Judicial Affairs Officer
Application deadline 1 month ago: Monday 2 Jan 2023 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
• Strengthened Capacity of sub-national actors by timely implementation of legal and judicial programmes and activities, which are coherently and timely implemented; • Coordinated and coherent approach at the sub-national level in the mapping and assessment of the judicial and legal systems, with a focus on illegal/arbitrary detention; • Implemented Rule of Law Indicators to the maximum extent possible • Strengthened sub-national justice strategies by provision of strategic/technical advice • Available Research materials and analysis on time and in accordance with criteria discussed; • Met Reporting obligations.
Under the direct supervision of a Judicial Affairs Officer (team leader) based in Bamako and under the general supervision of the chief of justice and correction section, the United Nations Volunteer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Tracks and analyses developments in the legal and judicial sectors relevant to the mission’s mandate. • Conducts legal research and analysis on a diverse range of issues pertaining to international and national law using multiple research sources; selects relevant material, analyzes information and presents findings for review. • Contributes to the preparation of studies, briefs, policy documents and presentations relevant to the functioning of the legal and judicial systems in the host country of the mission; drafts periodic reports, background papers, analytical notes or other inputs, as required. • Supports senior staff and managers by assisting in the development of policy advice and recommendations on key issues relating to rule of law issues, and legal and judicial system reform. • Assist in key activities with other mission components (e.g. police, corrections, human rights, political/civil affairs, gender, child protection, SSR, etc.) and other United Nations and external assistance providers; • Performs other related duties as required.
• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations; • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment; • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi- cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
preferably the field of one or some of the following is highly desirable: illegal/arbitrary detention issues; assessment of factors in rule of law progress in the field (Rule of Law Indicators); informal or traditional justice and traditional/informal justice authorities;
Mopti is non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate is 1 US$ = 600 FCFA). Visa credit cards are acceptable in some hotels and larges shops in Bamako. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from UN Medical Section or from pharmacies, but provision need to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. Appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the current security risk for UN personnel in the country. All UN Volunteers, like all UN personnel, undergo a security briefing and the 3 days mandatory training “Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments” (SSAFE) upon arrival, where practical guidance and recommendations are provided regarding security threats in Mali. An additional security briefing is provided upon arrival to the final duty station. Like all UN personnel, UN Volunteers based in Mopti are accommodated in UN premises. UN provided accommodation in Mali is compliant with wellbeing standards, i.e. female/male bathrooms. A welfare committee is also active in all duty stations to ensure enough access to welfare commodities, including food supplies. Emergency contacts (security, medical, staff counselling, UNV Office) are made available for all UN Volunteers upon arrival, and each individual is provided with a VHF radio and a call sign, which can be used at all time. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN Volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.