Job Details

Associate General Counsel

Company name

Conservation International

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 03,2019

Valid Through

Oct 16,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Associate General Counsel
The candidate works within organization’s Office of the General Counsel to manage the legal affairs of organization’s global and regional programs. Will manage and support organization’s international legal operations, including corporate registrations, governance affiliates, employment issues, contracting, grant making, compliance and risk management, and general legal program support. Provide complex transactional support to DC based programs and departments, and resolve legal issues, provide expert advice, and counsel staff on a range of issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Manage legal risk for assigned field-based programs in Latin America. Responsibilities for programs in other regions in which organization operates may be assigned depending on organization’s needs and the AGC’s experience and interest. Advise and counsel staff and leadership on issues of US and program country law. Resolve legal issues while complying with operational policies and exempt organizations law, and providing creative support to programs. Review legal matters and documents from assigned regions, and provide overall legal advice to ensure efficient operations. Provide expert legal transactional support to regional and headquarters-based departments and programs. Advise on matters of institutional risk, draft and review documents, advise on applicable legal and regulatory requirements, resolve conflicts of interest and disputes, and provide overall legal advice. Work as part of department teams on specialized legal initiatives designed to enhance organization governance of its international programs and to manage legal and regulatory risk.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. or LL.M. degree from accredited law school in country where based. Must have 5+ years of prior legal experience, ideally (at least in part) in a nonprofit, multilateral organization or international corporate legal setting. Experience with international transactions, as well as compliance and taxation matters, helpful. Familiarity through professional or academic experience (such obtained through as LLM study or foreign attorney experience) with at least one other applicable legal system required. Should have experience as outside counsel and/or in managing outside counsel. Project supervision experience is needed. Should have experience and familiarity with a culturally diverse and international work force. Must be a member in good standing of an applicable Bar. Strong English, Spanish and Portuguese language skills needed. French is desirable.

Additional info

Job Code: 1229. Submit resume and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Conservation International
1919 M Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

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