African Union Senior Legal Counsel- General Legal Affairs (AfCFTA) Jobs in Ghana

African Union Senior Legal Counsel- General Legal Affairs (AfCFTA) Jobs in Ghana

Purpose of Job

Advise on general law issues and manage the legal issues of all areas of AfCFTA Secretariat

Main Functions

  • Provide advice to ensure the proper implementation of the AfCFTA Staff Regulations and related laws covering the working conditions of AfCFTA Secretariat staff

  • Assist in the fundraising process, prepare materials, partnership agreements, advise and document management and compensation agreements, and conclude fundraising transactions

  • Mitigate labor disputes, including assisting the General Secretary in handling administrative matters

  • Manage, monitor and provide proactive support and advice on all aspects of existing and emerging legal issues and risks

  • Advising on data protection legislation and ensuring compliance with the applicable legal framework

  • Advise the Legal Department in the performance of its duties on general legal matters.

  • Responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Division.

  • Ensure creation of an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic and tactical advice to, and working as an integral member of AfCFTA Secretariat negotiating teams on particular transactions towards:

  • Negotiating a relationship;

  • Drafting and/or revising and advising on the content of contractual documents setting out the terms and conditions of particular relationships;

  • Negotiating on the specific terms and conditions of contractual documents,

  • Advising on legal aspects of the termination or wind-down of ongoing relationships.

  • Advises on a range of current legal issues impacting AfCFTA Secretariat by reviewing issues, ascertaining applicable and appropriate legal and risk management practices, and recommending courses of action to AfCFTA management.

  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master's degree or equivalent in international law (public international law, law of international organizations) with Twelve (12) years of relevant and progressively more responsible experience in the legal field.

  • Seven
    (7) of these years should be at the senior management level and five (5) should involve a supervisory role

    Required Skills

  • A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between geographically and culturally disparate partners

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally

  • Ability to develop and delegate clear program goals, plans and actions, that are consistent with agreed strategies

  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development

  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

  • High degree of independence, maturity and initiative

  • Ability to handle challenging questions and difficult stakeholders

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work

  • Be flexible, adaptable and open to change

  • Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

    Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective

  • Developing Others

  • Change Management

  • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies

  • Building Relationships

  • Foster Accountability Culture

  • Learning Orientation

  • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking

  • Job Knowledge and information sharing

  • Drive for Results

  • Fosters Innovation

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; African Union Senior Legal Counsel- General Legal Affairs (AfCFTA) Jobs in Ghana

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