Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first-level university degree in any field, with a bar qualification or equivalent, in combination with two additional years of relevant legal experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. A first-level university degree in law, in combination with two additional years of relevant academic qualifications and/or additional legal experience in the field of rule of law assistance, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in implementing law reforms and overseeing the implementation of national policies and plans in rule of law and security matters is required.
Experience as a practicing lawyer, prosecutor, judge, legal academic, legal consultant, or adviser in the field of justice is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience providing technical assistance for the development or reform of legal and rule of law institutions in a transitional, developmental or post-conflict setting is desirable.
Management experience is desirable.
Experience providing services in the field of Rule of Law or related areas to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required.
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES:
Professionalism: Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction. Demonstrated understanding of a range of issues related to rule of law, judicial, prosecutorial and legal systems, corrections, reform, capacity building, etc. Knowledge of criminal law, relevant international standards on human rights and accountability. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on judicial affairs initiatives in assigned country/area. Ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human suffering). Shows pride in work and 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.
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.