Associate Legal Officer Jobs United Nations International Residual
Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Associate Legal Officer, P-2
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 09 November 2018
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 11 October 2018
OFFICE : Registry/Chambers
LOCATION : Arusha
JOB OPENING NUMBER : 18-LEG-RMT-105130-R-ARUSHA (R)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational Setting and Reporting:
This position is located in the Chambers Legal Support Section of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
(IRMCT) Arusha Branch. The incumbent will work under the direction of the assigned Judge(s) and under the supervision of
(Senior) Legal Officers. Funding for this position will be from 1 January 2019.
Perform legal research on issues of international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law and human
rights law, and provide specialized legal advice, both written and oral. Select and analyze relevant international and
national legal materials for the preparation of judicial documents and legal memoranda;
Draft judicial documents and prepare legal memoranda;
Assist as necessary with administrative and other matters relating to court proceedings. Assist during meetings,
participate in working groups, and produce minutes of meetings;
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Collaborate effectively with staff at all levels to achieve the goals of the Section and the Mechanism as a whole;
Assist in the review of legal documents, instruments and other material; identify important issues, similarities and
Perform other duties as may be assigned.
• Professionalism – Possesses knowledge of international criminal law and/or humanitarian law; possesses strong analytical
skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues; demonstrates proficiency in legal writing and
expression and ability to prepare legal memoranda, opinions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents under
pressure and within short deadlines; 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.
• 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,
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.
university degree in law, preferably with specialization in
international, criminal law and/or humanitarian law. A first
level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an
advanced university degree.
of 2 years of progressively responsible professional legal experience,
at either the national or international level, with
an emphasis on legal analysis, research and writing. Experience with international criminal tribunals is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. For the post
advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required, and working knowledge of French is highly desirable.
There may be a technical test and a competency-based interview.
United Nations International Residual
Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
The appointment is limited to the International Residual Mechanism for 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
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.
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cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious
consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking
process to verify the information provided in the application.
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OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING,
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HOW TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the UN Inspira portal.