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Legal Officer

United Nations
Entebbe, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Office of Staff Legal Assistance is headed by a Chief who, without prejudice to his or her responsibility to provide legal assistance to staff members in an independent and impartial manner, is accountable to the Executive Director. Under the authority of the Executive Director, the Chief is responsible for the management and proper functioning of the program of legal assistance to staff members in the internal justice system, including in administrative, disciplinary and appellate proceedings before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.
The two (2) positions are located in the Office of Staff Legal Assistance (OSLA) in Entebbe and Nairobi, Office of Administration of Justice (OAJ). The Legal Officers will report to the Chief of OSLA.

Responsibilities

  • Advise clients on issues relating to appeals against administrative decisions and the imposition of disciplinary matters;
  • Represent and litigate on behalf of clients before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal; Prepare written and oral submissions to these bodies and ensure that they meet procedural requirements;
  • Identify, where applicable, cases that are amenable to informal resolution, such as settlement or mediation and assist clients in the process;
  • Assist in responding to complex inquiries and correspondence; Identify legal issues, drafts review and advise on legal documents and correspondence; Conduct extensive legal research and provide detailed analysis of cases and jurisprudence;
  • Provide legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions;
  • Assist the Office in producing accurate, comprehensive submissions, including by reviewing draft submissions for any inconsistencies or inaccuracies;
  • Assist in maintaining the Office's registers (electronic and online) and a legal precedent reporting database;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on the work of the Office to the General Assembly and other bodies, as may be mandated;
  • Assist in ensuring administrative and budgetary requirements of the Entebbe or Nairobi Office;
  • Perform other duties as required

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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