The World BankWashington DC-Baltimore AreaFull Time

Organization: MIGA Sector: Legal Recruitment Type: International Recruitment Department/Division: Legal Affairs and Claims Group (MIGLC) Grade: GF Location: Washington, DC, United States Term Duration: 3 years 0 months Hire Type: Non-Managerial Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): French, Portuguese, Spanish Closing Date: 9/19/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is a member of the World Bank Group, and our mission is to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to help end extreme poverty and boost share prosperity. We do that through the provision of political risk insurance and credit enhancement to investors and lenders against losses caused by noncommercial risks. For more information, visit www.miga.or

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA or the Agency) is seeking a Counsel for its Legal Affairs and Claims Gro

The Legal Affairs and Claims Group in MIGA (known as “MIGLC”) serves as the legal counsel for MIGA, and provides legal advice relating to the governance, operations, and other activities of the Agency. Among its principal responsibilities, MIGLC advises MIGA’s Council of Governors, Board of Directors and senior management, negotiates and drafts contracts of guarantee, manages all claims proceedings, facilitates discussions between investors and governments related to disputes and potential claims, oversees outside counsel, supports MIGA’s internal departments in risk and policy analysis, finance and risk management and external outreach, and promotes innovation and knowledge sharing in support of MIGA’s miss

Roles and Responsibil

The Counsel’s duties and responsibilities will in

  • clude:Providing legal advice regarding guarantee operations, including transaction structures and eligibility under MIGA’s governing documents and other pol
  • icies;As part of a project team, assisting in the preparation of waivers, consents, amendments, approval documents, drafting and negotiating contracts of guarantee, non-disclosure agreements and other documents, and conducting legal due diligence on matters concerning MIGA’s rights as insurer and sub
  • rogee;Researching and drafting memoranda on issues of national and public international law and conducting legal due diligence related to host coun
  • tries;Assisting in the process of obtaining and/or modifying required host country approval of guara
  • ntees;Assisting with review and management of disputes between investors and host countries that may develop into claims under MIGA’s guara
  • ntees;Researching and drafting memoranda in connection with institutional, policy and administrative issues, including privileges and immunities, environmental and social standards, membership matters, WBG establishment agreements, sanctions and integrity procedures, information technology, intellectual property, personnel matters, and governance question
  • s; andCarrying out any other duties assigned by the General Counsel or a Chief Co

Selection C

  • iteria Juris Doctor, LLB, or equivalent law degree; qualification to practice law in at least one jurisdiction. LLM degree is
  • a plus.At least 5 years of relevant legal experience since earning law degree, preferably in a law firm, international financial institution or corporation with international business or finance operations. Relevant experience includes working in transactions involving cross-border lending or investment in developing countries; project, asset or corporate finance; complex corporate and financial transactions; political risk, export credit or investment insurance. Experience with trade finance would be
  • a plus.Strong analytical skills. Ability to assess legal issues in an objective, practical and responsible manner and provide well-reasoned, independent and transparent
  • advice.Demonstrate a history of having been able to (a) respond to multiple competing demands from internal and external clients under time pressure and (b) meet changing business
  • needs.Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment and high ethical standards. Ability to work in a divers
  • e team.Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy within the WBG and with government off
  • icials.Strong organizational, research, and oral presentation
  • skills.Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and ability to draft and negotiate complex legal documents in E
  • nglish.Additional language skills desirable (Portuguese, Spanish, or F
  • rench).Understanding of the WBG mission and development
  • agenda.Willingness to
  • travel.References and a writing sample may be required as part of the selection p

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disab

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or di

Note: If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, they will retain their Regular or Open-Ended appointment. If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Term appointment that expires later than the end date of this appointment, they will retain the duration of their current Term ap

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