|Deadline for Applications:
||Court Management Section, Division of Judicial Services, Registry
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||General Temporary Assistance (GTA), duration of GTA to be determined
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.
The Court Management Section (CMS) keeps audio-visual and written records of proceedings in both working languages of the Court, as well as receives, registers and distributes decisions, orders and documents from Chambers, parties and participants in situations and cases. The Section ensures scheduling and publication of courtroom proceedings and serves as the communication hub for parties, participants, Chambers and relevant Registry sections in all matters relating to the organisation of hearings. CMS, as the custodian of the records of proceedings, is responsible for the management and handling of all judicial records and information, both in original form as well as in their electronic format, including in particular audio-visual recordings and transcripts produced by the Section, as well as filings and evidence submitted by Chambers, parties and participants the proceedings. The Revision resulted in strengthened ownership of the entire eCourt system, whereby CMS has been mandated to handle eCourt administration and management. For increased output and synergies, eCourt-related functions are now grouped under CMS.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Head of Judicial Operations Unit, and the direct supervision of the Court reporters, the incumbent shall:
- Word-for-word scoping with audio steno shorthand produced by realtime court reporters using computer-aided software;
- Proofread and format realtime to produce official daily copy transcripts;
- Updating and revising word lists;
- Assist the court reporters and perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, including transcribing recordings other than court hearings, assist with the formatting of documents for publication, etc.
Diploma of secondary education.
A minimum of four years of experience working as a scopist for court reporters. Use of computer-aided transcription softwares, preferably Eclipse, would be an advantage. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.
A certification or professional diploma as scopist would be considered an asset.
Prior experience working in an international setting is desirable.
Basic understanding of and ability to read steno theory is highly desirable.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Good working knowledge of MS Word.
- Expert knowledge of spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure.
- Excellent proofreading skills.
- Good organisational skills, self-motivated, possessing good hearing.
- Ability to work under time constraints, maintaining a high level of accuracy.
- Familiarity with legal terminology and exposure to courtroom environment.
- Flexibility and a willingness to work with a team of court reporters.
- Operate in compliance with organisational regulations and rules.
Knowledge of Languages:
Native English speaker, with an excellent command verbally and in writing, familiar with British English. Knowledge of French 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. 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.