截止日期：13 February , 2020
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the New York office of the Disciplinary Team, Appeals and Accountability Section (AAS), Administrative Law Division (ALD), Office of Human Resources (OHR) in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The incumbent reports to the Chief, Disciplinary Team.
Under the supervision of the Chief, Disciplinary Team, Appeals and Accountability Section (AAS), the Legal Officer is responsible for the following duties:
-Provides advice on the handling of disciplinary matters and prepares the related documentation. To this end, the incumbent conducts research and analysis of the UN Charter, General Assembly resolutions and decisions, judgements of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, the United Nations Dispute Tribunal, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal and judgements of other international administrative tribunals, Staff Regulations and Rules, and administrative issuances.
-The incumbent also represents the Secretary-General in written and oral proceedings before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal relating to disciplinary cases.
-Submissions before the Dispute Tribunal must meet procedural requirements of the Tribunal and must be consistent with the principles of administrative law applicable to the Organization.
-Prepares legal advice on human resources and administrative matters, with a view to facilitating early resolution of disputes.
-Supervises the work of one or more junior legal officers and legal assistants. Also guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision
-Assists in ensuring the outputs produced under his/her supervision maintain high-quality standards and in fostering teamwork and communication among staff in the Unit.
-Assists in recruiting staff for the Unit, maintaining the Unit's registers and electronic databases and perform other duties as required.
-Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant United Nations Regulations and Rules, as well as of applicable jurisprudence. Ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of issues and problems and to develop innovative and creative solutions. Strong analytical skills. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, legal and administrative issues; ability to influence others to reach agreement. 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. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
-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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
-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; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
-Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible legal experience is required, two of which must involve litigation at the national or international level.
Experience in the handling of disciplinary matters at the international level is desirable.
Experience with the United Nations staff regulations and rules, policies, procedures and operations is desirable.
Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first-level university degree recognized by the United Nations.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.