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April 16, 2023

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  • Full Time
  • Ghana

Website Vodafone

Vodafone is a purpose-led company 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

Provides legal advice and support to Vodafone on litigation and dispute resolution under the supervision of the Litigation Manager where appropriate. This includes acting in an advisory capacity, drafting pleadings and opinions attending court to represent the Company and any such other duties to be determined from time to time.

Key Accountabilities and Decision Ownership

•    Has day to day responsibility for accurate, effective and timely legal advice, analysis and support for Vodafone on litigation matters and dispute resolution taking into account the legal environment
•    Identifies areas of risk for Vodafone in relation to litigation issues and dispute resolution and assists in providing solutions to manage the risks
•    Drafts and negotiates any relevant legal documents relating to litigation matters and disputes for Vodafone
•    Works with tax, regulatory and other functions within Vodafone to develop effective structures for resolution of litigation
•    Influences and assists in discussions between clients and other functions within Vodafone to ensure the best legal solution to meet litigation and dispute resolution objectives and to encourage best practice
•    Where appropriate, acts as the day to day interface between Vodafone and external counsel and provides information and instructions to external counsel on specific matters
•    Work closely with the relevant teams to prepare and advise on the best channels to ensure effective debt collection across the business.

Governance and Reporting
•    Preparation of monthly litigation reports to Litigation Manager and update on main litigation issues to inform business decisions and effective budgeting.
•     Liaise with the Litigation Manager and agree on approach to litigation pending litigation issues and risks involved.
•    Responsible for ensuring compliance to legal structures with regards to Litigation.
•    Work closely with External Counsels and advise the business on key developments and risks associated with legal cases.

Core Competencies, Knowledge and Experience

•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience at the Ghana Bar with extensive experience in litigation.
•    Excellent advocacy skills.
•    A comprehensive and practical knowledge of the Ghanaian Legal and Court system.
•    Excellent communication skills – oral and written.
•    Commercial solutions orientation to legal problems.
•    Strong analytical, problem solving and strategic abilities.
•    Results orientated with a process improvement and commercial focus.

Technical and Professional Qualifications

•    Should be a member of the Ghana Bar Association and like international associations for a minimum of 5 years.
•    Experience of working in a multinational organization would be an advantage.
•    Experience of working in a technology company would be an advantage.

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

To apply for this job please visit career5.successfactors.eu.

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