Legal Officer
Greater Accra, Ghana
2d ago

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Of Law Contract Type Permanent Min. Years of Exp 5 years Age Range Any Preferred Gender Any Interview Date 12th Jun 2019 Start Date 1st Jul 2019 Preferred Skills
  • Combining Strong Technical Skills, Sharp Intellect, And Experience To Resolve Difficult, Complex Legal And Business Problems Description Legal Risk Management
  • Anaiyse Identified Legal Risks And Propose Appropriate Internal Mitigation Measures To Address Same
  • Identify Potential Liability And Propose Appropriate Mitigation Measures Negotiation Support
  • Participate In Negotiation Processes Under Supervision;
  • Appreciate The Different Positions / Interests And Needs Of Parties In Negotiations;
  • Conduct Research On Areas Of Laws Relevant To Particular Negotiation Points : Proffer Initial Legal Opinion Based On Research Undertaken.
  • Legal Research And Drafting Support

  • Engage Relevant In-house Stakeholders To Ascertain Relevant Facts, Analyse Same And Assess Potential Legal Issues;
  • Analyse Statutory / contractual Provisions Relevant Fo Identified Issues And Develop A Research Brief,
  • Be Abreast With Developments In The Law And Best Practices In Relevant Areas;
  • Interpret Accurately The Substance Of Statutory / contractual Provisions And Their Relevance To An Issue;
  • Develop Initial Drafts To Address Identified Legal Risks, And Mitigation Measures;
  • Provide Drafting Support For Contract Models In Use;
  • Review Contractor's Contract Forms / qualifications To Company's Standard Terms And Conditions, Advise On Acceptability Or Otherwise And, Where Appropriate, Modify Clauses To Reflect Qualification To Protect Company’ Interests; >
  • Interdisciplinary Environment

  • Demonstrate Reasonable Understanding Of The Core Business Of The Organisation;
  • Undertake Research On Legislative And Regulatory Changes Affecting The Core Business Of The Company And Identify Opportunities For Internal Policy Reforms;
  • Provide Counsel To Various Divisions On The Import And Application Of Relevant Laws, Regulations, Etc. With Support Or Supervision From Senior Colleagues For Complex Issues.
  • Provide Legal Support For The Gas Transportation Business -

  • Undertake Preliminary Legal And Commercial Risks Assessment And Propose Mitigation Measures To Optimize The Value Chain;
  • Provide Legal Research, Negotiation And Drafting Support For A Broad Range Of Simple And Moderately Complex Commercial Agreemenis / documentation As Required.
  • Support The Division’s Legal Secretariat Functions

  • Maintain Up To Date Soft / hard Copy Records Of Key Corporate Minutes And Other Relevant Documents;
  • Prepare Initial Drafts Of Key Corporate Documents And Records;
  • Prepare Relevant Materials For Statutory Filing;
  • Support The Coordination Of Key Corporate Meetings;
  • Liaise With Corporate Office In Bermuda To Update Company's Statutory Records;
  • Undertake Research To Inform The Preparation Of Legal Opinions On Corporate Secretarial Issues And Proffer Legal Opinions On Same As Required;
  • Serve As Secretary At Assigned Meetings.Case Management / Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation Management S Demonstrate Good Understanding Of Substantive And Procedural Law;
  • Demonstrate Good Understanding Of Elements Of The Various Dispute Mechanisms And Identify Appropriate Dispute Mechanism To Be Adopted In Particular Circumstance;
  • Assess Claims, Extract Relevant Facts, Evidence And Determine Implicated Legal Principles And Proffer Initial Legal Advice On Company's Rights And Remedies;
  • Draft Position Papers / memoranda On Moderately Complex Matters In Dispute To Facilitate Decision-making;
  • Prepare Initial Drafts Of Processes Articulating Company's Position Re Matters In Dispute For Filling As Appropriate;
  • Represent The Company In Court Or Other Dispute Resolution Fora;
  • Analyse And Communicate Relevant Data / Information / evidence To External Counsel;
  • Review Drafts Of Pleadings And Other Documentation Prepared By External Counsel;
  • Develop And Maintain A Cause List Of Ail Cases And Matters Involving The Company;
  • Undertake Contingent Liability Analysis Of Matters Involving The Company And Make Recommendations On Requisite Financial Provisions To Be Made.Investigation Support
  • Draft Terms Of Reference For Internal Investigations In Non-complex Matters;
  • Serve As An Investigation Team Member To Provide Legal Guidance To Investigation Team To Ensure That Key Legal Principles Of Neutrality, Confidentiality, Principles Of Natural Justice, Etc. Are Respected;
  • Recommend Appropriate Legal Actions To Be Taken Following The Outcome Of Internal Investigations.Legal Regulatory Compliance Support The Division’s Legal Regulatory Compliance Function Of The Division As Follows :
  • Assist In Monitoring Legal Compliance Control Systems To Preclude Or Manage Issues Of Non-compliance With Legal, Ethical, Regulatory And Policy Guidelines And Prepare Initial Draft Reports Thereon;
  • Provide Support In Monitoring And Keeping Abreast With Regulatory Developments And Best Practices In Compliance Controls In The Industry;
  • Provide Legal Counsel And Guidance And Collaborate With Relevant Company Officers On Regulatory Compliance And Anti- Bribery And Corruption Matters To Monitor Enforcement Of Policies And Regulations;
  • Provide Research And Drafting Support In Formulating, Updating And Managing The Company's Compliance Programmes;
  • Support To Develop Materials And Facilitate Training On Compliance And Anti-Bribery & Corruption.Internal Divisional Duties
  • Supervise And Coach Subordinate To Support The Division's Functions;
  • Assist Senior Colleagues To Perform Sundry Administrative Functions Crucial To Work Of The Division :
  • Work With The Executive Administrative Assistant To Facilitate The Administrative Functions Of The Office Of The General Counsel
  • Other Duties As Assigned By Senior Colleagues.Key Deliverables / Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • E Identify And Advise On Legal Risk And Liability Issues; Develop Alternatives For Managing Legal Risks; Recommend Appropriate Controls To Mitigate Legal Risk
  • E Apply Commercial Judgment In Providing Legal Advice; Draft, Review And Interpret Contracts In Line With Applicable Law And Contracting Policy;
  • Identify Legal Implications And Challenge Contracts Accordingly;
  • E Assess The Dynamics Of Interests And Needs Of Negotiating Parties; Support To Resolve Conflict And Reach Mutually Acceptable And Legally Sound Solutions;
  • Draft Documents To Reflect Negotiated Position.

  • Effective Case Management Especially In Coordinating With External Solicitors To Provide Timely Updates.Other Role Requirements;
  • Professional Law Certificate; With Minimum 3 Years Post Call Experience
  • Reasonable Experience In Both Civil And Criminal Legal Practice
  • Experience In Oil And Gas Industry Will Be An AdvantageKey Skills
  • Combining Strong Technical Skills, Sharp Intellect, And Experience To Resolve Difficult, Complex Legal And Business Problems
  • Ability To Focus On Critical Tasks That Add Value
  • Knowledge Of Procurement And Contracting
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Strong Research Skills
  • Good Drafting Skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills Abilities
  • E Ability To Effectively Manage Diverse Personalities And Relationships, Internally And Externally E
  • Communicating Effectively At All Levels Of The Organization, In Written And Verbal Communication E
  • Ability To Multi-task Without Sacrificing QualityBehaviours
  • Proactive
  • Thinks Outside The Box, And Is Able To Come Up With New And Creative Ideas In Solving Business And Legal Matters Professional
  • Integrity
  • Can Work With Minimal Supervision Conditions None
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