Senior Security Officer

Employer: The Hague
Location: Netherlands

Job Req ID 5322
Deadline for Applications: 28/03/2016
Post Number: S-9787
Minimum Net Annual Salary (Single Rate): €33,967.00
Contract Duration: For initial appointments, the Court offers a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension (six month probationary period).

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Organizational Context
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Division of Management Services, the principal functions of the ICC Security & Safety Section are:

Protection off all ICC premises, property and courtroom functions through the strict control of access and egress and the maintenance of an armed uniformed protection force.
Management and control of all electronic security and surveillance protection systems operated at the seat of the Court.
Safe handling and custody of all accused persons whilst detained at the seat of the Court.
Background investigative screening of staff, contractors and other support workers to ensure the reliability and integrity of personnel assigned in a security sensitive environment.
To promote the safety and security of ICC staff and its investigative and judicial processes, including through coordination and liaison with the security agencies of the host country, member states and international organisations.
Armed protection of designated staff members, premises and evidence in areas of investigative operations and the provision of close protection escorts, contingency plans, staff tracking and operational liaison with host government or international security support agencies.
Prevention of unsafe acts at work, the promotion of a safe working environment and the immediate response to fire, safety, first aid or security incidents or emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Head, Building and Court Security Unit and under the direct supervision of the Security Sergeant, the Senior Security Officer is responsible for the following duties:

Security screening of all persons entering ICC premises, using technical equipment, including x-ray and metal detectors, or manually as necessary. Provide direction to junior screeners at entry points.
Provide armed uniformed security protection for the staff, senior officials, witnesses, judges and visiting dignitaries at the seat of the Court; provide “quick reaction” capability in the event of a security alert or emergency.
Maintain surveillance (technically and personally) of ICC premises in order to prevent intrusion or disorder in Courtrooms or other semi-public places, removing unauthorised or unruly persons from the premises.
Undertake the role of escort team leader to ensure the safe custody of accused persons as well as in detainee escorts and in accordance with defined security operating procedures.
Conduct physical searches of the premises in response to threats or as a preventative security measure.
Monitor, operate and respond to the electronic security systems at the Security Control Rooms including CCTV surveillance, communications, fire prevention, alarm systems surveillance system, and assign tasks to security personnel.
Provide armed security escorts to witnesses, VIP’s, or other dignitaries whilst at the seat of the Court.
Provide the initial response to emergencies, technical or security alarms or other reports requiring security and safety intervention within the ICC premises.
Provide first aid and ‘first responder’ medical assistance to injured or ill persons at the seat of the Court
Maintain all necessary security records, including firearms register, security control room records, incident logs, visitor’s logs, etc.
Use technical equipment to screen, record and inspect all mail and deliveries arriving at the Court in order to ensure safety.
Conduct patrols of the premises internally and externally in order to prevent breaches of security and safety, report infractions or incidents, ensure compliance with security policies and procedures and provide reassurance.
Complete correctly and efficiently the necessary administrative records.
Report infractions of ICC rules, regulations of administrative issuances or breaches of security and safety to supervisors in a timely manner.
Any other ad hoc duties as assigned by the Chief of Security and Safety Section.

Essential Qualifications

Diploma of secondary education.


At least four years of experience in security field, preferably with national police, military, corporate or international organization.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

First Aid Certification.
Training, knowledge and experience in operating modern security screening equipment for screening persons and items.
Training, knowledge and experience in working in a security control centre with modern intrusion detection and CCTV, access control, communications and fire alarm, evacuation and emergency systems.
Training in the use of baton and other non-lethal weapons or instruments, as well as certification in the use of firearms is an asset.
Training and experience in prisoner handling, as team leader/instructor training and experience is an asset.
Training knowledge and experience in investigations and techniques involved.
Training in arrest and restraint techniques and tactics.
Training in fire prevention and fire fighting.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Computer literacy.
Ability to use radio communications equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and to establish and maintain effective working relations with others in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Excellent client orientation skills and ability to create a positive immediate working environment.
Ability to deal with uncertain situations especially involving belligerent or non-compliant persons, ability to take decisions related to use of force.
Ability to manage crowds.
Ability to work under pressure and to handle large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.
Ability to obtain Firearm Certification and Security Clearance.
Ability to work effectively and constructively in teams.
Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity.

Knowledge of languages:

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

ICC Core Competencies

Dedication to the mission and values
- Acts consistently in accordance with the mission and values of the Organisation;
- Maintains confidentiality, acts with integrity and shows respect for diversity;
- Shows commitment to the organisation;
- Presents a positive image of the organisation during external discussions.

- Applies professional and technical expertise;
- Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
- Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;

- Listens, consults and communicates proactively;
- Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy;
- Recognises and rewards the contribution of others;

Learning and developing
- Identifies development strategies needed to achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or
training opportunities;
- Learns from successes and failures;
- Seeks feedback and gives feedback to others to increase organisational effectiveness;
- Seeks opportunities for improvement of work;
- Has an open mind and contributes to innovation.

Handling uncertain situations
- Adapts to changing circumstances;
- Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents;
- Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances;
- Manages time effectively.

- Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly;
- Handles contacts with diplomacy and tact;
- Communicates in a transparent and open way with internal and external contacts while complying with
confidentiality requirements.

Realising objectives
- Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm;
- Keeps to agreements with others;
- Focuses on client needs;
- Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people;
- Monitors and maintains quality and productivity

General Information
- The selected candidate will be subject to a Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process in accordance with ICC policy. The PSC process will include but will not be limited to, 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;
- Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site;
- Post to be filled preferably by a national of a State Party to the ICC Statute, or of a State which has signed and is engaged in the ratification process or which is engaged in the accession process, but nationals from non-state parties may also be considered;
- In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions;
- Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged;
- Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff;
- The Court reserves the right not to make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
- The ICC is willing to apply the 'Inter-Organisation Agreement concerning Transfer, Secondment or Loan of Staff among the Organizations applying the United Nations Common System of Salaries and Allowances' or 'the Inter-Organisation Mobility Accord' on a reciprocal basis.