UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
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Legal Associate

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Duties And Qualifications


  • Monitor the development of law and doctrine.
  • Provide input to assist in analysis of relevant emerging legislation in line with protection and humanitarian principles, international law and standards.
  • Provide inputs to selected advocacy efforts of the operation.
  • Contribute to the preparation of legal advice and draft position papers.
  • Consistently apply international and national law and UNHCR policies and standards.
  • Liaise with relevant state authorities at central and local levels, partner NGOs and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in meetings within UNHCR and with external counterparts at the relevant level.
  • Contribute to draft protection documents and policies in cooperation with supervisor.
  • Provide guidance and support in the formulation of protection strategies.
  • Assist in handling individual cases and situations raising special questions of application or interpretation of international law, refugee and human rights law.
  • Prepare protection documents and policies in cooperation with supervisor.
  • Participate in the development of project proposals and project implementation.
  • Assist in the preparation of legal advice and drafting of position papers and guidelines on pertinent legal and operational issues, most notably issues related to Jordanian corporate and labour law.
  • Contribute to advocacy towards proper interpretation of law and doctrine as well as in the development of standards of protection.
  • Consistently apply international and national law and UNHCR policies and standards.
  • Liaise and intervene with local authorities on the legal issues pertaining to persons of concern.
  • Assist in providing legal advice on all cases referred from all units of UNHCR, most notably RSD, RST and Registration.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Certificates and/or Licenses
  • Law, Human Rights, Political Science
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience
  • Essential
  • Previous relevant legal related work experience.
  • Desirable
  • Experience in facilitating training.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes on protection or any other equivalent external courses.
  • Functional Skills
  • CO-Drafting and Documentation
  • LE-Legal Research
  • TR-Training – Virtual and face to face
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Position Competencies
  • Core Competencies
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation
  • Managerial Competencies
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Cross-Functional Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Policy Development and Research

Language Requirements

Please also note that English is Mandatory for this Job Opening.

Additional Information

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances, and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

Interested internal candidates (Group 1 and Group 2) need apply through MSRP Self-Service Recruiting Activities Careers

Interested External applicants need to apply online and complete the mandatory motivation letter. Go to:

Method of Application

Submit your CV and application on company website:

Application deadline
10 Dec 11:44
Apply online
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