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Legal Associate - Colombo

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.

LEGAL ASSOCIATE

Location: Colombo with travel to the field

Job Profile

This position will support the Legal Department of World Vision (WV) Lanka inter alia in the following manner;

  • Review and draft all legal agreements.

  • Liaise with external counsel for WVL litigation matters and attend court proceedings.

  • Perform legal research work as and when necessary.

  • Assist in the coordination of training workshops

  • Update and maintain the legal database.

Education, Knowledge & Experience

  • Must be licensed to practice law in Sri Lanka

  • Minimum of one (01) year experience as an Attorney-at-Law.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Sinhala/Tamil.

  • Good analytical skills

  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.

  • Legal contract management experience preferred

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, you may submit your on-line application via the link given below OR by forwarding your CV to the email address given below with your CV and details.

To apply online please refer to: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-sri-lanka

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 8th August, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.