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
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
Perform any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
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
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
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
Listens, consults and communicates proactively;
Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy;
Recognises and rewards the contribution of
Learning and developing:
Identifies development strategies needed to
achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or training
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
Keeps to agreements with others;
Focuses on client needs;
Takes responsibility for actions, projects and
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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