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Legal Adviser, Solomon Islands (40826)

Closing Date: 29 Oct 2017

Interview: November 24 & 25 2017

Pre-departure Briefing: Early 2018

Expected in Field: Early 2018

Position Term: 2-years

Apply your legal skills to strengthen the legal mandate and legislative capability of the Solomon Islands Statistics Office (SINSO).

A recent review of statistics legislation and data sharing capacity in Solomon Islands has highlighted legal limitations within a number of acts. Working closely with SINSO management, you will support SINSO in undertaking and implementing a review of these acts.

With a focus on mentoring and capacity building, you will also help staff acquire the skills to understand the process of implementing the revised acts where they relate to specific functional areas on a day-to-day basis.

For this assignment we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor of Laws or other legal-related discipline
  • At least three years’ post-admission experience in a government or commercial setting
  • Experience providing technical assistance in the review or reforming of legal programmes and/or legislation
  • The ability to undertake legal research and consultations for the preparation of advice, submissions and correspondence in relation to drafting legislation
  • Experience providing training, coaching and/or mentoring in formal and informal settings

This a 2-year assignment based in Honiara. 

Apply for this assignment

1: Download and read the assignment description for this assignment.

2: Download, save and rename the VSA Application form (to prevent file content loss).

3: Complete the form, write a cover letter and prepare a current CV, highlighting your relevant experience, as outlined in the person specifications (professional) in the assignment description.

If you are having any problems with the application form, please email the address below.

4: Submit your completed application formcover letter and current CV to:


Volunteer Recruitment Unit, VSA
PO Box 12246, Thorndon, Wellington 6144

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