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General Service Vacancies

Legal Support Assistant, G-5
(Temporary Vacancy for the duration of five months)
18/03/2015 25/03/2015
Procurement Assistant, G-5
(Temporary Vacancy Announcement for initial period of three months)
12/03/2015 19/03/2015

Conditions of service

Staff are offered a highly competitive salary (which is not subject to Dutch income taxes) with a yearly increment and, if entitled, a dependants allowance. Furthermore, we offer extensive medical and pension plans, 30 days annual leave and 10 days official holidays.

Staff members are International Civil Servants and are expected to be discrete and loyal as regards to the interests of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Appointments are usually issued for an initial period of three months. This trial period provides both the staff member and the organization with an opportunity to determine whether the appointment was mutually satisfactory. Thereafter a renewal will be considered. However, in view of the temporary nature of the Tribunal, contracts are issued for a maximum period of one year, with the possibility of renewal.

All General Service staff are considered as local recruits and are not entitled to any expatriate benefits. The conditions of service of ICTY staff are governed by the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

There are different levels in the General Service category, recognising increasing levels of complexity. Staff are generally hired at a level that reflect their qualifications and experience.

In accordance with United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations staff must undergo a medical examination and must be medically cleared within the first six months of service.

Job requirements and qualifications at the General Service Level

The employment requirements depend on the level and complexity of the position but must minimally include:

1. High school diploma
2. At least 3 years of relevant work experience
3. Good command of the English and/or French language.

Upon review of applications a selection will be made to invite suitable candidates to participate in the required United Nations Entrance Examination.

NOTE - Required residency status

Employment with the International Tribunal is subject to relevant local laws - in the Netherlands this is the Wet op Arbeid and Vreemdelingenwet. The main points to be aware of are the following:

1. Dutch nationals and subjects of the European Union may work with the Tribunal without any prior documents, provided that their stay in the Netherlands prior to employment with the Tribunal was in compliance with local law."
2. Non E.U. nationals in possession of a Vreemdelingendocument must confirm the validity of this document and must verify the status of their working privileges. In order to work for the International Tribunal they must be in possession of a valid work permit for full-time employment and the work permit must not be limited to any specific category of job or employer.
3. Non E.U. nationals who are not in possession of aforementioned documents must return to their home country and wait for the International Tribunal to apply for a visa on their behalf.
4. Candidates selected for positions, who reside outside of the E.U. and who require a visa for the Netherlands, will be asked to provide details to the International Tribunal who will apply for a visa on their behalf.
English essential, French desirable.