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Visiting Professional - Committee on Budget and Finance

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
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19778 | Registry 


Organisational Unit: Committee on Budget and Finance, Registry  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration:  3 to 6 months 
Deadline for Applications: 29 February 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);
  • One motivation letter (maximum of 400 words);
  • One reference letter.


Contract Duration:

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

Applications of candidates indicating availability beyond the present selection cycle may be considered in the context of the next selection cycle.



Organisational Context

  1. The Committee on Budget and Finance (“the CBF”) was established in accordance with Resolution 4 of the Assembly of States Parties adopted at the 1st plenary meeting, on 3 September 2002. According to Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee on Budget and Finance, the Committee shall be responsible for the technical examination of any document submitted to the Assembly that contains financial or budgetary implications or any other matter of a financial, budgetary or administrative nature as may be entrusted to it by the Assembly. In particular, it shall review the proposed programme budget of the Court, prepared by the Registrar, in consultation with the other organs referred to in article 34, subparagraphs (a) and (c), of the Rome Statute, and shall make the relevant recommendations to the Assembly concerning the proposed programme budget.


  1. The Audit Committee was re-established by the Assembly in its resolution (ICC-ASP/13/Res.1). The mandate for the establishment of the Audit Committee derives from the Assembly’s approval of the recommendations of “the CBF”.  The mandate of the Audit Committee is to assist the Court in meeting States Parties’ demands for transparency and accountability by providing oversight of its management practices in key governance areas, and considering financial statements of the Court as well as the reports of the external and internal auditors.



Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary to the Committee on Budget and Finance (Executive Secretary), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the Executive Secretary in preparing a summary of the documents received from the Court for the consideration of the Committees;
  • Support the Executive Secretary in covering the meetings of The Hague Working Group by taking minutes of meetings and report accordingly;
  • Liaise with the Court’s counterparts on the implementation of the Committees’ recommendations. Consolidate the inputs and submissions made by the Court for the consideration by the Committees;
  • Assist the Executive Secretary in maintaining a register for all the recommendations of the Committees; 
  • Drafting/assisting in drafting various reports on issues relevant to the discussion by the Committees, setting forth the observations, conclusions and recommendations for the review of the Executive Secretary;
  • Perform other related duties.



Essential Qualifications


First level university degree from an accredited university in Finance, Accounting, Business and/or Public Administration, Human Resources, legal or related fields.


Minimum three years of progressively responsible professional experience and relevant experience in administration of meeting services, budgeting and financial management systems.

Visiting professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. An experience in any of the aforementioned areas (Finance, Accounting, Business and/or Public Administration, Human Resources, legal or related fields) would be considered an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in using ERP system such as SAP is desirable;
  • Strong communication skills in both oral and writing. In particular, good level of drafting skills in formulating reports, diplomatic correspondence and letters;
  • Relevant experience in maintaining databases and records;
  • Ability to identify clients’ needs and find appropriate solutions;
  • Strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively);
  • Ability to work as part of a team with different professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity;
  • High ethical standards and irreprehensible conduct;
  • Professional and personal integrity
  • Good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel);
  • Knowledge of SAP would be an asset.


Knowledge of Languages:

Fluency in English is required; working knowledge in French is desirable.


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 31 December 2019: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, 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 visiting professional 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 States 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 or visiting professional placement. No funding will be provided at a later stage.

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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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