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Manager, Regional Legal Services At Etisalat Nigeria

Date Posted: 27/May/2014
Deadline: 06/Jun/2014

Job Summary 

    Serves as principal point of legal advice at Etisalat's region ensuring protection of Etisalat's interest.

Principal Functions 


    Advice Etisalat region on local and international legal matters including civil, criminal contractual, telecom regulatory and labour laws that may affect Etisalat activities or employees
    Ensure compliance with relevant legislation/regulations and give adequate legal advice in order to reduce risk liability within the region
    Advice Etisalat on Legal matters relating to property and site acquisition or Collocation in the region.
    Oversee the preparation of all leases, infrastructure sharing or collocation Agreements, licenses and related documents, covering Etisalat on any legal peculiarities of the region
    Demonstrate ownership of the regional matters and advice Etisalat on legal peculiarities of the region
    Monitor and study the impact of new laws regulations and legislations that may affect Etisalat's employees and activities and make recommendations to the Head, Regional Legal Services.
    Keep abreast of global and local best practices as it relates to the department's activities
    Continuously assist in reviewing the departments/teams activities and make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
    Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
    Ensure effective case management strategy and adequate representation in Litigation matters involving Etisalat and mitigate associated risks to Etisalat
    Monitor Litigation (including any alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) by and against Etisalat and manage Etisalat's legal exposure in matters within the region. Where external counsel is required, assist the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation in acting as a liaison for external counsel's contact and coordination with Etisalat
    Conduct searches on land which Etisalat proposes to lease or purchase
    Give qualitative legal advice on title verification/due diligence and ensure proper documentation for property acquisition
    Ensure proper documentation and compliance with lease terms in approving renewals
    Draft Deeds, Lease Agreements, Infrastructure Sharing and Collocation Agreements, Addendums and other property documents as may be required in the region
    Champion the execution of all leases, licenses and legal documents by the appropriate personnel of the company
    Participate in the setting and maintenance of database of all properties and other related legal documentation
    Ensure safe custody of all property related files and documents
    Assist in implementing the units work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
    Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the department/team 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 subordinate performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives
    Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the function
    Prepare /compile agreed periodic activities and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation
    Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation.

Educational Requirements 

    First degree in Law.
    A Postgraduate / professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.

Experience,Skills & Competencies 


    6 - 8 years work experience, with at least three (3) years in a Supervisory role
    Telecoms Regulations
    Legislation and Compliance
    Legal Contract Drafting
    Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
    Decision Making
    Leadership and People Management
    Passion for Excellence
    Empowering people
    Growing people
    Team work
    Customer Focus

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