Field Assistant (Outreach)

International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Location
    Central African Republic
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

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).


Recruitment for this post in the General Service category is done on a local basis. As a result, staff are generally recruited from the area in which the particular office is located but could be of any nationality. Candidates applying to a post in the General Services category shall meet the relevant employment and immigration requirements in the country of the duty station, including fulfilling residence and work permit conditions.

Applicants will be responsible for any expenses incurred in relation to: visa, travel to and from, and relocation to and from the duty station, in the event of an employment offer.

A staff member in the General Service category who has been locally recruited shall not be eligible for the entitlements and/or benefits exclusively applicable to internationally recruited staff.

Organisational Context
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Country Offices are the Registry’s permanent representation in situation countries, and serve as the in-country operations and operational support hub for the court as a whole. The Country Offices are a source of local and regional information for the ICC from varied sources in relation to social-political and security developments. Those developments can influence the way in which the Court conducts operations and communicates with its external partners. As such, Country Offices must develop and maintain relationships with key partners on the ground including national authorities, international and national governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and national and international media sources.

The Chief of the Country Office, who represents the Registrar in a situation country, is responsible for both the staff and operations on the ground, including the provision of services in the field to other Organs of the ICC, the parties and the participants. Country Offices are staffed by personnel who, while having their own specific skillsets and expertise, are required to work in an integrated multidisciplinary team environment. The multidisciplinary team will typically consist of Victim participation and reparation support, Outreach, Security, Witness support and administrative and operational support.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Field Officer (Outreach) and the overall guidance of the Chief of Country Office, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • To provide input to the development of country communication;
  • To help to promote understanding of the ICC mandate and its work among different target groups by making Court’s proceedings accessible and intelligible. This is achieved through the organization and participation in outreach sessions and meetings;
  • To build outreach networks within target groups;
  • To draft responses to a variety of enquiries and information requests both internal and external;
  • To help in the preparation of reports by gathering feedback, information and evidence relating to outreach performance, the impact of information campaigns, ICC television and radio programmes. Also, administrating surveys to seek feedback from target groups. To process such information and save it on the internal database;
  • To prepare daily press reviews reflecting media coverage on ICC matters; to arrange press briefings and interviews for the Field Officer and senior ICC officials as required and, when necessary, to participate in interactive community radio programmes and television debates;
  • To participate in the preparation and implementation of strategies, activity plans, procedures relating to public information and outreach;
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Essential Qualifications
Diploma of secondary education.

A minimum of six years of relevant work experience in the fields of outreach, communication, public information or another related area is required. Advanced or a first-level university degree may be considered as a substitute for two years’ working experience only to determine eligibility.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of the ICC and knowledge of the role of victims in ICC proceedings is desirable. Understanding the context of the situation country and knowledge of how to work with local, international and national organisations and individuals in Mali, including an understanding of security and confidentiality requirements and social / cultural / political factors;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Public speaking skills and ability to convey complex information and messages in a simple way and easily understood by target audiences.
  • Ability to interact with vulnerable persons; knowledge of techniques on interaction with victims
  • and prevention of further trauma is an asset.
  • Ability to detect and prevent potential communication problems based on analysis; ability to think of solutions to potential problems including contingency problems that typically involve resource planning and gaining the cooperation of others, e.g. when organising an event;
  • Ability to organise own work effectively and provide support to the field. Driving licence is an asset;
  • Discretion and tact;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, computer knowledge;
  • Particular awareness of, empathy with, and sensitivity to victims of sexual violence, children, as well as disabled and older persons;
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information;
  • A valid driving licence, held for a minimum of two years, will be considered an asset.

Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in oral and written French is mandatory. Working knowledge of English is desirable. Knowledge of vernacular languages subject to the country is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.

ICC Leadership Competencies

ICC Core Competencies
Dedication to the mission and values
Learning and developing
Handling uncertain situations
Realising objectives

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