Senior Legal Officer in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks to recruit a Senior Legal Officer (Finance and Impact Investments) in Italy (full time- assignment duration 2 years)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.

The incumbent is accountable for authoritative provision of qualitative legal advice and services in general legal matters and, more specifically, in financial legal matters to the General Counsel / AVP, the departmental Team and other divisions and clients. S/he plays a lead role in supporting the legal framework of IFAD's operations, both technical and supervisory, in the Office. The working assignments are independent and largely technically unsupervised interaction with partners inside and outside the Fund. S/he advises and supports LEG and divisions on the programme, goals and objectives through legal research and analysis by using legal instruments and the documents of the department.

Applicants should note that IFAD staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the President of IFAD. In accordance with IFAD's Human Resources Policy, staff members are subject to the authority of the President who can decide to assign them to any of the activities of the Fund. All International Professional staff members are required to be geographically mobile and positions in the professional category are subject to changes in location at any time in line with strategic priorities and reform initiatives in IFAD.

In the interest of making most cost effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful.

Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.

Close Date : 21/11/2021

More information and applications here

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