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||Independent Oversight Mechanism
||The Hague - NL
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|Minimum Net Annual Salary :
||For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment (six month probationary period) with the posibility of extension for a second term of three years.
A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process.
Entry on duty date is to be determined.
The Independent Oversight mechanism shall perform the functions of investigation, inspect ion and evaluation in accordance with article 112 , paragraph 4 , of the Rome Statute. The Independent Oversight Mechanism (IOM) is a subsidiary body of the Assembly of States Parties t o t he Rome Statute. The IOM shall exercise operational independence under the authority of the President of the Assembly.
The purpose of IOM is to ensure the Assembly of the effective and comprehensive oversight of the Court in order to enhance its efficiency and economy.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Head, Independent Oversight Mechanism performs the following duties:
- Lead and direct the inspect ion, evaluation and investigation functions of the IOM , as well as management and administration of the IOM and its staff members;
- Conduct unscheduled/ad hoc, on-the-spot verifications and inspections of any premises or processes, as requested by the Bureau or when requested by a Head of Organ, respecting and safeguarding confidentiality and delivery of the report to the President of the Assembly of States Parties and/or Head of Organ as applicable;
- Implement recognised best practices and adhere to the highest ethical standards in carrying out all inspections.
- Provide evaluations of any programme, project or policy as requested by the Assembly or the Bureau;
- Implement recognised best practices and adhere t o t he highest ethical standards in carrying out all evaluations;
- Provide coordination for any evaluation conducted by an external consultancy or by any high-level peer-review panel established by the Assembly, its Bureau or any Head of Organ, for the purposes of evaluating any aspect of the Court's operations;
- Provide, upon request of any Head of Organ, technical support to the relevant Organ in establishing or maintaining internal monitoring or evaluation of any project , programme or initiative;
- Conduct an evaluation if requested by a Head of Organ and provide technical guidance to the requesting authority in case of not being able to undertake the evaluation requesteded. Make recommendations for evaluations to be conducted internally or on out sourcing options;
- Upholding confidentiality for all requests of evaluations and while carrying out those evaluations;
- Deliver an evaluation report , upon completion of an evaluation, to the President of the Assembly.
- Receive and investigate reports of misconduct or serious misconduct, including possible unlawful acts by elected officials and all staff subject to the Staff and Financial Regulations and Rules of the Court and all contractors and/or consultants retained by the Court and working on its behalf;
- Lead sensitive and complex interviews which require specialist skills and considerable experience;
- Implement recognised best practices and adhere to the highest ethical standards in carrying out all investigations;
- Notify the Presidency, Registrar or Prosecutor of the receipt of a report that merits an investigation of misconduct or serious misconduct, including possible unlawful acts, by staff and contractors under their respective authority;
- Undertake all investigations into reported misconduct or serious misconduct, including possible unlawful acts, by contractors pursuant to the terms of the contract where stipulated, otherwise act in accordance with its own established procedures reflecting recognised best practices.
- Access and handle highly confidential and sensitive information and documentation paying the utmost attention to confidentiality and secure storage;
- Draft operational guidance material, including procedures and protocols utilised by the IOM pursuant to recognised best practices and relevant jurisprudence;
- Draft the quarterly activity and annual reports of the IOM for submission to the Assembly of States Parties;
- Submit, within delegated certifying authority, future programme budget proposals for the effective functioning of the IOM in accordance with established procedures and certifying accounts of the office pursuant to the Financial Regulations and Rules of the Court;
- Perform other duties as required.
Special Note: The incumbent of this post will participate in the Court’s Financial Disclosure Programme, administered on behalf of the ICC by the United Nations Ethics Office (UNEO). Information on the programme can be found here on the website of the UNEO (UNEO Financial Disclosure Programme).
Advanced university degree in law, or inspection, evaluation or investigation-related field or any other relevant subject such as forensic accounting, criminal justice, economic crime, fraud management, social science, and public or business administration.
A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience (twelve years with a first level university degree) ininspection, evaluation, and investigation-related areas in an organisational setting including judicial body, law enforcement institution, anti-corruption or administrative investigations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative and/or criminal investigations;
- Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead complex investigation, inspection and evaluation assignments, and produce quality reports with relevant elements i.e. facts, analysis and results;
- Ability to analyse large volume of complex and conflicting evidence;
- Demonstrated management knowledge and experience including managing the staff performance, providing guidance, coaching and overseeing the administration of the office;
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills, and strong demonstrated written skills with emphasis in complex report writing;
- Ability to work under demanding and at times conflicting work priorities and schedules;
- Determination, perseverance and the ability to network and build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including non-government al organisations, military, police and government bodies.
- Proven leadership skills and experience;
- Effective stress management skills;
- Adaptability and team spirit;
- Professional and personal integrity.
Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court would be considered an asset (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
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 applies the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and can support secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.