Job Opportunity with the United Nations as an Information and Evidence Officer in Switzerland

Date limite : 09 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity with the United Nations as an Information and Evidence Officer in Switzerland

United nations announces a job opportunity to work as an information and evidence officer. This position is located within the international, impartial and independent mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under international law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM). The incumbent will be assigned to lead information and evidence review and analysis projects in harmony with the needs of investigators, analysts, and legal officers; manage and mentor a team of information and evidence officers; and provides expert advice on complex aspects of evidentiary systems and protocols. The incumbent will report to the mechanism's chief of the Information Systems Management Section (IIIM/ISMS).


You must have:

  1. Comprehensive knowledge and expertise in eDiscovery data retrieval and analysis, data processing work or document review support work.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of the eDiscovery Reference Model (EDRM) as well as recent developments in legal technology.
  3. A thorough understanding of search strategies and technologies (both text and non-text), data and metadata, and technology assisted review, as well as scripting skills (e.g., Python, JavaScript, Ruby, T-SQL, or VB) for data processing and automation.
  4. Proven ability to assist with or contribute to complex criminal investigations, including expertise in documentation and has excellent analytical capacity. 
  5. Be familiar with agile project management methodologies and its practical application to investigation scenarios and shows pride in work and in achievements.
  6. Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments.
  7. Observing deadlines and achieving results.
  8. Be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  9. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise.
  10. Be willing to learn from others.
  11. Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  12. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  13. Identifies priority activities and assignments.
  14. Adjusts priorities as required.
  15. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  16. Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly.
  17. Gathers relevant information before making a decision.
  18. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them.
  19. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization.
  20. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information.
  21. Checks assumptions against facts.
  22. Determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision.
  23. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
  24. Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in information science, information systems, computer science, library science, law, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  25. Certification in eDiscovery, or an eDiscovery related system.
  26. It's preferred to have certification in data protection.
  27. It's preferred to have certification in Nuix or encase.
  28. It's preferred to have certification in project management.
  29. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible work experience in information management or related area, of which a minimum of five years in eDiscovery.
  30. Prior experience in the legal industry.
  31. Experience in electronic evidence acquisition.
  32. Experience in litigation project management.
  33. It's preferred to have experience in both left-side and right-side EDRM activity including the collection and preservation of digital evidence.
  34. It's preferred to have experience in supervising a team.
  35. Fluency in English and knowledge of Arabic and French.

Your Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the incumbent may be responsible for the following duties:

Takes the lead in strategy, planning and implementation of complex eDiscovery projects by:

  • Determining the technical objectives of investigative and analytical tasks, developing ways to implement them, and planning and directing implementing activities.
  • Overseeing the population of evidence systems to ensure the proper storage of information and evidence.
  • Leading the analysis of technical data structures to direct staff on appropriate methods for information extraction while ensuring forensic integrity and responding to complex queries from users.
  • Facilitating the resolution of issues relating to search queries and providing expert advice in the identification of material of interest.
  • Liaising directly with third-parties such as vendors, experts, government entities, non-governmental bodies, individuals, or legal counsels and discussing solutions to complex technical issues related to defensible evidence handling and data transfer.
  • Directing provision of and providing expert consulting services to downstream third-party judicial and prosecutorial entities regarding technical aspects of review, analysis and information retrieval.
  • Monitoring project progress against plan, and benchmarks, ensuring compliance with section's standards, guidelines.

Manages, develops, empowers and mentors information and evidence officers by:

  • Defining, packaging and resourcing services in support of the mechanism's mandate and in accordance with the section's project management framework.
  • Supervising and prioritizing activities and workloads of information and evidence officers.
  • Encouraging innovative and creative approaches to complex investigative and data challenges in accordance with the section's information governance strategy.
  • Supporting the career development, training and mentoring of staff on evidence handling, data protection, investigation technology and eDiscovery.
  • Overseeing and enforcing evidence handling standards and custodial obligations of the evidence team, removing barriers to team success, and maintaining accountability with the team.

Leads complex aspects of system design, evaluation and application support by:

  • Providing expert advice on complex system design of the Mechanism's evidentiary protocols and the related infrastructure; identifying needs for modifications.
  • Developing complex technical documents, and standard operating procedures, overseeing the technical evaluation of proposals received.
  • Leading the development and overseeing the delivery of training programs on eDiscovery and its tools for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Acting as an administrator of eDiscovery tools.
  • Performing other duties as requested.

About United Nations:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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