Saturday, November 10, 2012

Associate Legal Officer Job Vacancy in Arusha, Tanzania

Department/ Office: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Posting Period: 6 November 2012-6 December 2012
Job Opening number: 12-LEG-ICTR-25604-R-ARUSHA (T)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Office of the Deputy Registrar (ODR), Arusha. The incumbent will work under the overall direction and supervision of the Deputy Registrar.

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Registrar, the Associate Legal Officer shall:
1. Undertake legal research in criminal, human rights, refugee, international criminal law and international humanitarian law matters.
2. Assist in the review of legal documents, instruments or other material; identify important issues, similarities and inconsistencies etc.
3. Provide first drafts of Registrar's submissions pursuant to Rule 33 (B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
4. Provide first drafts of official correspondence, interoffice memoranda, Note Verbales and background papers for the review of the Deputy Registrar, concerning legal, administrative and diplomatic matters; implement recommended changes.
5. Prepare background documentation for legal, administrative and management meetings; attend meetings as requested; prepare records of such meetings, ensure follow-up of any decisions taken.
6. Assist the Deputy Registrar in liaising with the organs of the Tribunal, and in particular with the Judicial and Legal Affairs Section.
7. Perform any other duties as required.

1. Professionalism: Proven ability to conduct comprehensive legal research and analysis; excellent drafting skills; experience in legal writing and legal editing. Sound legal judgement. Ability to work independently with minimal instructions.
2. Planning and Organisation: Ability to work effectively under pressure and challenging deadlines on a variety of matters. Ability to multi-task and strong organisational skills.
3. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, ton, style and format to match the intended audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
4. Teamwork: Adaptable and amiable manner essential. Capable of obtaining and maintaining the absolute trust and confidence of the Deputy Registrar.
5. Creativity: Proactive attitude and ability to actively seek methods to improve current practices.
6. Technology: Proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, including information databases.

Advanced University degree in Law, with specialization in International Law, International Humanitarian/Human Rights Law, Criminal Law or International Relations.

Work Experience
Two years of legal experience with emphasis on legal drafting. Previous experience in international organizations of at the international level is desirable.

English and French are the two working languages of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). For the post advertised, fluency in either English or French, with a good knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position will involve a competency-based interview.

Special Notice
The appointment is limited to the ICTR. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the 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 UN charges no fee at any stage during or after the recruitment process.

United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee

Closing Date: Thursday, 06 December 2012


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