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Manager, Ferencz International Justice Initiative
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join the Museum’s team and help support our mission. The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide works to ensure that the United States government, governments around the world, and multilateral organizations institutionalize structures, tools, and policies to effectively prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.
The Simon-Skjodt Center is seeking a Manager, Ferencz International Justice Initiative whom will work under the supervision of the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Deputy Director and work with the Ferencz International Justice Initiative Senior Consultant on a day-to-day basis in developing and implementing the Initiative’s objectives. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in planning and implementing the work of the newly established Benjamin Ferencz International Justice Initiative. This initiative was established by a gift from Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg Tribunal, to strengthen the rule of law and the legal architecture for atrocity prevention and response; promote justice and accountability for atrocities committed in countries of concern; and establish a significant new locus for policy and research on the use of international justice mechanisms to deter, prevent, and respond to mass atrocities.
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s donated funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Deputy Director and the Ferencz Initiative Senior Consultant to develop and coordinate the implementation of a strategic plan for the Initiative. This includes establishing a work plan, creating an advisory board, and developing benchmarks and milestones for the Initiative and participating in the Simon-Skjodt Center’s strategic planning and evaluation work.
- Develop planning documents and schedules, budgets, and manage staff and resources required to accomplish the Ferencz Initiative’s goals. Monitors financial goals, time tables, and other criteria and makes recommendations on ways to improve the Initiative. Troubleshoots problems, keeps the Simon-Skjodt Center leadership team informed of progress, and ensures objectives are achieved.
- Coordinate and prepare analyses, correspondence, reports, briefing papers, and other documents to communicate the goals and outcomes of the Initiative to internal and external stakeholders, including partners, policymakers, Initiative funders, and advisory board.
- Perform research and maintain fluency in all recent discussions of international justice in academic, policy, and journalistic outlets.
- Establish systems for preserving and organizing information and for tracking and measuring Initiative milestones, outcomes, and budgets.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and counterparts from partner organizations including academics, policymakers, and experts.
- Track and coordinate all internal administrative functions related to the Initiative with the Simon-Skjodt Center staff, to include budgeting, catering, and logistics.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Law or Advanced degree preferred, with 3-5 years of experience in international justice field working with or in international tribunals, governments, or international institutions preferred.
- Strong interest in and understanding of the field of contemporary genocide/mass atrocity, with specialized knowledge in areas related to international justice.
- Familiarity with current debates in international criminal, humanitarian, and human rights law relevant to atrocity prevention.
- Extensive experience leading and managing projects, including experience developing strategies, preparing scopes of work, monitoring and evaluating, and administrative skills to advance the goals of the Ferencz International Justice Initiative.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills to make oral and written presentations, establish and maintain effective relationships, negotiate and defend recommendations, and resolve conflicts to gain cooperation, support, and approval of issues.
- Excellent organizational ability with a demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects.
- An ability to work independently and an equal ability to function effectively as a team member.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include both your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Word document titled “First Name Last Name”. Salary history and credit check may be required during the interview process.
For more information about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, please visit www.ushmm.org. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This position is open to all qualified individuals. If you are not a US citizen, you must possess sufficient legal documentation and permission to work in the United States (and provide upon request).