Legal Adviser Vacancy at the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)
Posted: 08/Jun/2018

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22nd of May 1964 by the four countries that border Lake Chad: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The Republic of Central Africa joined the organization in 1996, Libya was admitted in 2008. Observer status is held by Sudan admitted, Egypt, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. N’Djaména, Capital of Chad hosts the Headquarters of the Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Adviser

 N’Djamena, Republic of Chad
Category: C3 

Job Description
Support the Executive Secretary (ES) in harmonizing the member states' legal action for the protection and the sustainable use of the basin's natural resources:

  • Attend meetings of the Commission's various committees and give legal advice

  • Advise the ES in all civil and diplomatic matters, initiate and defend legal proceedings in court, if necessary

  • Observe discussion at all levels (international, regional, national) concerning conventions, agreements, treaties and protocols relating to climate change, environment and transboundary water management.

Provide in-house services for the different technical departments:

  • Monitor the execution of the department's legal administrative assignments

  • Formulate and provide legal opinions and give legal advice at in-house meetings and meetings with third parties

  • Initiate and defend legal actions in courts, if necessary.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Law Degree.

  • Relevant knowledge acquired in an international organization or good knowledge of international organizations is required.

  • Membership of any professional body would be an advantage.

  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.

  • Good interpersonal/social skills, ability for conflict resolution and mediation. Political awareness and diplomacy.

  • Fluency in one of the LCBC's working languages, namely English or French, and a reasonably good command of the ether language. Fluency in both languages would be an advantage. Computer literacy in current MS Office programs is a prerequisite.

General professional experience:

  • At least ten years' professional experience, with two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity, preferably in legal practice or international law practice

  • Specific professional experience

  • Profound knowledge of the conventions, agreements, treaties and protocols concerning climate change, environment and transboundary water management is required.

  • Good knowledge of the policies of basin institutions and/or transboundary water management programs and projects would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
4th July, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: 
The Headquarters of LCBC,
PO Box 727, 
Republic of Chad.

The Application should bear the title “Application for the position of Legal Adviser” and shall comprise the following documents:

  • A typed application

  • A signed CV

  • An attestation of employment issued by the most recent employer

  • Certified true copies of diplomas and  certificates

  • Two passport-size photographs

  • Certificate of nationality

  • Certificate of non-conviction issued less than three months ago.

Note: Women are strongly encouraged to apply.