Legal Specialist, Legal Unit/ Office of the Executive Director (OED), New York, P-3

New York City

Position Summary: 

The Legal Specialist post is located in the Legal Unit/ Office of the Executive Director (OED). The Legal Specialist reports to the Chief, Legal Unit, OED.

Job Purpose

Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Legal Unit, the Legal Specialist provides legal support to UNFPA management, headquarters units, regional offices, sub-regional offices and country offices


Qualifications and Experience 


●  Advanced university degree in law. Specialization in international law, labor law and/or administrative law an asset;

Knowledge and Experience:

● Admitted to practice law in national jurisdiction.

●5 years experience in the practice of international law with a law firm, a government and/or an international organization;

● Practical advocacy experience an asset.

● Excellent legal communications and drafting skills;

● Excellent capability to manage risk.


● Fluency in English required; knowledge of another UN language is an asset



Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-14

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