Specialist: Legal - N/A08916
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Company Overview

A subsidiary of Econet Global, Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. Put simply, we connect people.

We started out by questioning the way things are done and being single-minded in our determination to improve them. Everything we do is driven by a simple yet powerful belief that everyone in Africa has the right to be connected. Over the last decade, this vision has helped us change the face of communications in the region.

Our future-focused approach to new product development makes our services enduringly adaptable.

€œWe have to focus on services of the future and new revenue streams not as a side show to infrastructure but as the main show leveraging off the infrastructure which we have.€ - Nic Rudnick

Our flexible and dynamic business model keeps us at the forefront of telecoms innovation. And by listening to customers, we ensure that our solutions are constantly evolving to meet their needs. In June 2017, Liquid Telecom raised $700m in a bond and term-loan issue that will help Liquid Telecom refinance debt and provide a war chest for further acquisitions.

Our Beliefs

At the very core of our business is our belief that every individual on the continent has the right to be connected. We believe that the power of technology will create better and brighter lives for everyone.

We're for everyone - Being connected shouldn't just be for the privileged few. We believe it's for everyone and this was recognised at the AfricaCom Awards 2013 when we won an award for Best Cost Efficiency Solution. The sense of doing the right thing runs through every aspect of our business.

Integrity - Having integrity in everything we do has made us what we are today. We are all encouraged to play our part and take responsibility for doing things right €“ and doing the right thing.

Only The Best Will Do - We're constantly striving to deliver the best communications technology to everyone €“ from the smallest communities to the biggest businesses in the region.

Don€™t Talk Do - We listen carefully to our customers, then we deliver beyond their expectations. This €˜can do' attitude is key to our success.

In It For The Long Run - We've invested heavily in our own network and technology. We created the largest single fibre network in the region, which stretches over 18,000km across borders to connect people locally, nationally and internationally. We're not stopping there €“ we're continuing to invest so we can connect people all over Africa.

Further information can be found at www.Liquidtelecom.com

Paterson Grade:




Job Purpose:

Responsible for assisting in a variety of assigned legal projects. Provides advice and support on legal matters involving company compliance with governmental and regulatory standards. May coordinate legal matters requiring external legal assistance. Primary responsibility for assisting with procurement related matters. Works independently, other than where supervision may be required on very complex matters.

Minimum Requirements of Job

1.1 Qualifications

Formal Qualifications Required

Essential / Desirable

Legal degree (LLB or equivalent)




1.2 Experience

Job Related Experience Required

Time Span

Essential / Desirable

  • Experience post article, or experience as an in-house legal advisor

4 Years


  • At least 2 years exposure to Litigation

2 Years


1.3 Knowledge Areas

Job Related Knowledge Required

Essential / Desirable

Telecommunications Industry


Ability to read, interpret, and understand documents such as laws, business documents, system documents, company policies, and procedures


Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources.




1.4 Skills

Job Related Skills Required

Essential / Desirable

Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment


Strong written, verbal and negotiating skills as well as interface effectively with all levels of management.


Experience in drafting and vetting of Contracts;


Undertake legal research and legal studies to keep abreast of new development in legal field and case law



Key Outputs:

1 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight: %


Ensure appropriate legal advice and support is provided to the business



Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets


Review the arrangements for outsourced legal advice, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and improvements.



Writes legal opinions on legal issues (where necessary with the guidance from the Principal Specialists or General Counsel).



Performs research and analysis required to solve highly complex legal issues.



Prepares and presents cases at litigation, arbitration and/or administrative proceedings and appears before relevant authorities to represent the interests of LTSA, alone or with assistance of outside counsel.



Maintain records and prepares reports related to the work.




Management of all ongoing non-strategic litigation matters.



Review, vet, advise and draft letters, contracts, documents, memos, opinions in relation to:


- Non-strategic Litigation

- IP Infringements

- Billing and collections

- Facilities / Admin

- Sourcing & Procurement

- Customer complaints

- Leases

- Standard Terms & Conditions (Various)




Review, vet and advise on all leases and ancillary matters thereto.



Research all changes made to the law in this   and assist the business in responding to those changes



2. Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight: %


Takes control of ad hoc projects from a legal perspective



Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets





Ensures that legal expertise is provided on any projects that have been assigned

As and when required


Regularly reports on project matters.



Ensure that any risks to the organization are raised within appropriate time frames and corrective action is taken

As and when required


Conduct legal research and prepare legal opinions on various legal matters

As and when required

3. Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight: %


Stakeholder Management


Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets


Build relationships with stakeholders across the business across.



Regularly meet with internal clients on legal matters being undertaken.



Explain legal concepts, clauses in agreements and risks to internal and external clients.



Provide training that is beneficial / informative to internal clients by way of presentations, such as training on new legislation or recent legal precedents.



Attend external meetings with internal stakeholders to discuss legal matters that impact the business.






4 Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight: %


Privacy Governance and compliance



Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets


Recognizes areas for internal improvement within the legal department and develop plans for implementation



Serve as a legal and compliance resource and point of reference on privacy related matters (POPIA).



Advise on the legal effects on policy proposals (internal and external);



Ensure alignment of policies and processes with the legal department.



Ensures that the repository of all Legal documents is filed on the Drive / SharePoint or in required folders.



Key Decisions:

Decides when to escalate legal matters to Senior Manager Legal or Executive Head Legal .

Accountable for:


Accountable for supporting the designated business units on legal queries.

Accountable for the giving of legal advice within mandate.

Accountable for reviewing contracts and general legal documents

Equity Statement:

In line with our company transformation policies, preference will be given to EE candidates.