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Psycho-Social Adviser - Individual contractor on an ad hoc and short-term basis

Multiple locations (Multiple locations)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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18481 | OTP 
Posting Date:   06/09/2018
Deadline for Applications:   Open
Organizational Unit:  

Gender and Children Unit, Planning and Operations Section, Investigation Division, Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station:  

Mainly in the field - duty station according to the operational needs

Type of Appointment:  

Individual contractor on an ad hoc and short-term basis

Minimum Net Annual Salary:  

Payment is based on a daily rate (comparable to P-2 level)

Contract Duration:  

Based on the operational needs (i.e. up to 10 days per mission)

Application Procedure
In order to apply for this opportunity, interested candidates will need to create a profile in the ICC eRecruitment system. All candidates will be informed of the results of their application by the end of the procedure.

Organisational Context

Specialized units within Investigation Division support the integrated teams in the elaboration and implementation of their plans and through advice and assistance, in the conduct of operations. The Gender and Children Unit (GCU) which is situated within the Planning and Operations Section of ID, amongst other things, assists the teams with the handling of vulnerable witnesses, and with the investigation of sexual and gender-based crimes and crimes against and affecting children.

Scope of Services

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking to extend the existing roster maintained by GCU of experienced psychologists and psychiatrists, (on an ad hoc and short-term basis), to conduct psycho-social assessments of potential witnesses the OTP would like to interview as part of the investigations into crimes which fall under the jurisdiction of the Court.

The Psycho-Social Adviser, under the supervision of the Victims Expert, will be expected to provide psychological support to investigation teams during field missions:

  • Conduct psychological assessments, in particular on vulnerable witnesses such as victims of gender based violence, children, and traumatized persons in support of investigative interviews and statement taking;
  • Prepare reports of assessments;
  • Assist the integrated team in providing psychological assessment of witnesses in preparation to trials when required.

Required Qualifications

The Psycho-Social Adviser should hold an advanced university degree in the field of Clinical/Forensic Psychology, Clinical Counselling or Psycho social studies or other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;

Post graduate studies in psychological trauma, especially on children and victims of sexual violence would be considered an asset.

The successful candidates should have a minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) professional experience in dealing with vulnerable groups, such as victims of sexual violence and traumatized children. Field experience and experience working with the traumatized persons or conflict affected communities are required.

Candidate should also possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability and willingness to participate in field missions in post-conflict environments;
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively in teams;
  • Good communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to work independently and under stress conditions;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Relevant computer skills;
  • Professional integrity

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered a strong asset.

Knowledge of a local language of the country of situation would be considered as strong asset.

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. All candidates should be in a position to submit an 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 website.

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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