Vacancy in UNICEF: Legal Affairs Specialist, Copenhagen

Vacancy in UNICEF: Legal Affairs Specialist, P-3, Office of Executive Director, Copenhagen. The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. 

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Section and direct supervision of one of the Legal Affairs Specialist (P4), the Legal Affairs Specialist will provide guidance and advice on institutional and commercial procurement, donor agreements and contracts related to programme support and project implementation to ensure adherence to organizational financial, procurement, contracting and legal policies, rules and procedures; and to ensure that the organization is protected from legal exposure.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will must have a minimum of a post-graduate university law degree (for example. Ll. B post-graduate; Ll.M.; J.D.) in a relevant field of law (e.g. international law, commercial law); and must have excellent research, legal writing and drafting skills.

Should have a minimum of five (5) years' professional experience as a lawyer practicing in a relevant field including as in-house counsel, a law firm, a government and/or an international organization’s legal office. Prior experience in the UN system is an asset

Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is highly desirable.

Application close: Oct 04 2022 Romance Daylight Time

More details and applications here

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