Associate Legal Officer (P-2) - Short Term (11421)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 11 January 2017
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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Organizational Unit: Secretariat of the Trust Fund for Victims, Trust Fund for Victims
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Short Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary (Single Rate): €54,869.00
Contract Duration:

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 Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) was created by the Rome Statute (Art 79) as an independent non-judicial institution next to the ICC. It is governed by a Board of Directors, elected every three years by the Assembly of States Parties. The Board is supported by a Secretariat, ensuring daily management of the TFV’s activities.

The TFV has been entrusted by the Assembly with two main mandates: (i) to implement Court-ordered reparations to victims in a convicted case; and (ii) to provide assistance to victims and their families in ICC situation countries with physical and psychological rehabilitation and material support.

The mission of the TFV is to respond to the harm resulting from the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court by ensuring the rights of victims and their families through the provision of reparations and assistance.

The strategic goals of the TFV aim to:

  1. Ensure reparative justice for victims to overcome their harm and transform their lives
  2. Facilitate assistance and reparations by ensuring financial growth and sustainability
  3. Advocate for the rights of victims in the international public domain
  4. Ensure good governance, accountability and transparency by creating an effective organisational structure

The functioning costs of the TFV Board and Secretariat are covered in the Court’s regular budget under Major Programme VI. The mandate-related programmes of the TFV are funded by voluntary contributions or donations, with the possibility of receiving and managing resources resulting from fines and forfeitures, as ordered by the Court against a convicted person, for the purpose of reparations rewards.

Whenever appropriate and feasible in the operation of its mandates, the TFV acts as a grant-making mechanism to locally based implementing partners. According to the TFV Regulations, the TFV receives administrative support from the Registry. In as far as not determined by the TFV Regulations, the TFV’s financial-administrative practice complies with the Court’s relevant regulatory provisions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the acting Legal Adviser, the incumbent is expected to work on the following aspects:

  • To support the drafting process of the legal submissions to the Chambers with regard to reparation proceedings in cases before the Court as needed;
  • To support the drafting and legal research concerning the procedure, design and implementation of appropriate reparations awards;
  • To engage and maintain effective relationships at the working level with internal (TFV staff) and external stakeholders, including ICC staff in Registry (e.g. Legal Office, VPRS), Chambers, OPCV and other organs/sections as appropriate; legal representatives and related staff);
  • To support the development and preparation of potential victim dossiers to be processed as part eligibility screening;
  • Assist in developing and or drafting Trust Fund responses in regards to reparation orders and related decisions of the Court and/or submissions by parties and participants in reparations proceedings, as needed;
  • To support the implementation of Court-ordered reparations awards, including progress reporting, within the framework of the TFV reparations mandate as well as of case-specific reparations orders and related Court decisions;
  • Assist in the development and drafting of unforeseen legal documents and other texts as needed.

Essential Qualifications


Advanced university degree in law with focus on international law. A first­level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


A minimum of two years of progressively responsible relevant work experience, including experience at international criminal tribunal and/or judicial institutions;

Experience of work in the area of international judicial reparations to victims;

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of Court-ordered reparations and the related reparations implementation mandate of the Trust Fund for Victims;
  • Proven track record of researching and drafting legal filings, in particular in regards of reparations to victims;
  • Excellent drafting skills under time pressure;
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

Knowledge of languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other would be considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese and Spanish) would be 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, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

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