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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2021
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  • The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers. The International Red Cross a...
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    Legal Adviser 1

    Under the supervision of the Operational Legal Coordinator, the Legal Adviser 1 advises on national implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) in Nigeria as well as maintaining an extensive and effective network among the Government of the Federation, Nigerian authorities, the National Assembly, and other relevant actors (CSO, etc.) for that purpose. S/He initiates, formulates and implements strategies to advance ratification of relevant treaties and national implementation of the law. S/He guides research on related issues as well as analysis of the national legal system, including repression of violations of IHL.
    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Analyses the situation, advises and provides guidance on the national implementation of IHL and international human rights law (IHRL) and related political developments
    • Monitors developments in the national implementation of IHL and relevant international human rights law (IHRL) norms.
    • Sets and follows up on objectives, strategies and plans of action to address identified legal issues related to national implementation of IHL.
    • Represents the delegation in meetings with external partners and contacts. In particular, maintains close relationship with and interacts with the National IHL Committee and key members of that Committee.
    • Establishes and maintains an effective network of actors of influence within the civil society and the Government of Nigeria, notably the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Presidency, the Vice-Presidency, the National Assembly.
    • Is responsible for the implementation of strategies, programmes and action plans related to IHL treaty participation, the development of relevant domestic legal and policy frameworks and mechanisms for their implementation.
    • Provides legal advice and technical assistance to national authorities.
    • Supports IHL dissemination activities directed at specialized audiences.
    • Coordinates and supervises external consultancies on legal issues.
    • Ensures coordination and flow of information to the Regional Legal Adviser as well as other relevant departments within the ICRC.

    Education and Experience Required

    • Degree in law
    • Called to the Nigerian Bar an asset
    • Studied international law with a strong understanding of international humanitarian, human rights and criminal law
    • 3-5 years relevant work experience, preferably in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and Nigerian criminal law
    • Relevant work experience in international organisations, Nigerian organisations or Government

    Desired profile and Skills

    • Proven research and analytical skills; able to think critically and articulate legal arguments in a structured and professional manner
    • Excellent spoken and written English; passive understanding of French as asset
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Computer literacy (competency in Microsoft Office and legal research databases)
    • Understanding of the work and role of the ICRC in Nigeria

    The deadline for the submission of applications will be 03.10.2021, 16:30hrs.

    Method of Application

    Send Curriculum vitae, Cover letter and NYSC certificate to ABJ_Recr[email protected] Clearly indicate “the job code and job title as the subject of your application
    (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
    In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:

    • Qualification(s)
    • Current location
    • Languages you speak
    • Years of relevant experience

    Late application will not be considered

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, status, disability etc.

    (Female candidates are encouraged to apply)

    However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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