Assistant Planning and Control Officer (P-1)

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23204 | OTP


Posting Date: 31/10/2023
Deadline for Applications: 09/11/2023
Organizational Unit: Immediate Office of the Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station: The Hague
Type of Appointment: Short-Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary : €54,918.00
Contract Duration: until 31/12/2023, with possibility of extension

Special Notice:

This position is funded by the contribution of the European Union.

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.

Organisational Context

The Immediate Office of the Prosecutor (IOP) provides support to the Prosecutor in the day-to-day fulfilment of his functions. IOP contributes to the Office’s overall aims of being an effective and efficient organ which upholds the highest professional standards by participating in the implementation of best practices and performing a number of critical support, review and advisory functions, such as providing substantive advice and administrative assistance to the Prosecutor in the implementation of his functions, quality control and management of the Office. On behalf of the Prosecutor, the IOP also acts as an interface with the other organs of the Court ensuring effective inter-organ relations and communication as well as cooperation in the overall administration of the Court, and works closely with all components of the Office, to organise and hold meetings for senior management and record keeping in relation to those meetings, to implement the Prosecutor’s instructions on any matter so requested, and to ensure a consistency of standards and approach in line with the Prosecutor’s vision.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Prosecutor, the Programme Management Team supports the establishment and implementation of extra budgetary initiatives for the Office of the Prosecutor, with the aim to secure, manage, implement and report on extra budgetary funds and expertise, which are a vital complement to the regular budget. The management of extra budgetary initiatives includes external relations, project management, financial management and human resource management.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the Assistant Planning & Control Officer will:

  • Assist with conducting research, collecting and collating management information in support of planning, reporting and implementation of activities within the OTP Programme Management Team;
  • Provide support in the development and updating of the Programmes’ activity and implementation, by conducting research, drafting proposals, gathering and consolidating information, systematizing data, generating statistics, preparing reports, communications and presentations;
  • Assist in Programme projects as project manager by providing support in planning activities and drafting reports and presentations;
  • Assist in the implementation and updating of Programme risk management system including record keeping, analysis and reporting of results;
  • Assist in undertaking research, evaluation and analysis on a range of subjects which assist quality improvement within the Programme Management Team;
  • Perform any other duties are required.

Essential Qualifications


An advanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field 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 certification from a recognized professional body or authority in project management (e.g. PRINCE2, MSP, PMI-PMP, PM2) would be highly desirable.


A minimum of two years (zero years with an advanced level university degree) in the fields of strategic planning, project or programme management, performance indicators, performance improvement, or change management is required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong analytical and evaluative skills with ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate judgements and make conclusions and recommendations;
  • Ability to establish priorities, coordinate and to proactively identify internal client’s needs and to establish and maintain productive partnerships with other Sections/Units of the Court;
  • Excellent communication skills, effective presentation skills, excellent drafting skills and ability to prepare and present reports that are clear, concise and meaningful;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel and familiarity with other data software;
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Ability to work under stress conditions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality;
  • Professional integrity.


Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is 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. 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.
– The ICC is willing to apply the “Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord” on a reciprocal basis.

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