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UNMISS Vacancies 2023 for Rule of Law Officer Jobs in Juba Location.
UNMISS Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for UNMISS job opportunity portal for the post of Rule of Law Officer. Rule of Law Officer Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through unmiss.unmissions.org before the last date which is 16/05/2023.
Rule of Law Officer Jobs at UNMISS Details
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Rule of Law Officer Jobs Description
Mission and objectives
Under Resolution 2677 (2023), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region.
The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2024. It also emphasized that the Mission should continue advancing its three-year strategic vision defined in resolution 2567 (2021) to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance as well as free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes:
(a) Protection of civilians
(b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance
(c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process
(d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law
The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers.
Please refer to https://unmiss.unmissions.org/mandate for more information.
UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015) and 2304 (2016).
In resolution 2567 (2021), the Security Council adopted a three-year strategic vision for UNMISS to: (1) prevent a return to civil war in South Sudan; (2} build durable peace at the local and national levels; (3) support inclusive and accountable governance; and (4) facilitate the conduct of free, fair, and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Agreement. rt included an explicit direction for UNMISS to use “technical assistance and capacity building to support South Sudan to restore and reform the rule of law and justice sector, in order to strengthen protection of civilians, combat impunity, and promote accountability.”
The UNMISS Strategic Vision for 2021/2024 identified five tracks of engagement to achieve these objectives; two of the tracks are directly linked to UNMISS Rule of Law Advisory Section (RoLAS)’s ongoing and planned activities. This post will support RoLAS’s engagements with national rule of law institutions to expand access to justice. The incumbent will perform legal research and comparative analysis to shape the section’s technical advice and support for critical legal reforms aimed at enhancing individual and institutional accountability; strengthening linkages along the justice chain to increase service delivery and promote accountabil1ty; and facilitating meaningful public consultations on legal and policy reforms on topics including judicial independence, public oversight, and the effective resolution of housing, land and property disputes. Continued interventions in these areas – as the UNMISS Strategic Vision notes are designed to promote a strong and integrated justice ·chain that is key to the protection of civilians, breaking cycles of violence, and holding peace spoilers accountable, as well as to fostering a culture of accountability for the violence and human rights violations that undermine peace and stability.
Under the overall supervision of Director, Rule of Law and immediate supervision of the Senior Rule of Law Officer/Senior Judicial Affairs Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Provide technical and operational assistance to national partners in programme development, design, an (implementation to increase coordination across the justice chain and enhance capacity of national justice and security institutions to ensure accountability, including through monitoring and advocacy in support of mobile courts and other co-locations with national justice actors in Juba and Field Offices.
• Develop and maintain relations with government officials and other key players and actively promote coordination and communication between international and national partners, with a view to supporting deployment of mobile courts and ensuring that all technical advice is provided in a harmonized manner and support is consistent with international best practice and human rights.
• Support the section’s legal reform activities by researching and formulating technical legal and policy guidance for mission leadership, and international and national partners on a range of issues relating to the implementation of the R-ARCSS.
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Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
3 years of experience in the field of practicing lawyer, prosecutor, judge, legal academic or advisor in the field of justice at the national or international level, either as a magistrate, in Government, or in a law firm, with experience in criminal law matters is required.
Field experience is required, including preferably at least one year of work experience in a transitional, developmental or post-conflict setting.
Area(s) of expertise
Development programmes, Legal affairs, Security and protection
Manual transmission Required
English, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Master degree or equivalent in law is required.
A focus on transitional justice or international development is desirable.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Competencies and values
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Judgement and decision-making
• Planning and organising
Living conditions and remarks
Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.
All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non – family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.
Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.
The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
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