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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      October 04,2020
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    Legal Counsel & Compliance Specialist

    At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

    Position summary:

    The Legal Counsel, under the supervision of Senior Legal Counsel, will work on a broad range of legal aspects. The Legal Counsel will assist the Senior Legal Counsel with safeguarding Rainforest Alliance’s reputation by guaranteeing that the organization follows law guidelines. The Legal Counsel will give legal advice to management and staff about all relevant issues. The position will assist the Global Internal Compliance team on internal policy compliance and contract management.



    • Supports management and staff, solicited and unsolicited, at all common legal areas including corporate law, civil law, intellectual property, (international) employment law, contract law, and risk management;
    • Drafts and negotiates contracts with customers, suppliers, partners, etc.;
    • Monitors processes, documents, contracts, etc.;
    • Monitors and safeguards compliance; and
    • Trains staff on internal contract management systems, negotiation terms, and other compliance matters and requirements.


    • Supports Global Internal Compliance on contract management and policy enforcement;
    • Advises teams on contract terms and internal processes;
    • Trains staff on best management practices, policies, and procedures;
    • Supports and advises the Legal team and other departments on governance, employment, intellectual property, disputes, and compliance;
    • Supports and advises on insurance;
    • Collaborates with and coordinates external legal advisors/specialists; and
    • Supports in corporate affairs.


    • Establish business legal services and expands them;
    • Keeps knowledge up to date through training and technical information by own initiative; and
    • Attends relevant meetings, projects meetings, events, and conferences, etc.


    • Law degree;
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience (of which at least 1 year in an international organization);
    • A strong affinity for sustainability and corporate social responsibility;
    • Knowledge of and relevant experience in contract law and compliance; and
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).


    Commensurate with experience.

    Deadline: October 15, 2020


    Only candidates authorized to work in Amsterdam will be considered.

    The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

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