African Union Senior Legal - Dispute settlement (AfCFTA) Jobs in Ghana

African Union Senior Legal - Dispute settlement (AfCFTA) Jobs in Ghana

Purpose of Job

Provides to resolve disputes in a professional, effective and efficient way, having regard for the law, policies, procedures and good practice.

Main Functions

  • Manage end to end case work and new matters involving different kind of disputes

  • Assist with the effective management of variable complaint demand by being flexible using a range of dispute resolution processes for high productivity output

  • Provide independent information about how to go about resolving their disputes

  • Accurately record the details of a dispute and case manage according to AU processes

  • Identify key issues arising from a dispute, gather and analyze relevant information (both verbal and written) and decide whether a proposed outcome is in accordance with the law, good practice, and what is fair and reasonable given all the circumstances of the dispute

  • Apply dispute resolution frameworks including conciliations and employ negotiation and problem-solving skills to facilitate the appropriate resolution of disputes

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders

  • Actively contribute to the responsive management of complaint demand and undertake other duties and tasks as and when require

  • Responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Division.

  • Ensure creation of an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as secretary to dispute settlement panels and arbitrators in the resolution of trade disputes between AfCFTA States Parties

  • Ensure a dispute settlement process that is transparent, accountable, fair, predictable and consistent with the provisions of the AfCFTA Agreement

  • Facilitate the resolution of disputes through conciliation, good offices, mediation and arbitration

  • Plan and organise the work of the Division

  • Assist and support dispute resolution panels and arbitrators, or members of the Appellate Body considering an appeal

  • Provide substantive legal advice and research on legal, technical or procedural issues in dispute resolution or appeal proceedings

  • Advise the Legal Directorate in the exercise of its functions on dispute resolution issues Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

    Academic Requirements and
    Relevant Experience

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in international law (public international law, law of international organizations) with Twelve (12) years of relevant and progressively more responsible experience in the field of legal.

  • Seven (7) of these years should be at senior management level and five (5) should involve a supervisory role

    Required Skills

  • A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between geographically and culturally disparate partners

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally

  • Ability to develop and delegate clear program goals, plans and actions, that are consistent with agreed strategies

  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development

  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

  • High degree of independence, maturity and initiative

  • Ability to handle challenging questions and difficult stakeholders

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work

  • Be flexible, adaptable and open to change

  • Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

    Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective

  • Developing Others

  • Change Management

  • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies

  • Building Relationships

  • Foster Accountability Culture

  • Learning Orientation

  • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking

  • Job Knowledge and information sharing

  • Drive for Results

  • Fosters Innovation

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; African Union Senior Legal - Dispute settlement (AfCFTA) Jobs in Ghana

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