Legal Analyst Assistant

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is looking for Legal Analyst Assistant within European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), according to the Terms of Reference below, to start on 1 February 2018.

Position Title:                                       Legal Analyst Assistant

Duty Station:                                       Moldova (change of location within the country might be required)

Type of Appointment:                        Service Contract

Organizational unit:                            EUBAM Office in Moldova, Transnistrian Settlement Team

Expected duration of assignment:     1 February 2018 – 31 May 2018

Closing Date:                                      8 January 2018

General Functions: Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader of Transnistrian Settlement Team (TST), and overall supervision of the Chief of Administration the incumbent carries out legal research and drafts initial legal opinions on matters relating to Confidence Building Measures portfolio assisting in smooth operation of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Moldova. The Legal Analyst Assistant participates in the identification of viable regulatory and legal solutions that would support the Transnistrian settlement process and enhance the Confidence Building efforts. The incumbent drafts related analytical documents, legal opinions, and procedural descriptions and contributes to TST reporting system.

The Legal Analyst Assistant works in close collaboration with the Finance Specialist, Human Resources Specialist, and Procurement and Logistics Specialist of the EUBAM Administration for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme/project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with IOM programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.

Specific Functions: 

  1. Assure smooth operational running of the project by means of following IOM and EU established operational rules and procedures;

  2. Contribute to analysis and research of the border related issues faced in the settlement process, and prepare substantive input to EUBAM documents; draft and interpret policies and procedures governing the settlement process, with a particular emphasis on customs and border matters;

  3. Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues; identify and apply local and EU best practice and lessons learned directly linked to EUBAM policy goals; identify and analyse the systemic or policy changes that may influence the climate of the settlement process;

  4. Research and compile legal materials for use in the preparation of legal opinions, for inclusion in studies and reports; ensure provision ofhigh quality, accurate and timely legal analysis and advice;

  5. Ensure that the progress reporting is done in timely and quality manner based on the requirements of the IOM, project donors and Mission management;

  6. Under supervision, may edit and conduct final check for accuracy of a variety of specialized legal documentation, instruments, publications and related correspondence;

  7. Provide oral and written translations from English into Romanian or Russian and vice versa as required by the project;

  8. Prepare Mission and project related correspondence; participate in data collection, analysis and maintenance of projects related files;

  9. Participate in project activities preparation, implementation and follow up; maintain effective and efficient coordination with internal and external stakeholders;

  10. Facilitate project audit, monitoring, evaluation, field visits, missions of the experts; provide general office support services; draft, edit, proofread and finalize for signature and/or process a variety of correspondence and other communications;

  11. Readily accept temporary assignments involving travelling to other EUBAM Offices or Units within the country of deployment on demand;

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Recruitment Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in law;

  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in legal research, analysis, international technical assistance or other related area is required, preferably in international environment;

  • Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, consulting company or NGO is an advantage, as well as any international experience;

  • Practical knowledge and understanding of the Transnistrian settlement process and relevant regulations, procedures and processes; experience in the area of frozen conflict settlement is desirable;

  • Ability to conduct research from standard research sources, analyse information and compile relevant legal materials/information;

  • Strong skills in drafting a broad range of documents of legal and analytical nature, including briefing notes, legal opinions, analytical reports, etc. ;

  • Strong verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to provide oral briefings on complex legal issues;

  • Excellent command of oral and written English, fluency in Romanian and Russian;

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.

  • Ability to multi-task, handling a complex workload involving concurrent deadlines;

  • Physical aptness and willingness to travel and accept temporary assignments in other EUBAM Offices or Units within the country of deployment.


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    Closing date for applications January 8, 2018; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

    Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 23:45
Vacancy Number: 
VN-2017/17 (CLOSED)
Expected Duration of Assignment: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 23:45