Legal Manager

Job Categories:

Administration


Date Posted:

2019-07-03

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:
Job Purpose
The Legal Manager will provide legal and secretarial services to Management and ensure smooth and efficient operations of the internal and extern legal issues by coordinating with the Chief Legal Officer and cooperating with other departments and external stakeholders to ensure that legal services are done according to Company’s policies and procedures.
 
 
Summary of Key Responsibilities;
  • Ensures that the Company is represented in litigation either through External Counsel or in house legal representation.
  • Provides input into quarterly reports to the relevant Committee of the Board on litigation status of the Company.
  • Ensures that the Company is represented in conveyancing and corporate transactions either through External Counsel or in house legal representation.
  • Attends to in house conveyancing and corporate transactions.
  • Provides key input to the Company Secretary on legal and corporate governance matters including providing unsolicited updates and advise on any changes in the legal and corporate governance framework.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
  • Ensure that the corporation complies with all related legislations or regulations such as investment laws, corporate laws, labour law, intellectual property laws and contract laws
  • Attends stakeholder meetings and engagements as assigned and in order to execute given tasks
  • Responsible for key departmental presentations any other information required
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Assume the role of Company Secretary for active participation in the corporate governance under the instruction of the Board of Directors in accordance with the law, Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Provides secretarial services to special purposes vehicles incorporated by the Company and any other companies on instruction.
  • Ensures the safe custody of the Company Seal, Minutes and Company Policy Documents for companies under the holder’s care.
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
  • Circulate calling notice agendas and minutes or resolution s of the annual general meeting, extraordinary general meeting and the meeting of the Board of Directors, and to file the minutes with the Registrar as required by law
  • Prepare all relevant documents, as directed by the Board or Law such as annual director’s report. For annual return filling purpose.
 
 
Required Competencies and Attributes
  • Ability to provide legal analysis, opinions and advice relevant to the attainment and development of solutions.
  • Team player
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience; strong executive presence, presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead effectively
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with key internal and external leaders, partners, suppliers and customers.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong communication, negotiation skills and tact.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Persuasive
  • Inspirational leadership skills
 

 





Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Master's Degree from reputable institutions will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience post admission to the Bar.
  • Minimum of 2 years in Senior Management or similar position.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Must have worked for Bank/Insurance Company or well Estabilished Law Firm
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyses situations and information
  • Must be a member of the Law Association of Zambia
 
 
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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