Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel (GC) is a key member of Mercy Corps’ Executive Team and provides legal leadership across the organization. The GC is responsible for all legal affairs, including contracts, negotiations, structuring and compliance issues, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, intellectual property, commercial agreements and transactions, litigation management, employment matters and international entity formation. Mercy Corps works in over 40 countries, many of which are complex and where the application of the rule of law is inconsistent. Mercy Corps also conducts significant operations in conflict zones in proximity to Designated Terrorist Organizations (DTOs). The GC is responsible for guiding Mercy Corps’ approach to working in these complex areas to ensure we achieve our mission while remaining compliant with relevant law and regulation. The GC will also oversee the legal department and work with outside counsel.