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  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague | nl
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-07

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Visiting Professional - Human Resources Section - Legal

The Hague (Netherlands) | nl

18724 | Registry 

Organisational Unit: Human Resources Section, Registry   
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 07/03/2019

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.

Contract Duration

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

Organisational Context

The HR Section provides a unified and coordinated approach to HR matters across the Court and carries out all human resources activities in an efficient and timely manner whilst serving as HR advisor to management within the Court. The intern will work as part of the legal and policy team within the HR Section under the supervision of the HR Officer (Legal and Policy).

Duties and Responsibilities

In this setting, the intern will contribute to:

  • Assist in the identification, legal research, analysis and drafting of legal policies and opinions on the interpretation and application of the Court’s framework documents, and any other relevant document relating to administrative and personnel matters as well as contractual procedures;
  • Conduct legal research on issues related to international administrative law, international civil service law and international labour law;
  • Provide support with drafting of standard operating procedures, administrative issuances and other legal texts;
  • Provide legal advice on issues related to staff benefits and entitlements and employment conditions in conformity with the ICC Staff Rules and Staff Regulations and the case law of International Administrative Tribunals;
  • Analyse and provide legal opinions with respect to Human Resources related matters;
  • Assist in the preparation of memoranda and other documents on any subject assigned that pertains to the Section’s mandate.

Required Qualifications


All Candidates must have a Law degree or a relevant legal qualification from a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Candidates with Human Resources or Business Administration degrees could also be considered.


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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has acquired a good standard of 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 or Spanish) is considered an asset.


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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