|Deadline for Applications:||31/05/2023 (midnight The Hague time)|
|Organizational Unit:||Office of Public Counsel for Victims, Registry|
|Duty Station:||The Hague – NL|
|Type of Appointment:||Short Term Appointment|
|Minimum Net Annual Salary:||€71,834.00|
Short Term Appointment: from 15 June until 15 September 2023 initially, with the possibility of extension until 31 December 2023 subject to available funds.
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 Statute of the International Criminal Court establishes an internationally new and unique system for the participation of victims in the proceedings before the Court. In addition, the Statute also provides victims with the right to apply for reparation for the harm suffered as a result of crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court. Due to the complexity of procedures governing the functioning of the Court, victims are legally represented and assisted. For the purpose of assisting victims with regard to their participation in proceedings and obtaining reparations, the Regulations of the Court has established the Office of Public Counsel for Victims that falls within the Registry solely for administrative purposes and otherwise shall function as a wholly independent office. In performing their tasks of assisting external legal representatives, as well as representing victims, the members of the Office act independently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Within this framework, and under the supervision of the Principal Counsel or Counsel within the Office, the incumbent will:
Advanced university degree in law from a recognized university, preferably with a specialization in international criminal law. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of two years (four years with a first-level university degree) of relevant professional work experience. Professional experience in international or domestic criminal law is strongly desired. Experience in drafting complex documents pertaining to legal issues is required. Experience in victims’ rights would be an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in English or French is required. A working level of the other working language of the Court (English or French) is desirable. Knowledge of other official languages of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset. Knowledge of languages of situation countries before the Court (e.g. Swahili, Lingala, Sango) would be considered an additional asset.
ICC Leadership Competencies
ICC Core Competencies
Dedication to the mission and values
Learning and developing
Handling uncertain situations
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– In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC is committed to achieving geographical representation and gender equality within its staff as well as representation of the principal legal systems of the world (legal positions). Nationals from the list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. Posts shall 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, as appropriate.
– 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;
– 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.