Etisalat Nigeria commenced commercial operations on 23 October 2008 with a promise to deliver innovative and quality services in Nigeria, Since then, Nigeria has continued to witness its innovative services.
Etisalat redefined speed with the roll-out of the unique 3.75G HSPA+ network and It has continued to prove itself an innovative company keen to give its subscribers the best possible experience at the most affordable price.
Etisalat Nigeria has seen unprecedented growth in the Nigerian telecoms industry with 18 million subscribers and consistently demonstrates its core values of – teamwork, integrity, passion for excellence, empowering our people and growing our people to Nigerians as it offers them world-class telecommunications services..
Etisalat has received several awards and endorsements for its quality and innovative services. Barely six months of operations in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) pronounced Etisalat, Nigeria’s best network based on quality of service indices. In November 2012, Etisalat again received another award from the NCC for Excellent Customer Service. Other notable awards include - Brand of the Year award, Fastest Growing GSM Company of the Year, Best Marketing Company, Most Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility Company, Friendliest Tariff Mobile Operator, Best Telecoms Customer Service and Most Innovative Mobile Operator among others.
Indeed, at Etisalat the future is a world in which technology extends people’s reach on all fronts.
Serves as principal point of legal advice at Etisalat's region ensuring protection of Etisalat's interest.
Advice Etisalat region on local and international legal matters including civil, criminal contractual, telecom regulatory and labour laws that may affect Etisalat activities or employees
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation/regulations and give adequate legal advice in order to reduce risk liability within the region
Advice Etisalat on Legal matters relating to property and site acquisition or Collocation in the region.
Oversee the preparation of all leases, infrastructure sharing or collocation Agreements, licenses and related documents, covering Etisalat on any legal peculiarities of the region
Demonstrate ownership of the regional matters and advice Etisalat on legal peculiarities of the region
Monitor and study the impact of new laws regulations and legislations that may affect Etisalat's employees and activities and make recommendations to the Head, Regional Legal Services.
Keep abreast of global and local best practices as it relates to the department's activities
Continuously assist in reviewing the departments/teams activities and make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Ensure effective case management strategy and adequate representation in Litigation matters involving Etisalat and mitigate associated risks to Etisalat
Monitor Litigation (including any alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) by and against Etisalat and manage Etisalat's legal exposure in matters within the region. Where external counsel is required, assist the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation in acting as a liaison for external counsel's contact and coordination with Etisalat
Conduct searches on land which Etisalat proposes to lease or purchase
Give qualitative legal advice on title verification/due diligence and ensure proper documentation for property acquisition
Ensure proper documentation and compliance with lease terms in approving renewals
Draft Deeds, Lease Agreements, Infrastructure Sharing and Collocation Agreements, Addendums and other property documents as may be required in the region
Champion the execution of all leases, licenses and legal documents by the appropriate personnel of the company
Participate in the setting and maintenance of database of all properties and other related legal documentation
Ensure safe custody of all property related files and documents
Assist in implementing the units work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the department/team to optimize performance, morale and enhance productivity
Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions
Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives
Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the function
Prepare /compile agreed periodic activities and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Legal Operations and Litigation.
First degree in Law.
A Postgraduate / professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
Experience,Skills & Competencies
6 - 8 years work experience, with at least three (3) years in a Supervisory role
Legislation and Compliance
Legal Contract Drafting
Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
Leadership and People Management
Passion for Excellence