Field Assistant, Bangui, Central African Republic

International Criminal Court (ICC)

ICC in Bangui, Central African Republic

22166 | Registry

Deadline for Applications:


Organizational Unit:

Country Office, Division of External Operations, Registry

Duty Station:

Central African Republic – CF

Type of Appointment:

Fixed-Term Appointment

Post Number:

Minimum Net Annual Salary:


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 The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Country Offices are the Registry’s permanent representation in situation countries, and serve as the in-country operations and operational support hub for the court as a whole. The Country Offices are a source of local and regional information for the ICC from varied sources in relation to social-political and security developments. Those developments can influence the way in which the Court conducts operations and communicates with its external partners. As such, Country Offices must develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground including national authorities, international and national governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and national and international media sources. The Chief of the Country Office, who represents the Registrar in a situation country, is responsible for both the staff and operations on the ground, including the provision of services in the field to other Organs of the ICC, the parties and the participants. Country Offices are staffed by personnel who, while having their own specific skillsets and expertise, are required to work in an integrated multidisciplinary team environment. The multidisciplinary team will typically consist of Victim participation and reparation (VPR) support, Outreach, Security, Witness support and administrative and operational support.

Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Field Officer (VPR) and the overall guidance of the Chief of Country Office, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • To provide knowledge of local context and language and advise on and facilitate relations with
  • intermediaries and victim communities for all activities relating to victim participation and reparations;
  • To distribute application forms and other materials relating to victim participation and reparation, arrange for their collection and transmission to HQ, while observing all protocols relating to the handling of confidential information;
  • To organize, prepare and contribute actively to meetings, training activities, consultations with victims and all activities relating to victim participation and reparations;
  • To prepare activity reports, financial reports and manage records and information;
  • To review victims’ applications received in order to make an initial assessment of completeness and request further information from applicants if necessary;
  • To participate in the preparation and implementation of strategies, activity plans, procedures relating to victim participation and reparations;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications Education: Diploma of secondary education.

Experience: A minimum of six years of relevant work experience in the fields of outreach, victims participation or reparation activities or another related area is required. Advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years’ working experience only to determine eligibility.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of the ICC and knowledge of the role of victims in ICC proceedings is desirable. Understanding the context of the situation country and knowledge of how to work with local, international and national organisations and individuals in Bangui, including an understanding of security and confidentiality requirements and social / cultural / political factors;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Public speaking skills and ability to convey complex information and messages in a simple way and easily understood by target audiences.
  • Ability to interact with vulnerable persons; knowledge of techniques on interaction with victims and prevention of further trauma is an asset.
  • Ability to detect and prevent potential communication problems based on analysis; ability to think of solutions to potential problems including contingency problems that typically involve resource planning and gaining the cooperation of others, e.g. when organising an event;
  • Ability to organise own work effectively and provide support to the field. Driving licence is an asset;
  • Discretion and tact;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, computer knowledge;
  • Particular awareness of, empathy with, and sensitivity to victims of sexual violence, children, as well as disabled and older persons;
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information;
  • A valid driving licence, held for a minimum of two years, will be considered an asset.

Knowledge of languages: Proficiency in oral and written French is mandatory. Working knowledge of English is desirable. Knowledge of vernacular languages subject to the country is desirable. 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. – 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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