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Legal, Risk and Compliance Intern

Applications close
01 Feb 2018

To provide legal, risk and compliance support to Médecins Sans Frontières Australia’s Finance and Admin department.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Legal Matters

  • Maintain a register of legal matters and ensure timely and accurate documentation of how they came to resolution
  • Liaise with external legal firms when required


  • Follow up on expiring contracts
  • Develop an understanding of the MSFA contract policy and assist ensuring it is implemented correctly
  • Train MSFA staff on MSFA contract policy
  • Input into discussions regarding contract negotiations
  • Maintain hard and soft copy filing of contractual agreements


  • Support the Privacy Officer where required

Any other relevant tasks or projects related to legal matters, contracts or privacy. 


Essential Skills

  • Formal education or ongoing study in law or a related, relevant field
  • Attention to detail
  • Systematic and excellent at documenting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently


Desirable Skills

  • An interest in working in legal, risk and compliance in the not-for-profit sector
  • An interest in humanitarian aid and/or international affairs


This commitment is for 1-2 days per week for 6 months, to start immediately.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible.
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