Special Tribnal for lebanon

Senior Investigator / Head of Related Cases and Operations Team

Vacancy Ref NL-OTP-PD-P5-857
Deadline for Applications 6 April 2018 (-1295 days left)
Issuance Date 7 March 2018
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR   /  Prosecution Division
Post Level P-5
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 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.

Under the supervision of and reporting to the Prosecutor or, where applicable, to the Deputy Prosecutor, the Senior Investigator will head the Related Cases / Operations Team of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) and be responsible for the performance of the following duties:

• Supervises and leads a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, analysts and lawyers responsible for conducting an inter-related review and analysis of targeted terrorist attacks occurring in Lebanon within the relevant timeframe, with a view to assessing whether any of the attacks could be connected to the attack against former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on 14 February 2005 in the manner required by the Statute of the Tribunal.

• Directs investigations in relation to attacks within the time period 1 October 2004 – 12 December 2005; advises the Prosecutor on further investigative steps to establish connection between such attacks and the attack against former Prime Minister Hariri; and provides a final report on each case to the Prosecutor.

• Reviews and advises the Prosecutor on potential investigative steps in relation to other attacks outside the timeframe ending 12 December 2005; and is responsible for providing a final report in this regard to the Prosecutor.

• Responsible for the review of in-house material, including forensic evidence, to determine the feasibility of providing investigative material to the Lebanese Judicial Authorities and / or the return of material originating from the Lebanese Judicial Authorities.

• Works with the Forensic Unit, and the Information and Evidence Management Unit to the extent necessary, to prepare any material that has been identified to be provided, or returned, to the relevant Lebanese judicial authorities.

• Provides support on investigative matters, as required, to the Ayyash et al. trial team, the Connected Cases team, or the Prosecutor.

• Liaises with the investigative component of the Beirut Office; possibility of liaison with the Lebanese authorities under the direction of and as advised by the Prosecutor, and the Deputy Prosecutor in the Beirut Office.

• Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Team, manages the staff and directs the work; supervises the work of the Forensic Unit and the Information and Evidence Management Unit; participates in the preparation and delivery of training within the OTP; encourages the development of the skills and capacities of OTP staff; and, performs other relevant duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism: In-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal investigations; progressively responsible practical experience in conducting and leading criminal investigations; excellent investigative, research, and analytical skills; ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; and ability to work independently of national and/or other influences.

• Leadership: Strong managerial and leadership skills; recognized ability to gain support to build a collaborative team; proven track record in successfully managing multi-disciplinary investigative teams in complex criminal investigations.

• Judgment/Decision making: Demonstrated sound judgment in decision-making; proactively recommends policy initiatives and strategies; takes action to achieve agreed goals; and monitors effective implementation of decisions.

• Planning and Organizing: Proven ability to plan and organize a wide range of investigative activities; to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and policies; and to coordinate the work of a team empowering its members to achieve results in their areas of responsibility.

• Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare written reports and orally convey information in a clear and concise manner; ensures that roles, responsibilities, tasks, and reporting lines are clearly conveyed to each team member; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping management and colleagues informed.

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision; takes responsibility as team leader.

• Technological Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills, experience in the use of various research methodologies, electronic analysis, and case management tools.
University degree in Criminology, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice or related field, or Diploma in advanced Criminal Investigation from a national Police Academy or law enforcement agency. Relevant professional training provided by law enforcement or intelligence agencies may be accepted in lieu of academic qualifications.

Work Experience:
At least 12 years of progressively responsible experience in a national law enforcement organization or international body as an investigator or criminal analyst with considerable professional experience in criminal investigations. Experience in conducting and managing international investigations. Proven track record of excellent management and leadership skills. Experience essential in one or more of the following areas: counter-terrorism investigations, politically motivated crimes and assassinations, organized crime, and/or homicide.

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. Knowledge of the other official languages is an asset, particularly French.