en <![CDATA[International Court of Justice]]> http://www.icj-cij.org Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:11:55 +0100 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=130&p1=2&p2=5&p3=3http://www.icj-cij.org/registry/index.php?v=130&p1=2&p2=5&p3=3<![CDATA[Mail Assistant and Driver (GS-3)]]>Intitulé du poste : Mail Assistant and Driver
Classe : GS-3
Référence : 2014/7
Lieu d’affectation : Cour internationale de Justice, La Haye, Pays-Bas
Unité administrative : General Assistance Unit
Montant indicatif de la rémunération annuelle nette : 30,323


Under the general direction of the Head of Security and General Assistance Division and under the daily supervision of the Co-ordinator of the General Assistance Unit, the incumbent performs the following duties:

Mail processing tasks:

  • delivers urgent mail and parcels to/from the Office of the Registrar as a matter of priority;
  • is the focal point for the Office of the Registrar for all urgent assignments;
  • receives all incoming mail, newspapers, express mail and parcels delivered to the Registrar and the Court;
  • distributes and/or processes mail for the entire Court and Registry in the main building and the judges' building (daily);
  • collects and records all incoming registered mail from the post office and signs for incoming letters delivered by courier services ;
  • takes outgoing correspondence to the post office;
  • assists in tracing items;
  • distributes confidential documents on a daily basis;
  • ensures the timely distribution of case related documents;
  • ensures proper coding and addressing;
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Driving duties:

  • ensures the safe, efficient, and comfortable transportation of Members of the Court, the Registrar and Deputy Registrar, and Registry staff as necessary (several assignments a day, during and after working hours on weekdays and at weekends); facilitates access at Amsterdam airport;
  • delivers confidential documents to ministries, embassies and international organizations in the Netherlands, and to excise duty offices;
  • delivers/collects a pouch to/from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • delivers verbatim records to Agents during and after the public hearings;
  • maintains and cleans the Court vehicles;
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Other responsibilities:

  • assists with stationery purchasing;
  • prepares requisitions and enters data to initiate the requisition process;
  • assists in the yearly inventory exercise for the Court;
  • maintains the inventory database;
  • co-operates with the Carnegie Foundation's technical services on maintenance matters;
  • records and maintains the stock of internal stationery supplies;
  • moves heavy paper disposal bins;
  • checks coffee machines and co ordinates coffee supplies;
  • carries out handyman tasks such as hanging pictures, and makes petty cash purchases of stationery;
  • provides assistance with all deliveries and facility management issues such as changing or moving furniture;
  • serves beverages to Members of the Court, the Registrar, parties and interpreters during the public hearings in the Great Hall of Justice and private meetings of the Court;
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Driving licence valid in the Netherlands.


  • Working experience in handling mail, pouch, registry operations or related area.
  • Working experience as a professional driver.
  • Experience and certification in first aid would be an asset.


  • Professionalism: knowledge of general office procedures. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Client orientation: mainly seeking to improve services to Members of the Court and Registry staff, the incumbent identifies needs, suggests relevant solutions, anticipates problems and meets timeline for delivery of services;
  • Technological awareness: keeps abreast of available technology; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks and shows willingness to learn new technology.


  • French and English are the two official and working languages of the Court. Proficiency in one of these languages is required, with a very good working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of other official UN languages as well as of Dutch would be an asset.


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


How to apply:

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

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 70 364 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 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.