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  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague | nl
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
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Visiting Professional - Counsel Support Section

The Hague (Netherlands) | nl

18675 | Registry

Organisational Unit: Counsel 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).
  • One reference letter.
  • Optional: short essay or a writing sample on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration

Visiting Professionals are required to work full time for a period between one and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Visiting Professional placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

The Counsel Support Section (CSS) is in charge of centralizing and coordinating all assistance provided to counsel by the Court. It serves as the Registry’s focal point for the Offices of Public Counsel, which depend on the Registry solely for administrative purposes, and also provides logistical and administrative assistance. The Section also manages the Court’s programme of legal aid for indigent defendants and victims and handles all provisions relating to the activities of the Court’s disciplinary organs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Visiting professionals are expected to carry out one or more research projects relevant to the mandate of the Section and contribute to the improvement of its policies and procedures, as agreed with the Section Chief.

Required Qualifications

Education:

All candidates must have a relevant degree from a recognised university; an advanced degree will be a strong asset. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

Experience:

Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. [insert]

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments;
  • Strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively);
  • Good computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

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.

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship or Visiting Professional placement. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the placement for which they have been selected.

If a State Party to the Rome Statute provides a donation to the Internship Programmes Fund, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend for cost of living and travel. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment of the candidate determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statute and appear on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.

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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