International Criminal Court (ICC)

Associate Field Programme Officer

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

  Deadline for Applications: 04/05/2021 (midnight The Hague time)Organizational Unit:

Trust Fund for Victims Duty Station: Abidjan (CIV) and Bamako (Mali)Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term AppointmentPost Number: T-2395 | T-2399Minimum Net Annual Salary :

€59,782 (for CIV) and €61,322 (for Mali) Contract Duration:

General Temporary Assistance (GTA) until 31/12/2021, with the possibility of extension.

Special Notice:A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection processfor fixed-term appointments against both established posts and positions funded by general temporary assistance (GTA).

An appointment of the successful candidate to a GTA-funded position is will be issued for a year (or less) at a time.

In line with the Court’s relevant administrative instruction, any extension of such appointment shall be subject to operational requirements and/or availability of funds.

Organisational Context

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) was created by the Rome Statute (Art 79) as an independent non-judicial institution next to the ICC. It is governed by a Board of Directors, elected every three years by the Assembly of States Parties. The Board is supported by a Secretariat, ensuring daily management of the TFV’s activities.

The TFV has been entrusted by the Assembly with two main mandates: (i) to implement Court-ordered reparations to victims in a convicted case; and (ii) to provide assistance to victims and their families in ICC situation countries with physical and psychological rehabilitation and material support.

The mission of the TFV is to respond to the harm resulting from the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court by ensuring the rights of victims and their families through the provision of reparations and assistance.

The strategic goals of the TFV aim to:
  1. Ensure reparative justice for victims to overcome their harm and transform their lives
  2. Facilitate assistance and reparations by ensuring financial growth and sustainability
  3. Advocate for the rights of victims in the international public domain
  4. Ensure good governance, accountability and transparency by creating an effective organisational structure
The functioning costs of the TFV Board and Secretariat are covered in the Court’s regular budget under Major Programme VI. The mandate-related programmes of the TFV are funded by voluntary contributions or donations, with the possibility of receiving and managing resources resulting from fines and forfeitures, as ordered by the Court against a convicted person, for the purpose of reparations rewards.

Whenever appropriate and feasible in the operation of its mandates, the TFV acts as a grant-making mechanism to locally based implementing partners. According to the TFV Regulations, the TFV receives administrative support from the Registry. In as far as not determined by the TFV Regulations, the TFV’s financial-administrative practice complies with the Court’s relevant regulatory provisions.

In November 2021, in Cote d'Ivoire, the Trust Fund for Victims will launch its assistance program to address the harms of the victims of 13 incidents in 3 regions. The Trust Fund for Victims works with three implementing partners and in complementarity with the national program of reparation.

In Mali the Trust Fund for Victims implements the reparation measures ordered by the International Criminal Court in the Al Mahdi Al Faqi case. It encompasses individual, collective and symbolic reparations to be delivered in both Timbuktu and Bamako. The Trust Fund for Victims works in direct implementation as well as with three implementing partners. In a contemporary manner, the Trust Fund for Victims is currently working at launching its assistance mandate in other regions of Mali, i.e Gao and Mopti regions to address the harms of victims. The assistance mandate is designed in complementarity with the national efforts to address the harms of the victims Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Field Programme Officer function at the TFV Secretariat is a field based position, reporting to the Programme Manager, with a responsibility to support the development and oversight of TFV programmes under the reparations and assistance mandates in the situation country.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the incumbent performs the following tasks:
  • Management: Daily operations and oversight in regard of projects within the TFV’s programmes under both the reparations and assistance mandates are supported to be effective, efficient, and responsive to victims’ rights and needs, as well as to situational developments.
  • Quality and performance management: TFV implementing partners operate in accordance with their functions and service contracts, respectively, and in line with the TFV’s Performance Measurement Plan (PMP), including reporting on appropriate monitoring and evaluation activities and on financial control. Underperformance of implementing partners would be detected in a timely manner.
  • The selection of implementing partners for TFV programmes is supported by participating in the execution of a transparent procurement procedure.
  • Visibility: Situational stakeholders understand, recognise and value the reparations and assistance programmes of the TFV within the framework of the Rome Statute as well as within the situational context.

Education Advanced university degree in business or public Administration, Human Resources management, social sciences, law or other related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Experience A minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible field-based work experience in assisting programme Design and in guiding project implementation, monitoring and evaluation or similar, in domains relevant to the mandates of the Trust Fund for Victims.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Programme design;
  • Project oversight, including monitoring & evaluation and reporting;
  • Relationship management;
  • Teamwork.
Knowledge of Languages Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset. Proficiency in a local language relevant to the duty station 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

- In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC is committed to achieving geographical representation and Gender Equality within its staff as well as representation of the principal legal systems of the world (legal positions). Nationals from the list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. Posts shall 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, as appropriate. - 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; - 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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