Legal Assistant/Werkstudent, The Netherlands

Utrecht (the Netherlands) 8/16 hours per week

We are excited to be searching for a proactive and pragmatic Legal Assistant to join our team. Are you a master student with an interest in supply chain sustainability that can support our Legal team? Do you think in terms of opportunities and plans and are you driven by results? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment with a start-up spirit? Then apply to our Legal assistant position and join our Legal team.

Who you are:

You are a master student who is an organized team player that is interested in working in an international organization. You execute projects accurately, are result-oriented, flexible and can multitask effectively. Essentially, thriving in a busy, team-oriented environment. Furthermore, you have a background in Dutch law and learn fast while having the skills and attitude necessary to provide proper support to the legal team and the organization.

This position is located in Utrecht, the Netherlands


You will support the IDH Legal team with tasks such as:

  • Creating and managing our databases
  • Preparing of supporting corporate documents (resolutions, filings at the chamber of commerce)
  • Keeping track of deadlines for mandatory statutory filings for our country offices.
  • Assisting with file transfers and handle legal documentation by arranging signatures via Docusign or in person (including notarization when required)
  • Providing all aspects of general administrative matters
  • Assisting with the compilation, preparation, and review of (standardized) legal documentation and templates, such as powers of attorney or standard agreements.


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Dutch law
  • Preferably experience in working in a similar position
  • Strong communicator, fluent in Dutch and English (both written and verbal)
  • Pro-active, entrepreneurial, and independent


  • Duration: 6 months (with an option to extend)
  • Compensation: Gross Monthly fee of 960 EU per month, based on a 16-hour week
  • Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.

About IDH:

IDH seeks to transform markets through collaborative innovation, convening and investment in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet. To achieve this, IDH brings together coalitions of committed stakeholders from across global value chains towards joint visions and program agendas for sustainable trade.

IDH’s international presence extends to multiple regions and landscapes, facilitated by a network of around 400 staff including experts who are embedded in key agricultural, manufacturing, apparel and commodity value chains. In 15 years of operation, IDH has mobilized private sector investment and support to test and innovate new business models designed to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

For more information, go to or follow @IDHTrade on Twitter and LinkedIn.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter in English via the following hyperlink:

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact Conrad Willars