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Company name

The World Bank Group

Organization Type


Job Type


Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time


Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - Banking
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Temporary Counsel
The candidate will be a member of the LEGAM Practice Group, under the general supervision of both Chief Counsels, with day-to-day guidance provided by one or more Lead or Senior Counsels. Will be a lawyer who can operate independently to handle legal, operational and policy issues related to the Bank’s operations while working collaboratively with other lawyers within the Practice Group and LEG as a whole. Report to both Chief Counsels, LEGAM. Cover a broad portfolio within a functional area, providing advice to clients on legal and policy matters in one or more areas of concentration. Responsible for the successful delivery of legal work on projects and programs and other transactions within country assignments. Draft, review, negotiate and finalize legal documents for Bank’s operations. Provide legal support to ongoing projects and programs, including reviewing project and program documents for adherence to Group legal policies and procedures, and business objectives. Conduct comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in a given area, identify legal and policy issues, research for relevant precedents, and propose appropriate solutions to colleagues and clients. Engage in policy discussions and negotiations with officials internally and externally, developing relationships with members of the legal profession and lawyers working in development partner agencies. Write and review policy papers, undertaking legal research on topics in area of concentration and contributing to dissemination of policy and best practices in a given field. Prepare legal briefs on diverse topics, as required. Participate in task/project teams and operational missions. Perform ad hoc assignments as requested by the Chief Counsels or designated Lead/Senior Counsel. Must have 5+ years of relevant experience in addition to a J.D., LL.B., LL.M. or equivalent, and admission to the Bar (or equivalent) in at least one jurisdiction. Should have experience in one of the following substantive areas of law: public/private partnerships, international humanitarian law, legal and judicial reform, or digital/technology law. Excellent oral and written English and French are required. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Portuguese is desirable.

Term Duration: 3 years

Closing Date: July 24, 2019.

Additional info

Job #: req3683

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433

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