Corporate Legal Counsel

Main Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will have a mandate to draft legal documents, provide legal advice and ensure that BITC complies with statutory regulations (national and international) and the protection of the interests of the BITC, the candidate will also be required to provide company secretarial services to the Center and Board of Directors. Furthermore, ensure observance of good corporate governance practices and principles

Key Performance Areas:

Providing sound accurate and prompt legal services to ensure that BITC complies with relevant statutes and regulations.
Providing Board secretarial services to the Board of Directors and company secretarial services to BITC Management.
Preparing legal documents, including drafting contracts.
Ensuring that the Board decisions and activities are carried out in accordance with the relevant statute and regulations.
Recommending enhancement to BITC corporate governance and business policies.
Represent BITC on Industrial Relations, Trade Dispute, Litigation matters, Arbitration and mediation matters.

Educational Qualifications and Experience

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized university and admitted as an attorney in the Courts of Botswana.
Possess at least 10 years post qualification experience, with at least 5 years’ experience as an attorney and at least 3 years litigation.
A good knowledge of commercial law with a strong background in the provision of legal advice.
Possession of a CIS will be an added advantage

Competencies:

Effective communication (verbal and written) skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong negotiation and advocacy skills
Attention to detail
Legal Research skills.
Team Leadership and Managerial Competence
Corporate Governance

Company profile

BITC is the national Investment Promotion Agency that serves as a focal point for investment attraction, export development and nation branding as key components of the national economic diversification strategy. BITC attracts professionals who relish challenge, strive for excellence and have a passion for delivering outstanding service and operational efficiency. An exciting job exists for you to be a part of the BITC team to deliver on the current strategy. BITC invites suitable employees to apply for the below mentioned position that exists at the Head office in Gaborone.
Closing date and application instructions

ONLY candidates who meet the requirements for the above mentioned position should apply and enclose comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV), certified copies of certificates, copy of Omang and at least two work related references from current and previous employers. All applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director, Shared Services
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)
Private Bag 00445
GABORONE

Or emailed to recruitment@bitc.co.bw

Applications should be recieved by Friday 25th August 2017. Responses will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.