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Law Student - Public Interest in New York City, NY **

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Company name

UN Women

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 01,2018

Posted on

Feb 28,2018

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Legal Intern The intern will support the Legal team and specifically the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and research and giving input into the preparation of legal advice to Women management, HQ units, regional, multi-country and country offices, including on matters relating to the Staff Regulations and Rules, the Women Financial Regulations and Rules, Women’s resource mobilization and procurement activities, accountability mechanisms, the system of administration of justice, privileges and immunities, and internal operations, policies and procedures. Will be to assist in projects aimed at strengthening and streamlining Women’s legal arrangements and the establishment of an institutional body of knowledge regarding corporate and operational practices as well as assisting in relation to ad hoc legal issues as required. Support the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and research and assisting in the preparation of legal advice relating to Staff Regulations and Rules, including: application and interpretation of the Staff Regulations and Rules; Disciplinary matters, rights and obligations of staff, legal status of staff and their dependents, financial recovery, taxation and insurance issues; Internal and external investigations into the use of financial and human resources; Recovery for losses; Other relevant aspects of human resources management. Support the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and inputs in relation to issues arising under the Administration of Justice system: Provide technical inputs to written responses and other submissions as required on behalf of the Executive Director in response to applications and other submissions filed before the Dispute Tribunal ; Assist in representing the Administration, including, in direction hearings and hearings on the merits. Generally assist in attending to all stages of proceedings before, including the conduct of settlement negotiations and/or mediation proceedings; Liaise with OLA regarding cases involving Women, representation of the Secretary-General before the Appeals Tribunal, in cases involving Women, and other administration of justice related issues. Support the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and research and assisting in the preparation of legal advice relating to Women’s relationships with member states and issues of privileges and immunities, including: Identify and resolve issues of privileges and immunities of Women, its officials and experts on mission, in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs; Provide input into the preparation, review and negotiation of host country, conference and other agreements, constitutive instruments and other legal texts and instruments required for the conduct of operational activities carried out by Women in the various Member States, in consultation; Address possible criminal conduct by Women officials, experts on mission, or other third parties, for possible referrals to the national authorities of the appropriate Member States, and with respect to investigations and proceedings relating to Women, as conducted by Member States. Support the Legal Adviser by assisting in the review, negotiating and drafting of Women’s agreements arising out of its resource mobilization and procurement activities: Prepare, review and negotiate Women donor and partner agreements, and prepare standard forms of contracts for use; Prepare, review and negotiate commercial agreements and contracts, and prepare standard forms of contracts for use; Review, negotiate and settle claims and disputes arising from agreements, contracts and other arrangements, including commercial claims and disputes involving the Organization. Support the Legal Adviser by performing research and analysis and providing input into issues arising out of policy and operational framework: Draft and interpret policies and procedures governing the operations; Identify systemic or policy changes which may be warranted in order to strengthen accountability and/or allow operational units to carry out their functions more effectively and efficiently, including continual review and updating of standard agreements, texts, policies and procedures, in consultation with the concerned substantive units. Under the overall supervision of Legal Adviser, contribute to knowledge building and sharing: Enhance knowledge about legal matters through participating in and preparing training programs; Develop and maintain the Legal Support intranet site.

Qualification and Experience

The intern must have studies in law or other similar subject at the university level. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) or have graduated from a graduate school programme and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation. Proficiency in spoken and written English; working knowledge of other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) are welcome.
Duration: 3 Months
Start Date: 15-Mar-2018
Deadline: 05-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
UN Women
405 East
42nd Street
New York City, NY 10017