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LEGAL OFFICER, P3 Office of Legal Affairs
2021年11月22日19:29   浏览:461次  

岗位信息网址:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=168197&Lang=en-US

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC), Office of Legal Affairs (OLA). The incumbent reports to a senior Legal Officer.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Legal Officer may be responsible for one or more of the following duties:

Handles a range of issues related to public international law, including the interpretation and application of constitutive, legislative and other instruments governing United Nations activities and operations, in consultation with senior Legal Officers.

Conducts extensive legal research and analysis and prepare studies, comparative studies, briefs, reports and correspondence.

Undertakes basic or extensive review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, legislative texts and commentaries on those texts, etc.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of public international law issues, including issues arising under the United Nations Charter and General Assembly resolutions and decisions, involving, inter alia, questions relating to privileges and immunities, institutional and procedural questions related to the UN system, treaty law and practice, procedural issues arising during meetings of United Nations organs, and the constitutional law of the Organization.

Prepares or assists in the preparation, and negotiates or assists in the negotiation, of agreements with governments.

Provides guidance to more junior staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

- Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of fields of public international law, including the Charter, the law and practice of the United Nations and the law of privileges and immunities. Familiarity with the institutions, and organization of the United Nations system. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, legal principles, concepts and procedures and terminology for review, examination, and processing of a range of legal documents. Knowledge of various legal research sources, including electronic, and ability to conduct research and analyze information on a wide range of legal issues. Ability to interpret and apply legislative instruments, develop and present results, recommendations, and opinions clearly and concisely. Ability to draft legal papers and work under pressure. Ability to apply good legal judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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.

- Planning& Organizing: 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; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree in public international law. A first-level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, is required.

At least two years of professional service with the legal office of a Government department or ministry or of the secretariat of an international organization is required.

Experience in professional legal work relating to international law governing privileges and immunities is desirable.

Experience in professional legal work relating to the preparation and negotiation of international agreements is desirable.

At least two years of professional experience working with the UN or a related intergovernmental organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

- Pour ce poste, les personnes originaires des états Membres suivants, qui sont non représentés ou sous-représentés au Secrétariat de l  ONU au 31 Julliet 2021, sont vivement encouragés à faire acte de candidature: Afghanistan, Andorre, Angola, Antigua-et-Barbuda, Arabie saoudite, Bahre?n, Belize, Brunéi Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodge, Chine, Comores, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominique, émirats arabes unis, états fédérés de Micronésie, états-Unis d  Amérique, Fédération de Russie, Gabon, Grenade, Guinée équatoriale, Guinée-Bissau, Ha?ti, ?les Marshall, ?les Salomon, Japon, Kiribati, Kowe?t, Lesotho, Libéria, Libye, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibie, Nauru, Norvège, Oman, Palaos, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Qatar, République bolivarienne du Venezuela, République de Corée, République démocratique populaire lao, République populaire démocratique de Corée, Saint-Vincent-et les Grenadines, Sainte-Lucie, Saint Marin, Sao Tomé-et-Principe, Somalie, Soudan du Sud, Suriname, Tha?lande, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkménistan, Turquie, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.