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Associate Trial Lawyer (P-­2) - JPO - Republic of Korea (21700)Associate Trial Lawyer (P-­2) - JPO - Republic of Korea

The Hague

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date:

21700 | OTP

Deadline for Applications:   31 July 2022 (24:00 KST)
Organizational Unit:   Unified Teams - Prosecution Pillars, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station:   The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment:   Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Minimum Net Annual Salary :   ​€55,000.00​
Contract Duration:   In accordance with the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)


Selection criteria for the JPO Programme funded by the Republic of Korea

  • Have the Korean citizenship; 
  • Be proficient in Korean and English;
  • Certificate of English Language proficiency; a minimum of (1) IBT TOEFL score of 100 (or PBT TOEFL 600 and above) or (2) NEW TEPS score of 430 or (3) IELTS 7 or (4) TOEIC 900 (we do not accept TOEFL 'MyBest Scores');
  • Be no older than 32 years of age as of 31 December 2022 (i.e. born after 01 January 1990)*;
  • Have completed a first-level university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent);
  • Male applicants shall fall under one of the following categories: (1) have completed the national military service; (2) are exempted from the national military service; (3) are to be discharged from the national military service in the year of the application.


*The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended in accordance with the Support for Discharged Soldiers Act and the military service law. The age limit for male candidates who have completed the service: (i) less than one year, will be extended for one year; (ii) between one year and less than two years, will be extended for two years; (iii) two years or more, will be extended for three years.


Organisational Context

The two Deputy Prosecutors, under the delegated authority of the Prosecutor, will manage two established Prosecution Pillars. The two Deputy Prosecutors will manage an equal division of situations and cases based on a Unified Team concept. Associate Trial Lawyers will be part of the Unified Teams.

The Deputy Prosecutors oversee preliminary examinations, investigations, prosecutions, and when applicable, appeals proceedings; providing strategic advice and guidance to the Prosecutor on each situation and case under her/his responsibility. This will include recommendations on prioritisation and effective use of resources.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Trial Lawyer, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  • Provide legal advice and support to investigation teams by conducting relevant research;
  • Draft legal documents;
  • Analyse information and evidence in consultation with the Senior Trial Lawyer, in order to ensure that the Prosecutor’s disclosure obligations and obligation to equally investigate exonerating circumstances are met;
  • Prepare evidentiary materials for disclosure;
  • Assist the Senior Trial Lawyers in preparing for pre-trial and trial proceedings;
  • Perform any other tasks as instructed by the Director of the Prosecution Division and the Senior Trial Lawyer, including in-court litigation tasks.


Essential Qualifications



Advanced university degree in law from a recognized university, preferably with specialisation in criminal, international, humanitarian or international criminal law. 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 two years of relevant working experience (four years with a first-level university degree) including pre-trial preparation and litigation.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing or conducting complex legal cases;
  • Good oral advocacy and drafting skills;
  • Strong analytical and IT skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a litigation team, preferably with members from different criminal justice systems;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Personal and professional integrity.


Knowledge of Languages:

Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. The ability to work in both English and French would be considered an asset. Fluency in Korean is required. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish), would be considered an asset.



All applicants are asked to attach the following documents to their profile in the e-recruitment (documents may be attached to the field named: "Copy of Dependants' passport(s)"):

  • A scanned copy of Resident Register;
  • A scanned copy of university degree(s);
  • A scanned copy of certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL, PBT TOEFL, NEW TEPS, IELTS or TOEIC);
  • A scanned copy of certificate of Korean Military Service (only for male applicants);
  • A scanned copy of National Basic Livelihood Security Recipients Certificate issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation (only for low-income applicants);
  • A scanned copy of certificate of person with disability issued in Korean and English (only for applicants with disability).


How to apply:

Applicants should submit their application electronically directly to the ICC via the ICC e-recruitment system, using the link below.  All documents should be in English. Deadline: 31 July 2022 (midnight KST).


Associate Trial Lawyer (P-­2) - JPO - Republic of Korea (21700)


For general information on the Korean JPO Program and additional conditions, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea's (IORC) website:




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.


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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.