Language Assistant, Various Duty Stations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

International Criminal Court (ICC)

22161 | OTP

Posting Date:


Deadline for Applications:

04/07/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Language Services Unit, Integrated Services Division, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:

Various Duty Stations

Type of Appointment:

Short Term Appointment

Minimum Net Annual Salary:


Contract Duration:

Until 31/12/2022

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 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work in the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor under the broad supervision of the Language Coordinator. He or she will work in a demanding but rewarding environment. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • translate documents between English and Ukrainian, subject to review;
  • provide interpretation between English and Ukrainian (both on mission in the field and at HQ, whether in-person or remotely);
  • transcribe and quality control audio and video material in Ukrainian and English;
  • actively receive and apply feedback and take part in supervised training activities;
  • contribute to terminology and reference databases;

  • perform other tasks as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Diploma of secondary education.

Experience: A minimum of six years’ progressive relevant experience preferably in a language-related field or other relevant field working with Ukrainian and English is required. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years’ working experience only to determine eligibility.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Firm understanding of the subject-matters dealt with by the Court, namely legal, military, medical, forensic, human rights, and administrative matters;
  • Excellent eye for detail, accuracy, style and usage;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant computer software, especially MS Office;
  • Proven ability and flexibility in working to deadlines effectively under pressure with evolving tasks and priorities;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality;
  • Openness to skills development.

Knowledge of languages: Mother-tongue proficiency in Ukrainian and fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of another language related to the Ukraine Situation (e.g. Russian) will be considered an asset.


The successful candidate(s) may be required to undertake repeated and at times lengthy deployments to provide interpretation in the field, including in conflict or post-conflict environments.

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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.