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Staff Counsellor (P-3)

The Hague

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: Closed

Deadline for Applications: 21/05/2024
Organizational Unit: Occupational Health Unit, Division of Management Services, Registry 
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term appointment
Post Number: T-2269
Minumun Net Annual Salary (Single Rate): €71,929.00
Contract Duration: Until 31/12/2024

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Organisational Context
The Occupational Health Unit is part of the Division of Management Services within the Registry of the International Criminal Court. It provides a comprehensive occupational health and welfare service for staff that ensures a healthy workplace environment for the Court in The Hague, as well as advice, assistance and support for ICC staff in field activities throughout the world.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head, Occupational Health Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Conceptualize and ensure support systems for staff in the context of their work at the Court in The Hague as well as in the field;
  • Develop policy and operational proposals that address a wide range of diverse and sensitive work place and work-related issues in order to promote the well-being, effectiveness, and productivity of ICC staff;
  • Develop and conduct presentations and training on topics including stress management, secondary trauma, traumatic stress;
  • Identify a referral network and provide referral to therapists/counsellors, as related to the work of the Court and the well-being of staff;
  • Organise and maintain a filing system that will include confidential filing of individual cases and a documentation system of all actions, events, assessments, etc. in accordance with standards and procedures established by the Occupational Health and Safety Unit.
  • Liaise and collaborate with other units and sections as appropriate;
  • Maintain professional confidentiality at all times;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Advanced university degree in psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work or relevant social sciences. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A valid Professional Board certification to practice at a national level is required.
Additional training in trauma intervention techniques and related mental health fields are required.

A minimum of five years (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible relevant experience in psychology, clinical psychology and/or clinical social work, of which at least three years in an international/multicultural context.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Abilities in the following aspects are desirable:

  • identify priority activities and assignment, monitoring and adjusting them as appropriate.
  • anticipate and prepare for contingencies.
  • establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other is essential. Knowledge of another 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

General Information

- The selected candidate will be subject to a Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process in accordance with ICC policy. The PSC process will include but will not be limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check.
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
- Post 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, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
- The Court reserves the right not to make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
- The International Criminal Court is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.

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