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ADMINISTRATOR
 
 
Applications are currently being accepted for the position of full-time Administrator at the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General with the general administration of the International Bureau, particularly with respect to human resource management and the preparation and implementation of policies and procedures.
The PCA is an international organization specialized in the resolution of international disputes founded in 1899 and based in The Hague. PCA staff work in the Peace Palace, which was constructed to house the PCA in 1913. The PCA is comprised of approximately 40 staff, fellows and interns of various nationalities, dedicated to facilitating the resolution of disputes involving states, state entities, and international organizations.
 Duties
 
 
The Administrator will be responsible for: 
  • Implementing Staff Rules and Directives and preparing relevant policies and procedures of the International Bureau;
  • Managing staffing and recruitment efforts, including the selection of candidates for the Fellowship and Internship Programs of the PCA;
  • Advising staff with regard to their diplomatic status, rights, and privileges in light of the PCA Headquarters Agreement;
  • Liaising with the Host State with respect to matters affecting personnel;
  • Preparing employment contracts;
  • Maintaining an effective filing system for all personnel records;
  • Liaising with health insurance and pension agents;
  • Procuring office supplies and equipment in coordination with the Finance Officer;
  • Providing assistance to the Finance Officer; and
  • Performing any other tasks as directed

 

Qualifications and Experience
  • a University or comparable degree in business administration, human resource management, or related field;
  • two years of experience in a human resource function or general administration;
  • fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement; working knowledge of Dutch and French is an asset;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • sound judgment in addressing staff concerns;
  • the ability to complete multiple simultaneous assignments in an efficient, proactive, and timely manner;
  • experience working in an international organization is an advantage.
The PCA being an international organization enjoying privileges and immunities in the Netherlands, remuneration is in accordance with the OECD Salary Scales for the Netherlands.
 
Deadline for applications is on Friday, August 8, 2014.
 
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV by e-mail to:
 
Deputy Secretary-General
Permanent Court of Arbitration
Carnegieplein 2
Peace Palace
2517 KJ The Hague
The Netherlands
 
 

LEGAL COUNSEL

 

Positions for Legal Counsel at the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration may become available from time to time. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit applications for the job description below that may be considered when a position becomes available.

 

The PCA is an international organization specialized in the resolution of legal disputes founded in
1899 and based in The Hague. PCA staff work in the Peace Palace, which was constructed to house the PCA and completed in 1913. The staff of the PCA is comprised of approximately 28 legal, editorial, and administrative staff members of various nationalities, dedicated to facilitating the resolution of disputes involving states, state entities, and international organizations. 

Description of Duties

The duties of the Legal Counsel include the provision of legal advice to the Secretary-General and staff of the International Bureau; direct support to arbitral tribunals and parties in PCA proceedings; assistance with PCA services in matters submitted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; responding to queries from law firms, governments, and international organizations regarding PCA services; giving presentations about the PCA to groups of visitors at the Peace Palace including judges, lawyers, and students; performing any research, drafting, or representation assignments, and any other tasks as directed by the Secretary-General or Deputy Secretary General/Principal Legal Counsel. International travel on short notice may be required in the fulfillment of the Employee’s duties.

Qualifications

Applicants should be admitted to practice law in their home jurisdiction with several years of work experience, preferably in arbitration or public international law at a law firm or an arbitral institution. Fluency in French or English is essential; knowledge of other languages is desirable. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV by e-mail to:


recruitment-recrutement@pca-cpa.org
Legal Counsel Recruitment
Permanent Court of Arbitration
Carnegieplein 2
Peace Palace
2517 KJ The Hague
The Netherlands

Note: Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

 

Recruitment Policy

 

The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.

Vacant positions are filled by nationals of member states based on the needs and available resources of the organization, particularly in relation to the nature and size of the PCA's caseload, which can vary from year to year. Due regard is given to maintaining an appropriate mix of men and women, and the need to seek geographical diversity in order to maintain the international character of the institution.