Associate External Relations Adviser (P-2)

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Associate External Relations Adviser (P-2) 2

Position description

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Judicial Cooperation Adviser/External Relation Adviser the incumbent will perform tasks required by the Division in the area of general cooperation/external relations, including:

  • Coordinate and prepare OTP-specific diplomatic and stakeholder meetings and visits to the seat of the Court;
  • Prepare OTP missions related to general cooperation/external relations, including logistical organisation of meetings and preparing relevant background information;
  • Draft of and coordinate input for documents, information products, or reports relevant to the work of the Office;
  • Conduct research and contribute to the drafting and formulation of speaking points, speeches, and other supporting material to the OTP officials for discussions on various issues affecting the work of the Office, including the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and its subsidiary bodies;
  • Contribute to the coordination of inter-organ issues affecting the work of the OTP and Section;
  • Contribute to the work of the Section related to its input to the public information activities of the Office;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a 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.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) of relevant professional experience, is required;
  • Professional experience in external relations, cooperation and negotiations, preferably from a foreign service, an inter-governmental organization or civil society organization;
  • Experience in drafting documents, key messages, speaking points, etc.;
  • Professional experience in the field of international criminal justice is an asset.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of the provisions of the Rome Statute and the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence;
  • Excellent diplomatic, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills and ability to prepare and present reports that are clear and concise;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with flexibility and ability to adjust in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality;
  • Capacity to prioritize activities and assignments and foresee risks;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively with colleagues from different professional, national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work effectively under strict deadlines;
  • Professional and personal 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 highly desirable. 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.

Professionalism

  • Applies professional and technical expertise;
  • Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
  • Produces workable solutions to a range of problems.

Teamwork

  • 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.

Interaction

  • 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.

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