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Internship - French Translation in the Language Services Unit - Office of the Prosecutor

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-04

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19021 | OTP

Organisational Unit: Services Section - Office Of The Prosecutor  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: From 01/03/2020  to 31/08/2020 
Deadline for Applications: 04/10/2019

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).
  • 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 in French on a subject relevant to translation at the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period of six months. Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

The Language Services Unit (LSU) forms part of the Services Section providing critical, close support functions to the Office of the Prosecutor in order for it to fulfil its mandate. In this respect, during the preliminary examination, investigation, and prosecution phases, the Unit provides field, event, and telephone interpretation; transcription of audio and video material; translation of OTP evidence and core Office documentation; as well as other services requiring language expertise, such as summarising, redacting, and editing.

Duties & Responsibilities

The incumbent will work in the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) under the broad supervision of the French Reviser. The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in translating from English into French documents covering a wide range of topics including but not limited to legal, political, military, medical, forensic, technical, administrative and financial matters, and human rights;
  • Proofread translations in keeping with style guides and glossaries;
  • Assist in maintaining terminology and reference databases.\
  • Perform other related duties as may be required by the French Reviser.

Essential Qualifications

Education:

All candidates must have a degree in translation, interpretation, linguistics, law or any other related field or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. 

Experience:

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 that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset. 

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, especially with MS Office and language tools;
  • Maintains a service-oriented attitude at all times.

Knowledge of languages                                                                                                         

Mother-tongue proficiency in French and a strong command of English is required. Knowledge of a situation-related language of the Court may be considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset.

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement.

Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement. 

Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court.

If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. 

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 Statue and appears 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.

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.

 

Professionalism
- Applies professional and technical expertise;
- Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
- Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;

 

Teamwork
- 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.
 

Interaction
- 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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