Join War Child International (WCA) & Work From Anywhere Globally as a Legal & Governance Advisor: Join Now!!


The Legal & Governance Advisor has a crucial role to play in advising on legal matters for War Child Alliance (WCA). The advisor supports capacity development on legal, compliance, tax, governance and corporate matters. It is a role with lots of variety. Next to managing contracts, the advisor contributes to organizational policy development, compliance and governance. You support the organization, the Supervisory Board and the International Leadership Team with a wide range of corporate governance secretary tasks and legal matters. And you will work closely with other departmental/program managers and country directors with legal, governance and personal data protection requests.

You are part of the Finance, IT & Risk Management Department and report to the Director Finance, IT and Risk Management. Often there is also a Legal Intern that you will work closely with who you will supervise and assist with giving them a great learning experience.

This position can be based in any of the countries where War Child has an office. The eligible candidate needs to have the right to work in this country. War Child does not support with visa sponsorship.

Your Challenge

  • Providing advice and supporting on strategic and day-to-day issues and requests with regard to a variety of subjects in the broader legal, compliance, tax, governance, corporate and personal data protection area. Serving as a sparring partner for management and other stakeholders.
  • Developing and facilitating training on legal matters.
  • Responsible for managing of D&O insurance, business liability insurances and event insurances. Coordinating with external insurance advisor and internal clients in case of questions, claims or requests.
  • Being responsible for the financial budget for Legal and for allocating time spent on externally funded projects to grants, in order to maximize funding opportunities for legal work.
  • Supporting, advising and coordinating of claims & litigation, including in court cases in different WCA jurisdictions
  • Contributing to strategic corporate and organizational development projects
  • Being policy owner of the Intellectual Property Policy, the Governance Policy and the Counterterrorism and Anti-money Laundering Policy. Monitoring, coordinating, supporting and advising on the implementation of and compliance with these policies.
  • Monitoring developments and best practices in the NGO sector to improve WCA system of governance and internal policies.
  • Governance advising, supporting, guiding and document drafting to / for the WCA Supervisory Board and International Leadership Team
  • Overseeing contract management and contractual obligations from a broader organisational perspective, taking into account legal versus business interests and overall risk management, and pointing out and implementing necessary improvements.
  • Ensuring the filing and easy retrieval of all contracts of the War Child Alliance / Shared Platform office, and large global contracts. Developing and implementing a global contract management policy, procedures and standardized system. Ensuring communication and adherence.
  • Revising, developing and updating standard formats for relevant contracts and documents. Ensuring those standards are known, available and adhered to.

Your Profile

  • At least five years of relevant professional experience in an advising legal and governance role.
  • Good knowledge, experience and/or understanding of systems of governance, legal compliance, contracts, personal data protection, internal processes, procedures and policies, preferably of an international NGO.
  • Knowledge and qualifications of Dutch law is preferred
  • Experience in capacity development, and development of training (incl. facilitation), templates and other guidance tools.
  • Keen eye for quality assurance and improvement.
  • Ability to work under pressure, on different topics, and meet deadlines.
  • Customer orientated, enthusiastic and creative.
  • Result-oriented and determination.
  • Eye for detail and for the larger picture.
  • Ability to work with and co-ordinate stakeholder groups to effectively deliver operational and strategic goals.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, interpersonal, organisational and project management skills.
  • Relevant university education in Law. High level and problem-solving way of thinking and acting.
  • Fluency (verbal/writing) in English and preferably Dutch (French, Arabic and/or Spanish is preferred).
  • Full support for War Child’s mandate and mission
  • You must have the right to work in one of the countries where War Child has an office, War Child does not offer visa sponsorship
  • Available for 32 hours per week

Our Offer

  • An employment with one of the offices where War Child has an office for 32 hours per week
  • The exact salary and benefit package will depend on the contracting location. To give an indication, below you will find the package with the Dutch office in Amsterdam
  • Salary range from € 3898 – € 4847 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of relevant working experience).
  • 28 vacation days on full time basis (consisting of 26 vacation days plus 2 additional fixed free days, based on 40 hours work week).
  • A pension scheme fully paid by War Child.
  • Compensation for travel and work from home costs.
  • Laptop to work from any location and monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25.
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses where relevant.
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

Our Organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by forwarding their CV and a short cover letter, in English, before the 26th of April 2024.


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