Saturday, December 26, 2020

Senior Evidence Assistant, G-6. ICC, The Hague. Open until 29 December 2020


Deadline for Applications: 29/12/2020
Organizational Unit: 

Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS), Office of the Prosecutor

Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary : €45,607.00
Contract Duration: To be determined


Important Message:

From Tuesday 17 March 2020 the Court is participating in implementing measures for containing COVID-19’s spread which may cause some delays in recruitment and on-boarding activities. Thank you for your understanding.


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


Organizational Context

The Information, Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS), headed by an Information Management Coordinator, reports directly to the Prosecutor, and combines the OTP’s information, knowledge and evidence management operations into one consolidated section. IKEMS aims to maintain a coordinated, flexible and operationally responsive IKEM support capacity throughout the OTP, in order to support the full spectrum of OTP information and evidence operations.


The Information and Evidence Unit (IEU), as part of IKEMS, is responsible for:

- The overall custodial services of all information and evidence possessed by the OTP, including its registration, digitization, processing, preservation, storage and disclosure.

- The facilitation and administration of evidence review in both physical and digital form.


It receives, acknowledges and stores communications and referrals sent to the Prosecutor under article 15 of the Rome Statute, therein also conducting the initial assessment of these communications.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Information and Evidence Unit and the overall guidance of the Information Management Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Receive and register evidence according to IEU standards and regulations; physically and electronically process evidence and its contents along the entire evidence continuum (receipt, ingestion and processing, storage, retrieval and disclosure);
  • Actively process, coordinate and quality control the registration and processing of all types of information and evidence, including hardcopy, digital, and audio/visual evidence as well as all associated metadata;
  • Act as internal and external team focal point for matters relating to evidence pipeline management (processing, metadata quality control and management, storage, retrieval, disclosure and filing of documents to Registry;
  • Assist in the development, drafting and review of the IEU annual report, and support the IEU Disclosure Search Assistant with complex searches of the evidence database;
  • Create, review or update procedures used for evidence ingestion, processing and management; act as the IEU quality control manager for all IEU-prepared materials (SOPs, memoranda, position papers, reports, decisions and presentations);
  • Oversee and actively participate in quality controlling evidence-related metadata input and input processes, standards, efficacy, efficiency and overall quality, as well as ensuring the best use of evidence databases and tools required for the operational and procedural activities of IEU;
  • Review the quality of all IEU produced material with respect to the evidence process and ensures the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the evidence collection;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Essential Qualifications


  • Diploma of secondary education.
  • Additional post-secondary education or training in Law, Records, Archives, Information or Office Management is desirable.



  • A minimum of eight years of experience in handling large quantities of documentary and/or evidentiary materials in a legal, archival, information or evidence management role is required.
  • An advanced or first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years' working experience only to determine eligibility;
  • Relevant experience in a legal environment is desirable;
  • Experience in records management or archive roles is desirable;


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office applications, Adobe, Kofax/Ascent, HP RM8, Ringtail, Nuix, eDiscovery tools);
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Professional and personal integrity with strong adherence to discretion;
  • Strong client orientation and the ability to identify clients’ needs and proactively seek solutions;
  • Demonstrated skills of applying attention to detail with complex data sheets and database searches;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people of different educational, national, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working language of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and 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.



- Applies professional and technical expertise;

- Keeps abreast of organisational issues;

- Produces workable solutions to a range of problems.



- 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.



- 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
- 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.
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
- Post to 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.
- In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
- 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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