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Post title Reference Grade Date Deadline
Text Processing Assistant (perfect command of French) — part time (50 per cent)  2017/3 GS-4 26 April 2017 26 May 2017
at midnight Central European Time (CET)
Principal Legal Secretary  2017/5 D-1 28 April 2017 28 May 2017
at midnight Central European Time (CET)
Administrative Assistant  2017/6 GS-6 3 May 2017 14 June 2017
at midnight Central European Time (CET)

Deadline for applications : 29 December 2015
Post title : Team Assistant
Grade : GS-4
Reference : 2015/10
Duty Station : International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
Organizational Unit : Administrative and Personnel Division/Security and General Services Division
Remuneration : €33,967


The incumbent carries out assignments under the supervision of both the Head of the Administrative and Personnel Division and the Head of the Security and General Services Division. His/her duties and responsibilities will be shared between both Divisions.

For the Administrative and Personnel Division, the incumbent will:

  • record and follow up leave requests and absences, update the electronic leave balance for all staff members, prepare the final leave balance each year and resolve any discrepancy with the staff member concerned;
  • review entitlements and benefits, ensure documentation is submitted in a proper manner, process travel requests and prepare travel authorizations;
  • establish long-lists of applicants for vacant posts;
  • maintain and update files (both paper and electronic), as well as the central Human Resources database;
  • assist in verifying the receipt and accuracy of necessary documents, and obtain approval and signatures so as to ensure compliance with financial requirements;
  • provide overall assistance to the Procurement Unit and act as a back-up for the Procurement Assistant in his absence;
  • carry out other related duties as assigned.

For the Security and General Services Division, the incumbent will:

  • replace the co-ordinator (GS-5) during his absence;
  • book, co-ordinate and supervise driving assignments on behalf of the judges and the Registrar;
  • perform driving and messenger duties: drive the President of the Court, other Members of the Court and the Registrar;
  • meet and escort officials at/to the airport and facilitate customs and immigration formalities;
  • carry out additional driving and messenger assignments, in particular for incoming and outgoing mail;
  • collect and deliver diplomatic pouches, mail and documents to and from embassies and ministries;
  • review, record, distribute and/or process mail and other documents, with follow-up action as required;
  • prepare the Great Hall of Justice and the rooms where judges meet before the Court’s sittings;
  • prepare the Court’s Deliberation Chamber for private sittings of the Court;
  • carry out other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:


  • completion of secondary school education.


  • experience in human resources management, administration, procurement, general office support or a related area is desirable;
  • experience in general services and driving duties is desirable;
  • mastery of MS Word and Excel is essential; literacy in other IT tools is desirable;
  • ability to work accurately at speed, using time effectively and efficiently;
  • ability to maintain harmonious relations within a multicultural team;
  • driving licence.


  • French and English are the official and working languages of the International Court of Justice. Perfect command of French or English and a good working knowledge of the other language; knowledge of Dutch would be an asset.


Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to submit a full curriculum vitae or complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), and to enclose an accompanying letter. The selected candidate may be subject to a security clearance, including verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a position to submit an electronic copy of their passport and all diplomas listed on their profile when requested

Applications may be submitted by e-mail, addressed to the Registrar of the Court, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number.

Fax: +31 70 364 99 28

Only applications from candidates under serious consideration will be acknowledged.

The Registrar reserves the right not to appoint any candidate to the post, or to appoint one at a lower level or on the basis of a modified post description. Applications that are found by the Court to meet the above criteria may be added to a reserve list in case a similar vacancy arises in the future.

United Nations Personal History Form (P.11)
United Nations Salaries, Allowances, Benefits and Job Classification website