Deadline: 26 January 2022
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Legal Officer in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 2 years.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Legal Officer will perform the following function
- Conduct extensive legal research and analyses on questions relating to international, public, private and administrative law, involving, inter alia, the application and interpretation of FAO Basic Texts, and the internal rules of the Organization, privileges and immunities, institutional questions, treaty law and practice, procurement and contract law, data protection and IT, and issues relating to the FAO Governing and Statutory Bodies.
- Undertakes extensive review of legal documents, instruments and other material, and drafts legal opinions, advice, and communications on matters falling within the above areas of law, as well as documents subject to review by Governing and Statutory bodies of the Organization or required for meetings convened or serviced by the Organization.
- Review internal appeals and complaints lodged by staff members with the internal appeals mechanisms and the ILO Administrative Tribunal and prepares the pleadings for the Organization.
- Participate, as required, in working groups, meetings, seminars and conferences.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in law in a field relevant to FAO’s mandate.
- 5 year’s relevant legal experience in public international law, law of international organizations, international administrative law and contract law.
- Admission to practice law in Italy is an asset, as well as excellent skills in drafting in the Italian language.
- Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit FAO.