Legal Officer

Hays Legal
England, London
15 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Louise Fussell
Practice area
Public law
Full time
Contract type

Principal Intergovernmental body are seeking a Legal Officer to specialise in Institutional Matters, London

Your new company
A principle intergovernmental organisation responsible for advancing and achieving the shared goals of the 53 member governments in promoting democracy, development and respect for diversity. This Central Government organisation promotes the rule of law, separation of power, democratic values and good governance in the heart of London. They are currently looking for a Legal Officer to start immediately for a minimum of two months.

Your new role
The Legal Officer (Institutional Matters) reports to the Legal Counsel assisting in providing advice on questions which may relate to public international law, including international organisations law and international administrative law; the relevant laws of the UK as host country; or the domestic law of other Commonwealth member states. The Legal Officer undertakes research and collaborates with colleagues across the Secretariat to draft legal documents and develop proposals for legal and policy analysis. You will review and advise on legal documents, prepare legal opinions and draft and negotiate legal arrangements.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you should be qualified to practise law with a commonwealth jurisdiction. You should ideally have six years' post-qualification experience in private legal practice, government, non-governmental organisations, international organisations or academia. You should be able to demonstrate experience of providing legal advice and delivering practical solutions to clients and/or stakeholders through clear and user-friendly written and oral engagement; conducting research and preparing analysis on diverse legal issues; and drafting legal documents. Finally, an in-depth knowledge of the principles of employment law, contract law and access to information/data protection principles in a domestic jurisdiction of a Commonwealth member country, and an understanding of public international law including international administrative law are desirable.

What you'll get in return
Highly paid working experience in a reputable central government organisation with the potential of your contract being extended further.

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