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Deputy Solicitor General (International Legal Affairs), Attorney General’s Ministry Belize

Location: Belize
Closing date: 3 February 2017

Job purpose

The primary role of the Deputy Solicitor General (International Legal Affairs) is to advise the Government through the Solicitor General on all matters relating to the specialized area of International Legal Affairs.

Scope of work

  • Assist the Solicitor General with general administration of the  Attorney General’s Ministry;
  • Assist the Solicitor General with the General formulation of policy and vision for the Ministry;
  • Supervise the Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel within the Department;
  • To Provide general advice and legal opinions to Ministries, government departments and semi-autonomous bodies on International Legal Affairs matters;
  • Prepare legal opinions for the Attorney General   on Conventions, Treaties  and other international agreements;
  • Prepare and present civil cases on behalf of the Crown on International law matters when called upon by the Attorney General;
  • Provide International Legal Assistance (Extradition) marshal and conduct  extradition matters in the courts in collaboration with the Litigation Department within the Ministry;
  • Prepare, vet and draft various international legal documents and agreements legal (Treaties, Conventions, Mutual Legal Assistance Agreements, memoranda of understanding) etc;
  • Undertake research on behalf of the Solicitor General and Attorney General on all aspects of International Law;
  • Sit and serve on various committees as directed by the Solicitor General;
  • Participate or assist in training workshops and seminars and attend relevant workshops;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Attorney General, Solicitor General or Deputy Solicitor Litigation;
  • To report to and be accountable to the Attorney General and Solicitor General on all matters at the Attorney General Ministry.

Qualification

Attorney-at-Law, Solicitor or Barrister Diploma or Masters in International Legal Affairs.

Experience

Eight (8) years as an Attorney-at-Law.

Skills

a) Ability to work accurately under pressure to tight deadlines.
b) Ability to assimilate complex matters and facts quickly and work independently.
c) Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work.
d) Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to work in a consultative and collaborative manner.
e) Strong communication, writing and IT skills.
f) Appreciation of confidentiality and political sensitivity.
g) Supervision of ILA Team.
h) Sound judgement.

Salary

Basic: BZD$75,180.00 (Belize Dollars) per annum
Allowances: BZD$22,500.00 (Belize Dollars) per annum

Applications are to be submitted to:

The Solicitor General, Attorney General’s Ministry
Second Floor, East Block
Independence Plaza
Belmopan, Belize
Central America

Tel: +501-822-0519
Fax: +501-822-3390
Email: admin.officer@agm.gov.bz

Deadline for submission: 3 February, 2017