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News Vacancy: Water lawyer to work in Ramallah on water legal issues in the context of negotiation of a prospective permanent status agreement between Israel and Palestine

The project wishes to recruit a Legal Adviser (Water & Environment Permanent Status files). The goal is to a recruit a skilled water lawyer to work with the Negotiations Support Unit in Ramallah -which is a technical unit providing advice to the Negotiations Affairs Department of the PLO- on legal issues connected to Water (and Environment) in the context of negotiation of a prospective permanent status agreement between Israel and Palestine.

All candidates must be fluent in English (knowledge of Arabic would be an asset), have excellent academic qualifications, a detailed understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and a proven track record of working in teams, liaising with government organisations and delivering work to tight deadlines. Candidates will ideally be lawyers with at least 3 years post-qualification experience, ideally in the water and/or environment fields, and must have a demonstrable connection with Palestine or the Palestinian Diaspora.

The contract would be for one year in expectation of renewal being agreed by both parties. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter setting out clearly how you meet the required qualifications to indicating in the subject line which position you are applying for. We will then contact all suitable candidates for interviews.

Contact information Archie Drake, Project Manager of the Negotiations Support Unit in Ramallah, Adam Smith International (email: ;
Phone: +972 (0) 2 296 3741
News type Vacancies
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Source of information Adam Smith International
Keyword(s) water legal issues
Geographical coverage Palestine, Israel
News date 02/09/2009
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH