SECRETARY TO THE COMMISSION, P5 (Temporary Job Opening) at UN/ECA 7 views

Posting Title: SECRETARY TO THE COMMISSION, P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 08 June 2018 – 17 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-ECA-98957-J-Addis Ababa (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff/Officer designated by the Executive Secretary to this effect.

Within delegated authority, the Secretary of the Commission will be responsible for the following duties:

•Prepare for and organizes the meetings of the legislative bodies of the Commission and other official meetings convened by the Executive Secretary, ensuring fellowship.

•Responsible for day-to-day external relations of the Commission with Member States, providing legal guidance and advice.
•Supervise overall legal aspects with host country, including representation and legal aspects.
•Serve as a recognized expert and independently handle a wide range of multi-discipline, highly complex and often sensitive and/or conflicting legal matters involving issues relating to international, public, private and administrative law, to include interpretation and application of instruments in that area of focus.
•Provide the ECA secretariat with legal counsel, manage legal affairs and in this connection liaise with UN headquarters. Perform extensive legal research and analysis and prepare legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports and correspondence; make recommendations to senior officials of substantive Divisions and Sub-Regional offices with respect to actions to take.
•Provide authoritative legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions of considerable complexity, which may include those related to administration and management, and other operational matters.
•Prepare legal submissions/motions as necessary in the…

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