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Vacancy Number: ICCT-RANPM-2021

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is looking for a new Project Manager to support an important ICCT project with the European Commission (EC).

Who We Are

ICCT is a respected think tank in the field of counter-terrorism (CT) and preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Our research, policy advice and on-the-ground programming is guided by a fundamental conviction: that CT policy and practice is most effective when it adheres to the rule of law and respects human rights.

ICCT is based in The Hague, Netherlands and enjoys a close partnership with two prominent Dutch research institutions: the T.M.C. Asser Institute and University of Leiden’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA).

Who We’re Looking For

ICCT is searching for a new Project Manager to support the institution’s work on the Radicalisation Awareness Network Policy Support (RAN-PS) project. The RAN-PS is a major multi-year initiative funded by the European Commission to help EU Member States combat radicalisation through research, capacity-building and knowledge-sharing. ICCT is a founding member of the consortium responsible for delivering this ambitious effort.

The Project Manager plays an important and influential role within the RAN-PS project, with responsibility for overall coordination of the consortium’s capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities. This demanding position focuses on working with and coordinating partners, financial management and reporting, and project administration. The successful candidate will be highly organised and an excellent communicator.

This role also has a vital responsibility to help position ICCT within the consortium, aligning our institutional expertise with the strategic priorities and deliverables requested by the EC.

Beyond the RAN-PS project, you will contribute to ICCT’s acquisition and professionalisation activities.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Planning: Contribute to the project’s Annual Activity Plan as well as other strategic and operational planning efforts, with a focus on capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities (trainings, workshops, meetings, counselling services, etc). Maintain project backlog, develop milestone tracker, monitor interdependencies and manage workflows/processes.
  • Delivery: Coordinate with the 16 consortium members and the consortium’s overall Project Manager to ensure deliverables are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. Provide quality assurance checks to ensure deliverables are aligned with plans.
  • Financial Oversight: Work with the consortium lead (Civipol), ICCT’s management and financial team and other relevant parties to provide regular financial coordination of the project and end-of-year financial reporting
  • Stakeholder Management: Liaise with EU Member States and EC Project Officers, where appropriate, to ensure stakeholder needs are understood and met. Function as a facilitator between consortium partners to plan activities and align expectations.

Institutional Positioning

  • Work with ICCT management and staff to identify and secure key deliverables (including research papers, trainings, etc) that align with ICCT’s institutional priorities
  • Develop strong working relationships with other consortium partners and project managers.
  • Ensure visibility of ICCT and its founding partners within the RAN-PS project
  • Represent ICCT in negotiations with partners and EC for RAN-PS support activities
  • Work with the ICCT communications team to promote the RAN-PS and ICCT’s contribution

Acquisition Support

  • Support and develop new funding opportunities, including grant and proposal writing and other support for fundraising applications
  • Help maintain and develop the ICCT project office
  • Help enlarging ICCT’s network and relations for the purpose of acquisition

Institutional Professionalisation

  • Support crosscutting professionalisation activities, including enhancements to ICCT project management and other internal processes
  • Support ICCT events (e.g. webinars, conference) as needed.
  • Contribute to other ICCT projects

What You Bring To The Table

Essential Qualifications

  • University degree in business and/or management, or a discipline related to ICCT’s thematic work (e.g. terrorism studies, international law, political science, international relations, etc) with demonstrable experience in project management
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of French or another EU language will be an asset;
  • Eligibility to work in the Netherlands. ICCT cannot offer visa sponsorship for this position.

Professional experience

  • At least five (5) years of work experience in project management, including experience building end-to-end processes and leading multi-stakeholder projects.
  • At least two (2) years working with EU funding and policy mechanisms (DG HOME, DG DEVCO, H2020 or similar);
  • Proven experience in contributing to organising large events and conferences;
  • Unimpeachable personal and professional integrity;
  • Willingness to travel (post-COVID), including regular trips to Brussels and occasional travel throughout Europe to support the project;
  • Interest in and basic knowledge of EU counter-terrorism/ radicalisation policies;
  • Professional project management certification (PMP, Prince2, etc) will be an asset

What We’re Offering

  • Period: The contract will start 15 October 2021 and is for an initial term of 12 months, with an option to renew annually.
  • Commitment: 38 hours per week (1,0 FTE)
  • Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Salary: The salary indication for this position is between €44.316 and €55.464 annually (€3.693 – €4.622 monthly), subject to the candidate’s experience.
  • Benefits: 8% holiday pay and 8,3% end of year bonus, ABP pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, generous leave policies.

