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February 29, 2024

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  • Full Time
  • Ghana


Our Purpose is to connect for a better future and our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.

Role Purpose

A member of the Executive Team of GTCL providing strategic leadership and advise to the CEO, Executive Team, business and the Board on Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Affairs, Corporate Security & Risk matters, and External Communications. This position provides strategic direction to the Foundation to deliver on its goals.

Core competencies, knowledge, and experience

Leadership role
•    Must provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the Legal and External Affairs Function.

Legal risk
•    Must have the ability to review and provide legal advice on tender documents.
•    Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
•    Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
•    Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
•    Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training, and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.

Policy development
•    Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
•    Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance.
Analysis and Synthesis
•    Ability to analyse a complex set of information requiring a mixture of technical / professional competencies to comprehend, the ability to synthesise the issue and propose a decision.
Decision making
•    The ability to communicate, influence and negotiate successfully with colleagues to conclude agreement on complex and important issues.
Relationship management
•    Ability to liaise and communicate effectively externally and to project a positive image of the company.
Integrity and resilience.
•    Ability to operate / negotiate in high pressure situations, a strong sense of principle and the ability to represent and maintain a principled position in a negative or hostile situation.

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

•    Relevant University Degree (Public Affairs, Politics, Economics or Law preferred)
•    At least 10 years legal experience ideally in a leading organisation, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting.
•    A master’s degree will be an added advantage
•    Government/Public Relations 3yrs (including building appropriate relations with Government Members and other public officials)
•    Desirable to have 7+ experience (In Telecoms or an industry with similar political/economic/security features e.g., financial services, energy) in one or more of the following areas: Regulatory, Security & Risk,
•    Senior Leadership/Management experience
•    Excellent written and oral skills.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•    Experience of management of highly professional teams
•    Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel.
•    Proven track record of adding value to an organisation through the development of comprehensive Contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.

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