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Reviser (French) (P-4) - Short Term

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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20881 | OTP 

Posting Date:   13/09/2021
Deadline for Applications:   20/09/2021 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit:   Language Services Unit, Services Section, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station:   The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment:   Short Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary:   €92,817.00
Contract Duration:   Until 31/12/2021


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 Language Services Unit (LSU) forms part of the Services Section providing critical, close support functions to the Office of the Prosecutor in order for it to fulfil its mandate. In this respect, during the preliminary examination, investigation, and prosecution phases, the Unit provides field, event, and telephone interpretation; transcription of audio and video material; translation of OTP evidence and core Office documentation; as well as other services requiring language expertise, such as summary translation, redacting, and editing.


The incumbent of the post will work in the Language Services Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor reporting to the Language Coordinator. He or she will work in a demanding and high-pressure but rewarding environment. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Revise translations from English into French produced by staff translators, contractual translators or external freelancers, dealing with a wide range of technical subjects often requiring considerable specialization;
  • On occasion, provide self-revised translations, especially of critical, complex, or urgent texts;
  • Manage the timely provision of fit-for-purpose translation services in support of OTP operations, with responsibility for the direct supervision and activities of the French translation team and administrative support, and for coordination with client units to forecast and deliver on needs in a timely manner;
  • Source, test and select freelance and staff translators to meet the OTP’s French-language needs;
  • Implement quality assurance for French-language target texts of translations from Situation languages;
  • Carry out linguistic research, identifying, preparing and approving new terminology and glossary entries;
  • Update and develop translation guidelines, procedures and workflows, and monitor workload levels, making budget and human resources recommendations;
  • Perform other related duties as required.



Advanced university degree in translation, languages, linguistics or any other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;



A minimum of seven (7) years (nine (9) years with a first-level university degree) of relevant work experience as a translator, reviser, editor or in any other relevant area of work, preferably in an international organisation, is required;

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Leadership, managerial and coaching skills;
  • Ability to understand complex linguistic issues, technical texts and translation matters;
  • Drafting and editorial skills;
  • Interpersonal, listening, and oral/written communication skills;
  • Negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Excellent organisational, analytical, planning skills ;
  • Ability to work flexibly and effectively under pressure and tight deadlines with evolving priorities;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant computer software, specifically CAT & MT tools and MS Office Suite, as well as  Records Manager and Ringtail;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality;
  • Openness to skills development.


Mother-tongue proficiency in French and a high level of proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) or a Situation language would be 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

 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.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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