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Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel of the ARC Agency and the Director General, the Legal Consultant’s responsibilities will include the following:
Assist in drafting legal opinions, reports, memoranda and other correspondence in French and English;
Contribute to the drafting and/or review of agreements and contracts;
Undertake legal research and provide advice on various legal issues under international law;
Assist in providing legal interpretations and advice on a full range of issues regarding the ARC Agency and WFP’s various regulations, rules and policies, including the ARC Treaty and other founding documents, WFP rules and regulations, and other basic texts;
Duty travel as required;
Other duties as directed by senior ARC staff.
Contribute to the review and provide feedback on memoranda of understanding, procurement contracts and other legal agreements;
Support the development of policies and procedures for the ARC Agency and the ARC Secretariat to operationalize the functions of the Agency and set standards of good governance;
Assist in providing legal support to the ARC Agency Governing Board and its committees, and the Conference of the Parties, including the organization and coordination of meetings of those bodies;
Assist in liaising with Governments regarding ARC, in French, and support the interpretation of legal instruments in French, in coordination with the Country Engagement Managers;
Assist in providing legal support to ARC in-country missions and explain the legal background and implications of ARC membership to local governments;
Assist in the development of measures to protect ARC intellectual property rights including the Africa Risk View (ARV) Software and the maintenance of a database of ARV licenses;
Maintain the legal archives of ARC Agency;
Support the launch of new initiatives, as requested by senior staff;
Facilitate the translation of legal documentation into French, Arabic and Portuguese.