This position is located within the International Trade Law Division (ITLD), Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), which serves as a substantive Secretariat to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and is based in Vienna, Austria. The Legal Officer works under the overall guidance of the Director of the Division and the direct supervision of a Senior Legal Officer.
Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law with specialization in commercial, comparative or private international law is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields like commercial, comparative or private international law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.