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Manager, Legal and Regulatory

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Legal
  • Deadline:
    January 10, 2024

MISSION/CORE PURPOSE:

The Manager, Legal and Regulatory is responsible for the in-house management of all legal and Regulatory matters in coordination with Lonestar Cell MTN the which includes:

  • Provide timely and accurate counsel to the company.
  • Perform, coordinate, evaluate and provide legal services to all divisions within Lonestar Cell MTN
  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies.
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.
  • Mitigate any aspect of legal risks and align Lonestar Cell MTN operations with best judiciary practices.
  • Ensure that the necessary compliance monitoring is in place after the laws and regulations have been implemented.
  • Ensure all regulatory compliance across all internal business functions and processes are strictly adhere to
  • Provide regulatory guidance and support on various business issues.
  • Make the necessary input into regulatory policies/regulations to ensure compliance, legislative framework and future impact of new and pending regulatory policies and legislations on Lonestar Cell MTN operation is aligned with best practices.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Performance Areas:

  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
  • Track and close all labour issues and liaise with the concerned function to address identified labour issues related to company business.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsels, public authorities, etc.), creating relations of trust.
  • Represent the company in all Corporate Governance Subcommittees’ meetings to ensure alignment with other operators and report accordingly.
  • Assist in providing legal advice to functional divisions and continuously provide awareness of applicable legal practices in their respective areas, when required.
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the Company’s full Legal Rights.
  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures necessary for the job.
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
  • Track all legal correspondences for possible litigations and dispute resolution.
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization.
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility and build Lonestar Cell MTN’s profile positively amongst government stakeholders.
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation.
  • Perform Ad-Hoc duties as assigned by management.
  • Track aspects of compliance in line with legislative obligations binding on Lonestar Cell MTN

Supervisory /Managerial/ Leadership Complexity:

  • Management of the legal affairs requires high level of knowledge of the sector particular drivers, different objectives that can be contradicting, and associated complexities and political and social sensitivities.
  • Ensuring legal compliance while protecting company rights, trademarks and registration requires high level of care and wisdom and strong negotiations and influential skills.

Role Complexity

  • It is very important for the person in this role to have a fair understanding of objectives and nature of the operations in the various technical and commercial functions to and be able to effectively provide reliable Legal and Regulatory advice and guidance.

Creativities (improvement/innovation inherent):

  • Use an innovative approach to problems, implementing within in time, cost and quality.
  • Proposing regarding regulatory risk resolution in the implementation phase.
  • Creation of business solutions and responses to regulatory risks and issues.
  • Innovation with regards to the implementation of laws and regulations (within the deadlines set).
  • Enhancing and defining processes to further improve the implementation of laws and regulations.
  • Applying an understanding of which areas of the business need to be included when implementing laws and regulations.
  • Negotiation with external/third parties such as other mobile operators and regulators to design innovative solutions for implementation of laws and regulations.
  • Regulatory issues and dispute matters require that the incumbent propose and pursue creative solutions and decision.

Independent thought and Judgment:

  • Use of independent thought and judgement in the implementation of laws and regulations with input from regulatory advisors.
  • Development of the business solution to ensure compliance, with actual solution to be approved by the various stakeholders.
  • Changes in processes with regards to implementation of laws and regulations.
  • Which business units to include in the implementation of laws and regulations.
  • Use of best practices to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Knowledge of Project Management Principles and practices

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Degree in Telecoms Regulations/Telecoms Costs or Interconnect Management is advantageous.
  • Must be an Attorney/Counsellor at Law. An active member of the Liberia National Bar Association and must present an active license during application.

Global Experience Standards

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ working experience, with proven track record, in a telecoms policies and legislations industry
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ demonstrated experience in managing relations with government and other relevant industries
  • Excellent skills in legislative negotiation with demonstrated experience in building a legislative network and managing expectations.
  • Strong experience in negotiating deals and concluding contracts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to getting the job done.
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with the laws of Liberia in particular contract, labor, transaction and corporate law.
  • Strong experience in negotiating deals and concluding contracts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to getting the job done.
  • Independent thinker with the ability to work in a team and follow instructions.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports and communicate with all levels of Management within Lonestar Cell MTN.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite, with special skill in using PowerPoint, Word and Excel

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Must live the MTN Values of: Leadership; Innovation; Relationship; Integrity; Can Do & adopt the MTN Vital Behaviors of: Complete Candor; Complete Accountability; Active Collaboration; Get-It-Done:

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Executes tactical plans to achieve strategic requirements.
  • Has the mental agility to identify and solve relevant business challenges.
  • Executes and identifies opportunities for commercial innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Is self-aware and supports team capability development through opportunity creation for realizing potential.
  • Builds professional networks across industry through collaboration and co-operation.
  • Produces sustainable business results through ethical practices.
  • Sets priorities, plans, organizes and co-ordinates the work of others.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong determination to succeed.
  • Proven ability to think outside of the norm and present new ways of getting things done.
  • Proven track record of being a team player.
  • Strong Negotiation and influential skills
  • Understanding the market from a general perspective
  • Understanding best practices within the telecommunications industry
  • Good relationship-building skills

BehavioralQualities:

  • Conceptual Thinker & Problem Solver
  • Improvement Driver & Culture and Change Champion
  • Supportive People Manager & Relationship Manager
  • Results Achiever & Operationally Astute
  • Commitment to the organization
  • Good teamwork and cooperation

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