• Organization: OLA-General Legal Section
  • Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
  • Job Posting: 2017-11-07, 1:54:07 PM
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-22, 11:59:00 PM
  • Duration in Months: 36
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
  • Probation Period: 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Office of Legal Affairs, which reports directly to the Director General, provides legal services of the highest possible standards to the Director General, the Secretariat and to the organs and bodies of the IAEA, as well as to Member States, regarding the implementation of the IAEA's activities. The Office of Legal Affairs, which reports directly to the Director General, provides legal services of the highest possible standards to the Director General, the Secretariat and to the organs and bodies of the IAEA, as well as to Member States, regarding the implementation of the IAEA's activities.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, the Legal Officer prepares legal opinions, legal instruments and documents and provides legal advice on the application and interpretation of such documents, primarily in connection with administrative and policy matters relating to, inter alia, personnel issues, privileges and immunities, confidentiality, finance and procurement. In this context, the Legal Officer may at times be asked to assist with matters concerning administrative litigation and internal appeals, contracts and other commercial agreements, financial regulations and rules, budget, audit, banking, insurance, contract law and general financial issues. The Legal Officer also conducts research and provides inputs with respect to agreements with Member States, the United Nations, cooperating institutions and other international organizations.

 

Role

The incumbent is a team member, providing high-quality professional inputs to support advice given to, inter alia, the Division of Human Resources, the Office of Procurement Services, the Division of Budget and Finance, and the Division of General Services, as required.

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Draft legal advice on the application and interpretation of Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.
  • Provide advice concerning the form and substance of administrative issuances.
  • Provide advice concerning the confidentiality regimes applicable to the work of the IAEA.
  • Advise on contracts and other commercial agreements, including licensing issues.
  • Draft advice on the legal aspects of the privileges and immunities applicable to the IAEA and its activities.
  • Draft advice on the legal aspects of insurance policies, including issues relating to the status of the IAEA as an international organization.
  • Advise, as required, on the development and application of the IAEA's Financial Regulations, Rules and associated policies, including rules relating to procurement.

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