Full description of assignment:https://www.unv.org/calls/IRQR000319-7005
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Senior Legal Officers or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Rule of Law Officer will:
- support the Legal Officers and Investigators in Field Investigation Units deployed by UNITAD;
- attend interviews of witnesses and victims;
- draft notes to file and records of meetings and interviews held with relevant groups and individuals, including victims and witnesses;
- assist in the identification and collection of information from major crime scenes, including mass graves;
- assist in the compilation, organization and storage of evidence and information obtained by their respective Field Investigation Unit, in consultation with the Archive and Records Section and the Information Systems Management Unit of UNITAD; and
- any other related duties as may be required.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
- Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Required degree level:Master degree or equivalent
Education – Additional Comments:
Relevant area, e.g. International Criminal Law or area related to International Humanitarian Law; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
Required experience:24 Months
Work experience at the national and/or international level in legal research, rule of law development, , criminal litigation, or evidence management, or other relevant programmes; experience with international or domestic criminal investigations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization
- English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
- Arabic(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge
Area of expertise:Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, International law, Other rule of law or governance related experience
Area of expertise details:
Have affinity with or interest in rule of law development, international humanitarian law, international investigations, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN Systems
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Ethics and Values
How to apply
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First register your profile athttps://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ athttps://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypageand click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First update your profile athttps://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.
Then go to ‘My Page’ athttps://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypageand click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.