18101 | Registry
|Deadline for Applications:
||Public Information and Outreach Section, Registry
||The Hague, The Netherlands
|Type of Appointment:
||Fixed Term Appointment
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six month probationary period).
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).
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Division of External Operations, the Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) ensures that the proceedings are accessible to the public, raises awareness and promotes an understanding about the Court's mandate and activities with the ultimate goal of getting support. It does so in relation to a number of target audiences across the globe, mainly encompassing international press and media, victims and communities affected by crimes within the jurisdiction before the Court; and key stakeholders such as legal communities, academics and non-governmental organisations. PIOS achieves its objectives through the use of a variety of communication means including granting interviews to media, press releases and production of other publications and audio visual materials as well as through the website and new social media platforms. PIOS is also responsible for the organisation of campaigns, events, and visits ranging from general groups to high profile visitors. It consists of four units: Public Affairs Unit; Protocol, Visits and Events Unit; Outreach Unit and Audio-Visual Production Unit.
The Public Affairs Unit (PAU) aims at promoting the understanding of the ICC mandate and activities by providing accurate, meaningful and timely information to the general public and other target groups such as medias, civil society, academic and legal communities. In addition to providing messages and answers the journalists and the general public directly and through its publications, the Unit makes use of new communication channels in order to strengthen the ICC digital online presence, reflecting the visual identity of a modern, just, strong and independent judicial institution. It aims also to engage with the different target groups in an inspiring way, to call them to action in support of the Court and to build specific joint awareness projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within this framework, under the general guidance of the Head of Public Affairs Unit and under the direct supervision of the Associate Public Affairs Officer, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
- Draft and edit material f or publications including International Criminal Court (ICC) Newsletter, Questions and Answers, press releases, background information materials, fact sheets and other ICC materials for publication purposes;
- Participate to the implementation of the online communication strategy by drafting and uploading in formation products as appropriate;
- Respond to information requests and inquiries from the media and the public; process, draft and finalise correspondence and other communications;
- Publish and disseminate daily and weekly press review for internal purposes;
- Make logistical, administrative arrangements f or press conferences, press briefings, and public hearings ensuring t h a t room arrangements are in order and materials are available;
- Manage, update and further develop internal media databases; generate a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports to keep records of performance indicators for the Unit;
- Perform any other duties as required.
Diploma of secondary education.
A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of public information, external relations and media or other related field. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.
Experience in drafting and editing public information materials is highly desirable.
Experience in use of software for publications, presentations would be considered an asset.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Good organisational skills to plan and coordinate own work processes;
Adaptability and patience to implement last-minute amendments, ability to work under pressure;
Communication skills with the specific ability to understand the clients’ need;
Proofing skills to find mistakes and make amendments accordingly;
Diplomacy when dealing with internal clients and external vendors.
Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) 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 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. 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.