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Legal Officer - Oikocredit International

Location: Amersfoort
Employment: Full-time

Due to Covid-19, Oikocredit has temporarily changed its recruitment and onboarding processes to be carried out online. In addition, everyone new to the team, along with our current staff, will be working from home as much as possible.

Oikocredit is a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative with over four decades of experience in leading positive change through investments in financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy. Guided by the principle of empowering low-income people to improve their quality of life, Oikocredit supports partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America through loans, investments and capacity building. Oikocredit is financed by individuals and institutions who want to be part of a global movement for social change.

Our investments prioritise social impact while safeguarding the environment and generating fair financial returns. We are a global organisation with local presence, able to respond to our partners’ needs and strengthen them by offering more than financing. Oikocredit has more than 200 members of staff in around 20 countries with over 30 nationalities. Read more at

Oikocredit International is looking for a Legal Officer (full-time, 36-40 hours) to be based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. This role is part of the Legal & Compliance Department, and reports to the Senior Legal Counsel and the General Counsel. 


  • Provide legal advice and assistance in credit/debt related matters dealt concerning Africa, India and SEA regions and where applicable involve in preliminary stages of equity transactions.
  • Provide assistance and take part in transactional advisory involvement and in drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan and investment documents, security and ancillary documentation – also in ensuring enforceability and fulfilment of all required formalities to safeguard Oikocredit's interests.
  • Deal with legal matters in the assigned regions: perform various administrative and legal tasks, including negotiation, processing, research and business support in a cross-jurisdictional context.
  • Deal as with pending ad hoc legal issues and administrative matters. Liaise with external legal counsels and assist in structuring secured/unsecured transactions in accordance with relevant legal concerns.
  • Serves as escalation point for complex legal matters and ensure accurate advice is implemented under supervision.
  • Working and taking part in a variety of ad hoc finance and corporate M&A related projects. 

Education and experience

  • Masters’ Degree in the field of law
  • 2-3 years of relevant prior legal working experience preferably in the flied of banking/finance and/or corporate M&A.
  • Native level fluency in French & fluency in English
  • Ability to work on various projects and ad hoc issues simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative, pragmatism and common sense.
  • Ability to interpret complex legal issues and translate them into clear practical guidance to the business.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing within all levels of the corporation.
  • Ability to utilize creative problem resolution skills to handle client related problems. 


  • You will work in an inclusive, international and diverse environment
  • You will benefit from a flexible work environment and a good work-life balance
  • You will have access to training and learning opportunities  

How to apply 

Please go to and submit your application in English, including your CV and letter of motivation.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Legal Officer at Oikocredit International in Amersfoort including your CV via our website.

Job posted

14 januari 2021
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