HEAD OF LEGAL UNIT in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Job Description:
• Promote permanent consultation tools among the parties for the development of the basin
• Promote the implementation of integrated water resources management and the equitable distribution of the benefits resulting from their various utilisations;
• Authorize the development of infrastructure and projects planned by the stakeholders and which could have substantial impact on the water resources of the basin;
• Develop joint projects and works;
• Contribute to poverty alleviation, the sustainable development of the Parties in the Volta basin, and for better socioeconomic integration in the sub-region
Job Description:
Major Responsibilities:
The Head of the Legal Unit will carry out activities including the following:
• Contribute to the harmonisation of the legal framework of the Member States with respect to management of water resources of the basin;
• Advise management of VBA on the legal aspects of their activities and decisions;
• Follow procedures for litigation and or pre litigation;
• Protect the interests of the VBA;
• Assist the Executive Director in defending VBA interests, in preparing and enforcing conventions and contracts;
• Assist the Executive Director in the execution of legal decisions which involve the Authority
Required Skills or Experience:
The candidate must have:
• At least a Masters degree in Law or equivalent (Anglophone or Francophone System);
• Additional training or qualification in Environmental Law, Water Law or Communication and Negotiation Techniques will be an advantage;
• At least 8 years of relevant professional experience;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Good command of either French or English and ability to speak the other.
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