This position is located within the International Trade Law Division (ITLD), Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), which serves as a substantive Secretariat to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and is based in Vienna. The Legal Officer will report to the Director of the Division and the Principal Legal Officer heading the Legislative Unit, which provides the bulk of substantive secretariat services to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and its subsidiary bodies.
An advanced university degree in law (Master’s degree or equivalent), with specialization in commercial, comparative or private international law is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields like commercial, comparative or private international law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in commercial law, comparative law, international trade law or a related field, including several years at the international level is required. Additional experience in providing substantive support to government or intergovernmental bodies would be an asset. Experience in dealing with United Nations policies, procedures and operations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.