Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Conservation International

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Dec 29, 2020

Posted on

Sep 15, 2020

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Legal Assistant
Duties: Support the work of legal advisors. Preparing, reviewing, proofreading and editing grant, loan and other transaction documents; Assisting with both internal and external processes for the closing of transactions; Conducting legal research; Organizing and taking accurate minutes of certain meetings; Conducting legal due diligence on borrowers and related projects for Conservation International Ventures; Conducting legal due diligence on partners and environmental fund managers for the Global Conservation Fund; Preparing initial drafts of certain carbon credit legal transaction documents; Assisting with the contracting of vendors and leading the disbursements to vendors as needed; Maintaining contact with other CI departments, local counsel and grantees; Providing support in the retention of local counsel (researching local firms, drafting requests for proposals, drafting requests for proposal charts to compare the various firms); Providing administrative support to the legal team (assist with expense reports, travel arrangements, etc.); Coordinating technical reporting and deliverables for GCF projects and CIV/CFD investments; Handling sensitive information in a confidential manner; Researching topics related to conservation finance; and Ad-hoc project assignments.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 1-3 years of relevant experience. Proficiency with MS Office Suite. Strong writing and proofreading skills. Attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Ability to keep track of documents and track the progress of project activity. Strong organizational and planning skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Spanish proficiency (speaking and writing). Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university. French and/or Portuguese language skills. Ability to juggle and prioritize several tasks, flexibility, friendly personality. Demonstrated interest in nature conservation, human development, or conservation finance.

Additional info

ID: 1390. Send a resume, cover letter and references.

Company info

Hirring Coordinator
Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202

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