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Legal Counsel (1year Fixed term, Latin America & Caribean)
Plan International
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is looking for an interim Legal Counsel to join our Legal team to support our Latin American and Caribbean region. The Legal team helps drive good governance and decision making by providing global insights, thought leadership and technical expertise for governors, leaders and staff as they strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

As Legal Counsel you will engage at all levels of the organisation, particularly in our Latin America and Caribbean region, across a broad range of complex legal issues,. You will work directly with our regional and country offices, as well as senior stakeholders within the Global Hub’s globally located and multidisciplinary business units. Legal Counsel will provide legal advice and, where necessary, coordinate specialist legal advice from various firms on domestic and international legal issues, and use your technical and professional legal expertise as an entry point to problem-solve more broadly.


The Individual

We are looking to recruit a Spanish and English speaking lawyer who is both qualified (3+ years PQE)in, and has significant experience practicing as a lawyer in, a Latin American or Caribbean jurisdiction.

You will have a demonstrable ability to use legal skills to solve problems and identify and implement pragmatic solutions. You will be able to give legal advice internationally on a diverse range of issues and you will also have strong experience in at least one of the Latin American or Caribbean jurisdiction in a significant number of the following areas of law: employment and labour law, commercial/contract, restructuring, charity/not-for-profit, intellectual property or dispute resolution.

To be successful in this role you will be a highly professionally and creative problem solver who is constructive and positive in their approach. You will be self-motivated and highly organised and you will be a collaborative team player. You will be able to communicate effectively in Spanish and English, with Portuguese language skills being additionally desirable.

Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

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Location: This role will be based in one of Plan International’s Country Offices in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Occasional work in other locations where Plan International has an office* and you have the pre-existing right to work and live may be considered.

Salary: Plan International offers a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours. We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here

Type of Position: 1 year fixed term ideally to start by April 2024

Closing date: 7th March 2024, with the view to hold interviews w/c 11 th march 2024

*Applicable locations include: Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,Honduras, Paraguay, Peru,panama, mexico.

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism will be carried out in conformity with Plan International Child Protection Policy. Plan International operates an open opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

This position is no longer open.