Special Tribnal for lebanon

Associate Case Manager

Vacancy Ref TVA-NL-OTR-VPU-P2-800
Deadline for Applications 7 July 2017 (-375 days left)
Issuance Date 7 June 2017
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Victims Participation Unit
Post Level P-2
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a temporary appointment for the duration of the case limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Any subsequent extension(s) are subject to terms of the Tribunal’s mandate and/or the availability of the funds. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a UN organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for benefits and entitlements to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected.
The recruitment process may include a pre-selection procedure, written tests and interviews to assess levels of competency.

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.

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 applicants 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 or unsolicited open applications.

The tribunal 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 version, if available, is not an official translation and is provided for information purposes only.

A selected Associate Case Manager will be hired as staff member to the Victims Participation Unit for the duration of case but will work directly with the Victims counsel.

This announcement is also an open call to fill a Roster of qualified Associate Case Managers for future needs. Candidates will be interviewed before being admitted to the Roster. An Associate Case Manager may be selected from the Roster or may be re-interviewed.

Working directly with the Victims Counsel and with his/her delegated authority, the incumbent performs a wide range of functions within the Victims Team representing an indigent victim before the Special Tribunal.

The Associate Case Manager is responsible for the performance of the following duties:

• Prepare and update the case record for trial.

• Ensure efficient and complete logging of disclosure of documents by categorizing and summarizing documents.

• Prepare exhibits and materials for production in court.

• Monitor the evidence produced in court and ensure adequate coordination of submissions and technical liaison.

• Work with Counsel in the preparation, organization and administrative management of the case file and the pre-trial and trial hearings.

• Provide administrative and logistical support to the legal teams who will be assigned to represent indigent victims.

• Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism: 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.

• Planning and Organising: Ability to establish priorities, coordinate with others and handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.

• Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, willingness to share knowledge and encourage cooperation, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

• Accountability: Ability to work well and consistently, while observing strict deadlines.

• Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise fashion and to communicate effectively orally.

• Technological Awareness: Advanced computer skills essential. Proficiency in MS Office applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel) and other IT applications.

• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet counsels need; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas.
• Education: Advanced university degree, in a relevant related subject such as law, management, politics, information technology. Study and experience of criminal law/public international law/international criminal law/Lebanese law is an asset. A first-level university degree in combination with 4 years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

• Work Experience: A minimum 2 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience, such as experience in the practice of case management at a domestic or international criminal court. Experience in complex cases such as multi-defendant cases, terrorism, murder and organized crime cases is an asset. Prior experience in international investigations or at international criminal tribunals is an asset. Awareness of the political, historical and cultural context of the Middle East is an asset. Knowledge of databases and/or legal analysis software is an asset.

• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post, fluency in oral and written English or French is required with good knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset.