Jan 262018

Organization: INTERPOL
Country: France
Closing date: 18 Feb 2018

Vacancy Notice No.INT01463
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 192 Member States. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities, and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime. INTERPOL is now looking for one qualified candidate as Legal Officer CCF within the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files.

Job Title: Legal Officer CCF
Reporting To: Secretary CCF
Location: General Secretariat, Lyon, France
Duration: Until 22 April 2019*, Fixed-term* Grade: 5 Number of post: 1 Level of Security screening: Enhanced Deadline for applications: 18 February 2018

  • *This position is linked to the temporary replacement of a Staff Member of the Organization and carries, in principle, no expectation of renewal. Any potential subsequent extension will be subject to the terms of the Organization’s Staff Manual, to satisfactory performance and to the return of the concerned Staff Member to the post.

Tests/interviews in connection to this selection procedure will take place approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline for applications. Applicants are kindly requested to plan their availability during this period accordingly, in case they are short-listed.

Selected candidates will be expected to report for duty approximately two months after receiving an offer of employment at the latest.This selection exercise will be used to generate a reserve list of suitable candidates that will be used to address Organization’s staffing needs in the future.

Under the direct supervision of the Secretary of the Commission or his/her representative, the post holder will study and finalize files assigned to him/her. He/she will also carry out research and draft legal documents.

The post holder analyses files assigned to him/her, seeks solutions to problems encountered, and prepares legal opinions;
He/she essentially studies individual requests assigned to him/her, and may also work on other legal matters related to the Commission’s role;
He/she carries out documentary research of a legal nature in a variety of areas for the information of the Secretary of the Commission, his/her representative or members of the Commission;
He/she prepares studies, correspondence, minutes of meetings, analysis reports, draft rules and other documents intended for the Commission, the Organization’s bodies (General Secretariat, General Assembly and Executive Committee) or other entities outside the Organization, following specific instructions laid down by the Secretary of the Commission or his/her representative;
He/she may be required to take part in meetings organized by the Commission or by INTERPOL, and speak at international conferences and meetings.
He/she performs any other duties in accordance with instructions given by the Secretary of the Commission or his/her representative.

Only professional experience for which candidates can provide official proof of employment will be considered. Candidates are informed that prior to interviews/test they will be asked to provide copies of such official documents.All candidates will be assessed on the under mentioned requirements.

2.1 Training/Education required
Three-to-four years’ education at a University or other specialized higher education establishment in Law;
Master’s, LLM, LLD or equivalent in Law would be an asset;
Specialization in international law.

2.2 Experience required
At least three years of professional experience in the relevant fields of activities;
Ten years’ experience in the area is required if the post holder does not have the required level of education;
Human rights law/criminal law expertise, or court experience would be assets.

2.3 Language
Fluency in English;
Proficiency in a second official working language of the Organization (French, Spanish, Arabic).

2.4 Specific skills required
Strong legal / judicial drafting skills;
Analytical skills and ability to take a global view;
Ability to work under pressure;
Flexibility and ability to adapt to a dynamic international environment;
Methodical and detail oriented;
Ability to maintain objectivity and apply logical reasoning;
Discretion and diplomacy;
Personal and professional maturity;
Word-processing and Internet-research skills.

Remuneration for appointment on contract: The starting salary for GRADE 5 is EUR 3566 per month for a step 1.
The successful candidate may be offered appointment on a higher step depending upon professional background and experience. For more information regarding conditions of service see Employment conditions for contracted officials available on the website (
The incumbent may occasionally be required to work occasional overtime based upon workload and to go on missions.

In compliance with INTERPOL’s Confidentiality regime the successful candidate will have to undergo a security screening according to the clearance level attached to the function. INTERPOL is committed to achieving diversity and inclusion within its workforce. INTERPOL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of INTERPOL member states, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

INTERPOL places no restrictions on the eligibility of candidates, without distinction as to race or ethnic origin, religion, opinions, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. However, the national policy and laws in force in INTERPOL host countries may mean that staff members’ spouses or partners, while legally recognized by the Organization, are not given the same recognition when they reside in certain duty stations. When this is the case, the Organization will inform the candidates accordingly to ensure that they are aware of the situation and allow them to make an informed decision.

INTERPOL has four official languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

INTERPOL retains the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower or upper grade or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for a shorter or longer duration than indicated above.

INTERPOL would like to inform candidates that their application may be considered for other similar positions.

INTERPOL operates a non-smoking policy.

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