UNICEF is seeking to recruit a Legal Affairs Specialist
The post is located in the Administrative Law Unit (ALU) within the Office of the Executive Director. ALU is principally responsible for advising the Deputy Executive Director, Management, on all administrative-law related matters, including on requests for management evaluation of administrative decisions brought by staff members under the UN Staff Rules and on all matters relating to possible misconduct and the disciplinary process. ALU represents the Secretary-General in proceedings before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) in all cases involving UNICEF staff members. As part of its functions, ALU assists in the development and updating of relevant administrative policies, such as UNICEF's disciplinary and prohibited conduct policies. It also advises on matters relating to the internal justice system in general, which includes liaising with the relevant stakeholders in the UN system of administration of justice, and represents UNICEF in relevant inter-agency working groups.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Administrative Law Unit, the Legal Affairs Specialist (Administrative Law Specialist) will research and provide advice on substantive and procedural matters of administrative law, including management evaluations and disciplinary cases and represent UNICEF in litigation before the UNDT, mediation processes and other formal and informal procedures.
Application close: Mar 08 2021 Central Europe Standard Time