International Criminal Court (ICC)

Visiting Professional (Library)

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

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 letters.

  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.

  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written). Alternatively a description of a project you would like to work on throughout your period at the ICC.

Contract Duration Visiting professionals are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Placements shall not be extended beyond six months. Organisational Context The Library, Archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry. It is the Library’s mandate to meet the information needs of the constituents of the International Criminal Court, Presidency, Chambers, Office of the Prosecutor and Office of the Registry, and provide comprehensive and relevant information resources (both print and electronic), an accessible collection as well as efficient and timely services to advance legal scholarship and support the investigations and jurisprudence undertaken by the Court exercising its jurisdiction. Duties and Responsibilities Assist the Library team with providing a reference and circulation service to members of the Court by:
  • Contribute to library projects, for example:

  • Conduct in-depth research and Analysis

  • Creation of library guides

  • Development and updating of the intranet/internet

  • Delivery of training

  • Helping library patrons conduct print and electronic bibliographic research, including online databases

  • Answering email, telephone and in person enquiries including processing inter-library loan requests, locating online journal articles and responding to reference queries

  • Support cataloguing and classification workflows, including archiving of digital objects

  • Carrying out circulation tasks (borrowing, renewing and reserving items, registering and checking out users)

  • Recording library statistics

Required Qualifications Education: All Candidates must have a degree in Information Science, library science, information management or related field from a recognised 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 Library welcomes applications from information professionals, who wish to gain experience in the field of foreign, comparative and international law librarianship. 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.

  • Has a genuine interest in international law, particularly international Criminal Law, and legal research.

  • 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. Remuneration 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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