The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.5 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 32 of its members are small states, including many island nations. Member governments have agreed to shared goals like development, democracy and peace. Their mission is to support member governments, and partner with the broader Commonwealth family and others, to improve the well-being of all Commonwealth citizens and to advance their shared interests globally. Their values and principles are expressed in the Commonwealth Charter. The Organisation is currently advertising the following vacant posts:
|Legal adviser (Legislative Support and Law Reform) – Governance and Peace Directorate
|Appointments are on limited term contracts of usually three years.
|Reporting to the Head of Rule of Law, the post-holder provides legal and policy advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.
The post-holder will be responsible for:
· Providing leadership of the legislative support and law reform programme of RoL Section;
· Taking direct responsibility for the results-based management of projects within their area of expertise and responsibility;
· Delivering legal and policy advice and facilitating research and the development of legal policy either individually or as part of the RoL team.
|A degree in law from a Commonwealth jurisdiction.
A minimum of ten years’ all round experience in the practice of law with clear evidence of experience at a senior level in:
· Constitutional law
· Administrative law
· Legislative drafting and/or management of programmes in legislative support and law reform.
|1st August 2023
Applications are open for nationals of Commonwealth countries, which include Seychellois. Applications should be made via the Commonwealth’s online application system at http://thecommonwealth.org/jobs.
For further information about the positions such as the Job Descriptions and Terms and Conditions, please contact HQ-Recruitment@commonwealth.int or visit the Commonwealth Secretariat’s website, http://thecommonwealth.org/jobs.
Interested applicants should follow the respective links and are encouraged to email Mr. Herve Pool on Hpool@mfa.gov.sc for record purposes.
The information contained in this advert has been provided to the Foreign Affairs Department by Commonwealth and should not be construed as being information provided by the Foreign Affairs Department. The Foreign Affairs Department is not liable for any loss that may arise from any decision by the applicant to apply for the above role or from any action taken by the applicant as a result of the information set out in this advert.
International organisations usually keep the Foreign Affairs Department informed of exchanges with applicants. Therefore, for reason of security, applicants are advised to keep the relevant officer at the Foreign Affairs Department in copy of all correspondence with the organisation concerned.
In our experience, international organisations will not request for payment of any sorts from applicants.