Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pacific Islands Forum: Corporate Lawyer

Pacific Islands Forum Update
11 June 2015
Corporate Lawyer

About the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat:

The Pacific Islands Forum was founded in August 1971 and currently comprises 16 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. Forum Leaders meet annually to develop collective responses to regional issues.

The Forum’s administrative arm is the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji. It acts as the Secretariat for Forum-related events, implements decisions by the Leaders, facilitates the delivery of development assistance to member states, and undertakes the political and legal mandates of Forum meetings. The Forum Secretariat is also mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.
About this Opportunity:
An exciting opportunity exists for a Corporate Lawyer. Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, the position exists to provide comprehensive in-house legal services for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
  • Being the principal legal counsel to Management;
  • Providing legal services to Staff in the implementation of Programme activities;
  • Reviewing and maintaining the Secretariat’s legal templates;
  • Overseeing the Secretariat’s purchasing, procurement and grants; and
  • Developing the Legal Services Component.
We are looking for candidates with a Graduate degree in law with admission as a legal practitioner in a Forum Member State. Candidates must have substantial relevant experience working as in-house legal counsel with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have strong analytical and problem solving skills and must have the ability to organise, coordinate andprioritise conflicting demands. Candidates with a Post Graduate degree in law with experience working on administrative issues within an international organisation or a regional intergovernmental organisation would have an advantage over other candidates.
About the Benefits:

The appointment will carry a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. The starting salary will be in the range of SDR34,537 to SDR 38,854 per annum. At the 1 May 2015 exchange rate this salary range was equivalent to FJD97,950 to FJD110,193. For non-Fijian nationals, this salary may be tax-free. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply here where an information package containing the job description and remuneration details is also available.
To be eligible for this position, the applicant must be a national of a Forum member country.* Deadline for applications is at5pm (Fiji time), 10 July 2015.
*Member States of the Pacific Islands Forum: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is an equal opportunity employer and encourages both men and women to apply.

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