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Volunteer Legal Advisor Volunteer

Somali Medical Aid Group


Posted over 30 days ago...

Seeking a Legal Advisor Volunteer to navigate legalities CIO registration and  expansion with sister orgs in Europe/Africa . Use your expertise in charity law to support our health mission. Remote role with impactful contributions.


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London, W1W 7LT

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

SMAG (Somali Medical Aid Group)  is a new, small and committed NGO working to improve health outcomes in the most vulnerable communities in Africa, focusing on sustainable and impactful interventions. As we plan to expand our reach and deepen our impact, we recognise the importance of a solid legal foundation that supports our operations and growth ambitions. We are seeking a dedicated Legal Advisor Volunteer who is passionate about our mission and possesses the legal expertise to navigate the complexities of international collaborations and compliance. Key Responsibilities:

Assist in the registration with the Charity Commission and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. Provide legal advice on navigating the challenges of working with local partners in Africa, ensuring adherence to international laws and best practices. Advise on legal matters related to establishing sister organizations in other countries, including understanding and navigating different legal jurisdictions. Develop legal policies and procedures to ensure the organization's operations are fully compliant with applicable laws. Guide the organization through drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements with partners to safeguard the NGO's interests. Keep abreast of legal developments affecting the NGO sector and provide actionable advice on potential impacts.

What are we looking for?


Qualified lawyer with experience in charity law, international law, or a related field. Demonstrated expertise in dealing with legal issues related to nonprofit operations and international collaborations. Familiarity with the legal aspects of working with partners in different African jurisdictions. Strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills. Proactive problem-solving approach and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Committed to making a significant impact on global health issues. Flexibility to work remotely and participate in meetings across different time zones as needed.

What difference will you make?

Your role ensures that 

we comply with national and international legal standards and regulations directly supports the organization's credibility and trustworthiness. we maintain its operational integrity and reputation SMAG's expansion efforts are sustainable and legally sound, allowing SMAG to focus on its mission without legal hindrances.

This directly impacts SMAG's ability to provide crucial medical services and education, improving health outcomes for communities in need. Your work contributes to the organization's long-term sustainability, ensuring that we can continue to serve as a lifeline for those affected by health disparities in Somalia. In essence, the role of a Legal Advisor within SMAG is not just about providing legal counsel; it's about enabling the organization to navigate the complex legal landscape of health service delivery in challenging environments. This position allows you to contribute significantly to a vital cause, leveraging your legal expertise to make a tangible difference in the lives of many.


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