Forensic Coordinator, Kiev

International Criminal Court (ICC)

ICC in Kyiv

22299 | OTP

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

21/07/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Forensic Science Section, Integrated Services Division, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:

Kyiv, Ukraine

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 Forensic Science Section (FSS) which is situated within the Integrated Services Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, assists Unified Teams by providing forensic services including in forensic medicine, forensic anthropology, crime scene investigation, forensic image and video analysis, satellite imagery and remote sensing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the direct supervision of the Head of the Forensic Science Section, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Provide advice and support in relation to forensic examinations and collection of forensic evidence in Ukraine, including ensuring the chain of custody of a range of forensic evidence collected by different stakeholders;
  • Visit and assess incident sites to develop a forensic case strategy and to identify needs;
  • Advise the Head of the Forensic Science Section on situation assessments, forensic investigative strategies;
  • Advise forensic teams and authorities on handling of mass fatalities, including burial sites, identification processes, criminal justice system and humanitarian requirements;
  • Submit regular reports, including findings and recommendations;
  • Draft a variety of documents, including reports, communications and briefings;
  • Provide guidance to on-site forensic teams;
  • Strengthen the substantive expertise and advice available to the Head of Forensic Science Section, Integrated Services Division Director, and Unified Team;

  • Ensure a coherent approach and common vision across external forensic stakeholders;
  • Serve as focal point and representative of the Forensic Science Section in meetings, including with national stakeholders and national authorities;
  • Prepare and draft documents, reports, summaries of meetings, and other official papers, as required;
  • Perform other duties as required as directed by the Head of Forensic Science Section.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Advanced degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in forensic science, forensic medicine or a related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 10 years (12 years with a first-level university degree) of professional experience as a forensic specialist at the national level and/or international level is essential.
  • Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is essential.
  • Experience in managing large forensic teams is essential.
  • Experience in providing substantive forensic advice to governments is essential.
  • Experience in appearing in court as an expert witness is essential.
  • Leadership and managerial experience is essential.

Knowledge of languages: English and French are the working languages of the Court. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Ukrainian would be 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: chain of custody, criminal justice, forensic medicine, remote sensing, ukrainian