Internship - Database and ERP Administration, The Hague

Organization: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Country: Netherlands

City: The Hague, Netherlands

Office: ICC The Hague

Closing date: Thursday, 31 December 2020

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Organisational Unit:

Information Management Services Section, Registry

Duty Station:

The Hague

Contract Duration:

3-6 months

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).

Two reference letters (one academic).

Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.

Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.

One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Important message:

To participate in containing the COVID-19 spread and in line with the measures adopted by the Host State, the ICC staff members, interns and visiting professional based in The Hague are currently working remotely. Accordingly, the candidates selected for this internship position are expected to work remotely until the re-opening of the ICC’s premises. They are also expected to work with their own computer and internet connection.

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Judicial Services, the Information Management Services Section ensures that the Registry puts in place adequate information management services, for the benefit of all organs and activities of the Court. The Information Management Services Section will also provide services to other Registry clients, including external parties relying on the policies and technology of the Court. Information services consist of:

Information management activities which include : developing policies and best practices for the management of (digital) documents, records and archives, library services and knowledge management, whether technology based or not;
Information systems support including systems development, administration and integration;
Technology services operations support, including end-user services, communications and networking technology, audio-visual technology;
Information security activities, including developing policies and best practices, implementing information security standards and managing risk related to information, whether technology based or not.

The Information Management Services Section provides:

Advice on best practices addressing the needs of its clients and the Court’s and Registry’s strategic objectives; Integrated solutions (i.e. systems, policies and processes) relying on industry best-practices on all aspects of information services related to capturing, storing, preserving, delivering, securing and managing information and communication;
Leadership and dialogue with clients in relation to the innovation, awareness and adoption of new information practices, tools and technology-enabled processes and practices that will improve productivity, effectiveness, information sharing and availability;.

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Strategic input and support for the implementation of a continuous change management process harnessing the use of information and technologies.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Associate Database & ERP Administration Officer, the Database Administrator Intern will assist with the following tasks:

Support with the administration, maintenance, and operation of the organization’s database environments including new server installations, maintenance, and upgrades;
Assist with the testing of backups/restore and support disaster recovery tests exercise.

Assist with configuring and monitoring Database Servers and ensuring that backups and database jobs are completed as scheduled;
Other IT related tasks that allow you to learn other fields of expertise.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field, preferably Computer Science, or Database Administration. Experience with Windows Server and SQL Server is preferred. All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

Experience: 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.

Willing to learn advanced DB management and SAP technical management with in-house training and mentorship provided

Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).

Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

Specialized knowledge/experience in Microsoft SQL (an asset but not required)

Must be results-driven with the ability to take initiatives and meet deadlines.

Must be organized with the ability to multi-task.

Knowledge/experience with Server Clustering (an asset but not required).

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.

Other criteria:

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 June 2020: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape 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, Kiribati, 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.

Remuneration

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.

What we offer in return:

Solid mentorship from experienced Database Administrators that will help give you a competitive edge in today’s job market;
In-house training and hands-on experience;
Experience working in a diverse, multicultural and truly international environment.