Legal Office, Union for the Mediterranean

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The UfMS is seeking to incorporate a Legal Officer at its headquarters in Barcelona.

The Legal Officer will provide legal support to the institution as international organization and advice in administrative and statutory matters related to the functioning of the UfM Secretariat. She/he will be supporting by providing legal adviceon UfMS regulatory framework, public procurement, grants, contractual matters related to the administrative and operational activities, staff management matters(…) She/he will also be providing assistance in drafting and international arrangements negotiations with the UfMS international partners.

The Legal Officer, among other tasks, will be:

  • Conducting legal analysis and research on various legal matters in the organization;
  • Coordinating with the external service provider to support on any outsourced legal services;
  • Providing legal support on the UfMS’ operations, including on matters such as data protection,internal governance and institutional matters;
  • Advising on the UfMS’ tasks and powers under the UfMS Statutes and Regulations;
  • Providing legal advice and assistance in relation to appeals and in relation to complaints received;
  • Carrying out legal research and analysis of caselaw;
  • Contributing to maintenance and the development of legal databases;
  • Monitoring developments in relevant regulatory legislation and caselaw;
  • Drafting and verifying operational procedures and legal templates;
  • Contributing to drafting and/or reviewing implementing rules, decisions and guidelines;
  • Rendering effective legal assistance in the preparation of contracts and legal opinions;
  • Contributing to the review and amendment of existing organization policies in terms of its compliance with applicable Legislation;
  • Providing litigation support advice on different legal issues;
  • Providing legal administrative support;
  • Executing other related tasks as sought by the Deputy Director of Legal and Administration.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia