Personnel Security Support Officer

Employer: International Criminal Court
Location: The Hague , Netherlands
Deadline for Applications: 09/10/2016
Minimum Net Annual Salary (Single Rate): €38,041.00
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.

Organisational Context
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Division of Management Services, the principal functions of the ICC Security & Safety Section are:

The protection off all ICC premises, property and courtroom functions through the strict control of access and egress and the maintenance of an armed uniformed protection force.
The management and control of all electronic security and surveillance protection systems operated at the seat of the Court.
The safe handling and custody of all accused persons whilst detained at the seat of the Court.
The background investigative screening of staff, contractors and other support workers to ensure the reliability and integrity of personnel assigned in a security sensitive environment.
To promote the safety and security of ICC staff and its investigative and judicial processes, including through coordination and liaison with the security agencies of the host country, member states and international organisations.
The armed protection of designated staff members, premises and evidence in areas of investigative operations and the provision of close protection escorts, contingency plans, staff tracking and operational liaison with host government or international security support agencies.
The prevention of unsafe acts at work, the promotion of a safe working environment and the immediate response to fire, safety, first aid or security incidents or emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Head of the Policy and Compliance Unit and under the supervision of the Personnel Security Officer, the Personnel Security Support Officer is responsible for the following  functions:

Supports the efficient and effective functioning of the Court's Personnel Security Clearance (Vetting) programme by providing accurate administration and timely correspondence with all stake-holders.
Conducts protracted enquires arising from Courts pre-screening functions, investigates any discrepancies identified during the Courts pre-screening processes, assist in the conducts interviews arising from such discrepancies, reporting salient facts and/or recommendations to appropriate line management and/or Human Resources Section (HRS) as applicable and if required.
Acts as a daily point of contact for external security agencies, Algemene Inlichtingen en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD) and INTERPOL regarding the personal screening provisions provided by said organisations. Deputises for the Personnel Security Officer in absence.
As officer in case (OIC) investigates and reports on protracted, complicated and serious security and safety related incidents e.g. loss of information, loss or damage to official property or injuries to persons in order to provide salient facts and/or recommend preventative actions to appropriate line management and/or the Property Survey Board, as applicable. In liaison with Information Security Officer, acts as orc in investigations concerning information security incidents, advising security management on investigation techniques and reporting on the provision of recommendations on preventative measures as appropriate. Conducts training on said topic as required.
Conducts pre-employment (vetting) security interviews for and provides reports pertaining to all field interpretation/language staff (and other staff as applicable) including travel on mission for this purpose. Provides open source intelligence (OPSINT) analysis and assessment of the pre-employment security interviews and reports as appropriate. Liaises with the requesting organs regarding the outcome of interviews.
Provides recommendations for the enhancing of security reporting mechanisms in relation to data management as allocated and is the focal point in relation to data management.
Carries out any other duty as allocated by Chief of Security.

Essential Qualifications
Completion of secondary education.

A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience preferably gained via service in the police, military or government security agency or equivalent professional experience in corporate security.

Knowledge, qualifications, practical experience and specialised training in the pre-employment screening or personal security clearance processes is required.
Training and experience in investigation or the planning and execution of criminal investigations or intelligence support in workplace obtained through a formal professional training in investigation (usually criminal investigation from a police or military academy) or a university degree, study in a relevant subject or in another formal setting such as health and safety investigation is required.
Knowledge relating to training and knowledge transfer, including planning, coordination and delivery is required.
Knowledge of criminal law through formal professional training (usually in a police or military academy) or by university study of criminal law is required.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Specialised skill and knowledge regarding investigations (related to investigations into more complex incidents such as fraud, serious injury telecommunications crime or incidents involving computer technology or requiring special skills such as forensic knowledge or covert surveillance).
Knowledge of United Nations guidelines for investigators.
Knowledge and experience of specialised covert investigative techniques, including surveillance, covert operations (including knowledge of technical security equipment and installations).
Knowledge of specialist investigation techniques as applicable, i.e. TSCM, including the design of training packages for security staff regarding intelligence awareness and other specialised techniques.
Knowledge of and experience in principles of data protection through training in data protection legislation by a government agency or by reading data protection standards or manuals.
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
Skills in establishing relationships at all levels of a multi-cultural organisation.
Good conflict resolution skills.
Ability to interview staff and ask questions of a sensitive nature.
Ability to work independently and plan own work and prioritise personal and team tasks.
Ability to manage people and resources
Ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.
Good skills in organising own work and conditions and attention to detail and work meticulously
Strong drafting and report writing skills and very good administrative skills.
Excellent computer skills and good understanding of office automation and ability to identify efficiency in work processes and software solutions. Possess a solid knowledge of spreadsheets; knowledge of TRIM (Total Records Information Management) and other ERP systems.
Ability to take decisions or decide course of action under pressure especially during investigations and during potential conflict situations.
High degree of self-discipline, integrity and loyalty.
Able to work in a team environment as a contributing member and respecting others and diverse views/behaviours.

Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.  Good working knowledge of Dutch language is 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
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

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