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    Legal Officer (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
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    Legal Officer (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

    U.N.Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources

    崗位領域:法律 工作性質:長期工作

    學歷要求:本科及以上 崗位職級:P4

    工作地點:New York 截止日期:20 February , 2020



    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the New York office of the Appeals and Accountability Section of the Administrative Law Division, Office of Human Resources (OHR) in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The incumbent reports to the Chief of Section.


    Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Section, the Legal Officer represents the Secretary-General in written and oral proceedings before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) and provides advice on the handling of disciplinary matters and prepares related documentation and may be responsible for the following duties:

    -Serves as a lead officer in one or more areas of concentration, and independently handles a wide range of multi-discipline and complex legal matters involving issues relating to the Organization’s internal legal framework, to include interpretation and application of instruments in that area of concentration.

    -Provides legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions of considerable complexity, which may include those related to human resources and administrative matters, including disciplinary matters; prepares the related documentation.

    -Performs extensive legal research and analysis of the UN Charter, General Assembly resolutions and decisions, judgements of the UNDT the United Nations Appeals Tribunal and judgements of other international administrative tribunals, Staff Regulations and Rules, and administrative issuances, and prepares legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, indictments and correspondence;

    -Prepares legal submissions/motions as necessary before the UNDT that meet procedural requirements and are consistent with the principles of Organization’s internal legal framework.

    -Services, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports, etc.

    -Reviews, advises on legal documents, instruments, or other material;

    -Provides legal advice on the interpretation and application of staff regulations and rules, including the review of administrative decisions; prepares draft amendments to the staff regulations and rules; prepares draft administrative issuances or amendments thereto and verifies their consistency with the existing staff regulation and rules; prepares analyses and evaluations of human resources policies and practices.

    -Represents the Organization before the UNDT on cases brought by staff appeals against administrative decisions, including the imposition of disciplinary sanctions.

    -Supervises the work of junior legal officers and legal assistants. Also guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.

    -Performs other duties as assigned.


    -Professionalism: Knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, including, administrative/employment and labour law, both substantive and procedural and the ability to apply legal principles, concepts and policies in the context of litigation of a range of legal issues; Knowledge of relevant United Nations Regulations and Rules, including applicable jurisprudence. Ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions. Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, indictments or legal submissions/motions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues. Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases. 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.

    -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.

    -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.


    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in 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.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible legal experience is required, two of which should be in litigation at the national or international level and should include first-hand experience in appearing and leading the evidence of witnesses before a court or tribunal or equivalent administrative board and bodies.

    Experience in administrative or employment or labour law is desirable.

    Experience with the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules, policies, procedures and operations is desirable.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations . For this post, 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.

    Special Notice

    - This post is temporarily funded by extra-budgetary resources and is available through 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension subject to budgetary approval.

    - If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

    - 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.

    - While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

    - Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

    - This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

    - Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

    - Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.