Assistant Analyst (P-1) – Short Term, The Hague – NL At International Criminal Court (ICC)

Closing date: Friday, 17 May 2024

23042 | Registry

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Organizational Unit:

Country Analysis Unit, External Operations Support Section, Registry

Duty Station:

The Hague – NL

Type of Appointment:

Short Term Appointment

Minimum Net Annual Salary:


Contract Duration:

Until 31/12/2023

Special Notice: A Short-Term Appointment is used to recruit staff to meet short-term needs. The duration of this assignment is provided above. The maximum duration of a short-term appointment including extensions shall not exceed 12 months.

A Short-Term Appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal and shall not be converted to any other type of appointment.

Due to the short-term nature of the assignment, the ICC reserves the right to make an appointment at one grade lower than that stated in the vacancy with a modified job description.

A current ICC staff member who is holding a fixed-term appointment may apply for any short-term position. Where a current ICC staff member is selected to a short-term position, he or she will be temporarily assigned to the position in line with section 4.10 of ICC/AI/2016/001. GS-level posts are subject to local recruitment only.

The terms and conditions of service for staff members appointed under a short-term appointment are governed by ICC/AI/2016/001.

Organisational Context

Under the direct supervision of the Director of External Operations (the Director), the External Operations Support Section (EOSS) is responsible for:

  •  In relation to the Country Offices: the support of Country Offices, including through liaison with other Registry Sections, central coordination and strategic planning of all Country Office operations, and the planning, control and facilitation of all Country Offices.
  •  In relation to external operations and state cooperation: the coordination and support of the Registry’s external operations and state cooperation activities including with the Assembly of States Parties and its subsidiary bodies, individual states and intergovernmental organisations, the execution of requests for assistance and state cooperation/judicial cooperation; supports the negotiation of agreements and memoranda of understanding; conducts fundraising; protocol affairs including high level visits to the Court.
  •  In relation to analysis: provides, both at a strategic and an operational level, socio-political, security and media analysis and advice in support of the above activities as well as the overall activities of the Division, including providing threat and risk assessments through embedded security staff.

The External Operations Support Section (EOSS) provides innovative development and leadership and ensures the full integration of its activities, both within the Section and the Division. It also supports the Director and the Registrar in their external operations and state cooperation activities. The Section works closely with the Public Information and Outreach Section to ensure that key messages are coordinated and taken into account in all external relations activities.

The Country Analysis Unit (CAU) acts as a central analysis hub of the Registry, and leads the collection, analysis and dissemination of various socio-political and security information products in relation to the work of the Registry in the situation countries or any other country of interest for the Court. The Unit assists the Chief of External Operations Support Section, the Director of the Division, the Registrar, and the Senior Management through the provision of comprehensive assessments of cross-cutting issues and trends that may affect the Registry in the implementation of its mandate.

The Unit is responsible for delivering standard, ad hoc and on-demand tailored products of security and socio-political nature aimed at facilitating, enhancing and strengthening effective implementation of Registry’s mandate. These products also assist various Units and Sections of the Registry in their efforts to identify opportunities and advance their work. The Unit relies on a variety of sources and networks to implement its mandate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Conducts targeted research and information collection on situation countries and on any other country of interest for the Court.
  •  Gathers, selects, and catalogues information contained in communications and publications received from different sources including from computerised databases, the press, international and non-international organisations.
  •  Prepares draft reports and other information products on political and security related issues, as required.
  •  Assists the Analysts in preparing various written outputs such as draft background papers, profiles, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  •  Contributes to monitoring and identifying opportunities with potential to facilitate implementation of the Section’s mandate.
  •  Alerts of events, risks, trends and developments that may affect achievement of Registry objectives and assist in proposing mitigations measures, as appropriate.
  •  Maintains effective mechanisms for systematic information collection and maintain database of sources, including an assessment of those sources.
  •  Works in close cooperation and actively shares structured information and knowledge with colleagues in other Units and Sections.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree in International Relations, Crisis Management, Political Science or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Experience: A minimum of two years of experience (0 years with an advanced level university degree) in political affairs, security or military affairs, international relations or related area is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Knowledge of public international law, procedures and operations.
  •  Knowledge of international relations either from Foreign Service or inter-governmental organisation.
  •  Excellent research and analytical skills.
  •  Ability to identify information collection plan targeting a wide range of relevant sources and to apply structured processing of information and reasoned analysis.
  •  Excellent communication and drafting skills, effective presentation skills and ability to listen actively.
  •  Ability to use IT with mapping or analytical tools.
  •  Excellent planning skills and strong capacity to set priorities.
  •  Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality.
  •  Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships.
  •  Ability to work effectively and constructively with colleagues from different professional, national and cultural backgrounds

Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset.

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ICC Core Competencies Dedication to the mission and values Professionalism Teamwork Learning and developing Handling uncertain situations Interaction 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 t he list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. 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 the ICC policy. The PSC process will include but is not limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a positon to submit 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 ICC reserves the right to not 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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