Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, social sciences or management. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience: A minimum of two (2) 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. A minimum of one (1) year of work 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 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.
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.
Knowledge of local languages is desirable.
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
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.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and 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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.