Associate Field Security Officer (P-2) (18582)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 06 December 2018
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018

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Organizational Unit: Field Office, Division of External Operations, Registry
Duty Station: Bamako, Mali
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €54,105.00
Contract Duration:

General Temporary Assistance (GTA) until 31/12/2019

Appointment to this position will be made in 2019 and is subject to the approval of the 2019 budget by the Assembly of States Parties (ASP).

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).

Organisational context

Field Offices are time-bound and scalable staging posts for the Court’s operations in the situation countries, offering office space, vehicular support for missions and communications material and tools. They are also a source of information for Headquarters in terms of socio-political and security developments in the situation countries. Field Offices develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground in order to assist various Court actors in the execution of their roles in the field. Field Offices are organizationally located in the Division of External Operations (the “DEO”) of the Registry.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within the Division of External Operations and reporting to the Field Security Officer, the Associate Field Security Officer will be assigned to different office locations and be required to work in non-office based Field locations according to operational requirements and/or special field security assignments.

Under the direction and under the supervision of the Field Security Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Plans, coordinates security operations on assignment to field locations, in accordance with security plans and related security policies and standards (including but not limited to the MALI Security Plan, MOSS, Minimum Operating Security Standards and RSM, Residential Security Measures).
  • Plans and executes missions requiring detailed (or specialized) security support, such as field close protection assignments, arrestee transport operations or providing security support to investigative, judicial or witness protection operations.
  • Maintains a network of local contacts to exchange security related information and obtain cooperation in dealing with security incidents, threat/risks.
  • Monitors and compiles incident and security situation reports, travel advisories and other security related reports, with a particular emphasis on identifying emerging security threats and providing pragmatic mitigation measures to such threats.
  • Develops and implements ‘immediate response plans’ to mitigate risks associated with specific incidents etc. in accordance with field emergency/crisis management plans.
  • Conducts investigations and prepares related reports as required.
  • Prepares and provides security briefing to new Field Office staff members and persons on mission to the Field Office area of operations, to include the provisions of up-to-date information and briefings on specific and relevant security threats/ risks.
  • Contributes to update SOPs.
  • Provides direction and supervises local security staff and/or external security service providers (security contractors and local authorities) as required.

Essential Qualifications


Advanced university degree in security related field such as security or emergency management/planning, disaster management, law, social/political sciences, public/business administration (with focus on security management), international relations and police/military sciences. A first level university degree in combination with relevant and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Or police, military or comparable law enforcement training and/or equivalent qualifications combined with 8 years of relevant security-related experience may be considered in lieu of a university degree.


A minimum oftwo years (four years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible, security-related relevant professional experience, including security-related experience working in a police, military or security force service with experience at field officer level or equivalent;

Experience in conflict/post-conflict zones in an operational role (peacekeeping, humanitarian or other operations) would be an advantage;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge in security risk management and security risk assessment principles and processes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity
  • Planning and execution of crisis management operations
  • Weapons training and certification
  • Proficient in the use of communication systems, including VHF and HF radio systems
  • Professional skill in the security field
  • Ability to supervise, lead and motivate assigned and subordinate staff.
  • Ability to understand,analyse and provide pragmatic solutions to complex security situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in multi­cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French. Ability to write in a clear and concise way and to communicate effectively orally as well as ability to deliver presentations and briefings.
  • Displays professional integrity and acts ethically in a manner consistent with the function of a professional security officer.

Knowledge of languages:

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

- Position 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;

- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged;

- Consideration is given to achieving diverse geographical representation at the ICC, to the extent possible;

- 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.

- The ICC is willing to apply the 'Inter-Organisation Agreement concerning Transfer, Secondment or Loan of Staff among the Organizations applying the United Nations Common System of Salaries and Allowances' or 'the Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord' on a reciprocal basis.

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