Legal Counsel (Zurich, CH)

  • FIFA
  • 12 Jan, 2022

Job Description


To support our Data Protection Team, FIFA is looking to recruit a communicative and service focused person as a Legal Counsel, 100% (Permanent)

Your duties

  • Supporting the implementation of a global privacy strategy, performing data protection impact assessments, drafting, reviewing and negotiating data processing and data sharing agreements, and managing FIFA’s records of processing activities
  • Providing data privacy guidance to internal business partners to ensure that privacy is built, by design, into FIFA’s initiatives, events, services and processes
  • Providing data privacy advice to internal and external stakeholders with a view to finding solutions quickly to meet identified needs
  • Supporting contract negotiations as needed in order to review data privacy contractual provisions with partners and third-party suppliers, such as data processing agreements and data transfer agreements
  • Conducting and overseeing legal research
  • Interpreting and applying a risk-based assessment of how legal requirements affect new projects, products, events or initiatives
  • Keeping abreast of technological developments, changes in the law, enforcement trends and their impact on data privacy and cybersecurity in the world of football
  • Developing guidance, awareness and training as needed for internal and external audiences
  • Building and maintaining strong and trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Working effectively with cross-functional teams in on-site and remote locations, in an engaged, business-focused and pragmatic manner
  • Managing the consent collection in FIFA’s systems
  • Managing FIFA’s records of processing activities

Our requirements

  • Bachelor degree minimum requirement, master’s degree preferred and advanced relevant technical training and certifications
  • Certification by the International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • OneTrust Professional Certification
  • Five to seven years’ experience in a data privacy function within a major law firm or a multinational corporation
  • Strong substantive knowledge of EEA/US privacy and cybersecurity laws as well as working knowledge of international privacy and data protection laws
  • Experience and expertise with conducting data protection impact assessments
  • Prior role in providing data privacy legal guidance to internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in monitoring privacy trends and developments and translating those into actionable guidance or requirements
  • Experience in interacting with data subjects and data protection authorities
  • Fluent language skills in English, any additional languages are considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in the OneTrust Privacy Management Platform
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Outstanding communicator
  • Team player

FIFA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or on any other similar grounds.

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click “apply” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich
Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).