Visiting Professional - Library
20982 | Registry
|Organisational Unit:||Information Management Services Section, Registry|
|Duty Station:||The Hague - NL|
|Contract Duration:||3 to 6 months|
|Deadline for Applications:||31/12/2022|
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).
- One reference letter.
- Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
- One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written). Alternatively a description of a project you would like to work on throughout your period at the ICC.
Visiting professionals are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Placements shall not be extended beyond six months.
The Library, Archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry. It is the Library’s mandate to meet the information needs of the constituents of the International Criminal Court, Presidency, Chambers, Office of the Prosecutor and Office of the Registry, and provide comprehensive and relevant information resources (both print and electronic), an accessible collection as well as efficient and timely services to advance legal scholarship and support the investigations and jurisprudence undertaken by the Court exercising its jurisdiction.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Library team with providing a reference and circulation service to members of the Court by:
- Contribute to library projects, for example:
- Conduct in-depth research and analysis
- Creation of library guides
- Development and updating of the intranet/internet
- Delivery of training
- Helping library patrons conduct print and electronic bibliographic research, including online databases
- Answering email, telephone and in person enquiries including processing inter-library loan requests, locating online journal articles and responding to reference queries
- Support cataloguing and classification workflows, including archiving of digital objects
- Carrying out circulation tasks (borrowing, renewing and reserving items, registering and checking out users)
- Recording library statistics
All Candidates must have a degree in information science, library science, information management or related field from a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.
Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. Practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset. Candidates for a Visiting Professional placement must have at least 3 (three) years of relevant professional experience.
The Library welcomes applications from information professionals, who wish to gain experience in the field of foreign, comparative and international law librarianship.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Maintains a service-orientated attitude at all times.
- Has a genuine interest in international law, particularly international criminal law, and legal research.
- 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 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 31 July 2021 are the following: 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, Niger, 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.