Support to Un Eclac Legal Adviser and Chief of - Santiago de Chile - United Nations

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Santiago de Chile

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Valentina Hurtado

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Valentina Hurtado

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Result of Service
Provide support to UN ECLAC Legal Adviser and Chief of Protocol (LACOP)

Work Location

Expected duration
3 months


Work assignment

Under the general supervision and control of UN ECLAC Legal Adviser and Chief of Protocol, the Legal Consultant will:

  • Conducts basic research on assigned issues, using existing legal files and alternative sources (e.g. computer-assisted searches using the internet, intranet or other databases); verifies facts, identifies citations, precedents, issues to be addressed, etc., and drafts statements of findings, respondent replies to appeals, etc. for review by the Legal Adviser and Chief of Protocol.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a body of legal reference files, both paper and electronic, to ensure rapid retrieval of critical information; conducts reference searches upon request; reviews material and determines appropriate file classification category; identifies material for inclusion in files; coordinates with Archives on retirement, storage and retrieval of files; participates in initiatives to enhance existing systems for records management and retrieval, including development of proposals for consideration.
  • Reviews, verifies and processes legal instruments, ensuring conformity to relevant guidelines and requirements, including those related to procurement process extracts key data and update database; monitors requisite followup actions, approvals, etc.
  • Reviews and checks for clearance all type of inter institutional agreements and MoUs between ECLAC and other institutions and organizations, ensuring conformity to relevant guidelines and legal requirements of the Organization;
  • Supports the Legal Adviser and Chief of Protocol in the enforcement of the rules of procedure and terms of reference of the Commission regarding the operation and functioning of the intergovernmental system of ECLAC and its organs, which includes the preparation and support in the negotiation of Host Country Agreements (HCA) between ECLAC and countries of the region for intergovernmental conferences and meetings and draft Annex Alfa for intergovernmental meetings regarding security measures for those meetings.
For the 2023 year it is expected that the Legal Consultant will serve the following meetings: 17th Planning Ministers Conference ILPES and 29th Presiding Officers Meeting of the Regional Conference on Planning (January); International Forum on Migration Statistics (January); Extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Escazú Agreement and Meeting of the Presiding Officers (April); 6th meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin American and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development (April); Regional Course on International Law (May); 1st meeting of the Regional Conference on South-South Cooperation of Latin American and the Caribbean (May) and meeting of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC (date TBC);

  • Supports the Legal Adviser and Chief of Protocol in his/her participation in the Local Committee on Contracts (LCC), in the Grants Committee and in the Local Property Survey Committee;
  • Drafts materials to be discussed in bilateral meetings and prepare reports and Note Verbales to provide assistance to LACOP in the areas to which the Legal Advisory and Protocol Office provides support in UN ECLAC. Particularly, in the follow up of the Host Country Policies and regulation regarding entering, staying and leaving of international staff of the Commission;
  • Drafts, edits and conducts final check for accuracy of a variety of specialized documentation, legal publications, and related correspondence
  • Manages individual case files, maintaining and updating detailed "docket sheets" and ensuring that all related correspondence and other documentations are appropriately filed, registered and followed up as necessary.
  • Independently handles a variety of relatively complex verbal and written inquiries from internal and external parties, including providing detailed information on processes and procedures related to a range of legal activities, instruments, issues, etc.
  • Services various committees and other meetings and training activities, including assisting in the preparation of pre, in
- and post-session documents, preparation of draft of Journal and summaries, notes for the Chairman; coordinates with relevant units; prepares and updates programme of work, delegation and documents lists; tracks status of meetings and monitors follow-up actions, etc. These services include the substantive and logistic support for the 2023 Regional Course on International Law, to be held during four weeks in May;

  • Provides technical assistance for meetings arrangements and servicing,
  • Maintains internal databases on cases for tracking and trend analysis; generates a variety of standard and nonstandard statistical and other reports from various databases and posting of documents on the website.
  • Provides general office support servi

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