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UN Volunteer – Legal Officer with MONUSCO

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    UN Volunteers

    Closing date:
    02 Dec 2019

    Full description of assignment: http://bit.ly/2QCIYd9

    Description of task

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor, the duties of the Legal Officer will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Assist with the handling of diverse issues related to the status, mandate, and operations of the Mission involving international humanitarian law, contract law, and administrative law;
    • Assist with the provision of legal advice to the SRSG and Mission management with respect to the interpretation of Security Council resolutions, international agreements and other documents relevant to the Mission’s mandate;
    • Assist with the provision of legal advice on and handle matters in the areas of privileges and immunities, conduct and discipline, human rights, as well as issues related to the disarmament and demobilization of foreign armed groups;
    • Provide support to fact-finding and evidence-gathering teams;
    • Assist with legal matters involving the administrative law of the Organization, including Staff Regulations and Rules;
    • Assist the Office of Legal Affairs to act as a liaison with the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in relation to document disclosure requests in the context of ICC proceedings;
    • Draft, review, advise and assist in the preparation and drafting of contracts, agreements, and memoranda of understanding, including with agencies, funds, programmes, governments, NGOs and other public and private entities, as well as in the negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes;
    • Draft and review Note Verbales to different governments as well as Code Cables to the New York Headquarters regarding various legal issues;
    • Provide assistance with and advice on procurement and contract-related issues, including reviewing and drafting contracts, as well as deal with vendors.
    • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.


    Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

    Education – Additional Comments:

    Degree in Law.

    Required experience: 12 Months

    Experience remark:

    A minimum of one year of experience in relevant areas of law, including international humanitarian, criminal, administrative law, contract law, etc. Admission to the bar in a national jurisdiction would be an asset.

    Experience with banking and construction/engineering/service provision contracts is desirable, as well as a background in commercial/contract law.

    Language skills:

    • French(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
    • English(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

    Area of expertise: International law, Other legal experience, Criminal law

    Area of expertise details:

    Computer skills in word, excel, powerpoint and social media are required.

    Driving license: Yes

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