Systems Architect (P-4) (18597)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 06 December 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 30 December 2018

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Position title and levelSystems Architect (P-4)
Organisational unitInformation, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section, Office Of The Prosecutor
Duty stationThe Hague - NL
Type of appointmentFixed-term
Post numberTo be determined
Minimum net annual salary€84,303.00
Contract durationFor initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six months probationary period).

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Organisational Context

The Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS), headed by an Information Management Coordinator, reports directly to the Prosecutor, and combines the OTP’s information, knowledge and evidence management operations into one consolidated section. IKEMS aims to maintain a coordinated, flexible and operationally responsive IKEM support capacity throughout the OTP, in order to support the full spectrum of OTP information and evidence operations.

Systems Architects (SA) are responsible for the cohesive architecture and design of solutions, systems or products. They have an equal footing in both the technical and business areas, and play a vital role in bringing together stakeholders and ensuring their evolving needs are identified, recorded and addressed. They provide guidance and oversight to project managers, developers and other business development and support staff by assisting them in making informed assessments and key decisions relating to projects, systems or products.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Prosecutor and reporting directly to the Information Management Coordinator (IMC), the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Lead and manage the Business Solutions Development Unit and oversee the OTP’s technology and solutions landscape by providing expertise and technical leadership in the development of holistic approaches to the OTP’s information and knowledge management strategy, as well as its systems, processes, and information technology solutions;
  • Develop and implement policies and standards relating to business analyses, requirements gathering, project management, solution testing, procurement and implementation, program and project tracking, review and evaluation, as well as defining acceptable service and delivery standards within the OTP solutions environment;
  • Provide technical expertise and direction with respect to systems architecture and OTP support applications, as well as lead the design, development, and implementation of new solutions, information technology plans, including budget estimates and procurement documentation;
  • Develop project plans and proposals, business analyses and requirements documents, as well as technical design proposals for solutions, systems, applications and architecture/platform components;
  • Draft and/or review annual project and procurement plans as well as annual program monitoring and evaluation plans;
  • Participate in negotiations for technology design and/or support services with the Information Management Service Section (IMSS), external service providers, as well as the OTP’s Financial Planning and Control Unit and the ICC’s Procurement unit;
  • Collaborate extensively with IMSS and the ICC Enterprise and Solutions Architect and the Architecture and Service Delivery Unit on issues relating to solution compatibility and implementation;
  • Keep abreast of industry developments and global technological innovations which may impact the OTP or its core businesses and draft the annual OTP technology and innovation forecast report, as well as contribute to the preparation of the OTP’s IKEM Strategic Plan;
  • Assist the IMC in identifying technological, architectural, procedural or budgetary shortcomings and look for possible ways to mitigate the impact of these;
  • Prepare ad hoc and/or routine reports, business correspondence, briefings and presentations whenever required, including presentations to senior management;
  • Serve as back-up to the IMC, when required.

Essential Qualifications

Education:

Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, Information Systems, Technology Management, Information Technology, Data Science, Telecommunications, or a related field is required. A first-level University Degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Additional professional certification in knowledge management, and/or public management, is desired.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience (9 years with first level university degree) in managing a team of developers, as well as project management, program evaluation and/or application support staff in a fast-paced information technology environment, or a related field is required;
  • At least 5 years of experience in eliciting, analysing and implementing business requirements and/or solutions in law enforcement, intelligence, military or legal environments is desirable;
  • At least 5 years of experience in designing, scheduling, planning, pricing, budgeting and successfully completing projects within a certified practitioner/professional Project Management framework (PRINCE2 or PMI); solutions development framework (Agile) and/or process improvement framework (Six Sigma) is required;
  • Certification and/or experience in applying formal IT management framework (ITIL or COBIT) is required;
  • Certification and/or experience in implementing systems and services according to TOGAF architecture design framework is required;
  • Experience in integrating business solutions and applications in a confined architectural environment as well as documenting architectural decisions in common modelling languages (ArchiMate, UML, BPMN, etc.) is required;
  • Proven track record of managing large contracts at all stages: from inception, planning and procurement to delivery of services and project/program evaluation is required.
  • Experience in managing information technology projects and related budgets is required; managing projects of at least one million euros is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Relevant professional experience in an international environment would be considered an asset.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills – ability to manage and/or coordinate a diverse group of professionals, establish priorities, plan and encourage performance;
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills;
  • Accountability -- ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and commitments, and deliver results within prescribed time, costs and quality standards;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • Strong client orientation and the ability to identify clients’ needs and proactively seek solutions;
  • Knowledge of legal, prosecutorial and investigative information management processes and activities will be considered an asset.

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working language of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian 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.
Professionalism
- Applies professional and technical expertise;
- Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
- Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;
Teamwork
- 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.
Interaction
- 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 ICC policy. The PSC process will include but will not be limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check.
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
- Post 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, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
- The Court reserves the right not to make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
- The ICC is willing to apply the “Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord” on a reciprocal basis.

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