Legacy website of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Since the ICTY’s closure on 31 December 2017, the Mechanism maintains this website as part of its mission to preserve and promote the legacy of the UN International Criminal Tribunals.

 Visit the Mechanism's website.

Employment and Internships

Conditions of service

Appointments are limited to the Tribunal only. The conditions of service are governed by the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. Any position advertised will fall under one of the three organs of the Tribunal, namely the Registry, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) or the Chambers.

Staff are offered a competitive salary (which is not subject to Dutch income taxes) with a yearly increment, an extensive medical and pension plan, and if entitled, a dependency allowance.

Staff members are international civil servants and are expected to be discreet and loyal with regard to the interests of the ICTY.

How to apply

Online (Applicable for Professional Level Posts)

Internal and external applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as early as possible after the job opening has been posted, and well before the deadline. All on-line applications will be acknowledged immediately, if an email address is provided.

To start the on-line application process, applicants will be required to register by opening a UN account. Inspira has separate portals for internal and external applicants. Internal staff may register through http://inspira.un.org, while external applicants may register through http://careers.un.org.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for job openings using the application. Once the application has been completed for a particular vacancy it can be saved and used for future applications. The application may be modified as necessary for future job openings. When completing the application please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

For UN staff members, with submission of an application, they will have the ability to attach their last two Performance Appraisal System evaluations in Inspira. Once an application has been submitted, it will be transmitted to the appropriate office for review.

By email (Applicable for General Service Level Posts and Temporary Vacancy Announcements for Professional Level Posts)

Internal and external applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible after the vacancy has been posted, and well before the deadline. Applications may be sent to the email address indicated below.

In addition to a covering letter, detailing interests and other relevant information, it is compulsory to complete a United Nations Personal History Profile (PHP) in accordance with Section 6.1 of ST/AI/2002/4. The PHP can be downloaded from the right-hand panel of this page.

The applications should indicate the vacancy announcement number on the application and in the subject line of the email. UN staff members must attach copies of their last two ePerformance documents to their applications.

Applications are to be sent to:

Ms. Ruth-Anne Young
Chief, Human Resources Section
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
recruitment [at] icty.org

The Tribunal offers a broad range of work opportunities and internships in the field of criminal law, international and humanitarian law, social sciences and administration. The working languages of the Tribunal are English and French, but in some cases, knowledge of languages from the region, such as Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Albanian or Macedonian, or Dutch, the language of the host country, is beneficial.

Current vacancies

ICTY Vacancies
Title Posted Deadline
There are currently no vacancies. Please visit this page later.