15362 | Registry or OTP
|Deadline for Applications
||Language Services Section, Registry or Language Services Unit, Office of the Prosecutor
|Type of Appointment:
||Fixed Term Appointment
|Minimun Net Annual Salary:
||To be determined
||To be determined
A roster of suitable candidates will be established for this post as a result of this selection process for fixed-term appointments against both established posts and positions funded by general temporary assistance (GTA).
Duties and Responsibilities
Field Interpreters will work for the Language Services Section of the Registry or the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor. The successful candidates will be expected to: (a) provide consecutive interpretation on field missions or in support of operations at Headquarters; (b) prepare thoroughly for the above assignments; (c) observe established terminology and in-house usage, and identify new terminology; (d) carry out sight translation duties whilst on mission, where necessary; (e) take part in refresher training sessions with a view to refining his/her interpreting skills; and (f) perform other language services as required by the heads of the two language services of the Court.
Education and Experience:
Successful candidates must (a) possess the ability to work as part of a team, (b) demonstrate flexibility, initiative and willingness to learn new skills; (c) possess a knowledge of relevant computer software including word-processing programs; and (d) be available, at times, on short notice; and would preferably though not necessarily: (a) possess a degree in interpretation, translation, linguistics or law or in any other relevant subject matter; and (b) have relevant experience in interpretation on a formal basis, potentially in an international organisation.
Knowledge of Languages
Mother tongue proficiency in Ossetian, and excellent English are required. A working knowledge of one of the other official languages of the Court is desirable.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to take the ICC accreditation test which essentially consists of an interview and an interpretation test. Accreditation is, however, subject to obtaining security and medical clearance. Successful candidates will then be placed on a roster, although they should bear in mind that their deployment will depend on their suitability for a particular mission based on their own personal profile and the objectives of the said mission. If suitable for deployment, Field Interpreters will then be contracted on a freelance basis for the mission.
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 the ICC policy. The PSC process will include but is not limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a positon to submit electronic copy of their passport and all diplomas listed on their profile when requested;
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site;
- Position 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;
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged;
- Consideration is given to achieving diverse geographical representation at the ICC, to the extent possible;
- Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
- The ICC reserves the right to not 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.