Paralegal – G06
|Type of Appointment:||Series A - Short Term|
|Duration of Contract:||6 months|
|Secretary/Department/Off.:||The Exec. Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights|
|Duty Station:||US - Washington D.C.|
|Job Family:||Human Rights Commission|
|Job Category:||General Services|
|Employment Schedule:||Full time|
|# of Openings:||1|
Annual Basic Salary (net of taxes):
Annual Post Adjustment (net of taxes):
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Review correspondence that pertains to petitions and cases at the stages of initial review, admissibility and/or merits, provided by the parties, in order to determine, according to the processing protocol, the procedural action that must be adopted and instruct the preparation of model letters that need to be prepared for carrying out that procedural action or directly respond to the party by e-mail. this requires knowledge of the different procedural stages of proceedings before the IACHR and the ability to identify at what point of proceedings each petition and case is at based on the information received and the information in the systems.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Essential: High school or technical/commercial training and seven years of relevant experience in administrative operations and/or secretarial work OR advanced training and five years of relevant experience.
Desirable: Experience or knowledge of the OAS mandates and priorities as related to Human Rights and/or the dynamics of the Inter-American agenda and system. Paralegal experience or secretarial experience in law firms or other organizations that routinely work with case files and data management systems.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, and Excel) and software applicable to the area of work.
Essential – Proficient in at least two of the following languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish (read, write and communicate)
Desirable – Working knowledge of the other two languages.
PERSONAL COMPETENCIES: Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.
The GS/OAS embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. Thus, the GS/OAS, in accordance with its rules and regulations, is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, achieving a diverse staff, and will take into account a wide geographic representation, as well as gender equity and equality, in the selection of candidates.