Job Vacancies Department of Management
Position Legal Officer
Department/ Office Department of Management
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Friday, 30 March 2012
Job Opening number 12-LEG-DM-22457-R-NEW YORK(G)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
Under the supervision of the Chief, Disciplinary Unit, Administrative Law Section (ALS), Human Resources Policy Service/OHRM, the Legal Officer will assist in handling disciplinary matters referred to the Office of Human Resources Management.
The incumbent 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. Further, the incumbent will prepare or assist in the preparation of legal advice on human resources and administrative matters, with a view to facilitating early resolution of disputes. The Legal Officer will assist in maintaining the Unit’s registers and electronic databases and will perform other duties, as required.
– Knowledge of relevant United Nations Regulations and Rules, as well as of applicable jurisprudence; Ability to apply legal and administrative expertise to analyzing a diverse range of issues and problems, and to develop innovative and creative solutions; strong analytical skills; discretion and sound judgement in handling 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.
- 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.
-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.
- Client Orientation
- Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and to see things from the 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.
Advanced universtiy degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent) in law. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional legal experience includingat least two years of litigation experice, is required. The experience may have been gained at the national or international level. Experience in handling administrative law matters is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised fluency in English (written and oral) is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.
A written test will be administered to shortlisted candidates. Only candidates who successfully pass the written test will be invited to a competency-based interview.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff is expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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