International: International Criminal Court - roster of psychosocial experts

Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is promoting this experts programme amongst female practitioners to ensure women with expertise and experience in working with victims of sexual violence and trauma, are on the roster.
For the Court to effectively address gender based crimes in its’ investigations, it is essential women with professional experience in the psychosocial fields and gender issues are involved in this work.
Therefore the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is encouraging women with sound experience and expertise in working with victims of sexual violence, trauma, and gender issues to apply.

The Office of the Prosecutor is seeking to establish a roster of experienced psychologists and /or social workers, to work with the ICC on an ad hoc and short-term basis conducting psychosocial assessments of victims the ICC would like to interview as part of their investigations into war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

The roster is being co-ordinated by victims experts within the Investigation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor.

The ‘in-house’ capacity of the ICC is insufficient to cover the volume of victims to be interviewed by the Court and therefore the Investigations Division is building a network of experts from the psychosocial fields, preferably specialized in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), who are interested and qualified to conduct assessments in the field on a short-term contract basis. Salary is based on the minimum net annual salary for P.2 level (single rate) - Euro 30,997 plus mission related DSA. Applicants available at short notice are most suited for the roster.

The role of the Psychosocial Experts is to:
  • Provide psychosocial pre-interview assessments of victims in the field, in order to evaluate their well being and ability to be interviewed by the ICC as part of the Court’s investigations;
  • Assist investigators to interview victims traumatized as a result of the commission of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court, particularly children and victims of sexual violence and torture.
Qualifications and Experience:

(i) relevant advanced university degree; (ii) knowledge of the rights of victims and expertise on the needs of victims; (iii) ability to work as part of a team; (iv) good communication and writing skills; (v) ability to work under pressure; (vi) tact, discretion and accuracy in handling confidential information; (vii) ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; (viii) ability to travel and work in remote areas with limited resources; (ix) full proficiency in the use of computers.

Experience - at least two years related experience in dealing with victim issues and those suffering from trauma; Prior international work experience would be an asset.

Knowledge of Languages:

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

To apply to be considered for the roster please contact Vedrana Mladinada-Mjanovic, ICC Associate Victims Expert, email: Send your CV and a completed Personal History Form (PHF).

More information is available on the ICC website.