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||Trust Fund for Victims
||Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
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|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 both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.
The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) was created by the Rome Statute (Art 79) as an independent non-judicial institution next to the ICC. It is governed by a Board of Directors, elected every three years by the Assembly of States Parties. The Board is supported by a Secretariat, ensuring daily management of the TFV’s activities.
The TFV has been entrusted by the Assembly with two main mandates: (i) to implement Court-ordered reparations to victims in a convicted case; and (ii) to provide assistance to victims and their families in ICC situation countries with physical and psychological rehabilitation and material support.
The mission of the TFV is to respond to the harm resulting from the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court by ensuring the rights of victims and their families through the provision of reparations and assistance.
The strategic goals of the TFV aim to:
- Ensure reparative justice for victims to overcome their harm and transform their lives
- Facilitate assistance and reparations by ensuring financial growth and sustainability
- Advocate for the rights of victims in the international public domain
- Ensure good governance, accountability and transparency by creating an effective organisational structure
The functioning costs of the TFV Board and Secretariat are covered in the Court’s regular budget under Major Programme VI. The mandate-related programmes of the TFV are funded by voluntary contributions or donations, with the possibility of receiving and managing resources resulting from fines and forfeitures, as ordered by the Court against a convicted person, for the purpose of reparations rewards.
Whenever appropriate and feasible in the operation of its mandates, the TFV acts as a grant-making mechanism to locally based implementing partners. According to the TFV Regulations, the TFV receives administrative support from the Registry. In as far as not determined by the TFV Regulations, the TFV’s financial-administrative practice complies with the Court’s relevant regulatory provisions.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Programme Manager function at the TFV Secretariat is a field based position with responsibility to develop and manage TFV programmes under the assistance and reparation mandates in one or more situation countries.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the incumbent performs the following tasks:
- Strategy: The programme(s) under his/her management responsibility are designed in accordance with the TFV Strategic Plan, including the legal, operational, and financial parameters of the reparation and assistance mandates; insights gained nurture further strategic development of the TFV.
- Management: Daily operations and decision-making in regard of the TFV’s programmes under both the reparations and assistance mandates are effective, efficient, and responsive to victims’ rights and needs, as well as to situational developments.
- Quality and performance management: TFV field staff and implementing partners operate in accordance with their functions and service contracts, respectively, and in line with the TFV’s Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP), including reporting on appropriate monitoring and evaluation of project activities, and financial control. Underperformance of implementing partners is detected in a timely manner and met with an appropriate remedial response, whether contractual or operational in nature.
- The selection of implementing partners for TFV programmes is managed through a transparent procurement procedure in line with the Court’s Financial Regulations and Rules and with due regard to ensuring best value and programmatic quality and synergy.
- Visibility: Representational duties with situational stakeholders for them to understand, recognise, and value the assistance and reparation programmes of the TFV within the framework of the Rome Statute as well as within the situational context.
- Fundraising: the TFV’s resource mobilisation efforts in both the public and private donor markets is strengthened by the TFV’s programmatic results and insights resulting in appropriate propositions to prospective donors and supporters.
Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, public or business administration, economics, international development or other related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of seven years (nine years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible relevant work experience with programme management and project administration, including significant field-based experience. Experience in designing and implementing projects within complex emergencies or development settings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Process management, programme development, planning, results-based management and monitoring;
- Programme and project administration and contract management skills;
- Ability to adjust and (re-)prioritise;
- Relationship management & networking with stakeholders;
- Coordination and teamwork – good leadership and interpersonal skills, organisational awareness, maintaining effective working relations in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
Knowledge of Languages
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and 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
- 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 ICC is willing to apply the “Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord” on a reciprocal basis.