This position is located in the Chambers Legal Support Section of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) (Arusha Branch). The P-3 Legal Officer will work under the direction of the assigned Judge(s) and under the supervision of (Senior) Legal Officers.
Perform and supervise legal research and analysis of issues of international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law and human rights law, and provide specialized legal advice, both written and oral; supervise the preparation of draft memoranda and other legal documents; provide leadership to teams that assist Judges at all levels of proceedings; provide legal support to (Senior) Legal Officers and Judges; undertake legal analysis of submissions and evidence; maintain files on the Mechanism’s practice and jurisprudential developments and monitor relevant developments in international law.
Advanced university degree in law, preferably with specialization in international, criminal law and/or humanitarian law. A first level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional legal experience, at either the national or international level, with an emphasis in criminal law, international law or humanitarian law. Previous experience in one of the ad hoc Tribunals is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other is highly desirable.