17281 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
||Language Services Unit, Services Section, Office Of The Prosecutor
||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 Language Services Unit (LSU) forms part of the Services Section providing critical, close support functions to the Office of the Prosecutor in order for it to fulfil its mandate. In this respect, during the preliminary examination, investigation, and prosecution phases, the Unit provides field, event, and telephone interpretation; transcription of audio and video material; translation of OTP evidence and core Office documentation; as well as other services requiring language expertise, such as summarising, redacting, and editing.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working in the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor under the supervision of the Senior Transcript Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
- Quality review transcripts produced by others against audio or video recordings to ensure quality fit for OTP and courtroom purposes;
- Produce self-reviewed transcripts swiftly and accurately from audio or video recordings in keeping with guidelines and glossaries;
- Provide input to the Senior Transcript Coordinator to improve job efficiency and quality of results and contribute towards the development and updating of guidelines and workflows relevant to transcription processes;
- Assist in building Situation-specific glossaries;
- Perform other tasks as required, including by supporting administrative processes, finalising and registering transcripts and providing other basic data-entry duties such as copy-typing of handwritten evidence.
Diploma of secondary education;
- A minimum of four years of relevant work experience, preferably in a linguistic environment. 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 a legal environment is desirable;
- Linguistic training will be considered a strong asset;
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Excellent listening and comprehension skills as well as demonstrable skill in applying attention to detail with data and information accuracy;
- Good skills in working with electronic data management systems with demonstrable proficiency in touch-typing on relevant keyboards;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with prior experience working with highly confidential information being a strong asset;
- Ability to work to strict deadlines under stress conditions effectively with evolving tasks and priorities;
- Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with demonstrable organisation skills;
- Ability to work effectively and constructively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
- Professional and personal integrity.
Knowledge of Languages
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, i.e. French, and Kirundi is required. Knowledge of the other working language of the Court, English, or another official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset. Knowledge of another situation-related language may also 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.