International Criminal Court (ICC)

Intern (Finance Section)

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

Required Documents for This Application Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:
  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).

  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).

  • Two reference letters (one academic).

  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.

  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.

  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Important message: To participate in containing the Covid-19 spread and in line with the measures adopted by the Host State, the ICC staff members, interns and visiting professional based in The Hague are currently working remotely. Accordingly, the candidates selected for this position are expected to work remotely from within the duty station (The Hague) until the re-opening of the ICC’s premises. They are also expected to work with their own computer and internet connection. Contract Duration Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months. Organisational Context Working in cooperation with the Budget Section, the goal of the Finance Section is to:
  • Ensure proper application and implementation of the Financial Regulations and Rules (FRR) as promulgated by the Rome Statute, any directives or administrative instructions and financial procedures.

  • Prepare the Court’s and TFV’s Financial Statements in compliance with IPSAS for timely submission to the external auditors and to ensure an unqualified audit opinion is released at the end of a smooth audit procedure.

  • Provide Financial Management support for the smooth running of the Court’s operations and implementation of its mandate.

  • Lead and implement financial management tools that will drive the Court in achieving its objectives while having absolute compliance with international public sector reporting standards.

  • Provide Financial Services to all Organs of the Court and to advise, guide and lead finance related projects within the strategic goals and objectives of the Court.

The Finance Section is comprised of two Units, i.e. Disbursements and Accounts and Treasury.  Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Finance, the responsibilities of these Units are:
  • Disbursement Unit: responsible for processing all vouchers related to: payments and settlements of invoices from vendors, including the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV); individual contractors, consultants and Counsels; travel advances and settlements; Miscellaneous Obligating Document (MOD) advances and settlements; reimbursement of expenses to (Non)Staff incurred on behalf of the Court; petty cash/imprest replenishments and controlling the entries.

  • Accounts and Treasury Unit: responsible for maintaining accounts and posting schemes for transactions, records and prepares the Financial Statements of the Court and of the Trust Fund for Victims.  It manages assessed contributions, voluntary contributions and contingency funds for the operational and investment needs, and effectively monitors and reports on these in accordance with Assembly and donor requirements. In addition, it executes payments, ensuring that funds are available to meet cash needs through cash flow forecasting, and executes and monitors investments.

Duties and Responsibilities Within the Finance Section and under the overall supervision of the Heads of the Disbursements Unit and/or Accounts and Treasury Unit, the intern works within the following:
  • Assist Administrative and Finance Assistant of Finance Section in the following duties:

  • Scan and upload invoices and credit notes received in Invoice Management Portal on a daily basis

  • Reassign RM record of individual invoices and credit notes to respective Section’s RM folders for their action and/or information

  • Check results of Invoice Management Portal to print invoices and credit Notes uploaded directly by vendors and/or Sections in external Invoice Management Portal and pass it to the respective colleague to process it, on a daily basis

  • Identify in ERP system –SAP- the Cost Center of the Section an invoice or credit note belongs to, to place it accurately in RM folder.

  • Stamp and log Trips received for settlement

  • Update and distribute MOD and TFV’s distribution list whenever there are changes

  • Assist on ad-hoc tasks for the two Units  including:
    • Research and updating of contact details for embassies and permanent missions

    • Updating electronic correspondence records for State Party communications

    • Assisting with reconciliations and other financial verification tasks


Required Qualifications Education: All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their Financial studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Experience: Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.

  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).

  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications), in particular Excel.

  • Knowledge of SAP would be an asset

Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or of a local language of a situation country (Swahili, Lingala, Acholi, etc.) is an asset. Other criteria: In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of the countries listed below are strongly encouraged to apply. Non-represented or under-represented countries at the ICC as of 30 June 2020: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Kiribati, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia. Remuneration Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement. Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement. Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions. Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.
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