Deadline for Applications: 16/07/2020
Organizational Unit: Detention Section, Division of Judicial Services, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague – NL
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary : €60,750.00
Contract Duration: To be determined

Important message:

To participate in containing the COVID-19 spread and in line with the measures adopted by the Host State, the ICC staff members based in The Hague are currently working remotely. This may cause some delays in recruitment and onboarding activities. Thank you for your understanding.

A roster of suitable candidates will 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).

Organisational Context
The Division of Judicial Services (DJS) consists of the Office of the Director DJS (OD DJS), the Court Management Section (CMS), the Detention Section (DS), the Language Services Section (LSS), the Victims Participation and Reparations Section (VPRS), the Information Management Services Section (IMSS), the Counsel Support Section (CSS), the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD) and the Office of Public Counsel for Victims (OPCV).

The Detention Section (DS) provides safe, secure and humane conditions for persons detained by the Court while awaiting trial or pending appeal. The Section ensures compliance with international standards and conditions of detention, and strives to be a model of good practice. Its overall objective is to ensure a physically and mentally healthy environment for detained persons at every stage of detention, from their initial transfer to the Court until they are either released on the Court’s order or transferred to a State of enforcement to serve a sentence.

Duties and Responsibilities
Within this framework, and under the direct supervision of the Chief Custody Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Analyse and undertake legal research into national and international legislation and jurisprudence;
Providing advice on legal issues; and drafting rules and procedures on detention matters;
Providing information and submitting filings to the relevant organs of the Court relative to the proper management of the Detention Center (DC);
Reviewing requests coming from Detained Persons (DPs) or their Defence teams;
Facilitate the transfer of persons under a warrant of arrest issued by the Court and to assist in the successful transfer of sentenced persons to Enforcement States;
Maintain a list of data concerning DPs;
To act as liaison person with the Dutch authorities, the inspecting authority (ICRC) and with States for matters related to the DPs within the jurisdiction of the Court.

Essential Qualifications
Advanced university degree in law; emphasis on international criminal law, public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law or other relevant focus. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional legal experience (four years with a first-level university degree) in a multi-cultural environment at national or international level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of structure and management of large organisations and Modus Operandi of inter – governmental organisations in the international arena.
Knowledge and experience in applying legal expertise to a diverse range of complex legal issues.
Knowledge of computer applications.
Analytical skills and the ability to conduct comprehensive legal research.
Excellent skills in drafting legal texts, legal documents, rules, agreements and correspondence, and the ability to prepare legal opinions under pressure and to short deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds as well as a respect for diversity.
Ability to address complaints and resolve problems.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong computer and presentation skills.

Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in either of the working languages of the Court (English and French) and working knowledge of the other is required. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) 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.


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


– 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.


– 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.

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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.
– 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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