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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 53129 Bonn
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 03/01/2010
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH - Fairtrade Certification Services
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:  TITLE

Legal Advisor (m/f)

  • Provide Legal Advice to organization.
  • 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.
 REPORTING TOHead of Human Resources and Legal Services   REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSNecessary:·            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. Advantageous:·            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.  TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Job Share: 100%.
  • Position is based in the FLO-CERT Office in Bonn, Germany.
  • Start date: January 2009
  • 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:
www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/main.php?id=8Please 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: 3rd of January 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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