Head Commercial & Corporate Transactions


Job Title: Head Commercial & Corporate Transactions

Job Function: Legal & Regulatory.

Employment Type: Full time.

Location: Accra

The successful candidate will join our team as a Legal Manager in the Legal and Regulatory Department. S/he will report to the Chief Legal and Regulatory officer and will be responsible for providing legal advice in a commercial setting covering all corporate/commercial activities including negotiating of contracts and appropriate commercial arrangements. This role will also be responsible for managing the company’s contractual arrangements and guarantee that business practices, activities and policies are in accordance with Ghanaian laws.

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Core Responsibilities:

Contract Drafting, Review and Approval:

  • Lead in creating and maintaining a proactive legal dossier.
  • Support stakeholders and user departments to negotiate contracts in a time bound manner while ensuring that the said agreement is legally enforceable and, in the Company’s, interest.
  • Draft all contracts concerning the various areas of the business or all the departments;
  • ensuring that they are in compliance with applicable laws and the direction of the business, forwarding them for approval.
  • Ensure legal compliance monitoring within the entire company as well as direct risk management efforts related to daily operations.
  • Develop a system for the valid execution, archiving and retrieval of all commercial contracts and other arrangements concluded by the Company.

Monthly and quarterly legal reports:

  • Preparing monthly legal reports which reflects legal costs, intellectual property, board meetings, company projects, material contracts and the legal register.
  • Preparing quarterly compliance certificates including secretarial certificates for the Company and its affiliates and/or subsidiaries which reflect the Company’s compliance with existing laws and regulations.
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Continuing Legal Education and advise:

  • Develop internal stakeholder’s awareness of legal obligations, providing general legal advice to various departments of the business and ensuring that there is compliance during and post negotiations to ensure minimal exposure by the company and to the company.
  • Effectively partner with and support all the different departments of the company, taking effective decisions by enhancing their understanding of legal implications.
  • Identify requirements for legal advice to support the corporate functions and delivers or enables that advice in a timely and effective manner.

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Providing legal/commercial solutions:

  • Provide legal/commercial solutions to the various departments to minimize risk (litigation/disputes) and maximize opportunities for the company
    Ensure that all transactions adequately protect the interests of the Company, and the potential liability of the Company is either eliminated or mitigated through innovative mechanisms.
  • Manage the workload arising from his or her responsibilities by providing advice and support directly or by seeking support either from appropriate alternative internal or external resources, with the approval of the Chief Legal & External Affairs Officer.

General support:

  • Provide legal support to the various functions of the business.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Company’s processes for the management of legal or Compliance risk in its business.
  • Provide Company Secretarial support with the company and any subsidiaries.
  • Carry out such other duties concerning general legal work as requested.

Qualification And Experience:

  • A University degree in Law (LLB].
  • Qualifying Certificate in Law admitted to practice in Ghana).
  • A relevant master’s degree will be an advantage
  • A Minimum of Seven (7) years’ experience at the Bar with at least Five (5) years working experience in a corporate law firm, with an established practice in corporate & commercial law or as an in-house counsel
  • Telecom sector experience and corporate finance work and or
    litigation experience will be an added advantage.
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Core Competencies:

  • Business awareness – must have sufficient experience in core areas
    of contract, tort, company and commercial law, intellectual property law and legal compliance.
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving and commercial drafting skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in procurement transactions.
  • Some knowledge of transaction management and litigation disputes.
  • Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience of working with lawyers and clients in different jurisdictions.
  • Ability to handle, prioritize, multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Emotional resilience; Confidence in awkward or pressurized situations.
  • High personal standards and goal oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

How To Submit An Application For Head Commercial & Corporate Transactions

Ready to be part of our dynamic and innovative team? At AirtelTigo, we enhance the value of our employees by providing long-term growth and opportunities in an ever-evolving work environment. Our values are at the core of what we do and represents who we are, Simplicity, Transparency and Relevance. Initiate your journey to be part of our world-class team and experience a rewarding career.

What to do

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Applications & Curriculum Vitae to: Recruitment@airteltigo.com.gh

Kindly indicate the role you are applying for in the email subject.

Closing Date for Application: 10th February, 2023.

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