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Division: Corporate Services

Department: Commercial Legal

Location: Accra

Position: Senior Specialist, Commercial Legal

Level: MTN Level 3

Reports to: Senior Manager, Commercial Legal

Job Summary:

Provide assistance to:

  • Minimize and mitigate legal risk,
  • Advise, negotiate and manage commercial legal transactions within MTN and outside MTN
  • Ensure corporate governance, compliance,
  • Provide guidance and advice to operations in commercial legal activities/transactions requiring MTN input – drafting, structuring,
  • Review practices, procedures, policies and business to ensure that these in accordance with the laws of Ghana.
  • Manage legal/commercial risk in transactions.


Job Role

  • Negotiate, draft and implement legal agreements and provide legal support to company projects
  • Incorporate related company policies into contracts and provide legal advice on company matters
  • Monitor, manage and provide input into litigation strategy and approach of external solicitors on all on-going litigation and dispute resolution matters
  • Monitor the legal and regulatory landscape and reports on laws, regulations, guidelines that can affect the business of the company and provide guidance in legislative aspects
  • Manage legal risks in accordance with company policy.
  • Provide legal opinions on various legal issues and legal advice on transactions
  • Research applicable laws and provide recommendations on the legal consequences of business initiatives and decisions and highlight attendant risks.
  • Provide legal support to company projects
  • Support the implementation of internal company policies.
  • Support efforts towards influencing governmental & regulatory policies affecting the company¡¦s businesses.
  • Facilitate timely responses to stakeholders.




  • Dynamic and highly competitive telecommunication & ICT industry
  • Highly legal and regulated environment
  • Performance Driven Environment
  • Diverse cultural environment
  • Unionized environment
  • Active Media Engagement & Brand Reputation
  • Regionalization structure implication

Qualification Required & Experience


A Degree in Law with qualifying certificate in law (i.e. Bar exams)


  • 5+ years post qualification Commercial/Corporate Law experience in a large local law firm or the legal department of a large company. Experience must include exposure and direct participation in:
  • Negotiations and drafting of reasonably complex commercial transactions
  • Telco/Finance Experience an advantage.

Professional/Technical competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of commercial laws, telecoms laws, labour laws, land laws etc
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Information Management
  • Legal Advice
  • Litigation Management
  • Reporting
  • Research Orientation
  • Communication
  • Computer Literacy
  • Time Management.

Skills/ Physical competencies:

  • Ability to manage conflict, accountability, self and team performance.
  • Innovative, takes initiative, result oriented and develops self consistently
  • Leadership skills, customer centric, collaborative and ability to coach & develop direct ports
  • Trustworthy, integrity and ethical in dealings
  • Ability to focus on priorities and plans, manages and monitors work effectively
  • Good written and verbal communication, presentation Skills,
  • Negotiation skills
  • Global thinker, Analytical thinking and Problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to handle issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to manage own time and workload and juggle conflicting priorities

NB: The Incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality at all times



How To Apply For This Job

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae to:

 Kindly indicate the Position (exact role you are applying for) in the email subject and note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Closing Date: 05 October, 2019

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