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Legal Officer

Closing: Jul 10, 2024

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Published: Jul 3, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the civil law and/or common law legal systems and principles.
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
  • 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.  

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.  

PLANNING AND 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.


Responsibilities

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the civil law and/or common law legal systems and principles.
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
  • 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.  

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.  

PLANNING AND 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.


  • Provide legal and procedural support to the process on (i) the organization of the INC meetings; (ii) research into substantive and procedural legal questions including advice on rules of procedure; and (iii) preparation of pre-session documents that address legal questions, including drafts texts of a legal instrument.
  • Handles a range of issues related to constitutional, international, public, private, administrative, and, for Tribunals, criminal (substantive, procedural and comparative) law, including the interpretation and application of constitutive, legislative and other instruments governing United Nations activities and operations, in consultation with senior Legal Officers or Prosecuting Trial Attorneys.  
  • 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.  
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, legislative texts and commentaries on those texts, teaching materials in the field of international trade law and private international law.  
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international public or private law issues, including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly resolutions and decisions involving, inter alia, issues relating to privileges and immunities, peace and security, criminal prosecutions, institutional questions, treaty law and practice, procedural issues arising during meetings of United Nations organs, constitutional and administrative law of the Organization.  
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of agreements and contracts with governments, NGOs and other public and private entities, as well as in the negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes and in handling private international law and international trade law matters.  
  • Reviews, advises on and drafts indictments or legal motions/submissions.  
  • Assesses evidence for relevance and admissibility.  
  • Prepares and assesses briefs of evidence.  
  • Services or assists senior colleagues in servicing diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports.  
  • Assists in representing the Organization before arbitral and other tribunals or administrative proceedings, including disciplinary cases; in Tribunals, acts on behalf of the Prosecutor as junior co-counsel in proceedings before Trial or Appeal Chambers.  
  • Provides legal advice on human resources matters, reviews administrative matters.  
  • Administers programmes of legal technical assistance.  
  • Prepares or assists with the preparation of international trade law seminars and symposia, lecture on various legal issues at such events.  
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.  
  • Provides guidance to junior staff.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the civil law and/or common law legal systems and principles.  
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
  • 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.  

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.  

PLANNING AND 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.


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