Vacancies

VACANCY #1

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OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
(SUPREME & MAGISTRATES' COURTS)

VACANCY NOTICE

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

The successful applicant would report to The Honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and/or the Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates' Courts.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Liaising with the Registrar and all supervisors in respect of matters affecting staff;
  • Conduct conferences and meetings while communicating clearly in writing and
    speech to judicial officers, employees, representatives of other government, private
    agencies and the general public;
  • Directing and co-coordinating non-judicial activities of The Judiciary;
  • Participate in the establishment of policy objectives and priorities for the judiciary;
  • Periodically evaluating the overall performance of court systems;
  • Coordinating the relevant departments in the preparation of the annual draft budget;
  • Coordinating training programs;
  • Organize and co-ordinate repairs and general upkeep of the courts;
  • Assisting with the administration of the Court Management Information System;
  • Identifying staffing needs and making recommendations regarding new appointments;
  • Investigating and resolving complaints from staff and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:-

  • Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree in Management or Administration or a related area from an accredited college or university and at least Ten (10) years supervisory experience;
  • Applicants must have knowledge of the constitutional relationship of the various arms of Government;
  • Applicant must have knowledge and experience in budget preparation;
  • Applicants must have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially, Word and Excel;
  • Applicant should be a mature person with excellent administrative and managerial skills and a keen sense of time management;
  • Ability to understand, promote and model high ethical standards;
  • Knowledge of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission regulations, the Public Service regulations and the civil and criminal procedural rules are an asset.

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 #2

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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

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OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
(SUPREME & MAGISTRATES' COURTS)

VACANCY NOTICE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as PROTOCOL OFFICER 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:-

  • Assisting with preparing for calls to the bar, special sittings of the Court, opening of the legal year, conferences and meetings, inclusive of securing venues, planning budgets and arranging travel and security as may be needed;
  • Assisting with organizing and overseeing Courtesy Calls to and by the Chief Justice and or Registrar;
  • Assisting with arranging activities and entertainment for guest as may be required;
  • Ensuring that Courtrooms are prepared for Call to the Bar and special sittings;
  • Ensuring that the Chief Justice conference room is prepared for meetings and events;
  • Ensuring that Guest are greeted and properly accommodated;
  • Providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers and guests;
  • Must be available when needed;
  • Any other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, and a working knowledge of Spanish, French or German and three (3) years relevant experience as an Assistant Protocol Officer or equivalent.
    OR
  • Possess 3 GCE ‘O’ level including English Language, some knowledge of civics and 7 years relevant experience.
  • Applicant should possess a background in the communication, budget and event planning;
  • Applicant must have knowledge of Office of the Judiciary, government officials, etiquette protocol and current events;
  • Applicant should have excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially, Word and Excel.

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 #4

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OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
(SUPREME & MAGISTRATES' COURTS)

VACANCY NOTICE

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

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

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Preparing meeting rooms and court rooms for conferences, call to bar, meetings and other official functions;
  • Greeting and escorting guest to seating;
  • Ordering and arranging refreshments, lunch, dinner as fitting the occasion;
  • Serving of food and drinks to guests;
  • Engaging with guest to address any concerns they may have;
  • Listen to any complaints that guests have and address them appropriately;
  • Providing excellent customer service;
  • Must be available when needed;
  • Representation of extreme polite behaviour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must possess a 2 GCE ‘O’ level/BGCSE including English Language;
  • Applicants should possess a certificate of completion in the Bahama Host Course, OR recognized etiquette program;
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
  • Applicant must have knowledge of Office of the Judiciary, government officials, etiquette protocol and current events;
  • Applicant should have knowledge of etiquette protocol;
  • Applicant should have excellent communication skills.alary 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 #5

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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