AFE is working on reviewing its governance structures in collaboration  with a technical consultant, and in line with best practices. AFE is seeking an expert in Lebanese local law and Non-Profit Organizations in Lebanon, in order to collaboratively design the governance approach, and then reflect the developed structure onto AFE’s legal paperwork.

Specific Objectives:

The scope of work for the Consultant will include:

  • Coordinate with the Governance Consultant to review AFE governance system and bylaws and advise on their compliance with the Lebanese Law
  • Advise on the Lebanese law and support on legal requirements, technical procedures and rights and duties
  • Review, advise and update all governance annexes including but not limited to: MOUs of board members, TORs of governing body, and governance chart
  • Coordinate with the Governance consultant on providing a coherent and consistent documentation between the governance board and the legal board to be applicable in practical situations
  • Provide legal advice on situations that emerge and ensure legal action is taken in accordance to the Lebanese law
  • Update all legal papers of the organization and ensure all documentation is up to date and submitted to the relevant authorities
  • Support AFE in reflecting structural changes within the legal documentation and ensure consistency across all documentation.

Key outputs:

  • Revised and edited governance system compliant with the Lebanese law and reflected in the official documentation of the organization and its bylaws, policy manuals and legal manual
  • Revised governance annexes to protect the individuals and the organization
  • A cohesive liaison between the governing board and the legal board
  • Legal Advise provided when needed on issues emerging during the time of this contract
  • Structural changes in AFE are reflected in the legal documentation of the organization
  • AFE legal paperwork are updated, approved and submitted to the respective legal authorities

Time Span

This assignment is expected to be carried out over a period of 66 working days.

6.         Institutional Arrangements

The Consultant will coordinate at the beginning of the process with the AFE Associate and Program Directors.

7.         Expertise

a)         Academic Qualifications

A law degree of Master’s degree in law with emphasis on the Lebanese law

b)         Experience

At least ten years professional experience in law practice.

For non-Master’s degree holders, fifteen years of experience in law practice

Demonstrated experience in supporting and/or representing non-profit organizations legally

In depth knowledge of the Lebanese law, procedures and the judiciary system

Experience in drafting internal legal documentation in compliance with the Lebanese law

c)         Skills and Competencies:

Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to express legal requirements in a clear manner

Flexibility to work in a dynamic environment

Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating high levels of personal integrity and professional credibility

Capacity to listen and think strategically on solutions to overcome legal gaps and exploit organisational strengths

High level of computer literacy (primarily in Microsoft Office packages)

Fluency in Arabic, Fluency in English and French is a plus

How to apply

Send in your CV and a cover letter and proof of practice to [email protected]

Kindly mark your subject: Legal TOR

Deadline
Wednesday, 30. Sep 2020
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Gender issues, Good governance and transparency, Law & Legal Affairs
Remuneration range:
1000 to 2000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
66 days
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