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Associate Rule of Law Officer, P-2 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   25 Mar 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   23 Feb 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Department of Field Support
DUTY STATION:   Juba
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-JUR-DFS-425955-R-JUBA


All applicants will be notified in writting as to the status of their application (successful or unsuccessful) at the end of the recruitment/rostering/selection process within 14 days (see ST/AI/2010/3 on Staff Selection System). The process for rostering based on Generic Job Opening usually takes from 4 to 6 months from the date the vacancy is posted.
 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
This post is located in Juba, South Sudan in the Front Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Support Office, United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan. Within limits of delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Support Office, the Associate Rule of Law Officer shall: Support the Chief Rule of Law and Security Institutions Support Office (ROLSISO) in the implementation of the ROLSISO’s mandate. Bring to the attention of the Chief ROLSISO all matters requiring the Chief ROLSISO personal attention, assist in formulating options as to how those matters might be handled, and ensure appropriate follow-up, as directed. As requested, deal with incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Chief ROLSISO. Draft correspondence for the Chief ROLSISO’s signature, as well as other documentation including code cables and reports. Convene weekly ROLSISO team meeting, prepare agenda items in consultation with section chiefs, take note of action points emerging from meeting. Convene weekly meeting of the Chief ROLSISO with component chiefs to review priority deliverables for the coming week, challenges, staffing issues. Follow up within UNMISS on personnel, logistic, administrative matters if necessary. Ensure Chief ROLSISO is regularly updated on the work of the senior advisers co-located with the relevant ministries. Participate in the development and implementation of the ROLSISO’s strategies related to the rule of law and security institutions, including the development/reform of the justice, legal, and prison systems. Advise on and prepare complex legal research and analysis, and prepare outputs such as section reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, and participate in legislative reviews and drafting of commentaries. Participate in coordination mechanisms at Mission level, maintaining close working relationships with relevant components (human rights, police, gender, etc.) and UN agencies. Perform any other task as appropriately requested by Chief ROLSISO.

Competencies
• Professionalism – Demonstrated in-depth understanding of judicial and legal systems issues at the national and international level in a post-conflict setting; knowledge of and experience in the application of international criminal law, and international human rights law;; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. • Teamwork - Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise and 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 and shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. • Planning and Organizing - Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision; develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work, foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning, monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary and uses time efficiently. • Creativity - Ability to actively seek to improve programs/services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas. • Communication - Proven and sustained communication (oral and written) skills, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely conveying maximum necessary information, making and defending recommendations.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in international and/or public law is required. Additional courses/training in conflict resolution, human rights and international organizations is desirable. Training in common and civil law systems is desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of three years of professional legal experience as a practicing lawyer, prosecutor, judge, legal consultant or legal adviser to a Government or international organization is required. Experience of criminal law and litigation is desirable. Knowledge of the UN regulations and rules and future mission planning is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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