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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Counsel/Senior Counsel–Institutional

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond. Headquartered in Beijing, we commenced operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 84 approved members from around the world.

The Counsel/Senior Counsel–Institutional will be responsible for providing legal and policy advice and assistance, under the line manager’s supervision, to the Vice Presidencies of Corporate Secretariat and Policy and Strategy and the Office of the President, with a view of ensuring protection of AIIB’s interests and compliance with its mandate, policies and procedures. The Counsel/Senior Counsel–Institutional is also expected to work across functional boundaries, in particular in the area under the authority of the Vice Presidency of Administration, as assigned by the line manager from time to time.


  • Provide legal advice and support to the Vice Presidency of Corporate Secretariat and the Office of the President on the outreach to member governments, admission of new members, preparations for the meetings of the Boards of Directors and Governors and other governance‑related matters.
  • Assist the Vice Presidency of Policy and Strategy in developing AIIB’s policy framework with a view to ensuring its compliance with the bank’s constituent instrument and the enforceability and implementation of AIIB’s policies.
  • Provide legal advice on the interpretation of AIIB’s constituent instrument.
  • Draft and negotiate legal instruments with member countries on AIIB’s privileges and immunities.
  • Upon the line manager’s request, advise the Vice Presidency of Administration on corporate legal matters, including those in relation to human resources, corporate procurement and the use of information technology.
  • Conduct research and draft memoranda and correspondence concerning institutional and, as requested, corporate issues.
  • Provide assistance to the development of AIIB’s internal legal framework.
  • Promote innovative approaches and seek process and product improvements.
  • Display good judgment and being answerable for the work product and advice provided.
  • Contribute to institutional initiatives, including knowledge management and publications.
  • Coordinate and collaborate in the legal field with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) and development partners to further AIIB’s work in assigned areas.


  • Minimum 5-8 years (for Counsel) and 8-10 years (for Senior Counsel) of relevant professional experience for appointment with emphasis on legal issues relevant to MDBs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent legal drafting and legal advisory abilities.
  • Wide-ranging experience in aspects of MDB legal work.
  • Intellectual leadership and strong interpersonal, diplomatic and partnership skills.
  • Ability to innovate while mitigating legal risk.
  • Strong communication skills, including speaking persuasively and presenting ideas clearly.
  • Excellent command of English, including drafting and negotiating legal documents in English.
  • Superior level of resourcefulness, ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
  • A law degree from a leading university and qualified to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the employee level at which an applicant will enter AIIB.

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Advertiser Name

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Posting Date

April 17, 2018

Expiry Date

May 17, 2018