Rule of Law Officer بالخرطوم | UNITAMS منظمة

Rule of Law Officer بالخرطوم | UNITAMS منظمة 

Rule of Law Officer بالخرطوم | UNITAMS منظمة
Rule of Law Officer بالخرطوم | UNITAMS منظمة 

 Vacancy No. UNITAMS-JO-KHARTOUM-2022-100

Post Title Rule of Law Officer

Level NO-C (Fixed-Term)

Organizational Unit ODSRSG/Office of Support to Civilian Protection

Location Khartoum HQ

Number of posts 01

Issuing Date 11/5/2022

Closing Date 9/6/2022

Important note: UNITAMS will only accept properly completed and signed Personal

History Form (P.11) received before closing date. Please submit your application on

the attached P.11 ONLY. Other UN P.11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV and

Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after closing date.

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as


Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected,

subject to clearance of employment reference checks, security and medical. The

United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context,

all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in

accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity

and professional ethical standards is essential.

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only.

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.

UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly

encouraged to apply.


The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission

in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524

(2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition,

progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human

rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future

peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in

particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support

the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of

humanitarian assistance.

The position is based in Khartoum and is located in the Office of Support to Civilian

Protection. Theincumbent will report to the Senior Rule of Law Officer.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Rule of Law Officer will be responsible for

performing thefollowing duties:

• Serves as liaison, develops, and maintains strong relationships with all rule of

law interlocutors and partners in the host country, including the host

government, United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes and relevant

Member States, NGOs and civil society groups.

• Develops and implements policy frameworks related to the rule of law and the

strengthening of the criminal justice system, relevant civil society groups and

related institutions in Sudan, while implementing and advising on the legal

framework for institutional reform of the judiciary, prosecution service,

corrections system and law enforcement agencies and legal representations or


• Provides policy and operational advice to the Senior Rule of Law Officer through

information gathering, analysis and advice on Sudanese legislation, policies and

initiatives related to the judiciary, including linkages with informal justice

systems; assists in programming related activities at the national level and

handles a wider range of multi-disciplinary, complex and often sensitive and/or

conflicting matters involving issues pertaining to criminal justice policy, reform

of the judicial system, corrections system and related institutions.

• Provides innovative technical advice and assistance to local commissions and

other stakeholders in Sudan to ensure cohesive and coordinated programme


• Contributes to the development of strategic plans and policymaking frameworks

related to the rule of law in the context of the mission’s mandate and assists in

the day-to-day coordination of key activities with other mission components (e.g.

police, human rights, political affairs, gender, child protection, peacebuilding

etc.) and UN entities.

• Supports rule of law programme activities including by advising and mentoring

national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops and consultations,

supporting national criminal justice system coordination, training of national

actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system, including field offices, if


• Advises on and prepares complex legal research and analysis and other outputs,

including work unit reports and assessments, policy documents, guidelines,

briefings, and other documents as necessary.

• Participates in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant


• Represents the mission and serves on various standing boards and committees,

as required.

• Supports, convenes and participates in national level coordination, planning

and/or reform processes and donor coordination, including through provision of

support to the completion of major reviews of the justice sector and the

development of long-term national strategic plans.

• Ensures effective knowledge management and information sharing, including

developing a culture of respect for, and inclusion of, local actors in all rule of law

programme and reform initiatives.

• Takes the lead in identifying, establishing and maintaining contacts and

partnerships with other actors (national and international) in assigned areas of

responsibility with a view to pursuing work programme objectives and ensuring

participation in and effective integration of ideas in the planning and

implementation of activities.

• Performs programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of

the work unit, including contributing to the preparation of budgets, reporting on

performance and results, job interviewing and evaluation of candidates.

• Performs other related duties as required. Provides language support within the rule of law team as required.


Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is

required. A first-level university degree in any field, with a bar qualification or

equivalent, in combination with two additional years of relevant legal experience may

be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. A first-level university degree in

law, in combination with two additional years of relevant academic qualifications

and/or additional legal experience in the field of rule of law assistance, may be

accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in

implementing law reforms and overseeing the implementation of national policies and

plans in rule of law and security matters is required.

Experience as a practicing lawyer, prosecutor, judge, legal academic, legal consultant,

or adviser in the field of justice is required.

A minimum of one (1) year of experience providing technical assistance for the

development or reform of legal and rule of law institutions in a transitional,

developmental or post-conflict setting is desirable. Management experience is



English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For

the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required.


Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic

direction. Demonstrated understanding of a range of issues related to rule of law,

judicial, prosecutorial and legal systems, corrections, reform, capacity building, etc.

Knowledge of criminal law, relevant international standards on human rights and

accountability. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise

to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to

evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on

judicial affairs initiatives in assigned country/area. Ability to work under pressure, on

occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and

human suffering). Shows pride in work and 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. Takes responsibility for

incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring 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 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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from

others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance

with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own

position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for

team shortcomings.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a

competency-based interview.

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• Applicants must accurately complete, update, sign, and date the attached

United Nations Personal History form (P.11 ONLY and forward the duly

completed signed P.11 by e-mail to: الايميل

• Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-KHARTOUM-2022-100 – Rule of Law

Officer in the SUBJECT line of the email when submitting their signed P.11

form. UNITAMS will not consider any applications which are not received

directly in the VA mailbox. Other UN P.11 formats and incomplete P.11 will

not be accepted.

• Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered


• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check to verify the

accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form.

• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two

weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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