Vacancy for Student Assistant position as of September 2018 (0,2 fte)

The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is looking for a Student Assistant for one day a week (0,2 fte) as of 1 September 2018.

Job description
As a Student Assistant, your primary responsibility will be the general assistance in and help with the coordination of the activities of the Forum. This includes the maintenance and updating of the Forum’s website and its social media pages. Additionally, other tasks will include research assistance, the preparation and organisation of panel discussions and other IHL dissemination activities, as well as assistance in the coordination of the Forum’s IHL Clinic under the supervision of its Director.

Your profile
The Forum is looking for a motivated and diligent LL.B. or LL.M. student enrolled at Leiden University, who has a demonstrable interest in IHL, and preferably sufficient skills in maintaining and updating websites and social medial accounts. Previous participation in the Forum’s IHL Clinic is considered as an asset. The candidate should be able to take initiative and work independently, while also being at ease with being part of and working in a team.

About the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum
The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL provides a platform within the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies for research, teaching and further dissemination of IHL. The Forum was established in 2011 and named after Frits Kalshoven, Professor Emeritus of public international law and IHL at Leiden Law School, and the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund. The Forum is directed by Associate Professor Dr. Robert Heinsch. The Forum seeks to stimulate and coordinate research within the Grotius Centre in the field of IHL. Since 2012, the Forum also offers selected students of Leiden University the opportunity to participate in its IHL Clinic to work on research projects of partner institutions in the field such as the ICRC, national Red Cross societies and NGOs that work in the humanitarian field. Part of the IHL Clinic also includes an international cooperation with three partner IHL clinics at Emory Law School (Atlanta, USA), Radzyner Law School (IDC Herzliya, Israel), and Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy).

Application documents
Please submit your application before 7 August 2018, 13:00 (CET) via email to: r.w.heinsch@law.leidenuniv.nland Your application should consist of (1) a motivation letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) an overview of the grades you obtained during your previous studies. Please submit the three components of your application in one pdf document.