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Associate Cyber Forensic Investigator (P-2) - Short Term
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Grade: P-2, Entry Professional
Job Expired 28 Jun 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job Description
20578 | OTP

Posting Date: 07/06/2021
Deadline for Applications: 28/06/2021 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit: Cyber Unit, Forensic Science Section, Investigation Division, Office Of The Prosecutor
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Type of Appointment: Short Term Appointment
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €60,070.00
Contract Duration: Until 31 December 2021

Special Notice:

A Short-Term Appointment is used to recruit staff to meet short-term needs. The duration of this assignment is provided above. The maximum duration of a short-term appointment including extensions shall not exceed 12 months.

A Short-Term Appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal and shall not be converted to any other type of appointment.

Due to the short-term nature of the assignment, the ICC reserves the right to make an appointment at one grade lower than that stated in the vacancy with a modified job description.

A current ICC staff member who is holding a fixed-term appointment may apply for any short-term position. Where a current ICC staff member is selected to a short-term position, he or she will be temporarily assigned to the position in line with section 4.10 of ICC/AI/2016/001. GS-level posts are subject to local recruitment only.

The terms and conditions of service for staff members appointed under a short-term appointment are governed by ICC/AI/2016/001.

Organizational context

The Forensic Science Section is in charge of the following functions:

  • The Forensic Unit provides expertise for all matters related to crime scene examinations, exhumations, autopsies, clinical examination of witnesses, as well examination of physical evidence collected during investigation or trial.
  • The Cyber Unit provides expertise for all matters related to digital data, including computer forensics, mobile and telecommunication forensics, as well as online investigations.
  • The Imagery Unit provides expertise for all matters related to photo and video analysis and enhancement, 3D mapping and reconstruction, satellite imagery and Geographic Information Systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Cyber Unit and will perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out specialised technical digital forensic examination to acquire digital evidence from computers and other storage devices, including mobile phones or tablet devices;
  • Prepare and issue digital and cyber forensic reports;
  • Provide testimony in court as required.
  • Manage, supervise, monitor, assist or participate in required field activities;
  • Advise and assist the Head of Unit on all digital and cyber forensic related matters;
  • Contribute to the delivery of training to the first responders/operational investigators;
  • Participate in the creation of operational forensic capabilities regarding cyber forensic methodologies, digital forensic equipment, digital forensic networks, cyber forensic support to investigation/prosecution teams in compliance with international quality standards, when required;
  • Assist the Head of the Cyber Unit to action digital forensic-related matters, procedures and techniques;
  • Perform other tasks as instructed by the Head of Cyber Unit, the Head of the Forensic Science Section and the Head of Investigation Division.

Essential Qualifications


Advanced university degree in information technology science, preferably in the field of digital, cyber or security forensics, or any other related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of two years of experience (four years with first level university degree) in cyber forensic investigation and/or examination, preferably with a special focus on complex, large-scale cases and operations, is required. Relevant experience working in a governmental or inter-governmental agency, scientific police institute, ad hoc international tribunals, international fact finding commissions or as a private expert, is required.
  • Experience in the execution and/or coordination of vast specialized cyber forensic operations is desirable;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and technical skills of the newest digital forensic techniques (acquisition and analysis) applied to hard drives, networking and encryption, principles and techniques of cyber security investigation, etc.);
  • Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous sets of records and facts as well as the ability to execute various forensic tasks;
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with police, forensic, academic or other relevant networks;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and in volatile environments;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Professional and personal integrity.

Knowledge of languages:

Proficiency in either of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is essential. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset.

ICC Core Competencies

Dedication to the mission and values
- Acts consistently in accordance with the mission and values of the Organisation;
- Maintains confidentiality, acts with integrity and shows respect for diversity;
- Shows commitment to the organisation;
- Presents a positive image of the organisation during external discussions.

- Applies professional and technical expertise;
- Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
- Produces workable solutions to a range of problems.

- Listens, consults and communicates proactively;
- Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy;
- Recognises and rewards the contribution of others.

Learning and developing
- Identifies development strategies needed to achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or training opportunities;
- Learns from successes and failures;
- Seeks feedback and gives feedback to others to increase organisational effectiveness;
- Seeks opportunities for improvement of work;
- Has an open mind and contributes to innovation.

Handling uncertain situations
- Adapts to changing circumstances;
- Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents;
- Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances;
- Manages time effectively.

- Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly;
- Handles contacts with diplomacy and tact;
- Communicates in a transparent and open way with internal and external contacts while complying with confidentiality requirements.

Realising objectives
- Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm;
- Keeps to agreements with others;
- Focuses on client needs;
- Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people;
- Monitors and maintains quality and productivity.

General Information

In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC is committed to achieving geographical representation and gender equality within its staff as well as representation of the principal legal systems of the world (legal positions). Nationals from the list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. Posts shall be filled preferably by a national of a State Party to the ICC Statute, or of a State which has signed and is engaged in the ratification process or which is engaged in the accession process, but nationals from non-state parties may also be considered, as appropriate.

• The selected candidate will be subject to a Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process in accordance with the ICC policy. The PSC process will include but is not limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a positon to submit electronic copy of their passport and all diplomas listed on their profile when requested;
• Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site;
• Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
• The ICC reserves the right to not make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

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