Trial Support Assistant
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Trial Support Assistant


Trial Support Assistant

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Office of the Prosecutor, of the IRMCT Arusha branch, under the supervision of the Senior Trial Attorney on the Kabuga Trial Team. *Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary approval.


Administrative Assistance: Provides daily administrative assistance to the trial team in administration of the Prosecution’s case. Gives guidance to new staff on unit procedures and briefs them on general administrative matters. Maintains contact with unit members and trial team members to ensure that sufficient operational support is provided to the team and the unit. Attends team meetings and assists in timely and accurate dissemination of information to other unit staff.

Assistance to Staff: Receives and maintains log of daily filings, including confidential and public filings from Registry. Liaises with the Case Manager to ensure timely distribution of filings. Maintains appropriate electronic and physical systems for the retrieval and dissemination of documents to be used by the Case Manager and the trial team. Co-ordinates the monthly reporting of trial statistics. Provides interim administrative support to trial team in preparation for trials (i.e., preparation of disclosure, exhibits and identification and retrieval of documents). Replaces Case Manager in court, as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of the crimes committed during the genocide in Rwanda, in particular the factual and legal basis for prosecution of the ICTR cases under the IRMCT’s jurisdiction. Demonstrated computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and other systems in use by the IRMCT. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions ajira may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.


High school diploma or equivalent; demonstrated ability to use computer technology.

Work Experience

Minimum of six (6) years related administrative/technical experience.
Experience at the IRMCT, ICTR or ICTY is highly desirable.
Experience as a member of a legal team is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda is a distinct advantage. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.


There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.

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  • Location: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Job Title: Trial Support Assistant
  • Application Deadline: 2021-02-10
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