United Nations Legal Jobs in Kenya

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and ability to apply legal principles, concepts and procedures, as well as terminology for reviewing, reviewing and processing a range of legal documents. Knowledge of various legal research sources, including electronic, and ability to research and analyze information on a variety of legal issues. Knowledge of civil and/or common law legal systems and principles. Ability to interpret and apply legal instruments, develop and present findings, recommendations and opinions in a clear and concise manner. Ability to draft legal documents and work under pressure. Ability to apply good legal judgment in assignments. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrate professional competence and subject matter proficiency; is conscientious and efficient in fulfilling obligations, meeting deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; perseverance in the face of difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Take responsibility for the inclusion of gender perspectives and the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions for clarification and shows interest in two-way communication; adapts language, tone, style and presentation to the audience; Be open in sharing information and informing people. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; asks for feedback by genuinely appreciating the ideas and expertise of others; is willing to learn from others; puts the team`s agenda ahead of the personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with the final decision of the group, although these decisions may not fully reflect its own views; recognizes the team`s accomplishments and jointly takes responsibility for the team`s shortcomings.

This position is located in the Office of Staff Legal Assistance (OAS), Office of Administration of Justice in Nairobi. The Legal Aid Office shall be headed by a Chief who shall be accountable to the Executive Director, without prejudice to his or her responsibility to provide independent and impartial legal assistance to staff. Under the authority of the Executive Director, the Chief is responsible for the administration and proper functioning of the Legal Assistance Programme for Internal Justice Personnel, including administrative, disciplinary and appellate proceedings before the United Nations Court for Dispute Resolution and the United Nations Court of Appeal. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Health Unit. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in law or related area, including legal analysis, research and writing, including at least two (2) years of service in the legal department or ministry or secretariat of an international organization. Experience in professional legal work in the area of procedural and institutional issues is desirable. Two (2) years or more of experience in data analysis or related area is desirable. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, is required. Experience in a legal or legal environment within an international organization is desirable.

Experience in drafting and reviewing legal instruments is desirable. Experience in preparing legal opinions and providing advice to superiors is desirable. Experience in preparing written pleadings for a court is desirable. • Provides legal advice on the mandate and international status of the United Nations Environment Programme (Programme), its governing bodies, subsidiary bodies, rules of procedure and applicable rules, rules and resolutions of the United Nations. Conduct extensive legal research and analysis and produce legal opinions, studies, briefs and reports.• Verify credentials. Senior official in one or more areas of interest and deals independently with a wide range of multidisciplinary and complex legal issues concerning issues of public, private and administrative international law, including the interpretation and application of instruments in this area of concentration or, for the courts, criminal law (both substantive and procedural).• Participates in meetings and supervises diplomatic matters conferences, meetings of treaty bodies, commissions, committees, working groups, expert groups and other bodies, including the preparation of background papers, summaries of issues and views of delegations and reports of meetings.