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Bourse D’excellence En Droit Penal International

Position: Juriste junior au sein de l’équipe juridique de Civitas Maxima avec un contrat à durée déterminée d’une année
Lieu de travail : Genève

Date d’entreé en fonction : à convenir
Délai pour soumettre son dossier : 30 avril 2021

Qualifications requises:

  • Avoir obtenu un Master en droit international (de l’Université de Genève Faculté de droit, Geneva Academy, IHEID) en 2020 ou 2021 ;
  • Avoir démontré un niveau d’excellence durant ses études universitaires ;  
  • Avoir un intérêt avéré et soutenu pour le droit pénal international ;  
  • Maîtrise parfaite du français et de l’anglais ;
  • Être autorisé à travailler en Suisse ; 

Attributs personnels :

  • Respect des autres cultures et de leurs systèmes de valeur, flexibilité, diplomatie, aptitude à de travailler indépendamment et à prendre des initiatives ;
  • Capacité de travailler sous pression, de s’adapter dans un environnement dynamique avec des paramètres qui changent souvent, et de pouvoir établir des priorités et d’accomplir plusieurs tâches simultanément, parfois de manière autonomie ;
  • Être sensible droits des victimes de crimes de masse et se sentir prêt à être en contact avec des victimes d’abus graves des droits humains ;
  • Volonté et disponibilité de voyager de temps à autre dans des conditions parfois inconfortables ;

Responsabilités :

La personne sélectionnée travaillera pendant 12 mois au sein de la section juridique de Civitas Maxima et sera pleinement impliquée dans les affaires juridiques de l’organisation.

Ce que Civitas Maxima offre :

  • Un environnement dynamique dans une des organisations à la pointe mondiale dans la recherche de justice pénale extraterritoriale au nom des victimes de crimes de masse ;
  • Une expérience unique de travailler pendant 12 mois sur des cas concrets dans le domaine du droit pénal international ;
  • Un salaire de 4000 CHF brut par mois ;

Comment postuler:

Pour postuler, envoyer un email avant le 30 avril 2021 à jobs@civitas-maxima.org avec:

  • Un CV et une lettre de motivation ;  
  • Les noms et coordonnées de 3 références (qui ne seront contactées que si le candidat est retenu pour les entretiens) ;  

Seuls les candidats retenus pour les entretiens seront contactés.

Counsel – War profiteering portfolio

Position: Counsel – War profiteering portfolio

Contract: Fixed-term contract (1 year) with a possibility to extend to an indeterminate contract under Swiss law, full time, 40h per week

Location: Geneva (Switzerland)

Deadline for application: 2 May 2021

Envisioned starting date: 1 June 2021


Personal attributes:

  • Respect for other cultures and value systems, flexibility, ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of personalities, and to interact with tact, diplomacy, and cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to work efficiently under time pressure and respond to a dynamic and changing environment, skilled at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks with autonomy, while working as part of a team;
  • Energetic, resourceful, innovative thinker, and willing and ready to take a hands-on role;
  • A genuine interest in victims’ rights and comfortable working with victims of human rights abuses;
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally in challenging conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the responsibility of CM Director, based in Geneva, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Legal Unit, based in The Hague, this post is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Investigation:
    • Conduct mapping exercises, as requested, in order to identify potential lines of investigation and litigation strategies in relation to the war profiteering portfolio;
    • Prepare and conduct investigations, including investigative planning, evidence collection, interviews, etc.
  • Legal:
    • Conduct legal research and analysis related to the cases assigned;
    • Draft complaints, legal memoranda, judicial acts, and other legal documents as required;
    • Liaise with prosecuting authorities and/or national lawyers;
    • Proceed to the disclosure of evidence, and preparation of/participation in (as the case may be) hearings;
    • Work on case management and analysis platforms to systematize evidence (current and backload) related to international crimes, as required.
  • Analysis:
    • Identify leads and advise on potential perpetrators, sources of evidence, witnesses (victims, insiders, experts or other), OSINT, documents, etc.;
    • Produce analytical products.
  • Other:
    • Liaise with Civitas Maxima’s partner organizations and build their capacity as required;
    • Liaise with partner organizations and consultants;
    • Supervise interns;
    • Draft SOPs as required;
    • Conduct any other tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent advanced university degree in law with a specialization in International Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, or similar;
    • Admission to the bar is an asset.
  • Work experience:
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience for Legal Counsel, or 10 years for Senior Legal Counsel, in International Criminal Law, and/or International Humanitarian Law, and/or Human Rights Law, or equivalent domestic practice;
    • Experience in war profiteering, complex financial crime, or enterprise liability cases;
    • Proven experience building international, domestic and/or extraterritorial cases;
    • Experience with investigative work; field experience is an asset;
    • Experience representing and working with victims;
    • Experience with SGBV survivors is an asset;
    • Working experience in international criminal tribunals is an asset;
    • Experience with case management;
    • Knowledge of and experience related to West Africa, especially Liberia and Ivory Coast, is an asset.
  • Languages:
    • Fluent in both Spanish and English;
    • Working knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent analysis, research, and drafting skills;
    • High motivation and demonstrated interest in international justice;
    • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Knowledge of Case Map is an asset;
    • Good ability to work with computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.);
    • Authorization to work in Switzerland (EU national, Schengen Visa or Swiss Permit).

