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Personal Assistant to the Prosecutor (G-7)

The Hague

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-12

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21803 | OTP 

Deadline for Applications: 12/06/2022 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit: Immediate Office of the Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Established Post
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €52,152.00
Contract Duration: For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six month probationary period).


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.




Organisational Context

The Immediate Office of the Prosecutor (IOP) provides assistance and advice to the Prosecutor in the day-to-day fulfilment of his functions in toto and in the overall management and quality control of the Office’s work. IOP processes, prepares and reviews for the Prosecutor’s final approval all correspondence, speeches, reports, specific category of Office filings and other documents; facilitates senior management meetings and related records and archiving; manages inter-organ matters and Court-wide initiatives on behalf of the Prosecutor; facilitates the Office’s participation in inter-organ activities; and liaises with all components of the Office to ensure a consistency of standards and approach in line with the Prosecutor’s vision.



Duties & Responsibilities

Within the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor and subject to the direct authority of the Prosecutor, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Providing professional, efficient secretarial support to the Prosecutor;
  • Providing administrative support to the Prosecutor for the day-to-day organization of his work;
  • Managing the agenda of the Prosecutor;
  • Preparing and processing the official travel of the Prosecutor, in co-operation with the the relevant sections and units in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP);
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings and conferences hosted by the Prosecutor, and providing administrative support as may be required;
  • Ensuring the smooth and constant flow of information between the Prosecutor and his direct subordinates;
  • Drafting and typing personal correspondence for the Prosecutor in both working languages of the Court;
  • Establishing and maintaining a paper-based and electronic filing system for the Prosecutor; and
  • Performing other tasks as may be required by the Prosecutor.



Essential Qualifications


Diploma of secondary education.



A minimum of 10 years of experience as an executive assistant in the cabinet of a high-ranking international civil servant, minister, diplomatic official or executive officer in the private sector. An advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility.


Training in the administrative field preferred.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Proven secretarial skills, including the ability to operate relevant computer software (especially Microsoft Office Suite);
  • A good knowledge of general office management policies, procedures and practices;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication, drafting and organisational skills, ability to plan and establish priorities; and
  • As an additional asset, familiarity with the rules and procedures of diplomatic protocol.


Knowledge of languages:

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



ICC Leadership Competencies


ICC Core Competencies
Dedication to the mission and values
Learning and developing
Handling uncertain situations
Realising objectives

Learn more about ICC leadership and core competencies.

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. 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 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;
- 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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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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