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•Professionalism: Knowledge of international law, in particular as it relates to the interpretation and application of the UN Charter and the law and practice of the Organization. Knowledge of the institutions and organization of the United Nations system. Knowledge of the work of international mechanisms on criminal accountability. Ability to apply legal skills to analyze a variety of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and develop innovative and creative solutions. Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct in-depth legal research on a range of topics, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; Knowledge of legal drafting and expression, as well as the ability to produce legal opinions and a variety of legal instruments and related documents. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive and complex legal issues. Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under time pressure and manage multiple simultaneous projects/cases. Knowledge of contemporary international relations and organizations of the United Nations system and their interrelationships. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrate professional competence and subject matter proficiency; is conscientious and efficient in fulfilling obligations, meeting deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; perseverance in the face of difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, is required.

At least two years of professional activity as a lawyer in the legal department of a department or ministry or in the secretariat of an international organization is required. Experience in professional legal activity in international law issues governing privileges and immunities is desirable. Experience in professional legal work in drafting and negotiating international agreements is desirable. Experience in providing professional legal advice on issues of international criminal responsibility is desirable. Experience in the use of exhibits and information as potential evidence in criminal proceedings is desirable. A minimum of two years of experience working with the United Nations or a related intergovernmental organization is desirable. In accordance with Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of staff is the need to ensure the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. Applicants will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

The term “sexual exploitation” means any abuse or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, difference in power or trust for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, monetary, social or political gain resulting from the sexual exploitation of others.