9021 | OTP
|Deadline for Applications:
||Language Services Unit, Services Section, Office Of The Prosecutor
||The Hague - NL
|Minimun 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 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 scanning, redacting, and editing.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will work in the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor under the broad supervision of the Language Coordinator. He or she will work in a demanding and high-pressure but rewarding environment. The successful candidate will be expected to:
- translate documents between Ossetian and English, subject to review;
- provide field interpretation both at HQ and on mission between Ossetian and English;
- transcribe and quality control audio and video material in Ossetian and English;
- summarize Ossetian texts into English;
- actively receive and apply feedback and take part in supervised training activities;
- contribute to terminology and reference databases;
- perform other tasks as required.
Diploma of secondary education. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.
A minimum of six years progressive relevant experience preferably in a language-related field or other relevant field working with Ossetian and English is required. A university degree, being at advanced or first-level, in combination with four (4) years of relevant experience, may be considered as a substitute for two years’ of working experience only to determine eligibility.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- firm understanding of the subject-matters dealt with by the Court, namely legal, military, medical, forensic, human rights, and administrative matters;
- excellent eye for detail, accuracy, style and usage;
- sound knowledge of relevant computer software, especially MS Office;
- proven ability and flexibility in working to deadlines effectively under pressure with evolving tasks and priorities;
- 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 Ossetian and a near-native command of English is essential. Knowledge of another situation-related (e.g. Russian or Georgian) 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
- 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 ICC 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.