The Legal Officer will be responsible for the following.
• Serve as a lead officer in one or more areas of international environmental law, such as environmental rule of law, the progressive development of international environmental law, human rights and the environment, environmental crime; Independently handles a wide range of complex legal matters involving issues of international environmental law (both substantive and procedural); Provides legal advice on the interpretation and application of international environmental law.
• Provide legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions of considerable complexity, which may include those related to environmental justice and the sustainable management of natural resources through the rule of law, institutions support, capacity building, etc.; Performs extensive legal research and analysis in the field of international environmental law and correspondence; provides legal advice to the unit/division.
• Service diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports, etc.; Serves on various UNEP-wide coordination groups, committees, ad hoc working groups and task forces, as required; promotes the work of the United Nations and represents the organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.
• Review, advise on and draft complex contracts, cooperation agreements, project documents, institutional and operational modalities; Coordinates and directs other legal officers as required, and/or mentors and supervises the work of junior officers on specific projects; Contributes to review and design of emerging legal principles, policies, guidelines, etc.; Perform other duties as assigned.
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