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Legal Associate UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

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Duties And Qualifications

Duties

  • Monitor the development of law and doctrine.
  • Provide input to assist in analysis of relevant emerging legislation in line with protection and humanitarian principles, international law and standards.
  • Provide inputs to selected advocacy efforts of the operation.
  • Contribute to the preparation of legal advice and draft position papers.
  • Consistently apply international and national law and UNHCR policies and standards.
  • Liaise with relevant state authorities at central and local levels, partner NGOs and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in meetings within UNHCR and with external counterparts at the relevant level.
  • Contribute to draft protection documents and policies in cooperation with supervisor.
  • Provide guidance and support in the formulation of protection strategies.
  • Assist in handling individual cases and situations raising special questions of application or interpretation of international law, refugee and human rights law.
  • Prepare protection documents and policies in cooperation with supervisor.
  • Participate in the development of project proposals and project implementation.
  • Assist in the preparation of legal advice and drafting of position papers and guidelines on pertinent legal and operational issues, most notably issues related to Jordanian corporate and labour law.
  • Contribute to advocacy towards proper interpretation of law and doctrine as well as in the development of standards of protection.
  • Consistently apply international and national law and UNHCR policies and standards.
  • Liaise and intervene with local authorities on the legal issues pertaining to persons of concern.
  • Assist in providing legal advice on all cases referred from all units of UNHCR, most notably RSD, RST and Registration.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Certificates and/or Licenses

Law, Human Rights, Political Science

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Previous relevant legal related work experience.

Desirable

Experience in facilitating training.

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes on protection or any other equivalent external courses.

Functional Skills

  • CO-Drafting and Documentation
  • LE-Legal Research

TR-Training – Virtual and face to face

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Position Competencies

Core Competencies

Accountability

Communication

Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies

Judgement and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing

Policy Development and Research

Language Requirements

Please also note that English is Mandatory for this Job Opening.

Additional Information

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances, and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: icsc.un.org

¿ Interested internal candidates (Group 1 and Group 2) need apply through MSRP ¿ Self-Service ¿ Recruiting Activities ¿ Careers

¿ Interested External applicants need to apply online and complete the mandatory motivation letter. Go to: unhcr.org/careers.html

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here


Closing Date : 10th Dec. 2021

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Snr Livelih & Econom Incl Asst UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Snr Livelih & Econom Incl Asst UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency