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Internship Program at OHCHR's Regional Office for South America

Associate Legal Officer at OHCHR

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Associate Legal Officer position is available in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. There are two posts within the Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section (CASS) of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism. The incumbents will be under the overall direction of the Head of the IIIM and the Deputy Head of the IIIM, and under the direct supervision of the P4 Coordinator of Legal Analysis (Legal Officer).

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts legal research on a diverse range of substantive and procedural issues relating to international and domestic criminal law and other area(s) of specialization using multiple research sources
  • Assists in the review of evidence, legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Likewise, assists in the preparation of drafts of briefs, background papers, reports, correspondence, etc.
  • Similarly, assists in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of issues
  • Furthermore, assesses the relevance or admissibility of evidence gathered by investigators, as well as whether the evidence collected proves the elements of the offences being considered.
  • Also, assists in the preparation of agreements and contracts with other UN entities, international organizations, governments, and NGOs.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Either an Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, criminal law, international law or related field OR, a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience
  • Also, a first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
  • Moreover, a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing. (No experience is necessary for candidates who have passed a United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination).
  • Prior work experience as a prosecutor with an international court or tribunal, or as a national prosecutor dealing with core international crimes, is desirable.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


You can apply for the job online.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline06 April,2019
Company NameOffice of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)



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