23141 | Registry
Posting Date: 10/08/2023 Deadline for Applications: 17/08/2023 (midnight The Hague time) Organizational Unit: Country Office, Division of External Operations, Registry Duty Station: Abidjan, Ivory Coast Type of Appointment: Short Term Appointment Minimum Net Annual Salary: €93,737.00 Contract Duration: Until 31/12/2023
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.
The Field Offices are the Registry’s permanent representation in situation country and serve as the staging ground for operations of the Court as a whole. They are a source of information for Headquarters in terms of national media, social-political and security developments, many of which influence the way the Court conducts operations and communicates with its external partners. Field Offices must develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground, including State bodies and agencies, international governmental organisations, NGOs and civil society groups. The Chief of Field Office, who represents the Registrar in the situation country, is responsible for both the staff and operations on the ground, including the provision of services to the other Organs, the parties and participants in the field. Field Offices are staffed by multidisciplinary teams (mainly integrated staff), reporting to a single manager - the Chief of Field Office - while maintaining an active link to Sections in Headquarters performing the corresponding substantive functions. While the specific needs of each Field Office would vary depending on the situation country, the stage of the proceedings, the level of cooperation of the local authorities, the profile that the Court wishes to establish in the country, etc. In principle, the following functions should be represented in the multifunctional Field Office team: Outreach, Security, Victim participation and reparations support, Witness support, Judicial cooperation support (facilitating role), administration/operational support, including local ICT support), Administrative Assistants, Drivers, Security Guards and Cleaners. Some of the local administrative functions may be outsourced when appropriate.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office the incumbent will perform the following tasks in relation to the areas below:
A. Victim Participation and ReparationFormulates, proposes and implements field strategies, policies and activities relating to the Registry’s role in relation to the participation of victims in proceedings and reparations, in accordance with the functions of the Registry and specific judicial orders. Represents the Registry in field meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences, and contributes to the preparation of standard forms and informational materials relating to victim participation and reparations. Plans and implements the selection, training and support of intermediaries in accordance with the Court Guidelines on Intermediaries. Liaises with legal representatives of victims on the ground, maintains relations with the legal community and implements procedures for the organisation of legal representation of victims when the Registry is requested to do so. In the absence of the Field Officer (Outreach), the incumbent will oversee activities related to Outreach functions and supervises the team assigned to such functions.
B. Reporting and DocumentationEstablishes feedback mechanisms to produce analysis on results and progress, to capture lessons learnt and document good practices in victim participation and reparation, public information and Outreach. Applies established accountability instruments, including benchmarks and indicators, to evaluate progress and success in advancing communication objectives and enhanced response and monitoring of public perceptions and attitudes towards the Court. Ensures the maintenance of internal databases with relevant information for ICC reporting purposes. Prepares and reviews assessment papers and related submissions for the Head of Office and senior Registry. Officials on mission, and liaises with the Chief of VPRS and Head of PIOS/Outreach Unit or delegated authorities at ICC Headquarters when necessary. Promotes efficient information sharing and cooperation among in-country team members. Keeps the Chief of the Field Office informed of progress made in the implementation of activities.
C. ManagementGuides, supervises and trains both internationally and locally recruited staff assigned to the field office for outreach and victim participation and reparations purposes, acts as reporting officer for Performance Appraisal Reports of staff under supervision, and carries out substantive review of others’ work as needed. Takes responsibility for the budget allocated to the implementation of plans relating to victim participation and reparation, public information and outreach, and prepares budget estimates. Ensures the integrity and timeliness of substantive and financial activity reports. Prepares regular and specific impact, policy, financial, evaluation and statistical reports on activities.
Advanced university degree in social communication, journalism, political science, law or another relevant discipline 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 five years (seven years with a first-level degree) of relevant experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Demonstrated experience in designing and preparing communication plans and tactics result-oriented with contents tailored to specific stakeholders including victims, affected communities, legal groups, civil society organisations, academics and journalists. Knowledge of how to design, organise and conduct trainings is required. Experience to manage sensitive information as the incumbent will be dealing with information relating to victims, intermediaries and third parties, whose identities are confidential in the proceedings. Field experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the countries or region in which the Court operates. Knowledge of ICC law and procedure and of the Courts’ legal texts and the judicial proceedings related to the designated country is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Manages public speaking skill emotions and responds accordingly. Exhibits interest in having two-way communication: Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and tailors language, tone, style, and format to match audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed and implements problem-solving and conflict resolution approaches. Capacity to stimulate dialogue with local partners; sensitivity to political issues and adaptability to local environment would be considered an asset. Management experience including personnel development and budget and programme management. Ability to think of solutions to potential problems including contingency problems that typically involve resource planning and gaining the cooperation of others, e.g. when organising an event. Interacting with people from various nationalities and working in an international environment. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve goals; delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines.
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.
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- 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 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.