16701 | Registry
|Deadline for Applications:
||Office of the Director, Division of Judicial Services, Registry
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
||Short Term Appointment
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||Until 31/12/2017 with the possibility of extension
Currently multiple short-term appointments during the period from now to December 2017 are anticipated for which the selection of candidates will be made under this vacancy announcement.
A Short-Term Appointment is used to recruit staff to meet short-term needs. The duration of this assignment is provided above. The maximum duration of a short-term appointment including extensions shall not exceed 12 months.
A Short-Term Appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal and shall not be converted to any other type of appointment.
Due to the short-term nature of the assignment, the ICC reserves the right to make an appointment at one grade lower than that stated in the vacancy with a modified job description.
A current ICC staff member who is holding a fixed-term appointment may apply for any short-term position. Where a current ICC staff member is selected to a short-term position, he or she will be temporarily assigned to the position in line with section 4.10 of ICC/AI/2016/001. GS-level posts are subject to local recruitment only.
The terms and conditions of service for staff members appointed under a short-term appointment are governed by ICC/AI/2016/001.
The Division of Judicial Services (DJS) is one of the three divisions of the Registry which consists of the Court Management Section, Language Support Section, Detention Section, Information Management Services Section, Office of Public Counsel for the Defence, Office of Public Counsel for Victims and Victims Participation and Reparations Section. The Division is responsible for the support of the judicial activities such as organization of courtroom hearings; providing efficient interpretation and translation; the administration and management of victims participation and reparations, providing information services; administration of legal aid, etc.
The Office of the Director is responsible for coordinated approach to the Division’s aims and activities. Further to coordinating and supervising the work of each Section, the Office of the Director assists in preparing the annual budget and is responsible for creating synergies among the sections of the Division. The Office of the Director ensures coordination of judicial activities and the implementation of Chambers’ orders and instructions where the Registry action is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director of Division of Judicial Services, the incumbent performs following duties:
- Supports the Director in the management of the Division, including the management of administrative matters (e.g. recruitment, performance appraisals, job classification, missions, consultancies, leave requests, budget and etc.); upon the Director’s request, the organisation of meetings with different stakeholders, accurate record keeping and follow-up on the actions to be taken; on behalf of the Director, the drafting of correspondences, internal legal and non-legal memoranda, reports on behalf of the Office of the Director or the Division
- Assists the Director in supervising the day-to-day work of the DJS sections especially in relation to their services to support judicial proceedings, in particular in identifying issues that may impact the work of the DJS sections in accordance with their mandates, providing relevant analysis/advice/proposal to the Director and liaising with the DJS sections in their achievement of goals under the Director’s strategic directions
- Works with and acts as a back-up for the Judicial Coordinator (JC) when required in the coordination among the Registry sections, in particular in the Registry’s implementation of judicial decisions/orders/instructions and facilitation of the smooth judicial proceedings, to communicate and discuss with the legal officers within the Registry sections and the Registry Legal Office on legal and operational issues
- Acts as a back-up for the JC in facilitating the communication between the Registry and the Chambers on judicial proceedings, as well as the communication between the Director, and parties and participants to judicial proceedings on judicial matters that may impact the strategy and policies of any of the DJS sections
- Manages special projects as well as the projects emanating from judicial proceedings as delegated by the Director or the JC and participates in relevant coordination meetings and working groups
An advanced university degree in law, preferably with specialization in international or humanitarian law. 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 two years (four years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in international law, either in an international organisation or in national service.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of public international law, procedures and operations.
- Analytical skills and the ability to conduct comprehensive legal research.
- Excellent drafting skills, ability to write reports addressing complex issues in a clear and concise manner.
- Excellent planning skills and strong capacity to set priorities.
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems.
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds as well as a respect for diversity.
- Excellent computer skills.
Knowledge of languages:
Fluency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Knowledge of the other working language of the Court is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered as 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 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.