World Bank Legal Counsel Jobs
Innovation and partnership link the five institutions of the World Bank Group (LAM GROUP): the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Organization (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is one of the world`s largest sources of financing and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help member countries reduce poverty, increase economic growth and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly striving to improve how it operates. The main priorities are achieving measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development and improving access to development information and data. As part of the World Bank`s broad development program, the Legal Vice Presidency (LEGVP), under the leadership of the Group`s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, is responsible for providing legal support to the World Bank`s internal and external operational, advisory and corporate clients. LegVP provides the legal services required by the World Bank and plays an active role in all World Bank activities. In addition, legVP helps ensure that all World Bank activities comply with the World Bank`s Bylaws and operational policies and procedures. • High levels of persuasion and diplomacy to reach consensus, especially on divisive legal issues.
* Excellent legal formulation skills, including documenting transactions such as agreements, legal notes and/or other tools and, where appropriate, work results based on appropriate research and delivered in clear and concise writing. The Environmental and International Law Practice Group (LEGEN) assists the Bank`s internal and external clients in promoting environmentally and socially sustainable development in accordance with the Bank`s policies and relevant international laws. LEGEN`s work program includes legal advice and services to regions, global practices and other Vice-Presidents of the Bank on operational aspects of environmental and international law in Bank-financed projects, including those on environmental and social protection measures; knowledge creation and exchange; and the development of policies and procedures relating to environmental and international law. Environmental issues include environmental and raw material issues such as climate change, biodiversity, pollution, international management of water and water resources, as well as social issues such as resettlement and indigenous peoples. Senior Counsel acts as senior legal counsel to one or more internal clients assigned to the World Bank. Senior Counsel is expected to cover at least some of the following responsibilities: * Successfully perform legal work on projects and programs and other client engagement transactions by advising on issues with a higher risk profile and increasing complexity. * Knowledge of the use of various legal research sources (including electronic sources on the Internet) and other databases. The Legal Vice Presidency (LEGVP), under the leadership of the Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, is responsible for providing legal support to the World Bank`s internal and external operational, advisory and corporate clients. LegVP provides the legal services required by the World Bank and plays an active role in all World Bank activities.
In addition, legVP helps ensure that all World Bank activities comply with the World Bank`s Bylaws and operational policies and procedures. At the organizational level, the LEGVP includes geographically anchored regional operational practice groups dedicated to the legal and policy aspects of the World Bank`s lending operations, policy and advisory practice groups that provide advice on operational policy, environmental and international law, development finance, and corporate practice groups that advise the World Bank on financing of enterprises, administrative and institutional. The Unit (LEGAS SG) is a supra-regional entity of LAGVPU that manages complex World Bank operations, including World Bank guarantees to mobilize private capital for infrastructure development and other transformation projects. LEGAS SG works closely with the Infrastructure Finance and Guarantees Department (IFG) of the World Bank. .