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  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague | nl
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date:

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Visiting Professional - External (Defence or Victims) Legal Teams

The Hague (Netherlands) | nl

17761 | Registry

Organisational Unit: Counsel Support Section, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: To be determined 
Deadline for Applications: Open

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.
  • Optional: short essay or a writing sample on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration

Visiting Professionals are required to work full time for a period between one and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Visiting Professional placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

External Legal Teams represent defendants or victims before the Court. They are composed of one or more persons admitted to the List of Counsel and any persons assisting them (legal assistants, case managers, etc.). They perform their duties independently.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare background documents on factual issues related to the case.
  • Carry out research and produce reports and opinions on issues relevant to the case in the Visiting Professional’s field of expertise.
  • Other tasks proposed by counsel.

Required Qualifications

Education:

All candidates must have a relevant degree from a recognised university; an advanced degree will be a strong asset. 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. [insert]

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments;
  • Strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively);
  • Good computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications). Knowledge of Casemap, TRIM, and Ringtail is an asset

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. 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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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