The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)


is an independent intergovernmental organisation based in Rome. Its team of professionals and technical support staff works to modernise, harmonise and co-ordinate private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States by preparing treaties, model laws, principles and other types of uniform rules.



We are currently inviting applications for the position of






The ideal candidate is a dynamic lawyer/jurist who, in addition to (i) an outstanding academic record (including LLM/equivalent or higher), has (ii) an interest in, and a solid knowledge of, comparative private law, commercial and private international law, and (iii) has acquired experience as lawyer/jurist/legal officer at a law firm, international organisation, research institution, university or national government of 3 years or more.


A national of a member State of UNIDROIT, he/she must have proven talent for research and legal analysis, good communication and drafting skills, capacity to organise his/her work and carry out projects with a minimum of supervision.  Ability to work in multicultural environments is necessary. Under the supervision of the Secretary-General and other senior staff, the main duties could include: (i) participating in projects that may result in the drafting of a legal guide, a model law or an international legal instrument; (ii) conducting legal research on selected topics of private law, commercial and private international law; (iii) preparing or helping prepare reports and initial drafts of international instruments and related documents; (iv) liaising with interested academic, professional and industry circles; (v) organising meeting and consultations on relevant topics;  (vi) attending conferences and other outside meetings; (vii) making presentations on relevant topics; or (viii) performing other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary-General.


Duration of the appointment: initially 3 years, renewable.


Salary: Competitive salary according to the scales of the United Nations, level P II and/or P III. The expected contribution of the successful candidate (s) based on personal qualifications will be evaluated for pay setting purposes


Language requirements: Excellent command, both spoken and written, of English, and at least the same level of one of the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish. Good command of additional/other languages will be considered relevant.


Entry on duty: October 2019 at the latest.


Applications should be addressed to the Secretary-General of UNIDROIT including CV, a cover letter, a minimum of 2 reference letters, and sent by e-mail to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  no later than 31 July 2019.


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Please note that only the candidates selected for interviews will be contacted and that no applications will be considered unless they are complete. UNIDROIT reserves the right to make more than one appointment or not to make any appointment to this position.










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