Cyber Forensics Investigator, Various Duty Stations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

International Criminal Court (ICC)

[22498] | [OTP]

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

30/11/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Cyber Unit, IKEMS, Integrated Services Division, 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:

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 Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS), headed by an Information Management Coordinator, 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 OTP information and evidence operations.

The position of Cyber Forensics Investigator is part of the Cyber Unit (CU) of the Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS) which: (a) Provides user and information management support to OTP core businesses and systems such as investigations and witness management;

(b) Conducts comprehensive business analyses, process mapping, requirements gathering, as well as business needs assessment exercises on behalf of the Prosecutor for all OTP business streams and leads a balanced and transparent approach toward OTP business development and innovation;

(c) Supports OTP business development initiatives by ensuring continuous and recurring in-house program and project evaluation, as well as intra and inter-Organ sharing of lessons learnt in relation to IKEM;

(d) Drafts and maintains the OTP’s IKEM strategic plan, as well as forecast assessments of IKEM-related developments which may impact OTP core business or operations;

(e) Supports existing knowledge- and information-management systems, business processes and eLearning needs within the Office by acting as the primary OTP knowledge broker in the IKEM area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Cyber Unit and the overall management of the Information Management Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Advise operational investigators on the safest way to conduct online investigations, as well as on the availability and reliability of digital evidence;
  • Carry out specialized digital forensic examination to acquire digital evidence from computers and other storage devices, including mobile phones or tablet devices, perform specialized digital forensic analysis and deliver digital forensic reports and support; to manage, supervise, monitor, assist or participate in required field activities;
  • Reinforce the leading position of the Cyber Unit as the main provider of digital forensics and associated disciplines to the ICC/OTP, and as a cyber forensic adviser for external clients;
  • Provide training to first responders/operational investigators;
  • Participate in the creation of operational forensic capabilities regarding cyber forensic methodologies, digital forensic equipment, digital forensic networks, cyber forensic support to investigation/prosecution teams in compliance with international quality standards;

  • Advise and assist the Head of the Cyber Unit on all digital forensics-related matters, procedures and techniques. Participate in specialized cyber forensic international network;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree in information and communication technology in the field of digital, cyber or security forensics. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Professional certifications in digital, cyber or security forensics, would be considered an advantage.

Experience: At least 5 years of experience (7 years with a first-level university degree) in cyber forensic investigations/examinations, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases and operations, working in a governmental or inter-governmental agency, scientific police institute, ad hoc international tribunals, international fact finding commissions, criminal sciences school or as a private expert, is required.

In addition,

Experience in the execution and/or coordination of vast specialized cyber forensic operations is preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the newest digital forensic techniques (acquisition and analysis) applied to hard drives, networking and encryption, principles and techniques of cyber security investigation, etc. is required;
  • Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous sets of records and facts as well as the ability to execute various forensic tasks is required;
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with police, forensic, academic or other relevant networks;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and in a volatile environment;
  • 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 language of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is 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.