Associate General Counsel at Chemonics



Mid Level


$140.000 - $200.000

21 Sep → 21 Oct

Job Description

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Chemonics International is recruting for an Associate General Counsel. The General Counsel (GC) office is responsible for the comprehensive management of all legal matters impacting Chemonics and its subsidiaries. The Associate General Counsel will provide legal advice, counsel, leadership, and oversight for a wide range of legal matters affecting Chemonics and its subsidiaries, domestically and internationally. Such matters include but are not limited to corporate governance and transactional; tax exempt status and fundraising; contracts and commercial transactions; litigation in U.S. and foreign courts; U.S. government contracting and grantmaking; patent, trademark, and copyright; data privacy and cybersecurity; labor and employment; and risk management in U.S. and international operations. The Associate General Counsel will oversee organizational risk assessment and lead all aspects of the operations, strategy, and budget of the legal department. Serves as acting General Counsel as needed, including for prolonged periods. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Chemonics International is continuously monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff and potential candidates is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to offer virtual interviews for all on-going recruits. On-boarding for new staff is offered in hybrid format through our Washington, D.C. and London, UK offices to accommodate remote workers.

Chemonics requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated.

An employee’s pay position will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, performance, shift, travel requirements, and business or organizational needs.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, ESOP, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible to US based employees. Please visit to find out more about the benefits this position is eligible for.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advise leadership and other team members on a variety of legal issues and act as a strategic advisor to the organization from a legal counsel perspective
  • Leads internal investigations regarding compliance with internal corporate policies, legal requirements, and provides legal advice and counsel to executive management team, chiefs of party, and other internal business partners
  • Develops and promotes practices, policies, and risk mitigation plans that ensure compliance with the laws and regulations and Chemonics’ policies
  • Manages external counsel, tracks relevant legal developments, formulates courses of action, drafts correspondence and /or policies and procedures to resolve legal, procedural, or administrative issues and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Serves as principal attorney in managing, overseeing, and advising on Chemonics’ major areas of legal risk
  • Keeps abreast of changes in government contracting rules and regulations and legal requirements in the countries where Chemonics operates including
  • Supports development of data privacy program, including development of policies and training of Chemonics global staff and partners
  • Finds opportunities to advance the organization in complex areas and mitigate legal risk
  • Supports the General Counsel and the Executive Office in the management of Chemonics’ corporate governance responsibilities
  • Develops and maintains excellent relationships with external clients, funding, government, and regulatory agencies to represent the interests of the organization
  • Promotes staff development through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional growth opportunities
  • Through everyday actions, contributes to an organizational culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and a dedication to social change, and commitment to improvement and innovation
  • Supports the legal, management, and risk assessment work
  • Acts in the General Counsel’s stead where appropriate and/or necessary
  • Engages in projects and performs other duties assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor or its International equivalent from a recognized school of law required

  • Licensed to practice in DC or another jurisdiction

  • Minimum 12 years of experience, including 5+ years of experience with a law firm, corporate legal department, or organization, and 2+ years of leadership and/or line management experience

  • Validated legal expertise in two or more relevant areas and curiosity about learning more (corporate governance and transactions; contracts and commercial transactions; foreign courts and litigation; U.S. government contracting and grantmaking; intellectual property; data privacy; labor and employment; and risk management)

  • Industry knowledge in one or more of the organizations areas of work (i.e., international development, humanitarian assistance) is preferred

  • Strategic problem solver, who can provide pragmatic legal advice in a complex environment, with shifting priorities and multiple constituencies

  • Leads teams toward practical solutions that are compliant with federal, state, and local laws

  • Prioritizes resources in accordance with organizational risk level

  • Identifies and evaluates issues providing counsel and direction to management and external clients

  • Supervises and coordinates all vital legal services in assigned matters, in conjunction with in- house or outside legal counsel as required

  • Ability to lead multiple priorities with limited resources

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to influence, motivate, and negotiate with internal and external clients

  • Ability to present complex information clearly and briefly to executives

  • Eloquent and able to communicate in a positive manner with clients and staff

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in foreign language preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity

  • Regular attendance and availability during normal business hours are required

  • Ability to work in a normal office environment

  • Normal office environment; usually moderate noise level

  • Occasional exposure to environmental conditions include exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather

  • Ability to travel and work abroad in less developed countries for at least 4 to 8 weeks a year

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