Counsel to the Commission


PNGJobSeek’s client is looking for a talented and qualified professional for the role of Counsel to the Commission.

The Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea is an independent constitutional institution established to protect and promote good leadership and governance in Papua New Guinea.

The position of Counsel to the Commission is created by the Organic Law on the Ombudsman Commission and is currently vacant.

The Counsel:

  • is the Ombudsman Commission’s principal legal adviser and a key policy adviser to the Commission
  • provides legal and policy advice to the Commission on all aspects of its constitutional functions and operational activities.
  • is expected to produce high standards of work, provide quality advice without fear or favour and properly guide the Commission in making sound and quality decisions.

Qualifications & skills

  • have a Degree in Law from a tertiary institution recognised by the Commission and demonstrate that he has practised successfully as a lawyer for a substantial number of years either in Papua New Guinea or in a country with a legal system that, in the opinion of the Commission, is substantially similar to the legal system of Papua New Guinea
  • be admitted to practise as a lawyer in Papua New Guinea (or be eligible for immediate admission, in which case documentary proof of eligibility is required)

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