Investigator - International Criminal Court

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investigation Division and Investigation Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Investigation Team Leader the incumbent is expected to:
  • Collect, screen and handle information and evidence in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Lead sensitive and complex interviews which require specialist skills and considerable experience such as the interview of particularly vulnerable witnesses, high level suspects and important overview witnesses.
  • Undertake the review and analysis of gathered materials and actively contribute to evidence review and the disclosure process;
  • Manage contacts with external persons including victims, witnesses and intermediaries;
  • Plan, participate and lead field missions;
  • Take responsibility for the development of leads and avenues of investigation.
  • Give, pursuant to the instructions of the Team Leader, operational lead to other members of the Investigation team;
  • Advise the Investigation Team Leader on investigation procedures and techniques to be used;
  • Participate in the preparation and timely review of investigation plans;
  • Serve as Team focal point in one or more core functions such as Witness Protection, Evidence Management or Information Processing and Management; ensure quality control, timely execution of tasks and full compliance with established practices;
  • Provide expert advice on how to use existing international and other networks to further investigations of the Office of the Prosecutor;
  • Appear before the Chambers, when required;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Essential Qualifications
Advanced university degree preferably in Law or Criminology. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Or a diploma in criminal investigation from a law enforcement academy and/or relevant training in crime investigation techniques combined with 11 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a university degree.
A minimum of 5 years (7 years with a first level university degree) of professional experience in criminal/financial investigations, investigations of serious human rights violations or investigative analysis, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases; Or same level of professional experience working with NGO/IGO or International Commission of Inquiry, with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases; experience in working with police and justice organizations.
Significant experience conducting investigative interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Expert knowledge of investigation techniques and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the requirements of international criminal law concerning the elements of crimes and modes of liability;
  • Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous amounts of information and evidence;
  • Experience conducting or participating in financial or other complex investigations;
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including familiarity with analysis techniques.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with police, NGOs, journalists or other relevant networks;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Actively participate in the management of the Division and contribute to the development and implementation of strategic objectives;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
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 an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. While ICC investigators can expect to spend extensive time periods working at the Duty Station, they may also be required to undertake repeated and sometimes lengthy deployments to conflict or post-conflict environments, all dependent on the nature and phase of the investigation.

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