Legal Officer, Libya Program, LES 6 - Subject to funding
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a treaty-based international organization with Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its mandate is to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating and identifying missing persons. As the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons, ICMP maintains field programs throughout the world. To learn more about ICMP click here.
ICMP is implementing a multi-year project in Libya to assist efforts to account for persons missing in Libya as a result of armed conflict and violations of human rights. Under this project, ICMP will work with government authorities and other institutions, civil society organizations and families of the missing, to facilitate the use of advanced forensic techniques, to build a foundation for rule-of-law institutions that successfully and impartially investigate missing persons cases, and to enable families and other civil society actors to engage in the process.
The Legal Officer will provide legal support to the Program on the issue of missing persons. This is a challenging position that requires a combination of legal expertise and advanced diplomatic and political sensitivity, as well as a commitment to the underlying objective of assisting the authorities to account for all missing persons. The Legal Officer will also provide legal analysis and advice on legislation and governmental structures related to the issue of missing persons; review and evaluate legislative developments relating to missing persons.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager (Libya), and working in close cooperation with the HQ Legal Unit, the Legal Officer main duties and responsibilities will include the following:
1. Analysis and Research
- Provide advice and technical assistance to government institutions and other stakeholders in the implementation of a long-term strategy to address the issue of the missing, including the strengthening of the legislation pertaining to the issue of missing persons
- Conduct comparative analyses of domestic legislation against international norms and standards related to missing persons, identify gaps and develop recommendations for supporting processes conducive to legal reform
- Perform research on specific legal issues concerning the Libyan context
- Draft legal analyses and notes in English and Arabic and contributes with legal aspects to summary reports, working papers, concept notes related to the Program activities and objectives
2. Training and technical assistance
- Deliver training, in coordination with other ICMP experts, to stakeholders on legal aspects of the issue of the missing
- Support relevant government institutions and other entities to implement the provisions of international human rights instruments that address the issue of missing persons
- Assist institutions and other stakeholders in developing and implementing measures to support families of missing persons
- Provide support to legal professionals directly engaged on missing persons issues and assist them in developing their professional capacities
Other duties as assigned such as:
- Reviewing contractual agreements related to procurement, taxes and customs