Legal Manager

Full Time Salary: - Closes: July 14, 2021

DEPARTMENT : Legal and Regulatory Affairs
VACANCY : Legal Manager
JOB LEVEL : Manager
LOCATION : Lusaka, HQ
JOB PURPOSE:
The Legal Manager for Airtel Zambia is responsible for providing legal advice in a commercial setting covering all corporate / commercial activities including negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.
The post holder will provide In-house litigation, manage the relationship with external counsel, receive monthly reports and ensure high service delivery from such counsel. Additionally, they will be responsible for providing Airtel and its staff with accurate, timely and effective litigation services.
REPORTING TO THE HEAD LEGAL/COMPANY SECRETARY – THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL;
Familiarize self with provisions of the Company DOA and relevant policies on Contract Documentation
Check and ensure that instructions to prepare contracts are well documented by User Groups and approved in line with the provisions of Company DOA
Ensure that the set timelines and standards are adhered to
Source proper form of documentation for each type of transaction
Ensure that drafted document covers all issues and adequately protects the Company’s interests
Manage and update active litigation register
Devise litigation strategy for all matters
Obtain and analyse monthly status reports from external counsel for all active litigation
Promptly respond to all demand/complaints to avoid progression to litigation
Conduct annual assessment for all external counsel handling matters on behalf of the company
Assist Head Legal/Company Secretary in Monitoring All Corporate Statutory Requirements/Listing Obligations
Assist with Preparation of Board Documents/Resolutions/Minutes
Assist with Coordination of Board Meetings/AGMs
Perform registration/renewal of all Intellectual Property
Maintain and update active Intellectual Property registration
Investigate any breach/alleged breach of company Intellectual Property
Serve as focal point for all legal corporate advisory services on various legal issues of the Company
Render timely comprehensive legal opinions when required
Offer advisory notes on legislation (existing and proposed) affecting the business’s operations
Ensure that all submissions to the PACRA are made on a timely basis.
Develop and maintain PACRA tracker and checklist to ensure the company remains compliant with all PACRA filing requirements.
Support the contract management process for all new contracts, renewals and termination and ensure contracts database is updated on a regular basis.
Obtain signoff for all contract checklists from functional departments on a quarterly basis.
REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Laws (LLB);
Admitted to the Zambian Bar
3-5 years’ experience in handling contractual /commercial-related legal matters.
Candidate must have up-to-date knowledge of commercial law, including, but not limited to:
Legal drafting;
General contract law;
Corporate and Commercial law;
Telecommunications industry structure and business models; and
Employment law and practice
Intellectual Property law
PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR REQUIRED IN THE POST
Ability to make quick & interpersonal decisions
Ability to manage effectively
Must possess sound knowledge of commercial & business issues
Must be a team player
CLOSING DATE
Suitable candidates requested to apply by sending through their CV’s to jobs@zm.airtel.com. Closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday, 14th July, 2021.
Airtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic grouping nor health status.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application email or URL: https://www.airtel.co.zm/career_position
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