Prosecutor, P-4 (Cancelled)

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   Open
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   13 Oct 2005
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Mission Support in East Timor
DUTY STATION:   Dili (East Timor)
VACANCY #   05-JUR-UNMISET-408040-R-DILI (EAST TIMOR)

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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
The incumbent of the post will perform the functions of an Acting Prosecutor and Trainer of Prosecutors for Ordinary Crimes. Under the direct supervision of the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) or his designate, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Train trainees at the Legal Training Centre and mentor the Timorese Prosecutors; Provide the OJT (on the job training) for trainee prosecutors; Act as a Public Prosecutor in cases in which the Prosecution Service is required according to the law of Timor-Leste; Advise the Prosecutor-General and Superior Council for Public Prosecution on all matters of decisions, legal resolutions and actions related to the execution of their authority according to the law of Timor-Leste; Coordinate exit strategies implementation with UN agencies and development partners; Identify alternative solutions by which to continue support, if that remains necessary after May 2006.

Competencies
Professionalism – In-depth theoretical knowledge, including knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, or criminal law. Extensive broad-based experience in prosecuting complex criminal cases. Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature. Ability to lead and cross-examine witnesses and to make substantial legal arguments before the Judges, and take the responsibility for the prosecution of criminal trials. Discretion and sound judgement in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues. Technological Awareness – Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, Internet services, library sources etc. Communication – Strong interpersonal and communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills. Leadership – Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to cooperate with other to achieve results. Teamwork – Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in law, preferably within a civil law system, and admittance to practice in a national jurisdiction.

Work Experience
Seven years of effective experience as a prosecutor / judge on civil law, preferably with experience also in criminal, minors, family and labour, as well as prosecution process at first instance level; More than 3 years of training experience with proven record of excellent performance for magistrates and court staff; Experience in developing countries; Experience in teaching preferably on legal training and courses for magistrates and court staff; Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues; Ability to impart knowledge and skills to Timorese Prosecutors; Previous experience in Timor-Leste (desirable)

Languages
Proficiency in English and Portuguese is required. Working knowledge of Tetum and/or Bahasa Indonesia is highly desirable.

Other Skills
Required Skills/Knowledge for Capacity Building; Enthusiasm for personal commitment to increase skills and knowledge of national staff; Experience in coordination of seminars or workshops or training courses; Experience in designing training programmes; Good communication skills; Development of manuals.


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