18084 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
||Gender and Children Unit, Office of the Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
||Fixed Term Appointment
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||General Temporary Assistance (GTA), 6 months
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 Division (ID), under the overall management of its Director and management team, provides the investigative component of the integrated team which conducts the Office’s investigations and prosecutions under the responsibility of PD’s Senior Trial Lawyer. ID recruits, trains and monitors the performance of investigators, analysts and data inputters within the integrated team.
Specialized units within ID support the integrated teams in the elaboration and implementation of their plans and through advice and assistance in the conduct of operations. The Gender and Children Unit (GCU) which is situated within the Planning and Operations Section of ID, assists the teams with the handling of fragile witnesses and with the investigation of sexual and gender-based crimes and crimes against children.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of the Gender and Children Unit and in close collaboration with other members of the Office of the Prosecutor, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the following duties:
- To provide legal and advisory support to the Office in the implementation of the Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Policy and the Policy on Children, including the preparation of draft implementation reports.
- To provide legal advice and support to the Integrated Teams on sexual and gender-based crimes and crimes affecting children, including in the development of investigation plans, and preparation of filings
- To conduct legal and policy research on sexual and gender-based crimes and crimes against and affecting children in situations under preliminary investigations as well as aspects relevant to the work of the Unit;
- To keep abreast and inform the Office, as appropriate, of new developments and on-going Sexual Gender-Based Crimes and crimes involving children.
- To provide legal expertise and contribute to the design of specific training of staff members with regard to engagement with witnesses especially children, victims of sexual or gender-based crimes, and vulnerable persons; and
- To liaise with external networks on issues relating to sexual and gender violence and violence against children, and present periodic reports to ExCom on such liaison activities.
An advanced university degree in 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 5 years (7 years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience. Professional experience in providing legal support to victims and witnesses of international crimes. Professional experience in investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes and crimes against children is required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Strong research and analysis skills (factual and legal);
- Knowledge and awareness of the psycho-social aspects of sexual and gender-based crimes is desirable;
- Excellent drafting and argumentative skills; Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
- Strong analytical and IT skills;
- Planning and organizational skills;
- Ability to manage conflicting priorities and work effectively under tight deadlines;
- Delegation skills
- Ability to work effectively and constructively with colleagues from different professional, national and cultural backgrounds;
- Tact, discretion and accuracy in handling confidential information; Computer skills
- Professional and personal integrity
Knowledge of languages:
Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court would be considered an asset (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and 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 training opportunities;
- 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 confidentiality requirements.
- 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 is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.