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ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
CARE
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Legal Affairs
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Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.​

Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA Type of Post : Not Applicable

Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 20% Type of Contract :

Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline :

Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic in-house legal team to help CARE achieve its mission. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel (AGC) will provide legal advice and guidance to CARE on a broad range of domestic and international matters. S/he will have primary responsibility for providing general legal and business advice and support to CARE's work notably to the Middle East North Africa and West Africa regions, as well as navigating the complexities of compliance with counter-terrorism, sanctions and export control licensing requirements in challenging contexts. The AGC also will partner closely with other departments and offices across the globe to help oversee and manage domestic and oversee legal needs and exposure.

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Responsibilities:

  • Generalist legal support
  • Compliance
  • Procurement

Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor degree is required from an accredited law school with current qualifications to practice law.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years in-house, firm or government legal experience is required
  • Four (4) or more years of in-house, non-profit legal department experience preferred
  • Must be a team player who can be able to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work under pressue, actively manage outside counsel and self-motivated and detail oriented with excellent follow-through
  • Ability to work closely with stakeholders both internal and external to CARE
  • Superb verbal and written communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and possess excellent business judgment
  • Must be able to respond quickly to emegencies and complex issues as they arise
  • Results-oriented attitude

There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Some examples of these fees are placement fees or immigration processing fees. CARE does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an up-front fee of any kind. Occasionally, CARE does employ recruiting or placement agencies to help us identify candidates for specific employment within CARE. If you’re contacted by a legitimate recruiting or placement agency, there should be no charge to you. If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud from someone purporting to be CARE, please contact us at

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