Job Vacancy for “Assistant Legal Officer/Legal Officer”

  1. Description:

The Assistant Legal Officer/Legal Officer reports directly to the Deputy Director and:

  • Follows and analyses new developments in the field of public international law as related to the work  and agenda of the AALCO, performs extensive legal research and analysis and prepares legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, publications and correspondence as requested by the management;
  • Prepares legal opinion on diverse substantive and procedural questions related to the work of  the AALCO;
  • Provides legal opinion in one or more areas of public international law, in particular, law of  international organizations, law of dispute settlement, law of treaties, and international trade  law;
  • Cooperates with the legal team in organizing diplomatic conferences, working groups, expert   groups, training courses and other initiatives, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports, etc.;
  • Assists other legal officers in the design of programme activities and project management   with respect to the legal matters on the agenda of the AALCO;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  1. General competencies and work experience:

Integrity, professionalism, strong analytical skills and a sense of teamwork are necessary. The Assistant Legal Officer/Legal Officer is also expected to have an adequate knowledge of public international law to conduct comprehensive legal research on a wide range of issues related to the agenda of the AALCO, as well as proficiency in legal drafting and editing, and the ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects.

Prior work experience in legal matters, including legal analysis, research and writing related to public international law issues is a privilege.

  1. Education:

An advanced university degree (Master's degree/equivalent or higher) in international law or related fields is required. Specialization in any field of public international law is a privilege. Academic publications including books and articles on international law issues related to Asia and Africa are a value.

  1. Language Skills:

Fluency in English (both oral and written) and legal drafting is required.


Interested candidates should apply latest by 31 March 2023 with their CV and Covering specifying the title of the post on the following email ID:

Applications received after the abovementioned date will be rejected. No TA/DA will be admissible for those attending the interview. The interview date will be notified to the shortlisted candidates in due course.