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Legal Adviser 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 05 Dec 2021


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organisation striving to protect and assist the victims of war and internal violence, has been working in Sudan since 1978. The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Legal Adviser 1 in Khartoum.


Purpose: ​

Legal Adviser 1 advises delegation(s) on international humanitarian law (IHL) and other relevant bodies of law and national and/or international legal matters. S/he supports the delegation efforts to disseminate and promote IHL and IHRL and their national implementation. S/he initiates and formulates strategies to address identified issues. S/he supervises and guides research on and analysis of specific legal matters and broader sectors of the national legal system.


 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyses the situation, advises and provides guidance on the applicable national and international legal frameworks and norms in relation to delegation activities, objectives, strategies and plans of action to address identified legal and other related issues.
  • Drafts legal notes/analyses and contributes with legal aspects to working papers, summary reports, 'non-papers' etc. related to delegation activities and objectives.
  • Performs independent research on and analysis of specific legal issues, as well as broader sectors of the national legal system.
  • Supports IHL dissemination activities directed at specialized audiences and the public at large and supports 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.
  • Supports the provision of legal advice and technical assistance to national authorities and other interested parties.
  • Monitors developments in the national implementation of IHL and relevant international human rights law (IHRL) norms.
  • Maintains relations with academic circles, supports the teaching of IHL and develops and maintains a network of partners and contacts linked to legal questions and IHL promotion and implementation.
  • Represents the delegation(s) in meetings with external contacts; participates in dissemination sessions if required.
  • Advises on socio-political and legal aspects related to delegation strategy and operations.
  • Coordinates and supervises external consultancies on legal issues.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in law.
  • Master's degree or specialization, including in a discipline of public international law.
  • Admitted to the bar.
  • Fluent command of English and/or French, and of the local language.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • 1–3 years' working experience in a similar function, including in government or the judicial sector.
  • Confirmed teaching/dissemination experience.
  • Legal drafting experience.



What We Offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • The opportunity to promote humanitarian values and to alleviate suffering
  • Attractive social benefits


How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their complete files only in English (CV, motivation letter and certificate) on Sudanjob.net website before Sunday, 05 December 2021 at 04 pm.
  • The recruitment office will not consider any applications which are not received directly on Sudanjob.net
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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