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Deputy Head / Senior Legal Counsel

Agency: Ministry of Defence - DXO
Job no.: 513166
Work type: Permanent, Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Law/Legal Services

At the Ministry of Defence, our mission is to enhance Singapore's peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor. Our Defence Executive Officers (DXOs), alongside their military counterparts, play critical roles in preserving Singapore's sovereignty and stability.

MINDEF Legal Services is expanding and we are looking for experienced and dynamic lawyers to join our legal team.

You supervise, mentor and guide a team of legal officers to provide legal advice and support to MINDEF and SAF departments on a wide spectrum of legal matters spanning civil law, international and operations law, as well as military law and military prosecutions to advance the mission of MINDEF and SAF. Besides legal advisory work, you also handle and are involved in court and prosecution matters, draft and vet legal documentation and legislation, provide training and lectures to MINDEF and SAF personnel, and participate in and provide legal support for SAF military exercises and deployments locally and overseas. Additionally, you interface with a wide spectrum of MINDEF and SAF civilian and military personnel to understand their operational and policy needs and demands, and provide sound legal advice, options and solutions.

You must be a legally qualified person with at least 10 years’ legal Post Qualification Experience. You must have studied Public International Law, preferably in the areas of UNCLOS or aviation law, and/or have substantial working experience doing legal work involving UNCLOS or aviation law. Candidates with substantial experience in legislation drafting or vetting will also be considered. Appointment will be commensurate with your experience. Closing date is 10 June 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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