Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Job Opening: British Red Cross Fellows

The British Red Cross invites applications for the post of British Red Cross Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

The British Red Cross works to disseminate knowledge of and to encourage respect for international humanitarian law (IHL).  It co-operates closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in these areas.

The British Red Cross is seeking to hire two international law researchers to help up-date the collection of practice supporting the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law.

Working as members of a five-person research team based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the post-holders will analyse documents concerning world-wide practice in the area of international humanitarian law from a variety of sources and will incorporate the relevant parts of the documents into a database.

The ideal candidates will hold an LL.M. with a focus on international law or have the equivalent professional experience. A demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, in particular of IHL, excellent analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner are essential, as well as excellent written English.

One of the successful candidates must have a good knowledge of Spanish and ideally knowledge of Spanish legal terminology

The other successful candidate must have a good knowledge of French or Spanish and ideally any other relevant languages. Please apply online via the British Red Cross website www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Jobs, where further information about these roles is available. If you are unable to apply online please contact Alexandra Taylor on ATaylor@redcross.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 April 2018. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 21 May 2018

The British Red Cross is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

JOB POSTCODE:      CB3 9BL                       

SALARY:                    GBP 25,000 - GBP 27,000

LOCATION:               The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge

CONTRACT TYPE:    Fixed term 31 December 2020 (with possibility of extension)

HOURS:                      35 HOURS

CLOSING DATE:        Sunday, 29 April, 2018



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