18 February, 2020

Legal Officer (LO)

Transparency International Vanuatu
Port Vila, Efate

Due Date:

Full Time

Organisation Description: 
Transparency Vanuatu is a non-governmental organisation, established in 2001
to tackle corruption and promote good governance in Vanuatu. At the core of
the organisation's strategy is increasing access to information to support better

Job Desctiption:
You will be required to work under the supervision of the Chairperson, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer :
Your duties will include:
• To meet with complainants wishing to raise complaints with regards to corruption.
• To assist complainants to compose complaints to respective public agencies.
• To prepare a legal opinion note for respective public agencies.
• To inquire into newly adopted legal documents.
• To arrange meetings for furthering of complains with other government departments or agencies.
• To complete any required professional work under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer.

• To assist with development of staff training especially in procurement, tendering, UNCAC and human rights areas and being liaison staff member to ensure compliance is being adhered to by the various public agencies
• To be assigned some tasks within other projects including human rights or education matters
• To assist with preparation or perusing any training materials developed to ensure compliance with the laws and/or projects is maintained
• To ensure you have a valid passport so you may be assigned to attend any workshop, training or other activity outside of Vanuatu at short notice
• To offer all or any assistance required to any project running under Transparency with input into radio programs, forums, discussions etc which may from time to time form part of the Transparency program

Specific Responsibilities
1. Provide legal advice to the Chairman, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.
2. Review all issues affecting the lives of the people, including current political issues and social issues.
3. Takes a leadership role in advising the Board on Bills and Legislations being discussed by the Parliament.
4. Liaise with Ombudsman Office, Police, Faith-based organizations, Civil Society Organizations and other NGOs on issues currently affecting the lives of the communities.
5. Cultivates a strong partnership with the Board of Directors in setting policies consistent with the mission of the Transparency International Vanuatu. Works, as needed, with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.
6. Work with URA on the proposed work plan of "Utilities Awareness" in line with the MOU signed between TIV and URA.
Public Relations/Advocacy
1. Promotes Transparency International Vanuatu's visibility and welfare through participation and membership in community forums, civic organizations and activities that are aligned with Transparency International Vanuatu's mission and vision.
2. Advocates at the national, regional and international levels, policy issues that impact people within the communities.
3. Represents Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) in all media relations by participating in interviews, developing press releases and all other media type engagements.

Selection Criteria:
1. Legally qualified and Certified to Practice in Vanuatu, including taking cases to Court.
2. A minimum of 5 years non-profit work experience in comparable fields.
3. At least 3 years of demonstrated success in staff leadership, fundraising, partnership development and financial management.
4. Demonstrated success of effectively leading change and organizational growth through strategic planning.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of policy issues that are faced by people within the communities.
6. Demonstrated success in acquiring agency support through successful grant applications and general fund raising.
7. Strong fund development, marketing and public relations experience to successfully engage stakeholders, including funders, business partners, policy makers, media and communities.
8. Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
9. Personal qualities that include integrity, commitment to TIV's mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate.
10. Must be Microsoft Office proficient, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

VT 1,920,000 per annum

How to Apply
Apply by:
In person

Contact Person:

Contact Phone:
() 25715

Email to send applications to:

Postal Address or location to apply in person:
P.O.Box 355
Port Vila

Caillard Kaddour Building


How to apply - more information:
Interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume and three referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the Committee encourages qualified candidates to apply early. Transparency International Vanuatu is an equal opportunity employer so both men and women are welcome to apply. Applicant should hold a tertiary qualification (postgraduate level preferred) and at least have more than 5 year's relevant experience for the position for which they are applying.
 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.

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