LEGAL COUNSEL , Northern Engineering Works Limited

Northern Engineering Works Limited  is seeking to appoint a Legal Counsel. Whose main objectives will be managing all legal affairs of the company  and for the provision of timely, effective and high quality, professional advice and support to the business relative to legal matters and other related legal issues. Main issues will range from HR to business environmental relations; contracts to litigation etc;

Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
Duration: Fixed Term Contract
                                               KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
1.0 Regulatory In liaison with the Dar Office attend regulatory and compliance matters occurring at the business level;
Monitor legal developments (new enactments) and;
Provide advice on relevant standards and procedures;
Provide oversight and support on permitting and related matters;
Monitoring and ensuring validity and renewal of all licences.
In liaison with the Compliance Counsel, ensure timely availability and submission of statutory/government reports to the various regulatory authorities.
Prepare updates and frequently advise to the  management on the legal compliance matters.
Participate in meetings/committees with stakeholders in various matters pertaining to business  operations -  etc.
2.0 Litigation Provide active and effective oversight of all litigation matters pertaining to the operation, including maintenance of case reporting system/records;
Effective engagement with the management in decisions relating to litigation;
Where outsourcing is not required to attend cases in the various courts.
3.0 Environmental To analyze and identify legal risks and implications pertaining to environmental issues so as to avoid risks and negative impacts related to various aspects of the Company’s  business.
Employment & Labour Relations Provide training on ethics and other labour compliance matters to business teams at the operation;
Advise the HR team and the management in general on legal aspects pertaining to various labour related issues.
5.0 Contracts & Company Policies/Procedures To draft, review, negotiate and administer all  contracts and other legal and transactional documentations signed or due to be signed by the Chief Operating Officer or Group Executive Chairman.
To monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of various contracts entered to by the Company or its subsidiaries and at the same time to ensure that all rights, privileges and entitlements of the Company under the said contracts and the laws of the country are protected, enjoyed by the Company and not infringed upon.
Timely provide legal advice  to the  Management on all contractual related matters;
Advise the management on policy and procedure implementation;
Assist the Management in the standardisation and review of various company policies and procedures; due diligence and property acquisition contracts.
To keep in safe custody all contracts records, registers, correspondences and other documents related to the legal function.
6.0 General To participate and represent the interests of the company in forums of legal nature as may be instructed by the Chief Opearting Officer,  or the  Group Executive Chairman    and provide prompt feedback.
To facilitate effective interdepartmental/cross-divisional communications on all legal related matters.
To ensure that good relationship is maintained at all times between the Company and all stakeholders in the sector relative to matters of a legal nature;
To handle ad-hoc assignments as and when instructed by the  Chief Opearting Officer,  or the  Group Executive Chairman ;
To assist the Chief Opearting Officer,  or the  Group Executive Chairman   on all other legal matters of the Company as may be required to do so.
University graduate with a degree in law majoring in corporate /business law subjects;
Registered advocate of the high court of Tanzania

Basic governance issues, public policy making/management and administrative law knowledge/skills;  
At least five years experience in Business  law practice;
Experience in Telecom  industry is an added advantage.

Knowledge of Tanzanian legal practices, procedures, techniques and principles;
Reasonable level of computer literacy exceptionally conversant with Word;
Excellent problem‐solving, analytical and organizational skills;
Strong interpersonal skills and customer oriented approach;
Self‐driven and resourceful;
Sound interpersonal and strong communication skills, fluency in English and Kiswahili and ability to interact with other team members with different cultural backgrounds;
Ability to apply knowledge of Law and advise Management accordingly;
Skills in analyzing and interpreting Legal and Regulatory aspects that would have an impact on the Company’s business; and
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

The position will attract a competitive salary package, which will include excellent benefits.

Applicants are invited to submit their Application Letters, Resume’s, Copies of Certificates and other credential certificates (indicating the position title in the subject) via e-mail to:

Apply to:
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O.BOX 7026

Email to: HR@newl.co.tz,  or By hand delivery at NEWL Offices
Deadline – 13th May 2016
Northern Engineering Works Limited  has a strong commitment to health and safety .

Northern Engineering Works Limited   offers equal employment opportunities to qualified men and women.

If you are not contacted by Northern Engineering Works Limited Twenty (20) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.  Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following:  competency assessment; physical capability assessment and reference checking.

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