Internship - Country Analysis Unit
The Hague (Netherlands) | nl
|Organisational Unit:||External Operations Support Section, Registry|
|Duty Station:||The Hague - NL|
|Contract Duration:||To be determined|
|Deadline for Applications:||Open|
Required Documents for This Application
Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:
- A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
- Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
- Two reference letters (one academic).
- Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
- Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
- One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).
Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.
The Country Analysis Unit (CAU) acts as a central analysis hub of the Registry, and leads the collection, analysis and disseminations of various political and security information products in relation to the work of the Registry in the situation countries or any other country of interest for the Court. The Unit assists the Chief of External Operations Support Section, the Director of the Division, the Registrar, and the Senior Management through the provision of comprehensive assessments of cross-cutting issues and trends that may affect the Registry in the implementation of its mandate.
The Unit is responsible for delivering standard, ad hoc and on-demand tailored products of security and political nature aimed at facilitating, enhancing and strengthening effective implementation of Registry’s mandate. These products also assist various Units and Sections of the Registry in their efforts to identify opportunities and advance their work. The Unit relies on a variety of sources and intelligence networks to implement its mandate.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Media and news monitoring as well as targeted research and information collection from open source including social media;
- Assist in collection and collation of specific open source information on trends, risks, perceptions and developments of relevance for the implementation of Registry objectives in ICC situation and non-situation countries;
- Assist in drafting reports and preparing presentations on assigned topics;
- Conduct general administration tasks;
- Any other tasks as entrusted by supervisor;
- The internship will take place entirely in the HQ and aims at supporting the Country Analysis Unit in its tasks.
All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies in political science, international relations, security management or other relevant field. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.
Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience in one or more of the following areas may be considered an asset:
- Open source monitoring;
- Countries affected by armed conflicts;
- Information research and analysis;
- Security and risk management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong drafting skills are required.
- IT software/research skills are considered an asset.
- Adaptability to a multicultural and multilingual working environment encompassing the principal legal traditions of the world.
- Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
- A very good standard of computer literacy (especially Microsoft Office applications)
- Other important qualities are discretion and respect of confidentiality, reliability, intellectual rigor, precision, perseverance, honesty, creativity, co-operative spirit and integrity.
- Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
- Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.
If a States Party to the Rome Statute decides to provide a donation to the Internship Programmes, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend and travel, as applicable. If funding is available and when an intern is selected, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. Interns eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process assuming they meet the conditions of the VA and are considered for the vacancy. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship: No funding will be provided at a later stage.