Internship - Human Resources Section (Programme Coordination), The Hague
Organization: International Criminal Court (ICC)
City: The Hague, Netherlands
Office: ICC The Hague
Closing date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
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Human Resources Section, Registry
The Hague - NL
Deadline for Applications:
31 December 2020
Required Documents for this Application
Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:
A completed ‚Duties and Responsibilities Form‘ (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words in French or English).
Two reference letters (one academic).
Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, subject, results and completion date.
One short essay or a writing sample on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).
Interns are required to work full time for a period of six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.
The Human Resources Section provides a unified and coordinated approach to HR matters across the Court and carries out all human resources activities in an efficient and timely manner whilst serving as HR advisor to management within the Court.
The Section is one of five sections located in the Division of Management Services. The other four are the Budget Section, the Finance Section, the Safety and Security Section and the General Services Section. The Division also includes an Occupational Health Unit and an SAP Competence Centre.
Human resources management is a shared responsibility with line managers and the HR Section’s aim is to be a trusted provider of a variety of centralized policy, advisory and administrative services for the Court, its managers and staff. These services include strategic workforce planning and organizational design, job designs and advertisement, recruitment and on-boarding, administration of salaries (payroll), entitlements and benefits (including health insurance and pension contributions), career development and succession planning, performance management, learning and development and HR policy matters and staff issues or conflicts.
The Section consists of two units: the HR Operations Unit and the HR Organizational Development Unit. The HR Operations Unit’s programme of work is all operational aspects of the Section, from recruitment and on-boarding to the administration of salaries, benefits and entitlements for staff members and non-staff (including judges, interns and SSA consultants and contractors). The Unit is responsible for the day-to-day operations and activities related to job design, classification and advertisement of vacancies, recruitment, placement, on-boarding, post management, entitlements and benefits, staff loans and transfers, compensation administration and payroll. The Unit plans, organizes and administers staff services such as health insurance, pension schemes and other social security. The Unit supports the administration and settlement of (HR-related) staff complaints and grievances. The Unit is responsible for the maintenance of related staff data in the Court’s Enterprise Resource Planning system, including staff master data. The HRS Organizational Development Unit is in charge of devising strategies, programmes and policies to ensure that the Court hires and develops the right staff and thus maximizes the return on investment in human resources. Particularly, this includes an organization-wide role in relation to strategic workforce planning, talent management, organizational design, staff training and learning and development programmes and activities, performance management and managerial development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of a Human Resources Officer, the intern will perform the following duties:
Assist on the administration of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme and the Internship and Visiting Professionals (IVP) programmes, to ensure effective and well-functioning programmes and related operations to meet the objectives of the programmes.
Within the scope of project, assist the HR Officer in the implementation of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme by reviewing and drafting documents concerned, liaising with internal as well as external counterparts, facilitating the necessary actions for the implementation of the programme;
Support HR outreach and employer branding activities for the programmes and the Court as an employer in general, facilitating fund-raising discussions with stakeholders interested in and willing to fund the programmes.
Support the management of budget and grants to make sure that the programmes meet the financial standard as established;
Assist in maintaining a regular contact and follow up with the JPOs and interns/VPs in order to ensure their satisfaction in the participation in the programmes;
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Assist in drafting financial reports and expenditure simulations for the programmes
Support development initiatives for the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme and the Internship and Visiting Professionals (IVP) programmes
Assist in the maintenance and development of databases;
Assist in the maintenance and improvement of the HRS Intranet page;
Implementing communications designed to support key projects and initiatives, including drafting, editing, proofreading, and layout of content, in partnership with the HR team;
Exploring new tools and tactics designed to engage staff members Court wide, in partnership with the HR team;
Supporting in the establishment and management of strategic partnerships with governments, civil society, academic institutions, professional associations and networks, private sector organizations and service providers;
Supporting in the preparation and development of guidelines, documents, trainings, workshops, webinars, learning materials, case studies, best practices and guides to build organizational internal communication, employer branding and talent outreach capacity;
Providing guidance to HR staff members and hiring managers to enable them to conduct employer branding activities and to effectively implement functional/geographic talent outreach activities;
Provide logistical support to organizational development projects, as needed
All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of a relevant study at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Candidates with Law, Human Resources, and Business Administration degrees are strongly encouraged to apply. Other academic qualifications are welcome.
Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) is considered an asset.
In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of the countries listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.
Non-represented or under-represented countries at the ICC as of 30 November 2019: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.
Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement.
Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement.
Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court.
If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors.
In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.
Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.