16401 | Presidency
|Deadline for Applications:
||The Hague - NL
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||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).
The Presidency has three strategic priorities reflecting its primary areas of responsibility:
(a) Legal: to carry out its legal and judicial functions under the Statute, including the enforcement responsibilities foreseen under Part X of the Rome Statute; and to support continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and expeditiousness of proceedings;
(b) Administrative: to provide efficient administrative and management support to the Judiciary and to contribute actively to the Court’s governance under the Presidency’s strategic leadership; to engage with the Assembly with a view to its management oversight role regarding the administration of the Court as provided under the Rome Statute; and
(c) External relations: to maintain and increase international support for and cooperation with the Court; to encourage full implementation and global ratification of the Rome Statute; and to coordinate external relations activities within the Court.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chef de Cabinet, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
- Provision of legal, policy and strategic advice to the ICC President on diverse and complex questions in areas of the Presidency’s responsibility related to administration and external relations;
- Assisting the strategic leadership and proper administration of the Court by providing policy support to the Coordination Council (CoCo) and monitoring implementation of its decisions;
- Provision of close support to the President in her role as the external face of the Court by planning, developing and implementing the external relations and communications strategy and activities of the President (and where appropriate the Vice-Presidents or other Judges), including preparation of trips and meetings and overseeing the drafting of all speeches, speaking notes, media statements, written contributions and correspondence. Accompanying the President to high-level meetings, including abroad, providing high-quality real-time support;
- Overseeing the coordination of joint external relations activities of the Court, including through chairing meetings of the inter-organ External Relations Working Group. Leading the inter-organ drafting of reports of the Court to the United Nations, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, as well as other bodies where required. Ensuring the consistency and high quality of reports submitted by the Court and their alignment with the strategic goals of the Court;
- (Together with Chef de Cabinet), ensuring representation of the Presidency’s interests and coordination of the Court’s position in various forms of interaction with the Assembly of States Parties and its subsidiary organs, States, international and regional organizations as well as civil society, including by personally representing the Presidency or the Court in meetings, conferences and other events;
- Supervision of Presidency staff in the areas of external relations and administration (currently two P-2 staff, one G-5 staff and a varying number of interns).
An advanced university degree in Law, with a specialization preferably in international criminal law and other areas of public international law, as well as related areas such as transitional justice. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years (nine years with a first level university degree) of relevant progressively responsible professional work experience, preferably in international courts or tribunals;
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of media, public information and public relations, particularly in the context of international justice;
- Knowledge of the strategic goals and policies of the Court related to administrative matters, including budget;
- Knowledge of international relations and communications;
- Excellent drafting skills;
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
- Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills;
- Sound judgement;
- Management skills;
- Flexibility and adaptability;
- Diplomacy and tact;
- Attention to detail;
- Strategic thinking and organization.
Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is 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 training opportunities;
- 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 confidentiality requirements.
- 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, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
- 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.