This vacancy closes on 22 August. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to info@icct.nl. Please include the vacancy number in your subject line.

Note that this position is to fill an urgent need. As such, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged.

Start date: September/ October 2021

Duration: 6 months

Working hours: Full time (38 hours per week)

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Allowance: The successful applicant will receive a stipend of 450 Euros per month.


ICCT is seeking an intern to support its Preventing /Countering Violent Extremism programme. This concerns assisting in background research on a range of topics related to our P/CVE activities and assisting in different projects. Other duties may include communication activities, assisting in the organisation of events as well as secretarial tasks. This multitude of responsibilities will require the intern to be highly organised and independent with the ability to communicate effectively. The successful applicant should expect to gain direct exposure to the counter-terrorism work of a dynamic think tank at the intersection of security, politics and development.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Project assistance: Providing project administrative and logistical support to ICCT’s P/CVE projects;
  • Research assistance: Conducting research such as conducting a literature review, collecting background information or data collection;
  • Administration: Providing secretarial and logistical support to ICCT’s core team, including the management and fellows;
  • External communication: Contributing to ingoing and outgoing correspondence, liaising with and welcoming external partners such as national and international academics, policymakers, (foreign) dignitaries and practitioners;
  • Events organisation: Assisting in the organisation of public events and closed expert meetings;
  • Other duties as required.

Key requirements

  • Enrolled as a student in a university or university of applied sciences (Dutch: HBO) throughout the entire duration of the internship. Degrees related to counter-terrorism, political science or international relations are preferred. Please mention in your application how you are meeting this requirement.
  • Eligible to work in the Netherlands - EER/Switzerland nationality OR holder of a Dutch study visa - for more information, please see studyinholland.com

Key competencies

  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, preferably demonstrated through prior academic work;
  • Proven organisational skills; ability to manage and prioritise various tasks;
  • Excellent (native or near-native) command of English. Dutch, French and/or Arabic is considered an advantage;
  • Knowledge of and an interest in the field of counter-terrorism or countering violent extremism are an advantage
  • Excellent computer skills, including a good command of the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to work autonomously on given tasks and projects;
  • Preferably administrative experience;

Contact details

Interested candidates matching the aforementioned criteria and eligible to live and work in the Netherlands are requested to submit the following documents in English via e-mail only to ICCT, att. Méryl Demuynck (m.demuynck@icct.nl) before Monday 9 August 2021:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A motivation letter outlining your suitability for the position;
  • A recent writing sample of no more than 2000 words. This can be an excerpt of a larger work or a piece on its own.

Please use “ICCT-PCVEI-2021” as the subject of your e-mail.

About ICCT

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) is an independent think and do tank providing multidisciplinary policy advice and practical, solution-oriented implementation support on prevention and the rule of law, two vital pillars of effective counter-terrorism.

The focus of ICCT’s work is on themes at the intersection of countering violent extremism and terrorism and criminal justice sector responses, as well as human rights related aspects of counter-terrorism. The centre connects experts, policymakers, civil society actors and practitioners from different fields by providing a platform for productive collaboration, practical analysis, and exchange of experiences and expertise, with the ultimate aim of identifying innovative and comprehensive approaches to preventing and countering terrorism.

ICCT was founded in 2010 as a project-based collaboration between three Dutch institutions: Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Internationale Betrekkingen 'Clingendael'; the T.M.C. Asser Instituut; and the University of Leiden’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA).

As of April 2021, ICCT continued its mission as a new legal entity. The newly independent ICCT joins the global CT and P/CVE community as a mature brand with a clear vision and strategy, world-class experts and robust track record of impactful work.