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Years of Experience
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: An LLM degree, JD Degree or equivalent, with 8+ years of relevant experience, and admission to the Bar (or equivalent) in at least one jurisdiction is required. Excellent oral and written English skills required. Additional languages (French or Spanish strongly preferred; Arabic or Portuguese a plus). Continuous experience in a reputable private sector law firm and/ or with an international financial organization or Government agency is a strong plus. Demonstrated expertise in project finance, corporate finance and structured finance with reference to an established track record of the successful structuring, drafting, negotiating and delivery of transactions in support of long-term infrastructure investment in emerging markets is essential. Preferred areas of experience include energy and extractive industries, as well as transport (rail/ports/airports), water and wastewater sectors. Experience in closing project finance operations with or for multilateral development banks and international financial institutions would be considered a strength. Excellent legal research, writing, analytical and communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in international, commercial or contract law, in transactional legal work and/or preparation and negotiation of legal agreements. Excellent legal drafting skills, including of transactional documentation such as agreements, legal memos and/or other instruments and work product as relevant where applicable, based on appropriate research and delivered in clear, precise writing. Familiarity in the use of varied legal research sources (including electronic sources on the internet) and other databases. Proven ability to operate effectively as a member of one or more teams as well as the ability to work independently and under own initiative; must collaborate well with others; ability to exercise sound judgment in recognizing what issues to bring to the attention of the Chief Counsel and/or another supervising counsel, and which to handle autonomously. Proven ability to deal sensitively in multicultural and multi-ethnic environments and build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues. Ability to supervise and work with local counsel in a collaborative and collegial way; and Ability to work under time pressure and to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
Term: 2 years
French or Spanish strongly preferred, Portuguese or Arabic a plus.
Closing Date: 9/23/2021 at 11:59pm UTC
Job #: req13088
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433