Field Officer (VPRS) Job Careers – International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Title:    Field Officer (VPRS)
Organisation: International
Criminal Court (ICC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Net Annual Salary: EUR 68,673
Reports to: Chief of Field
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:
Victim Participation and Reparation:
The incumbent formulates, 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
Plans and implements the selection, training and
support of intermediaries in accordance with the Court Guidelines on
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.
Works closely 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.
Reporting and Documentation:
Establishes 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
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.
Actively 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.
Guides, 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.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International
Criminal Court (ICC) Field Officer (VPRS) career opportunity should possess an 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.
At least five years (seven years with a
first-level degree) of relevant experience is required.
Significant 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.
Broad knowledge of how to design, organise and
conduct trainings is required.
Previous 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.
Extensive 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
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.
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.
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
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: 9th December, 2016

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