Associate International Cooperation Adviser, Various Duty Stations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

International Criminal Court (ICC)

22165 | OTP

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

05/07/2022 (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:


Contract Duration:

To be confirmed

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

The two Deputy Prosecutors, under the delegated authority of the Prosecutor, will manage the two Prosecution Pillars. The Deputy Prosecutors will be responsible for an equal division of situations and cases based on a Unified Team concept. The Associate International Cooperation Adviser (ICA) will serve within one of the Unified Teams.

The Unified Teams are composed of lawyers, investigators, analysts, cooperation advisers and support staff.

The cooperation advisers support each Unified Team and are responsible for facilitating all judicial assistance needs and cooperation requests of the team to States Parties, Non-Party States, international or regional inter-governmental organisations and specialised agencies, multinational military deployments or peacekeeping operations, non-governmental organisations, and private actors. This includes the full range of Part 9 judicial assistance needs, including through Chamber authorisation as appropriate, for the identification of the whereabouts of persons, taking of evidence, including by national authorities, questioning of persons, conduct of forensic examinations and exhumations, provision of official records, including through securing domestic production orders, the execution of searches and seizures, a the identification and freezing of assets, the conduct of financial investigations, the interception of communication, the summonsing of witnesses, and – in coordination with the Registry – the arrest or summonsing of persons sought by the Court.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Unified Team (HUT) the incumbent will provide advice and perform tasks required by the Unified Team, including:

  • In relation to specific situations and cases, undertake research and analysis of information/documents relevant to cooperation issues and providing assistance to secure cooperation from states and organisations for OTP investigations and prosecutions;
  • Assist in providing legal and policy advice on cooperation issues arising in relation to the situation;
  • Contribute to the development of communication plans and outreach activities and to interaction with victims, including representing the OTP in meetings with local communities, civil society and other relevant groups if required;
  • Participate in field missions in fulfilment of the tasks outlined above;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education: 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. Analyst training desirable.

Experience: A minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience. Professional experience in international relations and negotiations. Professional experience in international or domestic criminal law and experience in working in judicial cooperation is strongly desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of the substantive and procedural provisions of the Rome Statute and the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence;
  • Excellent diplomatic, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Professional and personal 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 highly desirable. Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian 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.

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