Back Head, Building and Court Security Unit (P-4) (18299) €83,759.00

  • Added Date: Sunday, 13 May 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Posting Date: 18/04/2018
Deadline for Applications: 17/05/2018
Organizational Unit: Security and Safety Section, Division of Management Services, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €83,759.00
Contract Duration: 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).

Organizational context

The principal functions of the ICC Security & Safety Section are:

  • The protection off all ICC premises, property and courtroom functions through the strict control of access and egress and the maintenance of an armed uniformed protection force.
  • The management and control of all electronic security and surveillance protection systems operated at the seat of the Court.
  • The safe handling and custody of all accused persons whilst detained at the seat of the Court.
  • The background investigative screening of staff, contractors and other support workers to ensure the reliability and integrity of personnel assigned in a security sensitive environment.
  • To promotion of safety and security of ICC staff and its investigative and judicial processes, including coordination and liaison with the security agencies of the host country, member states and international organizations.
  • The armed protection of designated staff members, premises and evidence in areas of investigative operations and the provision of close protection escorts, contingency plans, staff tracking and operational liaison with host government or international security support agencies.
  • The prevention of unsafe acts at work, the promotion of a safe working environment and the immediate response to fire, safety, first aid or security incidents or emergencies.

Duties & Responsibilities

Within this framework, and under the direct supervision of the Chief of Security and Safety Section and within the area of operations and delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for efficiently and effectively carrying out the following leadership, managerial and substantive functions:


  • Provides direction and leadership to the Building and Court Security Unit in line with the strategic objectives of the Court and Registry.
  • Actively carries out and supports Registry’s vision, mission and values through the work of the Unit contributes to the Registry and Section goals and objectives.


  • Contributes and makes recommendations to the Section’s annual programme in line with the Registry strategic objectives.
  • Develops Unit’s yearly work plan and leads, plans, guides, innovates and oversees the implementation of that plan.
  • Ensures that Chief of Section receives appropriate reporting on Unit's performance and any events, trends and developments critically affecting the achievement of programme of work and Registry strategic objectives and within delegated authority takes or recommends action.
  • Ensures the management and administration of human resources functions of the Unit, including supervision, recruitment, retention, motivation, development and performance management of staff and takes role in the conflict prevention and informal resolution.
  • Manages and supervises the day to day functioning of the Unit;
  • Advising Chief of Section on protective security related risks;
  • Prepares the overall budget of the Section and monitors the implementation of the budget including all financial expenditure incurred by the Section, including the establishment of outsourced security support contracts, submission of requisitions and authorization of official travel. Acts as an Alternate Certifying Officer for the Section.
  • Identifies gaps in policies, SOPs and other relevant instructions and guidelines and proposes amendments.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant Registry or Section policies and administrative instructions and with Unit’s SOPs, instructions, guidelines and procedures.
  • Takes ownership and acts as the focal point for all issues related to Audit report and recommendations related to security and safety. Follows up on the audit recommendations and prepares Section action plans, leads actions and draft necessary reports related to audits.
  • Deputize in Chief’s absence;


  • Ensures and oversees the delivery of high-quality security & safety services by the Building and Court Security Unit, including the performance of operational planning and supervision of all HQ security personnel and the coordination of the planning function across relevant business units of the Court and other supporting security agencies, nationally and/or internationally relating to physical security and prisoner custody (Court Support) operations.
  • Develops and implements operational partnerships and agreements with applicable support agencies.
  • Ensures the safety and security of staff and other persons for whom the Court has a duty of care and Court’s assets, and integrity of the ICC HQ premises.
  • Reviews and endorses security, evacuation, general fire, safety and contingency etc. plans, SOPs and procedures related to the ICC Headquarters security and safety and to judicial proceedings at the Headquarters.
  • Undertakes threat/security level monitoring and analysis, including compilation of threat assessments, monitoring of security and investigative reports or other pertinent sources of public and private security information with the area of responsibility the Netherlands and advises the Chief of SSS on security and safety related risks and mitigation strategies, including management of crisis situations.
  • Supervises the implementation of security special tasks such as High Profile events, custody operations, security investigations and other Host Country based operations.
  • Ensures the validity of all security and safety incident investigations; defines implements and maintains applicable standards and practice.
  • Acts as the operational focal point towards the relevant host State agencies.

Essential Qualifications


Advanced university degree in social sciences, law, business administration, security or risk management or another related field. A first level university degree in combination with two years relevant and qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


A minimum of seven years (nine years with a first level degree) of relevant professional experience in the management and leadership of a police, military or government security service, preferably with leadership experience of the UN security management systems.

  • Planning and security operations experience, preferably both in a national and international setting is required.
  • Experience working under pressure and providing direction to others operating in hostile or difficult operational environments.
  • Ability to manage a multi-cultural team is desirable.

Additional qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and professional accreditation (e.g. Certified Protection Professional, Physical Security Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner or Certified Information Security Manager) in relevant specialist areas, such as field safety, physical security, internal investigations, information assurance, custody management, operational planning, security training or critical incident management are desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and administration skills.
  • Ability to focus on objectives, and plan and delegate tasks with responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority.
  • Strong leadership skills by managing and leading a team effectively.
  • Create and foster a common culture; appraise staff fairly and objectively.
  • Provide feedback in a timely fashion.
  • Adjust priorities and plan activities and projects in a manner that considers contingencies or changing circumstances.

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English is required. Working knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset. Working knowledge of Dutch is 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

General Information

  • 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;
  • Position to 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;
  • In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions;
  • Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged;
  • Consideration is given to achieving diverse geographical representation at the ICC, to the extent possible;
  • 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.

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