Associate General Counsel Job at Rainforest Alliance

Associate General Counsel Job at Rainforest Alliance… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Rainforest Alliance.

Description:

The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of people who are inspired and committed to working together to achieve our mission of conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all regional contract law matters including drafting, negotiating and interpreting agreements including consultancy, employment, grant, lease, services, license, vendor, and other contrac.
  • Responsible for advising on employment and labor law issues for the Africa region.
  • Responsible for corporate governance matters for RA entities and branches in the Africa region.
  • Assist the Legal, Global Internal Compliance, and HR departments with drafting policies and training staff.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with external legal advisors/specialists/company secretaries.
  • Manage the selection, oversight, vetting and engagement of outside counsel and/or specialist (including tax) advisors.
  • Oversee, in coordination with the General Counsel and the relevant staff/department contract, employment and litigation disputes.
  • Being overall responsible for supporting Africa regional directors and staff with day-to-day legal advice;
  • Assist in the global management of trademark and other intellectual property portfolios including disputes, registrations and licensing.
  • Assist the office of the General Counsel with ongoing projects as assigned.
  • Support risk management and compliance efforts across the organization; and
  • Keep knowledge up to date through training and technical information by own initiative.
  •  Attend relevant meetings, projects meetings, events and conferences, etc.

 Qualifications:

  • Qualification to practice law in any of Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 6+ years law firm and in-house experience.
  • Familiarity with general corporate law in Africa region.
  • Experience with local government laws and regulations related to contracts/grants.
  • Experience in anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies and rules.
  • An affinity towards sustainable and corporate social responsibility.

 Salary: Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 11th December 2021.

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