Tuesday, November 17, 2009

UNMIT, National Judicial Affairs Officer (Re-Advertisement), Deadline November 30, 2009.

  UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

National Judicial Affairs Officer (NPO)

POST TITLE: National Judicial Affairs Officer
DEPARTMENT: Administration for Justice Support Unit (AJSU)
DATE OF ISSUE: 16 November 2009

Assist in implementing the activities of the AJSU particularly in the specialised areas of Gender Justice, Juvenile Justice, Corrections and Justice Institutions; develop and maintain a range of contacts with judges, prosecutors, private lawyers, public defenders, government authorities, other legal actors, church authorities and civil society; assist in gathering information; identify information gaps and effectively liaise with the national authorities based on linguistic, cultural and social realities; advise the Chief of AJSU on legal and judicial developments; liaise as directed with UN agencies or others organisations involved in strengthening institutional capacity in the justice sector; write reports on work undertaken and contribute to daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and the Secretary General’s reports; attend meetings with national and international counterparts in the justice sector; conduct legal research and contribute to AJSU assessments and legal analysis and contribute to reports prepared by the AJSU for submission to the SRSG or mission senior management; attend AJSU meetings and undertake administrative tasks as directed in furtherance of and in support of the legal work of the office; travel to districts to collect information to develop strategies in the justice sector as required; other duties as assigned.


Professionalism – Ability to identify justice issues as they affect the mandate; analyse sensitive legal problems in the context of the political climate and develop sources for data input for analysis; respect for the principles of confidentiality, neutrality and objectivity; proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity; including gender. Planning and Organisation – Ability to establish priorities to meet deadlines, sometimes working under pressure; ability to plan, coordinate and monitor own work under the direction of the Chief, AJSU. Communications – Ability to communicate orally and draft clearly and concisely in English. Teamwork – Positive attitude in sharing of work responsibilities and establishment of work priorities in a team. Technological Awareness Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, data management and internet search engines. Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to learn from others and to undertake training activities as required.


Education: Master Degree in Law from an accredited University. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the relevant Master degree Experience: Minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in the legal field in Timor-Leste or with an international organisation.
Language: Fluency in written and spoken Tetun. Good written and spoken English required. Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia desirable.

The applicants must present: Application letter indicating the VA Number (VA N-TL-09-015); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.       

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks. Or via E-mail to dasilva30@un.org and nsoares@un.org.
Deadline: Monday, 30 November 2009