Legal Officer, P3
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Legal Officer, P3  

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals  

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:P3  

工作地点:The Hague  截止日期:03 December , 2019  



Org. Setting and Reporting       

The post is located in the Office of the Registrar, Registry, of the  International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), The  Hague Branch. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of  the Chief or Deputy Chief, Registry.


-Analyses international statutes and laws, assesses their impact on  the exercise of the Mechanism’s mandate and strategises on their implementation.

-Processes and communicates information on a wide range of  institutional and legal issues with Sections in both Branches of the  Mechanism, as well as with UN HQ and other UN bodies.

-Prepares or assists in the preparation of drafts of background  papers, reports, studies, legislative texts and commentaries on those  texts, in the field of administrative law, public and private  international law.

-Handles and advises on issues relating to detention and the  enforcement of sentences.

-Drafts or reviews legal submissions including submissions in  relation to judicial review of administrative decisions taken by the Registrar.

- Handles a range of issues related to constitutional, international,  public, private, administrative and criminal (substantive, procedural  and comparative) law, including the interpretation and application of  constitutive, legislative and other instruments governing United  Nations activities and operations.

-Conducts extensive legal research and analysis and prepares studies,  comparative studies, briefs, reports and correspondence.

-Undertakes review of legal documents, instruments or other material;  identifies important issues, similarities and inconsistencies and  contributes to the drafting of policies and guidelines relevant to the  work of the Registry.

-Drafts or assists in the preparation and review of agreements and  contracts with Governments, NGOs and other public and private  entities, as well as in the negotiation and settlement of claims and  disputes and in handling private international law and international  trade law matters.

-Provides legal advice on human resources matters and Judges’   conditions of service; reviews administrative matters.

-Performs other duties, as required.


-Professionalism: Experience with the UN, preferably at an  international court or tribunal is desirable. Knowledge of court  operations and judicial proceedings is desirable. Excellent drafting  skills and ability to conduct research and analyze information on a  wide range of legal issues. 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.

-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 (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.

Work Experience       

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible relevant professional  experience in law, including legal analysis, research and legal drafting.


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. Working knowledge of  French is desirable.


There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice       

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.

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 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.


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