Deadline for Applications: 08 September 2023 Organizational Unit: Victims Participation and Reparations Section, Division of Judicial Services, Registry Duty Station: The Hague - NL Type of Appointment: JPO Minimum Net Annual Salary (including post adjustment) : € 55,000.00 Contract Duration: In accordance with the JPO MoU
General Requirements for candidates applying to the JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea:
1) Korean citizenship;
2) Fluency in Korean and English;
3) Completion of university with a Bachelor’s degree;
4) Certificate of English proficiency test
- Applicants should score a minimum of (1) TOEFL iBT 100 or (2) TEPS 430 or (3) IELTS 7 or (4) TOEIC 900
* Note: TOEFL ‘MyBest Scores’ are not accepted, and test scores are valid for 2 years after the test date.
5) Not older than 32 years of age as of 31 December, 2023 (born after 1 January, 1991). The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly: one year will be extended for those who served for less than one year; two years will be extended for those who served for more than one year and less than two years; three years will be extended for those who served for two years or more.
6) Male applicants shall have completed the Korean military service or be exempted from it. Those who will be discharged from military service in the year of the application may also apply.
7) Applicants can apply for a maximum of two JPO positions sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea during the year of application.
The Victims Participation and Reparations Section (VPRS) is in the Division of Judicial Services, within the Registry, charged with assisting victims in applying for and participating in different phases of the proceedings and reparations. The Section undertakes operations at the seat of the Court, to manage applications for participation and reparations and all other related documents received from victims, to transmit them to those involved in the relevant proceedings, and to assist Chambers by analysing the applications according to judicially determined criteria and preparing reports thereon. The Section contributes to the development and implementation of the Court’s strategy in the field through the Field Offices to enable victims to make their applications, to be legally represented and to participate in proceedings effectively.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Legal Coordinator/Head of the Legal Unit, the incumbent is required to perform the following duties:
- Carry out the legal processing of applications for participation in proceedings or reparations, including by: conducting legal analysis of applications, identifying what further information must be requested, preparing requests for such information and processing it when received;
- Prepare, in collaboration with the Section’s Data Processing Unit, redacted versions of applications received from victims for participation in proceedings or reparations;
- Prepare drafts of communications, filings, standard operating procedures and other documents for the Legal Coordinator’s review;
- Respond to and ensure follow-up on orders of Chambers directed at VPRS;
- Respond to requests by legal representatives of victims;
- Respond to other Sections’/Organs’ or external requests;
- Review the preliminary legal assessment of applications of interns/visiting professionals or other junior staff;
- Liaise with field staff and legal representatives of victims as required to provide guidance and ensure follow-up on victim applications;
- Plan and track tasks relating to the processing of applications;
- Provide legal input to the Legal Coordinator and the Chief as required;
- Liaise with other staff of relevant Sections as required;
- Perform any other tasks to support the work of the Legal Unit and the Section as required.
The incumbent may be required to carry out work in relation to any of the situations and/or cases before the Court.
Advanced university degree in law, preferably with specialization in international criminal law, public international law and/or humanitarian law. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience (four years with a first-level university degree) in a legal or judicial environment. Prior experience in working on victims issues and/or in international criminal tribunals with highly confidential information, and experience in data input or analytical experience would be considered a strong asset.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of victims’ rights at the ICC;
- Professional and personal integrity;
- Attention to detail;
- Legal drafting and analytical skills;
- Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments;
- Sound teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively);
- Strong computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of TRIM and Ringtail is an asset;
- Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion;
- Ability to work consistently under pressure;
- Ability to maintain precision and quality of legal analysis when dealing with a large volume of data/tasks;
- Tenacity in dealing with review of large documents.
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) is considered an asset.
Documents to be submitted
All applicants are asked to attach the following documents to their profile in the e-recruitment (documents may be attached to the field named: \"Copy of Dependants' passport(s)\"):
- A scanned copy of Resident Register in English;
- A scanned copy of university degree(s) in English;
- A scanned copy of certificate of English language proficiency;
- A scanned copy of certificate of Korean Military Service in English (only for male applicants);
- A scanned copy of National Basic Livelihood Security Recipients Certificate issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation (only for low-income applicants);
- A scanned copy of certificate of person with disability issued in Korean and English (only for applicants with disability).
How to apply:
Applicants should submit their application electronically directly to the ICC via the ICC e-recruitment system, using the link below. All documents should be in English. Deadline: 8 September 2023 (midnight The Hague time).
Associate Legal Officer (P-2) - JPO (20605)
For general information on the JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea, please visit the website of the International Organizations Recruitment Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea: https://UNrecruit.mofa.go.kr
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.