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  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: Kinshasa | cd
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-27

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Local Security Assistant (G-5)

Kinshasa (Congo Democratic) | cd

18740 | Registry 

Deadline for Applications: 28/02/2019
Organizational Unit:

Field Office – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo , Division of External Operations, Registry

Duty Station: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary: $20,939.00
Contract Duration: For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six months probationary period).

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for fixed-term appointments against both established posts and positions funded by general temporary assistance (GTA).


Recruitment for this post in the General Service category is done on a local basis. As a result, staff are generally recruited from the area in which the particular office is located but could be of any nationality.  Candidates applying to a post in the General Services category shall meet the relevant employment and immigration requirements in the country of the duty station, including fulfilling residence and work permit conditions.

Applicants will be responsible for any expenses incurred in relation to: visa, travel to and from, and relocation to and from the duty station, in the event of an employment offer.

A staff member in the General Service category who has been locally recruited shall not be eligible for the entitlements and/or benefits exclusively applicable to internationally recruited staff.


Organisational Context

Field Offices are time-bound and scalable staging posts for the Court’s operations in the situation countries, offering office space, vehicular support for missions and communications material and tools. They are also a source of information for Headquarters in terms of socio-political and security developments in the situation countries. Field Offices develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground in order to assist various Court actors in the execution of their roles in the field. Field Offices are organisationally located in the Division of External Operations (the “DEO”) of the Registry.

The Local Security Assistant will work at the Field Office in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. She/he will report to the Chief of Field Office through the Field Security Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Field Office (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo) and the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Collect, update and communicate relevant local security information. Liaise and coordinate with applicable local governmental security organisations, United Nations Peacekeeping Mission and other United Nations and relevant partners on a regular basis.
  • Complete and update security assessments, security plans and staff lists.
  • Conduct security related investigations and liaise with national security forces as required.  Draft and submit security incidents reports.
  • Provide various operational security supports to ICC mission activity including firearms issues, close protection deployments, arrest and transfers and hotel/venue assessments.
  • Organize and conduct training courses on security awareness and preparedness for field office staff and clients.
  • Provide security orientation or security briefings to personnel on mission or deployed from HQ and other duty stations.
  • Monitor compliance with security standards, including Security risk management and contingency plans.  Provide advice on security measures for staff residences.
  • Provide general administrative and practical assistance to the Chief of Field Office through the Field Security Officer. Maintain files and records.
  • Perform other activities as tasked by the Chief of Field Office and/or the Field Security Officer.

Essential Qualifications


Diploma of secondary education.


  • A minimum of six years of progressive experience in the police, military, or a relevant security agency, preferably in an operational environment. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.
  • Experience working under stressful conditions.
  • Experienced driver for the local conditions with a valid national driver’s permit is desirable.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good skills in planning and organising of work and conditions and attention to detail and work meticulously.  Good drafting and report writing skills.
  • Ability to take decisions or decide course of action under pressure when dealing with belligerent or non-compliant persons, including the decisions related to use of force.
  • High degree of self-discipline, integrity and loyalty.
  • Ability to work under stress or pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in multi­ cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to liaise and establish rapport with representatives from local authorities and communities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge of languages:

Proficiency in oral and written French is mandatory. Working knowledge of English is highly desirable. Knowledge of vernacular languages subject to the country is desirable. 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. 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 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;
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged;
- Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
- 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 ICC is willing to apply the “Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord” on a reciprocal basis.

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