Internship - Gender Equality Focal Point, The Hague

Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court

Country: Netherlands

City: The Hague, Netherlands

Office: ICC The Hague

Closing date: Friday, 31 December 2021

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Organisational Unit:

Gender Equality Focal Point, Registry

Duty Station:

The Hague - NL

Contract Duration:

Six months

Deadline for Applications:

31 December 2021

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.

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 position are expected to work remotely from within the duty station (The Hague) 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 of six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context The President, the Prosecutor and the Registrar have agreed as a priority to establish a Focal Point for Gender Equality (‚Focal Point‘) at the International Criminal Court. The purpose of the Focal Point will be, inter alia, to assist the Principals in improving the development of Court-wide gender policies and to assist in addressing gender issues related to conditions of employment at the Court.

The Focal Point’s principal role is to provide support to the Principals in strengthening gender equality at the Court. The Focal Point would accomplish this through six main functions: (i) monitoring, (ii) advocacy, (iii) individual counselling; (iv) raising awareness; (v) advising on gender parity targets; and (vi) role in recruitment and selection processes.

Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Focal Point, the intern will perform the following duties:

Conduct background research on gender equality, gender parity and gender mainstreaming related issues, assist in the preparation of policy and briefing notes.

A ssist in the preparation and design of knowledge products and advocacy materials, brochures, newsletters, Intranet page content, etc.

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Assist in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on gender equality and gender mainstreaming activities.

Help to organize events, internal coordination meetings and trainings.

Update reference database and intranet resources, and perform other administrative tasks as required.

Collaborate with the HR Section to identify and support gender related improvement projects

Provide support to the Focal Point, as requested.

Essential Qualifications

Education : 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 Gender Studies, Social Studies, Business Administration, and International Development with a gender focus degree are strongly encouraged to apply.


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). Graphic design and webpage management skills are considered as an asset.

Possesses excellent report writing/drafting and communication skills.

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 September 2020: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, 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 internship and visiting professional placements at the ICC are unfunded. The ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with any remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred prior, during or after the internship or visiting professional placement. Applicants must therefore be able to support themselves for the entire duration of their internship or visiting professional 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. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will advertise a funded vacancy announcement in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. In order to be eligible for a funded placement, if advertised, 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.

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