Chief, Registry Job Arusha at International Residual Mechanism For Criminal Tribunals | Deadline: 25th August, 2018

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Posting Title: Chief, Registry, P5
Job Code Title: Chief, Registry, P5
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Posting Period: 27 July 2018 - 25 August 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Legal Affairs-RMT-101380-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
•This position, as Officer-in-Charge of the Registry, Arusha Branch, is located in the Immediate Office of the Registrar, Arusha Branch. Under the supervision of the Registrar, the incumbent will provide overall management for the operations of the Registry at the Arusha Branch. 
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•Manage and exercise executive and operational authority over Registry staff of the Arusha Branch.
•Provide advice to the Registrar on all issues concerning the activities of the Registry at the Arusha Branch.
•In coordination with the Chief of the Hague branch, assist and provide advice to the Registrar on matters of common concern between both branches.
•Advise and assist the Registrar on coordination with the other organs of the Mechanism.
•Supervise and coordinate the operations of the Arusha Branch and supervise the provision of services to the Arusha Branch and the Mechanism as a whole.
•Oversee the provision of administrative services to the Arusha Branch.
•Oversee the external relations and communications services of the Mechanism.
•Review all incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, briefs, policies of the Arusha branch.
•Develop and maintain a wide network of diplomatic and other contacts and interaction with officials of the United Nations, Member States, nongovernmental organisations and other stakeholders.
•Provide advice and assistance to the Registrar in the formulation of the Registry’s strategic vision and policy in the areas of external relations and communications and coordinate the implementation of the same.
•In the event of the absence of the Registrar from the Arusha Branch, deputize for him.

•Professionalism – Thorough knowledge of and experience in external relations matters, court administration and the operations of United Nations tribunals, in particular with respect to the responsibilities of the Registry. Proven management skills and ability to manage a multi-skilled team in an international environment. Excellent negotiation and communication skills. Excellent drafting and editing skills. 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; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

•Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• 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 organisational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

•Leadership – Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

•Judgement/Decision-making – Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organisation; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
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Advanced university degree in law, economics or other relevant field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. 

Work Experience
Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience, preferably related to international organisations. Previous managerial experience required, preferably in an international criminal tribunal. 

Fluency in one of the working languages of the Mechanism, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other would be an asset. 

There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview. 

Special Notice
The appointment is limited to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.

Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. 

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