Based in (Washington, DC; Remote work eligible)
Less than 10% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status
Reports to (President, PSI)
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
PSI seeks a General Counsel that will plan and direct all aspects of PSI's legal affairs, manage legal staff and ensure all policies and activities are managed correctly and in compliance with current laws. Provide legal advice, interpretation, and guidance to executives and management concerning the laws that impact their functional areas, oversee the defense of the organization in lawsuits and the prosecution of lawsuits on behalf of the organization against others.
-Oversee all legal matters including acting as the business' legal representative. Craft and review legal strategy in support of or in response to any legal claims/actions and oversee and/or manage complex contractual disputes, US and local labor-employment claims, lawsuits and arbitration proceedings, other disputes and/or investigations with relevant US agencies, donors or sub recipients. Respond to external auditors regarding contingent liabilities. Select, manage, and evaluate outside Counsel (including local counsel and specialized services) and arrange pro bono legal services as needed. 30% of the Time
What are we looking for?
-Doctorate Degree (or international equivalent): Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.