Posted 20 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm

Associate Legal Counsel at GiveDirectly

Priority Application Deadline: July 2, 2024

Location: this role is remote. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas in the U.S. or U.K. at this time.


About this role

As an Associate Legal Counsel, you will be joining our growing legal team, working closely with a small team of highly dedicated and dynamic members. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, team playing member, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to think critically and dynamically. The legal team works closely with all departments while also coordinating with external stakeholders. Our responsibilities include contracts negotiations, managing end-to-end processes, regulatory compliance and other essential in-house legal functions. As a fully integrated member of the legal team, your primary focus will be contact management and negotiation, but you  will play a key cross functional role in driving success on a variety of other exciting legal initiatives.

Level: Associate 


What you’ll do:

  • Your primary focus will be assisting teams with drafting, editing, negotiating, explaining, advising, and collaborating on binding and non-binding agreements of all types in service of GD’s broader mission. 
  • The agreements you will work on will be interesting, you will be quickly drafting and negotiating complex legal documents with service providers, partners, and funders. You will work on an array of different types of agreements including, data transfer and sharing, strategic collaborations, software as a service agreements, and agreements with INGOs, government entities, and other stakeholders working towards poverty alleviation. You will have to work through new contractual legal issues involving crypto, intellectual property ownership, and  data privacy. 
  • In addition to this transactional focus, you will have the opportunity to grow and expand your skill set by assisting with other types of general legal work in a rapidly growing international nonprofit. Some areas you might focus on include, intellectual property, employment and human resources, corporate governance, fundraising, regulatory and international issues. 
  • You will work with GD’s various internal teams, including partnerships, growth, tech, programs and research. You will assist them in evaluating legal risk and opportunities with projects or business opportunities they are engaged in and help facilitate their goals.  
  • You will be expected to perform other duties commensurate with the position and special projects as assigned by the Legal Counsel. 


What you’ll bring:

Required Qualifications 

  • Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.
  • A JD or LLM from a qualified university or the international equivalent of an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law is required.
  • Current bar membership, or equivalent, in at least one jurisdiction 
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in non-profit law or commercial transactions 
  • Impeccable judgment, including understanding how to properly evaluate and communicate legal risks 
  • Able to autonomously manage multiple deliverables quickly without affecting the quality of your work
  • Strong skills managing processes and timelines with high level of accuracy and organization 
  • Thrives in fast paced high-pressure environments
  • Ability to work both under supervision and independently
  • An exceptional communicator and able to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders and across a wide variety of global cultures

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Foreign language skills (French or Portuguese preferred) 
  • Familiarity with software and project management tools like Asana, Guru and Slack
  • Experience with Salesforce and CLM softwares 



At GiveDirectly, we strive to pay our employees generously and equitably. We use an accredited third party salary aggregator to ensure that staff’s total compensation package (base compensation + bonus)  falls within the 75th percentile of similar roles, at similar organizations. We also have a no negotiation policy to ensure we are paying staff equitably across roles. 

  • The United States base salary for this role is $74,900.
  • The Kenya base salary for this role is $42,000.

This role is fully remote, so if you are not based in the US or Kenya, we will share an estimated salary benchmark for the country you are based in during the hiring process.


Why work at GiveDirectly?

At GiveDirectly, we work to ensure that you have everything you need to excel in your role and on your team, including:

  • A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement 
  • A demonstrated commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
  • A competitive salary, including bonus
  • A robust health benefits plan (exact details will vary by country)
  • Unlimited PTO (that we encourage staff to take!)
  • Desk allowance and flexible work location

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