The Legal Officer is a member of the protection team either at the Branch Office. He/she will report to the International Legal Consultant and the Assistant Representative for Protection. The Legal Officer is relied upon by the office to plan and coordinate UNHCR’s advocacy for the ratification of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (better known as the Kampala Convention) in Ethiopia through 1) arrangement of meetings, workshops and trainings with government authorities as well as consultations with internally displaced persons, 2) legal analysis and research, particularly into domestic law 3) contribute to capacity development of authorities to enable the domestication of the Kampala Convention. The incumbent also acts as an advisor to senior management on Ethiopian law and represents the organization to authorities, UN sister agencies, partners and other stakeholders on protection doctrine, law and policy.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
This vacancy is open for qualified Ethiopians only.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter the P11 Form and or the most recent fact sheet through the online application system.
Candidates may be required to sit for a test.
Due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview.
REFUGEES – WHO CARES? WE DO.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)