3 Head of OTP Office
Jobs at:International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Deadline of this Job:
19 December 2020
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa
Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The post is located in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Prosecutor and Chief of Staff, and in coordination with the Officer-in-Charge, Senior Trial Attorney and Senior Investigator. .
The incumbent will provide administrative, legal and investigative support to the Office of the Prosecutor by:
•Maintaining official relations and liaison with Rwanda, regional and international authorities in connection with the Mechanism’s judicial activity;
•Maintaining official relations and liaison with, and coordinating operational assistance to, local and regional prosecution services;
•Maintaining official relations and liaison with non-governmental organizations, particularly victims associations
•Locating and assisting witnesses;
•Providing administrative, security and logistical support to Mechanism staff on mission to the field;
•Respond to requests for assistance and follow-up inquiries for the successful completion of investigations and prosecutions;
He/she will implement measures to maintain strict security and confidentiality of all information received and follow-up inquiries from OTP Teams.
•Professionalism: Knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments, including international criminal law, with a particular emphasis on the practice of the ICTR and IRMCT. Knowledge of the crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994. Sound knowledge of the functioning of criminal investigations and prosecutions at the national and international levels. Strong analytical skills combined with good judgment. Proven ability to exercise judgment, initiative and discretion in working with local court authorities, NGOs, government representatives, etc. 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.
•Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
•Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
•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.
• 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.
Job Qualifications: Not Specified
• Advanced university degree in Political Science, Law, International Relations, Public Sector Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related area. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
• Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the specific sector of responsibility (including supervisory and management functions) or related areas such as working with community groups, NGOs and/or international relief or peacekeeping operations.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, working knowledge of English, both written and oral, is required. Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda is required.
There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
Work Hours: 8
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