LEGAL OFFICER, P3
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
20 July 2011-19 August 2011
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Appeals Division, Office of the Prosecutor.
Under the guidance of the Chief of Appeals or a Senior Appeals Counsel, the incumbent:
Prepares appeals to be heard before the Appeals Chamber of the Tribunal. This will involve handling a wide range of multidisciplinary and complex legal matters involving substantive and procedural issues of international and domestic criminal law, and to a lesser extent, issues related to international humanitarian law (public international law);
Assists in reviewing judgments and orders of the Trial Chambers and contributes to advice on grounds of appeal;
Undertakes analysis and legal research of legislation and jurisprudence, both from national and international jurisdictions;
Reviews trial records and participates in the preparation & drafting of appeal briefs, motions, responses, and legal & factual memoranda as necessary; and, if necessary, attends court with Senior Appeals Counsel and presents oral arguments at hearings before the Appeals Chamber. Assists Senior Appeals Counsel in the preparation of the oral argument and in the presentation of the oral submissions before the Appeals Chamber.
Professionalism – Experience in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, litigation, both brief writing and oral argument, before courts at the superior level in national jurisdictions (i.e., Cour de Cassation, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Constitutional Court); knowledge of procedural and substantive criminal law at the national level; experience in applying legal expertise to diverse range of complex legal issues; analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues; proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs & opinions under pressure & short deadlines; ability to balance a number of cases, and work in an efficient & directed manner; ability to present complex legal submissions, oral advocacy skills commensurate with level of experience, to participate in the presentation of large and complicated appellate argument with other counsel before the Appeals Chamber; discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues; work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases. The incumbent must be proficient in editing legal texts. 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 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.
Technology Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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.
Advanced university degree in law, with specialization in criminal law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law or human rights law. Eligible for admission to practice law in a national jurisdiction is mandatory. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible legal experience, in the field criminal law, international criminal law or international humanitarian law. Courtroom advocacy experience is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the Tribunal. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.
There will be an assessment test and competency-based interview.
The appointment is limited to ICTY. 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.
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