As a Legal Officer, you will work closely with all teams across various jurisdictions and assist them with their legal services requests. You will also work proactively in managing the legal risks and provide legal guidance to the respective teams.
You have strong relationship-building skills, proven experience in negotiating and closing agreements, the ability to clarify and summarize complex issues and strong attention to detail. You also possess high comprehensive analytical skills regarding projects and interactions with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of management.
Your duties include providing legal advice and opinion, drafting and/or reviewing legal documents, handling corporate affairs, liaising with outside counsels… You will report to the Group Head of Legal and Regulatory.
Advising on legal and regulatory frameworks, especially in the telecommunications industry across multiple jurisdictions in Africa
Assisting in the evaluation, structure and close of business opportunities and market entrance
Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation (e.g. Telecoms law, Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law etc.) throughout the company and keeping abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company
Providing guidance on a variety of legal and regulatory issues, by monitoring the legal service requests and proactively advising the teams on matters which may pose significant risk to the company
Assisting the Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs in handling general corporate secretarial matters, including resolutions, board and general meetings, formalities…
Directing the work of external counsel engaged on various matters, including corporate secretarial matters, documentation reviews, litigations…
Initiating and leading interactions with customers or partners where appropriate to resolve complex legal matters.
Research, build and maintain strong direct relationships with key stakeholders, including regulatory bodies.