The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) is an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to provide the basis for a coherent system of measurements throughout the world, traceable to the International System of Units (SI). The BIPM is based in Sèvres, in the outskirts of Paris (France), and has an international staff of about 70. Further information can be found on www.bipm.org.
The BIPM seeks to recruit a legal advisor who will report directly to the Director:
Post: Legal Advisor
Grade: A10/A11 (based on qualifications and experience)
Deadline for applications: 18 November 2019 (midnight Paris time)
Type of contract: Fixed-term appointment for 5 years with possibility of conversion to an indefinite-term appointment
Reporting directly to the Director of the BIPM, the incumbent will provide legal advice relating to the functions, structure and activities of the BIPM, and in particular, will carry out the following duties:
In addition, in close coordination with the BIPM Director’s Office and the International Liaison and Communication Department, the incumbent will be required to:
The BIPM offers for this position a fixed-term appointment of 5 years, full-time basis, with an initial probationary period of 6 months renewable once for a period of 6 months at a maximum. The contract type may be converted to an indefinite-term appointment, subject to the provisions of the Staff Rules and Regulations.
The annual gross salary will be from 72 730 Euros (Grade A10) to 86 780 Euros (Grade A11), depending on qualifications and level of experience, plus expatriate and family allowances based on eligibility. Salaries and allowances are exempt from income tax in France, but taken into consideration for the calculation of the effective taxation rate, depending on the marital situation.
Benefits include a minimum of thirty seven working days’ vacation per year. The BIPM provides a contributory pension scheme and private health insurance for staff, which can be extended to cover dependents.
Please send a C.V. and a covering letter (in French and in English) to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, Paris time, on 18 November 2019.
Applications should include the names of two persons who can comment on the applicant's suitability for the post (who will only be contacted with the prior permission of the candidate).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. They may be requested to take a written test as part of the selection process, scheduled between 25 and 28 November 2019. Thereafter, successful candidates will be invited to an interview during weeks 50 and 51.
A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process.
The BIPM retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a different grade, to make an appointment with a modified job description, or to offer a contract term for a shorter duration than the one indicated in this vacancy announcement.