18519 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
||Language Services Unit, Services Section, Office Of The Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
|Minimum Net Annual Salary :
||General Temporary Assistance (GTA) until 31/12/2019, with possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds
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 Language Services Unit (LSU) forms part of the Services Section providing critical, close support functions to the Office of the Prosecutor in order for it to fulfil its mandate. In this respect, during the preliminary examination, investigation, and prosecution phases, the Unit provides field, event, and telephone interpretation; transcription of audio and video material; translation of OTP evidence and core Office documentation; as well as other services requiring language expertise, such as summary translation, redacting, and editing.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent of the post will work in the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor reporting to the Language Coordinator. He or she will work in a demanding and high-pressure but rewarding environment. The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Manage the timely provision of fit-for-purpose translation services in support of OTP operations (situation languages) – proactively plan and coordinate the needs, priorities and requests; determine feasibility of translation requests; oversee the assignment of translation tasks (staff translators and external freelancers) and activities of the situation-language team;
- Source, test and select freelance translators and translation staff to meet the OTP’s situation-language needs;
- Oversee and conduct training and induction of new situation-language translators;
- Develop and implement quality assurance mechanisms for situation-language target texts of translations from the working languages;
- Develop and update translation guidelines, procedures and workflows related to situation languages and monitor workload levels, making budget and human resources plans and recommendations;
- Serve as focal point for the terminology / reference activities of the Unit.
Advanced university degree in translation, languages, linguistics or any other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
A minimum of five (5) years (seven (7) years with a first-level university degree) of relevant work experience in translation, language services or linguistics, preferably in an international organisation;
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Leadership, managerial and coaching skills;
- Ability to understand complex linguistic issues and translation matters;
- Interpersonal, listening, and oral/written communication skills;
- Negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
- Excellent organisational, analytical, planning skills
- Ability to work flexibly and effectively under pressure and tight deadlines with evolving priorities;
- Sound knowledge of relevant computer software, specifically CAT & MT tools and MS Office Suite, as well as Records Manager and Ringtail;
- Ability to work effectively and constructively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality;
- Openness to skills development.
Knowledge of Languages:
Mother-tongue proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court (English or French) is required and a strong command of the other is essential. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) or a situation related language may 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 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.