International Cooperation Adviser, Various Duty Stations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

International Criminal Court (ICC)

22159 | OTP

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

04/07/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Unified Teams, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:

Various Duty Stations

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 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 prioritisation and effective use of resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Unified Team (HUT), the incumbent is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Provide legal and policy advice on all issues related to cooperation under the Rome Statute;
  • Negotiate cooperation agreements with State Parties, other relevant states, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs;
  • Contribute to ensuring consistency and compliance with legal requirements of all strategies to secure cooperation from States and organisations for the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) investigations and prosecutions;
  • Coordinate with the Unified Team’s cooperation advisors and the Public Information Unit to maximize the impact of the OTP work and strategy;
  • Assist in the timely and efficient delivery of OTP strategic messages, enlisting support during discussions on various issues affecting the work of the Office under consideration of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and/or its subsidiary bodies;
  • In close collaboration with the HUT, coordinate external engagements for the Prosecutor;
  • Contribute to the development of communication and outreach activities and to interaction with victims, including representing the OTP in meetings with States Parties, local communities, civil society and other relevant groups;

  • Provide cooperation assistance to investigative joint teams, including by participating in joint team missions to the territory of relevant States.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education: 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.

Experience: A minimum of seven years (nine years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience in international relations and negotiations, either from a foreign service or an inter-governmental organisation.

Professional experience in international or domestic criminal law and experience in working in judicial cooperation is highly desirable.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of the substantive and procedural provisions of the Rome Statute and the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence;
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Professional and personal integrity.

Knowledge of languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working language of the other language is highly desirable. Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian would be considered an additional asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Spanish and Chinese) 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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