LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Vacancy Number: 5215
Location: Accra
Date Posted: 29 November, 2020
Job Expires: 14 December, 2020

Job Objectives:

Under the general direction of the Managing Director, ensure the company functions in a legal and ethical manner while meeting its business goals. Provide legal support and represent the company in certain civil litigations and to perform the following corporate duties:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and regulatory advice and support to management and staff.
  • Develop compliance programs, review company policies, and
  • Identify legal risk and advise management on appropriate control framework to alleviate risks to ensure business continuity
  • Conduct of legal research and/or opinions and provide legal update on modern trends on arbitration, conciliation and mediation
  • Handle corporate legal processes such as transactions, acquisitions and other legal documents and procedures
  • Advise on civil matters that should be directed to external counsel.
  • Liaise with and assist external Counsel in the discharge of their obligation
  • File oppositions in matters where title is being passed or property is being encumbered and there are arrears due and payable to the Company.
  • Advise on statutory compliances.
  • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the Company.
  • Draft and/or review legal letters, contracts and agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, as requested.
  • Submit quarterly work reports to Management and the Board of Directors.
  • Submit quarterly reports on targets achieved together with an appraisal report to the Deputy Managing Director
  • Maintain, a database of the status of all court matters involving the Company.
  • Represent the Company at Arbitration and Public Utilities Commission hearings.
  • Advise on the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of Company policies.
  • Draft, amend, review and/or recommend modifications to laws and regulations governing the Company.
  • Provide sound legal advice to the Company and make recommendations to Management as necessary.

Key Requirements:

  • A good university degree in Law
  • Must be called to practice at the Ghana Bar with at least 2 years’ proven experience in a similar role.
  • MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an advantage
  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in a business environment.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and civil procedure
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Should be an excellent team player and possess good knowledge in all recent developments.
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