The Legal Department is responsible for providing legal services to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Legal Department serves the entire Bank and, accordingly, provides services relating to both project and non-project activities. This will typically include 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 CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries, lenders and development partners.
The position will report to the Deputy General Counsel (DGC). It is accountable for providing a full slate of legal services to CDB to assist in ensuring that CDB’s internal operations and external business activities are conducted without detriment to the organisation and with due observance of its Charter.
The job will require the Young Professional, Legal to:
- Conduct legal research on a diverse range of assigned issues in international law using multiple research sources; selects relevant material, analyses information and presents findings for review.
- Assist in the roll-out of the Corporate Procurement Guidelines.
- Assist in the formalisation of the Legal Reform Programme and in administering any programmes for legal technical assistance.
- Assist in the review of legal documents, policies, procedures, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, etc.
- Assist in the preparation of drafts of terms and conditions for appraisal reports, technical assistance papers, etc.
- Assist in the preparation of agreements and contracts with governments, consultants and other public and private entities.
- Assist in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international issues, including the Charter, By-Laws, Headquarters Agreement involving, inter alia, issues relating to privileges and immunities.
- Perform any activity or manage any other tasks related to the work of the Legal Department as designated or delegated by the DGC.
The Young Professional, Legal is expected to actively seek knowledge needed to complete assignments and share knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear, logical and organised manner.
Ideal candidates for this role must have:
- A degree in Law, Economics, Finance, Business Administration, International Affairs, Public Administration, or similar fields.
- A minimum of 2 years' experience in a field relevant to the work of the Bank.
- Excellent research ability.
- General knowledge of international law and international organisations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings and recommendations to the DGC and to produce briefs, reports and papers to assist the DGC.
Function specific competencies
The Young Professional, Legal should demonstrate:
- The ability to perform extensive legal research and analysis, independently prepare legal briefs, opinions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents.
- The ability to apply legal and administrative expertise to analysing a diverse range of complex and unusual issues and problems, and to develop innovative and creative solutions.
- The ability to utilise discretion and sound judgement in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal and administrative issues.
- The ability to work effectively with others and, in particular, as a team member.
- The ability to demonstrate strong analytical, legal and negotiating skills.
- The ability to effectively adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and sudden or frequent changes in priority in order to accomplish objectives in a fast-paced working environment.
- The ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking skills.
- The ability to listen and communicate effectively.
- High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity, ethics, personal responsibility, ambition and accountability.
The deadline for submission of applications is December 23, 2022 at 11:59 pm AST.
The Caribbean Development Bank is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, or disabilities. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Bank provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities who participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us to request such accommodation.