Legal Advisor

  Chemonics International Inc.
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1350
Date Posted:Feb 14, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 20, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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About Chemonics International Inc. :


Chemonics is an international development consulting firm that promotes meaningful change to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. Around the world, we design and implement projects in financial services, private sector development, health, environmental management, gender, conflict and disaster management, democracy and governance, and agriculture.

Job Summary:

Chemonics International, a leading international development consulting firm, seeks a legal advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded energy sector improvement program. The objective of the program is to improve access to reliable and affordable clean energy, improve regulations and governance in the energy sector, demonstrate the use of innovative technologies and busines models, and assist with the transition to a low-carbon development trajectory.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Legal Advisor may be asked to carry out activities such as: identifying and assessing the legal issues underlying clean energy policies which constrain sustainable economic
development; advising on clean energy-related administrative law, legislation, and decrees; providing advice and support on the legal aspects needed to promote the adoption and implementation of energy policies; and supporting and advising USAID and its partners on legal issues relating to transboundary and other international legal issues. Particular interest shall be paid to laws relating to conversion to a market-oriented economic system instead of a centrally-planned economic system, introduction of market-based pricing of energy commodities, privatization of energy sector installations, and environmental protection legislation.

Job Requirement:

Advanced law degree from an accredited law school and admission to a bar in the United State or Afghan equivalent.
Prior international donor experience on similar projects
At least 5 years of applicable technical and professional experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Fluency in English (written and spoken)

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