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Legal Services Manager Job at Etisalat Nigeria
« on: May 23, 2013, 07:30 AM »
Job Title: Manager, Legal Services

Location: Lagos, NG

Employer: Etisalat Nigeria

Job Summary:      

•   Serves as a point of legal advice on local and international commercial contracts.

•   Liaises with relevant departments/divisions to draft, review and or interpret contractual agreements and ensures that contracts entered by Etislat Nigeria are consistent with corporate and governmental laws, rules and regulations.

•   Provision and or review of legal advisory services to departments/divisions within the business

•   Supervision of Specialists, Contract Drafting

Principal Functions:      

•   Advise on legal matters relating to corporate and project finance contracts and assist departments in the closure of financial transactions to the best interest of Etisalat Nigeria.

•   Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the unit’s activities.

•   Continuously assist in reviewing the unit/team’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.

•   Assist in identifying required resources, personnel and funding to achieve the unit/ function’s strategy.

•   Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

•   Liaise with individual departments/divisions and provide advice on legal issues arising from contracts.

•   Review and vet contracts and legal agreements including memoranda of understanding (MoUs) or agreement (MoAs), letters of intent and other related documents.

•   Research and proffer opinion on any legal inquiries or issues of a contractual nature arising out of the interpretation and application of contracts and agreements.

•   Ensure that terms and conditions set out in contractual documentation are legally valid, consistent with Etisalat Nigeria’s policies, rules and regulations, and are in the organisation’s best interest.

•   Coordinate with tender committees and concerned departments/divisions in drafting and finalizing tender documentation. Provide legal assistance to tender committees in tender amendment, tender process management, contract negotiation and finalization.

•   Provide assistance in litigation by or against contractors or other parties arising out of contracts, agreements, or similar documentation.

•   Ensure the set up and maintenance of a database of all contractual documents and related legal documentation.

•   Ensure safe custody of all tenders and contracts.

•   Assist in implementing the unit’s work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.

•   Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the unit to optimize performance, morale and enhance productivity.

•   Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.

•   Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.

•   Ensure adequate training and development is delivered to employees in the Contract and Tender review and management processes.

•   Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.

•   Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports and perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Commercial and Corporate, Legal Services.

Educational Requirements:      

•   First degree in Law.

•   Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.

Experience,Skills & Competencies: Seven (7) to 10 (ten) years work experience with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role.

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Legal Services Manager Job at Etisalat Nigeria
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