Associate Legal Adviser (P-2) - Short Term Appointment (18677)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 07 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 08 February 2019

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Organizational Unit: Legal and Enforcement Unit, Presidency
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Short Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary: 56,568.00
Contract Duration: Six months

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

The Presidency is entrusted with three main functions: external relations, administrative and judicial/legal. Presidency Legal and Enforcement Unit performs a range of judicial/legal and administrative functions in support of the Presidency’s responsibility for the proper administration of the Court. The Presidency provides support to enable the Chambers to conduct fair, effective and expeditious public proceedings such as, constituting and assigning situations to Chambers, organizing the plenary sessions and liaising with the Registry. In addition, the Presidency has specific legal and judicial functions, including the judicial review of certain decisions of the Registrar; the conclusion of Court wide cooperation agreements (e.g. Bilateral arrangements with States on the enforcement of sentences); and the provision of general legal advice.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, and under the overall supervision of the Legal Adviser, Head of the Presidency Legal and Enforcement Unit, the incumbent will be responsible inter alia for the duties described below:

- Assist in the provision of solution-oriented legal, procedural, policy-related, strategic and operational advice to the Presidency.

-Conduct in-depth legal research and analysis in administrative law, international institutional law, human rights and public international law and other relevant areas of law, on both procedural and substantive issues

- Assist in preparing the Presidency’s draft decisions on diverse complex legal and policy questions, including applications for judicial review and any other applications that come before the Presidency.

- Provide support in all aspects of the enforcement of sentences (including the supervision of sentences of imprisonment and the enforcement of fines, forfeitures and reparation orders) and international cooperation, including support the negotiation and draft of voluntary cooperation agreements.

- Assist in preparing practically-oriented legal and policy advice concerning the Court’s legal texts (including its regime of Administrative Issuances), Assembly of States Parties’ resolutions, international treaties, etc.

- Provide support in respect of diverse administrative/legal issues requiring close coordination with other organs of the Court, including interactions with independent bodies, strategic planning, performance indicators and related Court-wide processes.

- Provide support in the administration of the Chambers.

- Provide support in the preparation and servicing internal meetings and committees (including the Coordination Council, judges’ retreats and plenary sessions of judges).

- Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

Advanced university degree in law; emphasis on administrative law, international institutional law, human rights law and public international law or other relevant area(s) of law, or other relevant focus.

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 (2) years of progressively responsible relevant professional legal experience (four (4) years with a first level university degree), preferably at the international level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information

databases, internet /intranet services, library sources, etc.

- Excellent research and drafting skills;

- In-depth know ledge of the ICC legal framework;

- Ability to understand complex legal concepts, to apply the law to the facts;

- Good analytical skills and ability to identify problems;

- Team player with ability to establish and maintain good relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

- Demonstrated experience in preparing or conducting complex legal cases;

- Ability to display initiative, to work under strict deadlines, and to work with minimal supervision, if necessary.

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working language of the Court, English or French is essential. Fluency of the other is a strong asset. Knowledge in another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would also be considered as a strong 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, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

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