Legal Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

FQM

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Purpose

Oversees the development and coordination of office processes by ensuring optimal effectiveness of legal support.

Responsibilities

To be legal support for FQM entities in Zambia (the “Companies”).
To coordinate with the Compliance Officer in ensuring that the Companies are fully compliant with all legislation and mining regulations.
To review existing and new legislation/statutory instruments and advise of changes that affect the Companies’ operations.
To coordinate and manage the Companies’ external counsel and oversee litigation.
To facilitate the payment of legal expenses.
To work with Contract Officers in drafting contracts.
To draft conveyancing documents and facilitate registration with the Ministry of Lands.
To draft, negotiate, review and approve various agreements to which the companies are party.
To negotiate and draft Recognition Agreements and Collective Bargaining Agreements with unions as well as attend to their subsequent registration with the Ministry of Labour.
To provide legal opinions/ legal advice to various internal stakeholders of the companies.
To ensure that original contracts are securely kept and maintained within the department.
To prepare litigation reports.
Any other duties and tasks assigned by senior management.

Qualifications and Experience

Grade 12 Certificate
LLB Degree
Current Practicing Certificate
LLM will be an added advantage
Intermediate to advance computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Valid driver’s license.

Skills Required for the Job

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Strong leadership, communication, planning, problem solving, decision making, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
Ability to resolve day-to-day challenges relating to legal compliance.
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other programs utilized for training and tracking purposes.
Detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing legal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Behavioral Traits / Personal Characteristics

Bolder: Flexible, versatile, and prepared to take on challenges as needed.
Smarter: always looks for efficiencies and better ways of doing things
Driven: Sets high standards, is motivated and determined.
Together: communicates well with peers and understand others views.


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