The Administrative Law Unit of the IMF Legal Department is seeking a well-qualified lawyer for a term staff position as Counsel. The Administrative Law Unit provides legal advice on a wide range of issues critical to the management and administration of the organization, including matters relating to human resources and the administration of the IMF's property, investments and procurements. The successful candidate will be appointed on a three-year term appointment.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel (AGC) responsible for the Administrative Law Unit, or a Senior Counsel designated by the AGC, and will be responsible for handling a wide range of legal matters under the purview of the Unit. This will include conducting research on legal issues and drafting a variety of IMF internal documents setting forth legal advice in all matters specified above. The selected candidate will be a key contributor in the area of employment law and disputes, advising on IMF staff rules and regulations and handling all aspects of the defense of cases before the IMF’s internal dispute resolution bodies. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute to a range of matters handled by the Unit, including drafting, interpreting and negotiation of contracts and leases for IMF offices and residences around the world, as well as providing legal advice on a range of contract and procurement matters, investment transactions, and intellectual property rights advising on questions related to the IMF’s status as an intergovernmental organization, including the IMF’s immunities and privileges, and other ad hoc assignments designated by the AGC or other lawyers in the Unit.
The successful candidate should have a graduate degree in law (J.D., LLM or equivalent.) A minimum of four years (five years preferred) of directly relevant professional legal experience advising on contracts and procurement, employment policies, litigation, and/or public administration for a law firm, international organization or governmental agency, is required.
The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to work well under pressure, and the technical versatility and flexibility to successfully and independently handle a variety of matters, frequently with short deadlines. The candidate should work well in a collegial team environment and demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with both internal clients and external parties. Excellent research and analytical skills; clear, concise English writing skills; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with counterparts of different cultural backgrounds; excellent oral communication skills; and excellent planning and organizational skills are essential to the position. Experience in a similar capacity, particularly in the field of employment dispute resolution, in a comparable international organization would be an asset.
This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.
LEG Legal Department
A11, A12, A13, A14
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