This position is located in the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) Registry, Office of Administration of Justice (OAJ) in Nairobi. The UNDT hears and decides cases filed by or on behalf of current and former staff members appealing administrative decisions alleged to be in non-compliance with their terms of appointment or contract of employment. The UNDT conducts hearings, issues orders, and renders binding judgments. Both staff members and the Administration have a right to appeal the judgments of the UNDT to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal. The incumbent will report to the UNDT Registrar in Nairobi.
The Legal Officer will be responsible for providing substantive, technical and administrative support for the adjudication of cases to the Judges of the UNDT in Nairobi.
Duties will include:
Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent degree) in law or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing is required. At least two years of that experience at the international level, preferably in an international public organization is desirable. Experience in administrative and employment law is required. Experience within judicial structures and procedures is desirable. Experience in the use of electronic search engines, case management systems and databases is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.