Vacancies

VACANCY #1

VACANCY NOTICE

Judicial Research Counsel

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Judicial Research Counsel within the Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence.

The successful applicant would report to The Hon. Chief Justice and the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Conduct research in connection with court actions, applications and on legal issues assigned by a Justice of the Supreme Court;
  • Prepare first draft of judgments and reasons for review by Justices of Supreme Court;
  • Review and summarize evidence, procedural history and legal issues in relation to matters before the Supreme Court;
  • Attend hearings and discuss the relevant legal issues;
  • Prepare headnote of judgments;
  • Format, edit and proofread completed judgments in preparation for delivery;
  • Liaise with all staff in the Supreme Court Registry and clerks of the court as necessary with regard to listings;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Justice and or the Registrar.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:-

  • Analytical Ability – Accurately identifies key elements to legal issues and presents logical, and clearly presented arguments. Knows how to conduct thorough and accurate legal research.
  • Written and Oral Communication – Expresses thoughts clearly and effectively, using appropriate style and reflective of a good command of the spoken and written language.
  • Making Effective Decisions – Uses sound judgment to provide accurate and professional advice. Makes appropriate decisions or deductions from information presented.
  • Time Management – Can demonstrate independent planning, organizing and good time management when working under pressure and the ability to work on tasks alone.
  • Collaborating & Partnering – Creates and maintains positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people and can adapt communication style to different situations.
  • Drive and Determination – Uses own initiative and is motivated to do well and complete clear objectives. Determined to succeed.  Must have a high level of energy and drive to be able to cope with multiple demands.
  • IT Skills - Exceptional knowledge of legal research databases. Particularly LexisNexis, Justis, WestLAw, and JustCite.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs.  Specifically Word, Excel and Access.

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Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree from an accredited institution
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas or proof of approval for admission by 30th December 2021.

Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

The appointment will be for two (2) years.

Interested persons should email a cover letter and resume to the Registrar of the Supreme Court at geofrickahepburn@bahamas.gov.bs or delivered by hand to the Office of the Registrar, Second Floor, Supreme Court Annex 1, East and Shirley Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas on or before Friday, 10th September 2021.

VACANCY #2

 

OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
(SUPREME & MAGISTRATES' COURTS)

VACANCY NOTICE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as ASSISTANT PROTOCOL OFFICER within the Office of the Judiciary (Supreme & Magistrates' Courts), New Providence, The Bahamas.

The successful applicant would report to The Honourable Chief Justice and the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Assisting with preparing for conferences and meetings;
  • Assisting with greeting, seating and engaging guests;
  • Answering phone calls and answering questions relating to events;
  • Providing excellent customer service;
  • Representation of extreme polite behaviour;
  • Must be available when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must possess a 2 GCE ‘O’ levels/BGCSE including English Language;
  • Applicants should possess a certificate of completion in the Bahama Host Course, or recognized etiquette program;
  • Applicant must have knowledge of Office of the Judiciary, government officials, etiquette protocol and current events;
  • Applicant should have excellent communication skills and have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Applicant should possess a background in event planning;
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience;
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Application forms may be obtained online at www.bahamas.gov.bs. Forms should be completed and returned with certified supporting documents of qualifications to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, 2nd Floor, Supreme Court Annex 1 (formerly known as the Ansbacher Building) on or before 6th December 2019.

VACANCY #3

OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
(SUPREME & MAGISTRATES' COURTS)

VACANCY NOTICE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as DIRECTOR OF COURT SECURITY/MANAGER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY SERVICES within the Office of the Judiciary (Supreme &  Magistrates' Courts), New Providence, The Bahamas.

