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International Law Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

International Monetary Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

International Law


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 16,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018

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Ethics Associate - Ethics Office Duties: Conducts confidential consultations with managers and staff members on issues related to Ethics. Performs subject-matter assessments, researching and retrieving relevant documentation from internal and external sources with tact and discretion, always maintaining confidentiality. Prepares comprehensive Notes for the Record, written records of progress for matters received, and closure reports as required. Follows the procedures outlined in the provisions of applicable rules and guidelines pertaining to the mandate of ETO and ensures close coordination with the Ethics Advisor to respect absolute confidentiality. Manages relevant confidential files and information. Provides timely and confidential ethics advice and guidance to staff members, documenting advice and recommendations provided to staff and managers. Conducts preliminary reviews of complaints received pertaining to workplace harassment. Develops ethics training materials and programmes on business conduct and anti-harassment in the workplace, including designing advocacy materials and preparation of substantive content in accordance with applicable policies. In the absence of the Ethics Advisor, provides ethics training as needed, including at New Staff Orientations and contributes to other outreach efforts, including representing the office both internally and externally. Contributes to the preparation of annual reports and other submissions to management in connection with the work of ETO. Participates in the development of the office’s policy and procedural framework and best practices and other lessons learned from consultative work. Works with other offices and departments of the Fund on sensitive and important policy initiatives and program matters on questions raising novel or complex ethics issues, including the Legal Department, HR Department and the Communications Department. In the absence of the Ethics Assistant, provides back-up assistance as requested by the Ethics Advisor. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Ethics Advisor.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Advanced university degree in law, public administration or management or related field is required, or a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in law, public administration or management or related field plus 6 years of progressively responsible experience in law, corporate compliance, organizational ethics, staff misconduct and investigation, employee relations or other related fields. Experience gained in a legal, investigation or ethics office environment will be particularly relevant. Ability to develop a close and effective working relationship with diverse stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment and work across institutional boundaries with various teams. Ability to build networks, listen and communicate effectively with others; explore all parties’ needs, concerns and positions. Seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems. Demonstrating integrity, trustworthiness and confidence: Places high importance on ethics, integrity and confidentiality and this is reflected in his / her conduct both inside and outside the office. Outstanding oral and written communications and reporting skills, Ability to exercise sound judgment, reduce complex issues to understandable statements an actionable proposals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to explain concepts, and set out a coherent analysis in presentations.

Additional info

Job Number: 1800359

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
International Monetary Fund
700 Nineteenth Street, NW
Suite 1s-3-1600
Washington, DC 20431