Legal & Personal Data Protection Officer

“Provide legal and personal data protection support to the organisation”

Your Challenge

The Legal & Personal Data Protection Officer will be challenged to:

  1. Advise, support and capacity develop in terms of legal, compliance, tax, governance, corporate and personal data protection matters
  2. Coordinate personal data protection frameworks, increase understanding of personal data protection across the organisation globally, drive best practice, and guide & coordinate compliance with applicable personal data protection laws and regulations
  3. Contribute to the development of organisational policy, compliance and governance
  4. Have oversight of updating & amending contracts, registers and other corporate documents.

Your responsibilities

Support with legal advice and capacity development

  • Support with providing advice on day-to-day issues and requests regarding - contracting, compliance, tax, governance, corporate and personal data protection
  • Develop and explain standard templates and Q&As in case of frequent similar support requests
  • Develop and facilitate training on legal matters
  • Coordinate the provision of external legal advice (sponsored or paid) on a variety of topics, as requested by internal clients
  • Contribute to relevant internal and external working groups
  • Monitor tax compliance of country offices
  • Support management of trademarks
  • Safeguard War Child’s intellectual property rights (IPR) in amongst other contracts.

Personal Data Protection (in cooperation with the Manager ICT)

  • Responsible for overseeing the effective function of the framework relating to EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Steer and monitor departmental/program managers and country offices compliance with applicable personal data protection laws and regulations
  • Actively contribute to the process of improving the quality of personal data protection, identify possibilities for improving working methods and processes
  • Support the ICT Manager in the Personal Data Protection team to ensure good governance and progress
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to staff on day-to-day and operational personal data protection matters
  • Support personal data protection induction training, other training/workshops if/when needed and develop/facilitate regular learning activities for staff.

Governance and policies

  • Provide support to the Legal Advisor in the transition/implementation process (Eg: transfer contracts, office registrations etc.) of the restructuring into an expert networked organization with a Shared Platform
  • Monitor, coordinate, support and advise on the implementation of and compliance to the following policies - Global Personal Data Protection Policy, Intellectual Property Policy, the Governance Policy and the Counter-terrorism and Anti-money Laundering Policy
  • Monitor developments and best practices in the NGO sector in order to improve War Child’s system of governance and internal policies.

Management of contracts, corporate documentation and corporate registers

  • Oversee the contract management and contractual obligations from a broader organisational perspective
  • Responsible for maintaining the corporate and legal documentation system
  • Ensure the filing and easy retrieval of all contracts for the NL based office, and large global contracts, excluding grant agreements
  • Revise, develop and update templates for relevant contracts and documents
  • Collect and archive relevant legal and corporate documents such as statutes, chamber of commerce extracts, governance documents, authorization matrices, quality certificates, correspondence with authorities & registration documents
  • Cooperate with and act as a point of contact for any legal interns in relation to contract management and support activities
  • Ensure up-to-date and compliant corporate housekeeping of stichting War Child and stichting War Child International
  • Manage and update relevant registers in accordance with the approved framework.

Your profile

  • University education in Law
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in an advisory legal role
  • Sound knowledge, experience and/or understanding of personal data protection, legal compliance, contracting, intellectual property law, procedures and policies
  • Experience in the development of templates and other guidance tools
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Customer orientated, enthusiastic, with a keen eye for detail
  • High level and problem-solving way of thinking and acting
  • Cultural and organisational sensitivity
  • Result-oriented and determined
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to gain required knowledge
  • Fluency (verbal/writing) in English and Dutch (French and/or Arabic is a preferred).

Our offer

  • Salary range from €2, 789 – €3, 467 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 28 vacation days on full time basis (consisting of 26 vacation days plus 2 additional fixed free days, based on 40 hours work week)
  • A pension scheme fully paid by War Child
  • Commuting & work from home allowances
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses where relevant
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

This role is for a fixed term contract of 8 months, with potential to review, and 32 hours per week.


This role is based in the Netherlands, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the EU.

Our organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by forwarding their CV and a short cover letter, in English, before 23rd September 2022 here:

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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


War Child is committed to humanitarian values, standards and norms and we expect the same from job applicants. War Child is especially committed to safeguarding the children and youth we support and doesn’t tolerate any form of abuse. Because we want to prevent and deter any actions that place children and youth at risk, conduct references are an important part of our recruitment procedure. As part of the selection process, War Child will request standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and a recent Criminal Records statement.

Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace - no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

To ensure that we spend as much of our resources on the support of children and youth, War Child needs to operate as efficiently as possible. This means we can only process job applications received through our websites.

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.