United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks Senior Legal Advisor for its office in Copenhagen, Denmark

United Nations Office for Project Services seeks Senior Legal Advisor for its office in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) in Copenhagen, Denmark is an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

The Legal Group

The Legal Group (LG) advises UNOPS management, project offices, regional offices and other specialized units within UNOPS on institutional, commercial, and administrative law matters.  Legal Advisors at UNOPS provide legal advice in the areas of public international law, dispute resolution, commercial law and administrative law.  This legal advice covers a wide range of topics, including host-country agreements and privileges and immunities, disputes with external parties, administrative/HR law matters, engagements, partnership agreements, grants, procurement contracts and set-up of hosted initiatives, joint programmes and multi-donor trust funds, and collaboration with outside counsel, pro bono law firms and the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), where required.

About the Role

The Senior Legal Advisor, Commercial has the primary responsibility of supervising the commercial law team in providing guidance and authoritative interpretations as required on project agreements, legal policies and procedures.

Reporting into the General Counsel (GC), the Senior Legal Advisor, Commercial exercises their accountabilities with designated authority provided by the GC and in accordance with the instructions established by the GC.

The Senior Legal Advisor, Commercial demonstrates a good understanding of the operational context in which UNOPS operates and leads the provision of review and advice on commercial law matters, assuming direct responsibility for especially complex and sensitive matters, as necessary.  

The Senior Legal Advisor, Commercial supervises and oversees legal aspects of UNOPS’ commercial operations (including activities concerning engagements, procurement contracts, grant agreements, partnership agreements, and setting-up of hosted initiatives, joint programmes and multi-donor trust funds).

The Senior Legal Advisor, Commercial works with a high degree of independence, and is expected to travel from time to time.

Closing date: Sunday, 19 May 2024

More details and applications here

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