Position summary:

The Legal Counsel, under the supervision of Senior Legal Counsel, will work on a broad range of legal aspects. The Legal Counsel will assist the Senior Legal Counsel to safeguard Rainforest Alliance’s reputation by guaranteeing that the organization follows law guidelines. The Legal Counsel will give legal advice to management and staff about all relevant issues. The position will also assist the Global Internal Compliance team on contract management.


Purpose: Supports management and staff, solicited and unsolicited, at all common legal areas including data protection and privacy law, corporate law, civil law, intellectual property, (international) employment law, contract law, data protection and privacy law, international human rights law, and international environmental law, and risk management;

  • Drafts and negotiates contracts with customers, suppliers, partners, etc.;
  • Monitors processes, documents, contracts, etc. ;
  • Monitors and safeguards compliance; and
  • Trains staff on internal contract management systems, negotiation terms, and other compliance matters.


  • Supports teams on data protection and privacy matters;  
  • Supports the Human Resources department on labour law and employment law issues;
  • Supports Global Internal Compliance on contract management and policy enforcement;
  • Advises teams on contract terms and internal processes;
  • Collaborates with and coordinates external legal advisors/specialists; and
  • Supports in corporate affairs.


  • Establish business legal services and expands them;
  • Keeps knowledge up to date through training and technical information by own initiative; and
  •  Attends relevant meetings, projects meeting, events, and conferences etc.


  • Law degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with at least 1 year in an international organization
  • A strong affinity with sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Knowledge of and relevant experience in data protection and privacy law
  • Knowledge of and relevant experience in data protection and privacy law
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written


Commensurate with experience.


Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered

The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment.nl@ra.org

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