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The following vacancies, fellowships, consultancies, internships, and other opportunities are available:  

Call for Applications:  2022 O’Brien Graduate Fellowships McGill University, Faculty of Law 

The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien for outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University. McGill’s graduate programs in law are the most extensive in Canada. Courses draw upon the civilian and common law traditions, but also include diverse legal traditions, legal theory, international law, environmental law, health law, human rights law, comparative private and public law, and air and space law. 

This Fellowship Program is an entrance scholarship. As such, students who are currently enrolled in the LLM or DCL program at McGill are not eligible to apply. Applicants for this scholarship must also simultaneously submit an application for admission to one of our graduate programs by the stipulated deadline. For further information about admission to the graduate programs in law, please visit: mcgill.ca/law/grad-studies/admissions-guide

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Deadline: 19 December  2021

Legal or Policy Researcher - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

CCSI is hiring a Legal or Policy Researcher to work on our Land, Agriculture & Food Systems portfolio of projects. This position will collaborate with CCSI’s Director and Research Staff to execute the Center’s applied research agenda on the laws, policies, and practices that shape international investment and its alignment with sustainable development and human rights. Specifically, the incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects and research related to trends and developments in international investment policy and legal frameworks, and alternative policies and practices related to international investment, particularly concerning the Center’s focus on natural resource investments (e.g. land, agriculture and mining), the energy transition, human rights, and finance. This position also supports CCSI’s technical advisory work with select governments, companies, and civil society organizations. The incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects, including project and advisory work, desk research, stakeholder consultations, organizing and facilitating events and training, maintaining contact with collaborators, and helping to develop materials for publications, among other possible activities. Requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. In addition to the specifications in the job description linked below, the following qualifications are preferred:

  • French or Spanish language 
  • Interest in and knowledge of international investment law and policy, international human rights law, developments in the field of business and human rights, climate change, and/or land governance 
  • Experience collaborating with Global South-based actors, governments, civil society, and/or UN agencies
  • Experience convening events

For further details, and to apply, please see here.

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Deadline: Open until filled

Intern - Coordination, planning, analytics and policy analysis: Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Executive Office of the Secretary-General seeks a motivated intern to support the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. The intern can take up assignments with any team in the Office, including the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Unit; the Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights Unit; the Rule of Law Unit; the Sustainable Development Unit; the Policy Advisor’s Office; or other teams.

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation;
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience, but are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their application, as well as interests, skills and knowledge in the areas below:
Area 1: Coordination and Executive Support
Area 2: Strategic Planning and Analytics
Area 3: Policy Analysis and Assessment

The internship is for a minimum period of three months, with the possibility of an extension of up to six months. In their cover note, interested candidates should indicate their availability

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Counsel Position: The World Bank

Do you want to build a truly worthwhile career? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. 

Duties & Accountabilities:
The Counsel position requires a demonstrated ability to apply rigorous analytical skills, work harmoniously in a team, and exercise good judgment. The level and quality of these skills will be a determining factor in the selection for the position, and references will be considered in this determination.  The Counsel will work under the supervision of the Chief Counsel and day-to-day guidance will be provided by one or more Senior Counsels in headquarters or the field. 

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For more information, please visit www.worldbank.org

Application deadline: 7 October 2021 11:59 (UTC)