Legal Officer vacancy in Geneva , Special assistant to the Deputy

Legal Officer vacancy in Geneva , Special assistant to the Deputy apply now .

The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution .

This roles needs an assistant to help held those responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic is seeking a dedicated Legal Officer in Geneva.

This role involves providing crucial support to the Deputy Head of IIIM-SYRIA.


Within delegated authority, the Special Assistant to the Deputy Head will be responsible for the following duties

Prepares in coordination with the Special Assistant to the Head and the External Relations Officer briefings for the Deputy Head’s meetings with external interlocutors as required.

Prepares background documentation and advice as to the content and direction of such meetings, attend such meetings, prepare summary documents of such meetings, and ensures follow-up to any actions decided on during such meetings.

Assists the Deputy Head in providing support with the planning process and other areas concerning the IIIM’s substantive work, particularly with a view to ensuring a coordinated approach across the office and the integration of thematic strategies into the IIIM’s work.

Plans and organizes, in coordination with the Staff Assistant, missions of the Deputy Head, prepares background materials and accompanies the Deputy Head on mission.



Thorough knowledge of international affairs and of accountability processes for core international crimes.

Ability to draft a broad range of written documents at a very high level, including correspondence, policy documents, presentations, speeches and legal documents.

Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of interlocutors, including diplomats, UN officials, civil society representatives and national prosecution authorities.

shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter , is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments.

Observing deadlines and achieving results .

Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and 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.


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 audience and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.

Identifies priority activities and assignments

Adjusts priorities as required;

allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work

foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

uses time efficiently.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science or international relations, or other relevant discipline is required.

A first-level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in law, criminal justice, international relations, social or political affairs or related area, including legal analysis, research and writing is required.

Experience in an international context, e.g., a member state’s diplomatic corps or multilateral organization such as the UN or European Union), advising senior officials in law, human rights, political affairs, international relations, diplomacy, conflict resolution or related area is required

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