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Criminal Law Attorney / International Law Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

United Nations

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
International Law
Litigation - International Arbitration

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 30,2018

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Legal Officer, P4 Responsibilities: 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 of international, public, private criminal and counter-terrorism law, to include interpretation and application of international legal instruments in the area of counter-terrorism. Takes the lead in mainstreaming gender throughout CTED’s activities, as a crosscutting issue, including in country-specific assessments and reports, recommendations made to Member States related to the legislation, criminal justice, terrorism financing, border controls and the facilitation of technical assistance delivery to Member States, and briefings to the Council; assist the CTC to incorporate gender dimensions into its mandate and act as a focal point for relevant UN partner offices, as well as external partners. Leads gender-sensitive research and data collection on the drivers of radicalization for women and provide the necessary gender expertise to fulfil CTED’s mandate in close cooperation with CTED’s thematic experts on human rights and countering violent extremism; Ensures participation and leadership of women and women’s organizations in CTED’s activities in order to facilitate Member States’ development of strategies to counter terrorism and violent extremism that can be conducive to terrorism, including through countering incitement to commit terrorist acts. Prepares proposals and policy guidance on gender mainstreaming and review and monitor gender dimensions in the regions most affected by terrorism, based on relevant information and analysis, including from UN and external partners. Provides 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. Performs extensive legal research and analysis and prepares legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, indictments and correspondence; provides legal advice. Services 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. Reviews, advises 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 standing boards, committees, ad hoc working groups and task forces, as required; coordinate and participate in Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) visits to Member States to assess and report on their compliance with relevant resolutions and international instruments on counter-terrorism, and prepare follow-up visits thereafter; promotes the work of the organizations and represents the organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. Coordinates and direct 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international law or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing is required. A minimum of three years of experience in the field of gender policy analysis and mainstreaming is desirable. Experience related to counter-terrorism is desirable. English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Deadline: 11 February 2018

Additional info

Job Opening Number: 17-Legal Affairs-CTED-90206-R-New York (X)

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United Nations
1st Avenue at 46th Street
New York City, NY 10017