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ICC - International Criminal Court

22579 | OTP

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Position title and level

Head of Planning & Field Operations Unit (P-4)

Organisational unit

Planning and Operations Section, Integrated Services Division, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty station

Various Duty Stations

Type of appointment


Post number

Established post (E-3567)

Minimum net annual salary

Depending on duty station

Contract duration

For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six months probationary period).

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Organisational Context

The Integrated Services Division, under the overall management of its Director and management team, provides operational and technical support to the Office of the Prosecutor as a whole, and to the Prosecutorial Pillars and their Unified Teams in particular. Within the Integrated Services Division, the Planning and Operations Section ensures the confidentiality, safety and security of the operations of the Office of the Prosecutor; it organises the field operations and assists the Unified Teams with their planning. The Planning & Field Operations Unit as part of the Planning and Operations Section takes care of the organisational planning and implementation of the field operations, including the establishment of field presence and the responsibility for safety and wellbeing of the deployed staff. This work is done in close cooperation with the Registry and in a complementary, mutually reinforcing way.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Planning and Operations Section within the Integrated Services Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, the incumbent performs the following tasks:

  • Design a model of field operations that ensures flexibility, agility, effectiveness, and efficiency in covering the needs of the Office.
  • Develop and implement effective planning and coordination mechanisms to cater for the strategic and operational needs of the Unified Teams with regards to field presence and for OTP/ISD and Registry to ensure a timely and cost effective support with field logistics.
  • Coordinate with Occupational Health Unit/Registry so that an adequate, sustainable health and wellbeing solution is in place in the field, and that staff is kept informed and prepared.
  • Ensure the field crisis-readiness by having the fit for purpose procedures and organisation, including (medical) evacuation plans.
  • Assist Elected Officials and staff with their travel planning and organisation.
  • Provide an up-to-date overview to senior management of the field presence of the Office (permanent staff, missions), projected future needs and of whether the conditions for presence are still met.
  • Manage a unit of both internationally and locally recruited field operations and logistics staff based both at HQ and in diverse field locations.

  • Maintain a working environment that is positive, respectful, and sensitive to gender and diversity.
  • Develop and implement the necessary quality control mechanisms so that reliable assurances can be given to senior management on the proper functioning of the unit.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree preferably in business or public administration, project management, security, risk management or other relevant Social Sciences. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of 7 years (9 years with a first level university degree) of relevant working experience: leadership function in operations or logistics in field missions, or within law enforcement or the military, is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to plan, organize and manage operations. Ability to forecast staffing and other operational requirements based on changing needs and circumstances;
  • Knowledge in logistics and operations management and/or risk management, with proven ability to analyse information and to make valid recommendations with respect to those reports;
  • Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful;
  • Good interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to maintain and encourage a collaborative team environment;
  • Reputation for dealing honestly and openly; recognized and highly respected by peers, clients and staff;
  • A valid driver’s license.

Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is 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 – 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. – Post to 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. – In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category. – Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. – 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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