Manager.Legal Services (Contracts & Advisory) At Etisalat,Lagos-Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria, a leading telecommuniction company operating in the country is currently recruiting graduates into the position of :
Job Title  Manager.Legal Services (Contracts & Advisory)*
Location  Lagos,NG
Job Summary  
Manager, Legal Services (Contracts & Advisory)
Serves as a point of legal advice on local and international commercial contracts.
Liaises with relevant departments and divisions to draft, review and or interpret contractual agreements, ensure that contracts entered by Etisalat are consistent with corporate and governmental laws, rules and regulations
Principal Functions  
Advise Etisalat on legal matters relating to corporate and project finance contracts and assist departments in the closure of financial transactions to the best interest of Etisalat.
Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the unit’s activities.
Continuously assist in reviewing the unit/team’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
Assist in identifying required resources, personnel and funding to achieve the unit/function’s strategy.
Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
Liaise with individual departments & divisions and provide advice on legal issues arising from contracts.
Review and vet contracts and legal agreements including memoranda of understanding (MoUs) or agreement (MoAs), letters of intent and other related documents.
Research and proffer opinion on any legal inquiries or issues of a contractual nature arising out of the interpretation and application of contracts and agreements.
Ensure that terms and conditions set out in contractual documentation are legally valid, consistent with Etisalat’s policies, rules and regulations, and are in the organisation’s best interest.
Coordinate with tender committees and concerned departments/divisions in drafting and finalizing tender documentation. Provide legal assistance to tender committees in tender amendment, tender process management, contract negotiation and finalization.
Provide assistance in litigation by or against contractors or other parties arising out of contracts, agreements, or similar documentation.
Ensure the set up and maintenance of a database of all contractual documents and related legal documentation.
Ensure safe custody of all tenders and contracts.
Assist in implementing the unit’s work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the unit to optimize performance, morale and enhance productivity.
Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.
Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
Ensure adequate training and development is delivered to employees in the Contract and Tender review and management processes.
Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.
Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Commercial and Corporate Services.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Commercial and Corporate Services.
Educational Requirements  
First degree in Law.
Postgraduate/professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
Experience,Skills & Competencies  
Six (6) to Eight (8) years work experience with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role.
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