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Special Tribnal for lebanon

Assistant Evidence Reviewer

Vacancy Ref TVA-NL-OTP-PD-P1-850
Deadline for Applications 24 March 2018 (-147 days left)
Issuance Date 21 February 2018
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR   /  Trial Section
Post Level P-1
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 a duration of six months, 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 STL is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nation (UN) organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for salaries, 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.

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 STL 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.

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

*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.


Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Legal Officer and Associate Case Manager, Case Management Team, the Assistant Evidence Reviewer is responsible for the performance of the following duties:

• Review evidentiary materials and extract relevant or exculpatory information pertaining to the case(s);

• Support the process of disclosure and trial preparation, including by carrying out evidence review in accordance with relevant guidelines; identifying documents for disclosure, preparing summaries of evidence, and proposing and implementing redactions to documents for disclosure or use at trial;

• Assist and support the proceedings by identifying and retrieving information for use by the teams in a trial / litigation perspective;

• Carry out searches and reviews of materials based on specific criteria ;

• Work in the evidence databases and create reports;

• Use software to record analysis and findings, check information and prepare redactions;

• Maintain organised files and work accurately and efficiently to meet tight deadlines, and;

•Perform any other functions as required.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism - Strong analytical and evaluative skills combined with good judgment; proven ability to effectively review and edit the work of others; Diplomacy and tact.

• Planning and Organising - Demonstrated planning and organisational skills; ability to establish priorities and to plan, organise and meet deadlines in a complex, dynamic environment; resourcefulness, sound judgment and decision-making skills; strong coordination skills.

• Communications - Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials; ability to prepare written reports and orally convey information in a clear, concise, accurate and meaningful manner.

• Teamwork - Excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to work effectively with other staff in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; integrity; ability to operate across organisational boundaries.

• Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology. Proficiency in the use of computer tools
Qualifications
•Education: University degree, in law or related subject. Study of criminal law/public international law/international criminal law/Lebanese law is an asset. Documented equivalent combination of relevant experience and formal education may be considered appropriately.

•Work Experience: At least 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience. Experience in the practice of case management at a domestic or international criminal court is an asset. Experience in complex cases such as multi-defendant cases, terrorism, murder and organised 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 analysis software is an asset. Possession of an advanced University degree in a relevant field may be considered in substitution of years of experience.

•Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable. Knowledge of French is an asset.

•Other: Demonstrated ability to use document database software and document editing software.