LEGAL OFFICER (MOGADISHU)

LEGAL OFFICER (MOGADISHU) About the Job The Legal Officer (Somalia-based resident/national position) advises on domestic and international law related to ICRC’s activities in Somalia, as well as on the implementation of International humanitarian law (IHL) in Somali domestic law and policy. S/he undertakes research on and analysis of specific legal matters and broader sectors of the national legal system and contributes to the implementation of ICRC’s strategies to address identified legal issues. S/he supports IHL dissemination activities directed at specialized audiences and the public at large. He/she will be responsible for law and law-related ICRC communication projects/programs planning, implementation and monitoring in Somalia. Duties and Responsibilities Under the guidance of the operational legal adviser based in Nairobi: Analyses the situation, advises and provides guidance on the applicable domestic, as well as international legal frameworks and norms, in relation to the delegation activities, objectives, strategies and plans of action to address identified legal and other related issues Monitors developments in the domestic implementation of IHL and relevant international human rights law norms in Somalia When required, drafts legal notes/analyses and contributes with legal aspects to working papers and summary reports related to delegation activities and objectives Performs research on and analysis of specific legal issues, as well as broader sectors of the domestic legal system Supports IHL dissemination activities directed at specialized audiences and the public at large, as well as programs related to implementation of IHL treaties and the development of relevant domestic legal and policy frameworks Supports communication-related activities carried out by the ICRC and by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) Develops and maintains a network of contacts in the government, legal, judicial and academic sectors linked to promotion and implementation of IHL and related legal questions within her/his scope of expertise Supports analysis on socio-political and legal aspects related to delegation strategy and operations Minimum qualifications and required competencies University degree in law; Master's degree or specialization, in international law and policy, international relations, humanitarian affairs or similar subjects 4-6 years of professional experience in the Humanitarian or Government sector Sound knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL); knowledge of the ICRC mandate, an asset Excellent knowledge of the socio-political environment of Somalia Excellent communication, reporting, analytical and presentation skills Legal drafting skills Fluent command of English and Somali Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative Advanced level computer skills How to apply: Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 17th February 2019. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message. Any incomplete applications will be disregarded. NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org.

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