18327 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
||Prosecution Division, Office Of The Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
||Short Term Appointment
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
A Short-Term Appointment is used to recruit staff to meet short-term needs. The duration of this assignment is provided above. The maximum duration of a short-term appointment including extensions shall not exceed 12 months.
A Short-Term Appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal and shall not be converted to any other type of appointment.
Due to the short-term nature of the assignment, the ICC reserves the right to make an appointment at one grade lower than that stated in the vacancy with a modified job description.
A current ICC staff member who is holding a fixed-term appointment may apply for any short-term position. Where a current ICC staff member is selected to a short-term position, he or she will be temporarily assigned to the position in line with section 4.10 of ICC/AI/2016/001. GS-level posts are subject to local recruitment only.
The terms and conditions of service for staff members appointed under a short-term appointment are governed by ICC/AI/2016/001.
The Prosecution Division (PD) comprises the Prosecution and Appeals Sections. The Division is central to the core mandate of the Court; namely, the conduct of fair, effective and expeditious prosecutions in accordance with the Rome Statute. It is responsible for giving legal guidance to investigators and litigating cases before the Chambers of all three judicial divisions, preparing all written submissions in briefs and other filings to the Chambers and participating in investigative and case- preparation activities in the Integrated Teams. Senior Trial Lawyers from the Prosecution Section are also entrusted with the task of leading the integrated teams and providing overall guidance on the investigation of cases, as well as leading trial teams before Chambers of the Court. The Appeals Section litigates all interlocutory and final appeals before the Appeals Chamber, prepares all applications for leave to appeal and responses to such applications filed by the defence and other parties before the Trial Chambers, drafts key trial filings, in particular those involving significant and novel international criminal law and procedural law issues, and also provides legal advice to teams in the Prosecution Section as well as to other sections of the Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Senior Trial Lawyer within the designated Prosecution Team in the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), the incumbent performs the following tasks:
- Assist the Case Manager in maintaining a clear and concise calendar of filings, hearings and (pre) Trial Chamber decisions and orders;
- Assist the Case Manager and Senior Trial Lawyers in the collation and organisation of evidence to be presented in Court, including proof-reading submissions, checking references/footnotes, applying redactions and formatting filings in accordance with the ICC style guide;
- Assist in managing and implementing the process of disclosure of evidence to the defence, including ensuring proper organisation and registration of evidence, proper formatting of evidence for effective presentation in Court, monitoring progress within databases and ensuring any necessary corrections and/or follow up actions;
- Creating, updating and maintaining spreadsheets containing witness information, filing lists etc., redacting documents and producing related reports and summaries as requested by the Trial Lawyers;
- Provide administrative support on a range of duties to the designated Prosecution Team, such as but not limited to logistical support of new staff, guidance and coordinating access to relevant Court systems etc.;
- Provide in-Court support to the team by following proceedings online and taking necessary follow up action;
- Perform any other duties as required.
Diploma of secondary education.
A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, preferably in litigation support or in a law enforcement environment. A university degree, being at advanced or first-level, in combination with four (4) years of relevant experience, may be considered as a substitute for two years’ of working experience only to determine eligibility.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Para legal knowledge and prior international experience would be considered a strong asset;
- Strong IT skills in the use of litigation tools such as Ringtail and the ability to work with databases and spreadsheets;
- A good understanding of evidence registration processes;
- Excellent organisational and planning skills;
- Good analytical skills, including accuracy and attention to detail;
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
- Ability to work on a litigation team, preferably with members from different criminal justice systems and cultural backgrounds;
- Good interpersonal and communication skills;
- Personal and professional integrity.
Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other would be considered a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is 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 the ICC policy. The PSC process will include but is not limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a positon to submit 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;
- Position 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;
- Consideration is given to achieving diverse geographical representation at the ICC, to the extent possible;
- Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
- The ICC reserves the right to not make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.