The Development Law Specialist reports to the LEGN Legal Officer covering SFW. The Development Law Specialist will work under the technical supervision of the Chief Development Law Service (LEGN), the overall supervision of the FAO Representation, in close coordination with the regional officers and other members of the project team, and in collaboration with the relevant governmental entities in the country.
Legal research and advisory services to Governments in relation to agriculture, food and nutrition and the management of renewable natural resources in the Africa region in general, and West and Central Africa sub-regions in particular.
LEGN seeks to identify candidates who may cover one or more of the technical areas under the Development Law Service per FAO’s mandate:
- Agricultural law, including agricultural health (food safety, phytosanitary and veterinary legislation; antimicrobial resistance), sustainable agricultural production (seeds, pesticides, organic farming and other marketing systems) and other areas of agricultural law (supply chain regulation mechanisms, contract farming, agricultural finance, cooperatives and other farmers’ organisations, agricultural insurance schemes);
- Food and nutrition security, right to adequate food, school meals and nutrition;
- Climate change laws in relation to agriculture, fisheries and forests;
- Enabling environment for responsible investments in agriculture and food systems. Fisheries and aquaculture;
- Food systems transformation;
- Forests, wildlife, grazing;
- Gender mainstreaming within legal frameworks;
- Social protection in rural areas and decent rural employment;
- Sustainable land management, sustainable water management, sustainable Wildlife production.
LEGN is particularly interested in identifying qualified candidates to support its work in the areas of:
- Food and nutrition security, parliamentary alliances, gender, climate and the human right to adequate food, in particular to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines in support of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
- Fisheries and aquaculture laws to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including through the implementation of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA) and instruments related to IUU fishing.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Development Law Specialist will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. Specialists working with LEGN are normally called upon to provide advice to contribute to the progressive development of national legal systems, to review draft laws, to participate in or lead legislative drafting projects, to analyse, evaluate and explain various laws, legal systems or alternative legal approaches. The specialist will carry out his tasks within FAO’s strategic framework for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the FAO Policy on Gender Equality.
The Development Law Specialist will work under the supervision and close guidance of the Legal Officers. The nature of the tasks and responsibilities that will usually be assigned to them are:
- prepare project concept notes;
- support the design of projects involving different relevant technical units, as well as regional, subregional and national FAO offices;
- prepare, review and update work plans;
- support the development and implementation of training and capacity-building activities;
- prepare materials, conduct legal research, prepare legal notes, reports and written advice;
- prepare or contribute to legal publications and analyses; and
- attend internal and external meetings, and report to the designated LEGN Legal Officer and the Head of LEGN on the results achieved.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- University degree in Law;
- At least one (1) year of relevant legal work experience;
- Working knowledge (level C) of either French or English, and limited knowledge (level B) of the other language (whether English or French) for COF;
- For PSA.SBS, working knowledge of French or English.
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building effective relationships
- Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
Applicants must have demonstrated interest in the technical areas listed above, as well as strong analytical, legal research and writing skills.
- Advanced law degree will be an asset
- Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish will be an asset
- Degree of knowledge and experience in legal issues related to a relevant technical area in the Africa region;
- Degree of experience in developing national legislative and regulatory measures to implement international agreements, codes, guidelines or other instruments;
- Ability to conduct legal research and analysis;
- Ability to write clear and concise reports and draft legal texts, legislative and regulatory instruments;
- Degree of experience of different legal and work and residence systems in different countries, including developing countries and countries in the Africa region ;
- Experience working with international or regional organizations or other entities in a relevant field;
- The experience of working and living in low- or middle-income countries is an advantage.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
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