Monday, June 25, 2012
Evidence Management Clerk, G-4. STL, Leidschendam. Open until 19 July 2012
Evidence Management Clerk (for rostering purposes) Vacancy Ref TVA-NL-OTP-ID/PD-G4-444 Deadline for Applications 19 July 2012 Issuance Date 20 June 2012 Location Leidschendam Organ / Section OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR / Specialized Operations Group Post Level G4 Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a temporary appointment limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Any subsequent extension(s) are subject to the terms of the Tribunal's mandate and/or the availability of funds. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a UN organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for benefits and entitlements to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected. Responsibilities The Evidence Management Clerk will either be placed in the Prosecutions Division working within the Legal Advisory and Disclosure Section or the Investigations Division working within the Evidence Custody Team, depending on operational requirements at the time of recruitment. Under the supervision of the Evidence Custody Coordinator or Legal Officer (Legal Advisory & Disclosure Section) the Evidence Management Clerk will be responsible for undertaking the activities relating to the appropriate, processing, storage, searching, and assessment and linking of evidence on a project-by-project or on-going basis. This may include: pre-digitization hardcopy/analogue media preparation and digitization of such media; performing optical character recognition processing of digitized media; electronic naming/categorizing/registering of media including manual and electronic bates stamping of same; organising, storing and auditing (both physical and/or electronic) of media; liaising with supervisors to ensure the appropriate storage and processing of evidence; undertaking comprehensive searches of the evidence collection for information that may mitigate the guilt of an accused or affect the credibility of prosecution evidence, that is to be disclosed as part of the trial procedure; preparing records based on searches in relevant databases such as iBase, pertaining to specific witnesses; linking relevant database entities, electronic naming/categorizing/registration of documents and making other preparations for disclosure; liaising with supervisors to ensure the materials are properly searched and exploited; Performing all other relevant tasks as directed by the Evidence Custody Coordinator or Legal Officer; Undertaking of any other tasks as required. Knowledge and Skills • Professionalism - Knowledge of document management preferably in an investigation, litigation support or law enforcement environment; Ability to apply knowledge of investigative requirements to the processing and storage of evidence and related documents; Familiarity with the nature of potentially evidentiary materials and the importance of appropriate handling/processing and storage; Capable of working independently and apply good judgment in the context of assignments given and to respond appropriately when difficulties or conflicts arise; Ability to apply and maintain confidentiality and to work free of national influences; Excellent attention to detail; Ability to identify and record relevant metadata. • Client Orientation - Excellent client orientation skills. • Planning and Organising - Ability to effectively work under pressure with deadlines and on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. • Technology Awareness – Expertise in using document processing tools such as digitising/scanning software and optical character recognition software; Full proficiency in the use of Microsoft XP, Microsoft Office and Database software. • Communications - Excellent communication (oral and written) skills, including drafting and editing skills. • Teamwork - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Qualifications Education: Completion of secondary education; formal training and/or demonstrable experience in law-enforcement, information/intelligence management, evidence management and/or archive management. Experience: at least 4 years of practical experience in information management support, preferably in an investigation, litigation support or law enforcement environment. Experience in an international investigative environment would be advantageous and may mitigate the time experience requirement. Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. The ability to read, write and understand fluent Arabic is essential.