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Internship - Victims and Witnesses Section - Analysis Unit

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-31

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18870 | Registry

Organisational Unit: Victims & Witnesses SectionRegistry  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/12/2019

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 in French or English).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, subject, results and completion date.
  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the political, or security situation in the areas of operation of the International Criminal Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written, in French or English).

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period of  six months. Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

In accordance with article 43 paragraph 6 of the Rome Statute, the Victims and Witnesses Section (VWS) shall provide protective measures and security arrangements, counselling and other appropriate assistance for witnesses and victims who appear before the Court and to others who are at risk on account of testimony given by such witnesses. The Section, placed within the Registry, may advise the Prosecutor and the Court on appropriate protective measures, security arrangements, counselling and assistance as referred to in article 43, paragraph 6.

The Section is responsible for ensuring that the witnesses appear in the court appropriately protected and supported and as scheduled by the Chambers. Furthermore, the Section is responsible for the management of the ICC Protection Programme and may cooperate with States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in providing any of the protection and support measures stipulated by the Statute.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Media and news monitoring; analysis of information, as well as press research;
  • Conduct open sources research on situation countries and on topics of relevance to the Victims & Witnesses Section;
  • Translation of documents
  • Assist in drafting reports, preparing and giving presentations on assigned topics;
  • Conduct general administration tasks;
  • Any other task as entrusted by the Head of the Team.
  • Due to confidentiality and security reasons, during the internship, the intern will not directly interact with victims/witnesses and will not travel to the field to conduct assessments. The internship will take place entirely in the HQ and aims at supporting the Analysis team in its tasks.

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies in political science, international relations or security management. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

Work Experience:

Practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Countries affected by armed conflicts;
  • Information analysis; research;
  • Security and risk management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong drafting skills are required.
  • IT software/research skills are considered an asset.
  • Adaptability to a multicultural and multilingual working environment encompassing the principal legal traditions of the world.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • A very good standard of computer literacy (especially Microsoft Office applications)
  • Other important qualities are discretion and respect of confidentiality, reliability, intellectual rigor, precision, perseverance, honesty, creativity, co-operative spirit and integrity.

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 Arabic, Russian or Georgian is considered an asset.

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement.

Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement.

Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court.

If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. 

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 Statue and appears 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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