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Legal Openings @ The World Bank Group

Posted on: 16 May 2019 937 views
: Legal Assistant
: The World Bank Group
: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sector:  Legal

Grade: GD

Term Duration: 3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:  Local Recruitment

Location:  Mumbai, India

Required Language(s):  English

Preferred Language(s):  English

Closing Date:  5/28/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59 pm UTC

  • Duties and Accountability:
  • Prepare supporting documentation for internal and external matters, e.g. powers of attorney, proxies, signature designations, counsel retainer faxes and Article III notices (notifying governments of an IFC investment);
  • Assist IFC in-house counsel in preparing and reviewing legal documentation; prepare routine amendments, consents and waivers;
  • Liaise with IFC external counsel, where required;
  • Attend to the signing of transaction documents and completion of conditions to disbursement;
  • Attend to the filing of transaction documents in accordance with IFC guidelines and practices;
  • Perform other routine portfolio administration of IFC’s debt and equity investments;
  • Handle and review transaction documents for IFC’s advisory program under appropriate supervision by IFC in-house counsel and follow up on the completion of any such agreements with IFC staff;
  • Assist IFC in-house counsel with general tasks relating to advisory matters;
  • Identify and analyze legal and policy issues associated with investment or advisory projects;
  • Contribute to and support CLED’s Knowledge Management objectives.


Selection Criteria

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Ability to provide effective legal assistance to IFC in-house counsel by performing multiple, concurrent and progressively more difficult assignments.
  • Ability to handle a diverse range of issues within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Word processing experience and proficient computer skills, particularly in using information databases, internet/intranet services and library sources.
  • An undergraduate (college) degree and ideally some combination of undergraduate legal courses, training offered by a professional institution or law firm and /or several years of relevant experience in assisting lawyers with the preparation and handling of legal documentation.

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