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Status: Open
Department: The Office of Legal Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Closing Date: 10/25/2021

Attorney will be part of the OLA team that handles all UCA legal matters in its Founding States (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan). Practice areas will include, among others, the following: contract, civil, employment, international, construction, tax and customs, property, and intellectual property law and laws affecting not-for-profit education institutions. He will report to the Director of Legal Affairs. Duration of the contract: 1 year.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Timely draft and review contracts and other legal documents;
  • Undertake research, draft legal memoranda and provide legal analysis and recommendations on a variety of issues arising from UCA activities;
  • Review and comment upon internal policy documents, guidelines, regulations and manuals;
  • Assist with OLA’s project and initiatives (intranet, knowledge management, etc.);
  • Perform other related assignments, as required.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Specialist Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in law (LLM would be an advantage);
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a lawyer (experience with well-known law firms is desired);
  • Good researching, drafting and communication skills in English and Russian;
  • Ability to research and knowledge of Kyrgyz, Kazakh, and/or Tajik laws;
  • Good planning, organization and attention to details;
  • Strong work ethic, client confidentiality;
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing;
  • Ability to independently interact and communicate with the stakeholders;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities;
  • Strong organizational and document management skills.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to by 25 October 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Attorney”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.