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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2024
    Deadline: Feb 23, 2024
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    Firmly established as Africa’s carriers’ carrier, award-winning capacity wholesaler WIOCC provides international and African telcos and ISPs with unrivalled high-speed, resilient and diverse capacity into, within and out of Africa. In November 2012 (at Africa Com), WIOCC won the Best Pan-African Initiative Award for building an unparalleled, dive...
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    Legal Specialist

    Job Objective

    To provide overall legal expertise and support on legal issues relating to the functions, structures and activities of the organisation, support management on issues pertaining to the legal framework and monitor compliance with legal corporate governance requirements for the WIOCC Group.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    • Support commercial contract function in reviewing and advising on the day-to-day contracting requirements
    • Support in the implementation of the various standard and non-standard forms of contracts in accordance with the set contracting policies
    • Negotiate with external parties and assist with the finalisation and execution of provisioning contracts relating to all areas of the business
    • Support and advise on any business development initiatives, e.g., partnerships, potential network acquisition projects and corporate/asset acquisition projects; preparation and negotiation of all documentation relating to cable investment projects
    • Support all bids – review and preparation of bid documentation
    • Supporting the business functions with legal services
    • Support in the debt collection and/or litigation
    • Support on the day-to-day contract lifecycle management

    Minimum Qualification

    • Degree in Law within a common law jurisdiction.
    • Post-graduate diploma in Law or in any other field
    • At least 5 years’ experience in an in-house capacity or in practice

    Experience & Skills

    • Self-motivated, proactive and able to work with teams in a multi-geographical environment
    • Strong organisational skills to operate effectively in a fast-moving and dynamic environment
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to influence and form good working relationships at all levels
    • Ability to think strategically while managing the details and to make clear recommendations
    • Ability to speedily grasp the essence, content and implications of the group’s business
    • Negotiating skills and capacity to work with other professionals, including non-legal professionals. to develop innovative solutions to conflicting interests and positions
    • Experience in the telecommunications sector and technical legal drafting and assessment skills.
    • Organised, systematic and process-oriented with good administrative skills
    • A good working knowledge of Microsoft 365


    • Client-focused, relationship builder
    • Integrity, honesty and high ethical standards
    • Boundless, passionate and flexible
    • Personal excellence, accuracy and attention to detail
    • Collaborative, achieve results through teamwork and partnerships
    • Willingness and ability to work under pressure, multi-task and think creatively
    • Friendly, approachable, patient, persistent and an avid team-player
    • Well-presented & professional

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their updated CV including three referees. The deadline for the application is 23rd February 2024. Applications should be sent to indicating the job position in the subject line.

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