The successful applicant would report to The Honourable Chief Justice and the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Ensuring a secure environment for all Judicial officers, staff and the public by organizing and providing protective security;
  • Oversee Court Marshals attached to the Supreme and Magistrate’s Courts;
  • Implementing systems and procedures to ensure that proper searches and screenings are carried out on all persons entering the Court facilities at all locations;
  • Indentifying and correcting breeches in security and recommending new policies and r policy changes as needed related to court and personnel security;
  • Ensuring that there are adequate physical security of the Court buildings and equipment;
  • Organizing and scheduling security details;
  • Serve as the Courts' liaison with Department of Corrections, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defense Force to ensure the safety of Judges, Magistrates, Registrars, Staff, the Public and court buildings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful applicant must have a Masters Degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis.
    OR
  • A Bachelors Degree in Management or a related area, with a minimum of ten (10) years experience in Security Services, five of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • The Applicant should have knowledge of technical aspects of the court security operations and knowledge of the laws of the Bahamas;
  • The position requires knowledge of and experience in the development of security plans and management of security services;
  • The Applicant must have the ability to work independently, develop written reports, plans, and procedures, exercise discretion, confidentiality, and impartiality;
  • The Applicant must be computer literate and able to utilize a personal computer, office equipment and job related software;
  • The Applicant must possess Supervisory skills as they would be responsible for supervision of Court Security operations and staff, including performance evaluation reports and participation in selection and training;

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Application forms may be obtained online at www.bahamas.gov.bs. Forms should be completed and returned with certified supporting documents of qualifications to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, 2nd Floor, Supreme Court Annex 1 (formerly known as the Ansbacher Building) on or before 6th December 2019.

VACANCY NOTICE NO: 2056

POST: Legal Officer

GRADE: P4

DUTY STATION: Geneva, Switzerland

COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY: 17 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

NATURE OF APPOINTMENT: Fixed-term - 2 years

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Governance Services Department

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the WMO Legal Counsel, the incumbent works in the area of administrative and international law and will perform the following duties:

(a) Provide authoritative legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions of considerable complexity and sensitivity, which may include inter alia those related to administration and management, procurement and contracts, and privileges and immunities;

(b) Organize and supervise research studies and the preparation of legal opinions, as well as perform extensive legal research and analysis on highly complex or novel legal issues/questions and prepare legal opinions, briefs, reports, and correspondence in relation to the Organization's activities;

(c) Legal review, negotiation and drafting of agreements, commercial contracts and other legal instruments, including trust fund, contribution and cooperation agreements, advice on legal and operational issues arising in connection with partnerships with the private sector, and institutional and operational modalities for activities of the Organization;

(d) Provide legal advice on the interpretation and application of the Staff Regulations and Rules, including the review of administrative decisions; prepare draft amendments to the Staff Regulations and Rules; draft administrative issuances or
amendments thereto and verify their consistency with the existing regulatory framework; prepare analyses and evaluations of human resources policies and practices;

(e) Represent the Organization in the course of appeals to internal and external bodies, drafting, reviewing and/or clearing responses on behalf of the Organization prior to submission;

(f) Develop, maintain and support partnerships with
governments, United Nations bodies and initiative and other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations;

(g) Provide legal support to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change;

(h) Provide legal advice, support, and review regarding the drafting of Memoranda of Understanding and other public and private partners;

(i) Serve on various standing boards, committees, ad hoc working groups and task forces, as required; promote the work of the United Nations and represent the Organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.;

(j) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Master's degree or equivalent in law.

Experience

A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience as a qualified lawyer in law, including legal analysis, research and writing legal opinions. Experience as a lawyer in a legal office of an international intergovernmental organization, a
law firm or Government. Experience dealing with issues related to the operational activities of international organizations, including their status and their associate privileges and immunities. Experience working as a lawyer in the United Nations common system.

Other requirements

High sense of integrity, responsibility, and maturity of judgment; ability to work autonomously; good level of initiative and creativity; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage multiple workloads; ability to draft reports, correspondence and legal documents clearly and succinctly in English; good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; familiarity with the work of WMO and its cosponsored Secretariats, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.

Languages

Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)

The Secretary-General may appoint a candidate at a grade below the advertised grade of the post, with the possibility of promotion to that grade within three years of appointment, subject to satisfactory appraisal of performance.

Possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds and pending satisfactory performance after an initial probationary period of one year which can be extended up to a maximum of two years.

SALARY AND ALLOWANCES
Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$72637

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 58836 (in addition to the net base salary)

Additional Information:
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of 20 to 24 January 2020.

Date of issue of vacancy notice: 26 November 2019

Please see the following link for application details: https://erecruit.wmo.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=36557&vaclng=en