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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
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    DynamicPlus Advisory is a professional consultancy that provides strategic and cost effective business solutions to start-ups as well as small and medium sized businesses by Studying their businesses, understanding their individual needs, and providing them with the necessary customized solutions to their Human Resources needs. DynamicPlus was born out of...
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    Legal Officer

    Specific Duties

    • Advise on legislative requirements for compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005) by providing legal guidance to the NCDC legal team and the IHR focal point on issues impinging on national laws and policies
    • Under the leadership of NCDC legal advisor, co-lead in the review of legislative instruments (laws, policies, regulatory instruments) for consistency and coordination within the Nigerian law and requirements of the International Health Regulations (2005) and other relevant public health legislation necessary for implementation of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response system (IDSR) in the country
    • Liaise with the various government ministries to evaluate progress on the review of relevant acts and policies identified in the NAPHS
    • Provide legislative education, workshops, or other trainings to parliamentary committees on health and other stakeholders on their roles in relation to development of health security laws
    • Identify global and regional best practices and conduct legal analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments
    • Support dissemination of the activities outlined by contributing to legal articles, case studies, toolkits, and other relevant reports
    • Assist government partners in establishing buy-in from internal and external stakeholders for regulatory action plan
    • Provide technical assistance to government officials in developing regulatory language for Prevent Epidemics (and occasionally for Cardiovascular Disease interventions)
    • Conduct legal analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments
    • Support dissemination of the work by contributing to legal articles, case studies, toolkits, and other relevant reports, as needed
    • Any other duties assigned from time to time by the supervisor

    Required Qualifications and Skills

    • At least 5 years of work experience as a fully enrolled legal professional
    • MA in Law and/or related discipline will be an advantage
    • Experience in legal practice, ideally related to formulation of policies, proclamations, and regulations; working on public health law is an advantage
    • Familiarity with the Nigerian legal structure and functions relating to legislative framework and processes
    • Demonstrated experience in convening and leading legislative discussions with lawmakers and technical officials
    • Familiarity with the International Health Regulations (2005) and global health security agenda targets is desirable
    • Understanding of the multi-sectoral and One Health approaches to achieving Global Health Security objectives
    • Excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated experience documenting and disseminating program accomplishments
    • Highly attentive to detail
    • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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