Recrutement de 01 LEGAL OFFICER

Localité : France / Paris
Domaine : Droit
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : UNESCO

Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 4 ans
Expire le: 07-05-2021

Paris, France
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement

Post Number : LA 020

Grade : P-3

Parent Sector : Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs (LA)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Law

Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duration of contract : 2 years

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 07-MAY-2021 (EXTENDED)

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Deadline extended due to IT maintenance.

Within the general mandate of the Office of Legal Standards and International Affairs to provide legal advice to the Secretariat and the governing bodies of the Organization, under the overall authority of the Legal Adviser and Director of the Office, the incumbent will be required to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Drafting legal opinions and undertaking research and studies and examining legal precedents for issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of the Organization. Such issues may bear upon the general field or upon specialized aspects of constitutional, international, public, private and administrative law. Studies undertaken generally pertain to intricate and/or sensitive areas. Drafting interpretations of legal instruments, such as constitutions, statutes, treaties, agreements, regulations and rules, resolutions or other legal materials relevant to the Organization.
Drafting appropriate opinions and other relevant correspondence on a wide variety of legal problems which can arise prior or during the execution of the Organization's programme, e.g concerning the conclusion or amendments of contracts, difficulties encountered in ensuring their satisfactory execution, possible remedies to be envisaged, etc.
Drafting and revising documents to be submitted to the Organization's governing bodies; the General Conference and the Executive Board. Studying and evaluating all files and documents submitted for decision, evaluation and signature, in addition to preparing complete files on issues under consideration.
Assisting the Director in all questions pertaining to the administration of the Office (working methods, personnel, finance etc.).

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law.

Work Experience
Minimum 4 years of relevant professional legal experience, including legal analysis, research and writing, within an intergovernmental organization (or in such organization, combined with similar experience in a government, non-profit organization or law firm), of which preferably 2 years acquired at international level.

Skills & Competencies
Good analytical skills.
Proven ability to draft clearly and concisely.
Capacity to work independently.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Good interpersonal skills.

Excellent knowledge of English or French and very good knowledge of the other language


Work Experience
Experience in providing legal advice and drafting legal opinions in public international law, particularly on the law of international organizations and/or the rules of procedure of international bodies.
Experience in advising senior officials on legal matters in an inter-governmental organization, government or non-profit organization.
Confirmed experience in legal drafting in English and French.

Skills & Competencies
Familiarity with the work and general functioning of the UN system.
Knowledge of the UN common system's regulatory framework.

Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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