How to apply:

To apply, send an email by 2 May 2021 to jobs@civitas-maxima.org with:

  • The specific position (portfolio) for which you apply in the title of the email;
  • CV et Cover Letter;
  • The names and contact details of three (3) references (these will only be contacted after shortlisting), including two (2) supervisors and one (1) colleague;
  • Please no phone enquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Civitas Maxima offers a salary range from 5000 CHF to 6000 CHF (gross) based on the level of experience.
Counsel – General portfolio

Contract: Fixed-term contract (1 year) with a possibility to extend to an indeterminate contract under Swiss law, full time, 40h per week

Location: Geneva (Switzerland)

Deadline for application: 2 May 2021

Envisioned starting date: 1 June 2021

Personal attributes:

  • Respect for other cultures and value systems, flexibility, ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of personalities, and to interact with tact, diplomacy, and cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to work efficiently under time pressure and respond to a dynamic and changing environment, skilled at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks with autonomy, while working as part of a team;
  • Energetic, resourceful, innovative thinker, and willing and ready to take a hands-on role;
  • A genuine interest in victims’ rights and comfortable working with victims of human rights abuse;
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally in challenging conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the responsibility of CM Director, based in Geneva, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Legal Unit, based in The Hague, this post is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Investigation:
    • Develop litigation strategies;
    • Prepare and conduct investigations, including investigative planning, evidence collection, interviews, etc.
  • Legal:
    • Conduct legal research and analysis related to the cases assigned;
    • Draft complaints, legal memoranda, judicial acts, and other legal documents as required;
    • Liaise with prosecuting authorities and/or national lawyers;
    • Proceed to the disclosure of evidence, and preparation of/participation in (as the case may be) hearings.
  • Analysis:
    • Identify leads and advise on potential perpetrators, sources of evidence, witnesses (victims, insiders, experts or other), OSINT, documents, etc.;
    • Produce analytical products.
  • Other:
    • Liaise with Civitas Maxima’s partner organizations and build their capacity as required;
    • Work on case management and analysis platforms to systematize evidence (current and backload) related to international crimes as required; 
    • Supervise interns;
    • Draft SOPs as required;
    • Conduct any other tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent advanced university degree in law with a specialization in International Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, or similar;
    • Admission to the bar is an asset.
  • Work experience:
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience for Legal Counsel, or 10 years for Senior Legal Counsel, in International Criminal Law, and/or International Humanitarian Law, and/or Human Rights Law, or equivalent domestic practice;
    • Experience building international, domestic, and/ or extraterritorial cases;
    • Experience with investigative work; field experience is an asset;
    • Experience representing and working with victims;
    • Experience with SGBV survivors is an asset;
    • Working experience in international criminal tribunals is an asset;
    • Knowledge of and experience related to West Africa, especially Liberia and Ivory Coast, is an asset;
  • Languages:
    • Native English (or equivalent);
    • Working knowledge of Spanish and/or French is an asset.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent analysis, research, and drafting skills;
    • High motivation and demonstrated interest in international justice;
    • Case management and excellent organizational skills;
    • Knowledge of Case Map is an asset;
    • Good ability to work with computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.);
    • Authorization to work in Switzerland (EU national, Schengen Visa or Swiss Permit).

How to apply:

To apply, send an email by 2 May 2021 to jobs@civitas-maxima.org with:

  • The specific position (portfolio) for which you apply in the title of the email;
  • CV et Cover Letter;
  • The names and contact details of three (3) references (these will only be contacted after shortlisting); including two (2) supervisors and one (1) colleague;
  • Please no phone enquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Civitas Maxima offers a salary range from 5000 CHF to 6000 CHF (gross) based on the level of experience.