Legal Adviser (Natural Resources)

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 23 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 3 May 2018

Job Description

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall
Closing date: 23 May 2018

£72,447pa + benefits

The post-holder will provide legal and policy advice, either individually or as member of a multi-disciplinary advisory team, to Commonwealth Member countries and regional organisations. Particular responsibilities include taking direct responsibility for the management of a portfolio of projects with particular emphasis on the sustainable development of petroleum and mineral resources, and related social and environmental considerations, and delivering legal and policy advice, either alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, within their area of expertise. The job involves frequent overseas travel.

You will be responsible for providing advice on and assisting member countries to formulate policies for the facilitation and regulation of private sector investment including appropriate legislative, contractual and regulatory frameworks. You will analyse proposals, recommend negotiating strategies and provide support to Member government teams in negotiations with investors involving complex inter-related policy, legal, fiscal and economic issues. As a project leader you will define project parameters, and manage and report on project implementation.

To be considered, you will need to have first degree and/or relevant post-graduate degree in Law, with a specialisation in aspects of natural resources or public international law, and at a senior level in the practice of the law and leadership of projects related to policy regulation and/or negotiations relating to the development and exploitation of petroleum or mineral resources, taxation of revenue derived from natural resources and facilitation of private investment gained in a government ministry, the private sector or an international organisation and ideally in an international context.

Also, you must be able to operate effectively in our multi-cultural setting and be a national of a Commonwealth country.

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 53 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred democratic culture and development through professional advice, transfer of best practice, and the enhancement of skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of over two billion citizens. Our efforts are concentrated where we have a clear advantage to add global value.

About the Organization

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal intergovernmental body of the Commonwealth, responsible for advancing and achieving the shared goals of the association’s 53 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General who, as the Chief Executive of the organisation, is responsible and accountable for overall leadership, management and delivery.

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