Vacancies

Current vacancies:

  • Diplomat Lawyer ("Secretary")

who will be in charge of specific work in relation to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children and other work in the field of international family law and child protection.
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2015
Starting date: as soon as possible
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  • Accountant (applications closed)

 


The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a:

Diplomat Lawyer ("Secretary")

who will be in charge of specific work in relation to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children and other work in the field of international family law and child protection.

The ideal candidate will answer to the following description:

- Excellent knowledge of private international law (conflict of laws) in general, and in particular of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Conventions.

- Excellent law school education, preferably in the common law tradition; familiarity with comparative law (substantive and procedural law); good knowledge of public international law (in particular, the law of treaties and human rights law).

- Excellent drafting capabilities (e.g., dissertation, law review or other publication experience will be taken into account).

- A minimum of 10 years of experience in practice of law, academia, or an international organisation is desirable; experience with international negotiations an advantage.

- Excellent command, preferably as native language and both spoken and written, of English; good command of French and knowledge of other languages desirable.

- Personal qualities to:

lead a small team of colleagues working in the area of international family law and child protection;

contribute to a good, pleasant and co-operative working atmosphere both within the Permanent Bureau and with representatives of Members, non-Member States and other Organisations;

contribute to the effective administration of the Permanent Bureau;

represent the Hague Conference at a diplomatic level.  

The finalists will be required to undergo a professional assessment administered by an external consultant.

Further position-related information:

- While the position is located in The Hague, it requires regular travel to both near and distant countries.

- Medical clearance is required.

- For more information on the process of appointment for a Diplomat Lawyer (Secretary) see Article 5(1) of the Statute of the Organisation (available at www.hcch.net). Concerning the geographic representation mentioned in Article 5(2) of the Statute, it is recalled that the current Diplomat Lawyers possess the following nationalities: Swiss, Canadian, and Spanish.

Duration of the appointment: initially two years (with a six-month probationary period).

Salary: Relevant A-grade of the Co-ordinated Organisations scale for the Netherlands, depending on qualifications and experience (the grade corresponding to the envisaged profile would most likely be A3 or A4).

Entry on duty: as soon as possible, taking into account the availability of the successful candidate.

Applications: Written applications with a curriculum vitae, including a full description of the candidate's experience with the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention, a list of publications and contact information for three references, should be addressed to the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, before 15 January 2015, at <[email protected]>.