Location: Paris, with occasional travel to MSF field mission
Contract: Full-time, fixed-term contract
Duration: 12 months, with the possibility of extension/renewal
Starting date: As soon as possible
Deadline for applications: 3rd June 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested.
The MSF Legal Department is setting up a legal project unit dedicated to providing legal support to MSF’s medical research and innovation activities. Within this scope, the Legal Project Manager will ensure quality legal support in the following areas:
(i) He/She will notably be in charge of:
(ii) He/She will oversee the teams of legal advisors dedicated to medical research and innovation projects based in various MSF offices, as well as collaborating with law firms involved in such projects at both field and HQ levels.
(iii) He/She will work in close collaboration with the Legal Unit Manager: Medical-Legal framework of missions as well as with the Legal Domain Manager: Commercial Law acting also as Legal Project Manager: Innovation.
Education: Legal degree- Masters of Health/Medical Law and/or Masters of Intellectual Property Law
Experience: Minimum 8 years’ related experience as a lawyer/legal advisor, particularly in the area of medical research
MSF International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment based on our Charter and on the principle of non-discrimination. We are strongly committed to achieve a diverse and inclusive work environment.
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