Forensic Technician, Various Duty Stations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

International Criminal Court (ICC)

22791| OTP

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

12/02/2023 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Forensic Unit, Forensic Science Section, Integrated Services Division, Office of The Prosecutor

Duty Station:

Multiple duty stations

Type of Appointment:

Short Term Appointment

Minimum Net Annual Salary:

Depending on duty station

Contract Duration:

To be determined

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.

Organizational context

The Integrated Services Division (ISD) within the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) centralizes the specialized support functions that provide cross-cutting support to the Office. The Division is headed by a Director who is responsible for managing the reliable and cost-effective delivery of integrated services and ensuring that the OTP is adequately supported through all relevant service functions, technologies and equipment, and that appropriate services are available to allow the implementation of the Office’s mandate. The services include planning and operations, witness protection and management, information knowledge and evidence management, forensic science, language and administrative support. The Division works to develop new approaches and strategies that promote the use of modern tools and advanced technology as mechanisms to strengthen the effectiveness of the Office.

The Forensic Science Section is in charge of the following functions: The Forensic Unit provides expertise for all matters related to crime scene examinations, exhumations, autopsies, clinical examination of witnesses, as well examination of physical evidence collected during investigation or trial.

The Imagery Unit provides expertise for all matters related to photo and video analysis and enhancement, 3D mapping and reconstruction, satellite imagery and geographic information systems.

D uties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Forensic Science Section and will perform the following tasks: Perform technical-level forensic tasks under the supervision of Forensic Unit staff;

Provide support to deployed missions and other events as required;

Plan and organise overall maintenance and calibration activities for forensic equipment, maintain service and maintenance history records database for all equipment;

On the return of a mission team, check equipment to ensuring completeness and that all relevant documents have been completed;

Clean and test equipment prior to returning to the storage area;

Develop software solutions for forensic data;

Contribute to the delivery of training to first responders/operational teams;

Assist or participate in field activities;

Assist the Head of Forensic Science Section in Section-level forensic activities, including quality system documentation;

Perform other tasks as instructed by the Head of the Forensic Science Section.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Diploma of secondary education.


A minimum of four years of relevant experience. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years’ working experience only to determine eligibility.

Minimum of one year work experience in a scientific field.

Experience in an international court or tribunal is essential.

Experience in organising and examining forensic data in relation to deceased and missing persons would be considered an asset. Experience in developing software solutions, in particular for forensic data, would be considered an asset.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge and technical skills in forensic techniques;

Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous sets of records and facts as well as the ability to execute various forensic tasks;

Excellent ability to communicate effectively with police, forensic, academic or other relevant networks;

Ability to work under stressful conditions and in volatile environments;

Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;

Professional and personal integrity.

Knowledge of languages: Proficiency in either of the working languages 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.

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