Job Opening


Posting Title:






Communications Consultant








Trust Fund for Victims (TFV)


Posting Period:






05 March 2021- 21 March 2021


Contract Duration:

Start Date:                     






Temporary Contract (6 months), based on deliverables













The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first of its kind in the global movement to end impunity and promote justice. With the adoption of the Rome Statute in 2002, the international community has provided a platform to achieve justice for the victims of the most serious crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.  

Acknowledging the importance of victims’ redress as part of the global justice system, the Assembly of States Parties, under Article 79 of the Rome Statute, set up the TFV.

The TFV is mandated by the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty, to support and implement programmes that address harms resulting from ICC crimes. It does so in two ways:

  1. Reparations: implementing Court-ordered reparations awards against a convicted person when directed by the Court to do so.
  2. Assistance: using voluntary contributions and private donations, to provide victims and their families in situations under Court jurisdiction with physical rehabilitation, material support, and/or psychological rehabilitation.

To implement its two-fold mandate, the TFV works closely with NGOs, community groups, women’s grassroots organizations, governments, and UN agencies at local, national, and international levels. The TFV empowers victims of crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide and crimes of aggression and their families as main stakeholders in the process of rebuilding their lives, contributing to peace, reconciliation, and rehabilitation in war-torn societies.


The strategic goals of the Trust fund for Victims are:

Impact             As a result of the implementation of reparations awards and assistance programmes, victims and their families overcome harm, lead a dignified life and contribute to reconciliation and peacebuilding within their communities.

Impact is predominantly achieved by the use of voluntary contributions and private donations, as well as of fines and assets recovered in relation to ICC convictions. 

Performance    The Trust Fund for Victims, acting in alignment with the ICC, ensures good governance, accountability and transparency throughout its activities and is assured of adequate capacities and resources to operate its reparative programmes, while adhering to exigencies of efficiency, effectiveness and proportionality.

Performance is predominantly achieved by the use of the regular budget of the TFV Secretariat, part of the ICC’s budget, as constituted by the assessed contributions of States Parties to the Rome Statute.



The Trust Fund for Victims programmes depend on voluntary contributions and donations from States Parties, as well as institutional and individual private donors. Their support is essential to our ability to mobilize our partners, invest in programmes  and achieve reparative justice for the victims. Given the importance of the mandate of the Trust Fund for Victims to the lives of most vulnerable and marginalised victims of atrocity crimes – female and male, young and old -  it is our goal to mobilise public and philanthropic contributions to reflect the global community’s solidarity and support.

We can do this by developing collaborative partnerships with governments, local community leaders, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders and communicate successfully to advocate on behalf of the victims.

The Trust Fund for Victims is reaching out to new audiences to create awareness about our role in making reparative justice a reality for victims. We also need to demonstrate and share the results of our work and of our implementing partners, advocating the importance of delivering tangible reparative value, enabling victims to overcome their harm and rebuild their lives.



The TFV is seeking advisory services to assist in the development of strategic communication, website content, digital media and messaging, brand consistency and donor relationship building.

Under the overall direction of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Fundraising and Visibility Officer, the consultant will drive the overall branding and visual identity of the TFV, its mandate and activities.

The objective of the consultancy is to lead the operational implementation of the vision and messaging of the TFV. The consultant will plan, develop, and implement effective communications and outreach strategies to support the TFV’s branding and messaging priorities, using the full range of communication outlets, including social media and digital publishing.

The work areas and deliverables of the consultancy are:

  • Strategic communication
    • Profiling of key audiences: Court-related actors (Court, States Parties), public donors, private donors, media (including individual journalists and influencers), civil society – international and in situation countries
    • Develop and propose strategic communication goals for the TFV
    • Develop communications approach and key messages for each key audience
    • Prepare communications packages & tools for internal TFV actors : Board, executive management, fundraiser, programme managers
    • Advice on strategic planning for communication, messaging and branding and their operationalisation
    • Establish a network of internal (ICC) and external partners in support of TFVs communication and outreach, including joint campaigns and mutual leverage of platforms.
    • Review and/or develop brand use and style guidelines to create a strong and impactful visual identity. Training and guidance provided to staff members of project(s)/initiative(s) on brand use and style guidelines.
    • Advise and contribute to consistency, presentation, quality and effectiveness of the TFV’s communication tools and materials


  • Digital footprint
    • Website
      • Content, regular updates for website developed (draft and edit text, design of look-and-feel, coordination with programme staff).
      • Advise on alignment of website content with TFV’s strategic communication goals
      • Advise on internal roles and responsibilities in relation to website content development : procedure, consistency, continuity.
    • Social media
      • Advise on social media content in alignment with TFV’s strategic communications goals, including on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin
      • Develop social media campaigns that relate TFV’s mandate, portfolios and achievements to (i) TFV strategic goals, (ii) international events and campaigns, (iii) international funding trends
      • Advise on internal roles and responsibilities in relation to social media activities: responsiveness (see: campaigns), procedure, consistency, continuity.


  • Signature events and campaigns
    • Identify and support the implementation of outreach events and webinars in alignment with the TFV’s strategic communication goals and in relation to milestones in TFV programme delivery in reparations and assistance
    • Identify and pursue potential event sponsorship opportunities that are aligned with TFV’s mission.
    • In collaboration with TFV staff, visiting professionals and interns, ensure the development and editing of event supporting materials, including an annual events calendar, internal and public concept notes, media briefings, presentations, video reports and impact analysis.



Shortlisted applicants will be requested to submit concise Observations on the Scope of the Assignment and a provisional Work Plan.

The consultancy is for an period of six months. The contract for this assignment will be based on the above mentioned expected deliverables. There are no travel costs and per diem associated with this contract.

The consultant will be working from the TFV’s office in The Hague whenever possible, and remotely when necessary, for which the reparations consultant will be given Citrix access.

The consultant’s work will be supervised by the TFV Fundraising and Visibility Officer.

As part of the consultancy procedure, the consultant will be required to sign a detailed document on confidentiality.


Consultant profile


Expertise and track record of providing strategic and operational consultancy services to an international organisation.

Excellent transferable communication skills: speaking, writing, networking.

Experience and track record of advisory services ranging from Board room engagement to field-based programme implementation.

Experience and affinity in domains relevant to the mandate and operations of the TFV, including  reparations to victims of atrocity crimes, transitional justice, post-conflict recovery and stability.

Excellent writing and editing skills in English and French, including content development and report writing.

Proven professional experience designing, producing and publishing of marketing and messaging collateral through development of digital (graphic design) initiatives.

Proven professional experience developing and implementing style guidelines, brand use guidelines or visual identity manuals.

Professional experience in web management platforms including Drupal and Wordpress.


Application Process

Candidates matching the above criteria can submit their application through the ICC Website by accessing this link.