Apply for Vacancy for Legal Officer at Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate in the USA. The deadline for this job is 31st December 2021.
This temporary position is in the Africa Section, Assessment & Technical Assistance Office, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).Also, it is available through 31 December 2021 with the possibility of extension. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Section.
- Prepare and draft reports on States evaluated and propose recommendations and solutions to the difficulties observed in complying with relevant Security Council resolution(s).
- Also, identify the legal and practical/operational implementation issues where evaluated States require technical assistance and ensure that technical assistance providers/donors provide follow-up assistance.
- Prepare analysis of country/regional specific new terrorism trends and challenges and recommend corresponding actions to address those issues.
- Likewise, prepare assessments and recommendations on thematic issues pertaining to law enforcement and/or border control.
- Prepare talking points and speeches for CTED senior management and other UN officials on counter-terrorism issues.
- Furthermore, participate in CTC visits to Member States to report on their compliance with relevant resolutions and make recommendations on subsequent follow-up actions to be taken.
- Clarify and disseminate international standards, codes and good practices to be applied by Member States.
- Likewise, liaise with Member States, international and regional organizations on any technical and other assistance programs available that could facilitate implementation of relevant resolutions.
- Assist in designing initiatives and activities to bring together senior practitioners on implementing various aspects of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2395 (2017) and other relevant Security Council resolutions.
- Knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, including criminal law, both substantive and procedural. 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 in prosecuting complex criminal cases.
- Similarly, 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 and a variety of legal instruments and related documents;
- Likewise, knowledge of key law enforcement and/or border control concepts as it pertains to countering terrorism;
- Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues;
- Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;
- Additionally, ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases;
- Furthermore, knowledge of contemporary international relations and of UN system, organization and interrelationships.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, security, political science, international relations or other related field.
- Also, a first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience; may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in law, national security, criminal justice; law enforcement, conflict resolution or related area.
- Likewise, experience related to counter-terrorism is desirable. Work experience related to Africa is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English (both oral and written). Furthermore, fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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