The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) 18 Dec 2017
The International Nuremberg principles Academy is currently looking for a Project Officer

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

Project Officer

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of international criminal justice, transitional justice, and human rights. He/she will also have experience in conducting research, preferably in an international environment. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and organizational skills and will be a member of a highly motivated, international and interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Officers and assist in coordinating and carrying out projects. He/she will be responsible for e.g. the following tasks:

  • Conduct background research, compile literature reviews
  • Engage in project development
  • Compile mappings in different issue areas
  • Write and edit project documents, research briefs, and conference reports
  • Liaise with project partners and conference participants
  • Organize conferences, workshops and events
  • Carry out various project-related and administrative tasks
  • Carry out other activities as agreed within the Academy or assigned by the Executive Board


  • Advanced degree (minimum Master degree) in law, social sciences or political science
  • A minimum of two years experience in international criminal courts/rule of law missions or in research at an academic, non-governmental or research institution
  • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills, proven by relevant publications
  • Excellent communication, organizational and intercultural skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to prioritize, to manage complex workload, and to work independently
  • Languages: Fluency in English with proven writing and editing skills; a good knowledge of French (written and spoken) would be a strong asset, the ability to work in German or in another UN languages would be an advantage

The Academy promotes equality of opportunity. We offer an appointment for 2 years at level E 11 (initial gross annual salary of app. 38.000 € and app. 42.000 € depending on relevant previous experience) of the Collective Agreement applicable to the German Public Service (TVöD Bund) and 30 days of paid leave. The contract will include a 6 month probationary period.

For further contact

Please send complete applications including cover letter, CV and three references to by 7 January 2018.

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