Legal Officer / Senior Legal Officer - University of Ghana



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JOB PURPOSE

  • The Office of the Legal Counsel shall, under the Vice-Chancellor, be responsible for providing legal counsel, advice and representation in all matters and proceedings of the University.
  • The successful applicant will be a member of the team and will assist the Legal Counsel in the discharge of the responsibilities of the Office of the Legal Counsel.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Legal Counsel to provide legal advice on all University-related matters;
  • Represent or ensure that the University is appropriately represented in all dispute resolution proceedings;
  • Attend Committee and other meetings;
  • Review University activities to determine compliance with applicable law;
  • Review, draft and revise contract/agreements, and any other documents to support commercial transactions agreements involving or concerning the University;

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  • Record minutes of meetings including subsidiary Companies and Appeals Board hearing proceedings;
  • Review, draft and negotiate major account agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements amongst others;
  • Drive contract lifecycle from drafting through to completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution. Manage contract change control process and related correspondence requiring legal input;
  • Prepare contracts for internal review and approval and ensure compliance with University policies as well as applicable laws or regulations;
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations;
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues;
  • With approval from the Legal Counsel, communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.);
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the University’s full legal rights;
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces;
  • Write legal opinions as shall be requested;
  • Draft legal documents as shall be requested;
  • Be a team player, help build your team and maintain teamwork;
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility;
  • Discharge any other assignments that the Legal Counsel shall deem necessary.

Qualification Required & Experience

Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree
  • Professional law qualification and duly enrolled at the Bar to practice Law in Ghana
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant post-qualification experience

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TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

The appointment as Legal Officer/Senior Legal Officer shall normally be for six years including a probationary period. The appointment shall be reviewed before the end of the sixth year and may normally be renewed.

Location: Accra

How To Apply

An applicant is required to submit an application pack to the

Registrar,

University of Ghana,

P. O. Box LG 25,

Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy)

or 

[email protected] (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

i. Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Staff Application: (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd
ii. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.

Closing Date: 01 December 2021

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University website at www.ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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