Special Tribnal for lebanon

Investigator (1 position and for rostering purposes)

Vacancy Ref LB-OTP-BO-P3-980
Deadline for Applications 16 March 2020 (22 days left)
Issuance Date 14 February 2020
Location Beirut
Organ / Section OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR   /  Beirut Office
Post Level P-3
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a fixed-term appointment of one-year duration or until 31 December 2020, limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (Tribunal). This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) will be subject to terms of the Tribunal’s mandate and/or the availability of funds.

The Tribunal is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nations (UN) organization. However, the Tribunal follows the UN common system of salaries, allowances and benefits to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan or secondment from their parent department/office, if selected.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this particular profile as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise, written tests and competency-based interviews.

It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted. The Tribunal is not in a position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies.

The Registrar reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. All applications will be handled with strictest confidentiality.

The English version of this vacancy announcement is authentic. The French and Arabic versions, if available, are not official translations and are provided for information purposes only.

The Investigator will work within the team of investigators of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) based in the Beirut Office of the Tribunal, and assist in conducting investigative activities, as directed by the Investigations Coordinator.

Reporting to and under the supervision of the Investigations Coordinator in the Beirut Office, the Investigator will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:

• Performs tasks as instructed by the Investigations Coordinator at the Beirut Office;

• Collects evidence and participates in field activities;

• Provides, pursuant to the instructions of the Investigations Coordinator, operational assistance to investigative activities of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), to include the interviewing of suspects, witnesses, and victims;

• Facilitates investigative missions by other OTP staff in Lebanon and the region, providing essential substantive and logistical support;

• Manages and registers information and evidence according to international standards;

• Implements witness management requirements liaising, when necessary, with the Registry Victims & Witnesses Unit;

• Liaise with local authorities as directed by the Investigations Coordinator;

• Perform other related duties which may be required by OTP senior management.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism – Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal investigations; expert knowledge of investigation techniques and procedures; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; professional and personal integrity.

• Communication – Good communication skills, including ability to explain and present technical information.

• Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

• Planning & Organizing – Effective organizational skills and ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner. Ability to multi-task, to prioritize and to complete assigned work within allocated time.

• 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.

• Creativity – Actively seeks to improve programs or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas thinks “outside the box”.

• Commitment to Continuous Learning – Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally.

• Technological Awareness – Proven expertise with various information technology office applications.
• Education: Advanced university degree in Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Middle East Studies, or other relevant field. A first level-university degree in a relevant field in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A Diploma in advanced Criminal Investigation from a national Police Academy or law enforcement agency would be an asset. A combination of relevant professional training provided by law enforcement or security agencies, and additional work experience, may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.

• Work Experience: At least five years (or seven years if in possession of a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in criminal investigations, international justice or intelligence handling with special focus on complex, large-scale cases such as terrorism cases. Experience working in the Middle East / Levant. Experience working in, or operating in close cooperation with, government law enforcement or security bodies. Experience in handling evidence. Knowledge of criminal law proceedings and trials, particularly in an international environment is advantageous.

• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written Arabic will be a great asset. Fluency in oral and written French is desirable.