16641 | Office Of The Prosecutor
|Deadline for Applications:
||ID - CIV (50016548), Investigations Teams, Office Of The Prosecutor
||Abidjan - CI
|Minimun Net Annual Salary:
||To be determined
A roster of suitable candidates may 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 Investigation Teams are comprised of investigators and analysts from the Investigation Division (ID) and work in the context of the Integrated Teams of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP). The investigative teams are in charge, amongst others, of the following functions:
- Develop and update investigation and analysis plans;
- Execute the investigation and analysis plans in an impartial, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner;
- Establish and implement clear procedures to safeguard the obligation of objective investigation and analysis; and
- Support the prosecution activities of the Integrated Team.
Duties and Responsabilities
Under the overall management of the Director of the Investigation Division, the supervision of the Investigations Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Investigation Team Leader, the incumbent is expected to support the investigation team in strengthening its investigative strategy and operations in the situation country, in particular:
- Advise the team in matters related with the socio-economic and cultural aspects of the situation country under investigation;
- Assist in strengthening the local support network for the investigations, including contacts with different local organizations, civil society groups, diaspora groups from the situation country and other local/regional networks;
- Support the investigative team in the collection, screening and handling of information and evidence in accordance with OTP standard operating procedures;
- Support investigators conducting interviews, in particular by assisting the investigation team in approaching and developing a rapport with witnesses, victims and suspects in ways that are coherent with and respectful of local culture;
- Conduct open-source research and collation of information as requested;
- Review and perform preliminary analysis of materials relating to the reference situation and/or in the reference language(s), including assisting in interpreting correctly the information and evidence, in view of its social, cultural and linguistic context;
- Assist the investigation team in finding evidence and investigative opportunities characteristic of the victimized societies and the perpetrating structures, by identifying relevant leads and making recommendations for next investigative steps;
- Support training activities towards increasing the investigation team members’ knowledge and understanding of the situation country;
- Assist the investigation team and operational units in developing investigative and operational strategies appropriate and coherent with the local societies;
- Support the investigation team with relevant language skills;
- Assist in the planning, preparation, as well as participate and support field missions;
- When possible, considering the security situation, publicly represent the OTP investigation in the situation country of the applicant;
- Testify before the Chamber, if and when required;
- Performs other duties as required.
Being a national, having resided or operated in the situation country under investigation for a relevant period of time or having acquired in any other manner a deep understanding of the political, socio-economic and/or cultural aspects of that country and developed contacts with local/regional partners; particular focus will be given to applicants with investigative experience within the context of the situation under investigation by the OTP.
- Diploma of secondary education.
- The following qualifications would be considered a strong asset:
- University degree in Law, Criminology or other related fields, for example in Human Rights, Psychology, or Journalism or a diploma in criminal investigation or analysis from a law enforcement academy;
- Relevant training in investigation and/or analysis techniques and extensive investigative and/or analytical experience, being it in the context of criminal investigations, investigations of serious human rights violations or investigative analysis.
- A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.
- Previous work experience in the context of criminal investigations or with NGO’s/IGO’s/International Commissions of Enquiry or with other investigative and/or fact-finding bodies, with a special focus on investigations of serious crimes, human rights violations or violence in the context of armed conflicts.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to administrate and handle complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
- Excellent ability for team-work, including listening, sharing, communicating and peer-support skills;
- Good interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to develop and foster networks of cooperation;
- Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Ability and awareness on the management of sensitive information;
- Ability to work under stressful conditions;
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing environment and plans;
- Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for gender and cultural diversity;
- Professional and personal integrity and commitment to the core values and objectives of the International Criminal Court.
Knowledge of Languages
- Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Fluency in both languages would be considered a strong asset.
- Fluency in Dioula and Guéré is considered an asset.
- Knowledge of additional official languages of the Court, (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. While Situation Specific Investigation Assistants can expect to spend extensive time periods working at their designated Duty Station, they may also be required to undertake repeated and sometimes lengthy deployments, including to conflict or post-conflict environments, all dependent on the nature and phase of the investigation.
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. All candidates should be in a position to submit an 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;
- 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;
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged;
- Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
- 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.