Call for On-Call Consultancy: Legal Advisor Service

Posting Date
2 January 2020
Closing Date
18 January 2020
Dubai, UAE
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The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture(ICBA) is an international, non-profit agricultural research center established in 1999 through the visionary leadership of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ICBA is a unique applied agricultural research center in the world that is focused on marginal areas where an estimated 1.7 billion people live. It identifies, tests and introduces resource-efficient, climate-smart crops and technologies that are best suited to different regions affected by salinity, water scarcity and drought. Through its work, ICBA helps to improve food security and livelihoods for some of the poorest rural communities around the world. ICBA is an equal opportunity employer and appoints qualified staff regardless of race, creed, color, age, gender, religion or national origin. We demonstrate our commitment to each member of our team through a competitive benefits package designed to assist our employees to cover their needs and the needs of their immediate family members.

Job Summary

The "Legal Advisor" supports ICBA on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to taking the day to day legal responsibilities and providing legal advice that includes all the aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process. He/She is responsible for providing support on discrete legal issues by advising the organization, drafting undertakings and structuring remedies for the relevant issues. He/She may also be engaged in helping to analyze and collect evidence and schedule staff hearings. 

Job Responsibilities

Expected deliverables

  1. Conduct legal analysis and research on various legal matters of the center
  2. Provide advice on different legal issues and assist in drafting legal opinions, memoranda, and other legal documents 
  3. Be actively involved in preparing different acts and legal submissions and draft the authoritative legal opinions as well 
  4. Conduct legal research by utilizing various resources and selecting the relevant material to analyze the legal information 
  5. Assist in reviewing the legal material and any other relevant documents and to identify the most important issues that need to be sorted out on a priority basis 
  6. Draw up formalities regarding the settlement of disputes and monitor the implementation of the legal clauses 
Qualifications and Experience

Required Legal Knowledge in the field of:

  • UAE Government Laws
  • Litigation (commercial, labor, real estate and civil)
  • Arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Contract drafting/reviewing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual property law
  • Corporate structuring and dissolving