This position is located within the Sri Lanka accountability project of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), Geneva.
The Legal Advisor will report to the Senior Human Rights Officer, Investigations Support Unit, with additional reporting to the Senior Human Rights Officer, Rule of Law and Democracy Section.
Description du poste :
In the area of concentration, within delegated authority and location, the Legal Adviser will be responsible for the following duties :
provides legal advice to the unit / division.
develops new legal modalities to meet unique needs / circumstances.
Description du profil :
Professionalism : Knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, including international law, including in relevant humanitarian, human rights and international criminal law, as well as human rights and international legal procedures and instruments.
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. Knowledge of contemporary international relations and of UN system, organization and interrelationships.
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.
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.
Leadership : Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
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 the audience.
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Accountability : Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
Takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.