International Criminal Court (ICC)

Visiting Professional - Archives and Legacy, The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

Netherlands Tuesday, 31 December 2019 ICC - International Criminal Court The Hague
Organisational Unit: Information Management Services Section, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/12/2019
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).
  • One reference letter.
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas (to be added at the essay upload box).
Contract Duration : Visiting professionals are required to work on a full time basis for a period between three and six months starting as of 1 October 2018. Applications of candidates indicating availability beyond the present selection cycle may be considered in the context of the next selection cycle. Background : The funded visiting professional opportunity provides work placements in the ICC for a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of six months. Working within the ICC as a visiting professional provides valuable experience of a multi-cultural working environment and enables familiarisation with the operational procedures of decision-making at an international level. The visiting professional programme is mutually beneficial, with the organisation profiting from the insight and industry of interested students/professionals and the visiting professional furthering their education or experience in a practical and relevant context. Those organs, sections and units of the ICC seeking visiting professionals have designated a number of projects for visiting professionals to pursue during their time with the organisation. The ICC will ensure that supervision and assistance is readily available. The conditions and procedures for the selection of candidates are subject to the provisions of administrative instructions regulating the visiting professional programme, ICC/AI/2017/005. Organisational Context : The Library, Archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry. Duties and Responsibilities : Assist the Archives and Legacy team with preserving the Court’s archives and institutional memory by:
  • Appraising, accessioning and describing archival print and digital records.
  • Creating finding aids.
  • Digitizing records as necessary.
  • Processing and packaging physical items according to best practice.
  • Responding to reference requests from staff or outside researchers.
  • Monitoring the environmental conditions in the archive.
  • Completing individual projects as agreed.
  • Assisting with the provision of Library services as required.
Required Qualifications : Education : All Candidates must have a degree in archives, records management, museum studies, information science, library science, information management or related field from a recognized university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Experience : Visiting professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. Practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court is considered an asset. The Archives, welcome applications from candidates who wish to further their experience in the fields of archives, legacy and preservation within international or judicial institutions. Candidates must have at least (3) three years of professional experience to qualify for the visiting professional placement. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
  • Maintains a service-orientated attitude at all times.
  • 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).
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 and Spanish) is an asset. Funding : Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship or Visiting Professional placement. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the placement for which they have been selected. If a State Party to the Rome Statute provides a donation to the Internship Programmes Fund, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend for cost of living and travel. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment of the candidate determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. 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 Statute and appear 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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