ASSOCIATE LEGAL OFFICER
Application deadline 7 months ago: Thursday 10 Feb 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 85,511 USD and 116,146 USD.
Salary for a P-2 contract in BamakoThe international rate of 57,661 USD, with an additional 48.3% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Office of Legal Affairs (OLA). The Associate Legal Officer will be based in Bamako and will report to the Senior Legal Adviser and/or to the Legal Officers of the Office.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Conducts legal research on a diverse range of assigned issues in international law and other area(s) of specialization in public and private law, international humanitarian law, human rights, counter-terrorism and sanctions frameworks, using multiple research sources; selects relevant material, analyzes information and presents findings for internal review.
- Assists Legal Officers in the review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, etc.
- Assists in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, etc.
- Assists in the preparation of legislative and other legal standards, rules and procedures, legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international public and private law issues, including the United Nations administrative law and decisions involving issues relating to privileges and immunities, peacekeeping principles, institutional and operational matters, treaty law and practice, comparative and international commercial law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and accountability mechanisms,, as well as on policies, procedures, and operations of the United Nations (UN),.
- Assists in the preparation of agreements and contracts with governments, NGOs and other public and private entities, as well as handling claims and disputes arising from these agreements.
- Assists in the cooperation with international tribunals and national courts;
- Assists in preparing evidentiary material for disclosure, including summaries of evidence and factual narratives;
- Assists in advising on IHL/IHRL and IHL/IHRL related detention matters, following up on detention cases and facilitating transfer of detainees to competent authorities;
- Assists in providing legal advice on human resources matters and assists in reviewing administrative decisions.
- Serves on various standing boards and committees, as required.
Performs other duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of, and ability to apply, legal principles, concepts and procedures and terminology for review, examination, and processing of a range of legal documents. Knowledge of various legal research sources, including electronic, and ability to conduct research and analyze information on a wide range of legal issues. Knowledge of the civil law and/or common law legal systems and principles. Ability to interpret and apply legislative instruments, develop and present results, recommendations, and opinions clearly and concisely. Ability to draft legal papers and court submissions. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to apply good legal judgment in the context of assignments given. 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.
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.
Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law.
Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in international public and private/commercial law and, international humanitarian law and /or human rights is required.
Professional experience in the legal analysis, research and writing in international public and private and commercial law and international humanitarian law and/or Human rights is required
Experience in contract negotiation and interpretation; procurement are highly desirable
Experience in an international and multicultural set up is desirable
Professional experience working in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict settings is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required.
Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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