Associate Legal Counsel


The Resource Mobilization Division (REM) is in charge of coordinating resource mobilization efforts across the institution to engage with multiple stakeholders ranging from donor governments, multilateral institutions, National Societies, the private sector including corporates, foundations, high-net-worth individual (HNWI), ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) and the general public to maintain a sustainable stream of quality income for ICRC’s humanitarian operations worldwide. REM is one of the four divisions within the Department of Mobilisation, Movement and Partnership (MMP).

As part of the REM division, the Clearing House unit helps relationship managers to negotiate, conclude and manage successful and lasting relationships with donors and partners. 


The Associate Legal Counsel within the Clearing House unit provides substantive advice and ad hoc support to donor and partner relationship managers and other stakeholders in relation to fundraising activities. She/he has a technical reporting line to the Office of Corporate Legal Affairs (OCLA) on corporate legal matters as a contributing role within the wider Corporate Legal Function (CLF) Ecosystem.


  • Internally, interacts with directorate, department and division leadership and their teams, and field-based managers/coordinators, as well as with OCLA and the CLF ecosystem .
  • Externally, interacts with Movement partners, donors, partners and peers in other organizations, as well as outside counsel.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Provides legal advice and support to the review, drafting and negotiation of financial contribution-related proposals, agreements and partnerships and any other activities performed by the Clearing House unit
  • Leads the outreach and review by Subject Matter Experts (SME), allowing for constructive counterproposal and ensuring coherent and aligned positions with ICRC internal corporate policies, frameworks and baselines
  • Triggers the escalation mechanism when new ground needs to be breached and new red lines drawn by the institution 
  • Contributes to the development of standards for managing donor and partner contractual engagements (process, language, templates, frameworks, risk logs, etc.)
  • Contributes to the development and capacity of the Clearing House unit, including knowledge and business intelligence to build expertise on funding agreements and donor requirements
  • Leads the maintenance of the contracts review and donor requirements tracking systems and supports the development of the digitalization of these tools (4D CRM)
  • Contributes to any learning opportunities drawn from the discussion and negotiation with donors and partners and subsequent reflections on changes of approach, including drawing negotiation journeys documents
  • Interacts with OCLA on any legal issues related to donors and partners in relation to fundraising activities and provides ad hoc support to OCLA where needed.

Selection Requirements

  • Academic degree in laws or legal studies.
  • Fluent command of English. French and/or German an asset.
  • Computer proficiency, including in using databases and Microsoft Excel.
  • Typically six to nine years’ overall professional experience, either in-house or in a law firm, with at least three years in managing international legal contracts, or in managing corporate legal matters required.
  • Ideally five years’ experience in an international and multicultural environment.

Application Reminders

Qualified applicants are requested to create their profile, click the Apply Now button, and submit their comprehensive resume and motivation letter in one pdf file. Only applications received through this page will be pre-screened/processed.


Deadline of application: 10 December 2023
Target Start Date: 02 January 2024
Office Address: 32/F Petron Mega Plaza, 358 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines


Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
This vacancy is open for Philippine residents only.

How to apply

Ready to apply?

You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport and driving license.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working

Location:  Manila Shared Services Centre (MSC)
Job Family:  Management
Contract Type:  Open-ended contract

Title:  Associate Legal Counsel

Job Specific Details

How to Apply?

Before applying, make sure to read the pre requisites