vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS - OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Intitulé code d’emploi: INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS
Département / Bureau: Mécanisme international appelé à exercer les fonctions résiduelles des Tribunaux pénaux
Lieu d'affectation: ARUSHA
Période de candidature: 25 novembre 2019 - 27 novembre 2020
No de l’appel á candidature: 19-Legal Affairs-RMT-127122-J-Arusha (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

The United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) is a court of the United Nations established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”), after the completion of their respective mandates. The ICTR closed on 31 December 2015 with the ICTY following on 31 December 2017. The Mechanism started operating on 1 July 2012 in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania, and on 1 July 2013 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Since these dates, the Arusha branch has inherited functions from the ICTR, and the Hague branch functions from the ICTY. The Mechanism has also established its own structure to govern its activities and developed rules, procedures, and policies that harmonize and build upon the best practices of both Tribunals. The Mechanism operates simultaneously on two continents, with a small team of dedicated professionals based in the respective branches in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania, and in The Hague, the Netherlands.

In accordance with its mandate, the Mechanism has assumed responsibility for a number of former functions of the ICTR and the ICTY. These essential functions include: (i) tracking and prosecuting of remaining fugitives; (ii) conducting appeal proceedings; (iii) conducting review proceedings;
(iv) conducting retrials; (v) conducting investigations, trials, and appeals in cases of contempt of court and false testimony; (vi) monitoring cases referred to national jurisdictions; (vii) protecting victims and witnesses; (viii) supervising the enforcement of sentences; (ix) providing assistance to national jurisdictions; and (x) ensuring the preservation and management of Mechanism, ICTR, and ICTY archives.

This position is located in the Office of the President of the Mechanism. It is under the supervision and direction of the Head of the Arusha branch of the Office of the President. The Office of the President is seeking legal interns on an ongoing basis at the Arusha branch.

A Mechanism internship is unpaid and full-time. Core working hours for interns are Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. The duration of an internship at the Mechanism can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern’s assigned office.

General information on the internship programme of the Mechanism may be found on the Mechanism website’s internship page,, which includes:
•Programme Guidelines;
•Application Procedures;
•Terms and Conditions of the Mechanism’s Internship Programme; and
•Internships in Context.


The President is the institutional head of the Mechanism and fulfils functions both in Arusha and The Hague. The President is responsible for the overall execution of the institution’s mandate, represents the Mechanism before the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly, presides over the Chambers, and is responsible for appointing judges to hear cases as required. The President of the Mechanism is a member of the Appeals Chamber and presides over its proceedings.

In the President’s Office, interns provide legal support with respect to a wide range of mandated residual functions, including by conducting independent legal research, analyzing laws and policies, drafting and editing orders and decisions, and advising on press and policy matters. Interns may also observe hearings and deliberations, attend meetings of the President with interlocutors inside and outside the Mechanism, assist in the preparation of reports to the United Nations Security Council and United Nations General Assembly, and prepare drafts of speeches.


•Professionalism – Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and master of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
•Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets message from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
•Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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.


Candidates for legal internships in the Office of the President are required to be, at a minimum, in their final year of law school/university. If the candidate has already completed a four-year undergraduate university degree before commencing graduate legal studies, he or she must have completed at least one year of graduate legal studies by the time the internship commences. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

Expérience professionnelle

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme, and must be at least 18 years old. Prior experience in a legal work environment is an asset.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English and/or French is required. Knowledge of other languages – particularly Kinyarwanda or Swahili – is an asset.

Méthode d'évaluation

Short-listed candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application. Due to the high volume of applications received, candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted.

Notice spéciale

Applicants must attach the following documents to each application:
1.A completed application form (available from the Mechanism website;
2.Two (2) letters of recommendation;
3.Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received); and
4.A sample of the applicant’s written work preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Mechanism and not longer than ten (10) pages.

Please note that documents may only be in English or French, and that incomplete applications may not be reviewed. Please list the dates you are available in the cover letter on your application. Please contact us at if you have any problems uploading these documents.

Charte des Nations Unies

Aux termes du paragraphe 3 de l’Article 101 de la Charte des Nations Unies, la considération dominante dans le recrutement du personnel doit être la nécessité d’assurer à l’Organisation les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. Aucun candidat ne sera pris en considération par l'ONU s’il s'est rendu coupable de violation du droit international des droits de l'homme ou du droit international humanitaire, d'exploitation sexuelle, d'atteinte sexuelle ou d'infraction autre qu'une infraction mineure au code de la route, ou s'il existe des motifs raisonnables de croire que le candidat a été impliqué dans la commission de l'un de ces actes. L’expression « exploitation sexuelle » désigne le fait de profiter ou de tenter de profiter d’un état de vulnérabilité, d’un rapport de force inégal ou de rapports de confiance à des fins sexuelles, y compris mais non exclusivement en vue d’en tirer un avantage pécuniaire, social ou politique. L'expression « atteinte sexuelle » désigne toute intrusion physique à caractère sexuel commise par la force, sous la contrainte ou à la faveur d’un rapport inégal, ou la menace d’une telle intrusion.

Sera dûment prise en considération l'importance d'un recrutement effectué sur une base géographique aussi large que possible. Aucune restriction ne sera imposée par l'Organisation à l'accès des hommes et des femmes, dans des conditions égales, à toutes les fonctions, dans ses organes principaux et subsidiaires. Le Secrétariat de l'Organisation des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

Les candidats sont invités à respecter scrupuleusement toutes les instructions disponibles sur la plateforme de recrutement en ligne Inspira. Pour des informations plus détaillées, ils ou elles peuvent consulter le manuel d'instructions pour le candidat, en cliquant sur le lien hypertexte « Manuels » sur le côté supérieur droit de la page d'accueil de leur compte Inspira.

Les candidatures feront l'objet d'une évaluation et d'un examen préalables sur la base des informations soumises conformément aux critères d'évaluation de l'avis de vacance de poste et aux dispositions législatives internes applicables de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, notamment la Charte des Nations Unies, les résolutions de l'Assemblée générale, le Statut et le Règlement du personnel, les textes administratives et les directives. Les candidats doivent fournir des informations exhaustives et précises conformément aux instructions fournies sur la plateforme Inspira. Une fois la candidature envoyée, aucune modification, suppression ou révision, ni aucun ajout ou changement ne pourra être fait. Il sera procédé à une vérification des références des candidats faisant l'objet d'une attention particulière pour s'assurer de l'exactitude des renseignements qu’ils ont fournis dans leur candidature.

Les avis de vacance de postes publiés sur le Portail des carrières sont retirés à 11:59 p.m. (heure de New York), le jour de la date limite de dépôt des candidatures.

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