Case Manager position (The Hague office)
Civitas Maxima (CM) coordinates a network of national and international lawyers and investigators who work for the interest of victims of international crimes. It operates in situations where no legal action to bring the perpetrators to justice has been successful and works in close partnership with the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP), based in Monrovia. Civitas Maxima represents victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast.
Civitas Maxima was registered in September 2012 as an association in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognised by the Swiss authorities as a not-for-profit organization. It is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information: www.civitas-maxima.org
Position: Case Manager
Contract: 6 months fixed-term consultancy, full time, 40h per week
Location: The Hague (the Netherlands)
Deadline for application: 8, June 2022
Envisioned starting date: 1er August 2022
Proposed monthly consulting fees : between EUR 2,000 and EUR 2,500 (gross) based on the level of experience
- 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 prioritising 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; and
- A genuine interest in victims’ rights.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the responsibility of CM Director, based in Geneva, and under the direct supervision of Deputy Director and Legal Counsel based in The Hague, the Case Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Assist in reorganising CM’s server and put up to date any case management backlog;
- Manage, store and organise files in the server, including (but not limited to) working on folders’ structure, renaming documents, and converting files into other formats;
- Create, organise and update excel tables to be used as databases for witnesses, statements, and other evidentiary material;
- Systematise the storing, archiving and organisation of documents in the server;
- Analyse and synthetise witness statements and other evidentiary material;
- Enter documents, data, and metadata in Lexis Nexis Case Map software; and
- Perform any other tasks as instructed by Legal counsel.
- Bachelor or Master’s degree in law, or similar.
- Work experience:
- At least 2 years of experience as a case manager or with document management/archiving systems;
- Working experience in international criminal tribunals is an asset; and
- Knowledge of and experience related to West Africa, especially Liberia, is an asset.
- Fluent in English;
- Working knowledge of French is an asset.
- Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent organizational, analysis and synthetising skills;
- High degree of flexibility, autonomy and adaptability;
- Excellent ability to work with computers (windows OS) and Excel proficiency;
- Knowledge and experience of Lexis Nexis Case Map software;
- Ability to work independently; and
- High motivation and demonstrated interest in international justice.
Authorization to work in the Netherlands.
How to apply:
To apply, send an email by 8 June 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- CV une Cover Letter; and
- 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 for an interview.