International Criminal Court (ICC)

Associate Investigator

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

  The investigation teams are comprised of investigators and analysts from the Investigation Division (ID) and work in the context of the integrated teams of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), who are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the different cases.

The investigative teams are in charge, amongst others, of the following functions:
  • Developing and updating the investigation and Analysis plans within the integrated teams;
  • Executing the investigation and analysis plans in an impartial, objective, safe, efficient and cost effective manner;
  • Supporting the prosecution activities of the integrated team.
Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investigation Division and/or Investigation Coordinator and the direct supervision of the InvestigationTeam Leader the incumbent is expected to:
  • Collect, screen and handle information and evidence in accordance with standard operating procedures;
  • Conduct interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects producing written or audio/videorecorded records of interview;
  • Undertake the review and analysis of material and make recommendations for the next steps in the investigations including actively contributing to evidence review and the disclosure process;
  • Manage contacts with external persons including victims, witnesses and intermediaries;
  • Plan and participate in field missions;
  • Testify before the Chamber, when required;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Selection criteria for JPOs funded by Finland:

Candidates must:
  • Hold the Finnish nationality ;
  • Have an advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent);
  • Be proficient in Finnish or Swedish;
  • Be no more than 32 years of age as of 31 December 2021;
Essential Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree; preferably in Law, Criminology or other related fields, for example in Human Rights, Psychology, Journalism, or Law enforcement.

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in either, criminal/financial investigations, investigations of serious Human Rights Violations or investigative analysis, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases;
  • Or same level of professional experience working with NGO’s/IGO’s/International Commissions of Enquiry, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases;
  • Experience conducting interviews with victims, witnesses or suspects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to administrate and handle complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
  • Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Knowledge of the requirements of international Criminal Law concerning the elements of crimes and modes of liability;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing environment and plans;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment in a nondiscriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • High standards of professional and personal integrity.
Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is a strong asset. 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.

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