Job Description

Deadline for Applications: 19/01/2020 Organizational Unit: Country Office, Division of External Operations, Registry Duty Station: Bamako - ML Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment Post Number: T-2432 | T-2433 Minimum Net Annual Salary: XOF7,413,000.00 Contract Duration: General Temporary Assistance (GTA) until 31/12/2020, with the possibility of extension 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). Important: Recruitment for this post in the General Service category is done on a local basis. As a result, staff are generally recruited from the area in which the particular office is located but could be of any nationality.  Candidates applying to a post in the General Services category shall meet the relevant employment and immigration requirements in the country of the duty station, including fulfilling residence and work permit conditions. Applicants will be responsible for any expenses incurred in relation to: visa, travel to and from, and relocation to and from the duty station, in the event of an employment offer. A staff member in the General Service category who has been locally recruited shall not be eligible for the entitlements and/or benefits exclusively applicable to internationally recruited staff. Organisational Context The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Country Offices are the Registry’s permanent representation in situation countries, and serve as the in-country operations and Operational Support hub for the court as a whole.  The Country Offices are a source of local and regional information for the ICC from varied sources in relation to social-political and Security developments.  Those developments can influence the way in which the Court conducts operations and communicates with its external partners.  As such, Country Offices must develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground including national authorities, international and national governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and national and international media sources. The Chief of the Country Office, who represents the Registrar in a situation country, is responsible for both the staff and operations on the ground, including the provision of services in the field to other Organs of the ICC, the parties and the participants.  Country Offices are staffed by personnel who, while having their own specific skillsets and expertise, are required to work in an integrated multidisciplinary team environment.  The multidisciplinary team will typically consist of Victim participation and reparation (VPR) support, Outreach, Security, Witness support and administrative and operational support. Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Field Officer (VPR) and the overall guidance of the Chief of Country Office, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
  • To provide knowledge of local context and language and advise on and facilitate relations with

  • intermediaries and victim communities for all activities relating to victim participation and reparations;

  • To distribute application forms and other materials relating to victim participation and reparation, arrange for their collection and transmission to HQ, while observing all protocols relating to the handling of confidential information;

  • To organize, prepare and contribute actively to meetings, training activities, consultations with victims and all activities relating to victim participation and reparations;

  • To prepare activity reports, financial reports and manage records and information;

  • To review victims’ applications received in order to make an initial assessment of completeness and request further information from applicants if necessary;

  • To participate in the preparation and implementation of strategies, activity plans, procedures relating to victim participation and reparations;

  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications Education: Diploma of secondary education. Experience: A minimum of six years of relevant work experience in the fields of outreach, victims participation or reparation activities or another related area is required.  Advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Basic knowledge of the ICC and knowledge of the role of victims in ICC proceedings is desirable.  Understanding the context of the situation country and knowledge of how to work with local, international and national organisations and individuals in Mali, including an understanding of security and confidentiality requirements and social / cultural / political factors;

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;

  • Public speaking skills and ability to convey complex information and messages in a simple way and easily understood by target audiences.

  • Ability to interact with vulnerable persons; knowledge of techniques on interaction with victims and prevention of further trauma is an asset.

  • Ability to detect and prevent potential communication problems based on Analysis; ability to think of solutions to potential problems including contingency problems that typically involve Resource Planning and gaining the cooperation of others, e.g. when organising an event;

  • Ability to organise own work effectively and provide support to the field. Driving licence is an asset;

  • Discretion and tact;

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, computer knowledge;

  • Particular awareness of, empathy with, and sensitivity to victims of Sexual Violence, children, as well as disabled and older persons;

  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information;

  • A valid driving licence, held for a minimum of two years, will be considered an asset.

Knowledge of languages: Proficiency in oral and written French is mandatory. Working knowledge of English is desirable. Knowledge of vernacular languages subject to the country is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, 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. All candidates should be in a position to submit an 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; - 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; - Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged; - Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff; - 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.
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