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Visiting Professional - Human Resources Section (Talent Acquisition, Communication & Outreach)

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date:

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19499 | Registry 

Organisational Unit:

Human Resources Section, Registry  

Duty Station:

The Hague - NL

Contract Duration:

To be determined

Deadline for Applications:

31 December 2020


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).


Contract Duration


Visiting professionals are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed prior to commencement).


Organisational Context


The Human Resources 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 while serving as HR advisor to management within the Court. The Section is one of five sections located in the Division of Management Services.

The Section consists of two units: the HR Operations Unit and the HR Organisational Development Unit. The HR Operations Unit’s programme of work includes all operational aspects of the Section, from on-boarding to the administration of salaries, benefits and entitlements for staff members and non-staff (including judges, SSA consultants and contractors). The Unit plans, organises and administers staff services such as health insurance, pension schemes and other social security. The Unit supports the administration and settlement of (HR-related) staff complaints and grievances. The Unit is responsible for the maintenance of related staff data in the Court’s Enterprise Resource Planning system, including staff master data.

The HR Organisational Development Unit is in charge of devising strategies, programmes and policies to ensure that the Court hires and develops the right staff and thus maximizes the return on investment in human resources. Particularly, this includes an organisation-wide role in relation to strategic workforce planning, talent management, organisational design, staff training and learning and development programmes and activities, performance management and managerial development.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of a (Associate/Senior) Human Resources Officer, the HR Visiting Professional will contribute to:


Talent Acquisition


  • Supporting the “Recruiters” with the actual recruitment processes which may involve logistical requirements, audio-visual preparations, development of materials for interviews etc.;
  • Contribute to a project designed to assess the best recruitment tools and practices required to achieve organisational goals and targets;
  • Conduct targeted sourcing activities with a view to meeting targets for inclusion in ICC recruitment processes;
  • Perform other activities as required.


Internal Communications / Tracking


  • Contributing to the design and communication strategies that support key HR and various business objectives, long-term goals, and projects under the direction of the HR Section Chief;
  • Implementing communications designed to support key projects and initiatives, including drafting, editing, proofreading, and layout of content, in partnership with the HR team;
  • Exploring new tools and tactics, in partnership with the HR team that support the various projects of the HR Section;


Outreach / Branding


  • Developing compelling and engaging editorial, multimedia and digital content to be disseminated across multiple talent outreach channels, such as websites, social media, newsletters, in partnership with the relevant stakeholders;
  • Providing active support in designing, executing and evaluating global employer branding and recruitment campaigns;
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of a targeted global talent outreach Strategy that is aligned with corporate goals and priorities;
  • Developing and implementing targeted recruitment campaigns and other priority recruitments; 


Depending on the background of the selected VP the combination of duties will be decided, and may vary from the above.


Essential Qualifications 




Advanced University degree in human resources management, communications, public relations, IT, or other related social science field is required. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.




  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in human resources management, digital marketing, brand management, public relations, or talent acquisition in an international organization and/or large corporation is required;
  • Employer branding, recruitment marketing, relationship management, digital content creation experience would be a strong asset;
  • Proficiency in Graphic Design applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc) desirable;
  • Experience in areas such as sourcing, head-hunting or other relevant talent acquisition areas would be a strong asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong ability to write and edit communication materials, ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form;
  • Ability to identify and analyse systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve those issues;
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to report on quantitative and qualitative data analytics;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas and implement innovative approaches, as well as transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take direction and also work independently.


Knowledge of Languages:


Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.


Other criteria:


In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of the countries listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.


Non-represented or under-represented countries at the ICC as of 30 November 2019: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.




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.


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