13181 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
||Forensic Science Section, Investigation Division, Office Of The Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six month probationary period).
A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Forensic Science Section will perform the following tasks:
- Conducts forensic and scientific evidence related duties and activities as well as drafting of reports;
- Develops an appropriate documentation collection plan for scientific support to investigations, notably in regards to crime scene investigations, exhumations, autopsies, clinical examinations and forensic science examinations;
- Advises and assists the Head of Forensic Science Section on forensic medical and scientific procedures and techniques to be used, as well as any other relevant tasks;
- Manages, updates, prepares and re-supplies the forensic equipment, including consumables and any other- instruments, etc.;
- Gives, pursuant to the instructions of the Head of Forensic Science Section, operational lead to the other members of the scientific team that she/he is part of;
- Works effectively in close cooperation with the other team members;
- Participates as required in field activities;
- Provides advice on how to use existing international and national networks in his/her field of expertise for supporting investigations of the Office of the Prosecutor; Performs other duties as required.
An advanced university degree in forensic medicine or forensic science or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five years of relevant work experience (seven years with a first level university degree), preferably with forensic investigations/examinations, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases and operations in the field of autopsies/clinical examinations;
- Relevant experience/training in forensic medicine or forensic science institute, in a forensic governmental or inter-governmental agency, scientific police institute, ad hoc international tribunals, international fact finding commissions, international organizations, criminal sciences schools, non-governmental organizations, or as private expert (forensic pathologist, clinical examiner, forensic psychologist, forensic odontologist, forensic nurse, forensic medical officer, etc.).
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of forensic medicine or forensic science techniques and procedures;
- Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous sets of records and facts;
- Excellent ability to execute various forensic tasks;
- Familiarity with analysis techniques in forensic medicine and forensic sciences;
- Excellent ability to communicate effectively with a variety of interlocutors;
- Ability to work under stressful conditions and volatile environment;
- Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
- Professional and personal integrity.
Knowledge of languages:
Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.
ICC Core Competencies
Dedication to the mission and values
- Acts consistently in accordance with the mission and values of the Organisation;
- Maintains confidentiality, acts with integrity and shows respect for diversity;
- Shows commitment to the organisation;
- Presents a positive image of the organisation during external discussions.
- Applies professional and technical expertise;
- Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
- Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;
- Listens, consults and communicates proactively;
- Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy;
- Recognises and rewards the contribution of others;
Learning and developing
- Identifies development strategies needed to achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or
- Learns from successes and failures;
- Seeks feedback and gives feedback to others to increase organisational effectiveness;
- Seeks opportunities for improvement of work;
- Has an open mind and contributes to innovation.
Handling uncertain situations
- Adapts to changing circumstances;
- Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents;
- Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances;
- Manages time effectively.
- Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly;
- Handles contacts with diplomacy and tact;
- Communicates in a transparent and open way with internal and external contacts while complying with
- Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm;
- Keeps to agreements with others;
- Focuses on client needs;
- Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people;
- Monitors and maintains quality and productivity
- The selected candidate will be subject to a Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process in accordance with ICC policy. The PSC process will include but will not be limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check.
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
- Post to be filled preferably by a national of a State Party to the ICC Statute, or of a State which has signed and is engaged in the ratification process or which is engaged in the accession process, but nationals from non-state parties may also be considered.
- In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
- The Court reserves the right not to make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade.
- The ICC is willing to apply the 'Inter-Organisation Agreement concerning Transfer, Secondment or Loan of Staff among the Organizations applying the United Nations Common System of Salaries and Allowances' or 'the Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord' on a reciprocal basis.