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Evidence Assistant (G-4)

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-26

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20682 | Office Of The Prosecutor

Deadline for Applications: 26/07/2021 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit:

The Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS),

Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €36,363.00
Contract Duration: To be determined


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.


Organizational Context

The Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS), headed by an Information Management Coordinator, reports directly to the Prosecutor, and combines the OTP’s information, knowledge and evidence management operations into one consolidated section. IKEMS aims to maintain a coordinated, flexible and operationally responsive IKEM support capacity throughout the OTP, in order to support the full spectrum of OTP information and evidence operations.


The Information and Evidence Unit (IEU), as part of IKEMS, is responsible for:

  • The overall custodial services of all information and evidence possessed by the OTP, including its registration, digitization, processing, preservation, storage and disclosure.
  • The facilitation and administration of evidence review in both physical and digital form.


It receives, acknowledges and stores communications and referrals sent to the Prosecutor under article 15 of the Rome Statute, therein also conducting the initial assessment of these communications.


Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of the post works under the supervision of the Head of the Information and Evidence Unit within the Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS) of the Office of the Prosecutor performing the following duties:

  • Assists with the registration, scanning and physical storage of all incoming material (documents in written and/or electronic form, photos, audio and video artefacts and other items);
  • Prepares correspondence based on standard templates and statistical and/or special reports as required on Article 15 (Rome Statute) communications;
  • Acts as evidence custodian, with responsibility for the safety, security, availability and confidentiality of material in possession of the Office, including all measures of access control and precautions against threats to the material;
  • Assists with the organization and supervision of the secure transport of evidence to chambers for trial purposes;
  • Provides administrative support to the Unit and the OTP Information Desk;
  • Performs other duties as required by the Head of Information and Evidence Unit.


Essential Qualifications


Diploma of secondary education;


A minimum of four(4) years of relevant work experience in handling large amounts of items for archiving purposes, preferably in criminal investigations or an international organization or in public documentation and archiving, or any other related area is required. An advanced or first-level university degree maybe considered as a substitute for two years’ working experience only to determine eligibility.;

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced organisational and communication skills including drafting ability and knowledge of relevant office software (Access, Excel and Word);
  • Team spirit, sensitivity, enthusiasm, loyalty and discretion particularly in handling sensitive or confidential information.


Knowledge of languages:

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

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