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  • Posted: Mar 18, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.Since 2013, BURN has sold 200,000+ high quality, locally manu...
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    International Labour Law Counsel

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide counsel to HR, local management, and supervisors on handling employee relations matters, including employee hiring, counseling, discipline, pay, and benefits issues.
    • Drafting Employment contracts for various markets in line with Burn’s policies and updating the same to ensure compliance with the Law and policies.
    • Partnering with the HR team to proactively develop HR Policies, processes, and initiatives that minimize legal risk and help create a positive workplace culture.
    • Prepares, directs, and conducts training programs on employee relations matters; e.g employment law updates, disciplinary matters, investigative techniques, and documentation preparation.
    • Lead or provide advice and mentorship on internal investigations. Recommends and helps implement appropriate actions.
    • Identifying and assessing labor law risks and mitigation measures
    • Remaining current on emergent labor and employment law developments in our different markets and advising on the impact on the Company and implementing any necessary changes.
    • Representing and advising the HR team and team leaders on employee relations matters, performance management, employee separations, redundancies, and unfair employment practices.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Have 5+ years of experience practicing labor and employment law at a multinational company or law firm.
    • Have or be a licensed lawyer to practice in any of the above markets.
    • Have working knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa Labour and Employment Laws specifically Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, Mozambique, Kenya, and Tanzania.
    • Have strong organizational and problem-solving skills. 
    • Excellent analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven experience conducting labor and employment-related investigations.
    • Experience with employee benefits and compensation plans.
    • Have experience managing outside counsel.
    • Proven experience in resolving international legal issues across borders and multi-jurisdictions.
    • A team player capable of working independently on multiple issues in a fast-paced environment, multicultural environment while maintaining an emphasis on the overall corporate mission, policies, and goals.
    • Bilingual (English and French or Portuguese preferred).

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