The International Court of Justice (ICJ) recruits staff in both the Professional (P) and General Service (GS) categories. The working languages of the Court are English and French.
Professional staff members are appointed by the Court on a proposal by the Registrar; General Service staff are appointed by the Registrar with the approval of the President. Short-term staff, in both the Professional and General Service categories, are appointed by the Registrar. Registry staff are subject to Staff Regulations approved by the Court.
To apply for vacant positions candidates are required to complete a Personal History Form. Candidates are kindly requested to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements before applying for a position.
Around 100 people currently work in the Registry.
The Registry is divided into the following departments and divisions:
As far as possible, the Court follows the job classification and compensation system administered by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), established by the United Nations General Assembly. Details of the classification and compensation system and conditions of service of international civil servants can be found on the ICSC website.
Staff in the Professional category have international expertise in a particular aspect of the Court’s work. The minimum requirements are described in each vacancy announcement and include a University degree, proficiency in either English or French, and a good working knowledge of the other.
Candidates interested in a position in the General Service category, such as a secretarial, clerical, text processing or accounting position, may apply for any such vacancy if they meet the minimum requirements set out in the relevant vacancy announcement, including proficiency in either English or French, and a working knowledge of the other.
All applications received for vacancies are given careful attention.
Except as otherwise provided in the vacancy announcement, applicants are requested to send a duly completed United Nations Personal History Form and a supporting letter for the attention of the Registrar. They should clearly indicate the title and number of the vacancy concerned.
All applications should be sent to:
International Court of Justice
2517 KJ The Hague
Fax No: + 31-70-364 99 28
Please read all the instructions in the vacancy announcement carefully before applying.
Owing to the large number of applications received for vacancies, the Court is unable to reply to telephone, e-mail or fax enquiries.
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