Legal Officer

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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Legal Affairs Unit (LAU) of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Legal Officer will be based in Juba and will report to the Senior Legal Advisor and/or the delegated Legal Officer(s).

Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor (SLA) and within the limits of his/her delegated authority, the Legal Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Handle matters involving issues of international public, private and administrative law, to include interpretation and application of legislative and other instruments governing United Nations/UNMISS activities and operations, seeking guidance on complex issues from the Senior Legal Advisor as necessary.

Provide legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions, which may include those related to administration and management, institutions support, procurement and contracts, peacekeeping and other operational matters, separately administered programs and funds, the interpretation of the UNMISS mandate and the legal status of the Mission and its members, their privileges, and immunities and the UNMISS Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

Perform extensive legal research and analysis and draft legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, and correspondence. Review, advise on and draft contracts, agreements and other legal documents as required. Participate in negotiations and settlement of claims and disputes. Represent the organization in judicial, arbitral, or administrative proceedings. Liaise and participate in meetings and discussions with government Officials and other institutions and entities, other United Nations agencies, funds and programs, as well as other internal and external actors and organizations, as required. Serve on various standing boards and committees as required. Performs other duties as required.

Education An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in Law is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Law with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in law, in an international organisation, government or private practice, including in the application, analysis, research and writing in public international and administrative law is required. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first-level university degree recognized by the United Nations. Experience with Mission-State relations, particularly with post conflict transitional governments; privileges and immunities; laws relating to the international civil servants; contract negotiation and interpretation; procurement and boards of inquiry is desirable. Legal experience with a United Nations entity 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 is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an advantage.

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.

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.

UNMISS is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its workforce.

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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