Deadline for Applications: 09/07/2020
Organizational Unit: Legal and Enforcement Unit, Presidency
Duty Station: The Hague – NL
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term
Post Number: E-2994
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €93,248.00
Contract Duration: For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six month probationary period).

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 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).

Organisational Context

The Presidency is entrusted with three main functions: administrative, external relations, and judicial/legal. The Presidency Legal and Enforcement Unit performs a range of judicial and legal functions in support of the Presidency’s responsibility for the proper administration of the Court. The Presidency provides support to enable the Chambers to conduct fair, effective and expeditious public proceedings such as constituting and assigning situations to Chambers, organizing the plenary sessions and liaising with the Registry. In addition, the Presidency has specific legal and judicial functions, including the judicial review of certain decisions of the Registrar; the conclusion and implementation of Court wide cooperation agreements (e.g. Bilateral arrangements with States on the enforcement of sentences); and the provision of general legal advice.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, and under the overall supervision of the Chef de Cabinet, the incumbent will be responsible for the duties described below:

1) To oversee the provision of solution-oriented legal (procedural and substantive) and policy (strategic and operational) advice to the Presidency and the Chef de Cabinet in accordance with the mandate of the Unit as described above, including on administrative law, international institutional law, human rights and public international law and other relevant areas of law;

2) More in particular

(a) to organize and supervise legal research on highly complex judicial and legal issues, prepare legal opinions, studies, policies, briefs, reports and correspondences, review legal instruments, and ensure the implementation of legal policy;

(b) to oversee the development and maintenance of legal databases and charts in relation to the fields listed above;

(c) to represent the Presidency and the Court in negotiations on Court-wide cooperation agreements, specifically with respect to the enforcement of sentences (including the supervision of sentences of imprisonment and the enforcement of fines, forfeitures and reparation orders) and general international cooperation, including supporting the negotiation and draft of voluntary cooperation agreements.

3) To represent the Presidency and the Chef de Cabinet at high level meetings, both inter-organ and beyond (such as the Assembly of States Parties’ facilitations and working groups), as required;

4) To serve on standing boards, committees, working groups, and task forces, as required;

5) To manage the Unit, supervise the staff, organize and prioritize the workload, and to provide supervision and coordination of assignments; and

6) To perform any other assignments, as required.

Essential Qualifications

An advanced university degree in law, with emphasis on international criminal law, public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and administrative law or other relevant focus, is required.

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 seven (7) years (9 years with a first level university degree) of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in the legal field, preferably at the international level.

Prior experience in preparing or conducting complex legal cases would be considered a strong asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, internet /intranet services, library sources, etc.
– Excellent research and drafting skills;
– In-depth knowledge of the ICC legal framework;
– Ability to understand complex legal concepts, to apply the law to the facts;
– Good analytical skills and ability to identify problems;
– Excellent interpersonal skills and written, spoken and presentational communication skills;
– Demonstrated intellectual leadership and managerial skills;
– Ability to make quality decisions under extreme time constraints;
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues of different national and cultural backgrounds with appreciation of diversity;
– Capability to work collaboratively and proactively with colleagues in order to achieve organizational goals and the timeliness of work.

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