Associate International Cooperation Adviser (P-2)

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23204 | Office of the Prosecutor


Deadline for Applications: 30/11/2023
Organizational Unit: Unified Teams, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station: Multiple duty stations
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary : Depending on the duty station
Contract Duration: To be determined

A roster of suitable candidates will be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Organisational Context

The Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division (JCCD), is the lead division for facilitating the Office’s investigations by ensuring cooperation and judicial assistance under Part 9 of the Rome Statute. Its general cooperation and external relations functions entail establishing and managing relations with States, international organizations and NGOs, including galvanizing general support for the work of the Office as well as advocating and delivering key messages of the Office. The Division is thus primarily responsible for building and reinforcing the strong and extensive network of support and cooperation with States, international organizations and other partners which is necessary for the OTP to carry out its judicial mandate effectively. Furthermore, the Division is responsible for conducting all preliminary examinations of situations, irrespective of whether a situation comes before the Court as a result of a State Party or United Nations Security Council referral or of the Prosecutor’s acting proprio motu pursuant to article 15 of the Rome Statute. The Division thus leads within the Office on matters of jurisdiction, admissibility and interests of justice and provides essential recommendations to the Prosecutor on the opening of new investigations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Head of the International Cooperation Section, and will perform the following tasks:

  • Negotiate cooperation arrangements and agreements with States Parties, other relevant States, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.
  • Provide specialist legal and policy advice on issues of jurisdiction, complementarity and cooperation, to analysts, investigation teams, the Head of Division, the Prosecutor and the Executive Committee.
  • Define and manage strategies for building reliable networks of support for investigations and prosecutions, by maintaining regular contacts with states and organizations at senior levels, collecting timely information, and through external relations activities.
  • Secure cooperation for investigations and prosecutions.
  • Lead in the development and execution of agreements and procedures for obtaining and handling of information and evidence from states and organisations relating to investigations as well as non-investigative operational issues.
  • Lead in the development and execution of strategies for securing the arrest and surrender of accused persons sought by the Court.
  • As the JCCD representative in the integrated team, provide advice on international cooperation and judicial assistance, in relation to investigations and prosecutions and ensure integration of these considerations into investigation strategies and OTP operations.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications


  • An advanced university degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a 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.


  • At least seven years of relevant professional experience (5 years with Master’s degree);
  • Professional experience in international cooperation or judicial assistance;
  • Professional experience working in international organisations, national central authorities or domestic judicial or law enforcement institutions strongly desired;
  • Experience in determining cooperation requirements, appropriate form and content of judicial requests and submissions.
  • Experience in public speaking at high-level meetings, presentations delivery, and report drafting.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of the substantive and procedural provisions of Part 9 of the Rome Statute;
  • Excellent advocacy, diplomatic and negotiation skills; strong contextual analysis skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills, effective presentation skills, and ability to prepare and present reports that are clear and concise;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Excellent creative-problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively with colleagues from different professional, national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work effectively under strict deadlines and with substantial travel obligations
  • Professional integrity.

Knowledge of languages:

Proficiency in French or English is required. Working language of the other language is highly desirable. Proficiency in Russian and/or Georgian is highly desired. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and 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 confidentiality requirements.


Realising objectives

– 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.

General Information
– 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 International Criminal Court is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.

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