Judges of the United Nations Internal Justice System

Nairobi, Kenya | Geneva, Switzerland | New York, United States
Apply by 21 April 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 April 2018

Job Description

The United Nations (UN) is seeking judges for its internal system of administration of justice that addresses employment-related disputes.

The internal justice system includes a first instance United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) and an appellate instance United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT).

The UNDT sits in New York, Geneva and Nairobi and is comprised of three full-time judges, two half-time judges and three ad litem judges. The full-time and half-time judges serve for seven-year terms.

The UNAT is comprised of seven judges, who also serve for a fixed seven-year term. UNAT currently holds three sessions each year, each of two weeks duration. During its sessions, UNAT exercises its functions in New York but it may decide to hold sessions in Geneva, Nairobi or another duty station, as required by its caseload. The terms of four judges (one full-time judge and one half-time judge of the UNDT and two judges of the UNAT) will expire on 30 June 2019. There is an additional vacancy on the UNAT due to the resignation of incumbent judge.

The UN is undertaking the present selection process to fill these five vacancies. In particular, the UN is inviting applications for:

− One full-time judge for the UNDT in New York (for a non-renewable seven-year term starting on 1 July 2019)

− One half-time judge for the UNDT (who serves for six months of a year in one of the three locations of the UNDT – New York, Geneva and Nairobi, as assigned by the President) (for a non-renewable seven-year term starting on 1 July 2019)

− Three judges for the UNAT (two judges for a non-renewable seven-year term starting on 1 July 2019; and one judge for a term of office ending on 30 June 2019, with a possibility of re-appointment for one non-renewable term of seven years)

About the Organization

Founded after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations is an international organization made up of 193 Member States committed to maintaining international peace and security.

Every day the UN works to tackle global challenges and deliver results for those most in need.

Giving life-saving support to populations hit by humanitarian crises, helping build and keep the peace in conflict-ridden areas, supporting governments and their citizens to advance development and fight poverty, and promoting human rights worldwide are the core pillars of the work of the United Nations and the mandates it receives from its Member States.

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