18638 | Registry
|Deadline for Applications:
||Office of the Director, Division of Judicial Services, Registry
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:
||General Temporary Assistance (GTA) for 6 months
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 Division of Judicial Services (DJS) is one of the three divisions of the Registry which consists of the Court Management Section, the Language Support Section, the Counsel Support Section, the Detention Section, the Information Management Services Section, including the ICC Library, the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence, the Office of Public Counsel for Victims and the Victims Participation and Reparations Section. The Division is responsible for, inter alia, the support of the judicial activities such as organization of courtroom hearings, providing efficient interpretation and translation, the administration and management of victims participation and reparations, providing information services, administration of legal aid, and facilitating the appearance of detained persons at hearings. The Division also cooperates with and supports the work of the Immediate Office of the Registrar, the Division of Management Services, and the Division of External Operations on particular matters including special projects, and work which may have a judicial dimension such as the surrender of suspects to the Court.
The Office of the Director is responsible for a holistic, well-integrated, strategic and coordinated approach to the Division’s aims and activities. These include the supervision or taking part in projects of strategic importance such as those related to the IT strategy, information security, the Judicial Workflow Platform, the Case Law Database and the Information Management Governance Board. In addition, and further to coordinating and supervising the work of each Section, including on matters such as the implementation of audit recommendations, and follow up to investigations by the Independent Oversight Mechanism when required, the Office of the Director assists in preparing the annual budget and is responsible for creating synergies among the sections of the Division. The Office of the Director ensures coordination of judicial activities and the implementation of Chambers’ orders and instructions where action by the Registry is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director of Division of Judicial Services, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Provide legal, procedural, policy-related, strategic, operational and corporate governance advice to the Director on matters related to the judicial proceedings, the relationship with Presidency and Chambers at the administrative level, or to the work of any of the Sections under the Director’s mandate;
- Support the Director in the overall coordination of the Division and facilitate the decision making process, including during crisis management, with particular responsibility in identifying issues that could have an impact on the judicial process, and advise on relevant solutions;
- Serve as focal point for the Division in relevant coordination meetings and working groups and provide advice and assistance in resolving relevant Registry procedural and judicial support matters;
- Provide advice and participate as DJS focal point in the Registry process of preparation, approval and management of the yearly budget of the DJS.
- Ensure good coordination and facilitate communications of specific judicial and non-judicial matters affecting the Registry on a daily basis, thereby contribute to the smooth running of the judicial process and of the Registry by ensuring efficient and timely execution of judicial and non-judicial orders and relevant requests;
- Ensure the efficient and effective interaction with the Registry’s stakeholders, including Chambers, Sections under the Director’s mandate, parties and participants to the judicial process, Immediate Office of the Registrar, relevant focal points of other Divisions of the Registry and other bodies both internal and external to the Court as the case may require;
- Draft correspondence on behalf of the Director, including internal legal and non-legal submissions as required;
- Undertake legal research and analysis and provide legal support services and advice to the Director on strategic assistance to relevant stakeholders, in particular on judicial and administrative matters that may have an effect on the strategy and policy of any of the Sections within the Division;
- Provide strategic support to the Sections within the Division of Judicial Services in their specific assignments and in the preparation of strategic budget related information;
- Perform any other duties as requested.
Advanced university degree in law, preferably with specialisation in criminal, international, human rights or international criminal law is required. 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 of relevant progressively responsible professional experience (seven (7) years with a first level university degree) in the field of international law, criminal law, or human rights law is required.
Extensive knowledge and practical experience in a judicial setting (with emphasis in international criminal law) are highly desirable.
Relevant work experience in the office of an executive manager or international civil servant at the senior level is required.
Work experience in at least one of the areas under the supervision of the Director, such as Court Management, Detention, Language Services, Counsel Issues and Rights of the Accused and Victims’ Participation is required.
Work experience in projects of a legal, managerial and budgetary nature.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent legal drafting skills;
- Excellent analytical and risk assessment skills in identifying matters that would affect policy, strategy, operations and implementation of judicial orders;
- Strategic planning, managerial, and administrative competence on areas including budget, financial and human resources issues;
- Knowledge of court procedures;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken, written and presentational) including drafting skills and ability to write reports addressing complex issues in a clear and concise manner;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity;
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality;
Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French and working knowledge of the other is required. Fluency in both is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would 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.