Legal & Regulatory Officer Job Dar es salaam at Empower Group Limited | Deadline: 21st February, 2019

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Legal & Regulatory Officer 
Type: Full Time
Deadline: 21st February, 2019
Category: Legal
Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Other Categories: IT & Network Administration ,
Job Level: Intermediate

Roles and Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities:
• Risk management – Assess legal issues within the organization and to ensure legal risks are mitigated and enhance protection of company.
• Legal research & advisory- Provide independent counsel on legal and business matters and with that broader perspective, partner with business leadership to identify opportunities and drive innovation.
• Contract management – Provide transactional support within the business units including negotiating, drafting, reviewing contractual instruments.
• Litigation & debt collection management- Review progress and manage the litigation portfolio, while maintaining minimal costs across all business units
• Oversee the lawyers responsible for delivery of all legal services in a wide range of areas, including, but not limited to: commercial transactions; provider contracting; risk management; employment; fraud prevention and recovery; and litigation.
• Represent the company on all legal issues, act as the intermediary on legal matters and be attuned to, and successfully navigate, the political, business and community spheres on behalf of the business.
• Ensure that an efficient filing system is maintained and central custody of commercial agreements, leases, licenses & permits.
• Licensing portfolio management: maintain an updated and valid licence schedule, licence renewals and licence applications.
• Market and lobby the needs of the organization to government and ensure that legislation and regulation, particularly new legislation, is positive for our lines of business.
• Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed and adhered to.
• File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies, as maybe required.
• Provide employee awareness/training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
• Keep informed regarding industry changes, trends, laws and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.

Key Function on IPO Project
• Act as project manager for the IPO project by managing all activities including follow up with respective regulatory, and all other stakeholders internal and externally.
• Be the company’s point coordinator with the key stakeholders. These include the regulators, Legal teams, investment bankers, and communication team.
• Assist the project lead in the collection and preparing of all necessary documentation. These includes the prospectus, business plans communication material etc.
• Coordinating the necessary meetings and taking of minutes for the meeting and sharing with relevant stakeholders.
• Assist in the set-up and coordination of various IPO related activities in in conjunction with the various stakeholders. These includes marketing activities and investor roadshow
• Be the custodian of the project plan, activities, action plans and deliverables.
• Follow- up with the various stakeholders to ensure action plans and deliverables are within schedule.
• Provide support for ad hoc projects as required
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Educational Qualifications
• LLB/Law Degree from a recognized University
• Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.

Experience Requirements
• Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years (preferably within the telecommunications industry).
• Proven legal and regulatory experience
• Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation, labor law, etc)
• In-depth understanding of how legal and regulatory issues affect organizations
• High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
• Excellent judgment and analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills