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22221 | Office Of The Prosecutor

Posting Date:

29/06/2022

Deadline for Applications:

20/07/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Unified Teams, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:

Various Duty Stations

Type of Appointment:

Short Term Appointment

Minimum Net Annual Salary:

Depending on Duty Station

Contract Duration:

Until 31/12/2022

Special Notice: 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

Under the supervision of the Prosecutor and the Deputy Prosecutors, the Unified Teams (UTs) are responsible for conducting investigations and prosecutions. Each team is dedicated to a particular situation or case, and led by the Head of the Unified Team (HUT).

The Unified Teams comprise investigators, analysts, lawyers, an international cooperation adviser, and various support functions. The analytical component of the teams include different levels of analysts and analysis assistants, of different nationalities and professional backgrounds (criminal or human rights investigations, military and police mainly). They work with all kinds of information and evidence, including internal documentation of different groups involved in alleged crimes (military, political or others), telecommunications data, electronic data, online content and meta-data, intercepted audio records, witness statements (victims, insiders, experts etc.), videos and satellite imagery.

Analysts support strategically the decision-making by the HUT and management. They also support operationally investigators identifying relevant leads and advising for their operations and witness interviews.

The OTP is committed to diversity and gender equality, it applies gender analysis to its work, and expects staff to behave with respect and appreciation for multiple personal and professional profiles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads – To identify proactively leads and advise the team about potential sources of evidence, including various kinds of data, documents and witnesses;
  • Databases – To utilise and manage effectively the databases available for all-source collations, evidence management and investigations, including advanced searches and analytical output;
  • Analysis of crimes – To identify the relevant crime incidents and patterns and their perpetrators, including production of timelines, analytical reports, statistics, relational charts and maps;
  • Analysis of structures – To identify the organisational systems of the groups and networks under investigation (military, political, etc.), including their key members, communications, premises, deployment, logistical and financial resources;
  • Evidence collection – To assist in the collection of relevant evidence, through the identification and exploitation of archives, communication records, interviews of insiders and experts, and open sources; including through cooperation with national and international partners, field missions in areas of armed conflict, and through online investigations;
  • Dissemination – To convey the relevant analysis through accurate analytical products sourced against specific items of evidence, including reports, relational charts, databases, and maps;
  • Testimony – When required, to testify in court and convey before the Judges of the ICC the relevant analysis, on the basis of specific items of evidence and analytical products. To address examination by the Prosecution and cross-examination by the Defence with high standards of integrity and accuracy;
  • Supervision – When required, to supervise staff assisting with data input, searches and collations;
  • Others – To assist the OTP with any other analytical needs related to the investigations;

Essential Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced university degree preferably in Law, Social Sciences, Political Science or other relevant fields; A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Professional training in analytical techniques and software;

Experience: A minimum of 5 years (7 years with a first level university degree) of professional experience with criminal investigations, including preferably in an international context.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong reasoning skill, including ability to understand complex scenarios of crime, handle simultaneously conflicting information and hypotheses, to identify source biases, and to develop sound logical inferences;
  • Advanced computer skill, including databases and analytical software;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively in highly diverse teams, including multiple personal and professional profiles;
  • Project planning and management skills;
  • Understanding of the ICC legal framework, and ability to interact effectively with legal officers;
  • Ability to work under stress conditions, evolving requirements, and strict deadlines;
  • Empathy and understanding for the victims, their experiences and rights;
  • Appreciation for diversity, ability to identify strengths across personal profiles and cultures;
  • Professional integrity and ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;

Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court (English or French) is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish), and other languages relevant to the investigations, is 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 t he 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.

Tags: criminal investigation, financial resources, gender analysis, human rights, international cooperation, political science, social sciences