Legal Assistant

Are you looking to work for an organization that strives to make a sustainable impact on a global level?  Are you a law student with an interest in supply chain sustainability? 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 at IDH.

The role

The IDH Legal team consists of 4 legal counsels and a general counsel and advises the organization on a variety of legal topics. In the role as Legal Assistant, you will be supporting the IDH Legal team with:

  • Creating and managing overviews of relevant legal data
  • Preparing of supporting corporate documents (resolutions, filings at the chamber of commerce)
  • Minute taking of Farmfit Fund Investment Committee
  • 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.
  • Preparation and assistance information packages and presentations for the IDH Farmfit Fund.

Who you are

You are an organized team player that is eager to work for an international organization. You execute projects accurately, are result-oriented, flexible and can multitask effectively and essentially thrive in a busy, team-oriented environment. Most importantly you want to work for an organization that strives to make an impact.

You have a background in Dutch law and learn fast. You execute projects accurately, are flexible and have the skills and attitude necessary to provide proper support to the legal team and the organization.

What you bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Dutch law
  • Preferably experience in the legal practice (for example through an internship)
  • Strong communicator, fluent in Dutch and English (both written and verbal)
  • Proactive attitude and a can-do mentality, enthusiastic, team player
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritizing tasks based on workload

Who we are

IDH brings companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships together to realize green & inclusive growth at scale in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on creating positive impact on deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, toxic loading and gender. In this we are supported by multiple European governments, including our institutional donors: BUZA, SECO and DANIDA. IDH is a company that works together with over 600 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide.

To further build on the IDH track record in smallholder value chains, IDH Farmfit Fund was established in 2020 as part of the larger IDH group to continue and develop the Innovative Finance approach. The IDH Farmfit Fund was successfully launched and has built up a strong impactful portfolio and pipeline.

For more information about IDH, please visit

What we offer

IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is for 8-16 hours per week.


Please feel free to contact Felia Palsenberg, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, with any question about this position.

Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English by using the following hyperlink:

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by April 27, 2022.

Candidates are based in the Netherlands and have permission to work in the Netherlands.