Contributors (Consultants) to a Handbook on the ECCC

Deadline for applications: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 17:00
Reference number: 

Contract type:

Duty station: 
Phnom Penh
Contract level: 
Recruiting Office: 
Date issued: 
Monday, November 29, 2021

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Management Officer, Office of Administration, the Contributor will be responsible for the following duties:

• Conduct research on his or her designated topic or chapter, not limited to case file documentation;
• Compile accurate, fully-referenced and hyperlinked (where possible) factual texts on his or her designated topic or character, omitting commentary and opinion;
• Identify further areas meriting inclusion in the Handbook;
• Incorporate feedback into drafts and conduct further research when requested;
• Comply with all editorial requirements, style guides and deadlines; and
• Perform other duties as required.

In addition to the above responsibilities, ECCC-based Contributors will be required to:

• Actively engage with key stakeholders, including current and former ECCC personnel, to discuss relevant developments at the ECCC which may not be documented, with a view to securing a written record in the Handbook.


Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements, 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; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Planning and Organizing: 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.


Education: Advanced university degree in law, history or social science is required.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of academic research experience in law, history or related field is required. Experience with, or in-depth knowledge of the ECCC is an advantage.

Language: The official languages of the ECCC are Khmer, English and French. For this consultancy, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Khmer is an advantage. Knowledge of French is an asset.

Computer skills: Proficiency in relevant computer applications, e.g. ZyLab, Microsoft Word and research platforms.
Assignment fees

Fees are set in accordance with the size and scope of assignments, and are subject to standard UN consultancy rates.

Expressions of Interest

Interested applicants are requested to submit a completed and signed application form (P.11) in English, together with a motivation statement not exceeding one A4 page, by email to by the deadline.

Applicants are encouraged to identify topics of interest or expertise in their motivation statement.

The P.11 form should be downloaded from the UNAKRT website. Candidates under serious consideration will be shortlisted for interview. Preference will be given to equally qualified female candidates. Consultancy contracts will be offered subject to the needs of the ECCC and only for the required period(s). Due to the large volume of applications, only those candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.