Local Security Assistant, Bangui, Central African Republic

International Criminal Court (ICC)

ICC in Bangui, Central African Republic

22167 | Registry

Deadline for Applications:


Organizational Unit:

Central African Republic, Division of External Operations, Registry

Duty Station:

Bangui, Central African Republic

Type of Appointment:

Short Term Appointment

Minimum Net Annual Salary:

XOF 8,065,000.00

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 Field Offices are time-bound and scalable staging posts for the Court’s operations in the situation countries, offering office space, vehicular support for missions and communications material and tools. They are also a source of information for Headquarters in terms of socio-political and security developments in the situation countries. Field Offices develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground in order to assist various Court actors in the execution of their roles in the field. Field Offices are organisationally located in the Division of External Operations (the “DEO”) of the Registry.

The Local Security Assistant will work at the Field Office in Bangui, Central African Republic . She/he will report to the Chief of Field Office through the Field Security Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities Under the general guidance of the Chief of Field Office (Bangui, Central African Republic) and the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Collect, update and communicate relevant local security information. Liaise and coordinate with applicable local governmental security organisations, United Nations Peacekeeping Mission and other United Nations and relevant partners on a regular basis.
  • Complete and update security assessments, security plans and staff lists.
  • Conduct security related investigations and liaise with national security forces as required. Draft and submit security incidents reports.
  • Provide various operational security supports to ICC mission activity including firearms issues, close protection deployments, arrest and transfers and hotel/venue assessments.
  • Organize and conduct training courses on security awareness and preparedness for field office staff and clients.
  • Provide security orientation or security briefings to personnel on mission or deployed from HQ and other duty stations.
  • Monitor compliance with security standards, including Security risk management and contingency plans. Provide advice on security measures for staff residences.
  • Provide general administrative and practical assistance to the Chief of Field Office through the Field Security Officer. Maintain files and records.
  • Perform other activities as tasked by the Chief of Field Office and/or the Field Security Officer.

Essential Qualifications Education: Diploma of secondary education.


  • A minimum of six years of progressive experience in the police, military, or a relevant security agency, preferably in an operational environment. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years’ working experience only to determine eligibility.
  • Experience working under stressful conditions.
  • Experienced driver for the local conditions with a valid driver’s permit.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good skills in planning and organising of work and conditions and attention to detail and work meticulously. Good drafting and report writing skills.
  • Ability to take decisions or decide course of action under pressure when dealing with belligerent or non-compliant persons, including the decisions related to use of force.
  • High degree of self-discipline, integrity and loyalty.
  • Ability to work under stress or pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in multi­ cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to liaise and establish rapport with representatives from local authorities and communities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge of languages: Proficiency in oral and written French is mandatory. Working knowledge of English is highly desirable. Knowledge of Sango is highly desirable. Knowledge of other vernacular languages subject to the country is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, 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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