18739 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
Investigative Analysis Section, Investigation Division, Office of the Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Type of Appointment:
|Minimum Net Annual Salary :
||To be determined
A roster of suitable candidates will 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 Investigations Division (ID) operates subject to the internal regulations of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to conduct investigations on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Within the ID, the Investigative Analysis Section (IAS) is composed of Analysts (P-3 and P-4), Associate Analysts (P-2) and Analysis Assistants (G-4) of different nationalities and analytical backgrounds (mainly criminal or human rights investigations, military and police), and it is able to operate in multiple languages.
IAS is dedicated to support the OTP Integrated Teams (IT) with high-quality analysis, in order to secure successful investigations and prosecutions. Analysts are deployed to the different ITs to address their analytical needs, to support the corresponding Team Leader and Senior Trial Lawyer, and to cooperate with investigators, lawyers and other staff assigned to a particular IT. The Head of IAS supports IAS staff for training, development, quality control, resource planning, equipment and performance appraisal.
The ICC OTP is committed to gender equality and the IAS is responsible, among other analytical duties, for the development of gender analysis in support of investigations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Investigative Analysis Section, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
- Leads – Proactively identifies leads and advises the team about potential sources of evidence, including strategic considerations, electronic media, social media and other open sources in the internet potential witnesses (victims, insiders, experts or other), telecommunications data (Call Data Records and others, archives and fugitive tracking;
- Databases – Effectively utilises the databases available for analysis (Fact Analysis Database), evidence and investigations, including advanced searches and analytical output;
- Designs appropriate data models and processes for analytical databases, and manages database projects (including planning, quality control and supervision of input), including all-source collation databases, telecommunications databases (Call Data Records and others) and internet open source databases;
- Analytical products – Produces accurate and sourced analytical products in response to the requirements of the Integrated Teams, including reports of different kinds (on incidents, crime pattern, profiles, groups and networks etc.), relational charts, timelines and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), in compliance with IAS standards, and taking into account the social context of the crimes and background of the alleged perpetrators; Produces overall reports on the factual strength of a case under investigation; Effectively disseminates analytical findings through such analytical products and presentations;
- Operational support – Responds to the immediate analytical needs of the operations conducted by the Integrated Teams, including support for investigative planning, missions, interviews and tracking of fugitives when required;
- Planning support – Supports Integrated Teams and higher management in planning of collection and analysis work, and strategic decision-making, including selection of suspects and incidents, when required;
- Testimony – Testify before ICC Chambers on the basis of his or her analysis or other investigative activities, including the submission of high-standard fully sourced analytical reports, and examination by the parties or the ICC judges, when required;
- Evidence collection – Participate in evidence collection operations on an exceptional basis as required by the investigation, including to collect documentary evidence or to support the interview of key witnesses.
- Advanced university degree preferably in Law, Social Sciences 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;
- Training in analysis techniques for criminal investigation, intelligence or social science, including specialized software and databases is required.
- A minimum of 5 years (7 years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible professional experience with analytical work, preferably with a focus on complex criminal investigations is required;
- Direct relevant working experience in any of the identified specialist areas (fugitive tracking, open source investigations, telecommunications expertise, etc.) would be considered an asset;
- Depending upon the specific background of the incumbent, assignment to specific specialist analyst functions may occur which require an in-depth knowledge and greater specialized expertise in certain areas of the above-mentioned responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong reasoning skills, including ability to understand complex scenarios of crime, to simultaneously handle conflicting information and hypotheses, to identify source biases, and to develop sound logical inferences;
- Advanced computer skills, including ability to efficiently operate databases, search engines and data mining, analytical software, GIS, statistics, applications for the collection and analysis of internet open sources and graphic applications;
- Project management skill, ability to plan and manage analytical projects in accordance to the requirements, resources and timelines of the investigations, is highly desirable;
- Excellent ability to handle complex and voluminous sets of records and data;
- Ability to understand the requirements of international criminal law and procedural law, and to interact effectively with legal officers;
- Ability to work effectively and constructively in multi-disciplinary teams comprised of other analysts, investigators, lawyers and support staff;
- Ability to work under stressful conditions and to meet strict deadlines;
- Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity regarding fellow officers, as well as witnesses and external partners;
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security including when operating with internet resources and electronic tools;
- Professional integrity.
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court (English or French) is required. Working knowledge of the other working language is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish), or another language directly relevant to the investigations, is an additional 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 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.
- 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, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
- 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.