Legal Officer at WFP, Rome, Italy

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Deadline: 24 November2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Legal Officer in Rome, Italy.

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World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Legal Officer will perform the following functions-

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  • Draft and negotiate contracts.
  • Provide advice on liability exposure and risk mitigation; participate in negotiations and settlement of claims and disputes with public and private entities.
  • Undertake legal research and analysis and prepare legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports and complex correspondence.
  • Contribute to developing new legal modalities within the framework of WFP’s normative guidelines; in particular, the incumbent will participate, in a multi-disciplinary context, in the development of cash-based solutions, an expanding component of WFP’s food-assistance response.
  • Assist in servicing standing boards, committees, working groups and task forces.
  • Contribute to building productive partnerships with other Legal Offices across UN system.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Other as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University degree in Law, or First University degree in Law with additional relevant experience and training.
  • Must be qualified to practice law or admitted to practice law by a recognized national or state bar or law society or have equivalent experience of legal practice.
  • At least 5 years of relevant progressively responsible experience as a lawyer in a law firm or in a private-sector legal department with international exposure or in an international organisation in the area of contract and commercial law.
  • Experience in financial transactions, public and private international law would be an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.