UN Jobs in Tanzania at IRMCT Tanzania – Legal Officer, P-3

Position: Legal Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 18 July 2021
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 12 July 2021

OFFICE : Office of the Prosecutor – OTP
LOCATION : Arusha
JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2021/TJO/IRMCT/OTP/210-P
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational 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 Team

Responsibilities:
The Legal Officer will act on behalf of the Prosecutor under the supervision of a Senior Trial Attorney in the trial of Kabuga. 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.

Core Competencies:
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 national and/or international criminal law, particularly in the context of IRMCT, ICTY and/or ICTR. 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 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. 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.

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, preferably with specialisation in criminal law or international 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.

Experience:
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in law, including substantial experience in criminal prosecution and experience at the international level. Relevant experience at the ICTR and/or ICTY is highly desirable.

Language:

  • English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY:
Internal staff at the P-2 or P-3 level who meet the requirements are eligible to
Interested candidates must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via personal Inspira accounts (in PDF format) or the IRMCT website. Please submit all documents including the PHP, a Cover Letter, and the last two e-PAS’s (for internal candidates) ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE DOCUMENT to the [email protected] in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.

Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a candidate for the

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final

NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the IRMCT website (www.irmct.org) or from your personal Inspira account and forward electronically to the [email protected] in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject Please note, CVs cannot be accepted.
Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final

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PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE AT MIDNIGHT (THE HAGUE TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME.
The deadline for submitting the application is 18th July 2021.


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