Legal Services Manager

To safeguard the legal interests of the Corporation through provision of legal advice and services to ensure that the Corporation adheres to statutory requirements and conducts its business within a sound legal framework.
Job description

To ensure corporate governance and compliance by advising the Corporation on statutory instruments and other legal matters affecting the Corporation’s business
To protect the Corporation’s interest by preparing legal documents and representing the Corporation in legal proceedings and liaising with external attorneys
To review and interpret statutory instruments and make appropriate recommendation to Management to ensure compliance to legislation
To develop and implement strategy for the effective recovery of debts
To protect the Corporate interest by ensuring the security and control of access to all legal documents and agreements
To prepare, manage and control the annual budget for the Legal Section to ensure that resources are efficiently and effectively managed
To provide in-house legal consultancy with a view to ensure adherence and alignment to the established Policies and Regulations as well as Statutes
To ensure compliance with Court Orders by liaising with the responsible officers in the Corporation
To manage the performance of the section by developing and retaining talent, managing staff performance and conduct
To protect the interests of the Corporation by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and vetting agreements nationally and internationally on behalf of the Corporation
To safeguard the legal status of the Corporation by recommending legal action and litigation where it is necessary
To undertake other duties as directed

Key Performance Areas

Adherence to statutory requirements
Cost effective recovery of debts
Customer satisfaction
Protect company assets
Development of staff
Performance management

Authority of the Job

Authority over staff
Financial authority within specified limits
Authority to recommend performance rewards
Authority over contextual environment

Strategic Core Competency

Strategic Agility
Dealing with Ambiguity
Result Driven
Honest and Trustworthy
Decision Making
Problem Solving

Requirements, Education and Experience

Degree in Law
Admitted to practice in Botswana as an Attorney, Conveyancer, and Notary Public
Five years, three years post qualification experience in contract/commercial/corporate and civil litigation in a corporate environment.

Preferred requirements of the post

Membership of a professional legal body
Light duty driving license
Computer literate