Senior Officer International Economic & Trade Law Division
ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Duties and Responsibility:
Reporting to Assistant Director (ADR) of International Economic & Trade Law Division, the Senior Officer shall be responsible to:
Support and provide legal advice on all ASEAN economic related agreements
Provide legal advice to all desk officers of the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Ministerial Sectoral Bodies on economic related agreements.
Participate and act as legal counsel in various ASEAN meetings in developing and working on ASEAN economic related agreements.
Provide necessary secretariat support to ASEAN meetings, including preparing agenda and/or report of the meeting for adoption.
Prepare and present policy papers.
Provide support as a resource person for the related meeting.
Support and provide assistance on legal in monitoring, implementing and reviewing the existing ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with its Partners
Assist desk officers and relevant divisions to ensure effective implementation of the existing FTAs between ASEAN Member States and its Trading Partners.
Provide legal support to ASEAN Member States in undertaking the review and upgrading of the existing FTAs.
Provide necessary legal and secretariat assistance in working on any additional instruments to implement the FTAs.
Provide legal service and necessary support on matters relating to legal and institutional issues in the process of negotiations of FTAs.
Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of programs or projects in support of the legal services and agreements
Provide support for inception development and implementation of initiatives.
Monitor and coordinate meetings to facilitate discussions and negotiations.
Coordinate with relevant desk officer(s) and concerned dialogue partners/external parties to ensure the effective implementation of the initiative/programme.
Provide support as a resource person.
Monitor compliance to ASEAN economic agreements and its related legal instruments
Provide legal analysis and recommendation on the status of various ASEAN economic agreements and their implementation.
Review, compile and update the list of ASEAN agreements.
Review and assess related issues of ratification, entry into force and validity of ASEAN economic agreements.
Coordinate and facilitate the effective operationalisation of ASEAN Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
Ensure effective operationalisation of the ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism (Protocol on EDSM).
Participate and act as legal counsel in Meeting of the ASEAN Task Force on Dispute Settlement Mechanism (TF-EDSM) under the Protocol on EDSM.
To provide necessary secretariat support to the TF- ESDM.
Prepare and present policy papers, if needed, on any aspects related to the functions and operation of the Protocol on EDSM.
Act as a resource person for issues related to the Protocol on EDSM.
Monitor the implementation of the Protocol on EDSM.
Provide legal support and assistance on any other dispute settlement mechanisms in ASEAN.
Other tasked and duties assigned by the Head of Division
Qualifications and experience:
Postgraduate Degree in Law, preferably in the field of international trade and economic law.
Extensive supervisory experience, within management position with a minimum three (3) years high-level experience in a recognised specialised field which is related to international trade and economic area.
High-level technical skills and knowledge in area of responsibility.
Demonstrated skills in problem solving, planning and the development of policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to motivate staff and work effectively with people at all levels of the organisation.
Experience in identifying training and professional/technical development needs of staff.
Demonstrated sound oral and written communication skills and sound interpersonal skills, including experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with stakeholders.
Demonstrated commitment to collaborative work practices.
Competency in computer skills with adequate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook where relevant to the position.
Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines.