Specialist, Legal Services at Etisalat Nigeria

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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. On 26 September 2011, Etisalat launched its 3.75G HSPA+ network in Nigeria. The 3.75G HPSA+ network will enable Nigerians enjoy super fast broadband services for both personal and business needs.

JOB SUMMARY

To assist in drafting, negotiating and interpreting formal contracts on behalf of Etisalat Nigeria, and ensure that all contracts entered into are consistent with requisite local and international laws, rules and regulations.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft and negotiate legal contracts including technical contracts, commercial contracts, finance contracts, consultancy contracts, engagement letters, letters of intent and other related documents
  • Develop and update template contracts to suit the various contractual requirements of Etisalat Nigeria
  • Provide legal advisory services and liaise with external counsel/consultants on various special projects for Etisalat Nigeria
  • Research and proffer opinions to departments/divisions on legal enquiries or issues of a contractual nature arising out of the interpretation and application of contracts
  • Assist in ensuring that terms and conditions set out in contractual documentation are legally valid, consistent with Etisalat Nigeria policies, rules and regulations, and are in the organisation’s best interest
  • Participate in and provide legal assistance to tender committees at Etisalat Nigeria
  • Assist in litigation by or against contractors or other counterparties arising out of contracts or similar documentation
  • Develop and maintain a database of all contractual documents and related legal documentation
  • Liaise with relevant units/teams/functions in carrying out all relevant activities and attend team/divisional/departmental meetings as required
  • Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager or Head, Commercial and Corporate Services.

Skills and Experience

  • First degree in Law
  • At least 5 (five) years work experience in a law firm or telecoms environment

REQUIRED CAPABILITIES

Knowledge

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Contract Drafting
  • Legislation and Compliance

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Negotiation
  • Communication

Behaviour

  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Team work
  • Customer Focus

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