Hague Conference Seeks to Recruit Senior Legal Officer


The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is seeking a

Senior / Principal Legal Officer (full-time)

to carry out work in the fields of international procedural law and commercial law, in particular as regards the Choice of Court Convention, the Choice of Law in International Contracts, and the Judgments Project, as well as such other work as may be required by the Secretary General from time to time, including in the field of legal co-operation.

Duties will include promotion of the instruments mentioned, comparative research, preparation of research papers and other documentation, assistance in the preparation of and participation in conferences, seminars and training programmesthe provision of support services.

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications:

– Law school education in private law, preferably at the post-graduate level, including private international law (conflict of laws) and international procedural law (jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments, legal and administrative co-operation), familiarity with comparative law (substantive and procedural law).

– Excellent drafting capabilities (e.g. LL.M. dissertation or doctoral thesis, law review or other publications).

– Seven to ten years experience in private practice, public service or academia.

– Excellent command, preferably as a native language (both spoken and written), of at least one of the working languages of the Hague Conference (i.e., French and English), with good command of the other; knowledge of other languages an asset.

Type of appointment and duration: two-year contract, possibly renewable.

Starting date: October/November 2013.

Grade (Co-ordinated Organisations scale): A2/1 subject to relevant experience.

Deadline for applications: 23 August 2013.

Applications should be made by e-mail, with Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation and at least two references, to be addressed to the Secretary General, at: secretariat@hcch.net

H/T: Pietro Franzina