Legal Counsel

  • Job category Legal
  • Employment Fulltime, Parttime
  • Reference number VAC-10020044
  • Location Den Haag
  • Contract type Contract with Client
  • Industry Non-Profit

About this vacancy

Are you a highly engaged Legal Counsel with at least 3 years of relevant experience? Do you have demonstrated experience with commercial/contract administration, privacy law, and/or labour law? Then we have an opportunity not to be missed!

We are looking for a Legal Counsel for the European Hematology Association (EHA). EHA is an international organisation that promotes excellence in patient care, research, and education in hematology. As Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for providing legal support to all departments in EHA, including EHA’s board: a fundamental role in which you operate as a liaison for all departments and external legal advisers. If this matches your ambitions, find out more below.

Job description

As Legal Counsel, you are responsible for providing legal support to all departments in EHA, including EHA’s Board. You monitor and/or advise on all legal matters, including commercial contracts, privacy law, and good governance. Thereby, you liaise with relevant departments to ensure that legal risks have been identified and appropriate courses of action have been taken. You provide and interpret legal information, conduct training, and inform staff on appropriate legal requirements. In this role, you report directly to the Head of Operations. Furthermore, you will be fulfilling the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Review, advise and draft policy on the legal implications of internal policies and procedures, and ensure that they comply with all statutory or legal requirements
  • Review the progress of litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers and other legal advisers. By doing so, you identify local needs and develop efficient, resource-smart solutions
  • Formulate legal compliance checklists for all the departments, to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly
  • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management, especially on contract management and proposed mitigation strategies
  • Draft, review and provide legal advice on MOUs, Contracts, and tender documents
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with EHA’s policy
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly (compliance) reports for management meetings

Company

EHA is a non-profit organisation located in The Hague, the Netherlands, which serves clinicians and researchers with an active interest in hematology. EHA is proud to be the largest Europe-based organisation connecting hematologists worldwide to support career development and research, harmonise hematology education, and advocate for hematologists and hematology. EHA is governed by the EHA Board and supported in its activities by various committees. An international team of 45 staff members works in a dynamic, results-driven, and open environment (Executive Office).

Offer description

EHA offers a challenging job in an international, dynamic environment. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself through training and follow courses that contributing to your personal development. You will also be rewarded with:

  • An entry gross salary ranging from €4,800 to €5,800 (depending on knowledge and experience), based on a full-time position of 40 hours
  • 8% holiday allowance 
  • A collective, premium-free pension plan
  • 30 vacation days
  • Commuting allowance
  • Flexible home working arrangement

Candidate profile

We are looking for a Legal counsel with a problem-solving attitude and a ‘can do’ mentality. You are proactive, highly engaged, and analytical. You are a strong team player who communicates clearly with relevant stakeholders. Furthermore, you bring:

  • A master’s degree in Dutch Law, preferably Contract law
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in law firms or multinational organisations (preferably NGO)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with laws dealing with commercial/contract administration, privacy law and labour laws
  • Fully operational in regulatory law and Dutch law, and working knowledge of European Laws (preferably including pharmaceutical laws and regulations)
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and diplomatic skills
  • Excellent oral and written command of English