The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH is seeking a: 


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A degree in project management and / or communications (or equivalent work experience), preferably with experience in finance;
  • Two years of relevant full-time professional experience, preferably in an international environment;
  • Familiarity with Exact or similar accounting software;
  • Fluency in either English or French (a working knowledge of the other, or of additional languages, would be an asset); and
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in a multicultural environment.

The successful candidate will work well in a team, be able to juggle multiple tasks and projects and respond well to time-critical requests. The Project / Communications Assistant will report to the Head of Finance / Senior Human Resources Officer and the Attaché to the Secretary General and be part of the Administrative Team at the PB.

Duties will include assisting the Attaché with external communications, including promotional work and the publication of social media content, coordinating with various teams to ensure seamless communications in a variety of areas, and tracking and reporting on social media engagement. In addition, the successful candidate will administer the voluntary contributions received by the Organisation, including bookkeeping, general administration, reports, contact with donors and fundraising. He or she will liaise with potential donors, assist with the audit of voluntary contributions and coordinate with the PB’s Regional Offices. Finally, the successful candidate will provide general administrative assistance in various areas and carry out such other work as may be required from time to time.

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

Starting date: September 2020. 

Grade (Co-ordinated Organisations scale): B2/1, subject to relevant experience.

Deadline for applications: 2 August 2020 (12.00 a.m. CEST).

Applications: written applications should be made by e-mail, with Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation, application form, and contact details of at least two references, to be addressed to the Head of Human Resources, at < >. Incomplete applications and those submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

Please note that applicants must be nationals of Member States of the HCCH. The PB strives for gender balance and equitable geographical representation in its recruitment and hiring practices. The PB reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make appointments at a lower grade, or to make appointments with a modified job description.

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