Communications and Events Associate

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23 Jan 2018

PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR GLOBAL ACTION (PGA) is the largest non-governmental, cross-party international network of individual legislators with approximately 1,400 members in 143 parliaments around the world. PGA mobilizes legislators as human rights champions committed to promoting the rule of law, democracy, human security, non-discrimination and gender equality. Using a peer-to-peer methodology, PGA brings together parliamentarians with key stakeholders, including civil society; equips legislators with relevant knowledge and expertise; and achieves immediate impact and longer-term national implementation on campaign objectives. The organization’s vision is to contribute to the creation of a rules-based international order for a more equitable, safe and democratic world. The PGA Secretariat operates from both the Headquarters in New York and the office in The Hague. PGA is a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.


For more information about the position, please consult our website.

PGA is recruiting a Communication & Events Associate based in The Hague.

The Associate will report to the Senior Programme Officer or Director and provide support to the Legal Officers of the International Law and Human Rights Programme, in particular the Legal Officer(s) based in The Hague. The Associate will support PGA’s Campaign for the Effectiveness and Universality of the Rome Statute (ICC Campaign) communications and provide logistical support for the organization of Campaign events, including global and national parliamentary meetings.

In particular, the Associate will:

  1. Implement the Communications strategy of PGA, notably by assisting in communications activities, including the preparation of press releases and outreach on social media, to give visibility to the activities and maximize the impact of results of PGA’s parliamentary mobilisation in the target-countries of the Campaign;
  2. Assist in the maintenance and development of the tools of PGA’s campaigns, in cooperation with relevant staff. These tools include databases; Parliamentary kits; country-pages, thematic pages and event-related pages in PGA website; calendars of events;
  3. Increase the accessibility of PGA’s website’s content and all other relevant materials, by assisting in translations in French and/or Spanish;
  4. Assist in increasing the visibility of the PGA ICC Campaign’s accomplishments across key audiences, including media, policymakers, and donors;
  5. Provide logistical support (i.e. booking of flights, accommodation, etc.) in the organizing of activities;
  6. Take notes and prepare brief reports of relevant meetings, as assigned;
  7. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

This appointment will be subject to a probation period of 3 months, and will be made initially for an additional 12 months (1 year), with the possibility of renewal and subsequent extension depending on funding availability. The successful candidate is expected to be available for this position as early as possible in January or February 2018.


  • University degree (Bachelor’s/Undergraduate);
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Spanish and/or French is an asset, and knowledge of Dutch is considered a plus;
  • Strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-reliance, responsiveness, creativity and spirit of service, including the ability to listen carefully and understand the views expressed by others;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and within the constraints of tight deadlines;
  • Advanced social media and computer skills (notably in database management and Excel);
  • Ability to take initiative;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to horizontal structures;
  • Interest in political processes and the role of individuals to generate political will and transform it into concrete actions; and
  • Strong commitment to PGA’s mission, vision, and values.


Qualified applicants should submit a single file (with the name of the applicant in the email subject heading) including:

  1. A Cover Letter indicating motivation, concrete competencies, and date of availability; 
  2. Resume/CV including name and contact information of 2 professional references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to take part in a test of competencies and a phone interview.

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file via an email entitled “Communication & Events Associate – Name of the applicant” to:

Ms. Leyla Nikjou Senior Programme Officer, International Law and Human Rights Programme, PGA

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