18422 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
International Cooperation Section, Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Office of the Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
|Minimum Net Annual Salary :
||General Temporary Assistance (GTA) until 31/12/2018, with possibility of extension
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 International Cooperation Section of the JCCD is composed of three areas of activity, falling under the overall supervision of the Head of ICS: (i) situation-specific cooperation within integrated teams; (ii) judicial assistance; and (iii) general cooperation and external relations, with the additional support of a Legal Adviser.
JCCD supports each integrated team with a situation-specific cooperation advisor, who is responsible for facilitating all judicial assistance needs and cooperation requests of the team to States Parties, Non-Party States, international or regional inter-governmental organisations and specialised agencies, multinational military deployments or peacekeeping operations, non-governmental organisations, and private actors. This includes the full range of Part 9 judicial assistance needs, including through Chamber authorisation as appropriate, for the identification of the whereabouts of persons, taking of evidence, including by national authorities, questioning of persons, conduct of forensic examinations and exhumations, provision of official records, including through securing domestic production orders, the execution of searches and seizures, a the identification and freezing of assets, the conduct of financial investigations, the interception of communication, the summonsing of witnesses, and – in coordination with the Registry – the arrest or summonsing of persons sought by the Court.
A judicial cooperation component provides strategic, technical and operational advice, support and guidance to all (Associate) International Cooperation Advisers in order to ensure quality control, channelling of and follow-up to all judicial assistance requests and responses sent on behalf of integrated teams in conformity with relevant procedures and standards, including through checking over all requests for assistance, conducting periodic training developing standard templates and protocols, following up with national authorities on mutual legal assistance processes and agreeing with stakeholders on possible improvements and development of best practices. It is responsible, in association with each (Associate) International Cooperation Advisers, for tracking compliance and maintaining all records related to outgoing and incoming requests for assistance in the RFA database.
A general cooperation/external relations (GC/XR) component is responsible for the establishment and management of external relations with States, international organisations and NGOs, and for galvanising general support for key issues and messages of the Office in this regard, as well as developing and maintaining networks of support with diplomatic communities, NGOs, educational institutions and other relevant networks. Through these relations and networks they disseminate and galvanise support for key messages of the Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division (JCCD) and the direct supervision of the Head of the International Cooperation Section (ICS) the incumbent will provide advice and perform tasks required by the Division, including:
- In relation to specific situations and cases (e.g. Burundi), undertake research and analysis of information/documents relevant to cooperation issues and providing assistance to secure cooperation from states and organisations for OTP investigations and prosecutions;
- Assist in providing legal and policy advice on cooperation issues arising in relation to the situation (i.e. Burundi);
- Contribute to the development of communication plans and outreach activities and to interaction with victims, including representing the OTP in meetings with local communities, civil society and other relevant groups if required;
- Participate in field missions in fulfilment of the tasks outlined above;
- Perform any other duties as required.
Advanced university degree preferably in law or other relevant fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Analyst training desirable.
A minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience. Professional experience in international relations and negotiations. Professional experience in international or domestic criminal law and experience in working in judicial cooperation is strongly desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent knowledge of the substantive and procedural provisions of the Rome Statute and the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence;
- Excellent diplomatic, communication and negotiation skills;
- Ability to work effectively and constructively with colleagues from different professional, national and cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to work effectively under strict deadlines and with substantial travel obligations.
- Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
- Professional and personal integrity.
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is highly desirable. 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 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
- 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.