02 December 2016

Earn over 42,000 Euros as Situation-Specific Investigation Assistant at International Criminal Court (ICC)

Organisation: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Net Annual Salary: EUR 42,601
Reports to: Investigation Team Leader

About ICC:
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investigation Division and/or Investigation Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Investigation Team Leader, the incumbent is expected to support the investigation team in better understanding the socio-economic and cultural aspects of the Uganda situation under investigation, enabling the adjustment of the investigative strategy and operations to the existing conditions and resources of the local communities. In particular:
·         Offer support in developing a local support network for the investigations, including contacts with different local organizations, civil society groups, diaspora groups related with the Uganda situation and other relevant local/regional networks;
·         Support the investigative team in the collection, screening and handling of information and evidence in accordance with OTP standard operating procedures;
·         Support investigators conducting interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects, in particular by assisting the investigation team in approaching and developing a rapport with witnesses and victims in ways that are coherent with and respectful of their culture;
·         Carry out open-source research and collation of information as requested;
·         Review and perform preliminary analysis of materials relating to the reference situation and/or in the reference language(s), including assisting in interpreting correctly the information and evidence, in view of its social, cultural and linguistic context;
·         Support the investigation team in finding potential areas of evidence and investigative opportunities characteristic of the victimized societies and the perpetrating structures, by identifying relevant leads and making recommendations for next investigative steps;
·         Support training activities towards increasing the situation country knowledge of the investigation team members;
·         Assist the investigation team and operational units in identifying investigative and operational strategies appropriate and coherent with the local societies;
·         Support the investigation team with relevant language skills;
·         Assist in the planning, preparation, as well as participate and support field missions;
·         When possible, considering the security situation, publicly represent the OTP investigation in the situation country;
·         Testify before the Chamber, if and when required;
·         Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Situation-Specific Investigation Assistant career opportunity should possess a Diploma of secondary education.
·         Relevant training in investigation and/or analysis techniques and relevant investigative and/or analytical experience, be it in the context of criminal investigations, investigations of serious human rights violations or investigative analysis is highly desirable.
·         At least eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.
·         The applicant should be a Ugandan national and/or be residing in the country for seven years. Particular focus will be given to applicants with investigative experience within the context of the Uganda situation under investigation by the OTP.
·         Previous experience in the context of criminal investigations or with NGO’s/IGO’s/International Commissions of Enquiry or with other investigative bodies, with a special focus on investigations of human rights violations or other type of serious crimes.
·         Ability to administrate and handle complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
·         Excellent ability for team-work, including listening, sharing, communicating and peer-support skills;
·         Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to develop and foster networks of cooperation;
·         Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
·         Ability and awareness on the management of sensitive information;
·         Ability to work under stressful conditions;
·         Flexibility and adaptability to changing environment and plans;
·         Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for gender and cultural diversity;
·         Professional and personal integrity and commitment to the core values and objectives of the International Criminal Court.
·         Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Fluency in both languages would be considered a strong asset.
·         Fluency in Acholi and/or Lango languages is considered an asset.
·         Knowledge of additional 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

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) should apply by visiting the web link below.

Deadline: 8th December, 2016

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