International Cooperation Adviser (Situation Related), Various Duty Stations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

International Criminal Court (ICC)

22663 | OTP

Deadline for Applications:

03/08/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Unified Teams, Office of The Prosecutor

Duty Station:

Various Duty Stations (duty station may vary)

Type of Appointment:

Fixed-Term Appointment

Post Number:


Minimum Net Annual Salary :


Contract Duration:

Until 31/12/2022

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for fixed-term appointments against both established posts and positions funded by general temporary assistance (GTA).

Organizational Context

The two Deputy Prosecutors, under the delegated authority of the Prosecutor, will manage the two Prosecution Pillars. The Deputy Prosecutors will be responsible for an equal division of situations and cases based on a Unified Team concept. The International Cooperation Adviser (ICA) will serve within one of the Unified Teams.

The Deputy Prosecutors oversee preliminary examinations, investigations, prosecutions, and when applicable, appeals proceedings; providing strategic advice and guidance to the Prosecutor on each situation and case under their responsibility. This will include recommendations on prioritization and effective use of resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of a Senior Trial Lawyer (STL) and working in consultation and close coordination with members of Unified Teams assigned and the Office of External Affairs (OEA) of the Office of The Prosecutor (OTP), the International Cooperation Adviser will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic advice on cooperation strategies and judicial cooperation interactions with States Parties and other national authorities, the United Nations, national, regional, international organizations, civil society entities and any other relevant stakeholders in accordance with Part 9 of the ICC Statute;
  • Develop, maintain and facilitate key relationships with all the above entities and organizations relevant to the situation to maximize international and local support for the OTP’s investigations and prosecutions in the situation/case, and to facilitate the effective execution of the Team’s cooperation requests;
  • Act as the unified team focal point with the Office of External Affairs on all cooperation matters;
  • Develop, update and implement the overall Cooperation and Communication Plans;
  • Contribute to the drafting and finalization of relevant cooperation agreements;
  • Contribute to efforts to promote complementarity related initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting genuine national proceedings;
  • Provide legal, strategic and policy advice on cooperation related to cases and situations;
  • Ensure the Unified Team is aware of, and complies with, cooperation requirements;
  • Coordinate the drafting, transmission and follow-up of all outgoing requests for assistance;
  • Maintain records of the unified team’s outgoing and incoming requests for assistance and related follow-up;
  • In consultation with the Office of External Affairs, coordinate the unified team’s response to incoming requests from States and international organizations;
  • Establish direct operational contacts between cooperation partners and members of the team, to the extent possible and as necessary for the timely and efficient progress of investigations and prosecutions and for all complementarity related initiatives;
  • Provide timely notification of investigative missions to Situation Countries and other States where investigative activities are to take place;
  • Organize high-level OTP missions to the Situation Country to resolve or address cooperation challenges;
  • Liaise with Office’s Public Information Unit (PIU) and the Court’s Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) in relation to public information activities in support of unified team activities and goals; support them to respond to queries relating to the relevant situation; assist these Units with their public information publications, videos and material for the ICC website; and facilitate input from the relevant unified team in response to external queries (from the media or researchers);
  • Liaise with the relevant members of the Registry’s Outreach Unit for that Situation, and with the relevant focal points for the Situation in the Registry’s External Relations and State Cooperation Unit;

  • Liaise with the OTP Suspects at Large Tracking Team;
  • Support litigation on issues of cooperation and other related issues as required;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications


  • An advanced university degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field.
  • A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of five years (seven years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience in international cooperation or judicial assistance, is required;
  • Professional experience working in international organizations, national central authorities or domestic judicial or law enforcement institutions strongly desired;
  • Experience in determining cooperation requirements, appropriate form and content of judicial requests and submissions.
  • Experience in public speaking at high-level meetings, presentations delivery, and report drafting.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of the substantive and procedural provisions of Part 9 of the Rome Statute;
  • Excellent advocacy, diplomatic and negotiation skills; strong contextual analysis skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills, effective presentation skills, and ability to prepare and present reports that are clear and concise;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Excellent creative-problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively with colleagues from different professional, national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work effectively under strict deadlines and with substantial travel obligations
  • Professional integrity.

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 as a strong asset. Proficiency in Arabic is also considered as a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Spanish, Chinese, Russian) would be considered an asset.

ICC Core Competencies

Dedication to the mission and values – Acts consistently in accordance with the mission and values of the Organisation; – Maintains confidentiality, acts with integrity and shows respect for diversity; – Shows commitment to the organisation; – Presents a positive image of the organisation during external discussions.

Professionalism – Applies professional and technical expertise; – Keeps abreast of organisational issues; – Produces workable solutions to a range of problems.

Teamwork – Listens, consults and communicates proactively; – Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy; – Recognises and rewards the contribution of others.

Learning and developing – Identifies development strategies needed to achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or training opportunities; – Learns from successes and failures; – Seeks feedback and gives feedback to others to increase organisational effectiveness; – Seeks opportunities for improvement of work; – Has an open mind and contributes to innovation.

Handling uncertain situations – Adapts to changing circumstances; – Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents; – Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; – Manages time effectively.

Interaction – Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; – Handles contacts with diplomacy and tact; – Communicates in a transparent and open way with internal and external contacts while complying with confidentiality requirements.

Realising objectives – Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm; – Keeps to agreements with others; – Focuses on client needs; – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; – Monitors and maintains quality and productivity.

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. All candidates should be in a position to submit an 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; – 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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