Advertisement No AFCHPR/01/2015
HEAD OF LEGAL DIVISION, P5
AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
(Closing Date: 15/03/2015)
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights invites applications from citizens of African Union Member States to fill the following position:
- Job Title: Head of Legal Division
- Post Level: P5
- Supervisor: Deputy Registrar of the Court
- Directorate: Registry of the Court
- Duty Station: Arusha
2. Job Purpose
Provide to the Court a specialized legal support of high quality and ensure optimal management of all resources allocated to the Legal Division.
3. Educational Qualifications
Candidates must have a minimum of an Advanced University degree (Masters or equivalent) in law. A specialization in public international law will be an advantage.
4. Work Experience
Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant professional experience in judicial, or other relevant legal functions in relation the above defined duties and responsibilities at international level or national level in a senior executive position.
5. Other Relevant Skills
i) Demonstrate leadership abilities;
ii) Good knowledge of the African Human Rights System;
iii) Strong analytical skills and ability to prepare legal submissions, opinions and motions;
iv) Concentration, accuracy, and working under minimum supervision;
v)Respect for confidentiality and good public relations;
vi) Capacity to manage a multicultural team;
vii) Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment;
viii) Excellent drafting and argumentative skills in one of the African Union working languages;
ix) Good planning, managing and organizational skills;
x) Computer literacy
6. Language Requirement
An excellent command of African Union (AU) working languages. Knowledge of one or other several other AU languages will be an added advantage.
7. Tenure of Appointment
The appointment will be a regular for a period of three (3) years, the first twelve months of which will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.
8. Gender Mainstreaming
The African court on Human and Peoples’ Rights gives equal opportunities to male and female applicants; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Indicative basic salary of US$47,829.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (1,766.40 US$ per month), education allowance (75% of school fees up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum to a maximum of four children aged 21 years maximum), spouse allowance (5% of basic salary), child allowance (US$250 per month per child up to four children aged 21 years maximum), etc in accordance with the Rules and Regulations governing International Civil Servants of the African Union.
Applications must contain the following:
i) A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ rights;
ii) A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age and gender (comply with requirements for candidates wishing to apply for posts in African Court);
iii) Names and contact details (including email addresses) of three referees;
iv) Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
11. Address for Submission of Applications
Applications should be submitted not later than 15/03/2015 and should be addressed to the postal address or email indicated below:
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
P.O Box 6274
Tel: + 255 732 979506/9
Fax: + 255 732 979503
E-mail : email@example.com
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