Manager Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Bayobab Zambia

About the job

Bayobab Zambia is in a hyper growth phase and requires an agile, innovative and creative approach to building the business and solving problems in a high pressurised environment. The Manager Legal and Regulatory Affairs is integral:

· Implementation of legal strategy subject to multiple regulatory regimes across diverse jurisdictions and cultures

· Policies and procedures are in the process of being developed and constructed.

· Diverse legal principles applicable in different jurisdictions

· Lack of full functional legal staff complement.

· Business is governed largely by contracts.

· Fairly new trading environment for company

· Changing legal/compliance environment in the various jurisdictions


Key Performance Areas

The Manager Legal and Regulatory Affairs will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

· Provide legal assistance to the various internal and external stakeholders.

· Negotiate, draft and implement legal agreements.

· Manage and provide legal advice and opinions.

· Effective drafting and reviewing of contracts from a qualitative perspective.

· Implementing best legal practice as per Bayobab policies.

· Attend to all legal queries from various departments.

· Attend to any other legal task as assigned by legal department.

· Provide guidance in respect of compliance with applicable legislation.

· Manage legal, compliance and regulatory risk.

· Manage and monitor corporate governance rules as per legislative universe.

. Conduct all company secretarial duties on behalf of Bayobab Zambia

· Manage and monitor sustainable and ethical corporate practices.

· Co-ordinate and supervise external counsel advice.

· Internal and external stakeholder management.

· Maintain legal reports and status.

· Deliver business value through partnership with Bayobab’s ecosystem partners.

· Provide legal counsel to the various internal and external stakeholders of Bayobab.

· Advise the organization on possible financial impacts of legislation and regulations.

· Manage the coordination of stakeholder input to achieve optimized results.


Role Deliverables

· KPI’s / targets as set by GM Legal & Regulatory Bayobab Solutions and Managing Director of Bayobab Zambia

· Support to internal and external stakeholders

· Management of legal services to support Bayobab functions

· Completion of transactions/projects on schedule and within agreed budgets

· Compliance with legal requirements

· Legal and regulatory risk reporting

· Conduct company secretarial functions


· Grade 12 certificate with 5 credits or better of which English and Mathematics are a must

· Minimum of 4-year bachelor’s degree in law and valid Practicing Certificate from Law Association of Zambia

· Business Administration (advantageous) (specialisation- Legal, Risks, Regulatory affairs, ICT, Economics, or related field)

· Master of Law, master’s in business administration, or relevant Master’s degree is advantageous


Minimum of 5 years working experience post qualification which includes:

· Commercial/Corporate Law experience in a large local law firm or an international law firm or inhouse legal

· Worked across diverse cultures and geographies

· Experience drafting and negotiating transactions involving the procurement, development, licensing and support of technology products and services, and intellectual property

· Experience managing and negotiating complex or sophisticated commercial transactions, including transactions involving multiple jurisdictions


· In depth knowledge of laws and regulations

· A working knowledge of business practices and working knowledge of IT tools for business

· Effective oral and written communications

· Work under pressure

· Attention to detail

· Team player

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