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Legal Advisor 2
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Wad Madani
 Closing Date: 30 Sept 2023


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organization 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 Advisor 2 in Wad Madani.


The position of Legal Adviser in the ICRC Khartoum Delegation aims at supporting the promotion, dissemination and implementation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and other relevant legal norms in the domestic context with a view to enhancing respect thereof, improving the ICRC’s dialogue with national authorities and facilitating operational activities and priorities of the ICRC Delegation. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Determines and implements activities aiming at promoting, disseminating, and strengthening the implementation of and respect for IHL and other relevant IHRL norms. Implementation, Dissemination, Promotion
  • Coordinates, and conducts research, reports, and analysis on different relevant legal matters (IHL, IHRL, other relevant norms of international law and broader aspects of the domestic legal system in Sudan), in consultation with the Regional Legal Advisor.
  • Identifies rooms for developing national legislation aiming at implementing IHL and works towards such development with relevant actors.
  • Initiates and organizes events that could facilitate implementation, dissemination, promotion, and development of IHL and other relevant IHRL norms (e.g. Moot Court, Conferences, round tables etc.).
  • Coordinates, organizes, and conducts IHL (and IHRL when relevant) dissemination sessions among different relevant audiences (including, but not limited to government officers, legal practitioners. Academics, and SRCS).
  • Through bilateral meetings and events, shares ICRC positions on IHL and other relevant legal matters and positions the ICRC as a reference organization on IHL and humanitarian issues.
  • Supports the planning, coordination, and implementation of IHL regional events.
  • Networking and background work and maintains close working relations with key interlocutors.
  • Develops and maintains various networks of Actors of Influence within national authorities (executive, legislative and judiciary), the academic world, and relevant think tanks/NGOs.
  • Monitors and is aware of the relevant developments in IHL, IHRL, and national and/or international legal issues.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University master’s degree in law or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 years’ work experience in a similar function.
  • Very good knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and of national legislation.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Confirmed teaching/dissemination experience.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Confirmed capacity to analyze the political and social environment.

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 Wednesday, 30 September 2023 at 04 pm.

  • The recruitment office will not consider any applications which are not received directly on Sudanjob.net
  • 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.

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