In-house Legal


Adam Smith International
Legal and Compliance Manager, People, Talent, Legal & Ethics


About us
Adam Smith International is a global advisory company that works locally to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies safer, and governments more effective. We work on behalf of governments, foundations and companies that share our ambition to take on the big challenges facing the world. They come to us to develop strategies and to design, deliver and evaluate programmes that, in turn, stimulate growth, stability and good governance.

For nearly three decades in almost 100 countries, we have been working in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society in countries at all stages of development.

Our core team of staff and technical experts, in multiple offices around the world, ensures the quality of delivery and high ethical standards that we and our clients require. We bring together a global network of specialist experts, who contribute their experience and know-how, where and when it is needed.

ASI is owned and operated by its employees. We are committed to corporate integrity and a triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial performance.

About the role
This role sits within the People, Talent, Legal & Ethics Team. The Legal and Compliance Manager will report into ASI’s Legal and Compliance Counsel. The Legal and Compliance Manager will provide support across our legal, ethics and compliance function, with primary responsibilities for contract management and third party due diligence.

The postholder will manage ASI’s contracting process, building colleagues’ understanding of the contract management framework, ensuring appropriate contract templates are available, ensuring contracts are issued in accordance with laws, regulations and commitments, and that risks to ASI are managed appropriately. The postholder will also lead on third party due diligence, and will support the Legal and Compliance Counsel with global corporate registrations and compliance, monitoring and reporting on compliance and support to the Board and Trustees.

The Legal and Compliance Manager will work closely with the London-based People and Talent, Legal and Ethics team as well as with Regional Directors, Project Directors and Project Managers in other offices across the world. Working with colleagues across the world, much of your daily interaction will be remote using video conferencing software, however you will also have the benefit of working side-by- side with our People and Talent team in the Delhi office (subject to the COVID situation).

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:
Manage a variety of international client and supplier contracts worldwide in accordance with legal requirements, company policies and procedures and client requirements
Review contracts, identify and assess material risk to the company and provide guidance accordingly
Work with the Legal and Compliance Counsel to periodically review and update contract management tools, templates, methods and processes
Work with the Legal and Compliance Counsel to update training materials and deliver training to the Company on the contract management process
Manage our electronic signature software, preparing and issuing documents for signature and ensure contracts are appropriately stored
Manage our third-party due diligence process including our electronic software and monitor the quality of due diligence conducted by the business on its supply chain
Support the Legal and Compliance Counsel to ensure company registrations and other compliance submissions are achieved accurately and timely
Periodically review and update company policies and to reflect legal or regulatory updates or to otherwise reduce compliance risk
Support the Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by acting as Compliance Officer for the MENA region
Support the Head of Internal Audit in carrying out and reporting on investigations
Drafting reports for publication or for clients on compliance matters including fraud, corruption, safeguarding and supply chain management
Manage the compliance documentation for client contracts and downstream subcontractors
Manage logs for conflicts of interest and gifts and hospitality
Provide advice to colleagues on a wide range of legal and compliance matters

Our teams require the highest calibre people with strong attention to detail to support the smooth running of day to day legal and compliance matters. People empowered to overcome challenges with a ‘can do’ attitude tempered with insight and pragmatism. Each team member is carefully selected, based not just on their technical ability, but on their proven experience. It is this combination that ensures we deliver real societal impact and measurable results beyond those anticipated.

What We Offer You
As an employee-owned company, our people are at the heart of our strategy and our decisions. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a dynamic and friendly team environment, the opportunity to support a highly successful portfolio of programmes, and support to develop your skills and progress in your career.

The diversity of our workforce makes ASI a great place to work, more creative and resourceful, and underpins strong partnerships. We keep a sharp focus on diversity and inclusion, including through our Equality Action Plan and our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and through leadership from our Executive Team and oversight by our Board.

We recognise the importance of your life outside of work. We are proud to support flexible working arrangements, and commit to make a success of flexible working arrangements wherever possible. We’ve built a culture to reflect our values, full of likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate and great at what they do.

Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications will be midnight 5th April 2021

ASI is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.

Vacancy type- Two year fixed term contract, with the possibility of a permanent role in future.

Key Requirements

We are looking for a new Legal and Compliance Manager who combines technical know-how with a keen eye for detail. You take pride in the quality of service you provide; you are responsive, communicate clearly and prioritise numerous administrative tasks effectively to meet deadlines. You are continually developing your skills and looking to do things more effectively. You are a team player with the ability to build effective relationships working remotely, with people from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds. You demonstrate sound judgment, integrity and sensitivity. Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:

Eligibility to work in Delhi, India
Graduate in law or relevant subject
Excellent spoken and written English language
Exceptional attention to detail
A strong team player, with the ability to build effective relationships working remotely and high emotional intelligence
Tech savvy, with demonstrated ability to quickly develop expertise with new software, and excellent capability with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Previous experience working in the legal or compliance field advantageous
Prior contract management experience advantageous
Achievement oriented and accountable, with a determination to complete work to a high standard
Organised, with excellent administration skills
Proactive and resourceful, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines
Trustworthy with respect for confidentiality

Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and short cover letter with the subject headline “Legal Counsel” to .

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