eDiscovery and Data Analysis Officer (P-4)

International Position

International Criminal Court

Deadline for Applications: 09/01/2022 (midnight The Hague time)
Organizational Unit: Information Knowledge and Evidence Management Section, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station: The Hague – NL
Type of Appointment: Established Post
Post Number: TBC
Minimum Net Annual Salary: €92,826.00
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 fixed-term appointments against both established posts and positions funded by general temporary assistance (GTA).



Organisational Context

The Information Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS) is headed by an Information Management Coordinator (IMC), reports directly to the Prosecutor, and combines the OTP’s information, knowledge and evidence management operations into one consolidated section. IKEMS aims to maintain a coordinated, flexible and operationally responsive IKEM support capacity throughout the OTP, in order to support the full spectrum of the OTP’s information and evidence operations. The eDiscovery and Data Analysis Officer reports to the Head of IKEMS, and as the Head of the eDiscovery and Data Analysis Unit, works closely with the IMC, Head of Business Solutions Development Unit (BSDU) and Head of the Information and Evidence Unit (IEU) as well as internal and external stakeholders on a multitude of tasks and projects spanning the eDiscovery spectrum.

The eDiscovery and Data Analysis Unit provides specialised technical and data analytic support to the unified investigation and prosecution teams through the use of dedicated tools and by developing techniques, specialised scripts, programs or algorithms which exploit large, structured and unstructured, data sets within the framework of the OTP’s systematic application of an Organ-wide Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Information Management Coordinator, the eDiscovery and Data Analysis Officer will lead the eDiscovery and Data Analysis Unit within the Information Knowledge and Evidence Management Section (IKEMS). The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Lead and manage the eDiscovery and Data Analysis Unit and oversee the OTP’s application of an Electronic Discovery Reference Model by providing expertise and technical leadership in the area of eDiscovery and Big Data analytics;
  • Within delegated authority, develops the IKEMS strategies, plans, policies and standards in the area of eDiscovery and big data analysis; implements these in close collaboration with the Heads of BSDU and IEU, within the framework of the Enterprise Architecture, and ensures the ongoing efficacy of these to meet the OTP’s core business needs in the areas of preliminary examinations, investigations and prosecutions;
  • Determine the technical needs and objectives of the OTP’s investigative, analytic, and unified prosecution teams with respect to eDiscovery and data analysis and address these by leading the design and development of scripts, programs and algorithms for data collection and analysis (including entity extraction, statistics, content analysis, network analysis, and in some cases Geographic Information Systems) while following modern architecture standards;
  • Analyse technical data structures and provide direction to staff on appropriate methods for information extraction and exploitation while ensuring forensic integrity of multi-source digital information and respond to complex queries from users throughout the eDiscovery and data analysis processes;
  • Coordinate, conduct and advise unified teams on complex analysis of evidence including data extraction, acquisition, database examination and review and exploitation of structured and unstructured data stores, as well as overseeing the process of regular data mining and data analysis procedures using relevant industry tools (e.g. Relativity) to assist preliminary examinations, investigations and prosecutions;
  • Provide technical expertise and expert advice to up-stream and down-stream investigative, judicial/prosecutorial entities regarding technical aspects of review, data analysis and information retrieval within the context of the OTP’s eDiscovery framework, by leading, performing, or guiding others through comprehensive technical analysis and interpretation of all-source digital evidence including: e-mails, databases, online investigation collections, or information acquired from electronic devices;
  • Keep abreast of technological developments and advances in the eDiscovery and data analysis fields, ensuring the OTP’s eDiscovery and data analysis systems, approaches, practices, policies and standards are in keeping with industry best-practices and aligned with the existing Enterprise Architecture;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Essential Qualifications


An advanced university degree in data science, computer science, information systems, information science, computer programming, mathematics, law, social science, or other relevant field, is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A professional certification in eDiscovery is required. Additional system-specific certification in Nuix, Encase, Relativity or another eDiscovery-related system is required.



  • A minimum of seven years (nine years with a first level university degree) of relevant and progressively responsible experience in eDiscovery or data analysis, or other related field is required;
  • Experience in building and supporting analytical workflows for investigators, analysts, and legal/prosecution staff is required, as is an understanding of data analysis methods and strategies;
  • Experience in a legal, investigative or law enforcement environment, of which at least two are at the international level, is required;
  • Experience in gathering, documenting, and assessing case-related user requirements is required;
  • Experience in electronic evidence acquisition, handling, analysis and exploitation, including chain of custody, provenance, verification, and authenticity is required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with various interactive visualization tools (eg. Tableau, PowerBI) is required;
  • Excellent working knowledge of modern software development methodologies and frameworks such as SCRUM, UML, BPMN, (Micro) service-oriented architecture and integration/development patterns is required;
  • Excellent working knowledge of query languages SQL, T-SQL (procedural SQL), R and/or programming languages such as Python, C#, C++, JAVA or .NET is required;
  • Experience working in Data Analytics employing ETL logic, working with Datalakes or Datawarehouses is required;
  • Experience in handling sensitive or confidential information is required;
  • Experience as a team lead, junior manager and/or in a junior leadership role with direct reports is required;
  • Experience working in an environment employing Machine Learning having worked with a Machine Learning framework such as Tensorflow or Keras is desired;
  • Additional certification in digital and/or mobile forensics is desired;
  • Experience with documents using right-to-left script and information retrieval techniques for Arabic script is desired;
  • Additional certification in project management is desired;
  • Experience in litigation-related project management is preferred.


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 a strong asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) would be considered an asset.


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General Information
– In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC is committed to achieving geographical representation and gender equality within its staff as well as representation of the principal legal systems of the world (legal positions). Nationals from the list of non-represented and under-represented States are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the Court’s objective to have diversity and gender balance. Some ICC States Parties are currently (as at 31 July 2021) not represented, or under-represented, and we therefore encourage nationals from the following States Parties to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Kiribati, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.

In addition, applications from women are strongly encouraged for senior positions at the Professional (P) and Director (D) levels. Posts shall 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, as appropriate.

– 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.
– Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
– 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.

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