General Counsel

Greenpeace International

General Counsel

Greenpeace International

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Are you passionate about the prospect of challenging work and committed to the fight for justice and equity, animated by kindness?

Are you willing to speak truth to power with an international, legal and activist mentality?

Greenpeace International is seeking a General Counsel to continue its proud tradition of building movements that fight for a just and sustainable future for our planet and its people. For half a century, Greenpeace has organised, advocated, and agitated for environmental justice, sustainability, and human rights. More recently, it has been a leader in the fight for climate justice. Today, Greenpeace is a global network of 27 independent national and regional Greenpeace organisations, with Greenpeace International as the coordinating and supporting organisation.

The General Counsel will lead a team of specialised lawyers that provides independent legal advice to Greenpeace International and the global Greenpeace network. This includes advice on the following matters: strategic litigation to advance the fight against environmental destruction; risk management and strategic defence of campaigns, the organisation, and staff; advocacy efforts to strengthen environmental and human rights; freedom of expression and assembly, freedom of association, transparency; and accountability of governments and corporations at a systemic level.

A successful applicant is expected to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in law;
  • Admission and good standing with the Dutch Bar Association (preferred), or admission and good standing with a comparable bar association;
  • 10 years of experience in legal practice, in an international context, including representation of public interest organisations, and 7 years in criminal, administrative and/or civil litigation, including experience as lead counsel (preferred);
  • Experience with strategic communications & reputation management (preferred);
  • Experience in NGO governance matters (preferred);
  • Experience of using law in a campaigning context (preferred).

The ideal candidate is also an excellent teammate, with exceptional influencing skills, in addition to strong negotiation, conflict resolution and communication abilities. They are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more details about the position, its responsibilities and desired experience, please see the full advertisement here.

Closing Date: March 9 2021 at 23:59 CET
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Location: Candidate should be open to be located at the GPI office in Amsterdam or at one of the National/Regional Greenpeace Organisations’ offices, to be determined through mutual agreement with the hiring manager.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment to providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation, and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply.

Full job advertisement and application form can be found here.

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