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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.
Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.
At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its members and staff. We are committed to developing the highest standards of governance that reflect our multi-stakeholder structures and commitment to consensus-based decision-making through inclusive and participative processes.
This newly created role of in-house General Counsel will be responsible for designing a framework for the Legal and Compliance work of the organisation and will serve as a business partner to the Leadership Team and the Board of Governors. The General Counsel will report to the Chief Financial Officer as a member of the Finance and Business Solutions Division. S/he will work across all functional divisions and across all eight international RSPO entities, working closely with global colleagues and external counsel to oversee contract and regulatory compliance, while helping to develop and implement global policies and procedures.
The General Counsel will provide research on and coordination of establishing operations in new jurisdictions, while ensuring compliance with the organisation’s governing structures and advising on global employment issues. In the first year, s/he will take the lead in identifying and addressing potential legal risks for current activities, operations and strategic initiatives, including anti-trust compliance.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
WHAT’S ON OFFER
Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy a remuneration that is competitive within the NGO landscape while functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.
Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to email@example.com. Please state "Job Application - General Counsel" in your email subject line.
**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.