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Compliance, General Commercial/Contracts, Litigation
The Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (VPGC) will report directly to the President & CEO. The VPGC is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The VPGC provides senior management with effective legal advice on organization strategies and their implementation, and manages the legal function. The VPGC is responsible for all legal matters of interest to the organization including government contracts, grants and cooperative agreements, regulatory compliance, transactional matters, and dispute resolution including bid protests, claims, audits and litigation both in the U.S. and the countries where the company performs projects. The VPGC will provide expertise in dealing with US Government agencies, as well as bilateral and multilateral donors, and non-governmental donors. In addition, the VPGC will provide strategic legal support to domestic and international corporate transactions and business development to include business enterprises, partnerships and subsidiary businesses. The VPGC will work with and supervise outside counsel to ensure proper handling of matters and to control costs. The VPGC is a member of the Executive Management Team.
Must have a J.D. or higher degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association(ABA).
Minimum of ten years’ experience in a law firm environment or experience working specifically for an internationally-oriented not for profit development organization.
Must have been admitted to the Bar and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Demonstrated ability to manage a legal unit engaged in a broad range of legal issues.
Sufficient management and professional experience, business acumen, judgment and integrity to effectively serve all the company staff and donors while protecting, representing and advancing the company’s best interests.
Proven negotiation, drafting and analytical skills, including experience negotiating with sophisticated, parties.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors.
Expertise with Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”), DCAA, Sanctions and Denied Parties, USAID and other donor regulations.
Broad experience providing oversight of government or regulatory agreements.
Demonstrated ability to serve effectively as a member of the company’s executive leadership team in ensuring the organization successfully fulfills its mission.
Experience living or working outside the United States, and/or significant experience working with people from non-US cultures.
Additional Salary Information: up to $275,000 depending on experience
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