Director Rule Of Law , Haiti
Employer: United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
Location : Port Au Prince
Closing Date: 13 August 2015
Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
Org. Setting and Reporting
Under the overall authority of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), the Rule of Law Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Guide MINUSTAH’s strategic engagement with the Government of Haiti, bilateral partners and civil society actors relevant to rule of law matters by liaising with and forging effective professional relationships with government officials, political actors, leaders of civil society and international and national professionals, and serving as an interlocutor for the international community, including the Core Group, regional and sub-regional actors and organizations, the diplomatic community and the wider UN system, in order to build consensus on the reform of rule of law, governance and oversight mechanisms in Haiti.
2. Through the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and in close cooperation with the heads of the Model Jurisdictions Section, the Independence and Accountability Section, the Institutional Support and Law Reform Section, the Corrections Advisory Unit, the Community Violence Reduction Section, and the Police Commissioner, provide overall strategic vision and leadership for the Mission's efforts to support the reform of the justice, police, and corrections systems and ensure that support to these reform processes proceeds in a coordinated and integrated manner; In close cooperation with international partners, lead MINUSTAH's rule of law efforts towards future transition planning and capacity building of national authorities; Continue the Mission’s efforts to achieve improved donor coordination, including through established frameworks such as the table sectorielle for rule of law reform. Strengthen coordination and coherence in the rule of law sector by acting as a key source of information and analysis of rule of law-related assistance efforts, both United Nations and external. Represent the Mission at international, regional, interagency meetings, seminars and conferences as required. Ensure cohesion amongst the activities of the United Nations Police, the Justice sections, Civil Affairs and Human Rights sections as their work pertains to rule of law reform. Participate in the Mission's senior management group as requested.
3. Directly supervise all activities of the Corrections Advisory Unit, the Independence and Accountability Section, the Institutional Support and Law Reform Section, the Model Jurisdictions Section and the Community Violence Reduction Section.
4. Coordinate and oversee the analysis of information and preparation of analytical materials and assessments related to rule of law reform; Coordinate and oversee the preparation of various high-quality written materials such as reports to inter-governmental bodies, statements, notes, speeches and briefing; Lead fact finding, planning and other activities within assigned area of responsibility and draft reports thereon.
5. Provide substantive and technical advice to the senior management of the Mission on rule of law issues; Perform other
related duties as requested by the senior management of the Mission.
Professionalism - 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and Organizing - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority 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.
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.
Leadership - Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows courage to take unpopular stands; provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Managing Performance – Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in law, political science or international relations or other disciplines related to rule of law. A first level degree (Bachelors) together with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in rule of law reform, human rights, international relations, conflict resolution, public administration or political affairs at the national and international levels, preferably in a multilateral context. Excellent and proven managerial skills. Sound knowledge of the challenges of peacekeeping and of UN rules and procedures and/or professional experience in the region is highly desirable. Demonstrated understanding of the implementation of rule of law reform strategies in a national, regional or international context, and experience in inter-agency coordination processes are highly desirable.
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