Etisalat Nigeria commenced commercial operations on 23 October 2008 with a promise to deliver
innovative and quality services in Nigeria, Since then, Nigeria has continued to witness its innovative services.
Job Title: Manager, Regional Legal Services
Advice EMTS region on local and international legal matters including civil, criminal contractual, telecom regulatory and labour laws that may affect EMTS activities or employees
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation/regulations and give adequate legal advice in order to reduce risk liability within the region
Advice EMTS on Legal matters relating to property and site acquisition or Collocation in the region.
Oversee the preparation of all leases, infrastructure sharing or collocation Agreements, licenses and related documents, covering EMTS on any legal peculiarities of the region
Demonstrate ownership of the regional matters and advice EMTS on legal peculiarities of the region
Monitor and study the impact of new laws regulations and legislations that may affect EMTS’ employees and activities and make recommendations to the Head, Regional Legal Services.
Keep abreast of global and local best practices as it relates to the department’s activities
Continuously assist in reviewing the departments/teams activities and make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Ensure effective case management strategy and adequate representation in Litigation matters involving EMTS and mitigate associated risks to EMTS
Monitor Litigation (including any alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) by and against EMTS and manage EMTS’ legal exposure in matters within the region. Where external counsel is required, assist the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation in acting as a liaison for external counsel’s contact and coordination with EMTS
Conduct searches on land which EMTS proposes to lease or purchase
Give qualitative legal advice on title verification/due diligence and ensure proper documentation for property acquisition
Ensure proper documentation and compliance with lease terms in approving renewals
Draft Deeds, Lease Agreements, Infrastructure Sharing and Collocation Agreements, Addendums and other property documents as may be required in the region
Champion the execution of all leases, licenses and legal documents by the appropriate personnel of the company
Participate in the setting and maintenance of database of all properties and other related legal documentation
Ensure safe custody of all property related files and documents
Assist in implementing the units work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the department/team 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 subordinate performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives
Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the function
Prepare /compile agreed periodic activities and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation.
Desired Skills and Experience
First degree in Law.
A Postgraduate / professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
Six (6)- Eight (8) years work experience, with at least three (3) years in a Supervisory role.
Legislation and Compliance
Legal Contract Drafting.
Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
Leadership and People Management
Passion for Excellence
How to Apply