Legal Counsel

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to recruit a national from its member countries to fill the position of Legal Counsel in its Legal Department for the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund. The successful candidate will be based at CDB's headquarters in St. Michael, Barbados.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Legal Department is responsible for providing legal services to CDB. The Legal Department serves the entire Bank and, accordingly, provides services relating to both project and non-project activities. This typically includes services relating to lending, grant, guarantee and other financings, as well as advisory services and restructurings, resource mobilisation (borrowings, capital increases, replenishments, and funds under administration) and all administrative and institutional matters. In addition, the Department is responsible for making arrangements for the Bank to be represented in arbitration or other legal proceedings or matters in which the Bank may be interested. The Department has considerable interface with CDBโ€™s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), lenders and development partners.

THE ROLE

The position will report to the Deputy General Counsel (DGC). The Legal Counsel is accountable for providing a full slate of legal services to CDB to assist in ensuring that CDBโ€™s internal operations and external business activities are conducted without detriment to the organisation and with due observance of its Charter and the Memorandum of Understanding between CDB and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) for UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (CIF).

CDB has been selected by the Government of the UK acting through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, to manage CIF. The CIF supports eight Commonwealth Countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and one ODA-eligible Overseas Territory to create critical economic infrastructure in the Caribbean to set the foundations for growth and prosperity, reducing poverty and increasing resilience to climate change.

The Infrastructure Partnership Fund is available to the following countries: Jamaica, Guyana, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda and St Vincent and the Grenadines; as well as Montserrat as an Overseas Territory.

The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal services to CDB with respect to:

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