Special Tribnal for lebanon

Analyst (for rostering purposes)

Vacancy Ref NL-OTP-PD-P3-790
Deadline for Applications 24 March 2017 (-392 days left)
Issuance Date 3 March 2017
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR   /  Prosecution Division
Post Level P-3
The Office of the Prosecutor wishes to establish a roster of suitable candidates for a P-3 Analyst post as a result of this selection process, to fill any such vacant fixed-term established or general temporary assistance posts that may arise on the Trial Team or the Connected Cases/Related Cases Team.

Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered to candidates selected from the roster to fill such a position. The successful applicant(s) will be offered either a fixed-term appointment of one year or a temporary appointment until 31 December 2017, limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) will be subject to terms of the Tribunal’s mandate and/or the availability of funds.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nations (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-screening exercise, written tests and competency-based interviews.

A roster of suitable candidates will be established for this post 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 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 Analyst will work on the Trial Team or the Connected Cases/Related Cases Team in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP). Reporting to, and under the supervision of the Strategic Analyst / Coordinator, the Analyst will be responsible to perform the following duties:

• Supervises and advises analysts in the preparation and completion of their work;
• Gives guidance to and co-ordinates junior personnel;
• Produces all-source analysis reports in support of both investigations and legal work;
• Organises multi-source data;
• Participates in the acquisition and assessment of information and evidence;
• Ensures that the necessary evidentiary and provenance chains are established for the collection of information and evidence;
• Identifies, develops, and exploits investigative leads;
• Assists preparations for, and assists in conducting interviews of suspects, witnesses, and human sources;
• Prepares analysis support plans and contributes to investigations plans;
• Assists multi-disciplinary teams conducting investigations and trial-related proceedings in the OTP;
• Provides expert technical advice to lawyers and investigators on the provision of analytical support to their respective areas of work;
• Applies knowledge of a case to the assessment of material for the fulfilment of Prosecution disclosure obligations;
• Participates in field missions, as required;
• Perform other assignments, as required.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism - Expert in analysis techniques; ability to prepare and present analysis coherently and with evidence of strong critical thinking skills; familiar with the criteria for the probative value of information; demonstrated ability to work independently of national and other external influences; ability to conduct authorised liaison with external organisations and officials; ability to contribute to the development, implementation and management of investigation plans; willing to work extended hours when necessary.

• Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender issues.

• Planning & Organizing - Excellent ability to organize complex and voluminous sets of records and facts; demonstrated ability to prepare and present reports accurately, objectively, and with relevance to requirements; ability to work under strict deadlines; capable of working under stressful conditions; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

• Communication - Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft clear and relevant reports in the English language.

• Technological Awareness - Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel; Expertise in the application of specialised analytical software and relational database tools; Skilled in the use of a variety of research methodologies and sources, including open sources.

• Education: A relevant university degree, preferably, in Political Science, Middle East Studies, Criminology, Strategic Studies or related filed. A combination of relevant professional training provided by law enforcement, military, security agencies, or international investigative and judicial organisations, together with experience in analytical/intelligence techniques may be considered in lieu of a university degree.

• Work Experience: At least 7 years of experience (5 with a Masters’ degree) working in law enforcement, military, security or intelligence agencies, judicial, or other relevant entities in functions involving the acquisition and analysis of information and evidence. The experience should ideally include one or more of the following areas: terrorism, politically motivated crimes and assassinations, organized crime and major crimes, homicide, or military and regional security issues. Familiarity with the use of call data records (CDR) in the aforementioned areas would be helpful. International experience is an asset. Knowledge of the Middle East 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 with strong drafting skills is required. Knowledge of Arabic will be considered as asset.

• Other Skills: Training and experience in the use of specialized investigative software packages will be an advantage.