BDS Center for Development Research Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

BDS Center for Development Research Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199615

Category: Legal Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Company Background

BDS Center for Development Research (BDS -CDR), is one of the leading consulting firms in the country in areas of development research and multi-disciplinary consultancy services.

BDS-CDR is currently striving to keep the public informed with its research findings believing that these works will help expedite the development efforts of our nation.

BDS-CDR believes that our current strong state is the outcome of long years of professionalism and commitment of our staffs, past and present. We have a pool of competent professionals and also work in partnership with scholars across the country and abroad.

BDS-CDR seeks to recruit a Senior Legal Officer to provide legal guidance, expertise and support in a range of fields including contracts, organizational and corporate law, labor laws to deliver high quality, result-oriented and efficient legal service to our company.

General Tasks, Duties and Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Represents BDS-CDR on all matters before the court
  • Assists in representing the company before arbitrary and other tribunals or administrative proceedings, including disciplinary cases
  • Required to prepare various legal reports on the cases handled
  • Analyze relevant national /regional legislation that is related to BDS-CDR work/services
  • Prepares and validate different contractual agreements and the negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes in the context of justice matters
  • Advise the executives and employees on changes to the laws affecting the company
  • Prepares a variety of legal documentation, consult various sources and prepare different policy papers or prepare background papers, studies, reports, legislative texts and commentaries
  • Advises BDS-CDR on the ways to avoid legal issues from arising and prevent litigation that may impact the company‚Äôs activities and proffering solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences and approaches
  • Examine and take actions if staff members does not comply with the law
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations and provides legal advice on human resources and other matters
  • Maintain and update current knowledge of alterations in legislation and legal processes etc.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.) and creating relations of trust
    executives in a variety of legal topics (National, labor law, partnerships, ventures, finance, diversification etc.)
  • Ensure the company fills out and submits all its legal paperwork to the concerned authority
  • Contribute significantly to broader organizational objectives based on their involvement and responsibilities for policy/procedural review, continuous improvement, research & development and stakeholder focus
  • Ability to present and explain statements of facts and law, and to argue clearly and logically both orally and in writing
  • Provide effective crisis and dispute management solutions in the times of need
  • Required to deal with lawyers and other law personnel to discuss about cases
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Law from recognized University , +4 years of direct experience as senior legal officer
  • Additional experience in HR, Finance and Property management is a plus

    Technical and Other Skills

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information
  • Multitasks, analytical thinker and enthusiastic
  • Maintain the best interests of BDS-CDR in mind
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of all applicable laws, rules and regulation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prepare complex legal documents
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft office applications
  • Ability to use e-government technologies
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity etc.

    How to Apply

    Candidates who are interested and fulfil the requirements shall submit their ONLY application/motivation letter along with their updated CV via email at by clearly marking the position title on the subject line.


    In person to the following address.

    BDS-Center for Development Research

    CMC, around 200 meter from St. Michael Church towards Megenagna Road

    In the building where Oromia Cooperative Bank and Lion International Banks are located, 8th floor

    Tel: 0116 47 95 17/0116 479778

    Closing date of application: ten/10/ working days from the date of announcement

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Please do not send your applications if you have already applied for this post previously.

  • Only candidates who are invited for exam and interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

    BDS Center for Development Research Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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