Consultant – Provision of legal services

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)




Objective of consultancy

To offer authorized experience regarding ongoing requests for authorized recommendation which might be acquired by LEG/IAL regularly on all kinds of worldwide administrative legislation points.

To offer authorized experience within the preparation of pleadings for submission to the ILOAT and the associated authorized analysis and evaluation of jurisprudence and precedents.


The Worldwide Administrative Legislation (IAL) unit inside the Workplace of the Authorized Counsel (LEG) requires authorized assist to deal with voluminous in-coming requests. Particularly, stringent deadlines need to be noticed within the preparation of ILOAT submissions and associated correspondence.


  • Preparation of ILOAT submissions, which embrace researching ILOAT jurisprudence, creating authorized methods that greatest shield WHO’s pursuits and making ready persuasive arguments and complete submissions to the ILOAT in protection of WHO;
  • Provision of authorized enter and analysis on administrative legislation subjects;
  • Reviewing coverage papers flagging authorized issues and offering authorized opinions and briefs on coverage modifications, specifically on due course of, investigations of misconduct and harassment points.

{Qualifications}, expertise, abilities and languages

Academic {Qualifications}:


  • Superior degree college diploma in Legislation (Worldwide Legislation).



  • At the very least 5 years of related expertise working within the space of worldwide administrative legislation.


  • Wonderful data of authorized rules of worldwide administrative legislation;
  • Familiarity with preparation of authorized briefs on the whole and submissions earlier than the ILOAT specifically. Information of the ILOAT statute, guidelines of process and jurisprudence;
  • Potential to conceptualize, analyze and draft authorized briefs;
  • Analytical capacity and talent to current info in a transparent and logical method;
  • Wonderful interpersonal, communication and shows abilities;
  • Tact and excessive diploma of discretion and confidentiality;
  • Wonderful crew participant;
  • Flexibility and straightforward adaptation to shifting priorities;
  • Potential to work underneath strain and meet tight deadlines;
  • Information of the WHO inside justice system, its regulatory and coverage frameworks, and employees associated issues.

Languages required:


  • Professional data of English.
  • Intermediate data of French.


Off website: Residence-based.


The advisor is just not anticipated to journey.

Remuneration and finances (journey prices are excluded):


Band degree B – USD 7,000 – 9,980 per 30 days.

Dwelling bills (A residing expense is payable to on-site consultants who’re internationally recruited):


Anticipated length of contract:

Contract length shall be till 31 December 2024. Length in months will depend upon the beginning date of the contract.

Extra Data

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  • A written take a look at could also be used as a type of screening.
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