MTN Ghana Recruitment for Senior Specialist, Commercial Legal

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for MTN Ghana Recruitment for Senior Specialist, Commercial Legal.

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 30 June 2013, MTN recorded 201.5 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.  MTN’s brand is the most valuable in Africa and is ranked in the top 100 brands worldwide. MTN’s shares constitute the biggest primary listing on the JSE – Africa’s largest stock exchange.

Job Description

  • Company: MTN Ghana
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

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



• 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

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae to [email protected] Kindly indicate the Position (an exact role you are applying for) in the email subject and note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 05 October 2019


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