Adviser to the Prosecutor (P-4), The Hague – NL

International Criminal Court (ICC)

ICC The Hague

22004 | OTP

Deadline for Applications:

27/06/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Immediate Office of the Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:

The Hague – NL

Type of Appointment:

Fixed-Term Appointment

Post Number:

To be determined

Minimum Net Annual Salary :


Contract Duration:

Until 31/12/2022

A roster of suitable candidates may 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).

Organisational Context The Immediate Office of the Prosecutor (IOP) provides support and critical services to the Prosecutor and the Office with marginal resources, facilitating the Office’s overall aims of being an effective and efficient organ of the Court. IOP performs a variety of critical support, review and advisory functions, notably providing substantive advice and administrative support to the Prosecutor in the implementation of his functions, while more broadly ensuring quality control and management of the Office. On behalf of the Prosecutor, 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 organize and record meetings for senior management, implement the Prosecutor’s instructions on any matter so requested and ensure consistency in standards and approach in line with the Prosecutor’s vision and lessons learned.

Duties and Responsibilities Under the guidance and direction of the Prosecutor and working in close collaboration to the Senior Adviser to the Prosecutor, the Adviser will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide legal, policy and organizational expertise and advice to the Prosecutor;
  • Prepare policy decisions on behalf of the Prosecutor, as well as liaise closely with the other components of the OTP to ensure efficient workflows across the Office;
  • Ensure a coherent approach and common vision with external stakeholders, working in conjunction with OEA, the International Cooperation Advisers and PIU;
  • Provide support to the Immediate Office on all matters related to Human Resources, Financial, Budgetary or other administrative tasks when necessary;
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, reports, summaries of meetings, and other official papers, as required;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Essential Qualifications Education: An advanced university degree in law, international relations, political science or any other 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.

Experience: A minimum of seven years (nine years with a first level university degree) of professional experience in the areas of political affairs, diplomacy, policy advice, administrative law, or any other related field is required, including two years of relevant experience in a United Nations Common System Organization or comparable intergovernmental organisation. Some experience directly advising the Head of an Institution during a transition, (re)structuring or start-up of operations will be an asset. Leadership and managerial experience is required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent ability to undertake legal and contextual analysis, present sound advice on the basis of objective and critical evaluation of the information received, exercising sound judgement and discretion;
  • Excellent drafting skills and the 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;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills as well as ability to interact with tact and diplomacy;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
  • 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 is considered as a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.

ICC Leadership Competencies Purpose

Collaboration People Results ICC Core Competencies Dedication to the mission and values Professionalism Teamwork Learning and developing Handling uncertain situations Interaction Realising objectives Learn more about ICC leadership and core competencies. General Information – 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 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; – 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.

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