Job opportunity: Legal Specialist

Job opportunity: Legal Specialist

Legal Specialist

Reporting Line: Country Head

Local Grade: 10

Key Responsibilities
  • Monitor legal cases, disputes resolutions and preparation of contracts as per local laws.
  • Provide legal assistance to Human Resources team for employment matters (from contract drafting throughout the entire employee lifecycle).
  • Act as the owner of company's intellectual property assets such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, brand names (registrations & renewals).
  • Prepare & send legal notices to clients and Suppliers, filing of legal or civil cases against debtors defaulting payments.
  • Control compliance vis-à-vis local regulations for exportation of cocoa.
  • Provide counsel and assistance to IT Department on software licensing, anti-infringement and anti-piracy compliances.
  •  Collaborate with stakeholders and departments to educate teams on compliance, legal and data protection requirements and to continuously promote a culture of compliance, integrity and data protection.
  • Identify and implement legal department tools to streamline new or existing practices, as well as manage design, rollout, and training for new systems.
  • Develop and enforce processes and policies to manage outside counsel usage and spend.
  • . Collaborate with cross-functional teams including sales, support service, business development, regulatory, IT, and finance, as well as various business units.
  • Organize and maintain all cases files, and information whether electronic or paper, in accordance with Cameroon law.
  • Liaise with external lawyers.
  • Conduct legal researches to obtain documentation regarding health insurance, social security, medical records, and medical providers.
  • Draft and review letters or contracts to ensure adherence to all legal requirements.
  • Collect, arrange, and preserve evidence and other useful documents required for a legal. proceeding.
  • Work closely with the country head to select outside law firms and negotiate alternative fee arrangements.
  • Manage billing matters, insurances and other claims.
  • Liaise with Legal teams in other markets (countries) for alignment on strategy.
Education & Experience
  • Master's degree in Private Law.
  • 06 years of experience in a Law Firm or a corporate Legal Department, ideally in Logistics, Commodities or Manufacturing.
  • Mastery of OHADA laws & regulations
Skills & Competencies
  • Ethics & Integrity.
  • Excellent interpersonal & negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to generate insights to influence decision-making and action plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (French & English).
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Power point), and case management software.
  • Tech-savvy and well-versed in legal enterprise software, tools, and applications.
  • Proficient in legal spend and matter management tools such as Simple Legal, E-billing, Dillitrust.
Kindly apply at, with "Legal Officer" as subject, latest 22/12/2021.

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