This position is located in the General Legal Division, Office of Legal Affairs. The incumbent reports to the Director of the General Legal Division.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in public or private international law and/or the law of international organizations is required. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in international law will be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree. Admittance to the Bar of a Member State of the Organization, or otherwise qualified to practice law is required.
At least 15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in public and private international law, including the law of international organizations and international commercial law or related areas is required. Experience providing comprehensive general legal services to an international organization is required. Experience supervising an office, unit or section is required. Experience overseeing programmatic/administrative tasks necessary to the functioning of a work unit, including the preparation of budgetary inputs, reports on budget/programme performance, evaluations of staff performance and input for results-based budgeting is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is desirable.