Experience in advocacy and stakeholder participation, managerial experience highly desirable. (Please state the number of staff directly supervised by you and/or the amount of the annual budgets for which you had direct responsibility.)

Practical experience in working with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, respect for diversity and sensitivity.

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to gain credibility and trust. Proven ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.

Excellent English drafting and communication skills as well as a demonstrable ability to write to publication standard for a range of different audiences and to edit the work of others; working knowledge of German would be an advantage. Good knowledge of French will be considered as an extra asset.

FURTHER INFORMATION
The Academy promotes equality of opportunity. We offer an indefinite appointment at level E 15 of the Collective Agreement applicable to the German Public Service. The contract will include 6 month probationary period. The appointment is foreseen to start on 1 October 2016.

For further information please go to http://www.nurembergacademy.org or contact [email protected]

Please apply incl. motivation letter, CV and three references to [email protected]
before 15 July 2016.