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


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • At least three years of relevant experience, preferably within an international working environment;
  • Fluency in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other; knowledge of Dutch is an asset;
  • Familiarity with Exact software;
  • Sensitivity to different cultures;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

While being a team player, the applicant should be able to work highly independently and respond well to time-critical requests. The selected candidate will report to the Head of Finance / Senior Human Resources Officer and be part of the Administrative Team at the Permanent Bureau.

In the area of Finance, the selected candidate will be responsible for bookkeeping, document processing, and the preparation of reports and overviews. In the area of Human Resources, the selected candidate will assist with recruitment, welcome and exit procedures and maintain internal documents. He or she will also be required to assist during international meetings held by the Hague Conference two or three times per year and provide general support as requested by the Head of Finance / Senior Human Resources Officer and the Head of Administration.

The successful applicant will be under an obligation of confidentiality. At the beginning of the appointment, he or she will sign a declaration to that effect.

Type of appointment and duration: local hire, one-year contract (with a six-month probationary period), possibility for renewal

Grade (Co-ordinated Organisations scale): +/- B3 subject to relevant experience

Deadline for applications: 24 April 2017

Anticipated starting date: June 2017

Applications: written applications should be sent by e-mail, with Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation and contact information for at least two references, to be addressed to the Head of Administration, e-mail: