Interim Legal Manager (Mat. Cover)

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. GAIN is a global, Swiss-based foundation that mobilises public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. Our programs in Africa and Asia enable better diets via nutritional products, such as fortified staples foods, including cooking oil and flour, and condiments like salt and soy sauce. We also support improved maternal and infant health by promoting breastfeeding and specialised products for infants over six months and young children.

We are looking for a full-time Interim Legal Manager who will be responsible for delivering strategic legal advice as a core function of the organisation (during the maternity leave of the current legal manager), reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will advise the organisation with regards to all legal aspects of GAIN’s activities, and will work closely with the corporate services team, country teams, programme staff, and with the Senior Management Team. As interim manager of the legal function, the ideal candidate will be responsible for mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to internal policies, laws and regulations.

The Interim Legal Manager will provide advice in all legal matters, including contract law, data protection law, and corporate governance regulations. S/he will negotiate and draft agreements with third parties, as well as approve contracts on behalf of the legal function in the E-contracting Management system. The Interim Legal Manager will manage GAIN trademark portfolio, ensure compliance of GAIN`s office with local legislation and maintain the range of legal templates up to date and in compliance with donor requirements.

As ideal candidate, you will be dedicated and able to manage heavy workload, with ability to prioritize. S/he will be able to manage sensitive/confidential tasks and information with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have from 5 to 7 years of practical experience in an international organisations and/or in a law firm with an international background.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organization. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

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Closing Date
27 Dec 2018

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