18436 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
Investigation 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 investigation teams are comprised of investigators and analysts from the Investigation Division (ID) and work in the context of the integrated teams of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), who are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the different cases.
The investigative teams are in charge, amongst others, of the following functions:
- Developing and updating the investigation and analysis plans within the integrated teams;
- Executing the investigation and analysis plans in an impartial, objective, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner;
- Supporting the prosecution activities of the integrated team.
Duties And Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investigation Division and of the Investigations Coordinator and the direct supervision of investigation Team Leaders the incumbent is expected to:
- Assist the investigation teams conducting online open source discovery (including mainstream platforms and deep web) as well as verification activities, including the identification, preservation and verification of relevant online open source information;
- Conduct geographic information system research, including geolocation;
- Undertake the review and analysis of relevant materials and draft reports in a variety of formats as required;
- Make recommendations for the next steps in the investigations, including actively contributing to evidence review and the disclosure process;
- Act as a focal point for the Investigations Section for online open source information research and other technology related information gathering issues:
- Make recommendations, promote and implement strategies, best practices and procedures to integrate open source information into investigations and meet changing requirements, including participating in the development of guidelines and standard proceedings;
- Develop and apply knowledge of emerging technologies related to open source, including participate in current and future systems’ development and evaluation of new tools;
- Coordinate between investigation team(s) and specialized units, in particular the Forensic Science Section and the Investigative Analysis Section to ensure the development of adequate strategies and tools enabling the investigation teams to conduct high quality and efficient online investigative activities;
- Assist in building and maintaining relationships with the external partners in the area of online investigations;
- Maintain the Investigation Section’s knowledge base on online open source discovery and verification processes and techniques up-to-date.
- Manage contacts with external persons including victims, witnesses and intermediaries;
- Collect, screen and handle information and evidence in accordance with standard operating procedures, including the registration of relevant material;
- Plan and participate in field missions, when required;
- Testify before the Chamber, when required.
- Perform other duties as required.
Advanced university degree, preferably in Law, Criminology, Social Studies, Journalism or in technical areas related with computer sciences or communication technologies or any other relevant field. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience (see below), is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A diploma in criminal investigation from a law enforcement academy and/or relevant training in crime investigation techniques, combined with eight years of relevant experience, may be considered in lieu of a university degree.
A minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) of professional experience in conducting open source online exploitation, including of social media and social networking sites and/or in verification techniques including geolocation, in the context of criminal investigations, investigations of serious human rights violations, investigative journalism or private investigations.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of online information gathering and verification techniques, combining social media and open source information;
- Expert understanding of social media platforms, trends, and social media monitoring;
- Demonstrated knowledge of verification techniques including geolocation;
- Ability to administrate and handle complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
- Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Experience in process development and implementation;
- Knowledge of the requirements of international criminal law concerning the elements of crimes and modes of liability;
- Ability to properly manage confidential information;
- Ability to communicate effectively with external partners: police, NGOs, journalists or other relevant networks;
- Ability to work under stressful conditions;
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing environment and plans;
- Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
- High standards of 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 considered a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. While the OTP online open source investigators can expect to spend extensive time periods working at the Duty Station, they may also be required to undertake deployments to conflict or post-conflict environments.
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 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.