Closing date: Sunday, 25 August 2024

23163 | IOM

Deadline for Applications:

26/10/2023 (midnight The Hague time)

Organizational Unit:

Independent Oversight Mechanism

Duty Station:

The Hague – NL

Type of Appointment:

Established Post

Post Number:


Minimum Net Annual Salary:


Contract Duration:

The Court offers a two-year initial appointment (six-month probationary period) with the possibility of extension. In case of extension, the initial fixed-term appointment shall be extended only once for a maximum period of three (3) years, provided that there is a continuing need for the post and that the incumbent’s performance continues to meet a satisfactory level.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process.

In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC seeks to achieve equitable geographical representation, gender balance and representation of the principal legal systems of the world in all professional positions. As a result, the selection process for the announced position will take into account, and give due consideration to, the achievement of these objectives in light of the need to promote their full realisation.

Organizational Context

The Independent Oversight Mechanism (IOM) shall perform the functions of investigation, inspection and evaluation in accordance with article 112, paragraph 4, of the Rome Statute. The IOM is a subsidiary body of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute. The IOM shall exercise operational independence under the authority of the President of the Assembly. The operational mandate of the IOM was adopted by the Assembly via resolution ICC-ASP/12/Res.6. A revised operational mandate was adopted via resolution ICC-ASP/19/Res.6.

As prescribed by article 112, paragraph 4 of the Rome Statute, the purpose of the IOM is to provide comprehensive oversight of the Court through the conduct of independent internal administrative investigations, evaluations, and inspections, in order to enhance its economy and efficiency.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Head of the IOM performs the following duties: – Lead and direct the inspection, evaluation and investigation functions of the IOM, as well as management and administration of the IOM and its staff members;

Inspection: – Conduct unscheduled/ad hoc, on-the-spot verifications and inspections of any premises or processes, as requested by the Bureau or when requested by a Head of Organ, respecting and safeguarding confidentiality and delivery of reports, upon completion of the inspections, to the President of the Assembly of States Parties and/or Head of Organ as applicable;

– Implement recognised best practices and adhere to the highest ethical standards in carrying out all inspections.

Evaluation: – Provide evaluations of any activity, project, programme, strategy, policy, topic, theme, sector, operational area or institutional performance, pursuant to its mandate or as requested by the Assembly, the Bureau or any Head of Organ;

– Implement recognised best practices and adhere to the highest ethical standards in carrying out all evaluations;

– Provide quality assurance, coordination and secretariat support for any evaluation conducted by an external consultancy or by any high-level peer-review panel established by the Assembly, its Bureau or any Head of Organ, for the purposes of evaluating any aspect of the Court’s operations;

– Provide, upon request of any Head of Organ, technical support to the relevant Organ in establishing or reviewing an internal monitoring and evaluation system of any project, programme or initiative;

– Upholding confidentiality for all requests of evaluations and while carrying out those evaluations;

– Deliver an evaluation report, upon completion of an evaluation, to the President of the Assembly or Head of Organ as applicable.

Investigation: – Receive and investigate complaints of misconduct and serious misconduct against any elected official, pursuant to its mandate and in accordance with relevant provisions of the Rome Statute and Rules of Procedure and Evidence;

– Receive and investigate all allegations of misconduct against any staff member or consultant/contractor retained by the Court, pursuant to its mandate;

– The IOM also has the discretionary authority to assess or investigate any allegations of misconduct, serious misconduct, or unsatisfactory conduct against any former elected official, staff member, or consultant/contractor, provided they were in service of the Court at the time the alleged misconduct took place. This also covers allegations of misconduct with respect to obligations undertaken by elected officials, staff members, or consultants/contractors during their service and that extend after their term of service;

– Lead sensitive and complex interviews which require specialist skills and considerable experience;

– Implement recognised best practices and adhere to the highest ethical standards in carrying out all investigations;

Due diligence processes: – Oversee due diligence processes, when requested by the Assembly or its Bureau, in respect of candidates for elected officials of the Court: judges, Prosecutor, Deputy Prosecutor, Registrar, and Deputy Registrar. In the future this may involve the implementation of a permanent due diligence process, subject to approval by the Assembly.

Other duties: – Access and handle highly confidential and sensitive information and documentation paying the utmost attention to confidentiality and secure storage;

– Draft operational guidance material, including procedures and protocols utilised by the IOM pursuant to recognised best practices and relevant jurisprudence;

– Draft the annual reports of the IOM for submission to the Assembly of States Parties, as well as the interim reports to the Bureau of the Assembly;

– Submit, within delegated certifying authority, future programme budget proposals for the effective functioning of the IOM in accordance with established procedures and certifying accounts of the office pursuant to the Financial Regulations and Rules of the Court;

– Perform other duties as required.

Special Note:

– The incumbent of this post will participate in the Court’s Financial Disclosure Programme, administered on behalf of the ICC by the United Nations Ethics Office (UNEO). Information on the programme can be found on the website of the UNEO (UNEO Financial Disclosure Programme).

– This appointment does not carry any expectancy of renewal or of conversion to any other type of appointment in the Court. In case of extension, the initial fixed-term appointment shall be extended only once for a maximum period of three (3) years, provided that there is a continuing need for the post and that the performance continues to meet a satisfactory level.

Essential Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree in law, or inspection, evaluation or investigation-related field or any other relevant subject such as forensic accounting, criminal justice, economic crime, fraud management, social science, and public or business administration is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience (twelve years with a first-level university degree) in inspection, evaluation, and investigation-related areas in an organisational setting including judicial body, law enforcement institution, anti-corruption or administrative investigations is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: – Advanced knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative and/or criminal investigations;

– Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead complex investigation, inspection and evaluation assignments, and produce quality reports with relevant elements i.e. facts, analysis and results;

– Ability to analyse large volume of complex and conflicting evidence;

– Demonstrated management knowledge and experience including managing the staff performance, providing guidance, coaching and overseeing the administration of the office;

– Excellent communication and negotiation skills, and strong demonstrated written skills with

– emphasis in complex report writing;

– Ability to work under demanding and at times conflicting work priorities and schedules;

– Determination, perseverance and the ability to network and build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including non-governmental organisations, military, police and government bodies;

– Proven leadership skills and experience;

– Effective stress management skills;

– Adaptability and team spirit;

– Professional and personal integrity;

– Respects judicial and prosecutorial independence;

– Works towards inclusiveness.

Language Requirements: Fluency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court would be considered an asset (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).

ICC Leadership Competencies Purpose Collaboration People Results

ICC Core Competencies Dedication to the mission and values Professionalism Teamwork Learning and developing Handling uncertain situations Interaction Realising objectives Learn more about ICC leadership and core competencies. General Information – In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC is committed to achieving geographical representation and gender equality within its staff as well as representation of the principal legal systems of the world (legal positions). Nationals from the list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. Posts shall 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, as appropriate.

– 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. – 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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