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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has received funds from the European Union (10th EDF) through the Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP II).

The funding is to support IGADs integration agenda to be coherent and in line with other regional integration activities in the ESA-IO region.

Legal Officer

(1post)

Grade : P3

Accountable to : The Legal Counsel

Duration : One year renewable subject to performance appraisal and availability of funds

Duty station : Djibouti

Job Summary

Under the general guidance of the Legal Counsel the legal officer will assist to provide legal advisory and interpretation service to the management of IGAD to ensure statutory compliance with existing law and regulatory requirements. The incumbent shall be responsible to:

Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advisory service to divisions and sections as and when requested;
  • Provide legal interpretation service on various aspects on the existing law and regulatory requirements;
  • Assist in the preparation of policy papers and instruments that have legal implications for consideration by management;
  • Participate in the review and advice on MOUs between IGAD and other organizations, including partners;
  • Follow up and update management on court matters as and when required and also attend court hearings for and on behalf of the Secretariat
  • Conduct legal compliance checks prior to disbursement of approved credit facilities to ensure legal documentations are in compliance with statutory requirements;
  • Assist on the review and vet loan offer letters, employment contract agreements, security and other legal documents;
  • Assist in the review of the Financing agreements between the Secretariat and a third party;
  • Serve as secretary for all management meetings;
  • Attend all policy organ meetings and keep records of all proceedings;

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • A degree in Law from a recognized university
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the relevant field
  • Broad exposure and relevant experience in legal practice in contract/agreement drafting
  • Experience in working with donors will be an added advantage; Must be computer literate.

    Key Skills & Competencies:

  • Good communication, presentation, research and analysis skills;
  • Proactive and self motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and work with minimum supervision

    Duty Station

    The position will be based at the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti with occasional travels within and outside the region.

    Terms and conditions of Service

    This position is EU funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of support; it may be renewed subject to performance and extension of the funding. The post offers attractive consolidated remuneration package.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent by registered mail, courier service or by email in MS Word to:

    The Executive Secretary,
    Intergovernmental Authority on Development,
    P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Djibouti

    E-mail: igad [at] igad.int; copies to RISP II Coordinator and Director, Finance and Administration:

    Yufnalis.okubo [at] igad.int and Florence.musoke [at] igad.int; debrework.andarge [at] igad.int

    IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    IGAD Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.


    Livestock Expert

    (1 Post)

    Grade: P3

    Job Title: Livestock Expert

    Reports to: Coordinator, ICPALD

    Duration: One tear renewable subject to performance appraisal and availability of funds

    Duty Station: Djibouti/ICPALD Office, Nairobi

    Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in drafting regular and adequate reporting on the livestock, pastoral, food security, water and or fisheries programmes against indicators of intervention progress and achievements
  • Contribute in drafting work plans and project reports by providing the technical and non technical information / support
  • Monitor the data in ICPALD project system generates in IGAD region for its accuracy appropriateness and completeness then contribute to the preparation of the quarter and annual reports of ICPALD projects and submitted to ICPALD.
  • Facilitate the collection, collation and dissemination of relevant information based on ICPALD project requirement and distribute this information through the project network and relevant IGAD websites
  • Assist in facilitating and ensuring appropriate mechanism of coordination and information sharing among the stakeholders including dryland development and food security networks.
  • Participate where and when necessary, in ICPALD or interagency assessment and assist in data/information analysis to identify gaps and recommend appropriate ICPALD intervention niche’
  • Collect data generated by the field operatives including contracted agencies and consolidate data into ICPALD project databases and formulate information reports on the data which will be transmitted to the project networks, be sent to ICPALD,
  • Liaise with ministries, local authorities, UN agencies and NGO’s and other stakeholders regarding gathering and data management related activities.
  • Assist in the organization and act as field secretariat in the field project advisory committee meeting of the ICPALD livestock programmes and provide prompt and effective information sharing among partners in preparation for the programme management.
  • In collaboration with the ICPALD Research and M&E unit, collaborate in the research and support the performances of the field-based research and M and E personnel.
  • Develop strategies for environmental impact assessment of settlement and sociocultural impact of all livestock interventions.
  • Coordinate all humanitarian assistance at national level, if so required, to benefit the target communities.
  • Perform any other reasonable, project related technical or administrative task as requested by the officer in charge or the project managers.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Production or other equivalent relevant university qualification.
  • Diploma in community based development and project management an added advantage
  • Three or more years experience in donor funded environment is highly desirable.
  • Training skills is an added advantage.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Working experience with NGOs, INGO, UN agencies and regional and Africa wide organizations an added advantage
  • Working experience in the IGAD region member states in similar capacities a definite advantage.

    Duty Station

    Initially the position will be in Nairobi, Kenya. The IGAD Council of Minister and the IGAD Secretariat, may, however, relocate the office without any reference to the person recruited once the decision on where to locate ICPALD has been made.

    Terms and Conditions of Service

    This position is EU funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of support; it may be renewed subject to performance and extension of the funding. The post offers attractive consolidated remuneration package.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent by registered mail, courier service or by email in MS Word to:

    The Executive Secretary,
    Intergovernmental Authority on Development,
    P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Djibouti

    E-mail: igad [at] igad.int; copies to RISP II Cordinator and ICPALD coordinator on email:

    Yufnalis.okubo [at] igad.int and munyua.muchina [at] igad.int

    IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    IGAD Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.

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