16441 | Registry
|Deadline for Applications:
||Audio Visual Production Unit, Public Information and Outreach Section, Registry
||The Hague, Netherlands
|Type of Appointment:
||Fixed Term 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.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Division of External Operations, the Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) ensures that the proceedings are accessible to the public, raises awareness and promotes an understanding about the Court’s mandate and activities with the ultimate goal of getting support. It does so in relation to a number of target audiences across the globe, mainly encompassing international press and media, victims and communities affected by crimes within the jurisdiction before the Court; and key stakeholders such as legal communities, academics and non-governmental organisations. PIOS achieves its objectives through the use of a variety of communication means including granting interviews to media, press releases and production of other publications and audio visual materials as well as through the website and new social media platforms. PIOS is also responsible for the organisation of campaigns, events and visits ranging from general groups to high profile visitors.
The Audio-Visual Production Unit (AVPU) creates video and audio summaries of the hearings as well as TV and radio programmes and documentaries of main judicial developments. This material is used by the outreach staff in the field and targets the affected communities but also international media, NGOs, academia and the legal community. The Unit also supports other Sections and organs of the Court in the recording of interviews, speeches and presentations of elected officials as well as all type of events, press conferences and ceremonies taking place at HQ and, on exceptional basis, in the field. The AVPU produces ICC promotional videos and all audio visual content for the website, social media and for digital specific campaigns.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of PIOS, the Head of the Audio-Visual Production Unit is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the production of high-quality audio visual material for outreach purposes, broadcast and multimedia use in support of the ICC ‘s mandate, to provide information and to publicise the ICC and its activities to a variety of audiences.
- Oversees the programmatic, administrative and technical tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit; prepares budget and oversees related expenditures of the Unit; develops strategies and maintains guidelines, manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his or her supervision; fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Unit and across organisational boundaries; takes responsibility for the maintenance and service of the Units recording and editing equipment.
- Undertakes, plans and oversees all ICC in-house audio-visual productions including summaries of ICC proceedings, interviews and video messages of senior leadership, institutional videos and press conferences, ceremonies and other internal events; conceives, prepares proposals, writes the content of scripts, films and edits specific video and audio features or programmes for various audiences; proposes new programme formats, technical approaches and innovations; produces high-quality, fast-paced short packages for use of multimedia digital platforms and social media; oversees post-production work; develops and maintains ICC video and audio archives.
- Supervises logistical arrangements to facilitate coverage by international broadcast media of major ICC events, liaises with and provides technical information to TV and radio journalists. Provides guidance and support to ICC field offices; develops and maintains guidelines; trains field staff and supports AV coverage from field visits of ICC elected officials and other senior staff members
- Maintains and expands distribution channels by keeping contact with news syndicators, broadcasters and other partners, maintains ICC YouTube Channel, updates AV content of ICC maintained websites and explores new audio-visual distribution channels, including new online networks.
- Oversees the identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems utilised for filming and editing, storage and distribution.
Advanced university degree in Communications, Film, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience (four years with a first level university degree) in Audio-visual production, Digital Archiving, Production Management, Communications or other relevant field, preferably at the national or international level. Experience with judicial activity or legal issues is considered an asset.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Excellent knowledge of video and audio production processes and formats ;
- Proven ability to conceptualise, write, create and produce audio and radio programmes as well as other multimedia products;
- Familiarity with the TV and radio news broadcasting industry;
- Proven experience developing and managing on-line and social media presence;
- Good knowledge of and interest in online distribution channels;
- Office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access);
- Management experience in the international environment is an asset.
Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is required. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and 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, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
- The International Criminal Court is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.