Job Opportunity in France as a Member of Legal Talent Pool in WHO

Job Opportunity in France as a Member of Legal Talent Pool in WHO

France 01 Jan 2021
World Health Organization

World Health Organization

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WHO announces a job opportunity in France to work in a legal talent pool. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), is the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is based in Lyon France. The purpose of this talent pool is for short term temporary and consultant contracts to provide:

  1. Legal support and guidance on data management, data protection and privacy matters, at all levels from junior to senior consultants for short and mid-term assignments.
  2. Assistance in general administration and legal matters (para-legal assistants).


You must have:

  • Various levels of qualifications depending on assignment, in the fields of law, intellectual property, data protection and privacy, public administration law or related fields.
  • Experience working in an international context. Various levels of relevant professional experience depending on assignment, e.g., experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating contracts; experience in the area of data management, data protection and privacy matters and associated legal frameworks such as GDPR.
  • It's preferred to have experience working in intergovernmental organizations, UN common system or similar organizations, and/or experience working in a scientific research environment.
  • Advanced/mother tongue English is desirable and French (various levels).
  • Specific skills required for the job: Excellent IT literacy skills in Microsoft Office 365 applications, SharePoint.
  • WHO/IARC has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

Your Responsibilities:

In view of (i) IARC’s scientific activities which entail the receipt, transfer, use and/or processing of data; (ii) IARC’s new scientific computing platform which will enhance the management of central data repositories and processing of scientific data, requiring design and implementation of revised data governance mechanisms; and (iii) the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory frameworks in relation to data protection and privacy worldwide; the company is looking for mid-career professionals for the following tasks:

  1. Work in close collaboration with, and support IARC’s legal, compliance and information security experts.
  2. Review, improve and help monitor internal policies and procedures in relation to data protection and privacy, ensuring best in class standards for handling scientific data.
  3. Design a new data governance framework for IARC, including new templates as required, for management of data storage and data use in compliance with the applicable regulatory framework(s).
  4. Review existing data transfer/ data use/ data processing agreements or contractual clauses in relation to data processing / data use, and help develop model clauses in this respect.
  5. Liaise with IARC’s scientists to review projects and related data issues to ensure appropriate setup for data management and use, in compliance with applicable data protection/privacy requirements.
  6. Provide guidance and raise awareness within IARC regarding data privacy and security issues and provide relevant briefing materials.
  7. Assist in the review and followup on agreements/contracts, e.g., procurement contracts.
  8. Assist in the review and update of internal policies & procedures, and related templates as applicable.
  9. Assist in drafting new internal policies & procedures, and related templates as applicable.


  • If you are accepted at this job, you will have various levels of remuneration, depending on the level of work matter and specific assignment.
  • Some contractual modalities are subject to income tax.

About WHO:

The organization's goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. They strive to combat diseases; infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. They also help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age, and ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink, and the medicines and vaccines they need.

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