1935 Legal Associate (Partnership for Local Development)

  • Added Date: Friday, 12 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019

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  • Providing administrative and legal guidance, assistance and support to projects implemented within P4LD project;
  • Review the legislative framework related to project activities;
  • Ensure that the legislative framework includes clear definition of the functions and obligations of the responsible parties;
  • Analyse legal risks and issues that could hinder implementation before set deadlines;
  • Analyse courses of actions and potential options to resolve legal issues and provide recommendations to Project Manager; 
  • Verify all procedures related to project implementation and propose remediation measures as necessary;
  • Verify all procedures related to property status and beneficiary status to resolve legal issues and provide recommendations to Project Manager;
  • Preparing project-level status reports for internal and external distribution.
  • Iputs for project reports timely prepared and submitted;
  • Project files regularly updated and maintained; 
  • Effective support in legal issues provided to project team and consultants; 
  • Performing other duties as required.
  • Good organizational and time management skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling ethical standards;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Excellent information technology skills, including word processing, database applications, presentation software, and internet. Word processing, database applications, presentation software, and internet.
  • University degree in Law.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in legal office work; 
  • Previous experience in governmental, EU-funded or EIB- funded projects; 
  • Knowledge of national procurement rules and regulations;
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in procurement planning and implementing;
  • Experience in legal analysis activities; evidence of ability to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams; to demonstrate a sense of self-assuredness combined with cultural and gender sensitivities;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Knowledge of national legal rules and regulations; 
  • Knowledge of government structures;
  • Ability to demonstrate a sense of self-assuredness.
  • Ability to, deliver when working under pressure and within changing circumstances;
  • Excellent writing/reporting and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and team building skills. 
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Serbian and English.

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Contract Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

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