Visiting Professional - Investigation Teams and Analysis - Office of the Prosecutor
The Hague (Netherlands)
20082 | OTP
|Organisational Unit:||Investigations Teams, Office Of The Prosecutor|
|Duty Station:||The Hague - NL|
|Contract Duration:||6 months|
|Deadline for Applications:||28 February 2021|
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.
- A description of a long-term project you would like to work on throughout your period at the OTP, which is of interest to you and which would assist the Prosecution Division’s work (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written). In the past, visiting professionals have contributed by undertaking in-depth legal research, enhancing the Prosecution Division’s professional training capacities, or assisting evidence analysis processes.
To participate in containing the COVID-19 spread and in line with the measures adopted by the Host State, the ICC staff members, interns and visiting professional based in The Hague are currently working remotely. Accordingly, the candidates selected for this position are expected to work remotely from within the duty station (The Hague) until the re-opening of the ICC’s premises. They are also expected to work with their own computer and internet connection.
Visiting Professionals are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Visiting Professional placements shall not be extended beyond six months.
The Office of the Prosecutor investigates and prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by nationals of a State Party or on the territory of a State Party on or after 1 July 2002, the date of entry into force of the Rome Statute.
The Investigation Division (ID), under the overall management of its Director and management team, provides the investigative component of the integrated team which conducts the Office’s investigations and prosecutions under the responsibility of Prosecution Division’s Senior Trial Lawyer. ID recruits, trains and monitors the performance of investigators, analysts and data inputters within the integrated team.
Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate will be assigned to work within an investigative team, supporting its evidence collection and/or analytical activities.
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Investigation Division and the Investigation Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Investigation Team Leader the incumbent is can expect to perform one or more of the following duties:
- Provide support to the investigative team with the planning and preparation of evidence collection activities, as well as with the handling, recording and processing of information and evidence in accordance with OTP standard operating procedures;
- Provide advise to the Team Leader on investigation strategies, procedures and techniques, risk assessment and protection strategies;
- Review and analyse gathered information and evidence;
- Conduct searches in databases or open sources as required to support investigations and analysis.
- Assist with all the logistics related with the planning and preparation of field missions, as well as post-mission activities;
- Any other task required to assist investigations and analysis.
All Candidates must have either a law degree at a recognised university, preferably in Law or Criminology, or a diploma in criminal investigation from a law enforcement academy and/or relevant training in crime investigation techniques.
Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. Applicants for placements in the Investigation Division would be required to have relevant professional experience in criminal and/or financial investigations, investigations of serious human rights violations and/or investigative analysis.
It will be considered an asset experience in conducting fact-finding activities: in complex and large-scale cases; involving personal interaction with victims, witnesses and criminal suspects; in a multicultural context; and/or placed in conflict or post-conflict areas.
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 intelligence databases (iBase, Palantir, others), investigation management systems (Wynyard or others), TRIM, Ringtail and Casemap is an asset.
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 and Spanish) is an asset.
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 September 2020: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape 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, Kiribati, 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 internship and visiting professional placements at the ICC are unfunded. The ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with any remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred prior, during or after the internship or visiting professional placement.
Applicants must therefore be able to support themselves for the entire 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.
If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will advertise a funded vacancy announcement in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors.
In order to be eligible for a funded placement, if advertised, 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.