18348 | Registry
|Deadline for Applications:
||Victims and Witnesses Section, Division of External Operations, 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).
The Victims and Witnesses Section (VWS) organisationally belongs to the Division of External Affairs and Field Operations in the Registry. It provides protective measures, security arrangements, counselling and other appropriate assistance to witnesses and victims who appear before the Court and to others who are also at risk on account of testimony given by such witnesses. The Section may advise the Prosecutor and the Court on appropriate protective measures, security arrangements, counselling and assistance.
The Section is responsible for ensuring that the witnesses appear in the Court appropriately protected, supported and as scheduled by the Chambers. Furthermore, it is responsible for the management of the ICC Protection Programme (ICCPP) and may cooperate with States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in providing any of the protection and support measures stipulated by the Statute.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within this framework, and under the direct supervision of the Analyst of the VWS Analysis Team, the incumbent performs the following duties:
- Provides assistance to the Analyst to increase the analytical capabilities of the VWS in order to ensure the efficiency of the ICCPP and the safety of victims and witnesses;
- Monitors and reviews security situations in ICC areas of operation, with a focus on security incidents related to victims and witnesses; and collects different types of information through various sources according to specific criteria;
- Securely registers information and other intelligence collected;
- Drafts reports and gives presentations on relevant topics;
- Reviews confidential documents and redacts sensitive information;
- Translates confidential documents and/ or provides interpretation during phone calls with protected witnesses;
- Provide analytical support to Senior Managers and Team Leaders in the absence of the Analyst;
- Protects the safety, physical and psychological wellbeing, dignity and privacy of all victims and witnesses, with regard to all relevant factors, including age, health and nature of the crime, in particular, but not limited to, where the crime involves sexual or gender violence or violence against children;
- Maintains confidentiality at all times, respects the interests of the witness and acts impartially when cooperating with all parties;
- Performs other duties as instructed by the Analyst and the Senior Manager.
- The incumbent, prior to commencing his/her duties, is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the VWS.
Diploma of Secondary Education.
- A minimum of ten years work experience in positions clearly identified and officially labelled as analysis, or government Intelligence positions involving analysis, is required;
- Experience with large-scale situations is desirable;
- International experience is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong analytical and reasoning skills including the ability to understand complex scenarios and handle simultaneously conflicting information and hypotheses;
- Excellent drafting skills and ability to prepare analytical reports;
- Excellent presentation skills and ability to logically defend chosen positions;
- Advanced computer skills including ability to operate databases, and/or search engines and/or analytical software efficiently would be an asset;
- Excellent ability to administrate and handle complex and voluminous sets of records and facts;
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments and plans;
- Ability to familiarise quickly with new situations, to anticipate difficulties, to manage conflicting priorities and to deal with a variety of different tasks under time pressure;
- Ability to maintain both internal and external relationships in matters relevant to information collection;
- Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and organisational skills;
- Cultural and gender sensitivity;
- Ability to work and operate in a multicultural environment;
- Absolute integrity, tact, sensitivity, discretion and good judgment, including particular sensitivity to the needs of victims of sexual violence, children, the elderly and the disabled.
- Ability to work in a team
- Ability to deal with highly sensitive information;
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Advanced knowledge in Arabic is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is 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 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 Mobility Accord” on a reciprocal basis.