for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), 2021
AJIRA MPYA TANZANIA 2021 | NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2021
Posting Title: INTERN – LEGAL AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – LEGAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Job Opening Number: 21-Legal Affairs-RMT-167956-J-Arusha (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The Office of the Prosecutor of
the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal
Tribunals (“Mechanism”) invites applications for legal internships
starting 01 December 2021 in Arusha, Tanzania. The above job opening
will be valid for one year and candidates will be selected on a rolling
basis. Please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover
The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal
Tribunals (“Mechanism”) is mandated to perform a number of essential
functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal
for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the
former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”). In carrying out these essential functions
the Mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc
international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in
the field of international criminal justice. The Registry provides
administrative, legal, policy and diplomatic support services.
Successful candidates will work under the supervision and direction of
legal officers in the Arusha Branch.
Duties of legal interns include, but are not limited to: Conducting
legal research in relation to the drafting of legal briefs, classifying
and preparing evidence for trial, assisting trial attorneys with
preparing examinations in chief and cross examinations, and proofing
witnesses. Interns may also perform research on comparative and
international criminal law issues, prepare agenda or draft discussion
papers for legal meetings and draft the corresponding minutes, draft
legal correspondence, and perform other litigation-related tasks.
Interns may also perform routine tasks such as cite checking and
compiling and collating materials.
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• Professionalism: Possesses excellent legal research and analytical
skills; 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; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
Remains calm in stressful situations.
• 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
organisational 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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
are required (i) to be in the final year of university legal studies at
the undergraduate or graduate level, or alternatively, (ii) to have
completed a non-legal undergraduate university degree and at least one
year of graduate legal studies by the time the internship commences.
Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations
Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or
skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency
in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French
will be considered an asset.
note internships are unpaid. IRMCT interns are responsible for all
internship-related expenses that they incur. Interns must therefore be
able to cover their costs of travel, insurance, accommodation, as well
as living expenses during the internship period. External sources of
funding may be available please also check our website. The United
Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents
and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of
an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance
coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming
their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained
during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or
papers based on such information except with the explicit written
authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of the IRMCT. Interns are
bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the
information to which an intern has access in the course of the
internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective
intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their
understanding and acceptance of this stipulation.
There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations or the IRMCT upon completion of the internship.
of the documents listed below are required. Incomplete applications
will not be reviewed. Due to the number of applications, only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.
must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal
application submitted via https:careers.un.org:
Please indicate your preferred internship period or available dates in your cover letter
1. A cover letter;
2. Two letters of recommendation preferably from academic or professional referees;
3. Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received);
4. A writing sample preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Mechanism and not longer than ten pages.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United
Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is
the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for
employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of
international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian
law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if
there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in
the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation”
means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability,
differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not
limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the
sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual
or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force
or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment”
means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be
expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such
conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or
creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when
the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the
perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes
other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as
wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no
restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any
capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and
subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking
The paramount consideration in the appointment,
transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the
highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting
an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to
the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to
any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff
regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited
staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new
functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by
Applicants are urged to follow carefully
all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on
the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the
information submitted in the application according to the evaluation
criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of
the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations,
resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules,
administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide
complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile
and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to
be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition,
deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that
have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for
selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information
provided in the application.
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Posting Period: 11 November 2021 – 10 November 2022