LEGAL OFFICER VACANCY AT AN INTERNATIONAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION – DYNAMICPLUS ADVISORY

DynamicPlus Advisory – Our client is an International Not-for-profit Organization which has been working closely with governments, international organizations, community organizations, academic and other partners in more than 40 low and middle-income countries to reduce preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Officer
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Specific Duties
Advise on legislative requirements for compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005) by providing legal guidance to the NCDC legal team and the IHR focal point on issues impinging on national laws and policies
Under the leadership of NCDC legal advisor, co-lead in the review of legislative instruments (laws, policies, regulatory instruments) for consistency and coordination within the Nigerian law and requirements of the International Health Regulations (2005) and other relevant public health legislation necessary for implementation of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response system (IDSR) in the country
Liaise with the various government ministries to evaluate progress on the review of relevant acts and policies identified in the NAPHS
Provide legislative education, workshops, or other trainings to parliamentary committees on health and other stakeholders on their roles in relation to development of health security laws
Identify global and regional best practices and conduct legal analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments
Support dissemination of the activities outlined by contributing to legal articles, case studies, toolkits, and other relevant reports
Assist government partners in establishing buy-in from internal and external stakeholders for regulatory action plan
Provide technical assistance to government officials in developing regulatory language for Prevent Epidemics (and occasionally for Cardiovascular Disease interventions)
Conduct legal analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments
Support dissemination of the work by contributing to legal articles, case studies, toolkits, and other relevant reports, as needed
Any other duties assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Required Qualifications and Skills
At least 5 years of work experience as a fully enrolled legal professional
MA in Law and/or related discipline will be an advantage
Experience in legal practice, ideally related to formulation of policies, proclamations, and regulations; working on public health law is an advantage
Familiarity with the Nigerian legal structure and functions relating to legislative framework and processes
Demonstrated experience in convening and leading legislative discussions with lawmakers and technical officials
Familiarity with the International Health Regulations (2005) and global health security agenda targets is desirable
Understanding of the multi-sectoral and One Health approaches to achieving Global Health Security objectives
Excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated experience documenting and disseminating program accomplishments
Highly attentive to detail
Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Application Closing Date
8th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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