Intern - Human Resources Section (Programme Coordination), The Hague

  • ICC - International Criminal Court 
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Mar 12, 2020
Intern ICC - International Criminal Court

Job Description

Organisational Context

The Human Resources Section provides a unified and coordinated approach to HR matters across the Court and carries out all human resources activities in an efficient and timely manner whilst serving as HR advisor to management within the Court.

The Section is one of five sections located in the Division of Management Services. The other four are the Budget Section, the Finance Section, the Safety and Security Section and the General Services Section. The Division also includes an Occupational Health Unit and an SAP Competence Centre.

Human resources management is a shared responsibility with line managers and the HR Section’s aim is to be a trusted provider of a variety of centralized policy, advisory and administrative services for the Court, its managers and staff. These services include strategic workforce planning and organizational design, job designs and advertisement, recruitment and on-boarding, administration of salaries (payroll), entitlements and benefits (including health insurance and pension contributions), career development and succession planning, performance management, learning and development and HR policy matters and staff issues or conflicts.

The Section consists of two units: the HR Operations Unit and the HR Organizational Development Unit. The HR Operations Unit’s programme of work is all operational aspects of the Section, from recruitment and on-boarding to the administration of salaries, benefits and entitlements for staff members and non-staff (including judges, interns and SSA consultants and contractors). The Unit is responsible for the day-to-day operations and activities related to job design, classification and advertisement of vacancies, recruitment, placement, on-boarding, post management, entitlements and benefits, staff loans and transfers, compensation administration and payroll. The Unit plans, organizes and administers staff services such as health insurance, pension schemes and other social security. The Unit supports the administration and settlement of (HR-related) staff complaints and grievances.  The Unit is responsible for the maintenance of related staff data in the Court’s Enterprise Resource Planning system, including staff master data.  The HRS Organizational Development Unit is in charge of devising strategies, programmes and policies to ensure that the Court hires and develops the right staff and thus maximizes the return on investment in human resources. Particularly, this includes an organization-wide role in relation to strategic workforce planning, talent management, organizational design, staff training and learning and development programmes and activities, performance management and managerial development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of a Human Resources Officer, the intern will perform the following duties:

  • Assist on the administration of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme and the Internship and Visiting Professionals (IVP) programmes, to ensure effective and well-functioning programmes and related operations to meet the objectives of the programmes.
  • Within the scope of project, assist the HR Officer in the implementation of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme by reviewing and drafting documents concerned, liaising with internal as well as external counterparts, facilitating the necessary actions for the implementation of the programme;
  • Support HR outreach and employer branding activities for the programmes and the Court as an employer in general, facilitating fund-raising discussions with stakeholders interested in and willing to fund the programmes.
  • Support the management of budget and grants to make sure that the programmes meet the financial standard as established;
  • Assist in maintaining a regular contact and follow up with the JPOs and interns/VPs in order to ensure their satisfaction in the participation in the programmes;
  • Assist in drafting financial reports and expenditure simulations for the programmes
  • Support development initiatives for the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme and the Internship and Visiting Professionals (IVP) programmes
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of databases;
  • Assist in the maintenance and improvement of the HRS Intranet page;
  • Implementing communications designed to support key projects and initiatives, including drafting, editing, proofreading, and layout of content, in partnership with the HR team;
  • Exploring new tools and tactics designed to engage staff members Court wide, in partnership with the HR team;
  • Supporting in the establishment and management of strategic partnerships with governments, civil society, academic institutions, professional associations and networks, private sector organizations and service providers;
  • Supporting in the preparation and development of guidelines, documents, trainings, workshops, webinars, learning materials, case studies, best practices and guides to build organizational internal communication, employer branding and talent outreach capacity;
  • Providing guidance to HR staff members and hiring managers to enable them to conduct employer branding activities and to effectively implement functional/geographic talent outreach activities;
  • Provide logistical support to organizational development projects, as needed


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