Job Opening

Posting Title: LEGAL OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: LEGAL OFFICER
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: THE HAGUE
Posting Period: 12 March 2018 - 10 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Legal Affairs-RMT-94356-R-The Hague (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), The Hague Branch. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Trial Attorney.

Responsibilities

The Legal Officer will act on behalf of the Prosecutor under the supervision of a Senior Trial Attorney in the re-trial of Stanisic and Simatovic. He/she will be required to take witness statements, proof witnesses before trial and lead or cross-examine witnesses in court as assigned. In consultation with the Senior Trial Attorney, handle a range of issues related to criminal (substantive, procedural and comparative) law regarding investigations and/or prosecutions. Assist the Senior Trial Attorney with analysis, legal assessment and organization of evidence compiled by investigators and analysts, including the use of sophisticated software automation tools developed for complex litigation. Assist the Senior Trial Attorney in fulfilling the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) obligations towards the Defence. Undertake legal research and analysis. Prepare or assist in the preparation of legal submissions (including briefs, motions/responses/replies, correspondence, memoranda etc) in the course of prosecutions. Prepare or assist the Senior Trial Attorney in strategies to maximize the efficacy and economy of the presentation of evidence. Provide guidance to more junior staff. Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies

• Professionalism – In-depth knowledge of criminal law (both substantive and procedural) and experience in presenting complex criminal cases, or knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments; significant experience in applying legal expertise to complex practical issues requiring innovative and creative solutions; strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, indictments or legal submissions/motions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents; ability to lead and cross-examine witnesses and to make substantial legal arguments before chambers of judges; discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues; strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement; demonstrated planning and organisational skills and ability to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases; good understanding of contemporary international relations and of UN system, organisation and interrelationships. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

• 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.

• Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree in law, preferably with specialization in international, criminal or humanitarian law. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional legal experience, at either the national or international level, preferably with an emphasis in criminal law, international law or humanitarian law.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Assessment

There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment is limited to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
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United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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