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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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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