Senior Legal Officer (Chief, Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section), P5
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Senior Legal Officer (Chief, Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section), P5

Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

岗位领域:法律 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P5

工作地点:Geneva 截止日期:05 September , 2019



Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM) and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Senior Legal Officer leads the Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section, under the overall direction of the Head, and the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of the IIMM.


Within delegated authority the Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

- Coordinates and directs teams of legal officers and analysts in the analysis of information and evidence, both inculpatory and exculpatory, in the IIMM’s possession in a manner that ensures its use is maximized in ongoing and future criminal investigations and prosecutions of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under international law committed in Myanmar;

- Provides advice on and supervising the assessment of collected evidence, including the sufficiency of evidence to plead the material facts of international crimes and responsibility for those crimes pursuant to the applicable standards;

- Supervises the mapping of relevant criminal conduct and responsibility arising from the analysis of materials in the IIMM’s possession;

- Provides direction to the Sub-Units on plans for the collection of information and evidence, and investigation plans;

- Reviews responses to requests for assistance and information from national, regional or international prosecutors and courts concerning their on-going investigation and proceedings;

- Organizes and supervises the preparation of files that are to be shared with national, regional or international prosecutors or courts which have or may have jurisdiction over the relevant crimes, including preparatory documents as required to facilitate the prosecution in the cases concerned, and providing advice to the Head and/or Deputy Head on whether files should be shared with the relevant prosecutors or courts;

- Provides authoritative legal advice on highly complex substantive and procedural questions of law;

- Makes recommendations to senior management in his/her area of expertise on strategic issues concerning the implementation of the IIMM’s mandate;

- Develops goals for the Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section and indicators of their accomplishment for the Deputy Head’s consideration; and

- Oversees the day to day supervision of the IIMM’s Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, including criminal law, both substantive and procedural as well as of international criminal justice systems is required. Ability to apply legal expertise to analysing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions in support of accountability for the most serious international crimes; proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal briefs, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues. Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases. Good knowledge of UN system is essential. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: 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 efficiently.

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.

MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.


First-level University Degree and advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law. A first level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional legal experience, with a minimum of seven years working on international criminal law cases in a multi-disciplinary team environment, at either the national or international level, is required. Experience drafting or reviewing indictments, criminal complaints, or the equivalent, is desirable. Experience with criminal litigation in a national system is desirable. Experience within common law and civil law systems is desirable. Experience interviewing witnesses for criminal investigations or litigation is desirable. Experience working on sexual and gender-based crimes is desirable. Experience working on crimes against children is desirable. Experience working with information technology used in litigation with large volumes of evidentiary material is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.

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.