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Officer Legal Affairs (Lawyer)

Environment Resources Authority , Central Malta

Published on 16 May 2023

Expired on 12 Jun 2023

Environment & Resources Authority in Malta is looking to recruit an Officer of Legal Affairs (Lawyer) to join their team on a full-time basis. 

Job Details:
In the role of Officer (Legal Affairs), the Officer is responsible for assisting the Authority's Senior Officer (Legal Affairs) and employees in managing the functions and deliverables under the area of responsibility in line with the aims and objectives of the Authority. 

The Officer (Legal Affairs) shall assist in all legal matters pertaining to the Authority, in particular to:
  • Providing the necessary legal advice during the negotiation process on National and International proposed legislation, implementation of existing legislation, and replies including replies to the EU Commission in relation to infringement proceedings, representations during domestic and international meetings as may be required
  • Carrying out any legal vetting and translation of laws, directives, regulations, and amendments where applicable
  • Drafting and vetting of any communication, authorizations, and instructions issued by the Authority
  • Drafting and vetting of any contracts, agreements, or other legal instruments entered into by the Authority
  • Support the Authority on the ratification of multilateral environmental agreements
  • Provide the necessary legal advice in relation to bilateral work with other entities, authorities in the public sector, EU, and international networks
  • Prepare, assist and follow up, and act as counsel on any particular prosecutions and legal proceedings
  • Provide legal advice on any legal matters or policy to the Authority as instructed by Chairman, Board Members, Chief Executive Officer, and Authority Director and their delegates
  • Provide assistance in the preparation and submittal of reports that are in relation to the legal aspects
  • Assist the Senior Officer in managing the legal aspects and ensure that the Authority's and Government's legal positions are adequately respected and represented.

Job Entry Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (MQF Level 6) in Law with a minimum total of 180 ECTS credits as recognized by MFHEA
  • Valid warrant to practice as an Advocate in the Courts of Malta and Gozo
  • This particular job specification requires the candidate to be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in Maltese, therefore a minimum ‘O’ Level qualification in Maltese is required.

  • Knowledge of the Environment and EU Law will be considered an asset.

*In the case of foreign qualifications, a recognition certificate from MFHEA is to be submitted for the application to be taken into consideration.

Applications with no Maltese Language O' Level Certification will not be taken into consideration.

*Interested candidates are advised to submit their application, together with a detailed curriculum vitae and a copy of their qualifications by noon of Monday, 12 June, 2023 (CET).

Kindly quote Jobsplus Permit No: 443/2021

Environment & Resources Authority:
The Environment and Resources Authority shall safeguard the environment to achieve a sustainable quality of life. As the national environmental regulator, we shall also maintain consultation with stakeholders to promote and instill sound environmental management.

€32,447 / year
Full Time
Job Type
Entry (0-12 months), Intermediate (1-3 years), Fresh Graduate, Experienced (3 years +)
Experience Level
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