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Civilian Justice/Prosecution Adviser (women-only), Multiple UN Peacekeeping missions, P4, NORDEM

South Sudan (South Sudan)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: South Sudan (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Legal - Broad
    • Security policy
    • Peace and Development
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-15

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Duties and responsibilities

  • To provide technical advice and expertise to military prosecutors on the methods and techniques employed during all phases of the prosecution process, including case development, interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects, gathering and safeguarding evidence, preparing evidence for trial, and presenting a case before the court
  • To support national authorities in the development of strategies to ensure the effective investigation and prosecution of international crimes, with emphasis on sexual violence crimes
  • To assist in the development and application of standard operating procedures, investigation and prosecution guidelines and checklists, forms for briefs and other documents for military prosecutors, in line with international standards and best practices
  • To assist military prosecutors in the recording, documenting, and filing of all cases prosecuted with the support of Prosecution Support Cells (PSCs)
  • To support national authorities in building strategies for data collection and analysis to identify criminal trends and patterns
  • To participate in donor outreach to mobilise additional support and funding for PSCs
  • To participate in analysing data collected and generated by the PSCs, as well as in the assessment of results obtained as requested by national officials
  • To contribute to the development of a communications strategy to raise awareness of the local population of the work of local justice authorities including the role of the PSCs
  • To carry out other duties as required.

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • A higher education degree in Law, or alternatively, a combination of a first-level university degree and proven experience working as a Prosecutor or Investigator of serious crimes
  • At least five years of experience as a Prosecutor, Judge, Legal Adviser, Lawyer or Investigator in a national justice system or an international organisation or an international or mixed criminal tribunal
  • Experience working in a civil law system is required and experience in cases of serious violent crimes such as homicide and sexual violence is desirable
  • Experience working on the investigation, prosecution or adjudication of war crimes and crimes against humanity is an asset
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment outside the applicant's county of nationality or in a peacekeeping environment is an advantage
  • Experience in post-conflict environment
  • Fluent in Norwegian, English and French; both verbal and written
  • Excellent IT skills
  • A drivers licence.


Professionalism - Demonstrated ability to prosecute complex criminal cases of serious violent crimes, including homicide or sex crimes. Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to prosecution. Knowledge of interviewing and interrogating techniques and practical experience in interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects. Experience in leading and cross-examination of witnesses, as well as experience in making substantial legal arguments before military tribunals, civilian courts or international tribunals. Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender perspectives and ensure the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work

Planning and Organising - Ability to work efficiently under pressure on difficult assignments within tight deadlines and possibly in hardship conditions in the field; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities

Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish trust and build professional relationships with national counterparts and colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds

Communication- Excellent communication (spoken, written and presentation) skills and ability to explain, demonstrate and teach theories, concepts, approaches and techniques relevant to prosecution of serious crimes

Judgment/Decision-making - Sound judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.

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