Administration Officer (P-3)

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ICC - International Criminal Court

23524 | OTP 
Deadline for Applications:   30/06/2024 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit:   Financial Planning and Control Unit, Services Section, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station:   The Hague – NL
Type of Appointment:   Fixed Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary:   €91,498.00
Contract Duration:   For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six month probationary period).

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Organisational Context

The Financial Planning and Control Unit (FPCU) performs activities which are essential to supporting the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP or Major Programme II) management and the Office’s operations, in accordance with the relevant articles of the Rome Statute that establish the governing framework of the Court. FPCU’s main objective is to facilitate the full implementation of legislative mandates and compliance with the Court’s policies and procedures with respect to the management of the financial resources of Major Programme II, ensuring the prudent stewardship of funds for the effective delivery of the programme of work and for staff of the Office as foreseen in the budget assumptions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, the incumbent of this post will perform the following duties:

  • Develop, consolidate and oversee the implementation reporting of the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP)budget and financial plans;
  • Provide management with budget analysis, financial reports, forecasts, trends and performance reports;
  • Provide OTP senior managers with analysis on expenditures and administrative matters to support the decision making on matters of budget control and financial performance;
  • Represent the OTP and make recommendations for cross Court advisory committees including Procurement Review Committee (PRC) and ERP and contribute to Court-wide modelling projects with budgetary or administrative consequences, deputize for the Senior Manager in the Budget Working Group (BWG) and other inter-organ bodies, as appropriate;
  • Coordinate with relevant sections of the Registry to ensure efficiency, resolution of problems and improve workflows and efficiency;
  • Manage and supervise the staff members of the Unit and set tasks and objectives, manage their performance appraisals, fostering high-quality connections based on respect, trust and active engagement, ensuring staff are empowered to achieve the agreed goals through coaching, guidance and training;
  • As the alternate Certifying Officer for OTP, verify and certify expenditure, obligations and allotments of the OTP budget, exercising discretion and ensuring to adherence to the Financial Rules and Regulations;
  • Undertake other duties and projects as may be assigned by the Senior Manager.

Essential Qualifications


  1. Advanced University degree in business or public administration, finance, accounting or other related field is required. 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 five (5) years (seven (7) years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in administration, finance, accounting or related field is required. Relevant experience in an international environment is considered an asset; Supervisory/managerial experience is required.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of relevant rules and regulations to be able to facilitate budget and financial transactions/certifications as well as HR/staffing related Budget matters;
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and persuasion skills; excellent verbal written and visual communication skills;
  • Management and leadership skills, team motivation skills, proven ability to organise work;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy, ability to assimilate complex data and synthesise results;
  • High level of IT proficiency (MS Office and ERP systems);
  • Knowledge of SAP would be considered a strong asset;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity and ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
  • Professional integrity.

Knowledge of languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other working language is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an additional 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

 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 the ICC policy. The PSC process will include but is not limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a positon to submit electronic copy of their passport and all diplomas listed on their profile when requested;
•    Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site;
•    Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
•    The ICC reserves the right to not 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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