Legal Officer

at Médecins Sans Frontières
Published March 8, 2022
Location Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

Médecins Sans Frontières - West and Central Africa (MSF-WaCA) is a new entity of the MSF movement. MSF-WaCA is MSF's first headquarters outside Europe in the installation and take-off phase.

 

MSF is a non-governmental organization specialized in emergency medical humanitarianism. MSF-WaCA takes a patient-centred approach through collaboration with communities using modernisation and digitalisation. It aims to carry out humanitarian operations in West and Central Africa and beyond these regions. Less than a year after its launch, MSF-WaCA is already present in Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Niger. The organization plans to open new missions in the short or medium term and other countries.

 

MSF-WaCA has an office in Abidjan that welcomes executive and associative staff of different nationalities. Part of the staff of its head office is based in different countries, such as Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Senegal.

 

We Are Looking for:

 

Legal Officer

 

Department: MSF WaCA General Directorate

 

Direct Manager: Dorian JOB

 

Working %: 100%

 

Based in: Based in Abidjan and regional mobility

 

Mobility: Regional, Central and West Africa

 

Type of Contract: Temporary (renewable)

 

Duration : Until June 2023

 

Position to be filled: 15/04/2022

 

General objective

 

Provide general legal support for the creation of the WaCA entity, as well as operations, in the following areas:

 

Social law and duty of care

 

Tax Law

 

Contracts law

 

Brand and domain names

 

Insurance

 

Any other issue that generating administrative constraints for MSF WaCA

 

Main responsibilities / Activities

 

He/she will be in charge of the following responsibilities:

 

-Identify legal issues and questions facing MSF-WACA

 

-Legal Responsibility: Provide advice, including in litigation

 

-Select external lawyers and establish a collaboration

 

-Develop, update, and contribute to internal training

 

-Build an internal database

 

-Collect the legislative texts of the countries of the region and set up a legal monitoring system

 

-Liaise with the intersection legal department

 

Job Profile

Education/Qualification/Pre-requisites

 

Master 2 degree in private or comparative law

Professionnal experience required

 

Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a law firm or legal department

Experience at the international level

Experience in MSF or in the humanitarian sector is an asset

Professional Skills

 

Rigor, clarity and adaptability to different legal systems

Ability to research, analyze and write.

Ability to translate legal information into understandable language for operations.

Skills – Human and relational skills

 

Commitment to MSF principles

Cultural sensitivity

Teamwork and cooperation

Languages

 

Fluency in English and French

Computer Skills

 

Windows environment, Office software package and e-mail.

 

Interested candidates can send their CV

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