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.
• Professionalism – Possesses knowledge of international criminal law and/or humanitarian law; possesses strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues. Demonstrates proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal memoranda, opinions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents under pressure and within short deadlines. 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.
• 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 organisational 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.
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.
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