The Associate General Counsel (AGC) is a new role based on growth and will independently manage the Africa and Europe Legal Team to ensure the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused legal services to assigned Conservancy business units. Achieving our 2030 goals requires more legal expertise and focus across a rapidly growing Africa and Europe and this AGC will provide just that in a player-coach capacity. We are seeking an AGC who both leads and leans in substantively to execute the work. This position reports to the General Counsel.

As a member of the Legal Leadership Team, the AGC will assist the General Counsel in managing the Global Legal Function, steering the overall enterprise risk of the global organization. Additionally, the AGC will ensure that Legal staff are fully engaged, motivated, and have the requisite training, tools, and demonstrated skills to meet the needs of the organization; identify, develop, and implement standards and best practices to effectively marshal The Nature Conservancy’s legal talent to achieve organization-wide results on a global basis; implement consistent, organization-wide practices that minimize legal risks having organizational impact; establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the department while controlling costs; actively promote and help to implement TNC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work; provide strategic and tactical input on a wide range of issues relating to legal and enterprise risk management.

This role will have visibility within TNC up through the Board of Directors. The AGC will clearly articulate complex legal concepts and options as well as work in coordination with subject-matter experts across the organization to identify and address regulatory developments with a focus on areas of emergent regulation (e.g. carbon markets, human rights, corporate transparency, privacy, and security). They will facilitate strategic dialogue with clients and senior-level stakeholders, probing to identify key issues and requirements, negotiating, and developing solutions, and synthesizing plans for action tailored to the audience. They serve as a key advisor to the General Counsel on risks related to their assigned areas of responsibility and areas of expertise. They will lead key legal, risk, and compliance management work in Africa and Europe.

How to apply

How to Apply:
Please apply to Job 55052 at www.nature.org/careers. This posting may be closed at any time and interviews may commence, so we encourage you to communicate your interest promptly.



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