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United Nations Youth Volunteers Program

Legal Officer in United Nations, USA

Country: USA
City: New York
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Legal Officer position is available in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC), Office of the Under-Secretary-General, Management Evaluation Unit of United Nations. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertakes extensive review and interpretation of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Conducts extensive legal research and analysis.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of drafts of management evaluations and related documents, studies, reports, briefing materials, based on a range of legal documents including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly resolutions and the internal laws of the organization, as well as on prior Management Evaluation Unit recommendations.
  • Liaises with staff members and administrations in order to obtain information and explore options for resolution of management evaluation requests.
  • Likewise, assists in the negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes.
  • Furthermore, services or assists senior colleagues in servicing committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues, meeting reports, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in international or administrative law or related area or, a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, with a focus on administrative law or law of international organizations
  • Similarly, experience in the application of regulations and rules, policies and procedures, and decision-making processes in an international organization
  • Moreover, experience in negotiation and informal settlement of claims and disputes is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.


You need to submit an online application in order to get considerations for the position.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline12 April,2019
Company NameUnited Nations
CityNew York



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