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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. T...
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    Regional Legal Counsel - Africa

    Within the Office of Corporate Legal Affairs (OCLA) team and the Corporate Legal Function ecosystem, the Regional Legal Counsel is in charge of providing substantive advice and ad hoc support to the various internal clients in the AFRICA region and in delegations, as well as coordinating corporate legal activities, building up and ensuring an efficient service delivery, including by providing support and awareness to the regions and delegations.

    TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides legal advice and support in all areas impacting the ICRC (HR, logistics, procurement, administration, operations, data protection, governance, fundraising, innovation, intellectual property, privileges and immunities, regulatory issues, etc.), with a specific focus on either HR/employment/contractual matters or any corporate legal issue;
    • Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts for the ICRC in all areas needed, and drafts legal opinions;
    • Advises in the context of the adoption of various types of documents (policies, memos, position papers, risk assessments, etc.);
    • Follows and contributes to decision making processes and internal procedures (notably in the area of compliance, information security, risk management);
    • Represents the ICRC before judicial and administrative bodies for all matters pertaining to his/her areas of responsibility;
    • Liaises with, supervises and manages external counsel;
    • Promotes change and assists all stakeholders or services impacted within the ICRC by the evolution of OCLA (e.g. advising management teams, assisting services/units or delivering trainings);
    • Advises on and provides legal services regarding the ICRC’s activities and operations in the regions covered, including to the regional offices and country offices at the technical and managerial levels, in relation to the management of legal risks in the areas of expertise mentioned under “general duties” section;
    • Provides legal advice principally on contracts, employment law, diplomatic law, administrative law of international organizations, regulatory matters and in general on all legal claims, commitments, and liabilities of the organization in the region covered;
    • The Regional Legal Counsel is placed under the hierarchical supervision of the General Counsel, Head of Corporate Legal Affairs. Whenever needed, she/he supports other Regional and Legal Counsel on activities within the OCLA remit.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

    • University degree in law (Master of Arts minimum; Master of Laws Degree (L.L.M.) would be an asset);
    • Oral and written fluency in English and French mandatory; professional knowledge of Arabic, Russian or Spanish a strong asset;
    • Minimum 10 to 12 years of overall professional experience;
    • Minimum five (5) years as a corporate legal adviser required, with Human Resource/employment related practice or contractual practice;
    • National bar exam a strong asset;
    • Solid experience in contract law, employment law, business law, the law of international civil service or equivalent experience in applicable administrative law required;
    • Solid experience either in-house or in a law firm on corporate legal matters with a multinational dimension required;
    • Field experience handling legal issues, a strong asset;
    • Experience in the legal sector with International Organization/Non-Governmental Organization entities a strong asset;
    • Good knowledge of the non-profit and international organization sector;
    • Knowledge or experience of the ICRC an asset.

    Closing: 14th October 2022

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    Regional Investigation Officer 2

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

    The Regional Investigation Officer 2 is responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent undertakes investigations of alleged misconduct or violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices.

    TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Under the direct supervision of the regional investigation manager or designate, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
    • Plans, organizes, conducts and/or supervises investigations of the most serious and complex cases of corruption and fraud as well as sexual exploitation and abuse. This includes adducing evidence, obtaining and reviewing pertinent documentation, conducting interviews and taking statements, analysing facts and determining findings;
    • Undertakes investigations and ensures that inquiries and investigations are coordinated by the Ethic, Risks and Compliance Office;
    • Obtains and reviews relevant documentation; conducts interviews and takes statements; analyses facts, determines findings, and formulates recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gathers and analyses electronic evidence;
    • Determines whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities;
    • Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post-investigation tasks;
    • Works collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals, in accordance with ICRC Code of Conduct Framework and Operational Guidelines and in compliance with other Organizational principles and regulations;
    • Performs other preventive compliance activities as required including training;
    • Prepares cases for submission to the internal justice system and/or referral to relevant national jurisdictions and supports the case manager in the triage process;
    • Manages and handles evidentiary material, including locating and liaising with relevant forensic institutions; cooperates and supports the General Counsel and the Department of Operations;
    • Liaises with staff and management both at headquarters and in delegations worldwide to discuss the work of the Ethics, Risk and Compliance Office and provide advice and expertise related to inquiries.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

    • University Degree in Social sciences, economics or law and/or professional certification from national law enforcement bodies;
    • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Participation in investigation training courses or Certified Fraud Examiner certification is an asset;
    • Minimum 8-10 years of experience with investigatory procedures and practice;
    • Expertise in investigation techniques, particularly where conduct also may have criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts;
    • Knowledge of legal, procedural and evidentiary standards;
    • Previous experience in investigating internal fraud, sexual harassment, harassment, abuse of authority, and/or sexual exploitation and abuse cases is a strong asset;
    • Experience with victim handling and safeguarding activities;
    • Knowledge of international investigative and/or administrative tribunal legal, procedural and evidentiary standards;
    • Excellent drafting and report writing skills;
    • Fluency in English is mandatory and French knowledge is a strong asset.

    Closing: 07th October 2022

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below and then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via the email address provided below

    E-mail: [email protected]

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