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Investigation Assistant (CAR) (G-6) - Short Term

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-21

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20879 | OTP 

Posting Date:   07/09/2021
Deadline for Applications:   21/09/2021 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit:   Investigation Division, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station:   The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment:   Short Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary:   €45,607.00
Contract Duration:   Until 31 December 2021, with possibility of extension.


Special Notice:

A Short-Term Appointment is used to recruit staff to meet short-term needs. The duration of this assignment is provided above. The maximum duration of a short-term appointment including extensions shall not exceed 12 months.


A Short-Term Appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal and shall not be converted to any other type of appointment.


Due to the short-term nature of the assignment, the ICC reserves the right to make an appointment at one grade lower than that stated in the vacancy with a modified job description.


A current ICC staff member who is holding a fixed-term appointment may apply for any short-term position. Where a current ICC staff member is selected to a short-term position, he or she will be temporarily assigned to the position in line with section 4.10 of ICC/AI/2016/001. GS-level posts are subject to local recruitment only.


The terms and conditions of service for staff members appointed under a short-term appointment are governed by ICC/AI/2016/001.




The advertised position is placed within the Investigations Section (InvS), of the Investigation Division (ID), of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP). The incumbent will be performing his/her functions under the overall leadership of the Director of ID, the management of the Investigations Coordinator (and Head of the InvS) and the supervision of the investigation Team Leader.

The incumbent will work in support of the Integrated Teams, the functional units responsible for conducting OTP’s investigations and prosecutions within a case or situation. The integrated teams are led by a Senior Trial Lawyer and comprise investigators and analysts supervised by the investigation Team Leader,  as well as lawyers, an international cooperation advisor and an information management assistant.

  • The investigative component of the integrated teams are in charge, amongst others, of the following functions: Develop, update and implement investigation and analysis plans in an impartial, objective, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner;
  • Conduct evidence collection and other investigation activities, while ensuring the protection and security of those involved;
  • Support the prosecution activities of the Integrated Team.



Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investigation Division and Investigation Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Investigation Team Leader the incumbent is expected to:

  • Provide support the investigative team in the collection, screening and handling of information and evidence in accordance with ICC legal framework and OTP standard operating procedures;
  • Support investigators in the management of external sources, including witness management activities, as well as the performance of interviews and screenings of witnesses;
  • Conduct open-source research, searches in multiple databases and sources; collate, review and process information and evidence; perform preliminary evaluations and examination of the collected materials on the basis of pre-established protocols and acquired case knowledge;
  • Assist the investigation team in identifying relevant leads, next investigative steps and investigative opportunities;
  • Support the investigation team with relevant language skills, including assisting in interpreting correctly the collected information and evidence in view of its social, cultural and linguistic context;
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, as well as participate and support field missions;
  • Support the investigative team with logistics and administrative tasks related with evidence collection activities, including the recording of the team’s investigative activities in the Investigation Management System and the processing and registration of evidence;
  • Contribute, when required, to the disclosure of information and evidence in the judicial proceedings;
  • Testify before the Chambers, if and when required;
  • Performs other duties as required.




Diploma of secondary education is required.

The following qualifications would be considered a strong asset:

  • University degree in Law, Criminology or other related fields, for example in Human Rights, Psychology, or Journalism, or a diploma in criminal investigation or analysis from a law enforcement academy;
  • Relevant training in investigation and/or analysis techniques, being it in the context of criminal investigations or investigations of serious human rights violations.



A minimum of eight years of relevant work experience is required. Relevant working experience in the context of judicial/police criminal investigations and/or experience in fact-finding activities conducted by any investigative bodies, including international or local organizations and civil society, and in particular involvement in investigations of serious crimes, human rights violations or violence in the context of armed conflicts, will be highly valued.

An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to administrate and handle complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
  • Excellent ability for team-work, including listening, sharing, communicating and peer-support skills;
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to develop and foster networks of cooperation;
  • Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability and awareness on the management of sensitive information;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing environment and plans;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for gender and cultural diversity;
  • Professional and personal integrity and commitment to the core values and objectives of the International Criminal Court.


Knowledge of languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Proficiency in the other language would be considered a strong asset;

Working knowledge of any of the local languages in the CAR, such as Sango would be considered a strong asset.

  • Knowledge of additional official languages of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.



Successful applicant(s) will be required to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. While Investigation Assistants can expect to spend extensive time periods working at their designated Duty Station, they may also be required to undertake repeated and sometimes lengthy deployments within the Region, including to conflict or post-conflict environments, all dependent on the nature and phase of the investigation.


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

 In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC is committed to achieving geographical representation and gender equality within its staff as well as representation of the principal legal systems of the world (legal positions). Nationals from the list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. Posts shall 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, as appropriate.

•    The selected candidate will be subject to a Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process in accordance with the ICC policy. The PSC process will include but is not limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a positon to submit 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;
•    Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
•    The ICC reserves the right to not 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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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