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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Legal Officer, P4 The candidate will serve as a lead officer in analysing the status of implementation by Member States of UN Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2322 (2016) and 2354 (2017) concerning the global fight against terrorism, independently handle a wide range of multidiscipline and complex legal matters involving issues of international, public, private, criminal and counter-terrorism law, to include interpretation and application of international legal instruments in that area of counter-terrorism. Will prepare and draft reports on States evaluated and propose recommendations and solutions to the difficulties observed in complying with relevant Security Council resolution(s). 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 trends and challenges and recommend corresponding actions to the CTC to address those issues. Prepare talking points and speeches for CTED senior management and other UN officials on counter-terrorism issues. 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. Liaise with Member States, international and regional organizations on any technical and other assistance programmes 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), 2322 (2016) and 2354 (2017). Prepare regional and thematic presentations to the CTC and/or for the general membership. Represent CTED, as requested, at international or regional conferences or meetings to which the Executive Director has been invited and represent CTED in coordinating meetings with UN entities dealing with counter-terrorism. Provide legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions of considerable complexity, particularly as it relates to counter-terrorism, including criminal investigation, prosecution and adjudication of counter-terrorism cases, provide draft recommendations for the Committee's consideration that focus on more effective and detailed implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions and international legal instruments on counter terrorism etc. Perform extensive legal research and analysis and prepares legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports and correspondence; provides legal advice. Service Counter-Terrorism committee, its special meetings, task forces, expert groups and other bodies as required, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports, etc. Review, advise on and drafts complex agreements, institutional and operational modalities and other legal documents. Develops new legal modalities to meet unique needs/circumstances. Serves on various ad hoc working groups and task forces, as required. Coordinates and participates in Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) visits to Member States to assess and report on their compliance with relevant resolutions on counter-terrorism, promotes the work of the United Nations and represents the organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. Coordinates and directs teams of other legal officers dealing with different aspects of CTED mandate as required, and/or mentors and supervises the work of junior officers on specific projects. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, security, political science or other related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Must have 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in law, national security, law enforcement, criminal justice, conflict resolution, research and analysis or related area is required. Experience related to counter-terrorism is desirable. Knowledge of international counter-terrorism instruments, including criminal and counter-terrorism law, is required. Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official language is an advantage. Note: This temporary position is available for an initial period of 6 months with the possibility of an extension.
Application Deadline: 18 April, 2018.
Job Opening Number: 18-Legal Affairs-CTED-93207-R-New York (X)
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