A roster of suitable candidates may 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).
The Investigations Division (ID) operates subject to the internal regulations of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to conduct investigations on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Within the ID, the Investigative Analysis Section (IAS) is composed of Analysts (P-3 and P-4), Associate Analysts (P-2) and Analysis Assistants (G-4) of different nationalities and analytical backgrounds (mainly criminal or human rights investigations, military and police), and it is able to operate in multiple languages.
IAS is dedicated to support the OTP Integrated Teams (IT) with high-quality analysis, in order to secure successful investigations and prosecutions. IAS staff are deployed to the different ITs to address their analytical needs, to support the corresponding Team Leader and Senior Trial Lawyer, and to cooperate with investigators, lawyers and other staff assigned to a particular IT. The Head of IAS supports IAS staff for training, development, quality control, resource planning, equipment and performance appraisal.
IAS analyses and integrates information and evidence of many different kinds, in multiple formats and languages, including the following: structured data, witness statements, videos, imagery, intercepted audio records, internet content, digital data extracted from different carriers, and reports from different organisations.
IAS operates regularly with multiple databases and software packages designed to support analysis and investigations, including the following: IBM i2 iBase and Analyst Notebook (for our Fact Analysis Database, comprehensive all-source collation, entity-driven database), Wynyard (for the management of investigative activities), Ringtail (for the registration, management and disclosure of evidence items), ArcGIS (for Geographic Information systems), Mercure 3 (phone data analysis), Excel, Visio, Tableau, and multiple applications for internet and social media exploitation.
The ICC OTP is committed to gender equality and the IAS is responsible, among other analytical duties, for the development of gender analysis in support of investigations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Overall – Process and analyze large sets of structured data (including telephone Call Data Records, crime data, financial data, geo-coordinates, remote sensing data, social media, meta-data from multiple items of evidence and open sources, and internal management data) with advanced programming and software tools to support investigations, prosecutions and Office management, in coordination with specialized units (mainly Knowledge-Base Unit, Forensic Scientific Section and Information and Evidence Unit).
- Data analysis methods – Develop and apply techniques, scripts, programs and algorithms for data collection and analysis (including statistics, network analysis, Geographic Information Systems, entity extraction and content analysis), automated reporting tools and templates customized for end-users (analysts, Integrated Teams, managers, etc.), and integrating data from existing OTP databases (iBase Fact Analysis Database, Ringtail, Winyard, etc.).
- Visualizations – Transform information from a format efficient for computation into a format suitable for human perception by design and construction of data visualizations (statistical and relational charts, maps, etc.).
- Development – Support IAS and ID staff with learning and development in the area of structured data through design of standard protocols, training, lessons learnt, peer-review, etc.
- Research – Identify new tools, processes and external resources to support the Office in this area.
Advanced university degree preferably in data science, computer science, computer programming or other relevant field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 2 two years (4 years with a first level university degree) of professional experience in related subjects, including advanced analytical experience.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Strong reasoning skills, including ability to understand complex scenarios of crime, to simultaneously handle conflicting information and hypotheses, to identify source biases, and to develop sound logical inferences;
- Excellent working knowledge of SQL, programming languages or scripting tools such as R Perl, Python, C# or C++;
- Strong knowledge of various interactive visualization tools;
- Strong understanding of data analysis methods and strategies;
- Open mind for innovation;
- Ability to work effectively and constructively in multi-disciplinary teams comprised of other analysts, investigators, lawyers and support staff;
- Ability to work under stressful conditions and to meet strict deadlines;
- Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity regarding fellow officers, as well as witnesses and external partners;
- Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
- Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner with respect for diversity;
- Professional 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 considered a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is 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
– 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
– 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
– 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.
– The International Criminal Court is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.