Privacy and Legal Compliance Specialist (Qatar)


Work Location: Onsite

Work Days: Sunday-Thursday

Sponsorship Eligibility: Yes

Classification: Full Time

Posting End Date: June 1, 2024


Position Summary

The position is responsible for facilitating legal and privacy compliance aspects of transactions to ensure that WCM-Q complies with all applicable legislative requirements of both the United States and the State of Qatar. This role coordinates projects and generates reports, relating to applicable laws and regulations and provides support on policy development and training in relation to the same.


Job Responsibilities

  • Monitors activities that require legal and compliance input and ensures that the documentation adheres to institutional and regulatory requirements.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts and sub-awards in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and institutional policies, with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintains and monitors compliance activities, ensuring legal compliance audits are completed and recommendations and analyses are presented to leadership for action.
  • Serves as liaison between several administrative, research and compliance units at WCM and WCM-Q.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of internal contracting policies and procedures.
  • Generates ad-hoc reports, participates in special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Monitors completion of HIPAA and other privacy-related training requirements, ensuring training is deployed to appropriate audiences.
  • Assists with non-HIPAA investigations and training (e.g. GDPR, FERPA).
  • Contributes to the smooth functioning of the unit. Implements and monitors office systems to improve efficiency.
  • Provides confidential administrative support, handles situations of highly confidential and/or sensitive nature on a daily basis.
  • Develops, maintains and/or disseminates departmental or functional specific policies and procedures. Responsible for maintaining a departmental standard operating procedure (SOP) manual if available.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in law or related subject with 5 - 6 years of paralegal experience, preferably in legal practice or corporate legal office.
  • Experience in higher education, healthcare or research setup is an added advantage.
  • Experience in research grants or contracts preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of contract negotiations with healthcare/research knowledge.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise people skills.
  • Experience defining technical requirements and specifications, writing policy, and adapting requirements to technical and business needs.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to multi-task in a results-oriented environment.
  • Ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation, and demeanor.
  • Well versed in written and oral English.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc..


We offer a competitive package with very generous expatriation benefits, including relocation, travel for self and family, housing, medical coverage, and private schooling for children.

Contact Information

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
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Contact Email
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • Legal
  • Government
  • Commercial
  • Non-Profit
  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Compliance
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Security Clearance

Target Job Information

Job Type
  • Full Time