IN24118 Legal Counsel.

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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org

 

We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Legal Counsel in CIMMYT.

 

The position will be based in Delhi.

The major activities of this position include managing:

  • Support of the Contract Life Cycle Management by drafting, reviewing, negotiating, amending, releasing, quality control, management, contracts, and agreements entered by CIMMYT with national and international (private and public) entities.
  • Control and manage the archive of contracts, documents, and agreements related to CIMMYT’s research and institutional/corporate activities.
  • Ensure proper follow-up of entrusted matters, tracking these matters daily in the provided dashboards and preparing the progress update to the relevant areas and the timely completion of ticketing systems requests for the review and drafting of various agreements and legal matters.
  • Research and analyze laws, regulations, and procedures to provide legal support concerning institutional in the context of all legislation arising from different legal frameworks.
  • Represent the Legal Department and CIMMYT before different authorities and forums.
  • Draft legal correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, and other documents as necessary.
  • Participate in the optimization of processes for legal services processes and guidelines.
  • Support internal processes operated by the Legal Department.
  • Conducting legal research and analysis, preparing presentations and consolidated reports for the Legal Department.
  • Perform other related tasks within the job level as may be requested by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

  • The selected candidate must have a Degree in Law.
  • 3 years of experience in-house or experience in similar roles or activities.
  • Advanced level of English. English will be tested, and the candidate must score a minimum of C1 on CEFR.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and Adobe software. Experience with Contract Automation software is desirable.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and possess strong attention to detail.
  • The candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to his responsibilities and deadlines.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Teamwork, Customer Orientation, Achievement Orientation.

Benefits

The position is for an initial fixed-term contract of 12 months, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package, with a range of benefits including health insurance.

Candidates must submit the applications via online form available here no later than Tuesday, April 23, 2024 to Human Resources, CIMMYT.

 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer.  It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. 

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