for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), 2021
Posting Title: ASSOCIATE LEGAL OFFICER, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE LEGAL OFFICER, P2
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Job Opening Number: 21-Legal Affairs-RMT-145860-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is located in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Arusha
Branch. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the
Senior Trial Attorney and/or the Trial Attorneys on the Kabuga Trial
*Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary approval. .
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
•Conduct legal research on international humanitarian law, comparative criminal law and procedure, evidence and policy issues;
•Prepare reports, memos and legal opinions for internal discussion, as requested;
•Format written briefs;
•Ensure timely filing of documents and briefs;
•Ensure timely and accurate submissions, corrections, cross-referencing and indexing of transcripts and court proceedings;
•Review and analyze evidence in the case;
•Draft submissions and motions;
•Conduct evidentiary searches on OTP databases and maintain appropriate logs;
•Review and analyze material for disclosure to the Defence and maintain accurate disclosure logs;
•Maintain electronic and hardcopy records of case related evidence, pleadings, internal memoranda, briefs and opinions;
•Compile and maintain any statistical reports and workload indicators as requested;
•Perform other tasks as may be assigned.
•Professionalism – Knowledge of, and ability to
apply, legal principles, concepts and procedures for review,
examination, and processing of a range of legal documents. Sound
knowledge of substantive and procedural international law and/or
criminal law, particularly in the context of the ICTR and/or ICTY.
Knowledge of various legal research sources, including electronic/online
research tools, and ability to conduct research and analyze information
on a wide range of legal issues. Ability to interpret and apply legal
instruments, develop and present results, recommendations, and opinions
clearly and concisely. Ability to draft legal documents and work under
pressure. Ability to apply good legal judgment in the context of
assignments given. Experience and ability to work well in a
multicultural environment. Shows pride in work and in achievements;
demonstrates professional competence and mastery 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.
– Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others,
correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately; asks questions
to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates
openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
– 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
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in law. First-level university degree in combination with
two (2) additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu
of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in criminal prosecution or international law.
- Relevant experience at the Mechanism, ICTR and/or ICTY is highly desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the
post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Knowledge of French would be an asset.
There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
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.
Current UN staff at the GS and FS level who
meet the eligibility requirements are exceptionally permitted to apply.
If selected, certain conditions will apply. All offers of appointment
are subject to budgetary approval.
The appointment is limited to
the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.
*Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be
subject to budgetary approval. 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
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Posting Period: 08 January 2021 – 06 February 2021