Associate Legal Officer, Nairobi

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  • Job ID 1005959
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Task description

Under the direct supervision Senior Legal Officer, the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1.Provision of legal support to UNEP through the Corporate Services Division /Legal Unit

i. Serve as Associate Legal Officer supporting the provision of corporate legal advice to UNEP through the Corporate Services Division/Legal Unit, and contribute to the work of the Corporate Services Division / Legal Unit providing the necessary assistance, as required;

ii. Review and draft legal instruments and other agreements and amendments, and when deviations from UN/UNEP templates are requested by counterparts provide legal advice with regard to those instruments including agreements with implementing partners;

iii. Support the review of the due diligence process of potential partners, both non-for profit and for profit entities;

iv. Support Corporate Services Division’s work on audit processes by oversight bodies, including the review of recommendations and their implementation;

v. Support the work of the focal point for the Corporate Services Division/Legal Unit on the UNEP Intranet page (WeCollaborate).

2.Support the development and/or revision of legal template instruments and conduct legal research

i. In coordination with relevant offices, support the development of new and/or review of existing legal agreements templates;

ii. In coordination with relevant offices, support the revision of UNEP policies and their implementation, and the drafting of summaries and/or briefing notes relating to policy matters;

iii. Support the Legal Unit’s by the preparation of a compendium of core legal advice delivered by the Legal Unit with a view to ensure consistency for the benefit of UNEP;

iv. Under the guidance of legal officers, conduct research on legal issues pertaining – inter alia – to general international law, international organization, privileges and immunities, multilateral environmental agreements etc. and draft legal notes and memos for the use of the Legal Unit.

3.Assistance in other professional duties as required by the exigency of service.

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