Investigator , Europe
Employer: International Criminal Court (Office Of The Prosecutor)
Location: The Hague , Netherlands
Deadline for Applications: 10/01/2016
Minimum Net Annual Salary (Single Rate): €68,986.00
Contract Duration: To be determined
A roster of suitable candidates will be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.
Duties and Responsibilities
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:
Collect, screen and handle information and evidence in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Lead sensitive and complex interviews which require specialist skills and considerable experience such as the interview of particularly vulnerable witnesses, high level suspects and important overview witnesses.
Undertake the review and analysis of gathered materials and actively contribute to evidence review and the disclosure process;
Manage contacts with external persons including victims, witnesses and intermediaries;
Plan, participate and lead field missions;
Take responsibility for the development of leads and avenues of investigation.
Give, pursuant to the instructions of the Team Leader, operational lead to other members of the Investigation team;
Advise the Investigation Team Leader on investigation procedures and techniques to be used;
Participate in the preparation and timely review of investigation plans;
Serve as Team focal point in one or more core functions such as Witness Protection, Evidence Management or Information Processing and Management; ensure quality control, timely execution of tasks and full compliance with established practices;
Provide expert advice on how to use existing international and other networks to further investigations of the Office of the Prosecutor;
Appear before the Chambers, when required;
Perform other duties as required.
Advanced university degree preferably in Law or Criminology. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Or a diploma in criminal investigation from a law enforcement academy and/or relevant training in crime investigation techniques combined with 11 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a university degree.
A minimum of 5 years (7 years with a first level university degree) of professional experience in criminal/financial investigations, investigations of serious human rights violations or investigative analysis, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases; Or same level of professional experience working with NGO/IGO or International Commission of Inquiry, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases; experience in working with police and justice organizations.
Significant experience conducting investigative interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expert knowledge of investigation techniques and procedures;
Knowledge of the requirements of international criminal law concerning the elements of crimes and modes of liability;
Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
Experience conducting or participating in financial or other complex investigations;
Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including familiarity with analysis techniques.
Excellent ability to communicate effectively with police, NGOs, journalists or other relevant networks;
Ability to work under stressful conditions;
Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
Actively participate in the management of the Division and contribute to the development and implementation of strategic objectives;
Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
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 an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. While ICC investigators can expect to spend extensive time periods working at the Duty Station, they may also be required to undertake repeated and sometimes lengthy deployments 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
- Post to 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.
- In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
- 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.
- The International Criminal Court is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.