Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Legal jobs
  • Languages
    English Dutch German
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 18,2022
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    Legal Counsel

    About the job

    In 2021, Oikocredit reviewed its capital-raising model and looked for possibilities to make it more resilient in the face of evolving financial markets regulation, particularly in the European Union. Oikocredit relies on funding from its members globally, as well as from investors via support associations and the Oikocredit International Share Foundation. It has built its capital-raising model organically over the past 45 years, and while the model has proven to work successfully to date, regulation on capital raising is increasing globally. The objective of this review process was to find a future-proof capital-raising model that ensures the sustainability of Oikocredit's mission while increasing transparency and reducing complexity and regulatory risk. This was done through a collaborative process that closely involved Oikocredit’s support associations and included regular consultations with other members.

    Oikocredit is looking for a professional with legal background who can support in gathering input, work out the new model and implement the project.

    Key responsibilities

    • Being the coordination lead for a number of legal topics;
    • Contribute to the overall project planning, keep track of outstanding items and ensure follow up;
    • Analyse legal opinions from various jurisdictions and prepare proposals how to translate these into actions
    • Conduct entity due diligence review on support associations through documents and direct engagement

    Education, skills and experience

    • Academic degree in the field of law
    • Experience or proven affinity with financial and regulatory laws
    • Experience in corporate due diligence
    • Around 2 to 4 years working experience
    • Fluent in written and spoken English, Dutch and German language are desirable

    Additional remarks

    The position is for a fixed 1-year term.


    Independence, Accuracy, Initiative (shared Oikocredit competence), Cooperation (shared Oikocredit competence) and Problem analyses & assessment.

    How to apply

    Please submit your application in English using the Apply Online button below, including your CV and a letter of motivation

    About us

    Oikocredit is a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative with over four decades of experience in leading positive change through investments in financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy. Guided by the principle of empowering low-income people to improve their quality of life, Oikocredit supports partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America through loans, investments and capacity building. Oikocredit is financed by individuals and institutions who want to be part of a global movement for social change. Our investments prioritise social impact while safeguarding the environment and generating fair financial returns. We’re a global organisation with local presence, able to respond to our partners’ needs and strengthen them by offering more than financing. Oikocredit has more than 200 members of staff in around 20 countries with over 30 nationalities. Read more at

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