International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Request for Proposals for the Revision…

Request for Proposals for the Revision and Re-drafting of Staff Regulations and Rules issued by ICCROM, Via di San Michele, 13 – 00153 Rome (ITA) on 02/05/2019


ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) is seeking a legal advisor to assist in the revision and drafting of the Organization’s Staff Regulations and Rules.


ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization working in service to its Member States to promote the conservation of all forms of cultural heritage, in every region of the world. For more than six decades, ICCROM has partnered with Member States to support them in safeguarding heritage within and outside their borders. Working at international, regional and national levels, the Organization engages and informs new generations of professionals and the wider public with an interest in heritage.

Those working on the front lines of heritage preservation, including scientists, conservators, museum curators, site managers, archivists, researchers and archaeologists, rely on ICCROM for its world-class initiatives in training, information, research, cooperation and outreach.

The Organization is headquartered in Rome, Italy and it has a regional office in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. For more information about ICCROM and its activities, please visit

Project context

In August 2018, an internal staff Working Group was created at the request of the Director-General to analyze ICCROM’s current Staff Regulations and Rules. The aim was to identify which articles could be updated, improved or added to, in order to modernize them and create a healthier and more efficient work environment.

The work foresaw an historical study of ICCROM’s Staff Regulations and Rules and a comparative analysis with those employed by other intergovernmental organizations, so as to have a variety of perspectives within the international context. Staff members at all levels have been consulted in this process through presentations and surveys.

Terms of Reference

ICCROM is seeking an expert to help the Organization in revising its staff Regulations and Rules, which are to be applicable at both the headquarters and the regional office.

The firm/incumbent shall take into consideration the outcomes of the Working Group and staff feedback, and shall draft a revised Staff Regulations and Rules in close collaboration with the Director-General.

In addition to the compilation of the Rules and Regulations, the incumbent shall provide assistance in their implementation, including raising awareness to the changes and their importance to ICCROM staff, both at the headquarters in Rome and the regional office.

The candidate must have:

  • Formal qualifications in law, particularly employment or human resource law;
  • Experience in an international environment, ideally in an intergovernmental/UN context;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and/or French.

The incumbent will have access to all documentation and archival records related to the Regulations and Rules, including the results of staff surveys and Working Group findings.

Duration: 5 months

A draft of the Regulations and Rules will be delivered one month before the contract deadline in order to allow time for final revisions before they come into force.

During this period the firm/incumbent shall:

  • Produce regular progress reports;
  • Participate in meetings called by the Director-General;
  • If necessary, participate in meetings of the statutory bodies of ICCROM;
  • Assist senior management by providing legal advice;
  • Produce detailed guidelines for introducing and implementing the new rules to staff.

ICCROM will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for an incumbent selected from outside Rome.


Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to and received by 23:59 Rome time on 31 May 2019. The selected candidate will be notified by 7 June 2019. Any questions regarding the selection may be sent to the above email by 20 May 2019.

The proposal must include:

  • Work plan and timetable
  • Modalities for reporting
  • A short report of previous projects carried out by the candidate of a similar nature
  • CV with statement of experience and credentials
  • At least two references
  • A detailed estimate of costs