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Legal Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Legal Officer will be responsible for the provision of practical and useful legal advice and services to the RCU, including but not limited to policy, contracts, and procurement and programme related legal matters.


  • Provide legal advice to guide the decisions of the RCU, and protect the interests of the RSIF;
  • Ensure the RCU meets its legal obligations within its contractual agreements with the World Bank, donors,various governments and suppliers;
  • Ensure compliance with all necessary legal requirements in countries of operation;
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, contracts, and other legal documents. Review and guide the execution of partnerships, investments, and procurement agreements and other contracts relating to the work of RCU;
  • Direct legal intellectual property matters, and transactional and business issues involving technology and innovation. Build a legal Intellectual Property (IP) management capacity of partner institutions;
  • Negotiate agreements on the work of the RCU;
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues;
  • Manage external legal experts and any litigation. Represent the RCU as appropriate in any legal proceedings, across various jurisdictions where problems may arise;
  • Keep abreast of developments in the legal field that could affect the RCU and prepare reports on relevant matters for consideration by the RCU management;
  • Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the programme. Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk avoidance and mitigation; develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid similar situations in the future.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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