Closing date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
19100 | Registry
Deadline for Applications:
Public Information and Outreach Section, Registry
The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment:
Minimum Net Annual Salary:
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 fixed-term appointments against both established posts and positions funded by general temporary assistance (GTA).
The Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) ensures that the proceedings are accessible to the public, raises awareness and promotes an understanding about the Court’s mandate and activities with the ultimate goal of getting support. It does so in relation to a number of target audiences across the globe, mainly encompassing international press and media, victims and communities affected by crimes within the jurisdiction before the Court; and key stakeholders such as legal communities, academics and non-governmental organisations. PIOS achieves its objectives through the use of a variety of communication means including granting interviews to media, press releases and production of other publications and audio visual materials as well as through the website and new social media platforms. PIOS is also responsible for the organisation of campaigns, events, and visits ranging from general groups to high profile visitors. It consists of four units: Public Affairs Unit; Protocol, Events and Visits Unit; Outreach Unit and Audio-visual production Unit.
The Protocol, Events and Visits Unit (PEVU) contributes to the public access to the Court by facilitating physical access to the hearings of the Court, by receiving general public to the Court’s Visitor Centre, by the organization of General Information Visits and by distribution of printed publications to the public at large. The Unit further organizes the visits by High-level delegations as well as those of Stakeholder delegations (diplomats, journalists, NGO’s, military and specific academia delegations) to the seat of the Court. The PEVU is also responsible for the organization of all Court-wide events (ceremonial and official events, seminars and round-tables), both at the seat and away from headquarters. It advises and supports other Organs/Sections/Units of the Court on the organization of their internal events. Finally the Unit provides protocol advice on matters related to the Court, both internally and to external partners.