Sunday, July 30, 2017

CAREERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDUAL MECHANISM FOR CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS

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Posting Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Posting Period: 27 July 2017 - 25 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-RMT-83177-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A

Special Notice
The appointment is limited to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). 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 may 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.

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.

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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Registrar, Registry, Arusha Branch under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer and in coordination with the Officer in Charge of the Registry of the Arusha Branch. The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (The Mechanism) was established by Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The Mechanism has two branches, in Arusha and in The Hague.

Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the administrative support to the Branch. Initiate and coordinate actions covering the entire span of human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, promotion, performance appraisal, vacancies, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training, etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures. Lead, oversee and coordinate the preparation and implementation of the work program and budget to ensure compatibility with work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources. Initiate and conduct studies to improve budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of program resources. Monitor and control budgetary allocations through regular reviews; draft routine and ad hoc outputs; and provide effective monitoring reports and data. Identify deviations from plans and propose corrective measures. Establish, review and maintain a set of sound policies, procedures, standards and tools which are consistent with UN policy and practice in order to ensure proper accounting, financial management and control. Implement and monitor support services, including procurement of supplies and services; transport and travel, communications, and information technology support, engineering; provision of local utilities and general service requirements. Produce major/complex reports for management. Perform other related work as required. The incumbent will also assume overall supervision and management of the Arusha branch facility to ensure occupancy and services are adequately available to users.
Competencies
• Professionalism – Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Ability
to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Strong written and oral communication skills. Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Ability to offer new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. 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.

• Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

• 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 Organisation; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

• 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.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area. 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 7 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, budget, finance, accounting, human resources management or related field. Relevant work experience from the United Nations is desirable.
Languages
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.
Assessment
There may be a technical test and competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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Posting Title: LEGAL OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: LEGAL OFFICER
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Posting Period: 18 July 2017 - 16 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Legal Affairs-RMT-79343-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Registrar, Registry, of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”), the Arusha Branch. Under the supervision of the Head of the Legal Team, the incumbent will assist the Registrar in the exercise of his/her responsibilities.
Responsibilities
• Analyses international statutes and laws, assesses their impact on the exercise of the Mechanism’s mandate and strategies 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.
• Drafts or reviews legal submissions of the Registrar and 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.
• Draft briefs, reports and correspondence, legislative texts, policies and agreements on various aspects of the Registry operations, including on sensitive matters.
• 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, etc.
• 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.
• Assists in representing the Mechanism before arbitral and other tribunals or administrative proceedings, including disciplinary cases.
• Undertake liaison activities on behalf of the Registrar, and represent him where necessary.
• Provides legal advice on human resources matters; reviews administrative matters.
• Performs other duties, as required.
Competencies
•Professionalism – Knowledge of international criminal tribunals operations, preferably with an emphasis on the Registrar’s responsibilities. Knowledge of the United Nations system. Proven drafting skills and ability to work under pressure. Ability to apply good legal, strategic and policy judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, in particular in the operations of international tribunals; 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.
•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 that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, preferably with an emphasis in international law. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing. Previous direct experience with United Nations senior officials is highly desirable. Proven experience in international criminal courts is an asset.
Languages
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.
Assessment
There may be a technical test and / or a competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE