en <![CDATA[International Court of Justice]]> http://www.icj-cij.org Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:07:46 +0200 International Court of Justice http://www.icj-cij.org/images/accueil_02.gif <![CDATA[TXT_ICJCIJSHORT]]> http://www.icj-cij.org http://www.icj-cij.org/registry/index.php?v=163&p1=2&p2=5&p3=3http://www.icj-cij.org/registry/index.php?v=163&p1=2&p2=5&p3=3<![CDATA[Head of the Security and General Assistance Division (P-3)]]>Intitulé du poste : Head of the Security and General Assistance Division
Classe : P-3
Référence : 2016/6
Lieu d’affectation : Cour internationale de Justice, La Haye, Pays-Bas
Unité administrative : Security and General Assistance Division
Montant indicatif de la rémunération annuelle nette minimum (y compris l’indemnité de poste) :
at dependency rate €55,569
at single rate €51,871


Under the direct supervision of the Registrar, the Head of the Security and General Assistance Division will be in charge of all aspects of security at the Court, ensuring the security of the judges, the Registrar, staff members, confidential information and the Court's property. The incumbent will also be responsible for overseeing general assistance matters, including driving services for judges and the Registrar, messenger and mail services, providing assistance for the Court's meetings and hearings, and organizing the reception. His/her main duties include:

  • assuming responsibility for the security of ICJ personnel and property;
  • establishing security and safety policies and procedures;
  • co-ordinating with Dutch authorities, the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), members of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) and the Carnegie Foundation with a view to improving the level of security at the ICJ;
  • conducting fact finding investigations into staff misconduct;
  • co-ordinating and supervising regular high-level visits to the Court by Heads of State and other dignitaries;
  • providing independent advice on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Court's information and communication systems, with the support of an Information Security Assistant;
  • organizing and supervising the Court's public hearings and readings in the Great Hall of Justice, which are attended by parties' delegations, ambassadors and diplomats, the public and international press;
  • supervising the 11 staff members (General Service category) of the Security and General Assistance Division, as well as private security staff when deployed;

Qualifications and requirements


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in a related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience and skills

A minimum of five years' experience in the various areas of security operations, preferably within a UNSMS organization, including investigation, physical security, strategic and operational planning, fire prevention and suppression, emergency response, CCTV, and access control and visitor management systems. Experience in dealing strategically with information security, business continuity and confidentiality matters is required. In addition, experience in general service matters, in particular the organization and supervision of driving and mail services.


French and English are the official and working languages of the Court. Excellent knowledge of and drafting ability in one of these languages is required, as well as a good working knowledge of the other. Command of other official languages of the United Nations and/or Dutch would be an asset.


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

The Court's salaries are calculated in US dollars but paid in euros. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in the Netherlands and the euro/dollar exchange rate.

In addition, the Court offers an attractive benefits package including 30 days of annual leave, home travel every two years, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan and medical insurance.


How to apply

Applicants are required to complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), and to submit a cover letter.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their application by e mail, addressed to the Registrar of the Court, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number.

E-mail: recrutement-recruitment@icj-cij.org
Fax: +31 70 302 2346

Only applications from candidates under serious consideration will be acknowledged. 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.

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 description.