Greenpeace International Sabbatical Replacement: Associate Legal Counsel
Purpose of the job
To provide legal advice to Greenpeace International (GPI) on organisational issues and to advice on projects with a legal scope, taking into account legislation and governance rules, in order to protect GPI’s organisation and its assets and to further GPI’s objectives, in co-operation with the Legal Counsel and General Counsel.
1. Contracts and policies
Negotiate, draft and review major contracts to be used by all GPI units. Develop standards for contract management and contribute to the development and implementation of internal policies and practices, in co-operation with the Legal Counsel and General Counsel.
2. Governance and compliance
Provide advice and support on governance and registration issues to GPI and National/Regional Greenpeace Organisations (NROs). Maintain the organisational structure of GPI, in accordance with Dutch law, to support the operational work of GPI. Advise on compliance with national and international laws and applicable guidelines, policies and regulations.
3. Intellectual properties
Manage Greenpeace’s trademark and other intellectual properties according to defined policies and applicable laws in order to enable GPI and NROs to protect the Greenpeace trademark and other intellectual properties.
4. Training and information provision
Develop and provide trainings for GPI staff and for NROs on relevant legal topics. Develop and/or manage legal information systems, legal intranet website, library and mailing lists, in order to ensure centralized and accessible legal information.
Skills and Qualifications
- University degree: master’s degree in law
- Minimum 3 years’ work experience in law practice;
- Ability to develop, implement and manage projects;
- Understanding of contract, corporate/ non-profit and commercial law and/or Dutch employment law;
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
Closing date: 31st May 2018. Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
Please email your cover letter and CV to: email@example.com
Marie Stopes International: Legal Adviser/Counsel
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organization providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: Children by Choice Not Chance.
You’ll work on a varied UK and global mix of the legal work of Marie Stopes International and report to the Senior Legal Adviser. This is a role with a wide remit – reviewing/preparing a wide range of templates and material commercial contracts; getting to grips with a range of regulatory and business issues from charity law, pharmaceutical requirements to insurance and trademarks and advising on a wide range of business/charity/NGO related issues.
Offering a wide view of the whole organization, this is not a role for a heads down technical lawyer – you’ll need to have your finger in many pies and display a wide array of skills. In return, you’ll get to be involved in a variety of interesting and engaging challenges and have the opportunity to get to grips with the challenges facing the international development sector and women’s rights in particular.
You’ll have a good grounding in general corporate/commercial law. However, you’ll need to be able to turn your hand to many different tasks –varied contracts, trademarks, regulatory and business issues, advice to those working in difficult environments. Your ability to draft clear and comprehensive contracts, communications and advice will be essential.
With a global remit, you’ll need to be able to influence and negotiate with many different cultures so having experience with international work is a must.
Ideally, you’ll have experience in-house, but we will consider someone coming straight from private practice for the right person. For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.
In addition you will have the right to work in the UK and be pro-choice on children by choice and not chance
Location: London, W1.
Closing date: 25th March 2018. Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
Salary: competitive for the INGO sector, depending on experience and ability. Circa £45-50K.
All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
AgDevCo: Legal Counsel
We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced solicitor to join our legal team.
Established in 2009, AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Africa. Our mission is to build successful African agribusiness through longterm investment and support to deliver positive impact at scale. We invest debt and equity in African agribusinesses to create jobs, improve food security, and boost prosperity. We have made over 65 investments to date, and committed $135 million. Our investments offer a way of leveraging large amounts of private capital into socially-responsible farming and agri-processing businesses in Africa, with major benefits for smallholder farmers and local communities. We now have more than $170m of capital to invest in a portfolio of investments in Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will work within a small legal team based in London, supporting and collaborating with investment and operations teams in London and across AgDevCo’s 8 offices in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Providing support and advice on AgDevCo’s debt, quasi-equity and equity investments in eight Sub-Saharan African jurisdictions including managing and coordinating advice from external counsel
- Supporting the legal team and the AgDevCo group in relation to a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance risks
- Advising on governance and policy matters
- Advising on a wide range of commercial issues
- Contributing to papers for executive/investment committees on the legal aspects of transactions
- Assisting UK and country offices with statutory filing requirements
- Qualified as a solicitor in the UK, with at least four years post-qualification experience
- Experience advising on corporate M&A/private equity transactions
- Strong team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently and to manage priorities and work to challenging deadlines
- Flexible and eager to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
- Ability to explain legal issues and risks to investment teams, and recommend appropriate courses of action
- Passion for international development
- In-house experience
- Experience within an international organisation
- Legal experience in sub-Saharan Africa
- Experience with debt investments
How to apply Please
Send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Legal Counsel”. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applications individually. If you do not hear from us within 10 working days, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
All applicants should be eligible to live and work in the UK.