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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Jerusalem
  • Grade: LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-25

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Junior Legal Researcher

Jerusalem (Israel)

Background Information - Job-specific

Specifically, the Junior Legal Researcher will contribute to the following areas (under the overall leadership and in full coordination with the Rule of law Team Leader and Advisors):

  1. Project Delivery;
  2. Project Communication and Outreach;
  3. Research, Analysis, and Writing;
  4. Presentation and Communication Support;
  5. Event Organization.

Functional Responsibilities

The Junior Legal Researcher will deliver their contributions to the following areas:

Research, Analysis, and Writing:

  1. Conduct original research and analysis related to priority projects, or other OQ strategic objectives, in response to tasking from Team Leader and Advisors and management. Support Team Leader and Advisors in conducting original and synthesized research, project or survey design, where necessary.
  2. Prepare literature reviews and other written inputs; assist in background research and drafting of new research projects; assist in the identification of field-wide best practices and translate those into case studies.

Assist the team in drafting reports, papers, briefs, and memos as requested.

Project Delivery

  1. Support the delivery of one or more work streams of an OQ priority project.
  2. Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Support the development and updating of project documentation including, Gantt charts, presentations, background research and other task relevant to the project(s)

Project Communication and Outreach

  1. Support the team, in preparation for, and during internal and external meetings.
  2. Assist in the preparation of a range of written communication documents (such as reports, letters, emails and presentations) for internal and external project stakeholders as needed.
  3. Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops and conferences.

Presentation and Communication Support:

  1. Assist OQ Advisors and Management in developing a variety of presentations both in response to project needs and other OQ priorities; work closely with Advisors to generate document structure, text and graphics, conduct research and analysis, and pull together a compelling set of materials.
  2. Draft and assemble materials for internal and external meetings, as required.
  3. Draft articles or updates for public briefing notes, OQ website, and social media, as required.
  4. Update and maintain relevant pages on OQ’s website, under supervision, as required.
  5. Support preparation of other outreach activities, as required.

Event Organization:

1.   Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops and conferences in relation to other OQ priorities, as required.


Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline such as Law.

Experience: 

A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in the Middle East, preferably with an international organization; similar number of years of work experience with the private sector is also acceptable. 

Language: 

Fluent English & Arabic Language


Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist 
Contract level:  LICA 8
Contract duration: Short-term ICA



For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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