Legal Affairs Job Vacancy at United Nations - March, 2024

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JOB TITLE: Legal Affairs

Work Location

Arusha, Tanzania

Expected Duration

3-6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting and Reporting:

Applications are being accepted for several legal internships in Arusha, Tanzania, starting in April 2024 by the Office of the President of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (referred to as the "Office of the President" and the "Mechanism" respectively). Generally speaking, internships last between three and six months. In your cover letter, please specify the duration of your desired internship. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia carried out several crucial tasks that the Mechanism must do. The President of the Mechanism ("President") receives administrative, judicial, institutional, diplomatic, and legal support from the Office of the President in her duties. Accountabilities: Interns in the President's Office can assist the President with various tasks. Interns could

  1. Conduct comprehensive legal research.
  2. Assist in the drafting and proofreading decisions, orders, and other judicial documents.
  3. Assisted in preparing reports for the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly.
  4. Analyze relevant laws, rules, and policies.
  5. Assist in the drafting of speeches or official correspondence.
  6. Provide support in advising on press and policy matters.
  7. Observe court hearings.

Interns may also perform routine tasks such as compiling and collating materials and other duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Candidates must fulfil one of the following requirements at the time of application: One of the following options is available: (a) enrol in or have finished the final year of a first university legal degree program (minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent); (b) enrol in or have completed a law school graduate program (second university degree (Master Degree) or equivalent, or higher). To apply for the United Nations Internship Program, you do not need to have any prior employment experience. During your internship, your education, experience, advanced coursework, and skills should help the UN. Prior legal expertise is preferred. Candidates need to be adept with standard software programs and computer literate.

Languages

The Mechanism may operate in both French and English. It is necessary to speak and write English fluently. Proficiency in French is preferred. Proficiency in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, or Kinyarwanda is preferred.

Additional Information

Special Notice:

Note that internships are not compensated. Interns at Mechanism are in charge of covering all internship-related costs. As a result, interns must be able to pay for their travel, lodging, and living expenses throughout the internship. The United Nations disclaims liability for expenses from mishaps and illnesses contracted while interning. As a result, after being awarded an internship, interns are expected to obtain appropriate insurance coverage and to sign and send a statement attesting to their comprehension and acceptance of these terms of service. Any unpublished material that interns learn during their internship must be kept private, and they are not permitted to publish any reports or papers based on this knowledge unless they have the Chief of Human Resources of the Mechanism's express written consent. The same rules and responsibilities apply to interns and staff workers, and any information an intern gains access to during their internship cannot be shared with other parties. Each potential intern must complete the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to show that they understand and agree to this requirement. After the internship, there should be no expectation of employment with the UN or the Mechanism. The UN is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, varied, and respectful environment. Regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, cultural background, ethnicity, or disability, the UN hires and employs people. When requested and specified in the application, reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities may be given to facilitate participation in the hiring process.


Text Particular to Interns


The UN does not provide interns with financial compensation. The costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or the institutions who sponsor them. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is being performed might need to obtain the required work permits and visas. Interested candidates should discuss the exact requirements for their type of visa before accepting the internship offer.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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