Azure Engineer (P-3) – Short Term, The Hague – NL

International Criminal Court (ICC)

ICC The Hague

22420 | OTP

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

25/10/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Business Solutions Development Unit, IKEMS, Integrated Services Division, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:

The Hague – NL

Type of Appointment:

Short Term Appointment

Minimum Net Annual Salary:


Contract Duration:

To be confirmed

Candidates who have already submitted an application for this vacancy do not need to re-apply.

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 Information Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS) is headed by an Information Management Coordinator (IMC), reports directly to the Prosecutor, and combines the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) information, knowledge, and evidence management operations into one consolidated Section. IKEMS aims to maintain a coordinated, flexible, and operationally responsive IKEM support capacity throughout the OTP, in order to support the full spectrum of the OTP’s information and evidence operations.

The Azure Engineer is embedded with the Information Management Services Section (IMSS) but reports to the Head of the Business Solutions Development Unit (BSDU) and works closely with the eDiscovery and Data Analysis Unit (eDAU) on a multitude of Microsoft Azure-related development tasks and projects and spearheads the OTP and Court’s cloud transformation process.

The Azure Engineer provides specialised technical and system development capacity in the areas of cloud resources and digital cloud transformation and translates business requirements into high and low level design documents taking into account the specifics of the Court’s operational and security needs thereby leading the implementation of the OTP and Court’s cloud infrastructure in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, and transition of defined on-premises services from on-premises to the cloud.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of BSDU (Systems Architect), the Azure Engineer is responsible for deploying and managing OTP and Court resources in a Microsoft cloud environment. Additionally the Azure Engineer will work directly with IMSS to implement the Court’s move to a Cloud environment.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Drive and continuously improve the OTP and Court’s IT/IM strategy with respect to digital and cloud transformation in the areas of cloud productivity (M365 tenant) and cloud datacentre (Azure Datacentre);
  • Manage and maintain existing technology stack (OTPLink and OTP eVault) solutions located in MS Azure cloud as infrastructure/applications (not as Product Owner or information manager);
  • Support the continued development of the OTP evidence enrichment solution in the areas of MS cognitive service implementation and third-party Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI);
  • Draft high and low level design documentation for a variety of audiences;
  • Design and implement cloud solutions by translating user requirements into IT enterprise sustainable and secure solutions while adhering to Enterprise Architecture principles;
  • Provide daily support and maintenance activities relating to Microsoft cloud solutions;
  • Coordinate and report on the IT/IM strategy and implementation of cloud transformation and modernization initiatives;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education: An advanced university degree in computer science, information systems, information science, computer programming, data science, telecommunication, or information technology management-related discipline 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 professional certification as Microsoft Certified Solution Architect or MS Azure DevOps Engineer is required.

Additional certifications in Azure AI, Security, and Data Science are desired.

Experience: A minimum of five years (seven years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience in supporting and troubleshooting enterprise-level, mission-critical applications resolving highly complex issues/situations, and driving technical resolution across cross-functional organizations.

Demonstrate proficiency in preparing technical specifications, mapping business processes, and building cloud applications. In addition, the candidate must have prior experience with the following applications, services, and practices: A minimum of 3 years of experience in Azure IaaS components including but not limited to Compute (VMs, Containers, Serverless, PaaS Services), Storage (Blob, File Share, Storage Accounts), and Networking (Azure Firewall, NSGs, VNETs).

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure and its relevant build, deployment, automation, networking, and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments;

  • Knowledge of developing Infrastructure as a code and performing Infrastructure Management using Terraform;
  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps – Deploying Infrastructure through CI/CD Pipeline and managing a codebase based on .Net or a comparable language;
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Familiarity with criminal law or international criminal law, international organisations, and international relations;
  • Excellent skills in communication, presentation, and drafting and an ability to prepare and present detailed and accurate meeting minutes as well as reports that are concise and accurately reflect the discussions; ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Excellent coordination and supervisory skills and the ability to interact with senior officials;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Cognitive Service products;
  • Experience in handling sensitive or confidential information is required;
  • Ability to work effectively under strict deadlines and under stress;
  • 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; and
  • Professional integrity.

Knowledge of languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court (French or English) is required. Working knowledge of the other language is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and 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 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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