International Criminal Court (ICC)

Intern (Coordination and Planning Unit)

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).
  • One reference letter
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
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 usually not be extended beyond six months.

The starting date of the internship may vary, upon agreement. Candidates can be recruited for a time period shorter than 6 months. Applications of candidates indicating availability beyond the present selection cycle may be considered in the context of the next selection cycle.

Organisational Context

Within the confines of the Division of External Operations’ (DEO) External Operations Support Section (EOSS), the Coordination and Planning Unit (CPU) is the Registry’s central coordinating body/operating centre for all mission planning, strategic planning, support and facilitation of all Country Offices. As an operating centre it is a one-stop-shop for all travellers and, as the central point, also oversees the logistical support of missions away from Headquarters (i.e. ensures prioritization of resources). The Unit is involved in strategic planning  and provides administrative support to Country Offices. It includes structural elements that influence the decision-making process (including situation desk assistance, security and travel coordination). The CPU also supports the implementation of Crisis Management Protocols.

Duties and Responsibilities

During their placement with The Coordination and Planning Unit the candidate will be expected to assist the Team in performing, inter alia, the following tasks:
  • Support the Unit to register missions according to Court’s mission planning procedures;
  • Assist the Unit collecting and analyzing data pertaining to mission planning and situation countries;
  • Assist the Unit with the development of a software on mission planning;
  • Draft memoranda, reports and minutes as appropriate;
  • Assist the Unit with the organization of meetings, provision of support to Country Offices and coordination of trainings for field staff.
  • Assist the Country Desk Assistants in the performance of their duties and responsibilities;
  • Any other tasks/projects as assigned by the Unit.
Required Qualifications

Education: All candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies preferably in social science, political science, business, Administration and/or related field or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognized university. Studies in International Relations are considered an asset.

Experience: Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers. 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, but should not exceed 3 (three) years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Very good oral communication and drafting skills.
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications) and research skills (including the use of electronic databases).
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.

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 September 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 participants in the Internship Program with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide any reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.

If a States Party to the Rome Statute decides to provide a donation to the Internship Programmes, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend and travel, as applicable. If funding is available and when an Intern is selected, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. Interns eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process assuming they meet the conditions of the VA and are considered for the vacancy. 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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