Paralegal, Legal Services

Population Services International


Paralegal, Legal Services

Based in the Washington, D.C. area

No Travel Required

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

The Global Legal Services department oversees PSI’s legal affairs around the world. We are a small but mighty team; this is a great opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a global team.

PSI seeks a Paralegal, Legal Services that will provide wide-ranging support to the General Counsel and Global Legal Services department. This role will conduct research, investigate issues, assist in the preparation of legal documents, and liaise with local and external counsel. The Paralegal will also maintain a file system for legal documents and assist or lead on special projects in close collaboration with General Counsel.

Responsibilities****Your contributions

-Provide support for knowledge management activities, including formatting and managing contracting templates, trackers, reports, tools, project plans and presentations. Maintain and update the Legal Services SharePoint site. Maintain and update files and trackers related to matters requiring external legal counsel. 30% of Time -Support General Counsel by gathering, organizing, preparing, tracking, and updating legal documents, filings, and communications for various matters such as litigation, investigations, government filings, registrations, know-your-customer due diligence, and corporate governance. 20% of Time -Help format, prepare, review, and revise powers of attorney, intercompany, and external contracts. Assist with preparing supporting documentation, amendments, and coordinating execution. 20% of Time -Oversee general administrative operations for the Legal Services department. Manage the Legal Services email account and calendar, respond to or escalate ad hoc requests for information or support, submit invoices for payment, review monthly reports, schedule and plan meetings or trainings, and draft general communications with the General Counsel. Liaise with external legal counsel and key legal counterparts. 10% of Time -Consult with local counsel on various matters and serve as a liaison between PSI entities and local counsel. 10% of Time -Conduct moderately complex legal research using databases and other sources and write memoranda on findings. Assist and sometimes lead special legal projects and update major departmental processes and procedures to create operational proficiencies. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in Law, International Relations, or a related field. At least 5 years of experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant at a law firm, government agency, or in a corporate legal department. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted. -Paralegal Certificate preferred. -Solid knowledge of helping to manage corporate governance matters, entity management, and/or commercial contracts. -Basic knowledge of laws and regulations, such as federal government contracting, non-profit, and international laws, related to PSI’s operating environment preferred. -Strong research and investigative skills. Able to find, evaluate, and present useful information related to a specific topic. -Proficiency in MS Office and O365 (Word, Excel, PPT, SharePoint, and Teams) and demonstrated experience with more advanced functionality required. -Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills with keen attention to detail and timeliness. -Proven ability to handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines, prioritize and meet deadlines in ambiguous and fast-paced global environments. Able to work independently in a remote environment. -Excellent grammar and communication skills, both verbal and written. Fast and accurate typing skills. -Able to maintain complete confidentiality for sensitive issues and information. -Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally. -Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to think creatively and approach tasks or problems in a new or different way. -Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. -Experience in global organization and/or non-profit organization preferred.-Proficiency in second language (French, Spanish and/or Portuguese) preferred.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

**Measurement:**You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them. Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect. **Honesty:**You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve. **Collaboration:**You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed. **Trust:**You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt. **Commitment:**You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: [email protected] or call (202)785-0072.


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