LEGAL OFFICER, P3 at IRMCT / UN November, 2020
*Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary approval.
• Conducts extensive legal research and analysis and prepares legal opinions and briefs on a wide range of international criminal law issues as well as studies, reports and correspondence.
• Reviews and analyzes legal documents or other material.
• Drafts submissions, reports, analysis and correspondence.
• Facilitates case-related inquiries for visiting prosecutors and investigators and prepares or assists in the preparation of responses to requests for assistance from national and other requesting authorities. Drafts correspondence on matters related to enquiries from the general public, academic institutions, researchers and other sources.
• Supervises searches for particular material and reviews the identified material for the purposes of disclosure to the defence or provision to requesting authorities.
• Prepares advice to archivists on documents, the OTP evidence collection and case-related research enquiries.
• Assists senior colleagues in servicing diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports, etc.
• Attends court hearings and advocates before the IRMCT as required.
• Assists and supports the work of The Hague Branch as required.
• Performs other functions as directed by the Officer in Charge and/or Legal Officer.
•Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Relevant experience at the ICTY and/or ICTR and a good understanding of the Rwandan genocide are highly desirable.
NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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The deadline for submitting the application is 18 December 2020