Senior Legal Associate


The Alliance of Bioversity International (www.bioversityinternational.org) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (http://www.ciat.cgiar.org) delivers research–based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food–secure future.


The Alliance is seeking to recruit a qualified and competent Senior Legal Associate to be based at the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The position will be part of the Global legal team based in Cali, Colombia and will work very closely with the Regional Managers for Human Resource, Operations and Finance to attend to labor, tax, contracting, hosting, risk assessment and compliance issues in the Africa Region. The Senior Legal Associate will advise on regional perspectives of labor laws, contractual matters, risk management, politics and other relevant matters that will help the region to have timely and accurate response to its needs.


Bachelor of Laws Degree
Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
Admission to the Bar
Member of the Law Society of Kenya
Specialization certificate
Have at least five–year’s post–admission experience in legal practice in a busy environment, preferably in an international non–profit organization
Demonstrate good grasp of relevant laws including but not limited to Laws governing International non–profit organizations; IP Law and related International Laws and Treaties, Labor Laws, Tax Laws and Corporate Governance



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Applicants are invited to visit http://ciat.cgiar.org/ciat–jobs to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number LO–2845Senior Legal Counsel as the position applied for. Application and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname, firstname for ease of sorting.

Note: The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Applications closing date: 15th April, 2021

Please note that email applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

About International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) works in collaboration with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable, and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management. We help policymakers, scientists, and farmers respond to some of the most pressing challenges of our time, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation.

Our global research contributes to several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and cuts across four key themes: big data, climate-smart agriculture, ecosystem action, and sustainable food systems.