Job Vacancies Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
Position Legal Officer, P4
Department/ Office COUNTER-TERRORISM COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORATE
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Saturday, 07 January 2012
Job Opening number 11-LEG-CTED-21602-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Job Vacancies Org. Setting and Reporting
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) reports to the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) of the Security Council. CTED conducts visits to Member States to identify progress in implementing relevant resolutions on the ground and to make recommendations for addressing gaps that are identified. CTED works with donors/providers to facilitate technical assistance to Member States that have vulnerabilities identified in CTED visit reports, Preliminary Implementation Assessments (PIAs), or at international or regional counter-terrorism workshops. CTED also produces for the Security Council a periodic Global Implementation Survey on the status of implementation of resolution 1373 (2001) and a separate one for resolution 1624 (2005). CTED reviews the counter-terrorism laws and practices of Member States in a number of fields and works closely with key partner international organizations, regional/sub-regional entities and civil society to keep its work relevant and targeted. The Security Council has mandated CTED to facilitate workshops and other initiatives for counter-terrorism practitioners in a variety of fields to exchange information and best practices for dealing with counter-terrorism issues on a global basis or in specific regions of the world. Sponsoring and organizing these workshops is now a critical function of CTED. This post is located within the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED, Office of Assessments and Technical Assistance (ATAO). The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Cluster.
Job Vacancies Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief of Cluster, the Legal Officer’s responsibilities will be to:
- Analyze the status of implementation of UN resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005) with respect to assigned Member States concerning the global fight against terrorism.
- Prepare and draft reports on States evaluated and propose solutions to the difficulties observed in complying with appropriate Security Council resolution(s).
- Identify the legal issues where evaluated States require technical assistance and ensure that technical assistance providers/donors provide follow-up assistance.
- Participate in CTC visits to Member States to report on their compliance with relevant resolutions and make recommendations on subsequent follow-up actions to be taken.
- Clarify and disseminate the standards and best practices approved by the CTC to be met by Member States.
- Liaise with Member States, international and regional organizations on any technical and other assistance programmes available that could facilitate implementation of relevant resolutions.
- Assist in organizing CTED- sponsored regional workshops to bring together senior practitioners on implementing various aspects of resolution 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005).
- Prepare presentations to the CTC and/or for the general membership.
- Support the work of one or more technical working groups in CTED that deal with cross-cutting functional counter-terrorism issues.
- Represent CTED, as requested, at international conferences or meetings to which the Executive Director has been invited and represent CTED in coordinating meetings with local UN counter-terrorism entities.
Job Vacancies Competencies
- Proven expertise in complex legal analysis; strong knowledge of the political dimensions of working in the international arena; conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; ability to remain calm in stressful situations and to maintain his/her ground.
- Demonstrate commitment to implement the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of the Directorate’s work and operations.
- Solid understanding of the UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations.
-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
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
Job Vacancies Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law or related areas including finance, customs, immigration, extradition, police and law enforcement and illegal arms trafficking. A first level university degree combined with relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job Vacancies Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international law or related fields. One year of experience, generally related to counter-terrorism, is highly desirable.
Job Vacancies Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the other working language, French, is desirable.
Job Vacancies Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position will involve a competency-based interview.
Job Vacancies Special Notice
Extension of appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff members are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Job Vacancies United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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