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Legal Advisor (m/f)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Germany (West) - Europe
Town/City Bonn
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/07/2010
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH - Fairtrade Certification
Contact Name Christian Jambor
Email recruitment@flo-cert.net
Website Further Details / Applications
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Fairtrade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect. FLO-CERT, an independent international certification company provides the credibility, trust and transparency behind the Fairtrade Label.


With over 2000 clients in more than 70 countries, FLO-CERT has become one of the world’s leading social certification bodies – empowering over one million farmers and wage workers and their families in the global south through access to the Fairtrade market.


FLO-CERT GmbH currently has a vacancy in its Central Services department for a customer orientated, service driven and energetic new staff member with an interest in FAIRTRADE:




Legal Advisor (m/f) 



  • Provide In-house legal advice to the Fairtrade movement.




  • Working closely with the Head of Legal Services and general management. You will provide practical legal advice in a broad range of issues, focusing mainly on contracts, corporate governance, risk management and employment related issues.




  • Lead negotiations and draft commercial contracts.
  • Ensure that agreements and practices are compliant with the company’s commercial standards and policies.
  • Develop and maintain good corporate governance practice within the organization and support external subsidiaries with legal requests.
  • Develop In-House trainings for members of the organization on Legal Issues.
  • Provide responsive, quality work to all clients, ensuring that Legal Services becomes involved in a timely manner in all appropriate matters so as to effectively identify and address areas of risk to the business.
  • Contract management duties such as: ensuring contract database is complete, providing clients with pro-forma agreements, guiding clients on use of acceptable negotiating positions and validation of client-negotiated agreements.
  • Facilitate external trainings to Fairtrade stakeholders.



Head of Human Resources and Legal Services





  • Law school graduate & Bar member or eligibility.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, team player, flexible, experience in dealing with different cultures.
  • Strong dedication towards customer service.
  • Excellent communication skills and facility in cross-cultural communication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication is essential together with the ability to deal with culturally diverse internal and external customers.
  • Team player with the ability to manage their own workload independently, as well as having efficient time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure with varied workloads.
  • Motivation for Fairtrade.



  • An understanding of risk assessment and ability to take a creative and flexible approach to the business.
  • Fluent in another European language written and spoken.
  • Work experience as In-House Counsel working in an International Organization.



  • Job Share: 100%.
  • Position is based in the FLO-CERT Office in Bonn, Germany.
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • The office language is English.
  • Salary is paid according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Category (Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel, Nordrhein-Westfalen), Salary Range VI a plus an attractive benefits package.
  • 30 days of holidays.



  • For applying, please visit the FLO-CERT vacancy website:


Please follow here the application procedure for submitting your application documents in English, with Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and salary indication to Mr. David Holzwarth.

  • Deadline for applications: 4th of July 2010.


Please consult www.flo-cert.net for more information on FLO-CERT GmbH and the Fairtrade movement.



- Please note that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. -

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