About the Organization

The International Criminal Court (ICC) looks into cases of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression and, where necessary, brings individual accusations against those defendants to trial. The Court is a participant in the worldwide effort to abolish impunity, and via the use of international criminal justice, the Court seeks to both hold those guilty of crimes accountable and contribute to their prevention.

About the Responsibilities  

The position of Senior Trial Lawyer

As a Senior Trial Lawyer you are required to:-

  • Under the overall direction and strategic guidance of the prosecutor and the deputy prosecutor, assume leadership and ultimate responsibility for the management and coordination of the unified team at the various phases of the proceedings, as well as the results it produces.
  • Offer strategic direction on the investigation and prosecution of circumstances or cases given to the Unified Team, including creating priorities, defining short- and long-term goals, establishing milestones to track progress, and ensuring that objectives are eventually realised.
  • Offer direction and, where necessary, specific instructions on legal, documentary, and factual matters.
  • Collaborate closely with the Investigative Team Leader and the International Cooperation Advisor to set the team up for success and put a strong emphasis on member empowerment.
  • Manage and oversee the work of the Unified Team’s members. Set realistic and timely performance goals. to plan and order their duties. oversee and direct the work of all Unified Team members.
  • Serve as the principal attorney before the Pre-Trial and Trial Chambers; As needed, work with the Appeals and Prosecution Legal Coordination Section to prepare cases for and manage the conduct of confirmation hearings, trials, and appeals; craft written arguments and attend court proceedings;
  • oversee and offer direction for writing and filing legal documents. control how effectively the prosecution presents its case in court. In coordination with the Deputy Prosecutor and the Appeals and Prosecution Legal Coordination Section, if necessary, set the course of the case and assume responsibility for framing positions to be adopted before the Chambers.
  • Participate in legal training for members of the Office of the Prosecutor on oral and written advocacy and courtroom skills;
  • Serve on various standing boards, committees, ad hoc working groups, and task forces as necessary; and
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Deputy Prosecutor or the Prosecutor.


The Hague – NL

Time Period

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.




  • Education

A graduate legal degree from an accredited university is necessary. The advanced university degree may be substituted with a first-level university degree and two more years of relevant experience.

  • Experience

In order to qualify, candidates must have at least 10 years (or twelve years with a first-level university degree) of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience as a prosecutor, investigating magistrate, criminal defence attorney, or an equivalent, with particular emphasis on: cases involving foreign crimes or those that are complicated and large-scale, and overseeing the case-planning process in significant criminal cases.

  • Experience in management and leadership is necessary.

ability, knowledge, and skills Outstanding drawing and analytical abilities; Excellent advocacy skills; outstanding managerial abilities; Strong organisational and planning abilities, adaptability, and the capacity to adapt in a highly dynamic workplace. A strong capacity to interact with tact and diplomacy, as well as strong communication and bargaining abilities; a demonstrated capacity for working in a multicultural, multi-ethnic workplace and for upholding productive working relationships with individuals from various national and cultural origins; good interpersonal and communication skills; the capacity to uphold rigorous security and confidentiality standards; both personal and professional ethics.

  • Understanding of languages

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

Deadline for Applying

03/08/2022 (midnight The Hague time)

How to Apply?

Interested candidates may apply from here: –

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